The Clona Milk U21(A) hurling final was played in atrocious conditions, in Enniskeane, on Saturday afternoon. Kilbree’s Eamonn Barrett opened the Kilbree account with a fine point. Clonakilty scored three points without reply. Both sides exchanged points and there was the bare minimum between the sides at half time. The half-time score was Clonakilty 0-6 Kilbree 0-5.
A Clonakilty goal early in the second half was a huge set-back for Kilbree, particularly in the difficult conditions. Darren Santry and Damien O’Gorman scored three points between them. However, Clonakilty grew in confidence and finished strongly. The final score was Clonakilty 1-12 Kilbree 0-8.
Team: Jamie Santry, Gearoid McCarthy, Liam O’Brien, Barry Kirby, Brian Keohane, Jonathan Deasy, Sean Deasy, Damien O’Gorman, Oige Scannell, Eamonn Barrett, Shane Scanell, Brian Deasy, Cathal Daly, Joseph O’Donovan and Darren Santry.
Kilmeen U16 footballers played Sam Maguires in Rossmore on Sunday morning. The Dunmanway lads were stronger in the first half. An important goal by Kilmeen’s Sean Crowley just before the half-time whistle, left Kilmeen trailing by three points.
Kilmeen were a completely different side in the second half. They dominated in most areas. A seven goal spree ensured that Kilmeen were comfortable winners. The final score was Kilmeen 8-7 Sam Maguires 3-5.
Team: Brian Carmody, Thomas O’Sullivan, Cian Murphy, Paul Lyons, Mark Keohane, Thomas Tyner, Cathal Dineen, Oisin O’Sullivan, Shane Reilly, Kieran O’Sullivan, Sean Crowley and Eoin O’Sullivan.
The U12 footballers welcomed Aghinagh to Rossmore on Monday night. Great scores by Peter O’Sullivan, Luka Mohan, Cillian Twohig and Conor O’Sullivan gave Kilmeen a 2-9 to 0-5 advantage at half time.
Kilmeen’s defence were superb closing down Aghinagh’s advances. Kilmeen were much the stronger side in the second half. The final score was Kilmeen 4-13 Aghinagh 0-7. The U12’s have now qualified for the shield final against Argideen Rangers.
Kilbree met their neighbours Clonakilty in round three of the county championship, on Friday night, in Ahamilla. A very young Kilbree side fought valiantly from the start but unfortunately lost to a stronger Clonakilty side. The final score was Clonakilty 4-9 Kilbree 1-9. Many of these girls now turn their attention to the U14 county championship this weekend.
Rossmore was the venue for a Monster U8 hurling blitz on Saturday morning. Kilbree played brilliantly against Clonakilty, Newcestown and Skibbereen. Well done to everyone involved.
Team: Leah McCarthy, Darragh Collins, Tristan O’Driscoll, Tadhg O’Brien, Gearoid Collins, Rory Twohig, Jonathan Bennett, Cillian Dunne, Sean McCarthy, Byron Malone and Donnacha Hayes.