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Croke Cup journey comes to an end for brave St Joseph’s

Croke Cup Semi-Final St Joseph’s Secondary School Tulla  1-11 St Kieran’s College Kilkenny 3-16  TWENTY three times Croke Cup Champions, St Kieran’s advanceD to another showdown with a physical powerful performance, reports Derek Dormer. St Joseph’s Tulla won the toss electing to play into the wind, a tactic that paid dividends in their historic Harty Cup success. A bright start allied to some wayward shooting from the Kilkenny team saw Tulla leading five points to four by the 20th minute. However, five unanswered points in quick succession  gave St Kieran’s a four point lead at the break which on the balance of the opening 30 minutes seemed harsh on the St Joseph’s team. There can be no doubting the class that  Kieran’s possess though with a clinical second-half showing scoring 3-7 with their use of the ball against the wind a joy to watch. Dominant from every restart , winning primary possession with ease they consistently played diagonal low ball …

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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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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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Students glad restrictions eased but unresolved issues remain

A WAVE of relief swept over the country last Friday with Micheál Martin announcing the roll back of most of the restrictions made necessary by the pandemic. But while he concluded it was time to be our social selves again, his message was tempered with a reality check; the pandemic is not yet over. While many people will now be putting the episode behind them, the pandemic has left turmoil in a number of sectors in society, that will not be resolved any time soon. Such as in secondary education, especially for the tens of thousands of students facing exams this year. Their preparation for these milestone exams has hardly been ideal. MollyJane Sweeney, a student at St Joseph’s Tulla, told The Champion that while she too feels a sense of relief, like most people in the country at the moment, she does not feel that this is the end of the pandemic. “Though the formal social distancing requirements and …

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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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Trailblazing Tulla on revenge mission to make Harty final

Eoin Brennan previews the TUS Dr Harty Cup Semi-Final between St Joseph’s Tulla and De La Salle Waterford Uncharted territory for St Joseph’s Tulla but a first ever Harty Cup Semi-Final appearance is at least against somewhat familiar foes as De La Salle provided the opposition in the opening round of this year’s competition back in early November. It was a tie that the Waterford side shaded by 0-20 to 0-18 but Tulla will definitely feel that with more of a clinical edge, they should have edged matters. Fourteen wides left the East Clare school frustrated but with the benefit of hindsight, perhaps they wouldn’t have reached the penultimate stage were it not for their determined reaction to that performance and opening reverse. After all, since then St Joseph’s have been ravenous in their trailblazing pursuit of a first ever Munster Senior A PPS Hurling Championship crown. Having carved out a never-say-die attitude along with being boosted by successive victories …

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Clare school fired up for shot at Harty Cup final

When it comes to Harty Cup, more than talent is needed to get a team over the line, writes Ivan Smyth, and St Joseph’s Tulla have shown they possess that extra ingredient needed to progress deep in the competition. Their resolve in getting to this stage has been admirable having overcome St. Colman’s College Fermoy in extra time to secure their first ever Harty Cup win before backing it up when beating Christian Brothers College (CBC) Cork after trailing by seven points at half time. Terence Fahy, who presides over the team alongside Tomás Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona) and Aidan Harte (Gort), acknowledges that his side have shown their grit to battle through two tough encounters after losing their first game to this Saturday’s opponents De La Salle College. “We were backed in to a corner against Fermoy but the guys showed great resolve to come back at the death to earn extra time and then get over the line. Then in …

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HURLING: Ryan’s late goal snatches historic victory for St Joseph’s Tulla 

Dr Harty Cup Quarter-Final St Joseph’s Tulla 1-17  Christian Brothers College Cork 1-15  at Kilmallock ON a historic day in Kilmallock, St Joseph’s Tulla reached their maiden Dr Harty Cup semi-final after an incredible comeback victory over Christian Brothers College, reports Jamesy McConigley. A dramatic late goal from corner-back Dara Ryan broke the hearts of the Cork school and sent Tulla fans into raptures. In typical January weather, a sizeable crowd travelled from East Clare for the tie. The opening action was evenly balanced with Seán Withycombe (3) and Eoin O’Leary (2) converting frees for their respective sides with Fionn Hickey raising a white flag in between two Christian Brothers College points. For the next five minutes, the game ebbed and flowed with free takers on both sides finding their range. However, the Cork team controlled the second quarter, outscoring St Joseph’s Tulla 1-5 to 0-1. The sucker puncher came deep into added time with Daire Burke grabbing the first goal of the game, concluding the opening …

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