IT was another good day for Cork schools in the Dr Harty Cup yesterday with three of the four participants in action making very strong statements.
Two of them, Midleton CBS and St Colman’s powered their way into the last eight of the competition while CBC put themselves in a very strong position to do so as well.
Midleton CBS, with Cork minor stars, Liam O’Shea, Ger Millerick, Sean O’Leary-Hayes and Aaron Walsh Barry in their starting 15, eased past Charleville CBS with O’Shea (below) scoring 1-9.
Cork U17 All-Ireland medal winner Joe Stack from Castlemartyr contributed 1-2 while Liam Gosnell from Carrigtwohill went a point better with a haul of 1-3.
CBC overcame competition specialists St Flannan’s at Kilmallock and played some delightful hurling in their emphatic win.
Young Midleton star, Tommy O’Connell posted six points while Iarlaith Daly from Lismore and Declan McBarron from Carrigaline secured their goals.
Douglas duo, Cillian O’Donovan and Brian Hartnett played impressively too in defence.
It was a good day too for past giants, St Colman’s as they trounced Colaiste Iosaef from Kilmallock.
Goalkeeper Eoin Davis fired home a goal from a penalty while Padraig O’Leary and Conleith Ryan also raised green flags.
David Lardner was in fine form too with a haul of seven points.
Meanwhile, Gaelcholaiste Mhuire must win their remaining game to make the knockout stages after they went down to Nenagh CBS.
They play Scoil Na Trionnaide Doon in their final group game, one that they will be fancied to win.