Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

11 July, 2010

Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Killeagh/Itas 1-13 Brian Dillons 0-10

Killeagh/Itas advanced to the third round of the Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship when in Cobh they had a deserved victory over Brian Dillons after an entertaining hour’s hurling.

Killeagh/Itas got off to a perfect start when playing with the wind they jumped into the lead with an early goal from Allen Keniry, after some fine work from Declan Long, to be followed by a well taken point from Emmett Budds. These scores were to be the main difference to the sides as the half progressed as Brian Dillons hit back with a great long range point from Tomas Laurence. Budds maintained the “East Cork” side’s advantage with his second point of the game before Laurence, who was to play a staring role for the “City” side accounting for all of their scores, struck over two to keep his side in close contact. After an exchanged of points between Michael O’Brien and Laurence Killeagh/Itas with strong performances from Stephen O’Brien, Tadhg Crotty, Michael O’Brien, David Cahill, Declan Long and Dylan Coleman, especially in the second half when he took over the free-taking duties, strengthened their position with points from Long and Mattie Murphy to lead 1-05 to 0-03 by the 19th minute. Laurence was again on the mark with a point a minute later but Killeagh/Itas were equal to the task when Budds and Coleman added points to see them go in at the break leading 1-07 to 0-06 with Laurence from a ’65 scoring the sixth point from Brian Dillons to give them hope for the second half.

On the resumption Laurence reduced the deficit further with his seventh point of the game but rising to the challenge Killeagh/Itas upped the tempo of the game and with four unanswered points, three from placed balls by Coleman and one from play by Long, they extended their lead to 1-11 to 0-07 by the 40th minute and looked to be in command. In fairness to their opponents they were not to give up without a battle and with Dylan O’Donoghue, Dara Brosnan, Andrew Murphy and Laurence rallying to the cause they increased their efforts and with a hat-trick of points from Laurence they reduced the margin to four points with eight minutes remaining. However try as they might to break through for the all important goal they needed they were met by an unyielding defence as Killeagh/Itas finished the stronger and with pointed frees from Coleman and Michael O’Brien they advanced on the final scoreline of 1-13 to 0-10.

Scorers: Killeagh/Itas Dylan Coleman 0-05 (frees); Allen Keniry 1-00; Emmett

Budds 0-03 (frees); Michael O’Brien 0-02 (frees); Declan

Long 0-02; Matthew Murphy 0-01.

Brian Dillons Tomas Laurence 0-10 (0-03 frees; 0-01 ’65.).

Teams: Killeagh/Itas Dominic Byrne; Tadhg Crotty, Stephen O’Brien, Robert

Griffin; David Cahill, Michael O’Brien, Steve Tracey, Ciaran

O’Brien, David Murphy; Daniel Walsh, Dylan Coleman,

Emmett Budds; Declan Long, Allen Keniry, Matthew


Subs: Alan Cunningham for David Murphy (Inj)

Colin Cunningham for Emmett Budds

Brian Dillons Eric O’Donovan; Michael Angland, Dylan O’Donoghue,

Stephen Kearney; Andrew Murphy, Dara Brosnan, Michael

Noonan; Kevin Coughlan, Tomas Laurence; Eoin Hennessy,

Mark Barry, Ben Warthon; James Bradfield, Mark Gleeson,

Ken Purcell.

Sub: Paul Duncan for James Bradfield

Referee: Miah Moynihan (Grenagh)

Co Minor “A” Regional Football Championship

Gael Og 1-12 Passage 1-09

A strong first half performance, when aided by the wind, saw Gael Og advance to the next phase of the Co Minor “A” Regional Football Championship when in Pairc Mhichil on Monday evening last they had three points to spare over a battling Passage side.

After a close opening period in which Colin O’Neill and Ryan Carroll exchanged pointed frees a swift move involving Sean Keane and Denis Murphy saw the latter kicking over a powerful point to give Gael Og the lead. Passage were not to be outdone when Corey Higgins fed Niall McCarthy to send over the equaliser and it was still all square by the 16th minute as Keane and Tomas Lester found their range to raise white flags. Increasing their efforts Gael Og upped a gear and when Colin O’Neill converted a penalty that seemed to be the spur they needed as they struck a purple patch. Urged on by the promptings of Jake O’Leary, who made a number of outstanding saves in goal, Rory Murnane, Denis Murphy, Sean Keane, Shane O’Connell and Colm O’Neill they clicked into gear as they displayed some outstanding football resulting in six unanswered points, two apiece from O’Connell and Keane and one each from O’Neill and Aaron McCarthy to go in at the break leading 1-09 to 0-04 as sub Stephen Kenny pointed a free for Passage in the final minute to arrest the slide.

On the resumption it took both sides some time to settle, but it was Gael Og who struck first with a pointed free from O’Neill in the 37th minute to extend their advantage. Passage then introduced Mark Howard and what a mark he made as with virtually his first touch of the ball he gained possession and with a powerful drive he gave Jake O’Leary no chance as the ball rattled the net. As the game suddenly sprung to life a brace of pointed frees from Kenny reduced the margin to four points 1-06 to 1-10 by the 48th minute and it was now game on. After Keane relieved the pressure with another trademark point Passage who’s Eoghan Murphy, Corey Higgins, Jack Somers, Niall McCarthy and Howard rose to the challenge replied with a superb point from Ross McAuliffe and with Howard kicking over another neat point they were now within reach as the game entered its final phase. However Gael Og withstood the challenge with Keane kicking over his fifth point from play and although Passage reduced the deficit with a pointed free from Kenny time was not on their side as their opponents held out to advance on the final scoreline of 1-12 to 1-09.

Scorers: Gael Og Colm O’Neill 1-03 (1-00 pen; 0-02 frees; 0-01 ’45); Sean

Keane 0-05; Shane O’Connell 0-02; Denis Murphy 0-01;

Aaron McCarthy 0-01.

Passage Mark Howard 1-01; Stephen Kenny 0-04 (frees); Ryan

Carroll 0-01 (free); Niall McCarthy, Tomas Lester and

Ross McAuliffe 0-01 each.

Teams: Gael Og Jake O’Leary; John Ramsey, Rory Murnane, James Furlong;

T.J. Hegarty, Denis Murphy, Martin Reid; Sean Keane,

Aaron McCarthy; David Manning, Colm O’Neill, Barry

Harnedy; Shane O’Connell, Colin Buckley, Martin Bracken.

Sub: Jack Murphy for Martin Bracken

Passage Rory O’Reilly; Caleb Stokes, Eoghan Murphy, Adrian

Corkery; Ross McAuliffe, Corey Higgins, David Byrnes;

Colm O’Driscoll, Jack Somers; Tomas Lester, Niall

McCarthy, Andrew Casey; Padraig Dunne, Ryan Carroll,

Ciaran Trewelha.

Subs: Stephen Kenny for Ciaran Trewelha

Mark Howard for Andrew Casey

Andrew Casey for Colm O’Driscoll

Referee: Cathal O’Murchu (Brian Dillons)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

St Nicholas 2-11 Youghal 1-05

A much more determined and better balanced St Nicholas side saw off the challenge of Youghal in this Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship tie which was played in Midleton on Tuesday night last.

Putting the disappointment of losing their opening round to Mayfield behind them St Nicholas looked a lot sharper on this occasion and even though Youghal put in a battling display the “City” side had too much on hand and ran out comfortable winners.

St Nicholas were first off the mark with an early point from Diarmuid Kenneally but their opponents hit back in style and with a fine goal from Ross McCarthy and a point from David O’Mahony they led by the 11th minute 1-01 to 0-01. Sensing the danger St Nicholas upped their performance and with their midfield pairing of Daniel Wallace and Robert Lynch backed by solid half back line of Colm Byrnes, Glen Kearney and James Busteed taking control their forward division in which Evan Kearney and Paul Virgo were a constant menace the game began to swing in their favour. Two Points from Kearney and one from Virgo saw them gain equality by the 15th minute and with further points from Colin McCarthy, Virgo and Kearney they led 0-07 to 1-02 at the interval with Conor O’Sullivan keeping Youghal in touch with a point before the break.

St Nick’s fortunes received a further boost on the resumption when almost straight from the throw in Kearney gained possession and he weaved his way past the Youghal defence to plant the ball in the net to extend their advantage. Points from Kearney and McCarthy (free) confirmed their authority and gave their opponents some work to do. After and exchange of pointed frees between Ross McCarthy and Kearney, Youghal, who had battling displays from McCarthy, Ross Desmond, Conor O’Sullivan and Dylan Power, gave themselves some hope as Power and O’Sullivan kicked over points but it was to be a false dawn as St Nicks with a point from Virgo followed by a goal from Craig Forde to see them advance 2-11 to 1-05.

However all is not lost for Youghal as this was their first outing in the championship and with their backdoor game against Eire Og in a few weeks times they will have plenty to work on.

Scorers: St Nicholas Evan Kearney 1-05 (0-02 frees); Craig Forde 1-00; Paul

Virgo 0-03; David Kenneally, Kevin Canning and Colin

McCarthy 0-01 each.

Youghal Ross McCarthy 1-01 (0-01 free); Conor O’Sullivan 0-02;

David O’Mahony and Dylan Power 0-01 each.

Teams: St Nicholas Glen Cunningham; Rob McCarthy, Cian Martin, Alan

Hosford; Colm Byrnes, Glen Kearney, James Busteed;

Robert Lynch, Daniel Wallace; Paul Virgo, Evan Kearney,

Diarmuid Kenneally, Colin McCarthy, Craig Forde, Kevin


Subs: Finbarr Falvey for Alan Hosford

Adam Burke for Rob McCarthy

Tomas O’Neill for David Wallace

Youghal Scott O’Sullivan; Killian Daly, Paul Quill, Liam McCarthy;

Killian O’Callaghan, Andrew Curtin, Ross Desmond; Conor

O’Sullivan, Dylan Power; Edmond Dillon, Ross McCarthy,

Leo Lyons-Troy, Aaron O’Connor, David O’Mahony,

Odhran Brennan.

Subs: Dave Mulcahy for Odhran Brennan

Garrett O’Regan for Paul Quill

Mark Cody for Leo Lyons-Troy

Referee: Eamon Sheehy (Newcestown)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Bandon 5-26 St Vincents 1-10

Bandon proved too strong for an under-strength St Vincents side in this second round game in the Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship which was played in Cloughdubh on Thursday evening last.

Making their intention known from the outset Bandon got off to rapid start with a brace of pointed frees from Michael Cahalane followed by one from play by Sean Og Murphy to give them an early lead. St Vincents fought back with a pair of points through the accuracy of David Collins only to see their opponents keep their distance with points from Jamie Crowley and Shane Hickey. A second point from Hickey saw Bandon lead by double scores at the end of the opening quarter 0-06 to 0-03 and it now seemed that we were in for a close contest. However the scene was to change as the “Carbery” side upped a gear with Sean Og Murphy, Mark Sugrue, Shane Hickey and Michael Cahalane leading the charge. Although Kyle Lynch pulled back a point for Vincents their opponents piled on the pressure and with the aid of goals from Cahalane, Eoin Ryan and Aidan Dullea and some well executed points from Cahalane they went in at the break leading 3-10 to 0-05 and virtually put the game outside the reach of St Vincents.

Picking up where they had let off on the resumption Bandon maintained their authority with a goal and a point from Sugrue. Further points from the same player and Hickey gave them a 4-14 to 0-05 advantage with only 37 minutes gone on the clock. To their credit St Vincents, who had battling performances from Ryan Fielding, Greg Harte, Stephen O’Connell, Kyle Lynch and their top marksman David Collins, never threw in the towel and gave themselves hope with a goal and a point from Collins. However there was to be no reprieve for them as Bandon were in an unyielding mood and with some top class points from Sugrue, Cahalane, Crowley and Ryan and a goal from Hickey they ran out impressive winners 5-26 to 1-10.

Scorers: Bandon Michael Cahalane 1-09 (0-05 frees); Mark Sugrue 1-07

(0-01 free); 0-02 ‘65s); Shane Hickey 1-04; Eoin Ryan 1-02;

Aidan Dullea 1-00; Jamie Crowley 0-03; Sean Og Murphy


St Vincents David Collins 1-06 (1-04 frees); Kyle Lynch and Conor

Lynch 0-02 each.

Teams: Bandon James McSweeney; Josh Desmond, Padraig O’Leary, Mattie

McNamara; Michael Beecher, Peter Murphy, Colin Swanton;

Sean Og Murphy, Mark Sugrue; Jamie Crowley, Phillip

Crowley, Shane Hickey; Michael Cahalane, Aidan Dullea,

Eoin Ryan.

Subs: David O’Donovan for Aidan Dullea

Denis Coffey for Eoin Ryan

James O’Leary for James McSweeney

Jonathan O’Leary for Mark Sugrue

St Vincents Anthony O’Donoghue; Karl Mullen, Stephen Maguire,

Aaron Panic; Keith Sorenson, Ryan Fielding, Greg Harte;

Anthony Harte, Stephen O’Connell; Conor Lynch, David

Collins, Kyle Lynch; Wayne O’Donoghue, Jordan Morrissey,

Dean Ahern.

Referee: Frank Fitzpatrick (Clyda Rvs)


Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Bandon 5-26 St Vincents 1-10

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

O’Donovan Rossa 3-10 Millstreet 1-06

St Nicholas 2-11 Youghal 1-05

Co Minor “A” Regional Football Championship

Gael Og 1-12 Passage 1-09

Nemo Rngs “B” w/o Crosshaven abs

Valley Rvs 1-15 Inniscarra 1-02

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Bishopstown 2-09 Glen Rvs 1-09

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Blackrock w/o Blarney abs

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Eire Og 1-18 Valley Rvs 0-15

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Castlelyons 2-09 Killeagh/Itas 0-04

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 2

Aghabullogue 0-11 Sam Maguires 1-06

Sam Maguires 2-10 Nemo Rngs 1-06

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 1

Nemo Rngs 3-11 Carrigtwohill 2-04

Carrigaline 2-10 St Finbarrs 3-07

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 2

Bishopstown 3-12 Ballincollig 1-17

Carbery Rngs 2-13 Na Piarsaigh 0-13

Beara 3-12 Fermoy 1-07

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2

Mallow 1-11 Donoughmore 1-05

Glanmire 1-18 Sam Maguires 4-07

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Group 2

Valley Rvs 1-15 Inniscarra 1-02

Delanys w/o Brian Dillons abs



Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Midleton v Clyda Rvs at Carraig na BhFear @ 7.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 1

Clonakilty v Inniscarra at Clonakilty @ 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 14th July

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Fr O’Neills v Donoughmore at Mayfield @ 7.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Glen Rvs v Duhallow at Glen Field @ 7.30 pm. (Prov.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Castlelyons v Sliabh Rua at Castlelyons @ 7.30 pm.

Thursday 15th July

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Mayfield v Russell Rvs at Lisgoold @ 7.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling Championship

Millstreet v Ballinascarthy at Millstreet @ 7.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Friday 16th July

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship

Na Piarsaigh v Fermoy at Watergrasshill @ 7.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Kinsale v Glanmire at Shanbally @ 7.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Kilbrittain v Eire Og at Cloughdubh @ 7.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling Championship

Sam Maguires v Newcestown at Rossmore @ 7.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Saturday 17th July

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship

Carrigtwohill v Beara at Cill na Martra @ 7.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Bantry Blues v St Vincents at Dunmanway @ 7.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Monday 19th July

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling Championship

Gael Nua v Clonakilty at Innishannon @ 7.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)