Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

U21 A Hurling SF Kilbree V Kilbrittain in Ballinacarriga

U21 hurlers proceed to hurling final!”

Kilbree U21’s progressed to the U21A hurling final, in style, on Saturday night. The eagerly awaited clash between Kilbree and Kilbrittain was played in Ballinacarriga. Kilbree opened up their account with a fine Brian Deasy point. A Darren Santry goal gave Kilbree the perfect start. Kilbrittain were slower out of the starting blocks and this was reflected in the half-time score, Kilbree 2-8 Kilbrittain 0-5.

Kilbrittain’s best spell in this match was early in the second half. A fine Jamie Santry save combined with some excellent free-taking by Damien O’Gorman, kept Kilbree’s hopes alive. A late consolation goal for Kilbrittain still left a two goal deficit in the full time score Kilbree 2-16 Kilbrittain 1-13. Kilbree await the winners of the other semi-final between Clonakilty and Ahan Gaels

Team: Jamie Santry, Jamie O’Donovan, Liam O’Brien, Barry Kirby, Brian Keohane, Jonathon Deasy, Gearoid McCarthy, Damien O’Gorman, Oige Scannell, Kevin Keohane, Shane Scannell, Brian Deasy, Cathal Daly, Joseph O’Donovan and Darren Santry. Subs: William Tyner, Daniel O’Donovan, Fionnan McCarthy, Niall O’Sullivan, Cormac Kingston, Darren Fraser, Sean Deasy, Eamonn Barrett, Killian O’Driscoll and Eamonn Shanahan.

Minor Hurling

Kilbree and Clonakilty will have to meet again. They played their minor hurling semi-final in Ballinascarthy on Monday last. Clonakilty dominated in the first half and lead by seven points at half-time. However the Kilbree lads never gave up and came back in dramatic fashion to force a replay. The final score was Kilbree 1-14 Clonakilty 3-8.

Team: Harry Oates, Jack Kingston, Eoin McCarthy, Thomas O’Sullivan, Thomas Beese, Jamie O’Donovan, Cian Murphy, Cathal Daly, Brian Deasy, David O’Regan, Thomas Tyner, Eamonn Shanahan, Sean McCarthy, Jamie Santry, Jack Murphy, Conor Hurley, Ray Shanahan, Darren Fraser, Cathal Dineen, Kieran O’Sullivan, Mark Keohane and Killian O’Driscoll.


Kilbree and St Colums replayed the U16B Carbery championship semi-final on Friday night, in Rossmore. The Kilbree girls were fortunate to come away with a draw in the first match in Kealkill. However, on this occasion Kilbree dominated from the start. Some great performances from Heather Brimble, Kate O’Donovan, Sarah O’Donovan, Alice O’Donovan, Mairead Crowley, Caoimhe Murphy and Emily O’Donovan ensured Kilbree were much the better side. The final score was Kilbree 7-3 St Colums 0-1.

U16 Team: Heather Brimble, Margaret Collins, Kate O’Donovan, Rebecca Hurley, Maeve O’Neill, Sarah O’Donovan, Jessica O’Driscoll, Emily O’Donovan, Mairead Crowley, Leanne Sheehy, Mary Murphy, Caoimhe Murphy, Sinead O’Sullivan, Rachel Deasy, Aife O’Neill, Alice O’Donovan, Grace McCarthy, Deirdre Nyhan and Alison Collins.

Kilbree U14’s played away to Castlelyons on Monday last in the first round of the county championship. Despite losing by four points the girls have qualified for round two of the championship. This will be played shortly.

U14 Team: Heather Brimble, Margaret Collins, Kate O’Donovan, Rebecca Hurley, Maeve O’Neill, Jessica O’Driscoll, Emily O’Donovan, Orlagh O’Neill Callanan, Mary Murphy, Caoimhe Murphy, Sinead O’Sullivan, Rachel Deasy, Aife O’Neill, Niamh McCarthy, Alison Collins and Cara Collins.

The U12 girls played away to Bandon on Wednesday night. This was a very competitive and sporting match. Kilbree were unlucky to just lose out on the night. Well done to everyone involved.

U12 Camogie: Emer O’Connell, Lucy Collins, Sandra O’Mahony, Megan McCarthy, Holly McCarthy, Aoibhi Collins, Isla McCarthy, Katelyn McCarthy, Niamh McCarthy, Ava Murray and Emma Keohane.

Rossmore was the venue for an U8 and U10 Monster Blitz, on Saturday. The U8’s played Clonakilty, Barryroe and Bandon. The U10’s played two Cloughduv teams and Ballinascarthy. Well done to all the girls involved in a fun filled day. Thanks to Deirdre and Claire for organising this blitz, the young referees, parents that helped with the teams and everyone who supplied and helped with the refreshments afterwards.

U10 panel: Aine O’Donovan, Niamh O’Sullivan, Molly Boddington, Lucy O’Donovan, Nell Harrington, Lucy Medcalf, Isla McCarthy, Roisin O’Donovan and Ellie Collins.

U8 panel: Sephie Edwards, Caoimhe O’Donovan, Clodagh O’Keeffe, Leah McCarthy, Katie O’Donovan, Caoimhe Sutton, Lily Boddington, Ella Burke, Niamh Hehir, Laoise Sutton, Emma Medcalf, Ciara Coakley, Rosie O’Donovan, Jennifer Beer and Aisling Burke.

The U12 hurlers were delighted to be invited to play Timoleague as part of the Timoleague Festival, on Thursday night. This was a great game between two equally match sides. The boys really enjoyed their trip to the amusements in Timoleague after the match.

U12 team: Olan Murphy, Daniel McCarthy, Mark Collins, Cillian Twohig, Darragh Clancy, Jack Hehir, Ben Barry, Micheal Keohane, Conor O’Sullivan, Shane Keohane, Peter O’Sullivan, Colum Kennefick, Joe Barry, Jason Murray and Ruairi O’Sullivan.

The U10’s had a very busy and successful week. On Wednesday night they travelled to Ballydehob to play Gabriel Rangers. This was an exciting game of football. The Kilmeen boys were thrilled to be the winners on the night.

Team: Tadhg O’Neill Callanan, Mark Collins, Howard O’Donovan, Rory McCarthy, Tim Bailey, William Young, Ben Barry, Donnacha Keohane, Olan Murphy, Joe Barry, Shane Clancy, Ruairi O’Sullivan and Jason Murray.

The U10’s turned their attention to hurling and the same cohort of players played St Oliver Plunketts in Ahiohill, on Saturday. This was a very close match throughout but the Kilbree boys dominated in the last ten minutes and were convincing winners.

Team: William Young, Mark Collins, Tim Bailey, Howard O’Donovan, Olan Murphy, Rory McCarthy, Ben Barry, Joe Barry, Jason Murray, Donnacha Keohane, Ruairi O’Sullivan and Tadhg O’Brien.


Thanks to everyone who supported the table quiz in Joe’s Bar on Friday night. This was a fundraiser for our underage club, in conjunction with the Ballygurteen tractor run. All support is greatly appreciated.

Kilmeen Drama Group have kindly offered to put on a performance of their hilarious play “Out of Order” as a fundraiser for the club. Tickets may be purchased from Connie Murphy or Christy Daly. Please support this most important fundraiser.


There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 28, 29 and 32. The lucky dip winners were Donal McSweeney, Jim Hennessey and Christy Daly. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,400.