Allianz Hurling League Division 1A – Waterford 0-20 Cork 1-14

Waterford defeated Cork by 0-20 to 1-14 in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A on Saturday February 20th at Pairc Ui Rinn.

D1A: Waterford too good once again for Rebels


By Alan O’Connell for

Pat Horgan goaled a late free but Cork slumped to their second defeat of the campaign as reigning champions Waterford marched on at Páirc Uí Rinn. It was Waterford’s second win in less than a week, after they great effort against Kilkenny last Sunday, and they were led to victory by their All-Ireland minor winning contingent from 2013.

Austin Gleeson was a star in the half-back line again, and his late point ensured victory – that came directly after Maurice Shanahan was given a straight red for an off-the-ball incident. Cork’s Alan Cadogan was also sent-off in a feisty ending to the match but despite Horgan’s goal Waterford held on. Waterford played into a slight breeze in the first-half, but still held a 0-11 to 0-7 lead at the break.

Horgan got Cork’s account up and running after seven minutes – Kevin Moran had earlier angled over an effort from the touchline. Waterford hit three in a row, with Shanahan finding his range, Darragh Fives advanced from the half-back line to add his name to the scoreline and Gleeson’s effort from distance was a fantastic score.

Horgan and Shanahan exchanged frees before Daniel Kearney and Brian Lawton slotted as they reduced the arrears to the minimum, 0-5 to 0-4 after 16 minutes. Jamie Barron got a deserved point, and further efforts from Shanahan and Patrick Curran (both two) and a smart point from Jake Dillon ensured Waterford were in the ascendency at the break. But Horgan kept Cork in it with four first-half points. He hit their first of the second-half, five minutes in but Shanahan and Colin Dunford added to Waterford’s tally. Waterford shot three in a row with Barron’s second giving them a 0-16 to 0-8 lead. But Cork didn’t drop their heads.

Horgan and Brian Lawton notched efforts before a tremendous Aidan Walsh sideline brought the home-faithful to their feet. Dunford’s disputed point just before the hour re-established Waterford’s seven-point lead but Conor Lehane hit two in a row. Shanahan got his marching orders in the 66th minute, and after Gleeson pointed a free, Cadogan was also sent-off. Horgan goaled but Waterford had enough.


Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 1-6 (1-4f), C Lehane 0-3, B Lawton 0-2, A Walsh 0-1 (1 sl), D Kearney 0-1, A Cadogan 0-1.

Scorers for Waterford: M Shanahan 0-6 (5f, 0-1 ’65), A Gleeson 0-3 (1f), P Curran 0-3, J Barron 0-2, C Dunford 0-2, K Moran 0-1, D Fives 0-1, J Dillon 0-1, S Bennett 0-1.

CORK:A Nash; S O’Neill, C Joyce, S McDonnell; D Cahalane, W Egan, C Spillane; D Kearney, A Walsh; B Lawton, B Cooper, L McLoughlin; C Lehane, W Leahy, P Horgan
Subs: A Cadogan for Leahy (HT), S Moylan for Kearney (HT), M Ellis for Egan (46), C Murphy for Spillane (46), P O’Sullivan for McLoughlin (64).

WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe; S Fives, B Coughlan, N Connors; A Gleeson, D Fives, P Mahony; J Barron, M Shanahan; K Moran, S Bennett, M Walsh; P Curran, J Dillon, C Dunford
Subs: B O’Halloran for Bennett (59 mins), T Devine for Curran (61), M Kearney for Dunford (69).

Referee: James Owens (Wexford)

Team News

CORK (HL v Waterford): A Nash (Kanturk); Shane O’Neill (Bishopstown), C Joyce (Na Piarsaigh), S McDonnell (Glen Rovers); D Cahalane (St Finbarr’s), W Egan (Kilbrin), C Spillane (Castlelyons); D Kearney (Sarsfields), A Walsh (Kanturk); B Lawton (Castlemartyr), B Cooper (Youghal), L McLoughlin (Kanturk); C Lehane (Midleton), W Leahy (Aghada), P Horgan (Glen Rovers). Subs: P Collins (Ballinhassig), S Murphy (Blackrock), M Ellis (Millstreet), P Cronin (Bishopstown), A Cadogan (Douglas), P O’Sullivan (Cloyne), C McCarthy (Sarsfields), S Moylan (Douglas), C Murphy (Mallow), L O’Farrell (Midleton), K Burke (Midleton).

The Waterford Senior Hurling Team to face Cork in round two of the Allianz National Hurling League Pairc Uí Rinn on Saturday 20th Feb at 7pm have being named –

1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner)
2. Shane Fives (Tourin)
3. Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner)
4. Noel Connors (Passage)
5. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
6. Darragh Fives (Tourin)
7. Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)
8. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)
21. Maurice Shanahan (Lismore)
10. Kevin Moran (De La Salle) – Captain
11. Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart)
12. Michael Walsh (Stradbally)
13. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan)
14. Jake Dillon (De La Salle)
15. Colin Dunford (Colligan)

Harty Cup Final – Ardscoil Ris 0-11 Our Ladys Templemore 0-8

Ardscoil Ris defeated Our Ladys Templemore by 0-11 to 0-8 in the Dr. Harty Cup Final on Saturday February 20th at MacDonagh Park Nenagh.

Ardscoil Rís claim fourth Harty Cup in seven years

Ardscoil Rís (Limerick) 0-11 Our Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore (Tipperary) 0-8

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

Six unanswered points at the outset of the second half helped Ardscoil Rís to claim a fourth Dr Harty Cup title in seven years as they bested Our Lady’s Secondary School of Templemore at Nenagh on Saturday afternoon. Trailing by 0-7 to 0-5 at half-time having played against the considerable breeze, the Limerick city school took control at midfield upon the resumption and were ahead by the 39th minute, a lead they would not cede.

David Fitzgerald’s 48th-minute point put them 0-11 to 0-7 in front and while Jamie Bergin’s free answered that a minute later, it would prove to be the game’s final score as late attempts at an equalising goal by Templemore fell short.

With the wind in the first half, the Tipperary school began well as two monstrous frees by centre-back Brian McGrath helped them into a 0-3 to 0-1 lead. Ardscoil weren’t using the ball well in the early stages, but gradually came into the game as Brian Ryan, Paul O’Brien and Peter Casey asserted themselves.

Fitzgerald’s excellent point on 29 had them back to within a point, 0-6 to 0-5, but Templemore wing-back Kevin Hassett’s good run ended with him slotting over for that two-point interval lead. Two O’Brien points had Ardscoil level five minutes after the restart, with Darragh Carroll and Casey adding more before Fitzgerald opened up that four-point lead. They wouldn’t score again but that had done enough.

Scorers for Ardscoil Rís: P O’Brien 0-4 (three frees), B Ryan, P Casey, D Fitzgerald 0-2 each, D Carroll 0-1.

Scorers for Our Lady’s Secondary School: B McGrath, J Bergin 0-3 (frees) each, L Fairbrother, K Hassett 0-1 each.

ARDSCOIL RÍS (Limerick schools unless stated): S Mullane (Mungret St Paul’s); S Hogan (Adare), S Phelan (Broadford), R Connolly (Adare); J Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), N Fox (Parteen), C Houlihan (Na Piarsaigh); J Flynn (Patrickswell), B Ryan (South Liberties); C Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), P Casey (Na Piarsaigh), P O’Loughlin (Clonlara, Clare); D Carroll (Kilteely/Dromkeen), D Fitzgerald (Clonlara, Clare), P O’Brien (Mungret St Paul’s).
Subs: C Moriarty (Clonlara, Clare) for O’Loughlin (57), D Cunningham (Cratloe) for Carroll (58), J McInerney (Cratloe, Clare) for Fitzgerald, J Delahunty (Newport, Tipperary) for Hogan (both 60).

OUR LADY’S SECONDARY SCHOOL: J Kennedy (JK Brackens); C O’Meara (Drom & Inch), D Ryan (Clonakenny), E Ryan (Loughmore-Castleiney); T Murphy (JK Brackens), B McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), K Hassett (Drom & Inch); D O’Shea (JK Brackens), P Cadell (JK Brackens); J Bergin (Drom & Inch), A Ryan (Loughmore-Castleiney), S Nolan (Drom & Inch); P Bergin (Drom & Inch), J Kelly (Borrisoleigh), L Fairbrother (JK Brackens).
Subs: R McCormack (Borrisoleigh) for Bergin (40), C Thorpe (Drom & Inch) for Kelly (53).

Referee: N Wall (Cork)

Match Programme

A 40 page souvenir match programme will be on sale prior to Saturday’s game for €3. Don’t miss out on this collectors item. All profits from the programme will be divided up between the two schools involved.


Admission Prices

€10 adults
€5 student/OAP

Garda notification

Directions: For traffic coming from Limerick:

Exit M7 at Exit 26 take N52 towards Nenagh.
Take first exit on roundabout (at Nissan garage) onto N52 bypass signposted Borrisokane.
Stay on N52 by pass to first roundabout and take 3rd exit onto R494 into Nenagh.
Grounds are located on RHS after 1.5KM
Parking in grounds will be restricted to teams, Officials & Busses.

Click here for a map with directions

The following link is a map with directions.

Patrons are advised to come in good time to the Harty Cup Final. There will be no parking in MacDonagh Park GAA grounds other than that for teams and officials. Ample parking is available on the approach roads to the grounds. Patrons are requested to respect our neighbours and not to obstruct property access gates and roadways.

Patrons should be aware that public car parks in the town centre are free only for the first 2 hours on Saturdays.

Paths to the Final

Our Lady’s Templemore

Round 1 – Our Lady’s Templemore 0-20 Charleville CBS 1-15
Round 3 – Our Ladys Templemore 2-14 St. Francis College Rochestown 2-8
Round 4 – Our Ladys Templemore 4-31 PS Youghal 1-9
Round 5 – Our Ladys Templemore 3-24 Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 1-09
Quarter-Final – Our Ladys Templemore 1-18 Castletroy CC 3-5
Semi-Final – Our Ladys Templemore 2-15 DLS Waterford 2-13 AET

Ardscoil Ris

Round 1 – Ardscoil Ris 4-22 Ham HS Bandon 0-9
Round 2 – Ardscoil Ris 1-9 Midleton CBS 0-10
Round 3 – Ardscoil Ris 1-15 Blackwater CS 2-6
Round 4 – Ardscoil Ris 4-11 DLS Waterford 1-6
Quarter-Final – Ardscoil Ris 2-11 St Francis College Rochestown 1-7
Semi-Final – Ardscoil Ris 0-13 St Colmans 1-9

Dr. Harty Cup Roll Of Honour

St. Flannan’s, Ennis (21) – 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005

North Monastery, Cork (19) – 1919, 1929, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1955, 1960, 1961, 1970, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1994

Limerick CBS (10) – 1920, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1932, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1993

St Colman’s College, Fermoy (9) – 1948, 1949, 1977, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003

Thurles CBS (8) – 1933, 1938, 1939, 1950, 1951, 1956, 2009, 2015

St. Finbarr’s, Cork (7) – 1963, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1984

Rockwell College (5) – 1918, 1923, 1924, 1930, 1931

Ardscoil Rís, Limerick (3) – 2010, 2011, 2014

Midleton CBS (3) – 1988, 1995, 2006

De La Salle College Waterford (2) – 2007, 2008

Colaiste na nDeise / Dungarvan Colleges (2) – 2012, 2013

St. Munchin’s (1) – 1922

Mount Sion (1) – 1953

Abbey CBS, Tipperary Town (1) – 1959

Rice College, Ennis (1) – 1962

Coláiste Chríost Rí (1) – 1968

Colaiste Iognaid Ris, Cork (1) – 1975

Templemore CBS (1) – 1978