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Holy Trinity turn on the style in second-half to march into final

Holy Trinity, Cookstown 4-11 Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine 2-8

By Kevin Kelly

Holy Trinity College, Cookstown are through to the All-Ireland Paddy Drummond Cup final after an amazing comeback saw them overpower Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine in a cracking encounter at Abbottstown yesterday.

The Kerry lads completely dominated the opening quarter to establish a 2-5 to 0-1 lead.

Holy Trinity, though, rolled up their sleeves and played some fantastic football.

Mark Devlin, Tarlach Quinn and Pauric Lagan all hit quality points, while full-forward Tiernan Mackle palmed in a goal before Tiernan Quinn levelled matters with a second to the net.

It was 2-6 each at the break but Donal O'Sullivan and substitute Tom Murnane edged the Kerry lads two in front. They failed to score again, though, as Devlin took his personal haul to 0-6 with Oran Mulgrew and Sean McKenna getting goals in a superb Holy Trinity finish.

Holy Trinity Cookstown: C Loane, S McKenna (1-0), T Quinn (0-2), Patrick Quinn, O Mulgrew (1-0), C Donnelly, M McKearney, E Gallagher (0-1), P Lagan (0-1), K Robinson, E Devlin, S Murphy, T Quinn (1-1, 1F), Tiernan Mackle (1-0), M Devlin (0-6, 2F). Subs: Thomas Mackle for Devlin, Paul Quinn for Robinson, C Quinn for Tiernan Mackle, A Moore for Lagan.

Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine: M Looney, J Foley, J McCarthy, J Harrington, C O'Sullivan, D McCarthy, C O'Sullivan, G Wharton, D Casey (1-0), D O'Connor (1-1), T O'Siochru, C Crowley, C O'Connor (0-2, 2F), D O'Sullivan (0-4, 3F), T Cronin. Subs: L Twomey for C O'Sullivan, T Murnane (0-1) for Cronin, B Nikic for C O'Connor

Referee: S Mulhare (Laois).

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