14/11/10: CUMANN NA mBUNSCOIL: Kilcash N.S. 4 in a row
Kilcash NS qualified for the finals in Cumman na mBunscoil Football Roinn H against Kilvemnon. The match took place in Clonmel Óg’s grounds on a cold blustery Friday in November.
It was a game of two halves with Kilcash getting off to a better start, aided by a strong breeze. Séan Martin opened the scoring with a well taken goal followed by a point. Kilvemnon followed with two points one from a free. Another goal and point from Kilcash’s Aaron Fogarty left the score at 2-2 to 0-2 at half time.
In the second half, Kilvemnon dominated with 90% of the play, ten minutes into the half they sent the ball crashing to the net to leave a goal between the teams. Frantic defending from Kilcash and excellent goal keeping from Aaron Dempsey maintained this score line to the end. It was with a sense of relief that Kilcash heard the final whistle to secure a win for the fourth year in a row. Congratulations to both teams on a sporting and hard fought game of football.
TEAM: Aaron Dempsey, Billy Murphy, Darragh Kelly, Seán Martin, Aaron Fogarty, John O’Dwyer & Cathal Kelly.SUBS: Andrew Butler, Fiona Donovan, Niamh Martin, Jack O’Gorman, Jack O’Loughlin, Aoife Ryan, Freya Harvey, Amy Dempsey & Anna Walsh
SCOR NA nOG: This will be held in the GAA Centre in Clonmel on December 5th at 7pm. The competition is for secondary level students and anyone interested in participating please contact Carol at 052 6133316 and entries to be in by November 25th.
22/10/10: Kilsheelan N.S: On October 7th they travelled to New Inn to face Two Mile Borris in the Cumann na mBunscoil competition. Two Mile Borris took an early lead scoring a goal and a few points. They continued to dominate. Kilsheelan were more determined after half time and played well by unfortunately were unable to get the necessary scores. Conor Murphy had a goal late in the game but time ran out as Two Mile Borris won.
TEAM: Kian Quinn, Lee Ryan, Dylan Hourigan, Sean Freaney, Killian Mc Hale, Jamie Roche, Shane Egan, Conor Murphy, Billy O’Connor, Corey Jordan, Chelsea Holden, Cora Maher, David Carroll, Dara Boland and Oisin O’Connell.
In their second match they were up against Mount Brius in New Inn. They played very well throughout but failed to score a penalty and were beaten again.
TEAM: Kian Quinn, Lee Ryan, Dylan Hourigan, Sean Freaney, Killian Mc Hale, Jamie Roche, Shane Egan, Conor Murphy, Billy O’Connor, Corey Jordan, Chelsea Holden
SUBS: Cora Maher, David Carroll, Dara Boland, Oisin O’Connell.
Teacher: Mr. Darragh Skehan. Well done to all concerned and better luck next time.
17/10/10: In U/16 ½ Football the High School had to give best to St Colemans after extra time. We had a number of players involved namely Tadgh Lonergan, Eoin Kehoe, Sean Ryan, Kevin Guiry andPaul Maher.
In the Senior “B” competition the High School were also beaten but we were well represented byConor Murphy, Adrian Mc Guire and Eoin Kehoe.
19/09/10: The U/16 hurling team were well beaten by Ballingarry in the “A” Semi Final. Our side were badly decimated with injuries and did reasonably well in the circumstances.
TEAM: Tadgh Lonergan, Joe O’Neill, Cian Flavin, Sean Ryan, David Columby, Eoin Kehoe, David Smyth, Kevin Guiry, Paul Maher, Kevin Kirwan, Colin Gleeson, Brendan Martin, James Murphy, John Smyth and Paudie O’Donovan. SUBS: Martin Gibbs, Kevin Kehoe and Aaron Larkin.
06/09/10: The old saying “goals win matches” could best describe St Pat’s victory in the “B” Final in Grangemockler on Saturday. Kilsheelan were clinging on to a one point lead entering the closing stages until St Pats sub Jack Hennessy became their hero when he goaled.
When the sides met in the group stages in Cloneen some time back the match ended in a draw. Another ding dong battle was in the offing and that is exactly what we got. Unfortunately the rain played spoilsport. The hard ground was slippery while the greasy ball was often the cause of the player’s first touch leaving them down.
Kilsheelan looked the better side in the opening minutes but as the game went on St Pats came more an more into the game. We had to wait until the sixteenth minute for the opening score. Brendan Martin’s long range free was dropped into the goal where Aaron Larkin slammed the ball to the net. St Patrick’s spurred on by the outstanding Conor Clancy in defence Kilsheelan had to be at their best to keep their lines clear. St Pats eventually had their opening score with a pointed free by Cathal O’Mahoney. In the twenty third minute they went ahead for the first time when Aidan Buckley shot a goal. Just before the break Kilsheelan drew level when Brendan Martin pointed a free out near the sideline to leave the score at 1-1 each at the interval.
When play resumed Cathal O’Mahoney had a further point, from a free, and his side continued to have the upperhand and looked to be well on their way when Cameron Moynihan soloed through for a goal. Kilsheelan’s attack enjoyed a good share of possession but seldom looked like penetrating the winners defence. Midway through the second half they staged a rally. Brendan Martin hit two points in quick succession from frees. Outstanding centre half back Paul Maher made a drive towards goal where he was fouled and Brendan Martin again pointed the free. Kilsheelan drew level when Kevin Kehoe pointed with six minutes left. Excitement was mounting as Kilsheelan attacked and Brendan Martin put them ahead from a further free and they looked like holding out. However St Pats had further ideas and Jack Hennessey shot to the net to give his side a deserved victory on a 3-2 to 1-6 scoreline.
ST PATRICK’S: Darren Boland, Ciaran Mockler, Stephen Lawless, Stephen Mc Grath, James Lahart, Conor Clancy, Conor Gorey, Cathal O’Mahoney 0-1, Darragh Wilson, Brian Kenny, Conor Cuddihy, Enda Keane, Cameron Moynihan 1-0, Aidan Buckley 1-1 and Cathal Meagher. SUBS: Tom Hayes for Brian Kenny and Jack Hennessy 1-0 for Cathal Meagher.
KILSHEELAN-KILCASH: Riain Connolly, Kyle O’Connell, Martin Gibbs, Shane Brunnock, Eoghan Flavin, Paul Maher, Evan Quigley, Brendan Martin 0-5, Daire Brennan, Eoghan Kelly, Kevin Kehoe 0-1, Niall Butler, Aaron Larkin 1-0, Conor O’Farrell and Mark Kehoe. SUBS: Sean Martin for Kyle O’Connell and Brian Guiry for Conor O’Farrell.
Well done to all the players as they put up a tremendous performance and many of them will be available again next year for the same team.
31/08/10: Our U/14 hurling team travelled to Ardfinnan to take on Skeheenarinky in the “B” Semi Final. Skeheen were first off the mark with a point. Kilsheelan hit the front when Eoghan Kelly slammed a ground ball to the net. They continued to press and had a number of points from frees by Brendan Martin. There was plenty of action in the Skeheen goal but our lads were unable to add to their total and at half time they led by 1-4 to 0-2.
In the second half Mark Kehoe made a great catch and sent over the bar. This half was very competitive and the Kilsheelan defence had to be at their best as there was always the danger of conceding a goal but our lads weathered the storm. In the closing stages good work by Sean Martin, the ball reached Mark Kehoe, who hand passed to his cousin Kevin and he made no mistake with a goal. Just before the whistle Kevin Kehoe added another point as his side went on to win by 2-7 to 0-4.
Riain Connolly, Kyle O’Connell, Martin Gibbs, Shane Brunnock, Eoghan Flavin, Paul Maher, Evan Quigley, Brendan Martin 0-4, Daire Brennan, Eoghan Kelly 1-1, Kevin Kehoe 1-1, Niall Butler, Aaron Larkin, Conor O’Farrell and Mark Kehoe 0-1. SUBS: Sean Martin and Darragh Kelly.
29/08/10: In the All Ireland U/16 competition Bill Maher was outstanding in all the games in helping Tipperary to victory over Galway in the Final in Thurles.
His brother Paul also played a major role when he helped Tipperary to victory in the U/14 “B” Final in Waterford.
Eoin Kehoe was a member of the Tipperary team who were unlucky to lose to Cork in the U/16 Final having beaten them in an earlier round.
22/08/10: Best of luck to Bill & Paul Maher and Eoin Kehoe who will represent Tipperary in their respective underage competitions next weekend.
19/08/10: In the U/16”A” hurling championship we were at home to Moyle Rovers. The first half was very close and midway through a free by Colin Gleeson from half way went all the way to the net. Moyle Rovers finished the half stronger and led by 0-7 to 1-3 at the break. The second half followed a similar trend. Cian Flavin, who started at full back, switched to the other end of the field and he put Kilsheelan ahead with a goal. Credit also to Colin Gleeson who showed unerring accuracy from frees.
The last quarter was most exciting as both sides stepped up the pace. Bill Maher switched to full back where he played a blinder and played a major role in keeping the Moyle Rovers attack at bay. With a few minutes remaining Moyle Rovers got through for a goal and went on to win by 1-16 to 2-10. In our last game in the group stages we are away to St Mary’s next Thursday night.
TEAM: Tadgh Lonergan, Joe O’Neill, Cian Flavin 1-0, Sean Ryan, David Columby, Kevin Guiry, Paul Maher, Bill Maher, Jamie Cronin, Kevin Kirwan 0-2, Colin Gleeson 1-7, David Smyth, John Smyth, James Murphy and Paudie O’Donovan. SUBS: Brendan Martin 0-1 and Martin Gibbs.
08/08/10: Well done to Eoin Kehoe who played with Tipperary U/15’s when they were victorious over Limerick and Bill Maher with the Tipperary U/16’s when they defeated both Wexford and Dublin last weekend in Tournament games.
05/08/10: Our U/16 Hurling team played at home to Mullinahone in what was a must win game. Our lads looked to have a battle on their hands as Mullinahone led for the opening ten minutes. Kilsheelan then went ahead with a goal by Colin Gleeson. The afore- mentioned was outstanding throughout and finished with a tally of 1-8. Our side finished the half strongly and led by 1-9 to 1-6 at the interval. In the second half they remained in control. A further goal from James Murphy left them leading by 2-12 to 1-6. Mullinahone added 1-1 and we wondered if our lads were losing the initiative – not so – two goals by James Murphy and some well taken points by a number of contributors left them winners by 4-16 to 2-7.
TEAM: Tadgh Lonergan, Martin Gibbs, Eoin Kehoe, Sean Ryan, David Columby, Kevin Guiry, Paul Maher, Bill Maher 0-4, Jamie Cronin 0-1, Kevin Kirwan 0-2, Ruairi Doyle, David Smyth 0-1, John Smyth, Colin Gleeson 1-8 and James Murphy 3-0. SUBS: Brendan Martin and Kevin Kehoe.
Further wins are needed if they are to reach the knockout stages. On Thursday 12th they are away to St Marys and on the 19th August at home to Moyle Rovers.
02/08/10: On Monday July 26th over 80 children assembled in the GAA field for Cul Camp 2010. This is the second year that the Club was involved with the VHI sponsored Cul Camps run by the GAA countrywide. The children were divided into three categories of U/8, U/10 and U/14. During the week skills in both codes were practiced and matches played.
Our trainers for the week were Aisling Slattery Knockavilla Kickhams, Alice Fogarty Thurles Sarsfields, Claire Ryan Cashel, Pat Molloy Moycarkey Borris, Bill Mc Cormack and Denis Maher Thurles Sarsfields and the head coach for the week was Noel Russell of Carrick Swan. A good week was had by all and the weather was kind. On the final day all children were presented with medals and enjoyed some light refreshments before they finished for another year.
Special thanks also to Noel, Ciara, Eleanor and Carol who gave of their time during the week to make sure that everything ran smoothly. On Tuesday a visit was made by Tipperary Senior and U/21 player Brendan Maher.
On the last day the children were put through their skills ability for hurling and football in U/8, U/10and U/12 and the winners will go forward to the County Skills Final at a later stage in the year. Last year the County winner for U/12 Hurling was Martin Gibbs. The qualifiers this year are Mark Kehoe in U/12 Hurling and Luke Kiely in U/12 Football. U/10 Hurling Mark Stokes and Cian Quinn in U/10 Football and Martin Freaney will represent the Club in U/8 Football with Conor Grant in U/8 Hurling.
30/07/10: Last week we entered new territory in U/12 Hurling with our first appearance in the A Semi-Final at Fethard. Playing a fancied Ballingarry team Kilsheelan‘s nerves were settled by a Mark Kehoe pointed free after two minutes. Ballingarry replied with three goals and a point in the next eleven minutes to take a commanding lead. In between the goals were a pointed free from Brian Guiry and a brilliant double save from Aaron Dempsey. Kilsheelan added two more point before half time to leave it 3-1 to 0-4.
Both sides exchanges points in the beginning of the second half. Mark Kehoe scored a goal and a point from frees bringing the margin to two points. Kilsheelan kept on the pressure in the last seven minutes but the vital scores evaded them losing on a final score of Ballingarry 3-3 Kilsheelan Kilcash 1-7. Well done to all involved for a thrilling and sporting encounter and we wish Ballingarry good luck for the Final.
Team: Aaron Dempsey, Brian Flavin, Brian Guiry 0-1, Cian Quinn, Mark Stokes, Eoghan Flavin, Shane Egan, Daire Brennan, Sean Martin, Luke Kiely, Darragh Kelly, Stephen Lahart 0-1, Conor Murphy, Mark Kehoe 1-5, Dylan Hourigan. SUBS: Frank Mallekoote, Chelsea Holden, Andrew Butler, Cora Maher, Killian McHale,
26/07/10: Hope all our young boys and girls have a wonderful Summer Camp this week.
19/07/10: This was truly a memorable weekend for Tipperary Football, Both the U/15s and U/16s are Munster champions. Not forgetting the U/14s who were beaten in their Semi Final by South Kerry.
The U/16s travelled to Knocklong Co Limerick to play North Kerry in the 1st round, and won 0-14 to 1-09. They played limerick in the Semi Final winning by 0-12 to 2-04. After a long Saturday, they had to prepare for the Final against Cork County in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. After Extra Time, Tipperary beat them by 1-19 to 1-15 to capture their first ever U16 Munster championship. Club rep Bill Maher (playing midfield) was the victorious captain to collect the O'Donovan Cup.
The U/15s travelled to Millstreet Co Cork on the way to winning their first ever U15 championship, they beat Cork County, Clare, North Kerry and Cork County again. Club rep's Eoin Kehoe who played a crucial role at centre back throughout the day and John Smith.
The U/14s travelled to Dungarvan Co Waterford, they beat limerick, Waterford and drew to Cork County. In the Semi Final they lost to South Kerry. Club rep here was Paul Maher who played half back.
It was a proud weekend for the Club to have rep's at every age group and also well done to David Power who was Manager of the U/16 team.
18/07/10: The U14 hurlers maintained their 100% start to the championship with a comfortable win over Carrick Davins. From the throw-in Kilsheelan were quick to assume control and strong first half performances from Paul Maher, Aaron Larkin, Brendan Martin and Kevin Kehoe saw Kilsheelan take an early lead that they were never to surrender. The second half saw more pressure exerted on the Kilsheelan defence but good defending from Eoin Flavin, Shane Brunnock and Evan Quigley in particular saw Kilsheelan regain control and were aided by goals from Aaron Larkin and Kevin Kehoe to see Kilsheelan run out convincing winners.
The next game saw Kilsheelan travel to Cloneen to take on St Patricks. This was to prove a much tougher test for our players than the two previous games and after a see-saw battle there was nothing to separate the sides and the game ended in a draw. These two teams are likely to meet again in the later stages and Kilsheelan will have to up their game considerably if they are to mount a serious challenge for divisional honours. Best for Kilsheelan were Eoghan Flavin, Riain Connolly, Paul Maher and Brendan Martin
The first game in the U16 A Hurling championship saw Kilsheelan travel to Ballingarry to take on the home side on wet and windy evening. The conditions meant that this was always going to be a low scoring affair and so it proved as both sides found it hard to win any clean possession close to goal. Ballingarry had the best of the early exchanges and raced into an early lead. Kilsheelan were dealt a blow when in the space of five minutes injuries sustained by Tadhg Lonergan and Colin Gleeson led to their substitutions. It was during this spell that Ballingarry scored the decisive goal just before the break. This left the half time score 1-3 to 0-1 in favour of Ballingarry, Ruairi Doyle notched Kilsheelan’s only score. Upon the resumption it looked like the floodgates were about to open with several unanswered points but the Kilsheelan defence gradually got on top and snuffed out any threat that materialised. A long range free from Eoin Kehoe went all the way to the back of the Ballingarry net and for a brief moment it looked like Kisheelan were going to get back into the game but for all the possession they had they were unable to raise another flag for the remainder of the game leaving Ballingarry run out winners 1-8 to 1-1.
While well beaten in the end each of the players are to be commended for showing great spirit and battling to the very end and acquitted themselves well. They next meet Moyle Rovers in Kilsheelan on Thursday evening at 7.15 and this this is a must win game if they have aspirations of making the knock out stages of the competition.
TEAM: Tadhg Lonergan, Sean Ryan, Colin Gleeson, Paudie O Donovan, David Columby Eoin Kehoe, Kevin Guiry, Bill Maher, Cian Flavin, David Smyth, Ruairi Doyle, Paul Maher, James Murphy, John Smyth, Jamie Cronin.
SUBS: Kevin Kirwan, Eoghan Kelly , Martin Gibbs and Brendan Martin.
16/07/10: The time is fast approaching for the Summer Camp which will take place from 26th to 30th July. All applications must be submitted together with payment prior to commencement to any Club officer. We would ask parents to make every effort to have their children attend as this is a most enjoyable event.
The U/12 hurlers were away to St Mary’s last night and despite the torrential rain both sides served up a good game of hurling. St Marys were the better side and led at the interval by twelve points. Our lads put up a great second half display but missed some easy scoring chances and were unable to prevent St Marys taken home the points.
TEAM: Aaron Dempsey, Cian Quinn, Brian Guiry, Brian Flavin, Sean Martin, Eoghan Flavin, Mark Stokes, Daire Brennan, Stephen Lahart, Shane Egan, Darragh Kelly, Luke Kiely, Cillian Mc Hale, Mark Kehoe and Dylan Hourigan. SUBS: Jamie Roche, Conor Murphy and Chelsea Holden.
04/07/10: The Cul Summer Camp will take place from 26th to 30th July. We ask parents to make a special effort to ensure that their children take part. It is an ideal opportunity to learn the skills in the presence of qualified coaches. Application Forms are available from Club Officers.
The U/14 hurlers got their championship campaign off to an ideal start with a 5-9 to 0-1 win over Skeheenarinky. Kilsheelan were first to settle and first half goals by Mark Kehoe and two Aaron Larkin pointed frees saw Kilsheelan lead at the break 2-2 to 0-1. Further goals by Daire Brennan and Niall Butler shortly after the resumption put the outcome beyond doubt and with the Kilsheelan defence playing well as a unit and supplying the forwards with more scoring opportunities resulting in further scores for Brendan Martin, Kevin Kehoe, Aaron Larkin, Aaron Fogarty and Paul Maher before the full time whistle. A special note of thanks must go to the Skeheenarinky Club for facilitating the rescheduling of the fixture at short notice.
Team: Riain Connolly, Kyle O'Connell, Martin Gibbs, Shane Brunnock, Eoghan Flavin, Paul Maher, Evan Quigley, Brendan Martin, Kevin Kehoe, Niall Butler, Daire Brennan, Aaron Larkin, Ryan Lonergan, Edward Carroll, Mark Kehoe. SUBS: Aaron Fogarty & Sean Martin
Well done to John Smyth and Eoin Kehoe who played U/15 Football with Tipperary against Clare during the week.
Well done to Daire Brennan, Stephen Lahart and Kevin Kehoe who helped the South Tipperary Primary Schools to victory in two games played at Walsh Park recently.
Congrats to Bill Maher who was on the South U/16 hurling team which defeated Clare.
We thank Johnny Cummins and Noel Russell who have done tremendous work in coaching the pupils of Kilsheelan National School during the year.
25/06/10: The second match in the U/12”A” hurling championship brought us to Carrick to play against the Swan. The fine evening brought out the best in the lads as they settled into the game well with points from Mark Kehoe and Daire Brennan. The Swan lads scored next leaving it 0-2 to 0-1 with five minutes to go in the half. Further points from Daire and Stephen Lahart and a Swan point in reply brought the score to 0-4 to 0-2 at half time. Kilsheelan with the aid of a strong wind got control of the match with points from Mark Kehoe, Daire Brennan and a superb point from long range from half back Sean Martin. Long puck outs from Brian Guiry were causing the Swan defence all sorts of problems leading to Mark Kehoe contributing a further 1-1. Kilsheelan ran out winners on as scoreline of 1-8 to 0-3. Next match is against Ballingarry next week.
TEAM: Aaron Dempsey, Brian Flavin, Brian Guiry, Shane Egan, Mark Stokes, Eoghan Flavin, Sean Martin 0-1, Daire Brennan 0-3, Aaron Fogarty, Luke Kiely, Mark Kehoe 1-3, Kian Quinn, Dylan Hourigan, Stephen Lahart 0-1, and Jamie Roche. SUBS: John O'Dwyer, Conor Murphy, Cora Maher, Chelsea Holden, Killian Mc Hale, Andrew Butler and John Glynn.
18/06/10: The U/12 hurlers played their opening game in the championship against old rivals Moyle Rovers. Kilsheelan got off to a good start with points from Mark Kehoe and Daire Brennan. Moyle Rovers pulled one back from a free but a further Daire Brennan point left his side leading at the interval by 0-3 to 0-1. When play resumed Aaron Fogarty’s delivery went all the way to the net and minutes later Luke Kiely did likewise. Kilsheelan were now having the better of the exchanges but Moyle Rovers added a goal to reduce the leeway. It was a tribute to the Kilsheelan defence that this was Moyle Rovers only score from play. Mark Kehoe added a further goal and Eoghan Flavin had a great point from out near the sideline as Kilsheelan went on to victory on a scoreline of 3-5 to 1-1.
TEAM: Aaron Dempsey, Brian Flavin, Brian Guiry, Shane Egan, Mark Stokes, Eoghan Flavin 0-1, Sean Martin, Daire Brennan 0-3, Aaron Fogarty 1-0, Luke Kiely 1-0, Mark Kehoe 1-1, Stephen Lahart, Dylan Hourigan, Darragh Kelly and Jamie Roche. SUBS: Frank Mallekoote and Killian Mc Hale.
SUMMER CAMP: The Cul Summer Camp will take place from 26th to 30th July. We ask parents to make a special effort to ensure that their children take part. It is an ideal opportunity to learn the skills in the presence of qualified coaches. Application Forms are available from Club Officers. A number of players have yet to pay their membership and this should be attended to as soon as possible.
26/05/10: In the U/14 “B” Football championship we travelled to Grangemockler to take on Ballingarry. In the League stages Ballingarry won by a point. This time we had to field without one of our best players Paul Maher who was injured. Kilsheelan got off to a good start with points by Martin Gibbs and Riain Connolly. Ballingarry, who had a marked height advantage, then got on top and they added four points. In the sixteenth minute Kilsheelan had a goal when Martin Gibbs got possession and drove a piledriver to the corner of the net from twenty metres. Ballingarry dominated the remainder of the half and despite another point by Riain Connolly they led by 0-9 to 0-3.
When play resumed Niall Butler fisted to the net to put the side’s level. Ballingarry again got on top and late in the game they had a goal from a penalty and a further one from play while Kilsheelan had points from Brendan Martin and Martin Gibbs as Ballingarry ran our winners by 2-12 to 2-5. The team lost no stature in defeat and gave us great entertainment over the last couple of months. However, all is not lost as they can show their versatility as the hurling championship is just around the corner.
TEAM: Shane Brunnock, Mark Kehoe, Kevin Kehoe, Kyle O’Connell, Evan Quigley, Daire Brennan, Eoghan Kelly, Niall Butler 1-0, Brendan Martin 0-1, Niall Murphy, Martin Gibbs 1-1, Conor Farrell, Aaron Larkin, Edward Carroll and Riain Connolly 0-2. SUBS: Aaron Fogarty, Brian Twohig, Sean Martin and Ryan Lonergan.
17/05/10: In the U/12 Football we took on a star studded Commercials. Despite a great effort they were well beaten. This result put them into a play off with Ballingarry. The team rose to the occasion and ran out winners by 1-4 to 1-2.
Once again they had to face Commercials in the Semi Final in Monroe. The Clonmel side shot two early goals and our side looked to be in real trouble. In true Kilsheelan spirit they refused to bend a knee and at half time they were in arrears by 2-5 to 0-4. In the second half they continued in determined fashion against a side that had a major advantage in height down the middle and were eventually beaten by 2-8 to 0-5. Full credit to the players, many of whom are still underage for next year. Well done also to the mentors who prepared them and as a unit they gave great enjoyment to our followers throughout the competition.
TEAM: Ryan Murray, Kian Quinn, Eoghan Flavin, Brian Guiry, Mark Stokes, Sean Martin, Frank Mallekoote, Daire Brennan 0-3, Mark Kehoe 0-1, Luke Kiely, Darragh Kelly, Aaron Fogarty, Jamie Roche 0-1, Stephen Lahert and Shane Egan. SUB: Conor Murphy
11/05/10: Kilsheelan N.S. played their second match of the hurling season against Fethard last Wednesday. Kilsheelan got off to a good start by two goals from Mark Kehoe. Kilsheelan continued to dominate the match and came out victorious. Well done to Fethard as they never gave up and were very determined throughout the game. The final score was 7-10 to 1-2.
Team: Stephen Lahert, Evan Quigley, Kyle O’Connell, Kian Quinn, Eoghan Flavin, Dáire Brennan, 2-2, Kevin Kehoe 1-8, Mark Kehoe 3-0, Conor Murphy 1-0, Oísin O’ Connell, Killian Mc Hale. SUBS: Evan Forristal, Chelsea Holden & David Carroll.
We played Ballylooby the following day and got off to a good start with two goals from Mark Kehoe and one from Kevin Kehoe. Ballylooby didn’t give up and at half time they were level at a score of 4-0 to 3-3. Ballylooby were the better side and were victorious at full time. Well done to all the players and good luck to Ballylooby for the rest of the tournament.
Team: Stephen Lahert, Evan Quigley, Kyle O’Connell, Eoghan Flavin, Kian Quinn, Daíre Brennan 0-3, Kevin Kehoe 1-2, Mark Kehoe 2-0, Evan Forristal, Shane Egan & Conor Murphy. SUBS: Chelsea Holden, Killian Mc Hale, & David Carroll
Report by Dáire Brennan – a member of the team
3/05/10: In the U/14 Football championship our side were at home to Ballingarry. In the first half they were well on top and had some well taken points by Niall Murphy and Brendan Martin. A goal late in the half by Brian Connolly left them leading by 1-4 to 0-0.
In the second half Ballingarry hit back. In the opening minute they were awarded a point when the ball was clearly wide. Seizing the initiative Ballingarry began to chalk up the scores and at one stage led by 2-4 to 1-4. Kilsheelan finished strongly and reduced the arrears to the minimum as Ballingarry went on to win by 2-4 to 1-6.
TEAM: Ryan Murray, Mark Kehoe, Kevin Kehoe, Kyle O’Connell, Evan Quigley, Paul Maher, Eoghan Kelly, Niall Butler, Brendan Martin 0-1, Niall Murphy 0-4, Martin Gibbs 0-1, Riain Connolly 1-0, Aaron Larkin, Edward Carroll and Conor O’Farrell. SUBS: Sean Martin, Brian Twohig, Darragh Kelly and Shane Brunnock.
01/05/10: The U/12 Football team were at home to Carrick Swan in the championship today. They got the perfect start with a goal by Mark Kehoe. The same player was to add a further goal later in the half and at the interval they led by 2-2 to 0-1. In the second half Mark Kehoe completed his hat-trick with another goal. Later in the game Stephen Lahart had three points in quick succession to give our side a 3-8 to 0-3 victory.
The Swan attack saw plenty of the ball but our defence dealt with anything that came their way. Mark Kehoe and Daire Brennan won the midfield battle while the attack combined well as a unit to notch up the scores.
TEAM: Ryan Murray, Cian Quinn, Eoghan Flavin, Mark Mallekoote, Mark Stokes, Aaron Fogarty, Sean Martin, Mark Kehoe 3-2, Daire Brennan 0-1, Luke Kiely 0-1, Darragh Kelly, Brian Guiry 0-1, Conor Murphy, Aaron Dempsey and Stephen Lahart 0-3. SUBS: Dylan Hourigan, Joe Ryan, Chelsea Holden, Andrew Butler and Tom Tobin.
Despite losing by six points Eoin Kehoe, Bill Maher, Adrian Mc Guire and Kevin Kirwan played a major role in the High School’s achievement of reaching the Final of the Frewen Cup.
25/04/10: In the U/16 “A” Football Semi Final Kilsheelan travelled to Clonmel to take on Moyle Rovers. Both sides served up a fine game of football. Kilsheelan were the better side in the opening half and led by 2-2 to 0-4 at the break. In the second half they continued to set the pace and at one stage led by five points. In the closing stages Moyle Rovers shot three goals and went on to win by 3-7 to 2-6.
TEAM: John Smyth, Joe O’Neill, Eoin Kehoe, Cian Flavin, Paul Maher 0-1, Tadgh Lonergan, Kevin Guiry, David Smyth, Bill Maher 1-2, Sean Ryan, Jamie Cronin, David Columby 0-2, James Murphy, Colin Gleeson 1-1 and Paudie O’Donovan. SUB: Martin Gibbs.
Clonmel High School won their first ever U/15 Munster Hurling Title when they defeated St Josephs Tulla in the “B” Final at Templemore. Tadgh Lonergan was outstanding in goal. Eoin Kehoe and Kevin Guiry were excellent in the half back line while Paul Maher came on as a sub and Sean Ryan was also on the panel. Well done lads on making history.
The U14 Footballers continued on their winning ways in the second game of the championship with a narrow victory over Ballyporeen. After taking time to settle they gradually began to impose themselves on the game but some wasteful shooting and a tendency to over elaborate when in possession in the opposition half saw the team hold a slender half time advantage. Upon the resumption a flurry of goals and some well taken points from Niall Murphy and Kevin Kehoe saw Kilsheelan take a commanding lead but a late surge by Ballyporeen brought them back into the game causing lots of problems for the Kilsheelan defence. With time running out Edward Carroll pulled off a great save in the Kilsheelan goal and Kilsheelan were able to able to run out winners on a 4-7 to 2-6 scoreline.
They also Ardfinnan in the quarter finals of the Peil na nOg competition. From the outset Kilsheelan were on the back foot as Ardfinnan were a much larger and more physical side. With possession hard to come by all the pressure was on the Kilsheelan defence, Ardfinnan were able to take a sizeable lead into the second period. Some positional changes saw Kilsheelan come back into the game in the second half with Kevin Kehoe, Mark Kehoe, Paul Maher, Brendan Martin, Daire Brennan and Edward Carroll especially prominent but it was never going to enough to claw back Ardfinnan who ran out comprehensive winners
24/04/10: In the U/12 “A” Football championship our side were at home to Moyle Rovers. With a strong wind blowing it was very much a game of two halves. Kilsheelan had first use of the elements. Jamie Roche and Daire Brennan were twice on the mark with points as Kilsheelan were the dominant side. They seemed in the driving seat when Daire Brennan’s long range free went to the net. Whenever Moyle Rovers attacked they were met by a very solid Kilsheelan defence and at half time they led by 1-5 to 0-0.
After the break there was a big turnaround as Moyle Rovers began to dominate and breached the Kilsheelan defence a number of times. With ten minutes remaining they led by 5-1 to 1-5. Kilsheelan dominated the closing stages but never looked like overhauling Moyle Rovers and their only reward was a further goal by Daire Brennan as the Powerstown side went on to win by 5-1 to 2-5.
TEAM: Ryan Murray, Cian Quinn, Sean Martin, Brian Guiry, Aaron Fogarty, Eoghan Flavin, Mark Stokes, Daire Brennan 2-3, Mark Kehoe, Luke Kiely, Darragh Kelly, Stephen Lahart, Jamie Roche 0-2, Aaron Dempsey and Shane Egan. SUBS: Frank Mallekoote and Conor Murphy.
The game was delayed 45 minutes as no referee turned up. Credit to Michael O’Donnell from Clerihan who took the whistle at a moments notice.
18/04/10: The Annual Table Quiz attracted only 13 tables which was a very disappointing turnout. However, the real winners were those who did come along as it was an enjoyable sociable evening. The quartet of Carol & Eilish Gibbs, Paddy Stokes and Aaron Kelly were the winners by the minimum from Tom & Aine Butler and Ollie & Miriam Maher. Thanks to all who helped in any way to the enjoyment of the night.
12/04/10: The U14 footballers commenced their championship against Ballylooby. Playing against a gale force wind in heavy rain our backs were under constant pressure and found it hard to get any meaningful possession. Some resolute defending and a couple of well taken scores meant we went into the half time break five points to two down. On the resumption Kilsheelan were rocked when Ballylooby scored almost straight from the throw in. With a strong wind at our backs and some positional changes Kilsheelan began to get a foothold in the game and aided by three second half goals (2 by Edward Carroll and 1 by Paul Maher) moved into a one goal lead with minutes remaining. Some great defending especially from the half back line saw Kilsheelan hold out for a hard earned moral boosting win.
Team: Niall Butler, Kyle O Connell, Martin Gibbs, Evan Quigley, Brian Twohig, Paul Maher, Daire Brennan, Kevin Kehoe, Brendan Martin, Mark Kehoe, Darragh Kelly, Eoghan Kelly, Niall Murphy, Aaron Larkin
The U16 football team travelled to Ballyporeen looking for that elusive first win in this years championship. Conceding two early goals meant we were going to be up against it to take anything from this game but some well worked scores and a superb goal by Bill Maher saw us head into the break two points in arrears. A good start to the second half was essential, yet for all the possession scores were hard to come by and it took an excellent goal from Kevin Kirwan to propel Kilsheelan back into the game. Kilsheelan held a slender one point lead going into injury time before giving away a late free to allow Ballyporeen equalise. A draw on 2-8 each was probably the fairest result as this was a game that neither side deserved to lose.
Team: John Smyth, Eric O'Shea, Colin Gleeson, Cormac Fahey, Paul Maher, Tadhg Lonergan, Kevin Guiry, Bill Maher, David Smyth, David Columby, Eoin Kehoe, Kevin Kirwan, Paudie O'Donovan, Jamie Cronin, and Sean Ryan. SUBS: Ruairi Doyle, Cian Flavin, James Murphy, Martin Gibbs, Kevin Kehoe and Joseph O'Neill.
U15 Fermoy Blitz: As a result of their County title success last year, the club were invited to the Annual Pa O'Brien U15 Football Tournament hosted by the Fermoy club. The league format saw the club play three games in the first stage against the host club Fermoy, Kerry kingpins Kerins O'Rahilys and East Cork side Glenville.
After leading almost from the throw-in, we were unlucky to lose by a single point to Fermoy in the opening match. Next up was Kerins O'Rahilys and the writing appeared to be on the wall as the Kerrymen took the lead and piled a lot of pressure on the Kilsheelan defence but to their enormous credit the Kilsheelan players refused to lie down and dug deep to turn things around and to the surprise of most neutral observers took the lead with just minutes remaining. Alas it was not to be and a late score from the Kerrymen saw the points shared.
Our last group saw us take on east Cork side Glenville, the gruelling nature of the league format saw a tired Kilsheelan team take to the field. The greater physical presence of the Cork side meant that Kilsheelan always chasing the game and Glenville ran out winners on a scoreline of 0-6 points to 0-2.
A quick break for lunch saw us enter the Plate semi final against Austin Stacks of Tralee. A tight first half saw us going in at the break only one point behind. The days exertions finally told as the Kilsheelan players were unable to sustain the physical effort required to keep pace with the Kerryman running out winners. All in all it was a great day out and a huge thank you must go the Fermoy club for putting on a well organised competition.
Team: John Smyth, Eric O'Shea, Cormac Fahey, Paul Maher, Tadhg Lonergan, Kevin Guiry, Niall Butler, David Smyth, Kevin Kirwan, Sean Ryan, Martin Gibbs, Brendan Martin, Joseph O'Neill, Edward Carroll, Niall Murphy, Aaron Larkin, Eoghan Kelly
11/04/10: Our U/12 “A” footballers got back to winning ways against Cahir on a fine sat morning. We started very well but missed a lot of chances when aided by a strong breeze.
The work rate of our forwards improved dramatically and Jamie Roche, Stephen Lahart andDarragh Kelly were causing huge problems. The full back line were solid with Frank Mallekooteand Cian Quinn excelling. We led at half time by 0-4 to 0-0 but faced a stiff breeze in the second half.
Our midfield dynamic duo of Daire Brennan and Mark Kehoe started taking control ably assisted by man of the match performance from Aaron Fogarty whose speed and power caused huge problems. The other backs Eoghan Flavin, Mark Stokes and Sean Martin were solid as a rock in defence and attacked at every opportunity. The switch of Aaron Dempsey to full forward proved successful scoring a delightful goal. Two great individual points from Luke Kiely and Shane Egandrove home our superiority. Conor Murphy and Killian McHale combined well and were very unlucky not to score a second goal. Joey Ryan proved a handful for the Cahir full back line when introduced. Cahir pressed forward in the last five minutes and Chelsea Holden and Ryan Murrayproved equal to the task. Unfortunately a mix up cost us an easy goal. Ryan I'm sure will not be slow to marshal his troops in front of goal ever again and was seen having a quiet word with one of his teammates. We finished out deserving winners on a score line of 1-10 to 1-2.
09/04/10: Congratulations to Bill Maher and Adrian Mc Guire who played a starring role in the High Schools historic win in the All Ireland Colleges “B” Football Final. Other panel members wereKevin Larkin and Conor Murphy.
04/04/10: Best of luck to the Kilsheelan quartet of Bill Maher, Adrian Mc Guire, Kevin Larkin and Conor Murphy who will represent the High School in the All Ireland Colleges “B” Football Final in Tullamore this Friday.
Best of Luck also to John Kehoe who lines for Tipperary in an U/17 Hurling Tournament next weekend.
03/04/10: The Annual Table Quiz in aid of the Juvenile Club will take place in Robinsons on Friday 16thApril at 9pm. This is the opportunity for all parents to come along and support the Club. It is always a good fun night but we need the crowd to add to the occasion. Still only €20 per table of four.
29/03/10: Having defeated Ballingarry in their opening match our U/12 footballers are beginning to find life more difficult in the “A” competition. This time they came up against a very good Killenaule side. At half time they were 1-4 to 1-0 in arrears. Despite putting a lot of pressure on the Killenaule defence in the second half they were unable to make an impression on the scoreboard as they lost by 2-6 to 1-1.
TEAM: Aaron Dempsey, Aaron Fogarty, Brian Guiry, Frank Mallekoote, Sean Martin, Eoghan Flavin, Mark Stokes 1-0, Mark Kehoe, Daire Brennan, Luke Kiely, Darragh Kelly, Jamie Roche, Ryan Murray, Stephen Lahart 0-1 and John O’Dwyer.
SUBS: Cian Quinn, Joe Ryan and Chelsea Holden.
29/03/10: The Scor Na bPaisti County Finals were held last night in Cashel and we had five entries. Competition was of a very high standard and our competitors performed really well. Unfortunately no trophies were won but the young boys and girls did themselves and their Club proud. Well done.
28/03/10: Well done to Adrian Mc Guire and Bill Maher who played a major role in the Clonmel High Schools All Ireland “B” Semi Final last weekend.
21/03/10: Scor Na bPaisti: The South Finals of Scor Na bPaisti took place on Saturday 20th March in the GAA Centre in Clonmel. This year we had representatives in Rinnce Foirne, Recitation, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group and Question Time. In an earlier round which was held in Kilcash Community Centre acts were picked to go forward to the South Final from representatives from Killurney and Kilcash National Schools. After a very good nights entertainment Kilsheelan Kilcash Club came away with five winners who will go forward to the County Finals which will be held in Halla Na Feile in Cashel on Sunday March 28th.
The winners on the night were: Rinnce Foirne: Naoimi Ryan, Katy Mullins, Niamh Martin, Fiona O’Donovan, Ryan Murray, Sean Martin, Aaron Fogarty and Martin Gibbs. In Recitation for the second year Katy Mullins will represent the Club. In Solo Singing Katy Mullins was also successful and will represent the Club in this competition. In the Ballad Group Naomi Ryan, Katy Mullins, Ryan Murray, Martin Gibbs and Eoghan Kelly will be our representatives. Rachael Foyle and Noel Perigoe will be our act in Instrumental Music. We also had seconds in recitation and Instrumental Music which was a wonderful overall performance.
Well done to all the acts who participated and we wish the very best of luck to all at the County Finals. We would urge as many as possible to go along to lend your support to these young boys and girls.
21/03/10: Clonmel High School U/16 ½ footballers qualified for the Munster “A” Football Final last week. Going up against a very strong Tralee CBS the team gave as good as they got in what became quiet a robust encounter. They emerged winners by one point on a scoreline of 2-10 to 4-5. Bill Maher was outstanding for the High School and was ably assisted by Eoin Kehoe, Kevin Kirwanand Adrian Mc Guire. Some of these players will be involved in two or three Munster Finals in the coming weeks having already won two to date. Well done and best of luck boys.
20/03/10: In the Semi Final of the U/15 Munster Hurling “B” competition, Clonmel High School had a great five point win over Rochestown of Cork. Starting off in great style they raced into a 1-3 to 0-0 lead before Rochestown took over and went in at half time ahead by a point. In the second half the Clonmel side were in the ascendancy with goalkeeper Tadgh Lonergan making two great saves. In the half back line Eoin Kehoe and Kevin Guiry took complete control of this area and killed off any hope of a Rochestown comeback. Sean Ryan was also on the panel as his side won by 3-8 to 1-9. They are due to meet a team from Clare in the Final and we wish them well.
14/03/10: It was also a first outing for our U/16 Football team in the “A” championship when we were away to Commercials. In the end they lost by 5-14 to 1-7. As the score would suggest Commercials were the better side but the main talking point from our point of view was the number of goal chances that went abegging.
TEAM: John Smyth, Paudie O’Donovan, Colin Gleeson, Cormac Fahey, Tadgh Lonergan 0-3, Bill Maher 1-3, Ruairi Doyle, Eoin Kehoe 0-1, David Smyth, Kevin Kirwan, Jamie Cronin, David Columby, James Murphy, Cian Flavin and Joe O’Neill. SUBS: Kevin Kehoe, Aaron Larkin and Eric O’Shea.
13/03/10: In the opening match of the U/12 “A” Football championship Kilsheelan-Kilcash were at home to Ballingarry. In the first half Kilsheelan were easily the better side. They had three points form Mark Kehoe and one from Darragh Kelly. They finished the half strongly but could not add to their tally and at the interval led by 0-4 to 0-1.
The second half was much more competitive. Ballingarry had a goal after thirty seconds and suddenly it was anyone’s game. Both sides went on to exchange points. Kilsheelan struck the decisive blow midway through the half when Luke Kiely had a goal. Kilsheelan had to defend strongly at times but were worthy 1-7 to 1-3 winners in the end.
TEAM: Aaron Dempsey, Chelsea Holden, Aaron Fogarty, Frank Mallekoute, Sean Martin 0-1, Eoghan Flavin, Mark Stokes, Mark Kehoe 0-3, Daire Brennan, Luke Kiely 1-1, Darragh Kelly 0-1, Jamie Roche, Conor Murphy, Brian Guiry and Ryan Murray. SUB: Shane Egan 0-1.
10/03/10: Local Scor Na bPaisti competition takes place in Kilcash Hall on Friday 12th March at 6.30pm
09/03/10: Congratulations to the Clonmel High School on winning the Munster Colleges “B” Football Title. Bill Maher and Adrian Mc Guire were outstanding in the half back line while Kevin Larkin came on as a sub. Well done boys.
08/03/10: This week it is sad to record the death of Sean Brennan whose son Darragh plays with the Juvenile Club. Daughter Niamh also represented the Club up to U/14 age group. To Jacqui, Niamh, Ciara and Darragh we extend our sincere sympathy on their great loss.
17/02/10: Great celebrations took place on Monday last in Cashel when for the third year in a row Kilcash National School brought home the Cumann Na mBunscoil Shield in Roinn F. This is a 7 a side competition and their opponents on the day were Castleiney. In the earlier rounds they had already met Castleiney, Kilross and Killusty. In their first meeting with Castleiney they were caught napping and left an eight point lead turn into a defeat. In hindsight this was a great lesson for the team and when they met again in the Final the team were determined not to have a repeat of the first outing. They lined out with Aaron Dempsey in goal. In the backline were Darragh Kelly and Aaron Fogarty, at midfield Martin Gibbs and Eoghan Kelly and the forwards Sean Martin and Ryan Murray.
From the outset there was great play from both sides, however, it was Kilcash who went ahead with some great scores from Martin Gibbs. Castleiney attacked but great credit to the Kilcash backs and midfield, who fought hard and cleared, the ball upfield. From one of these clearances came our first goal which was scored by Ryan Murray. The half time score was 1-5 to 1-0.
The team was made aware at the interval that Castleiney were far from beaten. The pitch, was playing very heavy, and this was making it tough on both teams in the second half. Kilcash went further ahead with scores from Sean Martin, Eoghan Kelly and Martin Gibbs and with about ten minutes to got the score was 2-7 to 2-3 in their favour. At this point Castleiney again attacked and great pressure was put on the Kilcash backline of Darragh Kelly and Aaron Fogarty and our goalie Aaron Dempsey made two great saves. Martin Gibbs was moved out from the backline to midfield to give it more cover and this was a factor in the final result as Castleiney missed chances and had eight wides in the second period. Eoghan Kelly, in the dying minutes, won a free and took his score.
When the final whistle blew it was victory for Kilcash on a scoreline of 2-8 to 2-3.
Scorers: Martin Gibbs 1-4, Ryan Murray 1-0, Eoghan Kelly 0-3 and Sean Martin 0-1.
There was great celebrations when Captain Eoghan Kelly received the Shield. Both teams were praised on a sporting game. In his speech Eoghan thanked Castleiney for a hard fought match, the parents for bringing the team and subs to the matches, their trainer Liam O’Dwyer and Principal Larry Flynn who has guided this team to another success. After the presentation both schools had a subs game and our super subs were Katy Mullins, Naomi Ryan, Thomas Avery, John O’Dwyer, Niamh Martin, Fiona O’Donovan and Jack O’Gorman. Well done to everyone.
14/02/10: In the Quarter Final of the U15 “B” Munster Hurling championship
09/02/10: Scor Na bPaisti: The dates for this year’s competition are as follows: South Final 20th March at 6pm in the GAA Centre in Clonmel, County Final on March 26th with the venue to be decided. The deadline for entries is the 10th March 2010. All primary school children are eligible. Rules: You may enter any 2 items from the following competitions: Figure Dancing, Solo song, Instrumental music, Ballad group, Recitation, Novelty act, Question time and Set dancing. For further information please contact Carol Gibbs.
06/02/10: While activity on the Juvenile playing fields has not yet resumed the action for our young players switched indoors on Friday night last. The special occasion was the presentation of medals to the victorious U/12 Hurling and U/14 Football teams in the Community Hall in Kilcash. In his introduction Chairman Kevin Kelly thanked one and all for their input. He made particular mention of the parents for their encouragement and provision of transport to the various matches. He then introduced County stars Paul Fitzgerald and Eoin Kelly who made the presentations. Eoin was equally adept at the cupla focal as he is with the hurley. He encouraged the players to continue to improve their skills. He pointed out that “hard work can often beat talent if talent does not work hard enough”.
Paul pointed out the great tradition his Club and Kilsheelan had and not forgetting when both Clubs joined together for Senior Hurling as St Augustines and went on to win a South Title. He also had some words of wisdom for the players and if they follow them success for the Club at senior level in the years to come should be their reward.
Following the formalities refreshments were served. There is a tradition in the GAA that the ladies excel on such occasions. This time it was no different as they had a wide range of delightful food on offer and their hospitality ensured everyone present, both young and old, had a memorable night.
Just a reminder to all players that we have now entered the era where it is compulsory to wearhurling helmets on the field at all times. The helmet must have a facial mask. So please, for your own safety, abide by the new regulations, and get yourself familiar with some new headgear over the coming weeks.
Coiste Chontae Thiobraid Árann are offering a limited number of Gaeltacht Scholarships to 2nd level students in the County. Closing date for applications is Friday February 12th 2010. N.B. Students who have already booked a place in a
Membership is now due. For insurance purposes, all players must have their membership paid up before they represent the Club on the playing fields. The fee is €40 for adults and €25 for Students.
Well done to the Clonmel High School U/16 1/2 footballers who had a great win in Glin over Colaiste Na Sceilge in the Quarter Final of the “A” grade last Thursday. The final scoreline read 2-12 to 0-3 in a game played in terrible conditions. Kilsheelan-Kilcash were represented by Kevin Kirwan, Adrian Mc Guire, Eoin Kehoe and Bill Maher. The Seniors are due to play Midleton CBS in the Munster “B” Final on the weekend of February 21st at the venue to be decided.
The U/15 Hurling team are due to play Colaiste Criost Ri on this Wednesday and the Club will be represented by Eoin Kehoe, Tadgh Lonergan, Sean Ryan and Riain Connolly. Unfortunately Paul Maher is out due to injury and we wish Paul a speedy recovery.
25/01/10: Anybody passing Kilsheelan school on Monday morning last would wonder why it was bedecked in the blue and gold colours – the reason was that Kilsheelan were taking on Moycarkey in the Cumann Na m Bunscoil Football Final later that afternoon in Golden. From the outset a very enthusiastic bunch of young Kilsheelan supporters ensured it was not going to be silence in Golden!! In the opening stages two very determined sides went about their task. It was very much end to end stuff but no score ensued. Kilsheelan were first off the mark when Daire Brennan pointed. Moycarkey immediately went on the offensive and minutes later they were on level terms. Kilsheelan again went ahead when the live wire Shane Barry raced through to send over the bar and at the interval Kilsheelan led by 0-2 to 0-1.
When play resumed Kilsheelan went on the attack but were unable to hit the target. Following this the turning point came when Moycarkey had two quick points and after that they were never headed. The Kilsheelan attack enjoyed plenty of possession but were unable to add to their total. Moycarkey added a further two points and it took great defending by Kilsheelan to keep their goal intact. In the second half Moycarkey were the better side and deserved their win. Both sides served up a very entertaining game of direct football, indeed, it was refreshing to watch compared with their adult counterparts who sometimes engage in negative tactics, perhaps there is a lesson to be learnt here. While Kilsheelan players will be very disappointed, they lost no caste in defeat, each player played their hearts out and their school can feel proud of their performance.
TEAM: Kian Quinn, Sinead Cosgrave, Evan Quigley, Evan Forrestal, Eoghan Flavin, Kevin Kehoe, Daire Brennan 0-1, Mark Kehoe, Stephen Laharte, Shane Barry 0-1 and Kyle O’Connell. SUBS: Conor Murphy, Brian Flavin, Chelsea Holden and Shane Egan.
24/01/10: Before a fairly good attendance the Juvenile Club held their annual gathering on Friday night last. Secretary Brian Connolly gave an account of the year’s activities. The winning of two South and two County Titles were the highlights. The presence of four trophies on the top table was a feel good factor for all present. He also referred to the controversy re the U/16 Hurling Final and stated that the Club’s sporting attitude won it many friends. He added that there is lots of good work being done in coaching in the local schools and this is paying off in the Cumann Na mBunscoil competitions. Many of our players are playing for the High School in both codes and some represented Tipperary in juvenile competition which is also very gratifying.
A decision was taken to join the VHI Cul Camp this year. It was a great success as the combination of coaches from outside and the use of the Club’s own equipment, coaches, Club officers and helpers made the week an enjoyable one for all those taking part. Treasurer Noel Murphy went on to give a detailed financial statement. Despite every increasing costs the Club are still in the black. In his Chairman’s address Kevin Kelly said it was a most successful year and felt, that with a bit of luck, even more trophies could have been won. He thanked one and all for their input throughout the year. Special reference was made to the parents who brought the children to matches stating if buses had to be hired it would impact greatly on Club finances.
The Election of Officers and Committee then took place. Chairman: Kevin Kelly, Vice Chairperson: Carol Gibbs, Secretary: Brian Connolly, Asst Secretary: Maeve Cahill, Treasurer: Noel Murphy, PRO: James Holohan. Committee: Dan O’Connor, Michael Kehoe, Andrew Mc Hale, Tom Butler, Ciaran Cosgrave, Michael Dempsey, Jerry Kehoe, David Power, Liam Stokes, Roger Doyle, Johnny Fitzpatrick and Mike Martin. Selectors will be finalised later.
15/1/10: Juvenile A.G.M. will take place on Thursday 21st January in the Clubhouse at 8pm
After the most successful year ever for the Club on the playing fields we hope to see as many parents, or indeed those with an interest in the Club, to come along. This is your annual opportunity to have your say in the ongoing day to day operation of the Club. Everyone's views are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.