Cooley Kickhams won this game in Fr Mc Evoy park 3-14 to 3-10. At half time it was 2-05 to 0-7 for the home side.
Neil Gallagher, Dylan Mc Garrity, Conor Kenny, Patrick Hanlon, Gerry Malone, Richard Brennan, Shane Marks 1-0, Peter Thornton, Darren Marks 0-2, Keith White, Michael Rafferty 0-1, Aoghain Mc Guinness 0-1, Emmet Rogan 0-3, Brian White 2-05, Thomas Mc Guinness 0-1
Cooley scores occured on 2min Darren Marks, 4min Goal Shane Marks finished off a good Cooley attack, 10min Emmet Rogan, 14min Emmet Rogan, 18min Emmet Rogan, 25min Brian White, 30min Goal Brian White Penalty, 33min Brian White, 35min Brian White, 35min Darren Marks, 36min Michael Rafferty, 41min Brian White, 51min Brian White, 55min Goal Brian White, 57min Thomas Mc Guinness, 60min Aoghain Mc Guinness, 60min Brian White
Ardee St Marys Peter Duffy, Eamon Callaghan, Karl Faulkner, Niall Carroll, Conor Keenan, Eimhin Keenan, Brendan Matthews, Ronan Carroll 0-1, Robbie Leavy 1-0, Daire Mc Connon, Darren Clarke 0-4, Kian Moran 0-1, Alan Kirk 2-03, Paudy Clarke 0-1, John Bingham Sub Mark Fay
St Marys Ardee scores occured on 1min Kian Moran, 9min Alan Kirk, 11min Ronan Carroll, 16min Paudy Clarke, 19min Darren Clarke, 25min Darren Clarke, 28min Darren Clarke, 32min Alan Kirk, 33min Goal Alan Kirk, 36min Alan Kirk, 39min Goal Robbie Leavy, 49min Darren Clarke, 54min Goal Alan Kirk
Referee Jonathon Conlon
MCCABE SAVED THE HILL.
Div 3 Football league round 1 result,
Dowdallshill 1-10, Westerns 0-13.
The Hill Junior 1 team began their Div 3 campaign with an entertaining draw with the Westerns on Saturday evening in St Bridgets Park.
Star of the show for the home side was corner forward Aidan McCabe who scored 1-8 in total, incuding 3 pointed frees in the closing few minutes to grab the draw from the jaws of defeat.
The visitors lining out without their county star Tommy Durnin played with the aid of the breeze in the opening half and were 8-3 ahead coming up to the break when a well worked move resulted in Conor McGailey setting Aidan McCabe up for the only goal of the game. Aidan also kicked a 45 and a free in that opening half along with a fine point from play from the impressive minor McGailey.
The early stages of the second half saw the Hill pile on the pressure and they took the lead at 1-7 to 0-9 with 3 points from McCabe along with league debutant Johnny Burke who capped a fine performance with a well deserved score.
However the Hill then came under severe pressure as the men from Reaghstown scored 4 unanswered points to take what seemed a winning lead, but the introduction of veteran Gerry McShane saw the game take a final twist. Showing all his guile Gerry caused havoc in the Westerens rearguard and it was him who won 3 late frees which were all converted by ace marksman McCabe, the last one from a very acute angle with the final luck of the game.
Best for the Hill were the 3 scorers along with another minor Luke o Brien, Justin Halley and Eamonn Duffy along with supersub Gerry McShane.
Dowdallshill team and scorers;
Robert Arthur; Luke o Brien, Vincent Roe, Sean Duffy; Aidan Moran, Justin Halley, David McCrave; Ciaran Thornton, Eamonn Duffy; Conor McGailey (0-1), Johnny Burke (0-1), Noel Finnegan; Aidan McCabe (1-8), Peter Begley, Paul Gill. Subs; Anthony Quinn for Peter Begley, Gerry McShane for David McCrave, Ridwan Bodunrin for Sean Duffy and Conor McGeown for Cuaran Thornton.
Referee; John Crawley.
Joes earn the points in a tough encounter
St. Josephs 1-8, St. Brides 0-7.
St. Josephs opened their Division 2 League campaign with a hard earned win against a well organised St. Brides team in Pairc An Chuinnigh on Saturday evening. The Brides opened brightly and Robert Sansom in the Joes goal was called into action in the very first minute when he dived to his left to steer a goal bound effort clear of goal. The Joes hit the front in the 6th. min when David Mernagh soloed from defence, sending a defence splitting pass to Derek Mulligan who rounded his man and calmly planted the ball to the right of Alan Meegan in the Brides goal. The Brides responded within a minute with their first score, a point from Sean Marry. Marry doubled the Brides tally with his second on 9mins and the sides were level a minute later when Ross Keogh added a third point. On 12mins Paddy Reilly cut through the Joes defence to setup Conail Devin and his goal bound effort skimmed the crossbar to put the Brides ahead 0-4 to 0-3. The Brides continued to shade the possession and the Joes had to wait until the 19th. minute to register their second score, a point from a 40m Conal O’Hanlon free. On 20mins a Brides free fell short and again Robert Sansom came to the Joes rescue with Stefan Potts clearing the danger. Good defensive work by Ciaran Gallagher, Stefan Potts & David Mernagh during this period keep the Joes level. The Brides failed to convert a number of good point scoring opportunities before the Joes Craig Doherty collect the breaking ball to put the Joes ahead on 23mins. On the stroke of half time Conal O’Hanlon converted a 20m free, following a foul on Cian McGuinness to leave the score: St. Josephs 1-3, Brides 0-4.
Alan Quigley opened the second half scoring with a point from a 45m free for the Joes that was cancelled out by a free from 20m from Conail Devin. The Brides created some clear chances but failed to narrow the gap between the sides. A superbly worked move for the Joes between Conal O’Hanlon and Derek Mulligan was finished from wide on the right by Alan McKenna who had come on for Peter Brennan at half time. The Brides responded with a well worked move that was finished for a point by Sean Marry. An Alan Quigley point for the Joes on 15mins was cancelled out by an excellent Patrick Reilly strike two minutes later to leave just two between the sides. The Joes increased their lead to three points when O’Hanlon collected the kick out and in a quick exchange with Craig Doherty it was O’Hanlon who hit the target. Both sides had their chances in the final 10mins, however there was to be just a single score, a superb point from wide on the right by Derek Mulligan for the Joes. On a night when the home side had the majority of the chances, the home side with 13 wides and just 3 for the visitors, it was the Joes who collected the two points on offer in this first round league match.
St. Josephs: Robert Sansom, Ciaran Gallagher, Shane McQuillan, Stefan Potts, Cian McGuinness, David Mernagh, Alan Lynch, Killian Staunton, Peter Brennan, Craig Doherty 0-1, Jack Mulligan, Conall Smyth, Derek Mulligan 1-1, Conal O’Hanlon 0-3(2f), Alan Quigley 0-2(1f). Subs: Alan McKenna 0-1 for Peter Brennan
St. Brides: Alan Meegan, Ronan Bailey, Mark Hoey, Padraic Mackin, Michael Keane, Andrew Smyth, Conor Deane, Patrick Reilly 0-1, Alan Dunne, Sean Marry 0-3, Kevin Hearty, James Costello, Sean Brenna, Conail Devin 0-2, Ross Keogh 0-1. Subs: Ciaran Deane for Kevin Hearty.
Division 2 League
O’Connell’s 2-15, St. Fechins 3-19
St. Fechins got their division two campaign off to a wining start with a seven point victory over O’Connell’s in a high scoring encounter at the Grove on Saturday night. The home side got off to a great start when they were awarded a penalty in the first minute after Stuart Osborne was taken down in the area and Niall Conlon sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot kick. A Dean Corrigan point increased the Bellingham teams lead but the visitors then landed the next six points without reply with braces from Danny Burnell, Ronan Holcroft and Karl McDonnell. O’Connell’s replied with two quick points to level the game 1-3 to 0-6 after 18 minutes. Points from Ryan Sheridan and Jamie King for the visitors were again quickly countered with two from Conlon and Conor Culligan to keep the team’s level but the Termonfeckin men then went three clear with scores from Burnell, Bevan Duffy and Sheridan. Conlon got the last point of the half from a free to leave the score at the break 1-6 to 0-11 to the visitors. O’Connell’s substitute Conor McGill went on a good run at the start of the second half and his shot came back off the post and the rebound was put over the bar by Corrigan. On the home teams next attack a high cross field ball was intercepted the Fechins defence and the long clearance was only parried into the path of Holcroft who raced in on goal and placed his shot to the corner of the net past the advancing keeper. The sides shared the next six points to leave the score 1-10 to 1-14 after 44 minutes. But the visitors then scored 1-3 in the next five minutes the goal from Burnell who was going for a point but the ball lobbed over the keeper into the net and points from Holcroft, McDonnell and Leo McGrane. Conlon scored a brace to reduce the margin to eight but a Holcroft point and then a tap in goal by the same man after a great run by Niall Devlin and another point by Burnell increased the lead to 13 with five minutes to go. Fair play to the home side they did not give up and a point from McGill and then a goal from Culligan was followed by a brace of points from Conlon to take his tally to 1-10 for the night and made the scoreboard look more respectable.
O’Connell’s: Stuart Reynolds; Emmet Byrne, PJ Tuite, Kyle Daniels; Liam Kiernan, Andrew Sharkey, Dean Stanfield; Sean Cairns, Jackie Agnew; Dean Corrigan 0-2, Salem Rifaie, Stuart Osborne; Conor Culligan 1-2, Niall Conlon 1-10(6f,p), Paul McKeever. Subs Conor McGill 0-1 for D. Stanfield, Micheal Cairns for PJ. Tuite, Ciaran O’Brien for S. Cairns.
St. Fechins: Paul King; Niall McCabe, Richie McDonnell, Leo McGrane 0-1; Ryan Sheridan 0-2, David Collier, Harry McArdle; Bevan Duffy 0-1, Dermott McConnell; Jamie King 0-1, Colm O’Neill, Niall Devlin 0-1; Danny Burnell 1-5, Ronan Holcroft 2-5(1f), Karl McDonnell 0-3. Subs Donal Ryan for R. McDonnell, Tom Burke for H. McArdle, Niall Carolan for L. McGrane, John Crosbie for K. McDonnell, Joseph Corrigan for D. Burnell, Sean McConnell for B. Duffy.
Division 1 league Round 3. Venue: Monasterboice .Date: 15/04 Half time score. Naomh Mairtin 1-07, St Patrick’s 1-06.Full time: Naomh Mairtin 1-19, St Patrick’s 3-09.
1. Jamie Mulholland;2. Paul Berrill ;3. Thomas Sullivan; 4. Jack McCarville; 5. Padraig McDonagh; 6. Benny Reilly;7.John Clutterbuck (1-01); 8. Val Leddy; 9. Sam Mulroy (0-07 6 frees); 10. Stephen Campbell (0-02);11. JP Rooney (0-03);12. Conor Healy;13. Craig Lynch(0-01); 14. Brian Berrill;15. Conor Whelan (0-03 1 free).
Subs : Alan Downey for Thomas Sullivan,Paddy Usher(0-01) for Jamie Mulholland, Eamon McQuillian for Brian Berrill.
The Mairtins had the wind in the 1st half and had the better off the opening changes and led 5 points to 1 point after 11 minutes but then didn’t score for nearly 15 minutes and the Pats grew into the game and they scored 1-03 in the space of 5 minutes, John Clutterbuck scored a cracking goal to keep the Mairtins in the running and they tagged on the last point of the half to lead by 1 at half time. The Mairtins tagged on another 6 points before the Pats got their 2nd goal, Sam Mulroy’s frees kept the Mairtins ticking over and he missed 5 frees as well. The Mairtins kept giving the Pats hope with poor defending and let them in for their 3 goal. But the Mairtins were far the better team in the 2nd half and won by 4 in the finish. Excellent performances by Sam Mulroy, John Clutterbuck and Val Leddy.
Ref: Patsy Connelly.
Division 2 League Round 1
St Fechins 3-19
The opening round of the league was a highly entertaining game between the two teams relegated from Division 1 last year. Playing at home in the Grove, the O’Connells got off to the perfect start. A penalty, converted by Niall Conlon, was followed up by a point from Dean Corrigan, both within the first two minutes. The Fechins slowly got on top and scored six points in a row, two each from their full forward line of Ronan Holcroft, Danny Burnell and Karl McDonnell. Two Conlon frees were cancelled out by points from play by Ryan Sheridan and Jamie King. Conor Culligan put the locals back on level terms with a brace on the twentieth minute. The visitors controlled the remaining ten minutes with three long range points from Burnell, Sheridan and Bevan Duffy. A Conlon free on the stroke of half time saw St Fechins go in with a two point lead at the break 0-11 to 1-6. Dean Corrigan reduced the lead to the minimum when the game resumed. However, a well worked move was finished to the net by Ronan Holcroft. He followed this up with a brace of points. Conlon replied with three for the home team but the Termonfeckin men were well on top by now. Leo McGrane attacked from corner back and kicked a fantastic point from forty metres. Niall Devlin added another, which was followed by a Danny Burnell goal. A Karl McDonnell point was followed by another Holcroft goal to leave thirteen points between the teams. The O’Connells never gave up. A goal from Conor McGill and point from Culligan were followed by two Conlon points. Two point blank saves by Paul King in injury time made sure the Fechins went home with the points.
Paul King, Niall McCabe, Richie McDonnell, Leo McGrane 0-1, Ryan Sheridan 0-1, David Collier, Harry McArdle, Bevan Duffy 0-1, Dermot McConnell, Jamie King 0-1, Colm O’Neill, Niall Devlin 0-1, Danny Burnell 1-6 (0-1f), Ronan Holcroft 2-5 (0-1f), Karl McDonnell 0-3
Tom Burke for H. McArdle, Donal Ryan for R. McDonnell, Joe Corrigan for D. Burnell, Sean McConnell for B. Duffy, John Crosbie for K. McDonnell, Niall Carolan for J. King
Stuart Reynolds, Emmet Byrne, Peter John Tuite, Kyle Daniel, Liam Kiernan, Andrew Sharkey, Dean Stanfield, Sean Connolly, Jackie Agnew, Dean Corrigan 0-2, Salem Rafaie, Stuart Osborne, Conor Culligan 1-2, Niall Conlon 1-10 (1-5f) Paul McKeever
Subs: Conor McGill 0-1 for D. Stanfield, Micheal Cairns for PJ. Tuite, Ciaran O’Brien for S. Cairns.
Colm Geary Cup (Special Hurling League) Round 4
St Fechins 0-19
Mattock Rangers 2-3
St Fechins finished their Special Hurling League campaign with a win in Collon on Friday night. In an excellent opening ten minutes they scored five unanswered points. Barry Devlin, John Crosbie and Vincent Hynes scored from play and Michéal Byrne added two frees. In the twelfth minute Peter Mullen doubled on a ball that dropped into the square and hit the back of the net. This brought Mattock right back into the game and was soon followed by points from Gary Rellis and veteran Tony Corcoran to even up the scores. St Fechins hit back with further points from Byrne and Crosbie, but a point from Mattock corner forward Patrick Birch meant there was only the minimum between the teams at half time, 0-7 to 1-3.
The visitors took the initiative after the break and extended their lead considerably. Crosbie and Byrne both scored within the first two minutes, with Ian Connor and centre back Cathal Ryan adding to the scoresheet minutes later. St Fechins scored three more, two from Crosbie and one from Connor, before Mattock registered a score. A driving attack from the Collon men at the midpoint of the half resulted in a penalty, dispatched by substitute Shane Maguire. St Fechins responded immediately with a point from Brian Stephenson who gave a dominant performance at midfield. Three further Byrne points was enough for St Fechins to see out the game with a ten point difference. Having lost only one match in the competition, St Fechins will hope they have done enough to reach the final and defend the title they won last year.
John Stephenson, Cormac McAuley, Wayne Tracey, Conor Mathews, Paddy Reddy, Cathal Ryan 0-1, Donnacha O’Connell, Brian Stephenson 0-1, Liam Ryan, Vincent Hynes 0-1, John Crosbie 0-6, Michéal Byrne 0-7 (0-5f), Seán Hodgins, Barry Devlin 0-1, Ian Connor 0-2
Subs: Darren McDonnell for I. Connor, Conor Higgins for L. Ryan, Brian O’Connell for S. Hodgins
Rory O’Reilly, Kevin Conway, Eoin McKeown, Darren Reid, Cillian Hickey, Jason Condon, Ciarán Maguire, Michael Callan, Johnny Matthews, Johnny Galway, Gary Rellis 0-1, Peter Mullen 1-0, Dominic Maguire, Tony Corcoran 0-1, Patrick Birch 0-1
Shane Maguire 1-0 (1-0p) for J. Condon
Division 1 League : Geraldines v Mattock Rangers
FT 1-10 to 2-09
Team : Darrin Kearney, Kevin Pepper, Nicky Mackin, Paul Clarke, Robbie Lynch, Jack Traynor, Gareth Neacy, Matt Corcoran, Michael Rogers, Josh Arrowsmith, Shane O’Hanlon, Tiarnan Hand, Glen Traynor, Jim McEneaney, Dara Hamill
Scorers : Shane O’Hanlon 0-01, Paul Clarke 0-01, Dara Hamill 0-01, Michael Rogers 0-4, Glen Traynor 0-02. Robbie Lynch 0-01, Jim McEneaney 1-0 ( Penalty )
Subs : Sean Thornton for Matt Corcoran, Shane Thornton for Josh Arrowsmith (BC), James Craven for Robbie Lynch, Nathaniel Cooley for Dara Hamill.
Quick start by homeside who are playing with the breeze as the go two clear. At the other end of the pitch Geraldines had some great defending by Gareth Neacy. Gers guilty of giving too much ball away in the final third of the pitch and should have had more scores on the board. Poor wide by Mattock and who eventually get on the board after 14 mins. One point game.
After 18 mins it was all square before David Reid put the Collon side one point clear with a hatrick of points. Point of the first half came from the right boot of Glen Trainor with a long range point and Gers lead by 2 before Mattock finish a well worked goal to put them 1 ahead and add another point by play to finish two clear at the break.
HT 0-05 to 1-04
Mattock open score in 2nd half as Gers have a number of wides and a missed goal chance. it was all Mattock until Gers put up a fight back and bring it back to a 2 point game before Reid again extends the visitors lead to 3 point, 1-09 to 0-09. Gers guilty again of giving the ball away and another missed goal chance well saved by the goal keeper. A Mattock goal then all but finishes the game 10 to 2-9 before Geraldines captain and Louth sharp shooter Jim McEneaney gets a consolation penalty for the homeside.
FT 1- 10 to 2-09
Naomh Fionnbarra 2-9(15) Glen Emmets 1-9(12)
Played in windy conditions Naomh Fionnbarra recorded a good win over Glen Emmets in the 1st Round of the Division 2 League at Cusack Park, Tullyallen on Saturday evening. The Barrs made the brighter start in bizarre circumstances scoring an early goal straight from the throw in with the Tullyallen goalkeeper absent from his position. The Emmets replie with a point but playing with a strong breeze were quite wasteful. The Finbarrs were much more economical and scored 3 more points from play from Gary Matthews, Conor Osborne and Darren McConnon.
The Tullyallen men had a grip on midfield at this stage and kept in touch with a couple of points of their own. Another point from Matthews with the goal at his mercy after the Togher men cut out a short kick out and a Bernard Osborne free kept the scoreboard ticking over. Glen Emmets then started to make better use of the elements and tacked on a few points while Jack Butterly scored a lovely point from wide on the left wing. Half time score: Naomh Fionnbarra 1-6(9) Glen Emmets 0-6(6).
Once again the Barrs made the brighter start to the second half and increased their lead to 4 via another good point from Jack Butterly. Playing into the breeze the Tullyallen men came back into it with a few points of their own. A number of good turn overs during the half eased the pressure for the Barrs and one of these led to a good score from Hugh Osborne added to the lead once again. The Emmets to their credit stuck at it and tacked on another couple reducing the deficit to 2 points. The game was in the melting pot at this stage and both sides were battling hard to gain supremacy.
The Tullyallen men drew first blood as a ball across the square was fisted into the net giving them a 1 point lead for the first time in the game. Substitute William Woods scored a good point shorty after his introduction to level the game and momentum swung slighty back to the Finbarrs. The final score of the game proved to be decisive as Jack Butterly cut across the square and fisted a ball across for another sub Caolán Leech to palm the ball into the net. The Tullyallen men tried in vain for the equaliser as the Barrs held out for the win. Final score: Naomh Fionnbarra 2-9(15) Glen Emmets 1-9(12).Naomh Fionnbarra Team: Michael McArdle, Hugh McGrane, Kieran Lenihan,Patrick McGrane; Bryan Sharkey, Óisín McGee, Pádraig Butterly; John Doyle, Darren McConnon 0-1; Nicholas Butterly, Conor Osborne 0-1, Hugh Osborne 0-1; Jack Butterly 1-2, Gary Matthews 0-2, Bernard Osborne 0-1(1f). Subs: Máirtín Murphy for Nicholas Butterly, Chris McGlynn for Pádraig Butterly, Caolán Leech 1-0 for Gary Matthews, William Woods 0-1 for Conor Osborne.
Division 2 League
St. Brides 0-07 St. Josephs 1-08
Ref: John Murphy
ST. JOSEPHS WIN LOCAL DERBY
The Joe’s won this local derby by four points at Pairc An Chuinnigh on Saturday night, thanks mainly to an excellent start and never looked like losing the tie throughout.
The visitors opened the scoring on six minutes when Alan Quigley fired home from close range.
Although the hosts responded with four unanswered points by the eleventh minute, St. Bride’s failed to score for the remainder of the half.
On the other hand the Joe’s concluded the scoring with three unanswered points of their own to lead at the break. 0-04 to 1-03.
Straight after the restart St. Joseph’s edged further ahead with a well taken point from Conaill Smith.
Both sides exchanged two points each after this before Patrick Reilly reduced the deficit to two points with twelve minutes to play.
St. Joseph’s lead could have been further reduced as the hosts missed many scoring opportunities at this time.
However two late points, one from Conal O’ Hanlon and another from goalscorer, Alan Quigley, put the tie beyond any doubt.
St. Brides Team.
Alan Meegan; Padraic Mackin, Mark Hoey, Ronan Bailey; Michael Keane, Andrew Smyth, Conor Deane; Patrick Reilly (0-1), Alan Dunne; Sean Marry (0-3), Kevin Hearty, James Costelloe; Sean Brennan, Conaill Devin (0-2), Ross Kehoe (0-1).
Subs: Cathal Mc Kenna for J.
Costelloe , Aaron Hoey for R. Kehoe , Ciaran Deane for K. Hearty , Shane Devin for C. Devin.
St. Joseph’s Team:
Robert Sansom; Ciaran Gallagher, Shane Mc Quillan, Stephen Potts; Cian Mc Guinness, David Mernagh, Alan Lynch; Peter Brennan, Killian Staunton; Craig Doherty (0-1), Conal O Hanlon (0-3), Jack Mulligan; Alan Quigley (1-1), Derek Mulligan, Conaill Smith (0-2).
Subs: Alan Mc Kenna (0-1) for P. Brennan.