Corn Chiaráin Uí Dhrisceoil Final (16.5 D Hurling)

Crescent Comprehensive easy winners.

Crescent Comprehensive Limerick 1-14 Colaiste An Craoibhin Fermoy 0-5

Report by Paddy Ryan

Crescent Comprehensive were deserving winners over Colaiste An Craoibhin (Fermoy) in the Munster Under 16.5 DHC final at Lattin on Friday. From the start the winners dominated. They were very solid down the centre and had an outstanding midfielder in team captain Brian Ryan who struck 0-10 over the hour all from placed balls. Ryan opened the scoring with a pointed ’65. The Fermoy side levelled in the 5th minute when a free by D J Cahill was sent over by Dale Dawson. The Limerick defence grew in stature and their inside forwards were very threatening. Colaiste keeper Shane O’Flynn was in great form being called on many times. Brian Ryan (free) and Liam Harrington made it 0-3 to 0-1 after 13 minutes. Colaiste had a pointed free by D J Cahill. Brian Ryan pointed in the 20th minute with D J Cahill closing the gap to a point two minutes later. By half time the winners were 0-6 to 0-3 clear.

The Limerick side had their goal early on the restart. It came when good work by Brian Barry and Mark Shanahan led to Donncha Connolly getting possession from broken play on the edge of the square and striking the net 1-6 to 0-3. From here on Crescent were well on top. Brian Ryan struck a succession of long range pointed frees and by the 50th minute they moved 1-13 to 0-3 clear. Colaiste keeper Shane O’Flynn made a massive save from Liam Harrington. The Fermoy side had late points by Aaron Spriggs and D J Cahill with Brian Ryan having his 10th point in the 59th minute. After the game John Brennan, Munster Colleges Servicing Officer presented the new Kieran O’Driscoll Memorial Cup to Brian Ryan the winning captain.

Scorers for Crescent Comprehensive : B Ryan 0-10 (0-9f, 0-1’65) D Connolly 1-0, M Bateman 0-3, L Harrington 0-1.
Colaiste An Craoibhin : D J Cahill 0-3f, D Dawson 0-1, A Spriggs 0-1.

CRESCENT COMPREHENSIVE : L Dee (Mungret) C Fitzgerald Patrickswell) C Lynch (Mungret) K Moloney (Crecora) C Flahive (Mungret) B Barry (do) B Fitzgerald (Patrickswell) B Ryan (Capt) (South Liberties) C Daly (Bruff) N Gannon (South Liberties) M Bateman (Crecora) M Shanahan (do) D Connolly (do) L Harrington (Mungret) K O’Shaughnessy (Adare) Subs : D Deasy (Patrickswell) for K O’Shaughnessy, E O’Malley (Mungret) for N Gannon,
L Fitzgerald (Mungret) for D Connolly, S Duignan (Mungret) for C Daly.

COLAISTE AN CRAOIBHIN : S O’Flynn (Bride Rovers) K O’Mahony (Skeheenarinky) M O’Connor (Blackwater Rovers) S Abernethy (Kilworth) A McCormack (do) L Beecher (St. Catherine’s) A Spriggs (Watergrasshill) O O’Neill (St. Catherine’s) D Dawson (Fermoy) K Heffernan (Kilworth) D.J Cahill (Capt) (Bride Rovers) K Geary (St. Catherine’s) K Kearney (Bride Rovers) J O’Brien (St. Catherine’s) C Graham (Watergrasshill) Subs : C McCarthy (Castlelyons) for K Heffernan, K Heffernan for C McCarthy, I O’Riordan (Castlelyons) for K Kearney, C Coleman (Bride Rovers) for Dale Dawson (inj).

Referee : Sean Bradshaw (Knockavilla Kickhams)

Dr. Harty Cup – Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 1-15 SNTN Doon 1-13

Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG defeated Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon by 1-15 to 1-13 in the fifth round of the Dr. Harty Cup Senior A Hurling Group 2 at Mallow on Wednesday December 3rd.


2014 Munster GAA Post Primary Schools

Dr. Harty Cup Senior A Hurling Group 2

Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon V Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG

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

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


For the Record

  Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG
2014 / 2015 Team Management Diarmuid Carr,
Brendan Bugler, Justin Daly & Diarmuid McCarthy
Éadbhard Ó Croinín,
Liam Searton,
Tadgh Ó Lordáin
2014 / 2015 Team Captain Barry Murphy & Matt Feehan (Joint Captains) Craig Ó hAinfín
2013 / 2014 Dr. Harty Cup  Performance Qualified for the Final before losing to Ardscoil Rís by 2-13 to 0-4 Failed to qualify from the group stages after defeats to Thurles CBS, Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon and Castletroy College
2013 / 2014 Dean Ryan Cup Under 16 ½ A Hurling Performance Did not take part – lost to Dungarvan CBS by 3-13 to 2-8 in the U16 ½ B competition Lost to St. Caimins Shannon by 5-21 to 1-11 in the first round
Number of Dr. Harty Cup titles 0 19 (North Monastery, Cork)
Last Dr. Harty Cup Title N/A 1994
Most recent meeting 2013/2014 Dr. Harty Cup Group Stages – Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon 3-18 Gaelcholáiste Mhuire A.G 1-10

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

Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG

Darragh Ó  Connaill (Na Piarsaigh)

Éadbhard Ó Conaing (Na Piarsaigh)

Coilín Ó Suilleabhain (Na Piarsaigh)

Roibeard Ó Meara (Na Piarsaigh)

Ailein Breathnach (Na Piarsaigh)

Brian Ó Ceallachain (Na Piarsaigh)

Adan Ó Donnabhain (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Liam O Cochlan (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Eoghan Ó Laoire (Na Piarsaigh)

Ciarán Ó hAinifín (Na Piarsaigh)

Pól de Faoite (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Daithí Braham (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Donal Ó Conaing (Na Piarsaigh)

Dayne Ó Laoi (Na Piarsaigh)

Evan Ó Siocháin (Na Piarsaigh)

Conchúr Ó Briain (Carrin na bFear)

Conchúr Ó Buacháin ( Na Piarsaigh)

Sean Ó Meara (Na Piarsaigh)

Sean Busteed (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Eoghan Ó Néill (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Ciarain Ó hAilín (Na Piarsaigh)

Cathal Ó Cuileannáin (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Craig Ó hAinfín (Na Piarsaigh) Capt

Adam Ó Suilleabhain (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Killian Ó hEathairn (Na Piarsaigh)

Ciam Mac Giolla Chainnigh (Na Piarsaigh)

Dean Ó Muireasa (Na Piarsaigh)

Johnathan Ó Mathuna (Naomh Uinseann)

Seamas Ó Muireasa (Na Piarsaigh)

Jamie Mc Craith (Na Piarsaigh)

Craig Ó Conghaile (Na Piarsaigh)

Eric Ó Caoimh (Na Piarsaigh)


Scoil na Trionoide Doon

NAME Club
Ryan Renehan Cappawhite
David Lonergan Cappamore
Brian McPartland Doon
    Mikey O’Brien Doon
Brian McCarthy Pallasgreen
Shane O’Connell Doon
Robbie Quirke Cappawhite
Jack Cummins Doon
Anthony Foley Cappamore
Colin Ryan Pallasgreen
Barry Murphy Doon J Capt
Matt Feehan Sean Treacys J Capt
Mark Coleman Doon
Mikie Feehan Sean Treacys
Joe Lonergan Cappamore
Sean McMahon Cappamore
Alan Cosgrave Pallasgreen
Jason Fitzgibbon Cappamore
Dylan O’Connor 18/05/1998
Darragh Clancy Cappawhite
Eoin O’Malley Cappamore
Dylan O Dwyer Doon
Tadhg  Whelan Doon
Jordan Hayes Éire Óg Anacarthy
John Richardson Murroe-Boher
Padraig Ryan Doon
Fiachra Hogan Cappamore
Joe Keogh Pallasgreen
Kevin McMahon Pallasgreen
Padraig Fitzgerald Cappamore

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 – 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

Corn Shéamais Uí Dhonnchú Final (16.5 B Hurling)

St. Francis Rochestown College 2-15 Colaiste Chriost Ri 2-10

St Francis College are Munster Under 16.5 BHC kingpins

Report by Paddy Ryan

St Francis Rochestown were deserving winners of the James O’Donoghue Cup Munster Under 16.5 B HC final at Blackrock on Wednesday. From the start the winners showed the greater determination, accuracy and skill. They gained supremacy at midfield where David Andrews and John O’Sullivan impressed all through. Matthew McAuliffe opened with two pointed frees. A free in defence by John O’Sullivan was collected by Jack McCarthy who made it 0-3 to 0-0. In the 9th minute good play by John Dennehy led to a well taken goal by John McCarthy that levelled. Rochestown continued to do well. Nathan Walsh was outstanding at centre back. Good work by John O’Sullivan led to a lead point by Matthew McAuliffe. In the 12th minute good work by Jack McCarthy and Matthew McAuliffe led to an excellent point by impressive John O’Callaghan. Criost Ri keeper Jamie Leahy saved very well from O’Callaghan. At the end of the first quarter Rochestown added another point. Criost Ri had a pointed free by Michael Cussen. Rochestown finished the half well with John O’Callaghan having a goal and a point after good work on both occasions by James Holland. In injury time Criost Ri had two points. By half time the winners led 1-7 to 1-2.

Criost Ri keeper Jamie Leahy was called on to make two splendid saves on the resumption from James Holland and John O’Callaghan, both went out for ’65s that were converted by John O’Sullivan 1-10 to 1-3 after just thirty three minutes. Rochestown continued to do well. Both sides exchanged points with the winners 1-12 to 1-6 clear entering the final quarter. Criost Ri tried very hard to get back on terms. They lacked scoring power with John Dennehy, Michael Cussen and John McCarthy their dangermen up front. Rochestown held a safe six point lead all through the second half. In the 58th minute Liam Grainger had a great goal that opened up a 2-14 to 1- 9 lead. Criost Ri replied immediately when John Dennehy gave a great cross to John McCarthy who struck for his second goal. Both sides exchanged a late point with St. Francis College holding out for a five point win. After the game Seamus O’Donoghue father of the late James O’Donoghue presented the cup to the winning captain Nathan Walsh in the presence of Munster Council Chairman Jerry O’Sullivan.

Scorers for St. Francis : John O’Callaghan 1-3, John O’Sullivan 0-4 (0-2 ’65s. 0-1f) Matthew McAuliffe 0-3 (0-2f) James Holland 0-2, Jack McCarthy 0-2, Brian Turnbull 0-1,
Criost Ri : John McCarthy 2-1, Michael Cussen 0-5 (0-4f) John Dennehy 0-2, Mark Hitchmough 0-1, Eoin O’Leary 0-1.

ST. FRANCIS ROCHESTOWN : Jason Murray (Douglas) Brian O’Connor (do) Ross Coleman (Blackrock) Joe Golden (do) Jamie Fenton (Ballygarvan) Nathan Walsh (Capt) (Douglas) Dylan Ward (do) David Andrews (Shamrocks) John O’Sullivan (Blackrock) Jack McCarthy (Carrigaline) Matthew McAuliffe (Douglas) Sean O’Callaghan (Blackrock) Cormac Kiely (Tracton) Brian Turnbull (Douglas) James Holland (do)
Subs : Jack Lyons (Nemo Rangers) for Joe Golden, Liam Grainger (Blackrock) for Cormac Kiely,

CRIOST RI : Jamie Leahy (St. Finbarr’s) Declan Foley (Aghada) Aidan Walsh (St. Finbarr’s) Michael Hogan (Nemo Rangers) David Byrne (Tracton) Jack Ryan (Capt) (Sliabh Rua) John O’Brien (Nemo Rangers) Mark Hitchmough (Shamrocks) Eoin O’Leary (Sliabh Rua) John Dennehy (St. Finbarr’s) Michael Cussen (Ballygarvan) Darragh Kelly (Douglas) Mark Cronin (Nemo Rangers) John McCarthy (Sliabh Rua) John O’Brien (St. Finbarr’s)
Subs : Kyle Forde (Nemo Rangers) for John O’Brien, Sam Hanley (Nemo Rangers) for Declan Foley, Darragh Moran (St. Finbarr’s) for Mark Cronin, Aaron Moynihan (Tracton) for John McCarthy

Referee : Nathan Wall (Carrigaline)


Preview by Paddy Ryan

Cork Colleges to take all 3 Munster Under 16.5 HC titles

With Midleton CBS taking the Munster Under 16.5 (A) HC title and Mitchelstown CBS being crowned Munster Under 16.5 (C) HC kingpins last week, the third and final competition the Under 16.5 B HC Munster final takes place this Wednesday in Church Road Grounds, Blackrock 1.00pm between two Cork City Schools – St. Francis Rochestown and Colaiste Criost Ri. So the cup will rest on Leeside along with the other two this season. Twenty four schools from all six Munster counties took part in this championship. Both St Francis Rochestown and Colaiste Criost Ri have two well balanced sides. A number of the players on both sides figured with the Cork Under 15 B HC side earlier this year. Three players – two from St Francis James Holland and Brian Turnbull were on the Cork Under 15 A HC panels this year along with Criost Ri’s Eoin O’Laoire. On the way to the final Rochestown had four games. Their first match was against Colaiste Treasa (Kanturk). On that occasion the City side were comprehensive winners by 5 -20 to 5 -2. Next up was a meeting with Dungarvan CBS. On this occasion St., Francis had just a point to spare winning by 1-11 to 1-10 to secure a quarter final place against S.N.T.N Doon. Rochestown showed good form in this game running out victors by 2-11 to 1-7. They played another Limerick side in the semi final with St Francis coming out on top by
0-16 to 0-12 over Castletroy Community College.

Colaiste Criost Ri had a bye in the first round. They won their first game very easily accounting for St. Caiman’s (Shannon) by 3 -15 to 0- 8. In the quarter final they came up against a very strong Abbey CBS (Tipperary) In the end Criost Ri had 3 points to spare on a scoreline of 2 -17 to 2-14. Their semi final was against Cork side Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig. Another close game ensued with Criost Ri just holding out on 2-12 to 1-13 scoreline. The final can be expected to be very keenly contested. There are players from a number of clubs involved in both schools. Rochestown players come mainly from Douglas, Blackrock, Shamrocks, Carrigaline and Ballygarvan. They are captained by Nathan Walsh (Douglas)

Criost Ri draw their players from St. Finbarr’s Nemo Rangers, Shamrocks, Sliabh Rua, Douglas, Ballygarvan, Aghada and Tracton. They are captained by Sean O’Riain (Sliabh Rua). This is the first time of this championship played for the O’Donoghue Cup. The cup in memory of James O’Donoghue (Arravale Rovers) who died in his mid 30s. He was a teacher in Thurles CBS where his energy, integrity and diligence earned him the respect of colleagues and pupils alike. He was a great GAA coach and he prepared many a winning championship team from his school in an all too short life. He was a member of the famous O’Donoghue family synonomous with everything that is positive and progressive about the GAA in Tipperary Town.


Team Panels

St Francis College Rochestown 16.5 Hurling panel

1. Jason Murray Douglas
2. Brian O’Connor Douglas
3. Ross Coleman Blackrock
4. Joe Golden Blackrock
5. Jamie Fenton Ballygarvan
6. Nathan Walsh (Captain) Douglas
7. Dylan Ward Douglas
8. David Andrews Shamrocks
9. John O Sullivan Blackrock
10. Jack McCarthy Carrigaline
11. Matthew McAulliffe Douglas
12. Cian Denn Blackrock
13. James Holland Douglas
14. Brian Turnbull Douglas
15. Sean O Callaghan Blackrock
16. Dylan Murphy Douglas
17. Cormac Kiely Tracton
18. Liam Grainger Blackrock
19. Andrew O’Brien Douglas
20. Cian Baldwin Douglas
21. Cian Mahony Shamrocks
22. Conor Russell Douglas
23. Jack Lyons Nemo Rangers
24. Sean Cormack Blackrock
25. Diarmuid Cormack Blackrock
26. Cillian Buckley Blackrock

Colaiste Chriost Rí 16.5 Hurling panel

1. Seamus Ó Laocha St Finbarrs
15. Seac Ó Briain St Finbarrs
3. Aodán Breathnach St Finbarrs
4. Micheál Ó hOgáin Nemo Rangers
2. Deaglán Ó Foghlú Aghada
7. Seán Ó Briain Nemo Rangers
6. Seac Ó Riain Sliabh Rua Capt
5. Daithí Ó Broin Tracton
8. Mark Hitchmough Shamrocks
9. Eoghan Ó Laoire Sliabh Rua
10. Seán Ó Duinneacha St Finbarrs
12. Darragh Ó Ceallaigh Douglas
11. Micheál Ó Cuisín Ballygarvan
17. Kyle Ó Fuaráin Nemo Rangers
14. Seán MacCárthaigh Sliabh Rua
18. Darragh Ó Móráin St Finbarrs
15. Marcus Ó Croinín Nemo Rangers
19. Aaron Ó Muineacháin Tracton
20. Adam Murphy Sliabh Rua
22. Jason Murphy Sliabh Rua
16. Evin Ó Laoire Sliabh Rua
28. Lúcás Ó hAnagáin St Finbarrs
30. Seac Ó Briain Nemo Rangers
21. Sam Ó hAinle Nemo Rangers
23. Ailéin Cadhla Tracton
24. Seán Ó Cadhla Tracton
29. Caleb Ó Raghallaigh Douglas
35. Fearghal Ó Conchúir St Finbarrs
31. Seac Ó Cúgáin Nemo Rangers
27. Breanainn Ó hAonghusa Nemo Rangers
32. Conchúr Ó Fathaigh Tracton
33. Seán Ó hOrgáin Brian Dillons
25. Aodán Ó Cathail St Finbarrs
34. Seamus O hAilín Nemo Rangers
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