LIMERICK Colleges Castletroy and Doon are to meet in a winner takes all contest in the final round of the Harty Cup group games after this Tuesday’s second round of action.
The Limerick derby, with the winner advancing to the quarter-final, is expected to take place on Wednesday October 23.
Castletroy College 5-14
Gaelcholaiste Mhuire 2-10
Today Castletroy College have kick-started their Harty Cup campaign with this 13-point victory over Cork city’s Gaelcholaiste Mhuire in Mallow.
Three first half goals laid the foundation for this victory in the Munster senior A colleges hurling championship.
Inter-county minors Andrew La Touche Cosgrave and Barry Nash were among the first half goal scorers as well as the impressive Conor Nicholas.
By half time, Castletroy were 3-4 to 1-6 clear with the Cork city side relying heavily on the frees of Padraig Guest.
A blast of 1-5 on the change of ends all but sealed the win with a Tom Morrissey goal helping to open a 4-8 to 1-6 lead with just 20-minutes to play.
When Gaelcholaiste Mhuire did attack they were kept at bay by two superb Jack Banks saved.
La Touche Cosgrave added the fifth Castletroy goal in the 50th minute as the winners surged 5-14 to 1-10 clear before Dayne O’Laoi had a Cork consolation goal in the final minute.
Scorers: Castletroy: Andrew La Touche Cosgrave 2-2, Tom Morrissey 1-3 (0-1free), Barry Nash 1-3 (1-2frees), Conor Nicholas 1-1, John Nicholas, Lorcan Lyons, Paddy Morrissey, Edward Doyle, David Garry 0-1 each. Gaelcholaiste Mhuire: Dayne O’Laoi 2-2, Padraig Guest 0-7 (5frees), Ciaran O’hAinfin 0-1.
CASTLETETROY COLLEGE - Jack Banks (Old Christians); Jamie Porter (Monaleen), Colm Carroll (Ahane), Jamie Heuston (Doon); Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), Cian O’Brien (Monaleen), Ciaran O’Meara (Ahane); Paddy Morrissey (Ahane), Edward Doyle (Monaleen); John Nicholas (Monaleen), Barry Nash (South Liberties), Ian Coates (Old Christians); Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), Tom Morrissey (Ahane), Conor Nicholas (Monaleen. Subs: Darren Golden O’Mahony (Monaleen) for O’Meara (h-t), David Garry (South Liberties) for Coates (h-t), Aaron Hackett (Ahane) for Conor Nicholas (50mins), Finn Hourigan (Murroe-Boher) for Heuston (50mins), Ronan Butler (Monaleen) for La Touche Cosgrave (55mins).
GAELCHOLAISTE MHUIRE - Darragh O’Conaill; Padraig O’Murchu, Padraig O’Loinsigh, Dara O’Tuama; Roibeard O’Meara, Eadhard O’Commaing, Eric O’Caoimh; Brian O’Ceallachain, Adam O’Donnabhain; Ciaran O’hAinfin, Eoin O’Laoire, Liam O’Cochlain; Dayne O’Laoi, Jason O’Flynn, Padraig Guest. Subs: Evan O’Siochain for O’Tuama (21mins), Ailein Breatneach for O’Meara (43mins), Daithi Braham for O’Cochlain (56mins), Diarmuid O’Ceallachain for O’Flynn (57mins).
Doon CBS 2-12
Thurles CBS 1-19
Doon fell just short of a famous win when Thurles came strongly in the second half to win by four points in Tipperary Town.
The east Limerick side were down 0-11 to 1-5 at half time.
Dean Coleman goaled for Doon in the opening minutes but Thurles were 0-7 to 1-2 ahead midway through the opening half.
Doon were over reliant on the frees of Colin Ryan but still only trailed by three points at half time.
They had the tonic of a Barry Murphy goal in the early minutes of the second half and the game was level.
But the sending off of Colin Ryan was to hinder the Doon progress as the second half progressed.
A Thurles goal saw them surge clear and 14-man Doon couldn’t haul them back.
DOON - Shane Stapleton (Sean Treacys); Brian McPartland (Doon), Thomas Hayes (Doon), David Lonergan (Cappamore); Brian McCarthy (Pallasgreen), Stephen Ryan (Doon), Jack Cummins (Doon); Fiach O’Grady (Doon), Patrick Cummins (Doon); Shane O’Connell (Doon), Mike Dee (Murroe-Boher), Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen); Dean Coleman (Doon), David Buckley (Cappawhite), Barry Murphy (Doon).