Paul O'Brien of Ardscoil Ris
ARDSCOIL Ris booked their place in the quarter finals of the Harty Cup with a 100% record thanks to a 2-16 to 1-18 win over Midleton CBS in Boherlahan this Wednesday.
The third successive victory for the Limerick city secondary school saw them gain some slight revenge for a replay defeat to the Cork college in last year’s quarter final.
Ardscoil Ris will now go into the hat as a group winner in the mid-December draw for the January 10 quarter finals in the Munster Post Primary Schools Senior A Hurling Championship. There is a one in three chance of an all-Limerick tie with Hospital’s John the Baptist Community School.
Ardscoil Ris raced from the starting blocks and scored five successive points in five minutes.
But Midleton hit back with a goal in the sixth minute. By half time the Ardscoil Ris lead was 0-13 to 1-7.
Eight minutes into the second half the game was level, 0-14 to 1-11. In the 10th minute of the second half came the first Ardscoil Ris goal from Cathal O’Neill.
Seven minutes later the North Circular Road side were 2-14 to 1-13 clear after a David Woulfe goal.
But four points in a row from the Cork side had the game level with five minutes to play, 2-14 to 1-17. Ardscoil Ris steadied and found the winning points from Woulfe and Paul O’Brien.
SCORERS: Ardscoil Ris: Diarmuid Ryan 0-6, Paul O’Brien 0-5 (4frees), David Woulfe 1-2, Cathal O’Neill 1-1, Rory Duff, Aidan Moriarty 0-1 each. Midleton CBS: Liam O’Shea 0-8 (4frees, 2 lineballs), Joe Stack 1-2, Aaron Walsh Barry and Liam Gosnell 0-2 each, Ross O’Regan, Arthur Nganou, Ger Millerick and Cathal Hickey 0-1 each.
ARDSCOIL RIS: Jason Gillane; Padraig Heaney, Josh Considine, Emmet McEvoy; Jerome Boylan, Ronan Connolly, Cillian O’Reilly; Rory Duff, Diarmuid Ryan; Aidan Moriarty, Paul O’Brien, David Woulfe; Cathal O’Neill, Conor Bourke, Rian Considine. Subs: James Daly for Aidan Moriarty (46mins), Barry O’Connor for Cathal O’Neill (52mins), Jathan McMahon for Cillian O’Reilly (58mins).
MIDLETON CBS: Alan Power; Jamie Landers, Sean O’Leary, Dylan Hogan; Sean O’Sullivan, Ger Millerick, Aaron Walsh Barry; Liam Gosnell, Eoghan O’Sullivan; Daragh Moran, Liam O’Shea, Ross O’Regan; Arthur Nganou, Joe Stack, Cathal Hickey. Sub: Gary Carroll for Ross O’Regan (33mins).
REFEREE: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)