Harty Cup Final – Our Lady’s Templemore 2-22 St Colman’s 1-6

Our Lady’s Templemore defeated St Colman’s Fermoy by 2-22 to 1-6 in the Dr. Harty Cup Hurling Final on Saturday February 18th at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Watch the full game via the Munster GAA YouTube channel below

Templemore put years of heartbreak to rest as they win first Harty Cup since 1978

Our Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore (Tipperary) 2-22 St Colman’s College (Cork) 1-6

By Jackie Cahill at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick for the42.ie

THE FAMINE IS over! Our Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore, are Dr. Harty champions for the first time in 39 years.

Prior to today, Martin Bourke back in 1978 was the only man to captain the school, known then as Templemore CBS, to victory in the prestigious Munster post-primary schools competition. But Paddy Cadell, a member of Tipperary’s 2016 All-Ireland minor winning side, lifted the trophy amid joyous scenes at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick, following a 19-point rout of St Colman’s.

In front of 4,924 spectators, Our Lady’s weren’t going to be denied on this occasion. They’d lost four finals (2000, 2002, 2013 and 2016) since winning the competition all those years ago but fielding eight of the players who started in last year’s final loss to Ardscoil Rís, Templemore were inspired.

Brian McGrath, captain of the Tipperary minors last year, scored 1-7, Jerry Kelly was superb at wing forward with five points and midfielder Stevie Nolan, who went off bloodied in stoppage time, contributed four points in a power-packed performance.

Skipper Cadell marshalled a rock-solid rearguard as, from the off, Our Lady’s made their intentions clear, racing into a 0-5 to 0-0 lead within nine minutes. McGrath got the ball rolling with a free before Nolan, Kelly, McGrath again and Andrew Ormonde pointed from play.

9-time champions St Colman’s, in their first Harty final in 14 years, finally got off the mark when wing-back Eoin Roche put over a ninth-minute point but in the opening half, none of their forwards managed to score from play.

Niall O’Leary also contributed from the half-back line while midfielder Diarmuid Lenihan scored two frees.
In contrast, Our Lady’s would finish the first half with five of their six forwards on target, while Nolan contributed three points from midfield.

Ahead to 0-6 to 0-2, Our Lady’s struck for goal in the 17th minute and it was a brilliant Andrew Ormonde effort as he left Kieran Neville trailing in his wake before crashing a shot into the far top corner. Our Lady’s were almost in for a second goal three minutes before half-time but Ray McCormack’s shot was blocked by St Colman’s goalkeeper Eoin Davis. In first half stoppage time, Our Lady’s managed three points to open up a 1-12 to 0-4 interval lead.

They were full value for that 11-point margin, too, and other scores were left out there as Our Lady’s registered eight wides before the break, compared to just two for St Colman’s. Our Lady’s were too hot to handle, as McGrath played the ‘link man’ role brilliantly from centre forward, scoring three points and assisting two more in the first half.

A 24th-minute score vividly illustrated how tuned in Our Lady’s were, as Nolan and McGrath played a one-two before Nolan arrowed over a classy score. David Lardner pointed from play early in the second half as St Colman’s forward finally got on the scoresheet – but that was the sum total of the attacking sextet’s efforts.
O’Leary was the best St Colman’s player on view and after he was shoved into attack, the Castlelyons starlet bagged a 49th-minute goal.

But within a minute, McGrath had cancelled that out at the other end and when he added a free, Our Lady’s were 2-20 to 1-5 ahead. It was a day when a far superior Our Lady’s outfit would respond to whatever was thrown at them and their commitment to the cause was summed up in stoppage time when Nolan threw his head in the way of Lardner’s shot – and was taken off with blood streaming from his face.

Colman’s will now regroup for an All-Ireland quarter-final clash with St Brigid’s of Loughrea, with Our Lady’s safely through to a Croke Cup semi-final on 11 March.

Scorers for Our Lady’s: Brian McGrath 1-7 (0-2f, 0-2 65s), Jerry Kelly 0-5, Stevie Nolan 0-4, Andrew Ormonde 1-1, Lyndon Fairbrother 0-4 (3f), David O’Shea 0-1.

Scorers for St Colman’s: Niall O’Leary 1-1, Diarmuid Lenihan 0-3 (2f), Eoin Roche & David Lardner 0-1 each.

Our Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore:

1. Eoin Collins (Drom & Inch)
4. Sean Ryan (Templederry Kenyons)
3. Paraic Campion (Drom & Inch)
2. Eoghan Ryan (Loughmore-Castleiney)
5. Neil Quinlan (JK Brackens)
6. Paddy Cadell (JK Brackens, Capt)
7. Aidan O’Meara (Drom & Inch)
8. Diarmaid Ryan (Clonakenny)
9. Stevie Nolan (Drom & Inch)
10. David O’Shea (JK Brackens)
11. Brian McGrath (Loughmore/Castleiney)
12. Jerry Kelly (Borris-Ileigh)
13. Andrew Ormonde (JK Brackens)
14. Ray McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)
15. Lyndon Fairbrother (JK Brackens)
19. Shane Doyle (JK Brackens) for McCormack (52)
17. Jack Ryan (Toomevara) for D Ryan (53)
20. Jason Gilmartin (Roscrea) for Ormonde (57)
18. Gearoid O’Connor (Moyne-Templetuohy) for O’Shea (59)
22. Delacy Byrne (Clonakenny) for S Ryan (60)

St Colman’s Fermoy

1. Eoin Davis (St Catherine’s)
2. Eoin Wallace (St Catherine’s)
3. Jamie O’Leary (Castlelyons)
4. Kieran Neville (St Catherine’s)
5. Sean McCarthy (Fermoy)
6. Niall O’Leary (Castlelyons)
7. Eoin Roche (Bride Rovers)
8. Shane O’Connor (Bride Rovers)
9. Diarmuid Lenihan (Ballyhooley)
10. Jamie Sheehan (Kilworth)
11. Barry Murphy (Castlelyons)
12. David Lardner (Fermoy)
13. Conleith Ryan (Bride Rovers)
14. Brian Roche (Bride Rovers)
15. Adam Creed (Fermoy)
17. Ross O’Sullivan (Fermoy) for Neville (24)
19. Richard Galvin (St Catherine’s) for Ryan (h.t.)
18. Greg Lardner (Fermoy) for Creed (h.t.)
20. Jake Mehigan (Ballyhooly) for Sheehan (46)
22. Fionnán Hickey (Ballyduff Upper) for Murphy (60+2).

Referee: Rory McGann (Clare)

Match Programme

Don’t miss out on Saturday’s souvenir 48 page match programme with plenty of articles, pen pictures, photos and everything you need to know about the Harty Cup Finals past and present.

Fixture Details

Saturday 18th February
Corn An Artaigh (18.5 A Hurling) final @ 2pm
Our Lady’s Templemore V St Colman’s Fermoy Gaelic Grounds Rory Mc Gann Clare 2pm

Corn Thomais Mhic Cholim (18.5 B Hurling) final @ 12pm
JTB Hospital V Rice College Ennis Gaelic Grounds Fergal Horgan Tipp 12pm

Extra time to be played if necessary in the Corn Thomais Mhic Cholim final. If there is a draw in the Dr. Harty cup final, the replay will be on the 25/2/2017.

When – Saturday February 18th at 2pm
Where – Gaelic Grounds Limerick
Referee – Rory McGann (Clare)
Next Round – The winners will play the winners of Presentation Athenry or the Leinster runners-up in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Saturday March 11th.
The losers will play St Brigid’s Loughrea in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final on Saturday March 4th.

Live Streaming – Both the Harty Cup Final and Saturday’s curtain-raiser (Corn Thomáis Mhic Cholim (18.5 B Hurling) Final between John the Baptist Hospital and Rice College Ennis at 12 noon) will be streamed live on www.munstergaapps.ie

Admission Prices
Adults – €10
Students / OAP’s – €5
Under 12s – Free

Results to Date
Our Lady’s Templemore
Semi-Final – Our Lady’s Templemore 1-15 Nenagh CBS 0-14
Quarter-Final – Our Lady’s Templemore 3-14 Thurles CBS 1-10
Last 16 – Our Lady’s Templemore 6-27 Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon 0-3
Group F – Our Lady’s Templemore 1-23 St Flannans 1-12

Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy
Semi-Final – Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 1-8 CBS Midleton 0-7
Quarter-Final – Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 3-12 Christian Brothers College, Cork 1-12
Last 16 – Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 4-22 St Flannans 2-19 (AET)
Group E – Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 2-15 CBS Midleton 1-14

Match Preview

The Gaelic Grounds Limerick will play host to the Dr. Harty Cup Final on Saturday next when Our Lady’s Templemore take on St. Colman’s Fermoy at 2pm.

St. Colman’s Fermoy sit fourth on the Harty Cup roll of honour with nine titles but it is all of 14 years since their last victory when they finished off a memorable three-in-a-row of Harty Cup successes (2001 to 2003).
This year’s campaign began with a tough opening group game against local rivals Midleton CBS. Despite trailing heading in to the closing stages, a strong finish ensured Colmans won by four points. In the last 16, Colmans played St. Flannans (who had earlier lost in the group stages to Our Lady’s Templemore by 11 points) in Kilmallock. St. Colmans were strong favourites to progress and the Cork school led by 7 points early in the second half. However, St. Flannans play improved immeasurably as they went on a 2-5 to 0-1 run to race in to a three point lead heading in to added time. There was still time for one last Fermoy scoring opportunity and Diarmuid Lenihan duly found the net from a free 40 metres from goal to force extra time. Normal service was resumed in extra time as Colmans ran out winners by 9 points.

A Quarter-Final meeting with CBC Cork now awaited and a dominant first half performance was enough to ensure that Colmans would progress, winning in the end by six points. Another meeting with CBS Midleton in the semi-final was next on the agenda. CBS Midleton had accounted for the 2016 champions Ardscoil Ris after a replay in the Quarter-Final and were fancied to progress by many. However, Colmans scored an all-important goal in a low scoring game and qualified for the Harty Cup Final on a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-7.

Our Lady’s Templemore on the other hand had an easier route to the final. A first round meeting versus St. Flannans saw the 2016 Harty Cup finalists lay down a marker by securing an 11 point victory at MacDonagh Park Nenagh. A meeting with Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon in the Last 16 proved to be a no-contest as the Templemore team racked up a facile 6-27 to 0-3 victory. These two games proved little by way of preparation for Templemore’s Quarter-Final meeting with old rivals Thurles CBS. Despite playing against the wind in the first half, Templemore scored two goals and led at half-time. Thurles made it difficult for Templemore for much of the second half but lacked scoring power. A late Templemore goal gave them a flattering 10 point victory.

In the semi-final, a meeting with Nenagh CBS brought a huge crowd to the Toomevara GAA grounds. As with the other semi-final, this was a low scoring affair and a Templemore goal proved to be the crucial score as a battling Nenagh side were unable to match Templemore scoring prowess and lost out by 1-15 to 0-14.

By virtue of their impressive march to the final, allied to the experience of at least half their team being involved in last year’s final will see Our Lady’s Templemore marked down as favourites. Successful Tipperary Minors such as Paddy Cadell, Brian McGrath and Lyndon Fairbrother have led their side well in the campaign to date. Templemore CBS won this title back in 1978 and despite a few final appearances since then, will be looking to bridge that 39 year gap with victory this year.

St. Colmans have been impressive also in their campaign. Aside from the near slip-up against St. Flannans when lady luck was on their side, getting the better of a strong CBS Midleton team on two occasions cannot be underestimated.

Saturday’s game is sure to attract a big crowd to the Gaelic Grounds Limerick so why not arrive early and take in the curtain-raiser, the Corn Thomáis Mhic Cholim (18.5 B Hurling) Final between John the Baptist Hospital and Rice College Ennis at 12 noon. If you cannot make it to the Gaelic Grounds, both finals on Saturday will be streamed live via www.munstergaapps.ie. Don’t miss out.

Rory McGann of Clare will be the referee for Saturday’s Harty Cup Final and may the best team win.

Dr. Harty Cup Roll of Honour

Dr. Harty Cup Hurling Semi-Final – Our Lady’s Templemore 1-15 Nenagh CBS 0-14

Our Lady’s Templemore defeated Nenagh CBS by 1-15 to 0-14 in the Dr. Harty Cup Hurling Semi-Final on Saturday January 28th at Toomevara.

Templemore’s eyes firmly set on first Dr Harty Cup since 1978 as they progress to the final

Our Lady’s Secondary School Templemore 1-15 Nenagh CBS 0-14

Report by Shane Brophy for the42.ie

OUR LADY’S SECONDARY School Templemore progressed to the Harty Cup final for the second consecutive year after getting the better of local rivals Nenagh CBS in a well contested semi-final played in a packed Toomevara this afternoon.

Andrew Ormonde’s 16th minute goal proved to the difference for the majority of a tight game where free-flowing hurling was at a premium as both sides brought huge intensity and workrate with no player having much time on the ball.

Nenagh played with the breeze in the opening half and after a slow start in which they trailed 0-5 to 0-2, fought back to level by the quarter hour when Ormonde forced the ball over the line from close range after Nenagh keeper Barry Hogan had saved from Brian McGrath.

At the other end Templemore goalkeeper Eoin Collins pulled off a superb save to deny Bryan McLoughney on the stroke of half time as Templemore led 1-7 to 0-8 at the break.

Templemore managed to keep their noses in front throughout the second half, relying on the free-taking of Brian McGrath as. Nenagh’s defence stepped up and with sub Ruairi Maher and Ciaran Kelly finding the target, they wouldn’t go away.

However late scores from man of the match Stevie Nolan, Lyndon Fairbrother and Jerry Kelly saw Templemore to victory.

Scorers for Our Ladys Secondary School, Templemore: Neil Quinlan (0-1), Stevie Nolan (0-3), Brian McGrath (0-6, 5f), Jerry Kelly (0-2), Andrew Ormonde (1-2), Lydon Fairbrother (0-1)

Scorers for Nenagh CBS: Barry Hogan (0-1, 1f), Jake Morris (0-2, 1f), Jerome Cahill (0-2), Mark Daniels (0-4, 3f), Billy Seymour (0-1), Ciaran Kelly (0-1), Kevin McCarthy (0-1), Ruairi Maher (0-2)

Our Ladys Secondary School, Templemore:

1. Eoin Collins (Drom & Inch)
2. Sean Ryan (Templederry Kenyons)
3. Paraic Campion (Drom & Inch)
4. Eoghan Ryan (Loughmore/Castleiney)
5. Neil Quinlan (JK Brackens)
6. Paddy Cadell (JK Brackens, Capt)
7. Aidan O’Meara (Drom & Inch)
8. Diarmuid Ryan (Clonakenny)
9. Stevie Nolan (Drom & Inch)
10. David O’Shea (JK Brackens)
11. Brian McGrath (Loughmore/Castleiney)
12. Jerry Kelly (Borris-Ileigh)
13. Andrew Ormonde (JK Brackens)
14. Ray McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)
15. Lyndon Fairbrother (JK Brackens)
Shane Doyle (JK Brackens) for O’Shea (27-29 blood)
Jack Ryan (Toomevara) for D Ryan (45 inj)
Shane Doyle for Ormonde (56)
Jason Gilmartin (Roscrea) for O’Shea (59)

Nenagh CBS:
1. Barry Hogan (Kiladangan)
2. Jack Maloney (Portroe)
3. Conor O’Brien (Portroe)
4. Darragh Molloy (Kiladangan)
5. Mark O’Neill (Kilruane MacDonaghs)
6. Jake Morris (Nenagh Eire Og, Capt)
7. Craig Morgan (Kilruane MacDonaghs)
8. Jerome Cahill (Kilruane MacDonaghs)
9. Stephen Kirwan (Burgess)
10. Conor McCarthy (Nenagh Eire Og)
11. Mark Daniels (Silvermines)
12. Bryan McLoughney (Kiladangan)
13. Billy Seymour (Kiladangan)
14. Ciaran Kelly (Kiladangan)
15. Kevin McCarthy (Toomevara)
Ruairi Maher (Silvermines) for K McCarthy (45)
Robbie Quirke (Cappawhite) for Kirwan (45);
Conor Bonar (Nenagh Eire Og) for O’Neill (53);
Daniel Ryan (Silvermines) for O’Brien (56 inj);
Mark O’Neill for Molloy (59 inj).

Referee: John McCormack (Tipperary)

When – Saturday January 28th at 1:30pm
Where – Toomevara
Referee – John McCormack (Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams, Tipperary)
Next Round – The winners will play the winners of St. Colmans Fermoy and Midleton CBS in the Final on Saturday February 18th.

Admission Prices
Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3

Results to Date
Our Lady’s Templemore
Quarter-Final – Our Lady’s Templemore 3-14 Thurles CBS 1-10
Last 16 – Our Lady’s Templemore 6-27 Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon 0-3
Group F – Our Lady’s Templemore 1-23 St Flannans 1-12

Nenagh CBS
Quarter-Final – Nenagh C.B.S 0-20 De La Salle College Waterford 2-13 (AET)
Last 16 – Nenagh C.B.S 1-20 Castletroy CC 1-13
Group H – Nenagh CBS 1-22 Abbey CBS 2-16 (AET)

Match Preview

Toomevara will host the all Tipperary clash of Our Lady’s Templemore and Nenagh CBS on Saturday next. Both schools have been very competitive in this competition in recent years but have only 1 Harty Cup title between then, the 1978 victory for the then named Templemore CBS side. Since 1978, both Nenagh and Templemore have reached 4 Harty Cup Finals apiece only to finish runners-up on each occasion. Templemore lost last year’s final to Ardscoil Ris as well as finals in 2000, 2002 and 2013. For Nenagh, their Harty Cup Final appearances came in 1990, 1996, 1997 and 2012 although in 2012 they did go on to captured the All-Ireland Croke Cup title.

The clear favourite to win this game is Our Lady’s Templemore who have been impressive to date, racking up 10 goals and 64 points while conceding just 2 goals and 25 points. While not being tested in their opening two matches against St Flannans and Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon, their Quarter-Final meeting with Thurles CBS was in the balance for long periods and while Our Lady’s Templemore eventually ran out flattering 10 point winners, they will have learned a lot about their side which will be to their benefit heading in to the semi-final meeting with Nenagh CBS.

Players such as Brian McGrath, Lyndon Fairbrother and team captain Paddy Cadell are well known leaders of this team but others such as Diarmuid Ryan, Jerry Kelly, David O’Shea and Ray McCormack have been integral to their dominant form to date in this competition.

For Nenagh CBS, they have had a tougher route to the semi-final. While favourites to advance from their group, their game with Abbey CBS (last year’s B champions) went to extra time before Nenagh came out on top by three points. Nenagh were again favoured to win their last 16 meeting with Castletroy College and despite a lull midway through the game, ran out seven point winners. Nenagh’s Quarter-Final meeting with De La Salle was a repeat pairing from the same stage of last year’s competition, a game won by De La Salle. On this occasion, it took extra time before Nenagh eventually qualified for the semi-final by a solitary point.

For Nenagh, the 2016 Munster Minor Hurler of the year Jake Morris has been their best player to date and his late scores in the Quarter-Final helped them to defeat De La Salle. Jerome Cahill is another All-Ireland Minor medal winner from last year’s Tipperary side and has been very influential to date in this competition. Others such as Mark Daniels, goalkeeper Barry Hogan and Bryan Moloughney have played important roles in Nenagh’s journey to the semi-final and they will look to these players and others to play to top form in the hope of causing an upset.

John McCormack is in charge of this game with a 1:30pm throw-in.

Dr. Harty Cup Hurling Quarter-Final Replay – CBS Midleton 2-11 Árdscoil Rís Limerick 0-15

CBS Midleton defeated Árdscoil Rís Limerick by 2-11 to 0-15 in the Dr. Harty Cup Hurling Quarter-Final Replay on Thursday January 19th at Bansha.

Liam O’Shea holds his nerve for Midleton

Report By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Midleton CBS 2-11 Ardscoil Rís 0-15: Midleton CBS set up an all-Cork Harty Cup semi-final against St Colman’s, Fermoy on Saturday week following this thrilling replay victory over the reigning champions.

The Cork outfit looked down and out as the clock ticked into second-half stoppages, Ardscoil Rís having hit eight of the previous nine scores to turn a six-point deficit into the narrowest of leads.

The Limerick school’s revival had stemmed from the sending off of Midleton forward Charlie Terry entering the final quarter. The loss of their primary ball-winner had left a massive void in the Midleton attack and Ardscoil Rís assumed total control.

A huge score from centre-back Darragh Carroll on 59 minutes nudged the Limerick students 0-15 to 1-11 in front. In the ensuing passage of play, however, possession was worked inside to Midleton sub Michael Kelly and he was hauled to the floor when attempting to pull the trigger. Referee Willie Barrett signalled for a penalty and extra-time seemed inevitable.

The instruction from the line, though, was to go for goal. Liam O’Shea was handed responsibility and despite a muted run-up, the half-forward rifled the sliotar to the roof of Bryan Curtain’s goal.

Three minutes of stoppages were played, but the champions, bidding to reach a 10th consecutive Harty semi, could find no way through.

“I thought we were out of it,” said Midleton joint-manager Tim Collins. “Liam O’Shea showed all the bottle in the world to stick that penalty. It’s massive for us to be involved in a semi-final.”

A somewhat fractious first-half, which saw five players yellow-carded, had finished with Ardscoil Rís holding the slenderest of leads, 0-6 to 0-5. Liam Gosnell and O’Shea’s accuracy from the dead ball, added to Charlie Terry’s aerial prowess, twice put Midleton two clear in the opening quarter.

A fine David Woulfe score and three Brian Ryan frees turned the tide come the interval, with the latter’s late pull on Terry instigating a shemozzle after which Barrett reprimanded three players.

Midleton midfielder Christy Coughlan saw yellow during this episode and it was his delivery early in the second period which brought about the quarter-final’s opening goal. Liam O’Shea was the receiver, with the half- forward throwing possession across the 20-metre line to the unmarked Liam Gosnell and he made no mistake.

Gosnell swelled his tally with two points and although Brian Ryan attempted to stop the bleeding with his first from play, three without reply from Gosnell (free), Terry and O’Shea sent them 1-10 to 0-7 clear.

Then arrived Terry’s dismissal for a second bookable offence, momentum dramatically shifting in favour of Ardscoil Rís turning the bend for home. Ryan (0-2 frees), Woulfe, Will Henn and James Daly contributed during a six-in-a-row flurry completed by Darragh Carroll’s monstrous lead score inside the final minute.

O’Shea and Midleton would hold their nerve during the tensest of finishes and having lost out to St Colman’s in the opening round, now have a chance to exact revenge.

Scorers for Midleton CBS: L Gosnell (1-5, 0-4 frees); L O’Shea (1-4, 1-0 pen, 0-2 frees); C Terry (0-2).

Scorers for Ardscoil Rís: B Ryan (0-7, 0-5 frees, 0-1 free); D Woulfe (0-3); W Henn, J Daly, P O’Brien, R Considine, J McInerney (0-1 each).

Midleton CBS: R Walsh (St Colman’s); E O’Sullivan (do), S O’Leary Hayes (Midleton), A Daly (do); R McConville (Midleton), J McDonnell Aghada), A Walsh Barry (Carrigtwohill); S O’Meara (Midleton), C Coughlan (Killeagh); L O’Shea (Lisgoold), G Millerick (Fr O’Neill’s), L Gosnell (Carrigtwohill); B Twomey (do), C Terry (Aghada), J Stack (Kiltha Óg)
Subs:M Kelly (Kiltha Óg) for Stack (51); L Duggan Murray (St Colman’s) for Twomey (54).

Ardscoil Rís: B Curtin (Adare); M Daly (Na Piarsaigh), R Connolly (Adare), J Considine (Patrickswell); J Boylan (Na Piarsaigh), D Carroll (Newport), D Ryan (Cratloe); R Duff (Mungret St Paul’s), J Gleeson (Na Piarsaigh); P O’Brien (Mungret St Paul’s), B Ryan (South Liberties), W Henn (Na Piarsaigh); D Woulfe (Kilmallock), R McCarthy (Na Piarsaigh), J McInerney (Cratloe)
Subs: R Considine (Cratloe) for O’Brien (42); J Daly (Na Piarsaigh) for McInerney (48); C O’Reilly (Patrickswell) for Henn (59).

Referee: W Barrett (Tipperary)

When – Thursday January 19th at 1:30pm
Where – Bansha
Referee – Willie Barrett (Tipperary)
Next Round – The winners will play Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy in the Semi-Final on Saturday January 28th.

Admission Prices
Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3

Results to Date
Árdscoil Rís Limerick
Quarter-Final – Árdscoil Rís Limerick 1-15 CBS Midleton 2-12 (after extra time)
Last 16 – Árdscoil Rís 4-16 Scoil Na mBraithre` Rathluirc 1-07
Group D – Árdscoil Rís Limerick 2-17 Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon 1-5

CBS Midleton
Quarter-Final – Árdscoil Rís Limerick 1-15 CBS Midleton 2-12 (after extra time)
Last 16 – CBS Midleton 1-15 Scoil Na Trioniode Doon 1-12
Group E – Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy 2-15 CBS Midleton 1-14

Match Preview
Bansha will be the venue for the eagerly anticipated Harty Cup Quarter-Final replay between the defending champions – Árdscoil Rís Limerick and CBS Midleton. On Wednesday last, the defending champions Árdscoil Rís entered the drawn game as favourites but CBS Midleton had other ideas and the schools served up a highly entertaining game as the teams could not be separated after 80 minutes of action.

The teams were level 11 times over the course of normal time and extra time showing how little there is between them. Árdscoil Rís had the aid of the wind in the first half and led by three point at the interval. However, CBS Midleton dominated the opening 20 minutes of the second half and led by two points heading in to the final stages. Árdscoil Rís showed their character to come back and when Diarmuid Ryan scored an excellent point in injury time, the teams were destined for extra time.
Despite both scoring goals in the opening period of extra time, neither could pull away and at the end of 80 minutes, a draw was a fair result.

Willie Barrett is the referee for this replay with a 1:30pm throw-in at Bansha on Thursday.

New Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Web Site

Munster GAA PPS web site launched

Munster GAA Post Primary Schools have today launched a new web site.

With the Dr. Harty Cup beginning this Wednesday followed by the Corn Ui Mhuiri next week, the new site at http://www.munstergaapps.ie is another step along the road in our pursuit to make Post-Primary Schools GAA activities accessible to a wide audience both in schools and in the general public.

The new web site includes all fixtures & results, match reports, photos, school contact details, an extensive roll of honour section and integration with our popular @munsterpps Twitter account.

All feedback is welcome and can be sent to info.munster@gaa.ie.

Visit the Munster GAA PPS Web Site – http://www.munstergaapps.ie

Dr. Harty Cup Round 5 Results

Following the completion of Round 5, Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG, Castletroy CC, Nenagh CBS and Ard Scoil Ris have qualified for the Quarter-Finals.

The four top seeded teams in the Dr. Harty Cup Quarter-Final draw will be Thurles CBS, Castletroy CC, St. Francis College Rochestown and Hamilton HS Bandon. The four 2nd seed teams will be Ardscoil Ris, Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG, P.S Youghal and Nenagh CBS.

The draw for the Dr. Harty Cup and Corn Uí Mhuirí quarter finals will take place on the 17th December @ 8pm in Aras Mumhan, Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

Fixtures / Results

Wednesday 3rd December – all games at 1:30pm
West Limerick Colleges 6-11 Blackwater CS 1-14
Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 1-15 SNTN Doon 1-13 – Match Report
Castletroy CC 2-9 St Colmans Fermoy 0-13 – Match Report / Photos
St Caimins Shannon 5-14 Charleville CBS 3-13
Hamilton HS Bandon 2-13 Dungarvan CBS 0-11
Nenagh CBS 3-11 Midleton CBS 1-13 – Match Report

Friday 5th December
Rochestown 2-13 Our Ladys Templemore 0-16 – Photos

Monday December 8th
Ardscoil Ris 3-14 St. Flannans 2-11 – Match Report

Dr. Harty Cup Tables after Round 5 as of December 8th

Group 1 Teams Played Won Lost Draw Points
Thurles CBS 4 3 0 1 7
Ardscoil Ris 4 3 1 0 6
West Limerick Col 4 2 1 1 5
Blackwater CS 4 1 3 0 2
St Flannans Col 4 0 4 0 0
Group 2 Teams Played Won Lost Draw Points Score difference
Castletroy CC 4 3 1 0 6 6
Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 4 3 1 0 6 21
St Colmans Fermoy 4 2 2 0 4 9
SNTN Doon 4 2 2 0 4 4
DLS Waterford Col 4 0 4 0 0 -40
Group 3 Teams Played Won Lost Draw Points
Rochestown College 4 4 0 0 8
P.S Youghal 4 3 1 0 6
St Caimins Shannon 4 2 2 0 4
Our Lady’s Templemore 4 1 3 0 2
Charleville CBS 4 0 3 0 0
Group 4 Teams Played Won Lost Draw Points Score difference
Hamilton HS Bandon 4 4 0 0 8 18
Nenagh CBS 4 3 1 0 6 6
Midleton CBS 4 2 2 0 4 3
Dungarvan CBS 4 1 3 0 2 -6
HS Clonmel 4 0 4 0 0 -21


Group 1

Thurles CBS have completed their four games and top Group 1 with 7 points. The fight for the second Quarter-Final place begins today when West Limerick Colleges play Blackwater CS in Charleville. A victory for the West Limerick Colleges will see them move ahead of Ardscoil Ris on 5 points. Ardscoil Ris play winless St. Flannans on Monday next at 1:30pm in Sixmilebridge knowing a draw or victory will see them qualify for the knockout stages.

Group 2

The best of Hollywood scriptwriters could not have come up with the final round scenarios in Group 2 with four teams level on four points, everyone with two wins and a loss thus far. It’s a case of winner takes all in the two games on the agenda in Round 5 as SNTN Doon play Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG in Mallow while St Colmans Fermoy take on Castletroy College. Wins in either game will see the victors qualifying for the Quarter-Finals while a draw would bring score difference in to play. Two cracking Limerick versus Cork hurling clashes are in story in this group today.

Group 3

P.S Youghal have qualified for the knockout stages with six points from their three games. In the one game on the agenda today, winless Charleville CBS play St Caimins Shannon in Clarina with both teams out of contention. The other game in this group will see St. Francis College Rochestown playing Our Ladys Templemore on Friday next at 1:30pm in Cahir. Rochestown have also qualified for the knockout stages as group winners and will look to remain unbeaten and bring this momentum to the Quarter-Finals by continuing their good form against Templemore.

Group 4

Group 4 is also delicately poised as Nenagh CBS and Midleton CBS face each other today in Clonmel knowing that the winner will qualify for the Quarter-Finals as both schools sit on four points each. Hamilton High School Bandon have qualified for the Quarter-Finals with three wins from three thus far and take on Dungarvan CBS in Killeagh looking to remain undefeated heading in to the Quarter-Finals.

Dr. Harty Cup – Castletroy College 2-9 St Colmans 0-13

Castletroy College defeated St. Colmans Fermoy by 2-9 to 0-13 in the fifth round of the Dr. Harty Cup Senior A Hurling Group 2 on Wednesday December 3rd at Ballyagran.

2014 Munster GAA Post Primary Schools

Dr. Harty Cup Senior A Hurling Group 2

Castletroy College v St Colmans Fermoy

When – Wednesday December 3rd at 1:30pm
Where – Ballyagran

Admission Prices
Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3
All Media and Munster Council passes accepted.

For the Record

  Castletroy College St Colmans Fermoy
2014 / 2015 Team Management Leonard Coughlan,
Peter O’Reilly
Mr. Flannan Cleary,
Mr. Paddy Hogan,
Mr. Noel Crowley
2014 / 2015 Team Captain Lorcan Lyons Shane Aherne
2013 / 2014 Dr. Harty Cup  Performance Defeated Gaelcholaiste Mhuire in the group stages but lost out to Thurles CBS and Scoil na Trionoide Doon and did not progress. Failed to qualify from the group stages after defeats to Hamilton HS Bandon, DLS Waterford and St Flannans College
2013 / 2014 Dean Ryan Cup Under 16 ½ A Hurling Performance Did not take part. Lost to Pobalscoil na Tríonóide Youghal in the Quarter-Final of the Under 16 ½ B competition. Lost to St Francis College Rochestown by 5-14 to 1-7 in the first round
Number of Dr. Harty Cup titles 0 9
Last Dr. Harty Cup Title N/A 2003
Most recent meeting 2012/2013 Dr. Harty Cup Group Stages
Castletroy College 2-11 St. Colmans Fermoy 2-7

Dr. Harty Cup Group 2 Fixtures

Teams – Scoil na Trionoide Naofa Doon, St Colmans Fermoy, Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG, DLS Waterford and Castletroy College
Teora Aoise: 1/6/96

Round 1

St Colmans Fermoy 0-18
Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon 0-14
Gaelcolaiste Mhuire 1-14
DLS Waterford 1-10

Round 2

Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 2-14
St Colmans Fermoy 0-7
Castletroy College 3-9 DLS Waterford 1-9

Round 3

Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon 3-17
DLS Waterford 3-10

Castletroy College 2-13
Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 0-18

Round 4

St Colmans Fermoy 5-11 DLS Waterford 0-6

Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon 0-15
Castletroy College 0-12

Round 5 – December 3rd

Scoil na Trionoide Doon v
Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG

St Colmans Fermoy v Castletroy College

Team Panels

Castletroy College

Name (English) Club   Name (English) Club
Jamie Power Monaleen   Patrick Minehan Ahane
Daniel Power Monaleen   Conor Nicholas Monaleen
Kevin Gleeson Monaleen   John Nicholas Monaleen
Eoin Hourigan Murroe Boher   Alan Nicholas Monaleen
Finn Hourigan Murroe Boher   Lorcan Lyons (c) Monaleen
Jack Barry Murroe Boher   Andy la Touche Cosgrave Monaleen
Barry Nash South Liberties   Darren Golden Monaleen
Brian Nash South Liberties   Mark O Dwyer Monaleen
David Garry South Liberties   Conal Ryan Ballybricken
Evan Enright Ahane   Adrian Lennon Ballybricken
Colum Carroll Ahane   Eoin Fitzpatrick Murroe Boher
Aaron Hackett Ahane   Aaron Kennedy Murroe Boher
Shane Hackett Ahane   Ciaran O Mara Ahane
Ian Coates Old Christians   Kyrin Mc Garry Claughan
Gearoid Hartnett Ahane   Sean Malone Monaleen
Michael Fox Ahane   David Maloney Monaleen
Jack O Brien Ahane   Ciaran Barry Monaleen

St Colmans Fermoy

Name (English) Club
Keith O Leary Castlelyons
Shane Aherne Capt Fermoy
Shane Fenton Castlelyons
Padraig Hannon Glanworth
Brian Davis St Catherines
Jeremy Saich Kilworth
Shane Walsh Bride rovers
Scott Sheehan Glanworth
Stephen Condon Glanworth
Cathal Leahy St Catherines
Declan Varner Castlelyons
Garvan Morrison Fermoy
Aaron Ricken Watergrasshill
Jamie o Leary Castlelyons
Niall o leary Castlelyons
Diamuid linehan Ballyhooly
Kyle Cronin Watergrasshill
Daniel O Regan Kilworth
Dean Linehan Briderovers
Tom O Donnell St Catherines
Oisin Hickey Ballyduff
Colm Howard Briderovers
Jamie Keanneally Kilworth
Cormac Donnellan Kilworth
Ciaran Gowan Kilworth
Shane O Regan St Catherines
Jerome Fitzgibbon Glanworth
Eoin McGrath Kilworth
Eoin Davis St Catherines
Kieran Neville St Catherines
Richard Galvin St Catherines
Ross O Sullivan Fermoy
Jamie Sheehan Kilworth
Barry Murphy Castlelyons

Dr. Harty Cup Tables

Group 1 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
Thurles CBS 4 3 0 1 7
Ardscoil Ris 3 2 1 0 4
West Limerick Col 3 1 1 1 3
Blackwater CS 3 1 2 0 2
St Flannans Col 3 0 3 0 0
Group 2 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 3 2 1 0 4
Castletroy CC 3 2 1 0 4
St Colmans Fermoy 3 2 1 0 4
SNTN Doon 3 2 1 0 4
DLS Waterford Col 4 0 4 0 0
Group 3 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
P.S Youghal 4 3 1 0 6
Rochestown College 3 3 0 0 6
Our Lady’s Templemore 3 1 2 0 2
St Caimins Shannon 3 1 2 0 2
Charleville CBS 3 0 3 0 0
Group 4 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
Hamilton HS Bandon 3 3 0 0 6
Midleton CBS 3 2 1 0 4
Nenagh CBS 3 2 1 0 4
Dungarvan CBS 3 1 2 0 2
HS Clonmel 4 0 4 0 0

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 (7) – 1933, 1938, 1939, 1950, 1951, 1956, 2009
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, 2013
Midleton CBS  (3) – 1988, 1995, 2006
De La Salle College Waterford (2) – 2007, 2008
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
Colaiste na nDeise (1) – 2012

Dr. Harty Cup Final – Ard Scoil Ris 2-13 STN Doon 0-4

Ard Scoil Ris defeated Scoil Na Troinoide Doon by 2-13 to 0-4 in the Dr. Harty Cup Final on Saturday February 22nd at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

Ardscoil Rís claim Dr Harty Cup title for the third time in five years

Report from thescore.ie

Ardscoil Rís 2-13 Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa (Doon) 0-4

RONAN Lynch inspired Ardscoil Rís to Dr Harty Cup glory against Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa Doon at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick this afternoon. The 2013 Munster GAA minor player of the year scored 0-6, including five in the second half, as Ardscoil claimed a third Harty Cup title in five seasons. In the first all-Limerick decider, Ardscoil came good after half-time to add another Munster senior colleges A title to their 2010 and 2011 successes.

Ardscoil led by just two points at half-time, 0-4 to 0-2, in front of 3514 spectators but they produced a powerful second half performance to win by 15 points. Doon managed just a point from play during the entire game, scored by substitute Mark Coleman, as Ardscoil proved resolute in defence, with corner back Eoghan Costelloe particularly good. Further up the field, Ardscoil had proven matchwinners in Ronan Lynch, Cian Lynch and Ian Galvin (brother of Clare senior star Colm). And when Colin Crehan netted Ardscoil’s first goal midway through the second half, the tie was over as a contest.

That score handed the winners a 1-8 to 0-2 lead and with the breeze at their backs, they went on to inflict further pain on Doon. Galvin cracked home a second goal with nine minutes remaining and Doon’s afternoon was summed up when Barry Murphy saw his ground shot cannon to safety off the post in the 53rd minute. Ardscoil are safely through to the semi-finals of the All-Ireland series (Croke Cup) and Doon now attempt to regroup for a crack at the Connacht champions in the quarter-finals.

Scorers for Ardscoil Rís: Ronan Lynch 0-6 (0-3f), Ian Galvin 1-2, Colin Crehan 1-0, Alex Morey 0-2, Cian Lynch, Micheal O’Loughlin & Thomas Grimes 0-1 each.

Scorers for Doon: Colin Ryan 0-3 (0-3f), Mark Coleman 0-1.

ARDSCOIL RÍS: Paraic O’Loughlin (Clonlara); Eoghan Costelloe (Adare), Barry Fitzpatrick (Sixmilebridge), Josh O’Halloran (Na Piarsaigh); Jack English (Adare), Michael Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Gordon Browne (Na Piarsaigh); Cian O’Brien (Mungret), Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh); Ian Galvin (Clonlara), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), Charlie McCarthy (Adare); Micheal O’Loughlin (Clonlara), Alex Morey (Sixmilebridge), Colin Crehan (O’Callaghans Mills)
Subs: Conor Fitzgerald (Claughaun) for O’Loughlin (43), Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh) for English (55), Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell) for McCarthy (55), Kieran Daly (Na Piarsaigh) for Crehan (57), Eoghan Mulcahy (Mungret) for O’Halloran (57).

DOON: Shane Stapleton (Sean Treacys); Brian McPartland (Doon), Thomas Hayes (Doon), Darren Roche (Pallasgreen); Jack Cummins (Doon), Stephen Ryan (Doon), Brian McCarthy (Pallasgreen); Mike Dee (Murroe-Boher), Patrick Cummins (Doon); Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), David Buckley (Cappawhite), Shane O’Connell (Doon); Barry Murphy (Doon), Dean Coleman (Doon), Joe Lonergan (Cappamore)
Subs: Mark Coleman for Lonergan (39), Anthony Foley (Cappamore) for P Cummins (48), Fiachra O’Grady (Doon) for Buckley (52).

Referee: John O’Brien (Tipperary).

John O’Brien (Arravale Rovers and Tipperary) will be the referee for the Harty Cup Final and he will be joined all Tipperary officials – linesmen Fergal Horgan and John McCormack (both Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams) and umpires James O’Brien, Roger O’Connor, Brian Glasheen and Darren Lowry (all Arravale Rovers).

ARDSCOIL RIS PANEL – Michael Andrews (Na Piarsaigh), Gordon Browne (Na Piarsaigh), Michael Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Peadar Collins (Na Piarsaigh), Eoghan Costelloe (Adare), Colin Crehan (O’Callaghan Mills), Kieran Daly (Na Piarsaigh), Jack English (Adare), Conor Fitzgerald (Claughaun), Barry Fitzpatrick (Sixmilebridge), John Flynn (Patrickswell), Nathan Fox (Parteen), Ian Galvin (Clonlara), Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh), Sean Hogan (Adare), Conor Houlihan (Na Piarsaigh), Fionn Larkin (Clonlara), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), Michael Mackey (Adare), Charlie McCarthy (Adare), Alex Morey (Sixmilebridge), Eoghan Mulcahy (Mungret), Niall Mulcahy (Mungret), Cian O’Brien (Mungret), Evan O’Brien (Na Piarsaigh), Josh O’Halloran (Na Piarsaigh), Micheal O’Loughlin (Clonlara), Paraic O’Loughlin (Clonlara), Sean Phelan (Broadford), Eoin Quilty (South Liberties), Eoin Ryan (Adare).

DOON PANEL- Shane Stapleton (Sean Treacys), Brian McPartland (Doon), Jack Cummins (Doon), Darren Roche (Pallasgreen), Brian McCarthy (Pallasgreen), Stephen Ryan (Doon), Shane O’Connell (Doon), Mike Dee (Murroe-Boher), Patrick Cummins (Doon), Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), Fiachra O’Grady (Doon), Dean Coleman (Doon), Joe Lonergan (Cappamore), David Buckley (Cappawhite), Barry Murphy (Doon), Shane Murphy (Pallasgreen), Adam Coleman (Cappamore), Matt Feehan (Sean Treacys), Anthony Foley (Cappamore), Thomas Hayes (Doon), Tadhg Whelan (Doon), Robbie Quirke (Cappawhite), Mark Coleman (Doon), Mikey Leahy (Cappawhite), Bernard Kennedy (Caherline), Dylan O’Dwyer (Doon), Darragh Clancy (Cappawhite), David Lonergan (Cappamore), Alan Cosgrave (Pallasgreen).