Lord Mayors Cup Final
On Friday 20th May 2016, the A section of the Lord Mayors Cup Final took place between Midleton CBS and Christian Brothers College, Cork in Blackrock GAA grounds Cork City.
At 2.30pm the ref, Alan O’Connor threw in the ball for what was to be an exciting contest in wet conditions. With both sides staying in touch going point for point at the start but after ten minutes Midleton CBS started to pull ahead and by half time they were ahead by 1-8 to 0-5. With a slight breeze behind them in the second half Christians started well enough getting a few scores on the board before Midleton struck for their second goal but the response was immediate from CBC who from a free on the 45 dropped the ball into the Midleton net.
The last quarter of the game saw Midleton CBS pull ahead adding a few more points before another well taken goal to see them finish the stronger of the two teams. CBC managed to add a few more points from play and finished with a pointed free but it was a little late in the day and on the final whistle Midleton CBS were declared winners of the 2016 PPS U17 1/2 A Hurling Final Lord Mayors Cup 2016 on a scoreline of Midleton CBS 3-15 Christian Brothers College 2-9
Noel Crowley GPO thanked both teams for a great performance and wished them the very best going forward and he reiterated that he hoped to see both schools back on the filed again next year, he added that the response from schools regarding this competition was quite positive and that many schools looked forward to taking part, this year, some schools couldn’t take part because of other school activity and commitments planned for this time of the year, but they were anxious to be involved next year, with the grading system in place all schools felt that they were given a fair chance on the day and all pupils were delighted with the prospect of taking part again. The competition is a joint project between Cork GAA, Rebel Og and Cork Post Primary Schools and is organised by the coaching staff, headed up by GPO Noel Crowley. The qualifying rounds were played over six days in CIT and Ballincollig, with finals in Pairc Ui Rinn on Monday May 16th for the Football and Thur May 19th for the B&C finals and Blackrock GAA Club for the A final on Friday May 20th. This initiative is in addition to a further Lord Mayors Cup competition in football ran by Jim Murphy on the 27th April in Football.
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Chris O’Leary presented the Lord Mayors Cup to the winning captain of Midleton CBS Padraig O’Brien.
Well done to all involved in organising this event to Noel Crowley GPO, Kevin O’Callaghan and all the GDA’s who worked so hard over the last few weeks making sure the whole event ran smoothly, to all the teaching staff and pupils of all schools who took part, it was great to see so many schools involved and to CIT and Ballincollig for the use of their fantastic grounds, pitches and facilities for the quarter finals and semi finals we must say thank you.
To all the referees who officiated at all games over the last few weeks well done and thank you. To the office of the Lord Mayor and to Blackrock GAA club, to Cork GAA, Rebel Og and Cork Post Primary Schools for helping us and to the staff and grounds keepers at Pair Ui Rinn we must say well done and thank you for providing us with a worthy venues for this years Lord Mayors Cup Final.