County Senior Hurling Challenge Cups Round-up

Sweeper Ryan Cup

Sweeper Ryan Cup

Portroe 2-14 Eire Og Annacarty Donohill 0-17

Portroe and Eire Og/Annacarty served up an entertaining and hard fought encounter in the quarter final of The Sweeper Ryan Cup in very cold conditions in Portroe on Saturday evening last. Great credit is due to both teams for the sporting manner in which the game was played and after a close first half the home side went in at half time two points ahead on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-08. The old maxim of goals win matches was proven true again on this occassion as two second half goals the first a Jack Keating effort and the second an opportunist goal rattled the back of the net by David Gleeson kept Portroe in front. The visitors tried hard to get back into the game which made for an exciting finish. The West side needed a goal to stay in contention, but the nearest they came was when goalie Darragh Mooney blazed an injury-time penalty over the bar to leave a goal between the sides at Johnny McDonnell’s full-time whistle.

Eire Og: Darragh Mooney (0-1, penalty); Michael O’Dwyer, Richard Ryan, Richard O’Doherty; Eoin Bradshaw, Eoin Kennedy, Jeremy Furlong; Kev Fox, Dan Hogan (0-1); Pat Aherne (0-3), Ronan O’Brien (0-10, 8 frees & 1 65), Donal O’Dwyer (0-2); Paul Downey, John Quinn, Damien O’Brien. Sub: Michael McGrath for Paul Downey

Kildangan 2-14

Killenaule 1-8

Kildangan enjoyed a comfortable 9 point victory over Killenaule last Sunday afternoon in Killenaule. Paul Flynn produced the first goal of the day on the 10th minutes after he ran through on goal from the side of the field and finished with an excellent lob over the Killenaule goalie. Kildangan dominated the half from there with Flynn grabbing his second goal 5 minutes before half time after excellent build up play from Tadhg Gallagher. The half time score was 2-9 to 0-3 in favour of the visitors. The second half was a more even affair even though the pace of the game was rather pedestrian. Points were traded evenly between both sides throughout the with Pat Kerwick putting a gloss on the scoreline after he doubled on a long ball which resulted in a goal for the home side.

Killenaule: Gerry Kennedy; Michael Fitzgerald, Patrick O’Connor, Niall Bergin; Joe O’Dwyer (0-1 f), Declan Fanning, Kieran Bergin; Niall O’Dwyer (0-1), Jonathan Gleeson (0-1); Kevin Prendergast, Michael Doyle, Daniel Guinan (0-2); Damien McCormack, Tony Doyle (0-3, 2f) , Pat Kerwick (1-0).

Dr. Fogarty Cup

Clonoulty Rossmore 0-19 Templederry Kenyons 1-15

Clonoulty Rossmore qualified for the semi-final of the Dr. Fogarty Cup by virtue of a one point win over Templederry Kenyons at Kenyon Park, Templederry. This game was played in artic conditions with a strong breeze blowing into the village end and it needed an injury time point from a Paudie White free to decide this game.

Clonoulty played with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half and Conor Hammersley opened the scoring after 1 minute. This was cancelled out by a free from the middle of the park by John Kennedy. Tom Butler put Clonoulty ahead only to have it cancelled out by a Paul Murray point for Templederry. Further points from Eanna Murray and Tom Ryan stretched their lead to 2 points after 13 minutes. Timmy Hammersley replied with a point for the West men to cut the lead to the minimum. Templederry capitalised on a goalkeeping mistake, by the otherwise dependable Declan O’Dwyer, and full forward Padraig O’Leary finished to the net after a goalmouth scramble for what turned out to be the games only goal. This put Templederry 4 points up after 17 minutes. Timmy Hammersley came more into the game and scored 5 points which included three frees and a 65 before the break. Paudie White and Conor Hammersley added 2 more for Clonoulty. Templederry had points from Tom Ryan and Paul Murray and a free from John Kennedy to leave the half time score. Clonoulty Rossmore 0-10 Templ;ederry Kenyons 1-7.

Templederry opened the second half account with 2 points from Brian Stapleton and Padraig O’Leary. Clonoulty replied with points from Jason Forrestal and a Timmy Hammersley free. Brian Stapleton, who would finish the half with 4 points from play, began to dominate around the middle of the park. John Kennedy also scored 3 points for the North men which included 2 from frees. Timmy Hammersley scored a point for Clonoulty before retiring with an ankle injury with 15 minutes remaining. Further points from Jason Forrestal, Jimmy Maher, Aidan White, Paudie White and a great effort from Padraig Heffernan from out on the left wing had the game tied and heading for extra time before Paddiy White’s injury time point from a free from under the stand sealed the game for the West champions who now head into the semi-final.

Clonoulty Rossmore: D. O’Dwyer; Joey O’Keeffe, N. Shanahan, K.Horan; C. Quirke, John O’Keeffe, P. Heffernan (0-1); J. Heffernan, P.White (0-3); J.Maher (0-1), T. Hammersley (0-8, 4f, 65 ), J. Forrestal (0-2); C. Hammersley (0-2), T.Butler (0-1) J. Molony. Subs used A. White (0-1), L. Devane, S. O’Connor, P. Ryan.

Nenagh Eire Og 0-20 Ballingarry 2-10

Nenagh Eire Og qualified for the semi-finals with a 4 point victory over Ballingarry at a freezing cold MacDonagh Park, Nenagh on Sunday.

Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-18 Carrick Swans 1-14

This game was played in bitterly cold conditions in Davin Park on Sunday morning. Kilruane goalkeeper, Ger Corcoran, made three or four top class saves to deny Swan goals in both halves. Kilruane held a one point half time lead on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-9 with 4 of Swans 9 points coming from 65s. Poor shooting may have cost Swan this game. Swan only scored 1 free in second half while missing 5 compared to MacDonaghs on the other hand converting 5 frees in the second half and only having 4 wides in the whole game. After Swan scored their goal midway through the second half, Kilruane brought full forward, Ray McLoughney, out the field which seemed to give them the edge and they finished stronger. Extra time seemed on the cards but a late Willie Cleary point gave Kilruane a 1 point win.

Carrick Swan: Tom Kennedy; Darren Murphy, Alan O’Sullivan, Darren Fahy; Jack Walsh, Martin Russell, Johnny Grace; Gerry Walsh (0-1), Colin Loughman; Bill Walsh (0-1), Kevin Lanigan, Danny O’Hanlon (0-9, 5f); Dwaine Fogarty (1-2, 1f), James Waters, Alan ‘P’ Ryan (0-1). Subs: Jamie Sweetman, Darren Waters.

Burgess 2-18

Golden Kilfeacle 2-13

Burgess got the better of Golden Kilfeacle in this highly entertaining league match played in Golden last Sunday afternoon. Burgess raced out of the blocks with some fine points and a cracking goal after five minutes by Kevin Nealon. Christopher Ryan from frees and Sean Hayes kept Golden in touch. Golden stayed in touch until the keeper picked the ball off the ground which resulted in a Burgess 21 yard free which resulted in a goal from a blistering Stephen Murray shot. Again Golden replied with some fine frees from Christopher Ryan to leave the score at half time 2-6 to 0-7.

With the wind behind them in the second half Burgess began to show some lovely touches and began to pull away. However Golden still put some fine scores on the board with points from John Colohan and Kevin Moloney. As the game entered its final 5 minutes Burgess were well in control but Golden never gave up. Josh Keane came on for Golden and his long ball into the square resulted in James Casey getting a flick to the net. Again both sides exchanged points but when Shane Stapleton was fouled in front of the goal Josh Keane buried the resulting free. Burgess added a final point.

Golden Kilfeacle: Declan Donnelly; Gerald Fogarty, Aiden O’Connell, Ronan Hayes; Shane O’Connell, Brendan Moloney, Cathal Hayes; Daithi Bargary, James O’Connell; John Colohan (0-2), Shane Stapleton, Christopher Ryan (0-8); Seanie O’Halloran, James Casey (1-0), Sean Hayes (0-1). Subs used – Kevin Moloney (0-1), Matthew Ryan, Alan Wade and Josh Keane (1-1).