Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

15 March, 2010

Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League:

Midleton, the holders for the past two seasons, got their new campaign off to the perfect start when in Midleton on Saturday afternoon last they had a comfortable victory over Carrigaline in Group 2. Setting their stall from the outset the home side with a goal from Daniel Morrissey and some fine points from Conor Lehane, Tommy Wallace, Ian Kennefick and Conor Finnegan led at the break 1-14 to 0-04. They maintained their momentum on the resumption with solid displays from Leslie Coughlan, Niall Madden, Cathal McCarthy and Tommy Wallace and with Lehane and Morrissey adding to their goal tally and points from Wallace, Stephen Moore and Brian O’Sullivan they ran out easy winners.

In Group 1 last season’s runner’s up Na Piarsaigh were also in fine form when they travelled to Riverstown on Friday night and came away with 2-15 to 0-05 success. Playing some fine hurling from the throw-in the “City” side went in at the break leading 1-11 to 0-02 with their goal coming from Shane Duggan and points from Alan Kenneally, Alan Horgan and Anthony Dennehy. On the resumption the visitors continued to take the game to their opponents and although Conor English, Sean Quinn and Cathal Duggan put in a strong resistance for the home side they were unable to stem the tide as Na Piarsaigh with the vigilant Keith Harris in goal Adam Dennehy and Eoin Lawton leading by example increased their advantage with a goal from Lawton and some well executed points from James Moynihan, Jamie Curtin, and Liam Connery to take the points.

Mallow spurred on by the performances of Sean Glynn, Conor Hannon and Adrian O’Reilly opened their campaign in impressive style when they travelled to Togher and came away with the points at the expense of St Finbarrs. Two goals from Conor Daly and one apiece from Aaron Sheehan, Brian Murphy and Brian O’Sullivan saw them run out 5-09 to 2-08 winners

Bishopstown showed some fine form in their 3-10 to 1-12 home success over Duhallow in what was a hard fought contest. Goals from Fintan O’Sullivan and Luke O’Halloran aided the home side to lead at the break 2-05 to 1-04 and although Duhallow came more into contention in the second half, Bishopstown led by the prompting of John O’Brien, Colm Murphy and Billy McConville increased their efforts and with a late surge which produced a goal from Liam Buckley and some neat points from Brian Murray and Diarmuid Lester they saw off their opponents.

Also in Group 2 of the same competition, Carrigtwohill got off to a winning start when with a late goal from Kieran Baverstock, his second of the game, gave the home side a victory by the bare minimum 3-10 to 3-09 over a spirited Blarney side. The visitors had the better of the exchanges in the opening half which saw them lead 3-04 to 1-05 at the break with Jason Leahy grabbing the home side’s goal but in the second half Carrigtwohill increased their efforts with Jay Horgan, Kyle O’Shea, Cian Rohan, Kevin Murphy and Baverstock to the fore and with Baverstock’s late strike they edged out their opponents by the bare minimum.

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League:

Russell Rvs got their initial appearance in Premier 2 off to a winning start in Group 1 when on Saturday last they opened their campaign with a solid 1-11 to 2-03 victory over Brian Dillons. The home side made known their intentions from the off when with the aid of a goal from Martin O’Flynn and some impressive points from Brian Hartnett and Kieran Mullins they went in at the interval leading 1-07 with their opponents yet to get off the mark. Although Brian Dillons increased their display on the resumption with some early points the home side with top displays from David Whelehan, Daniel O’Brien, Paul Lane, Brian Hartnett and sub James Moynihan were alive to the danger and with points from Hartnett and Moynihan ran out deserving winners.

A late goal from Liam McCarthy saw Courcey Rvs overcome the strong challenge of Eire Og on Friday night in Cloughdubh. The winners shaded the proceedings in the opening half with Gary Minihane in goal, Craig Minihane, Darragh Lordan, Colm Daly, Darran Collins and Jack O’Reilly to the fore and with the aid of a goal from Olan Crowley and points from Lordan, Ronan Crowley and Sean O’Brien they went in at the break leading 1-09 to 0-05. On the resumption led by the impressive displays of Ciaran Hutchinson, Cillian Murphy, Michael O’Shea, Sean O’Connor and Daniel O’Connor Eire Og came more into the game. Goals from O’Shea and James Shields gave them the advantage and with Cathal Murphy, Hutchinson, and Daniel O’Connor striking over some neat points it looked as if the result would go in their favour but Courcey Rvs upped a gear and with a strong finish they took the points.

St Vincents got off to the best possible start to the new season when they had a comfortable 2-19 to 1-11 home victory over Cloughdubh. David Collins was their star performer with 2-10 to his credit with Ryan Fielden, Wayne O’Donoghue, Jordan Morrissey, Anthony Harte, Luke O’Connor, Kyle Lynch and Stephen Maguire also putting in some impressive performances.

In other games played in this group a late point from Alan O’Sullivan gave Cloughdubh a share of the spoils with Douglas 2-10 to 1-13 in Cloughdubh. The home side were best served by Jonathan Buckley in goal, Jerry Lucey, Darran Kelly, Liam Ryan and Aidan Deasy while Ryan Kelly, Lucey, Mark Verling and Darragh Ring, who was introduced as a sub, got their names on the score-sheet. For their opponents Sean Collins was in top form in defence with Brian Cuthbert, Conor O’Brien, Alan Cadogan, Martin Barry and Caolan Mulrooney offering valuable assistance.

Douglas travelled to Brinny on Sunday last and again came away with a share of the spoils with Valley Rvs 0-11 to 1-08. The visitors led at the break 0-06 to 0-04 but the home side with Tim Cummins, Joseph Lynch John Cottrell, Brendan Lynch and Eoin Delaney increasing their efforts took the game to their opponents in the second half and with the aid of a goal from Eoin Fallon and some fine points from Gearoid Ryan, Gerry Farrell and Joseph Lynch they led by a goal with the game entering its final quarter but Douglas put in a storming finish to lead by a point with time running out only to be caught at the final hurdle by a point from Fallon.

In Group 2 of the same competition Mayfield travelled to Aghavine and came away with the points at the expense of Fr O’Neills 7-13 to 3-09. The winner’s scorer in chief was David Malone who had 3-05 to his credit while Eoin O’Doherty with two and one apiece from Kevin Punch and Shane O’Donovan also got in on the goal-scoring act while Nicky Kelly and Olan Bond added some well taken points. For the home side Liam O’Driscoll Tony Motherway, Kenneth Hegarty, Joe Mellerick, Adrian Kenneally and Rob Cullinane gave a good account of themselves.

Last season’s winners, Castlelyons got their campaign off to a winning start when they had a 1-12 to 0-09 home victory over Donoughmore. The home side struck the ground running and with a goal from Ronan O’Regan and some well executed points from Michael Spillane, Chris Cotter, Eoin Maye and Brian Carroll they led at the break 1-10 to 0-02. Although their opponents gave a better account of themselves on the resumption the damage had already been done and with Colin Spillane, Noel McAuliffe and Colm Barry putting in sterling displays the home side held out for a deserved victory.

Sliabh Rua made the trip to Killeagh a worthwhile experience when they came away with the points 3-17 to 4-09 in this high scoring contest at the expense of the home side. Leading at the break 3-08 to 1-06 with their goals coming from Keith Fitzpatrick (two) and Gary Murphy the visitors got a scare in the second half as the home side led by the battling displays of Dominick Byrne, Micheal O’Brien and Stephen O’Brien made a determined bid to get back into contention. Two goals from Stephen O’Brien and one from Chris Greene brought the home side to within two points but Sliabh Rua were equal to the challenge and with some well taken points from Andrew Daly, Sean O’Mahony, TJ Murphy and Daniel O’Leary they finished the stronger to take the points.

In other games in this group there were victories for Erins Own and Bandon over Fermoy and Ballinhassig respectively.

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League

In Group 1 of the Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League Mark Howard gave a vintage performance when he accounted for 5-13 in Passage’s 6-17 to 1-12 home victory over Kinsale in Group 1. As well as Howard the winners had also top class displays from Eoghan Murphy, Craig Higgins and Richard Coughlan while Colm O’Driscoll, Stephen Bunney and Coughlan got their names on the score-sheet.

In Group 2 of the same competition New Gaels with a strong second half performance saw off the challenge of Sam Maguires 1-13 to 1-07 in Dunmanway. Trailing at the break 0-05 to 0-06 the winners with Sean Keane, Colm O’Neill, Denis Murphy and TJ Hegarty to the fore rose to the challenge on the resumption and with a goal from James Furlong and some good points from Keane and O’Neill they ran out worthy winners despite the best efforts of James Lordan in goal, Brian Delea, Darran Sweetman, Aidan O’Sullivan, Mark Quinn and Rory Doyle for the home side.

Also in this group Aghabullogue opened their season with a resounding victory over Newcestown.

Results

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Na Piarsaigh 2-15 Sarsfields 0-05

Bishopstown 3-10 Duhallow 1-12

Mallow 5-09 St Finbarrs 2-08

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Midleton 3-24 Carrigaline 0-04

Carrigtwohill 3-10 Blarney 3-09

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Russell Rvs 1-11 Brian Dillons 2-03

Courcey Rvs 2-14 Eire Og 2-12

St Vincents 2-19 Cloughdubh 1-11

Valley Rvs 1-08 Douglas 0-11

Cloughdubh 2-10 Douglas 1-13

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Mayfield 7-13 Fr O’Neills 3-09

Castlelyons 1-12 Donoughmore 0-09

Sliabh Rua 3-17 Killeagh/Itas 4-09

Erins Own 1-13 Fermoy 0-09

Bandon 3-13 Ballinhassig 1-15

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 1

Passage 6-17 Kinsale 1-12

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 2

Aghabullogue 6-12 Newcestown 0-05

New Gaels 1-13 Sam Maguires 1-07

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 1

Nemo Rngs 1-07 St Finbarrs 1-06

Nemo Rngs 5-19 Castlehaven 0-02

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2

Millstreet 1-09 Bantry Blues 0-05

Ulster Bank Co Minor “C” (12 a-side) Football League – Semi-Final

Adrigole 2-19 Cullen 4-07

Fixtures

Tuesday 16th March

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 2

Nemo Rngs v Na Piarsaigh “B” at Trabeg @ 6.30 pm.

Wednesday 17th March

Ulster Bank Co Minor “B” Football League – 2009 Final

Kilmurry v Kiskeam at Millstreet @ 12.00 noon (Ex/Time if Reqd)

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Blackrock v Carrigtwohill at Church Road @ 12.00 noon

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Eire Og v Douglas at Ovens @ 11.00 am

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Clann na nGael v Canovee at Drimoleague @ 3.00 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2

Kinsale v Millstreet at Kinsale @ 12.00 noon

Glanmire v Clonakilty at Kiely Park, Glanmire @ 12.00 noon

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 1

Inniscarra v Ballincollig at Ballyanley @ 12.00 noon

Ballinascarthy v Blackrock “B” at Ballinascarthy @ 3.00 pm.

Saturday 20th March

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Carrigaline v Shandrum at Carrigaline @ 5.00 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Brian Dillons v Eire Og at Pairc Diolunaigh @ 4.00 pm.

Courcey Rvs v St Vincents at Ballinspittle @ 3.00 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Fr O’Neills v Killeagh/Itas at Aghavine at 3.00 pm.

Mayfield v Castlelyons at Mayfield @ 4.30 pm.

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 1

Ballincollig v Ballinascarthy at Ballincollig @ 5.00 pm.

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 2

New Gaels v Aghabullogue at Whitechurch @ 3.00 pm (Prov on U21)

Sunday 21st March

Ulster Bank Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 1

St Finbarrs v Castlehaven at Togher @ 12.00 noon.

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Sarsfields v Bishopstown at Riverstown @ 5.00 pm.

Mallow v Glen Rvs at Mallow @ 12.00 noon

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Kerry Dev. v Midleton at TBC @3.30 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Russell Rvs v Valley Rvs at Shanagarry @ 12.00 noon.

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Erins Own v Ballinhassig at Caherlag @ 11.30 am.

Bandon v Sliabh Rua at Riverstick @ 7.00 pm..

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 1

Blackrock “B” v Inniscarra at Church Road @ 12.00 noon.

Kinsale v Clonakilty at Kinsale @ 4.00 pm.

Co Minor “B” Regional Hurling League – Group 2

Na Piarsaigh “B” v Millstreet at Na Piarsaigh @ 3.00 pm.

Monday 22nd March

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Cloughdubh v Kilbrittain at Cloughdubh @ 7.15pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Donoughmore v Fermoy at Fermoy @ 8.00 pm.

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 2

Nemo Rngs v Newcestown at Trabeg @ 7.30 pm.

Tuesday 23rd March

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Midleton v Eire Og at Midleton 6.00 pm.

Wednesday 24th March

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 2

Ballincollig v Beara at Ballincollig @ 8.00 pm.

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Group 1

Macroom v Na Piarsaigh “B” at Cloughdubh @ 7.30 pm.

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

St Finbarrs v Sarsfields at Togher @ 8.00 pm.