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

January 21, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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


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


Fixed for Saturday January 31st

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


Fixed for Saturday February 21st

Team Panels

Castletroy CC

1. Jamie Power

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)


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


January 21, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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