Minor hurlers open campaign with a fine win!
Kilbree minors made the perfect start to their hurling season with a win over Western Gaels on Saturday. Western Gaels made the better impression in the first half.
A goal in the latter part of the first half gave them the lead at half time by 1-6 to 0-4. However, Kilbree were much more assertive in the second half and took control of this tie. A superb goal by man of the match Eamonn Shanahan put Kilbree ahead. Kilbree’s backs were excellent and held Western Gaels to just three points in the second half. Kilbree scored 3-09 in the same time. Jack Murphy was moved out of goal into the forwards and he and Thomas Tyner scored two additional goals. The final score was Kilbree 3-13 Western Gaels 1-9. This comprehensive win in Rossmore marks an ideal start to the hurling league season. Nemo Rangers will be the next opposition, this game will be played in the coming week.
Congratulations to Ray Shanahan, a member of the U16 and minor hurling panel. Ray was placed ninth in the recent World dancing championships.
Team: Jack Murphy (1-0), Sean McCarthy, Thomas O’Sullivan, Killian O’Driscoll (0-1), Thomas Beese, Jamie O’Donovan, Cian Murphy, Brian Deasy (0-2) , David O’Regan, Eamonn Shanahan (1-1), Thomas Tyner (1-7), Cathal Dineen, Ray Shanahan, Jamie Santry (0-1), Kieran O’Sullivan (0-1), Sean Crowley and Mark Keohane.
The U12 footballers had both a busy and successful week. On Monday night Clann na nGael provided the opposition in Rossmore. This match was closely fought but a strong second half performance by the Kilmeen boys ensured a victory. The final score was Kilmeen 2-8 Clann na nGael 1-4.
Team: Micheal Keohane, Mark Collins, Daniel McCarthy, Olan Murphy, Jack Hehir, Sam Bailey, Darragh Clancy, Ben Barry, Cillian Twohig, Conor O’Sullivan, Peter O’Sullivan, Oisin O’Sullivan, Joe Barry, Colum Kennefick and Tim Bailey.
Kilmeen U12’s also played away to Ballinascarthy in a challenge match. Very strong performances by Mark Collins, Daniel McCarthy, Olan Murphy and Jack Hehir ensured that the Ballinascarthy boys were held scoreless at half time. Kilmeen’s Conor O’Sullivan, Peter O’Sullivan and Cillian Twohig scored 1-4 between them in the first half.
The Kilmeen boys were better at converting their scoring chances at half time. Impressive work by Joe Barry, Sam Bailey, Darragh Clancy, Shane Keohane and Tim Bailey ensured this result was never in doubt. The final score was Kilmeen 3-12 to Ballinascarthy’s 1-2.
Team: Micheal Keohane, Mark Collins, Daniel McCarthy, Olan Murphy, Jack Hehir, Sam Bailey, Darragh Clancy, Cillian Twohig (0-6), Conor O’Sullivan (0-5), Peter O’Sullivan (1-1), Oisin O’Sullivan (1-0), Joe Barry (1-0), Tim Bailey and Shane Keohane.
Kilmeen U10 footballers had their first outing of the season on Wednesday night. They played Carbery Rangers in Rosscarbery. It was the first U10 match for many of these players and they played really well. Olan Murphy and Jason Murray linked very well before Jason scored two goals in the first half. Joe Barry kicked two impressive first half points. Tadhg O’Brien, Howard O’Donovan, Tim Bailey and Rory McCarthy were very impressive throughout the match. Oisin Harrington converted a second half penalty before Joe Barry found the net in the closing stages. Well done to the newcomers on this panel. It is great to see such strong talent and strength in numbers at this age. Kilmacabea will be the next opposition for this group of players.
Team: Rory Twohig, Tadhg O’Brien, Mark Collins, William Young, Howard O’Donovan, Shane Clancy, Oisin Harrington, Tim Bailey, Ben Barry, Rory McCarthy, Joe Barry, Ruairi O’Sullivan, Olan Murphy, Tadhg O’Neill Callanan, James Scannell, Donnacha Keohane, Jason Murray and Ronan Scannell.