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FOURMILEWATER 1-17 DUNGARVAN 0-9
Our minor hurlers had to give way to a superior Fourmilewater fifteen in the County division 2 minor hurling semi final at the well appointed Colligan club venue last Sunday morning.
The concession of too many frees in the first half to a clinical Fourmile free taker Aaron Ryan left us 0-9 to 0-4 behind at half time and when Fourmile goaled immediately on the restart we were fighting a losing battle from this point to the end of the game to the end
point to the end of the game.
Despite this loss, much progress has been made in the minor grade this year reaching the knockout stages and enjoying that fabulous 5-15 to 4-16 win over Tramore in the quarter final.
Well done to all of the players on their commitment during the year and to the men who guided them Pepe Ferncombe, Thomas Duggan and Stephen Donovan.
David Flynn, Lorcan McGovern, James O’Callahan, Sam Dalton, Cameron McGuire, Tristan Loftus, Michael Burke, Mark McGarry, Mark Loftus, Alex Shanahan, Johnny Burke, Kyle Healy, Eoin O’Callahan, Ben Kavanagh, Rian O’ Dwyer. Sub Used Oisin Morrissey
EXCITING TIMES AHEAD ON THE DEVELOPMENT FRONT FOR DUNGARVAN GAA
The executive committee of the Old Boro club are leaving no stone unturned as they proceed with various development projects at their grounds in Dungarvan. Work will start shortly on a 60 by 30 metre Astroturf facility combined with a hurling ball wall which we hope will hone the skills of future hurlers who will don our club colours.
In the past few years a stand has been erected for our patrons and in recent weeks a three bar post and railing has been placed in our main field where there is floodlighting in place with the past ten years.
We are now in a position to offer businesses an opportunity to advertise their services on this railing. Each sign is of polymeric vinyl with a glaze laminate on a 3mm hoarding grate of aluminium composite. The purchase and design of the hoarding is the sponsor’s responsibility . The Dungarvan club then charges a rental fee of £250 for two years advertising which is less than £3 a week. A receipt will be furnished by the club for the business to claim tax expenses.
Already 28 businesses have their hoardings erected and another 25 have been pledged and some of these are already with the local graphic companies to finalise logos and general layout. Contacts for the above advertising signs are David Kiely, Club chairman, 086 2525663, Tony Ryan, Club secretary, 087 7657805, Treasurer, Keeley Hallahan 087 6918040 and Juvenile secretary, Eleanor Dwyer 0877857814.
DUNGARVAN V MODELIGO…. SLIABH GCUA V COLLIGAN EMMETS
COUNTY MINOR HURLING QUARTER FINAL : DUNGARVAN 5-15 TRAMORE 4-16.
WESTERN UNDER 13 HURLING QUARTER FINAL : DUNGARVAN 3-10 AN GHAELTACHT 2-6.
Dungarvan GAA Club Notes 4th September 19
Senior Hurling Dungarvan 2-17 Abbeyside 3-12.
Nothing can quite match the local rivalry that exists between Dungarvan and our neighbours Abbeyside and such was the case last Sunday evening when the teams met in the quarter final of the Senior Hurling Championship in famed Fraher Field. On an ideal night for Hurling it was clearly evident from the start that there wasn’t going to be much between the sides as the sides went point for point on the scoreboard. At half time we trailed by just a single point on a 0.9 to 1.7 scoreline encouraged by the chances which we had created but disappointed in our inability in not converting them. The second half replicated the first with missed chances from both teams and while things were fairly quiet it was only in the final quarter that this game took on a life of its own. Having conceded a goal we trailed on a 0.14 to 2.11 scoreline before a powerful run from Joe Allen saw him hit a thunderous shot to the top corner to bring us back level straight from the puck out.It was an instant response displaying the great fighting qualities in the side and evidence that this game was going to the wire. Going into the final stages the tension was beginning to reach another level and nerves beginning to fray somewhat. A Gavin Crotty point saw us edge back in front on a 1.16 to 2.12. However we were hit a hammer blow again with the concession of another goal to put us two points behind with the clock in the red with three additional minutes to be played out and the situation looked rather bleak. But we didn’t panic and a Ryan Donnelly point narrowed the deficit to the minimum. We continued to pile on the pressure and were rewarded when Michael Kiely finished a Gavin Crotty delivery to the net with seconds left. Still time for another Abbeyside attack which thankfully we dealt with and run out winners on a 2.17 to 3.12 scoreline in a game that will go down in the history annals of memorable games between the teams and was a credit to both sides. Well done to everyone involved on a hard fought victory and never say die attitude. The reward for this victory is a semi final game against reigning County and Munster champions Ballygunner but that can wait for another day. Gavin Power , Darragh Lyons Sean Ryan John Curran Jamie Nagle Kieran Power, Kenny Moore, Jack Lacey , Michael Kiely Cathal Curran, Patrick Curran Ryan Donnelly Conor Sheridan Gavin Crotty Joe Allen. Subs used. Kealan Daly Luke O Callaghan Cormac Curran.
Under 13 Hurling
Last Wednesday evening saw our Under 13 hurlers complete their final group match when De La Salle made the visit up to Clogherane.With both teams at this stage unbeaten this was going to decide who would emerge top of the group so it was all to play for. From an early stage it was clearly evident that there wasn’t going to be much between the sides as scores were hard earned and both defenses on top. At half time we trailed by just a single goal on a 0.4 to 1.4 scoreline. An Eddie Burke goal on the resumption set us up nicely but we could not shake off our opponents.In what was an exciting and tense second half scoring was very limited and by full time the teams could not be separated on a 1.6 to 1.6 scoreline. This draw meant that we qualified for the quarter final draw which was made live on Facebook last Saturday morning and got the lads up nice and early to view. The outcome of the draw will see us travel out to play An Gaeltacht. Panel:Callum Daly, Darragh Murphy, Luke Irwin, James Maye, Leon Lannon, John Meehan, Billy Hickey, Brandon Dillon, Oisin Hallahan, Eddie Burke, Luke Power, Tony O’Donnell ,Zach Power, Corey, Lyons, Pierce Quann, Callum Bulfin, Jamie Nagle, Will Healy Raymond Kelly, Jacob Dalton , Ruairidh Beresford
Under 16 Camogie
Our Under 16 camogie girls were in action last Thursday evening against Tallow in Clogherane in their final game in their group section. It was a game that would prove again beyond us despite putting in an honest effort and defeat was to be our lot. We now go forward to the knockout stages of the competition where we will be seeking to again play to the best our abilities. Team :Rachel Harty,Lucy Ferncombe,Lucy Dunford,Abi Power,Aoibhe Bluett,Caoimhe Meehan, Emma Fitzpatrick, Katie Donnelly, Kerry Dee, Sarah Power, Katelyn McGovern, Emma O Neil, Abi Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Donnelly. Ellie Shead Hackett.
Under 10 Football. Last Saturday week we hosted our annual Under 10 football tournament. We had sixteen teams taking part from across Waterford, Cork, and Tipperary. The standard of football was incredibly high across all thirty games. Well done to all the teams who took part . Congratulations to Stradbally who were victorious in the Cup competition and to Naomh Bríd who overcame our own Dungarvan team in the final of the Shield competition. A huge thank you again to everyone who helped out to make it a successful day, from the referees to the pitch co ordinators and the catering crew . Finally a big thank you to Garveys SuperValu for supplying the drinks for the teams and to our tournament sponsors , Nutrilicious Food and Printmaster.
Under 9 Hurling.
Well done to our U9 hurlers who travelled to Waterford on Saturday morning last to play Ballygunner in what proved to be three competitive games of Hurling.
Under 8 Football.
Our U8s will be taking part in the Eire Óg festival of football on September 21st. This year 16 clubs from Munster will be participating in the blitz.
The club had the top prize winner in the August Deise Draw. Well done to Kevin Tutty who scooped the top cash prize. Many thanks to all our supporters of the Deise Draw. Hopefully our luck will continue into the September Draw.
Lotto can be played online just click on the game logo on Facebook page. Tickets can also be bought at Hallahan Chemist ,Paddy Foleys Bar, The Country store, Quealys Bar, John Walsh Spar. Tickets cost €2 or 3 for €5.
Get well wishes.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Sean Crotty who is out of action at the moment. We hope to see you back on the field soon Sean. Word has it you are been well looked after.
JJ KAVANAGH AND SONS COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER FINAL
Michael Kiely’s Added Time Goal Decides Local Derby Thriller
Epic Encounter Level Nine Times
Dungarvan 2-17 Abbeyside 3-12
This eagerly looked forward to County SHC quarter final game between local rivals either side of the Colligan river, Abbeyside and Dungarvan didn’t fail to disappoint the huge attendance that paid £18,200 into the Fraher Field last Sunday evening. The game had everything that one would have hoped for and more and the way it concluded could not have been scripted. The five goals scored were very well taken but it was the one in the 63rd and final minute of the announced three minutes of added time that denied Abbeyside victory.
A TALE OF TWO KIELYS
Certainly, this game was the tale of the two Michael Kiely’s on either team with both contributing significantly to their team’s efforts. The 18 year old Michael Kiely from the Village gave an outstanding display of full forward play while his older namesake on the Blues side, operating at midfield ran all the way to the town end goal to finish a Gavin Crotty delivery past Stephen Enright in a crowded goal area to win the game. The hero of the hour also struck a sideline cut from around midfield over the bar and it is some coincidence in this local derby that these two fine players share the same name. Everybody will have their own outstanding memories from this epic but the one that stands out is the 55th minute rasper of a goal from a distance by Joe Allen immediately after Michael Kiely had doubled on a pass from Patrick Hurney to give Abbeyside the lead at 2-11 to 0-14. Both goals brought the derby to a new height and they introduced a thrilling conclusion to the match. In our own view, Abbeyside’s Michael Kiely was a class act in the forwards for Abbeyside and it is only a matter of time before he will don the County jersey at senior level. Following a pointed free from a distance by Abbeyside goalie Stephen Enright, Kiely pounced on a loose ball to score his first goal in the 3rd minute. The derby produced its first yellow cards with Mark Ferncome and John Curran picking up ‘getting to know you ‘ ones before Gavin Crotty, who was a constant threat at full forward, settled the Blues with their opening score. Michael Kiely added a second Abbeyside point and at this stage his team looked the better bet especially with Dungarvan shooting a number of wides and seven in total in the first half, 1-2 to 0-1.
Dungarvan hit a mini scoring purple patch between the 7th and the 11th minute via Ryan Donnolly(f), Gavin Crotty and Patrick Curran before Neil Montgomery struck a contender for score of the match from the bank side on 13 minutes. Michael Kiely’s high catching of the sliotar was causing havoc in the Dungarvan defence while Gavin Power did well to smother the ball and save from Patrick Hurney at the end of the first quarter, 1-3 to 0-4. While the tactic of playing Michael Kiely on his own in the full forward line proved successful, it also had its negatives as both Mark Ferncombe and Neil Montgomery, two fine forwards in their own right, were shut out of the game for long spells
LEVEL FOR THE FIRST TIME
The teams were level for the first time on 17 minutes following minor scores by Kenny Moore, who was outstanding throughout at wing back, and Ryan Donnolly (f) 1-3 to 0-6 before Mark Ferncombe restored Abbeyside’s lead three minutes later. Sean Ryan placed Gavin Crotty for his second score to level again before Conor Prunty pointed a morale boosting score in the 21st minute. Playing at centre back Prunty was being well matched by Conor Sheridan and his influence may have been lessened when he was moved to full back to attend to the menacing Gavin Crotty. Patrick Curran had the teams level for the third occasion in the 24th minute with a second Mark Ferncombe pointed free altering this one minute later, 1-6 to 0-8. Mark Twomey made it a 0-2 differential in the 27th minute with Darragh Lyons picking up a yellow card under pressure at the back but his presence there denied Michael Kiely total domination. The other Michael Kiely went on a trade mark run before slotting over a 29th minute score as Abbeyside entered the dressing rooms with a 0-1 lead at 1-7 to 0-9. The Village were never led in the first half.
FIRST TIME IN FRONT
The start of the second half saw Dungarvan take the lead for the first time by the 38th minute per two pointed frees by Ryan Donnolly who had no booing to contend with in this half from unsupervised children taking hurling balls behind the other end. Michael Kiely replaced Mark Ferncombe on free taking duties and he levelled in the 39th minute. Dungarvan got a let off in the 40 minute when Patrick Hurney’s piledriver came back off the country end crossbar and then we were treated to Michael Kiely’s magnificent sideline cut for the Blues. Next to pick up yellow cards in an increasing intense contest were Michael Kiely(D) and Brian Looby and in between Michael Kiely had a free called wide but then given on further consultation, 1-9 to 0-12.
EXTRA TIME LOOMING
Between the 47th and the 53rd minutes, Ryan Donnolly (f) and Neil Montgomery traded minors as did Jamie Nagle and Michael Kiely(f). Extra time looked on the cards at this stage and especially when major scores were traded by Michael Kiely and Joe Allen and 55 minutes played, 2-11 to 1-14. With the clock running down, Mark Ferncombe and Ryan Donnolly exchanged scores as Tiernan Murray came on for Mark Twomey and Luke O Callaghan for Jack Lacey. Three minutes of added time were announced and Conor Prunty was wide with a good point scoring chance. In the 60th minute Gavin Crotty gave Dungarvan the lead with his fourth point of the game but one minute later the game looked to have swung Abbeyside’s way permanently when Mark Ferncombe netted his team’s third goal, 3-12 to 1-16.
Dungarvan didn’t throw in the towel though and this is what stood to them in the final analysis. Ryan Donnolly immediately pointed a free from his own ‘65’ a magnificent score in a pressurised situation. Into the final minute and Gavin Crotty gathered the ball on the bank side and his high delivery was met by Michael Kiely and he managed to bat the ball on the run into the town net to put his team up by 0-2. There wasn’t time left for Abbeyside to counterattack, and God knows what would have unfolded but the honours on this occasion went to the boys in blue while nobody could have complained if the game ended level. Credit both sets of players for the fare provided in a memorable game
. Dungarvan’s Top Three : Kenny Moore, Michael Kiely, Gavin Crotty. Abbeyside’s Top Three : Michael Kiely, Darragh McGrath, Brian Looby. Observer’s Man of the Match : Michael Kiely (Abbeyside). Number of Scorers : Dungarvan : 7. Abbeyside : 6. Scores From Play : Dungarvan : 1-10. Abbeyside : 3-6. Frees For : Dungarvan : 11. Abbeyside : 11. Wides : Dungarvan : 11. Abbeyside : 5. Score of the Match : Dungarvan’s 55th minute goal engineered by Kealan Daly and executed by Joe Allen.
Dungarvan : Ryan Donnolly 0-7(6f), Michael Kiely 1-2(1’sl’), Gavin Crotty 0-4, Joe Allen 1-0, Patrick Curran 0-2, Kenny Moore and Jamie Nagle 0-1 each.
Abbeyside : Michael Kiely 2-4(3f), Mark Ferncome 1-3(2f), Neil Montgomery 0-2, Stephen Enright(f), Conor Prunty and Mark Twomey 0-1 each.
Dungarvan : Gavin Power; Darragh Lyons, John Curran, Sean Ryan; Jamie Nagle, Kieran Power, Kenny Moore; Michael Kiely, Jack Lacey; Joe Allen, Conor Sheridan, Ryan Donnolly; Cathal Curran, Gavin Crotty, Patrick Curran. Subs : Kealan Daly for Conor Sheridan (h/t), Luke O Callaghan for Jack Lacey (57)Cormac Curran for Caathal Curran (bl,inj,60).
Abbeyside : Stephen Enright; Brian Looby, Evan Collins, David Collins; Darragh McGrath Conor Prunty, Richie Foley; Maurice Power, Michael Maher; John Hurney, Neil Montgomery, Michaek Kiely; Mark Twomey, Patrick Hurney, Mark Ferncombe. Subs : John Elstead for Evan Collins (23), Tiernan Murray for Mark Twomey (57).
Referee : Nicky O Toole (St. Pauls).
DUNGARVAN 2-17 ABBEYSIDE 3-12.