COUNTY UNDER 13 ‘A’ FOOTBALL MEDAL PRESENTATION
Our new astro turf facility will hosts the presentation of County medals to our 2021 victorious under 13 footballers today Saturday November 20th at 5pm. All are welcome to attend.
CBS WIN LOCAL SCHOOLS FOOTBALL DERBY
DUNGARVAN CBS 5-10 ST.AUGUSTINES 2-10
Dungarvan CBS qualified for the Munster C under 19 football championship quarter finals on back of a three goal victory over local rivals St, Augustines at the Abbeyside/Ballinacourty grounds on Wednesday November 17th.
St. Augustines enjoyed the better start with goals by Seanie Callaghan and Rory Fennell inside the first five minutes. When the CBS eventually got their hands on the ball, Tom O Connell made it a soccer scoreline at 2-1 and then Augustine’s goalie David Byrne made one of his many fine saves throughout the hour when he denied Peter Cummins an equalising score.
Augustines centre forward Charlie Treen scored the first point of the game in the 7th minute to keep the initiative with the leaders but their midfielder Brayden Dee Carter picked up a black card shortly afterwards and the game soon swung the CBS way.
The two number 10’s Rory Fennell and Sean Condon traded minors and the sides were level for the first time after Tom O Connell placed Peter Cummins for a well taken goal, 2-2 each. Both sides then had a goal scoring opportunity and it was the CBS who made better use of theirs when Eoin O Callaghan blasted home the ball. Tom O Connell pointed a free and just before the water break, Mark Mahony pointed for the Friary which left his side trailing by 3-4 to 2-3.
David Byrne again showed his potential to be a top class keeper when he denied goal scoring efforts by David Butler and Tom O Connell but the latter did get the better of him from the penalty spot before half time.
The CBS were well on top but they wasted many chances and in the lead up to the break, all they had to show for this were minor scores by Eoin O Callaghan and a contender for score of the match by Peter Cummins. Tommy Fennell was on target for the Friary as the half time score favoured the CBS by 4-6 to 2-4.
Back to numerical equality and St. Augustines started the second half well with scores from play by Darragh McGrath and Seanie Callaghan. The CBS won the second moiety by 1-5 to 0-6 but they drew the Friary on them by playing very defensive with one eye on St. Augustines sub, Stradbally senior player, Mikey Mullaney at full forward, who didn’t start due to injury.
A superb score by Charlie Treen negated a Tom O Connell pointed free and goalie David Byrne was again performing heroics when he denied Sean Condon twice in the one play.
The CBS finished the quarter the stronger with scores from play by Tom O Connell and Rian Walsh either side of a well taken goal by Cillian Ryan. These scores extended the winners’advantage from 0-7 at half time to 0-10 at the second water break on a scoreline of 5-8 to 2-7.
Friary sub Cian Hogan scored 0-3(2f) at the start of the final quarter as the CBS stayed in defence but they went on to score the final 0-2 via Peter Cummins and David Butler to run out deserving winners of this latest local schools’ derby.
CBS Top Three : Joe Booth, Niall Browne, Tom O Connell.
Augustines Top Three : David Byrne, Charlie Treen, Seanie Callaghan.
Observer’s Man of the Match : Joe Booth.
Number of Scorers : CBS : 7. Augustines : 6.
Scores From Play : CBS : 4-7
. Augustines : 2-6
Frees For : CBS: 6. Augustines : 11.
Wides : CBS : 4. Augustines : 2.
Score of the Match : Charlie Treen’s 42nd minute point from play for Augustines.
CBS : Tom O Connell 2-4(1-3f), Peter Cummins 1-2, Eoin O Callaghan 1-1, Cillian Ryan 1-0, Sean Condon, Rian Walsh and David Butler 0-1 each.
St. Augustines : Seanie Callaghan 1-1, Charlie Treen 0-4(2f), Rory Fennell 1-0, Cian Hogan 0-3( 2f), Mark Mahony and Tommy Fennell 0-1 each.
Dungarvan CBS : Aaron Quinn (Brickeys); David Butler, (Colligan) Tom Dukes (Kilgobinet), Alan Curran (Brickeys); Joe Flynn (Ballinacourty), Niall Browne (Brickeys), Eoin O Callaghan (Dungarvan); Joe Booth (Colligan), Billy O Connell (Ballinacourty); Sean Condon (St. Pats), Peter Cummins (Brickeys), Seanie Flavin (St. Pats); Cillian Ryan (Brickeys), Tom O Connell (Brickeys), Rian Walsh (Ballinacourty). Subs : Brian Curran (Dungarvan), Eoin McGrath (Brickeys), Kyle Healy (Kilrossanty)..
St. Augustines : David Byrne (Ballinacourty); Michael Burke (Dungarvan), Aidan Higgins (Ballinacourty), John McArthur (Stradbally); Tommy Fennell (Stradbally), Rian Hayes (Kilrossanty), Jack McGrath (Ballinacourty); Brayden Dee Carter (Brickeys), Mark Mahony (Sean Phobail); Rory Fennell (Stradbally), Charlie Treen (Ballinacourty), Adam Carroll Lawlor (Ballinacourty); Billy Byrne (Nire), Seanie Callaghan (Ballinacourty), Cathal Sweeney (Ballinacourty). Subs : Mikey Mullaney (Stradbally), Cian Hogan (Kilrossanty), Darragh McGrath (Stradbally), Brian O Callaghan (Ballinacourty).
Referee : Tom Mansfield (Affane/ Capppoquin).
JJ KAVANAGH AND SONS COUNTY INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
PORTLAW FOOTBALLERS RETURN TO SENIOR RANKS
PORTLAW 1-8 DUNGARVAN 1-6
Eastern champions Portlaw were full value for their 0-2 victory in last Saturday’s County IFC final against Dungarvan which was played at the Gold Coast venue in ideal weather conditions. The Tannery club were contesting their sixth final in the grade with one win under their belt from 2016 against Geraldines by 2-4 to 0-8 while they also contested the deciders of 1966, ’89, ’92 and 2014, the latter against the Brickeys.
Following a hesitant start, Portlaw were the more spirited of the two sides in action here, they were very well organised in defence, led by JJ Kavanagh Man of the Match Darren Rockett. The winners closed down the Dungarvan play throughout , they led by 0-4 to 0-2 at half time and a goal by Luke Woods in the 33rd minute was key in giving them the confidence to go on and win the game.
Credit Dungarvan, they drew level before the second water break with a fine goal by Joe Allen, but it was Portlaw who drove on at this stage in outscoring their opponents by 0-4 to 0-2 for the remainder of the action to deservingly take the spoils and seal their return to senior football fare.
Portlaw received an early blow to their winning ambitions when defender James Rooney had to retire injured to be replaced by Jamie Murphy. Dungarvan started the brighter with two scores by Joe Allen in the 5th and 6th minutes, the first from play and the second a fine effort from play.
However, Dungarvan did not score for the next half an hour as Portlaw came to grips with their opponents and gradually grinded out their win.
Portlaw had a good goal scoring opportunity by Peter Woods before midfielder Luke Woods opened the winners’ account from play in the 11th minute. Dungarvan had plenty opportunities to stay in control on the scoreboard but they kicked six first half wides compared to two by Portlaw.
Team captain Michael Donnolly brought the teams level in the 13th minute with a pointed free as the teams headed for the uisce, as they started the game, level, at 0-2 each.
Dungarvan did not score in the second quarter, which was key to their ultimate defeat while Michael Donnolly pointed from a pass by Daryl Walsh before Jordan O Sullivan made it a double score game at half time at 0-4 to 0-2.
With the Dungarvan attack being kept in tabs by the winners’ defence, a key moment arrived in the 33rd minute when Frank Galvin provided for a well taken goal by Luke Woods. Trailing by 0-5 in a low scoring game, this shock to the system for Dungarvan eventually brought them to life.
Midfielder Colm Curran, who competed strongly throughout, pointed immediately after Portlaw’s goal and the game was back in the melting pot in the 35th minute when a quick free by Michael Kiely to Gavin Crotty fed Joe Allen for a well taken major in front of a crowded Portlaw goal. Allen added a superb minor in the 37th minute and the teams were now level for the second and final time, 1-4 to 1-4.
If Dungarvan were going to drive on for the win, now was the ideal opportunity but the opposite was the case. Portlaw reacted best to the Dungarvan goal and two pointed frees, the first by sub John Power and the second by Michael Donnolly restored their half time lead of 0-2 at 1-6 to 1-4.
Full forward, Frank Galvin increased the Portlaw lead to 0-3 and then Dungarvan had team captain Michael Kiely sent to the line on a second yellow card. Interestingly, this motivated Dungarvan to greater efforts in the remaining minutes.
Half time sub Kieran Power was denied a goal by the cross bar in the 50th minute with the consolation of a point before Michael Donnolly steadied the winners with a score from play to extend Portlaw’s lead to 0-3 with time ebbing.
Dungarvan threw everything at the winners’ defence before the final whistle but Portlaw’s defence stood firm as they did all through. Gavin Crotty finished the scoring with a late ‘45’ for the Blues but the honours went where they belonged and it is Portlaw who will be in the hat for the senior football championship draw in 2022.
Chairman of the County Board, Sean Micheal O Regan presented the intermediate cup to Portlaw captain Michael Donnolly in front of their many supporters while Ken Begley, representing JJ Kavanagh and Sons, presented the Man of the Match award to Portlaw’s centre back Darren Rockett.
Portlaw’s Top Three : Luke Woods, Darren Rockett, Jordan O Sullivan.
Dungarvan’s Top Three : Joe Allen, Jamie Nagle, Jack Lacey.
Observer’s Man of the Match : Luke Woods.
Number of Scorers : Portlaw : 5. Dungarvan : 4.
Scores From Play : Portlaw : 1-5. Dungarvan : 1-4.
Frees For : Portlaw : 21. Dungarvan : 15.
Wides : Portlaw : 5. Dungarvan : 7.
Score of the Match : Joe Allen’s 37th minute point for Dungarvan.
Portlaw : Luke Woods 1-1, Michael Donnolly 0-4(2f), Jordan O Sullivan, John Power(f) and Frank Galvin 0-1 each.
Dungarvan : Joe Allen 1-3(1f), Colm Curran, Kieran Power and Gavin Crotty(‘45’) 0-1 each.
Portlaw : Chris Mackey; Jack O Connell, Peter Boylan, Jack Behan; James Rooney, Darren Rockett, Jack Boylan; Luke Woods, DJ Foran; Jordan O Sullivan, Michael Donnolly, John Dee; Peter Woods, Frank Galvin, Daryl Walsh. Subs : Jamie Murphy for James Rooney(inj. 3), John Power for Peter Woods(40).
Dungarvan : Mark Boland; Conor Sheridan, Kealan Daly, Gavin Power; Jamie Nagle, John Curran, Jack Lacey ; Colm Curran, Darren Duggan; Joe Duggan, Michael Kiely, Joe Allen; Cathal Curran, Gavin Crotty, Kenny Moore. Subs : Kieran Power for Joe Duggan(h/t); Luke O Callaghan for Kenny Moore(40), Darragh Lyons for Cathal Curran(46).
Referee : Tadhg Tobin (Brickey Rangers).
Pictured at the County IFC final at the Gold Coast last Saturday were left to right : Mary Killigrew Club Covid Officer) , Noreen Barry, Margaret Cunningham(Club President), Michael Tutty and Grace O Callaghan (Club Secretary)
JJ KAVANAGH AND SONS COUNTY INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
DUNGARVAN V PORTLAW IN GOLD COAST BALLINACOURTY
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13TH AT 1.30PM.
RETURN TO SENIOR STATUS ON OFFER AT THE GOLD COAST.
These two teams last played one another in the 2018 senior football championship with Portlaw coming out on top in their Group game in Kill by 0-9 to 0-6. Dungarvan were relegated to the intermediate grade that year and Portlaw followed suit in 2019 when they lost out to Brickey Rangers in the relegation final.
Both clubs are back with the opportunity reach the top tier and three years down the road from their last meeting, the mainstay of both teams are the same. The question to be answered on Saturday is can Dungarvan close the gap on the team that defeated them in 2018.
At their best, Portlaw would seem to have the edge with such experienced campaigners as Michael Donnelly, Frank Galvin, DJ Foran, Darren Rockett, Luke Woods, Frank Galvin, John Dee, Darryl Walsh and John Power in their ranks. Donnolly played exceptionally well in the Eastern final while Darryl Walsh and DJ Foran scored their two goals.
Without over impressing, Dungarvan are unbeaten to date but the loss of Darragh Lyons, Kieran Power, Joe Allen and Luke O Callaghan cuts their options somewhat. On the plus side, Gavin Crotty is back from injury and the Western final run out may aid his influence on this game. Michael Kiely is also a key player for the Blues and he scored two goals last week against Modeligo to get his team into the winners enclosure.
It’s all to play for so while our own view is that a game with such high stakes should be played in a railed off venue. The sod in the Gold Coast is second to none but the Board have a responsibility to see that the game is run properly. In the Fraher Field and other venues, just five to seven club officials are allowed on the line. Here we can have as many as a few hundred toeing the whitewash which can be a recipe for disaster.
RADLEY ENGINEERING WESTERN INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
DUNGARVAN WIN BACK TO BACK TITLES
DUNGARVAN 2-9 MODELIGO 0-6
The same two teams met in the 2020 final which went to extra time before the winners were decided but there was no question of such a tight encounter this time round at the Fraher Field last Sunday afternoon.
Apart from most of the first quarter, Dungarvan led by three or four points throughout and try as they did, Modeligo could just not get the scores that would get them within touching distance of the reigning champions.
Modeligo started the better with scores by Seanie O Donovan and Shane Troy(f) inside five minutes. Cathal Curran opened Dungarvan’s account before the back from injury Gavin Crotty was off target with a free attempt.
Pa Walsh made it 0-3 to 0-1 in the 11th minute before an opportunist trade mark goal by Michael Kiely from a Gavin Crotty delivery gave the Blues what turned out to be a permanent lead, 1-1 to 0-3. Crotty pointed the last score before the first water break with Kiely’s goal having settled his side.
Joe Allen was influential throughout this match and he kicked two fine left legged points from play on the restart. Modeligo had a good goal scoring opportunity by Mick Devine after good work by Nicky and Sean O Donovan but his attempt went wide of the target.
The first half ended with Shane Troy(f) and Gavin Crotty from play trading scores and Dungarvan were ahead by 1-5 to 0-4. Dungarvan kicked six first half wides and Modeligo three.
The story of the second half from a Modeligo point of view was that they did not score from play. Dungarvan dominated but they didn’t drive on regards the scoreboard. Modeligo started the second half as they did the first with the first score, a Shane Troy pointed free.
Dungarvan defender Gavin Power did very well to save a goal attempt from David Hickey in the 34th minute, which if converted, may well have changed the course of proceedings. Gavin Crotty punished the miss with a pointed free at the other end but a further miss from a free by the same player and a goal effort by Cathal Curran back off the cross bar after good work by Mike Kiely and Darren Duggan kept Modeligo in touch at 1-6 to 0-5.
Michael Kiely and Shane Troy pointed frees before the second water break to leave the difference the same as it was at half time, Dungarvan ahead by 0-4.
Modeligo did not score in the final quarter with Dungarvan, at last, making sure of victory. Sub Kieran Power pointed a superb minor from play in the 47th minute before Shane Troy was wide from a free in front of the town end goal.
This gave Dungarvan a 0-5 advantage for the first time and when Michael Kiely pointed a 56th minute free, this contest, which was not of a great standard, was more or less decided. Man of the Match Michael Kiely made doubly sure when good work by Cathal and Colm Curran feed him the ball in front of the country end goal and he cleverly finished the size 5 to the net.
Modeligo were reduced to fourteen players in the 60th minute with a straight red being issued to sub Pa O Donovan in an encounter where 54 frees were awarded overall. This game will not go down in the history of this championship as one of its best with the amount of frees conceded by both sets of players producing its start stop nature.
Chairperson of the Western Board Tricia Walsh presented the winning trophy to Dungarvan captain Michael Kiely and wished the local side well in the County final this weekend against Portlaw at a Western venue.
Dungarvan’s Top Three : Michael Kiely, Joe Allen, Jamie Nagle.
Modeligo’s Top Three : Nicky O Donovan, Jamie Power, Nicky O Donovan.
Observer’s Man of the Match : Michael Kiely.
Number of Scorers : Dungarvfan : 5. Modeligo : 3.
Scores From Play : Dungarvan : 2-5. Modeligo : 0-2.
Frees For : Dungarvan : 24. Modeligo : 30.
Wides : Dungarvan : 10. Modeligo : 9.
Score of the Match : Dungarvan ‘s opportunist 12th minute goal engineered by Gavin Crotty and executed by Michael Kiely.
Dungarvan : Michael Kiely2-2(2f), Gavin Crotty 0-3(2f), Joe Allen 0-2, Cathal Curran and Kieran Power 0-1 each.
Modeligo : Shane Troy 0-4f, SeanO Donovan and Pa Walsh 0-1 each.
Dungarvan : Mark Boland; Conor Sheehan, Kealan Daly, Gavin Power; Jamie Nagle, Jack Lacey, John Curran; Colm Curran, Darren Duggan; Joe Allen, Michael Kiely, Joe Duggan; Kenny Moore, Gavin Crotty, Cathal Curran. Subs : Kieran Power for Kenny Moore(41), James Kiely for Jamie Nagle and Sean Hyslop for Joe Duggan(both 61), Oisin Morrissey for Joe Allen(63).
Modeligo : Thomas Walsh; Jamie Power, Robbie Buckley, John McGrath; Sean Hennessy, Nicky O Donovan, Sean Hennessy; Sean O Donovan, Bernard Wright; David Hickey, Pa Walsh, Jamie Troy; Darragh Reddy, Shane Troy, Rian Reddy. Subs : Pa O Donovan for Bernard Wright(h/t inj.), Niall Browne for David Hickey (45).
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