Corn Ui Mhuiri Semi-Final – DLS Macroom 1-9 St Fachtnas Skibbereen 1-7

DLS Macroom defeated St Fachtnas Skibbereen by 1-9 to 1-7 after extra time in the Corn Ui Mhuiri Semi-Final on Saturday February 22nd at Ballineen.

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B – Cork 0-14 Laois 0-7

Cork defeated Laois by 0-14 to 0-7 in round 2 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B on Saturday February 22nd at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.

Division IB: Cork hold off battling Laois

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Allianz Hurling League Division IB: Laois 0-7 Cork 0-14

Cork were given some nervous moments in the second half, but an eight-point interval lead, despite shooting 10 wides was enough to see them home against an ever-improving Laois unit on Saturday night. Alan Cadogan and the returning Seamus Harnedy were dangerous up front for the Leesiders, with the latter’s aerial threat and eye for a score notable on his return to the side from injury.

Laois did have much more of the territory in the second half but lacked enough of a cutting edge to avail of it. Eoin Reilly missed a 28th minute penalty and apart from that, their best chance of a goal came just after Stephen Moylan had gotten the Leesiders’ opening second half score in the 49th minute. Reilly launched the resultant puckout that landed inside the opposition 14m line. King ran in behind the cover and the sliotar hopped perfectly in his path but the shot from his first-time pull flashed across the face of the posts.

Christopher Joyce had Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s crew in front after just nine seconds and within a couple of minutes, Pat Horgan (free) and Cadogan had added to that tally. Stephen Maher converted a free at the other end very quickly but Cork had six of the next seven points, with a Maher free splitting two three-point bursts. Harnedy and Horgan had two points each from that tally and when William Egan drove off his left, from just inside the 65 and tight to the sideline, it was 0-9 to 0-2. That was stretched to eight points by the interval (0-11 to 0-3).

Maher reduced the margin to six with two pointed frees soon after the resumption but that was as close as Laois got. Had King managed to find the net though, it would certainly have made for an interesting conclusion. They never threatened the net again. It took them until the 53rd minute to register their first and only score from play – a fine effort by Fitzgerald – but Cork were always just doing enough. Cadogan was much quieter in the second half than initially, but he provided the last score after managing to find a rare amount of space and the win was secured.

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Scorers for Cork: P Horgan 0-6 (5f); A Cadogan 0-3; S Harnedy 0-2; C Joyce, W Egan, S Moylan 0-1 each

Scorers for Laois: S Maher 0-6 (6f); T Fitzgerald 0-1

CORK: D McCarthy; S O’Neill, S McDonnell, C Spillane, L McLoughlin, C Joyce, W Egan, M Ellis, P Haughney, S Harnedy, J Coughlan, M O’Sullivan, A Cadogan, P Cronin, P Horgan. Subs: D Kearney for O’Sullivan (ht), S Moylan for Cronin (ht), R O’Shea for Harnedy (51), C McCarthy for Haughney (56).

LAOIS: E Reilly; JA Delaney, B Campion, B Stapleton, J Fitzpatrick, M Whelan, C Dunne, P Whelan, C Collier, C Dwyer, J Purcell, S Maher, T Fitzgerald, D Palmer, N Foyle. Subs: R King for Foyle blood (21-26), W Hyland for Purcell (34), King for Foyle (ht), J Campion for Dwyer (43), W Dunphy for Phelan (51).

REFEREE: C Browne (Galway)

Corn Ui Mhuiri Semi-Final – Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 1-13 St Brendan’s Killarney 1-7

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne defeated St. Brendan’s Killarney by 1-13 to 1-7 in the Corn Ui Mhuiri Semi Final on Saturday February 22nd at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, coached by ex-Kerry greats Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Tommy Griffin, will be chasing their school’s third successive title after they won out at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney. The teams were tied at 1-4 to 0-7 at the interval with Jordan Kiely grabbing St Brendan’s goal.

But PS Chorca Dhuibhne took control in the second-half and were 0-12 to 1-6 in front entering the closing stages. Then they sealed their success when Sean O Bambaire fired home a penalty to the net.

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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

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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).

Sigerson Cup Final – UCC 0-10 UUJ 0-9

University College Cork defeated the University of Ulster Jordanstown by 0-10 to 0-9 in the Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup Final on Saturday February 22nd at Queen’s University Belfast.



UCC win Sigerson Cup in thrilling finale

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IDM Sigerson Cup Final: University College Cork 0-10 University of Ulster, Jordanstown 0-9

UCC are the 2014 Sigerson Cup champions are coming out on top in a dramatic final against UUJ at Queens on Saturday evening. The Cork side lead 0-9 to 0-2 heading into the final quarter but seven unanswered points from UUJ drew the Jordanstown side level, and set up a thrilling finale. However, Conor Dorman made himself a hero as he ended the scoreless streak to kick the winner for UCC in the dying stages. It was a special night for UCC boss Billy Morgan, with the legendary former Cork goalkeeper hailing his young charges for winning a competition he was first involved with 50 years ago as a player.

UCC advanced to the final on Friday with a gutsy victory over NUI Maynooth, advancing despite having just 13 men for the closing stages of the game, and they overcame the odds again on Saturday, defeating a star-studded UUJ side. UCC lead 0-6 to 0-2 at the interval, making the most of UUJ’s struggles against the wind. UUJ were playing against a strong gale in the first half but they were totally ill-equipped to deal with it, kicking a large number of poor wides. UCC on the other hand, had no such problems in front of goal, with Conor Cox negotiating the difficult conditions with a number of excellent frees. He kicked five of his side’s six first half points.

UCC powered further clear in the third quarter, with a superb point from Luke Connolly pushing them into a seven point lead with 15 minutes remaining. However, UUJ finally began to play some quality football as the finish loomed, and they reeled off seven points without reply in a short space of time. Conor McAliskey, Ronan O’Neill and Kieran Hughes all fired over to reduce the deficit, and then O’Neill kicked his fourth point of the game to level the sides up with time almost up. It was a spectacular comeback from UUJ, and with a minute or so remaining, they looked like the more likely winners. However, Dorman steamed up the right wing in his side’s last attack and had a go from distance. His shot curled over the bar with a strong wind behind it, and UCC were champions, repeating their most recent triumph of 2011, when they also defeated UUJ in the decider.

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Scorers for UCC: Conor Cox 0-6 (5f), Tom Clancy, Michael Quinlivan, Luke Connolly, Conor Dorman 0-1 each.

Scorers for UUJ: Ronan O’Neill 0-4 (2f), Kieran Hughes 0-2 (2f), Rory Beggan (0-1 ’45), Matthew Donnelly, Conor McAliskey 0-1 each.

UCC: Brian Kelly (Kerry); David Culhane (Kerry), Eoin O’Mahony (Cork), Fergal McNamara (Kerry); Tom Clancy (Cork), Conor Dorman (Cork), Brian Shanahan (Cork); David Nation (Cork), Ian Maguire (Cork); Luke Connolly (Cork), Sean Keane (Kerry), Brian O’Driscoll (Cork); Conor Cox (Kerry), Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary), Paul Geaney (Kerry).

UUJ: Rory Beggan (Monaghan); Barry Tierney (Tyrone), Chrissy McKaigue (Derry), Dean McNally (Tyrone); Luke Keaney (Donegal), Colin Walshe (Monaghan), Killian Clarke (Cavan); Matthew Donnelly (Tyrone), Nial McKeever (Antrim); Kieran Hughes (Monaghan), Ronan O’Neill (Tyrone), Danny Savage (Down); Jamie Clarke (Armagh), Caolan O’Boyle (Derry), Conor McAlliskey (Tyrone).