Hard luck to Kevin Denihan (Manager), Niall Kearney (Analysis), Owen O Sullivan, Cathal O’Mahony and Paddy Kennedy on the Munster Minor Football final defeat against Cork at Semple Stadium on Wednesday night. Kevin Denihan has come up from Under 14 with this group of players, winning the Under 15 Dermot Earley Cup along the way, and they were hugely unlucky to lose the Munster Minor Final. Having been totally dominant entering the second-half water break, they lost momentum and Cork came from behind to nailed the scores that won the game. The next step is to keep this group together and progress them onto Under 20 over the next few years.
Best of luck to John Kiely, Kieran Hickey and Mark Quinlan in the All Ireland Final next weekend. For health reasons, not everyone will be make the choice to travel and sit in a stadium amongst 40,000 people, but rest assured that everyone not in attendance will be there in spirit.
The Galbally Senior Footballers were beaten 0-9 to 0-7 in the County Senior Football Championship by Newcastlewest. This now means that we have the Round 2 fixture against Fr Casey’s next Saturday 21st August in Kilmallock at 1.30pm. This is effectively a knockout fixture. Ticket information will be available.
The squad for Newcastlewest was: Peter Morrissey (0-1), Ryan Tobin, Roibeard Donovan, Peter O Dwyer, Jack O’Mullane, Liam Casey, Eoin O’Mahony, Kieran Hickey (0-1), Mike Donovan, Owensie Sheehan, James Ryan, Ciaran Sheehan, Ger Quinlan (0-4), Jamie Morrissey (0-1), Gary McCarthy: Subs: Eoin McGrath for McCarthy, Robert Sampson for Ciaran Sheehan, Josh Dineen for Jamie Morrissey. Dylan O’Sullivan, John Kearns, Cathal Flynn, Pa Murphy, Michael O’Dwyer, Frank Cussen, Johnny McCarthy, Jordan Dineen, Paddy Donovan, Cathal Shanahan, Jack Donovan, Shane Hanrahan, Sean Kearney, Billy Donoghue.
The latest Split the Pot winner was Mary Hogan Emly with €229