Champions Thurles CBS eliminated from Harty
Champions Thurles CBS were eliminated from the Dr Harty Cup yesterday after suffering a heavy loss to St Joseph's CBS, Nenagh.
Having beaten St Colman's of Fermoy and Doon's Scoil na Trionoide Naofa, Thurles only needed a point to advance but goals from Dan O'Meara (two), Jake Morris and Robert Byrne gave Nenagh a 4-18 to 0-14 victory, with Mark Daniels scoring six points.
In the other Group 3 game, two goals from Kyle Cronin saw St Colman's beat Doon by 2-20 to 2-11 to finish level with the two Tipperary schools, Thurles losing out on scoring difference.
Our Lady's Secondary School of Templemore topped Group 2 with a game to spare after beating Youghal's Pobalscoil na Trionoide by 4-31 to 1-9. Jerry Kelly scored 1-6 for Templemore, with Aidan O'Meara, Ciarán Thorpe and Stevie Nolan getting the other goals and Jamie Bergin, Brian McGrath and Lyndon Fairbrother among the points.
St Francis College, Rochestown have also qualified courtesy of a 0-23 to 2-12 win against Charleville CBS. Brian Turnbull and John O'Sullivan led the scoring for the Cork school, who are level on points with Templemore. However, Templemore's win when the schools met meant they will finish top even with a loss in their last game.
Midleton remain in with a chance of qualifying from Group 1 after they drew with Blackwater CS. While goals by Jack Pender and Ryan Gray put the Waterford school ahead with time almost up, Josh Beausang's free earned Midleton a point.
Cork's CBC finished top of Group 4 after they beat Castletroy College by 1-15 to 0-9.
Diarmuid O'Sullivan's goal underpinned a fine third-quarter period where CBC scored an unanswered 1-7.