THE club’s U14 footballers played their last game in the Rebel Óg West A league on Tuesday evening, September 11th ending with a good win over Gabriel Óg in Ballydehob.
The final score stood Bantry Blues 4-06, Gabriel Óg 1-09 with Patrick Casey (2), Russell Barry and Fionn O’Driscoll the goalscorers.
On the same evening the U12 hurlers played Caheragh in Wolfe Tone Park.
After a good start by the Blues the visitors came back well but Bantry held out to win by four points.
On Saturday last the U16 footballers came away from Kilmichael after a hard fought win against Eire Óg of Ovens in their championship quarterfinal.
Playing with the wind in the first half Bantry got off to a good start and were leading by 2-06 to 1-02 at half time, Tim Foley (pen.) and Darren Cronin the goalscorers.
Eire Óg played much better in the second half and with the aid of the wind pulled back to within three points of Bantry.
However, great defending and two spectacular saves from goalkeeper Michael Casey halted any comeback and further points from Shane McCarthy ensured that Bantry went on to win by 3-10 to 2-08.
This was a great team performance with Tim Foley, Seán O’Leary, Eoin Lynch, Michael Casey and Tim Cronin especially standing out and a man of the match display by Anthony Hanley.
Bantry scorers were: Tim Foley 1-2, Shane McCarthy 1-3, Darren Cronin 1-2, Mark Keohane 0-1, Seán O’Leary 0-1, Anthony Hanley 0-1. Bantry will face Glanmire in the county semi-final, details to be announced.
Sunday was a busy day for the club’s underage hurlers with the U14s playing O’Donovan Rossa in the morning in Skibbereen.
This was their final fixture in the Rebel Óg West C/D league and they came away with a good win by 4-07 to 8 points.
Goalscorers on the day were Eoghan Minihane, Billy Foley, David O’Sullivan and Tom Daly.
Later that day the U12s were in Ballydehob to play Gabriel Óg.
This was a close encounter which Bantry lead at half time by 2-01 to 1-02.
However the home team got on top in the second half and gave a fine display of point scoring to win by 4-09 to Blues 4-04.
David O’Sullivan had the distinction of scoring a goal for Bantry in both games, James Crowley, Shane Murray and James O’Shea the other goalscorers for the U12s.
All roads lead to Macroom on Saturday next when Bantry Blues U16 hurlers take on Grenagh in the county final.
The game is at 5.15pm and this team deserve your support in their bid to bring the cup back to Bantry.