Dr. Harty Cup Semi-Final – Thurles CBS 1-9 Castletroy CC 0-11

Thurles CBS defeated Castletroy CC by 1-9 to 0-11 in the Dr. Harty Cup Semi-Final on Saturday January 31st at Toomevara.


Thurles CBS into first Harty Cup final since 2011 at Castletroy’s expense

By Shane Brophy for the Irish Times newspaper

Thurles CBS (Tipperary) 1-9 Castletroy CC (Limerick) 0-11

Thurles CBS withstood a ferocious second half fightback from 14-man Castletroy Community College to progress to their first Harty Cup final since 2011 following a tight semi-final in Toomevara on Saturday afternoon.

Castletroy did superbly well to be in with a chance at the end having played almost 50 minutes with 14 men after full forward Ian Coates was issued with a straight red card for an off the ball strike on Thurles’ Jack Derby.

However, Thurles struggled to make their numerical advantage count in the bitterly cold conditions, that was until the final five minutes of the first half when they scored three unanswered points from Niall Heffernan (2 frees) and Michael Connors before Robbie Long struck for the goal in added time, deflecting Heffernan’s free to the net.

Castletroy had the breeze with them after the break and they made it count with Nash’s free-taking to a high standard while half back Andrew La Touche Cosgrave burst forward for two inspirational scores.

However the Limerick side were unable to level as Thurles kept their noses in front with Niall Heffernan continuing to be the teams chief threat in attack. A total of 13 wides from Thurles ensured Castletroy remained in the hunt in the closing stages with Barry Nash having his sides best opportunity to force a replay but he miss-hit his scoreable effort in the final minute as Thurles hung on.

Thurles CBS: W Tierney; C McCullagh, E Heffernan, J Derby; T Hayes, J Skehan, D Quirke; B McCarthy, C Moloney; M Connors (0-1), K Duggan (0-1), N Heffernan (0-7, 6f); J Butler, R Teehan, R Long (1-0)
Replacements: R Purcell for Butler (46); P Kennedy for Moloney (48); B Kelly for Connors (55).

Castletroy Community College: J Power; Brian Nash, E Enright, F Hourigan; D Garry, C Carroll, D Golden; L Lyons, C O’Meara; C Nicholas, Barry Nash (0-8, 7f), J Nicholas; A La Touche Cosgrave (0-3, 1f), I Coates, E Hourigan. Replacements: M O’Dwyer for O’Meara (HT)

Referee: N Wall (Cork)


Long’s goal against 14-man Castletroy books Harty Cup final spot for Thurles CBS

Thurles CBS (Tipperary) 1-9 Castletroy CC (Limerick) 0-11

Report from the42.ie

THURLES CBS WITHSTOOD a ferocious second-half revival from Castletroy Community College to progress to their first Dr Harty Cup final since 2010, in a well-contested semi-final in Toomevara this afternoon. Barry Nash, a Limerick minor star for the past two years, had the chance in the final minute to send the game to a replay, but he mis-hit a scorable free and Castletroy’s chance at a first Harty Cup final appearance disappeared.

Castletroy did superbly well to be in with a chance at the end, having played almost 50 minutes with fourteen men after full-forward Ian Coates was shown a straight red card for an off-the-ball strike on Thurles’ Jack Derby. However, Thurles struggled to make their numerical advantage count in the bitterly cold conditions — until the final five minutes of the first half when they scored three unanswered points from Niall Heffernan (two frees) and Michael Connors, before Robbie Long struck for the goal in added time, deflecting Heffernan’s free to the net.

Castletroy had the breeze with them after the break and they made it count, with Nash’s free-taking to a high standard, while half-back Andrew La Touche Cosgrave burst forward for two inspirational scores. However, the Limerick side were unable to level as Thurles kept their noses in front, with Niall Heffernan continuing to be the team’s chief threat in attack.

Thirteen wides from Thurles ensured Castletroy remained in the hunt in the closing stages, with Nash having his side’s best opportunity to force a replay, but it wasn’t to be. Thurles CBS will play Rochestown College in the final on Saturday, 21 February.

Scorers for Thurles CBS: Niall Heffernan 0-7 (6 frees); Robbie Long 1-0; Kevin Duggan, Michael Connors 0-1 each.

Scorers for Castletroy CC: Barry Nash 0-8 (7 frees); Andrew La Touche Cosgrave 0-3 (1 free)

THURLES CBS
1. William Tierney
2. Chris McCullagh
3. Enda Heffernan
4. Jack Derby
5. Tom Hayes
6. Jack Skehan
7. Dillon Quirke
8. Billy McCarthy
9. Cathal Moloney
10. Michael Connors
11. Kevin Duggan
12. Niall Heffernan
13. Jack Butler
14. Ronan Teehan
15. Robbie Long
Subs
Rory Purcell for Butler (46)
Paul Kennedy for Moloney (48)
Brendan Kelly for Connors (55)

CASTLETROY CC
1. Jamie Power
2. Brian Nash
3. Evan Enright
4. Finn Hourigan
5. David Garry
6. Colum Carroll
7. Darren Golden
8. Lorcan Lyons
9. Ciaran O’Meara
10. Conor Nicholas
11. Barry Nash
12. John Nicholas
13. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave
14. Ian Coates
15. Eoin Hourigan
Subs
Mark O’Dwyer for O’Meara (H-T)

Referee: Nathan Wall (Cork)



When – Saturday January 31st at 12 noon

Where – Toomevara

Referee – Nathan Wall (Cork)

Extra time to be played if necessary

Admission Prices

Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3

All Media and Munster Council passes accepted.


Paths to the Quarter-Final

Thurles CBS

Round 1 – Thurles CBS 5-26 St Flannans 0-6
Round 2 – Thurles CBS 1-15 West Limerick Colleges 3-9
Round 3 – Thurles CBS 3-12 Ard Scoil Ris 0-12
Round 4 – Thurles CBS 2-15 Blackwater CS 3-3
Round 5 – Bye
Quarter-Final – Thurles CBS 2-8 Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 1-10

Castletroy CC

Round 1 – Bye
Round 2 – Castletroy CC 3-9 DLS Waterford 1-9
Round 3 – Castletroy CC 2-13 Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 0-18
Round 4 – SNTN Doon 0-15 Castletroy CC 0-12
Round 5 – Castletroy CC 2-9 St Colmans Fermoy 0-13
Quarter-Final – Castletroy CC 1-14 Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide 0-16


For the Record

  Thurles CBS Castletroy CC
2014 / 2015 Team Management Niall Cahill,
Martin Maher,
John Devane
Leonard Coughlan,
Peter O’Reilly
2014 / 2015 Team Captain Ronan Teehan Barry Nash
2013 / 2014 Dr. Harty Cup  Performance Qualified for the Quarter-Final before losing to St Francis College Rochestown by 1-13 to 0-11 Defeated Gaelcholaiste Mhuire in the group stages but lost out to Thurles CBS and Scoil na Trionoide Doon and did not progress.
2013 / 2014 Dean Ryan Cup Under 16 ½ A Hurling Performance Qualified for the Quarter-Final where they lost to the eventual winners Midleton CBS by 1-24 to 1-12 Did not take part. Lost to Pobalscoil na Tríonóide Youghal in the Quarter-Final of the Under 16 ½ B competition.
Number of Dr. Harty Cup titles 7 0
Last Dr. Harty Cup Title 2009 N/A

Dr. Harty Cup Knockout Stages

Quarter-Finals

A          Ard Scoil Ris 1-16 Hamilton High School Bandon 1-11

B          St. Francis College Rochestown 3-9 Nenagh CBS 2-8

C         Castletroy CC 1-14 Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide 0-16

D         Thurles CBS 2-8 Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 1-10 

Semi-Finals

Fixed for Saturday January 31st

Castletroy CC V Thurles CBS in Toomevara at 12 noon
Ard Scoil Ris V St Francis Col Rochestown in Charleville at 3pm

Final

Fixed for Saturday February 21st 


Team Panels

Thurles CBS Senior A Hurling Panel

1 William Tierney
Thurles Sarsfields

2 Dillon Quirke                                 3 Enda Heffernan                            4 Jack Derby
Clonoulty Rossmore                      Clonoulty Rossmore                       Thurles Sarsfields

5 Ronan Heffernan                                     6 Jack Skehan                                 7 Christopher McCullagh
Clonoulty Rossmore                       Holycross Ballycahill                       Moycarkey Borris

8 Billy McCarthy                               9 Cathal Moloney
Thurles Sarsfields                           Thurles Sarsfields

10 Niall Heffernan                           11 Kevin Duggan                           12 Ronan Teehan (C)
Moycarkey Borris                              Galmoy                                            Gortnahoe Glengoole

13 Jack Butler                                   14 Brendan Kelly                             15 Robbie Long
Upperchurch Drombane                Rathdowney Errill                           Drom & Inch

Subs;16 James McCormack Borris-Ileigh, 17 Eoin Barry Killenaule, 18 Michael Connors Drom & Inch, 19 Kieran Cummins Moycarkey Borris, 20 Martán Fennelly Killenaule, 21 Tom Hayes Moycarkey Borris, 22 Paul Kennedy Drom & Inch, 23 Killian O’Dwyer Killenaule,  24 Rory Purcell Thurles Sarsfields, 25 Michael Purcell Thurles Sarsfields, 26 Matt Stakelum Holycross Ballycahill, 27 Jack Bergin JK Brackens, 28 Bill Darcy Thurles Sarsfields, 29 David Egan Clonoulty Rossmore, 30 Eric Fanning Moycarkey Borris, 31 Stevie Flanagan Holycross Ballycahill, 32 Adam Garrett Thurles Sarsfields, 33 Ronan Gleeson Upperchurch Drombane, 34 Gary Healy Thurles Sarsfields, 35 Diarmaid Leahy Moyne Templetuohy, 36 Faolan Linnane Thurles Sarsfields, 37 Niall Moloney Loughmore Castleliney, 38 Jimmy Ryan Clonoulty Rossmore, 39 Conor Stakelum Thurles Sarsfields, 40 Tom Stakelum Killenaule, 41 Jack Stapleton Killenaule, 42 Micheal Troy Emeralds

Team Management; John Devane, Martin Maher, Niall Cahill.

Medical Team; Bill McCormack, Pearse Murphy.

Backroom Team; Liam Lanigan, Ayrton Ryan Casey, William Creedon, Patrick Bowden


Castletroy CC

1. Jamie Power

(Monaleen)

2. Brian Nash                                       3. Evan Enright                                  4. Finn Hourigan
(South Liberties)                                        (Ahane)                                  (Murroe Boher)

5. David Garry                                     6. Colum Carroll                        7. A. LaTouche Cosgrave
(South Liberties)                                  (Ahane)                                               (Monaleen)

8. Lorcan Lyons                      9. Ciarán O’Meara
(Monaleen)                               (Ahane)

10. Ian Coates                                        11. Barry Nash                         12. John Nicholas
(Old Christians)                                       (South Liberties)                      (Monaleen)

13. Conor Nicholas                                        14. Eoin Hourigan                   15. Mark O’Dwyer
(Monaleen)                                                (Murroe Boher)                          (Monaleen)

Subs

17. Aaron Kennedy (Muroe Boher)

18. Aaron Hackett (Ahane)

19. Patrick Minehan (Ahane)

20. Kevin Gleeson (Monaleen)

21. Kyrin McGarry (Claughán)

22. Gearóid Hartnett (Ahane)

23. Michael Fox (Ahane)

24. Shane Hackett (Ahane)

25.  Conal Ryan (Ballybricken)

26. Darren Golden (Monaleen)


Dr. Harty Cup Tables after Group Stages

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

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