Football Reports 2013

Cummins Toyota Car Centre Ennis Division 2A Final

posted 17 May 2013, 08:24 by Unknown user   [ updated 11 Jul 2014, 11:32 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant ]


Cùil Mìn / Kildysart defeated Kilmihil / Shannon Gaels in the County U – 16 B Football Championship final on a score of 1 – 12 to 3 – 02. This was a pulsating game of football between the two sides. S. Gaels/Kilmihil Shane O’Connor got the first point of the game. For the rest of the half Cùil Mìn / Kildysart got on top at midfield and dominated possession. This led to numerous scoring chances. Four pointed frees from Captain Ben Cleary, plus points from Cian Murphy and Darragh Cleary gave Cùil Mìn / Kildysart a halftime lead of 0 – 06 to 0 – 01.

Kilmihil / S.Gaels started the second half in a determined fashion but the Cùil Mìn / Kildysart defence held firm. The introduction of substitute Aaron Slobody paid dividends when he slammed the ball to the net to extend the Cùil Mìn / Kildysart lead. S.Gaels/ Kilmihil responded with a goal from Shane O’Connor and a point from Chris O’Connor to reduce the margin. Cùil Mìn / Kildysart regained their composure with points from Cian Murphy (3), Alan Normoyle, Barry Crehan and Seamus Casey. In the closing stages of the game S.Gaels/ Kilmihil fought hard and scored two goals, one from Chris O’Connor & the other from David Killeen but Cùil Mìn / Kildysart held on for the victory.

To the cheers of the large gathering of supporters of Cùil Mìn / Kildysart, Captain Ben Cleary accepted the cup on behalf of his team from Niomh Madigan Secretary BNG Peil.

Coolmeen/Kildysart Team Adam Carrigg, Conor Donnellan, Rory McMahon, Kevin McMahon, Kieran O’Brien, Darragh Cleary, Mark Meaney, Ben Cleary (C), Cian Murphy, Barry Crehan, Stephen Sheehan, Sean Wallace, Ryan Casey, Alan Normoyle, David Clancy.

Subs: Aaron Slobody, Seamus Casey, David Cusack, Eric Scanlon, Brian Meaney, Michael McMahon, Cormac Guinnane, Jack Sheehan, Alan Cunningham.

Shannon Gaels/Kilmihil Team: Fionn Febbraro, Eric O’Brien, Eoin Keane, Michael McNamara, Stephen Keogh, Mikey Keating,  Dan Keating, Chris O’Connor, Cian Moloney,  David Killeen, David Kelly, Shane Downes, Shane O’Connor, Darragh Bohannon, Sean Crowley

Subs:    David Lernihan (for Sean Crowley), Cathal Murray, Steven King. Paul Whelan, Ciaran Downes (for Cian Moloney), Jaiden Gadd, Ronan Callinan (for Stephen Keogh)



The U16 Division 1 Championship & Shield Finals sponsored by The Sherwood Inn, Ennis & U16 Division 2A & 2B Finals sponsored by Cummins Toyota Car Centre

posted 17 May 2013, 08:23 by Unknown user   [ updated 11 Jul 2014, 11:32 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant ]

The U16 Division 1 Championship & Shield Finals sponsored by The Sherwood Inn, Ennis & U16 Division 2A & 2B Finals sponsored by Cummins Toyota Car Centre, Ennis took place on Sunday evening the 12th of May in Doonbeg & Ennistymon. Both venues saw a large number of spectators turn out on the evening and they were not disappointed with the high standard of football on display in the four finals.

Bórd na nÓg Peil would like to commend all of the teams who competed in these divisions throughout the year and congratulate the 8 teams on reaching the final stages.  A huge credit is due not only to the players but to the mentors and clubs officers involved with the teams who give up their time voluntarily to work with these teams.

On behalf of Bórd na nÓg Peil I would like to thank the officials of Doonbeg & Ennistymon for providing their club facilities for the double headers last  Sunday.  I would also like to thank the four referees and their officials Johnny Healy, Barry Kelly, Damien Fox & Gerry Keane on an excellent job.  Thank you more sincerely to both sponsors of the two divisions, Michael Clancy & his staff at the Sherwood Inn, Ennis & Jason Cummins & his staff at Cummins Toyota Car Centre, Ennis. 

U - 16 B Football Championship Semi - final match between Coolmeen / Kildysart and Lissycasey played on Thursday 2nd May.

posted 17 May 2013, 08:10 by Unknown user   [ updated 11 Jul 2014, 11:32 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant ]


Cùil Mìn / Kildysart defeated Lissycasey in the U – 16 B Championship semi-final on a score of 2 – 08 to 1 – 10. This was a brilliant game of football between two evenly matched sides. Lissycasey started brightly with a penalty goal in the opening minutes. Cùil Mìn / Kildysart responded with some excellent play and created scoring chances which Ben Cleary converted. After a great passing movement Barry Crehan goaled to leave half-time score 1 – 05 to 1 – 04 in favour of Lissycasey. The second half continued in the same manner with play flowing from one end of the field to the other. The crucial score came when Cùil Mìn / Kildysart were awarded a penalty which Rory McMahon calmly dispatched to the net. Lissycasey levelled the game with a point to set up a grandstand finish. The excitement was at fever pitch when Ben Cleary kicked the winning point deep into injury time. The Cùil Mìn / Kildysart defence held firm to seal a famous victory. Full credit to both teams for providing a contest of the highest skill, effort and excitement.
CÙIL MÌN / KILDYSART TEAM; Adam Carigg, Conor Donnellan, Rory McMahon (1 goal), Kevin Mc Mahon, Kieran O'Brien, Darragh Cleary (0.01), Mark Meaney, Ben Cleary (0.05), Cian Murphy (0.01), Ryan Casey, Stephen Sheehan, Barry Crehan (1 goal), David Clancy, Alan Normoyle (0.01), Arron Slobody.
SUBS Sean Wallace, Seamus Casey, Brian Meaney, Eric Scanlon, Michael McMahon, Alan Cunningham. Jack Sheehan, David Cusack. 

Under 16 Football Championship Round 3

posted 11 Mar 2013, 07:58 by Unknown user   [ updated 11 Jul 2014, 11:32 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant ]

Under 16 Championship Reports:

This weekend has seen the completion of the third round of the U16 Championship.  As advised previously Bórd na nÓg Peil are trying to increase promotion and awareness of the game in 2013 through the use of the media - the papers, radio and the web.  To accomplish this Bord na nÓg needs the help of all the clubs involved.  We are appealling to you to assign somebody within your club to send in a report, short or long each week where possible to include brief details of the game played, details of both teams and subs  used on the day, the scorers and also the players who performed well on the day.  It is important that the report is not one sided or biased so please try to write as fairly as possible to both teams involved.

We appreciate all the reports which we have received so far and hope to build on this as the year goes on.  If you or any of your club officers has any queries please do not hesitate to contact the PRO directly. Please send reports to Jane Larkin at or

Mise le meas,

Jane Larkin
PRO Bórd na nÓg Peil
Mobile: 087 2902597
Email: or


U16 Doonbeg/Kilkee  1-05 to Kilrush 1-04
Kilrush met the Doonbeg/Kilkee in the third round of Division 2 U16 championship last Saturday morning in Kilkee.  Underfoot conditions and a swirling breeze made conditions difficult for scoring for both teams.  Kilrush after a facile win the previous week over The Banner were confident of continuing their good form. However Doonbeg/Kilkee were up for this game and made things very difficult for Kilrush.  Kilrush opened the scoring with a brilliant sideline kick from Colm Pyne after 12 minutes Doonbeg/Kilkee equalised 3 minutes later with a free from Kevin O’Brien.  Kilrush got their second point from Davy Foran in the 23rd minute and just before halftime a great move by the same player resulted in a goal scored by Ryan Ellis.  The Shamrocks led at halftime on a score-line of Kilrush 1-02 to Doonbeg/Kilkee 0-01.
The second half started with both teams exchanging points from Darragh Kelly and Eoin Tubridy.  Doonbeg/Kilkee pressed the Kilrush backs into mistakes and two more points from Eoin Tubridy and Kevin O’Brien left 2 points between the teams with only 10 minutes to go.
A Niall Ellis pointed free left 3 points between the sides with 8 minutes to go when Doonbeg/Kilkee’s James Greene equalised with a great goal.
Within the sides level EoinTubridy scored the winning point from 20 metres out to leave the final score Doonbeg/Kilkee 1-05 to Kilrush 1-04.   The game was played in a hard but spirited way by both teams.  Kilrush will be disappointed with the result but they were missing a few key players while the group team Doonbeg/Kilkee gave a great team performance on the day.  Ryan & Niall Ellis & Colm Pyne performed well for Kilrush while Eoin Tubridy, Kevin O’Brien and Patrick Lucey played for Doonbeg/Kilkee.


Kilrush meet Clarecastle next while Doonbeg/Kilkee meet Cratloe  next weekend.



Kilrush Shamrocks Minor Club Sports Quiz

The second annual Kilrush Minor Club Sports Quiz will take place in The Haven Arms Kilrush on Easter Sunday night March 31 at 8pm. Teams of 4 and €20 per team. Spot prizes on the night.

 Cooraclare team "The Sky Blues" captained by well-known GAA pundit Joe Garry will defend their title.

 So if you or your friends fancy yourself as the next Jimmy Magee why not come along on the night on what promises to be a great nights entertainment.

 Kilrush Shamrocks minor club are also asking as many GAA clubs to enter teams. For further information contact club PRO David O'Shea on 0874186128



Ronan Garvey, Sean Egan, Darragh Crimmins, Louis Morrisroe, Matthew Fahy, Paul Dolan, Cian Donnelley, Ruairi Crimmins, Josh Kelly, Kevin Hartigan, Stephen Barry, Evan Wiley, Jack Hayes, Dean O’Hara, Jordan Barnes. Subs Brandon Green for Barnes (HT), Fiachra Cooney for Fahy (HT), Eoin Mahony for Morrisroe (HT), David Barry for Egan (40mins), Jack Murphy for Hayes (40mins)



Mark O’Brien, Ronan McMahon, Caimin Deegan, Cian McInerney, Aaron Costigan, Michael Danaher, Gordon O’Neill, Ronan Touhy, Padraig Earls, Jack McInerney, Ciaran O’Connor, Emmet Costigan, Dylan O’Halloran, Conor Hallissey, Billy Connors.




Jack Hayes (1-3), Evan Wiley (1-2), Dean O’Hara (1-1), Ruairi Crimmins (0-2), Paul Dolan 1-0, Stephen Barry (1-4), Brandon Greene (1-0), Kevin Hartigan (0-1)


Under 16 Football Championship Round 2

posted 11 Mar 2013, 07:56 by Unknown user   [ updated 11 Jul 2014, 11:32 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant ]

Under 16 Football Championship Round 2. Weekend of March 2nd/3rd

Due to suitable weather conditions Round two of the Under 16 Championship went off well this weekend with a full schedule of games played.  Thank you sincerely to the clubs who sent in reports this week and hopefully the number of clubs sharing this information will continue to increase over the coming weeks.  We endeavour to print all reports but it is important to remember in the name of sport that the reports are not biased and so please try to report on both sides of the game and send in details of both teams competing.


Jane Larkin



U16 Div 2 Clarecastle 7-13 vs Cratloe 0-0

Cratloe travelled the short distance to take on Clarecastle in this Under 16 championship second round encounter. Conditions were perfect for football.  The early exchanges were certainly not a reflection on the final score as both teams battled hard for possession. Cratloe’s Padraig Earls struck the post with a 20 meter free on 6 mins but the Clarecastle fullback line of Sean Egan, Darragh Crimmins and Louis Morrisroe held solid, denying Cratloe an early goal from the rebound. Cratloe followed this up with three scoring opportunities which they failed to convert. Meanwhile Clarecastle began to get on top, with Ruairi Crimmins and Josh Kelly dominating possession at midfield. After registering three wides Clarecastle patience was rewarded when Dean O’Hara became the provider at full forward setting up Jack Hayes for the opening score of the game before opening his own account with a well worked goal to leave Clarecastle 1-1 to 0-0 with 15 minutes gone. It was O’Hara again who set up Hayes to score another (1-1), and then Stephen Barry (0-1).  Clarecastle were now firmly in the driving seat thanks to some solid defending and clinical finishing in front of the posts went in deserving leaders at half time on a score line of 5-4 to 0-0.


Although Cratloe fought hard Clarecastle’s dominance grew further through the hard work of Paul Dolan who was solid in defense and the introduction of Brandon Greene, Fiachra Cooney and Eoin Mahony strengthened the team. The Cratloe side put up a good fight but Clarecastle were the stronger team on the day.  Clarecastle won a 7-13 to 0-0. Clarecastle face Banner in the next round while Cratloe make the journey to Lissycasey.



Ronan Garvey, Sean Egan, Darragh Crimmins, Louis Morrisroe, Matthew Fahy, Paul Dolan, Cian Donnelley, Ruairi Crimmins(0-2), Josh Kelly, Kevin Hartigan (0-1), Stephen Barry(1-4), Evan Wiley(1-2), Jack Hayes (1-3), Dean O’Hara(1-1), Jordan Barnes. Subs Brandon Green (1-0) for Barnes (HT), Fiachra Cooney for Fahy (HT), Eoin Mahony for Morrisroe (HT), David Barry for Egan (40mins), Jack Murphy for Hayes (40mins)



Mark O’Brien, Ronan McMahon, Caimin Deegan, Cian McInerney, Aaron Costigan, Michael Danaher, Gordon O’Neill, Ronan Touhy, Padraig Earls, Jack McInerney, Ciaran O’Connor, Emmet Costigan, Dylan O’Halloran, Conor Hallissey, Billy Connors.





U - 16 Div 2 Coolmeen / Kildysart and Clooney / Quin played on Sunday 3rd March


Cùil Mìn / Kildysart defeated Clooney / Quin in the U - 16 B Football Championship Match on the scoreline of   4 - 15 to 2 points.

Cùil Mìn / Kildysart started brightly with a goal by Cian Murphy. This score set the tone for the match. Further points by Ben Cleary, Alan Normoyle, Barry Crehan, Ryan Casey and Stephen Sheehan extended the lead. The Clooney-Quin contingent put up a good fight on the day but the group team were stronger team on the day. The highlight of the half was two further goals from Cian Murphy to leave halftime score Cùil Mìn / Kildysart 3 - 09 Clooney / Quin 0 – 01

Clooney Quin tried hard inthe second half but Coolmeen/Kildysart continued to dominate with the defence and midfield in control. Alan Normoyle added a fourth goal to seal the victory. Others to impress were Kevin McMahon, Conor Donnellan and Kieran O’Brien.

The Coolmeen/Kildysart team were:: David Clancy, Kevin McMahon, Rory McMahon, Conor Donellan, Mark Meaney, Darragh Cleary, Kieran O’Brien, Cian Murphy, Ben Cleary, Sean Wallace, Alan Normoyle,Barry Crehan, Ryan Casey, Stephen Sheehan, Jack Sheehan.

Subs used : Eric Scanlan, Alan Cunningham, Cormac Guinnane.

Under 16 Div 2: Lissycasey 3.10 Doonbeg/Kilkee 2.06


The game between Lissycasey and the Doonbeg/Kilkee group team took place on Sunday morning at 10.30 at the Fruir pitch.  The game got off to good start with Lissycasey dominating the first half of the match.  At half-time the score was Lissycasey 2.08 to Doonbeg/Kilkee 0.04. 


The Doonbeg/Kilkee group put on a great second half performance and managed to score another 2-02 but they were not strong enough for the dominant Lissycasey team on the day who put another 1-02 on the scoreboard before the final whistle.


Padraic McNamara,Gary Stevens and Niall McCarthy played well for the winners side while Rory McInerney, James  Haugh, Eoghan Clancy & Colin Ryan did well for the group team.


Doonbeg/Kilkee: Colin Ryan, Eoin Clancy, Rory McInerney, James Haugh, Killian Lardner, Patrick Lucey (1-1), Paidí O’Brien, Eoghan Tubridy (0-1), George Bradley, Dylan Russell, Padraic McGrath, Ross Garvey(1-1), Mickey Tubridy(0-1), Gearóid Sheedy, Kevin O’Brien (0-1)

Subs: Sean Conway for Gearóid Sheedy.


Lissycasey. D. Meaney. A.Griffin, R. Griffin, R. Grace, P. Culligan, D. Hanrahan (0.01), G. Allard, N. McCarthy (0.03), D. Cleary, C.Fitzgerald, P. McNamara,(2.03) E. Griffin, G. Stephens(1.02) C.Gregan(0.01) G. Lordan. Subs: B. McSweeney for G. Lordon

Under 16 Football Championship Round 1

posted 11 Mar 2013, 07:55 by Unknown user   [ updated 11 Jul 2014, 11:32 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant ]

U16 Football Championship:

The Under 16 Championship season got off to an earlier than usual on Saturday last the 23rd February.  Due to the recently improved weather conditions most games were able to go ahead.  The first round of division one saw high scoring games with the Naomh Eoin/O’Currys group team beating Wolfe Tones 3-10 to 1-09.  St. Breckans overcame Ennistymon 4-04 to 2-14 while Cooraclare had a very comfortable win over Doorabarefield scoring 0-20 to Doorabarefield’s 0-5.   Mitown scored 5-08 to Clondegad’s 2-06 giving Miltown a good start to their division one campaign.  There will be 6 more rounds in this division and the top four teams will contest the division one semi-finals.

Division Two has been divided into two groups for the 2013 season.  Two of the games in group 1 had to be postponed and will be played at a later date while Eire Óg had a bye for the first round.  The Kilmurry Ibrickane v Shannon Gaels game went ahead and saw The Gaels coming out on top with a final score of 3-10 to 1-04. 

In Division Two group 2 all three games went ahead.  Doonbeg/Kilkee group team beat Clarecastle by a point with a scoring 2-02 to Clarecastle’s 0-7.  Kilrush dominated their game against Lissycasey with a final score 4-11 to 0-5.  Niall Ellis & Davy Foran did well for the Kilrush side on the day.  Cratloe had a good win over the Banner with a score of 4-04 to 1-03.  Group 1 will have 6 rounds in total while group 2 will have 5 rounds.  The top 4 teams from group 1 & 2 will go forward to the quarter finals

The U16 competition for division one & two will run on Saturdays until March 30th and will then change to Monday evening games on April 8th.  The extra division which has been set up to accommodate teams lacking in player numbers is scheduled to begin on Wednesday 3rd April

To encourage and develop the promotion of football for the upcoming year we are appealing to all clubs to please text a few details of their games where possible with their results or email them directly to Jane Larkin at  If possible please send in the teamlists and subs as well as scorers for both teams involved.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to print details provided by only one team so please send information of both teams involved in the games where possible. 

U16 Division Two Group 2  - Doonbeg/Kilkee vs Clarecastle:

Due to poor pitch conditions this game was moved to Clarecastle.  This was the first game together for the new West Clare group team of Doonbeg/Kilkee.  The weather suited the players and both teams played well for their first outing in 2013.  There wasn’t much between the sides at any stage of the game.  The half time score was Doonbeg/Kilkee 1-1 to Clarecastle’s 3 points.  Ross Garvey & Patrick Lucey each got a goal for Doonbeg/Kilkee while Mikey Tubridy & Kevin O’Brien got a point each.  The goalie Colin Ryan did well for the West Clare side as did his team-mates Patrick Lucey & Eoin Clancy.  The scorers for Clarecastle were Stephen Barry who got 2 points, Evan Wiley got 0-2, Ruairí Crimmins & Darren Crowe got a point each.  Stephen Barry and Cian Donnelly played well for the Magpies on the day. The final score was Doonbeg/Kilkee 2-02 to Clarecastle 0-7.  Doonbeg/Kilkee meet Lissycasey next weekend while Clarecastle are up against Cratloe.

Doonbeg/Kilkee team: Colin Ryan, Eoin Clancy, Rory McInerney, James Haugh, Brian Behan, Patrick Lucey, Paudie O’Brien, George Bradley, James Greene, Dylan Russell, Ross Garvey, Cillian Lardner, Michael Tubridy, Eoin Tubridy & Kevin O’Brien.

Subs:      Eoghan O’Shea for Brian Behan (injured) & Jason Linnane for Cillian Larder.

Clarecastle: Sean Egan, Darragh Crimmins, David Barry, Matthew Fahy, Paul Dillon, Cian Donnelly, Stephen Barry, Ruairí Crimmins, Darren Crowe, Josh Kelly, Evan Wiley, Jordan Barnes, Dean O’Hara, Mark O’Loughlin & Marc McAuliffe.

Subs: Kevin Hartigan for Dean O’ Hara & Louis Morrisroe for Mark O’Loughlin

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