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Ardscoil Ris – Thurles CBS For Harty Cup Final

Denis Maher Thurles. Photo J. O'Loughlin.

Ardscoil Ris reached their first ever Dr Harty Cup final, gaining revenge over St Caimin’s School,Shannon, for last season’s semi-final defeat.
Meanwhile last year’s champions Thurles CBS survived the first-half dismissal of centre-forward Aidan McCormack to reach the final for a third successive season.

Thurles Sarsfields player Aidan McCormack received a straight red card in the 16th minute following an off-the-ball incident with Daire Quinn.

Nenagh, who were competing in the Dr. Harty Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2000, struggled to make the extra man count and Thurles were rarely troubled as they booked a final battle with Ardscoil Ris in three weeks.

But Thurles, created the better chances throughout  the game with the superb Michael O’Brien  scoring nine points during the match, including seven from placed balls.
Thurles led by 7 points to 1 goal 2 points at half-time and easily kept Nenagh in defence mode during the second half.

Pat Ralph’s brilliant sideline cut was the real highlight of the second half,  before substitute John Bergin ended Nenagh’s hopes with a Thurles goal two minutes from the end .

Final score: Thurles CBS 1-15; Nenagh CBS 1-9;

Scorers — Thurles CBS: M O’Brien 0-9 ; J Bergin 1-0; P Ralph 0-2 ; with D Maher, A McCormack, C Treacy and T Doyle 0-1 each.

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