JJ Kavanagh and Sons County Junior B Football Championship
Champions Nire Top Table
Nire 5-9 Dungarvan 1-6
Goals by Connie Power(2), Seamus Lawlor, Aidan Condon and Larry Walsh gave Nire a comfortable win in their third championship game at the Dungarvan club grounds last Friday evening. The home side started well with minor scores per Ian Sheehan, Fionn Hallahan and Sean Hyslop but in reply, two quick goals by Seamus Lawlor and Connie Power set the trend for this game.
Nire led at the break by 3-5 to 0-4 before Dungarvan responded in the second half and a Fionn Hallahan goal helped to reduce the deficit to 3-7 to 1-6 at the end of the thord quarter. It was Nire who finished the stronger, though, and further goals by Larry Walsh and Connie Power eased the champions over the finish line.
Nire : Ger Peters; Sean Ryan, Stephen Ryan, Julian O’Halloran; Ollie O’Gorman, Aidan Condon , Ian Coffey; Eamon Wall , Seamus Lawlor ; Dave Nugent, Connie Power, David Prendergast; Darragh O’Flynn, Larry Walsh , Ciaran Ryan. Sub: Colm Ryan.
Dungarvan : Eric Duggan; Aidan Connolly, Patrick Houlihan, Rob Havens; Mike Ameglio, John Havens, Sean Hyslop; Aidan Kirwan, Ian Sheehan; Tadhg McCombe, Seamus Cunningham, Fionn Hallahan; David Hayes, Brendan Cullinan, Liam Sheehan. Subs : Eamonn Morrissey, Conor Sheehan, Ryan Duggan, Richie Walsh, Denis McGrath, Stephen Donovan.
Referee : Alan Kissane (Dunhill).
INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALLERS WIN IN BUSHY PARK
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League Table Radley Engineering Western Intermediate Football Championship
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
Dún Garbhan 3 2 0 1 53 41 12 4
Ballinacourty 3 2 0 1 37 31 6 4
Sliabh gCua 3 2 0 1 36 30 6 4
Ballinameela 3 1 1 1 41 41 0 3
Modeligo 3 1 1 1 40 42 -2 3
Emmetts 3 0 0 3 31 53 -22 0
Dungarvan 2-13 Ballinameela 1-10
Ballinameela’s defeat to Dungarvan in the Western IFC game in Bushy Park last Sunday afternoon ensures that all six teams have been beaten with two more Group games to play. This scenario provides a very closely contested league table with just one point separating the top five teams. Ballinameela won the toss in ‘Bushy’ and elected to play with the strong breeze.
However, it was Dungarvan who started the livelier with two consecutive scores per Kealan Daly and Ryan Donnelly (f), the latter finishing the hour with a scoring tally of 1-6(4f). Liam O Brien opened Ballinameela account with the Blues centre forward Brendan Cullinan replying on the 8th minute mark. Ballinameela then had a good goal scoring chance as they came to grips with Dungarvan’s bright start and they kicked the four next points via full back Micheal Shine, a fine brace from Robbie McGrath and a second Liam O Brien minor.
This left Ballinameela to the fore by 0-5 to 0-3 with 25 minutes played but it was in the remaining time in this first half that the winners gave them the initiative for later on. Man of the Match Ryan Donnelly pointed two frees into the difficult wind and when Luke O Callaghan placed him for the opening goal just before the call of half time, Dermot Dee’s charges led by 1-5 to 0-5.
With the wind at their backs, some were expecting Dungarvan to drive on for the winner’s enclosure but, credit, Ballinameela, they showed their mettle in scoring the first 1-4 of the new half. Rob Shine pointed a free, Jim Curran kicked a fine score and when Micheal Culloo netted in the convent end of the grounds, Ballinameela were now 0-2 to the good on a score of 1-7 to 1-5. Lording the midfield exchanges at this stage, Ballinameela doubled their advantage with further minors per Michael Kiely and Liam O Brien(his third), as Dungarvan had still to come out for the second half.
Ten minutes in, Ryan Donnoly settled the Blues with a pointed free and when Kieran Power dissected the Ballinameela defence and sent a low drive just inside the post, the game was level for the first time on a score of 2-6 to 1-9. Dungarvan regained their first half lead with scores by Michael Kiely, who enjoyed a very good second half, and Donnelly (f) again before Lorcan Looby had a good chance to score a second Ballinameela major, 2-8 to 1-9.
There was still a kick left in Ballinameela, though, and after Kieran Power kicked his team’s ninth point, Rob Shine was on target to bring the match back to 0-2 on a score of 2-9 to 1-10. However, it was the wind assisted Dungarvan that dominated the final ten minutes of the match. Michael Kiely and Ryan Donnelly (f) gave the winners a two score lead which edged them closer to the winning line. Now in full flow, Michael Kiely kicked over his third score and when Kealan Daly worked hard to also find the target, Dungarvan finished up 0-6 winners at the conclusion of an entertaining hour’s football.
Dungarvan have remaining group games against Ballinacourty and Colligan Emmetts while Ballinameela will also play Ballinacourty as well as Sliabh gCua.
Dungarvan’s Top Three : Ryan Donnolly, Conor Sheridan, John Curran. Ballinameela’s Top Three : Lorcan Looby, Micheal Culloo, Liam O Brien. Observer’s Man of the Match : Ryan Donnolly.
Number of Scorers : Dungarvan : 5. Ballinameela : 6.
Scores From Play : Dungarvan : 2-9. Ballinameela : 1-9.
Frees For : Dungarvan : 16. Ballinameela : 10.
Wides : Dungarvan : 5. Ballinalmeela : 5.
Score of the Match : Kieran Power’s 43rd minute goal for Dungarvan
. Scorers :
Dungarvan : Ryan Donnolly 1-6(4f), Kieran Power 1-1, Michael Kiely 0-3, Kealan Daly 0-2, Brendan Cullinan 0-1.
Ballinameela : Micheal Culloo 1-0, Liam O Brien 0-3, Rob Shine 0-3(1f), Robbie McGrath 0-2, Jim Curran and Micheal Shine 0-1 each.
Dungarvan : Mark Boland; Luke Egan, Conor Sheridan, Aaron Donnolly; Gavin Power, Jamie Nagle, John Curran; Kieran Power, Michael Kiely; Luke O Callaghan, Brendan Cullinan, Joe Duggan; Kealan Daly, Ryan Donnolly, Conor Duggan. Sub : Seanie McGrath for Luke O Callaghan.
Ballinameela : Cathal Daly; Shane McGovern, Conor Buckley, Kealan Looby; Kevin Phelan, Micheal Shine, Liam O Brien; Tom Curran, Lorcan Looby; Micheal Culloo, David Phelan, Robbie McGrath; Michael Kiely, Jim Curran, Rob Shine.
Referee : Timmy Organ (Abbeyside/ Ballinacourty).
JERSEY SPONSORSHIP BY BOB TROY AND CO.
The club is indebted to Bob Troy and Co, O Connell St, Dungarvan who have donated a set of jerseys to the club for our adult teams.
The jerseys were presented to the club by our own player and employee at Troys, Seamus Cunningham, on Tuesday evening at training.
Bob Troy’s has been in existence in Dungarvan for a long time and we wish this local company continued success in the years ahead.
Our thanks is extended to adult club selector Michael Dwyer, who secured this generous sponsorship for the club.
SENIOR HURLERS DRAW LEAGUE GAME
JJ Kavanagh and Sons County Senior Hurling League Western Group
Darah Buckley Point Ensures a Share of the Spoils
Tallow 2-15 Dungarvan 1-18
A pointed free by Tallow’s Darah Buckley with the last puck of the game maintained Tallow’s unbeaten run in this year’s County SHL after another very closely contested game between both these sides i bPairc Eamonn De Paor last Thursday evening. Dungarvan won the championship game between the teams by 0-1 and this match looked to be heading in the same direction before young Darah Buckley held his nerve to finish the hour’s hurling as it started, level, and this was the fairest conclusion to an enjoyable and competitive match.
Tallow started the stronger and they led by 1-3 to 0-1 with their well worked goal being scored by full forward Ken Kearney from a Darah Buckley pass. Tallow could have had an even earlier goal but for Dungarvan keeper Seanie McGrath saving at point blank range from Paul O Brien. It took some time for Dungarvan to match their opponents in general play but as the half progressed scores by such as Gavin Crotty, Kieran Power, Cathal Curran and Kevin Daly had them back in contention on a scoreline reading 1-4 to 0-5. For most of the first half a 0-2 differential separated the teams with Ryan Grey and Mark O Brien on target for the Bridesiders but the Blues finished the half the stronger and further minors per Kealan Daly, Jack Lacey and then a pointed free by Gavin Crotty left the visitors 0-1 to the good at the break on a score of 0-11 to 1-7.
The second moiety was a similarly even affair with Tallow winning this period by 0-1.The teams were level on six occasions with the biggest difference between the sides being 0-18 to 1-12 come the 49th minute. Two Darah Buckley pointed frees had Tallow ahead early on and Ryan Grey and Ken Kearney also found the target as the half progressed but Dungarvan played their best hurling in the third quarter and they looked to be heading for a win. Centre back Kieran Power contributed 0-3 to the Blues growing tally of minors and Kealan and Kevin Daly, the latter contributing well at centre forward throughout, and a pointed free by Gavin Crotty all worked the scoreboard for the Blues.
Tallow received a timely boost as the game entered its final phase when Ken Kearney struck for his second goal in a fine individual performance and when Ryan Grey followed up with a score from play, the initiative was back with the home team on a scoreline reading 2-13 to 0-18
. Dungarvan’s match long requirement of a major score eventually arrived when Gavin Power pounced on a breaking ball and his speed took him clear of his marker before batting the sliotar past Shaun O Sullivan in the far end goal, 1-18 to 2-13. This proved to be Dungarvan’s last score as added time approached and this enjoyable contest reached its drawn conclusion with both Ryan Grey and Darah Buckley scoring pointed frees in added time.
This Western group is proving to be a close affair with Dungarvan and Tallow on top and others such as Abbeyside and Lismore still very much in contention. If this was a Western championship during the inter County season which may be proposed nest year, then it could have the makings of a great filler for the hibernated County championship with the players having real meaningful games and the coffers of the divisional boards receiving a healthy financial boost
. Tallow’s Top Three : Ken Kearney, Rob O Sullivan, Ian Beecher. Dungarvan’s TopThree : Gavin Crotty, Jamie Nagle, Kevin Daly. Observer’s Man of the Match : Ken Kearney. Number of Scorers : Tallow : 5. Dungarvan : 7. Scores From Play : Tallow : 2-6. Dungarvan : 1-12. Frees For : Tallow : 13. Dungarvan : 13. Wides : Tallow : 8. Dungarvan : 13. Score of the Match : Kieran Power’s 39th minute point from play for Dungarvan.
Scorers : Tallow : Kenneth Kearney 2-1, Ryan Grey 0-8(3f, 2’65’s’), Darah Buckley 0-4f, Donnchadh Mulcahy and Mark O Brien 0-1 each. Dungarvan : Gavin Crotty 0-6(4f), Kevin Daly 0-4, Kieran Power 0-4(2f), Gavin Power 1-0, Kealan Daly 0-2, Cathal Curran and Jack Lacey 0-1 each.
Teams : Tallow : Shaun O Sullivan; Jake Beecher, Mark O Brien, David O Brien; Michael Tobin, Ian Beecher, Rob O Sullivan; Thomas Daly, Kieran Geary; Rob McCarthy, Ryan Grey, Rob O Sullivan; Darah Buckley, Ken Kearney, Paul O Brien. Subs : Eamon Forbes for Michael Tobin (inj.), Eoin Condon for Donnchadh Mulcahy.
Dungarvan : Seanie McGrath; Luke Egan, Conor Sheridan, Sean Ryan; Jamie Nagle, Aidan Kirwan, Jack Lacey; Cathal Curran, Joe Duggan; Kealan Daly, Kevin Daly, Gavin Power; James Kiely, Gavin Crotty, Conor Duggan. Subs : Kieran Power for Aidan Kirwan, Aaron Donnolly for Conor Duggan. Aidan Kirwan for James Kiely.
Referee : Pat Casey(Affane/ Cappoquin).
League Table Co. Senior Hurling League Group B
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
Dungarvan 4 2 1 1 99 76 23 5
Tallow 3 2 1 0 54 41 13 5
Abbeyside 3 2 0 1 70 63 7 4
Ballyduff Upper 4 1 0 3 78 73 5 2
Lismore 2 1 0 1 46 55 -9 2
Fourmilewater 2 0 0 2 30 69 -39 0
JUNIOR HURLERS BEATEN BY TALLOW
LOCAL BAR WESTERN JUNIOR B HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Stewart on Song for Tallow
Tallow 2-21 Dungarvan 1-14
Tallow’s Junior hurlers continued their upbeat start to this year’s Western Junior B hurling championship with a deserving 0-10 win over reigning champions Dungarvan in Cappoquin last Friday evening. As in their first outing against Lismore, it was in the second half that Tallow really turned the screw on their opponents with their superior fitness and preparation ensuring that they won this second period of time by 1-12 to 1-4.
Star of the show from the winner’s camp was young Mark Stewart who finished the hour’s hurling with a tally of 0-13comprised of five frees, one ‘65’ and seven points from play. Tallow’s first goal came as a matter of urgency as they trailed Dungarvan by 0-6 to 0-2 at the end of the first quarter so Eamonn Forde’s 18th minute green flag from an Eoin Condon set-up couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. Likewise Donnchadh Mulcahy’s goal from a Kevin Heley pass in the 42nd minute put some serious daylight between the teams on a scoreline of 2-13 to 0-11 and a succession of minor scores by Mark Stewart, Condon, Brian McCarthy and sub Evan Sheehan had the Bridesiders 2-20 to 0-14 ahead with time running out
. The first half was a more even affair and Dungarvan more than matched their opponents. Promising midfielder Joe Duggan opened the scoring before a very much in form Eoin Condon levelled matters. Just out of the minor ranks, Eoin McGrath gave Tallow the lead with Brendan Cullinan soon restoring parity. Dungarvan looked every bit as good as their opponents for most of the first half before a lack of fitness proved to be their downfall. Scores by James Kiely, Kealan Daly and two pointed frees by the accurate Conor Duggan had the blues 0-6 to 0-2 in front by the end of the first quarter and at this stage, Tallow looked a moderate enough fifteen. The winners received a timely boost in the 18th minute with the first major score of the hour from Eamonn Forbes but Dungarvan negated this with three scores in a row by Conor Duggan 0-2(1f) and Brendan Cullinan, 0-9 to 1-2. However, the rest of the half belonged to Tallow where they outscored their opponents by 0-7 to 0-1 with Mark Stewart claiming all but a contender for score of the match by Eoin Condon and Dungarvan replying via Conor Duggan’s fourth pointed free, 1-9 to 0-10.
Dungarvan’s race was effectively run at this point as Tallow continued their recently gained dominance on the restart. The first four scores of the new half came from Michael Curley, Eoin McGrath, Kevin Henley and a Mark Stewart ‘65’. Dungarvan goalie Seanie McGrath was called into action during this scoring spurt and he did very well to save from Eoin Condon, 1-13 to 0-10. Conor Duggan opened Dungarvan’s second half account in the 41st minute before Tallow’s second green flag per Donnchadh Mulcahy at the end of the third quarter ended the game as a contest on a score of 2-13 to 0-11. Tallow won the final quarter by 0-8 to 1-1 which further emphasised their control on affairs.
Mark Stewart, Brian McCarthy, Eoin Condon and Evan Sheehan extended the winner’s advantage as Dungarvan battled away to the final whistle. Kealan Daly brought a great save out of Dean Beeecher and his further goal attempt came back off the cross bar. Midfielder Joe Duggan tapped over a hard earned point in the 57th minute and sub Stephen O Donovan again demonstrated his flair for major scores when he scored his team’s only goal late on. Both teams find themselves in opposite positions ahead of their final three games. Tallow are already in a strong position to qualify with two wins out of two while Dungarvan’s title hangs on threads with two defeats being their lot. Tallow’s Top Three : Mark Stewart, Eoin Condon, Eoin McGrath. Dungarvan’s Top Three : Joe Duggan, Conor Duggan, Ger Cusack. Observer’s Man of the Match : Mark Stewart. Number of Scorers : Tallow : 7. Dungarvan : 6. Scores From Play : Tallow : 2-15. Dungarvan : 1-6. Frees For : Tallow : 14. Dungarvan : 12. Wides : Tallow : 5. Dungarvan : 9. Score of the Match : Eoin McGrath’s 28th minute point from play for Tallow.
Scorers : Tallow : Mark Stewart 0-13(5f, 1’65’), Eamon Forbes and Donnchadh Mulcahy 1-0 each, Eoin Condon and Eoin McGrath 0-3 each, Kevin Henley and Evan Sheehan 0-1 each. Dungarvan : Conor Duggan 0-8f, Stephen Donovan 1-0, Brendan Cullinan and Joe Duggan 0-2 each, James Kiely and Kealan Daly 0-1 each.
Teams : Tallow : Dean Beecher; Alan Curley, Brian Henley, Stephen Pratt; Ben Ahern, Sean Henley, Kieran Fraser; Kevin Henley, Mark Stewart; Donnchadh Mulcahy, Eoin Condon, Eamonn Forbes; Michael Curley, Brian McCarthy, Eoin McGrath. Subs ; Evan Sheehan for Donnchadh Mulcahy, Conor McCarthy for Michael Curley.
Dungarvan : Seanie McGrath; Robert Havens, Derek Barry, Sean Hyslop; Denis Kirwan, Aidan Kirwan, Ger Cusack; John Havens, Joe Duggan; Ian Sheehan, Kealan Daly, Conor Duggan; James Kiely, Ryan Duggan, Brendan Cullinan. Subs : David Hayes for Ryan Duggan, Mike Ameglio for Ian Sheehan, Stephen Donovan for Brendan Cullinan.
WATERFORD v MONAGHAN Waterford play @Monaghan away this Saturday at 3:00pm in the All Ireland Senior Championship. The Waterford manager Ciaran Curran features on WLRfm's Lár na Páirce this evening from 6:10. www.wlrfm.com/
Dungarvan GAA Club was affiliated to the Gaelic Athletic Association on June the 1st 1885 - the first club in Waterford to do so. Through thick and thin, good times and bad, we have stayed the pace, and to-day we are the oldest - and I dare say the best - club in the county. We stand uniquely alone as the only club in the Decies to have won county championships in every grade from Under 12 up to senior in both codes.