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.