Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

19 April, 2010

Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Ballinhassig 4-10 Fr O’Neills 1-04

A well balanced Ballinhassig side proved too strong for Fr O’Neills in this Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship first round tie which was played in Caherlag on Sunday last.

Played in ideal conditions Ballinhassig sat out their stall from the outset and with points from Conor McHugh, Donncha O’Donovan (free) and Eoin Cullinane they went into an early lead. Fr O’Neills recovered and with John Bailey, Mark O’Keeffe and Liam O’Driscoll leading by example they got themselves on the scoreboard in the 11th minute with a pointed free from O’Driscoll. The same played repeated the dose two minutes later and in the 17th minute they took the lead for the first and only time when O’Driscoll blasted the ball to the net from a 25 metre free. Ballinhassig were now on the back-foot but they responded in style as their half-back line of Patrick O’Leary, Ryan O’Leary and Sean Coleman took control and behind them Ben Cottrell and Robert Reynolds did their part. In midfield the hard-working Donncha O’Donovan and Darren Delea made sure their forward division in which Michael Collins, Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Robert Murphy were to shine enjoyed a plentiful supply of the ball. A pointed free from O’Donovan started they come-back and in the 22nd minute they regained the lead when Collins latched on to a long range free taken by Coleman to rattle the net. Points from Collins, O’Donovan and Cullinane extended their advantage and just before the break O’Sullivan raised their second green flag after he reacted the quickest to another long range effort from Coleman to see them go in at the break leading 2-07 to 1-02.

On the resumption Fr O’Neills got some respite when O’Driscoll sent over another point from a placed ball but Ballinhassig were not to be deterred and after a point from O’Donovan they secured their third goal when a high ball from Murphy was batted out to the inrushing O’Sullivan. This score well and truly finished this game as a contest and although O’Driscoll added a pointed ’65 for Fr O’Neills, who in fairness to them battled to the bitter end, but there was to be no major comeback as their opponents eased themselves to victory with a pointed free from O’Donovan followed by a late goal and a point from Murphy to run out impressive winners on the final scoreline of 4-10 to 1-04.

Scorers: Ballinhassig Diarmuid O’Sullivan 2-00; Michael Collins 1-01; Robert

Murphy 1-01; Donncha O’Donovan 0-04 (0-03 frees)

Eoin Cullinane 0-02; Darren Delea 0-01 (free); Conor

McHugh 0-01.

Fr O’Neills Liam O’Driscoll 1-04 (1-00 pen.;0-02 frees; 0-01 ’65).

Teams: Ballinhassig Mark O’Mahony; Liam Lee, Ben Cottrell, Robert

Reynolds; Patrick O’Leary, Ryan O’Leary, Sean Coleman;

Darren Delea, Donncha O’Donovan; Eoin Cullinane,

Michael Collins, Eoin O’Riordan; Conor McHugh,

Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Robert Murphy.

Subs: Cian McCarthy for Eoin O’Riordan

Gavin Sheehan for Eoin Cullinane

James O’Callaghan for Liam Lee

Gavin Taccaberry for Diarmuid O’Sullivan

Fr O’Neills Eoghan O’Neill; Darragh Sexton, John Barry, Darren

McCarthy; John Bailey, Tony Motherway, Mark O’Keeffe;

Liam O’Driscoll, Alan Hayes; Ken Hegarty, Donough

O’Flynn, Joe Mellerick; Shane Lee, Rob Cullinane, Paudie

McMahon.

Subs: Gavin Hennessy for Shane Lee

William Lane for Paudie McMahon

Adrian Kenneally for Joe Mellerick

Referee: Peter Downey (Inniscarra)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Mayfield 4-07 St Nicholas 1-09

Three goals just before the break aided Mayfield to see off the challenge of St Nicholas is this amazing Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship game which was played in Blarney.

Although Mayfield opened the scoring with an early pointed free from Nicky Kelly, St Nicholas began to dominate the proceeding and with Colin Byrnes, Paul Virgo, Daniel Wallace, Kevin Canning, Evan Kearney and James Busteed leading by example they took the game to their opponents. Playing some fine free-flowing football they confirmed their authority with excellent points from Kearney, Busteed, Canning and Colin McCarthy to lead 0-04 to 0-01 by the 8th minute. Kelly lifted the siege for Mayfield with a well executed point in the 13th minute but their opponents pressed forward and were rewarded with a point from Busteed to lead 0-05 to 0-02 by the 20th minute and even at this early stage it looked as if Mayfield’s fate was sealed. In truth their lead could have been greater only for some excellent saves by the Mayfield ‘keeper Eolan Bond who was in top form. However Mayfield were alert to the danger and in the 26th minute they got the break they needed, which in fact turned out to be the real turning point of the game, when Matthew Cooney latched on to a delivery from Kelly, who was in excellent form in midfield, and blasted the ball to the net for the equaliser and two minutes later he repeated the dose to give them the lead. Suddenly St Nicholas were on the back foot and it got worse when a ’45 taken by Ronan O’Sullivan was fielded by Cooney and when his shot at goal was saved the rebound fell kindly for Eoin O’Doherty who made no mistake in finding the net. Mayfield were now a transformed side and deep into injury time a high ball from O’Sullivan was fisted over the bar by Cooney, when it could have easily went under the bar, to see his side go in at the break leading 3-03 to 0-05.

On the resumption Mayfield powered on by the performances of Eolan Bond, William Holland, Shane O’Sullivan, Shane O’Donovan, Nicky Kelly, Niall Creedon, Kevin Punch, Matthew Cooney and Eoin O’Doherty maintained their momentum and with two points from Creedon they extended their advantage. St Nick did get some reprieve when they fought back with points from Paul Virgo and Colin McCarthy (free) but in the 52nd minute their fate was sealed as Cooney completed his hat-trick when following a defence splitting move between Punch and sub Jack Walsh he drove a powerful shot to rattle the net and this was followed by a neat point from Ciaran Cronin to give them a 4-06 to 0-07 advantage. In fairness to St Nicks they never gave up the chase and they responded with a brace of points from McCarthy but there was to be no denying Mayfield as Kelly kicked over a point from a placed ball and although Virgo finished with a late goal, after a good run from Byrnes, they game was well and truly over at this stage leaving Mayfield to run out comfortable winners 4-07 to 1-09.

Scorers: Mayfield Matthew Cooney 3-01; Eoin O’Doherty 1-00; Nicky Kelly

0-03 (0-01 free); Niall Creedon 0-02 (0-01 free); Ciaran

Cronin 0-01.

St Nicholas Paul Virgo 1-01; Colin McCarthy 0-04 (0-02 frees); James

Busteed 0-02; Evan Kearney and Kevin Canning 0-01 each.

Teams: Mayfield Eolan Bond; Kelvin O’Sullivan, William Holland, Sean

O’Sullivan; Shane Seward, Shane O’Donovan, Shane

Clancy; Nick Kelly, Niall Creedon; Kevin Punch, Ronan

O’Sullivan, David Malone; Ciaran Cronin, Matthew

Cooney, Eoin O’Doherty.

Subs: Jack Walsh for David Malone

Calvin Casey for Nicky Kelly

Jamie Barry for Matthew Cooney

Emmet O’Shaughnessy for Eoin O’Doherty

Liam Chevalier for Niall Creedon

St Nicholas Glen Cunningham; Finbarr Falvey, Colin Byrnes, Alan

Hosford; Robert McCarthy, Kevin Canning, Paul Virgo;

Craig Forde, Daniel Wallace; Glen Kearney, Evan Kearney

James Busteed; Ronan Horgan, Diarmuid Kenneally, Colin

McCarthy.

Subs: Alan Burke for Robert McCarthy

Mark Kelleher for Ronan Horgan

Christan Calnan for Kevin Canning

Referee: Kevin Murphy (Nemo Rngs)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Donoughmore 1-10 Bantry Blues 0-08 a.e.t.

A goal by sub Phillip O’Callaghan towards the end of the first period of extra time proved decisive as Donoughmore overcame the challenge of Bantry Blues in this Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship first round game which was played in Kilmurry.

In what was a close game throughout Donoughmore, when playing against the wind in the opening half, started on a lively note when with a brace of points from Shane Healy they took an early lead. Bantry Blues gradually got into the game thanks to the exertions of Jack McCarthy, Alan Keane, Tadhg Downey and Stephen Cronin and with points from Gavin O’Shea and David Casey they gained parity by the 9th minute. A pointed free from Keane gave them the lead for the first time but Healy responded with a well-executed point from Donoughmore to see the sides on level terms by the 19th minute at 0-03 apiece. Bantry then began to apply the pressure and were rewarded with points from Downey (free) and Keane to edge them in front but Healy replied with a point for their opponents to cut the deficit to the bare minimum. However another fine point from Downey saw Bantry Blues go in at the break leading 0-06 to 0-04.

On the resumption Bantry increased their advantage with a point from David Casey but this turned out to be their last score of the half as Donoughmore with strong performances from Barry Crowley, Shane Healy, Stephen O’Connor and Kevin Kearney upped a gear and with points from Gearoid O’Rourke, O’Connor and Leon Cogan they finished the stronger to go bring the game to extra-time at 0-07 apiece.

In the first period of extra-time Bantry regained the lead with an early point from Gavin O’Shea. A pointed free from Gearoid O’Rourke after four minutes again saw the sides all square. However just before the break this game was won and lost when Kevin Horgan with a pin-point delivery found Kevin Kearney who passed to “super sub”, O’Callaghan and after weaving his way past a few defenders he blasted the ball to the net for a superb finish and with Kearney chipping in with a point they went in leading 1-09 to 0-08.

In the second half Bantry tried their utmost to get back into contention but it was not to be and in this energy sapping contest the only score of that period came late in the game when Kearney cemented Donoughmore’s victory with a pointed ‘45 to see them advance to Round 3 on the final scoreline of 1-10 to 0-08 with Bantry Blues hoping to rekindle their efforts in Round 2.

Scorers: Donoughmore Phillip O’Callaghan 1-00; Shane Healy 0-04; Gearoid

O’Rourke 0-02 (0-01 free); Kevin Kearney 0-02 (0-01 ’45)

Stephen O’Connor and Leon Cogan 0-01 each.

Bantry Blues Gavin O’Shea 0-02; David Casey 0-02; Alan Keane 0-02

free); Tadhg Downey 0-02 (0-01 free).

Teams: Donoughmore Diarmuid Healy; Kevin Horgan, Barry Crowley, Brian

Crowley; Mark Foley, Alan Twomey, Denis Dorney;

Shane Healy, John Chambers; Anthony Horgan, Stephen

O’Connor, Leon Cogan; Kevin Kearney, William Murphy,

Gearoid O’Rourke.

Subs: Seamus Murphy for Anthony Horgan

Phillip O’Callaghan for John Chambers

Sean Wallace for Leon Cogan

John O’Mahony for Denis Dorney

Leon Cogan for Seamus Murphy

John Chambers for Sean Wallace

Bantry Blues Cathal Carroll; Conor O’Leary, Colm O’Sullivan, Seamus

O’Mahony; Alan Thomas, Jack McCarthy, Cathal Power;

Alan Keane, Tadhg Downey; Graham O’Leary, Ciaran

Darcy, Gavin O’Shea; Kevin Casey, Stephen Cronin, David

Casey.

Subs: Cian Edwards for Kevin Casey

Daniel Lynch for Alan Thomas

Brian Crowley for David Casey

Referee: Sean Collins (Carrigaline)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Canovee 0-13 St Vincents 0-05

Canovee saw off the challenge of a spirited St Vincents side to qualify for Round 3 of the Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship after this game which was played in Ballincollig on Saturday evening last.

After a tentative opening by both sides Canovee took the initiative and their gambit of kicking high balls into the St Vincents defence proved beneficial when William Ahern, Sean O’Connor and Liam Kelleher slotted over some neat points. As they drove forward with Daniel O’Sullivan, Damien Ahern, Sean O’Connor, Liam Kelleher, Mark Verling and William Ahern to the fore they strengthened their position with further points from Kelleher and Aidan Deasy to give them a five point advantage at the end of the opening quarter. Gradually after a few shrewd switches St Vincents began to come more into the game and with Keith Sorenson, Alan Anderson, Anthony Harte, Conor Lynch and Stephen O’Connell increasing their performances and the introduction of David Collins the flow of the game began to change. After an exchange of points between Lynch and Deasy they finished the half on a more positive mood when with points from Anderson and Harte they went in at the break trailing 0-03 to 0-06.

On the resumption St Vincents continued to press forward but unfortunately for them they were unable to convert their opportunities. Canovee were alive to the danger and as they upped their performances they were rewarded with some well executed points from Verling, Deasy and a brace from placed balls by O’Connor to lead 0-10 to 0-03 as the game entered its final quarter. In fairness to St Vincents they never gave up the chase and with points from Collins and Lynch they reduced the deficit and were it not for some vital block-downs by their opponents defence things could have been much closer. However Canovee weathered the storm and although reduced to fourteen men they again upped a gear and with points from Brian Looney, sub Aidan Moynihan and Kelleher they finished the game the stronger to run out deserving winners on the final scoreline of 0-13 to 0-05.

Scorers: Canovee Sean O’Connor 0-03 (0-02 frees); Liam Kelleher 0-03;

Aidan Deasy 0-03; William Ahern, Mark Verling, Brian

Looney and Aidan Moynihan 0-01 each.

St Vincents Conor Lynch 0-02; Alan Anderson, Anthony Harte and

David Collins 0-01 each.

Teams: Canovee James Cassidy; John Buckley, Daniel O’Sullivan, Paul

Twomey; Kevin Deasy, Damien Ahern, Jamie Lynch; Sean

O’Connor, Liam Kelleher; Mark Verling, Aidan Deasy,

Charles Kenneally; Donal Madden, Brian Looney, William

Ahern.

Sub: Aidan Moynihan for Donal Madden

St Vincents Ian O’Sullivan; Karl Mullins, Stephen Maguire, Aaron

Pannick; Alan Anderson, Anthony Harte, Conor Lynch;

Ryan Fielden, Keith Sorenson; Dean Ahern, Stephen

O’Connell, John Long; Luke O’Connor, Keith Leahy,

Wayne O’Donoghue.

Subs: David Collins for Wayne O’Donoghue

Wayne Healy for Dean Ahern

Wayne O’Donoghue for Keith Leahy

Referee: Conor Lane (Banteer)

Results

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship

Carrigtwohill 1-11 Mallow 1-10

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Courcey 4-18 Brian Dillons 0-08

Ballinhassig 4-10 Fr O’Neills 1-04

Valley Rvs 3-14 Killeagh/Itas 1-08

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship

St Michaels 3-14 Castlehaven 0-05

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Canovee 0-13 St Vincents 0-05

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Sarsfields 1-10 St Finbarrs 1-06

St Finbarrs 1-11 Glen Rvs 0-11

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Carrigaline 5-12 Blarney 1-13

Kerry Dev. 4-11 Midleton. 3-12

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Courcey Rvs 4-18 Brian Dillons 0-08

Kilbrittain 4-11 Douglas 2-09

Co Premier Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Bandon 5-12 Fr O’Neills 4-12

Ballinhassig 4-10 Fr O’Neills 1-04

Fermoy 1-11 Castlelyons 1-08

Sliabh Rua 4-15 Donoughmore 2-07

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 1

Kinsale 1-09 Clonakilty 1-09

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 2

New Gaels 3-12 Millstreet 2-14

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 1

St Michaels 3-14 Castlehaven 0-05

Co Premier 1 Minor Football league – Group 2

Beara 0-11 Carbery Rngs 1-07

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Canovee 0-13 St Vincents 0-05

Fixtures

Tonight

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Castlelyons v Russell Rvs at Watergrasshill @ 6.45 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 1

Kinsale v Ballinascarthy at Kinsale @ 7.15 pm.

Tomorrow

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship

Shandrum v Bishopstown at Mallow @ 6.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Sarsfields v Duhallow at Mallow @ 8.00 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Douglas v Mayfield at Carrigtwohill @ 6.45 pm (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Fermoy v Kilbrittain at Riverstick @ 6.45 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Blackrock v Kerry Dev. at Church Road @ 7.15 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

St Vincents v Bandon at Pairc Uinsinn @ 7.15 pm.

Friday 23rd April

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship

Glen Rvs v Carrigaline at Pairc Ui Rinn @ 6.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Midleton v St Finbarrs at Pairc Ui Rinn @ 8.00 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Eire Og v Cloughdubh at Coachford @ 6.45 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 2

Fermoy v Ballincollig at Fermoy @ 7.30 pm.

Co Minor “A” Regional Football league – Group 1

Blarney v Crosshaven @ 7.00 pm.

Saturday 24th April

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Donoughmore v Erins Own at Blarney @ 7.00 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Mayfield v Ballinhassig @ 4.00 pm.

Killeagh/Itas v Bandon at Killeagh @ 7.00 pm.

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Group 1

Gael Og v Macroom at Whitechurch @ 5.30 pm.

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 2

Na Piarsaigh “B” v Millstreet at Na Piarsaigh @ 6.00 pm.

Sunday 25th April

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Group 2

Inniscarra v Delanys at Ballyanley @ 7.00 pm.

Monday 26th April

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Eire Og v Clyda Rvs at Ovens @ 7.00 pm.

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Group 1

Na Piarsaigh “B” v St Michaels “B” at Na Piarsaigh @ 7.00 pm.

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 1

Ballincollig v Ballinascarthy at Ballincollig @ 7.30 pm.