Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

U14 West Cork Champions Kilbree V Ballinascarthy in Ballinacarriga

Junior Hurling

The second hurling team bowed out of championship on Saturday. They played their championship semi-final away to Ballinascarthy. The final score was Ballinascarthy 1-15 Kilbree 0-12.


This was a most successful week for Kilbree’s U14 camogie team.

On Wednesday night they defeated Ballinascarthy to win the U14(A) Shield Final. Kilbree dominated from the start in this encounter. The Ballinascarthy girls never gave up and fought to the final whistle. However it was to be Kilbree’s night. Kilbree’s defence were superb in closing down any Ballinascarthy scoring attempts. Some fine scores from Aife O’Neill, Alison Collins, Caoimhe Murphy, Mary Murphy, Rachel Deasy and Margaret Collins ensured the silverware would be coming back to Rossmore. Captain Rebecca Hurley was delighted to accept the silverware on behalf of her team mates. The final score was Kilbree 6-10 Ballinascarthy 0-01.

On Saturday this cohort of girls turned their attention to round two of the county championship. They welcomed Inniscarra to Rossmore. This was a thrilling close encounter. Kilbree’s backs have to withstand incredible pressure to keep Inniscarra at bay. The final score was Kilbree 3-3 Inniscarra 1-1. The girls now progress to round three of the county championship.

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

U16 Football

The U16 football championship semi-final against Kilmacabea was played in Ardfield, on Thursday night. It took the Kilmeen lads a while to get going in this encounter. Kilmacabea dominated for the early part of the first half and lead by appoint at half time. Kilmeen had a much stronger second half. Goals by Sean Crowley and Shane Reilly made a huge difference. The final score was Kilmeen 2-12 Kilmacabea 1-11.

Team: Brian Carmody, Mark Tobin, Thomas O’Sullivan, Paul Lyons, Mark Keohane, Cian Murphy, Cathal Dineen, Thomas Tyner, Conor Hurley, Sean Crowley, Kieran O’Sullivan, Shane Reilly, Darren Scannell, Eoin O’Sullivan and Oisin O’Sullivan.

U12 Hurling

The U12 hurling shield final was played in Rossmore on Tuesday night. Ahan Gaels provided the opposition for a most exciting match. Kilbree started stronger and dominated for much of the first half. Ahan had a much better second half and there was never much between both sides, in a low scoring affair. A goal by top scorer Conor O’Sullivan in the final ten minutes gave Kilbree the edge. The final score was Kilbree 1-6 Ahan Gaels 0-7. Captain Micheal Keohane was delighted to receive the silverware on behalf of his team.

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

U10 Football

The U10 footballers travelled to Timoleague on Saturday morning to play Argideen Rangers. The local boys were much stronger in the first half, with the help of a strong breeze. The Kilmeen boys came back in the second half and finished with two great goals by Donnacha Keohane and William Young. Thanks to the Timoleague mentors for the refreshments after the match.

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


There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 9, 31 and 38. The lucky dip winners were Peggy O’Donovan, Des McCarthy and James Hubbert. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,600.


Thanks to everyone who organised, supported and helped at the Ballygurteen tractor, truck and bike run fundraiser, on Sunday last. This event was hosted by McCarthy’s bar in Ballygurteen and was a huge success. It was a joint fundraiser for our underage club and the cardiac care unit in CUH.