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,
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.
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
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
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 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
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.
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
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.
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,