Currans cut loose to deny DLS
Colaisti Na nDeise 2-13 DLS Waterford 1-8
FOURTEEN-man Colaisti Na nDeise had their place in the final all but sealed by half-time as they surged into a 2-9 to 0-0 interval lead in this Waterford derby at Fraher Field.
For the second game in a row, they had to play the entire match a man down when Kevin Daly was given a straight red card before the ball was thrown in after an altercation with De La Salle full-back Paul Coughlan, who was red-carded himself before the break after picking up two yellows.
But goals from Michael Kiely and Micheal Harney, plus fine points from Cathal and Patrick Curran, gave them a firm grip.
De La Salle improved, with a goal from Austin Gleeson and three points from sub Jack McCarthy, but it was too late.
Scorers -- Col Na nDeise: Cathal Curran 0-6 (2f), M Kiely 1-1, M Harney 1-0, Cormac Curran 0-3, P Curran 0-2, C Dunford 0-1. DLS: A Gleeson 1-3 (1-2f), J McCarthy 0-3, A Farrell, B O'Sullivan 0-1 each.
Coláisti Na nDeise -- E Kearns; K Looby, T Tobin, S O'Donovan; E Collins, T Devine, T Bourke; C Dunford, Cormac Curran; Cathal Curran, M Harney, R Donnelly; M Kiely, K Daly, P Curran. Sub: J Gartland for M Kiely.
De La Salle -- M Sheridan; B O'Keeffe, P Coughlan, C Fleming; A O'Sullivan, A Gleeson, S O'Neill; C Breheny, S McNulty; M O'Brien, B O'Sullivan, D Flynn; D Hutchinson, P Flynn, T Mullally. Subs: J McCarthy for M O'Brien, A Farrell for D Hutchinson, E Power for M Sheridan, C Sheehan for P Flynn, R Hurley for T Mullally.
Ref -- C McAllister (Cork).