Corn an Phiarsaigh – Under 15 ‘B’ Munster Hurling
Goatenbridge, 6th February 2006
The U-15 Hurling team was defeated in their opening game of the competition by a very strong Cashel side, who went on to win the competition. The High School lads rallied in the second-half to produce a very good performance. However, Cashel were worthy winners. Michael O’Brien’s second-half performance caught the eye. Dean Horton impressed in defence. The High School had to manage without the services of its best player, Conor Ryan, who was very sick at the time.
Team: Darren Greene, Dean Horton, Padraig Cooney, Adrian Shannon, Graham Quinn, Billy Hewitt (C), Gavin Power, Brian O’ Hara, David Fitzgerald, Shane McCormack, Thomas Hill, Emmett Ryan, Jack Kelly, Liam Carey, Michael O’Brien. Subs Used: Matthew Norris, Shane Ryan, Jonathan Ryan, Stephen O’Reilly, Cian Hogan.
Fitzgerald Cup – Under 17 ‘A’ County Competition (Semi-Final)
Boherlahan, 6th April 2006
The High School was no match on this occasion for this Thurles CBS outfit. Our opponents dominated the game from beginning to end. They were very strong throughout the field. No weaknesses could be found, despite the valiant efforts of our players. Our team did battle bravely to the final whistle. Luke Moore, Shane Lawlor and Darragh Ryan were our best defenders, while Ciaran Lorigan and Richard Fenton competed best out the field.
Team: Paddy Burke, Luke Moore, Shane Lawlor, Conor Ryan, Darragh Ryan, Lorcan Ryan, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Richard Fenton (C), Greg Carroll, Sean Carey, Ciaran Lorigan, Liam O’Donoghue, Daniel Harvey, Donnachadh Lonergan, Padraig Hickey. Subs Used: Finbar Horgan, J P Fitzgerald, Noel Fitzgerald, Alan Lonergan
Panel Members: Andrew Heffernan, Naoise O’Cuinneagain, Brian O’ Hara, David Nugent, Colm Morris, Richard Madden, Brian Carroll, Stephen Buckley, Conor Walsh.
Rice Cup – Under 14
The High School preparations for this competition included a visit to Killenaule for a challenge match against the Vocational School, in early March. Billy Hewitt played a star role at centre-back, he proved to be very effective in going forward.
We played Callan CBS on their home pitch in our opening group game of the competition a month later. The High School turned in a very strong performance and won easily. Michael O’Brien went on one of his goal scoring sprees. Gearoid Buckley scored two fine points at wing-forward.
We faced Thurles CBS in our second group game on our adopted home pitch, Clonmel Og. This was a game of mixed fortunes for both sides. Thurles eventually emerged as the victorious side, but they had to work all the way to the finish. Shane Ryan gave an outstanding performance at midfield. This High School team has been consistently scoring goals in games. Michael O’Brien produced some more first class finishing to keep the High School in a challenging position.
Team: Liam Boland, Shane Fehilly, Paul Nolan, Jamie Peters, Tony Cantwell, Dean Horton (C), Shane Power, Shane Fagan, Shane Ryan, Emmett Ryan, Liam Carey, Stephan O’Connell, Shane Hogan, Jonathan Ryan, Michael O’Brien. Sub Used: Mark Ahearne. Billy Hewitt and Gearoid Buckley were injured, Michael O’ Sullivan was sick.
At the time of going to print, the High School was scheduled to play Midleton CBS in the Quarter Final.
A special mention for two of our First Year Hurling Talents, Michael O’Brien and Shane Ryan. Both students have the special distinction of having represented the High School on three different hurling teams: First Year, U-15 and U-14. Both students made outstanding contributions. Well done, lads!
Noel Russell has been hugely involved in the training of all the High School hurling teams over the course of the year. He has been a source of great encouragement to our young players. We all hope to see our young hurlers continue their involvement in the game, during their school years and beyond. Noel would like to see the South Tipp clubs producing the stars of the future. Finally, we wish our players a happy and successful Summer with their clubs on the hurling field.