The saying goals win matches was very evident in Bansha last Wednesday when Midleton CBS put seven of the best past Our Lady’s Templemore
in the prestigious Dr Harty Cup competition.
The opening exchanges were fairly even with both sides level for the third time 1-3 to 0-6 by the 13 minute. However, a minute later the pendulum swung in Midleton CBS’s favour when Gary Carroll struck a great goal following a great catch to set Midleton on the road. Jason Hankard popped over a point a minute later while Kian Farmer was unlucky not to bag another goal as his shot went narrowly wide. Conor Ryan pulled a point back for the Tipperary school but Midleton scored 1-3 in four minutes to further extend their lead. However, Our Lady’s got a second wind as they reeled in Midleton with four points before the break to let the halftime score 3-7 to 0-11 in Midleton’s favour.
A minute after the resumption Jason Hankard rattled the back of the Our Lady’s net with a cracker of a goal and after a further minute over Kian Farmer made no mistake when he raised another Midleton green flag. These were sucker punches for the Tipperary school
from which they never really recovered as last season’s defeated finalists Midleton were on their way to an impressive victory. The impressive Gearoid O’Connor from the Moyne Templetouhy club struck a long free but it was all Midleton, as Ryan McCarthy struck goal number six on thirty-five minutes, 6-7 to 0-12 – game over. Gearoid O’ Connor and Jim Devanney struck three point between them, but it was Midleton all the way as they played with growing confidence to the finish. Joe Stack raised the seventh green flag on the 47 minute and was rested immediately having done his bit for his alma mater. Kian Farmer, sub Peter Hassett and Cathal Hickey finished off the scoring for the East Cork school who now meet De La Salle Waterford in the semi-final on Sat. January 26th at 1.30 p.m. at a venue to be decided.
Midleton CBS: C Farmer 2-2, J Hankard 2-1, R McCarthy 1-2 (0-1f, 0-1 65’), G Carroll 1 1, J Stack 1-1, R O’Regan 0-4 (0-3f), C Hickey 0-2 (0-1f), D Healy 0-1, S Walsh 0-1f.
Our Lady’s Templemore: G O’Connor 0-14 (0-7f, 0-165), J Devanney 0-2, C Ryan 0-2, F Purcell 0-1.
J McGann, (Kiltha Og),
C O’Brien (Midleton),
D Hogan (Killeagh),
D Healy (Kiltha Og),
R Landers (Killeagh),
C Joyce (Kiltha Og),
D Moran (Kiltha Og),
R McCarthy (Killeagh),
S Quirke (Midleton),
G Carroll (Midleton),
C Hickey (Lisgoold),
R O’Regan (Midleton),
K Farmer (Midleton),
J Stack (Kiltha Og),
J Hankard (Fr O’Neill’s).
Subs: P Hassett (Fr O’Neill’s) for S. Quirke (42),
A Nganou (Midleton) for J. Stack (49),
P Leahy (Killeagh) for R. O’Regan (51),
J Millerick (Fr O’Neill’s) for R. McCarthy (53),
S Walsh (Carrigtwohill) for C. Hickey (55).
OUR LADY’S TEMPLEMORE:
C McCormack (Loughmore-Castleiney),
S Hayes (Moyne-Templetuohy),
F Purcell (Drom-Inch),
H Gogarty (Thurles),
D Lawlor (Moyne -Templetuohy),
L Roche (JK Brackens),
S Lowe (Moyne-Templetuohy),
J Campion (Drom-Inch),
C Ryan (Loughmore),
K Ryan (Toomevara),
G O’Connor (Moyne-Templetuohy),
E Ryan (Borrisleigh),
J Devanney (Borrisleigh),
T Cahill (Drom-Inch),
C McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney).
Subs: J. Ryan for S. Hayes (33),
B. Stapleton for J. Devanney (51).
Referee: M Sexton (Limerick)