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
by John Bohane Ilen Rovers trainer Edward Sheehy has relished his involvement with the successful Ilen Rovers U21 footballers who resume their championship campaign with a much anticipated county A semi-final tie against Ballincollig this Friday evening. This year represents the second season the former Ilen Rovers senior ace has acted as a trainer to the Ilen Rovers U21 footballers. Edward, who teaches in Schull Community College, has loved guiding
by John Bohane The Ilen Rovers U21 footballers resume their championship campaign when they play Mid Cork champions Ballincollig in a county semi-final tie scheduled to be played on Friday, July 15th, in Enniskeane (7.30pm throw-in).
by John Bohane Tadhg MacCarthaigh secured the South West U21 C football championship title following their six point win achieved against St Colum’s at Sam Maguire Park, Dunmanway recently.
Adrigole GAA Club are once again running their annual Duck Race Festival this year. The much anticipated event will take place over the August bank holiday weekend. The club are delighted to once again host the event at the base of the beautiful Hungry Hill on the grounds of Hungry Hill Lodge and Camp Site where there will be a fully licensed Marquee.
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
by John Bohane O’Donovan Rossa exited the senior football championship at the second round stage recently after they were defeated by a two point margin by Avondhu following their championship game played in Coachford.
by John Bohane Clonakilty senior footballers advanced into the next round of the senior football championship following their comfortable 14 point win achieved against St Nicks in Charlie Hurley Park, Bandon on Saturday, June 18th.
by John Bohane Carbery senior footballers will have to negotiate a third round championship tie after they were defeated by St Finbarr’s on a three point margin following their second round tie played in Macroom on Sunday, June 19th.
by John Bohane THE Carbery senior hurlers resume their county championship programme on Friday, July 1st, when they play Ballymartle in a second round tie scheduled to be played in Ballinspittle, (7.30pm throw-in).
by John Bohane Castlehaven senior football manager James McCarthy expressed his happiness with his side’s eleven point win achieved against CIT at Newcestown on Sunday, June 19th. Castlehaven who defeated divisional rivals Clonakilty in the opening round by one point, produced an impressive display which enabled them clinch a comprehensive victory on a final scoreline of 4-17 to 3-9. James, was proud of his sides display in their second round
Junior Hurlers take on Kilbrittain in Championship Kilbree’s junior hurlers will play Kilbrittain in the first round of the championship, on Friday evening, in Bandon. In preparation for this they played a league match against Diarmuid O’Mathunas, in Rossmore on Saturday evening. The first half was very evenly match with Kilbree’s Darragh Coakley, Dylan Coffey, Don McCarthy, Damien O’Gorman and Davy O’Donovan scoring some fine points. Diarmuid O’Mathunas led by
“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.
U10 hurlers host fun blitz! Kilbree’s U10 hurlers played a blitz on home soil on Saturday morning. They played St Oliver Plunketts, St James and St Patricks in glorious sunshine. They played tremendously well but most important of all, they had great fun. Team: Ben Barry, Tim Bailey, Joe Barry, Darragh Clancy, Oisin Harrington, Cillian Twohig, Olan Murphy, Mark Collins, Jack Hehir, Rory Twohig, Daniel McCarthy, Rory Twohig, Sam Bailey,
Thomas Tyner named on Cork U15 squad! Thomas Tyner has recently been named on the Cork U15 hurling development squad. Thomas won an All-Ireland medal with this squad at U14 level in the 2015 season. Thomas captained his own club team to a championship and league double. We are delighted for Thomas and his family and wish him the best of luck for the season!
by John Bohane BEARA Community School U16.5 footballers recently captured the Munster football championship title following their two point win achieved against Newcastlewest in Fossa, Killarney. This Munster final victory ensured the Beara secondary school claimed two Munster titles over the course of the season, after their senior footballers had previously captured Munster final glory earlier in the season. Jubilant team manager Alan Sheehy was delighted with the secondary school
Ibane Gaels captain Daniel Hurley is presented the U21 B football trophy (Matt and Margaret O’Sullivan Cup) following their win against Bandon.
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.
by John Bohane CASTLETOWNBERE forward Liam Hanley is thrilled to have been appointed as their captain this season. The Magpies begin their PIFC campaign with a first round game against Naomh Aban, scheduled to be played in Wolfe Tone Park, Bantry, on Saturday, May 14th (6.45pm throw-in).
by John Bohane Adrigole selector Darragh Carey will begin life on the sideline this Saturday, May 14th, when his beloved side play Ballydesmond in a first round intermediate football county championship clash. Darragh, who enjoyed a brilliant and distinguished playing career with Adrigole, was forced to retire at the end of last year following a catalogue of injuries sustained in recent years. How is he finding his new role on
by John Bohane DOHENYS preparations for their forthcoming first round senior football championship tie against Douglas, have been besieged by a plethora of injuries, retirements and emigration issues affecting nine members of their panel who played Aghada in a first round tie last year. Five players (Tom Collins, David Collins, Johnny Kelly, Pat Collins and Niall Hurley) have moved away through work or are currently travelling. Long serving stalwarts Timmy
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.
ROSSCARBERY Ladies Football club were recently presented with four new sets of jerseys from four different businesses. This has been an on-going adventure, organised by the club themselves and would not have been possible without the support and generosity from all local enterprises within the parish.