On Tuesday 9th April 2019 the Finals of the Hurling section of the Lord Mayors Cup took place in Pairc Ui Rinn. With 3 hurling finals on offer it was a great day of hurling for the Post Primary Schools in Cork with 6 teams contesting the finals.
A – Final Midleton CBS A v Hamilton High School Bandon
B – Final Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig v Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh Cork
C – Final Midleton CBS B v St. Colmans Community College Midleton
Our First Final of the day was the B Final between Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig v Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh Cork.
At 11am referee Andrew Larking threw in the ball. Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig were very much on top throughout the first half going in at the break with the half-time score at 0.10 – 0.05 to Coláiste Choilm but Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh rallied in the second half and the match and started to get more scores drawing level and for the last quarter it was point for point with the full time score ending in a draw 0.15 – 0.15 apiece.
The winners were to be decided on 65′s. The best of 3, but it stayed level and went to sudden death, taking a total nine 65.s each before Dylan McSweeney took the final 65, scored and secured victory for C.S.N.
Well done to both teams for playing a very sporting and brilliant game of hurling.
Congratulations to the winners of the B section of the Lord Mayors Cup with thanks to Lord Mayor Cllr Mick Finn who presented the winning team with their trophy after the game.
Our second final of the day was an all East Cork decider which saw Midleton CBS second team face local rivals St Colmans Community College from Midleton. at 12.30pm ref Colm Vaughan threw in the ball and this game was as tight as the first with the teams only separated by 2 points at half time. Again the sides took to the pitch for the second half and Midleton CBS were ahead by the two points before St Colmans managed to get the goal to put them 1 haead in the final minutes but CBS managed to get one from a free to bring the sides level at full time on a score of 16 pts to CBS and 1-13 to St Colmans.
Again the winner was to be decided on with 3 65’s. Like the first game this also went to sudden death with Midleton Cbs scoring the vital final 65 to win the C Section of the Lord Mayors Hurling cup for 2019. Paudie O’Brien GDA in charge of running th eLord Mayors Cup made the presentation to the winning captain from Midleton CBS
Our third and final game of the day was our A final between
Our third and final game of the day was our Lord Mayors Cup A Hurling final between Midleton CBS A v Hamilton High School Bandon
at 2pm ref Chris Broderick threw in the ball. In the first few minutes Midleton had 2-2 on the score board one of the goals from a sideline cut but after that things settled down and both teams were even throughout. There was no great drama in this game until the last quarter as Midleton held their lead right till the very end but by the final whistle St Colmans had narrowed the lead down to a single point. However time was against them and when the final whistle blew Midleton CBS were winners on a score of 2-19 to 1-21. Once again Lord Mayor Cllr Mick Finn presented the Cup to the winning captain.