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The Dr. Harty Cup, officially known as the Munster Colleges Senior A Hurling Championship, is an annual inter-schools hurling competition organised by the Munster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It is the highest inter-schools hurling competition in the province of Munster, and has been contested every year, except on two occasions, since 1918. Ardscoil Ris are the centenary Champions winning the title in 2018.

Dr. Harty Cup
IrishCorn an Artaigh
CodeHurling
Founded1918; 101 years ago (1918)
RegionMunster (GAA)
TrophyDr. Harty Cup
No. of teams16
Title holdersBorder Midleton CBS (4th title)
First winnerColours of Monaghan.svg Rockwell College
Most titlesColours of Monaghan.svg St. Flannan's College (21 titles)
Official websiteOfficial website

The final, usually held in February, serves as the culmination of a series of games played between October and January. Eligible players must be under the age of 19.

The Dr. Harty Cup is an integral part of the wider All-Ireland Colleges Championship. The winners and runners-up of the Dr. Harty Cup final, like their counterparts in the Connacht and Leinster Championships, advance to the All-Ireland quarter-finals or semi-finals.

Sixteen teams currently participate in the Dr. Harty Cup. The championship begins with a round-robin group stage, followed by a knock-out stage for the top eight teams.

The title has been won at least once by 18 different schools, 12 of which have won the title more than once. The all-time record-holders are St. Flannan's College, who have won the competition 21 times.

Midleton CBS are the current (2019) champions.

Contents

Current formatEdit

TournamentEdit

The tournament begins with a group stage of 16 teams, divided into four groups. Each team meets the others in its group once in a round-robin format. The winning team and the runners-up from each group then progress to the quarter-finals. For this stage, the winning team from one group plays against the runners-up from another group.

Qualification for the All-Ireland ChampionshipEdit

As of 2005, the winners and runners up of the Dr. Harty Cup qualify for the All-Ireland Colleges Championship. The runners-up qualify for the quarter-finals, while on some occasions the champions receive a bye to the semi-final stage, however, this is done in rotation with the Connacht and Leinster champions.

TrophyEdit

The winning team is presented with the Dr. Harty Cup, which is similar in design to the Liam MacCarthy Cup. It is held by the winning team until the following year's final. Traditionally, the presentation is made at a special rostrum in the stand where GAA dignitaries and special guests view the match.

The cup is decorated with ribbons in the colours of the winning team. During the game the cup actually has both teams' sets of ribbons attached and the runners-up ribbons are removed before the presentation. The winning captain accepts the cup on behalf of his team before giving a short speech. Individual members of the winning team then have an opportunity to come to the rostrum to lift the cup.

The Dr. Harty Cup is named after the former GAA patron Archbishop Dr. John Mary Harty who served as Archbishop of Cashel and Emly from 1913 until his death in 1946.[1]

Roll of honoursEdit

Performance by CollegeEdit

Rank Team Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
1   St. Flannan's College 21 18 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005 1927, 1948, 1949, 1953, 1959, 1962, 1964, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1985, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007
2   North Monastery 19 10 1919, 1929, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1955, 1960, 1961, 1970, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1994 1933, 1939, 1945, 1946, 1956, 1957, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1991
3   Limerick CBS 10 12 1920, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1932, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1993 1923, 1924, 1940, 1941, 1955, 1958, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1984, 1998
4   St. Colman's College 9 4 1948, 1949, 1977, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003 1920, 1947, 1980, 2017
5   Thurles CBS 8 10 1933, 1938, 1939, 1950, 1951, 1956, 2009, 2015 1932, 1943, 1954, 1960, 1961, 1966, 1988, 2005, 2008, 2010
6   St. Finbarr's College 7 3 1963, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1984 1952, 1967, 1999
7   Ardscoil Rís 5 0 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018
  Rockwell College 5 6 1918, 1923, 1924, 1930, 1931 1922, 1925, 1926, 1929, 1934, 1935,
8   Midleton CBS 4 6 1988, 1995, 2006, 2019 1944, 1950, 1986, 1987, 1994, 2018
9   De La Salle College 2 2 2007, 2008 1965, 1976
  Coláiste na nDéise 2 1 2012, 2013 2004
  Our Lady's Secondary School 2 4 1978, 2017 2000, 2002, 2013, 2016
10   St. Munchin's College 1 0 1922
  Mount Sion CBS 1 2 1953 1930, 1937
  Abbey CBS 1 0 1959
  Rice College 1 1 1962 1963
  Coláiste Chríost Rí 1 2 1968 1969, 1981
  Coláiste Iognáid Rís 1 0 1975
11   Nenagh CBS 0 4 - 1990, 1996, 1997, 2012
  CBS Charleville 0 2 - 1938, 2011
 [citation needed] Christian Brothers College 0 2 - 1918, 2019
  M.S.J. Roscrea 0 1 - 1919
  Doon CBS 0 1 - 1931
  Coláiste na Mumhan 0 1 - 1936
Sullivan's Quay 0 1 - 1951
  Cashel CBS 0 1 - 1973
  Shannon Comprehensive School 0 1 - 1989
  Lismore CBS 0 1 - 1995
  Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa, Doon 0 1 - 2014
  St. Francis's College, Rochestown 0 1 - 2015

Performance by countyEdit

County Winners Runners-Up Winning Colleges Runner-Up Colleges
  Cork 41 32 North Monastery (19), St. Colman's College (9), St. Finbarr's College (7), Midleton CBS (4), Coláiste Chriost Rí (1), Coláiste Iognáid Rís (1) North Monastery (10), Midleton CBS (6), St. Colman's College (4), St. Finbarr's College (3), Coláiste Chriost Rí (2), CBS Charleville (2), Christian Brothers College (2), Coláiste na Mumhan (1), Sullivan's Quay (1), St. Francis's College (1)
  Clare 22 21 St. Flannan's College (21), Rice College (1) St. Flannan's College (18), Rice College (1), Shannon Comprehensive (1), St. Caimin's Community School (1)
  Tipperary 16 26 Thurles CBS (8), Rockwell College (5), Our Lady's Secondary School (2), Abbey CBS (1) Thurles CBS (10), Rockwell College (6), Our Lady's Secondary School (4), Nenagh CBS (4), M.S.J. Roscrea (1), Cashel CBS (1)
  Limerick 16 14 Limerick CBS (10), Ardscoil Rís (5), St. Munchin's College (1) Limerick CBS (12), Doon CBS (1), Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa (1)
  Waterford 5 6 De La Salle College (2), Coláiste na nDéise (2), Mount Sion CBS (1) De La Salle College (2), Mount Sion CBS (2), Coláiste na nDéise (1), Lismore CBS (1)

Finals listed by YearEdit

Year Winner Opponent
2019 Midleton CBS 2-12 Christian Brothers College 0-14
2018[2] Ardscoil Rís, Limerick 3-18 Midleton CBS 2-10
2017[3] Our Lady's Templemore 2-22 St Colman's College, Fermoy 1-06
2016[4] Ardscoil Rís, Limerick 0-11 Our Lady's Templemore 0-08
2015[5] Thurles CBS 2-12 St Francis College, Rochestown 1-12
2014[6] Ardscoil Rís, Limerick 2-13 Scoil na Troinoide, Doon 0-04
2013[7] Dungarvan Colleges (Formally Colaiste na nDeise), Waterford 2-21 Our Lady's Templemore 1-11
2012[8] Colaiste na nDeise, Waterford 2-14 Nenagh CBS 1-10
2011 Ardscoil Rís, Limerick 3-19 C.B.S. Charleville 0-03
2010[9] Ardscoil Rís, Limerick 3-15 Thurles CBS 0-14
2009 Thurles CBS 3-15 St. Caimin's C.S., Shannon 0-10
2008 De La Salle College Waterford 1-11 Thurles CBS 0-07
2007 De La Salle College Waterford 2-07 St. Flannan's, Ennis 0-11
2006 Midleton CBS 2-08 St. Flannan's, Ennis 0-12
2005 St. Flannan's, Ennis 1-11 Thurles CBS 1-06
2004 St. Flannan's, Ennis 3-15 Colaisti na Deise 1-08
2003 St Colman's College, Fermoy 1-06 2-13 (R) St. Flannan's, Ennis 1-06 0-08 (R)
2002 St Colman's College, Fermoy 2-18 Our Lady's Secondary School, Templemore 0-06
2001 St Colman's College, Fermoy 2-12 St. Flannan's, Ennis 0-15
2000 St. Flannan's, Ennis 3-14 Our Lady's Secondary School, Templemore 3-08
1999 St. Flannan's, Ennis 1-14 St. Finbarr's, Cork 1-08
1998 St. Flannan's, Ennis 0-12 Limerick CBS 0-05
1997 St Colman's College, Fermoy 1-17 Nenagh CBS 0-08
1996 St Colman's College, Fermoy 3-19 Nenagh CBS 1-04
1995 Midleton CBS 3-18 Lismore CBS 3-05
1994 North Monastery, Cork 1-09 Midleton CBS 0-04
1993 Limerick CBS 5-05 St. Flannan's, Ennis 1-12
1992 St Colman's College, Fermoy 3-14 St. Flannan's, Ennis 3-11
1991 St. Flannan's, Ennis 4-16 North Monastery, Cork 1-07
1990 St. Flannan's, Ennis 0-10 Nenagh CBS 0-03
1989 St. Flannan's, Ennis 0-09 Shannon Comprehensive 0-05
1988 Midleton CBS 2-07 Thurles CBS 2-03
1987 St. Flannan's, Ennis 3-12 Midleton CBS 2-06
1986 North Monastery, Cork 1-12 Midleton CBS 0-09
1985 North Monastery, Cork 5-06 St. Flannan's, Ennis 1-07
1984 St. Finbarr's, Cork 4-09 Limerick CBS 1-07
1983 St. Flannan's, Ennis 0-09 1-06 (R) North Monastery, Cork 0-09 0-07 (R)
1982 St. Flannan's, Ennis 2-07 North Monastery, Cork 1-07
1981 North Monastery, Cork 2-06 Coláiste Chríost Rí 1-07
1980 North Monastery, Cork 3-06 2-10 (R) St Colman's College, Fermoy 2-09 2-05 (R)
1979 St. Flannan's, Ennis 2-11 North Monastery, Cork 1-03
1978 Templemore CBS 3-05 St. Flannan's, Ennis 2-05
1977 St Colman's College, Fermoy 0-07 St. Flannan's, Ennis 0-03
1976 St. Flannan's, Ennis 2-09 De La Salle College Waterford 2-04
1975 Colaiste Iognaid Ris, Cork 5-06 Limerick CBS 2-04
1974 St. Finbarr's, Cork 10-11 Limerick CBS 2-2
1973 St. Finbarr's, Cork 5-14 Cashel CBS 2-5
1972 St. Finbarr's, Cork 6-11 St. Flannan's, Ennis 2-7
1971 St. Finbarr's, Cork 4-12 St. Flannan's, Ennis 2-4
1970 North Monastery, Cork 6-5 Limerick CBS 4-7
1969 St. Finbarr's, Cork 6-11 Coláiste Chríost Rí 2-7
1968 Coláiste Chríost Rí 5-9 Limerick CBS 5-4
1967 Limerick CBS 4-9 St. Finbarr's, Cork 1-5
1966 Limerick CBS 6-5 Thurles CBS 5-3
1965 Limerick CBS 4-6 De La Salle College Waterford 1-5
1964 Limerick CBS 6-10 St. Flannan's, Ennis 4-7
1963 St. Finbarr's, Cork 4-9 Rice College, Ennis 4-3
1962 Rice College, Ennis 4-2 St. Flannan's, Ennis 2-7
1961 North Monastery, Cork 4-6 Thurles CBS 2-5
1960 North Monastery Cork 0-10 Thurles CBS 1-4
1959 Abbey CBS, Tipperary Town 1-9 St. Flannan's, Ennis 2-4
1958 St. Flannan's, Ennis Limerick CBS
1957 St. Flannan's, Ennis 7-7 North Monastery, Cork 3-3
1956 Thurles CBS 2-5 North Monastery, Cork 2-3
1955 North Monastery, Cork 4-7 Limerick CBS 2-2
1954 St. Flannan's, Ennis 2-11 Thurles CBS 3-5
1953 Mount Sion CBS 3-2 St. Flannan's, Ennis 1-7
1952 St. Flannan's, Ennis 1-5 St. Finbarr's, Cork 1-3
1951 Thurles CBS 3-5 Sullivan's Quay 1-3
1950 Thurles CBS 7-3 Midleton CBS 2-0
1949 St Colman's College, Fermoy 4-6 St. Flannan's, Ennis 1-3
1948 St Colman's College, Fermoy 3-6 6-4 (R) St. Flannan's, Ennis 4-3 4-6 (R)
1947 St. Flannan's, Ennis 4-5 St Colman's College, Fermoy 3-6
1946 St. Flannan's, Ennis 4-5 North Monastery, Cork 2-1
1945 St. Flannan's, Ennis 2-6 North Monastery, Cork 3-2
1944 St. Flannan's, Ennis 4-5 Midleton CBS 2-2
1943 North Monastery, Cork 3-7 Thurles CBS 3-1
1942 North Monastery, Cork none
1941 North Monastery, Cork 4-2 Limerick CBS 1-3
1940 North Monastery, Cork 6-3 Limerick CBS 4-2
1939 Thurles CBS 7-4 North Monastery, Cork 4-4
1938 Thurles CBS 7-7 C.B.S. Charleville 3-2
1937 North Monastery, Cork 6-2 Mount Sion 2-4
1936 North Monastery, Cork 4-3 Colaste na Mumhan, Mallow 2-6
1935 North Monastery, Cork 4-8 Rockwell College 3-2
1934 North Monastery, Cork 4-2 7-1 (R) Rockwell College 4-2 3-3 (R)
1933 Thurles CBS 3-3 North Monastery, Cork 1-3
1932 Limerick CBS 4-1 Thurles CBS 2-2
1931 Rockwell College 6-2 Doon CBS 1-1
1930 Rockwell College 8-2 Mount Sion 1-1
1929 North Monastery, Cork 6-3 Rockwell College 5-0
1928 No competition
1927 Limerick CBS 11-7 St. Flannan's, Ennis 1-0
1926 Limerick CBS 3-3 Rockwell College 1-3
1925 Limerick CBS 4-0 Rockwell College 1-1
1924 Rockwell College 8-0 Limerick CBS 4-2
1923 Rockwell College 5-2 Limerick CBS 2-1
1922 St. Munchin's 4-1 Rockwell College 3-3
1921 No competition
1920 Limerick CBS 7-0 St Colman's College, Fermoy 3-0
1919 North Monastery, Cork 3-2 M.S.J. Roscrea 2-2
1918 Rockwell College 5-5 Christian Brothers College 3-1

Records and statisticsEdit

By decadeEdit

The most successful college of each decade, judged by number of Dr. Harty Cup titles, is as follows:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ryan, Pat (18 February 2017). "Harty final really is the blue ribbon day". The Corkman. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Ardscoil Rís extend Cork's wait for Harty Cup success". Irish Examiner. 17 February 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Templemore turn on the power". Irish Examiner. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Ardscoil Rís claim fourth Harty Cup in seven years". Irish Examiner. 20 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Harty Cup final: Thurles topple Rochestown". Hogan Stand. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Harty Cup final: Ardscoil Ris rout local rivals". Hogan Stand. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Harty Cup final: Back-to-back titles for Dungarvan". Hogan Stand. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  8. ^ Report on 2012 final
  9. ^ Report on 2010 final

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