County Minor news

30 August, 2010

Cork County Minor Board

Match Reports

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Castlelyons 1-17 Sliabh Rua 1-16 (aet)

After a thrilling contest which saw the sides on level terms on ten occasions a point late in the second period of extra time by Eoin Maye gave Castlelyons victory in this Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship game which was played in Ballincollig on Wednesday evening last.

In what was an all action contest in which hurling was the real winner both sides are to be congratulated on the performance they served up and in the end it was a pity that there had to be a loser as I am sure that all in attendance would love to see a second instalment of the fare that was served up on this occasion.

Both sides had their stars with Colm Barry, Colm Spillane, Tom Carroll, before he had to retire with a shoulder injury, Brian Carroll, Darragh Lawlor and Chris Cotter to the fore for the winners while J D O’Callaghan, Ian Coleman, Sean O’Mahony, Keith Fitzpatrick, Jamie Daly and Daniel O’Leary had top class performances for Sliabh Rua but in truth all the rest of the players involved can proud of their displays in this most memorable contest.

The game opened brightly for Sliabh Rua as they went into a three point lead thanks to the accuracy of O’Mahony from placed balls by the 7th minute. Slowly Castlelyons came more into the game and although they were guilty of a few missed oppertunities they reduced the deficit with points from Lawlor and Brian Carroll. A fourth pointed free from O’Mahony doubled Sliabh Rua’s advantage before their opponents took the lead with two points from Carroll and one from Spillane but with points from O’Mahony and Fitzpatrick Sliabh Rua went in at the break leading 0-06 to 0-05.

On the resumption Sliabh Rua were given a major boost when a cross from O’Leary was finished to the net by Daly to extend their advantage. After Ronan Bransfield and O’Mahony exchanged points Castlelyons responded with purpose and with a goal from Cotter, after some fine work by Ronan O’Regan, and a point from Ronan Fenton the sides were again level at 1-07 apiece by the 41st minute. A point from Cotter gave them the lead but Sliabh Rua were not to be outdone and with points from Fitzpatrick and O’Mahony they again went into the ascendancy. Points from Carroll and Spillane saw the “East Cork” side regain the initiative by the 55th minute but a brace of points from O’Mahony, who was unerring from placed balls and in fact finished the game with a personal tally of 0-13, saw the “Carrigdoun” side edge in front as the game went into injury time only to see Castlelyons refuse to wilt and with a beauty from long range by Spillane they brought the game to extra time at 1-11 apiece.

After the first period of extra time the sides were still all square at 1-14 apiece after Castlelyons took the early honours with points from Anthony Spillane, Ronan Fenton and Cotter with Sliabh Rua replying through the accuracy of O’Mahony.

In the second period it was still nip and tuck as Spillane and Bransfield exchanged points with O’Leary and O’Mahony but in the dying embers when it looked like the game would end in deadlock a great move involving Spillane and Cian O’Leary released Eoin Maye for the winner and although their opponents tried their utmost to gain parity the Castlelyons defence stood firm and held for victory by the bare minimum 1-17 to 1-16 to qualify for a Qtr/Final meeting with either Courcey Rvs or Eire Og.

Scorers: Castlelyons Chris Cotter 1-02; Brian Carroll 0-04; Colm Spillane

0-04 (0-02 frees); Ronan Bransfield and Ronan Fenton

0-02 each; Darragh Lawlor and Anthony Spillane (free)

0-01 each.

Sliabh Rua Sean O’Mahony 0-13 (0-11 frees; 0-02 ‘65s); Jamie

Daly 1-00; Keith Fitzpatrick 0-02; Daniel O’Leary


Teams: Castlelyons Eoin Barry; Paudie O’Regan, Colm Barry, Stephen

Joyce; Cian O’Leary, Colm Spillane’ Tom Carroll;

Eoin Maye, Brian Carroll; Alan Fenton, Ronan Fenton,

Darragh Lawlor; Ronan Bransfield, Chris Cotter, Ronan


Subs: Niall McAuliffe for Tom Carroll (inj)

Anthony Spillane for Ronan O’Regan

Sliabh Rua Paul Allen; Colm Coleman, Denis O’Leary, JD

O’Callaghan; Luke Allen, Ian Coleman, Gavin Murphy;

Sean O’Mahony, TJ Murphy; Gary Murphy, Liam

Corry, Ricard Cahalane; Jamie Daly, Keith Fitzpatrick,

Daniel O’Leary.

Subs: Jamie O’Connell for Gavin Murphy

Niall Crowley for Jamie Daly

Killian McCarthy for Liam Corry

Referee: Michael Collins (Clonakilty)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Sam Maguires 3-09 Eire Og 1-06

Sam Maguires ability to snatch goals at vital stages enabled them to see off the challenge of Eire Og in this Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship game which was played in Cloughdubh.

In what a low scoring opening period Sam Maguires were first on the scoreboard with a pointed free from Kevin O’Connell in the 7th minute. Eire Og equalised with a well taken point from Ciaran Hutchinson but another pointed free from O’Connell gave Sam Maguires the advantage at the end of the opening quarter. The “Carbery” side doubled their advantage with a neat point from Daniel McSweeney in the 18th minute but four minutes later Eire Og hit the front when after a foul on Michael Kelleher produced a penalty and Killian Murphy converted the spot kick with confidence 1-01 to 0-03. This was the wake-up call that Sam Maguires needed as they upped the tempo of the game and with a point from Declan Coughlan they gained equality. Points from Mark Quinn and Brendan McCarthy saw them take the lead and just before the break they strengthened their position after a sweet pass from Mark Sanderson sat up Jack O’Connell for a peach of a goal to see them go in at the interval leading 1-06 to 1-01.

After an exchange of points between Michael O’Shea and Brendan McCarthy on the resumption Sam Maguire continued to set the pace and with a brace of pointed frees from Kevin O’Connell the led 1-09 to 1-02 by the 42nd minute. Eire Og could now see the game slipping away from them and with the introduction of Kevin Hallissey they seemed to click into gear. Battling displays from Colm Murphy, Killian Murphy and Daniel O’Connor saw them come more into the game and with two points from Hallissey and one from O’Connor they reduced the deficit to four points by the 49th minute. However Sam Maguire were not to be outdone and with a goal from Jack O’Connell after he was put through by his brother Kevin they maintained their advantage. Although Eire Og replied with a pointed free from O’Connor their opponents had the final say when the O’Connell brothers repeated the dose but this time it was Jack who turned provider for Kevin to find the net to see his side advance on the final scoreline of 3-09 to 1-06 to set up a mouth-watering clash with Clann na nGael in the Qtr/Final.

Scorers: Sam Maguires Jack O’Connell 2-00; Kevin O’Connell 1-04 (0-04

frees); Brendan McCarthy 0-02; Daniel McSweeney,

Declan Coughlan and Mark Quinn 0-01 each.

Eire Og Killian Murphy 1-00 (pen.); Daniel O’Connor 0-02

(frees); Kevin Hallissey 0-02; Ciaran Hutchinson and

Michael O’Shea 0-01 each.

Teams: Sam Maguires Aidan O’Sullivan; Donal Rice, Kevin Cotter, Kieran

Daly; Ross Crowley, Darren Sweetman, Maurice

Murphy; Brian Dullea, Matt Sanderson; Brendan

McCarthy, Kevin O’Connell, Declan Coughlan; Daniel

McSweeney, Jack O’Connell, Mark Quinn.

Sub: Kiki Daly for Declan Coughlan

Eire Og James Shiels; Denis O’Keeffe, Colm Murphy, Ciaran

McKenna; Killian Murphy, Sean O’Connor, Craig

O’Driscoll; Daniel O’Shea, Ciaran Hutchinson;

Michael O’Shea, Michael Kelleher, Daniel O’Connor;

Daniel O’Sullivan, Ronan Dennehy, Jack McCarthy.

Subs: Kevin Hallissey for Michael Kelleher

Darren O’Gorman for Craig O’Driscoll

Liam Fouhy for Jack McCarthy

Vinnie Coffey for Daniel O’Sullivan

Referee: Oliver Webb (Tracton)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Mayfield 2-11 Valley Rvs 0-13

A storming finish saw Mayfield overcome the challenge of Valley Rvs in this Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship game which was played in Ballinhassig on Monday evening last.

In what was an exciting contest Valley Rvs played with the wind in the opening half and almost straight from the throw-in they took the lead with a long range pointed free from Anthony McCarthy. A point from play from Darragh Crowley doubled their account before Nicky Kelly with a point from a placed ball got Mayfield off the mark in the 7th minute. A brace of points from placed balls by Crowley increased Valley Rvs advantage but in the 14th minute they suffered a setback when a long delivery from Sean Seward caused panic in their defence and quick as a flash Eoin Doherty reacted to slot the loose ball to the net for the equaliser 1-01 to 0-04. However Valley Rvs with Tim Cummins, Darragh Murphy, Eoin Delaney and Darragh Crowley steadying the ship responded in style and thanks to the accuracy of Crowley from placed balls, who chipped in with four points, and a beauty from play by Delaney they went in at the break leading 0-09 to 1-01.

On the resumption Valley Rvs increased their advantage with early points from Colm O’Connell and Derek Canty but gradually Mayfield came more into the game. Driven on by the performances of Sean O’Sullivan, Shane O’Donovan and Shane Seward in defence, Nicky Kelly in midfield and up front Kevin Punch, Ciaran Cronin and Eoin Doherty they began to click into gear. Three pointed frees from all angles by Kelly and one from play by Punch saw them get back into the reckoning by the 41st minute 1-05 to 0-11. A minute later another pointed free from Crowley relieved the pressure for Valley Rvs but at this stage their opponents were firing on all cylinders and after a point from Kelly a great move involving Kelly and William Holland saw O’Donovan split the post to let two between the sides with 13 minute remaining. A brace of pointed frees from Kelly gave them equality and with another from a placed ball they took the lead for the first time in the 55th minute 1-10 to 0-12. Valley Rvs now were rocked but in fairness they hit back with a pointed free from Crowley making for a grand stand finale. However Mayfield could now see the winning post and with a powerful goal from the inrushing Niall Creedon, after a pin-point cross from hid midfield partner Kelly, followed by a point from play by Kelly they secured victory on the final scoreline of 2-11 to 0-13 and will now meet either Douglas or Erins Own in the Qtr/Final.

Scorers: Mayfield Nicky Kelly 0-09 (0-08 frees); Eoin Doherty and Niall

Creedon 1-00 each; Kevin Punch and Shane

O’Donovan 0-01 each.

Valley Rvs Darragh Crowley 0-09 (0-06 frees; 0-02 ‘65s); Anthony

McCarthy 0-01 (free); Eoin Delaney, Colm O’Connell

and Derek Canty 0-01 each.

Teams: Mayfield Olan Bond; Darren Crowley, Ronan O’Sullivan, Sean

O’Sullivan; Shane Seward, Shane O’Donovan, William

Holland; Nicky Kelly, Niall Creedon; Ciaran Cronin,

Shane Clancy, Kevin Punch; Eoin Doherty, Matthew

Cooney, Emmett O’Shaughnessy.

Sub: Calvin Casey for Emmett O’Shaughnessy

Valley Rvs Conor O’Sullivan; Dan Lynch, Tim Cummins, Cathal

Crowley; Anthony McCarthy, Darragh Murphy, Colm

O’Connell, Eoin Delaney, Joseph Lynch; Gearoid Ryan

Gary Farrell, Gerry Crowley; Derek Canty, Darragh

Crowley, Eoin Fallon.

Subs: David McCarthy for Joseph Lynch

John Cottrell for Gerry Crowley

Referee: Frank Fitzpatrick (Clyda Rvs)

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship

Na Piarsaigh 4-19 Carrigtwohill 2-11

A “hat-trick” of goals from Shane Duggan aided Na Piarsaigh to see off the challenge of Carrigtwohill in this Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship game which was played in Watergrasshill on Tuesday evening last.

Taking the initiative from the outset Na Piarsaigh led by capable displays from Cian Buckley, Christopher Joyce. Paul Cumming, Alan Kenneally and Shane Duggan took the game to their opponents and with points from Danny Morrissey and Cumming they took an early lead. Although Carrigtwohill responded with a pointed free from the accurate Kevin Murphy their opponents continued to control the game and with further points from Jonathan English, Alan Kenneally, Keith Buckley, Morrissey and Cumming they eased themselves to a 0-10 to 0-03 lead by the 20th minute. Carrigtwohill were then dealt a double blow when the unfortunate Cian Buckley went down with a reoccurrence of a knee injury which had kept him of action for most of the season which resulted with in the ball being worked through to Duggan and he made no mistake in find the net and with well taken points from Ryan Lynch and Alan Hogan they went in at the break leading 1-14 to 0-06 with Murphy and Jason Leahy getting the additional points from Carrigtwohill.

Carrigtwohill had now some work to do but on the resumption but they gave themselves some hope with a goal from sub Kieran Baverstock and a point from Murphy to reduce the deficit. As Morrissey, Cumming, Kenneally and Duggan exchanged points with Murphy, Leahy and Alan Goggin the “City” side maintained their grip on the game and with Duggan grabbing his second goal as the game was going into its final phase it now seemed to be a done deal. In fairness to Carrigtwohill they kept up their challenge resulting in a goal from Daniel O’Mahony after his high shot ended up in the net off a defender’s hurley but goals from Kenneally and Duggan completed the scoring for Na Piarsaigh to see them advance to the Qtr/Finals on the final scoreline of 4-19 to 2-11 where they will meet Blackrock in what promises to be a cracking contest.

Scorers: Na Piarsaigh Shane Duggan 3-02; Alan Kenneally 1-04 (0-03 frees);

Keith Buckley 0-03 (0-1 free); Jonathan English 0-03;

Danny Morrissey 0-02; Paul Cumming 0-02; Alan

Hogan, Ryan Lynch and Graham Long 0-01 each.

Carrigtwohill Kevin Murphy 0-08 (0-07 frees); Daniel O’Mahony

1-00; Kieran Baverstock 1-00; Jason Leahy 0-02;

(0-01 free); Alan Goggin 0-01.

Teams: Na Piarsaigh Keith Harris; Cian Buckley, Liam Connery, Alan Bell;

Keith Buckley, Adam Dennehy, Christopher Joyce;

Danny Morrissey, Eoin Connelly; Paul Cumming, Alan

Hogan, Jonathan English; Alan Kenneally, Ryan Lynch

Shane Duggan.

Subs: Graham Long for Ryan Lynch

Eoghan Hannifin for Eoin Connelly

Carrigtwohill William McCarthy; Jay Horgan, Cian Buckley, Aaron

Gosnell; Padraic Hogan, Colm Cronin, Richie Forde;

Kyle O’Shea, Kevin Murphy; Cian Rohan, Daniel

O’Mahony, Ory O’Donoghue; Alan Goggin, Jason

Leahy, Sean Rohan.

Subs: Kieran Baverstock for Cian Rohan

Ronan Higgins for Cian Buckley (inj.)

Eoghan O’Mahony for Sean Rohan

Sean Casey for Ory O’Donoghue

Referee: Mick Sheedy (Shanballymore)


Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship

Na Piarsaigh 4-19 Carrigtwohill 2-11

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Mayfield 2-11 Valley Rvs 0-13

Castlelyons 1-17 Sliabh Rua 1-10 (aet)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

Clann na nGael 1-13 Bantry Blues 0-11

Co Minor “A” Regional Football Championship

Delanys 2-08 Macroom 1-06

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Sarsfields 3-16 Mallow 2-05

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Kilbrittain 4-18 St Vincents 5-14

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 2

Na Piarsaigh 2-14 Ballincollig 3-06

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Erins Own 3-12 Fr O’Neills 3-05

Fermoy 2-14 Killeagh/Itas 2-09

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Mallow 1-07 Kinsale 1-06


Tuesday 31st August

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Cloughdubh v Donoughmore at Ovens @ 6.45 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Wednesday 1st September

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship – Qtr/Final

Duhallow v Shandrum at Mallow @ 6.45 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship – Qtr/Final

Beara v Douglas at Ballincollig @ 8.00 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 1 Minor Football League – Group 1

Castlehaven v St Finbarrs at Castlehaven @ 7.30 pm.

Co Premier 2 Minor Football League – Group 1

Clyda Rvs v O’Donovan Rossa at Mourne Abbey @ 7.30 pm.

Thursday 2nd September

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

Nemo Rngs “B” v Valley Rvs at Ballinhassig @ 6.45 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Friday 3rd September

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Bandon v Killeagh/Itas at Church Road @ 6.45 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Qtr/Final Ballinhassig v Fermoy at Carrigtwohill @ 6.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Saturday 4th September

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

Clonakilty v Passage at Cloughdubh @ 5.00 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 1

Brian Dillons v Cloughdubh at Pairc Diolunaigh @ 6.45 pm.

Monday 6th September

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship – Qtr/Final

Blarney v Midleton at Caherlag @ 6.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Courcey Rvs v Eire Og at TBC @ 6.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Tuesday 7th September

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship

O’Donovan Rossa v Canovee at Clonakilty @ 6.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling League – Group 2

Sliabh Rua v Mayfield at Riverstick @ 6.45 pm.