Dean Ryan Cup Final – Midleton CBS 1-10 Our Ladys Templemore 0-12

Midleton CBS defeated Our Ladys Templemore by 1-10 to 0-12 in the Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Dean Ryan Cup (Under 16.5 A Hurling) Final on Friday November 14th at Clonmel Sportsfield.

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Gritty Midleton retain crown

By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Dean Ryan Cup final

Midleton CBS (Cork)1-10 Our Lady’s Secondary School (Templemore)0-12

Midleton CBS retained their Dean Ryan Cup (U16½HC) Munster Post Primary Schools crown with a one-point victory over Our Lady’s, Templemore at the Clonmel Sportsfield yesterday. Midleton, inspired by inside forwards Chris Power and Liam Gosnell, clung on for a second successive crown as their opponents hit 14 wides.

Templemore shot eight of those wides in the second half and despite getting to within a point three times, they could never equalise. Brian McGrath, younger brother of Tipperary senior star Noel, drove his side forward from centre-back but poor finishing was Templemore’s undoing.

In the first half, corner forward Lyndon Fairbrother banged over four fine scores but the JK Brackens starlet finished with five wides too, including three missed frees while McGrath was also off target from placed balls. At the other end, Midleton kept the wide count down to a minimum, with just one in the second half.

That was due in main to the incessant pressure being applied on their defence but Templemore never looked like scoring an elusive goal. Instead, it was the only goal of the game, from Power in the first half, that proved crucial. Gosnell swung an attempted point effort from the left touchline but when the ball dropped short, Power pounced from close range to punish poor defending. That goal was a tonic for Midleton as it was Templemore, with Fairbrother to the fore, who started better. But Midleton, with Gosnell showing a dazzling first touch, recovered to lead by 1-6 to 0-7.

Templemore reacted by switching Eoghan Ryan to pick up Gosnell and that helped nullify the influence of the Carrigtwohill teenager. But in a low-scoring second half, Gosnell still held his nerve to fire over two crucial points from placed balls. McGrath, midfielder David O’Shea and wing forward Jamie Morrissey carried the fight to Midleton but the Cork boys would not be denied.

A brace of brilliant long-range O’Shea points in the 48th and 50th minutes reduced the deficit to a point, with Midleton 1-8 to 0-10 clear. But the needless concession of a free was punished by Gosnell, before McGrath responded in kind for Templemore.

Midleton almost wrapped it up in the 57th minute but full-forward Conor Keegan was brilliantly denied by goalkeeper Paddy Cadell. Power pushed Midleton two points clear and while Morrissey claimed the final score of the game for Templemore, time ran out for the Tipperary outfit.

Scorers for Midleton CBS: C Power 1-2, L Gosnell 0-5 (2f, 1 65), C Terry 0-2, P O’Brien 0-1.

Scorers for Templemore: L Fairbrother 0-4, D O’Shea & J Morrissey 0-2 each, B McGrath (f), M O’Sullivan & S Nolan 0-1 each.

MIDLETON CBS: E Walsh; A Daly, S O’Leary Hayes, E Leahy; S O’Meara, J McDonnell, R McConville; D Crotty, B Twomey; P O’Briebn, A Leahy, C Terry; C Power, C Keegan, L Gosnell.
Sub: L O’Shea for Twomey (46).

TEMPLEMORE: P Cadell; D Byrne, N Quinlan, P Campion; E Ryan, B McGrath, D Ryan; D O’Shea, P Bergin; R McCormack, M O’Sullivan, S Nolan; J Morrissey, A O’Meara, L Fairbrother.
Sub: E McBride for Byrne (halt-time).

Referee: Paul Foley (Waterford)

Cork’s Midleton CBS claim Dean Ryan Cup title with narrow final win over Templemore

Midleton CBS 1-10 Our Lady’s (Templemore) 0-12

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OUR LADY’S TEMPLEMORE paid a heavy price for missed chances as Midleton CBS held on grimly for a one-point victory in this afternoon’s Dean Ryan final at Clonmel Sportsfield.

Corner forwards Chris Power and Liam Gosnell combined for 1-7 as last year’s winners retained their Munster junior A hurling crown. But Templemore will be kicking themselves after registering 14 wides in total – including eight in the second half.

Corner forward Lyndon Fairbrother was in deadly form in the first half for Templemore, hitting four points from play, but the lively JK Brackens man also finished with five wides, including three missed frees. Ultimately, the only goal of the game proved crucial and it arrived in the tenth minute as Power whipped home the loose ball after Gosnell’s delivery from the left touchline created panic in the Templemore goalmouth. That score was a tonic for Midleton, who took control after Templemore had opened impressively. At half-time, Midleton were 1-7 to 0-7 clear but Templemore, inspired by Noel McGrath’s younger brother Brian at centre back, midfielder David O’Shea and attacker Jamie Morrissey, were the better team in the second half.

But that aforementioned profligacy cost them dear as chance after chance went begging. On three occasions, Templemore got to within a single point of the winners but they could never get level. And Midleton were unlucky not to claim an insurance goal three minutes from time, with full-forward Conor Keegan denied by a brilliant Paddy Cadell save.

Scorers for Midleton CBS: Chris Power 1-2, Liam Gosnell 0-5 (2f, 1 65), Charlie Terry 0-2, Padraig O’Brien 0-1.Scorers for

Templemore: Lyndon Fairbrother 0-4, David O’Shea & Jamie Morrissey 0-2 each, Brian McGrath (f), Matthew O’Sullivan & Stephen Nolan 0-1 each.


1. Ross Walsh (St Colman’s)
2. Adam Daly (Midleton)
3. Sean O’Leary Hayes (Midleton)
4. Ed Leahy (Aghada)
5. Sean O’Meara (Midleton)
6. Jack McDonnell (Aghada)
7. Ryan McConville (Midleton)
8. Daire Crotty (Carrigtwohill) – captain
9. Brendan Twomey (Carrigtwohill)
12. Padraig O’Brien (Midleton)
11. Andrew Leahy (Killeagh)
10. Charlie Terry (Aghada)
13. Chris Power (Midleton)
14. Conor Keegan (Carrigtwohill)
15. Liam Gosnell (Carrigtwohill)
Sub: Liam O’Shea (Lisgoold) for Twomey (46).


1. Paddy Cadell (JK Brackens)
2. Delacey Byrne (Clonakenny)
3. Neil Quinlan (JK Brackens)
4. Padraig Campion (Drom & Inch)
5. Eoghgan Ryan (Loughmore-Castleiney)
6. Brian McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney)
7. Diarmuid Ryan (Clonakenny)
8. David O’Shea (JK Brackens)
9. Paul Bergin (Drom & Inch)
10. Ray McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)
11. Matthew O’Sullivan (Clonakenny)
12. Stephen Nolan (Drom & Inch)
13. Jamie Morrissey (Moyne-Templetuohy)
14. Aidan O’Meara (Drom & Inch)
15. Lyndon Fairbrother (JK Brackens)
Sub: Eanna McBride (JK Brackens) for Byrne (half-time).

Referee: Paul Foley (Waterford)

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

Paths to the Final

Our Ladys Templemore

Our Lady’s Templemore 4-20 Thurles CBS 4-17 AET – Semi-Final
Our Ladys Templemore 5-26 Rice College Ennis 1-9 – Quarter-Final
Our Lady’s Templemore 2-19 Col Iosaief Kilmallock 1-8

Midleton CBS

Midleton CBS 2-11 Charleville CBS 0-7 – Semi-Final
Midleton CBS 4-8 St Flannans 3-8 – Quarter-Final
Midleton CBS 2-23 Nenagh CBS 3-13

Team Panels

Our Ladys Secondary School Templemore
1 Paddy Cadell J.K.Brackens
2 Delacey Byrne Clonakenny
3 Neil Quinlan J.K.Brackens
4 Padraig Campion Drom-Inch
5 Eoghan Ryan Loughmore-Castleiney
6 Brian McGrath Loughmore-Castleiney
7 Diarmuid Ryan Clonakenny
8 David O Shea J.K.Brackens
9 Paul Bergin Drom-Inch
10 Ray MacCormack Borris-Ileigh
11 Matthew O Sullivan Clonakenny
12 Stephen Nolan Drom-Inch
13 Jamie Morrissey Moyne-Templetuohy
14 Aidan O Meara Drom-Inch
15 Lyndon Fairbrother J.K.Brackens
16 Thomas Hennessy Clonakenny
17 Eanna MacBride J.K.Brackens
18 Jack Ryan Toomevara
19 Martin O Connel Loughmore-Castleiney
20 John Ryan Drom-Inch
21 Daragh Sweeney Loughmore-Castleiney
22 Eoin Collins Drom-Inch
23 Gearoid O’Connor Moyne-Templetuohy
24 Conor Shanahan Clonakenny
25 Andrew Ormonde J.K.Brackens
26 Michael O’Connel Loughmore -Castleiney
27 Alexi Harty Clonakenny
28 Shane Ryan Drom-Inch
29 Stefan Maher Loughmore-Castleiney
30 Sean Ryan Templederry Kenyons
31 Eoin Nesbitt Clonakenny

Team Management: G.Ryan, R.Purcell

Midleton CBS Dean Ryan Panel

1 Ross Walsh (St. Colman’s)
2 Adam Daly (Midleton)
3 Sean O’ Leary Hayes (Midleton)
4 Ed Leahy (Aghada)
5 Sean O’ Meara (Midleton)
6 Jack McDonnell (Aghada)
7 Ryan McConville (Midleton)
8 Daire Crotty (Carrigtwohill) – Captain
9 Brendan Twomey (Carrigtwohill)
10 Charlie Terry (Aghada)
11 Andrew Leahy (Killeagh)
12 Padraig O’ Brien (Midleton)
13 Chris Power (Midleton)
14 Conor Keegan (Carrigtwohill)
15 Liam Gosnell (Carrigtwohill)
16 Aaron Walsh (Killeagh)
17 Aaron Walsh Barry (Carrigtwohill)
18 Ciarr O’ Connor (Fr O’ Neill’s)
19 Eoin O’ Sullivan (St. Colman’s)
20 Kalen O’ Donoghue (Aghada)
21 Adam Daly (Midleton)
22 Christopher Coughlan (Killeagh)
23 Sean O’ Sullivan (Midleton)
25 Eoin Dorgan (Fr. O’ Neill’s)
26 Jamie Landers (Killeagh)
27 John O’ Dwyer (Midleton)
28 Matthew Leahy (Aghada)
29 Michael Kelly (Kiltha Og)
30 Cathal Gunning (Midleton)

Team Management; Aylwin Kearney, Tim Collins

Dean Ryan Cup Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour – Corn an Rianaigh
Meanscoil na mBr. Dúrlas (12): 1936, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 55, 56, 65, 92, 2010
Coláiste Fhlannain (12): 1957, 61, 62, 67, 73, 76, 88, 97, 99, 2004, 2006, 2011
Coláiste Cholmain (11): 1970, 72, 77, 79, 83, 93, 94, 95, 2000, 2001, 2003
An Mhainistir Thuaidh (10): 1958, 59, 71, 75, 78, 80, 81, 84, 85, 90
Coláiste Mhichil Luimneach (5): 1937, 54, 64, 66, 68
Mainistir na Corann (5): 1940, 48, 49, 86, 89
Coláiste Barra (3): 1069, 82, 98
Dún Garbháin (2): 1951, 53
Scairbh (2): 1991, 96
DLS Port Láirge (2): 2005, 2008
Inis (1): 1941
Coláiste Chriost Rí (1): 1963
Coláiste Iognaid Ris (1): 1974
Tiobraid Árann (1): 1987
P.S. Caiseal (1): 2002
Teampall Mór (1): 2007
Ard Scoil Rís (1): 2009
P.S. Blackwater (1): 2012
Mainistir na Corann (1): 2013