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U21A West Hurling Final

West Under 21A Hurling Final
Clonoulty Rossmore 2-18 Cashel King Cormacs 0-08
Clonoulty Rossmore completed four in a row of West Tipperary under 21A hurling championships, and their twentieth in total, when overcoming the challenge of Cashel at Dundrum on Sunday last. This was Clonoulty’s eight title since 2005.
Cashel were first to score when their scorer in chief, Jonathan Walsh, pointed from a placed ball in the opening minute. Sean Maher equalised from play a minute later. The game showed no particular pattern in the opening stages as Cashel took the game to their opponents but were unable to convert their good work to the scoreboard. The game turned in Clonoulty’s favour in the eleventh minute when full forward Paul Hayes got on to the end of a long delivery to score a fortuitous goal at the dressing room end to put them into a lead they would never relinquish. Gerry Ryan (C) and Paul Hayes tacked on points before Simon Delaney had Cashel’s second point after sixteen minutes. Clonoulty then upped the pace and with Mikey Ryan (W), Sean Maher and Conor Hammersley to the fore, they kept tagging on the points as the Cashel defence struggled to contain them. Jonathan Walsh tried to keep in touch and had three points from placed balls to leave the score at the break, Clonoulty 1-10, Cashel 0-05.
Cashel were first to score after the break when Jonathan Walsh pointed from open play. Sean Maher cancelled the score after four minutes and Paul Hayes had his second point two minutes later. Jonathan Walsh, from a free, pulled one back for Cashel. Conor Hammersley killed off the game after ten minutes when he goaled after good work by Sean Maher. Gerry Ryan (C) added another before Mikey Ryan (W) scored twice within a minute. Cashel’s reply was a point from a placed ball by Simon Delaney before Sean Maher and Stevie Quinn closed out this contest with points in the final minutes.
Clonoulty were best served by David Egan in goal, Enda Heffernan at full back and Ciaran Quirke, who gave a man of the match display at centre back, but it was in the forwards where they were most effective with Conor Hammersley, Sean Maher, Mikey Ryan (W) and Gerry Ryan (C) notching up some great scores. Cashel never gave up and Dylan Fitzelle and James Cummins tried hard in defence. Jonathan Walsh and Simon Delaney were the pick of an attack that never came to grips with the tight Clonoulty defence.
Clonoulty Rossmore: David Egan, Shaun Coffey, Enda Heffernan, Darren Corcoran, Ronan Heffernan, Ciaran Quirke, Shane Kinnane, Jimmy Maher, Denis Murphy, Conor Hammersley (1-4,2f), Sean Maher (0-4), Paddy Hennessy, Jerry Ryan (C) (0-2), Paul Hayes (1-2), Mikey Ryan (W) (0-5).Subs used; Stevie Quinn (0-1), James Ryan (W), Andrew Purcell.
Cashel K.C. Padraig Palmer, Pat Muldoon, Cormac Ryan, Paddy Morrissey, James Cummins, Dylan Fitzelle, Conor Devitt, Eoghan Ryan, Fionnain Ryan, Gearoid Slattery, Simon Delaney (0-2,1f), Jonathan Walsh (0-6,5f), Michael McDermott, James Maxwell, Shane Murphy. Subs used: Niall Fitzgerald.

Camogie: Clonoulty-Rossmore V Moneygall

Match Report: – Senior Camogie, Clonoulty/Rossmore v’s Moneygall, in this week’s Nenagh Guardian, written by Rose Mannion.

In what can only be described as the best game this season in the senior club championship, Moneygall took on Clonoulty in the final round on Saturday evening in the Clonoulty Rossmore GAA pitch.
Two evenly matched sides battled it out for a win to determine a place in the semi-final but Clonoulty’s victory now places them on level points with Drom & Inch and Burgess/Duharra which means there will be a draw to determine who will play who on October 4th.
Moneygall will be very disappointed that they left this game behind them and while it wasn’t exactly a hugely important game as both will play in the semi-finals anyhow, to Clonoulty however it was important as this is their first time to make it to a senior semi-final and more importantly for them, to share the points at the top of the table with the two top clubs in the County to set up a very interesting semi-final double header.
Moneygall started the brighter and had two points on the scoreboard through Niamh Larkin in the opening four minutes before Cait Devane struck a placed ball for Clonoulty with Sarah Fryday following up within the minute to bring the sides level. Devane and Liz Cahill swapped points and while Moneygall had a chance to pull two clear, they were inaccurate from play which was to cost them in the end. However, two goals and one point all coming within four minutes, should have been enough for Moneygall to build on. The first goal from Brid Byrne came from sheer work rate as she fought her way in after Eimear Ryan crossed to Byrne who then picked out Mairead Teehan and she crossed back to Byrne who managed the ball to the net after eleven minutes. A second great build up came close to a second goal a minute later when Sarah Doherty palmed in the direction of the net but Clonoulty custodian Deirdre Ryan managed to save and a free out resulted. However, Moneygall were piling on the pressure in the middle of the pitch but Cait Devane picked out Niamh Slattery who slotted over.
Brid Byrne’s second goal came just under four minutes later and one minute after she pointed to give Moneygall a 2.4 to 0.4 advantage as the game entered the second quarter and it looked curtains for Clonoulty as they were finding it hard to settle in their own back yard. However, Bernadette Ryan and Devane kept the flag flying as Clonoulty slowly turned the game on its head with point after point and a 28th minute goal from Devane put a whole different complexion on the matter heading to the break. Eimear Ryan and Sarah Doherty kept the visitors ticking over, and there was just one point separating the sides at the break.
What a second half fight back from both as they emptied the tanks with Cora Hennessy splitting the uprights to bring the sides level for the 4th time. Mairead Teehan and Cait Devane swapped points before Clonoulty mounted attack after attack at the Moneygall goals where Mary Ryan in her new position between the uprights brought off some great saves to keep the Moneygall flag flying. Niamh Larkin’s 40th minute goal brought the sides to within one but Clonoulty won the puck out and Kate Ryan scrambled the ball to the Moneygall net at the opposite end. Moneygall continued to miss chances as Clonoulty forged forward with clever positional changes which gave them the break as they continued to win more possession and make more use of it. Two free’s from Sarah Doherty brought Moneygall back to within two points but again Clonoulty rose to the challenge with Cora hennessy and Cait Devane cancelling out. For the remaining three minutes of the game, Moneygall dug very deep to snatch three points before the final whistle that brought Clonoulty over the line on the narrowest of margins.
Scorers: Cait Devane 1.9 (0.6f), Kate Ryan 1.0, Cora Hennessy, Niamh Slattery 0.2 each, Sarah Fryday, Noirin Ryan, Niamh Maher, Bernadette Ryan 0.1 each.

Team: Deirdre Ryan, Caroline Horan, Clodagh Quirke, Shannon Quirke, Aisling Slattery, Courtney Ryan, Julie Murphy, Bernadette Ryan, Cora Hennessy, Niamh Slattery, Sarah Fryday, Kate Ryan, Cait Devane, Noirin Ryan, Eimear Loughman. Sub: Niamh Maher for C. Horan.
Player of the match: Eimear Loughman (Clonoulty).
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West Junior B Hurling Play Off

West Junior B Hurling Play Off
Clonoulty Rossmore 1-17 Eire Og 2-13
Clonoulty Rossmore qualified for the semi final of this year’s West Tipperary Junior B Hurling championship when the defeated Eire Og, by the minimum, in this eagerly awaited replay, at Golden on Saturday evening last.
Clonoulty got off to a flyer when Martin Sadlier had the ball in the Eire Og net after just thirty four seconds. Ronan Heffernan followed up with a point before Sean Breen opened Eire Og’s account after four minutes. Ronan Heffernan and Willie O’Neill exchanged points before Michael McGrath equalised when he crashed to the Clonoulty net after some defensive hesitancy. Seamus Carew then edged Clonoulty in front with two points. Willie O’Neill got the second of his two points. Damien O’Brien had a goal and a point within a minute to put Eire Og in control after twenty one minutes. Ronan Heffernan with two and Andrew Purcell from a placed ball drew Clonoulty level. Pat Aherne, from a free, edged Eire Og in front before Seamus Carew equalised. Damien O’Brien and Sean Breen had further points for Eire Og to leave them two points to the good as the teams headed to the dressing rooms for the break.
Eire Og started after the break with two rapid points from Josh Quinn and Pat Aherne to edge them further ahead. However Clonoulty settled and with two points from Andrew Purcell and one from Paudie Coen came more into the game. However Michael Buckley and Pat Aherne with points had Eire Og in front by 2-11 to 1-11 after seven minutes. Clonoulty then played their best hurling and were rewarded with a point from Seamus Carew and two long range frees from Andrew Purcell to pull back level with twelve minutes remaining. Richard Leahy and Pat Aherne edged Eire Og two in front by the twenty sixth minute. However this proved to be their final swansong as Clonoulty fought back and scored the last three points of this contest from Gary Donnelly and top scorer, Andrew Purcell, to lead by the minimum at the final whistle.
Clonoulty now go through to the semi final where they will play Rosegreen.
Clonoulty Rossmore: Ml. Bonny Kennedy, Diarmuid Brennan, Davy White, James Coffey, Denis Murphy, Shane Kinnane, Kevin Maher, Michael Coen, Andrew Purcell (0-7, 6f), Paudie Coen (0-1), Ronan Heffernan (0-4), Paddy Hennessy, Jerry Ryan (Con), Martin Sadlier (1-0), Seamus Carew (0-4), Subs used: Gary Donnelly (0-1), Stevie Quinn, Cathal Moriarty.
Eire Og: Jamie O’Dwyer, John Ryan, Garret O’Brien, Michael O’Brien, Michael Bradshaw, Cathal Coughlan, Richard O’Doherty, Willie O’Neill (0-2), Pat Aherne (0-4f), Philip McGrath, Josh Quinn (0-1), Sean Breen (0-2), Damien O’Brien (1-2), Michael McGrath (1-0), Michael Buckley (0-1). Subs used: Richard Leahy (0-1), Redmond Barry.

Minor & U16 Match Reports

Minor A Hurling County Final

Clonoulty-Rossmore 1-11 Newport Gaels 1-22

Our Minors ended their year at the County Semi Final stage. They came up against a strong Newport/Ballinahinch side on the day. Clonoulty started well, and with 20 minutes gone the trailed Newport by 2 points. (0-05 to 0-07). But persisting fouling meant that Newport pulled away and at halftime the score was 0-13 to 0-06. Clonoulty had a goal disallowed just before halftime for a pass that was deemed to be thrown. Clonoulty again started the second half strong and with 10 minutes gone had begun to eat into Newports lead getting 5 points to Newports 3. But that was as close as it got as Clonoulty failed to register another point for the rest of the match. Clonoulty cancelled out Newports goal on the 57th minute with a goal of their own a minute later by James Hammersley.

Team: Padraig Carew, Dylan Kennedy, Cathal Muriarty, James Ryan Con, David Egan, Ronan Heffernan, Odhran Quirke, Enda Heffernan, Cailum Loughman, Gary Donnelly 0-02, Michael Ryan Winnie 0-01, Dillon Quirke 0-05 (0-03f), Cathal Bourke 0-01, Stephen Quinn, James Hammersley 1-01.
Subs Used: Martin Ryan 0-01, Ger Mockler, Declan Dwyer.

U16A West Hurling Championship Final

Clonoulty-Rossmore 2-17 Knockavilla Kickhams 2-13

Our U16′s have qualified for the West Hurling Final where they will meet Cappawhite. This was truly a game of two halves with Clonoulty leading at the break by 2-09 to 0-02. Dillon Quirke started off the scoring when he found the back of the net from a 21 yard free inside 5 minutes. Kickhams created chances throughout the half but for wayward shooting they only had registered 2 points. Kickhams came out a different side in the second half and slowly ate into Clonoulty’s lead and with 10 minutes left they trailed by 2 points. With Clonoulty’s defence under pressure throughout the half, Jack Ryan pulled off a number of great saves to help Clonoulty keep their lead and ended up winning by four points.

Team: Jack Ryan, Anthony Maher, Padraig Carew, Tomas Ryan, Odhran Quirke 0-01, Dylan Kennedy, James Ryan Con, Donnchadh Quirke, Martin Ryan, Owen Ryan Harry 0-01, Dillon Quirke 2-07 (1-02f), Nicholas Mockler, Aidan Loughman 0-02, Cathal Bourke 0-06 (0-2f), Nathan Slattery.
Subs Used: Anthony McCarthy, Tommy Ryan.

West Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final

Tipperary CO-OP Supervalu West Hurling Championship Semi Final

Clonoulty-Rossmore 2-18 Knockavilla Kickhams 1-08

Our Seniors have qualified for the West Hurling Final after they beat Kickhams on Sunday evening last in Leahy Park Cashel. They will play Eire Og Annacarty in a repeat of last years final after they defeated Cappawhite on Saturday evening.
The game started slow with both teams having wayward shots on goal. Kickhams started off the scoring in the 8th minute with a point. Clonoulty responded with their first point from Sean Maher in the 10th minute. That started a good ten minute spell from Clonoulty with 1-05 without response. Timmy Hammersley getting the goal in the 19th minute after some great work from Sean Maher laying it onto Timmy who finished it well. It was the 21st minute before Kickhams registered their second score. The half ended with both teams trading points. The score at the end of the first half was Clonoulty 1-11 to Kickhams 0-05.

The second half started with a bang with Aidan White scoring Clonoulty’s second goal after a minute, breaking onto a ball and running through from the half forward line to bury it into the roof of the net. Clonoulty drove on from there getting six points in the next 12 minutes with scores coming from John O Neill (3), Fiachra O Keeffe (1), Timmy Hammersley (F) and Paudi White (1). Clonoulty then slowed only getting one more point while Kickhams chased goals to get back into the match. Kickhams got one goal back in the 40th minute but were unable to find the net again with Clonoulty’s defence keeping them to just 2 points for the rest of the half.
Preparations now turn to the West Final which looks like will take place on Sunday 14th September.

Team: Jimmy Maher, Joey Keeffe, John Devane, Kevin Horan, Sean O Connor, John Keeffe, James Heffernan, Aidan White 1-01, Paudi White 0-01, Timmy Hammersley 1-06 (0-04f), Sean Maher 0-03, Conor Hammersley 0-01, Fiachra Keeffe 0-01, Tom Butler, John O Neill 0-05.

Kieran

West Junior B Hurling Championship

Tipperary CO-OP Supervalu West Junior B Hurling Championship

Clonoulty-Rossmore 2-18 Eire Og Annacarty 1-21

For the second time this year Clonoulty-Rossmore and Annacarty have ended all square. This was the playoff match to see who plays Rosegreen in the Semi Final. The match was close all the way through with only a point or two between the teams. Andrew Purcell got the first goal early in the first half from a long range free that went in off the goalie to the back of the net. At half time Clonoulty were a point down and playing with the wind in the second half. The second half was much of the same with both teams trading points but with ten minutes left Annacarty got their first goal to go two points up. Clonoulty however fought back and drew the game with a minute to go. With the last attack Annacarty won a free forty yards out to the left of the post but was put wide.
So extra time was needed to find a result to the pleasing of the huge crowd that attended this epic match. Annacarty started well and at the end of the first half of extra time they were two points up. Clonoulty came storming back and with a goal from Gary Donnelly after good work from Patrick Hennessy we were 3 points up with five minutes left. Annacarty were not finished and with tired legs and bodies on both sides the physios were called in to get the players through. Big thank you to Philip Maher and his magic hands for his great work. Annacarty pulled our lead back getting three points to level things again.
So we go again probably next week which promises to be as exciting as the last two encounters. Get your tickets early looks like it will be a sell out. Can purchase tickets at all good Centra and Supervalu shops.
A great effort has been put in by the lads and for our third team to be so competitive against first and second teams it is a testament to what is going on at our Club at the moment. With 38 players already used between the Seniors and Junior A’s and 20 plus with the Junior B’s the Club is in a strong place at moment and long may it continue.
With a mixture of Minors, U21′s and let’s say experience hurlers that are giving one more year for the Club before they are put out to stud to bring on the next generation we are staying competitive and the dream is still alive for 3 Senior West Finals for the Club. It’s back to the drawing board again and with extensive analysis done after the match in the local pub that went on till the wee small hours we came up with some ideas. As a result the players felt that a change of management was required and a better game plan. As this is a dictatorship I ignored the first idea and came up with a cunning plan to get the better of Annacartys Management team of wise and cunning Corrie Hanley and PJ McGrath for the replay. Give the ball to Willie the King and he will win it for us.

Team: Bonny Kennedy, Diarmaid Brennan, Kevin Maher, James Coffey, Denis Murphy, Shane Kinane, Ronan Heffernan 0-02, Padraig Coen 0-01, Micheal Coen, Andrew Purcell 1-08 (1-05F), Davy White 0-01, Willie Ryan, Patrick Hennessy 0-01, David Dunne, Jerry Ryan Con 0-02.
Subs: Stephen Quinn 0-02, Gary Donnelly 1-01, Aidan Carroll, Cathal Muriarty, Philip Ryan Winnie, Adam Fryday, Declan Dwyer, Fintan Kearney, Richard Martin.

Management: John Coffey, Kieran Ryan
Trainer: Diarmaid Brennan

P.S. Club Lotto tickets can now be bought online. If not already in you might consider buying to support our great Club. The link is to the right of this page. If enough money comes in the Club has promised to send me on a management course so I can fulfill my dream of becoming the next Brian Cody/Michael Ferncombe.
All the best hope to see ye all the next day.

Kieran Ryan

West Junior A Hurling Championship

Gleeson Concrete West Junior A Hurling Championship
Clonoulty Rossmore 4-20 Emly 2-08
Clonoulty Rossmore qualified for the 2014 West Junior A hurling championship final as a result of a comprehensive victory over Emly at Clonoulty on Sunday. Emly were first out of the traps and had a point from Owen Buckley in the first minute. Paddy Ryan equalised and Clonoulty got into their stride with points coming from Ciaran Carroll, Tommy Lyng and Mickey Ryan (W) before Paul Hayes had the games opening goal on ten minutes. Michael O’Donnell had a point for Emly before Owen Buckley added a goal after some dreadful defending by Clonoulty. However they got back into the game with some quality scores from Jamie Molony, Mikey Ryan (W) and Aaron Ryan (R). Tommy Lyng crashed home Clonouly’s second goal after twenty three minutes and this effectively finished the game as a contest as they went in at the break leading by 2-12 to 1-03.
The second half started with a Paul Hayes point in the opening minute followed by Tommy Lyng’s second goal a minute later. Joey Lonergan finished to the net after the Clonoulty defence failed to clear their lines. Clonoulty then eased up but still managed to put over some great points from all angles and a fourth goal from Aaron Ryan (R) after twenty minutes wrapped up the game as they ran out clear winners.
They are now in their second junior A final in three years and will most probably play Kickhams.
Clonoulty Rossmore: David Egan, Shaun Coffey, Andrew Quirke, Donncha Ryan (W), Enda Heffernan, Ciaran Quirke, James Ryan (W), Liam Devane, Paddy Ryan (0-2), Jamie Molony (0-2), Aaron Ryan (R) (1-2), Ciaran Carroll (0-1), Mikey Ryan (W) (0-2), Paul Hayes (1-3), Tommy Lyng (2-8, 0-3f). Subs used, Conor Ryan, Anthony Kearney.,
Emly: Ger Dawson, Donal Condon, Kieran McAuley, John Purcell, Jason McGrath, Michael Ring, Johnny Hayes, Adrian Hennessy (0-3), Eanna Quish, Liam O’Donnell, Owen Buckley (0-4, 3f), Shane Carroll, David Burns, Michael O’Donnell (1-0), Declan McInery. Subs used: James Purcell, Joey Lonergan (1-0), Patrick McGrath, Bob McInery (0-1), Chris Hennessy.
Referee. Phil Ryan, Kickhams

St Mullerins Tournament Final

Senior Hurling St Mullerins Tournament

Our Seniors won their first trophy of 2014 by beating Cloughbawn of Wexford in the final of St Mullerins Tournament in Carrick on Suir last Friday evening.
Clonoulty got off to a flyer with 3 points in the opening 3 minutes, 2 from Timmy Hammersley and 1 from Fiachra O’ Keeffe. Cloughbawn then created their first chance when they received a 21yrd free where they found the net. The next 10mins saw both sides trading scores before Clonoulty dominated the rest of the half scoring 10pts to Cloughbawns 2. Clonoulty led at Halftime by 0-16 to 1-03.
The second half saw Cloughbawn rally getting their second goal of the day in opening 4mins to give them hope of clawing back Clonoulty’s lead. The second half was a low scoring affair with Clonoulty and Cloughbawn creating plenty of chances. Clonoulty were denied goal scoring opportunities and with wayward shots ended up with 7 wides in the second half. Equally at the other end with both defences on top and excellent saves from Jimmy Maher denying Cloughbawn the goals needed to make a come back. Cloughbawn got their 3rd goal in the 22nd minute, but 2 points late on from Man of the Match Timmy Hammersley secured the win.
Congratulations to the Senior Panel and our new management team of Michael Ferncombe, Paddy Bourke and John Heffernan on a great win.

Team: Jimmy Maher, Joey O’ Keeffe, John Devane, Kevin Horan, John O’ Keeffe, Padraig Heffernan, Ciaran Quirke, Paudi White 0-01, Sean O Connor 0-01, Aidan White 0-01, Sean Maher 0-03, Timmy Hammersley 0-10 (0-06f), Fiachra Keeffe 0-02, Thomas Butler 0-02, John O’ Neill 0-02.
Subs Used: Tom Butler

West Tipperary Junior B Hurling Championship

West Tipperary Junior B Hurling Championship
Clonoulty Rossmore 2-10 Eire Og 1-13
Clonoulty Rossmore and Eire Og Annacarty played out an exciting draw at Sean Treacy Park on Friday evening last in the Tipperary Co Op Super Value West Junior B Hurling Championship. This was a lively free flowing game played in summerlike conditions with a draw being a fair result. Nothing separated these teams throughout with Clonoulty shading the first half with goals from Gerry Ryan (Con) and Willie Ryan. In between Redmond Barry had Eire Og’s goal following good work by Damian O’Brien. Andrew Purcell was unerring from placed balls for Clonoulty while Pat Aherne and Redmond Barry were always threatening in attack for Eire Og. Clonoulty were ahead at the break by two points.
Eire Og was the better team in the second period and had points from Pat Ahern (2), Damian O’Brien (2) and a long range effort from Willie O’Neill. Clonoulty replied with points from Andrew Purcell (2) and Shane Kinnane.
Clonoulty Rossmore: Michael Bonny Kennedy, Philly Ryan (W), Donncha Ryan (W), James Coffey, Denis Murphy, Kevin Maher, Dairmuid Brennan, Micheal Coen, Andrew Purcell (0-8, 0-7f), Padraig Coen, Davy White, Shane Kinnane (0-1), Willie Ryan (1-0), David Dunne, Gerry Ryan (Con) (1-1). Subs: Cathal Moriarty, Aidan Carroll, Declan O’Dwyer.
Eire Og: Jamie O’Dwyer, Michael Ryan, Garret O’Brien, Oisin O’Dwyer, Willie O’Neill (0-1), Cathal Coughlan, Michael Bradshaw, Philip McGrath, Thomas Coughlan, Damian O’Brian (0-2), Pat Ahern (0-6, 0-5f), Josh Quinn (0-1), Redmond Barry (1-3),Michael McGrath, John Bourke. Subs: David Breen, Michael Buckley, Alan Shanahan.

West Junior A Hurling Championship 2014

Gleeson Concrete West Junior A Hurling Championship 2014

Clonoulty Rossmore 4-19 Knockavilla Kickhams 1-12

Clonoulty Rossmore made it two wins from two outings in the Gleeson Concrete West Junior A hurling championship when they defeated Knockavilla Kickhams at Cashel on Saturday evening last.
Clonoulty were first off the mark with a Tommy Lyng point after four minutes but this was quickly cancelled out by Peter Comerford before Ger Farrell had the ball in the Clonoulty net for the games opening goal a minute later. Richard Horgan put them further ahead with a well taken point from out near the sideline. However the Clonoulty forwards began to make inroads into the Kickhams backline and goals by Mickey Ryan (W) and Paul Hayes together with points from Aaron Ryan (R), Tommy Lyng and Jamie Molony had them well in the driving seat after twenty minutes. Kickhams came back with three points from midfielder Niall O’Brien to cut the deficit to six at the break.

Kickhams took the game to Clonoulty after the break and struck three unanswered points from Conor Horan and Peter Comerford (2) to cut the lead to three after eleven minutes. Paul Hayes then opened Clonoulty’s second half account on twelve minutes with a well worked point and from that stage on until the final whistle they completely outscored Kickhams with points from Liam Devane, Tommy Lyng, Paul Hayse and Jamie Molony. Conor Ryan(C) struck a long range point and his ground shot goal after twenty nine minutes was the score of the game. Kickhams reply during this period was a solitary point from the hard working Peter Comerford.

Clonoulty Rossmore: David Egan, Shaun Coffey, Niall Shanahan, James Horan, James Ryan(W), Ciaran Quirke, Anthony Kearney, Liam Devane (0-1), Paddy Ryan, Jamie Molony(0-2), Aaron Ryan(R)(0-3), Ciaran Carroll, Tommy Lyng (1-7, 3f), Paul Hayes (1-3), Mickey Ryan(W) (1-2). Subs used: Conor Ryan (C) (1-1) for Ciaran Carroll, Enda Heffernan for David Egan.

Kickhams: Thomas Ryan, Davy Horgan, Aidan Heaney, Gareth Ryan, Conor Horan (0-1), Gerry Horgan, Brian Horgan, Niall O’Brien (0-3), Noel O’Brien, Liam Croke, Dan Breen (0-1), Peter Comerford (0-4,2f), Damien Hayes, Ger Farrell (1-1), Richard Horgan (0-2). Subs used: Pa O’Brien for Liam Croke, Stephen Griffin for Davy Horgan, Paudie Carroll for Conor Horan, Alan Horgan for Noel O’Brien.