Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter-Final – St. Francis College Rochestown 1-9 Coláiste na Sceilge 2-4

St. Francis College Rochestown defeated Coláiste na Sceilge by 1-9 to 2-4 in the Corn Uí Mhuirí Under 18 1/2 A Football Quarter-Final on Wednesday January 21st at Knocknagree.



St Francis Rochestown’s quadruple dream gathering momentum

By Denis Hurley for the Irish Examiner newspaper

St Francis Rochestown 1-9 Coláiste na Sceilge 2-4

The prospect of an unprecedented quadruple remains alive for St Francis College, Rochestown as they got past Coláiste na Sceilge in the e Corn Uí Mhuirí quarter-finals at Knockngagree yesterday. Before Christmas, the school won the O’Callaghan Cup, the top schools hurling title in Cork, and last week reached the Dr Harty Cup semi-finals. A clash with Coláiste Chríost Rí in Cork football final, the Simcox Cup, awaits, too.

Despite not scoring a point until the 39th minute, Sceilge had come to within two points in the last minute of normal time. When their midfielder Mark Sugrue launched a delivery into Diarmuid Keating, it was a chance to win the game but, though he did well to create space for a chance, Rochestown’s Seán Powter made a heroic block on the line. It was the last big play of the game.

Rochestown selector Liam Sheehan knew that his team might have been denied, but he was satisfied with a well-executed second-half performance. “It was nip and tuck all the way through,” he said. “We kept it and worked the scores in the second-half, fellas used their heads whereas, in the first-half we tried to force it a bit. We’re just delighted to get over the line.”

The first-half was strange. Rochestown showed great incision at times but six wides hampered them. Though limited to just four attacks of substance, Coláiste na Sceilge mined two goals from them and at half-time they trailed by two, 1-5 to 2-0. While Shane Kingston, the shining light in the Rochestown attack, had opened the scoring, O’Dwyer struck for a third-minute goal after good work by Keating and Darren Casey. Ultimately, it would prove to be the only time they would lead.

Though Brian Sugrue was getting through a lot of work at midfield, the Kerry side were back on the back foot for much of it. While Sceilge full-back Anthony O’Driscoll stood out, a Kingston free was followed by an Evan Ryle goal for Rochestown, the attacker profiting after Liam O’Sullivan had cut through the cover. By the 17th minute, it was 1-4 to 1-0, but Sceilge stayed in touch thanks to their second goal. Sugrue launched the ball into Casey, who used his pace to good effect, and his ball across allowed Anthony Cournane an easy finish.

A Kingston free — his fourth point — ensured a Rochestown response and they should have pushed further clear, but three turnovers in the latter stages of the half failed to yield anything. Rochestown eased four points clear early in the second-half, Kingston with two more frees as well as having a shot off the crossbar. While Sceilge sub Jack Daly finally got their first point, a Rochestown replacement, Daniel Meaney, had two good points and brought composure around the middle.

The switching of Seán Powter onto Casey had limited the Sceilge attacker’s creativity, but points from Cournane (two) and Sugrue left them in touching distance. It was as close as they came and Rochestown can continue to dream.

Scorers for St Francis College, Rochestown: S Kington 0-6 (four frees), E Ryle 1-0, D Meaney 0-2, B McAuliffe 0-1.

Scorers for Coláiste na Sceilge: A Cournane 1-2 (two frees), A O’Dwyer 1-0, M Sugrue, J Daly 0-1.

ST FRANCIS COLLEGE, ROCHESTOWN: P Lynch (St Michael’s); N Walsh (Douglas), N Quirke (Carrigaline), D Murphy (Douglas); D Kelleher (Cobh), D Griffin (Carrigaline), S Powter (Douglas); E O’Brien (Douglas), L Dineen (Douglas); L O’Sullivan (St Michael’s), S Kingston (Douglas), E Ryle (Carrigaline); B McAuliffe (Douglas), M McAuliffe (Douglas), C Cormack (St Michael’s).
Subs: D Meaney (St Michael’s) for Murphy (half-time), K O’Donovan (Nemo Rangers) for Ryle (33, black card), C Sheehan (Douglas) for B McAuliffe (46), J Holland (Douglas) for Cormack (49), B Flahive (Douglas) for M McAuliffe (58), S Collins (Douglas) for O’Sullivan (60).

COLÁISTE NA SCEILGE: E O’Sullivan (St Michael’s/Foilmore); S O’Connor (Dromid Pearses), A O’Driscoll (Skellig Rangers), A Curran (Renard); B Murphy (Skellig Rangers), B Sugure (Renard), G O’Sullivan (Dromid Pearses); M Sugure (Renard), S Lynch (Valentia); A O’Dwyer (Waterville), D O’Donoghue (Dromid Pearses), B O’Connell (St Michael’s/Foilmore); D Casey (St Mary’s), A Cournane (St Mary’s), D Keating (Skellig Rangers).
Subs: J Daly (St Michael’s) for Lynch (half-time), K Farrelly (Dromid Pearses) for O’Dwyer (34, black card), N Brennan (St Michael’s) for O’Donoghue (50, injured).

Referee: D O’Mahony (Tipperary)


When – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm

Where – Knocknagree

Referee – Derek O Mahoney

Admission Prices

Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3

All Media and Munster Council passes accepted.


For the Record

St Francis College Rochestown Colaiste na Sceilge
2014 / 2015 Team Management Liam Sheehan, Eamonn Hennessey, Liam O Murchu Trainer – John Dorgan; Selectors – Buddy O’Shea & John Noel O’Shea
2013 / 2014 Corn Uí Mhuirí Performance Lost out in the Group stages on score difference Qualified for the Quarter-Final where they lost to St Fachtnas Skibbereen by 2-6 to 0-6
2013 / 2014 Frewen Cup Under 16 ½ A Football Performance Won the Frewen Cup with a 3-12 to 2-14 victory over St. Brendans Killarney Lost to I S Killorglin by 2-9 to 1-10
Number of Corn Uí Mhuirí titles 1 4
Last Corn Uí Mhuirí Title 1950 2009

Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter-Final Fixtures

A         Rochestown V Col Na Sceilige – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Knocknagree – Referee: Derek O Mahoney

B         St Brendans Killarney V HS Clonmel – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Mallow   – Referee: Kevin Walsh

C         Clonakilty CC V IS Killorglin – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Clondroihid – Refeee: Richard Moloney

D         PS Chorca Dhuibhne V Tralee CBS – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Dr Crokes            – Referee: Eddie Walsh

Please note that the A fixture will face B in semi-final and C fixture will play the fixture D winners.


Team Panels

St. Francis College Rochestown

Name (English) Club
Liam O’Sullivan Blackrock
David Griffin Carrigaline
Donnchadh Murphy Douglas
Eoghan O Brien Douglas
Evan Ryle Carrigaline
Ciaran Cormack Blackrock
Shane Kingston (C) Douglas
Cian Marnane Douglas
Cian Denn St Michaels
Adam Geaney Douglas
Cathal Sheehan Douglas
Eoin O’Sullvan Blackrock
Chris Murray Carrigaline
Daniel Murray Blackrock
Paddy Lynch Blackrock
Darragh Kelliher Cobh
Andrew Cullinane Douglas
Conor O Regan Douglas
Niall Quirke Carrigaline
David Stack Carrigaline
Sean Powter Douglas
Philip O Callaghan St Michaels
Ross Coleman Blackrock
James Holland Douglas
Nathan Walsh Douglas
Kevin O’Donovan Nemo Rangers
Kevin Bourke Douglas
Jack Murphy Carrigaline
Barry Grainger Blackrock
Matthew McAulliffe Douglas
Brian Flahive Douglas
Sam Collins Douglas
Ben McAulliffe Douglas
Liam Dineen Douglas
Ryan Cantwell Blackrock
John Cantwell Douglas

Col Na Sceilge

1.            Eoin O’Sullivan

2.            Shane O’Connor

3.            Anthony O’Driscoll

4.            Alan Curran

5.            Brendan Murphy

6.            Brian Sugrue (capt.)

7.            Graham O’Sullivan

8.            Mark Sugrue

9.            Senan Lynch

10.          Adam O’Dwyer

11.          Dilan O’Donoghue

12.          Barry O’Connell

13.          Darren Casey

14.          Anthony Cournane

15.          Diarmuid Keating

16.          Cian O’Leary

17.          Niall Brennan

18.          Jamie O’Sullivan

19.          Keelan Farrelly

20.          Jack Daly

21.          Keelan Moriarty

22.          John Murphy

23.          Mike Moriarty

24.          Jim Lynch

25.          Declan Moran

26.          Cian O’Shea

27.          Mark Quigley

28.          Chris O’Sullivan

Kerry minor last year; Brian Sugrue


Corn Uí Mhuirí Table after Group Stages

Group A
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
Clonakilty CS 3 2 1 0 4
Tralee CBS 3 2 1 0 4
Col Cholim Ballincollig 3 1 2 0 2
DLS Macroom 3 1 2 0 2
Group B
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
St Brendans Killarney 3 3 0 0 6
Col Na Sceilge 3 2 1 0 4
St Flannans Ennis 3 1 2 0 2
Mercy Mounthawk Tralee 3 0 3 0 0
Group C
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
St Francis College Rochestown 3 2 0 1 5
HS Clonmel 3 2 1 0 4
St Fachtnas Skibbereen 3 1 1 1 3
West Limerick Colleges 3 0 3 0 0
Group D
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
P.S Chorca Dhuibhne 2 2 0 0 4
I S Kilorglin 2 1 1 0 2
Col Chríost Rí 2 0 2 0 0

Corn Uí Mhuirí Roll Of Honour

St. Brendan’s, Killarney (20) – 1929, 1930, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2008, 2010

Tralee CBS (15) – 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1976, 1999, 2000, 2007

Coláiste Chríost Rí, Cork (15) – 1967, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2011

Colaiste Iosagain, Ballyvourney (7) – 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1981

De La Salle College Waterford (5) – 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965

Colaiste Na Sceilge, Caherciveen (4) – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009

North Monastery, Cork (3) – 1935, 1936, 1988

St Flannan’s College, Ennis (3) – 1959, 1993, 1995

St. Fachtna’s, Skibbereen (3) – 1982, 1990, 1991

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne (3) – 2012, 2013, 2014

Limerick CBS (2) – 1956, 1960

CBS High School Clonmel (1) – 1928

Colaste na Mumhan (1) – 1939

Rochestown College (1) – 1950

Intermediate School, Killorglin (1) – 1996

Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Cork (1) – 2005

De La Salle, Macroom (1) – 2006

Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter-Final – Clonakilty CC 1-13 IS Killorglin 1-5

Clonakilty CC defeated IS Killorglin by 1-13 to 1-5 in the Corn Uí Mhuirí Under 18 1/2 A Football Quarter-Final on Wednesday January 21st at Kenmare.



Thomas Scannell makes it safe for Clonakilty CC

By Therese O’Callaghan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Clonakilty CC 1-13 IS Killorglin 1-5

Clonakilty Community College are through to the Corn Uí Mhuirí semi-final for the first time after a deserved victory over IS Killorglin at Kenmare yesterday. A slow start meant IS Killorglin were always chasing the outcome as they allowed the Cork school ease into an 0-8 to 0-0 lead after 20 minutes. While they did up their performance thereafter, a goal from Clonakilty CC attacker Thomas Scannell four minutes from time ended the game as a contest.

Clonakilty CC mentor Micheál O’Sullivan, who is also in charge of the Carbery Rangers senior football team, was thrilled with the result but maintained they made hard work of it. “Especially after the good start,” he claimed. “But the conditions were bad. And IS Killorglin are not at this quarter-final stage without being a reasonably good team either. It is huge for us to be in the semi-final. Last year was our first year in this competition and we didn’t get out of our group. The semi-final is a massive game for us to look forward to.”

Holders Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne will be their opponents in the last four, however, for now, they can reflect positively on this latest win. A dominant midfield and forward unit meant scores arrived at will early on. Sean McEvoy pulled the strings in a busy forward line, shooting four brilliant points, while Ross Mannix and David Lowney were also prominent. Clon kicked eight unanswered points whilst it took until the 21st minute for ISK to open their account, through a Patrick Daly free. The Kerry outfit were back in the game when Chris Doncel netted a penalty three minutes later after a foul on Timmy Hussey. By the interval, they trailed 1-2 to 0-9.

That gap was cut to three points a minute after the restart and while Killorglin were now more involved, scoring from open play was their achilles heel — bagging only one point from play courtesy of centre-back Mike Breen. Yet, the margin was attainable, 1-5 to 0-11, with 15 minutes to play.

That is why McEvoy’s sixth point was so crucial, coming after a scoring lapse of 10 minutes. Inspired by solid work at the back, Clonakilty CC then came good. When Mannix’s wonderful delivery fell into the pathway of Thomas Scannell, he finished low to the net to push the difference to seven points. Clonakilty wing-back Shane Scannell received a second yellow card at the death, but it mattered little as Lowney closed out the match with a super effort two minutes from time.

Scorers for Clonakilty CC: S McEvoy (0-6), T Scannell (1-1), D Lowney (0-3), R Mannix (0-2), D Kiely (0-1).

Scorers for IS Killorglin: P Daly (0-4 frees), C Doncel (1-0 pen), M Breen (0-1).

CLONAKILTY CC: W Tyner (Kilmeen); D O’Brien (Ballinascarthy), B Keohane (Kilmeen), L O’Donovan (Clonakilty); D Kiely (Barryroe), E Deasy (Clonakilty, Capt), S Scannell (Kilmeen); M White (Clonakilty), S Ryan (Ballinascarthy); R Mannix (Clonakilty), D Lowney (Clonakilty), S McEvoy (Clonakilty); D Scannell (St Mary’s), T O’Connell (Clonakilty), T Scannell (Kilmeen).
Subs: K Keohane (Kilmeen) for T O’Connell (57), P Walsh (St James) for D Kiely (58).

IS KILLORGLIN: D Curran (Beaufort); A Cox (Killorglin), B Cronin (Beaufort), N O’Brien (Listry); R Leen (Legion), M Breen (Beaufort), D O’Shea (Listry); C Culloty (Legion), T Hussey (Spa); P Daly (Killorglin), D Healy (Beaufort, Capt), D Griffin (Glenbeigh); C Teahan (Glenbeigh), K Brosnan (Listry), C Doncel (Dr Crokes).
Subs: C O’Connor (Beaufort) for R Leen (12), F Clifford (Killorglin) for K Brosnan (42), J Clifford (Killorglin) for D Griffin (53).

Referee: Richard Moloney (Limerick)


When – Wednesday January 21st at 2pm

Where – Kenmare

Referee – Richard Moloney

Admission Prices

Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3

All Media and Munster Council passes accepted.


For the Record

  Clonakilty CC IS Killorglin
2014 / 2015 Team Management Micheal O Sullivan, Gavin Kelly, Dan Nyhan Bainisteoir: Mícheál O’Shea; Roghnóiri: Gearóid Clifford, Tom Crowley
2014 / 2015 Team Captain Eoin Deasy Danny Healy
2013 / 2014 Corn Uí Mhuirí Performance Failed to qualify from the group stages Lost to DLS Macroom by 1-13 to 1-7 in the Quarter-Final
2013 / 2014 Frewen Cup Under 16 ½ A Football Performance Lost to St Francis College Rochestown by 2-14 to 0-7 Lost to Colaiste Chriost Ri by 3-7 to 1-12
Number of Corn Uí Mhuirí titles 0 1
Last Corn Uí Mhuirí Title N/A 1995/1996

Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter-Final Fixtures

A         Rochestown V Col Na Sceilige – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Knocknagree – Referee: Derek O Mahoney

B         St Brendans Killarney V HS Clonmel – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Mallow   – Referee: Kevin Walsh

C         Clonakilty CC V IS Killorglin – Wednesday January 21st at 2pm in Kenmare – Referee: Richard Moloney

D         PS Chorca Dhuibhne V Tralee CBS – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Dr Crokes – Referee: Eddie Walsh

Please note that the A fixture will face B in semi-final and C fixture will play the fixture D winners.


Corn Uí Mhuirí Table after Group Stages

Group A
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
Clonakilty CS 3 2 1 0 4
Tralee CBS 3 2 1 0 4
Col Cholim Ballincollig 3 1 2 0 2
DLS Macroom 3 1 2 0 2
Group B
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
St Brendans Killarney 3 3 0 0 6
Col Na Sceilge 3 2 1 0 4
St Flannans Ennis 3 1 2 0 2
Mercy Mounthawk Tralee 3 0 3 0 0
Group C
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
St Francis College Rochestown 3 2 0 1 5
HS Clonmel 3 2 1 0 4
St Fachtnas Skibbereen 3 1 1 1 3
West Limerick Colleges 3 0 3 0 0
Group D
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
P.S Chorca Dhuibhne 2 2 0 0 4
I S Kilorglin 2 1 1 0 2
Col Chríost Rí 2 0 2 0 0

Team Panels

Clonakilty CC

1. William Tyner (Kilmeen)

2. Daniel O Brien (Ballinascarthy)

3. Peter Walsh (St James)

4. Liam O Donovan (Clonakilty)

5. David Kiely (Barryroe)

6. Brian Keohane (Kilmeen)

7. Shane Scannell (do)

8. Mark White (Clonakilty)

9. Sean Ryan (Ballinascarthy)

10. Ross Mannix (Clonakilty)

11. David Lowney (Clonakilty) Vice-Captain

12. Sean McEvoy (do)

13. Dylan Scannell (St. Marys)

14. Thomas Scannell (Kiklmeen)

15. Sean O Donoughue (Clonakilty)

16. Micheal Whelton (Barryroe)

17. Eoin Deasy (Clonakilty) Captain

18. Johnny Deasy (Kilmeen)

19. Cathal O Donovan (Timoleague)

20. Tiarnan O Connell (Clonakilty)

21. Kevin Keohane (Kilmeen)

22. Jack Cahalane (Barryroe)

23. Eoin Lawton (Barryroe)

24. Liam O Connor (Clonakilty)

24. Sean O Reilly (St. James)

25. Ciaran Crowley (Clonakilty)


IS Killorglin

1

Darragh Curran

(Lios A’ Phuca)

2                                   3                               4

Aidan Cox                Brendan Cronin         Neil O’ Brien

(Fánaithe na Leamhna)      (Lios A’ Phuca)         (Lios A’ Traí)

5                                   6                               7

Rob Leen                       Mike Breen           Darragh O’Shea

(An Léigiún)                    (Lios A’ Phuca)           (Lios A’ Traí)

8                                          9

Conor Culloty                     Timmy Hussey

(An Léigiún)                          (An Spá)

10                                 11                              12

Patrick Daly           Danny Healy (Capt.)          Daniel Griffin

(Fánaithe na Leamhna)        (Lios A’ Phuca)          (Gleann Beithe)

 

13                                 14                               15

Caolim Teahan            Kieran Brosnan          Chris Doncel

(Gleann Beithe)             (Lios A’ Traí)             (Na Crócaigh)

Fir Ionaid:

16. Donal O’Neill (Gleann Beithe)
17. Cillian Bellew (An Fosadh)
18. Jamie Clifford (Fánaithe na Leamhna)
19. Pearse Tyther (Fánaithe na Leamhna)
20. Daniel O’ Donoghue (An Léigiún)
21. Cormac O’Connor (Lios A’ Phuca)
22. Fiachra Clifford (Fánaithe na Leamhna)
23. Daniel Whittleton (Fánaithe na Leamhna)
24 Joe Glinwood (Lios A’ Phuca)
25. Luke Sweeney (Lios A’ Phuca)
26. James McAuliffe (Na Crócaigh)


Corn Uí Mhuirí Roll Of Honour

St. Brendan’s, Killarney (20) – 1929, 1930, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2008, 2010

Tralee CBS (15) – 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1976, 1999, 2000, 2007

Coláiste Chríost Rí, Cork (15) – 1967, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2011

Colaiste Iosagain, Ballyvourney (7) – 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1981

De La Salle College Waterford (5) – 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965

Colaiste Na Sceilge, Caherciveen (4) – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009

North Monastery, Cork (3) – 1935, 1936, 1988

St Flannan’s College, Ennis (3) – 1959, 1993, 1995

St. Fachtna’s, Skibbereen (3) – 1982, 1990, 1991

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne (3) – 2012, 2013, 2014

Limerick CBS (2) – 1956, 1960

CBS High School Clonmel (1) – 1928

Colaste na Mumhan (1) – 1939

Rochestown College (1) – 1950

Intermediate School, Killorglin (1) – 1996

Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Cork (1) – 2005

De La Salle, Macroom (1) – 2006

Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter-Final – PS Chorca Dhuibhne 2-10 Tralee CBS 1-3

PS Chorca Dhuibhne defeated Tralee CBS by 2-10 to 1-3 in the Corn Uí Mhuirí Under 18 1/2 A Football Quarter-Final on Wednesday January 21st at Dr Crokes GAA Club Killarney.


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The Green Outclassed By Experienced Dingle School Side

Posted by Gavin O’Connor for traleetoday.ie

CBS The Green 1-3 PS Chorca Dhuibhne 2-10

THE Green were simply outclassed on Wednesday afternoon when they faced a Dingle side who are in the hunt for four in the row Corn Uí Mhuirí titles. Indeed, seven of the side that won last year’s Hogan Cup for PS Chorca Dhuibhne were in action bringing with them experience and quality to do deal with a Green struggled to mount consistent attacks.

Kerry manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice was in the stands, having vacated his role with the Dingle college and handed over the mantle a man soldiered with in green and gold, Tommy Griffin. Though, Dingle were favorites the Tralee side were still expected to give them a game. CBS, had two Kerry minor’s of last year within their ranks, Jack Morgan and Ivan Parker.

The opening exchanges of the match lacked intensity. After 15 minutes and just a point up from a free, Dingle were awarded a penalty after, The Green full-back hauled down Liam Brosnan in the square. Dingle’s top scorer on the day, Cathal Bambury, made no mistake slotting the ball past Eoghan O’Brien in goal and put his side four points up.

The Green responded well to the goal and were rewarded for their efforts when after Ivan Parker knocked over a free and Jack O’Shea slotted over their first point from play. The sides went in at half time with Dingle in the driving seat, the scores, 0-2 to 1-3. The game continued in much the same way on resumption of the second half, Dingle were in full control and kicked five unanswered in the second half before The Green were given a lifeline with the scores 0-2 to 1-8.

A long hopeful ball found its way into the Dingle square; it was broken and landed to Sean Mortimer who hand passed it Calvin Foley just outside the square in front of the goals. With two Dingle men and a goalkeeper hanging off Foley, he eventually bundled the ball into the net. From that incident, the Dingle keeper received an injury and had to leave the game.

Minutes after his introduction the replacement goalkeeper made a huge impact when he pulled off a terrific double save denying Ivan Parker twice, to the anguish of the travelling Green support. Parker on the third attempt got the ball over the bar, but there was to be no come back.

Dingle saw out the game in style with two terrific scores from Liam Brosnan and Colm Bambury, highlighting the gulf in quality between the teams. You’d would wonder have they ditched lessons down in Dingle for football from the first bell until last.

The Green who are the second most successful College side in Munster again miss out on shot at a Corn Ui Mhuiri. 2007 is beginning to look a long time ago as this barren spell will continue again for another year at least.

Scorers

The Green: Calvin Foley 1-0, Ivan Parker 2, 1f, Jack O’Shea 1p.

PS Chorca Dhuibhne: Ryan Manion, 2-2, 1g, 1 penalty, 1p, 1f, Sean Garvey 0-3, 2f 1p, Barry Sammon 2p, Aidan O’Connor 2p, Ryan Mannion 1p.

Teams

The Green: Eoghan O’Brien (Churchill), Tommy Lynch (St Pats), Cian Sheridan (John Mitchels), Darragh Ryan (Kerins O’Rahilly’s), Micheal Ready (Ballymaceligott), Jack Morgan (Austin Stacks), Jack O’Shea (Austin Stacks), Tom Hoare (Kerins O’Rahilly’s), Stephane Okunbar (Na Gaeil), Brian Kennedy (Annascaul), Calvin Foley (Austin Stacks), Colin Griffin (Austin Stacks), Christopher Leen (Ballymacelligott), Ivan Parker (c) (Churchill), William Hurley (St Pats)
Substitutes: Ben O’Neil, Dylan Ronan, Tomas O’Connor, Sean Mortimer

PS Chorca Dhuibhne: Lucas Wallace, Conor O’Sullivan, Brian Begley, Tom O’Sullivan, Cian Murphy, Aidan O’Connor, Tom O’Sullivan, Padraig Sayers, Sean Garvey, Martin O’Gorman, Barry Sammon, Gareth Brosnan, Ryan Manion, Liam Brosnan, Colm Bambury
Substitutes: Sean Lyon, Lucas White, Rory McCarthy, PJ Hand, Padraig O’Se, Sean O’Keane.


Pobalscoil Corca Dhuibhne in cruise control against Tralee CBS

By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 2-10 Tralee CBS 1-3

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne continued their march towards a fourth successive Corn Uí Mhuirí title with this emphatic quarter-final victory over a largely disjointed Tralee CBS outfit. The reigning champions rarely moved out of second gear in putting Tralee CBS to the sword, a string of five unanswered points directly upon the change of ends all but ending this fixture as a contest.

Led by centre-back Aodhán Ó Conchúir and midfielder Séan Ó Gairbhia — the pair contributing half of Corca Dhuibhne’s points tally — the winners rendered Tralee scoreless between the 21st and 48th minute, conceding just three scores from play over the hour.

Far more ominous for semi-final opponents Clonakilty Community School is Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne achieved the 10-point victory without the services of four of last year’s Hogan Cup winning side — Tom Ó Súilleabháin, Marc Ó Conchúir, Sean Ó Bambaire and Conchúir Ó Géibheannaigh.

Manager Ciarán Ó Móráin had expected a tougher examination. “It was much easier than we thought it would be,” admitted Ó Móráin. “We were down a number of fellas today, four big names and a few more along with them. That is why you have a big panel and the lads who featured today were very clued in. A lot of fellas put down a marker and have given us plenty to think about going into the semi-final.

“It was imperative we started well to put the pressure on. We didn’t want to be putting pressure on ourselves. Our intensity was there from the off and football brought us home in the end. Our handling of a wet ball on the third week of January was excellent.”

In a lacklustre opening quarter that produced only two scores, Séan Ó Gairbhia had PCD off the mark from the placed ball. Cathal Ó Bambaire blasted aneffort wide of the target in the subsequent action, but it wasn’t long before the lively corner-forward had the umpire reaching for the green flag.

Pádraig Mac an tSíthigh’s delivery was excellently taken down by Liam Ó Brosnacháin but the full-forward hauled to the ground by Tralee’s Cian Sheridan. Referee Eddie Walsh was in doubt in awarding the penalty, which Ó Bambaire slotted beyond keeper Eoghan O’Brien. Jack O’Shea and Ivan Parker (free) rallied for Tralee, but Corca Dhuibhne refused to allow their opponents gain a foothold in proceedings.

Ó Gairbhia and Ó Conchúir split the posts approaching the interval to move PCD 1-3 to 0-2 clear and the gap was further stretched early in the second half with Ó Bambaire, Barra Seán Mac an Bhradáin, Ryan Ó Mainnín, Ó Gairbhia and Ó Conchúir finding the target.

Calvin Foley ended Tralee’s scoring drought with a well-worked goal on 48 minutes. A comeback , however, was never really on the cards. Barra Seán Mac an Bhradáin pointed in the ensuing passage of play and Ó Bambaire, set-up by substitute Séamus Ó Muircheartaigh, kicked his second goal to ensure a few early exits from the Dr Crokes GAA grounds. “We kicked a point straightaway after their goal and that was crucial,” said Ó Móráin. We didn’t want to be inviting them back on us. We didn’t take their goal lying down which is encouraging.”

Scorers for Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: C Ó Bambaire (2-2, 1-0 pen, 0-1 free); S Ó Gairbhia (0-3, 0-2 frees); BS Mac an Bhradáin, A Ó Conchúir (0-2 each); R Ó Mainnín (0-1).

Scorers for Tralee CBS: C Foley (1-0); I Parker (0-2, 0-1 free); J O’Shea (0-1).

POBALSCOIL CHORCA DHUIBHNE: L de Bhailís (Daingean Uí Chúis); C Ó Súilleabháin (Daingean Uí Chúis), B Ó Beaglaíoch (An Ghaeltacht), Tomás Ó Súilleabháin (Daingean Uí Chúis); C Ó Murchú (An Ghaeltacht), A Ó Conchúir (Daingean Uí Chúis), P Pól Sauerland (An Ghaeltacht); P Mac an tSíthigh (Daingean Uí Chúis), S Ó Gairbhia (An Ghaeltacht); M Ó Gormáin (An Ghaeltacht), BS Mac an Bhradáin (Rinn Mhaoile), G Ó Brosnacháin (Daingean Uí Chúis); R Ó Mainnín (Lios Póil), L Ó Brosnacháin (Daingean Uí Chúis), C Ó Bambaire (Daingean Uí Chúis).
Subs: S Ó Muircheartaigh (An Ghaeltacht) for Ó Mainnín (44 mins), L Mac Giolla Earnáin (Daingean Uí Chúis) for Síthigh (48), S Ó Lúing (An Ghaeltacht) for de Bhailís (49, inj), PJ Mac Láimh (An Ghaeltacht) for Bhradáin (52), R MacCárthaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis) for L Ó Brosnacháin (57).

TRALEE CBS: E O’Brien (Churchill); T Lynch (St Pat’s Blennerville), C Sheridan (John Mitchels), D Ryan (Kerins O’Rahillys); M Reidy (Ballymac), J Morgan (Austin Stacks), J O’Shea (Austin Stacks); T Hoare (Kerins O’Rahillys), C Foley (Austin Stacks); B Kennedy (Annascaul), W Hurley (St Pat’s Blennerville), C Griffin (Austin Stacks); C Leen (Ballymac), S Okunbar (Na Gaeil), I Parker (Churchill).
Subs: S Mortimer (Churchill) for Sheridan (40 mins), D Ronan (Kerins O’Rahillys) for Ryan (45), S Fitzmaurice (Austin Stacks) for Kennedy (45), B O’Neill (Kerins O’Rahilly) for Hoare (48), T O’Conner (Ballymac) for Griffin (50).

Referee: E Walsh (Kerry)


When – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm

Where – Dr. Crokes GAA Club Killarney

Referee – Eddie Walsh

Admission Prices

Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3

All Media and Munster Council passes accepted.


For the Record

  Pobailscoil Chorca Duibhne Tralee CBS
2014 / 2015 Team Management Ciarán Ó Móráin (Bainisteoir), Tomás Ó Beaglaíoch,
Tomás Ó Grifín
 
2013 / 2014 Corn Uí Mhuirí Performance Defeated De La Salle, Macroom by 3-14 to 3-9 to win the Corn Uí Mhuirí for the third time in a row Failed to qualify from the Group Stages
2013 / 2014 Frewen Cup Under 16 ½ A Football Performance Lost to Coláiste Chríost Rí by 4-11 to 0-10 in the Quarter-Final Lost to St Brendans Killarney by 4-20 to 1-5
Number of Corn Uí Mhuirí titles                            3 15
Last Corn Uí Mhuirí Title 2013/2014 2006/2007

Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter-Final Fixtures

A         Rochestown V Col Na Sceilige – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Knocknagree – Referee: Derek O Mahoney

B         St Brendans Killarney V HS Clonmel – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Mallow   – Referee: Kevin Walsh

C         Clonakilty CC V IS Killorglin – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Clondroihid – Refeee: Richard Moloney

D         PS Chorca Dhuibhne V Tralee CBS – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Dr Crokes            – Referee: Eddie Walsh

Please note that the A fixture will face B in semi-final and C fixture will play the fixture D winners.


Corn Uí Mhuirí Table after Group Stages

Group A
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
Clonakilty CS 3 2 1 0 4
Tralee CBS 3 2 1 0 4
Col Cholim Ballincollig 3 1 2 0 2
DLS Macroom 3 1 2 0 2
Group B
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
St Brendans Killarney 3 3 0 0 6
Col Na Sceilge 3 2 1 0 4
St Flannans Ennis 3 1 2 0 2
Mercy Mounthawk Tralee 3 0 3 0 0
Group C
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
St Francis College Rochestown 3 2 0 1 5
HS Clonmel 3 2 1 0 4
St Fachtnas Skibbereen 3 1 1 1 3
West Limerick Colleges 3 0 3 0 0
Group D
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
P.S Chorca Dhuibhne 2 2 0 0 4
I S Kilorglin 2 1 1 0 2
Col Chríost Rí 2 0 2 0 0

Team Panels

Pobailscoil Chorca Duibhne

Name Club
Lúcás de Bhailís Daingean Uí Chuis
Seán Ó Lúing An Ghaeltacht
Seanachán Ó Muircheartaigh Lios Póil
Tom Ó Súllleabháin Daingean Uí Chuis
Tomás Ó Súilleabháin Daingean Uí Chuis
Conchúir Ó Súilleabhain Daingean Uí Chuis
Brian Ó Beaglaoich An Ghaeltacht
Aodhán Ó Conchúir Daingean Uí Chuis
Micheál Ó Baoill Daingean Uí Chuis
Lúcás Mac Giolla Earnáin Daingean Uí Chuis
Cian Ó Murchú An Ghaeltacht
Tomás Breathnach An Ghaeltacht
PJ Mac Láimh An Ghaeltacht
Colin Ó Dubháin Lios Póil
Pádraig Mac an tSíthigh Daingean Uí Chuis
Seán Ó Catháin Lios Póil
Cathal Mac an tSíthigh Daingean Uí Chuis
Fearghal Ó Cuanaigh An Ghaeltacht
Pater Paul Sauerland An Ghaeltacht
Marc Ó Conchúir Daingean Uí Chuis
Seán Ó Gairbhia An Ghaeltacht
Cathal Ó Bambaire Daingean Uí Chuis
Conchúir Ó Géibheannaigh Daingean Uí Chuis
Séamus Ó Muircheartaigh An Ghaeltacht
Gareth Ó Brosnacháin Daingean Uí Chuis
Seán Ó Bambaire An Ghaeltacht
Máirtín Ó Gormáin An Ghaeltacht
Tomás Mac an tSíthigh Daingean Uí Chuis
Liam Ó Brosnacháin Daingean Uí Chuis
Pádraig Ogie Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht
Séamus Ó Flaithbheartaigh Daingean Uí Chuis
Aaron Ó Muircheartaigh Lios Póil
Ryan Ó Mainnín Lios Póil
Seán Ó Núnáin Lios Póil
Barra Seán Mac an Bradáin Renvyle, Galway
Séin Ó Conchúir Daingean Uí Chuis

Tralee CBS

Name (English) Club
Sean Fitzmaurice Austin Stacks
Calvin Foley Austin Stacks
Colin Griffin Austin Stacks
Tom Hoare Kerins ORahillys
Tommy Lynch St Pats Blennerville
William Hurley St Pats Blennerville
Brian Kennedy Annascaul
Christopher Leen Ballymac
Jack Morgan Austin Stacks
Sean Mortimer Churchill
Gary Nolan Kerins ORahillys
Eoghan O’Brien Churchill
Gerard O’Conner Na Gaeil
Tomas O’Conner Ballymac
Michael O’Donnell Austin Stacks
Stephan Okunbar Na Gaeil
Ben O’Neill Kerins ORahillys
Jack O’Shea Austin Stacks
Ivan Parker Churchill
Michael Reidy Ballymac
Dylan Ronan Kerins ORahillys
Daragh Ryan Kerins ORahillys
Jack Shortt Kerins ORahillys
Brandon Boyle St Pats Blennerville
Shane Foley Kerins ORahillys
Kevin Johnstone Horgan Kerins ORahillys

Corn Uí Mhuirí Roll Of Honour

St. Brendan’s, Killarney (20) – 1929, 1930, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2008, 2010

Tralee CBS (15) – 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1976, 1999, 2000, 2007

Coláiste Chríost Rí, Cork (15) – 1967, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2011

Colaiste Iosagain, Ballyvourney (7) – 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1981

De La Salle College Waterford (5) – 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965

Colaiste Na Sceilge, Caherciveen (4) – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009

North Monastery, Cork (3) – 1935, 1936, 1988

St Flannan’s College, Ennis (3) – 1959, 1993, 1995

St. Fachtna’s, Skibbereen (3) – 1982, 1990, 1991

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne (3) – 2012, 2013, 2014

Limerick CBS (2) – 1956, 1960

CBS High School Clonmel (1) – 1928

Colaste na Mumhan (1) – 1939

Rochestown College (1) – 1950

Intermediate School, Killorglin (1) – 1996

Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Cork (1) – 2005

De La Salle, Macroom (1) – 2006

Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter-Final – St Brendans Killarney 0-13 HS Clonmel 1-6

St Brendans Killarney defeated HS Clonmel by 0-13 to 1-6 in the Corn Uí Mhuirí Under 18 1/2 A Football Quarter-Final on Wednesday January 21st at Mallow.


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Brendan Burns proves too hot to handle for Clonmel

St Brendan’s 0-13 HS Clonmel 1-6

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

St Brendan’s of Killarney are back in the last four after seeing off High School in a terrific quarter-final in Mallow. Michael Burns proved to be the main threat for the Kingdom side with a host of classy points and some scintillating link-up play.

Burns, along with fellow attacker David Clifford, showed plenty of quality in front of the posts with eight points between them. Another player of note was second-half substitute Billy Courtney, who dominated the game after his introduction on 46 minutes.

For Clonmel, it was the duo of Paul and Rory Maher that stood out, with the former showing a wonderful eye for the posts. St Brendan’s got off to a great start but were rocked when a point from Rory Maher was quickly followed by a splendid goal from Clonmel’s main threat, Paul Maher. The Kerry side settled into the game again and were ahead by three at the break. (0-7 to 1-1). The second half saw St Brendan’s dominate without ever putting High School away.

Scorers – St Brendan’s: M Burns 0-4 (1 ’45); D Clifford 0-4 (1f); L Kearney, E Cronin, M Foley, B Courtney, L O’Donoghue 0-1 each. HS Clonmel: P Maher 1-3; R Maher 0-2 (1f); R Peters 0-1.

St Brendan’s – D Carroll; D Naughton, S Courtney, J Flynn; C Spillane, D O’Brien, M McCarthy; L Kearney, M Rennie; D Moynihan, D Clifford, M Burns; M Foley, R Buckley, E Cronin.
Subs: G Whyte for C Spillane (h-t); L O’Donoghue for M Foley (38), W Courtney for R Buckley (bc, 40), B Courtney for M Rennie (46), P McCarthy for D Moynihan (56).

HS Clonmel – L Powell; G Ryan, S Ryan, D Brennan; M Kehoe, G Whelan, L Cooney; D Owens, C Looney; M Hogan, C Boland, S O’Meara; R Maher, R Peters, P Maher.
Subs: K Peters for M Hogan (44), D Roberts for S O’Meara (50), I McGrath for R Maher (58).

Ref – K Walsh (Clare)


When – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm

Where – Mallow

Referee – Kevin Walsh

Admission Prices

Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3

All Media and Munster Council passes accepted.


For the Record

  St Brendans Killarney High School Clonmel
2014 / 2015 Team Management Harry O Neill, Kieran Herlihy, Arthur Fitzgerald, Michael Leahy & Gary Stack David Nugent, Tony Gleeson
2013 / 2014 Corn Uí Mhuirí Performance Lost to Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne by 1-13 to 1-7 in the Semi-Final Failed to qualify for the group stages
2013 / 2014 Frewen Cup Under 16 ½ A Football Performance Lost to St Francis College Rochestown by 3-12 to 2-14 in the Final Lost to St. Flannans by a point
Number of Corn Uí Mhuirí titles 20 1
Last Corn Uí Mhuirí Title 2010 1928

Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter-Final Fixtures

A         Rochestown V Col Na Sceilige – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Knocknagree – Referee: Derek O Mahoney

B         St Brendans Killarney V HS Clonmel – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Mallow   – Referee: Kevin Walsh

C         Clonakilty CC V IS Killorglin – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Clondroihid – Refeee: Richard Moloney

D         PS Chorca Dhuibhne V Tralee CBS – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Dr Crokes            – Referee: Eddie Walsh

Please note that the A fixture will face B in semi-final and C fixture will play the fixture D winners.


Corn Uí Mhuirí Table after Group Stages

Group A
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
Clonakilty CS 3 2 1 0 4
Tralee CBS 3 2 1 0 4
Col Cholim Ballincollig 3 1 2 0 2
DLS Macroom 3 1 2 0 2
Group B
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
St Brendans Killarney 3 3 0 0 6
Col Na Sceilge 3 2 1 0 4
St Flannans Ennis 3 1 2 0 2
Mercy Mounthawk Tralee 3 0 3 0 0
Group C
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
St Francis College Rochestown 3 2 0 1 5
HS Clonmel 3 2 1 0 4
St Fachtnas Skibbereen 3 1 1 1 3
West Limerick Colleges 3 0 3 0 0
Group D
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
P.S Chorca Dhuibhne 2 2 0 0 4
I S Kilorglin 2 1 1 0 2
Col Chríost Rí 2 0 2 0 0

Team Panels

St. Brendan’s Killarney

Name Name
Ronan Buckley Michael Foley
Michael Burns Peter Mc Carthy
Paul Clarke Dara Moyihan
Shane Courtney (VC) David Naughtan
Denis Fleming Dan O Brien
Josh Flynn Darragh O Doherty
Liam Kearney (C) Jamie O Donoghue
Jack Lenihan Adam O Shea
Michael Mc Carthy Michael Pierce
Aydan Mulvaney Ciaran Spillane
Brian Myers Brendan Coppinger
Darren O Doherty Michael Potts
Jason O Sullivan David Shaw
Mutt Rennie Ethan Mc Grath
Gavin White Michael Moyihan
David Carroll Chris O Donoghue
David Clifford Dylan O Sullivan
Creagh Courtney Lee O Donoghue
William Courtney Michael Casey
Evan Cronin Luke O Sullivan
Mark Harnett  

High School Clonmel

Name (English) Club
Liam Powell Clonmel Commercials
Ciaran Barrett Clonmel Óg
Jake Mulcahy The Nire
Stephen Ryan The Nire
Nicky Kavanagh Moyle Rovers
Darragh Phelan Clonmel Commercials
Daire Brennan Killsheelan
Danny Owens (JC) Moyle Rovers
Kyle Peters Clonmel Commercials
Ross Peters Clonmel Commercials
Paul Maher (JC) Killsheelan
Gavin Ryan Clonmel Commercials
Shane O Meara The Nire
Gavin Whelan Ardfinnan
Dara Ryan Moyle Rovers
Calvin Boland Clonmel Commercials
Michael O Reilly Clonmel Commercials
Liam Cooney The Nire
Ciaran Looney The Nire
Rory Maher Ballyclarihan
Keenan Cunningham Clonmel Commercials
Cian Drohan Clonmel Commercials
Ciaran Walsh The Nire
Martin Gibbs Killsheelan
Jamie Ahearne Clonmel Commercials
Mark Kehoe Killsheelan
Nathan Croke Moyle Rovers
Ian McGrath Moyle Rovers
Michael Morrissey Clonmel Commercials
Matt Barlow Clonmel Commercials
   

Corn Uí Mhuirí Roll Of Honour

St. Brendan’s, Killarney (20) – 1929, 1930, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2008, 2010

Tralee CBS (15) – 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1976, 1999, 2000, 2007

Coláiste Chríost Rí, Cork (15) – 1967, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2011

Colaiste Iosagain, Ballyvourney (7) – 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1981

De La Salle College Waterford (5) – 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965

Colaiste Na Sceilge, Caherciveen (4) – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009

North Monastery, Cork (3) – 1935, 1936, 1988

St Flannan’s College, Ennis (3) – 1959, 1993, 1995

St. Fachtna’s, Skibbereen (3) – 1982, 1990, 1991

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne (3) – 2012, 2013, 2014

Limerick CBS (2) – 1956, 1960

CBS High School Clonmel (1) – 1928

Colaste na Mumhan (1) – 1939

Rochestown College (1) – 1950

Intermediate School, Killorglin (1) – 1996

Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Cork (1) – 2005

De La Salle, Macroom (1) – 2006

Dr. Harty Cup Quarter-Final – Castletroy CC 1-14 Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide 0-16

Castletroy CC defeated Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide by 1-14 to 0-16 in the Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Dr. Harty Cup Under 18.5 A Hurling Quarter-Final on Wednesday January 21st at Cahir.


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Limerick’s Castletroy score dramatic Harty Cup quarter-final win

by Jerome O’Connell for the Limerick Leader newspaper

THERE were dramatic scenes in Cahir this Wednesday afternoon as Castletroy College booked a first ever semi-final spot in the Harty Cup with a thrilling 1-14 to 0-16 win over Youghal. The Limerick city secondary school scored 1-2 in injury time at the end of this quarter-final tie to turn the game on its head. The last gasp win books a January 31 semi-final against Thurles CBS. Throughout the encounter, Castletroy had played second fiddle to Youghal’s Pobalscoil Na Trionoide.

Indeed as the end of the 60-minutes approached Youghal were 0-16 to 0-11 ahead. Then came the unlikely late charge from Castletroy. The goal scoring hero was Barry Nash in the 60th minute. Substitute Mark O’Dwyer held his nerve to point a free to level and it was Andrew La Touche Cosgrave who snatched the late later winner, which came in the fourth minute of justified injury time.

This was Castletroy’s third quarter-final in the Harty Cup and at half time they trailed 0-7 to 0-5, albeit the Cork side had played with the wind. Declan Dalton was the difference between the sides in that half with all bar one of his side’s scores – two from superb lineballs. Aaron Kennedy had the only Castletroy score from play in the half’s 25th minute. His point could easily have found the net as he pulled first time when a long range Lorcan Lyons free dropped into the goalmouth.

It was an opening half in which Castletroy hit six wides and Youghal seven. The early minutes of the second half were exchanges of frees between Nash and Dalton. Ian Coates then had Castletroy briefly ahead until Youghal hit four on the trot. Two from Lorcan Lyons and another from Coates gave Castletroy a glimmer of hope but still they trailed 0-16 to 0-11 and the stopwatch was showing 27-minutes played.

They needed a goal and Coates was denied a chance by full back Bobby McCarthy. An O’Dwyer free reduced the lead. Then came the goal. Conor Nicholas delivered into the goalmouth but Barry Nash was marked by two. He found space and crashed to the net.

But it was three minutes later when another O’Dwyer free looked to have secured extra time. But in his fourth year of Harty Cup, La Touche Cosgrave hit his most crucial ball when securing the last gasp victory.

SCORERS: Castletroy: Barry Nash 1-4 (0-4frees), Andrew La Touche Cosgrave 0-3 (2frees), Ian Coates, Lorcan Lyons and Mark O’Dwyer (2frees) 0-2 each, Aaron Kennedy 0-1. Youghal: Declan Dalton 0-12 (10free, 2lineballs), Aindriu O’Seoige 0-2, Darragh O’Connell 0-1.

CASTLETROY COLLEGE: Jamie Power (Monaleen); Brian Nash (South Liberties), Evan Enright (Ahane), Finn Hourigan (Murroe-Boher); David Garry (South Liberties), Colum Carroll (Ahane), Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen); Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), Ciaran O’Mara (Ahane); Ian Coates (Old Christians), Barry Nash (South Liberties), John Nicholas (Monaleen); Conor Nicholas (Monaleen), Eoin Hourigan (Murroe-Boher), Aaron Kennedy (Murroe-Boher).
Subs: Kyrin McGarry (Claughaun) for Kennedy (43mins), Mark O’Dwyer (Monaleen) for Coates, in (56mins).

YOUGHAL: Harry Olliphant; Chris Morrisson, Bobby McCarthy, Liam MacCraith; Cathal Deane, Darragh O’Brien, Kevin Murphy; Matthew Farrell, Aindriu Seoige; Declan Dalton, John Paul Lucey, Conchúir O’hAonghusa; Eddie O’Halloran, Danny Walsh, Darragh O’Connell.
Sub: Jack O’Ruairc (63mins).

REFEREE: Noel Cosgrove (Tipperary)


‘Touche’ of class steals unlikely win for Castletroy

Castletroy CC 1-14 Pobalscoil na Tríonóide

By Jackie Cahill for the Irish Independent newspaper

ANDREW La Touche-Cosgrave fired over a dramatic injury-time winner to seal Castletroy Community College’s passage to the semi-finals of the Dr Harty Cup yesterday. Castletroy trailed by five points three times during the second half but a late scoring blitz of 1-3 without reply snatched an unlikely victory for the Limerick-based side.

Having contested two previous quarter-finals before yesterday, Castletroy now have a semi-final clash with Thurles CBS to look forward to. But Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide will wonder how they did not manage to close this game out. It was a quite remarkable finish as Castletroy turned up the heat to claim a one-point win, having trailed by 0-11 to 0-16 in the closing minutes.

Entering stoppage time, Castletroy were four points behind but Barry Nash and La Touche-Cosgrave, both two-time Munster minor medallists with Limerick, were pivotal in the closing minutes. After Mark O’Dwyer had come off the bench to reduce the deficit, Nash struck a brilliant goal after collecting possession despite being outnumbered by two Pobalscoil defenders.

O’Dwyer was anxious to prove a point after being replaced in the starting line-up by Aaron Kennedy and the Monaleen forward held his nerve to convert another free, the equaliser, in the third minute of stoppage time. And with over four additional minutes played, La Touche-Cosgrave launched a stunning long-range effort that dropped over the crossbar to send Casltetroy through.

Pobalscoil were stunned and not even 12 points from Declan Dalton was good enough for the Youghal-based outfit. Dalton fired over ten frees and two sideline cuts but his influence on proceedings was limited somewhat by a hand injury sustained in the first half. And yet Pobalscoil were cruising at 0-13 to 0-8 clear following a run of four unanswered points in the second half.

Dalton and midfielder Aindriu Seoige were central to this good run but Lorcan Lyons and Ian Coates helped to inspire the Castletroy fightback. Coates was carried off injured three minutes before the end at a time when Castletroy looked down and out.

Scorers – Castletroy CC: B Nash 1-4 (0-4f), A La Touche Cosgrave 0-3 (1f), I Coates, L Lyons & M O’Dwyer (2f) 0-2 each, A Kennedy 0-1.

Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide: D Dalton 0-12 (10f), A Seoige 0-2, E O’Halloran & D O’Connell 0-1 each.

CASTLETROY CC- J Power; Brian Nash, E Enright, F Hourigan; D Garry, C Carroll, A La Touche Cosgrave; L Lyons, C O’Meara; I Coates, Barry Nash, J Nicholas; C Nicholas, E Hourigan, A Kennedy.
Subs: K McGarry for Kennedy (44), M O’Dwyer for Coates (57).

POBALSCOIL NA TRÍONÓIDE – H Olliphant; C Morrison, B McCarthy, L McGrath; C Deane, D O’Brien, K Murphy; M Farrell, A Seoige; D Dalton, JP Lucey, C O’hAonghusa; E O’Halloran, D Walsh, D O’Connell.
Sub: J Ó’Ruairc for Ó’hAonghusa (60+3)

Ref – N Cosgrove (Tipperary)


When – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm

Where – Cahir

Referee – Noel Cosgrove (Tipperary)

Extra time to be played if necessary

Admission Prices

Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3

All Media and Munster Council passes accepted.


Match Preview

The clash of Castletroy CC and Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide is arguably the hardest of the Dr. Harty Cup Quarter-Finals to predict. Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide earned their place in the knockout stages with three narrow wins in Group 3. Two 2 point wins and one 1 point win in the final round against Charleville CBS showed their ability to knuckle down and secure victory in close games. The only blemish on their record was a 10 point defeat at the hands of group winners St. Francis College Rochestown.

Castletroy CC on the other hand managed to finish top of Group 2 which was the ultimate Group of Death. With four teams level on four points each heading in the final round, it was a case of winner takes all when Castletroy took on St. Colmans Fermoy. Despite being forced to defend for long periods, in particular in the second half, Castletroy secured a goal in both halves to ensure a hard-earned 2-9 to 0-13 victory. Earlier in the competition, Castletroy showed their mettle to record a 2-13 to 0-18 victory over Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG. The only blemish on their record was a three point defeat to Limerick rivals SNTN Doon where they lost out in the final stages to a resurgent Doon side.

It’s certainly all to play for with the winners setting up a date with Thurles CBS. 


Paths to the Quarter-Final

Castletroy CC

Round 1 – Bye
Round 2 – Castletroy CC 3-9 DLS Waterford 1-9
Round 3 – Castletroy CC 2-13 Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 0-18
Round 4 – SNTN Doon 0-15 Castletroy CC 0-12
Round 5 – Castletroy CC 2-9 St Colmans Fermoy 0-13

Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide

Round 1 – Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide 2-15 Our Ladys Templemore 2-13
Round 2 – Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide 0-15 St Caimins Shannon 0-13
Round 3 – St. Francis College Rochestown 1-18 Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide 1-8
Round 4 – Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide 0-18 Charleville CBS 2-11
Round 5 – Bye


For the Record

  Castletroy CC Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide
2014 / 2015 Team Management Leonard Coughlan,
Peter O’Reilly
Brian Lotty,
Niall O’Connor
2014 / 2015 Team Captain Barry Nash Bobby McCarthy,
Eddie O’Halloran
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. Lost to Charleville CBS, Our Lady’s Templemore and HS Clonmel in the group stages and did not progress
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. Did not take part. Lost to Charleville by 1-18 to 0-15 in the Semi-Final of the Under 16 ½ B competition
Number of Dr. Harty Cup titles 0 0
Last Dr. Harty Cup Title N/A N/A
Most recent meeting 2013/2014 Under 16.5 B Hurling Quarter-Final – Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide 2-14 Castletroy CC 2-12

Dr. Harty Cup Knockout Stages

Quarter-Finals

A Ard Scoil Ris 1-16 Hamilton High School Bandon 1-11
B St. Francis College Rochestown 3-9 Nenagh CBS 2-8
C Castletroy CC V PS Youghal – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Cahir
D Thurles CBS 2-8 Gaelcolaiste Mhuire AG 1-10

Semi-Finals

Fixed for Saturday January 31st

Ard Scoil Ris v St. Francis College Rochestown
Castletroy CC or Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide v Thurles CBS

Final

Fixed for Saturday February 21st


Team Panels

Castletroy CC

1. Jamie Power
(Monaleen)

2. Brian Nash                                   3. Evan Enright                       4. Finn Hourigan
(South Liberties)                               (Ahane)                               (Murroe Boher)

5. David Garry                                  6. Colum Carroll                      7. A. LaTouche Cosgrave
(South Liberties)                               (Ahane)                               (Monaleen)

8. Lorcan Lyons                      9. Ciarán O’Meara
(Monaleen)                           (Ahane)

10. Ian Coates                                  11. Barry Nash                        12. John Nicholas
(Old Christians)                                (South Liberties)                     (Monaleen)

13. Conor Nicholas                              14. Eoin Hourigan                   15. Mark O’Dwyer
(Monaleen)                                      (Murroe Boher)                         (Monaleen)

Subs

17. Aaron Kennedy (Muroe Boher)

18. Aaron Hackett (Ahane)

19. Patrick Minehan (Ahane)

20. Kevin Gleeson (Monaleen)

21. Kyrin McGarry (Claughán)

22. Gearóid Hartnett (Ahane)

23. Michael Fox (Ahane)

24. Shane Hackett (Ahane)

25.  Conal Ryan (Ballybricken)

26. Darren Golden (Monaleen)

Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide

Harry Olliphant* (Youghal)

Chris Morrisson* (Youghal)

Bobby McCarthy* (Killeagh / Ita’s)

Liam Mac Craith* (Youghal)

Cathal Deane* (Killeagh/ Ita’s)

Darragh O’Brien* (Killeagh / Ita’s)

Kevin Murphy* (Killeagh / Ita’s)

Matthew Farrell* (Youghal)

Aindriu Seoige* (Youghal)

Declan Dalton* (Fr. O’Neills)

John Paul Lucey* (Cois Bhríde)

Conchúir Ó hAonghusa (Youghal)

Eddie O’Halloran* (Clashmore)

Danny Walsh* (Youghal)

Darragh O Connell (Youghal)

16.Daniel Hickey (Killeagh / Ita’s)

Jack Ó Ruairc (Killeagh / Ita’s)

Alan McCarthy* (Clashmore)

Conor Lynch* (Clashmore)

Jack Merkushev* (Killeagh / Ita’s)

Edward Hynes (Cois Bhríde)

Keane Kelly (Budds)

Brian Lynch (Clashmore)

Padraig Delaney (Killeagh / Itas)

Squad: (with an * beside who played last year)

Prospects/county players: Darragh O’Brien (Cork Minor), Kevin Murphy (Cork Minor), Declan Dalton (Cork Minor), John Paul Lucey (Waterford Minor), Eddie O’Halloran (Waterford Minor All Ireland Winner 2013)


Dr. Harty Cup Tables after Group Stages

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
Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide 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

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