Strong late surge sees Christians return to Harty Cup with victory
Cork's Christian Brothers College scored eight unanswered points in the final 20 minutes to overcome CBS HS Clonmel in Group D of the Dr Harty Cup yesterday.
More famed for rugby, CBC returned to the Harty this year and the win marked their first in the competition since 1918. Clonmel looked to have seized the momentum when points from Mark Kehoe and Martin Gibbs drew them level at 0-8 each early in the second half but they wouldn't score again as Christians powered ahead. Jamie Corkery finished with nine points as Billy Keohane and Robbie O'Flynn also shone.
In Group A, Cian Moriarty scored 2-2 for the 2014 champions Ardscoil Ris as they beat Hamilton HS by 4-22 to 0-9. Padraig O'Loughlin and John Flynn got the other goals with Brian Ryan contributing three points. Elsewhere, Thomas Douglas scored 14 points, seven from play, as Waterford's De La Salle overcame Blackwater CS by 1-20 to 1-13 in Fraher Field.
In Group B, last year's beaten finalists St Francis College Rochestown impressed in the second half to beat Gaelcholaiste Mhuire by 3-23 to 1-14.
While they trailed by 1-9 to 0-11 at half-time, goals from Eoghan O'Brien, David O'Flaherty and David Andrews broke the resistance of their city rivals. Evan ó Síocháin scored 1-5 for Gaelcholaiste Mhuire.
In the other game in that group, Jamie Bergin scored 0-10 as Our Lady's Templemore beat Charleville CBS by 0-20 to 1-15 after Jack Barry's goal had put Charleville ahead before half-time.
Holders Thurles CBS were made to work for a 1-22 to 2-16 win over St Colman's. Jamie O'Leary's early goal helped Colman's, but Conor Stakelum's green flag put Thurles ahead on 40 minutes.
Another Tipperary side, Nenagh CBS, were 3-20 to 1-11 winners over Doon's Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa. Keith Nealon, Mark Daniels and Billy Seymour got the Nenagh goals with Mark Colman netting for Doon.