Winning Ways in Hart Cup Opener

Congratulations to our Senior boys who won their first outing in the Harty cup this Wednesday with a spirited performance over Kilmallock.

Click below to see highlights from the match. Well done to all involved.

Report of the Match from Limerick Leader – see below for extract

Hospital win Harty Cup derby in day of mixed results for Limerick colleges

Report by Jerome O’Connell, Limerick Leader,

HOSPITAL’S John The Baptist Community School made a winning start to life in the Harty Cup this Wednesday with a 1-16 to 0-9 win over Kilmallock’s Colaiste Iosaef. Elsewhere in round one of the Munster Post Primary Schools Senior A Hurling Championship, Ardscoil Ris were victorious, while Scoil Na Trioniode Doon and Castletroy College suffered defeat. Hospital were led to victory by a top display from Dylan O’Shea in midfield. Just days after winning a Premier Minor Hurling Championship with Garryspillane, O’Shea chipped in with five points from play from midfield. Hospital were 0-9 to 0-3 ahead at half time. Paraic Wixted and Timmy McSweeney exchanged early points but then Hospital stamped their authority with four points in succession – from O’Shea and Oisin O’Grady. Brian O’Grady ended the half with two fine Hospital points. In the second half, Kilmallock got the start they needed with McSweeney and Conor Hanley Clarke getting scores from play on top of a Sean O’Leary free and all of a sudden they were back in this contest. The crucial run of scores then came as the game entered the final quarter. It was Oisin O’Grady with the all-important goal – finding the net after an initial effort had been saved. Kilmallock weren’t to score for the final quarter and weren’t helped when Sean O’Leary was sent off for a second yellow card with just under 10-minutes to play.