Magnificent Midleton too strong for Caimin's
Midleton CBS (Cork) 3-13 St Caimin's (Clare) 0-7
MIDLETON CBS were always in control as they took top spot in Group C of the Harty Cup by defeating St Caimin's at Charleville yesterday.
After a Patrick White goal in the fifth minute, the east Cork school led by 1-1 to no score and that had become 2-2 to no score by the 12th, when Aaron Gosnell's long-range point effort deceived James Hickey in the St Caimin's goal.
With David Cahill impressing as he shot three points in the first half and Leslie Coughlan keeping things tight at the back, Midleton led by 2-6 to 0-2 at half-time.
Caimin's hard-working centre-back Alex Morey did his level best to limit the damage, but it was one-way traffic for the most part. The second half was almost devoid of major incident, with Midleton continuing to keep the scoreboard ticking over.
Dillon Cahill converted some fine dead balls, and a good Hickey save denied sub Robert Cullinane.
By the three-quarter mark it was 2-10 to 0-3, and while Caimin's got three points in a row -- Shane Gleeson was unlucky not to goal -- it was damage limitation at this stage. Midleton asserted their dominance late on, with Cullinane notching a late goal and point.
Scorers -- Midleton CBS: P White 1-2, David Cahill 0-4, R Cullinane 1-1, Dillon Cahill 0-3 (2f, 1 65), A Gosnell 1-0, N Motherway, D Morrissey, B Aherne 0-1 each. St Caimin's: C Deasy 0-3f, S Gleeson 0-2 (1f), O Pender, A Morey (f) 0-1 each.
MIDLETON CBS -- C Swayne; D Dineen, L Coughlan, A Kenneally; M O'Keeffe, J McCarthy, S Treacy; N Motherway, Dillon Cahill; David Cahill, D Walsh, A Gosnell; D Morrissey, P White, P Nagle. Subs: Robert Cullinane for White, B Aherne for Coughlan (both h-t), W Leahy for Nagle, K Hegarty for O'Keeffe (both 46), D Coleman for Dillon Cahill (55).
ST CAIMIN'S -- J Hickey; D Costigan, E Keogh, B Fitzpatrick; S Mulready, A Morey, S Gleeson; J Warren, J Mulready; D Murphy, S O'Leary, O Pender; B Corry, C Deasy, G White. Subs: O O'Connor for Murphy (43), A Shanahan for Fitzpatrick (51), J Arthur for Pender (51).
Ref -- M Meade (Limerick).