Sciath na Scol H2 Final in Pairc ui Rinn on Monday 26th May 2014
Scoil Mhuire Naofa Carrigtwohill 2-7 St Columba’s Douglas 1-3
A BRILLIANT second half performance secured the Allianz Sciath na Scol H2 title for Scoil Mhuire Naofa Carrigtwohill after a sensational final in Páirc Uí Rinn today (Monday). The Carrigtwohill outfit bridged a 12-year gap since last winning in this competition, and 22 years since clinching victory at this particular level. They also lost out in the 2013 decider to Midleton. Carrig trailed 1-1 to 0-2 at the break, despite enjoying plenty of possession but solid defending from St Columba’s denied them gaining any foothold.
The second half was a different story entirely though as goals from David Rooney and Billy Scully set them on their way. Overall their mentors, supporters and families can be very proud of the super exhibition of hurling produced thereafter. Douglas weren’t found wanting either in this fantastic decider. Sean Nyhan was superb in defence while Niall Hartnett scored a fine goal along with points from Alan O’Hare and Eamonn Kiely. However, Scoil Mhuire grew in stature as the game wore on. Justin Oke, James Mulcahy and John Carroll were outstanding, while Sean Walsh shone all through contributing five glorious points.
Scorers for Scoil Mhuire Naofa: S Walsh (0-5), D Rooney (1-0), B Scully (1-0), J Mulcahy and J Oke (0-1 each).
Scorers for St Columba’s: N Hartnett (1-0), E Kiely (0-2), A O’Hare (0-1).
Scoil Mhuire Naofa: D Flynn, C Horgan, S de Burca, G Yeriskin, J Oke, J Mulcahy, F O’Brien, D Rooney, J Carroll, A Walsh, S Walsh, D Sullivan, A Kidney, B Scully, C Olden, C Carroll, C Flynn, D Quilligan, S McCarthy, V Omosebi, A Gray, R McCrave, J Ahern, M Roche, C Murphy, B Kearney, A O’Driscoll, C Walsh, D Cullinane, J Manley, S Reardon, P Curtin, K Salm.
St Columba’s: M White, A Cawley, S Nyhan, C Buckley, D Okonkwo, A Cantwell, K McSweeney, N Hartnett, A Cuddy, A Cotter, A O’Hare, E Kiely, K O’Neill, R O’Connor, T Grainger, M O’Mahony, E O’Connell, A Sheehan, D Walsh, S Grezeszezak, R Coughlan, C O’Leary, J Adeniran, C Donlon, N Smith, C Casey.
Referee: Conor O’Callaghan (Minane Bridge NS).