Limerick school edges closer to knockout stages of Harty Cup

DOON CBS moved a step closer to a place in the knockout stages of the Dr Harty Cup this Wednesday afternoon with a 1-20 to 2-11 win over St Caimins of Shannon.

DOON CBS moved a step closer to a place in the knockout stages of the Dr Harty Cup this Wednesday afternoon with a 1-20 to 2-11 win over St Caimins of Shannon.

The Munster senior A colleges hurling championship game was to take place in Claughun but heavy overnight rain saw that venue ruled out.

Initially the game was switched to Tournafulla but that would have involved vastly changed travel arrangements for both schools and just less than two hours before throw-in the new all-weather facility in UL was confirmed as the venue.

The east Limerick secondary school had played two games already with one win and one loss.

Their second win had put them in a great position to advance to the quarter-finals.

Next up for Doon will be a clash against St Flannans of Ennis at the end of November.

Against the Shannon outfit, Doon struck an early goal but still trailed 1-9 to 1-8 at half time.

But they had the wind to their backs in the second half and surged ahead to lead 1-15 to 1-9 with points from frees and from play from Darragh O’Donovan and from centre forward Pat Ryan.

But a penalty for the Shannon school, who included Monaleen’s Paul Kinnerk in their management team, had the contest back in the mix entering the final minutes.

DOON CBS - Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen); Thomas Hayes (Doon), Richie English (Doon), Fiachra O’Grady (Doon), Mike Dee (Murroe-Boher), Stephen Ryan (Doon), Pat Cummins (Doon); Dean Coleman (Doon), Darragh O’Donovan (Doon); Shane O’Connell (Doon), Pat Ryan (Doon), Darran Cosgrave (Pallasgreen), Kevin Stapleton (Cappawhite), Raymond Ryan (Doon), Barry Murphy (Doon). Subs used: Adam Coleman (Cappawhite) and David Orr (Cappawhite).

REFEREE - Donie Enright (Dromin-Athlacca).

Elsewhere this Wednesday, Ardscoil Ris got a walkover from Kerry Colleges.

Castletroy College were due to play Clonmel but that game fell foul to the weather, while West Limerick Colleges had no scheduled game.

In the same group as Ardscoil Ris and Castletroy, De La Salle of Waterford were 3-15 to 0-6 winners over St Colman’s of Fermoy.

In West Limerick’s group, Blackwater were 1-13 to 0-7 winners over Abbey CBS.

West Limerick, the newcomers, have already beaten Abbey CBS and drawn with Templemore.