Dr. Harty Cup – Our Lady’s Templemore v St. Caimin’s Shannon

McGrath turns on style to inspire Our Lady’s triumph

From the Irish Independent newspaper

Our Lady’s, Templemore 2-19 St Caimin’s, Shannon 2-13

Thursday October 21 2010

A superb display by wing-forward Liam McGrath inspired Our Lady’s Templemore to victory in a hugely entertaining clash at Claughaun yesterday. St Caimin’s led by 1-9 to 0-8 at the break, with the brilliant Aaron Cunningham scoring 1-8 on his way to 2-11. But Tipperary minor star McGrath took control in the second half, adding 2-5 to his 0-3 first-half tally.

Scorers – Our Lady’s: L McGrath 2-8 (0-7f), S Hartnett 0-4, J McGrath 0-3, J Bergin 0-2, L O’Treasaigh, M Kelly 0-1 each. St Caminin’s: A Cunningham 2-11, S Liddy, A Mulready 0-1 each.

Our Lady’s — J Bourke; B Kennedy, K Kennedy, J Meade; J Nyland, T Hamill, J Moloney; L O’Treasaigh, C O’Riordan; J McGrath, S Hartnett, L McGrath; M Kelly, J Bergin, P Meade.

St Caimins — R McAuley; J Mulready, N O’Connor, B Carey; S Kelleher, F Melody, S O’Leary; K McCafferty, C O’Brien; S Liddy, A Mulready, S Lynch; S Gleeson, A Cunningham, D Collins.

Ref — Mike O’Connor (Na Piarsaigh)

Dr. Harty Cup – Nenagh CBS v Kerry Colleges

Forde the driving force behind Nenagh success

From the Irish Independent newspaper

Nenagh CBS 3-15 Kerry Colleges 1-7

Thursday October 21 2010

An early second-half scoring burst that saw Nenagh CBS add 2-3 without reply settled this tie with a depleted Kerry Colleges side at Newcastle West yesterday.

Tipperary minor Jason Forde amassed a haul of 0-12 for the victors while corner-forward Paraic Shanahan fired home two goals.

Scorers — Nenagh CBS: J Forde 0-12 (0-7f), P Shanahan 2-1, M Tuite 1-0, P Fogarty, D Walsh 0-1 each. Kerry Colleges: P Boyle 1-1, V Savage 0-3 (0-2f), D Collins 0-2 (0-1f), D Leahy 0-1.

Nenagh CBS — K Flynn; J Peters, J O’Dwyer, J Loughnane; E Hynes, D Quinn, J O’Flaherty; D Ryan, S Geaney; K O’Flaherty, M Tuite, P Fogarty; P Shanahan, J Forde, D Walsh. Subs: T Gallagher for S Geaney, K Seymour for K O’Flaherty, C Canning for D Walsh, K Gubbins for J Loughnane.

Kerry Colleges — Tommy Casey; T B McElligott, D Fitzelle, D Lynch; T Allen, T Barrett, C Savage; D Collins, Tomas Casey; D Leahy, V Savage, S Leahy; P McGrath, P Boyle, P O’Regan. Subs: T Cunningham for T Allen, J M O’Carroll for P O’Regan, S Casey for J M O’Carroll.

Ref — M Mann (Limerick)

Dr. Harty Cup – St. Flannans v Thurles CBS

St Flannan’s turn it on in second-half

St. Flannan’s, Ennis 3-17 Thurles CBS 1-13

By Diarmuid O’Flynn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Thursday, October 21, 2010

FAVOURITES St. Flannan’s College proved too strong for Thurles in this Harty Cup second round clash at sunny Nenagh yesterday. Powered by several of the Clare minor team that did so well this year, he Ennis college trailed was actually by a point behind at the break, 0-9 to 0-8 at the break, but three second-half goals saw them ease to a comfortable win against a game but outclassed Thurles.

Flannan’s got off to a strong start, 0-4 to 0-0 ahead after just five minutes; corner-forwards Shane O’Donnell and Peter Duggan had one apiece, with midfielder and man-of-the-match Tony Kelly already stamping his class with a brace. Thurles hit back immediately, points from Seán Maher, Kevin Slattery and centre-forward Aidan McCormack, scorer of a phenomenal 19 points in the recent Tipperary county minor final for Thurles. McCormack lined out at corner-forward for the Thurles Sars senior team that beat Toomevara in last Sunday’s Tipperary county semi-final and, though well defended by a Flannan’s half-back line in which team captain Stephen O’Halloran was superb, he played a major part as the Tipperary college recovered well from their poor start.

Also showing up well for Thurles were John Ryan and John Meagher, full-back and centre-back respectively. Up front wing-forward Seán Maher was an impressive figure all through, especially when moved to the 40’, and with those guys all going well, when Thurles went on a five points to nil run in the second quarter it even began to look as though a surprise was on the cards. Thurles actually extended their lead immediately after the break, a pointed free by McCormack from half-way. Flannan’s fought back, however, got to grips with the threat of McCormack, and in the 37th minute regained the lead, a searing run right through the heart of the Thurles defence by centre-forward Cathal Doohan !that ended with a shot from close range, and a brilliant individual goal. Barely a minute later, Thurles still reeling from that one, Flannan’s did it again, this time hard-working wing-forward Conor O’Gorman with the lethal finish off a Doohan centre, making it 2-9 to 0-10. Thurles rallied, points from Seamus Kennedy and Dylan Burke putting just a goal between them again in the 40th minute (2-9 to 0-12). The final 20 minutes were dominated by Flannan’s, however, Kelly outstanding in midfield, and his unstoppable penalty in the 46th minute after Alan O’Neill was pulled down sealed matters.

Scorers for St. Flannan’s: T Kelly 1-10 (1-0 pen, 0-8 frees, 0-1 65); C Doohan 1-2; C O’Gorman 1-0; P Duggan, S O’Donnell, M O’Leary, J Colleran, J Browne, 0-1 each.

Thurles CBS: S Maher 1-3; A McCormack 0-5 (0-3 frees, 0-1 65); K Slattery 0-2 (0-1 free); C Hammersley, D Burke, S Kennedy, 0-1 each.

ST. FLANNAN’S: P Kennedy; S Morey, N Purcell, C O’Loughlin; G O’Connell, S O’Halloran (c), E Boyce; J Colleran, T Kelly; M O’Leary, C Doohan, C O’Gorman; S O’Donnell, A O’Neill, P Duggan.

Subs: J Browne for Duggan (53); M Sweeney for O’Donnell (58).

THURLES CBS: J Maher; M Cussen, J Ryan, J Burke; C Quirke, J Meagher, D Corbett; P Ralph, S Kennedy; S Maher, A McCormack, D Burke; M O’Brien, K Slattery, C Hammersley.

Subs: L Egan for Cussen (38); E Moriarty for D Burke (50); M O’Dwyer for Quirke (51); S Cahill for Slattery (58); P Egan for McCormack (60).

Referee: S Hourigan (St. Mary’s, Rathkeale)

Dr. Harty Cup – Ardscoil Ris v St. Colman’s

Árdscoil Rís show cup credentials

Árdscoil Rís 2-19 St. Colman’s 2-14

By Brendan Larkin for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Thursday, October 21, 2010

CHAMPIONS Árdscoil Rís remain in pole position to claim Dr Harty Cup honours again on the evidence of this display at Charleville yesterday. Fielding eight of last year’s Munster championship winning team, the Limerick men’s physical presence allied to their superb stick work had Colman’s struggling for long spells. The Fermoy side started brightly with midfielder Mike Spillane firing them to a 0-3 to 0-1 lead after 10 minutes and they would have been further ahead had Jason Mannix not shot into the side netting after rounding the goalkeeper.

Their defence coped well with the towering figures of Brendan O’Connor and Shane Dowling and when David Mangan pointed from a line ball, St Colman’s were 0-7 to 0-4 ahead after 20 minutes.

However, as the tie progressed Árdscoil began to get a grip in defence with Declan Hannon and Martin Moroney to the fore. Shane Dowling goaled from a 20-metre free to put them ahead 1-8 to 0-8 by the break and another by Óisin Hickey after a 50-metre run had them firmly in the driving seat as they led 2-13 to 0-13 at the three-quarters stage.

Colman’s narrowed the gap with a 48th-minute goal when Mannix first timed Mike Spillane’s cross to the net, but they failed to build on that score as Carmody continued to fire over points.

The Cork side kept battling and were rewarded with a second goal by Mike Spillane from a 20-metre free, but it only served to put a more respectable look on the scoreboard.

The win guarantees Árdscoil a place in the last eight, while St. Colman’s must beat Waterford Colleges to join them in the knockout phase.

Scorers for Árdscoil Rís: M. Carmody 0-7; S. Dowling 1-2 (1-0 free); O. Hickey 1-1; J. Kelleher, B. O’Connor, J. Fitzgibbon 0-2 each; D. Hannon, , D. Moloney, J. Shanahan 0-1 each.

Scorers for St. Colman’s: M. Spillane 1-9 (1-6 frees); J. Mannix 1-1; M. Pyne, D. Mangan (free), C. Spillane, P. Roche 0-1 each.

ÁRDSCOIL RÍS: PJ Wall; A. Dempsey, B. O’Connell, F. Carey; K. Lynch, D. Hannon, M. Moroney; J. Shanahan, M. Ryan; M. Carmody, S. Dowling, B. O’Connor; J. Kelleher, J. Fitzgibbon, O. Hickey.

Subs: D. Moloney for Ryan (40); J. Hannon for Carey (50); C. Keogh for O’Connor (55); K. O’Brien for Kelleher (57); D. Sheppard for Dempsey (60).

ST. COLMAN’S: E. Barry; W. Walsh, C. O’Leary, C. Barry; P. Roche, D. O’Carroll, K. Morrison; M. Spillane, E. Maye; D. Mangan, C. Spillane, M. Wade; N. McNamara, M. Pyne, J. Mannix.

Subs: E. O’Neill for Morrison (45); P. de Roiste for Pyne (55); J. Hogan for Wade (57); E. Lonergan for Maye (60).

Referee: F. Horgan (Tipperary).

Carmody’s late haul helps Ardscoil Ris into last eight


Ardscoil Ris 2-19 St Colman’s 2-14

Thursday October 21 2010

ARDSCOIL RIS assured themselves of a place in the last eight with this comfortable win over St Colman’s at Charleville.

The Limerick school settled well and, helped by a Shane Dowling goal, led 1-8 to 0-8 at half-time.

A minute into the second half Ardscoil Ris bagged a second goal, this time through Oisin Hickey, as St Colman’s began to struggle.

However, when Jason Mannix and Mike Spillane flashed home goals for Colman’s, the game was back in the melting pot.

However, up stepped Mark Carmody to send the defending champions clear with four superb points.

Scorers — Ardscoil Ris: M Carmody 0-7, S Dowling 1-2 (1-0f), O Hickey 1-2, J Kelleher, B O’Connor 0-2 each, D Hannon, J Fitzgibbon (0-1f), D Moloney, J Shanahan 0-1 each. St Colman’s: M Spillane 1-9 (1-6f), J Mannix 1-1, M Pyne, D Mangan (0-1f), C Spillane, P Roche 0-1 each.

ARDSCOIL RIS — PJ Wall; A Dempsey, B O’Connell, F Carey; K Lynch, D Hannon, M Moroney; J Shanahan, M Ryan; M Carmody, S Dowling, B O’Connor; J Kelleher, J Fitzgibbon, O Hickey. Subs: D Moloney for Ryan (40); J Hannon for Carey (50); C Keogh for O’Connor (55); K O’Brien for Kelleher (57); D Sheppard for Dempsey (60).

ST COLMAN’S — E Barry; W Walsh, C O’Leary, C Barry; P Roche, D O’Carroll, K Morrison; M Spillane, E Maye; D Mangan, C Spillane, M Wade; N McNamara, M Pyne, J Mannix. Subs: E O’Neill for Morrison (45); P de Roiste for Pyne (55); J Hogan for Wade (57); E Lonergan for Maye (60).

Ref — F Horgan (Tipperary)