Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

14 June, 2010

Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

Rochestown Park Non-Exam Co Minor Football Leagues

Douglas and Ballincollig have qualified for the Semi-Finals of Group 1 in the Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Leagues after Ballincollig’s home victory over Carrigaline last Tuesday evening. In what was a close low scoring contest, due to the inclement conditions, Ballincollig shaded the proceedings in the opening half and led by the performances of Matthew O’Sullivan, Colin Moore and Evan Bartley they went in at the break leading 1-04 to 1-00 with Carrigaline’s goal coming from James Kind. Although Carrigaline increased their efforts on the resumption through the displays of Anthony O’Reilly, Dylan O’Brien and Conor Cronin there was to be no joy for them as the home side were equal to the challenge and with defences well on top they held out to win 1-05 to 1-01.

In 1b of the same group, ”leaders” Valley Rvs, who have already qualified for the semi-finals, travelled to Sallybrook on Wednesday evening but unfortunately for them they went home empty-handed as they found a Glanmire side in a more determined mood who went to win by double scores 0-12 to 0-06. In what a fine lively contest in which both sides produced some fine passages of football the home side who were led by the strong performances of Oisin Simson. David Murphy, Stephen Egan, James O’Keeffe and Chris Ryan went in at the break leading 0-06 to 0-03 thanks to some well executed points from James Berkley, Niall Hayes, Brian Kelleher and Neil Crotty while Gary Farrell and Eoin Delaney responded for Valley Rvs. In the second half the home side continued to take the game to their opponents resulting in further points from Berkley, Hayes, O’Keeffe, Fintan O’Callaghan and John McElhinney. Although Valley Rvs tried their utmost to stem the tide through the battling displays of Derek Canty, Aidan Walsh, Cathal Crowley, Joseph Lynch, John Cottrell and Tim Cummins they were unable to breach their opponent’s defence due to the brilliance of ‘keeper Shane Conlon, who made a number of superb saves, leaving the home side to run out deserving winners.

Mallow completed their program on a winning note with an away 5-08 to 3-08 victory over Bandon. Making their intentions known from the throw-in the visitors led at the break 3-05 to 0-02 thanks to two goals from Gary Jones and one from Adrian O’Reilly with Jones, Brian Murphy, Jamie O’Connor and Cormac Murphy supplying the points. In fairness to the home side they upped their display in the second half and started to eat into the deficit. Unfortunately for them Mallow with Sean Glynn, Gary Jones, Jamie O’Connor, Liam O’Regan, Brian Murphy and John O’Donoghue catching the eye were alive to the danger and with goals from Brain Murphy and Cormac Murphy and further points from Glynn and Ger Buckley they ran out deserving winners.

In Group 2a (12 a-side) Cill na Martra qualified for the semi-finals with a hard earned home victory over Donoughmore. In what was a close contest throughout the home side thanks to a goal from Danny O’Connell and points from Shane Dineen, Don Creedon, DJ Lyons and Peter Moynihan led at the break 1-06 to 1-03. Although the visitors stepped up a gear in the second half Cill na Martra, aided by impressive performances from Anthony O’Connell in goal, Conor Corkery, Finian Phelan, Shane Dineen, Peter Moynihan, Noel Lynch and Liam Lynch, held their nerve and with well worked points from Dineen, Moynihan and Darren Feury they kept themselves in contention. The decisive score came in the 55th minute when a goal from Darragh McLoughlin, who was put through by Creedon, gave them the points on the final scoreline of 2-09 to 2-07.

Sam Maguire finished their campaign in style when with a blistering first half performance, which yielded them five goals, they outscored Ilen Rvs 5-04 to 1-14 in Dunmanway. Led by some positive displays from Pierce O’Brien, Stephen O’Driscoll, Daniel O’Driscoll, Donal Rice, Kevin Cotter, Brian O’Donovan and Rory Doyle they took the game to their opponents from the outset and with a hat-trick from Mark Quinn, who also supplied their points, and one apiece from Keith Daly and Kieran Daly they led at the break 5-02 to 1-05. However in the second half Ilen Rvs made a determined bid to overcome the deficit but the home side had enough in hand and with their points coming from Cotter they held out for an exciting victory. Despite this reversal and due to Cill na Martra’s victory over Donoughmore, who were also in contention, Ilen Rvs have now booked their place in the knock-out stages.

In Group 2b (12 a-side) Clyda Rvs put themselves in the frame for the knock-out stages when they saw off the strong challenge of Newmarket 2-15 to 3-08 in this game which was played in Newmarket on Tuesday evening last. The home side urged on by the promptings of Timmy O’Keeffe, Vinny Molloy and Donal Hannon showed their goal-scoring ability in the opening half when Molloy, O’Keeffe and Ivan King found the net to give them 3-04 to 1-08 at the break with Danny Culloty also getting his name on the score-sheet. However in the second half the visitors upped their performance and with Kyle Crowley, Chris O’Connell, Sean O’Connell, Daniel O’Callaghan and Conor Crowley rising to the occasion they began to take the game to their opponents. Aided by a goal from Sean O’Connell, his second of the game, and some points from Seamus Madden, Conor Flanagan and Michael Linehan they eventually overhauled their opponents to fasten a well-deserved victory. As Erins Own are already through to the semi-finals the second qualifying spot is still up for grabs and if Delanys overcome the challenge of Erin Own in the final game of the league series which is down for decision on Wednesday evening, then they will come into the reckoning for that place.

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling Leagues

In Group 1 of the Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling Leagues, Na Piarsaigh have qualified for the final and they will meet either Blackrock or Bishopstown who complete their league series tomorrow evening in Church Road.

Ballinhassig qualified for the final of Group 2 after they had a 3-20 to 0-10 home victory over Brian Dillons. The winners were well served by Gary Taccaberry, Patrick O’Leary, Peter Bohane, Conor McHugh, who ended up with a personal tally of 2-03, and Eoin O’Riordan. Donncha O’Donovan also had a successful outing with 1-05 to his name while Sean Coleman, Robert Murphy, Michael Collins and Taccaberry added some valuable points.

Earlier in the week a late goal from sub Eoin Crowley followed by the equalising point from Conor Moloney saw Kilbrittain earn a share of the spoils with Ballinhassig in Kilbrittain. Ballinhassig with Michael Collins, Conor McHugh, Ryan O’Leary, Ben Cottrell and Robert Reynolds leading the charge had the better of the play in the opening half when with a goal from Daniel O’Callaghan and points from Robert Murphy, Conor McHugh, Gavin Sheehan and Eoin Cullinane gave them a 1-05 to 0-4 advantage at the break. As both side exchanged points at regular intervals during the second half it looked like the visitors would take the points but in an exciting finale the home side with battling displays from Padraig Sheehan, Nicholas O’Donovan, Oisin O’Riordan, James Hurley, Eamon Lyons and Kevin O’Neill staged a remarkable recovery and with Crowley’s goal after he was put through by Padraig Deasy, and Moloney’s equalising point they shared the spoils.

Valley Rvs joined Ballinhassig in the final when they had a narrow 3-09 to 2-10 home victory over Kilbrittain. Leading at the break 1-07 to 1-03 with their goal coming from Eoin Delaney and some fine points from Derek Canty, Eoin Fallon and Colm O’Connell the home side had to withstand a stern second half challenge from their opponents but with Darragh Murphy, Tim Cummins and Gary Farrell leading by example and thanks to goals from Delaney and sub Darragh Crowley they held out for a narrow victory.

It was a successful week for Douglas in Group 3 (12 a-side) when with solid victories over Inniscarra and Mayfield they qualified to meet St Finbarrs in the final. Against Inniscarra they had top displays from Alan Cremin, Alan Murray, Paul Fitzgerald, Shane O’Donoghue and Padraig Walsh with their goals coming from Josh Kra and Alan Cadogan with Martin Barry and Sean Collins also getting their names on the score-sheet with some excellent points to register a 3-23 to 2-14 away victory. At the week end they faced Mayfield at home and again with Eoin Dolan in goal, David Hanrahan, Alan Murray, Sean Collins, Brian Cuthbert and Paul Fitzgerald to the fore they out scored their opponents 3-17 to 0-03. Martin Barry, Alan Murray and Josh Kra accounted for their goals while Barry displayed his accuracy with some well executed points.

In another game in this group Carrigaline completed their campaign with a 4-20 to 2-14 away victory over Donoughmore. The visitors led at the break 1-10 to 0-07 with their goal coming from Conor Cremin as Killian McSweeney and Chris Allen struck over some neat points while Shane Healy contributed handsomely to Donoughmore’s tally. In the second half Carrigaline increased their efforts with strong play from Chris Allen, Kevin Kavanagh, Killian McSweeney and Eoin Moynihan. Although Donoughmore had impressive outings from Daniel Buckley in goal, Shane Healy, Alan Twomey and Barry Crowley they were unable to stem the tide, despite a goal from Sean Wallace, and with further goals from Eoin Moynihan, Peter Mullane and Stephen Dwane and points from McSweeney, Moynihan and sub Micky Quinn they ran out worthy winners.

In Group 4 (12 a-side) Kilmeen/Kilbree qualified for the final when they had a hard-earned 3-14 to 0-18 home victory over Setantas. The winners were best served by Brian Daly, Shane O’Donovan, Mark O’Sullivan and Donal Dignan.

Cobh maintained their interest in the knock-out stages with a solid 3-12 to 0-12 home victory over Ballinascarthy. Cobh’s goals came from Eoin Hastings, Alan McCarthy and John Flanagan while McCarthy, Aidan O’Rourke and Cian Spriggs added some well-taken points with Jamie Moynihan in goal, Tony O’Donovan, Sam Stapleton and Conor McLoughlin always in the thick of the action.

Clondrohid had the first victory of their campaign when they travelled to Clonakilty and came away with the points at the expense of the local side 3-08 to 1-10 after a most entertaining contest. The winners with fine displays from David Lynch in goal, Kearney Buckley, Stephen Murphy and Kieran Lynch had goals from Kieran Lynch and sub Mark Creed (two) while Stephen Murphy and Neilius Murphy showed their skill with some fine points. Clonakilty had battling displays from Kevin Cormickan, Barry O’Mahony and Barry Peppard.


Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling Leagues

Group 1

Bishopstown w/o Kerry Dev abs

Group 2

Kilbrittain 1-11 Ballinhassig 1-11

Valley Rvs 3-09 Kilbrittain 2-10

Ballinhassig 3-20 Brian Dillons 0-10

Group 3 (12 a-side)

Douglas 3-23 Inniscarra 2-14

Carrigaline 4-20 Donoughmore 2-14

Douglas 3-17 Mayfield 0-03

Group 4 (12 a-side)

Clondrohid 3-08 Clonakilty 1-10

Cobh 3-12 Ballinascarthy 0-12

Kilmeen/ Kilbree 3-14 Setantas 0-18

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Football Leagues

Group 1a

Ballincollig 1-05 Carrigaline 1-01

Douglas w/o Bishopstown w/d

St Michaels w/o Bishopstown w/d

Group 1b

Glanmire 0-12 Valley Rvs 0-06

Mallow 5-08 Bandon 3-08

Group 2a (12 a-side)

Sam Maguires 5-04 Ilen Rvs 1-14

Cill na Martra 2-09 Donoughmore 2-07

Group 2b (12 a-side)

Clyda Rvs 2-15 Newmarket 3-08


Tuesday 15th June

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Football League

Group 2a (12 a-side)

Kinsale v Macroom at Kinsale @ 7.30 pm.

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling League

Group 4 (12 a-side)

Cobh v Clondrohid at Cobh @ 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 16th June

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling League

Group 1

Blackrock v Bishopstown at Church Road @ 7.30 pm.

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Football League

Group 2b (12 a-side)

Delanys v Erins Own at Pairc Dubhslanaigh @ 7.30 pm.

Saturday 19th June

Rochestown Park Hotel Non-Exam Co Minor Hurling Leagues

Group 3 (12 a-side)

Mayfield v Inniscarra at Mayfield @ 7.30 pm.

Donoughmore v St Finbarrs at Donoughmore @ 7.30 pm.

Group 4 (12 a-side)

Setantas v Ballincollig at Dripsey @ 7.30 pm.

Clondrohid v Ballinascarthy at Clondrohid @ 7.30 pm.

Clonakilty v Cobh at Clonakilty @ 7.30 pm.