Cork County Minor Board Match Reports

15 November, 2010

Cork County Minor Board

Match Reports

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship – Semi-Final

St Finbarrs 3-10 Na Piarsaigh 0-10

A hat-trick by Ian Lordan enabled St Finbarrs to see off the challenge of Na Piarsaigh in this Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship – Semi-Final which was played in Ballincollig on Saturday afternoon last.

In was an entertaining contest St Finbarrs, who are the holders, were first off the mark when Lordan kicked over a pointed free in the 2nd minute. Na Piarsaigh were quick to respond with points from Shane Duggan and Alan Hogan before the ‘Barrs rose to the challenge and with some excellent points from Adrian Murphy, Edward Finn and Lordan they regained the initiative to lead 0-04 to 0-02 by the 14th minute. Na Piarsaigh were alive to the danger and with the likes of Christopher Joyce, Cian Buckley, Alan Hogan and Shane Duggan answering the call they took the game to their opponents resulting in some well executed points from Hogan, Duggan (two) and Keith Buckley to regain the lead 0-06 to 0-04 with six minute left to the break. It was now their opponents turn to reply and they did nor fail when a minute later Lordan popped up for his and his side’s first goal when after a long clearance from James Goggin was flicked on by Eoin McGreevey Lordon was on hand to finished the move to the net and with points from Adrian Murphy and Darragh Comyns they went in at the interval leading 1-06 to 0-06.

On the resumption Na Piarsaigh came out in a more determined mood and with points from Hogan and Liam Connery they reduced the deficit to the bare minimum. The ‘Barrs were now coming under some pressure but with James McDonnell in goal, who proved steady all through, Sam Ryan, James Goggin, Ian McGuire, Adrian Murphy and Ian Lordan leading the charge they stepped up a gear and with a ten minute scoring spell they put the game outside their opponents reach. In the 41st minute Lordan had his second goal, this time after a powerful shot from Comyns was superbly saved by Keith Harris he was in like a flash to strike the rebound to the net, and a minute later he completed his hat-trick when he expertly converted a penalty after a foul on McGreevey. As the ‘Barrs confidence rose they pressed home their advantage with a brace of points from McGreevey and another beauty from Edward Finn to lead 3-09 to 0-08 with the game entering its final ten minutes. In fairness to Na Piarsaigh they did try their utmost to get back into the game but in truth they were fighting an uphill battle as this scoring burst all but put paid to their aspirations and although they had points from Connery and Duggan it proved to be too little too late as St Finbarrs advanced to the final on a scoreline of 3-10 to 0-10 where they will meet the winners of Douglas and Nemo Rngs.

Scorers: St Finbarrs Ian Lordan 3-02 (1-00 pen; 0-02 frees); Adrian Murphy

0-03 (0-01 ’45); Edward Finn 0-02; Eoin McGreevey 0-02;

Darragh Comyns 0-01.

Na Piarsaigh Shane Duggan 0-04 (0-01 frees); Alan Hogan 0-03; Liam

Connery 0-02; Keith Buckley 0-01.

Teams: St Finbarrs James McDonnell; Sam Ryan, Alan O’Connor, Patrick

Coakley; Sean Keane James Goggin, Enda Dennehy; Ian

McGuire, Jamie Burns; Cian Madden, Edward Finn, Adrian

Murphy; Ian Lordan, Eoin McGreevey, Darragh Comyns.

Subs: Mark Twomey for Cian Madden

Craig Power for Sean Keane

Paul McCarthy for Darragh Comyns

Na Piarsaigh Keith Harris; Kelvin Gleeson, Adam Dennehy, Anthony

Dennehy; Dean McMahon, Christopher Joyce, James

McDonnell; Paul Cumming, Cian Buckley; Liam Connery,

Keith Buckley, James Moynihan; Eoin Hanifin, Alan

Hogan, Shane Duggan.

Subs: Eoin Connolly for Eoin Hanifin

Graham Long for Alan Hogan

Colin Long for Kelvin Gleeson

Mark Sheehan for James Moynihan

Paul Murphy for Liam Connery

Referee: Conor Lane (Banteer)

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship – Semi-Final

Sam Maguire 3-05 Canovee 0-12

Sam Maguire’s ability to conjure up goals at vital stages proved the main difference in their victory over Canovee in this Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship – Semi-Final which was played in Cloughdubh on Saturday evening last

In what was a fine exhibition of football in which both sides displayed some fine touches Canovee opened the scoring with a pointed free from Aidan Deasy inside the first minute. As Sam Maguires gradually came into the game they equalised in the 6th minute when Kevin O’Connell was on target from a placed ball and a minute later they took the lead when after some fine work from O’Connell as he sat up Mark Quinn for the first goal of the game. A great run by Ross Crowley saw Sam Maguires extend their advantage as he split the posts with a great point to give them a 1-02 to 0-01 lead by the 9th minute. Reading the danger signals Canovee increased their efforts and with Sean O’Connor, Liam Kelleher, Aidan Deasy and Darragh Ring coming more into the game they sat about reducing the deficit. A brace of pointed frees from Deasy were followed by another pair from Ring as they gained parity by the 17th minute at 0-05 to 1-02. Sam Maguires responded with points from Kevin O’Connell and Mark Quinn to regain the lead but with half time approaching Canovee got their noses in front thanks to well taken points from Sean O’Connor, Liam Kelleher and Damien Ahern but all that changed in injury time when Kevin O’Connell blasted the net to see Sam Maguires go in at the break leading 2-04 to 0-08.

The “Carbery” side that were having strong performances from Darren Sweetnam, Brian Dullea, Kevin O’Connell and Jack O’Connell extended their advantage on the resumption with a neat point from Mark Quinn. Canovee hit back with points from Deasy and Aidan Moynihan, who was introduced as a sub for the second half with great effect, to make it a one point game but in the 43rd minute their hopes received a major setback when after Kevin O’Connell’s initial shot was saved his brother Jack was on hand to knock the rebound to the net 3-05 to 0-10. Canovee to their credit increased their efforts and attacked at every opportunity to get back into contention but they found their opponent’s defence in an unyielding mood and were limited to two points from Moynihan to see Sam Maguires run out deserving winners 3-05 to 0-12 and they will now meet the winners of Bandon and Clonakilty in the final.

Scorers: Sam Maguires Kevin O’Connell 1-02 (0-02 frees); Mark Quinn 1-02;

Jack O’Connell 1-00; Ross Crowley 0-01

Canovee Aidan Deasy 0-04 (frees); Aidan Moynihan 0-03; Darragh

Ring 0-02 (0-01 free); Sean O’Connor, Liam Kelleher and

Damien Ahern 0-01 each.

Teams: Sam Maguires Aidan O’Sullivan; Davie O’Brien, Kevin Cotter, Donal

Rice; Ross Crowley, Darren Sweetnam, Maurice Murphy;

Brian Dullea, Mark Sanderson; Brendan McCarthy, Kevin

O’Connell, Declan Coughlan; Daniel McSweeney, Jack

O’Connell, Mark Quinn.

Sub: Kieran Daly for Declan Cotter

Canovee James Cassidy; Donal Cronin, Paul Twomey, Charles

Kenneally; Jamie Lynch, Damien Ahern, Daniel O’Sullivan

Sean O’Connor, Liam Kelleher; John Buckley, Aidan

Deasy, Darragh Ring; Mark Verling, Stephen Kelleher,

William Ahern.

Subs: Aidan Moynihan for William Ahern

James Moynihan for Paul Twomey

Bryan Twomey for Stephen Kelleher

Kevin Deasy for Mark Verling

Referee: Niall Barrett (Carrigtwohill)

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

Kilmichael 3-09 Clondrohid 2-07

A much more determined and better balanced Kilmichael side saw off the challenge of Clondrohid in this Co Minor “C” (12 a-side) Football Championship Final which was played in Macroom on Sunday last.

Played in ideal conditions on a perfect surface this was a game of contrasting fortunes with Clondrohid getting off to a flying start. Almost straight from the throw-in the ball was gathered by Kieran Lynch and he made no mistake in splitting the posts for their opening score. Things got better in the second minute when Stephen Murphy broke through for a powerful goal to be followed by points from Mark Creed and Kieran Lynch to see them race into a 1-03 lead after eight minutes. Eventually Kilmichael burst into life with Noel McSweeney, Donal Kelly and Finbarr Buckley tightening up in defence, Peter Kelly taking command in midfield and up front Brendan Cotter and Daniel Twomey started to cause major problems for their opponents defence. They opened their account with a pointed free from Brendan Cotter in the 10th minute and from there on their scoring machine began to click into action. Points from Shane Cotter and Twomey reduced the deficit and when Brendan Cotter goaled in the 23rd minute the sides were on level terms at 1-03 apiece. Kilmichael were now in full flow and with two points apiece from Twomey and Brendan Cotter they went in at the break leading 1-07 to 1-03.

Although Clondrohid who had battling displays from Kieran Lynch, Lorcan Lynch and John O’Connell gave themselves some hope with an early point from Kieran Lynch on the resumption there opponents were vigilant and stamped their authority when Twomey made no mistake from the penalty spot to extend their advantage. Points from David O’Leary and Kieran Lynch kept Clondrohid in with a chance but a third goal from Darragh Foley saw Kilmichael strengthen their position to lead 3-07 to 1-06 with the game entering its final quarter. After an exchange of pointed frees between Lynch and Twomey Clondrohid were thrown a lifeline when corner-back Sean O’Connor nipped in for a goal after some fine work from Sean O’Callaghan, who had moved outfield in the closing stages, but fittingly the final score fell to Twomey when kicked over a pointed free to see Kilmichael victorious on the final scoreline of 3-09 to 2-07 and make up for their disappointment in losing the “Muskerry” final to the same opponents.

After the game the cup was presented to the winning captain, Noel McSweeney by Bill Harte, GPC Member of the Cork Co Minor Board amid wild scenes of jubilation by the Kilmichael supporters.

Scorers; Kilmichael Daniel Twomey 1-05 (1-00 penalty; 0-02 frees); Brendan

Cotter 1-03 (0-02 frees); Darragh Foley 1-00; Shane Cotter


Clondrohid Stephen Murphy 1-00; Sean O’Connor 1-00; Kieran Lynch

0-05 (0-03 frees); Mark Creed and David O’Leary 0-01


Teams: Kilmichael Shane Masters; Noel McSweeney (Capt.), Donal Kelly;

Edward Burgoyne, Finbarr Buckley, Stephen Kelleher;

Peter Kelleher; Darragh Foley, Shane Cotter, Shane

Foley; Brendan Cotter, Daniel Twomey.

Subs: Stephen O’Farrell for Peter Kelleher b/s

Peter Kelleher for Stephen O’Farrell

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

Christopher Flanagan, Kieran Lynch, Lorcan Lynch; John

O’Connell (Capt.); Mark Creed, Stephen Murphy, Neilius

Murphy; David O’Leary, Gary Kelleher.

Subs: Kevin Healy for Gary Kelleher

Referee: Martin Collins (Clonakilty)


Co Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship – Final – Replay

Castlelyons 3-10 Bandon 0-12

Co Minor “A” Hurling Championship

Semi-Final: Rathluirc 2-18 Kiltha Og 1-06

Final: Rathluirc 2-10 Watergrasshill 3-06

Co Minor “C” (12 a-side) Hurling Championship

Dromtariffe 1-14 St James 1-12

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship – Semi-Final

St Finbarrs 3-10 Na Piarsaigh 0-10

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship – Semi-Final

Sam Maguires 3-05 Canovee 0-12

Co Minor “A” Football Championship – Qtr/Final

Kiskeam 3-12 Delanys 1-08

Co Minor “B” Football Championship – Final

Ilen Rvs 1-14 Naomh Aban 2-06

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

Kilmichael 3-09 Clondrohid 2-07

Co Premier 1 Minor Hurling League – Semi-Final

Blackrock 3-10 Carrigtwohill 1-05

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

Blarney 1-09 Ballinhassig 1-07

Imokilly/Seandun Minor “B” Football League – Final

Cobh 1-08 Russell Rvs 1-03


Thursday 18th November

Co Premier 1 Minor Football Championship – Semi-Final

Douglas v Nemo Rngs at TBC

Saturday 20th November

Co Minor “C” (12 a-side) Hurling Championship

Newmarket v Clondrohid at TBC @ 2.00 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “B” Football League

Gabriel Rngs v Aghabullogue at Rosscarbery @ 2.00 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Pobal Ui Chaoimh v Glanworth TBC @ 2.00 pm (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Sunday 21st November

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship – Semi-Final

Bandon v Clonakilty at TBC @ 2.00 pm (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “A” Football Championship – Semi-Finals

Valley Rvs v Rathluirc at TBC @ 2.00 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Erins Own v Kiskeam at TBC (Ex/Time if Reqd.) or Friday

Co Minor “B” Hurling Championship

St Fachtnas v Clyda Rvs at Coachford @ 1.30 pm. (Ex/Time if Reqd.)

Co Minor “C” (12 a-side) Hurling Championship

Dromtariffe v St Colms at TBC @ 11.45 am (Ex/Time if Reqd.)