Bord na Mona Leinster GAA Series Update Monday 28th January 2013
KILDARE CLAIM BORD NA MÓNA O’BYRNE CUP TITLE AFTER EXTRA-TIME BATTLE
BORD NA MÓNA WALSH AND KEHOE CUPS AT SEMI-FINAL STAGE
Kildare claimed their second Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup title in three years in dramatic circumstances at Parnell Park on Saturday night.
In a game which left the large attendance on the edge of their seats throughout, 1-2 from the boot of Tomás O’Connor inside a three and a half minute spell in the second period of extra-time, ensured a tenth Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup title for Kildare after a 1-16 to 0-17 win over Dublin.
In a first for Gaelic Games, a joint Man of the Match award was presented by Bord na Móna to Kildare’s Daniel Flynn and Dublin’s Paul Mannion. Both young players certainly impressed during this game, with Flynn an excellent playmaker in the corner for the Lilywhites, while Paul Mannion contributed four points for the Metropolitans.
The sides were level on four occasions in the first half of normal time, until a Mannion point pushed the hosts to a 0-8 to 0-7 interval lead.
Dublin extended their lead to three points inside two minutes of the restart, but the sides were level for the fifth time following John Doyle’s point third point of this game in the 45th minute.
A Shane Carthy score pushed Dublin 0-14 to 0-12 ahead with less than 10 minutes of normal time remaining, but Kildare bounced back with points from Doyle and a late Padraig O’Neill equaliser forcing extra-time.
A trio of unanswered scores pushed Dublin into a 0-17 to 0-14 lead at half-time in extra-time, with Paul Hudson and Pat Burke on target.
However, Kildare failed to give up with Tomás O’Connor in superb form after the break to claim an unanswered 1-2 and ensure that Kildare captain Mikey Conway lifted the Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup after the game.
BORD NA MÓNA LEINSTER GAA SERIES HURLING ACTION CONTINUES
The Bord na Móna Leinster GAA Series Hurling competitions continued on Sunday with some competitive fare in both the Bord na Móna Walsh and Kehoe Cup and Shield Competitions.
Galway set up a Bord na Mona Walsh Cup semi-final date with Dublin, while Wexford advanced to a last four encounter against Kilkenny.
Joe Canning bagged 1-8 for the Tribesmen in their 2-15 to 1-9 win over Carlow at Dr. Cullen Park.
The Tribesmen fielded seven of the side which lost last years All-Ireland final replay, with Damien Hayes netting their second goal on the restart.
John Power fired eight points as an inexperienced Kilkenny claimed a 0-17 to 0-15 win over NUIG on Saturday.
Teenager Gary Moore fired 12 points in Wexford’s 1-24 to 1-15 win over Offaly, with goalkeeper Mark Fanning netting the hosts goal at Blackwater.
A Derek Molloy goal for Offaly was the difference at the break on a 1-10 to 0-10 score-line.
Wexford will host All-Ireland champions Kilkenny at a Blackwater at 12.30 next Sunday.
Antrim and DIT advanced to the Bord na Móna Walsh Shield final next Thursday night at Casement Park (7.30) after wins over Laois and Westmeath respectively.
Neil McManus fired 10 points, including the winner as Antrim recorded a 0-18 to 0-17 win over Laois after extra-time in Rathdowney.
Goals from David Treacy, Michael Moloney and Finn Dunleavy helped DIT to a 3-13 to 2-5 win over Westmeath at Mullingar.
Derek McNicholas and Niall O’Brien claimed the Lake County goals.
In the Bord na Móna Kehoe Cup, Meath, Wicklow, Derry and Kildare claimed wins.
Stephen Clynch fired nine points for Meath in their 0-15 to 0-11 win over Armagh at Páirc Tailteann, Navan.
The Royals staged a tremendous second half turnaround, after Armagh had taken an 0-8 to 0-4 interval lead.
Andy O’Brien (1-7), Christy Moorehouse (1-3) and Ronan Keddy (1-1) netted second half goals for Wicklow in their 3-17 to 1-3 win over DCU in Bray.
The sides were tied at 1-2 to 0-5 at the interval, with Donal Walsh netting an early goal for the students.
However, DCU could only manage one second half point, as Wicklow took command.
Ruairi Convery top scored with seven points for Derry as they recorded a 2-11 to 2-10 win over GMIT at Celtic Park.
Derry led by 0-6 to 0-3 at half-time, with Convery registering four first half points.
His brother Chrissy netted a goal on the restart, while a Brendan Quigley goal gave Derry a six-point advantage with 10 minutes remaining.
Conor O’Donnell netted a late goal to bring the students back into contention, but Derry held out for victory.
Kildare were always on top as they claimed a 1-19 to 0-7 winners over Louth at Darver.
Newly appointed captain Paul Divilly led the charge with seven points for the visitors, while second half substitute David Harney netted the games only goal.
In the Bord na Móna Kehoe Shield, Roscommon claimed a 2-16 to 1-8 win over Trinity College at Thomas Davis GAA club.
Two first half goals from Adrian Murphy helped the visitors to a 2-8 to 1-3 half-time lead.
Roscommon will now face Queens University Belfast in a home semi-final at Athleague next weekend.
BORD NA MONA LEINSTER GAA SERIES BRIEFS:
Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup
Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup 2013 (Overall)
* Highest Winning Margin: 17 points (Dublin 4-15 Louth 0-10 – Semi-Final)
* Lowest Winning Margin: 1 point (Meath 1-13 UCD 0-15 – Group A, Round 3; Offaly 0-8 Westmeath 0-7, Group C, Round 3 )
* Highest Aggregate Score: 40 points (Laois 2-21 Athlone IT 0-13 – Group C, Round 3)
* Lowest Aggregate Score: 15 points (Offaly 0-8 Westmeath 0-7 – Group C, Round 3)
Bord na Mona Walsh Shield Final
Bord na Móna Walsh Shield Roll of Honour
2008 – Laois 2-14 Westmeath 2-11
2009 – Dublin 1-20 Offaly 2-15
2010 – Laois 1-16 Carlow 1-10
2011 – Offaly 3-23 Carlow 2-14
2012 – Offaly 0-22 Carlow 1-14
PATHS TO THE FINAL:
SUNDAY 20th JANUARY 2013
DR. CULLEN PARK: BORD NA MÓNA WALSH CUP FIRST ROUND
CARLOW 1-17 ANTRIM 0-10
CARLOW: N Roberts; H P O’Byrne, E Nolan, D Shaw; J O’Hara, R Coady, E Coady; D English (0-1), J Kavanagh; S Murphy (0-2), S Kavanagh (0-1), M Kavanagh (0-7); P Nolan (0-2), J M Nolan (0-4), P Coady (1-0). Subs: B Treacy for Roberts, D Roberts for P Coady, A Gaule for P Nolan, D Byrne for Murphy, K McCabe for E Coady.
ANTRIM: R McGarry; M Gettens, C Carson, B McCall; K McKiernan (0-2), C McGinley, K McKeague; C Rea (0-1), S McRory; S Beaty, N McManus (0-4), K B McShane; D McClean, P Doherty (0-2), S McNaughton (0-1). Subs: M Donnelly for Gettens, N Peoples for McKeague, C Morgan for Rea, C McFall for McClean, P Shiels for McShane.
REFEREE: James Owens (Wexford)
SUNDAY 27th JANUARY 2013
RATHDOWNEY: BORD NA MÓNA WALSH SHIELD SEMI-FINAL
ANTRIM 0-18 LAOIS 0-17 (After Extra-time)
ANTRIM: R McGarry; A Graffin, C Carson, B McFall; S McCrory, N McAuley (0-1, 1f), C McKinley; P Shiels (0-1), M Donnelly (0-1); S Beattie; P Doherty (0-2, 2f), S McNaughton; K McKernan, C McFall, N McManus (0-10, 8f). Subs: D Hamill (0-1) for McKernan (HT); KB McShane (0-1) for C McFall (45); C Laverty for Beattie (46); D McClean for McNaughton (68); C Morgan for McClean (HTET); N Peoples for Hamill (HTET).
LAOIS: P Carroll; B Campion, D Maher, M Whelan (0-2, 1 ’65), J A Delaney, B Stapleton, G Burke; B Dunne (0-1), C Dunne; S Bourke (0-1), A Collier, S Maher (0-6, 5f); PJ Scully (0-1), T Fitzgerald (0-3), Carroll (ET); W Young for Burke (75); O Carroll for Stapleton (83).
REFEREE: Gavin Quilty (Kilkenny)