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Minor Football West Final 2014

Minor Football West Final 2014

Golden Kilfeakle 3-11 Clonoulty Rossmore 1-07

Golden Kilfeakle accounted for Clonoulty Rossmore in this year’s Minor B football west final which was played in Dundrum on Wednesday night last. This was a free flowing game, with little to separate the sides for the opening forty minutes.
Clonoulty opened this game with an Enda Heffernan point after two minutes. Keith Landy equalized for Golden after seven before Mathew O’Keeffe put them in front with a long range point .Clonoulty then went into a four point lead by the twenty second minute with points coming from Enda Heffernan, Padraig Carew and Dillon Quirke and a brilliant goal from Carew. Golden came more into this game and finished the half the stronger with points from Mathew O’Keeffe and Seanie O’Halloran and a well taken goal from David Wade to lead at the break by the narrowest of margins.
Clonoulty started the second half with points from Mickey Ryan (W) and Dillon Quirke. Keith Landy equalized in the sixth minute before Enda Heffernan put Clonoulty back in front on ten minutes. This was to be Clonoulty’s last score as Golden moved up a gear and had two more goals in quick succession from Niall Fogarty and Andy Byrnes to kill of this game as a contest.

Clonoulty Rossmore: Ger Mockler, Kevin Kearney, Cathal Moriarty, Anthony Maher, Gary Donnelly, Stevie Quinn, Adam Fryday, Mickey Ryan (W) (0-1), David Egan, Declan O’Dwyer, Enda Heffernan (0-3), Caileam Loughman, Aidan Carroll, Dillan Quirke (0-2), Padraig Carew (1-1). Subs; Odhran Quirke, Dillon Kennedy, Fintan Kearney.

Golden Kilfeakle: Kilian Hayde, Robbie Wade, Conor Ryan (S), Euan Hayde, Thomas Wade, James Casey (0-1), Jonathan Wade, Cian O’Connell, David Wade (1-2), Mathew O’Keeffe (0-2), Keith Landy (0-2), Niall Fogarty (1-0), Jack Fogarty, Seanie O’Halloran (0-4), Andy Byrnes (1-0)

West Junior A Hurling Championship

Gleeson Concrete West Junior A Hurling Championship 2014

Clonoulty Rossmore 3.22 Emly 1.09

Clonoulty Rossmore got their Junior A championship aspirations off to a winning start in Dundrum on Saturday evening last when they easily accounted for Emly in the opening game of this year’s championship.
Clonoulty, who defended the railway end in the opening period were quickly off the mark with points from captain Tommy Lyng and Mickey Ryan(W) to lead four points to no score after eight minutes.
Emly struck back with the game’s opening goal after ten minutes, from Owen Buckley who finished to the net giving David Egan no chance in the Clonoulty goal, following a searing run from wing forward Pat Buckley. Tommy Dawson followed up immediately with a point and it looked like Emly would put up a serious challenge. However Clonoulty upped the tempo and with Ciaran Quirke dominating the centre of the defense a good supply of ball to their forwards ensued. The full forward line especially were on fire and when Mickey Ryan (W) crashed to the net on fifteen minutes Clonoulty led by four points. Tommy Lyng edged them further in front with a free before Emly staged a mini comeback with three points on the trot from Eoin Buckley, Michael O’Donnell and Pat Buckley. Jamie Molony and Paul Hayes added two more to leave the score at the break, Clonoulty Rossmore 1-09 Emly 1-05.

Emly were first to score in the second half with a pointed free from Pat Buckley after two minutes. This was quickly cancelled out by Tommy Lyng. Paul Hayes added another. Buckley pulled one back from a free for Emly and substitute James Purcell also got his name on the score sheet.
Clonoulty then took total control of this game and from the ninth until the twentieth minute scored a total of two goals and seven points without reply, the goals coming from Aaron Ryan(R) and Tommy Lyng. Adrian Hennessy and Pat Buckley got consolation points for Emly. Clonoulty then introduced the veteran Conor Ryan to the attack and Emly had no match for his aerial ability. Clonoulty played out the last five minutes with points from Conor Ryan and Tommy Lyng.

Clonoulty Rossmore: David Egan, Shaun Coffey, Niall Shanahan, James Horan, James Ryan(W), Ciaran Quirke, Anthony Kearney, Liam Devane, Paddy Ryan, Jamie Molony(0-1), Aaron Ryan(R)(1-1), Ciaran Carroll (0-1), Tommy Lyng (1-10, 5f), Paul Hayes (0-4), Mickey Ryan(W) (1-4). Subs used: Conor Ryan (0-1), Enda Heffernan.

Emly: Ger Dawson, Pa Hennessy, David Hennessy, Declan Hennessy, David Byrnes, Michael Ring, Pa McGrath, Adrian Hennessy (0-1), Chris Hennessy, Pat Buckley (0-4f), Donal Conden, Michael O’Donnell (0-1), Tommy Dawson (0-1), Owen Buckley (1-1), Robert McEniry. Sub used James Purcell (0-1).

West Senior Hurling Championship

Clonoulty Rossmore 3.25 Cappawhite 1-8

Clonoulty Rossmore got their 2014 west championship senior campaign off to a winning start in Dundrum on Sunday evening last when they comprehensively defeated Cappawhite. This victory puts them straight through to the semi final later on in the summer.
Clonoulty won the toss and elected to play into the clubhouse end in the opening half but it was Cappa who opened the scoring when Gerry O’Neill put them ahead in the opening minute with a point from a sixty meter free. This was to be the only time in the game that they led as Timmy Hammersley, from placed balls, and John O’Neill, Sean Maher and Fiachra O’Keeffe, from open play, had the 2012 champions ahead by seven points to two after twelve minutes. On thirteen minutes Cappa were awarded a twenty meter free slightly to the right of goal and Gerry O’Neill found the net with a hard low shot to cut the deficit to two. Clonoulty struck back with a Timmy Hammersley free before the same player blasted low to the right of Franny Quinn’s net after being put through by John O’Neill. O’Neill was causing all sorts of problems to the Cappa defense as he created the space for Conor Hammersley, Fiachra O’Keeffe to add to the point’s tally. Gerry O’Neill put two over from placed balls for Cappa before Thomas Butler had Clonoulty’s second goal on twenty five minutes after Timmy Hammersley had cut straight through the Cappa defense before laying off a glorious pass. Michael O’Neill pulled one back for Cappa just before the break to leave the half time score Clonoulty Rossmore 2.11 Cappawhite 1.05.
Clonoulty started the second half as they finished the first and Timmy Hammersley, John O’Neill, Conor Hammersley scored at will. Cappa to their credit never gave up and were awarded a penalty on eleven minutes. Declan O’Dwyer got down to save well and the chance was gone. Indeed they didn’t score until the fifteenth minute of this second period and this was a point from Gerry O’Neill. Conor Hammersley had Clonoulty’s third goal on eighteen minutes and after that they played out the remaining time by scoring points at will from all angles and distances.
This was a game that Clonoulty were never really tested in but Cappa, to their credit, never gave up, right through to the final whistle. The scoreline would have been much higher were it not for the display in the Cappa goal by their veteran Franny Quinn. Twice during this game he denied John O’Neill certain goals and also kept out Thomas Butler’s first half goal bound shot

Clonoulty Rossmore: Declan O’Dwyer, Joey O’Keeffe, John Devane, Kevin Horan, John O’Keeffe, Padraig Heffernan, James Heffernan, Paudie White, Jimmy Maher, Conor Hammersley (1-2), Sean Maher (0-5), Timmy Hammersley (1-6, 0-6f), Fiachra O’Keeffe (0-2), Thomas Butler (1-0), John O’Neill (0-7). Subs, Sean O’Connor (0-1), Aidan White (0-1), Tom Butler (0-1).

Cappawhite: Franny Quinn, Noel Ryan, Sean Ryan (W), Ross Dunne, John McGrath, Paul Fitzgerald, Cathal McCarthy, Denis Kelly, Kevin Stapleton, Joe Ryan (P) (0-2), Gerry O’Neill (1-4, 1-3f), Darragh Barry (0-1), Donal O’Neill, Michael O’Neill (0-1), Davey Orr. Subs Eanna Heffernan.

County Senior Hurling Championship V Roscrea

Clonoulty Rossmore 2-22 Roscrea 2-17

Clonoulty Rossmore got their county senior championship ambitions back on track when they defeated north representatives Roscrea by five points in round 2 at the Ragg on Saturday evening.
Clonoulty, who started with the aid of a slight wind, which was blowing away from the dressing room end, were first out of the blocks and Timmy Hammersley had their first point inside the opening minute from a thirty meter free after Fiachra O’Keeffe was hauled down. Eithan Flynn equalized for Roscrea before midfielder Jimmy Maher edged the west men in front with a long range point. Sean Maher added another before Joe Carroll pulled one back for the north men. By the eight minute Clonoulty led by four, after points by John O’Neill and Jimmy Maher (2). Davin Flynn got the first of his nine points on the ten minute mark. Timmy Hammersley added another before John O’Neill got the game’s opening goal with a cracking low shot to the corner, giving goalkeeper Daryl Ryan no chance on twelve minutes. This was quickly followed up by a Conor Hammersley point. Tommy Fitzgerald and David Buckley had points for Roscrea before Fiachra O’Keeffe got Clonoulty’s second goal to put them firmly in the driving seat. Timmy Hammersley and Sean Maher added two more points for the west men to put them ten points up after eighteen minutes. Clonoulty then appeared to take the foot off the pedal and Tommy Fitzgerald with a goal and Joe Carroll with a point cut the deficit to six. Sean Maher and Timmy Hammersley put over two more. David Buckley had his second point for Roscrea. Conor Hammersley and John O’Neill put Clonoulty further in front with two well taken points as the half wound down. However Roscrea hit back with the games fourth goal from Joe Carroll when he outmuscled John Devane to crash home from close in, giving Declan O’Dwyer no chance. Davin Flynn had a point from a placed ball and David Buckley got his third point of the half to leave the interval score Clonoulty Rossmore 2-14 Roscrea 2-10.
Roscrea were quickly off the mark after the break when Matthew Hogan had a point inside the opening minute to cut the lead to three. Davin Flynn had another from a free and a shock looked on. However this was as close as they got and the game changed in the seventh minute with the straight red carding of Roscrea’s most dangerous attacker, midfielder David Buckley. After this Roscrea were forced to depend on their center forward Davin Flynn for their scores. Paudie White, who was introduced at half time put over a long range point to ease Clonoulty further in front. Flynn and Timmy Hammersley exchanged points from frees, Conor Hammersley got his second point of the game. Flynn pulled two more back as the west men seemed incapable of using the extra man to any great effect and at times taking the wrong options. However they did finish the stronger in the closing ten minutes with Thomas Butler coming more into the game with two fine points and two more from their top scorer Timmy Hammersley. David Flynn had two more for Roscrea to leave the final score Clonoulty Rossmore 2-22 Roscrea 2-17.

Clonoulty Rossmore: Declan O’Dwyer, Joey O’Keeffe, John Devane, Kevin Horan, James Heffernan, John O’Keeffe, Sean O’Connor, Conor Hammersley (0-3), Jimmy Maher (0-3),
Thomas Butler (0-2), Sean Maher (0-3), Aidan White, Fiachra O’Keeffe (1-0) John O’Neill (1-2), Timmy Hammersley (0-8, 0-5f). Subs, Paudie White (0-1), Tom Butler.

Roscrea: Daryl Ryan, Diarmuid Fitzgerald, Sean Fitzgerald, Conor Bergin, Keith McMahon, Darren O’Connor, Tadg McLoughlin, Mark O’Meara, David Buckley (0-3), Joe Carroll (1-2). David Flynn (0-9, 0-7f), Eithan Flynn (0-1), Jamie Bergin, Mark Ryan (0-1), Tommy Fitzgerald (1-1). Sub Sam Conlon.

County Senior Hurling Championship 2014

Nenagh Eire Og 1-15 Clonoulty Rossmore 0-16

Last year’s defeated finalists, Nenagh Eire Og, got this year’s campaign underway in winning fashion at the Ragg on Sunday evening when they defeated west representatives Clonoulty Rossmore in the opening round of section 1, group 1 by two points. Conditions were brisk and dry with a wind blowing into the dressing room end and both teams served up an entertaining fare in front of a small crowd.
Clonoulty won the toss and elected to play with the aid of this wind in the opening period. However it was Nenagh who got off to the better start and had two points on the scoreboard inside the opening two minutes, from the stick of Donnacha Quinn, one from a free and one coming from a 65. Timmy Hammersley opened Clonoulty’s account after four minutes with a well taken point. This was followed up with a Sean Maher equalizer before Timmy Hammersley put the west men in front from a pointed free. Killian Gleeson equalized for the north men. Clonoulty then took control of the game and hit six unanswered points between the twelfth and twenty seventh minutes, the scorers coming from John O’Neill (2), Sean Maher (1) and Timmy Hammersley (3) including one from a free. However during this period of dominance they failed to threaten the Nenagh goal and goalkeeper Michael McNamara was never tested. Tommy Heffernan pulled one back for Nenagh just before the break to leave five points between the teams. One felt that this lead was not enough for Clonoulty as they faced the wind in the second half.
Nenagh started the second period in whirlwind fashion and had three points on the board in the opening two and a half minutes, one a long range free from midfielder Barry Heffernan. Half back Billy Heffernan and Donnaca Quinn was the other scorers. In the fourth minute Nenagh broke up a promising Clonoulty attack and pushed downfield and finished with Killian Gleeson finding the Clonoulty net for the game’s only goal. This was a lead that the north men were never to relinquish. Thomas Butler equalized for Clonoulty before Tommy Heffernan and Donnacha Quinn put Nenagh back in front. John O’Neill hit one for Clonoulty, Michael Heffernan had his first of three for Nenagh and Timmy Hammersley added one for Clonoulty to cut the deficit to the minimum. Nenagh the hit three points to lead by four with nine minutes remaining. Clonoulty then brought on James Heffernan to the half back line and pushed John O’Keeffe to midfield. This move seemed to pay dividends as Clonoulty clawed back this lead to draw level with two minutes remaining. However some terrible slack marking by their defense allowed Michael Heffernan to put over two points in as many minutes to ease out winners in this entertaining contest. Clonoulty now play Roscrea in round 2 while Nenagh play Templederry.

Nenagh Eire Og: Michael McNamara, Andrew Coffey, Noel Moloney, John Brennan, Daire Quinn, Hugh Moloney, Billy Heffernan (0-1), Barry Heffernan (0-1), Kevin Tucker, Pearse Morris (0-1), Michael Heffernan (0-3), Tommy Heffernan (0-2), Killian Gleeson (1-1), Paddy Murphy, Donnacha Quinn (0-6, 4f).

Clonoulty Rossmore: Declan O’Dwyer, Joey O’Keeffe, John Devane, Kevin Horan, Padraig Heffernan, John O’Keeffe, Sean O’Connor, Aidan White, Jimmy Maher, Sean Maher (0-3), Thomas Butler (0-1), Timmy Hammersley (0-8, 3f), Fiachra O’Keeffe, Conor Hammersley (0-1), John O’Neill (0-3), subs James Heffernan.

County Intermediate Hurling League

County Intermediate League

Clonoulty Rossmor 1-12 Moycarkey Borris 1-12

Moycarkey and Clonoulty played out a draw in this Group 2 County Intermediate League game in Littleton of Sunday evening. This was a game that the West men should have won as they totally dominated proceedings during an opening half after which they led by 1-7 to 0-2 with four points coming from frees via the stick of Tommy Lyng. Mickey Ryan (W), Paul Hayes and Paddy Ryan also got on the scoreboard. The goal came after six minutes from Aaron Ryan (R) after a good build up involving Paddy Ryan and Jamie Molony. Moycarkey’s scores came from Phil Kelly and Timmy Ryan.

In the second half scores were exchanged early on as Tommy Lyng and Timmy Ryan exchanged points. Ryan was a constant thorn in the Clonoulty defense during this second half and ended the game with 1-5 from play, the goal coming on twenty nine minutes. He was constantly allowed far too much latitude with the Clonoulty backs standing off and not closing him down. Phil Kelly moved out the field and contributed four more second half points. Clonoulty had points from Liam Devane, Denis Murphy and Mickey Ryan (W) and led right up to the final minute when Jamie Flanigan put over the equalizer on the stroke of full time.
Clonoulty Rossmore: David Egan, Shaun Coffey, Niall Shanahan, Darren Corcoran, Anthony Kearney, Liam Devane (0-1 F), James Horan, Paddy Ryan (0-1), Denis Murphy (0-1), Jamie Molony, Aaron Ryan (R) (1-0), Tommy Lyng (0-6, 4F), Mickey Ryan (W) (0-2), Paul Hayes (0-1), Gary Donnelly. Subs used; James Ryan (W).
Moycarkey Borris: John Kelly, Aidan Maher, Peter Kinnane, Tony Flanigan, Gerry Maguire, Willie Dempsey, Peter O’Brien, Michael Cussen, Gerard Carey, Jamie Flanigan (0-1), Daniel Kirby (0-1), Mattie Ryan, Donie Bergin, Phil Kelly (0-5), Timmy Ryan (1-5).

County Senior Hurling Semi Final

Dr. Fogarty Cup Semi Final

Injury Time Point Puts Clonoulty in Final

Clonoulty Rossmore 0-17 Templederry Kenyans 0-16

Clonoulty Rossmore, who enjoyed home advantage, advanced to the final of the Dr. Fogarty Challenge Cup, by virtue of an injury time point victory, from former county panelist Timmy Hammersley, over Templederry Kenyans, on Sunday last.
Templederry got off to a good start and had two points on the score board from midfielders Johnny Harkins and Eanna Murray before man of the match Sean Maher opened Clonoulty’s account in the eleventh minute. The Templederry midfield were well on top during this opening period and this was reflected by the supply of ball to their forwards, who were always looking dangerous, especially wing forward Liam McCutchen who would finish the game as their top scorer with four outstanding points, all from play, two in each half. Gearoid Ryan, Dillon Carey and Padraig O’Leary also had points for the North team, while Sean Maher had two more for the men from the West. Timmy Hammersley hit two from frees also. Immediately before the break Templederry should have had the game’s first goal, only to be denied by a brilliant save from Declan O’Dwyer in the home goal. Adrian Ryan pointed the resulting 65 to leave them in front at the break by three points on the score Templederry 0-8 Clonoulty 0-5.
Clonoulty were quickly into the game after the restart and had points from Aidan White and Fiachra O’Keeffe. Liam McCutchen put Templederry further in front with a good point. Sean Maher with one and Timmy Hammersley with two from frees eased the West men in front by the eight minute. Templederry then hit a purple patch and scored seven unanswered points from Liam McCutchen (2), Padraig O’Leary (2) one each from Donal McGrath and Matthew Hogan, and one from a placed ball from the stick of Gearoid Ryan, to put them six points up with ten minutes remaining, and firmly in the driving seat. Clonoulty then came storming back into the game, being driven on by their half back line, and had points from John O’Neill (2), Timmy Hammersley (2F) and one from Fiachra O’Keeffe to cut the deficit to the minimum with one minute remaining. Timmy Hammersley equalized from a free with time running out and it looked to the small attendance that the game was heading for extra time. However Timmy Hammersley had other ideas and two minutes into injury time got the winner from out near the touch line to put Clonoulty into the final on the score Clonoulty Rossmore 0-17 Templederry Kenyans 0-16.
Clonoulty Rossmore: Declan O’Dwyer, Joey O’Keeffe, James Heffernan, Andrew Quirke, Sean O’Connor, John Devane, Ciaran Quirke, Jimmy Maher, Paudie White, Thomas Butler, Sean Maher (0-4), Aidan White (0-1), Timmy Hammersley (0-8, 7F), John O’Neill (0-2), Fiachra O’Keeffe (0-2). Sub used; Paddy Ryan, Aaron Ryan (R), Paul Hayes.
Templederry: Paul Murray, Padraig Hogan, Dale Donnelly, Tadg McLaughlin, Tom Ryan, Adrian Ryan (0-1,65), Paudie Ryan, Johnny Harkins (0-1), Eanna Murray (0-1), Liam McCutchen (0-4), Padraig O’Leary (0-3), Dillon Carey (0-1), Donal McGrath (0-1), Gearoid Ryan (0-3,1F), Matthew Hogan (0-1).

Referee Phil Ryan, Knockavilla Kickhams.

County Senior Challenge Cup

Clonoulty Rossmore 3-13 Thurles Sarsfields 1-10

Clonoulty Rossmore qualified for the semi final of the Dr. Fogarty Cup by virtue of a 9 point win over Thurles Sarsfields at Clonoulty on Friday night last. This game was played in arctic conditions with a strong breeze blowing away from the dressing room end. The pitch held up well despite the previous 24 hours rain but was not conducive to attractive hurling.
Sarsfields, who played with the aid of the wind in the opening period, were sharp off the mark and had six points on the scoreboard by the thirteenth minute thanks to Aidan McCormack, who operated at centre forward, with four from frees and play, and one each from Tommy Doyle and Michael O’Brien. Clonoulty on the other hand were slow to start and John O’Neill opened their account with a point on sixteen minutes. This was followed up with points from Jimmy Maher and Timmy Hammersley before O’Neill had the game’s opening goal to level the game. Kevin Dunne edged the town men in front with a fine point and Michael O’Brien crashed home a goal to extend their lead. Clonoulty hit back with points from Sean Maher and Hammersley again to cut the deficit to two points at the break.
Clonoulty started the second period in whirlwind fashion and had 2-1 on the scoreboard in the opening five minutes, with the goals coming from full forward John O’Neill, the second from a 20 meter free, and the point from a free by Timmy Hammersley. This was the trend throughout the second half as the home team drove on with the aid of the elements in the ever deteriorating conditions. They had points from Timmy Hammersley, Sean Maher and Aidan White and the score of the game from a long range sideline cut by John O’Neill. Sarsfields reply was two points from frees by Aidan McCormack and one from Conor Lanigan.

Clonoulty Rossmore: Declan O’Dwyer, Joey O’Keeffe, John Devane, Kevin Horan, Sean O’Connor, John O’Keeffe, James Heffernan, Paudie White, Jimmy Maher (0-1), Aidan White (0-1), Sean Maher (0-2), Thomas Butler, Timmy Hammersley (0-7, 0-6f) John O’Neill (3-2, 1-1f) Paddy Ryan. Subs used; Niall Shanahan, Paul Hayes, Aaron Ryan (R).

Thurles Sarsfields: Paddy McCormack, James Ryan, Kevin O’Gorman, David O’Dwyer, Tom King, Stephen Maher, Barry O’Dwyer, John Maher, Kevin Dunne (0-1), Tommy Doyle (0-1), Aidan McCormack (0-6, 0-5f), Michael Russell, Michael O’Brien (1-1), Ger O’Grady, Conor Lanigan (0-1). Subs used; Jack Lineen
Referee: Johnny Ryan, Boherlahan.

County Intermediate League 2014

Drom & Inch 1-12 Clonoulty Rossmore 0-10

Drom and Inch opened their account on a winning note in group 2 of the county intermediate league when they defeated the home team in Clonoulty on Friday night last. The game, which was played in cold conditions, got off to a flying start and two scores in the first two minutes of the game, Clonoulty with as point from Jimmy Maher and Drom with a screamer of a goal from their top scorer Mike Everard. Everard added four more points from frees to Clonoulty’s points from Liam Devane and Tommy Lyng to lead by 1-4 to 0-3 after thirteen minutes. Drom had four more points before the break to Clonoulty’s three from Aaron Ryan (R), Aidan White and Paddy Ryan.

The second half was a more equal affair but the Clonoulty attack was never able to break down a solid Drom defense. Clonoulty had points from Aidan White (2), Tommy Lyng and Liam Devane, while Mike Everard (3) and Paul Kennedy replied for Drom to leave the final score Drom & Inch 1-12 Clonoulty Rossmore 0-10.

Clonoulty Rossmore: David Egan, Niall Shanahan, James Heffernan, Darren Corcoran, James Horan, Kieran Quirke, Anthony Kearney, Sean O’Connor, Liam Devane (0-2), Aidan White (0-3), Aaron Ryan (R) (0-1), Tommy Lyng (0-2), Paddy Ryan (0-1), Paul Hayes, Jimmy Maher (0-1). Subs: Michael Coen, Kieran Carroll, Shaun Coffey.

Drom & Inch: Paul Connors, Michael Purcell, Matt McGrath, Matt Buckley, Padraig Stapleton,
Philip Looby, Eric Looby, Joe Egan (0-1), Paul Kennedy(0-1), Brendan Larkin, Paddy Kennedy, Mike Everard (1-8), Shane Hassett (0-2), Michael Long, John Kennedy. Subs : Michael Connors, Donal Larkin.

County Senior Hurling Challenge Cup

Clonoulty-Rossmore 3-14 Lorrha 3-13

Clonoulty-Rossmore Team: Declan Dwyer, Joey O Keeffe, John Devane, Kevin Horan, Ciaran Quirke, John O Keeffe, James Heffernan, Jimmy Maher, Paudi White, Thomas Butler, Timmy Hammersley, Sean Maher, Fiachra O Keeffe, John O Neill, Conor Hammersley.

Subs Used: Niall Shanahan, Aidan White, Aaron Ryan, Paddy Ryan

Scores: Conor Hammersley 1-06 (0-03f), Timmy Hammersley 0-04 (0-01f), Fiachra Keeffe 2-01, John O Neill 0-02, Sean Maher 0-01.

Clonoulty-Rossmore move on to the next round of the County Challenge Cup after the narrowest of margins against Lorrha this morning. Clonoulty got off to a quick start by scoring 1-05 in the first 7 minutes to Lorrha’s 2 points. Both teams traded points until Fiachra O Keeffe got his second goal just before halftime. Clonoulty went in at halftime leading 2-09 to 9pts.

Clonoulty came out again in second half to a flyer scoring 1-03 in the first 10 minutes, Conor Hammersley with the goal after 30 seconds. Lorrha had failed to score in this time but then came into it with a point and soon after had been awarded a penalty which was buried to the roof of the net by their goalie Keane Hogan (son of Ken Hogan) and another goal 4 minutes later brought them right back into it. Both teams traded points before Lorrha got their third goal with five minutes to go to put them a point behind. Lorrha then equalised before Timmy Hammersley dispatched a 65 with only seconds remaining to win the match.