Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Notes – Kilmeen NS girls are County Champions!

Kilmeen NS Camogie County Champs

Kilmeen NS girls are County Champions!

Kilmeen National School camogie girls were crowned county camogie champions in Newcestown on Monday.

They defeated Cloghroe in the final. The final score was Kilmeen NS 4-1 Cloghroe 0-0. The Kilmeen girls were very strong from the start and gave Cloghroe very little space to score. The Kilmeen scores came from Caoimhe Murphy (2-1), Roisin O’Carroll (1-0) and Niamh McCarthy (1-0). Well done to Kenneth McCarthy (principal) and everyone at Kilmeen NS for their great work with this team.

Team: Heather Brimble, Kate O’Donovan, Sinead O’Sullivan, Caoimhe Murphy, Rachel Deasy, Mary Murphy, Niamh McCarthy, Roisin O’Carroll, Orlaith Kirby, Orlagh O’Neill Callanan, Ava Murray, Clionadh Crowley Debarbouille, Ciara Bennett and Rowan Hurd.

Both boys and girls teams from Kilmeen NS played the qualifying rounds of the Sciath na Scol football competition, in Clonakilty. Both teams qualified for the finals, which take place at the end of May.

Junior Hurling

The junior hurlers had two matches during the week. They defeated St Oliver Plunketts on Thursday in Rossmore. The final score was Kilbree 0-12 St Oliver Plunketts 0-11. On Saturday, Kilbree had to claw back a significant deficit to defeat St James in Ardfield. The final score was Kilbree 3-13 St James 2-13.

Kilbree commence the defence of their Junior A hurling crown against Diarmuid O’Mathunas in Dunmanway on Saturday night at 8pm.


There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 13, 16 and 39. The lucky dip winners were Flor O’Sullivan, Carmel Dullea and Susan O’Donovan. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,200.


The minor footballers made the long journey to Adrigole on Monday last. In glorious conditions, they defeated the local side. The final score was Kilmeen 2-14 Adrigole 2-12.

On Wednesday last the minor hurlers were defeated by a strong Newcestown side. The final score was Newcestown 2-21 Kilbree 0-08.


The U16 hurlers powered to victory over Clonakilty in Rossmore on Friday night. Mighty full forward Jack Murphy scored 2-1 within five minutes of the game. Thomas Tyner and Ray Shanahan put more scores on the board in the first half. Kilbree lead by 3-8 to 0-3 at half time.

Another goal by Jack Murphy early in the second half together with fine scores by Kieran O’Sullivan and Thomas Tyner kept Kilbree ahead. A strong wind meant conditions were difficult for both teams. Great defensive work by Thomas Beese, Thomas O’Sullivan and Cian Murphy ensured that Clonakilty were kept at bay in the second half. The final score was Kilbree 6-17 Clonakilty 1-6.

Team: Harry Oates, Cian Murphy, Thomas O’Sullivan, Conor Hurley, Thomas Beese, Mark Tobin, Paul Lyons, Thomas Tyner, David O’Regan, Kieran O’Sullivan, Ray Shanahan, Mark Keohane, Sean Crowley, Jack Murphy and Darren Scannell.


Kilbree U14’s played an exciting league match against Bishopstown on Friday night. In cold windy conditions they fought hard against strong opposition.

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

Kilbree’s U16 girls played St Catherine’s in Ballynoe on sunny Sunday afternoon. Goals by Rachel Deasy and Caoimhe Murphy in the first half ensured that the Kilbree girls were trailing by just four points at half-time. Kilbree goals by Mairead Crowley and Aife O’Neill made the difference in the second half. Kilbree came back to win by four points. The final score was Kilbree 6-3 St Catherine’s 4-5.

Team: Heather Brimble, Deirdre Nyhan, Kate O’Donovan, Jessica O’Driscoll, Maeve O’Neill, Sarah O’Donovan, Mairead Crowley, Leanne Sheehy, Rachel Deasy, Caoimhe Murphy, Aife O’Neill, Alice O’Donovan, Grace McCarthy, Mary Murphy, Rebecca Hurley, Sinead O’Sullivan and Margaret Collins.


Kilbree’s U12 hurlers have had a busy week. They played Argideen Rangers in Timoleague. After a very exciting match they won by a single point.

On Monday night they played a very Western Gaels in Rossmore. The opposition showed some great skill and determination and were a group of fine hurlers. Kilbree managed to score some fine points from play and this was the difference between the sides. The final score was Kilbree 1-7 Western Gaels 1-3.

Lining out against Western Gaels were: Olan Murphy, Micheal Keohane, Daniel McCarthy, Mark Collins, Cillian Twohig, Jack Hehir, Sam Bailey, Conor O’Sullivan, Darragh Clancy, Rory McCarthy, Robert Wilson, Peter O’Sullivan, Oisin Harrington, Colum Kennefick, Shane Keohane and Jason Murray.


Kilbree U8’s played St Oliver Plunketts, St James and Barryroe in Rossmore on Saturday morning. Well done to all the boys who took part in this fun blitz.