Our junior A hurlers are through to a first county final in 12 years following a hard-fought 2-15 to 2-12 win over Templeglantine on Sunday. Templeglantine started the brighter and scored the first two points of the game before a goal from Richard Murphy put us back in the driving seat. This was followed soon after by a Templeglantine goal but a Cathal O’Neill point and goal gave us the upper hand on a 2-3 to 1-5 scoreline. Rian O’Byrne and Richard Murphy contributed fine points from play but a second Templeglantine goal brought the teams level. We went in at half time with nothing to separate the sides: 2-7 apiece. Templeglantine got the first two points of the second half but some fine scores from Cathal and Micheál O’Neill pushed us into the lead. Ger Kennedy made a vital save to keep us ahead. We lead by three entering the final stages and as a late Templeglantine free was struck into the side netting, referee Mike Mann blew the full-time whistle and it ended 2-15 to 2-12 in our favour. This result qualifies us for a county quarter final vs Killeedy to be played on the weekend of the 8th/9th October.
Team: Ger Kennedy; Pádraig Byrnes, Jack Dalton, Tom Shanahan; Cian Leahy, Cormac Flanagan, Páraic O’Neill; James Conheady, Cathal O’Neill; Karl Moloney, David Power, Darach Skelly; Rian O’Byrne, Richard Murphy, Chris Shanahan. Subs: Conor Kirby, Micheál O’Neill, Tim Moloney, Mike McCormack, Damien Kearney, Rory Hannan, Brendan Power, Eoghan O’Callaghan, Donnacha Connolly, Seán Keyes, Evan Moloney, Ciarán Kennedy. Thanks to all the supporters who travelled to Knockaderry to support the lads.
Hard luck to the junior B hurlers who lost out to Kildimo-Pallaskenry in the city quarter final last Sunday in Crecora on a 3-14 to 0-14 scoreline. The opening stages saw Kildimo-Pallas take an early lead but some fine points from Pa Sullivan, Steve Keating and Ciarán Kennedy saw us cut the deficit while Pa Walsh, Dom O’Connor and Ciarán Humphreys were battling hard in defence. A Kildimo-Pallas goal just on the stroke of half time gave them a bit of breathing space at the break on a 1-8 to 0-8 scoreline. We traded scores in the second half but a second Kildimo goal stretched their lead out to 5. Some fine points from Conor Burke, Tomás, Steve and Sam Riordan kept us in touch along with a brilliant save from Eoghan O”Callaghan. A third KP goal towards the end of the game but some gloss on the scoreline for them as it ended KP 3-14 C/M 0-14.
Team: Eoghan O’Callaghan; Garbhan Sheehan, Dom O’Connor, Pa Walsh; Ciarán Humphreys, Conor Burke (0-1), Conor Hannan; Fergal Egan, Evan Moloney; Tomás Connolly (0-4), Steve Keating (0-5), Sam Riordan (0-1); Brian Relihan, Pa Sullivan (0-2), Ciarán Kennedy (0-1), Subs: Seán Keyes, Shane O’Connor, Ciarán Heagney, Edward McGrath. This concludes the junior B season for the year. Thanks to all players and the management team of Joe Burke, Niall Carey and Mark Kirby for their hard work and dedication.
Our intermediate footballers have a crucial last round group game vs St Senan’s next Saturday 24th September in Clarina at 3pm. A win in this game would see us secure a county quarter final spot. Please come out and support the lads next Saturday. The ticket link will be posted on the Facebook page later in the week.
Many thanks to all who supported the club’s golf classic in Ballyneety Golf Club last Friday 16th September. It was fantastic to have 44 teams out on the day for this major fundraiser for the club. Congratulations to the Stewart family who finished 1st place, Richard Keays’ team who finished 2nd and Mossie Fitzgerald, Cormac Flanagan and John Blake who were 3rd. The special prize for the lead players’ team went to the Conheady family while Enda O’Shea claimed the longest drive award. Thanks to Ballyneety golf club who facilitated the day.
Well done to our under 17 hurlers who claimed a 1-19 to 3-9 win over Glenroe in their last round game last Saturday. Thanks to all players and coaches for their hard work and dedication all year.
UNDER 11s:
Our U11s travelled to Cork last week on a bus outing. The boys took on playing 2 x 11 a side games and 15 a side game. The lads performed well holding their own in all games against a strong Blackrock outfit. Overall it was a memorable day out for the group. The coaches would like to thank the club who provided a significant contribution to the day out. Special mention for Ger Browne who was the driving force behind the organization of the outing.