DOON have played their way back into contention in the Harty Cup with victory for a second successive season over fellow Limerick side Castletroy College, 0-15 to 0-12.
Beaten finalists last seasons the east Limerick side brought an end to the unbeaten run of Castletroy in the Gaelic Grounds this Tuesday.
It now means that both these Limerick sides will have to win in next week’s final round in the Munster Post Primary Schools senior A hurling championship.
The top four sides in the group all now have two wins from three and meet each other on December 3 with Castletroy playing St Colmans of Fermoy and Doon’s Scoil na Trionoide Naofa playing Gaelcholaiste Mhuire.
The winning side in each will progress to the quarter-finals while any draw would mean scoring difference would be the deciding factor.
Doon played their way back into the championship with this merited three point win over Castletroy.
They will thank free-taker Barry Murphy, who hit 0-10.
The contest was level on 10-occasions until the 49th minute when the sides were dead-locked 0-12 each.
But the city side didn’t score for the final 12-minutes with Murphy’s accuracy from placed balls ensuring Doon’s victory.
Overall it was a derby game that never reached any great heights.
At half time the sides were level 0-8 each.
Five of those Doon scores came from frees, while Castletroy had Barry Nash, John Nicholas, Aaron Kennedy and Conor Nicholas on target from play.
John Nicholas added two early second half scores from play for Castletroy but they couldn’t find successive scores to open a gap.
Murphy accounted for all Doon’s second half points with his opening score of the half the only score from play for his side in the 30-minutes.
Indeed, outside of the opening quarter, Murphy scored all of his side’s total, bar one point.
SCORERS: Doon: Barry Murphy 0-10 (8frees, 1 ‘65), Colin Ryan 0-4 (2frees), Joe Lonergan 0-1. Castletroy: Andrew La Touche Cosgrave 0-5 (4frees), John Nicholas 0-3, Barry Nash 0-2, Aaron Kennedy and Conor Nicholas 0-1 each.
DOON: Ryan Renehan (Cappawhite); David Lonergan (Cappamore), Brian McPartland (Doon), Mikey O’Brien (Doon); Brian McCarthy (Pallasgreen), Shane O’Connell (Doon), Robbie Quirke (Cappawhite); Anthony Foley (Cappamore), Jack Cummins (Doon); Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen), Barry Murphy (Doon), Matt Feehan (Sean Treacys); Mark Coleman (Doon), Mike Feehan (Sean Treacys), Joe Lonergan (Cappamore). Subs: Tadgh Whelan (Doon) for Robbie Quirke, inj (19mins), Alan Cosgrave (Pallasgreen) for Tadgh Whelan (45mins).
CASTLETROY: Jamie Power (Monaleen); Brian Nash (South Liberties), Evan Enright (Ahane), Finn Hourigan (Murroe-Boher); David Garry (South Liberties), Colum Carroll (Ahane), Kevin Gleeson (Monaleen); Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen), Ciaran O’Mara (Ahane); Andrew La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), Barry Nash (South Liberties), John Nicholas (Monaleen); Aaron Kennedy (Murroe-Boher), Eoin Hourigan (Murroe-Boher), Mark O’Dwyer (Monaleen). Subs: Conor Nicholas (Monaleen) for Mark O’Dwyer (19mins), Mark O’Dwyer (Monaleen) for Ciaran O’Mara (48mins).
REFEREE: Richard Moloney (Bruff).