Cork Co Minor Board Match Reports Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship

09 May, 2010

Cork Co Minor Board Match Reports Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship

Na Piarsaigh 1-27 Blackrock 3-16 (aet.)

After 80 minutes of top class hurling Na Piarsaigh got the better of “holders” Blackrock in this Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship first round game which was played in Pairc Ui Rinn on Monday evening last.

Last year it was Blackrock who sat the standard when they defeated Na Piarsaigh in the opening round and when both sides met again at the semi-final stage, which incidentally went to extra time, the ‘Rockies edged out their opponents with a late goal However on this occasion when Blackrock went into the lead with an early goal in the first period of extra-time it was Na Piarsaigh who went into overdrive and showing great determination and skill they reeled off the next eight points to advance to the third round leaving Blackrock to go the more scenic route in round two.

The game started at a cracking pace and with points from Shane Duggan and Paul Cumming, Na Piarsaigh got off to a flying start. Scenes of what was to come followed when Michael Ahern and Donal Cremin equalised and after points were traded between Cian Buckley and Jonathan English and Kevin O’Keeffe and Ahern it was still all square by the 16th minute at 0-04 apiece. Blackrock then began to increase their efforts and with Andrew Hayes, Eoin O’Meara, Dylan Stokes, Michael Ahern, Donal Cremin and Kevin O’Keeffe coming more into the fray they shipped over the next three points, two from placed balls by O’Keeffe and one from David O’Farrell, to take the lead with 22 minutes gone on the clock 0-07 to 0-04. Just when Blackrock were looking to take control Na Piarsaigh responded when a long range free form Keith Buckley was whipped to the net by Duggan and with a pointed free from Buckley they regained the lead. A well taken point from Cremin gave Blackrock parity but their opponents were not to be outdone and they hit back with a brace of long range efforts from placed balls by Buckley and as half time approached both sides exchanged points on a number of occasions to see Na Piarsaigh go in at the break leading 1-09 to 0-10.

A pointed free from Alan Kenneally increased Na Piarsaigh’s advantage on the resumption but Blackrock kicked again and with a brace of well executed points from Cremin and another pointed free from O’Keeffe it was once again game on. Playing now with great abandonment they took the lead when Andy O’Connell was on hand to crash a delivery from Shane O’Keeffe to the net and when O’Keeffe added a point they led 1-14 to 1-10 by the 41st minute. Kenneally and Buckley kept Na Piarsaigh in touch with pointed frees before O’Keeffe put three between the sides with a point from a ’65 as the game entered its final quarter. Responding to the challenge Na Piarsaigh who had able leaders in the likes of Liam Connery, Keith Buckley, Christopher Joyce, Alan Kenneally, and Shane Duggan rekindled their efforts and with some superb points from Kenneally and Buckley they raced into a two point advantage as the game entered its final phase. A pointed free from O’Keeffe kept the ‘Rockies hopes alive but two from Kenneally put three between the sides with two minutes remaining. It now looked as if the men from the north side were going for victory but just like last year there was a sting in the tail as deep into injury time a high ball from O’Keeffe was batted to the net by sub Alan Nolan to bring the game to extra-time 2-16 to 1-19.

In the first period of extra-time Blackrock took the initiative when a long range shot from Nolan deceived backs and forward to drop into the net. Questions were now being asked of Na Piarsaigh’s character but they answered them in style as they found another gear and with points from Cumming, Kenneally and the fleet-footed Duggan the sides were again all square and with a further brace of points from Duggan they went in at the break leading 1-23 to 3-16.

Shades of past encounters must have been entering Na Piarsaigh’s minds as they fought for every ball as if their lives depended on it and in the second period they strengthened their position with points from English and sub Daniel Morrissey. In fairness to Blackrock they tried their utmost to get back into contention but on this occasion they had to give best to a hungrier side who with two points from Duggan secured victory on the final scoreline of 1-27 to 3-16.

Scorers: Na Piarsaigh Shane Duggan 1-06; Keith Buckley 0-08 (0-07 frees);

Alan Kenneally 0-06 (0-04 frees); Paul Cumming 0-02;

Jonathan English 0-02; Cian Buckley 0-01; Alan Hogan

0-01; Daniel Morrissey 0-01.

Blackrock Alan Nolan 2-00; Andy O’Connell 1-00; Kevin O’Keeffe

0-08 (0-04 frees; 0-03 ‘65s); Donal Cremin 0-04; Michael

Ahern 0-02; David O’Farrell 0-01; Shane O’Keeffe 0-01.

Teams: Na Piarsaigh Keith Harris; James McDonnell, Liam Connery, Anthony

Dennehy; Christopher Joyce, Adam Dennehy, Keith

Buckley; Shane Hennessy, Eoin Connolly; Alan Hogan,

Jonathan English, Paul Cumming; Alan Kenneally, Cian

Buckley, Shane Duggan.

Subs: Daniel Morrissey for Eoin Connelly

Adrian Field for Shane Hennessy

James Moynihan for Adrian Field (inj).

Blackrock Paul Delaney; Eoin O’Meara, Andrew Hayes, Darragh

O’Keeffe; Luke Conway, Dylan Stokes, Eoin Smith;

David O’Farrell, Shane Cunningham; Ryan Dineen, Shane

O’Keeffe, Michael Ahern; Donal Cremin, Andy O’Connell,

Kevin O’Keeffe.

Subs: David Meaney for Eoin Smith

Alan Nolan for Shane Cunningham

Stephen Murphy for David Meaney

Shane Cunningham for Ryan Dineen

Referee: Conor Lane (Banteer)

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship

Bishopstown 0-08 Carbery Rngs 0-07

A late point from Diarmuid Lester gave Bishopstown the passport to round three of the Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship when in Bandon on Thursday evening last they saw off the strong challenge of Carbery Rngs.

In what was a close and entertaining contest throughout John O’Rourke opened the scoring with a well judged point from Carbery Rngs in the third minute. Bishopstown soon got into their stride and with three points from play by Brian Murray (two) and David O’Sullivan they eased themselves into the lead within three minutes. As both sides tried to assert themselves it was Carbery Rng’s turn to respond and this they did with John O’Rourke, Padraig Hicks and Michael O’Donovan increasing their efforts. A pointed free from Hicks followed by a superb effort from O’Rourke saw the sides all square by the 19th minute and as both Eoin Costello and O’Rourke exchanged points the sides went in at the break on level terms 0-04 apiece.

As both sides vied for supremacy on the resumption it was still all square by the 37th minute with Christopher O’Donovan (free) and Diarmuid Lester exchanging points. A pointed free from O’Rourke gave Carbery the advantage but Bishopstown with Diarmuid Lester, Roger Ryan, Brian Murray and David O’Donovan rising to the challenge regained the lead by the 50th minute with well worked points from Seamus Glynn and Sam Oakes to put the bare minimum between the sides 0-07 to 0-06. However a minute later it was again all to play for as Peter Nagle equalised and as both defences were unyielding it now looked as if extra-time would be needed to decide the issue but in the final minute a sweeping move by Bishopstown saw Lester gain possession and he made no mistake in kicking the ball over the bar for lead once more. Although Carbery Rngs had a chance or two in injury time to equalise it was not to be and Bishopstown held to win by the bare minimum 0-08 to 0-07 leaving Carbery to battle it out in round two.

Scorers: Bishopstown Diarmuid Lester 0-02; Brian Murray 0-02; Eoin Costello

0-01 (free); David O’Sullivan, Seamus Glynn and Sam

Oakes 0-01 each.

Carbery Rngs John O’Rourke 0-04 (0-01 free); Padraig Hicks 0-01 (free);

Christopher O’Donovan 0-01 (free); Peter Nagle 0-01.

Teams: Bishopstown Niall O’Sullivan; Diarmuid Lester, Matthew Kelleher,

Colm Murphy; David O’Brien, Chris Bannon, Cian Dunne;

Roger Ryan, Rory Collins; David O’Sullivan, Seamus

Glynn, Eoin Costello; Conor Dorman, Brian Murray,

Sam Oakes.

Sub: Shane Lordan for Colm Murphy

Carbery Rngs Paul Shanahan; Bobby Kelly, Michael O’Donovan,

Thomas O’Rourke; Gearoid O’Brien, Conor O’Rourke,

Alan O’Regan; John O’Rourke, Peter Nagle; Padraig

Hicks, Ronan Miller, Ian Ronan; Terry O’Donovan, Eoin

Lane, Christopher O’Donovan.

Subs: Sean O’Regan for Padraig Hicks

Padraig Hicks for Sean O’Regan

Referee: David Murnane (Macroom)

Rochestown Park Hotel Co Minor Non-Exam Leagues

Details for the year’s Co Minor Non-Exam Leagues being organised by the Cork Co Minor Board were finalised at last Thursday night’s meeting of the board which was held in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. This season’s competitions are being kindly sponsored by the Rochestown Park Hotel. This year 40 clubs have entered 25 teams in hurling and 26 teams in football.

The following are the groupings :

Hurling:

Group 1: Blackrock, Midleton, Bishopstown, Na Piarsaigh, Kerry Dev.

(Top two qualify for Final)

Group 2: Bandon, Ballinhassig, Courcey Rvs, Kilbrittain, Brian Dillons, Valley Rvs.

(Top two teams qualify for Final)

Group 3 (12 a-side): Glen Rvs, Inniscarra, Donoughmore, Douglas, Carrigaline,

Mayfield, St Finbarrs.

(Top two teams qualify for Final )

Group 4 (12 a-side); Ballinascarthy, Ballincollig, Clonakilty, Kilmeen/Kilbree,

Clondrohid, Setantas, Cobh.

(Top two teams qualify for Final)

Football:

Group 1a: Ballincollig, Bishopstown, Carrigaline, St Michaels, Douglas

Group 1b; Bandon, Glanmire, Mallow, Valley Rvs, Dromtariffe.

Semi-Finals: (A) Winners 1a v Runner-up 1b

(B) Winners 1b v Runner-up 1a

Final: A V B

Group 2a: (12 a-side): Donoughmore, Ilen Rvs, Kinsale, Sam Maguires, Cill na

Martra, Macroom.

Group 2b: (12 a-side): Clyda Rvs, Erins Own, St Nicholas, Delanys, Newmarket.

Pobal Ui Chaoimh.

Semi-Finals: (A) Winners 1a v Runner-up 1b

(B) Winners 1b v Runner-up 1a

Final: A V B

Group 3 (12 a-side): Clondrohid, Kilmeen/Kilbree, Setantas, Cobh.

(Top two teams qualify for Final)

The Leagues will be run off on Tuesdays and Saturdays commencing this evening (Tuesday) with Football and Hurling on Saturday. Finals are scheduled for on or before 23rd June.

Results

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship

Na Piarsaigh 1-27 Blackrock 3-16

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship

Bishopstown 0-08 Carbery Rngs 0-07

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Kilbrittain 1-12 Russell Rvs 1-08

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Fermoy w/o Fr O’Neill abs.

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 1

Ballinascarthy 2-16 Kinsale 3-06

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2

Clonakilty 5-18 Millstreet 1-06

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Group 1

Na Piarsaigh 5-08 St Michaels 1-06

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Group 2

Valley Rvs 1-20 Nemo Rngs 0-08

Fixtures

Tonight

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Football Leagues

Group 1a.

Ballincollig v Bishopstown at Ballincollig @ 7.30 pm.

Carrigaline v St Michaels at Pairc Mhichil ‘ 7.30 pm.

Group 1b.

Bandon v Glanmire at Bandon @ 7.30 pm.

Mallow v Dromtariffe at Mallow @ 7.30 pm.

Group 2a (12a-side)

Donoughmore v Ilen Rvs at Donoughmore @ 7.45 pm.

Kinsale v Sam Maguires at Kinsale @ 7.30 pm.

Cill na Martra v Macroom at Cill na Martra @ 7.30 pm.

Group 2b (12 a-side)

Clyda Rvs v Erins Own at Mourne Abbey @ 7.30 pm.

Newmarket v Pobal Ui Chaoimh at Newmarket @ 7.30 pm.

Group 3 (12 a-side)

Clondrohid v Kilmeen/Kilbree at Clondrohid @ 7.30 pm.

Cobh v Setantas at Cobh @ 7.30 pm.

Thursday 13th May

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Football League

Group 2b (12 a-side)

St Nicholas v Delanys at Glen Field @ 7.30 pm.

Friday 14th May

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling League

Group 1

Blackrock v Midleton at Church Road @ 7.30 pm.

Group 2

Courcey Rvs v Kilbrittain at Ballinspittle @ 7.30 pm.

Saturday 15th May

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling Leagues

Group 1

Bishopstown v Na Piarsaigh at Bishopstown @ 7.30 pm.

Group 2

Bandon v Ballinhassig at Bandon @ 7.30 pm.

Brian Dillons v Valley Rvs at Pairc Diolunaigh @ 7.30 pm.

Group 3 (12 a-side)

Glen Rvs v Inniscarra at Glen Field @ 7.30 pm.

Donoughmore v Douglas at Donoughmore @ 4.30 pm.

Carrigaline v Mayfield at Carrigaline @ 7.30 pm.

Group 4 (12 a-side)

Ballinascarthy v Ballincollig at Ballinascarthy @ 7.30 pm.

Clonakilty v Kilmeen/Kilbree at Clonakilty @ 7.30 pm.

Clondrohid v Setantas at Clondrohid @ 7.30 pm.