Awesome De La Salle humble North Mon

De La Salle, Waterford 5-28 North Monastery CBS 0-3

First-half goals from full-forward Brian O’Sullivan, corner-forwards Dominic Smith and Stephen Power, and a fourth from wing forward Peter McGrath just before the interval, put paid to North Mon’s tissue-like challenge.

With the Mon failing to score in the first half, De La Salle opened up a 4-13 interval lead, and but for the Cork side’s outstanding goalkeeper Darren Wise, the margin of victory would have been massive.

The young Mayfield player denied De La Salle another three goals at least with some superb saves in a bitterly disappointing game.

This has been the most soul-destroying Dr Harty Cup campaign ever experienced by the North Mon and three cricket-score defeats marked the end of a truly horrible campaign.

They failed to score in the first half and the three points registered on the resumption all came from frees by centre-forward Mathew Broderick.

With Philip Mahony producing a towering performance at centre-back and the very talented Stephen Power banging in 1-8 in the first half, De La Salle completely dominated.

Although they rested some of their stars after the resumption, including Mahony and Power, De La Salle were still far too powerful.

Mahony’s younger brother Pádraig scored some delightful points and also slotted home his side’s fifth goal at the end of the third quarter.

Scorers for De La Salle: S. Power 1-8 (0-4 from frees; 0-2 from 65s); P. Mahony 1-5; P. McGrath 1-3; D. Smith 1-2; B. O’Sullivan 1-2; N. Conners 0-3; K. Fitzgerald 0-3; E. Madagan 0-2.

North Monastery CBS: M. Broderick 0-3 (0-3 from frees).

DE LA SALLE: S. O’Keeffe; O. Kevers, B. Coughlan, B. Cunningham; S. Daniels P. Mahony, N. Connors; D. Purcell, E. Bennett; G. Bambrick, N. Clifford, P. McGrath; D. Smith, B. O’Sullivan, S. Power. Substitutes. Padraig Mahony for Power; K. Fitzgerald for Philip Mahony; K. Fitzgerald for McGrath; E. Madagon for Bambrick.

NORTH MONASTERY CBS. D. Wise; K. Sorenson, C. Meehan, L. O’Sullivan; K. Buckley, A. Field, K. Waters; J. O’Connor, E. O’Sullivan; D. McCarthy, M. Broderick, J. Curtain; J. Carmody, C, Cahill, J. Moynihan. Substitute. C. Lynch for L. O’Sullivan.

Referee: B. Day (Aghada).

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