by John Bohane Scoil Phobail Bheara captured the Munster Boys Championship Football Final for the first time in their history recently after they defeated their Limerick opponents Newcastle West by four points following their Munster final clash played in Killarney. The Beara secondary school now progress to a semi-final showdown against the Leinster champions which is scheduled to be played on Saturday, March 5th. Their team manager Alan Sheehy was
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
Club victory dinner dance a great success! The club’s victory dance took place in Fernhill House Hotel on last Friday evening. A huge crowd welcomed Sean Kelly (MEP) and Paudie Palmer (MC) to the function. This proved to be a great night of celebration for the club. In 2015 the club won the following:
21st December 2015 U13 Carbery Stars graduate! The graduation of the U13 Carbery hurling/football panels took place in the West Cork Hotel on Sunday evening. The U13 Academy has been organised by James McCarthy, who was ably assisted by a number of coaches on a weekly basis.
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.
Vincent Dullea appointed Carbery Irish and Cultural Officer Congratulations to Vincent Dullea, who was appointed Carbery Irish and Cultural Officer, last Friday night. The convention took place in the Celtic Ross Hotel, on Friday evening last. We wish Vincent the best of luck in his new post.
Ray Collins wins Carbery All-Star Ray Collins won a football Carbery All-Star award on Friday night in the West Lodge Hotel in Bantry. Ray captained the Kilmeen juniors to win the County Final V Grange in July. Ray is an outstanding captain and leads by example both on and off the field of play. This is a well-deserved accolade for a truly superb footballer and captain.
Kilmeen Qualify for Munster Semi-Final Kilmeen played the Junior B football Munster Quarter final against Clare Champions, Killimer on Sunday afternoon 22nd November in Knockaderry, Co. Limerick. Kilmeen won the toss and played with the breeze during the first half on an immaculate grass surface.
Munster Football Quarter Final Action for Junior Footballers Following on from winning the County football title in July, the junior footballers play Killimer in the Munster football quarter-final on Sunday. Please check locally for further details. Best of luck to all involved.
AGM to be held on Friday 27th November! AGM The AGM of Kilmeen and Kilbree GAA club will be held on Friday 27th November at 8pm, in St Mary’s Hall Rossmore. Nomination forms are available now from the chairman and secretary and must be returned on or before Friday 13th November.
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
IT was Saint vs Saint recently as St Fachtnas U12s took on St Patricks in the Replay of the U12 Autumn League Cup Final in their grouping. Having fought back to draw the match in the Final, St Fachtnas travelled to Aughaville pitch for the replay.
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
St Fachtnas U12s played St Patricks in Ardfield in the U12 Autumn League Final recently, their first final as an amalgamated team.
THE Kilmeen U12s travelled to Enniskeane to play Ahan Gaels in the league semi-final recently; Ahan Gaels made the brighter start but two goals by Brian Carmody before half time ensured Kilmeen held a three point lead at the short whistle.
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
Junior Footballers ease through to JBFC Final Kilmeen junior footballers easily qualified for their second final this year, by defeating Goleen on Saturday evening. The result of this match was never in serious doubt. Kilmeen took command from the start and lead by 2-11 to 0-2 at half time. Kilmeen’s dominance continued in the second half. The final score was Kilmeen 5-17 to Goleen’s 0-4. The final will be contested
Kilbree U14 hurlers played St Oliver Plunketts in Ballinascarthy on Monday evening. Both teams have had some great closely fought battles over the years and have been well matched in both hurling and football.
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
Junior Hurlers overcome Ballinascarthy JAHC Kilbree were undoubtedly underdogs facing into their third round JAHC clash against Ballinascarthy. However the momentum from last weekend’s crowning as county football champions, was very evident on the night. Kilbree got off to the perfect start. They were five points up with ten minutes on the clock, it took Bal this long to record their first point. Frees by Kevin O’Donovan and points by
Junior Footballers are County Champions! After a thirty one year wait, Kilmeen’s junior footballers were crowned county champions! It was third time lucky for this team. This was their third final in the last four years. The result of this match was never in doubt. Kilmeen’s young guns ran at the Grange defence from the throw-in and they completely outclassed Grange from this point. Within ten minutes, Kilmeen lead by
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
SAINT Fachtnas U12s travelled to St Colums grounds in Kealkil last Friday 3rd. With the loss of a few players at the last minute, due to injury & ill health, St Fachtnas started with 10 lads. In an evenly matched first half, St Fachtnas scored the first goal & point of the match, St Colums responded with 2 points. At half time St Fachtnas lead by 2 points. As the rain