In Pictures: Templemore end long Harty Cup drought

They defeated St Colman's at the Gaelic Grounds

BY Raf Diallo 16:51 Saturday 18 February 2017, 16:51 18 Feb 2017

Andrew Ormonde of Templemore celebrates scoring a goal ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Our Lady’s Secondary School Templemore have ended an almost four decade long wait for the Harty Cup after defeating St Colman’s College, Fermoy.

Templemore CBS had not won the trophy for 39 years since their 1978 victory, but a commanding 2-22 to 1-6 triumph at Limerick's Gaelic Grounds brought an end to the drought.

In the intervening 39 years, they had lost four finals since the turn of the Millennium but that pain has now turned to joy as they claim the Munster schools' competition.

Most recently they had lost 0-11 to 0-8 at the hands of Ardscoil Ris, Limerick in the 2016 final.

St Colman's were looking to claim their 10th title and first since the end of their three in a row in 2003.

 

St. Colman's Greg Lardner with Eoghan Ryan of Templemore ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

 

St. Colman's Brian Roche with Stevie Nolan of Templemore ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

 

A general view of the game ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

 

St. Colman's Greg Lardner with Jerry Kelly of Templemore ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

 

St. Colman's supporters ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

 

St. Colman's Kieran Neville with Andrew Ormonde of Templemore ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

 

St. Colman's Jamie O'Leary with Ray McCormack of Templemore ©INPHO/Donall Farmer 

 

St. Colman's Eoin Roche with David O'Shea of Templemore ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

St. Colman's Jamie O'Leary and Eoin Wallace with Lyndon Fairbrother of Templemore ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

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