Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

02 August, 2010

Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship

Mallow 3-15 Blarney 0-11

A strong first half performance enabled Mallow to see off the challenge of a weakened Blarney side in this Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship game which was played in Mourne Abbey.

Firing on all cylinders from the off Mallow sat the tone and opened the scoring with a goal from Yasin Browne in the 2nd minute. Darragh O’Brien with a well taken point got Blarney off the mark a minute later but their opponents answered with a pointed free from Kevin Sheehan. A great point from Owen O’Connor cut the deficit for Blarney only to see the accurate Sheehan reply with his second point from a placed ball but the “Muskerry” side kept in touch with Ciaran Buckley sending over a neat point before their opponents edged further in front following a well executed brace of points from Brian Murphy to lead 1-04 to 0-03 at the end of the first quarter. Although Blarney hit back with a pointed free from O’Brien, Mallow led by the promptings of Cormac Murphy, Donncha Hennessy, Gavin O’Sullivan and the free-scoring Kevin Sheehan, who ended up with a personal tally of 2-07, increased their efforts. A goal from a placed ball by Sheehan followed by points from Browne, Sheehan and Murphy saw them extend their advantage and with Sheehan grabbing his second and his side’s third goal the “Avondhu” side went in at the break leading 3-07 to 0-06 with Barra O’Connell striking over the additional points for Blarney.

Blarney now had it all to do but their cause was not helped when Brian Murphy sent over another point for Mallow on the resumption. In fairness to Blarney they stuck to the task and with battling performances from Keith Costello in goal who made a number of timely saves, Barry Phelan, Barra O’Connell, Ciaran Buckley and Darragh O’Brien they gave themselves some hope with two points from O’Connell, one from a ’65, to reduce the margin. Mallow responded with a brace of pointed frees from Sheehan and although O’Connell replied for Blarney with a similar score Sheehan maintained the margin when he rose another white flag to see his side lead 3-11 to 0-09 by the 49th minute. To confirm their authority Mallow added further points from Billy Sheehan, Cormac Murphy and sub Pa Herlihy to run out comfortable winners 3-15 to 0-11 and will now meet Blackrock in the third round. As for Blarney all is not lost as they will have another chance of advancement against Sarsfields.

Scorers: Mallow Kevin Sheehan 2-07 (1-05 frees); Yasin Browne 1-01; Brian

Murphy 0-03; Cormac Murphy 0-02; Billy Sheehan and Pa

Herlihy 0-01 each.

Blarney Barra O’Connell 0-06 (0-04 frees; 0-01 ’65); Darragh

O’Brien 0-03 (0-02 frees); Owen O’Connor and Ciaran

Buckley 0-01 each.

Teams: Mallow Padraig Buckley; Stephen Hurley, Sean Glynn, Cathal

Buckley; Adrian O’Reilly, Cormac Murphy, Donncha

Hennessy; Gavin O’Sullivan, Craig Heaney; Kevin Sheehan,

Brian Murphy, Johnny O’Donoghue; Matthew Taylor, Yasin

Browne, Billy Sheehan.

Subs: Aaron Sheehan for Craig Heaney

Pa Herlihy for Brian Murphy

Conor Hannon for Johnny O’Donoghue

Dean Kennedy for Billy Sheehan

Blarney Keith Costello; Tommy Looney, Paul Hallissey, Anthony

O’Shea; David Walsh, Barry Phelan, Kevin Hyland; Owen

O’Connor, Barra O’Connell; Ger Twomey, Ciaran Buckley,

Damian Hyde; Kevin McNamara, Darragh O’Brien, Shane

Jordan.

Subs: Ed Hurley for Shane Jordan

Vincent O’Mahony for Anthony O’Shea

Tin Horgan for Ger Twomey

Referee: Oliver Webb (Tracton)

Co Minor “A” Regional Football Championship

St Michaels “B” 3-16 Brian Dillons 1-02

A well balanced and more focused St Michaels side proved too strong for Brian Dillons in the Co Minor “A” Regional Football Championship game which was played in Passage on Monday evening last.

On top in all departments from the throw-in St Michaels opened their scoring with a pointed free from Darren O’Keeffe in the first minute and three minutes later they confirmed their authority with a goal from Luke Fogarty after he was set up O’Keeffe. Powered on by some excellent performances from their half back trio of Stephen Murphy, David Meaney and Rory Murphy they continued to take the game to their opponents and with Cian O’Halloran and Donal Cremin linking up well in midfield their forward division in which each member looked capable of scoring they notched the next six points, two from O’Keeffe and one apiece from Rory Murphy, Olan Healy, Paul Delaney and James Tyner to race into a 1-07 lead by the 23rd minute. Brian Dillons finally opened their account with a point from Tomas Laurence but their opponents with their second goal coming from Tyner and further points from Fogarty, Healy and Niall Foley virtually put the game outside their opponents reach to go in at the break leading 2-11 to 0-01.

On the resumption St Michaels maintained the pressure and following some fine points from Fogarty and Healy they broke through for their third goal when Healy was on hand to crash the ball to the net. To their credit Brian Dillons who had battling displays from Liam Wainright in goal, who made a number of superb saves and certainly can not be faulted for any of the ones that past him, Darragh Brosnan, Dylan O’Donoghue, Tomas Laurence and sub Keith McCormack who made a major contribution when introduced for the second half, put a better look on the scoreboard when O’Donoghue nipped through for a goal followed by a points from Laurence. However it was only a brief reprieve as Michaels closed their account with points from Cremin and Healy to run out impressive winners 3-16 to 1-02 and will now meet Ballinhassig in the Qtr/Finals.

Scorers: St Michaels Olan Healy 0-06 (0-04 frees); Luke Fogarty 1-02; Paul

Delaney and James Tyner 1-01 each; Darren O’Keeffe 0-03

(0-01 free); Rory Murphy, Niall Foley and Donal Cremin

0-01 each.

Brian Dillons Dylan O’Donoghue 1-00; Tomas Laurence 0-02.

Teams: St Michaels John Cremin; Eoin Smith, Stephen O’Brien, Ado Coyne;

Stephen Murphy, David Meaney, Rory Murphy; Cian

O’Halloran, Donal Cremin; Darren O’Keeffe, Paul Delaney,

Olan Healy; James Tyner, Luke Fogarty, Niall Foley.

Subs: Sean Holland for Eoin Smith

Ben Linehan for Niall Foley

Stephen Connolly for James Tyner

Rory Burke for Ado Coyne

Richie McSweeney for Luke Fogarty

Brian Dillons Liam Wainright; Eoin Hennessy, Dervan McGrath, Paul

Duncan; Jamie O’Shea, Darragh Brosnan, Ben Warthon;

Michael Noonan, Kyle O’Mahony; Dylan O’Donoghue,

Ciaran Fitzgerald, Tomas Laurence; Kenneth Purcell, Shane

Cussen, Kevin Coughlan.

Subs: Keith McCormack for Paul Duncan

Shane Beecher for Kevin Coughlan

Kevin Varian for Kenneth Purcell

Referee: Colm Harrington (Carrigaline)

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship

Blarney 1-16 Sarsfields 1-13

Blarney availed of the back-door system with open arms when in Mayfield on Friday evening last they saw off the strong challenge of Sarsfields to advance to the Qtr/Finals of the Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship.

Playing with a lot more determination on this occasion Blarney urged on by the promptings Paul Hallissey, Barry Phelan, Owen O’Connor, Ciaran Buckley, Barra O’Connell and Darragh O’Brien had the better of the proceeding in the opening half after which they led 1-10 to 0-04. However the second half was a different story as Sarsfields with the introduction of Niall McCarthy and the improved displays from Conor English, Graham Murray, Anthony O’Leary, Sean Quinn and Martin Fleming upped a gear but unfortunately for them they just fell short as Blarney held out and will now meet Midleton in the quarter finals

The game started well for Sars as they took an early lead with points from Fleming and Quinn but gradually Blarney began to take control and with a point from Buckley, after he received a fine pass from Damien Hyde, they got themselves on the board. In the 9th minute their fortunes received a major boost when a cross from O’Brien caused their opponent’s defence some problems and Shane Jordan availed of the opportunity by blasting the ball to the net. Two points from O’Connell improved their position before a great point from O’Leary kept Sars in touch. It was only a temporary set-back for Blarney as they took the game to their opponents and in the process displayed some fine touches resulting in five points in a row, two from O’Brien and one apiece from Buckley, O’Connell and Kevin McNamara as they raced into a 1-08 to 0-03 lead with half time approaching. A pointed free relieved some pressure for Sarsfields but Blarney continued to drive forward and with pointed frees from O’Connell and Phelan they went in at the break leading 1-10 to 0-04.

On the resumption Blarney maintained their momentum with a magnificent point from Buckley. Sars could now see the game slipping away from them but the introduction of McCarthy at midfield and a few shrewd switches began to pay dividends. Points from Murray and Quinn gave then hope and with an opportunist goal from Fleming followed by another pointed free from Quinn saw them trail 1-07 to 1-11 by the 42nd minute and now it was game on. A pointed free from O’Connell kept Blarney in the ascendancy but after an exchange of points between O’Connell and Quinn Sars struck again with points from English, a long range free from inside his own ’65, and Shane O’Leary to leave three points between the sides with eleven minutes remaining. Blarney replied with another long range free from Phelan but Sars could now sense victory and with points from Fleming, Anthony O’Leary and Quinn they cut the deficit to the bare minimum as the game was going into injury time and it now looked as if extra time would be called on to decide the issued. However Blarney withstood the challenge and with points from O’Connell and Buckley the finished strongly to advance on the final scoreline of 1-16 to 1-13.

Scorers: Blarney Barra O’Connell 0-07 (0-06 frees); Ciaran Buckley 0-04;

Shane Jordan 1-00; Darragh O’Brien 0-02; Barry Phelan

0-02 (frees); Kevin McNamara 0-01.

Sarsfields Sean Quinn 0-06 (0-05 frees); Martin Fleming 1-02; Anthony

O’Leary 0-02; Conor English 0-01 (free); Shane O’Leary

0-01.

Teams: Blarney Keith Costello; David Walsh, Paul Hallissey, Tommy

Looney; Kevin Hyland, Barry Phelan, John Teehan; Owen

O’Connor, Ciaran Buckley; Darragh O’Brien, Eamon

Flannery, Damien Hyde; Kevin McNamara, Barra O’Connell

Shane Jordan.

Sub: Ger Twomey for John Teehan (Inj.)

Sarsfields Fanahan McSweeney; Jamie Flannery, Paul McCarthy,

Aidan O’Neill; Conor Kelleher, Conor English, Conal Smith;

Graham Murray, Brian Kelleher; Anthony O’Leary, James

Berkley, Sean Quinn; Martin Fleming, Shane O’Leary, Derek

Looney.

Subs: Shane Harrington for Brian Kelleher

Niall McCarthy for Derek Looney

Referee: Mick Sheedy (Shanballymore)

Please Note: The next meeting of the Cork Co Minor Board will be held in Pairc Ui Rinn on Thursday night next (5th August) at 9.00 pm, At this meeting dates for the concluding rounds of the various leagues will be finalised and with the cut-off date being the 12th September all delegates are requested to attend.

Championship Draws

On last Tuesday night in the Rochestown Park Hotel the following draws were made for the remainder of the Co Minor Championships.

Premier 1 Hurling:

Round 3.

Mallow v Blackrock; Carrigtwohill v Na Piarsaigh.

Quarter Finals:

Carrigaline v St Finbarrs; Blarney v Midleton; Mallow/Blackrock v Carrigtwohill/

Na Piarsaigh; Duhallow v Shandrum.

Premier 2 Hurling:

Round 3.

(a) Douglas v Erins Own; (b) Valley Rvs v Mayfield; (c) Courcey Rvs v Eire Og;

(d) Castlelyons v Sliabh Rua; (e) Cloughdubh v Donoughmore; (f) Bandon v Killeagh/Itas; (g) Ballinhassig and (h) Fermoy byes.

Quarter Finals:

A v B; C v D; E v F; G v H.

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling:

Quarter Finals:

(a) Clonakilty v Passage; (b) Aghabullogue v Sam Maguires;

(c) Ballinascarthy v Inniscarra; (d) Na Piarsaigh “B” bye.

Semi Finals:

A v B; C v D.

Co Premier 1 Football:

Round 3.

Castlehaven/Fermoy v Carbery Rngs; Bishopstown v Ballincollig.

Quarter Finals;

Beara v Douglas; Bishopstown/Ballincollig v Nemo Rngs; St Finbarrs v St Michaels;

Na Piarsaigh v Castlehaven/Fermoy/Carbery Rngs.

Co Premier 2 Football:

Round 3.

(a) Sam Maguires v Youghal/Eire Og; (b) Bantry Blues v Clann na nGael;

(c) Donoughmore v St Nicholas; (e) Clonakilty v Mallow; (f) Midleton v Mayfield;

(g) Glanmire and (h) Bandon byes.

Quarter Finals:

A v B; C v D; E v F; G v H.

Co Minor “A” Regional Football:

Quarter Finals:

(a) Ballinhassig v St Michaels “B” ; (b) Nemo Rngs “B” v Valley Rvs;

(c) Macroom v Delanys; (d) Gael Og bye.

Semi Finals:

A v B; C v D.

Results

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship

Blarney 1-16 Sarsfields 1-13

Co Minor “A” Regional Football Championship

St Michaels “B” 3-16 Brian Dillons 1-02

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Na Piarsaigh w/o Glen Rvs abs

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Carrigaline 0-10 Carrigtwohill 0-10

Shandrum 2-17 Midleton 0-19

Kerry Dev 1-20 Blackrock 1-10

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 2

Na Piarsaigh “B” 5-13 Gael Nua 1-06

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 2

Bishopstown 1-11 Douglas 1-10

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Midleton 1-09 O’Donovan Rossa 0-10

St Vincents 2-11 Mayfield 1-09

Bandon 2-09 Eire Og 0-06

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2

Donoughmore 2-13 Millstreet 1-13

Fixtures

Tuesday 3rd August

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 1

St Michaels v Nemo Rngs at Pairc Mhichil @ 7.30 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Donoughmore v Killeagh/Itas at Donoughmore @ 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 4th August

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

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

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2

Millstreet v Mallow at Millstreet @ 8.00 pm.

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 1

Ballinascarthy v Passage at Ballinascarthy @ 7.30 pm.

Thursday 5th August

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Eire Og v Youghal at Cobh @ 7.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Ballinhassig v Sliabh Rua at Ballinhassig @ 7.30 pm.

Friday 6th August

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship

Castlehaven v Fermoy at Kilmurry @ 7.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Mayfield v Erins Own at Mayfield @ 7.30 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Canovee v St Nicholas at Carrigadrohid @ 7.00 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Bantry Blues v Kinsale at Bantry @ 7.30 pm.

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Group 1

Crosshaven v Macroom at Crosshaven @ 7.30 pm.

Sunday 8th August

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Mayfield v Bandon at Mayfield @ 7.30 pm.

Monday 9th August

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Mayfield v Clann na nGael at Mayfield @ 7.30 pm.

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Group 1

Gael Og v Na Piarsaigh “B” at Whitechurch @ 7.00 pm.

Tuesday 10th August

Co Minor “A” Regional Football Championship

Ballinhassig v St Michaels “B” at Shanbally @ 6.45 pm (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling Championship

Ballinascarthy v Inniscarra at Newcestown @ 7.00 pm (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Canovee v Eire Og at Carrigadrohid @ 7.30 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

St Vincents v Russell Rvs at Pairc Uinsinn @ 7.30 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Fr O’Neills v Erins Own at Aghavine @ 7.30 pm.