Midleton take victory in high-scoring Dr O’Callaghan Cup final

The Harty Cup semi-finalists reigned supreme with captain Ryan McCarthy (1-8), Noel Cahill (2-2), and Cathal Hickey (0-7) their chief target men.

Midleton take victory in high-scoring Dr O’Callaghan Cup final

[team1]Midleton CBS[/team1][score1]3-24[/score1][team2]St Francis College Rochestown[/team2][score2]1-15[/score2][/score]

A comprehensive victory for Midleton CBS in the Dr O’Callaghan Cup final (Cork PPS SAHC) at the 4G pitch in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Friday night.

The Harty Cup semi-finalists reigned supreme with captain Ryan McCarthy (1-8), Noel Cahill (2-2), and Cathal Hickey (0-7) their chief target men.

Midleton CBS led 1-15 to 0-9 at the interval and despite Jack McCarthy saving a Ryan McCarthy penalty, they pulled away.

St Francis College were reliant on Alan Connolly who returned 1-8 of the Rochestown total.

Scorers for Midleton CBS: R McCarthy (1-8, 0-5 frees, 0-1 65), N Cahill (2-2), C Hickey (0-7), J McGann and J Mulcahy (0-2 each), E Martin, I Walsh and J Millerick (0-1 each).

Scorers for St Francis College: A Connolly (1-8, 0-6 frees), R O’Halloran and S Andrews (0-2 each), P O’Halloran, H Nevin and W Buckley (0-1 each).

Midleton CBS: B Saunderson (Midleton); A Quirke (Midleton), R Landers (Killeagh), J Fitzgerald (Midleton); E Motherway (St Colman’s), C Joyce (Kiltha Óg), J Millerick (Fr O’Neill’s); S Quirke (Midleton), R McCarthy (Killeagh, Capt); J Mulcahy (Carrigtwohill), C Hickey (Lisgoold), S Walsh (Carrigtwohill); I Walsh (Lisgoold), J McGann (Kiltha Óg), N Cahill (St Colman’s).

Subs: E Martin (Kiltha Óg) for I Walsh (50), D Rooney (Carrigtwohill) for E Motherway (50), P Connaughton (Midleton) for J McGann (55), L Walsh (Lisgoold) for S Walsh (56), J O’Driscoll (Lisgoold) for J Fitzgerald (56).

St Francis College: J McCarthy (St Finbarr’s); K Lyons (Ballygarvan), K McSweeney (Douglas), B Murphy (Cobh); D Ó Bradaigh (Carrigaline), C McCarthy (Blackrock), S Fenton (Ballygarvan); A O’Hare (Douglas), R O’Halloran (Ballygarvan); A Connolly (Blackrock), P O’Riordan (Tracton, Capt), W Buckley (St Finbarr’s); S Andrews (Shamrocks), P O’Halloran (Ballygarvan), C Dowd (Ballygarvan).

Subs: H Nevin (Douglas) for C Dowd (41), A Sheehy (Douglas) for S Andrews (45), T Grainger (Blackrock) for A O’Hare (55 inj), H Andrews (Shamrocks) for W Buckley (57).

Referee: Cormac Dineen (Douglas).

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