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.
U14 hurlers unlucky to lose out to Western Gaels Kilbree U14’s welcomed Western Gaels to Rossmore, on Wednesday last. The visitors had much of the play in the first half. However Kilbree did not give up.
Easter Camp 2016 is a huge success! Over seventy children took part in the club’s annual Easter Camp in Rossmore. They enjoyed three days of hurling and football fun, under the expert guidance of coaches James Desmond, Paudie Crowley and Shane O’Donovan. Our own assistant coaches Fionan McCarthy, Kevin Keohane, Rory Brimble and Cathal Daly provided invaluable assistance during the camp. The camp is organised by Deirdre O’Leary and Marie
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.
“Kilmeen Kubs 2016” Graduate in Style! The junior classes (junior infants-second class) of Kilmeen National School graduated from the school nursery programme on Monday last. Each child had seven weeks of hurling and football coaching. This programme would not be possible without the support of Kenneth McCarthy and all the staff at Kilmeen National School. This initiative was organised by Marie Dorgan and Deirdre O’Leary.
by John Bohane CORK senior star Brian Hurley is hoping the Cork senior footballers can build on their impressive national league win achieved against Monaghan recently. The Rebels produced an assured performance which enabled them to secure a seven point win against the Farney county. “It was a very good win. We defended very well on the day while we also attacked very well as a team also. It was
Juniors lose Munster Final to Sneen-Derrynane! Kilmeen were hoping to be the second Cork team in ten years to capture the Munster Junior B football crown. On Sunday last, in Knockaderry they played a very strong Kerry side. Kilmeen opened the scoring with a Darren Santry point. It was difficult for both sides in the early stages to gain possession in front of goal. However after the first quarter, Sneem-Derrynane
by John Bohane CARBERY Rangers clubman Ronan Milner managed the CIT Fresher 2 footballers to All-Ireland final success recently following their four-point win achieved against DUC at their home grounds in Bishopstown.
by John Bohane CARBERY Rangers ace forward John Hayes recently brought the curtain down on his inter-county career with the Cork senior footballers. The star corner forward represented the Rebels with great distinction at minor, U21 and senior level. John also appeared as a substitute on the Cork football team which captured the All-Ireland senior football title in 2010, following their narrow one point win against Down. It was a
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
by John Bohane ROSSCARBERY native Ronan Milner will lead his CIT Fresher 2 charges into All-Ireland final action this Thursday afternoon March 10th, when the Cork based college play host to DCU in a much anticipated football final. The Carbery Rangers ace has enjoyed a dream debut season coaching the CIT Fresher 1 and 2 teams. The Fresher 1 team which contained a plethora of Carbery stars which included (Martin
by John Bohane Cork U21 football coach Gene O’Driscoll is anticipating a tough assignment on Wednesday, March 9th, when the Cork footballers travel to Ennis to play the home side in a Munster championship quarter-final tie. The inclement weather conditions have hampered the young Rebel footballers preparations in recent weeks. Cork have also have a lot of injuries to content with ahead of the championship tie against the Banner County
Easter Camp runs from 29th – 31st March The ever-successful Easter Camp will run at the club grounds from Tuesday 29th March to Thursday 31st March (inclusive). The camp will run from 10am – 1pm each day and will cost €30 per child. This week promises to be a great week of hurling and football fun. Children may be registered by ringing (087) 9645831. The “Kilmeen Kubs” nursery programme will
Sneem Derrynane provide the opposition in the Munster Final! Sneem Derrynane (Kerry) recorded a comprehensive victory over Ballinacourty (Waterford) in the second semi-final of the Munster junior b football championship, last Sunday in Knockaderry(Limerick). The final score was Sneem Derrynane 1-16 to Ballinacourty’s 0-00. Kilmeen now face Sneem Derrynane in the Munster final. This final is scheduled to take place on Sunday 28th February, weather permitting. Please check locally for
by John Bohane KILMEEN qualified for the Munster junior B football championship final following their seven point win achieved against Limerick outfit Fedamore at Knockaderry on Sunday, February 14th. Shane Scannell netted the solitary goal mid-way through the second half which propelled the Super Blues to a deserved victory on a final scoreline of 1-12 to 1-5.
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.
by John Bohane IT was with a very heavy heart when Kevin Harrington made the tough decision to transfer from his beloved Bantry Blues GAA Club to renowned Clare outfit Doora Barefield recently. The former Blues defensive star who works for the ESB in Moneypoint Power Station in Kilrush, West Clare, which prompted Kevin and his wife Mary Kate to make the full-time move to Ennis. It was a very
by John Bohane CLONAKILTY GAA star Mark White joined a very distinguished list in Carbery GAA circles when he played a starring role on the the Clonakilty hurling team which captured the South West junior A hurling championship last season. The successful capture of the Flyer Nyhan Cup ensured the talented goalkeeper joined a select few of local sporting GAA stars who have captured South West championship medals in both
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.