Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

Caoimhe Murphy

Caoimhe to star in Croker!

Kilbree U14 Caoimhe Murphy will make history on Sunday 13th August. She is the first girl from Kilmeen National School and the club to play at half-time in Croke Park, during the All-Ireland semi-final.

Kilmeen NS girls defeated Cloghroe NS to win the county camogie title. Caoimhe was captain and top scorer in this match and was chosen to play in Croke Park. It is a great honour for Caoimhe, her family, school and club to be selected for Croke Park. Caoimhe will also represent Cork in the All-Ireland long puck finals in Dublin, later in August. We wish Caoimhe the best of luck on Sunday, hopefully it will be a most memorable day.

Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat Caoimhe agus bain fíor taitneamh as an lá!

Caoimhe has won the following medals in the past twelve months:

  • U12 county camogie league

  • U14 county camogie championship

  • U12 Carbery camogie league

  • U14 Carbery camogie championship

  • U14 West Cork football championship

  • U14 county football championship

  • U12 football league

  • U12 hurling league

  • U13 Community Games camogie county

  • Silver medal at Munster U13 camogie community games final

  • Sciath na Scol football with Kilmeen NS

  • Sciath na Scol camogie county winner with Kilmeen NS

  • Community Games county long puck champion

U16 Hurling League

U16 Hurling League Western Gaels V Kilbree

Kilbree U16’s will be in championship action against Clonakilty in the coming week. On Monday night they travelled to Inchigeelagh to play Western Gaels. This was very much a game of two halves. Western Gaels took most advantage of their scoring opportunities in the first half while Kilbree did most of the scoring in the second half. A goal by Kilbree’s Sean Crowley just before half-time kept the Kilbree challenge alive. Jack Murphy and Kieran O’Sullivan were particularly impressive in the second half scoring three goals between them. Harry Oates made some great saves as Kilbree’s defence stood firm during many attacks. The final score was Kilbree 4-06 Western Gaels 1-18. This was a very exciting match and excellent preparation for championship.

Team: Harry Oates, Mark Keohane, Thomas O’Sullivan, Mark Tobin, Cian Murphy, Thomas Beese, Paul Lyons, David O’Regan, Conor Hurley, Cathal Dineen, Thomas Tyner, Kieran O’Sullivan, Jack Murphy, Sean Crowley, Shane Reilly and Darren Scannell.

Kilbree’s U10 hurlers welcomed Argideen Rangers to Rossmore, on Wednesday night. This was a thrilling match from the start, there was never much between both evenly matched sides. Tadhg O’Neill Callanan made some incredible saves in both halves, between the posts. Great defensive work by Mark Collins, Howard O’Donovan and Rory McCarthy ensured a good supply of ball, further up the field. Oisin Harrington and Olan Murphy excelled in midfield. Kilbree were unlucky to lose out by a small margin on the night but will undoubtedly have learned a lot from this encounter.

Team: Tadhg O’Neill Callanan, Mark Collins, Howard O’Donovan, Tim Bailey, Rory Twohig, Joe Barry, Oisin Harrington, Olan Murphy, Ben Barry, William Young, Jason Murray, Tadhg O’Brien, James Scannell, Donnacha Keohane, Shane Clancy and Rory Twohig.

Some of the U10 squad will play with the U12 hurlers in their league semi-final against Argideen Rangers, in the coming week. A recent trip to play in a Munster hurling blitz in Thurles, should stand to them in this match.

The U8 footballers travelled to Ardfield on Thursday night to play St James. This was a most entertaining affair, the Kilmeen boys were just a bit stronger on the night.

Team: Johnathan Bennett, Tadhg O’Brien, Gearoid Collins, Cillian Dunne, Rory Twohig, Tristan O’Driscoll, Sean McCarthy, Craig McCarthy, James Callanan, John Callanan, Byron Malone, Donnacha Hayes and Darragh Collins.