Paddy Sheelan Shield
St. Josephs 0-21, O’Connell’s 2-13 AET
St. Josephs advanced to the next round of the Sheelan Shield with a two point victory over their neighbours O’Connell’s after extra time in Cluskey Park on Friday night. The teams shared the first four points with the same two men scoring, Niall Conlon for O’Connell’s and Conal Smith for the Joes. The home side then landed the next four points without reply from Alan Quigley, Conal O’Hanlon, Peter Brennan and Alan McKenna. Paul Mckeever pulled one back for the visitors but Quigley landed a brace of points one from a free and the other an excellent 45 and David Keirn pointed to leave six between the teams. Conlon got the last two points of the half to leave the score at the break 0-9 to 0-5 in favour of the home team. The Bellingham side started the second half better and points from Conlon and Salem Rifaie cut the lead to two and a minute later they were in the ahead after a great move saw PJ Tuite find Conlon who passed to the on running Sean Cairns who laid it off to Conor Culligan and he rounded the keeper and shot to the net. Substitute Derek Mulligan put the team’s level with the Dromiskin side’s first score of the second half. Conlon and Quigley traded frees to keep the score level and Conlon again put his side ahead after 48 minutes. Points from Mulligan and O’Hanlon put the home team one up but that was quickly equalized by a Culligan free. The teams shared the last two points to leave the score 1-11 to 0-14 at the end of 60 minutes. The first period of extra time was more or less one way traffic with the visitors failing to register a score while the Joes scored five points, three from Quigley and two from Brennan to leave the score at the break in extra time 0-19 to1-11. A Conlon point reduced the margin to four but points from Mulligan and McKenna increased it to six with the same amount of time left on the watch. O’Connell’s were then awarded a penalty after Jackie Agnew burst through the defence and passed to Conlon who was brought down in the area and the ref pointed to the spot. Conlon sent the keeper the wrong way and the margin was down to three with five minutes to go. A Paul McKeever point from a free with less than three minutes to go was the last score of the game and it’s the Joes who advance to the next round of the Sheelan Shield.
St. Josephs: Robert Samson; Ciaran Gallagher, Shane McQuillan, Stefan Potts; David Keirn 0-1, David Mernagh, Alan Lynch; Killian Staunton, Craig Doherty; Peter Brennan 0-3(1f), Jack Mulligan 0-1, Alan McKenna 0-2; Conal Smith 0-2, Conal O’Hanlon 0-1, Alan Quigley 0-7(4f,2 45s).Subs Derek Mulligan 0-3 for C. Doherty, Cian McGuinness for S. McQuillian, Aidan Keiran or K. Staunton.
O’Connell’s: Stuart Reynolds; Kyle Daniels, Dean Stanfield, Liam Kiernan; James Clerkin, Andrew Sharkey, PJ Tuite; Jackie Agnew, Sean Cairns; Stuart Osbourne, Salem Rifaie 0-1, Paul McKeever 0-3(1f); Stefan O’Hanrahan, Niall Conlon 1-8(3f, P), Conor Culligan 1-1(f). Subs Micheal Cairns for PJ Tuite, Ciaran O’Brien for S. O’Hanrahan, Conor Kiernan for C. Culligan, John McLoughlin for S. Osbourne, James Luckie for L. Kiernan.
1. Jamie Mulholland;2. Eoin Wright ;3. Thomas Sullivan; 4. Jack McCarville; 5. Paul Berrill(0-01); 6. Benny Reilly;7.John Clutterbuck (0-01); 8. Val Leddy; 9. Mick Fanning; 10. Conor Healy(1-01);11. JP Rooney (0-02);12. Stephen Campbell (0-01) ;13. Conor Whelan (0-05 3 frees); 14. Brian Berrill (1-03 2 frees); 15. Paddy Usher.
Subs : Gavin Mooney for Mick Fanning, Mark McCullough (0-01) for Paddy Usher, Eamon McQuillian for Conor Healy.
1. Luke Mitchell;2. Kenny Lambe ;3. Shane Morgan; 4. Michael Goodwin; 5. Shane Campbell; 6. Adam Winters;7.Eoin Lynch; 8. Robbie Smyth; 9. Joe McGrane(0-02); 10. Gareth Lambe;11. Brian McQuillian;12. James Martin (0-03) ;13. Eoghan Winters; 14. Carl Courtney (0-03 2 frees); 15. Karl Morgan.
Subs : Martin Byrne for Eoghan Winters.
Sean O’ Mahoneys 0-9 St. Brides 0-11
Ref: Kevin Carroll
ST. BRIDES ADVANCE TO SEMI FINALS
David Reilly’s men maintained their 100% record in this year’s Paddy Sheelan Cup by beating the County Senior Champions for the second time in the same competition and now advance to the Semi Final.
Having already convincingly beating their opponents from a higher division earlier in the group stages of the same competition St. Brides started the better in this game and led at half time 0-6 to 0-1.
Although The Quay Men outscored the visitors by three points in the second half. The Reds had done enough in the first half and ran out eventual winners by two points with all of their forwards getting their name on the scoresheet.
St. Brides Team.
Frank Noonan; Ronan Bailey, Cillian Kirk, Padraic Mackin; Michael Keane, Andrew Smyth, Johnny Culleton; James Costelloe, Mark Hoey (0-2); Sean Brennan (0-1), Kevin Hearty (0-1), Sean Marry (0-1); Ross Kehoe (0-1), Conaill Devin (0-4), Aaron Devin (0-1)
Subs: Cathal Mc Kenna for A. Smyth, Aaron Hoey for F. Noonan, Stephen Kettle for J. Culleton
Naomh Fionnbarra 0-11(11) Dundalk Gaels 1-12(15)
Played in windy conditions Naomh Fionnbarra were beaten by Dundalk Gaels in the 1st Round of the Paddy Sheelan Shield at John Markey Park on Sunday morning. The Gaels made the brighter start and scored an early goal. The Barrs replied with a Bernard Osborne free. The Dundalk men scored 3 more points while the Finbarrs replied with 4 more frees 2 each from Osborne and Pádraic Murphy, the highlight a free from Murphy from wide on the right wing. Half time score: Naomh Fionnbarra 0-5(5) Dundalk Gaels 1-3(6).
Once again the Gaels made the brighter start to the second half and widened their lead. The Togher men to their credit battled hard and hung in the game with more frees from Murphy and Osborne. The Barrs finally got off the mark from play after a good point from Osborne on the turn. The Finbarrs were constantly chasing the game and never got closer than 3 points to the Dundalk men. 3 more Osborne frees finished the scoring for the Togher men. Final score: Naomh Fionnbarra 0-11(11) Dundalk Gaels 1-12(15).Naomh Fionnbarra Team: Colin McGrane, Hugh McGrane, Kieran Lenihan, James Butterly; Bryan Sharkey, Óisín McGee, Michael McArdle 0-1; Darren McConnon, Patrick McGrane; Hugh Osborne, Conor Osborne, Máirtín Murphy; Martin O’Neill, Bernard Osborne 0-7(6f), Pádraic Murphy 0-4(4f). Subs: Chris McGlynn for Martin O’Neill.
Paddy Sheelan Shield
St Mochtas 2-11 Glen Emmets 0-16
This fixture turned out to be a game of two halves, played in Pairic Mochtas on Sunday mooring in fine conditions was a decent crowd accomodated in St Mochtas splendid new stand. It was a fair Ultan Larney kicked the first point of the game in the 3rd minute for St Mochtas and from there to half time Mochta slooked by far the stronger side. Mochtas which came from placed balls. On 20 minutes St Mochtas Fergus English pulled off a very good save with his feeet to prevent the Emmets from closing the gap. Two minutes after the restart St Mochtas sub Martin McGahon kicked the first point of the sceond hald to extend the home sides lead to eight points and nobody could have forseen what came next. In the spac eof the next 60 seconds the Geln Emmets had the ball i nthe Mochtas net twice to narrow the gap to just two points. The first goal was expertly finished to the top corner of the net by the right corner forward and right from the kick off the emmets stuck for a second. St Mochtas settled again and held a 0-16 to 2-6 lead with just four minute of normal time remaining. However the Glen Emmets struck four points from placed scoreline of 2-11 to 0-16.
St Mochtas best performers wereBrendan Duff at left half back whom defended well and contributed two points going forward. Martin McGahon looked lively again when introduced from the bench at the end of the first half.
St Mochtas: Fergus English, David Lennon 0-1, Andrew English, Tommy Kindlon, Donal Gearon, Gary Connolly 0-1, Brendan Duff 0-2, Barry Mullholland 0-1, Gareth O Reilly 0-1, Liam McGranaghan 0-2, Eamon O Neill 0-1, Ultan Larney 0-1, Conor Lynch, Stephen McCooey, Danny Kindlon 0-3 (2f).
Subs: Martin McGahon 0-2 for Stephen McCooey, Cormac Callan for Andrew English, Shane McMahon 0-1 for Conor Lynch, Liam Kindlon for Eamonn O’ Neill, Conor Lynch for Donal Gearon
Glen Emmets took on St Mochtas in Pairc Mochta on Sunday morning (9th). The result was Glen Emmets 2-11, St Mochtas 0-16. Team and scorers were: Liam O’Connor, Niall Hackett, Tom Grimes, Danny Whyte, Andrew Mooney, Stephen Healy, Joe Farrelly, Mark Garvey, Robert Byrne, Derrick Johnson, Sean Byrne, Ben Hillard, Ronan Grufferty (1-6), Evan English, Ruairi O’Neill (1-2). Subs: James Butler (0-2) for Derrick Johnson, Damien Grimes (0-1) for Robert Byrne, I Walsh for Ruairi O’Neill, Conor Byrne for Joe Farrelly.
Cooley Kickhams vs Geraldines Minor League Division 1
Cooley Kickhams won this high scoring game in Haggartstown 4-11 to 4-10. HT Score 1-07 to 2-05 in favour of Geraldines.
Cooley Kickhams Team Brendan O Hagan, Aaron Farnon, Dean Mc Greehan, Jack Carville, James Ward, James O Reilly, Sean White, Joe Dunne 0-1, Fearghal Malone 0-3, Colm Farrell 0-1, Joesph Quinn 1-02, Conor Loughran 0-1, Martin Ward 1-0, Jake Mc Shane 1-02, Oliver Mc Guinness 1-0 Subs Josh Mc Shane, Ciaran Woods, Aaron Boyle, Daniel Mc Donald 0-1, Jack Hughes