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,
Calling individuals and teams registered for Cork City Marathon: Join #TeamMercy and be part of the race against cancer
WITH runners now registered and poised for the Cork City Marathon, which takes place on Monday, June 6th, the Mercy Hospital Foundation is inviting both individuals and teams to join #TeamMercy and be part of the race against cancer in Munster.
IF you want to help the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon celebrate a decade of sporting success then run with the masses on Bank Holiday Monday 6 June 2016 – there is still time. The closing date for registration has been extended to Friday 20 May 2016. In ten years the marathon has grown to be one of the biggest events on the Irish sporting calendar, attracting almost 10,000 runners
Skibbereen Rowing Club have put Skibbereen on the map nationally and internationally with the club’s fantastic achievements and now they need your help. The club would really appreciate your support by nominating them in the Irish Times Best Sports Club in Ireland competition where the winning club will receive a prize of €5,000.
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!
DUNMANWAY Boxing Club have organised a special boxing tournament night which will be held in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway on Friday evening, May 20th. The progressive boxing club with the help of Andy Kearns (Bantry Boxing Club) have combined to serve up an attractive fight card which is sure to enthrall and entertain. Doors are due to open at 7.30pm.
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.
THE Heineken Kinsale 7s takes place in Kinsale over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 30th April & 1st May and is always a popular festival for players and supporters with thousands of visitors expected in the seaside town. Now in its 28th year, the Heineken Kinsale 7s is Ireland’s largest rugby 7s tournament and builds on its success each year. It promises to be an action-packed weekend of competitive men
COUNTY Mayor Cllr John Paul O’Shea recently held a Civic Reception for the Irish Road Bowling Association (Bol Chumann na hÉireann) in recognition of their work over their 62 year history.
Great numbers turned out for the first regatta of the 2016 Coastal Rowing season to the Kilmacsimon Head of the River. Rowers from both East Cork and West Cork Clubs competed in the event which was held on a sunny Sunday, the 17th of April.
by John Bohane BANDON ladies senior hockey team made history recently when they captured the Irish Hockey title for the first time in their proud history. This historic capturing of the national championship title represented the first time a national title was brought back to the Bandon Hockey Club.
by John Bohane BANDON Grammar secondary school student James French enjoyed an exceptional year representing his province in U18 rugby, and representing his country with great distinction in shot put. James, who is in fifth year in the prestigious West Cork secondary school, won the All-Ireland intermediate title in shot put, while he represented the Munster U18 side in the Inter-Pro’s last season.
by John Bohane Ronan McCarthy Skibbereen native Ronan McCarthy recently became the first West Cork youth to capture Munster and All-Ireland honours in darts. Ronan, who is a pupil in the St Fachtna’s De La Salle, Skibbereen, played a key role on the Cork U18 team which won the All-Ireland Youth Inter-counties Cup and Shield double in Ennis recently. Their heroic achievements represented a proud moment for the talented teenager,
by John Bohane Talented Skibbereen rugby star Liam Coombes recently helped Christian Brothers College win their 29th Munster Schools Senior Cup following their dramatic one point win achieved against Crescent Comprehensive in Irish Independent Park.
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
by John Bohane World kickboxing champion Lily de la Cour was crowned the Bantry Sports Person of the Year following a gala celebration night held at the Westlodge Hotel last Friday evening. The world champion held off stiff competition from other local sporting stars to capture the much coveted Bantry Sports Person of the Year. Lily was deservedly recognised for her dedication and expertise in her craft which has inspired