Dean Ryan Cup Hurling Quarter-Finals Summary

The Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Dean Ryan Cup Under 16½ A Hurling Quarter-Finals took place on Wednesday October 8th.

Thurles CBS 1-20 St Colmans Fermoy 2-15 (AET)
Our Ladys Templemore 5-26 Rice College Ennis 1-9
Midleton CBS 4-8 St Flannans 3-8 – Match Report

Semi-Final Line-up (scheduled for Wednesday October 22nd)

Thurles CBS v Our Ladys Templemore
Charleville CBS v Midleton CBS

Dean Ryan Cup Final fixed for Friday November 7th


Round-up

Thurles CBS 1-20 St Colmans Fermoy 2-15 (AET)

Thurles CBS came out on top in an enthralling encounter in Cahir. Both teams started well with St Colmans opening the scoring but the Thurles CBS response was immediate when straight from the puck out the ball, they worked the ball down the field and scored a goal in the 5th minute. By the end of the first quarter, Thurles had extended their lead to 1-5 to 0-4 and though the rate of scoring reduced in the run-up to half-time, Thurles were in a dominant position at the interval leading by 1-9 to 0-5.

St. Colmans got back in to contention nine minutes in to the second half when the scored a goal and after good pressure all through the second half, the Cork school drew level with a 56th minute goal. In an exciting finish, Thurles responded with an injury time point only for Colmans to equalise moments later to force the sides to play extra time.

The extra time period was nip and tuck with St. Colmans taking a one point lead on three occasions only to see Thurles draw level each time. When St. Colmans took the lead with three minutes of extra time remaining, it looked as if they may be heading to the semi-finals. However, Thurles left their best until last, scoring 3 unanswered points in the last 3 minutes of extra time to run out two point winners.

Our Ladys Templemore 5-26 Rice College Ennis 1-9

Our Ladys Templemore qualified for the Dean Ryan Cup semi-finals by virtue of a facile 29 point victory over Rice College Ennis at Boher on Wednesday. Despite the teams sharing the first four points of the game, Templemore looked more threatening up front from the beginning and two goals in a three minute spell put the Tipperary school in to a 2-5 to 0-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. A highlight of these early exchanges was a point from play by Our Ladys Templemore from all of 90 metres by their outstanding centre-back Brian McGrath, brother of Senior inter-county star Noel. With wind assistance in the first half, Our Ladys were intent on putting the game out of reach and when their third goal arrived in the 21st minute, the game looked over as a contest. By the interval, Our Ladys led by 3-11 to 0-5.

Rice College needed to make a good start to the second half but instead it was Our Ladys who raised their game, scoring their fourth goal within two minutes of the restart. The majority of the second half thereafter was played in heavy rain as the heavens opened but the Templemore side continued to score at will. Rice College to their credit didn’t give up and scored a consolation goal two minutes from the end to leave the final score Our Ladys Templemore 5-26 Rice College Ennis 1-9.

Midleton CBS 4-8 St Flannans 3-8

Defending champions Midleton CBS have qualified for the Dean Ryan Cup semi-finals after a hard earned victory over St. Flannans at Charleville on Wednesday. After a low scoring opening quarter, St. Flannans took the lead with a goal in the 22nd minute. Midleton responded by raising their first green flag two minutes later and the Cork school led by 1-5 to 1-4 at half-time. The second half was just three minutes old when St. Flannans again took the lead with their second goal. Once again, the reply from Midleton was almost immediate as they scored a goal in reply to re-take the lead – 2-5 to 2-4 after 35 minutes. After a low scoring third quarter, Midleton added two more goals in the 49th and 52nd minutes to take a commanding seven point lead. To St. Flannan’s credit, the scored a goal and a point to leave just three points between the teams as the game entered injury time. However, Midleton held out for a three point victory and a semi-final place against Charleville CBS.

Scorers –
Midleton CBS : A Leahy 2-1, L Gosnell 1-3, C Keegan 1-0, B Twomey 0-2, L O’Shea, P O’Brien 0-1 each.
St Flannan’s: M Corry 1-5 (five frees), C Lynch, D Duggan 1-0 each, C Donnelly, A Kennedy, S Kennedy 0-1 each.

Irish Examiner Match Report


Match Previews

In Boher, Rice College Ennis will take on Our Lady’s Templemore. Both schools racked up big scores in their opening round games with the Templemore side arguably the more impressive with their 2-19 to 1-8 victory over Colaiste Iosaief Kilmallock. Rice College Ennis on the other hand played a high scoring game with Blackwater CS, eventually winning by 4-16 to 4-9. A close and perhaps high scoring game is in store with Patsy Coffey as referee.

The winners will play either Thurles CBS or St. Colmans Fermoy in the semi-final. The Thurles v Colmans Quarter-Final is fixed for Cahir and is another eagerly awaited encounter. Thurles CBS caused an upset in the first round with a hard earned 3-15 to 1-15 victory over last year’s Dean Ryan Cup finalists Ard Scoil Ris in a highly entertaining first round game played at Nenagh. St. Colmans on the other hand had a bye in the first round and while they will be lacking match practice as a group, a number of their players helped Colmans to an impressive win over the 2014 finalists Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon in the first round of the Harty Cup last week. Noel Cosgrove will take charge of this game with St. Colmans going in as favourites having reached the semi-final of the equivalent Under 15 competition last year.

In the second half of the draw, Charleville were too strong for High School Clonmel in the first round and last year’s Under 15 A Hurling champions have received a bye to the semi-final following the withdrawal of Rochestown from the competition. Charleville will await with interest the outcome of the remaining Quarter-Final as defending Dean Ryan Cup champions Midleton CBS take on St. Flannans in Charleville. Midleton recorded a good win over Nenagh CBS in the first round, winning by 2-23 to 3-13. Meanwhile, St. Flannans were made to fight all the way before getting the better of De La Salle Waterford in their first round game, winning out by 0-18 to 1-9. St. Flannan’s lost out to Charleville in last years Under 15 A Hurling Final and perhaps will be slight favourites to progress but won’t have it all their own way against a Midleton side looking to win back to back titles in this grade. Richard Moloney is entrusted with the whistle for this game.

Throw-in times for all three games is at 1:30pm and supporters who are available tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday) are reminded that there is FREE admission for all patrons wishing to attend one of the three Dean Ryan Cup Quarter-Finals. What are you waiting for?


Fixture Details

Wednesday October 8th
Dean Ryan Cup Under 16½ A Hurling Quarter-Finals at 1:30pm
Rice College Ennis V Our Lady’s Templemore in Boher – Referee: Patsy Coffey
Thurles CBS V St Colmans Fermoy in Cahir – Referee: Noel Cosgrove
Midleton CBS V St Flannans in Charleville – Referee: Richard Moloney
Charleville w/o Rochestown scr.

Round 1 results

Rice College Ennis 4-16 Blackwater CS 4-9
Our Lady’s Templemore 2-19 Col Iosaief Kilmallock 1-8
Thurles CBS 3-15 Ard Scoil Ris 1-15
Charleville CBS 3-12 HS Clonmel 1-8
Midleton CBS 2-23 Nenagh CBS 3-13
St Flannans 0-18 DLS Waterford 1-9