Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

03 May, 2010

Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Erins Own 0-15 Donoughmore 0-11

A strong second half performance saw Erins Own see off the challenge of Donoughmore in this Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship first round game which was played in Blarney.

Played on a miserable evening for hurling this turned out to be literally a game of two halves in which Donoughmore dominated the first half and with the aid of nine points from “sharpshooter” Shane Healy they led at the break by double scores 0-10 to 0-05. However in the second half Erins Own knuckled down to the task on hand and limiting their opponents to a single point, again from Healy, they outscored them 0-10 to 0-01.

Firing on all cylinders from the off Donoughmore opened on a lively note and with points from Healy and Gearoid O’Rourke they sent out a danger signal to Erins Own. Cathal O’Mahony got Erins Own on the board with a pointed free in the 4th minute only to see Healy sent over a similar score from long range a minute later. As Niall Scanlon from a ’65 and Healy from another long range free exchanged points Ian Mylod reduced the deficit to the bare minimum with a neat point from play. Donoughmore who also were having strong performances from Diarmuid Healy in goal, Kevin Horgan, Alan Twomey, Mark Foley and Stephen O’Connor continued to set the pace and with a brace of points from Healy they led 0-06 to 0-03 by the end of the first quarter. A second from a ’65 by Scanlon was responded to by a brace from Healy again from dead ball situations but Scanlon was again on the mark to leave three between the sides as the game approached half time but two points from Healy saw the “Muskerry” side go in at the break leading 0-10 to 0-05.

Whatever was said to Erins Own at the break certainly paid dividends as they came out a transformed side for the second half showing a lot more determination and urgency resulting with two early points from Cathal O’Mahony as they sat down a marker. Healy again from a placed ball replied for Donoughmore but sadly for them that was to be their last score as Erins Own upped a gear. As Cormac Dooley, Niall Scanlon, Kevin Fenton, Ian Mylod, Cathal O’Mahony and Cian O’Callaghan led by example they sat about reducing the deficit and by the 49th minute they were on level terms thanks to two points from Scanlon and on apiece from Kieran Moynihan and O’Mahony and they took the lead for the first time a minute later when O’Callaghan sent over a well taken point. Although Donoughmore tried their utmost to get back into contention there was to be no stopping their opponents and with points from O’Mahony, Mylod and Brendan Monaghan they finished the game on a high note to run out winners on the final scoreline of 0-15 to 0-11.

Scorers: Erins Own Cathal O’Mahony 0-05 (frees); Niall Scanlon 0-05 (0-01

free; 0-04 ‘65s); Ian Mylod 0-02; Kieran Moynihan, Cian

O’Callaghan and Brendan Monaghan 0-01 each.

Donoughmore Shane Healy 0-10 (0-06 frees; 0-02 ‘65s); Gearoid

O’Rourke 0-01.

Teams: Erins Own Barry Og Murphy; David Leahy, Cormac Dooley, Cormac

O’Connor; Kevin Fenton, Niall Scanlon, Paul Ryan; Calvin

O’Callaghan, Ian Mylod; Cian O’Connor, Cathal

O’Mahony, Brendan Monaghan; David Twomey, Kieran

Moynihan, Cian O’Callaghan.

Sub: Cillian Monaghan for Cormac O’Connor

Donoughmore Diarmuid Healy; Denis Dorney, Kevin Horgan, Barry

Crowley; Mark Foley, Alan Twomey, Evan Hartnett;

John O’Mahony, Stephen O’Connor; Seamus Murphy,

William Murphy, Don O’Hanlon; Shane Healy, Gearoid

O’Rourke, Leon Cogan.

Sub: Kevin Kearney for Seamus Murphy

Referee: Colm Harrington (Carrigaline)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Cloughdubh 1-15 Eire Og 1-08

The contribution of eleven points from Dara Ring enabled Cloughdubh to see off the strong challenge of neighbours, Eire Og, in this Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship game which was played in Coachford.

In what was a closely contested opening half Eire Og, who were short a number of regulars, were first off the mark with a pointed free from Brian Kirwin before Ring equalised with a similar score for Cloughdubh and gave them the lead with a fine point from play. In the 16th minute Eire Og whose Cathal Murphy, Craig O’Driscoll and Sean O’Connor caught the eye got the boost they needed when Ronan Dennehy slipped in for an opportunist goal and they strengthened their position with a pointed free from Murphy to lead 1-02 to 0-02. As Jerry Lucey and Murphy exchanged points Cloughdubh came more into the game and with two points from Ring and one from Darren Kelly, who had a magnificent outing at half-back, the sides were on level terms as half time approached but a well executed point from Aidan Twomey gave Eire Og the advantage at the break 1-04 to 0-06.

Cloughdubh upped the tempo of the game on the resumption with as well as the aforementioned Kelly and Ring, Jerry Lucey, Alan O’Sullivan and Damien Ahern also came more into the fray. A brace of pointed frees from Ring and one from play by Sean O’Connor gave them a 0-09 to 1-04 lead by the 41st minute but three minutes later the sides were again all square thanks to the accuracy of Murphy who converted a brace of placed balls. However on the three-quarter stage the game turned in Cloughdubh’s favour when Liam Ryan latched on to a long delivery from Ring to crash the ball to the net. Eire Og replied with another pointed free from Murphy but their opponents were now getting a foothold on the game and with Ring adding two points they increased their margin. In fairness to Eire Og they put in a strong resistance and gave themselves some hope with a point but Cloughdubh were equal to the challenge and with Ring and O’Sullivan striking some fine points they finished strongly to run out deserving winners on the final scoreline of 1-15 to 1-08.

Scorers: Cloughdubh Dara Ring 0-11 (0-06 frees); Liam Ryan 1-00; Jerry Lucey

0-01 (free); Sean O’Connor and Alan O’Sullivan 0-01 each

Eire Og Cathal Murphy 0-05 (0-04 frees); Ronan Dennehy 1-00;

Brian Kirwin 0-01 (free); Aidan Twomey and Colm

Murphy 0-01 each.

Teams: Cloughdubh John O’Leary; William Crowley, Donal Cronin, Daniel

O’Sullivan; Damien Ahern, Jerry Lucey, Darren Kelly;

Alan O’Sullivan, Liam Kelleher; Aidan Deasy, Charles

Kenneally, Sean O’Connor; Liam Ryan, Dara Ring, Kevin


Sub: Jamie Lynch for Kevin Deasy

Eire Og Liam Fouhy; Denis O’Keeffe, Daniel O’Shea, Killian

Twohig; Killian Murphy, Sean O’Connor, Colm Murphy;

Craig O’Driscoll, Aonghus McCarthy; Vincent Coffey,

Ronan Dennehy, Daniel O’Connor; Cathal Murphy, Aidan

Twomey, Brian Kirwin.

Sub: Killian Dennehy for Vincent Coffey

Referee: Miah Moynihan (Grenagh)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Clann na nGael 2-13 Clyda Rvs 0-12

A late scoring burst spear-headed by the accuracy of Jamie Walsh, who ended up with a personal tally of 0-08, saw Clann na nGael overcome the challenge of Clyda Rvs in this most entertaining Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship game which was played in Brinny on Saturday evening last.

Clyda Rvs with Chris Buckley, Conor Crowley, Conor Flanagan, Cian O’Sullivan and Michael Linehan looking very sharp got off to the better start and with points from Flanagan and Linehan they held an early advantage. Clann na nGael hit back in style in the 8th minute when Eric Crowley burst through for a goal after a perfect pass from Damien O’Brien. A pointed free from Flanagan had the sides level but points from Jamie Walsh (free) and Cathal Hurley saw Clann na nGael lead 1-02 to 0-03 by the 13th minute. Over the next five minutes Clyda Rvs rose to the challenge and fought back with two points from Cian O’Sullivan and one from Flanagan to regain the lead. As Don O’Driscoll and Eric Crowley traded points with O’Sullivan and Flanagan, Clyda went in at the break leading 0-08 to 1-04.

On the resumption Clann Na Gael who’s Derek Crowley, Paul Crowley, Jamie Walsh and Eric Crowley began to dictate the pace of the game increased their efforts and with an early pointed free from Walsh they were on level terms. A beautiful point from play, after he collected a long range free from Paul Crowley, from the same player gave them the lead but Clyda Rvs who had introduced Conor O’Sullivan for the second half at full-forward to good effect when he kicked over a brace of points to see his side maintain their one point advantage at the three-quarter stage 0-10 to 1-06. As both sides now sought to take the initiative it was the “Carbery” side who responded and it took a superb save from their opponents ‘keeper Eoghan Meaney from Walsh to keep their lead in tact at the expense of a ’45. From the resultant ’45 Walsh pointed but Clyda were not going to give up and they regained their lead with a pointed free from Cian O’Sullivan to make it 0-11 to 1-07 with eight minutes remaining. Just when it looked like that Clyda Rvs might have weathered the storm Clann na nGael found another gear and after a point from Eric Crowley and three magnificent pointed frees from Walsh they surged into the lead with time ticking away. As three points now divided the sides Clann na nGael were firing on all cylinders and confirmed their authority with a quality goal from Don O’Driscoll after he was put through by Paul Shanahan to be followed by well executed points from the hard-working Damien O’Brien and Walsh and although Clyda Rvs responded with a pointed free from Conor O’Sullivan in injury time the game was well outside their reach at this stage leaving Clann na nGael to run out deserving winners on the final scoreline of 2-13 to 0-12.

Scorers: Clann na nGael Jamie Walsh 1-08 (0-05 frees; 0-01 ’45); Eric Crowley

1-02; Don O’Driscoll 1-01; Cathal Hurley 0-01; Damien

O’Brien 0-01.

Clyda Rvs Conor Flanagan 0-04 (0-02 frees); Cian O’Sullivan 0-04

(0-02 frees); Conor O’Sullivan 0-03 (0-01 free); Michael

Linehan 0-01.

Teams: Clann na nGael Daniel Lordan; Michael Murphy, James O’Mahony, Danny

Allison; John Harrington, Derek Crowley, Alan Daly; Paul

Crowley, Jamie Walsh; Damien O’Brien, Eric Crowley,

Paul Shanahan; Cathal Hurley, Michael Collins, Don


Sub: Brendan Hayes for Cathal Hurley

Clyda Rvs Eoghan Meaney; Chris O’Driscoll, Chris Buckley, Sean

O’Connor; Sean O’Connell, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Conor

Crowley; Conor Flanagan, Cian O’Sullivan; Sean Ronayne,

Robert Walsh, Michael Linehan; Daniel O’Callaghan,

Daniel Mulcahy, Seamus Madden.

Subs: Conor O’Sullivan for Daniel Mulcahy

David O’Shea for Seamus Madden

Referee: J.J. Murphy (Kilmurry)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Douglas 0-17 Mayfield 1-12

A late point from sub Adrian O’Connell secured victory for Douglas over Mayfield in this entertaining Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship tie which was played in Carrigtwohill.

In what a closely fought contest throughout Mayfield opened the scoring with a neat point from Kevin Punch in the 2nd minute. Douglas equalised with a point from Alan Cadogan after he collected a fine cross from Josh Kra only to see Mayfield edge in front with a pointed free from Nicky Kelly. Douglas then hit a scoring spell and with points from Martin Barry (free), Cadogan and Barry from play they led by double scores 0-04 to 0-02 by the end of the opening quarter. Mayfield were not to be outdone and responded with three of their own from Ciaran Cronin, Kevin Punch and Kelvin O’Sullivan to wrestle back the lead by the 24th minute. Points from James Furlong and Barry regained the ascendancy for Douglas but with Shane O’Donovan, Niall Creedon, Nicky Kelly and Kevin Punch to the fore for Mayfield they kicked again and with a goal and a point from Ciaran Cronin they finished the half on a high to go in leading 1-06 to 0-06.

On the resumption a point from David Hanrahan cut the deficit for Douglas but Mayfield were aware of the danger and they increased their margin with a brace of pointed frees from Niall Creedon to lead 1-08 to 0-07 after seven minutes. Douglas regained their momentum and with two points frees from Barry and one from Cadogan it was back to a two point game but further points from Kelly and Punch aided Mayfield to lead 1-10 to 0-10 as the final quarter beckoned. However Douglas stuck to the challenge on hand and led by the increased performances of Caolan Mulrooney, Paul Fitzgerald, Martin Barry and Alan Cadogan they upped a gear. Points from James Furlong, Fitzgerald and Barry saw them gain equality with further points from Barry (two) and Adrian O’Connell they raced into a 0-16 to 1-10 lead by the 56th minute. A brace of pointed frees from Kelly ensured an exciting finale but deep into injury time a point from O’Connell sealed victory for Douglas 0-17 to 1-12.

Scorers: Douglas Martin Barry 0-08 (frees); Alan Cadogan 0-03; Adrian

O’Connell 0-02; James Furlong 0-02; Paul Fitzgerald 0-01;

David Hanrahan 0-01.

Mayfield Ciaran Cronin 1-02; Nicky Kelly 0-04 (0-02 frees); Kevin

Punch 0-03; Niall Creedon 0-02 (frees); Kelvin O’Sullivan


Teams: Douglas Eoin Dolan; David Quirke, Sean Collins, James O’Mahony

Caolan Mulrooney, Stephen Collins, Sean Fogarty; Paul

Fitzgerald, Brain Cuthbert; Martin Barry, James Furlong,

Conor O’Brien; Alan Cadogan, David Hanrahan, Josh Kra.

Sub: Adrian O’Connell for Conor O’Brien

Mayfield Alan Field; Dervan Frawley, Ronan O’Sullivan, Darren

Crowley; William Holland, Shane O’Donovan, Shane

Clancy; Niall Creedon, Nicky Kelly; Kevin Punch, David

Malone, Ciaran Cronin; Kelvin O’Sullivan, Matthew

Cooney, Eolan Bond.

Referee: James Dorgan (Nemo Rngs)

Please Note: The next meeting of the Cork Co Minor Board will be held in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Thursday night next (6th May) at 8.30 pm. Details for the Non-Exam Leagues will be finalised at this meeting so it is important that all clubs concerned will be represented.


Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship

Ballincollig 1-10 Carrigtwohill 1-06

Nemo Rngs 1-05 Beara 0-04

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Clann na nGael 2-13 Clyda Rvs 0-12

Clonakilty 0-15 Midleton 2-05 (aet)

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 1

Carrigaline 0-13 Castlehaven 1-06

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 2

Carbery Rngs 1-12 Douglas 1-09

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Bandon 5-14 Clann na nGael 1-08

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2

Kinsale w/o Youghal abs.

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Group 1

Blarney w/o Crosshaven abs.

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Group 2

Ballinhassig 2-13 Brian Dillons 2-06

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Castlelyons 1-20 Fr O’Neills 1-04

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 1

Ballinascarthy 1-16 Ballincollig 2-05

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 2

New Gaels 1-20 Nemo Rngs 1-03

Millstreet 1-11 Newcestown 1-10



Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 1

Kinsale v Ballinascarthy at Kinsale @ 7.15 pm.


Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2

Clonakilty v Millstreet at Clonakilty @ 7.00 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Fermoy v Fr O’Neills at Fermoy @ 7.00 pm.

Thursday 6th May

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship

Bishopstown v Carbery Rngs at Bandon @ 7.00 pm (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Kilbrittain v Russell Rvs at Kilbrittain @ 7.30 pm.

Saturday 8th May

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 2

Na Piarsaigh v Beara at Na Piarsaigh @ 7.30 pm.

Sunday 9th May

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Group 1

Na Piarsaigh “B” v St Michaels “B” at Na Piarsaigh @ 6.00 pm.