Nenagh CBS defeated St. Flannans by 2-15 to 0-18 in the 2023/2024 TUS Munster GAA Dean Ryan Cup (Under 17 A Hurling) Final on Friday November 10th at Kilmallock.
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Dean Ryan Cup U17A HC Final: Nenagh CBS 2-15 St Flannan’s 0-18
Report by Cian Locke for the Irish Examiner newspaper
Nenagh CBS are Dean Ryan Cup champions for the first time following a stunning 2-15 to 0-18 win over St Flannan’s in Kilmallock.
The Tipperary school scored the final five points of the contest to earn a historic victory with star forward Eoghan Doughan providing 2-10 of their scoring total.
Flannan’s had the aid of a strong breeze in the opening half but were unable to use it to their advantage early doors.
The teams were level three times before five points on the trot from Flannan’s saw them take a firm grip on the final.
Midfielder Dara Kennedy provided four scores that helped them to an 0-8 to 0-3 advantage but Nenagh CBS bounced back into the contest when Doughan buried a penalty to the net after Joe O’Dwyer was fouled.
However, the response was emphatic by Flannan’s with James Cullinan, Kennedy, Jason Keane-Hayes and Harry Doherty seeing them to a 0-12 to 1-4 half time advantage.
Eoin Grace opened the second half scoring for Nenagh CBS with a classy effort from the left touchline but Keane-Hayes soon responded with a fine effort of his own.
The teams shared two points each before Doughan was in for another goal chance only to be denied by a stunning stop by Flannan’s netminder Michéal Ó Coileáin.
The Nenagh CBS number 14 was not to be denied a couple of minutes later when Emmet Jones was denied by Ó Coileáin and Doughan clipped the rebound to the net.
That put one between the sides but efforts from Donnacha Mahon, Doherty and Kennedy put Flannan’s in the driving seat once again.
Nenagh CBS needed something big in the final quarter and they got exactly that with three from Doughan and one from Grace levelling the score.
Then, in the final minutes, Patrick Hackett, Doughan and the tireless Duff hit the target to seal history for the north Tipperary school.
Scorers – Nenagh CBS: E Doughan 2-10 (1-0 pen, 8f), E Grace 0-2, C Hoolan, P Hackett and A Duff 0-1 each.
Scorers – St Flannan’s: D Kennedy 0-7 (4f), H Doherty (3f), D Mahon 0-3 each, J Keane-Hayes 0-2, D Ball, C Ralph (1f) and J Cullinan 0-1 each.
NENAGH CBS: E Sherlock (Kiladangan); J Grace (Burgess), D McKelvey (Silvermines), D Fogarty (Kiladangan); B O’Donnell (Silvermines), C Grace (Burgess), L O’Callaghan (Portroe); E Jones (Nenagh Éire Óg), C Hoolan (Moneygall); A Duff (Toomevara), P Hackett (Toomevara), M Madden (Portroe); E Grace (Silvermines), E Doughan (Moneygall), J O’Dwyer (Burgess).
Subs: D O’Dwyer (Kiladangan) for O’Donnell (35 mins), P Steed (Silvermines) for Jones (55 mins).
ST FLANNAN’S: M Ó Coileáin (St Joseph’s Doora Barefield); S McNamara (Clooney-Quin), C Hill (Ballyea), B Keating (Eire Óg Ennis); P Finneran (Clooney-Quin), C Ralph (Clarecastle), J Cullinan (Ruan); D McNamara (Clooney-Quin), D Kennedy (Ballyea); M Cotter (Inagh-Kilnamona), D Ball (St Joseph’s Doora Barefield), J Keane-Hayes (Kilmaley); H Doherty (Clarecastle), D Mahon (Clooney-Quin), G Ball (St Joseph’s Doora Barefield).
Subs: R Ralph (Clarecastle) for G Ball (43 mins), J Murphy for Mahon (51 mins).
Referee: J Murphy (Limerick)
TUS Corn an Rianaigh Under 17 A Hurling final
St Flannans v Nenagh CBS
Friday November 10th 2023
Throw in 1:00pm
Referee: Johnny Murphy (Limerick)
Extra time if necessary, result on the day.
This game was streamed live on Munster GAA TV in conjunction with Stream Sport at a cost of 10 euro. Note, the game can be watched back for up to 28 days.