Limerick’s Ardscoil Ris into Harty quarter-final

Ardscoil Ris' Michael O'Loughlin
LIMERICK will have two teams in the quarter-finals of the Dr Harty Cup in January.

LIMERICK will have two teams in the quarter-finals of the Dr Harty Cup in January.

This Wednesday afternoon, Ardscoil Ris joined Doon CBS in the last eight when they were 2-24 to 1-10 winners over St Flanna’s of Ennis in Sixmilebridge.

Doon booked their place in the knockout stages of the Munster senior A colleges hurling championship two weeks ago with a final round group game victory over fellow Limerick side Castletroy College.

Ardscoil advance as group winners, while Doon were runners-up to Thurles in their group and therefore the two Limerick secondary schools have a one in three chance of meeting in the quarter-final.

They met at the quarter-final stage last season, with the city side emerging victorious.

Other confirmed quarter-finalists are Thurles, Templemore and Charleville.

This Wednesday, a dominant second half display from Ardscoil Ris saw them advance to yet another quarter-final in the Dr Harty Cup.

They led 2-9 to 1-6 at half time with Charlie McCarthy and Colin Crehan their goal scorers.

In deteriorating conditions, Ardscoil went on to win the second half by 15-points to four.

ARDSCOIL RIS - Padraig O’Loughlin (Clonlara); Gordan Brown (Na Piarsaigh), Barry Fitzpatrick (Sixmilebridge), Josh O’Halloran (Na Piarsaigh); Jack English (Adare), Michael Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Cian O’Brien (Mungret); Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh), Thomas Grimes (Na Piarsaigh); Charlie McCarthy (Adare), Cian Lynch (Patrickswell), Ian Galvin (Clonlara); Colin Crehan (O’Callaghans Mills); Alex Morey (Sixmilebridge), Micheal O’Loughlin (Clonlara).