Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

31 May, 2010

Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

Rochestown Park Non-Exam Co Minor Football League – Group 3 (12 a-side) – Final

Clondrohid 2-14 Cobh 2-12 (aet)

A late point by sub Kevin Healy sealed victory for Clondrohid over Cobh in this thrilling Rochestown Park Non-Exam Co Minor Group 3 (12 a-side) League Final, which went to extra-time, played in Clondrohid on Tuesday evening last.

Played in ideal conditions the home side played with the aid of a slight breeze in the opening half and with points from Neilius Murphy and Mark Creed they opened their account. After an exchange of points between Mark Foley and Murphy Cobh came more into the game and with three points from Foley (two frees) they eased themselves into a 0-04 to 0-03 lead by the 19th minute. However realising the danger Clondrohid with Kieran Lynch, Jack Corcoran and Sean O’Connell tightening up in defence, John O’Connell in midfield and in attack Christopher Flanagan, Neilius Murphy David O’Leary and Mark Creed were stepping up to the challenge by increased their efforts. Following a well-taken point from O’Leary they got the break they needed when after a powerful from Murphy was superbly saved by the Cobh ‘keeper Ed Walsh, Creed at his second attempt finished the ball to the net. A brace of points from the lively O’Leary gave then a five point advantage and with both sides exchanging pointed frees the home side went in at the break leading 1-07 to 0-05.

On the resumption O’Leary increased Clondrohid’s advantage with another great point and although Cobh hit back with a brace of pointed frees from the impressive Cian Spriggs, O’Leary was on hand to keep five between the sides as he kicked his fifth point which was deflected off a Cobh defender to leave the score 1-09 to 0-07 by the 49th minute. Clondrohid now looked to be in a commanding position but Cobh had other ideas and inspired by the battling qualities of Ed Walsh in goal who made a number of breath-taking saves, Kevin McSweeney, Tony O’Donovan, Danny Keating, Mark Foley, Cian Spriggs and sub Shane Hallihan, who impressed when introduced, the complexion of the game was to change. A superb individual goal from Spriggs followed by a point from the same player left the bare minimum between the sides as full time was approaching and although Clondrohid strengthened their position with a neat point from sub Kevin Healy, who was introduced to great effect for the second half, the “East Cork” side were now in full flow and with a brace of points from Hallihan in injury time they brought the game to extra time at 1-10 apiece.

In the first period of extra time Clondrohid took a major step in securing their position when after a pointed free from O’Leary they began to take control. Taking the game to their opponents they mounted a series of attacks and in the 8th minute they broke through and when the chance fell to O’Leary he made no mistake in finding the net with a clinical drive which helped them to go in at the short whistle leading 2-11 to 1-11 with Daniel Keating pulling back a point for Cobh. In the second period Clondrohid maintained their momentum with points from Healy and Murphy to again give themselves a five point advantage for the fourth time in the course of the game. Surely this was the end for Cobh but again they found another lease of energy which was sparked off by a goal from an expertly taken penalty by Eoin Hastings with two minutes remaining. A pointed free from Mark Foley reduced the deficit to the bare minimum and when it looked like a replay might be on the offering up stepped Healy to relieve the pressure for Clondrohid and see his side take the title on the final scoreline of 2-14 to 2-12.

Scorers: Clondrohid David O’Leary 1-06; Mark Creed 1-01; Neilius Murphy 0- 04

(0-02 frees); Kevin Healy 0-03.

Cobh Cian Spriggs 1-04 (0-03 frees); Mark Foley 0-05 (0-03 frees);

Eoin Hastings 1-00 (pen.); Shane Hallihan 0-02; Daniel

Keating 0-01.

Teams: Clondrohid Kearney Buckley; Kieran Lynch, Jack Corcoran; Liam Lynch,

Sean O’Connor, Desmond Lynch; John O’Connell;

Christopher Flanagan (Capt.), Stephen Murphy, Neilius

Murphy; David O’Leary, Mark Creed.

Subs: Kevin Healy for Desmond Lynch

Gary Kelleher for Mark Creed

Darragh Healy for Gary Kelleher

Desmond Lynch for Neilius Murphy

Cobh Ed Walsh; Kevin McSweeney, Mark Rohan; Adam McCarthy,

Jamie Moynihan, Tony O’Donovan; Danny Keating; Mark

Foley, Darragh O’Keeffe, Cian Spriggs; Evan Hastings, Niall


Subs: Shane Hallihan for Mark Rohan

Danny Lynch for Darragh O’Keeffe

Paul Buckley for Niall McDermott

Luke O’Connor for Cian Spriggs

Referee: Derek Carroll (Kanturk)

Rochestown Park Hotel Co Minor Football Leagues

In Group 1a of the Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Minor Football League this week, Douglas with the aid goals from Josh Kra and Sean Collins overcame the strong challenge of Ballincollig, who had strong displays from Matthew O’Sullivan, Rob Moore and Stephen Coughlan, in what was a most entertaining game which was played in Douglas.

In Group 1b of the same competition Mallow were doubly involved during the week and unfortunately for them they lost out by the bare minimum on both occasions. On Tuesday evening they were at home to Valley Rvs and although they led at the break by the bare minimum 3-03 to 3-02 with their goals coming from the boot of Gary Jones, who also added a brace points, the visitors dug deep and with a late point from Gary Farrell they edged out the home side 3-08 to 3-07. Valley Rvs were best served by Donncha O’Driscoll in goal, Don Lynch, Gary Farrell and Mark Murphy while their goals came from Eoin Delaney, Mark Murphy and Gearoid Ryan with Delaney, Ryan, Farrell, John Cottrell and Oisin O’Callaghan adding some valuable points. For Mallow, Gary Jones and Billy Sheehan played themselves to a standstill with Kevin Sheehan, Yasin Browne, Cormac Murphy and Gavin O’Sullivan among their point-scorers.

On Thursday evening their travelled to Sallybrook to take on Glanmire but again a point divided the sides at the final whistle, this time to the home side. Mallow with solid contributions from Billy Sheehan, Gary Jones, Gavin O’Sullivan and Jamie O’Connor had the better of the exchanges in the opening half and with the aid of a goal from Brian Murphy and points from Jones and Sean Glynn they went in at the break leading 1-05 to 0-03. However in the second half Glanmire came out in a more determined mood with David O’Brien, James Jeffers, Brian Kelleher, James O’Keeffe, Joe Condon and James Berkley leading the charge. A goal from Joe Condon giving them confidence and with some fine points from Berkley and Kelleher they secured victory.

A strong second half performance gave Dromtariffe a welcome narrow 2-12 to 1-13 home victory over Bandon. The visitors had the better of the exchanges in the opening half after which they led 0-09 to 0-05 and extended their advantage with a brace of early points on the resumption. However the home gradually got to terms with the pace of the game and with two goals from Darren O’Connor and some well worked points from O’Connor, Aaron O’Halloran, Alan Dennehy, Shane Collins and Shane McAuliffe they eased past their opponents for a victory that did not look on the cards early in the second half. Others to perform with distinction for the winners were Kevin McSweeney in goal, Pete McCabe, Sean O’Callaghan, Conor O’Callaghan and Tony Fitzpatrick.

It was a good week for Donoughmore in Group 2a (12 a-side) when on Tuesday evening they travelled to Dunmanway and came away with the points at the expense of Sam Maguires 4-17 to 2-05. Best for the winners, who took control from the outset, were Don O’Hanlon, Kevin Kearney, Alan Twomey, Shane Healy, Gearoid O’Rourke, Barry Crowley and Sean Daly while Keith Daly, Kevin Cotter and Donal Rice gave battling performances for the home side with Rory Doyle and Daniel O’Driscoll accounting for their goals. They were again in action on Thursday evening when they had Macroom as visitors to Donoughmore. A goal from Shane Healy aided them to a slender 1-08 to 2-03 at the break but in the second half with Alan Twomey, Mark Foley, Shane Healy, Anthony Horgan, Kevin Kearney, Gearoid O’Rourke and Don O’Hanlon stepping up to the mark they confirmed their authority with some fine points from Healy, O’Rourke, Kearney, Hanlon and Horgan to secure the points on the final scoreline of 1-20 to 3-04.

Ilen Rvs maintained their winning ways when they made the trip to Macroom on Tuesday evening. In what turned out to be a close high-scoring contest the visitors with goals from Jason Minihane and Timmy McCarthy and some well worked points from Cian O’Driscoll and Kieran O’Driscoll led at the break by two points 2-08 to 2-06. In the third quarter Ilen Rvs upped the anti with Shane Harington in goal, Kieran O’Driscoll, Timmy McCarthy, Cian O’Driscoll and Leun Hassett to the fore. Aided by a goal from Hassett they strengthened their position and raced into a twelve point lead as the final quarter beckoned. However a determined rally by the home side nearly paid dividends but time ran out on them leaving Ilen Rvs to hold out to win by the bare minimum 3-13 to 4-09.

On the same evening there was another close encounter in Kinsale where the other unbeaten side in this group, Cill na Martra, had the bare minimum to spare over the home side 2-13 to 2-12 in what was a cracking game of football. Anthony O’Connell in goal, Michael Lynch, Noel Lynch, Stephen O’Connell, Cathal O’Riordan and Padraig Golden were in top form for the winners with their goals coming from Don Creedon and Danny O’Connell while Shane Dineen and Peter Moynihan kicked over some valuable points.

In Group 2b (12 a-side) Erins Own made it a hat-trick of victories when they saw off the challenge of Pobal UI Chaoimh in Caherlag 6-15 to 2-09. The home side led by the performances of Evan Hannon, Cian O’Callaghan, Conor Barry and Sean Guilfoyle made most of their opportunities in the opening half and with goals from O’Callaghan, Cian O’Connor and Andrew Gannon and points from O’Callaghan, O’Connor and Paul Ryan they led at the break 3-06 to 0-06. In the second half they continued to take the game to their opponents and with further goals from O’Callaghan, Hannon and Brendan Moynihan they ran out comfortable winners.

In the same group there was a most entertaining encounter in Pairc Dubhslanaigh where Delanys and Clyda Rvs shared the spoils 2-15 to 4-09.

The final game in Group 3 (12 a-side) saw Setantas completed their program in style when they had a 4-18 to 4-08 victory over Kilmeen/Kilbree in Ballinora. Playing some fine open football the home side urged on by the promptings of Robert Daly, Pat Fitton, Shane Burke, Sean Murphy, Sean Crotty and Phillip Twohig went on the offensive from the off and with a goal from Wayne Dinan and points from Burke, Fitton, Murphy and Pat Fitzgibbon they led at the break 1-12 to 3-03. In the second half they continued to show the way and with further goals from subs Pat Murphy and Cormac Field they ran out worthy winners despite a spirited comeback by Kilmeen/Kilbree.

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling Leagues

In Group 1 of the Rochestown Park Non-Exam Minor Hurling Leagues Blackrock maintained their winning run when they had an away 2-15 to 2-11 success over Na Piarsaigh. A fortuitous long range goal from Ryan Dineen aided them to a 1-08 to 0-05 lead at the break and although Na Piarsaigh came more into the game on the resumption the winners held their nerve with some strong play from Stephen Murphy, Luke Fogarty, Jamie Ryan, Eoin Smith and Calum Crowe. A second goal coming from the stick of Kevin O’Keeffe gave them some breathing space and with some well struck points from Shane O’Keeffe, Andy O’Connell and Ronan Divine they held on for a well deserved victory.

Group 2 saw Valley Rvs led by the exploits of Conor O’Sullivan in goal, Gary Farrell, John Cottrell, Colum O’Connell, Don Lynch and Derek Canty, who ended up with a personal tally of 1-07, edge out Ballinhassig 1-13 to 2-08 in Innishannon. Leading at the break 0-09 to 0-05 with their points coming from Canty, Cottrell, Gearoid Ryan and Eoin Delaney the home side increased the pressure on the resumption and increased their margin with a goal from Canty. However late goals from Ballinhassig brought them right back into contention and it took a late point from Gearoid Ryan to secure Valley Rvs victory.

Kilbrittain saw off the challenge of Bandon 3-13 to 1-14 in Kilbrittain. The home side who had strong displays from Denis Whelton in goal, who made a number of magnificent saves, James Hurley, Padraig Sheehan, Danny Lynch and John Kearney held the advantage in the opening half and thanks to a superb goal from Sean Crowley and points from Eamon Lyons, Conor Moloney, Pauric Deasy and John Kearney they led at the break 1-12 to 1-08. Although Bandon threw everything into attack on the resumption there was to be no stopping the home side and with further goals from Eaton Murphy and Nicholas O’Donovan they ran out deserving winners on the night.

In a high-scoring and thrilling game in Ballinspittle Courcey Rvs outscored Brian Dillons 2-21 to 0-19. In what was a closely fought opening half after which the sides went in at the break on level terms at 0-11 apiece the home side kept pace with their opponents in the third quarter but with Brendan Dalton, Liam O’Keeffe, Gary Minihane, Sean O’Brien and Darren Collins rising to the challenge they finished the game the stronger and with late goals from O’Brien and Ronan Connery they copper-fastened their victory.

Earlier in the week Ballinhassig had a solid 5-12 to 0-11 home victory Courcey Rvs. Peter Bohane, Ryan O’Leary, Gavin Sheehan and Michael Collins starred for the home side with Sheehan being their top marksman with 2-05 while Collins, O’Leary, Jack Butler, Robert Reynolds and Gavin Taccaberry also added to their total.

There was a double round in Group 3 (12 a-side) which saw mixed results for Carrigaline. On Thursday evening they travelled to Ballyanley and came away with the points 1-19 to 1-08. The winners were best served by Kevin McSweeney, Jamie Kind and Anthony O’Reilly with their goal coming from Padraig Conway while McSweeney, Kevin Kavanagh and Rob O’Shea send over some neat points. For the home side Michael Ryan and Dominic Kelleher put in battling performances while George O’Mahony with 1-01 and points from Gerry Manley and Darragh Nagle were among their score-getters.

On Saturday evening they travelled to Douglas but unfortunately for them they had to give second best to a much more committed home side. Douglas with strong performances from Eoin Dolan in goal, Sean Collins, Caolan Mulrooney and David Hanrahan led at the break 1-10 to 0-07 with their goal coming from Alan Cadogan and some excellent points from Collins and Paul Fitzgerald. In the second half Douglas continued to set the pace and with the aid further goal from Padraig Walsh they ran out 2-18 to 1-14 winners despite the best efforts of Carrigaline’s Rob O’Shea, who had a personal tally of 1-10, Eoin Moynihan, Kevin McSweeney and Conor Cremin.

For Douglas there were also mixed fortunes for on Tuesday evening they came up against an in-form St Finbarrs who served up a whopping 4-26 to 0-13 victory. The ‘Barrs with a brace of goals from Cian O’Brien and points from O’Brien, Eoin Finn, Gavin O’Keeffe, Adrian Murphy and Neil Hallihan led at the break 2-09 to 0-08. Maintaining their momentum St Finbarrs with Jordan Noonan, Robert Sheehan and Mark Twomey to the fore continued to apply the pressure on the resumption and with goals from John Kerins and Gavin O’Keeffe and points from O’Keeffe, O’Brien, Finn and Eoghan Kenefick they ran out comfortable winners despite the best efforts of Sean Connelly, James O’Mahony and sub Roy Hickey.

It was also a busy week in Group 4 (12 a-side) which saw Setantas chalk up a brace of victories over Ballinascarthy and Clonakilty. On Thursday evening they travelled to Ballinascarthy and with Alan O’Shea in goal. Brendan Hourihan and Cian McDonnell leading by example they outscored the home side 4-09 to 0-14 while on Saturday evening they had matters much easier when they saw off the challenge of Clonakilty 5-12 to 1-03 in Ballinora.

Kilmeen/Kilbree made the long trip to Cobh on Thursday evening a rewarding one when they came away with the points at the expense of the local side 2-15 to 2-11. Cobh had the better of the exchanges in the opening half with Tony O’Donovan and Kevin McSweeney in fine form and thanks to goals from Cian Spriggs and Adam McCarthy they went in at the break leading 2-06 to 0-04. However the visitors playing with the aid of the wind in the second upped a gear with Aidan O’Shea, Liam Daly, Sean O’Donovan and Conor McCarthy in an attacking mood. Goals from Brian Daly and sub Donal Digan gave them confidence and with some well worked points from Sean Murray, Brian Daly, Jack Coffey and James Clancy they secured a valuable brace of points to keep their unbeaten record in tact.

Ballincollig urged on by the scoring display of Emmett Ryle, who notched up a personal tally of 2-07, proved too strong for Clondrohid on Thursday evening last when they had a 3-19 to 0-07 away victory. Others to perform with distinction for the winners were Stephan Coughlan, Eoin O’Donovan and Colin Moore while Graham Enright, Brian O’Leary, Eoin Wool, Kevin Jennings, Tiernan Murphy, Matt O’Leary and Padraig Harrington also got their names on the scoreboard.

On Saturday evening it was a different story for Ballincollig when they had Cobh as visitors who earned themselves a 3-11 to 3-05 victory. The visitor’s goals came from Cian Spriggs, James Keating, and John Flanagan with Aidan O’Rourke, Spriggs and Flanagan adding the points while Ballincollig’s goal-scorers were Brian O’Leary, Eoin Wool and Colin O’Donovan with Stephan Coughlan, Graham Enright, Padraig Harrington and Emmett Ryle shipping over some fine points.


Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling Leagues

Group 1

Blackrock 2-15 Na Piarsaigh 2-11

Group 2

Ballinhassig 5-12 Courcey Rvs 0-11

Valley Rvs 1-13 Ballinhassig 2-08

Kilbrittain 3-13 Bandon 1-14

Courcey Rvs 2-21 Brian Dillons 0-19

Group 3 (12 a-side)

Carrigaline 1-18 Inniscarra 1-08

Mayfield w/o Glen Rvs w/d

St Finbarrs 4-26 Douglas 0-13

Douglas 2-18 Carrigaline 1-14

Group 4 (12 a-side)

Ballincollig 3-19 Clondrohid 0-07

Setantas 4-09 Ballinascarthy 0-14

Kilmeen/Kilbree 2-15 Cobh 2-11

Cobh 3-11 Ballincollig 3-05

Setantas 5-12 Clonakilty 1-03

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Football Leagues

Group 1a

Douglas 2-11 Ballincollig 2-06

Group 1b

Dromtariffe 2-12 Bandon 1-13

Valley Rvs 3-08 Mallow 3-07

Glanmire 1-08 Mallow 1-07

Group 2a (12 a-side)

Illen Rvs 3-13 Macroom 4-09

Donoughmore 4-17 Sam Maguires 2-05

Cill na Martra 2-13 Kinsale 2-12

Donoughmore 1-20 Macroom 3-04

Group 2b (12 a-side)

Delanys 2-15 Clyda Rvs 4-09

Newmarket w/o St Nicholas w/d

Erins Own 6-15 Pobal Ui Chaoimh 2-09

Group 3 (12 a-side)

(Final) Clondrohid 2-14 Cobh 2-12 (aet)

Setantas 4-18 Kilmeen/Kilbree 4-08


Tuesday 1st June

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Football Leagues

Group 1a

Douglas v St Michaels at Douglas @ 7.30 pm.

Bishopstown v Carrigaline at Bishopstown @ 7.30 pm.

Group 1b

Dromtariffe v Glanmire at Rathcoole @ 7.30 pm.

Valley Rvs v Bandon at Innishannon @ 7.30 pm.

Group 2a (12 a-side)

Macroom v Sam Maguires at Macroom @ 7.30 pm.

Illen Rvs v Cill na Martra at Baltimore @ 7.30 pm.

Donoughmore v Kinsale at Donoughmore @ 7.30 pm.

Group 2b (12 a-side)

Delanys v Pobal Ui Chaoimh at Pairc Dubhslaine @ 7.30 pm.

Thursday 3rd June

Rochestown Park Non-Exam Co Minor Football League – Group 2b (12 a-side)

Erins Own v Newmarket at Caherlag @ 7.30 pm.

Friday 5th June

Rochestown Park Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling Leagues

Group 1

Kerry Dev v Blackrock at Kilgarvan @ 7.30 pm

Group 2

Brian Dillons v Bandon at Pairc Diolunaigh @ 7.30 pm.

Saturday 6th June.

Group 2

Courcey Rvs v Valley Rvs at Ballinspittle @ 7.30 pm.

Group 3 (12 a-side)

St Finbarrs v Carrigaline at Togher @ 7.30 pm.

Inniscarra v Douglas at Ballyanley @ 7.30 pm.

Group 4 (12 a-side)

Cobh v Clondrohid at Cobh @ 7.30 pm.

Ballincollig v Kilmeen/Kilbree at Ballincollig @ 7.30 pm.

Ballinascarthy v Clonakilty at Ballinascarthy @ 7.30 pm.

Monday 7th June

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

Kilbrittain v Ballinhassig at Kilbrittain @ 7.30 pm.