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Dr. Harty Cup Hurling Final 2009 – Winners Thurles CBS

harty-cupAfter an absence of 31 years The Dr Harty Cup is back in Tipperary. Triumphant heroes Thurles CBS carry home the cup for the first time since 1956, thanks to their 3-16 to 0-9 victory over St. Caimins Community School, Shannon in the 2009 Dr. Harty Cup final on Sunday last at MacDonagh Park Nenagh.

Thurles CBS beat North Monastery Cork in 1956 to last win this much coveted trophy.

Templemore CBS previously had the distinction of being the last Tipperary school to win this coveted and  prestigious competition back in 1978.

With the aid of a strong wind in the first half,  Thurles CBS led by 2-11 to 0-2 at half time following goals by Michael O’Brien and David Butler.

St. Caimins scored their nine points but failed to make any real inroads into the Thurles pack  and victory was assured following a late goal by Aidan McCormack  from Thurles CBS.

Many of the players from the 1956 Team, including their team captain Tommy Gleeson were in attendance to watch this glorious CBS team battle to a well deserved victory.

Dermot Clifford,  Archbishop of Cashel and Emly Archdiocese and GAA patron was on hand to present the coveted cup at full time to CBS team Captain James Barry.
For school principal Martin Quirke and all sports masters and pupils at Thurles CBS,  it was an emotional day, plus a historic day for Thurles town.

Emails and other messages of congratulations continue to flood into the school from past pupils, well wishers and other sporting associations.

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3 comments to Dr. Harty Cup Hurling Final 2009 – Winners Thurles CBS

  • David McGree

    Great result for Thurles CBS…my father, Paddy McGree, was a member of the 1956 Thurles CBS team…and he is so proud of the lads…Slainte!

  • Sean Ryan

    A magnificent victory, and another one today, with the winning of the All-Ireland Colleges final at Semple Stadium, no less. I’m a past pupil, and delighted for the lads, their parents, and all associated with the school. Durlas abu!!!

  • Fintan O Reilly

    Well done lads “FANTASTIC” you have brought great joy to all past pupils… Thank you

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