It was a weekend of mixed results for Midleton CBS with a close victory in the Cork Colleges U16 A Hurling Final on Friday followed by an agonising one-point defeat for the senior team in the Croke Cup quarter-final on Saturday. Carrigtwohill players played pivotal roles in both matches.
It was familiar surroundings for Midleton CBS on Saturday when they travelled to Clonmel to take on Kilkenny CBS in the Croke Cup quarter-final. It was six weeks to the day since they eased past Templemore CBS there in the Harty Cup semi-final. Unlike that day however, Midleton were on the back foot from the start and primarily due to conceding a raft of frees they trailed at half-time, 0-10 to 0-2 with a strong breeze favouring the Noresiders. Not much changed in the third quarter with Midleton going into the last fifteen minutes trailing 0-14 to 0-3 but CBS co-captain Liam Gosnell sparked an heroic comeback with a cracking goal on forty-six minutes but Midleton’s efforts eventually came up a point short, 2-9 to 0-16. Aaron Walsh Barry lined out at wing-back (no.7) and Liam Gosnell (no.14) ended the day, once again, as Midleton’s top scorer with 1-3 (0-2f). Kiitan Oke and Shane O’Hanlon also represented Carrig on the panel. Well done to all four lads on a fantastic run in the Harty Cup with some great results to look back on. A match report can be found here and extended highlights are below (Gosnell’s goal is at 2:50).
Two points separated Midleton CBS and St. Colmans in the Cork Colleges U16 A Hurling Final in CIT last Friday with the East Cork side coming out on top. Midleton led 1-8 to 2-4 at the half before finishing ahead, 1-14 to 3-6. Carrig’s Sean Walsh scored an impressive 1-9 (0-7f) of the final total. Daire Sullivan and Justin Oke excelled at wing back and wing forward respectively and Seán de Búrca and Cian Horgan were also members of the winning panel. Congratulations to all five lads on a great win.
It is a point of great pride for our club that we have had the top scorer in both the Harty Cup final (Liam Gosnell) and Cork Colleges U16 A final (Sean Walsh) this year. A great achievement by both players and well done to their parents, teammates and coaches. Congratulations to all the lads involved over the weekend.