East Kerry Notes July 21st 2013
Sponsored by O’ Sullivan Cycles and Outdoor Centre
Glenflesk 1-18 Firies 0-05
Dr Crokes 2-13 Legion 1-11
Bill Tangney Cup
Spa conceded to Cordal
Minor League sponsored by The Tattler Jack
Dr Crokes 2-15 Spa 2-11
sponsored by The Tattler Jack
Thurs 25 July 2013
Kilcummin V Spa
Legion V Glenflesk
Gneeveguilla V Fossa
Bill Tangney Cup
Wednesday 24 July at 7pm
Kilcummin V Gneeveguilla
O’ SULLIVAN CUP – SEMI- FINALS
Glenflesk 1-18 Firies 0-05
Last Thursday, 18th July, Glenflesk hosted Firies in the first of the O’Sullivan Cup semi-finals, sponsored by O’Sullivan Cycles and Outdoor centre, Killarney. Firies were missing 5 key players on the night and came up against a strong Glenflesk team. Firies tried hard and made a gallant effort . the last kick. It was Glenflesk’s night and the home side ran out convincing winners, after a sporting game. Glenflesk got off to a dream start with a Ciaran T O Donoghue goal in the opening minutes. The sides traded points (Stephen O’Donoghue and Padraig Healy for Glenflesk, Paddy O’Sullivan and James O’Donoghue for Firies. The home side dominated most of the remainder of the half, notching up 7 unanswered points from 5 different players – Stephen O’Donoghue(3), Padraig Healy, Kieran Murphy, John Healy and Donal O’Sullivan to one from Donal O’Donoghue for Firies in the last minute of the half. Score at half time: Glenflesk 1-09 Firies 0-3.
Firies opened the scoring in the second half with a Tadgh O’Keefe point from play. Stephen O’Donoghue replied with three. Tadgh O’Keefe pointed on the forty minute mark but the home side then dominated play and scored 5 points from play, Kieran Murphy, Stephen O’Donoghue, John Healy(2), Ciaran T O’ Donoghue and corner back, Dara Kelliher. Final score: Glenflesk 1-18 Firies 0-05.
Referee: Denis O’ Sullivan(Scartaglen)
Glenflesk team: Barry Warren, Michael O’Donoghue, Dara Kelliher (0-1), Denis O’Sullivan, Kieran A O’Donoghue, James Mc Carrick, Eric O’Donoghue, Donal O’ Sullivan(0-1), Alan Mac Sweeney, Kieran Murphy(0-2), John Healy(0-3), Padraig Healy(0-1), Ciaran T O’Donoghue(1-2), Stephen O’Donoghue(0-8). Substitutes: John B O’Donoghue, Shane Courtney
Firies Team: Eamonn Foley, Jonathon Murphy, James Casey, Cian Brown, William Kelliher, Denis O’ Donoghue, Stephen Moloney, Dan O’Shea, James O’ Donoghue (0-1), Tadgh O’ Keefe (0-2), Sean Burke, Jer Fitzgerald, Donal O’Donoghue (0-1), Willliam O’Rourke, Padraig O’ Sullivan (0-1). Substitutes: Dara Jones, Edward Denil, Thomas Groves, Cathal Goulding,
Dr Crokes: 2-13 Legion 1-11
Legion hosted Dr Crokes in the second semi-final of the O’Sullivan Cup. Dr Crokes proved the stronger. In the first quarter, Dr Crokes, who opened the scoring, notched up 5 points (Andrew Kennelly, Gavin O’ Shea(3f), Cian O Neill) to Legions two (Derek Twomey, Aiden Slattery). Both sides had shots at goal in the second quarter but it was Dr Crokes that found the net when Gavin O’Shea found Rory Mangan from a free and Rory worked the goal. Legion scored three points (David Gleeson, David Twomey, Ciaran Lyne(f)) and Dr Crokes four, two from frees by Gavin O Shea and one each from Brendan Falvey and Jason Lyne. Half time score: Legion 0-5; Dr Crokes 1-9.
Legion opened the second half with three points(Ciaran Lyne, Derek Twomey, Damian Lyne) to a Gavin O’Shea converted free for Dr Crokes, before Killian Fitzgerald goaled after a nice move, leaving the visitors ahead 2-10 to 8 points going into the last quarter. Dr Crokes notched up two points (Rory Mangan, Gavin O’ Shea(f)) to Legions one (Derek Twomey) before the home side were awarded a penalty, with ten minutes remaining and this was ably dispatched by Derek Twomey, to narrow the margin to six points. Legion pressed forward with renewed drive but the Dr Crokes defence was solid and Legion scored two points (Ciaran Lyne) to one for the visitors. Final score: Dr Crokes 2-13 legion 1-11.
Referee: Eddie Walsh, Rathmore
Legion team: KJ Griffin, Tom Slattery, Cathal Sheehan, Andy Sullivan, Sean O’ Donoghue, Kieran Slattery, Brian Doolin, Tim Ryan, Jack O’Neill, Aiden Slattery(0-1), Killian Tracey, Enda Murphy, Ciaran Lyne (0-4;2f), David Gleeson(0-1), Derek Twomey(1-4;1f). Substitutes: Sean Hegarty, Damian Lyne (0-1), Denis Sheehan, James O’Donoghue
Dr Crokes: David Neeson, Senan Lavery, David O’Leary, Killian Fitzgerald(1-0), Jason Lyne(0-1), Mark Egan, Gavin Tucker, Mike Moloney, Brian Mc Mahon, Brendan Falvey(0-1), Gavin O Shea (0-8;7f), Dara Stack, Cian O Neill(0-1), Andrew Kennelly(0-1), Rory Mangan(1-1). Substitutes: Philip O’ Connor, Diarmuid Galvin, Daniel Healy, Stephen Brosnan
Bill Tangney Cup Quarter Final
Spa conceded their Quarter Final game in the Bill Tangney Cup, to Cordal on Friday evening. Cordal will now meet, in the Semi Final, on Wednesday the 31st July 2013 at 7pm
East Kerry Minor League
Only one fixture went ahead last week in the East Kerry Minor League, due to County Championship commitments. Spa hosted Dr Crokes, who ran out winners. Final score Dr Crokes 2-15 Spa 2-11.
County Hurling League Division 3
St Pats East Kerry 1 – 8 Crotta O’Neill 1 – 11
St Pats faced Crotta at Fossa on Wednesday July 17th in Division 3 of the County League. The experience of six former Crotta seniors was the key to Crottas victory but they were pushed all the way by a gutsy Pats outfit that showed grit and determination.
Brian Kelleher hit two fine first half points for Pats while Nicholas Stack added a further two following hard graft by Anthony Brohan to provide the vital passes. However, it was a well struck goal in the 23rd minute, by Crotta’s Mike Ryan, that was the decisive score of the game. The first half ended with Crotta leading 1-4 to 0-4.
On resumption, Mark O’Donoghue floated a well hit sideline to Nicholas Stack who reduced the margin to 2 points. Crotta top scorer Sean Twomey restored the gap within a minute. The sides traded points for the next quarter. Mike Furlong and Nicholas Stack kept Pats in touch but Crotta extended their lead 1-9 to 0-7, at the three quarter stage.
The final quarter saw the battle intensify and St Pats reacted with their never say die attitude. Centre back Mark O’Donoghue hit a point. With the final whistle approaching, a long clearance by John Wharton from half back was won under pressure by Malachy Quigg on the 40. Malachy broke the defence and slipped the sliotar to Nicholas Stack who goaled from 13 metres to close the gap to a single point 1-8 to 1-9. But Crotta finished strongest with Ray O’Connell and Sean Twomey raising two white flags. Referee Mike Hennessey called time as Crotta collected the league points. Final score St Pats 1-8 Crotta 1 – 11.
St Pats East Kerry Team: Chris O’Connor, Daniel O’Loughlin, Mark County, Donagh Regan, John Foley, Mark O’Donoghue(0-1), Ger Lenihan, Malachy Quigg, John Wharton, Andrew Field, Nicholas Stack(1-4), Anthony Brohan, Alan O’Connor, Brian Kelleher(0-2), Pat Clifford.
Subs : Mike Furlong (20 mins) (0-1); Donal Casey (45 mins), Wayne Doyle (50 mins); Paudie Horan and Finnin Brosnan
Crotta Team: Jerome O’Sullivan, Brendan Mahoney, Tom McElligott, Ray O’Connell(0-1), Jack Twomey, Pa Quille, Keith Hanafin (0-1), J.P. McElligott, Tom McElligott, Mike Ryan(1-1), Francis Keane(0-1), Pete McGrath, Eoin Lynch, John Mahoney, Sean Twomey (0-6, 0-3 frees). Sub A N Other (0-1)
East Kerry U8 and U10 Go – Games blitzes
East Kerry U8 and U10 Go -Games blitzes have been completed over the last number of weeks. Thanks to all clubs, for assisting in the smooth running of the blitzes, with all host clubs showing great organisational ability to complete the games. Young Referees continue to give time to all local clubs which is much appreciated by everyone concerned.
Munster U12 Go – Games blitzes
Munster U12 Go – Games blitzes took place in the Fitzgerald Stadium with East Kerry clubs well represented. Teams played three matches with all club players getting lots of game time. Playing teams outside the county is a great boost to players and mentors helping to build links with outside clubs It gave club players and mentors an opportunity to learn and develop. Thanks to Darren Doherty [Dr Crokes] and Shane Cronin [Spa] for referring the matches on the day.
East Kerry Board Delegates Meeting
The next meeting of the East Kerry Board Delegates will be held on Tuesday the 30th July 2013 in the Killarney Heights Hotel