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Dr. Harty Cup – Castletroy College 2-9 St Colmans 0-13

Castletroy College defeated St. Colmans Fermoy by 2-9 to 0-13 in the fifth round of the Dr. Harty Cup Senior A Hurling Group 2 on Wednesday December 3rd at Ballyagran.


2014 Munster GAA Post Primary Schools

Dr. Harty Cup Senior A Hurling Group 2

Castletroy College v St Colmans Fermoy

When – Wednesday December 3rd at 1:30pm
Where – Ballyagran

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


For the Record

  Castletroy College St Colmans Fermoy
2014 / 2015 Team Management Leonard Coughlan,
Peter O’Reilly
Mr. Flannan Cleary,
Mr. Paddy Hogan,
Mr. Noel Crowley
2014 / 2015 Team Captain Lorcan Lyons Shane Aherne
2013 / 2014 Dr. Harty Cup  Performance Defeated Gaelcholaiste Mhuire in the group stages but lost out to Thurles CBS and Scoil na Trionoide Doon and did not progress. Failed to qualify from the group stages after defeats to Hamilton HS Bandon, DLS Waterford and St Flannans College
2013 / 2014 Dean Ryan Cup Under 16 ½ A Hurling Performance Did not take part. Lost to Pobalscoil na Tríonóide Youghal in the Quarter-Final of the Under 16 ½ B competition. Lost to St Francis College Rochestown by 5-14 to 1-7 in the first round
Number of Dr. Harty Cup titles 0 9
Last Dr. Harty Cup Title N/A 2003
Most recent meeting 2012/2013 Dr. Harty Cup Group Stages
Castletroy College 2-11 St. Colmans Fermoy 2-7

Dr. Harty Cup Group 2 Fixtures

Teams – Scoil na Trionoide Naofa Doon, St Colmans Fermoy, Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG, DLS Waterford and Castletroy College
Teora Aoise: 1/6/96

Round 1

St Colmans Fermoy 0-18
Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon 0-14
Gaelcolaiste Mhuire 1-14
DLS Waterford 1-10

Round 2

Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 2-14
St Colmans Fermoy 0-7
Castletroy College 3-9 DLS Waterford 1-9

Round 3

Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon 3-17
DLS Waterford 3-10

Castletroy College 2-13
Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 0-18

Round 4

St Colmans Fermoy 5-11 DLS Waterford 0-6

Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon 0-15
Castletroy College 0-12

Round 5 – December 3rd

Scoil na Trionoide Doon v
Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG

St Colmans Fermoy v Castletroy College


Team Panels

Castletroy College

Name (English) Club   Name (English) Club
Jamie Power Monaleen   Patrick Minehan Ahane
Daniel Power Monaleen   Conor Nicholas Monaleen
Kevin Gleeson Monaleen   John Nicholas Monaleen
Eoin Hourigan Murroe Boher   Alan Nicholas Monaleen
Finn Hourigan Murroe Boher   Lorcan Lyons (c) Monaleen
Jack Barry Murroe Boher   Andy la Touche Cosgrave Monaleen
Barry Nash South Liberties   Darren Golden Monaleen
Brian Nash South Liberties   Mark O Dwyer Monaleen
David Garry South Liberties   Conal Ryan Ballybricken
Evan Enright Ahane   Adrian Lennon Ballybricken
Colum Carroll Ahane   Eoin Fitzpatrick Murroe Boher
Aaron Hackett Ahane   Aaron Kennedy Murroe Boher
Shane Hackett Ahane   Ciaran O Mara Ahane
Ian Coates Old Christians   Kyrin Mc Garry Claughan
Gearoid Hartnett Ahane   Sean Malone Monaleen
Michael Fox Ahane   David Maloney Monaleen
Jack O Brien Ahane   Ciaran Barry Monaleen

St Colmans Fermoy

Name (English) Club
Keith O Leary Castlelyons
Shane Aherne Capt Fermoy
Shane Fenton Castlelyons
Padraig Hannon Glanworth
Brian Davis St Catherines
Jeremy Saich Kilworth
Shane Walsh Bride rovers
Scott Sheehan Glanworth
Stephen Condon Glanworth
Cathal Leahy St Catherines
Declan Varner Castlelyons
Garvan Morrison Fermoy
Aaron Ricken Watergrasshill
Jamie o Leary Castlelyons
Niall o leary Castlelyons
Diamuid linehan Ballyhooly
Kyle Cronin Watergrasshill
Daniel O Regan Kilworth
Dean Linehan Briderovers
Tom O Donnell St Catherines
Oisin Hickey Ballyduff
Colm Howard Briderovers
Jamie Keanneally Kilworth
Cormac Donnellan Kilworth
Ciaran Gowan Kilworth
Shane O Regan St Catherines
Jerome Fitzgibbon Glanworth
Eoin McGrath Kilworth
Eoin Davis St Catherines
Kieran Neville St Catherines
Richard Galvin St Catherines
Ross O Sullivan Fermoy
Jamie Sheehan Kilworth
Barry Murphy Castlelyons

Dr. Harty Cup Tables

Group 1 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
Thurles CBS 4 3 0 1 7
Ardscoil Ris 3 2 1 0 4
West Limerick Col 3 1 1 1 3
Blackwater CS 3 1 2 0 2
St Flannans Col 3 0 3 0 0
           
Group 2 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 3 2 1 0 4
Castletroy CC 3 2 1 0 4
St Colmans Fermoy 3 2 1 0 4
SNTN Doon 3 2 1 0 4
DLS Waterford Col 4 0 4 0 0
           
Group 3 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
P.S Youghal 4 3 1 0 6
Rochestown College 3 3 0 0 6
Our Lady’s Templemore 3 1 2 0 2
St Caimins Shannon 3 1 2 0 2
Charleville CBS 3 0 3 0 0
           
Group 4 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
Hamilton HS Bandon 3 3 0 0 6
Midleton CBS 3 2 1 0 4
Nenagh CBS 3 2 1 0 4
Dungarvan CBS 3 1 2 0 2
HS Clonmel 4 0 4 0 0

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

Dr. Harty Cup – Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 1-15 SNTN Doon 1-13

Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG defeated Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon by 1-15 to 1-13 in the fifth round of the Dr. Harty Cup Senior A Hurling Group 2 at Mallow on Wednesday December 3rd.


2014 Munster GAA Post Primary Schools

Dr. Harty Cup Senior A Hurling Group 2

Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon V Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG

When – Wednesday December 3rd at 1:30pm
Where – Mallow

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


For the Record

  Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG
2014 / 2015 Team Management Diarmuid Carr,
Brendan Bugler, Justin Daly & Diarmuid McCarthy
Éadbhard Ó Croinín,
Liam Searton,
Tadgh Ó Lordáin
2014 / 2015 Team Captain Barry Murphy & Matt Feehan (Joint Captains) Craig Ó hAinfín
2013 / 2014 Dr. Harty Cup  Performance Qualified for the Final before losing to Ardscoil Rís by 2-13 to 0-4 Failed to qualify from the group stages after defeats to Thurles CBS, Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon and Castletroy College
2013 / 2014 Dean Ryan Cup Under 16 ½ A Hurling Performance Did not take part – lost to Dungarvan CBS by 3-13 to 2-8 in the U16 ½ B competition Lost to St. Caimins Shannon by 5-21 to 1-11 in the first round
Number of Dr. Harty Cup titles 0 19 (North Monastery, Cork)
Last Dr. Harty Cup Title N/A 1994
Most recent meeting 2013/2014 Dr. Harty Cup Group Stages – Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon 3-18 Gaelcholáiste Mhuire A.G 1-10

Dr. Harty Cup Group 2 Fixtures

Teams – Scoil na Trionoide Naofa Doon, St Colmans Fermoy, Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG, DLS Waterford and Castletroy College
Teora Aoise: 1/6/96

Round 1

St Colmans Fermoy 0-18
Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon 0-14
Gaelcolaiste Mhuire 1-14
DLS Waterford 1-10

Round 2

Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 2-14
St Colmans Fermoy 0-7
Castletroy College 3-9 DLS Waterford 1-9

Round 3

Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon 3-17
DLS Waterford 3-10

Castletroy College 2-13
Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 0-18

Round 4

St Colmans Fermoy 5-11 DLS Waterford 0-6

Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa Doon 0-15
Castletroy College 0-12

Round 5 – December 3rd

Scoil na Trionoide Doon v
Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG

St Colmans Fermoy v Castletroy College


Team Panels

Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG

Darragh Ó  Connaill (Na Piarsaigh)

Éadbhard Ó Conaing (Na Piarsaigh)

Coilín Ó Suilleabhain (Na Piarsaigh)

Roibeard Ó Meara (Na Piarsaigh)

Ailein Breathnach (Na Piarsaigh)

Brian Ó Ceallachain (Na Piarsaigh)

Adan Ó Donnabhain (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Liam O Cochlan (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Eoghan Ó Laoire (Na Piarsaigh)

Ciarán Ó hAinifín (Na Piarsaigh)

Pól de Faoite (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Daithí Braham (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Donal Ó Conaing (Na Piarsaigh)

Dayne Ó Laoi (Na Piarsaigh)

Evan Ó Siocháin (Na Piarsaigh)

Conchúr Ó Briain (Carrin na bFear)

Conchúr Ó Buacháin ( Na Piarsaigh)

Sean Ó Meara (Na Piarsaigh)

Sean Busteed (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Eoghan Ó Néill (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Ciarain Ó hAilín (Na Piarsaigh)

Cathal Ó Cuileannáin (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Craig Ó hAinfín (Na Piarsaigh) Capt

Adam Ó Suilleabhain (Fánaithe an Ghleanna)

Killian Ó hEathairn (Na Piarsaigh)

Ciam Mac Giolla Chainnigh (Na Piarsaigh)

Dean Ó Muireasa (Na Piarsaigh)

Johnathan Ó Mathuna (Naomh Uinseann)

Seamas Ó Muireasa (Na Piarsaigh)

Jamie Mc Craith (Na Piarsaigh)

Craig Ó Conghaile (Na Piarsaigh)

Eric Ó Caoimh (Na Piarsaigh)


Scoil na Trionoide Doon

NAME Club
Ryan Renehan Cappawhite
David Lonergan Cappamore
Brian McPartland Doon
    Mikey O’Brien Doon
Brian McCarthy Pallasgreen
Shane O’Connell Doon
Robbie Quirke Cappawhite
Jack Cummins Doon
Anthony Foley Cappamore
Colin Ryan Pallasgreen
Barry Murphy Doon J Capt
Matt Feehan Sean Treacys J Capt
Mark Coleman Doon
Mikie Feehan Sean Treacys
Joe Lonergan Cappamore
Sean McMahon Cappamore
Alan Cosgrave Pallasgreen
Jason Fitzgibbon Cappamore
Dylan O’Connor 18/05/1998
Darragh Clancy Cappawhite
Eoin O’Malley Cappamore
Dylan O Dwyer Doon
Tadhg  Whelan Doon
Jordan Hayes Éire Óg Anacarthy
John Richardson Murroe-Boher
Padraig Ryan Doon
Fiachra Hogan Cappamore
Joe Keogh Pallasgreen
Kevin McMahon Pallasgreen
Padraig Fitzgerald Cappamore

Dr. Harty Cup Tables

Group 1 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
Thurles CBS 4 3 0 1 7
Ardscoil Ris 3 2 1 0 4
West Limerick Col 3 1 1 1 3
Blackwater CS 3 1 2 0 2
St Flannans Col 3 0 3 0 0
           
Group 2 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG 3 2 1 0 4
Castletroy CC 3 2 1 0 4
St Colmans Fermoy 3 2 1 0 4
SNTN Doon 3 2 1 0 4
DLS Waterford Col 4 0 4 0 0
           
Group 3 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
P.S Youghal 4 3 1 0 6
Rochestown College 3 3 0 0 6
Our Lady’s Templemore 3 1 2 0 2
St Caimins Shannon 3 1 2 0 2
Charleville CBS 3 0 3 0 0
           
Group 4 Teams Played Wins Lost Draw Points
Hamilton HS Bandon 3 3 0 0 6
Midleton CBS 3 2 1 0 4
Nenagh CBS 3 2 1 0 4
Dungarvan CBS 3 1 2 0 2
HS Clonmel 4 0 4 0 0

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

Dr. Harty Cup Round 5 Results

Following the completion of Round 5, Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG, Castletroy CC, Nenagh CBS and Ard Scoil Ris have qualified for the Quarter-Finals.

The four top seeded teams in the Dr. Harty Cup Quarter-Final draw will be Thurles CBS, Castletroy CC, St. Francis College Rochestown and Hamilton HS Bandon. The four 2nd seed teams will be Ardscoil Ris, Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG, P.S Youghal and Nenagh CBS.

The draw for the Dr. Harty Cup and Corn Uí Mhuirí quarter finals will take place on the 17th December @ 8pm in Aras Mumhan, Castletroy, Co. Limerick.


Fixtures / Results

Wednesday 3rd December – all games at 1:30pm
West Limerick Colleges 6-11 Blackwater CS 1-14
Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 1-15 SNTN Doon 1-13 – Match Report
Castletroy CC 2-9 St Colmans Fermoy 0-13 – Match Report / Photos
St Caimins Shannon 5-14 Charleville CBS 3-13
Hamilton HS Bandon 2-13 Dungarvan CBS 0-11
Nenagh CBS 3-11 Midleton CBS 1-13 – Match Report

Friday 5th December
Rochestown 2-13 Our Ladys Templemore 0-16 – Photos

Monday December 8th
Ardscoil Ris 3-14 St. Flannans 2-11 – Match Report


Dr. Harty Cup Tables after Round 5 as of December 8th

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

Previews

Group 1

Thurles CBS have completed their four games and top Group 1 with 7 points. The fight for the second Quarter-Final place begins today when West Limerick Colleges play Blackwater CS in Charleville. A victory for the West Limerick Colleges will see them move ahead of Ardscoil Ris on 5 points. Ardscoil Ris play winless St. Flannans on Monday next at 1:30pm in Sixmilebridge knowing a draw or victory will see them qualify for the knockout stages.

Group 2

The best of Hollywood scriptwriters could not have come up with the final round scenarios in Group 2 with four teams level on four points, everyone with two wins and a loss thus far. It’s a case of winner takes all in the two games on the agenda in Round 5 as SNTN Doon play Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG in Mallow while St Colmans Fermoy take on Castletroy College. Wins in either game will see the victors qualifying for the Quarter-Finals while a draw would bring score difference in to play. Two cracking Limerick versus Cork hurling clashes are in story in this group today.

Group 3

P.S Youghal have qualified for the knockout stages with six points from their three games. In the one game on the agenda today, winless Charleville CBS play St Caimins Shannon in Clarina with both teams out of contention. The other game in this group will see St. Francis College Rochestown playing Our Ladys Templemore on Friday next at 1:30pm in Cahir. Rochestown have also qualified for the knockout stages as group winners and will look to remain unbeaten and bring this momentum to the Quarter-Finals by continuing their good form against Templemore.

Group 4

Group 4 is also delicately poised as Nenagh CBS and Midleton CBS face each other today in Clonmel knowing that the winner will qualify for the Quarter-Finals as both schools sit on four points each. Hamilton High School Bandon have qualified for the Quarter-Finals with three wins from three thus far and take on Dungarvan CBS in Killeagh looking to remain undefeated heading in to the Quarter-Finals.

AIB Munster Club JFC Final – Brosna 0-15 Glin 2-6

Brosna (Kerry) defeated Glin (Limerick) by 0-15 to 2-6 in the AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Football Championship Final on Sunday December 7th at Mallow.


Battling Brosna deliver

By Edward Newman for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Brosna 0-15 Glin 2-6

Brosna completed a hat-trick of provincial club football titles for the Kingdom, overcoming the spirited challenge of Glin in a hugely entertaining AIB Munster Junior final at Mallow yesterday.

In a game that had a very competitive edge married to some wonderful passages of play on a bitterly cold December afternoon, the north Kerry side followed up Ardfert’s intermediate crown and Austin Stacks’ senior success to make it a memorable treble of Munster titles for football’s most decorated county.

Brosna’s title was built on industry, craftiness and precision up front and no player personified this more than their brilliant corner-forward Adam Barry. The former Kerry minor was in regal form, lighting up an intriguing contest by landing 0-8, a contribution that led his manager Jimmy Keane to describe the 21-year-old’s performance as “unforgettable and inspirational”.

Barry curled over a litany of beautiful points off left and right foot from a range of distances and angles while Shane Fitzmaurice, Aaron Cahill, Eamon Kiely, Dave and Shane Curtain and Tom McGoldrick all stepped up to the mark when the need was greatest. Those contributions were never more in demand after Philip Moloney blasted Glin’s second goal two minutes after the break to push the Limerick champions into a two-point lead in a match that captivated the huge attendance.

The game was still in the melting pot with just ten minutes left on the clock. Though Brosna were playing for a sixth consecutive Sunday, their energy levels never lagged – in fact they upped the tempo in the closing stages — and produced three points during this period to run out deserving winners in front of their huge support in an attendance of 3,086.

Glin’s movement was jauntier in the opening five minutes, and they should have been three points in front but their shooting over the hour proved their Achilles heel – Glin shot eight wides in total — while Brosna looked far more economical up front where Barry sparkled. Though Glin’s best forward Mark Culhane opened scoring in the 7th minute, Brosna took control and landed five successive points between the 8th and 21st minutes including two beauties from Barry, along with efforts from Shane Curtain, Tom McGoldrick and Don McAuliffe.

It looked like the north Kerry side would run riot but Glin responded against the run of play with a well-worked goal on 23 minutes. Good footwork and vision from Padraig Scanlon found the dangerous Culhane unmarked on the edge of the square and the big full-forward rounded Conor Kiely to finish coolly.

From there to half time both sides bossed possession and swapped some eye-catching points. Firstly, Mike Finnegan found Barry, whose golden touch never deserted him, while McGoldrick followed up to push out Brosna’s advantage to three points. However, Glin slowly began to find their range with points from the hard working Philip Moloney and Paddy Fitzgerald leaving it stand 0-7 to 1-3 at the break

Glin restarted in flying fashion and after Culhane pointed, Darren Sheehan did well to fist a pass into space to the hard running Moloney who, left unmarked, made no mistake from close range. That left Brosna three points in arrears but the Kingdom’s representatives didn’t panic. Eamon Kiely came close to goaling in the 35th minute but, by the 43rd minute, Dave Curtain levelled affairs before McGoldrick and Culhane swapped points to even up matters with just ten minutes left on the clock.

The intensity levels rose entering the closing stages with the Glin defence under all sorts of pressure that led Paddy Fitzgerald and Shane Culhane to receive black cards. Brosna took full advantage from Glin indiscipline, finishing with a flourish with points from McGoldrick and two from the effervescent Barry.

Game-changer

Glin’s first black card in the 52nd minute was the first sign of their slow demise and Brosna took over from there, kicking three match-winning points.

Talk of the town

A treble of AIB provincial club titles for the Kingdom.

Did that just happen?

Glin’s Shane Culhane takes off the tracksuit, replacing black-carded Paddy Fitzgerald in the 52nd minute. Three minutes later the same player receives a black-card and is putting his tracksuit back on.

Best on show

A no-brainer. Brosna’s Adam Barry gave an exhibition, curling over a succession of beauties off left and right foot. He scored 0-8 in total.

Black card watch

Glin’s Paddy Fitzgerald saw the line after a high and dangerous challenge on Adam Barry. Shane Culhane also saw black late in the second half.

Sideline superior

Brosna’s blanket defence in the first half led to Glin panic-shooting, while the deployment of Timmy Finnegan in the middle gave Barry space inside to wreak havoc.

The man in black

Alan Kissane kept this game skipping along nicely. Though the Waterford man flashed four yellow and two black cards, this was a sporting contest handled superbly by the official.

What’s next?

Brosna return to local action with County League and North Kerry Championship games to keep them tipping over; then in January they face an All-Ireland semi-final.

Scorers for Brosna: A Barry 0-8 (0-2 frees); T McGoldrick 0-4 (0-3 frees); S Curtain, D Curtain and D McAuliffe 0-1 each.

Scorers for Glin: M Culhane 1-4 (0-2 frees, 0-1 ‘45’); P Moloney 1-1; P Fitzgerald 0-1.

BROSNA: C Kiely; S Fitzmaurice, M Murphy, A Cahill; T Fitzgerald, E Kiely, F McAuliffe; D Curtain, S Curtain; D McAuliffe (capt.), T McGoldrick, P Curtain; T Finnegan, M Finnegan, A Barry.
Subs: E Prendeville for C Kiely (inj, 25); P O’Keeffe for Curtain (40); J O’Donnell for D McAuliffe (48).

GLIN: M Stack; T O’Connor, B Donovan, K Sweeney; P Costello, J Fitzgerald, J Wallace; P Moloney, E Horan; D Sheehan, T Culhane, K Moore; P Scanlon, M Culhane, P Fitzgerald (capt.).
Subs: T Scanlon for O’Connor (25); S Culhane for Fitzgerald (black card, 52); A Mulvihill for Culhane (black card 55)

Referee: A Kissane (Waterford)


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AIB Munster Club JHC Final – Modeligo 5-12 Castlemartyr 0-14

Modeligo (Waterford) defeated Castlemartyr (Cork) by 5-12 to 0-14 in the AIB Munster GAA Club Junior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday December 7th at Mallow.



Devine intervenes for Modeligo

Castlemartyr 0-14 Modeligo 5-12

Report by Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

The celebrations were held in Deckie’s Bar in Modeligo last night as the little club from west Waterford collected a first Munster JHC title in chilly Mallow yesterday. A clinical first half laid the foundations for Modeligo’s win over Cork champions Castlemartyr in a game which sketched out the truth about goals winning games: the Waterford side hit five and Castlemartyr none over the hour. The Waterford side were crisp and efficient, and they were quicker to get to the pace of the game, though both teams showed a touch of nerves early on with wayward shooting.

The Modeligo management made the most significant move of the game as soon as it started, taking midfielder Tom Devine from midfield to full-forward, where he caused endless problems for the Castlemartyr defence. On nine minutes Modeligo got the first goal of the game when Devine showed early for a free, turned his man and released Michael Troy with a good handpass. Troy had work to do, but his touch was good and his finish excellent – 1-2 to 0-2 in favour of the Waterford men, and Castlemartyr keeper Eanna McGovern had to look smart to deny Modeligo another goal soon afterwards.

On 12 minutes Modeligo struck again: Devine burst onto a breaking ball to race through and finish cleverly, slipping the ball past McGovern. When Kieran McCarthy added another point three minutes later it was Modeligo 2-3, Castlemartyr 0-3.
The Cork side, reliant on Barry Lawton’s frees up to then, hit two points from play but Modeligo continued to impress, Nicky O’Donovan’s long-range point in response to those Castlemartyr scores underlining their quality.

A late Lawton 65 looked to have narrowed the gap for Castlemartyr, but there was still time for Devine to intervene again – the big man broke a dropping ball near the square to corner-forward Michael Troy, who finished to the corner of the net, making it 3-6 to 0-6 at half-time.

Credit Castlemartyr, who roared out of the blocks for the second half: Barry Lawton hit three frees and brother Brian pointed from play in the opening six minutes to cut the deficit to five, but Modeligo found the net again on 38 minutes. The Cork side didn’t clear a ball rolling around the square and Jamie Troy nudged it over the line; when he (free) and Patrick O’Donovan added points the gap was nine again, 4-8 to 0-11.

The game died as a contest with ten minutes left, Jamie Troy feeding Devine, who hurtled through on an angle before crashing home his second and Modeligo’s fifth goal: 5-10 to 0-12. From there on the Waterford men kept their opponents at bay, their defence showing the same nous and support play as their attack, and ending the game 13 points ahead in a terrific performance. The Castlemartyr management sportingly acknowledged Modeligo yesterday as the best side they’d faced all year, and the Waterford men will surely fancy their chances of going one better than their county men Ballysaggart, beaten All-Ireland finalists last year.

Game-changer

Modeligo’s fourth goal, on 38 minutes, came at just the right time to kill Castlemartyr’s second-half momentum.

Talk of the town

Tom Devine’s performance at full-forward for the Waterford side. Has county boss Derek McGrath noticed?

Did that just happen?

Modeligo were making a DVD of their season and filmed contributions from players and management at the final whistle yesterday.

Best on show

Tom Devine was the star man — goaled twice and created two more for corner-forward Michael Troy.

The man in black

Limerick’s Johnny Murphy handled the game well.

What’s next?

Modeligo move on to the All-Ireland semi-final stage, against UK opponents, while Castlemartyr take a break for Christmas.

Scorers for Castlemartyr: Barry Lawton 0-10 (0-8 fs, 0-1 65); Brian Lawton, B. O Tuama, C. Bowens and E. Clifford 0-1 each.

Scorers for Modeligo: J. Troy 1-6 (0-4 fs); M. Troy, T. Devine 2-0 each; K. McCarthy 0-3; N. O’Donovan 0-2; P. O’Donovan 0-1.

CASTLEMARTYR: E. McGovern, O. Smiddy, R. O’Donovan, E. Roynane, D. O Tuama, B. Smiddy, A. Bowens, Briain O Tuama, Barra O Tuama (c), D. McAuliffe, Brian Lawton, J. Stack, C. Haines, M. O’Neill, Barry Lawton.
Subs: E. Clifford for Haines, 40; C. Bowens for O’Neill 47; P. Horgan for J. Stack, J. Lawton for D. O Tuama, both 54; J. Smiddy for D. McAuliffe, 55.

MODELIGO: D. O’Keeffe, J. McGrath, B. McCarthy, R. Buckley, S. Troy, P. Fitzgerald, S. O’Donovan, T. Devine, T. Walsh, K. McCarthy, J. Troy, N. O’Donovan, M. Troy, P. O’Donovan, P. Walsh.
Subs: R. Reddy for P. Walsh, 53; S. Hennessy for R. Buckley and L. Queally for T. Walsh, both 55; P. McCarthy for J. McGrath, 59.

Referee: J. Murphy (Limerick)


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Corn Chiaráin Uí Dhrisceoil Final (16.5 D Hurling)

Crescent Comprehensive easy winners.

Crescent Comprehensive Limerick 1-14 Colaiste An Craoibhin Fermoy 0-5

Report by Paddy Ryan

Crescent Comprehensive were deserving winners over Colaiste An Craoibhin (Fermoy) in the Munster Under 16.5 DHC final at Lattin on Friday. From the start the winners dominated. They were very solid down the centre and had an outstanding midfielder in team captain Brian Ryan who struck 0-10 over the hour all from placed balls. Ryan opened the scoring with a pointed ’65. The Fermoy side levelled in the 5th minute when a free by D J Cahill was sent over by Dale Dawson. The Limerick defence grew in stature and their inside forwards were very threatening. Colaiste keeper Shane O’Flynn was in great form being called on many times. Brian Ryan (free) and Liam Harrington made it 0-3 to 0-1 after 13 minutes. Colaiste had a pointed free by D J Cahill. Brian Ryan pointed in the 20th minute with D J Cahill closing the gap to a point two minutes later. By half time the winners were 0-6 to 0-3 clear.

The Limerick side had their goal early on the restart. It came when good work by Brian Barry and Mark Shanahan led to Donncha Connolly getting possession from broken play on the edge of the square and striking the net 1-6 to 0-3. From here on Crescent were well on top. Brian Ryan struck a succession of long range pointed frees and by the 50th minute they moved 1-13 to 0-3 clear. Colaiste keeper Shane O’Flynn made a massive save from Liam Harrington. The Fermoy side had late points by Aaron Spriggs and D J Cahill with Brian Ryan having his 10th point in the 59th minute. After the game John Brennan, Munster Colleges Servicing Officer presented the new Kieran O’Driscoll Memorial Cup to Brian Ryan the winning captain.

Scorers for Crescent Comprehensive : B Ryan 0-10 (0-9f, 0-1’65) D Connolly 1-0, M Bateman 0-3, L Harrington 0-1.
Colaiste An Craoibhin : D J Cahill 0-3f, D Dawson 0-1, A Spriggs 0-1.

CRESCENT COMPREHENSIVE : L Dee (Mungret) C Fitzgerald Patrickswell) C Lynch (Mungret) K Moloney (Crecora) C Flahive (Mungret) B Barry (do) B Fitzgerald (Patrickswell) B Ryan (Capt) (South Liberties) C Daly (Bruff) N Gannon (South Liberties) M Bateman (Crecora) M Shanahan (do) D Connolly (do) L Harrington (Mungret) K O’Shaughnessy (Adare) Subs : D Deasy (Patrickswell) for K O’Shaughnessy, E O’Malley (Mungret) for N Gannon,
L Fitzgerald (Mungret) for D Connolly, S Duignan (Mungret) for C Daly.

COLAISTE AN CRAOIBHIN : S O’Flynn (Bride Rovers) K O’Mahony (Skeheenarinky) M O’Connor (Blackwater Rovers) S Abernethy (Kilworth) A McCormack (do) L Beecher (St. Catherine’s) A Spriggs (Watergrasshill) O O’Neill (St. Catherine’s) D Dawson (Fermoy) K Heffernan (Kilworth) D.J Cahill (Capt) (Bride Rovers) K Geary (St. Catherine’s) K Kearney (Bride Rovers) J O’Brien (St. Catherine’s) C Graham (Watergrasshill) Subs : C McCarthy (Castlelyons) for K Heffernan, K Heffernan for C McCarthy, I O’Riordan (Castlelyons) for K Kearney, C Coleman (Bride Rovers) for Dale Dawson (inj).

Referee : Sean Bradshaw (Knockavilla Kickhams)

Corn Shéamais Uí Dhonnchú Final (16.5 B Hurling)

St. Francis Rochestown College 2-15 Colaiste Chriost Ri 2-10

St Francis College are Munster Under 16.5 BHC kingpins

Report by Paddy Ryan

St Francis Rochestown were deserving winners of the James O’Donoghue Cup Munster Under 16.5 B HC final at Blackrock on Wednesday. From the start the winners showed the greater determination, accuracy and skill. They gained supremacy at midfield where David Andrews and John O’Sullivan impressed all through. Matthew McAuliffe opened with two pointed frees. A free in defence by John O’Sullivan was collected by Jack McCarthy who made it 0-3 to 0-0. In the 9th minute good play by John Dennehy led to a well taken goal by John McCarthy that levelled. Rochestown continued to do well. Nathan Walsh was outstanding at centre back. Good work by John O’Sullivan led to a lead point by Matthew McAuliffe. In the 12th minute good work by Jack McCarthy and Matthew McAuliffe led to an excellent point by impressive John O’Callaghan. Criost Ri keeper Jamie Leahy saved very well from O’Callaghan. At the end of the first quarter Rochestown added another point. Criost Ri had a pointed free by Michael Cussen. Rochestown finished the half well with John O’Callaghan having a goal and a point after good work on both occasions by James Holland. In injury time Criost Ri had two points. By half time the winners led 1-7 to 1-2.

Criost Ri keeper Jamie Leahy was called on to make two splendid saves on the resumption from James Holland and John O’Callaghan, both went out for ’65s that were converted by John O’Sullivan 1-10 to 1-3 after just thirty three minutes. Rochestown continued to do well. Both sides exchanged points with the winners 1-12 to 1-6 clear entering the final quarter. Criost Ri tried very hard to get back on terms. They lacked scoring power with John Dennehy, Michael Cussen and John McCarthy their dangermen up front. Rochestown held a safe six point lead all through the second half. In the 58th minute Liam Grainger had a great goal that opened up a 2-14 to 1- 9 lead. Criost Ri replied immediately when John Dennehy gave a great cross to John McCarthy who struck for his second goal. Both sides exchanged a late point with St. Francis College holding out for a five point win. After the game Seamus O’Donoghue father of the late James O’Donoghue presented the cup to the winning captain Nathan Walsh in the presence of Munster Council Chairman Jerry O’Sullivan.

Scorers for St. Francis : John O’Callaghan 1-3, John O’Sullivan 0-4 (0-2 ’65s. 0-1f) Matthew McAuliffe 0-3 (0-2f) James Holland 0-2, Jack McCarthy 0-2, Brian Turnbull 0-1,
Criost Ri : John McCarthy 2-1, Michael Cussen 0-5 (0-4f) John Dennehy 0-2, Mark Hitchmough 0-1, Eoin O’Leary 0-1.

ST. FRANCIS ROCHESTOWN : Jason Murray (Douglas) Brian O’Connor (do) Ross Coleman (Blackrock) Joe Golden (do) Jamie Fenton (Ballygarvan) Nathan Walsh (Capt) (Douglas) Dylan Ward (do) David Andrews (Shamrocks) John O’Sullivan (Blackrock) Jack McCarthy (Carrigaline) Matthew McAuliffe (Douglas) Sean O’Callaghan (Blackrock) Cormac Kiely (Tracton) Brian Turnbull (Douglas) James Holland (do)
Subs : Jack Lyons (Nemo Rangers) for Joe Golden, Liam Grainger (Blackrock) for Cormac Kiely,

CRIOST RI : Jamie Leahy (St. Finbarr’s) Declan Foley (Aghada) Aidan Walsh (St. Finbarr’s) Michael Hogan (Nemo Rangers) David Byrne (Tracton) Jack Ryan (Capt) (Sliabh Rua) John O’Brien (Nemo Rangers) Mark Hitchmough (Shamrocks) Eoin O’Leary (Sliabh Rua) John Dennehy (St. Finbarr’s) Michael Cussen (Ballygarvan) Darragh Kelly (Douglas) Mark Cronin (Nemo Rangers) John McCarthy (Sliabh Rua) John O’Brien (St. Finbarr’s)
Subs : Kyle Forde (Nemo Rangers) for John O’Brien, Sam Hanley (Nemo Rangers) for Declan Foley, Darragh Moran (St. Finbarr’s) for Mark Cronin, Aaron Moynihan (Tracton) for John McCarthy

Referee : Nathan Wall (Carrigaline)


Preview by Paddy Ryan

Cork Colleges to take all 3 Munster Under 16.5 HC titles

With Midleton CBS taking the Munster Under 16.5 (A) HC title and Mitchelstown CBS being crowned Munster Under 16.5 (C) HC kingpins last week, the third and final competition the Under 16.5 B HC Munster final takes place this Wednesday in Church Road Grounds, Blackrock 1.00pm between two Cork City Schools – St. Francis Rochestown and Colaiste Criost Ri. So the cup will rest on Leeside along with the other two this season. Twenty four schools from all six Munster counties took part in this championship. Both St Francis Rochestown and Colaiste Criost Ri have two well balanced sides. A number of the players on both sides figured with the Cork Under 15 B HC side earlier this year. Three players – two from St Francis James Holland and Brian Turnbull were on the Cork Under 15 A HC panels this year along with Criost Ri’s Eoin O’Laoire. On the way to the final Rochestown had four games. Their first match was against Colaiste Treasa (Kanturk). On that occasion the City side were comprehensive winners by 5 -20 to 5 -2. Next up was a meeting with Dungarvan CBS. On this occasion St., Francis had just a point to spare winning by 1-11 to 1-10 to secure a quarter final place against S.N.T.N Doon. Rochestown showed good form in this game running out victors by 2-11 to 1-7. They played another Limerick side in the semi final with St Francis coming out on top by
0-16 to 0-12 over Castletroy Community College.

Colaiste Criost Ri had a bye in the first round. They won their first game very easily accounting for St. Caiman’s (Shannon) by 3 -15 to 0- 8. In the quarter final they came up against a very strong Abbey CBS (Tipperary) In the end Criost Ri had 3 points to spare on a scoreline of 2 -17 to 2-14. Their semi final was against Cork side Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig. Another close game ensued with Criost Ri just holding out on 2-12 to 1-13 scoreline. The final can be expected to be very keenly contested. There are players from a number of clubs involved in both schools. Rochestown players come mainly from Douglas, Blackrock, Shamrocks, Carrigaline and Ballygarvan. They are captained by Nathan Walsh (Douglas)

Criost Ri draw their players from St. Finbarr’s Nemo Rangers, Shamrocks, Sliabh Rua, Douglas, Ballygarvan, Aghada and Tracton. They are captained by Sean O’Riain (Sliabh Rua). This is the first time of this championship played for the O’Donoghue Cup. The cup in memory of James O’Donoghue (Arravale Rovers) who died in his mid 30s. He was a teacher in Thurles CBS where his energy, integrity and diligence earned him the respect of colleagues and pupils alike. He was a great GAA coach and he prepared many a winning championship team from his school in an all too short life. He was a member of the famous O’Donoghue family synonomous with everything that is positive and progressive about the GAA in Tipperary Town.


Team Panels

St Francis College Rochestown 16.5 Hurling panel

1. Jason Murray Douglas
2. Brian O’Connor Douglas
3. Ross Coleman Blackrock
4. Joe Golden Blackrock
5. Jamie Fenton Ballygarvan
6. Nathan Walsh (Captain) Douglas
7. Dylan Ward Douglas
8. David Andrews Shamrocks
9. John O Sullivan Blackrock
10. Jack McCarthy Carrigaline
11. Matthew McAulliffe Douglas
12. Cian Denn Blackrock
13. James Holland Douglas
14. Brian Turnbull Douglas
15. Sean O Callaghan Blackrock
16. Dylan Murphy Douglas
17. Cormac Kiely Tracton
18. Liam Grainger Blackrock
19. Andrew O’Brien Douglas
20. Cian Baldwin Douglas
21. Cian Mahony Shamrocks
22. Conor Russell Douglas
23. Jack Lyons Nemo Rangers
24. Sean Cormack Blackrock
25. Diarmuid Cormack Blackrock
26. Cillian Buckley Blackrock

Colaiste Chriost Rí 16.5 Hurling panel

1. Seamus Ó Laocha St Finbarrs
15. Seac Ó Briain St Finbarrs
3. Aodán Breathnach St Finbarrs
4. Micheál Ó hOgáin Nemo Rangers
2. Deaglán Ó Foghlú Aghada
7. Seán Ó Briain Nemo Rangers
6. Seac Ó Riain Sliabh Rua Capt
5. Daithí Ó Broin Tracton
8. Mark Hitchmough Shamrocks
9. Eoghan Ó Laoire Sliabh Rua
10. Seán Ó Duinneacha St Finbarrs
12. Darragh Ó Ceallaigh Douglas
11. Micheál Ó Cuisín Ballygarvan
17. Kyle Ó Fuaráin Nemo Rangers
14. Seán MacCárthaigh Sliabh Rua
18. Darragh Ó Móráin St Finbarrs
15. Marcus Ó Croinín Nemo Rangers
19. Aaron Ó Muineacháin Tracton
20. Adam Murphy Sliabh Rua
22. Jason Murphy Sliabh Rua
16. Evin Ó Laoire Sliabh Rua
28. Lúcás Ó hAnagáin St Finbarrs
30. Seac Ó Briain Nemo Rangers
21. Sam Ó hAinle Nemo Rangers
23. Ailéin Cadhla Tracton
24. Seán Ó Cadhla Tracton
29. Caleb Ó Raghallaigh Douglas
35. Fearghal Ó Conchúir St Finbarrs
31. Seac Ó Cúgáin Nemo Rangers
27. Breanainn Ó hAonghusa Nemo Rangers
32. Conchúr Ó Fathaigh Tracton
33. Seán Ó hOrgáin Brian Dillons
25. Aodán Ó Cathail St Finbarrs
34. Seamus O hAilín Nemo Rangers
26. Wayne Mac an Tuile St Finbarrs

Tipperary Senior Football Championship Final – Loughmore-Castleiney 2-7 Cahir 1-10

The Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Football Championship Final between Loughmore-Castleiney and Cahir finished level on Sunday December 21st at Leahy Park Cashel. Final score – Loughmore-Castleiney 2-7 Cahir 1-10


Late Cian Hennessy score sees Tipperary football final end in stalemate

Report from the Irish Times newspaper

Loughmore-Castleiney 2-7 Cahir 1-10

There’ll be no second helpings of turkey or ham for the senior footballers of Loughmore-Castleiney and Cahir this week after they played out a thrilling draw in the Tipperary final in Cashel on Sunday.

Cahir thought for a few minutes that a late, long-range Benny Hickey free had given them just the second title in the club’s history but Cian Hennessy had other ideas. Taking a short Noel McGrath pass in the 59th minute, he weaved his way through to a shooting position and struck an equaliser which meant the sides have to meet again. Although announced after the game that the replay would be next Sunday in Cashel, the two clubs later decided to hold the match on St Stephen’s Day, with a throw-in of 1pm.

It was probably a fair outcome to a game which edged back and forth over the course of a tension-laden afternoon, where the pitch and conditions couldn’t have been better at this time of year.

Cahir left the traps in sharper form with an early Robbie Costigan goal, fisting home a Paddy O’Flaherty pass, or mis-hit shot, in the eighth minute to add to Dean Lonergan’s opening point.
However, a couple of quickfire goals from Loughmore-Castleiney put the reigning champions into a strong position. Liam McGrath got the first of those, driving an unstoppable shot to the roof of the net to finish a sweeping move involving Hennessy, Noel McGrath and John McGrath.

The second green flag was raised by Hennessy when he reacted quickest to an excellent save by Brian Enright and sent the rebound to the net. The lead changed sides a number of times in the second half, before an official attendance of 1,550, before Hickey got Cahir’s last score in the 54th minute to put them ahead, only for it to be cancelled out by Hennessy’s effort in the second last minute of normal time.

LOUGHMORE-CASTLEINEY: D Brennan; L Egan, W Eviston, T McGrath (0-2); T King, C McGrath, J Ryan; N McGrath, D Kennedy; A McGrath, C Hennessy 1-1), L Treacy (0-2, two frees); L McGrath (1-0), E Sweeney, J McGrath (0-2, two frees).
Subs: J Nyland for E Sweeney (47 mins), J Meagher for L Egan (49 mins), E Connolly for D Kennedy (58 mins).

CAHIR: B Enright; M O’Connor, G Hally, C Casey; S O’Connor, A Casey, R Costigan (1-0); E Kendrick (0-1), L Casey; B Hickey (0-3, all frees), P O’Flaherty (0-1), S Murphy; P Whelan (0-3, all frees), D Lonergan (0-2), J McGrath.
Subs: E Donaghy for M O’Connor (34 mins), N McKenna for S Murphy (53 mins).

Referee: Paddy Russell

Tipperary Senior Football Championship Final Replay – Loughmore-Castleiney 0-9 Cahir 2-2

Loughmore-Castleiney defeated Cahir by 0-9 to 2-2 in the Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Football Championship Final Replay on Friday December 26th at Leahy Park Cashel.