Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

Minor Football Kilmeen V Kilmichael in Ballinacarriga

Juniors bow out of championship”

Kilbree’s reign as Junior A hurling champions has come to an end. Kilbree dominated for much of the first half, with a slight wind advantage. Kilbree lead by five points to one by the end of the first quarter. Dylan Coffey, Don McCarthy, Darragh Coakley and Ray Collins took capitalised on some fine scoring opportunities. Ballinascarthy settled mid-way through the first half to score five points, while Damien O’Gorman, Darragh Coakley and Brian Keohane scored three point between them. The half-time score was Kilbree 0-9 Ballinascarthy 0-6.

Ballinascarthy dominated for some of the second half. The game was played at a frantic pace with nothing between these sides. Kilbree were awarded a penalty in the 55th minute, Don McCarthy fired home the penalty and Kilbree lead by a single point. However Ballinascarthy scored an additional two point to win this one by the bare minimum. The final score was Kilbree 1-11 Ballinascarthy 0-15.

Team: Denis Dullea, Davy O’Donovan, John Clancy, Johnathan Deasy, Oige Scannell, Brian O’Donovan, Brian Keohane, Ray Collins, Kevin Keohane, Don McCarthy, Donal McSweeney, Darragh Coakley, Damien O’Gorman, Dylan Coffey. Subs: Martin O’Donovan and Kevin O’Donovan.

All-Ireland Community Games Finals

Well done to Caoimhe Murphy who represented Cork in the Community Games All-Ireland long puc competition in Dublin, last weekend. Well done to Maeve O’Neill, Mary Murphy, Niamh McCarthy and Sam Bailey who competed successfully in track and field events.

Minor football championship

Kilmeen minor footballers opened their championship campaign against Kilmichael, in Ballinacarriga on Monday last. Kilmeen made the most the early exchanges and scored five points, without reply in the first quarter. A Kilmichael goal livened up this match both sides traded scores for the remainder of the first half. The half time score was Kilmeen 0-7 Kilmichael 1-2.

A goal in the opening minutes of the second half by Conor Hurley gave Kilmeen the perfect start. Further points by Jack Murphy, Conor Hurley, Sean McCarthy and Jamie Santry ensured Kilmeen would be victorious. The final score was Kilmeen 1-13 Kilmichael 2-4.

Team: Kieran O’Sullivan, Thomas O’Sullivan, Cathal Daly, Jamie O’Donovan, Cian Murphy, Sean McCarthy, Jack Kingston, Brian Deasy, Thomas Tyner, Cathal Dineen, Steven Sheehy, Jack Murphy, Jamie Santry, Sean Crowley, Conor Hurley, Mark Tobin, Shane Reilly, Paul Lyons, Mark Keohane and Killian O’Driscoll.

U14 Hurling Championship

The U14 hurlers were defeated by a strong Owen Gaels side on Thursday night in Clonakilty. Kilbree played very well and Oisin O’Sullivan and Conor O’Sullivan converted some fine scoring chances. This young Kilbree side never gave up and fought to the final whistle. Well done to everyone involved.

Team: Brian Carmody, Darragh Clancy, Ryan Jennings, Gearoid Hayes, Sam Bailey, Ethan Buttimer, Oisin O’Sullivan, Brian Buttimer, Conor O’Sullivan, Cillian Twohig, Joe Bailey, Daniel Tobin, Darren McCarthy, Micheal Keohane, Eoin O’Sullivan, Daniel McCarthy, Ethan Jennings, Peter O’Sullivan and Darragh Dullea.

U12 Hurling League

Kilbree U12’s have had a fine league campaign in both hurling and football. On Tuesday night they welcomed Bantry to Rossmore, to play the U12 hurling league final. Conor O’Sullivan scored some fine points from frees in the first half. Unfortunately two Bantry goals made the difference between the sides at half time. The half time score was Bantry 2-3 Kilbree 0-3.

Kilbree settled and played very well in the second half. Some fine work by Sam Bailey, goalie Olan Murphy, Cillian Twohig, Darragh Clancy and Rory McCarthy kept Bantry at bay for much of the second half. However Bantry did defeat this young Kilbree side. The final score was Bantry 3-5 Kilbree 0-5.

Team: Olan Murphy, Mark Collins, Daniel McCarthy, Jack Hehir, Micheal Keohane, Darragh Clancy, Sam Bailey, Conor O’Sullivan, Oisin Harrington, Cillian Twohig, Ben Barry, Peter O’Sullivan, Joe Barry, Rory McCarthy, Jason Murray and Ruairi O’Sullivan.

This same cohort of played a football league fixture against Ilen Rovers in Rossmore on Saturday evening. The final score was Ilen Rovers 5-11 Kilmeen 4-9.


The youngest members of your club had a very busy week. On Wednesday night the U6 and U8 footballers played Ballinascarthy in Rossmore. Both U6 and U8 matches were very entertaining and all children involved, thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

The U8 hurlers played in a hurling blitz in Rossmore on Saturday morning. They played exceptionally well against Clonakilty, Sam Maguires and Newcestown. Well done to everyone involved.


Kilmeen & Kilbree underage club, in conjunction with Ballygurteen tractor run, are holding a table quiz in Joe’s Bar on Friday next August 25th at 9pm. Teams of four cost €20. Please support this important fundraiser.

Kilmeen Drama Group are kindly presenting their hilarious play “Out of Order” for Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA club on September 1st. All club members are encouraged to support their club on the night.