Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

24 May, 2010

Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

The Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Leagues continued this week with Round 2 in the various groups.

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Football Leagues:

In Group 1a, a late point from Michael Lynch earned Carrigaline a narrow 1-09 to 0-11 home victory over Douglas. The visitors had the better of the first half exchanges and led at the break 0-07 to 0-04 but in the second half the home side led by the promptings of Jamie Kind, Diarmuid Hickey, Killian McSweeney, Andrew Thomas and Michael Lynch increased their efforts and aided by a goal from a quickly taken free from Lynch in the 40th minute they gained parity. This score gave them confidence and although their opponents maintained the pressure Carrigaline with some fine points from McSweeney, Lynch and Dylan O’Brien kept pace and it looked like a share of the spoils was on the cards as full time approached but in one last effort the home side rose to the challenge and with Lynch’s final strike they took the points on offer.

The second game in this group was another close contest when in Pairc Mhichil St Michaels and Ballincollig shared the spoils at 2-11 apiece. In what was a top class game of fast open football in which both sides had their moments the home side had solid displays from Paul Delaney, Luke Fogarty, Stephen Murphy and Stephen O’Brien while the visitors were well served by Killian Bowen, Dave Tobin and Stephen Coughlan. The goals came from Jack Tyner and Brian Dineen for St Michaels while Sean Kiely and Killian Bowen had the ball in the net for their opponents and in the end a draw was a fair result given the quality of play served up by both sides.

There was only one game played during the week in Group 1b which saw Valley Rvs see off the challenge of Dromtariffe 1-16 to 0-07 in Brinny. The home side took the game to their opponents from the outset and with the aid of a goal from Gary Farrell and points from Eoin Delaney, and John Cottrell they went in at the break leading 1-06 to 0-02. Although Dromtariffe increased their efforts on the resumption they found scores hard to come by and Valley Rvs with Cathal Crowley, Joseph Lynch, John Cottrell, Aidan Walsh and Eoin Dennehy to the fore weathered the storm and with further points from Delaney, Cottrell, Walsh and Tim Cummins they ran out worthy winners.

In Group 2a (12 a-side), Cill na Martra maintained their winning ways when they had a point to spare over Sam Maguires in their game which was played in Cill na Martra. The home side had the better of the exchanges in the opening half and with some well executed points from Shane Dineen, Peter Moynihan, Don Creedon and Darragh McLoughlin they went in at the break leading 0-07 to 0-04. Sam Maguires came more into contention in the second half but the home side with Anthony O’Connell in goal, Noel Lynch, Liam Lynch, Padraig Golden, Cathal O’Riordan, Shane Dineen, Conor Cronin and Peter Moynihan putting in a stern resistance held to win by the narrowest of margins 1-09 to 1-08 with their goal coming from McLoughlin and further points from Dineen and Stephen O’Connell.

Ilen Rvs showed some fine form when they accounted for Kinsale 5-13 to 4-03 in Baltimore. Goals from Cian O’Driscoll and Dan McEoin in the opening half helped them to a 2-06 to 1-01 lead at the break and with Brian Minihane, Brian Leonard, Kieran O’Driscoll, Dan McEoin, Conor Harrington, Diarmuid Golden and sub Jack Burke continuing to impress they added further goals from O’Driscoll, McEoin and Timmy McCarthy. Despite a spirited comeback from Kinsale the home side had plenty in hand to run out worthy winners.

Erins Own continued their goal-scoring touch when they had a 6-13 to 3-04 home victory over St Nicholas in Group 2b (12 a-side). Ciaran Forde, Darren Hayes, Cormac O’Connor, Andrew Gannon and Dylan McNamara were in superb form while Kieran Moynihan, with a hat-trick, two from Cian O’Callaghan and one from Calvin O’Callaghan were their goal-scorers with Paul Ryan and Cian O’Connor also getting their names on the score-sheet. In the same group Clyda Rvs travelled to Knocknagree and came away with the points at the expense of Pobal Ui Chaoimh 3-10 to 1-11 after a most entertaining game. The home side with strong displays from Gary O’Connor, Padraig Collins, Karl Daly, Colm Kearney and Stephen Heelan shaded the proceedings in the opening half and with the aid of a goal from Anthony O’Connor and some good points from Daly and Heelan went in at the break leading 1-03 to 0-03. On the resumption the visitors came out in more determined mood and following a brace of goals in quick succession from Michael Linehan they took control of the game. As Chris O’Connor, Cian O’Sullivan, Conor Flanagan, Daniel Mulcahy and Seamus Brennan increased their efforts the scores began to follow and although Pobal Ui Chaoimh had some well executed points from Daly, O’Connor, Kearney, Shane O’Connor, Sean Cronin and Kevin Barry there was to be no fairytale ending as a third goal from Sean O’Connell saw Clyda run out winners on the final scoreline of 3-10 to 1-11.

Newmarket maintained their unbeaten run when they saw off the challenge of Delanys 2-15 to 3-08 in Newmarket. The home made known their intentions from the throw-in with TJ Brosnan, Daniel Hannon, Jack Berkley, Vincent Molloy and Timmy O’Keeffe leading by example. Goals from O’Keeffe and Molloy and some fine points from Brosnan, Patrick Kelly, Luke McCarthy and Nicky Barrett saw them go in at the break leading 2-07 to 0-03. Delanys came out on the resumption a more determined outfit and although they chipped away at the deficit with some powerful goals the home side were alive to the danger and with the ability of O’Keeffe, Molloy and Brosnan to kick over some Match-winning points they earned a deserved victory.

In Group 3 ( 12 a-side) Cobh and Clondrohid have qualified for the Final following their victories over Kilmeen/Kilbree and Setantas respectively. Cobh were in top scoring form in their 7-10 to 2-04 away success over Kilmeen/Kilbree. Their goals came from Eoin Hastings (three), San Stapleton (two), Darragh O’Keeffe and Mark Foley while Jamie Moynihan and Danny Keating also got the names on the scoreboard with Tony O’Donovan, Mark Rohan and Kevin McSweeney adding valuable assistance.

Clondrohid had to work harder in their 2-05 to 0-05 victory over Setantas in Ballinora. Goals from David O’Leary and Christopher Flanagan and points from David O’Leary and Neilius Murphy gave them a 2-02 to 0-02 lead at the break but the second half was a much closer affair with both defences getting to grips with the situation. However Clondrohid with sterling displays from Kieran Lynch, Jack Corcoran, Sean O’Connell, Daniel O’Leary and Desmond Lynch were equal to the challenge and with points from Kevin Healy and Stephen Murphy they held their opponents at bay. The final will take place in Clondrohid this evening at 7.30 pm with extra time if required.

Rochestown Park Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling Leagues:

In Group 1 of the Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling League Na Piarsaigh travelled to Kilgarvan to take on Kerry and in what turned to be definitely a game of two halves as they came home with a share of the spoils 1-18 to 2-15. Na Piarsaigh with Ryan Lynch, Daniel Morrissey, Alan Hogan and Liam Connery in impressive form took control of the game in the opening half and with a goal from Shane Duggan and some excellent points from Duggan, Shane Curtin, Jamie Curtin, Daniel Morrissey, Ryan Lynch and Ryan Doyle they went in at the break leading 1-13 to 0-05. However with a hill to climb in the second half Kerry made a few shrewd switches and with Dougie Fitzell, Jason Bowler, Sean Dowling, Daniel Collins, Sean Weir, Ricky Heffernan and Paul McGrath catching the eye they began to reduce the deficit bit by bit. Some fine points from McGrath, Richard Casey and Junior O’Connor gave them some hope and with a goal from McGrath they were now playing with confidence. Although the visitors added a few more points the home side were now playing the more controlled hurling and when Weir broke through for their second goal it was now game on. As Collins and sub Kevin O’Sullivan struck over some fine points it brought the game to an exciting finale and time almost up a long clearance from Bowler found O’Connor who made no mistake in striking over the equaliser for a deserved share of the spoils.

In Group 2, Brian Dillons, who’s Tomas Laurence ended up with a personal tally of 2-07, had a solid 4-13 to 2-13 home victory over Kilbrittain in what was a most entertaining contest. Others to catch the eye for the winners were Dylan O’Donoghue, Michael Angland and Kenneth Purcell while Kevin Coughlan, Andrew Murphy and Mark Barry chipped in with some neat scores.

A late point from Eoin Ryan gave Bandon a narrow 3-10 to 4-06 home victory over Valley Rvs in what turned to be a cracking contest played in ideal conditions. The home side with Peter Murphy, Mark Sugrue, Matthew McNamara, Michael Cahalane, Shane Hickey and Jonathan O’Leary leading the way took the game to their opponents in the first half and with goals from Sugrue, Cahalane and Hickey they went in at the break leading 3-05 to 2-02 with Joseph Lynch and Gerry Crowley getting the goals for the visitors. On the resumption Valley Rvs upped their game with improved displays from Eoin Delaney, John Cottrell, Don Lynch and Gary Farrell. Points from Delaney, Eoin Fallon and Derek Canty improved their position and with the aid of goals from Cottrell and Gearoid Ryan they led 4-06 to 3-08 as the game reached its final stages. However the home side called on all their resources in this energy sapping encounter and with the equaliser coming from a Sugrue placed ball it was all to play for as the game went into injury time when up popped Ryan to give Bandon victory by the narrowest of margins.

Douglas made it two wins out of two outing when they outscored Glen Rvs 3-20 to 3-04 in Douglas in Group 3 (12 a-side). The home side made most of their opportunities in the opening half with Shane O’Donoghue, who made a number of superb saves in goal, David Hanrahan, Caolan Mulrooney and James O’Mahony taking the game to their opponents and with the aid of two goals from Alan Cadogan and some excellent points from Cadogan, Martin Barry and Paul Fitzgerald they went in at the break leading 2-14 to 0-02. Although Glen Rvs made some inroads into the deficit on the resumption the margin proved too great and with their third goal coming from Fitzgerald the home side ran out comfortable winners.

Donoughmore got back into winning ways when they travelled to Ballyanley and came away with the points at the expense of Inniscarra 1-12 to 1-07.

St Finbarrs made a bright start to their campaign after they had a resounding 6-20 to 3-09 away success over Mayfield. Playing some fine open hurling the ‘Barrs with goals from Gavin O’Keeffe, Cian O’Brien, Eoin Finn and Enda Dennehy and some well-taken points from O’Keeffe and Eoghan Kenefick went in at the break leading 4-13 to 1-04 but in fairness to Mayfield they battled back in the second half with Shane O’Donovan, Kevin Punch, Darren Crowley, Emmett O’Shaughnessy and Niall Creedon to the fore. However the visitors read the danger signals and with Niall O’Sullivan in goal, Robert Sheehan and George Noonan ever vigilant they stemmed the tide and with further goals from Adrian Murphy and O’Keeffe and points from Murphy, Dennehy, Finn, Craig Power and Patrick Coakley they ran out impressive winners.

In Group 4 (12 a-side), Kilmeen/Kilbree after their close victory over Clonakilty last weekend continued their winning ways when they had a 0-14 to 1-07 success over Ballinascarthy in Rossmore in what was a most entertaining contest. Exchanges were close in the opening half but the home side with excellent displays from Martin O’Donovan, Damien O’Donovan, Sean O’Donovan and goalkeeper Denis Dullea led at the break 0-08 to 1-03 after some fine points from Sean Murray, Brain Daly, James Clancy and Mark O’Sullivan. Although Ballinascarthy had the better of the exchanges in the third quarter the home side finished strongly to secure their victory.

Ballincollig were also on the winning rostrum this weekend when they had a solid 4-13 to 1-04 home victory over Clonakilty. The first half was a closely contested affair with the home side going in at the break leading 0-06 to 0-02 but in the second Ballincollig found another gear with Ronan Cambridge in goal, Brian O’Leary, Stephen Crowley and Eoin O’Donovan leading by example. Their goals came from Kevin Jennings and Eoin Wool while Stephen Coughlan, Graham Enright, Colin Moore and Barry O’Leary struck over some well executed points.

Cobh continued their good run when they made the trip to Dripsey a rewarding one with a 4-04 to 2-04 victory over Setantas. Their goals came from Jack Rohan (two), Aidan O’Rourke and Cian Spriggs while O’Rourke and Aidan McCarthy accounted for their points. Also to the forefront for the winners were Conor McLoughlin, Graham O’Connor and Shane Hallihan while Pat Fitton, Robert Daly and Alan O’Shea never gave up the chase for the home side.

Co Premier Minor Championship Draws –Round 2

At a meeting of the Cork Co Minor Board which was held in Pairc Ui Rinn on Wednesday night last the following draws were made for Round 2 of the Co Premier Minor Championships. This draw is for teams that lost in Round 1 or had a bye in that round.

Co Premier 1 Hurling:

Bishopstown v Blackrock

Mallow v Blarney

Glen Rvs v St Finbarrs

Sarsfields bye

Co Premier 2 Hurling:

Fr O’Neills v Donoughmore

Bandon v St Vincents

Mayfield v Russell Rvs

Kilbrittain v Eire Og

Killeagh/Itas v Brian Dillons

Co Premier 1 Football:

Na Piarsaigh v Fermoy

Carrigtwohill v Beara

Carbery Rngs v Carrigaline

Castlehaven bye

Co Premier 2 Football:

Glanmire v Kinsale

Youghal v St Nicholas

Bantry Blues v St Vincents

O’Donovan Rossa v Millstreet

Midleton v Clyda Rvs


Rochestown Park Non-Exam Co Minor Football Leagues

Group 1a

St Michaels 2-11 Ballincollig 2-11

Carrigaline 1-09 Douglas 0-11

Group 1b

Valley Rvs 1-16 Dromtariffe 0-07

Group 2a (12 a-side)

Cill na Martra 1-09 Sam Maguires 1-08

Ilen Rvs 5-13 Kinsale 4-03

Group 2b (12 a-side)

Newmarket 2-15 Delanys 3-08

Erins Own 6-13 St Nicholas 3-04

Clyda Rvs 3-10 Pobal Ui Chaoimh 1-11

Group 3 (12 a-side)

Cobh 7-10 Kilmeen/Kilbree 0-04

Clondrohid 2-05 Setantas 0-05

Rochestown Park Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling Leagues

Group 1

Kerry Dev 2-15 Na Piarsaigh 1-18

Bishopstown w/o Midleton w/d

Group 2

Bandon 3-10 Valley Rvs 4-06

Brian Dillons 4-13 Kilbrittain 2-13

Group 3 (12 a-side)

Douglas 3-20 Glen Rvs 3-04

Donoughmore 1-12 Inniscarra 1-07

St Finbarrs 6-20 Mayfield 3-09

Group 4 (12 a-side)

Kilmeen/Kilbree 0-14 Ballinascarthy 1-07

Ballincollig 4-13 Clonakilty 1-04

Cobh 4-04 Setantas 2-04



Rochestown Park Non-Exam Co Minor Football Leagues

Group 1a

St Michaels v Bishopstown at Pairc Mhichil @ 7.30 pm.

Douglas v Ballincollig at Douglas @ 7.30 pm.

Group 1b

Dromtariffe v Bandon at Rathcoole @ 7.30 pm.

Mallow v Valley Rvs at Mallow @ 7.30 pm.

Group 2a (12 a-side)

Macroom v Ilen Rvs at Macroom @ 7.30 pm.

Sam Maguires v Donoughmore at Dunmanway @ 7.30 pm.

Kinsale v Cill na Martra at Kinsale @ 7.30 pm.

Group 2b (12 a-side)

Delanys v Clyda Rvs at Pairc Dubhslanaigh @ 8.00 pm.

St Nicholas v Newmarket at Glen Field @ 7.30 pm.

Group 3 (12 a-side)

(Final) Clondrohid v Cobh at Clondrohid @ 7.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Rochestown Park Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Ballinhassig v Courcey Rvs at Ballinhassig @ 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 26th May

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Football League

Group 2b (12 a-side)

Erins Own v Pobal Ui Chaoimh at Caherlag @ 7.30 pm.

Thursday 27th May

Rochestown Park Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling Leagues

Group 3 (12 a-side)

Carrigaline v Inniscarra at Carrigaline @ 7.30 pm.

Glen Rvs v Mayfield at Glen Field @ 7.30 pm.

St Finbarrs v Douglas at Togher @ 7.30 pm.

Group 4 (12 a-side)

Clondrohid v Ballincollig at Clondrohid @ 7.30 pm.

Ballinascarthy v Setantas @ Ballinascarthy @ 7.30 pm.

Cobh v Kilmeen/Kilbree at Cobh @ 7.30 pm.

Rochestown Park Non-Exam Co Minor Football League – Group 1b

Glanmire v Mallow at Sallybrook @ 7.30 pm.

Group 2a (12 a-side)

Donoughmore v Macroom at Donoughmore @ 7.30 pm.

Saturday 29th May

Rochestown Park Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling Leagues

Group 1

Na Piarsaigh v Blackrock at Na Piarsaigh @ 7.30 pm.

Bishopstown v Kerry Dev. at Bishopstown @ 7.30 pm.

Group 2

Valley Rvs v Ballinhassig at Brinny @ 7.30 pm.

Kilbrittain v Bandon at Kilbrittain @ 7.30 pm.

Courcey Rvs v Brian Dillons at Ballinspittle @ 7.30 pm.

Group 3 (12 a-side)

Inniscarra v St Finbarrs at Ballyanley @ 7.30 pm.

Mayfield v Donoughmore at Mayfield @ 7.30 pm.

Douglas v Carrigaline at Douglas @ 7.30 pm.

Group 4 (12 a-side)

Ballincollig v Cobh at Ballincollig @ 7.30 pm.

Setantas v Clonakilty at Dripsey @ 6.00 pm.

Kilmeen/Kilbree v Clondrohid @ 7.30 pm.