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Tulla win shows Clare hurling in good fettle, says Davy

SAINT Joseph’s Secondary School Tulla have raised the bar for other Clare schools to achieve hurling success following their fairytale first Harty Cup victory, according to Davy Fitzgerald. In an interview with the Clare Champion, Davy said St Joseph’s were well deserved winners over Ardscoil Rís in the Harty Cup final, having followed their meteoric rise all year. “I am a Clareman, you can’t get away from watching Clare teams and results. The one word I would use to describe St Joseph’s is resilience. They never gave in, they never gave in and fought on their backs. “That augurs well for young hurlers in Clare, the way St Joseph’s have led this. Hats off to them the way they fought on the field. St Joseph’s were underdogs on a few occasions, but just because you are underdogs doesn’t mean you are going to be defeated.” “That is what we want in Clare, they have given us that light, St Flannan’s …

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Marty joins the Harty party in St Joseph’s Tulla

RTE Gaelic Games commentator Marty Morrissey has lauded the achievements of St Joseph’s Secondary School in capturing their first Harty Cup, writes Dan Danaher. Speaking on a platform outside the school, the Quilty broadcaster paid tribute to all the work that contributed to becoming the best senior hurling colleges team in Munster. Marty said it was a wonderful honour and privilege to be present in Tulla to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the St Joseph’s team. “As a Clareman I want to thank this team and school because what you have done is more than just win a cup or a Munster title. This is what a school dreams of aspiring to. “What you have is a sense of belonging to a community. You are from Clare, East Clare and St Joseph’s school in Tulla. The school has achieved a wonderful thing by bringing a whole county together.” “We are all gone mad on this St Joseph’s team because of …

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Tulla’s Captain Fantastic lifts cup and spirits

It’s easy to see why Terence Fahy, Tomás Kelly and Aidan Harte put their faith in Ronan O’Connor as captain of their greatest ever team, writes Eoin Brennan. A model of hard-working consistency on the field, the Feakle clubman was just as genuine off it as he spoke frankly and emotionally about St Joseph’s Tulla’s amazing journey and the gravity of such an historic achievement. “It’s just unreal, I’m honestly lost for words. What this means to me, the team, my family everything, I’m just over the moon and so, so proud. “It means so much and I think you can see that in the support we had today. The numbers that came out, the cheer we received and the colours they brought, it means so much to us but also clearly for them too. Even in the build up, everyone was so much behind us so this cup is for them as much as it is for us.” O’Connor, …

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Harte: Why put the brakes on the rollercoaster now?

He may have been the only Galway man amidst a sea of Clare and Limerick on both sides of the divide, writes Eoin Brennan, but Aidan Harte was clearly every bit as proud of his side’s accomplishment as anyone else in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday afternoon. As joint-manager alongside Terence Fahy and Tomás Kelly, the 2017 All-Ireland senior winning player was most impressed by St Joseph’s Tulla’s ability to thrive on such a prestigious and often times dating stage, a sign of their true character and leadership abilities according to the Gort native. “It’s unbelievable. I suppose the biggest challenge for young people or anyone involved in sport is to do when it counts most on the biggest stage. “And for these guys this is the biggest stage for them in terms of their school and underage careers and they responded by being outstanding from start to finish, there’s no other way of putting it. “They probably don’t realise …

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Tip top Tulla’s historic Harty

St Joseph’s Tulla 0-17 Ardscoil Rís 0-14 Eoin Brennan SAINT Joseph’s Tulla’s already momentous breakthrough season was deservedly glittered with coveted Harty Cup silverware when edging out Ardscoil Rís in TUS Gaelic Grounds on Saturday afternoon. Knowing that this was their greatest opportunity to cement a first ever Munster Senior A Post-Primary Schools Hurling Championship crown, the East Clare side certainly grasped it with both hands. Matching wind-assisted Ardscoil blow-for-blow in the first half, they duly upped the ante with the conditions to dig out a historic win. Captain Ronan O’Connor led from the front with a relentless hour while Adam Hogan, Oisin Clune, Tony Leyden, Darragh Keogh, Sean Withycombe and Colm Cleary were others to excel when needed most for their school. On the flip side, Broadford’s Niall O’Farrell was Ardscoil Rís’ most effective performer, especially in the first half while Cian Scully brought the fight most to their opponents as the hour elapsed. The foundations for Tulla’s win …

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Clare-heavy Ardscoil wary of favourites tag in Harty final

Eoin Brennan speaks to Ardscoil joint-manager Niall Moran ahead of Saturday’s Harty decider Niall Moran has been there from the start of the Ardscoil Rís’ hurling evolution. After breaking new ground throughout the knock-out stages in the late noughties, the Limerick City college finally reached a first Harty Cup Final in 2010 albeit that it took three attempts before finally getting over Thurles CBS in an epic decider series. It would be the first of five Harty Cup triumphs in as many finals, an enviable record highlighted by contesting nine of the last twelve semi-finals. However, while the school do have a superb recent tradition and winning know-how, joint-manager Moran is quick to point out that it’s firmly uncharted waters for the current side. “Given the last two years, it’s brilliant for the whole school to be back in a Harty Final. It’s new territory for all these boys though as it’s their first time in a Harty Final, no …

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GALLERY: Harty Party for St Joseph’s Tulla as school makes final

After their historic victory over De La Salle Waterford, St Joseph’s Tulla joint-manager Terence Fahy was in high spirits. “We just love the way that this team represent our school. They have so many characteristics that people can admire. They are relentless. “Their capacity to respond to setbacks was evident again there today. It came down to the basics really, desire, fitness, and no little skill. We are on a journey, and it begins and ends with our school spirit. “That has been built by a thousand people over many, many years. These lads just drive it on wonderfully. The level of support not alone from their own communities but from all over Clare for these lads is immense.” “The field is just full of past players who have worn that navy jersey over the decades and it’s immense. St Joseph’s Tulla is a special place, full of history, and these lads are carving their niche in that now. We …

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HURLING: Raw power prevails as St Joseph’s reach Harty Cup Final

Dr Harty Cup semi-final St Josephs Tulla 0-20 De La Salle 1-13 A defiant defensive display by an inspired St Joseph’s Tulla allied to unerring free-taking up front secured the East Clare school their first ever Harty Cup final appearance the weekend after next against Ardscoil Rís, reports Michael O’Connor. De La Salle, who came up short in this tie, had defeated their opponents in the opening round tie by a brace of scores. The performance of Paddy Fitzgerald in that tie had impressed and he was once again to the fore for the Waterford side. However, on this occasion, and in a game dominated by free-taking, the importance of late late scores from play by St Joseph’s proved vital. A mature Tulla side with a number of players available from the 2020 Harty Cup quarter final against St Flannans had targeted at least a place in the knock-out stages and have now gone to the final day out and …

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