O’SULLIVAN CUP – QUARTER FINAL
Gneeveguilla 1-15 Spa 1-11
Gneeveguilla entertained Spa in the last of this years quarter finals in the O’ Sullivan Cup, sponsored by O’Sullivan Cycles, Killarney. Spa opened with 2 great points but Gneeveguilla levelled as half time approached. A cracking Donie O’Connor goal for Gneeveguilla gave the home side the lead at the break on a scoreline of Gneeveguilla 1-07 Spa 0-08.
In the second half Cian Tobin kept Spa in touch with great points and a cracking goal, but the home side kept the scoreboard ticking over with well taken points and ran out winners on a final scoreline of Gneeveguilla 1-15 Spa 1-11.
Gneeveguilla scorers: DJ O’Connor (0-08), Donie O’Connor (1-01), Kevin Coughlin (0-01), Cornelius Buckley (0-03), JJ Herlihy (0-01), Fergus Mc Aulliffe (0-01)
Spa scorers: Cian Tobin (1-09), C Courtney (0-02)
EAST REGION MINOR LEAGUE
Dr Crokes 1-14 Gneeveguilla 1-06
In a round 3 back game, Gneeveguilla were defeated by a very strong Dr Crokes team. Gneeveguilla held the visitors level up to the twenty fifth minute mark with S O’ Sullivan and C O’Leary kicking points from play. Dr Crokes had M. Potts in excellent form and A O’ Shea scored a well worked goal on the stroke of half time. Gneeveguilla 0-05 Dr Crokes 1-06. Gneeveguilla battled hard in the second half as Dr Crokes keeper T. Clifford made three excellent saves. Gneeveguilla kept the pressure and scored a goal through A O’ Leary, but it was too late. Referee Jim Fitzpatrick blew the final whistle on a well deserved Dr Crokes victory.
Firies 3-14 Legion 3-06
Legion hosted Firies in a round 5 game that would determine who would meet Dr Crokes in the Semi Final in the East Region Minor League, sponsored by The Tatler Jack. Firies raced into an early lead with a goal and four points without reply in the opening twenty minutes, the goal by Conor Randall. Legion narrowed the gap to a point with two goals in quick succession (Rob Leane, Finbar Murphy). A Legion point levelled the game, 2-01 to 1-04. Firies took the lead again on the stroke of half time with a goal from the boot of Ciaran Flynn. Score at the break Legion 2-01 Firies 2-04.
Firies dominated the scoring in the third quarter, with 7 unanswered points. Legion began to dominate in the middle of the field and had three points to show before Firies struck with a William Courtney goal, in a move involving Conor Randall and Mark Reen, 3-12 to 2-04. Legion, responded with a Stephen Mc Carthy goal, after a surging run forward. A brace of points from Legion reduced the margin to two scores, with six minutes remaining. However, two Firies points gave the visitors an eight point cushion. Legion to their credit never gave up and it took a great save by the Firies keeper to leave the full time score Firies 3-14 Legion 3-06. This means that Firies, qualified for the semi final against Dr Crokes, in Lewis Road on Sunday next (9th August) at 5pm. The winners play Spa in the final.
Referee: Donal Barry (Kilcummin)
DIVISION 2 FINAL
Glenflesk 2-09 Rathmore 0-12
In an exciting and sporting game with a nail biting finish, Glenflesk ran out winners of the East Region Minor League Division 2 Final, sponsored by the Tatler Jack. Rathmore were dominant in the opening 14 minutes, and led 4 points to 1, Rathmore’s scores coming form 4 different players. Glenflesk, then dominated the middle of the field and had a purple patch, with great team play in all quarters of the field, scoring 2-05 without reply. The first goal was finished to the net by Lee O’ Donoghue from a well placed pass by Christopher O’ Donoghue. Glenflesk followed with 5 points, Lee O Donoghue (4;2f) and Conor O Donoghue on target. Rathmore dropped a high ball into the goal mouth but a great save, gave Glenflesk possession. The home side scored a second goal, in the last minutes of the half, involving the entire full forward line and fisted to the net by Sean Doherty, after Rathmore goal keeper had batted the ball down. Score at the break: Glenflesk 2-06 Rathmore 0-04.
On the restart, Rathmore dominated the middle area of the field and reduced the margin to 2 points, scoring 6 without reply in the third quarter, Dean Fitzgerald being on target for 5 points and Mark Ryan dominant at mid field. It was a nail biting last quarter, with Donal Moynihan reducing the lead to the minimum with 7 minutes remaining. A great save by keeper Felim Jacob and two Glenflesk points gave the home side a three point win. Final score Glenflesk 2-09 Rathmore 0-12.
Tim Ryan East Kerry Board Chairman presented the Gleneagle Cup to Glenflesk Captain Conor O’ Donoghue.
Referee: Tom Moriarty (Legion)
Glenflesk Team: Felim Jacob, Gearóid O Leary, Tom Doherty, Finian Wall, Sean Lucey, Christopher O’ Donoghue, Ryan Casey, Conor O’ Donoghue (Capt.) (0-03), Eoin O’ Meara, Oran O’ Donoghue, Liam Warren, Ian Roche, Shane Courtney, Lee O’ Donoghue (1-06;3f), Sean Doherty (1-0). Substitutes: Trainers: P.J Kelly, Gearóid O’ Sullivan, Kevin O’ Donoghue
Rathmore Team: Shane O’ Callaghan, Padraig O’ Callaghan, Damien Cronin, Brian Friel, Micheal O’ Leary, Darragh O’ Callaghan, Tommy Sheahan (Capt), Mark Ryan(0-03), Tadhg Mahony, Mark Nagle, Dean Fitzgerald (006;4f), Brian Crowley, Donal Moynihan (0-02;1f), Ian Cremin (0-01), Naoise Clifford. Substitutes: Sean Clifford,
Management: Maurice Joe O’ Connor, Seamus Buckley, Padraig O’ Mahony
BILL TANGNEY CUP QUARTER FINAL
Cordal 2-11 Currow 2-08
Currow played Cordal in the Bill Tangney Cup on Friday evening last in Currow. This is a Junior Competition. Cordal were first to score and were 1-01 up before Currow raised their first white flag through Shane O’ Leary. Cordal added (3) further points before the short whistle through Kieran O’ Donoghue(2) and Michael Cahill (1). Currows luck was not in on the night as the upright was struck on three different occasions in the first half and the Cordal net had a lucky escape as the ball struck the crossbar and bounced back into play only to be cleared by their backs. Currow did play well in the second quarter and finished the half ahead by (1) point. Half time score Currow 1-05 Cordal1-04. The second half belonged to Cordal they scored 1-07. The second goal came from Shane Drumm and their points came from Kieran O’Donoghue,Michael Cahill, and John Brosnan. Currows goal coming from a penalty late in the second half scored by Mike Mc Carthy they also added (3) points from Con Enright, Timmy O’ Leary, and Mike Mc Carthy leaving the full time score Cordal 2-11 Currow 2-08.
Referee: Brendan Brosnan (Glenflesk)
UNDER 14 EAST REGION LEAGUE – DIVISON 2 FINAL
Firies 7-17 Listry/Keel 3-11
Played in Kilcummin, the last final of this year’s East Region Under 14 League, sponsored by MD O’Sheas, played in a great sporting spirit. Firies got off to a dream start with a goal from the throw in, from the boot of Ruairí Murphy. Listry/Keel settled and scored 2 fine goals, Killian Broderick and Gary Murphy on target for Listry /Keel. Two Firies goals and a scatter of points left the score at the short whistle: Firies 3-11 Listry/Keel 2-1.
Listry/Keel made a spirited response in the second half, but Firies kept the score board ticking over and extended their lead to run out worthy winners. Final score: Firies 7-17 Listry /Keel: 3-11.
Referee: Donal Donnelly (Kilcumin)
Firies Team: Max Walsh, Danny Brosnan, Patrick O’Connor, Danny Cronin, Conor Henderson, Liam Moloney (Capt), Brian O’ Leary , Jack Duggan (1-0), Harry Doody (0-01), Cian Cronin (1-01), Aaron Flynn (1-04), T J Palmer (1-01), Dylan Callaghan (2-05), Daragh Brosnan (0-03), Keith Daniel (0-01). Substitutes: Daragh Donoghue, Tomas Scott (1-01), James O’ Leary, Conor O’ Sullivan, Cian Ring
Team mentors: Martin Brosnan, Tommy Brosnan, Michael Daly, James O’Donoghue
Listry/Keel Team: Seán Langford, Cian Lenihan, Seamus Giles (joint captain), Dylan Brennan, Jerry Griffin, Seán Corcoran, Darragh O Dowd, Micheál Buckley, Liam Clifford, Killian Broderick, Killian Murphy, Eoin O Donnell, Dean Ladden, Gary Murphy (joint captain), Ruairi Murphy, Diarmuid Kelleher, Gearóid Ladden, Cathal Griffin, Micheál Keane, Aaron O Shea, James O Dowd, Aaron O‘ Donoghue, Ronan Buchanan, Daire Murphy.
Coaches: Donal Murphy, Pa Murphy, Noel Murphy, Murt Broderick