Harty Cup heartbreak for De La Salle College

De La Salle College are out of the Harty Cup after a dramatic defeat to Midleton CBS in Wednesday's quarter final at the Fethard 4G (2-15 to 0-16).

There were fireworks off the field and on the field as injury time goals from Jack Leahy and Ben Walsh sent the Cork school through to the last four.

A Jack Twomey inspired De La Salle led 16-14 before Leahy lined up a close range free on 61 minutes. From the D, the All Ireland minor winner with Cork drilled a low shot under the maroon and yellow shirts on the line. A minute later, Walsh blocked down a Salle clearance and rifled the ball to the roof of the net. Leahy added a superb point close to the sideline. Referee Tom Loughnane played seven extra minutes before the Midleton fans, dressed in white overalls with red paint splattered across them, invaded the artificial pitch at the final whistle. They set off fireworks throughout the game while the Salle supporters threw a flare on the field during the second half.

Jack Twomey was star of the show with thirteen points (eight frees, three from play and two 65s). At midfield or full forward, Midleton couldn't handle him. Robbie Doherty, Barry John Flynn and Colm Hartley also raised white flags. Sweeping number six Conor Keane made a couple of defence splitting solo runs.


All of Midleton's scores came from their inside trio. Jack Leahy missed four second half point chances but nailed that crucial goal and finished on 1-9. Ben Walsh scored 1-2 while James O'Brien chipped in with four from play. Centre back Daniel Murnane had a big second half.