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Bord na nÓg update - Week 13

Saturday, 15 June 2019 at 12PM

The Feile is a special event for all who are privileged enough to get the opportunity to play in it. Here’s some of the weekends events from those who attended. 

 

Clara by James Barry 

Feile Hurling 2019 

After a tough qualifying campaign in Kilkenny , Clara u14s earned a spot to represent their club and county at the national club u14 tournament in cork. The boys in maroon were placed in group C of division 2 pitted against two cork teams of St.Finbarrs , Valley Rovers and final group spot going to Westmeath champions Na Piarsaigh. First game saw Clara take on St.Finbarrs in tight battle which saw Clara fight back from half time score of 1-2 to 0-2 to draw game 1-5 to 1-5. Second game Clara faced Na piarsaigh, early goals proved vital as Clara ran out 4-6 to 1-3 winners with scores from Rory Glynn 3-1 , Joe Power 1-1 , Ned Langton 0-3 , Harry Boyle 0-1. Saturday saw Clara be defeated by their hosts Valley Rovers who would later go on to contest the cup final on Sunday. Clara finished the group on 3 points and went into shield 1/4 final vs Ballygallet. This was tight affair but unfortunately the Kilkenny side fell short 1-3 to 0-3. Scorers Rory Glynn 0-2, Harry Boyle 0-1

 

Bennettsbridge by Seamus Farrell

 

Millstreet, what a welcome and host team, you could not have asked for a better club to be hosted by and will live long in the memory for our players, coaches and club.

They organised for a Garda escort with full sirens to lead us into the square in Millstreet where we were greeted with Flags from Bennettsbridge, Millstreet , Cork and Kilkenny flags and banners and a huge crowd to welcome us in. A parade behind a Pipe band up the middle of the town to the Gaa pitch for food and refreshments and where we all met the host familes,

A tough start in our first game against a strong Cork side Cloughduv in there home ground, but when our captain Joe Hughes e won the toss and took advantage of the strong wind in the first half and with goals from Alex o Farrell, Tim Kelly and Jack Campion x 2 these proved decisive in the end as we held onto for the win. 

Our second game against a spirited Castleblaney team from Monaghan was similar to the first match where we started fast with an early goal from Tim Kelly and followed by 2 quick points we took control of the match and were never troubled. A great team of players and coaches from Castleblaney who said that that the game for them was all about playing a team from Kilkenny and what they could learn and take back to Monaghan with them. 

After both games it was back to Millstreet and what a welcome from the host club, you could not have asked for a better club to be hosted by and will live long in the memory for our players, coaches and club.

They organised for a Garda escort with full sirens to lead us into the square in Millstreet where we were greeted with Flags from Bennettsbridge, Millstreet , Cork and Kilkenny flags and banners and a huge crowd to welcome us in. A parade behind a Pipe band up the middle of the town to the Gaa pitch for food and refreshments and where we all met the host familes,

The game Saturday morning was played by 2 very sleepy teams and was played in great spirits as both clubs had qualified already in the Cup and Shield.

Millstreet been more of a Football club had some fantastic hurlers and after the match a special mention from the referee for there wing back and wing forward who never gave up and had a superb game.

On to the Cup Qtr final in the afternoon were we played Ballinora of Cork who held us scoreless in the first half as they led by 0-2 to 0-0 . This woke up our players and a goal at the start of the second half by Jack Campion turned the game around where we won out 0-3 to 1-3.

Into the semi final on Sunday where we faced a big physical team from Kinnity. Again the early start was crucial for us and a goal and point inside the first 2 mins by Jack Campion setted the team.

A goal in the second half by Tim Kelly followed by another point , we had a good lead into the final few mins of the game. With the time running out a shot from the Kinnity centre forward that was destined for the top right corner of the goal was brilliantly saved by our keeper James Hughes at full stretch, a save that Eoin Murphy would have been proud of. Two more points to follow and we went on to win 0-4 to 2-05. 

Onto the Final where we played Bishopstown of Cork in what was a very hard close match. 2 points from play and a free just at half time gave us the lead by a single point at halftime. With both teams trading points and Bishopstown bossing the second half we were under huge pressure with a single point lead. The last 10 mins of the match it was down to the hooking and blocking of our players that won the game, with our wing back Charlie Fitzgerald chasing back to hook there midfielder in the corner to Joe Hughes throwing his body in front of the ball and a last second point from Tim Kelly to go on to win 0-6-to 0-4

A very happy winning team from Kilkenny bringing home some silverware

 

Mullinavat Feile Report 2019 by Elaine Delahunty

Mullinavat was Lisgoold host team and there generosity and welcome towards us and the kids was second to none

We arrived down on Friday to Killeagh where we played our first match against Killeagh unfortunately we were beaten 4-13 to 3-2 then we played our second match in Killeagh against Liam Mellows where we won 4-6 to 1-5. Killeagh had refreshments laid out for us and the kids met the hosts from Lisgoold to go home with.

On Saturday morning we were playing our host team Lisgoold in Lisgoold they started off with a parade for the kids. It was a very close game with only a point between them the final score was 0-5 to 0-6 to Mullinavat. That put us through to a quarter final against Celbridge where we travelled to Carrigtwohill to play them. Again this was another close game with only a goal between them the final score was 1-3 to 2-3 to Mullinavat. We were through to the semi finals. 

On Sunday morning we travelled to Ovens to play in the semi final against Naomi Brid needless to say the excitement was mighty. The support from our club and families was brilliant. 

We started the game strong and went on to win this game comfortably with the final score 3-4 to 0-5 to Mullinavat. 

In the final we meet Killeagh again and the kids went out with determination and fight at half time the score was 2-6 to no score to Killeagh which would kill any team but not ours they went out and played with their hearts and souls and never gave up, even when there were injuries gone off they always kept there heads up and fought to the bitter end the final score was 3-8 to 0-4 to Killeagh. 

 

Dicksboro

 

Having qualified from Kilkenny Dicksboro u14 hurlers faced a tough challenge in Cork with their group consisting of Limerick champions Na Piarsiagh, Corks Erins Eoin and host club Na Piarsiagh.

 

First up on Friday evening was Corks Erins Eoin, after being up by 3 points in the early stages Erins Eoin hit 7 unanswered points and looked to be coasting to victory. A stirring comeback led by Tom McPhilipps saw the boys snatch a draw on a score of 1–09 to 2-6. Scorers – T. McPhilips 2-3, B. Moore 0-1, P. Lacey 0-1, B. Fitzpatrick 0-1.

 

Next match just 30 minutes later was Limerick champions Na Piarsiagh. In short feile games goals are vital and after a tight first half the Boro ran out comfortable winners on a score of 6-1 to 1-7. Scorers – B. Fitzpatrick 2-1, K. Dollard 2-0, B.Moore 2-0  

 

The final group game was against hosts and eventual finalist Na Piarsiagh on Saturday morning Dicksboro were well placed at half time but against a fierce wind in the second half they couldn’t hold on losing narrowly on a score of 0-7 to 1-2. Scorers R. Doyle 1-0, M. Cleere 0-1, B. Fitzpatrck 0-1

 

Having qualified for the Cup quarter finals in the afternoon Dicksboro faced Galway Champions Turloughmore who won the Feile in 2018. When Dicksboro went ahead with a Brian Moore goal early in the second half it looked like they might go on and win it. However playing against a strong wind and a physically bigger team they lost narrowly to the eventual champions on a score of 2-4 to 1-4. Scorers – B. Moore 1-0, R. Doyle0-1, T. McPhilips 0-1, B. Fitzpatrick 0-1, M. Cleere 0-1.

 

Overall it was a great effort from a young Boro team who played their hearts out. A tough draw led them to play both finalists on route and only lost to the eventual champions by the puck of a ball. All the Boro boys should be proud of their efforts and a great weekend was had by everyone involved. A special thanks to host club Na Piarsiagh for their hospitality, parents for all the fundraising and the management team for all their efforts.

 

Panel : Tom O’Neill, Harry Cummins, Christy Treacy Murphy, Max Doyle, James Cleere, Michael Stynes, Nathan Pollard, Brian Moore, Ross Doyle, Billy Fitzpatrick ©, Tom McPhilips, James Brennan Smyth, Josh Quirke Duggan, Killian Dollard, Mark Cleere, David Fitzpatrick, Joey Dalton, Evan Murphy, Adam Hayes, Enda Kavanagh, Ryan Butler, Ruairi McEvoy, Mark McPhilips, Ryan Gorman, Marcus Trait, Hugh Greany, David Sheppard, Kyrolles Merhem, Sean Keogh, Tristian Kelly, Patrick Lacey, Luke Kerwick, Thomas Treacy, Bill O’Shea, Charlie O’Neill, Paddy Osbourne

 

 

 

 
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