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Cork schools lay down early marker in the Harty Cup

October 3, 2014

Of the six Cork sides taking part, five were victorious, with Charleville CBS the only one to lose, against another school from the Rebel County, St Francis College of Rochestown, in Group Three.

Two goals in the second half from Shane Kingston were crucial for Rochestown in their 2-14 to 0-13 win, while Ciarán Cormack was in excellent form from frees.

In the other game in that group, Declan Dalton scored 1-14 for Pobalscoil na Tríonóide of Youghal as they beat Our Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore by 2-15 to 2-13.

In Group One, holders Ardscoil Rís beat Blackwater CS by 1-20 to 0-9 with Ronan Lynch scoring 1-9. Elsewhere, Thurles CBS beat St Flannan’s by 5-26 to 0-6. Captain Ronan Teehan scored 1-8 with Robbie Long and Niall Heffernan grabbing 1-3, Brendan Kelly 1-2 and Paul Kennedy five points.

In Group Two, both St Colman’s College, Fermoy and Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG were victorious, beating Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa of Doon – last year’s beaten finalists – and Waterford’s De La Salle respectively.

Evan Ó Síocháin’s goal helped Gaelcholáiste Mhuire to a 1-14 to 1-10 win, with Dayne Ó Laoi, Dan Ó Conaing and Daithí Braham among the points.

Bandon’s Hamilton High School, beaten semi-finalists last year, got their Group Four campaign off a to a winning start as goals from Eoin O’Reilly, Cathal Maguire, Colm Dinneen and Jonathan Mulcahy gave them a 4-10 to 2-13 win against Nenagh CBS at Buttevant.

Elsewhere in that group, two goals in quick succession from Glen Waters and Mikey Phelan helped Dungarvan CBS to a 2-11 to 0-7 win over CBS High School Clonmel. Darragh Lyons’ points were valuable for Dungarvan while David Roberts impressed for Clonmel.

Irish Independent