Castletroy College 3-9 DLS Waterford 1-9
Our Harty Cup Hurling team saw off a gallant De La Salle Waterford comeback to secure a six point victory at Cahir on Wednesday. The first score of the game arrived in the 3rd minute when De La Salle scrambled a goal. The teams shared the next four scores before Castletroy drew level in the tenth minute courtesy of a Barry Nash goal. The Castletroy defence were now well on top, with Mark O’Dwyer and David Garry excelling, holding De La Salle scoreless for the rest of the first half as the conditions worsened due to the heavy rain. Castletroy gradually stretched their lead out to four points before an Aaron Kennedy goal in the 27th minute gave the Limerick school a 2-6 to 1-2 interval lead.
De La Salle began the second half in much more determined fashion, hurling with a directness missing in the first half. After opening the scoring with a quick point from play, the Waterford College went on to score the next four points to leave just two between the sides with 20 minutes remaining. Castletroy finally opened their second half account in the 44th minute with a pointed free to stem the tide. Despite the heavy conditions, both sides now threw everything in to the battle for scores in what was a physical but fair contest.
The game was decided in the 51st minute when Castletroy’s Andrew la Touche Cosgrave took on the DLS defence and finished to the net to put his team five points in front. De La Salle tried valiantly to score a goal to get them back in to the game in the closing stages but despite their best efforts, the Castletroy defence held firm to secure a six point win at the final whistle.
Well Done to the team and the coaches.
Castletroy College 1. Jamie Power 2. Brian Nash 3. Evan Enright 4. Finn Hourigan 5. David Garry 6. Colum Carroll 7. Kevin Gleeson 8. Ciaran O’Meara 9. Lorcan Lyons 10. Andy La Touche Cosgrave 11. Barry Nash 12. Ian Coates 13. Aaron Kennedy 14. Conor Nicholas 15. Mark O’Dwyer.
Scorers – Lorcan Lyons 2pts, Andy LaTouche Cosgrave 1gl 6pts, Barry Nash 1 gl, Aaron Kennedy 1gl, Mark O’Dywer 1pt.