West Intermediate Hurling League Round 2
Dromcollogher/ Broadford 1-14
A strong first half showing paved the way for Dromcollogher/Broadford to win their opening league game on Tuesday evening against Templeglantine in soft conditions in Dromcollogher. Leading at half time by 1-7 to 0-0 was powered by an excellent work-rate around the field and some tight marking in our backs to prevent chances for our opposition. Keith Lacey was the chief scorer combining some good free taking with an ability to get on the end of some excellent team play to score from play. The key score of the half came just before the whistle when Killian Cahill’s ball in was caught by Michael O’Sullivan who transferred to Sean Ryan who finished to the back of the net and give Dromcollogher/Broadford a comfortable halftime lead. To our visitors credit they battled back at the beginning of the second half with some good scores. Dromcollogher/Broadford did well to weather the storm however with a few more Lacey scores with one from the near right side-line a real highlight and a good finish from Kevin Noonan kept Dromcollogher/Broadford clear of danger as they held on to their hard-earned lead.
Team and Scores for Dromcollogher/ Broadford were:
Glen McNamara, Eamon Ryan, Michael Ryan, Jack Ryan, Garrett Noonan, Séan O’Sullivan, Gerard Noonan, Séan Madden, Thomas Fitzgerald, Killian Cahill, Kevin Noonan (0-1), Kieth Lacey (0-13, 8f), Kenny Lynch, Michael O’Sullivan and Séan Ryan (1-0).
Used Subs for Dromcollogher/ Broadford were:
Darragh Stack for Séan Ryan and Pat Curtin for Eamon Ryan.
Referee: John McGrath
West Junior B Hurling League
Croagh/ Kifinny 2-14
Dromcollogher/ Broadford 1-12
On Friday evening, our Junior B hurlers continued their league campaign with a narrow defeat to a strong Croagh/Kilfinny side in a game played to a very high standard.
Dromcollogher/Broadford had a good start with some fine scores from Thomas Fitzgerald, Brian Noonan and Brian Stack keeping us in the hunt while Timmy O’Carroll pulled off an excellent save to keep his goals intact. A key score came for Dromcollogher/Broadford when Brian Stack flicked a lovely hand pass to Sean Ryan who crashed a super finish to the top corner giving the goalkeeper no chance. At half-time Dromcollogher/Broadford led by 2 points at 1-6 to 0-7 points.
Croagh/Kilfinny came into the game strongly after half time with some sharp scoring and a goal which evaded the unlucky O’Carroll. To Dromcollogher/Broadford credit, they battled back and the introduction of a few subs bolstered our efforts. Adam Cotter was extremely unlucky not to add another goal as the ball just whistled passed the post off a great run. A couple of points from Thomas Fitzgerald and Brian Noonan kept us in touch and in attempting to grab a vital goal to take the lead Croagh/Kilfinny struck on the break to add another goal and cement their victory. The final margin of five points was probably a bit unfair on our team but the performance should give us great confidence for the remainder of the league campaign where we currently lie 5th with 4 sides qualifying for the semi-final.
Team for Dromcollogher/ Broadford was:
Timmy O’Carroll, Eamonn Ryan, Conor Brosnan (Captain), Adrian Cotter, Chris Cotter, Gerard Noonan, Pat Curtin, Jack Shanahan, Thomas Fitzgerald, Sean Ryan, Brian Noonan, Niall O’Brien, Brian Stack, Paddy Lordan, Michael Barrett.
Subs for Dromcollogher/ Broadford were:
Michael Brennan for Adrian Cotter, Darragh Stack for Pat Curtin, Adam Cotter for Michael Barrett, Kevin Quaid for Paddy Lordan and Dan Curtin for Jack Shanahan, Timmy Brosnan and Conor Falvey.
Referee: Michael Sexton (Bruree)
U13 hurling notes
On Thursday night last our u13 hurlers played their second game of the championship away against a very strong hurling club Patrickswell. Dromcollogher / Broadford decided to play against a strong breeze in the first half. The boys really worked very hard battled all over the field were unlucky to be down by 4pts at the break. With the breeze at the boys backs they really upped their performance getting some great pts. They turned the deficit of 4pts to go up by 2 points. Patrickswell went up the field to get 2 goals to put them up by 4pts. There was to be another twist in this game with Dromcollogher/ Broadford racking up some great points in the last few minutes to put a magnificent score of 16 points to Patrickswell 3-5 for the visitors to win by 2 points. This was a brilliant display by all the Dromcollogher/ Broadford team.
The team lined up as follows. B. Lenihan, M. McCarthy, A. O’Sullivan, B. Burke, A. Cussen, O. Stokes, C. O’Callaghan, M. O’Kelly, S. O’Flynn, T. O’Flynn, C. McGarry, C. Burke, C. Boyce, C. Curtin, D. Boyce, P. O’Sullivan, L. Wright, A. Pierce, S. Pierce.
To Limerick Senior Hurlers against Cork, Limerick defeated Cork by 2-25 to 1-17, in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 1.
Best of Luck
To Limerick Minor Footballers and especially our club player Tommy Ryan against Clare, on tomorrow Thursday April 21st, in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale, at 7pm, referee: Seamus Mulvihill (Kerry), in the Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 2 and especially our Club player Tommy.
To Limerick Senior Hurlers against Waterford, on this coming Saturday April 23rd, in TUS Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, at 7pm, referee Séan Stack (Clare), in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 2. Please Support the Limerick Senior Hurlers.
To Limerick Minor Footballers and especially our club player Tommy Ryan against Tipperary, Limerick were defeated by 1-15 to 1-08, in the Munster Football Championship Phase 1 Round 1.
Dromcollogher/Broadford GAA have set up a club information WhatsApp group. We will use this group to send out information on club fixtures and results, lotto updates and results, ticket information and all other notifications relating to the club. This should cut down on the amount of information being sent out on multiple groups. This will be an admin-controlled WhatsApp group. Anyone wishing to be added to this group please contact Adrian Cahill on 085-1044363 or James Noonan on 086-3953316.
West Junior Football League Round 3 VS St. Senan’s, on today Wednesday April 19th, in Foynes, at 7.30pm, referee: Michael Mann (Ballybrown). Please Support our Junior Footballers.
U13 All County Hurling Championship Division 2A Round 1 VS Newcastle West, on tomorrow Thursday April 20th, in Dromcollogher, at 6.30pm, Referee: Donnacha O’Callaghan (Feohanagh/ Castlemahon). Please Support our U13 Hurlers.
West Intermediate Hurling League Round 1 VS Monagea, on tomorrow Thursday April 20th, in Mongea, at 7pm, Referee: Joe Mulcahy (Killeedy). Please Support our Intermediate Hurlers.
West Junior Football League Round 4 VS St. Kieran’s, on this coming Sunday April 24th, in Dromcollogher, at 6.30pm. Please Support our Junior Footballers.
West Senior Football League Round 4 VS Fr. Casey’s, on this coming Tuesday April 26th, in Dromcollogher, at 7pm, referee: John Paul Kiely (Fedamore). Please Support our Senior Footballers.
U13 All County Football Championship Division 1 Round 2 VS Newcastle West, on this coming Monday April 25th, in Dromcollogher, at 6.30pm. referee to be announced. Please Support our U13 Footballers.
U15 All County Hurling Championship Division 2 Round 3 VS Killeedy, on this coming Wednesday April 26th, in Dromcollogher, at 6.30pm, referee: Donnacha O’Callaghan (Feohanagh/ Castlemahon). Please Support our U15 Hurlers.