Kilbree U14’s qualify for West Cork Final On Thursday evening the U14 hurlers played Bantry, in the West Cork semi-final, in Dunmanway. Kilbree started very strongly with some great points by Jack Murphy. A goal from Cian Murphy in the first quarter set Kilbree up nicely. The Kilbree lads continued to dominate with most of the possession and scoring chances. The half-time score was Kilbree 2-6 to Bantry’s 0-2.
Mixed Fortunes for Junior Hurlers! The junior hurlers played St Colums in Rossmore on Friday evening, in a league encounter. Kilbree were victorious, the final score was Kilbree 0-16 to St Colum’s 0-09. In a reversal of fortunes, the juniors travelled to Ballinascarthy on Sunday where they lost. The final score was Ballinascarthy 0-14 to Kilbree’s 0-11.
Junior hurlers record narrow victory over Newcestown! On Friday evening, the junior hurlers took on Newcestown in a league fixture in Rossmore. This was a very exciting, well matched affair. The Kilbree lads were lucky to record a one point victory.
Junior hurlers open league campaign with a win! Kilbree junior A hurlers opened their county league campaign with a win. The opposition on the day was Courcey Rovers, the match was played in Ballinspittle. The final score was Kilbree 1-12 to Courcey Rovers 0-13.
ON the 27th of February, family and friends of the Beara Ladies Football Club joined together in the newly refurbished Beara Coast Hotel to celebrate the success of the club in 2015. Many players attended this social event which was a great opportunity for all of our members and their families to come together to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our teams from the past year.
Munster Football Final The Munster junior football final against Sneem/Derrynane (Kerry) has been scheduled for Sunday 13th March. The fixture will take place in Knockaderry (Co Limerick) at 1.45pm. Admission to the final will be €10 per adult (children are free). This admission fee will include the match programme and teas/light refreshments in the local hall, after the match. A large attendance is expected for this final, all supporters are
Junior Footballers Qualify for Munster Final! Kilmeen’s Junior B footballers qualified for a historic Munster football final on Sunday. It has been a long season for this cohort of players. They won the county title last July. They won the Munster quarter-final in mid-November and had to wait till mid-February for the next round. The Munster semi-final was played against Fedamore (Limerick) in Knockaderry.
Kilbree Camogie AGM A hugely positive Kilbree camogie club AGM was held on Friday night last. Deirdre O’Leary (secretary) welcomed everyone to the meeting. Everyone at the club wishes to thank outgoing chairperson, Claire Collins, for all of her hard work and dedication over the past number of years. Deirdre outlined the activities of the club for the year. Deirdre thanked all coaches, mentors and those that helped in any
Dinner Dance The club’s dinner dance will take place on Friday 29th January in Fernhill House Hotel. The occasion will celebrate the county success of the junior footballers, the success of the U21 footballers and the U14 hurlers. Tickets are available from Ray Collins, Gavin Twohig, Micheal McCarthy, Noel O’Donovan, Ger Collins and Jason Collins. A great night is assured.
Junior Footballers lose out in league final! The Junior D footballers played a league final against Ilen Rovers on Saturday, in Leap. This was a very close encounter, the sides were level with twelve points each at full time. Extra time was played, Ilen Rovers proved that bit too strong in extra time. The score after extra time was Ilen Rovers 1-15 to Kilmeen’s 0-16.
Kilbree U12 Camogie team unlucky in County Final! U12 Camogie County Final The replay of the U12 camogie county final took place in Ballinlough last Saturday. Sarsfields provided the opposition. Kilbree got off to a great start with great frees taken by Emma O’Driscoll. A goal by Caoimhe Murphy after twenty minutes set gave Kilbree a good lead. In the dying moments of the first half, Sars clinched a
Kilbree U14 Hurlers complete the Double! Kilbree U14 hurlers defeated St Oliver Plunketts on Sunday morning to claim the U14 league title. They have already captured the U14 West Cork championship having beaten Clonakilty. This was a thrilling game of hurling with great scores taken from all over the field. Plunketts got the opening goal but Kilbree fought back immediately with a Thomas Tyner point and a brilliant goal from
Great fun at U8 & U10 Monster blitz! On Saturday last, over thirty of Kilmeen’s youngest players took part in a Monster U8 and U10 football blitz. This huge event was well organised. All of the children were delighted to meet Brian Hurley at the end of the blitz and receive medals. Kilmeen fielded three teams. The U10’s had three great performances against Muintir Bhaire, Clann na Gael and Gabriel
Minor Hurling Kilbree minors met Pedlars in the league final on Sunday last. Kilbree had the better of exchanges in the first half leading at the break. Pedlars upped the ante in the second half and Kilbree were very unlucky to lose out by the minimum in the last seconds. Final Score: 2-14 to 4-09. Team included : Jamie Santry, Fionnan McCarthy, Brian Keohane, Jamie O’Donovan, Barry Kirby, Oige
Juniors & U14’s unlucky in finals! The South West Junior B Football final was held in appalling wet weather conditions in Ballinacarriga on Sunday morning. Dohenys provided the opposition for this final. Given these conditions the first half of his encounter was particularly low scoring. It took Kilmeen fifteen minutes to get on the scoreboard. The half time score was Kilmeen 0-3 to Dohenys 0-2. An early Kilmeen goal in
U12 Camogie Team & U14 Hurlers Qualify for County Finals! U12 Camogie The U12 camogie girls played Castlelyons in Castle Road on Saturday in the U12 County Semi-Final. Both sides displayed an abundance of skill. The first half was a very close battle. Kilbree were just ahead at half time. The half time score was Kilbree 2-00 to Castlelyons’s 1-1. However two early goals in the second half ensured
County Semi-Final beckons for U12 Camogie team! Kilbree’s U12 camogie girls will play Castlelyons on Saturday next, in Castle Road (Blackrock) in the county semi-final. This has been a wonderful year to date, for this group of girls and their mentors. They played in an U12 Munster Blitz in Thurles in April. They played in an All-Ireland blitz in Croke Park in July. They now seek to qualify for
U21 Hurling The U21 hurlers faced Bantry in the B championship quarter final on Sunday evening last. This was a keenly fought contest between two evenly matched teams. However, Kilbree emerged as victors on a score line of 1-13 to 1-11. Team: William Tyner, Aidan O’Shea, Liam O’Brien, Oige Scannell, Brian Keohane, Jonathan Deasy, Sean Deasy, Shane O’Donovan, Shane Scannell, Finian Deasy, Liam Daly (0-01), Kevin Keohane (0-01), Joseph O’Donovan,
Heartbreak for U21 footballers in County Final! The U21 footballers put on a great performance against a very strong Cill na Martra team in the County Final in Pairc Ui Rinn on Friday evening last. This was an intense game with some great football throughout. The sides were level on five occasions with both teams fighting hard for scores. Kilmeen were unlucky to lose out in the final moments
Juniors qualify for County Final! Kilmeen’s junior footballers have set up a clash with Grange in the Junior B Football Championship County Final. Qualification came a little easier than generally expected against Kilbrittain in Bandon on Friday evening. Kilmeen were always the dominant force in this encounter. Kilbrittain were held scoreless in the first half and never really got going. Kilmeen’s resilient defence extinguished the opposition’s chances when they attacked,
Kilbree Camogie Club take the “road to Croker” Kilbree Camogie Club’s U12 players travelled to Croke Park to take part in an All-Ireland blitz. This team had already participated in a Munster Blitz in Semple Stadium (Thurles) in April. The girls and their supporters/mentors enjoyed a tour of the stadium and museum prior to taking to the field of play. They thoroughly enjoyed all parts of the tour including
Minor Footballers continue their good run of form The minor footballers continued their non-exam league campaign last week with a good win over Kilmacabea on Monday evening. This was a good game of football with a final score of 3-17 to 1-14. Team: Rory Brimble, Jamie O’Donovan, Killian O’Driscoll (0-2), Cathal McCarthy, Brian Keohane (0-2), Fionnan Mc Carthy, Jonathan Deasy (2-0), Brian Deasy (1-0), Shane Scannell (0-4), Joseph O’Donovan (0-3),
Ballinascarthy U14 camogie girls have alot to celebrate already this year as they won their Féile in style. In the first round encounter in Inniscarra they kept their opponents Castlelyons, Brian Dillons and St Fanahans scoreless, with the help of goalie Maeve Kingston and some great team displays.
Junior Hurlers get ready for Championship! As championship time draws close, the junior hurlers played two matches in the past week. On Tuesday evening in Castletownkenneigh they played out a draw against Diarmuid O’Mathunas. The final score was Kilbree 0-16 to Diarmuid O’Mathunas 0-16.
U21 footballers through to County Semi-Final U21 Football The U21 footballers qualified for a County semi-final by defeating Castlelyons on Sunday evening last. This was a tough physical encounter with both sides shooting wides early on. Castlelyons struck for the first goal of the game inside ten minutes. This was to be their only score of the first half. Following this score, Kilmeen employed a sweeper for the remainder of
St. Colum’s Camogie had started back training. The training schedule is: Under 6’s and Under 8’s Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:00pm; Under 10’s and Under 12’s Thursdays 7:00pm -8:00pm ;Under 14’s and Under 16’s Mondays 7:00pm – 8:00pm. All training takes place in St. Colum’s hall and grounds. Interested girls are always welcome to give Camogie a try for a session. St. Colum’s Camogie caters for 5 years up to 18
U21 Footballers progress to semi-final of Glenville competition The U21 footballers took on Ballinora, in Ballinora last Sunday afternoon, in the quarter final of the Glenville Plate competition. The Kilmeen lads were always in control of this match and emerged victorious. The final score was Kilmeen 2-13 Ballinora 0-05. This side now play Inniscarra in the semi-final. Please check locally for details.
“Kilmeen Kubs” Nursery Programme running for third year! The “Kilmeen Kubs” Nursery Programme is a hurling, camogie and football coaching programme. This programme is a joint venture run by Kilmeen National School and Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club. The programme was originally launched in February 2013. The launch of the third year of this successful venture took place in November 2014.
Race Night Fundraiser a huge success A Community fundraiser was held last Saturday night in Tots Bar Ballygurteen. This event was held to raise funds for the Kilmeen Community Development Association, Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club & Kilbree Camogie Club. A huge crowd attended this festive event. Mulled wine and mince pies were served on the night. A ten race card ensured great fun and excitement for all that attended,
Kilmeen Juniors Advance to West Cork Football Final Kilmeen travelled to Ahiohill on Saturday evening last to take on Bandon in the West Cork Junior B football semi-final. It was a tight affair for the first 15 minutes of the game with Darragh Coakley denied a goal on three occasions. Kilmeen were the only scorers of the opening quarter registering just one point. Bandon’s defence could not keep out Kilmeen’s