Junior A Hurling Championship Semi-final Kilbree Junior A hurlers qualified for the West Cork Final V St Colums on Sunday evening. They were comfortable winners over Doheny’s. A terrific first half performance by Kilbree made this a great victory. Darragh Coakley opened Kilbree’s scoring account with two fine frees. Oige Scannell scored a powerful goal to give Kilbree a dream start. Doheny’s accuracy from frees was a problem throughout this
“Junior Football Team Progress”. Junior “D” Football Kilmeen’s second football team played Barryroe in the Junior D Championship quarter final on Sunday morning. Kilmeen were the stronger force on this occasion. The final score was Kilmeen 3-15 to Barryroe’s 1-6. Minor Football Kilmeen’s minor footballers played Bandon, in horrendous wet and windy conditions, in Ballinascarthy on Friday night. Kilmeen played with a very strong wind in the first half. Kilmeen
“Heartbreak for U16’s in County Final” U16 Hurling County Final Kilbree defeated St Fachtnas and Clonakilty in the earlier rounds of the South West championship. A thrilling final against Kilbrittain made them South West champions. The East champions St Catherine’s were beaten by six points in the county semi-final. This set up a final against Whitechurch, in Ballygarvan on Sunday afternoon. This final was very tight from the start. Whitechurch
U16 Hurlers Qualify for County Final St Catherine’s provided the opposition for Kilbree U16 hurlers in the U16 (B) county semi-final. This fixture took place in Passage West on Saturday night in damp windy conditions. Kilbree defeated Kilbrittain while St Catherine’s defeated Whitechurch to qualify for this county semi-final. St Catherine’s opened the scoring with a fine point. Kilbree were playing with a very strong breeze in the first half
Historic Week for “Double” Champions! Kilbree’s U16 hurlers were crowned West Cork Champions on Wednesday. The U12 camogie girls were crowned County Champions on Saturday against Tracton.
Juniors bow out to stronger team! Kilmeen juniors bowed out to Kilmacabea, a more experienced side in the junior A football championship on Sunday evening. This third round tie was played in perfect conditions in Drimoleague. Don McCarthy got the first point for Kilmeen, followed quickly by a Kilmacabea point. The Leap side had a series of wides before converting a number of chances. Some exciting attacking play by Oige
U14 County Semi-final A very young Kilbree U14 team contested the county semi-final on Monday evening, in Ballinure. It has been a great season for these girls. They had been undefeated to this point, having beaten a very strong Buttevant side in the quarter final. The opposition on this occasion was a very strong Castlelyons side. Castlelyons scored a goal early in the first half. Following a very exciting run
U16 and Junior Hurlers progress! U16 Hurling The U16 hurlers commenced their U16 championship run by playing St Fachtnas in Leap on Wednesday evening. Conditions were damp and slippery but this did not seem to influence the players too much. Kilbree had most of the early chances, Thomas Tyner taking the first three points. A goal by St Fachtnas, against the run of play made this match level. However Kilbree’s
Junior Hurling It was a week of mixed fortunes for Kilbree’s junior hurlers. They beat Kilbrittain last week in the first round of the championship. This week they continued to compete in the county junior A league. On Wednesday evening they travelled to Ballinora to play the local side. The final score was Ballinora 2-20 to Kilbree’s 0-16. On Sunday, Brian Dillons were the opposition at home in Rossmore. On
Junior Hurlers get off to a flying start! Kilbree juniors hurlers started their championship campaign very brightly, against Kilbrittain, on Friday evening in Ahiohill. They took control of proceedings from the start, with the aid of a very strong breeze. Denis Dullea’s incredible puck outs ensured the Kilbrittain defence was under continuous pressure. Some great scores by Ray Collins and Darragh Coakley ensured Kilbree would assert their dominance. The half
“Good league form continues for Juniors” Junior Hurling Kilbree’s junior hurlers played St Catherine’s in Rossmore, on Saturday evening. This was a very closely fought tie. The sides were level at half time with six points each. The second half failed to separate the sides. The final score was Kilbree 0-13 to St Catherine’s 1-10.
Disappointment for U14 Hurlers! U14 hurling final The U14 C final was played in Ballinacarriga on Tuesday last, in glorious weather conditions. Kilbree had defeated Bantry to reach this stage while St Patrick’s had defeated Ahan Gaels. St Patrick’s made the brighter start with two points from play by Liam O’Donovan. However a goal by Kilbree’s Ryan Jennings put Kilbree in front.
Great start to Junior A Football! Kilmeen junior footballers were promoted to Junior A football last July, having recorded a comprehensive win over Grange. The first outing in the new grade was against Ilen Rovers, in Drimoleague on Sunday evening.
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