Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

01 March, 2010

Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

The Cork Co Minor Board 2010 season got under way this weekend with the opening rounds of the various Co Minor Football Leagues

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League:

Group 1.

“Holders” St Finbarrs got their season off to a promising start when in Togher they saw off the challenge of Carrigtwohill 0-11 to 1-05. Although the home side got off to a sluggish start they gradually began to pick up the pace of the game and with James Goggin, Alan O’Connor, Enda Dennehy and Paul McCarthy to the fore they went in at the break leading 0-06 to 0-01 after some excellent points from Goggin, Eoin McGreevy and Cian Madden. In the second half the ‘Barrs maintained their momentum and with further points from McGreevy, Daniel Curtin and Eoghan Kennefick they ran out deserving winners despite the best attempts of their opponents best attempts to get back into contention.

St Michaels also got off to a winning start when they had a solid 3-11 to 2-06 victory Carrigaline in Pairc Mhichil. The visitors showed some fine touches in the opening half but the home side were equal to the challenge and with the aid of a goal and two points from Kevin O’Keeffe they went in at the break leading 1-06 to 1-02. St Michaels upped the tempo in the second half and with Shane O’Keeffe, Rory Murphy and Martin Lyons leading by example they ran out worthy winners.

Group 2.

Na Piarsaigh made their journey to Fermoy a worthwhile exercise when with an all round solid performance they accounted for the home side 3-13 to 0-05. Playing some fine football the visitors laid the foundations for this success with a workmanlike performance in the opening half after which they led 1-07 to 0-02 with their goal coming from Liam Connolly and points from Keith Buckley, Alan Hogan and Shane Duggan. On the resumption Na Piarsaigh who had creditable performances from Ryan Doyle in goal, Adam Dennehy, Paul Cumming and Adrian Field continued to take the game to their opponents and with further goals from Keith Buckley and Alan Kenneally and points from Shane Duggan, Mark Sheehan and Christopher Joyce they eased themselves to a comfortable victory. However it must be said that the margin of their success was a little flattering as their opponents put in a strong resistance and were it not for some missed opportunities they result would have much closer.

A late flurry of points from Brian O’Connor, Dalian Roche and sub Niall O’Sullivan earned Ballincollig a victory by the bare minimum over Douglas in this game which was played in Douglas. In what was a close and entertaining contest throughout the sides were on level terms at the break at 0-03 apiece. In the second half Douglas who had impressive performances from Alan Cronin, Caolan Mulrooney, Martin Barry and Brian Cuthbert were in a more aggressive mood and aided by well executed points from Sean Collins, Alan Murphy, Josh Kra and Mulrooney they edged into the lead. However Ballincollig were equal to the challenge and with Colin Moore, Luke Prendergast, Darran Murphy and sub Brian McNally rising to the occasion they upped a gear to take the points on the final scoreline of 0-08 to 0-07.

In the final game in this section Carbery Rngs, making a welcome return to this grade, travelled to Bishopstown and came away with the points 1-09 to 0-06.

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League:

In Group 1 St Nicholas got their campaign off to a winning start when they had a narrow 1-12 to 1-10 home victory over Eire Og. In what a most entertaining contest the visitors played with the wind in the opening half and went in at the break leading 1-09 to 1-02 with Evan Kearney getting a late goal for the home side. However in the second half St Nicholas upped their performance and with Glen Cunningham in goal, Evan Kearney, Colm Byrnes and Robert Lynch leading the charge they took the game to their opponents with great determination. Points from Craig Forde and Robert McCarthy eased their situation and with Kearney and Colin McCarthy also getting in the scoring act they secured a hard-earned victory.

In other games played in this group Midleton got off to the ideal start when they saw off the challenge of St Vincents 5-09 to 2-09 while “holders” O’Donovan Rossa sent out a strong message when they had a comfortable 2-20 to 1-06 home victory over Mayfield.

In Group 2, Mallow with strong displays from Aidan Twomey, Cathal Buckley, Billy Sheehan, Gavin O’Sullivan, Conor Honan and Donncha Hennessy accounted for Glanmire 1-09 to 0-07 in Mallow. Leading at the break 1-04 to 0-03, with their goal coming from Matthew Taylor, the home side maintained their challenge on the resumption and with some well taken points from Jamie O’Connor, Shane Buckley, Dean Kennedy and Adrian O’Reilly they eased themselves to victory despite the best attempts of their opponents to get back into contention.

San Maguires were another side to get their season off to the perfect start when they had a fine 2-10 to 0-07 home success over Youghal. Kevin Cotter, Brain Delea, Maurice Murphy and Kieran Daly put in some solid displays for the home side who led at the break 1-08 to 0-03 while Mark Quinn was responsible for both their goals with Declan Coughlan, Brian O’Donovan and Richard Kingston also getting their names on the score-sheet.

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League:

Group 1.

Blarney opened their campaign in style when on Sunday last they travelled to Macroom and came away with the points at the expense of the home side 5-19 to 0-06. The winners made known their intention from the off and with the aid of goals from Shane Jordan, Keith Costello and Kevin McNamara they went in at the break leading 3-09 to 0-02. Although the home side increased their display in the second half the visitors with Andrew McCarthy, David Walsh and Keith Quinlan to the fore continued to apply the pressure and with further goals from Costello and Eoin O’Connor and some superb points from Barry Phelan, Damien Hyde, Eamon Fleming, Kevin Hyland, Ciaran Buckley and Diarmuid Casey they ran out comfortable winners.

In other games in this group Passage had a hard earned 0-11 to 0-07 home victory over Na Piarsaigh’s second string while Gael Og had a little easier when they travelled to Pairc Mhichil and came away with a comfortable 3-10 to 0-05 victory over St Michael’s second string.

Group 2.

In this group Inniscarra had a narrow two point home victory over Brian Dillons 0-09 to 0-07 while in Brinny Valley Rvs showed some promise when saw off the challenge of Ballinhassig 2-13 to 1-05. Here the winners were well served by Derek Canty, John Cottrell, Eoin Delaney, Aidan Walsh, Cormac O’Sullivan and Don Power while Walsh and Darragh Crowley supplied the goals with Cottrell, Walsh and Delaney kicking over some neat points.

Please Note: The next meeting of the Cork Co Minor Board will be held in Pairc Ui

Rinn on Thursday night next (4th March) at 8.30 pm. Championship

Draws and Fixtures will be made at this meeting so it is important that

all clubs are represented.

Results

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League

Group 1.

St Finbarrs 0-11 Carrigtwohill 1-05

St Michaels 3-11 Carrigaline 2-06

Group 2

Na Piarsaigh 3-12 Fermoy 0-05

Carbery Rngs 1-09 Bishopstown 0-06

Ballincollig 0-09 Douglas 0-08

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League

Group 1

Midleton 5-09 St Vincents 2-09

St Nicholas 1-12 Eire Og 1-10

O’Donovan Rossa 2-20 Mayfield 1-06

Group 2

Mallow 1-09 Glanmire 0-07

Sam Maguires 2-10 Youghal 0-07

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League

Group 1

Blarney 5-19 Macroom 0-06

Gael Og 3-10 St Michaels “B” 0-05

Passage 0-11 Na Piarsaigh “B” 0-07

Group 2.

Inniscarra 0-09 Brian Dillons 0-07

Valley Rvs 2-13 Ballinhassig 1-05

Fixtures

Tonight

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Bandon v Canovee at Cloughdubh @ 8.30 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2

Clonakilty v Kinsale at Clonakilty @ 8.15 pm.

Wednesday 3rd March

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Clyda Rvs v Clann na nGael at Mourne Abbey @ 8.00 pm.

Thursday 8th March

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 1

Castlehaven v St Michaels at Castlehaven @ 7.30 pm.

Saturday 6th March

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 2

Carbery Rngs v Fermoy at Rosscarbery @ 3.00 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group1

St Vincents v Clyda Rvs at Pairc Uinsinn @ 3.00 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2

Bantry Blues v Donoughmore at Bantry @ 3.30 pm.

Glanmire v Clonakilty at Sallybrook @ TBC

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Group 2

Delanys v Ballinhassig at Pairc Dubhslaine @ 4.00 pm.

Brian Dillons v Valley Rvs at Pairc Diolunaigh @ 4.00 pm.

Inniscarra v Nemo Rngs “B” at Ballyanley @ 4.00 pm.

Sunday 7th March

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 1

Nemo Rngs v St Finbarrs at Trabeg @ 2.20 pm.

Carrigtwohill v Carrigaline at Carrigtwohill @ 4.30 pm.

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 2.

Na Piarsaigh v Bishopstown at Na Piarsaigh @ 4.00 pm.

Ballincollig v Beara at Ballincollig TBC

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1.

Clann na nGael v Canovee at Drimoleague @ 11.30 am.

St Nicholas v Bandon at Glen Field @ 12.00 noon.

Eire Og v O’Donovan Rossa at Ovens @ 3.00 pm.

Mayfield v Midleton @ Mayfield @ 3.00 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2

Kinsale v Millstreet at Kinsale @ 2.00 pm.

Mallow v Sam Maguires at Mallow @ 4.30 pm.

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Group 1.

Na Piarsaigh “B” v Crosshaven at Na Piarsaigh @ 12.00 noon.

Blarney v St Michaels “B” at Blarney @ 3.00 pm.

Gael Og v Passage at Whitechurch @ 3.30 pm.

Tuesday 9th March

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2

Millstreet v Bantry Blues at Millstreet @ 8.00 pm.