Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

09 August, 2010

Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League

Eire Og 3-13 Youghal 1-07

A better balanced and more determined Eire Og side looked impressive in seeing off the challenge of Youghal in this Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship which was played in Cobh on Thursday evening last.

The key to Eire Og’s success was their blistering start when with two points from Kevin Hallissey and one apiece from Jack McCarthy and Craig O’Driscoll they raced into a four point lead by the 6th minute. They further enhanced their position when almost immediately from the kick-out the fleet-footed Hallissey showed his class when he broke through for a goal before Youghal opened their account with a point from Kieran Daly. Piling on the pressure even at this stage Youghal’s position looked immanent as with as well as Hallissey, Sean O’Connor, Ciaran Hutchinson, Michael O’Shea and Ronan Dennehy were also prominent as continued their onslaught. Three points from Hallissey and two from Daniel O’Connor gave them further confidence and with a goal from O’Shea, after he was put through by O’Connor, they went in at the break leading 2-09 to 0-01.

A point from Aaron O’Connor early on the resumption gave Youghal a brief respite but the game was put well and truly put outside the reach when Dennehy found the net and with points from Hutchinson and sub Daniel O’Sullivan Eire Og increased their advantage. As Eire Og emptied their bench the “East Cork” side came more into the game with battling displays from Paul Quill, Conor O’Sullivan and Killian Daly. After an exchange of points between Daly and O’Sullivan they had their most productive period of the game. A well taken point from Ross McCarthy started their revival and with O’Sullivan adding a goal and a point followed by another point from McCarthy they reduced the deficit to 1-06 to 3-12 as the game was entering its final phase. However it was the case as too little too late as with O’Connor and Quill exchanging points Eire Og ran out comfortable winners 3-12 to 1-07 and will now meet Sam Maguires in the next phase. Although it is too early in the campaign to predict winners if Eire Og can maintain this kind of form they could have a major say in the destination of honours at the back end of the season.

Scorers: Eire Og Kevin Hallissey 1-05; Ronan Dennehy 1-00; Michael O’Shea

1-00; Daniel O’Connor 0-03; Daniel O’Sullivan 0-02; Jack

McCarthy, Ciaran Hutchinson and Craig O’Driscoll 0-01

each.

Youghal Conor O’Sullivan 1-01; Killian Daly 0-02; Ross McCarthy 0-02;

Aaron O’Connor 0-01; Paul Quill 0-01 (free).

Teams: Eire Og John McCarthy; Denis O’Keeffe, Colm Murphy, Ciaran

McKenna; Killian Murphy, Sean O’Connor, Craig O’Driscoll;

Daniel O’Shea, Ciaran Hutchinson; Michael O’Shea, Kevin

Hallissey, Daniel O’Connor; Vincent Coffey, Ronan Dennehy,

Jack McCarthy.

Subs: Barry McDonagh for Daniel O’Shea

Daniel O’Sullivan for Kevin Hallissey

Michael Kelleher for Vincent Coffey

James Shields for Jack McCarthy

Killian Twohig for Denis O’Keeffe

Youghal David Cashman; Scott O’Sullivan, Andrew Curtin, Liam

McCarthy; Killian O’Callaghan, Paul Quill, Ross Desmond;

Conor O’Sullivan, Dylan Power; Leo Lyons-Troy, Killian

Daly, David Twomey; Ross McCarthy, Ronan O’Connor,

Edward Dillon.

Subs: David Mulcahy for Edward Dillon

Garrett O’Regan for Scott O’Sullivan

Mark Foley for Aaron O’Connor

Ryan Lane for Leo Lyons-Troy

Referee: Cathal Egan (Glen Rvs)

Co Minor Leagues

As the various Co Minor Leagues are now down to the last few rounds competition for places in the knock-out stages are now at a critical point and with the cut-off point being the 12th September time is running out for those who are behind in their schedule.

In Premier 1 Hurling, there are three qualifying places with Na Piarsaigh in Section 1 leading the pack having ten points out of five outings. Mallow and Bishopstown are tied on six but Bishopstown have completed their programme leaving St Finbarrs with five in with an outside chance having two games on hand.

In Section 2 Shandrum are leading with seven points out a possible ten. Carrigtwohill and Kerry share second spot on five while Blackrock, Midleton and Carrigaline are also in the frame and with a number of games still outstanding all is still up for grabs.

Premier 2 Hurling sees Courcey Rvs on pole position in Section 1 with twelve points out of a possible fourteen and with one game remaining they are well on course for qualification. Following hot on their heels are Douglas and Russell Rvs with eight while Cloughdubh and Eire Og could also have a say in the destination of the three places for the knock-out stages.

In Section 2.there are a number of possibilities with Sliabh Rua having maximum points from their six outing to date heading the table. Castlelyons follow with ten while two points behind are a group of three, Erins Own, Ballinhassig and Killeagh/Itas. Fermoy and Mayfield are still in contention and it looks like it could be all in the balance right up to the final round.

In Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League, Section 1 sees Passage lead the way with an unbeaten run of five games followed by Inniscarra two points adrift. Blackrock’s second string is another side that is in the hunt for a second place provided they can get maximum points out of their last two outings.

In Section 2, Na Piarsaigh’s second string and Aghabullogue have qualified for the semi-finals and with a game each to be played the only issue at stake is their position within the group.

In Premier 1 Football, Section 1 sees St Michaels and Nemo Rngs already through to the knock-out stages with eight points apiece and with both to play each other in their final game the only issue at stake is their position on the table. The third place at the moment lies with Carrigaline, who have their schedule completed, but St Finbarrs have an outstanding game with Castlehaven and if they succeed here they will be level on points and could make for an interest finale.

In Section 2, Carbery Rngs have qualified for the knock-out stages, having completed their programme, with ten points out of a possible twelve. Also looking good are Beara a further two points behind with a game to play while Na Piarsaigh, Ballincollig and Bishopstown will be vying for the third spot on offer.

In Premier 2 there is still a long way to go before the final placings will be decided but at the moment in Section 1 Midleton are leading the way on ten points closely followed by Clyda Rvs, Bandon and St Nicholas on eight apiece but with Canovee, O’Donovan Rossa, Eire Og and Mayfield also in a menacing position there is still a lot to play for.

Section 2 is in a similar position with Mallow, Clonakilty, Donoughmore and Millstreet all on eight points. Kinsale are next two points adrift and with Glanmire, Sam Maguires and Bantry Blues still in contention its look likes it is going to go down to the wire before the outcome is finalised.

In the Co Minor “A” Regional Football League, Blarney lead the way with seven points, Gael Og are on five while they are followed by Passage and Crosshaven with four to their credit . However Na Piarsaigh, St Michaels and Macroom could also have a major say on the destination of the two qualification places.

Section 2 is completed with Valley Rvs and Ballinhassig qualifying for the knock-out stages.

Results

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Eire Og 3-13 Youghal 1-07

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Valley Rvs 1-12 Courcey Rvs 0-14

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Donoughmore 0-16 Killeagh/Itas 0-11

Sliabh Rua 2-13 Ballinhassig 2-11

Castlelyons 1-18 Erins Own 2-09

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 1

Passage 6-08 Ballinascarthy 2-18

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 2

Carbery Rngs 0-00 Ballincollig 0-00

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

St Nicholas 3-14 Canovee 1-07

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2

Millstreet 1-09 Mallow 1-06

Bantry Blues 1-10 Kinsale 2-07

Fixtures

Tuesday 10th August

Co Minor “A” Regional Football Championship – Qtr/Final

Ballinhassig v St Michaels “B” at Crosshaven @ 7.15 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling Championship – Qtr/Final

Ballinascarthy v Inniscarra at Bandon @ 7.15 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Canovee v Eire Og at Carrigadrohid @ 7.00 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 2

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Glanmire v Bantry Blues at Sallybrook @ 7.15 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

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

Friday 13th August

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship

Bishopstown v Ballincollig at Ovens @ 7.15 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Donoughmore v St Nicholas at Mourne Abbey @ 7.15 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Saturday 14th August

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship – Qtr/Final

Carrigaline v St Finbarrs at Ballygarvan @ 6.00 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Clonakilty v Mallow at Ballygarvan @ 4.15 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

St Vincents v Kilbrittain at Pairc Uinsinn @ 7.15 pm.

Monday 16th August

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

St Finbarrs v Na Piarsaigh at Togher @ 7.15 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Valley Rvs v St Vincents at Innishannon @ 7.15 pm.

Tuesday 17th August

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship

Castlehaven/Fermoy v Carbery Rngs at TBC @ 7.00 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Midleton v Mayfield at TBC @ 7.00 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Douglas v Erins Own at Passage @ 7.00 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling Championship – Qtr/Final

Aghabullogue v Sam Maguires at Newcestown @ 7.00 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Sliabh Rua v Fr O’Neills at Riverstick @ 7.15 pm.

Castlelyons v Bandon at Castlelyons @ 7.15 pm.