Defence of “Flyer Nyhan” off to impressive start!
The junior hurlers commenced the defence of the “Flyer Nyhan” junior A hurling crown in style. The defending champions played Diarmuid O’Mathunas on Saturday night, in Dunmanway.
A goal by Damien O’Gorman in the opening minutes gave Kilbree a dream start. Don McCarthy scored some wonderful frees. Kilbree had most of the possession and could have been further ahead by half-time, if they took all their chances. Mathunas were level with Kilbree within twenty minutes. However, that was as close as they could manage. Kilbree pulled away again and lead at the break by 1-8 to 0-6.
Some saves by Mathunas keeper Mick O’Callaghan in the second half, kept the challenge alive. However, great work by Dylan Coffey, Brian O’Donovan, David O’Donovan and Donal McSweeney ensured Kilbree would not relinquish their advantage. The final score was Kilbree 1-13 Diarmuid O’Mathunas 0-11.
Team: Denis Dullea (0-1), David O’Donovan, John Clancy, Kevin Keohane, Brian Keohane, Brian O’Donovan, Oige Scannell, Dylan Coffey, Ray Collins, Donal McSweeney (0-1), Don McCarthy (0-9), Shane Scannell (0-1), Damien O’Gorman (1-1), Kevin O’Donovan, Liam Daly. Sub: Gearoid McCarthy.
Kilmeen NS camogie team won the mini-sevens county title against Cloghroe, last week. This is the first time that the camogie team has won this competition. Congratulations to Caoimhe Murphy who has been chosen to play in Croke Park, representing her school and club, over the summer. Caoimhe was captain and top scorer at the county final.
The U14 hurlers played Sam Maguires in Dunmanway on Thursday night. This was a most exciting game against a strong Dunmanway side. Kilbree were unlucky to lose by three points on the night. The final score was Sam Maguires 6-6 Kilbree 6-3.
The U10 footballers played St James in Rossmore, on Wednesday night. This was a close, most entertaining match between two evenly matched sides. Some great work by Rory McCarthy, Howard O’Donovan, Shane Clancy and Ruairi O’Sullivan kept Kilmeen in this game in the first half. Great defensive work by Mark Collins and scores by Oisin Harrington, Olan Murphy and Jason Murray in the second half made the difference between the two sides. Kilmeen won on the night, with a very strong performance in the last quarter. The final score was Kilmeen 5-6 St James 3-6.
Team: Ruairi O’Sullivan, Shane Clancy, Mark Collins, Tadhg O’Brien, Howard O’Donovan, Rory McCarthy, Tim Bailey, Oisin Harrington, Ben Barry, Olan Murphy, Tadhg O’Neill Callanan, William Young, Jason Murray, Joe Barry, Ronan Scannell, James Scannell, Donnacha Keohane and Rory Twohig.
The U10 footballers played St Oliver Plunketts in Ahiohill on Saturday. Kilmeen were the stronger side on the day and they were convincing winners, in miserable wet and windy conditions. The U9’s were particularly impressive in this match.
Team: Shane Clancy, Mark Collins, Tadhg O’Brien, Rory McCarthy, Tim Bailey, Oisin Harrington, Ben Barry, Olan Murphy, Tadhg O’Neill Callanan, William Young, Jason Murray, James Scannell, Donnacha Keohane and Rory Twohig.
There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 7, 26 and 34. The lucky dip winners were James Coakley, Jerry Connolly and Paudie O’Donovan. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,300.