EAST REGION MINOR LEAGUE – ROUND 2- THURSDAY JUNE 25th, 2015
Dr Crokes 1-12 Firies 1-11
Dr Crokes were at home to Firies on Thursday 25th June 2015 in round 2 of the East Region League, division 1, sponsored by The Tatler Jack, and had to pull out all stops for a one point win. The teams exchanged points on three occasions in the first twenty minutes. Firies got on top in the last ten minutes of the half, scoring four points to one for Dr Crokes, but a great goal by Mike Casey just before the break had the sides on level terms at half time Dr Crokes 1-04, Firies 0-07.
The teams exchanged points on two occasions in the first ten minutes of the second half. Dr Crokes got on top at this stage and three points without reply gave the home side the biggest lead by either team, going into the last quarter. Dr Crokes held onto this three point lead going into the last five minutes. However, Firies struck for a very good goal with four minutes to go to leave the teams level once again. A draw looked likely as the final whistle approached but Brendan Coppinger gave victory to the home side with a good point.
Glenflesk 3-13 Rathmore 1-11
Played in blustery conditions, both sides served up an entertaining game in Glenflesk on Thursday evening, in this East Region Minor League Division 2 game, sponsored by The Tatler Jack. Rathmore, playing with the benefit of a strong breeze, had the upper hand in the early stages of the first-half and they led by 0-9 to 0-2 after 20 minutes, with the lively Dean Fitzgerald (0-5, 0-3f) and Tadhg O’Mahony (0-2) to the fore. However the critical period of the game came in the final 10 minutes of the half when a goal by Glenflesk’s Lee O’Donoghue in the 20th minute halted Rathmore’s dominance and this was quickly followed by points from Finian Wall (0-2) and Lee O’Donoghue (0-1f), following some good work from Ian Roche. The home side were thankful to goalkeeper Felim Jacob for a superb save on 26 minutes, though Rathmore’s Donal Moynihan kicked the resulting 45. Glenflesk took the lead for the first time in the game on the stroke of half-time, when a strong Chris O’Donoghue run led to a well taken goal, finished to the net by Lee O’Donoghue. Half-time score: Glenflesk 2-5 Rathmore 0-10
Despite the closeness of the half-time score the second half was dominated by Glenflesk, who scored 1-8 to Rathmore’s 1-1, with a great overall team performance. Rathmore briefly retook the lead in the 4th minute of the half when a high ball into the Glenflesk square was fisted to the net, but from then on Glenflesk controlled the game with points from Chris O’Donoghue (0-2), Lee O’Donoghue (0-3, 0-1 45), Conor O’Donoghue (0-1), Finian Wall (0-1), Ryan Casey (0-1) and a goal from Ian Roche. Rathmore had a point from Dean Fitzgerald in the 21st minute but were left to rue the goals conceded in the first half which derailed their promising opening.
Glenflesk Team: Felim Jacob, Jack Spillane, Tom Doherty, Geraoid O’Leary, Sean Lucey, Finian Wall (0-3), Liam Warren, Eoin O’Meara (0-1), Conor O’Donoghue (0-1), Ryan Casey (0-1), Chris O’Donoghue (0-2), Stephen Doherty, Shane Courtney, Lee O’Donoghue (2-5, 1 45, 2f), Ian Roche (1-0)
Rathmore Team: Shane O’Callaghan, Padraig O’Callaghan, Dara O’Callaghan, Cian Jenkins, Micheal O’Leary, Tommy Sheehan, Donal Moynihan (0-1 45), Tadhg O’Mahony (0-2), Mark Ryan, Brian Crowley (0-1), Mark Nagle (0-1), Ian Cremin, Killian Walker, Dean Fitzgerald (0-6, 4f), Naoise Clifford. Sub: #17 name? 1-0
Beaufort 4-10 Kilcummin 5-06
Beaufort Minors won on a single point margin, when they hosted Kilcummin in the East Region League Division 2 on Thursday evening. Both teams had their share of possession in the first few minutes and it was Beaufort’s full-forward Cian O’Sullivan who open the scoring with a goal after he reacted to a breaking ball and finished well. Kilcummin’s Oscar O’Connor began causing problems for the home side when he latched onto a clearance and scored a goal. Two minutes later he was awarded a penalty which he duly scored. He again won a free which Dean Cronin scored. The teams exchanged frees and Kilcummin added on four points from Sean O’Leary, Dean Cronin, Eoghan Kennedy and Thomas O’Connor. The visitors were going well at this time and a quickly taken free was finished to the net by Eoghan Kennedy to leave the score with 20 minutes gone Beaufort 1-01 Kilcummin 3-05. Beaufort again got scores with 2 frees from Ciaran Kennedy awarded to Keith Moloney on both occasions. Mid-fielder Jonathan Kissane scored a good individual goal before half-time to leave the half-time score Beaufort 2-03 Kilcummin 3-05.
Beaufort began the second half with intention. They had goals from Ryan Sweeney and Ciaran Kennedy, points from Cian O’Sullivan, their impressive mid-fielder Sean Kelliher, 2 points from corner-back Declan Floyd, a Ciaran Kennedy free. Keith Moloney punished a poor kickout with a point while Joe Glinwood was first to react to a short 45, to score a point. Twenty two minutes had passed before Kilcummin had their first score of the half with a free from Dean Cronin. Oscar O’Connor was at the end of a quick free for a goal. With seven points between the sides, Kilcummin pushed on from mid-field and had another goal to cut the lead to four points. Darragh Curran made a great save in the Beaufort goal but corner-back Fionn O’Brien was on hand to finish to the net, reducing the margin to the minimum. The final two minutes were anxious for the home side as they had two more chances to extend the lead but were wide with both attempts. Final score Beaufort 4-10 Kilcummin 5-6.
Beaufort Team: Darragh Curran, Declan Floyd, Cormac O’Connor, Kevin Coffey, Conor Cronin, Padraig Cronin, Joseph Glinwood, Jonathan Kissane, Ronan Curran, Ciaran Kennedy, Ryan Sweeney, Cian O’Sullivan, Keith Moloney. Substitute: Sean Kelliher
Kilcummin Team: Niall O’Riordan, Fionn O’Brien, Kevin Healy, Jake Mounihan, Jamie O’Donoghue, Paudie O’Connor, Christopher Keane, Oscar O’Connor, Sean O’Leary, Thomas O’Connor, Dean Cronin, Eoghan Kennedy, Denis Walsh. Substitute: Ivor Moynihan