U21 footballers draw against Castlehaven!
Kilmeen and Castlehaven met in Drimoleague on Sunday in the quarter-final of the U21(A) football championship.
This was always going to be a close affair and it was impossible to separate the sides. Kilmeen were three points up at half-time leading by 0-6 to 0-3. However a strong Castlehaven response after the second half ensured that there was only ever the bare minimum between these sides.
At full time the score was 0-9 a piece. Castlehaven got the perfect start in extra time with an early goal. The Kilmeen lads never gave up and fought hard to ensure that the sides would again be level at full-time of extra time. The final score was Kilmeen 0-14 to Castlehaven’s 1-11.
Kilbree U12’s were one of forty six clubs to participate in Caman to Munster, a Munster camogie blitz held in Mallow on Saturday. The Kilbree girls played teams from Tipperary, Waterford and Limerick. They played brilliantly and enjoyed every minute of this wonderful occasion. The girls taking part on the day were Ava Murray, Holly McCarthy, Emma Keohane, Katelyn McCarthy, Ally O’Mahony, Megan McCarthy, Emer O’Connell and Lucy Collins. Well done to manager Brendan McCarthy for his great work with these girls!
Well done to Mairead Crowley who won a Munster title with Cork U16’s at the weekend. They defeated Clare in the Munster final on Sunday.
Sam Maguires were the opposition for Kilmeen’s minor footballers, in Rossmore on Monday evening. The Kilmeen lads put in some great performances against a strong Dunmanway challenge. The final score was Sam Maguires 3-9 to Kilmeen’s 1-7.
Team: Mark Tobin, Thomas O’Sullivan, Killian O’Driscoll, Sean McCarthy, Jamie O’Donovan, Cathal Daly, Brian Deasy, Jack Kingston, Cian Murphy, Jamie Santry, Steven Sheehy, Conor Hurley, Cathal Dineen, Mark Keohane, Kieran O’Sullivan and Paul Lyons.
The U16 footballers played St Colums in Kealkil on Thursday night. The home side made a good start with a couple of early goals. In atrocious conditions, Kilmeen fought hard. Points by Thomas Tyner, Cian Murphy and a goal by Kieran O’Sullivan kept Kilmeen in the game in the first half. Goals win games and St Colums made sure this was the case by scoring a couple of goals early in the second half. Scores by Eoin O’Sullivan, Thomas Tyner, Conor Hurley and a penalty scored by Cian Murphy, ensured Kilmeen would challenge to the final whistle. The final score was St Colums 8-3 to Kilmeen’s 4-8.
Team: Sean Crowley, Thomas O’Sullivan, Ethan Jennings, Paul Lyons, Conor Hurley (1-0), Mark Keohane, Thomas Tyner (1-2), Cian Murphy (1-5), Cathal Dineen, Shane Reilly, Kieran O’Sullivan (1-0) and Eoin O’Sullivan (1-0).
The U14 football league commenced with a home game against Tadhg MacCarthaigh. This was an exciting close affair throughout both halves. Great displays by Conor O’Sullivan, Micheal Keohane, Brian Carmody, Brian Buttimer and Darren McCarthy ensured Kilmeen boys were always in contention. The Caheragh boys emerged victorious with a two point margin. The final score was Tadhg MacCarthaigh 4-8 to Kilmeen’s 4-6.
Team: Micheal Keohane, Darragh Dullea, Brian Carmody, Daniel McCarthy, Brian Buttimer, Oisin O’Sullivan, Ethan Buttimer, Joe Bailey, Cillian Twohig, Conor O’Sullivan, Gene O’Donovan, Darren McCarthy, Eoin O’Sullivan and Sam Bailey.
The U12 footballers played St James in Ardfield on Monday last. The Kilmeen boys were stronger from the beginning of this match. Some solid performances by Luka Mohan, Cillian Twohig, Daniel McCarthy, Ben Barry and Jack Hehir ensured Kilmeen were always in front. Well done especially to the U10’s who played on this team. Oisin Harrington, Mark Collins, Ben Barry, Joe Barry, Olan Murphy and Ruairi O’Sullivan all made their debut at the U12 level. The final score was Kilmeen 4-09 to St James 1-03.
Team: Micheal Keohane, Simon Jennings, Daniel McCarthy, Jack Hehir, Oisin Harrington, Olan Murphy, Sam Bailey, Conor O’Sullivan, Cillian Twohig, Joe Barry, Ben Barry, Luka Mohan, Peter O’Sullivan, Shane Keohane, Mark Collins, Colum Kennefick and Ruairi O’Sullivan.
There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 25, 26 and 40. The lucky dip winners were Noel O’Donovan, Mark McCarthy and Jerome O’Mahony. Next week’s jackpot will be €2,800.