Wednesday 18 October 2017

O'Shea the Midleton hero

Midleton CBS 2-11 Ardscoil Rís 0-15

There will be a Cork team in this year’s Harty Cup final after Liam O’Shea’s injury-time goal eliminated holders Ardscoil Rís at Bansha to set up a semi-final with St Colman’s of Fermoy. Stock photo: Sportsfile
There will be a Cork team in this year’s Harty Cup final after Liam O’Shea’s injury-time goal eliminated holders Ardscoil Rís at Bansha to set up a semi-final with St Colman’s of Fermoy. Stock photo: Sportsfile
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There will be a Cork team in this year's Harty Cup final after Liam O'Shea's injury-time goal eliminated holders Ardscoil Rís at Bansha to set up a semi-final with St Colman's of Fermoy.

A week ago, Ardscoil had managed to engineer a draw in this quarter-final tie and they looked to have made the most of the second chance when up by a point as the game moved beyond the 60-minute mark.

However, Midleton - the last Cork school to win the title, in 2006 - won a penalty which O'Shea converted, going for a goal rather a point to level the game in a dramatic finale. With Ardscoil having led by 0-6 to 0-5 at half-time, Midleton seized control after that, Liam Gosnell's goal followed by points from Charlie Terry and O'Shea.

Ardscoil struck back, with Brian Ryan their primary threat, but despite being reduced to 14 men, Midleton were able to grab the winner.

Scorers - Midleton CBS: L Gosnell 1-5 (4f), L O'Shea 1-4 (1-0 penalty, 2f), C Terry 0-2. Ardscoil Rís: B Ryan 0-7 (5f, 1 '65), D Woulfe 0-3, W Henn, J Daly, P O'Brien, R Considine, J McInerney 0-1 each.

MIDLETON CBS - R Walsh; E O'Sullivan, S O'Leary Hayes, A Daly; R McConville, J McDonnell, A Walsh Barry; S O'Meara, C Coughlan; L O'Shea, G Millerick, L Gosnell; B Twomey, C Terry, J Stack. Subs: M Kelly for Stack (41), L Duggan Murray for Twomey (58).

ARDSCOIL RIS - B Curtin; M Daly, R Connolly, J Considine; J Boylan, D Carroll, D Ryan; R Duff, J Gleeson; P O'Brien, B Ryan, W Henn; D Woulfe, R McCarthy, J McInerney. Subs: R Considine for O'Brien (42), J Daly for McInerney (48), C O'Reilly for Henn (57).

Ref - W Barrett (Tipperary)

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