Tesco Homegrown Senior Ladies Football Club Championship Final – Termon (Donegal) 3-12 Mourneabbey (Cork) 1-13
Termon (Donegal) defeated Mourneabbey (Cork) by 3-12 to 1-13 in the Tesco Homegrown Senior Ladies Football Club Championship Final on Sunday November 30th at Tuam Stadium.
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Termon seal Ladies’ senior club title
All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Club Final: TERMON (Donegal) 3-12 MOURNEABBEY (Cork) 1-13
Report from GAA.ie
Geraldine McLaughlin produced one of the great final displays in any sport when single-handedly turning Mourneabbey’s dream of history into a nightmare in a pulsating Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland senior club ladies football final in Tuam.
McLaughlin went into the game with an average of just over 15 points, having totted up 22-27 in six championship outings. She improved slightly on that by scoring 3-8 on the grandest stage.
Mourneabbey managed to keep the 21-year-old Donegal sharpshooter fairly quiet in the first half, holding her to a goal from play, scored in the 10th minute after a sharp turn.
They had no answer to her speed, strength, shimmying hips, dancing feet and sublime finishing in the latter period though.
On occasions, the Cork side – who were chasing a unique treble having previously been All-Ireland junior and intermediate champions – had six players attempting to block the route of the ball to McLaughlin’s arms, and then McLaughlin’s own path to goal. Those attempts were futile as the Termon captain was not to be denied.
“I can’t believe it” she buzzed, still panting from her exertions. “We went in at half time four points down but that definitely wasn’t us. We knew we had to play our game in the second half and if we did we’d come through.
“They were a good side and we knew they would be. I think we went out at the start thinking of their game plan but then we just changed to ours. That turned the game. The backs were unbelievable.
“We just couldn’t get going in the first half. It was the first time all year we did that. We just had to go out and play the ball.”
McLaughlin didn’t want to dwell at all on her personal heroics. Having already praised the Termon defenders for shutting out the likes of Ciara O’Sullivan and Laura Fitzgerald, who had been so dangerous in the first half, she shrugged off any questions about her contribution.
“I don’t count what I score. It’s about the team. To win with your family, your parish, is unbelievable. It’ll be a Bank Holiday for the week in Termon.”
Termon held onto possession too much in that opening period, which was a cardinal error with such a lethal finisher inside.
Meanwhile, direct running was paying huge dividends for Mourneabbey. Ciara O’Sullivan was magnificent taking the ball from deep, while Fitzgerald was the game’s key operator, adding three points from play to three from frees.
It was 0-10 to 1-3 at the interval and at that juncture, the feeling was that Mourneabbey’s greater array of threats would win the day.
O’Sullivan stretched the lead to five early in the second half with her fourth point, but by the time Fitzgerald kicked Mourneabbey’s next score from her first touch of the second half 17 minutes in, the landscape had changed entirely.
The sin-binning of Rebecca Larkin for a high tackle on McLaughlin in the 41st minute was crucial and a minute later, the full-forward had her second goal, leaving a trail of defenders in her wake. She had already raised three white flags by that stage and added another, before Róisín Friel had a rising shot palmed over by Méabh O’Sullivan. That made it 2-9 to 0-11.
Emer Gallagher saw yellow for Termon 10 minutes from time though and within seconds, Mourneabbey sub, Katie Healy found the net to make it a one-point game.
With Mourneabbey now having the numerical advantage, you felt that they might turn it around but Sharon McLaughlin’s ability to continually feed her sister with her quick ball proved significant.
The skipper toe-poked her third goal to the corner of the net to finally seal the deal and she added a point for good measure to round off an unforgettable day.
Scorers for Termon: G McLaughlin 3-8 (0-4fs); M O’Donnell 0-2(fs); S McLaughlin, R Friel 0-1 each
Scorers for Mourneabbey: L Fitzgerald 0-7(4fs); C O’Sullivan 0-4; K Healy 1-0; R Harrington 0-1
TERMON: L Gallagher, E Gallagher, O McCafferty, P McCafferty, M Carr, N McLaughlin, T McCafferty, S McGroddy, R McCafferty, L McElwaine, S McLaughlin, G McDaid, R Friel, G McLaughlin, M O’Donnell. Subs: N Friel for McElwaine (21); D Kelly for P McCafferty (53); L McElwaine for Carr (60)
MOURNEABBEY: M O’Sullivan, S Conroy, CA Stack, A O’Sullivan, R Larkin, R O’Sullivan, E Meaney, M O’Callaghan, N O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan, B O’Sullivan, R Harrington, K Coakley, L Fitzgerald, D O’Sullivan. Subs: K Healy for Coakley (38); M O’Callaghan for Harrington (50); S O’Callaghan for Stack (52)
Referee: G Chapman (Sligo)
Austin Stacks (Kerry) defeated The Nire (Waterford) by 3-5 to 2-4 in the AIB Munster GAA Club Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday November 30th at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
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Munster SFC Final: Stacks battle back for glory
MUNSTER SENIOR CLUB FOOTBALL FINAL: AUSTIN STACKS (KERRY) 3-5 THE NIRE (WATERFORD) 2-4
Fourteen man Austin Stacks won an incident packed Munster club football final at a sunny Pairc Ui Chaoimh as the Kerry champions ended a 38-year wait for provincial silver. Green flags from Shane O’Callaghan, David Mannix and Pa McCarthy proved significant in a five goal thriller.
Stephen Stack’s side trailed by four points when Shane Carroll was dismissed by referee Conor Lane on 14 minutes but they rebounded in a composed manner. Their retention of possession was impressive throughout and flame haired full forward Shane O’Callaghan proved a thorn in the side for The Nire all afternoon, the Man of the Match finishing with 1-1 from play. Kieran Donaghy and Greg Horan got a grip around the middle particularly in the second period while corner back Fearghal McNamara limited Conor Gleeson to one point from play.
The Nire, looking to become the first Waterford side to collect the Munster title, will regret 12 wides and two gift wrapped concessions at the opposite end. The second of those mistakes allowed Pa McCarthy drill home a decisive penalty on 42 minutes.
The Déise winners bolted from the traps and led by 1-3 to 0-0 within eight minutes. Captain Shane Ryan lofted a stunning shot to the top corner of the net on three minutes as Michael O’Gorman, Brian Wall (free) and Conor Gleeson added singles. Against the grain, Shane O’Callaghan worked his way in for a goal in the ninth minute.
Shane Ryan answered with a free but The Nire failed to register for the remainder of the half. Stacks’ number eleven Shane Carroll received his marching orders on 14 minutes after a second yellow for a late challenge on Jamie Barron. This setback prompted them into action and The Nire never regained the composure they showed during the early stages and Stacks weaved their pattern patiently.
After 19 minutes, disaster struck for The Nire when a short kickout fell straight into the hands of O’Callaghan and he supplied David Mannix for a straightforward finish (1-4 to 2-0). Mannix levelled the tie before the break from a free as the momentum swung towards Austin Stacks.
A fantastic Shane O’Callaghan point off his left boot sent them into the lead for the first time 24 seconds after the restart as Donaghy fetched the throw in. Mikey Collins then claimed his first point as Stacks assumed control of the contest (2-3 to 1-4).
There was another twist nine minutes into the second half when Shane Walsh robbed Donaghy of possession in the centre of the park. The Kerry All Star appealed for a free but Lane waved away his claims and The Nire went on the offensive. Seamus Lawlor found Michael Moore and he placed the ball past Darragh O’Brien (2-4 to 2-3). It was to prove their last score of the afternoon and another huge turning point was just around the corner.
The Nire spilled the ball in front of goal and that forced Tom Wall into giving away a cheap penalty. Wing back Pa McCarthy stepped up to the mark and smashed the spot kick straight down the centre of the goal. Another Mannix free gave them three points to spare entering the last quarter.
Benji Whelan’s charges continued to spurn easy chances in front of the posts as Stacks laid back on their advantage. Too many turnovers also proved the undoing of The Nire. Stacks held their nerve and worked the insurance score. Fiachna Mangan tagged on a late point much to the delight of the noisy band of Austin Stacks supporters in the stand. Captain Barry Shanahan raised the Munster cup to keep the All Ireland dream alive into the New Year.
Scorers for Austin Stacks: D Mannix 1-2 (2f), S O’Callaghan 1-1, P McCarthy 1-0 (1-0 pen), M Collins, F Mangan 0-1 each.
Scorers for The Nire: S Ryan 1-1 (1f), M Moore 1-0, C Gleeson, Michael O’Gorman, B Wall (f) 0-1 each.
AUSTIN STACKS: D O’Brien; D McElligott, B Shanahan, F McNamara; P McCarthy, C Jordan, C O’Connell; W Guthrie, K Donaghy; M Collins, G Horan, D Bohan; D Mannix, S Carroll, S O’Callaghan. Subs: J Dennis for O’Connell (H-T), F Mangan for Collins (44), W Kirby for Guthrie (48), D Long for Mannix (56), M O’Donnell for Bohan (61).
THE NIRE: T Wall; J Walsh, T O’Gorman, Maurice O’Gorman; S Lawlor, B Wall, D Wall; C Guiry, S Walsh; Michael O’Gorman, M Moore, J Barron; S Ryan, L Lawlor, C Gleeson. Subs: K Guiry for J Walsh (40), T Cooney for Ryan (50), D Ryan for Guiry (59).
Referee: C Lane (Cork).
Report: Tomás McCarthy for GAA.ie
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AIB Munster GAA Club Intermediate Football Championship Final – Ardfert (Kerry) 1-12 Valley Rovers (Cork) 1-10
Ardfert (Kerry) defeated Valley Rovers (Cork) by 1-12 to 1-10 in the AIB Munster GAA Club Intermediate Football Championship Final on Saturday November 29th at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.
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Tesco Homegrown Intermediate Ladies Football Club Championship Final – Castleisland Desmonds (Kerry) 2-11 Clonbur (Galway) 1-6
Castleisland Desmonds (Kerry) defeated Clonbur (Galway) by 2-11 to 1-6 in the Tesco Homegrown Intermediate Ladies Football Club Championship Final on Saturday November 29th at Corofin, County Clare.
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Castleisland Desmonds claim All-Ireland intermediate club ladies title
Castleisland Desmonds (Kerry) 2-11 Clonbur (Galway) 1-6
Report from thescore.ie
LEANNE MANGAN’S ACCURACY from frees was the key ingredient as Castleisland Desmonds held off a concerted Clonbur rally in the second half to be crowned Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland intermediate club ladies football champions in Corofin yesterday. Underground conditions were difficult at the Clare venue but that didn’t stop both sides serving up a treat to the big crowd in attendance.
The final margin was harsh on the Galway Gaeltacht girls, as Castleisland substitutes Elaine Guiney and Laoibhse Walmsley struck for a goal and a point from the game’s last two acts deep in injury-time. There was no questioning the merit of the Desmonds’ success though, as they held the upper hand for the majority of proceedings and should have led by more than four points at the interval.
In the end, they held their nerve well to see off the Clonbur onslaught and captain Lorraine Scanlon was understandably exultant immediately afterwards.
“It’s fantastic,” beamed the Kerry star. “It’s what you dream about. To win an All-Ireland with your club, with the girls you grew up with, is unbelievable. The support was fantastic. Castleisland was all decorated during the week and there was a great buzz around the town. Fair dues to the supporters, they came out in their droves today.
“Clonbur came at us strongly but we had a tough game in the semi-final that went to extra time and I’d say that stood to us. When it came down to it, the girls stood up today. “This is one of the sweetest victories you could ever wish for.”
Desmonds were certainly the superior unit in the first half and when Mangan slotted her first free after just 30 seconds, they had a lead they never yielded.
Áine O’Connor and Scanlon had added to that score by the time Mairéad Seoighe got Clonbur off the mark with a 12th minute free taken in lovely languid fashion off the turf. Both sides spurned opportunities but Clonbur could afford them less given that they were generally on the back foot.
Melissa Holland made a smart save from Lorna Seoighe but the problem for the former Galway All-Ireland winner was that she had to go too deep to gain possession. By contrast, with so much ball going the other way and the likes of 16-year-old Andrea Murphy excelling as a ball-winner in the Castleisland half-forward line, the under-pressure Clonbur defence conceded frees that Mangan punished.
The full-forward did have a low shot for goal deflected just wide but her fourth successful free and fifth point in total of the first half made it 0-7 to 0-1.
Clonbur did finish the half strongly with points from Mairéad and Lorna Seoighe before half time to give them some hope however.
They looked dead and buried though when Mangan’s kick from 30 yards hopped into the net with O’Connor distracting Clonbur goalie Rita Ní Chearnaigh in the 38th minute. By this stage, Lorna Seoighe was moved to full-forward and she scored a point before setting up substitute Michaela Ní Chearnaigh for a 45th minute goal that really galvinised the westerners.
It was a fantastically-composed finish by the 15-year-old, who was closed down initially but turned back onto her left to stitch an unstoppable shot beyond Holland. When Sinéad Nic Aodhagáin added a point four minutes later, it was a three-point game — 1-8 to 1-5.
A number of injury stoppages appeared to stall the Clonbur momentum however, and a couple of Mangan frees calmed the Kerry champions before the late injury-time flurry embellished the final margin.
Castleisland Desmonds: L Mangan 1-7(0-6fs); E Guiney 1-0; R Cronin, L Sanlon, A O’Connor, L Walmsley 0-1 each
Clonbur: M Ní Chearnaigh 1-0; S Ni Aodhagáin, M Seoighe(fs), L Seoighe(1f) 0-2 each
CASTLEISLAND DESMONDS: M Holland, M Shine, A Lyons, J Lynch, T Mangan, C Lynch, E Mangan, A Leonard, E Lynch, R Cronin, L Scanlon, A Murphy, S Murphy, L Mangan, A O’Connor. Subs: L Walmsley for S Murphy (55), E Guiney for O’Connor (60)
CLONBUR: R Ní Chearnaigh, A Nic Aodhagáin, T Ní Mhoráin, A Ní Charragáin, E de Bhallis, Aoife Seoighe, P Nic Gearailt, J Ní Mhoráin, S Nic Aodhagáin, K Uí Chatháin, L Seoighe, M Seoighe, C Seoighe, Aoibhinn Seoighe, A Ní Dhochartaigh. Subs: M Ní Chearnaigh for C Seoighe (42)
REFEREE: J Flood (Wexford)
Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Niall McInerney Cup Final (Junior Hurling ‘A’) – Good Counsel College, New Ross 0-22 Midleton CBS 0-15
Good Counsel College, New Ross defeated Midleton CBS by 0-22 to 0-15 after extra time in the Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Niall McInerney Cup Final (Junior Hurling ‘A’) on Saturday November 29th at Carriganore, Waterford IT Sports Campus, Waterford.
Good Counsel surge to McInerney Cup win
Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Niall McInerney Cup Final
GOOD COUNSEL, NEW ROSS 0-22 MIDLETON CBS 0-15
Hurling has the habit of throwing up classics many times during the year but on the final weekend of November anyone who was in WIT Sports Campus in Carriganore was treated to another memorable contest as Good Counsel College saw off Midleton CBS after extra time on an ideal day for hurling, in the Masita All Ireland Post Primary Schools Junior A Cup Final.
Good Counsel are now the holders of both the hurling and football Junior national titles as this skilful bunch of men from Wexford and Kilkenny combined again for glory. With a minute remaining in normal time it looked like Midleton CBS inspired by high scoring forward Liam Gosnell were on their way to victory before Richard Hennessy powered up from corner back to land an eighty yard leveller in the 61st minute of normal time and that magical moment set up an extra twenty minutes.
Extra time proved a step to far for the Cork men as Good Counsel who were more physical in the middle third of the field made their superior fitness count and once they got on a scoring role in extra time they were not going to be stopped claiming the Niall McInerney Cup for the first time in their history.
With two packed stands and fantastic singing and noise from both sets of supporters this game was set up, the skill on the field matched the excitement in the stands as free takers Liam Gosnell and Luke Sinnott got their respective sides off the mark in the opening five minutes from dead balls.
Liam Gosnell a talented, lightning fast corner forward raced clear to fire over Midleton CBS second point of the contest, but Good Counsel began to show more dominance winning more ball in midfield where Sean Nolan and Thomas O’Connor held the edge. This area of the field set up three quick fire points for the New Ross School as Nolan pointed and then balls into the inside corner forwards yielded points from Rory Higgins and Sam Wall.
Chris Coughlan and Sean O’Leary Hayes were making life very difficult for the Good Counsel forwards and their heroics in defence set up Liam Gosnell for his third point of the game. Wing forward Jim Ryan and impressive Rory Higgins were next to point for Good Counsel as the men in blue and white moved 0-6 to 0-3 in front after 17 minutes.
The game was fast and open and score were not hard to come by with the brilliant under foot conditions and Midleton CBS closed the gap to one point when Liam Gosnell added two more pointed frees for his side. Not to be out done by Gosnell, Good Counsel free taker Luke Sinnott added another for his side but fantastic scores on the 24th and 25th minutes from Daire Crotty and Liam Gosnell tied up the scores at seven points apiece.
The Wexford School had the final say in the opening half as Luke Sinnott and Rory Higgins converted fine scoring chances to send Good Counsel in front by 0-9 to 0-7 at half time. Good Counsel added to their total immediately after the restart when Jim Ryan found space to point before the men in red from Midleton CBS hit back with superb points from Daire Crotty and Liam O’Shea.
Powerful midfielder Thomas O’Connor was next on the score board for Good Counsel when he was rewarded for some fine fielding in midfield. The real thorn in the Good Counsel side was Liam Gosnell but when he pointed again for Midleton CBS it was cancelled out by a pointed free by Luke Sinnott, leaving the scores at 0-12 to 0-10 in Good Counsel’s favour as the game moved into the final quarter.
The Cork men drew level soon however as Liam Gosnell and second half substitute Padraig O’Brien pointed on the run. Parity did not last long however at Midleton pushed two points clear and it was that man again Liam Gosnell as he added his ninth and tenth points of the game.
Good Counsel roared on by their huge support did not panic however and with three minutes remaining they tied the scores up at 0-14 to 0-14 with a Luke Sinnott 21 yard free and a point from Sean Nolan making sure of an exciting finish.
It was no surprise when Liam Gosnell got a sniff of another point for Midleton he dually obliged and looked to have sealed the win. But it was to be an incredible long range effort by Good Counsel corner back Richard Hennessy that saw his 80 yard strike sail over the bar to send the game to extra time as the final score after sixty minutes read 0-15 apiece.
A ten minute break in the dressing room seemed to work wonders for Good Counsel as they showed great composure for the first extra period, despite missing some early scoring chances they eventually hit the front as Darragh Hartley, Jimmy Sutton and Luke Sinnott pointed superbly. The defence of Good Counsel was immense in extra time with corner backs Cathal O’Connor and Jamie Myler sniffing out the threat in the corner while Jack Walsh and Richard Gill both oozed confidence under any high balls.
Good Counsel Goalkeeper Jack Byrne Doyle made some vital saves as Midleton began to look for a goal, and right before half time in extra time Good Counsel moved 0-19 to 0-15 in front as Luke Sinnott pointing for the sixth time in the game.
Midleton’s race was run they had nothing left to give as Good Counsel snuffed out several scoring chances and with a sweeper employed in the second half of extra time any balls sent in by the Cork men were dealt with by Good Counsel.
Sam Wall, Jim Ryan and Mark O’Neill added three more points for good measure to put a gloss on Good Counsel’s win. It was not a fair reflection of the effort of a brilliant Midleton side, but the greater physicality and fitness won through in the end as the Good Counsel players were engulfed by a tide of running supporters when referee John O’Brien from Tipperary blew his full time whistle at the end of extra time.
GOOD COUNSEL COLLEGE: Jack Byrne Doyle, Cathal O’Connor, Jack Walsh, Richard Hennessy (0-1), Jamie Myler, Eoin Porter, Richard Gill, Sean Nolan (0-2), Thomas O’Connor (0-1), Luke Sinnott (0-7 all frees), Mark O’Neill, Jim Ryan (0-3), Rory Higgins (0-3), Jimmy Sutton (0-1), Sam Wall (0-2). Subs: Darragh Hartley for Walsh (blood), Darragh Hartley for Nolan (injury), Michael Galvin for Wall.
MIDLETON CBS: Ross Walsh, Adam Daly, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Ed Leahy, Sean O’Meara, Jack McDonnell, Brendan Twomey, Daire Crotty (0-2), Chris Coughlan, Charlie Terry, Andrew Leahy, Liam O’Shea (0-1), Chris Power, Conor Keegan, Liam Gosnell (0-11 (0-4 frees). Subs: Padraig O’Brien (0-1) for Power, Kalen O’Donoghue for O’Shea, Ryan McConville for O’Meara, Brendan Twomey for Keegan.
Referee: John O’Brien (Tipperary)
Report: Noel Holohan for GAA.ie
Saturday 29th November 2014
Masita GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools
Niall McInerney Cup Final (Junior Hurling ‘A’)
Good Counsel College, New Ross (Loch Garman) v Midleton CBS Secondary School (Corcaigh)
Venue: Carriganore, Waterford IT Sports Campus, Waterford at 2pm
Referee: John O’Brien(Tiobraid Árann)
Extra-time to be played if necessary
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Tesco Homegrown Junior Ladies Football Club Championship Final – Murroe-Boher (Limerick) 3-11 St Ciaran’s (Roscommon) 1-1
Murroe-Boher (Limerick) defeated St Ciaran’s (Roscommon) by 3-11 to 1-1 in the Tesco Homegrown Junior Ladies Football Club Championship Final on Saturday November 29th at Ballinasloe.
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Murroe-Boher Provide Fantastic Display to Claim TESCO Homegrown All Ireland Junior Club Title
Murroe Boher (Limerick) 3-11 St. Ciaran’s (Roscommon) 1-1
It was a famous day for the newly formed Murroe Boher of Limerick who produced a devastating display to win the TESCO Homegrown Junior All Ireland Club Final at the expense of St. Ciaran’s of Roscommon.
A near flawless first half for the Limerick club set them on their way as they settled the contest before the half time whistle thanks to goals from Michelle Norris and Lisa Leonard. Much of the dominance of the Limerick club was established in midfield where Shauna Ryan and Niamh Richardson immediately seized the match by the scruff of the neck as both players scored early points. Norris struck for goal after 12 minutes as her speculative effort went directly into the St. Ciaran’s net and was immediately followed by a point from Claire Keating. Lisa Leonard then piled the pressure on St. Ciaran’s as she finished brilliantly to the net when put through by Claire Keating. Shauna Ryan scored another point for Murroe before St. Ciaran’s replied with their first score of the match, a badly needed goal from Aoife Bandon, right on the stroke of half time to give hope to the Roscommon club.
However that hope was short lived as Lisa Leonard effectively ended the match as she grabbed the ball after a scramble on the goal line and finished to the net from point blank range. From then until the final whistle it was a procession for the champions elect who continued to rack up the scores with only a soul point from St. Ciaran’s Rachel Fitzmaurice in reply. The last score of the match came from the boot of Murroe substitute Keely Lenihan to seal a 3-11 to 1-01 victory for the Limerick club.
It was a very difficult day for St. Ciaran’s who were overwhelmed from the first whistle but they had good performances from goalkeeper Paula Daly and Rachel Fitzmaurice. There were superb performances all over the pitch for the Murroe side with corner backs Aoife Meaney and Saoirse Barry at the heart of an excellent defensive display along with dynamic wingback Kathryn Fahey who also popped up with a point of her own and Louise Crowley who played a captain’s role at centre half back. Grainne Regan and Claire Keating lead the forwards well with Michelle Norris particularly impressive at wing forward. However, it was at midfield that this match was won where Shauna Ryan was a fantastic presence alongside the deserved Player of the Match Niamh Richardson.
Murroe-Boher: A. Barry, A. Meaney, S. O’Connor, S. Barry, A. Regan, L. Crowley (capt), K Fahey (0-01), N. Richardson (0-02), S. Ryan (0-03, 2 frees), M. O’Meara, Grainne Regan (0-02, 1 free), M. Norris (1-00), L. Leonard (2-00), C. Keating, A. Russell.
Substitutes: Roisin O’Malley for Saoirse Barry, Aimee O’Brien for Lisa Leonard, Alanagh Russell for Keely Lenihan (0-01)
St. Ciaran’s: Paula Daly (capt), Ali Crean, Niamh Connolly, Sarah Crean, Honor Ennis, Shauna Fitzmaurice, Chloe Whyte Lennon, Niamh Brandon, Rebecca Brennan, Aoife Beades, Elaine Daly, Ciara Brennan, Laura Fleming, Aoife Brandon (1-00), Rachel Fitzmaurice (0-01).
Substitutes: Ali Crean for Eala Ní Chumhall
Press Release from Munster GAA:
Munster GAA Awards €1 million to Clubs
The Munster GAA Council has announced details of the 2014 Development Grant Scheme, funding club and school capital development projects across the province.
Council Chairman Robert Frost said “I am delighted to announce the awarding of €1 million in grants supporting development projects in 106 clubs and 6 schools throughout Munster. These grants have supported an impressive range of capital development projects, which saw GAA Clubs invest over €6 million in total. Of the fund available to us this year, Central Council provided €540,000, with the balance of €460,000 coming from our own resources.
“This development grant scheme underlines our commitment to the promotion of our games across the province. Over the last five years, this fund has invested €5.5 million in Club and School projects as The Association strives to provide best in class facilities for players and supporters alike. The fruits of the investment can be seen across the six counties of Munster and underlines the strength of the GAA in the province. These grants would not be possible without the great support we get from the many thousands of people who attend our games each year and we are delighted to be able to redistribute income from games to the clubs and schools of the province.”
The final round of the Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Corn Ui Mhuiri Senior A Football (Under 18 1/2) took place on Wednesday November 26th with 7 games down for decision.
Following these games, Clonakilty CS, Tralee CBS, St Brendans Killarney, Col Na Sceilge, St Francis College Rochestown, HS Clonmel, P.S Chorca Dhuibhne and I S Kilorglin have qualified for the Corn Ui Mhuri Quarter-Finals
Wednesday 26th November
Corn Ui Mhuiri Round 3
DLS Macroom 0-10 Col Cholim Ballincollig 0-09
Clonakilty CC 4-07 Tralee CBS 1-09
St Brendans 1-14 Col Na Scelige 2-06
Mercy Mounthawk 1-13 St Flannans 3-08
St Fachtnas Skib 3-11 West Lim Colleges 2-06
Rochestown 1-08 HS Clonmel 0-6 – Match Report / Photos
ISK Killorglin 3-08 Col Chriost Ri 3-07
Corn Uí Mhuirí Table after round 3
|Corn Uí Mhuirí Table|
|Col Cholim Ballincollig||3||1||2||0||2|
|St Brendans Killarney||3||3||0||0||6|
|Col Na Sceilge||3||2||1||0||4|
|St Flannans Ennis||3||1||2||0||2|
|Mercy Mounthawk Tralee||3||0||3||0||0|
|St Francis College Rochestown||3||2||0||1||5|
|St Fachtnas Skibbereen||3||1||1||1||3|
|West Limerick Colleges||3||0||3||0||0|
|P.S Chorca Dhuibhne||2||2||0||0||4|
|I S Kilorglin||2||1||1||0||2|
|Col Chríost Rí||2||0||2||0||0|
Please note that the teams are listed in order of qualification.
Game of the Week
St Francis College Rochestown v High School Clonmel
When – Wednesday November 26th at 2:30pm
Where – Mourneabbey
Referee – Diarmuid Kirwan (Cork)
Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3
All Media and Munster Council passes accepted.
For the Record
|St Francis College Rochestown||High School Clonmel|
|2014 / 2015 Team Management||Liam Sheehan, Eamonn Hennessey, Liam O Murchu||David Nugent, Tony Gleeson|
|2013 / 2014 Corn Uí Mhuirí Performance||Lost out in the Group stages on score difference||Failed to qualify for the group stages|
|2013 / 2014 Frewen Cup Under 16 ½ A Football Performance||Won the Frewen Cup with a 3-12 to 2-14 victory over St. Brendans Killarney||Lost to St. Flannans by a point|
|Number of Corn Uí Mhuirí titles||1||1|
|Last Corn Uí Mhuirí Title||1950||1928|
Corn Uí Mhuirí Group C Fixtures
Teams – HS Clonmel, St Francis College Rochestown, St Fachtnas Skibbereen, West Limerick Colleges
Teora Aoise: 1/6/96
|Round 1 –
St Fachtnas Skibbereen 2-10
St Francis College Rochestown 3-7
HS Clonmel 2-7 West Limerick 0-3
HS Clonmel 4-3 St Fachtnas Skibbereen 1-8
St Francis College Rochestown 2-17
Round 3 – November 26th
St Fachtnas Skibbereen v West Limerick Colleges
St Fachtnas Skibbereen v HS Clonmel
St. Francis College Rochestown
|Eoghan O Brien||Douglas|
|Shane Kingston (C)||Douglas|
|Cian Denn||St Michaels|
|Conor O Regan||Douglas|
|Philip O Callaghan||St Michaels|
|Kevin O’Donovan||Nemo Rangers|
High School Clonmel
|Liam Powell||Clonmel Commercials|
|Ciaran Barrett||Clonmel Óg|
|Jake Mulcahy||The Nire|
|Stephen Ryan||The Nire|
|Nicky Kavanagh||Moyle Rovers|
|Darragh Phelan||Clonmel Commercials|
|Danny Owens (JC)||Moyle Rovers|
|Kyle Peters||Clonmel Commercials|
|Ross Peters||Clonmel Commercials|
|Paul Maher (JC)||Killsheelan|
|Gavin Ryan||Clonmel Commercials|
|Shane O Meara||The Nire|
|Dara Ryan||Moyle Rovers|
|Calvin Boland||Clonmel Commercials|
|Michael O Reilly||Clonmel Commercials|
|Liam Cooney||The Nire|
|Ciaran Looney||The Nire|
|Keenan Cunningham||Clonmel Commercials|
|Cian Drohan||Clonmel Commercials|
|Ciaran Walsh||The Nire|
|Jamie Ahearne||Clonmel Commercials|
|Nathan Croke||Moyle Rovers|
|Ian McGrath||Moyle Rovers|
|Michael Morrissey||Clonmel Commercials|
|Matt Barlow||Clonmel Commercials|
Corn Uí Mhuirí Table heading into round 3
|Corn Uí Mhuirí Table|
|Col Cholim Ballincollig||2||1||1||0||2||2|
|St Brendans Killarney||2||2||0||0||4|
|Col Na Sceilge||2||2||0||0||4|
|Mercy Mounthawk Tralee||2||0||2||0||0|
|St Flannans Ennis||2||0||2||0||0|
|St Francis College Rochestown||2||1||0||1||3||15|
|St Fachtnas Skibbereen||2||0||1||1||1||-4|
|West Limerick Colleges||2||0||2||0||0||-25|
|P.S Chorca Dhuibhne||2||2||0||0||4|
|I S Kilorglin||1||0||1||0||0|
|Col Chríost Rí||1||0||1||0||0|
Corn Uí Mhuirí Roll Of Honour
St. Brendan’s, Killarney (20) – 1929, 1930, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2008, 2010
Tralee CBS (15) – 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1976, 1999, 2000, 2007
Coláiste Chríost Rí, Cork (15) – 1967, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2011
Colaiste Iosagain, Ballyvourney (7) – 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1981
De La Salle College Waterford (5) – 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965
Colaiste Na Sceilge, Caherciveen (4) – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009
North Monastery, Cork (3) – 1935, 1936, 1988
St Flannan’s College, Ennis (3) – 1959, 1993, 1995
St. Fachtna’s, Skibbereen (3) – 1982, 1990, 1991
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne (3) – 2012, 2013, 2014
Limerick CBS (2) – 1956, 1960
CBS High School Clonmel (1) – 1928
Colaste na Mumhan (1) – 1939
Rochestown College (1) – 1950
Intermediate School, Killorglin (1) – 1996
Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Cork (1) – 2005
De La Salle, Macroom (1) – 2006
Mitchelstown CBS captured the An Dara Ui Dhonobhain Cup following a 2-17 to 1-5 victory over Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Blarney in the Munster Under 16.5 C Hurling championship final at Mallow on Wednesday November 26th.
Easy win for Mitchelstown CBS in Munster Under 16 HC final
Mitchelstown CBS 2-17 Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal (Blarney) 1-5
By Paddy Ryan for the Cork Evening Echo
Mitchelstown CBS had a very easy win over Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal (Blarney) in the Munster Under 16 C HC final at Mallow on Wednesday November 26th. From the start the winners quickly gained control. They defended confidently with their midfielders getting through an enormous amount of work that resulted in their attack getting some very good scores. Early points by George Pendle (2) and Cathal O’Mahony opened up an early lead. Blarney settled and they had two points in quick succession. The first following a free out of defence by Declan O’Hanlon to Michael John Shine who pointed and the second three minutes later when O’Hanlon and Peter McSweeney combined for James Dineen who sent over 0-3 to 0-2. CBS upped their performance significantly. Rapid points by George Pendle, James Keating and Dylan Kent opened up a lead 0-6 to 0-2. Blarney had two wides with Adrian English having a very good point for the winners. Michael John Shine pointed a free for Blarney. CBS struck for their first goal when a great delivery out of defence by Jordan Sheehy found Mark Keane who passed to George Pendle who placed Cathal O’Mahony who found the net. Both sides exchanged points with the winners 1-11 to 0-4 clear at the interval.
James Keating pointed a ’65 on the resumption with Dylan Kent putting Mark Keane through for a great point 1-13 to 0-4. There was no way back for Blarney who now trailed by 12 points. Both sides made a number of substitutions. Michael John Shine had Blarney’s last point from a free in the 38th minute. Mark Keane put Cathal O’Mahony through on goal but a superb save by James Walsh denied a certain goal. The winners second goal came in the 43rd minute when a long delivery by Cathal O’Sullivan was finished by George Pendle. Scoil Mhuire replied immediately when David Donovan goaled 2-13 to 1-5. The last few minutes saw the winners add points by Cillian Dollion, George Pendle and James Keating that gave them a very easy win. After the game Christy O’Donovan grandfather of the late Darragh O’Donobhain presented the O’Donobhain Memorial Cup to Adrian English CBS captain in the presence of John Brennan Administrator Munster Colleges Board.
Scorers for Mitchelstown CBS : G Pendle 1-5 (0-3f) C O’Mahony 1-2, J Keating 0-4 (0-2f, 0-2 ’65s) A English 0-2, D Kent 0-1, M Keane 0-1, C Harrington 0-1, C Dollion 0-1.
Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal : M. J Shine 0-3f. D Donovan 1-0, J Dineen 0-1, C Power 0-1.
MITCHELSTOWN CBS: I Butler (Kildorrery) K Roche (Ballygiblin) S O’Sullivan (do) J Sheehy (Glenroe) L Finn (Ballygiblin) J Keating (Kildorrery) J Coughlan (Glanworth) J Conway (Fr Sheehy’s) C O’Sullivan (Ballygiblin) C Harrington (Kildorrery) G Pendle (Ballygiblin) D Kent (Kildorrery) C O’Mahony (Ballygiblin) M Keane (do) A English (Capt) Skeheenarinky)
Subs: T Vaughan (Skeheenarinky) for C O’Mahony, S Walsh (Ballygiblin) for M Keane, C Dollion (do) for J Conway, J Macken (Skeheenarinky) for D Kent, S Doyle (Ballygiblin) for C Harrington.
SCOIL MHUIRE GAN SMAL: J Walsh (Blarney) P Buckley (Na Piarsaigh) P. B Murphy (Grenagh) M Sheehan (do) B Buckley (do) D O’Hanlon (Blarney) L Aherne (do) M J Shine (do) C Dennehy (Whitechurch) D McNamara (do) P McSweeney (Grenagh) B Dennehy (Blarney) J Dineen (do) D Donovan (Whitechurch) C Power (Blarney)
Subs: A Kelleher (Whitechurch) for C Dennehy, B O’Connell (Grenagh) for D McNamara, N Linehan (Whitechurch) for M Sheehan, K McSweeney (Blarney) for L Aherne.
Referee : Joe Larkin (Douglas)
Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Blarney and Mitchelstown CBS in Munster final
Preview by Paddy Ryan
This Wednesday November 26th at 1:30pm in Mallow, the first Munster Under 16.5 C Hurling championship final will take place for the An Dara Ui Dhonobhain Cup.
Two Cork schools have come through from the 25 entries. Both sides have had impressive runs on their way to the final. Mitchelstown CBS had a preliminary round game against Presentation Ballingarry that CBS won easily on a scoreline of 4-20 to 1-14. In the lst round proper CBS played Scarriff CC and they won easily by 3-15 to 1-7. Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal (Blarney) faced Colaiste an Trocaire Rathkeale in their first round with the Cork side having an impressive win by 3-15 to 0- 4.
In the quarter finals CBS played St Joseph’s Borrisoleigh and ran out comfortable winners by 4-14 to 0-7. In the same quarter final stage the Blarney side overcame St. Anne’s Killaloe by 3-12 to 0-13.
The semi finals were played last week. CBS were first into the action in Tallow on Friday against St Augustine’s Dungarvan. The Mitchelstown side trailed 0-6 to 0- 5 at half time. They put in a great second half and helped by two goals by Mark Keane they emerged winners by 2-15 to 1-10. Key players for CBS were Mark Keane, George Pendle, Cathal O’Mahony, James Keating and Adrian English. CBS scorers were Mark Keane 2-1, George Pendle 0-6(0-1f) Adrian English 0-3, James Keating 0-3 (0-2f, 0-1’65) Cathal O’Mahony 0-2.
Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal were in action in their Munster semi final on Monday in Ballincollig against Coachford Community School. Three first half goals helped the Blarney side to lead at the break 3-9 to 0- 9. Coachford got back on terms in the second half closing the gap but a goal by David O’Donovan in the 43rd minute restored an 8 point lead 4-10 to 1-11. Scoil Mhuire with good displays by David O’Donovan, Michael John Shine, Declan Hannon, and James Dineen held out for a 4-15 to 1- 20 win. Scoil Mhuire scorers were David O’Donovan 2-2, Michael John Shine 0-7 (0-6f, 0-1 ’65) James Dineen 1-3, Peter McSweeney 1-0, Darragh McNamara 0-1, Barry Dennehy 0-1, Conor Power 0-1. The final is very much a 50/50 outcome. Both teams have good scoring power with some talented players on both sides.
The cup for this final is the Darragh Ui Donobhain Memorial Cup. Darragh Ui ‘Donobhain’s short life was from 1996 to 2011. He was a student at Desmond College Newcastlewest Co Limerick. He was a very talented young player in both football and hurling. He played with his parish club team Monagea at all underage levels, with his school and with Limerick Under 15s. Darragh represented his county on Development Squads at Under 13, 14 & 15 age groups. He was captain of the Desmond College lst year team that won the Limerick Colleges final in 2009. He passed away on December 12th 2011 as a result of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.