Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship – Final

08 November, 2010

Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship – Final

Bandon 0-09 Castlelyons 0-09

A late point from Michael Cahalane ensured that Bandon and Castlelyons will have to do it all over again next weekend when in Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday afternoon last they finished up all square in this Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship Final.

In what was a most enjoyable and closely contested encounter Bandon got off to the better start when with points from Sean Og Murphy and Mark Sugrue they took an early lead. Castlelyons although slow to settle finally came more into the game and with Eoin Barry, Colm Spillane, Ronan Fenton, Eoin Maye and Michael Spillane getting to grips with their opponents they began to gain control. Two points from Michael Spillane equalised before Michael Cahalane regained the lead for Bandon with a point from a placed ball in the 12th minute 0-03 to 0-02. A pointed free from Spillane gained parity for Castlelyons as they now upped a gear and with some excellent points from Chris Cotter, Ronan Fenton, Brian Carroll and Colm Spillane they went in at the break leading 0-07 to 0-04 with Bandon’s fourth point coming from a placed ball by Cahalane.

On the resumption Castlelyons confirmed their authority with points from the Spillane brothers, Anthony and Michael to increase their margin and it now looked as if they had the measure of their opponents. However Bandon had other ideas and rising to the challenge they upped their performance. Urged on by the promptings of James McSweeney in goal; Peter Murphy, Mark Sugrue, Eoin Ryan and their top scorer Michael Cahalane they slowly began to get the upper hand and following a brace of points from Cahalane there were now only three between the sides as the game entered its final quarter. A point from Josh Desmond brought them closer and now as both sides strove for victory there were plenty of close shaves on both sides with both goal-keepers being called into action on a number of occasions. As the excitement mounted Cahalane made it a one point game with two minutes remaining and with Bandon piling on the pressure he showed tremendous composure when he sent over the equaliser a minute from time and although both sides tried their utmost to get the winner it was not to be as the game ended all square at 0-09 apiece.

Scorers: Bandon Michael Cahalane 0-06 (0-02 frees); Sean Og Murphy,

Mark Sugrue and Josh Desmond 0-01 each.

Castlelyons Michael Spillane 0-04 (0-02 frees); Chris Cotter, Ronan

Fenton, Brian Carroll, Colm Spillane and Anthony Spillane

0-01 each.

Teams: Bandon James McSweeney; Rob Long, Padraig O’Leary, Matthew

McNamara; Michael Beecher, Peter Murphy, Colin

Swanton; Phillip Crowley, Sean Og Murphy; Michael

Cahalane, Mark Sugrue, Jamie Crowley; Shane Hickey,

Aidan Dullea, Eoin Ryan.

Subs: Josh Desmond for Jamie Crowley

Daithi O’Donovan for Shane Hickey

Castlelyons Eoin Barry; Paudie O’Regan, Colm Barry, Noel McAuliffe;

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

Stevie Joyce; Ronan Fenton, Michael Spillane, Eoin Maye;

Alan Fenton, Chris Cotter, Anthony Spillane.

Subs: Darragh Lawlor for Brian Carroll

Ronan Bransfield for Chris Cotter

Ronan O’Regan for Anthony Spillane

Brian Carroll for Alan Fenton

Referee: Michael Sheehy (Shanballymore)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship – Qtr/Final

Canovee 1-15 Donoughmore 2-11 (aet)

A point in the final minute by Darragh Ring, after extra-time, gave Canovee victory over Donoughmore in this cracking Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship Qtr/Final which was played in Coachford.

In a game in which both sides played some top class football Canovee were first off the mark with a point from a ’45 by Aidan Deasy. Donoughmore replied on the double with a brace of pointed frees from Kevin Kearney before their opponents were again on level terms by the 10th minute courtesy of a pointed free from Darragh Ring. The game really took off three minutes later when a swift move involving Stephan Murphy, Anthony Horgan and Leon Cogan saw Kearney finish to the net to give them a 1-02 to 0-02 advantage. This score seemed to spur Canovee into action when driven on by the displays of Damien Ahern, Sean O’Connor, Aidan Deasy and Darragh Ring they countered with points from Deasy, Sean O’Connor and Ring and in the 22nd minute they regained the lead Mark Verling finished to the net following some fine work from William Ahern and Sean O’Connor and with Deasy and Kearney exchanging points they went in at the break leading 1-06 to 1-03.

On the resumption Donoughmore led by the promptings of Barry Crowley, Alan Twomey, Shane Healy, Kevin Horgan and Kevin Kearney came out in a much more determined mood and after four minutes they were back on level terms after Healy (two) and Horgan split the posts with well executed points. As Gearoid O’Rourke and Aidan Deasy traded points Donoughmore maintained their momentum and by the 47th minute they eased themselves into a 1-09 to 1-07 lead following points from Healy and Kearney. It was now Canovee’s turn to respond and they did not disappoint as two points from Ring and one from Deasy gave them a one point advantage with full time looming but in last minute John Chambers was on target for Donoughmore to take the game to extra-time at 1-10 apiece.

In the first period of extra-time Donoughmore got the perfect start when Leon Cogan set up O’Rourke for a powerful goal. Again Canovee were equal to the challenge and hit back with points from Deasy and sub Aidan Moynihan to trail by the bare minimum 1-12 to 2-10 at the short whistle.

On the resumption Canovee equalised with a neat point from another sub Stephen Kelleher but by the 74th minute Donoughmore had edged themselves back into the lead thanks to a well judged point from Horgan. Time was now of the utmost for Canovee but they rose to the challenge and after Sean O’Connor equalised it now looked as if a draw was on the cards but in one final attack Ring gained possession and with deadly accuracy he kicked over the winner to see his side advance on the semi- final by the bare minimum 1-15 to 2-11 where they will meet Sam Maguires.

Scorers: Canovee Aidan Deasy 0-06 (0-05 frees; 0-01 ’45); Darragh Ring

0-05 (0-04 frees); Mark Verling 1-00; Sean O’Connor

0-02; Stephen Kelleher 0-01; Aidan Moynihan 0-01.

Donoughmore Kevin Kearney 1-04 (0-04 frees); Gearoid O’Rourke 1-01;

Shane Healy 0-03; Anthony Horgan 0-02; John Chambers


Teams: Canovee James Cassidy; Donal Cronin, Jerry Lucey, Charles

Kenneally; Jamie Lynch, Damien Ahern, Paul Twomey;

Sean O’Connor, Daniel O’Sullivan; John Buckley, Aidan

Deasy, Darragh Ring; Kevin Deasy, Mark Verling, William


Subs: Aidan Moynihan for Kevin Deasy

Liam Kelleher for William Ahern

Stephen Kelleher for John Buckley

John Buckley for Paul Twomey

Donoughmore Diarmuid Healy; Sean O’Mahony, Barry Crowley, Brian

Crowley; Mark Foley, Alan Twomey, Denis Dorney; Shane

Healy, Kevin Horgan; John Chambers, Stephen O’Connor,

Leon Cogan; Anthony Horgan, Kevin Kearney, Gearoid


Subs: William Murphy for Denis Dorney

Seamus Murphy for William Murphy

Co Minor “C” (12 a-side) Football Championship – Semi-Final

Clondrohid 1-07 Garnish 0-06

A strong second half performance when aided by a goal from Stephen Murphy enabled Clondrohid to qualify for the final of the Co Minor “C” (12 a-side) Football Championship when in Macroom on Saturday last they had four points to spare over Garnish.

In what was a most entertaining contest Garnish, who had wind advantage in the opening half, quickly sat about their task and took the game to their opponents with purpose. Points from Brian Terry O’Sullivan and Dean Henshaw gave them the advantage and with Finbarr Sheehan and Sean Terry O’Sullivan, also prominent they made sure they kept their opponents defence on their toes. Further points from O’Sullivan and Henshaw was responded to by similar scores from David O’Leary and Mark Creed but with O’Sullivan scoring a fifth point for the “Beara” side they went in at the break leading 0-05 to 0-02 but in truth it should have been more were it not for some missed opportunities.

On the resumption Garnish increased their advantage with a pointed free from O’Sullivan but gradually Clondrohid began to come more into the game with Sean O’Callaghan in goal, who made a number of brilliant saves, Sean O’Connor, Jack Corcoran, Lorcan Lynch and David O’Leary blossoming in their various roles. A powerful goal from Stephen Murphy after some fine work by O’Connor and Lynch in the 40th minute brought them back to within a point and two minute later they were on level terms when O’Leary shipped over a neat point 1-03 to 0-06. Playing now with greater urgency the “Muskerry” side grew in stature and took the lead with another fine effort from Lynch. Neilius Murphy then got in the scoring act when he split the posts to put them two up. Garnish were now up against it but in fairness to them they tried their utmost to get back into contention but unfortunately for them many of their chances were off target and with a brace of points from David O’Leary Clondrohid sealed their victory to qualify for the final, which will be against Kilmichael, on a scoreline of 1-07 to 0-06.

Scorers: Clondrohid David O’Leary 0-04; Stephen Murphy 1-00; Mark Creed,

Lorcan Lynch and Neilius Murphy 0-01 each.

Garnish Brian Terry O’Sullivan 0-04; Dean Henshaw 0-02.

Teams: Clondrohid Sean O’Callaghan; Sean O’Connor, Jack Corcoran;

Christopher Flanagan, Kieran Lynch, Lorcan Lynch;

John O’Connell; Neilius Murphy, Stephen Murphy, Mark

Creed; David O’Leary, Gary Kelleher.

Subs: Kevin Healy for Gary Kelleher

Desmond Lynch for Christopher Flanagan

Garnish Cormac McNally; Hugh O’Sullivan, Eanna Murphy; Kevin

O’Sullivan, Finbarr Sheehan, Sean Terry O’Sullivan; Brian

Terry O’Sullivan; Cian Harrington, Dean Henshaw, Sean

Henshaw; Paul O’Neill, Eric O’Neill.

Referee: J.J. Murphy (Kilmurry)

Co Minor “C” (12 a-side) Football Championship – Semi-Final

Kilmichael 5-08 Adrigole 2-12

A three goal blitz at the death saw Kilmichael outscore Adrigole in this intriguing Co Minor “C” (12 a-side) Football Championship – Semi-Final which was played in Adrigole on Saturday afternoon last.

Adrigole looked impressive in the opening half with Keith Crowley, Connie O’Shea, Cian O’Neill, Sean O’Shea, Thomas Joe O’Sullivan and David Harrington always to the fore. For their part Kilmichael kept pace as best they could with Shane Masters in goal making a number of telling saves, Noel McSweeney, Edward Burgoyne, Darragh Foley, Brendan Cotter and Daniel Twomey always in the thick of the action. On the scoring front both sides shared four goals O’Sullivan and Harrington for the home side and Foley and Cotter for the visitors but the point scoring abilities were in favour of Adrigole who went in at the break leading 2-06 to 2-03 as O’Sullivan, Harrington and O’Shea kicked over some fine points with Foley and Cotter replying for Kilmichael.

Adrigole continued to show the way on the resumption with well worked points from Harrington and O’Sullivan to increase their margin. Daniel Twomey and Brendan Cotter reduced the deficit with a number of excellent points for Kilmichael but still there was five between the sides as the game was reaching its final stages and with Adrigole playing well within themselves victory looked to be within their grasp. A goal from Twomey made it a two point game and now Kilmichael were really back in contention as they bore down on their opponents goal at every opportunity. As the game was about to go into injury time the “Muskerry” side took the lead when Twomey repeated the dose and with Foley adding a point the pendulum had now swung in their favour. Adrigole were now on the back-foot and as they tried their utmost to get back into contention they were again caught off-guard when Shane Cotter nipped in for Kilmichael’s fifth goal to see his side advance to meet fellow “Muskerry” side, Clondrohid in the final on a scoreline of 5-08 to 2-12.

Scorers: Kilmichael Daniel Twomey 2-03; Darragh Foley 1-03; Brendan Cotter

1-02; Shane Cotter 1-00.

Adrigole Thomas Joe O’Sullivan 1-05; David Harrington 1-05;

Connie O’Shea 0-02.

Teams: Kilmichael Shane Masters: Donal Kelly, Noel McSweeney; Edward

Burgoyne, Finbarr Buckley, Stephen Kelleher; Peter

Kelleher; Darragh Foley, Shane Cotter, Shane Foley;

Brendan Cotter, Daniel Twomey

Adrigole Alan Crowley; Jamie B O’Sullivan, Keith Crowley;

Stephen Crowley, Connie O’Shea, Cian O’Neill; Sean

O’Shea; Aaron O’Sullivan, Thomas J O’Sullivan, Daniel

O’Neill; David Harrington, Zeb Skilling.

Subs: Eoin O’Sullivan for Zeb Skilling (inj)

Paul Green for Jamie B O’Sullivan

Referee: Tom Barry (Bantry)


Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship – Final

Bandon 0-09 Castlelyons 0-09

Co Minor “A” Hurling Championship – Semi-Final

Watergrasshill 4-12 Aghabullogue 2-12

Co Minor “B” Hurling Championship

St Marks 3-19 St Finbarrs “B” 1-07

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship – Qtr/Final

Na Piarsaigh 2-12 Carbery Rngs 2-07

Co Minor “B” Football Championship – Semi-Final

Ilen Rvs 3-10 Cobh 3-07

Co Minor “C” (12 a-side) Football Championship – Semi-Finals

Clondrohid 1-07 Garnish 0-06

Kilmichael 5-08 Adrigole 2-12

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Qtr/Finals

Carrigtwohill 0-14 Bishopstown 2-06

Shandrum w/o Mallow abs


Tuesday 9th November

Co Minor “A” Football Championship Qtr/Final

Kiskeam v Delanys at Mallow @ 6.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “A” Hurling Championship – Semi-Final

Kiltha Og v Rathluirc at Mallow @ 8.00 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Saturday 13th November

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship – Semi-Final

Na Piarsaigh v St Finbarrs TBC (Prov) (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship – Semi-Final

Canovee v Sam Maguires TBC (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Sunday 14th November

Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship – Final – Replay

Bandon v Castlelyons TBC (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “A” Hurling Championship – Final

if Rathluirc v Watergrasshill at Mallow @ 2-00 pm

if Kiltha Og v Watergrasshill TBC @ 2.00 pm.

Co Minor “B” Football Championship – Final

Ilen Rvs v Naomh Aban TBC

Other Proposed Fixtures for the coming Weekend

Co Minor “C2 (12 a-side) Football Championship – Final

Clondrohid v Kilmichael TBC

Co Minor “B” Hurling Championship – Qtr/Final

St Fachtnas v Clyda Rvs TBC (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “C”(12 a-side) Hurling Championship – Qtr/Final

St James v Dromtariffe TBC (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “A” Football Championship – Semi-Finals

Depending on the pairings.

Co Premier 1 Minor Football league – Qtr/Final

Carrigaline v Beara TBC (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “A” Regional Football League – Semi-Final

Ballinhassig v Blarney TBC (Ex/Time if Reqd.)