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Bord na nÓg – Week 2

By Mary Morgan Fri 25th Jun

Bord na nÓg – Week 2
Bord na nÓg – Week 2

Click below for a full report on Bord na nÓg activity by board PRO Pado Flynn for the last week.



Piltown v Graigue ballycallan.

What a cracking first round tie. Goals, fantastic saves and more Goals were   the order of the day. Graigue race into a 9 point lead through a hat trick of Goals from Ben Mcevoy at full forward  . Piltown fought back well after the water break .  A Goal from Michael Tynan for GBC  left the score at  4-2  to 3-06 at half time . Same again for both teams in the second half going tit for tat with Goals and points. Ben McEvoy finished his tally with another 3 Goals and 2 points . Michael Tynan and Martin Brennan  chipped in with crucial Goals Graigue won out convincing winners in the last ten minutes to win on a final scoreline of 9-08 to 6-0


Glenmore V Graigue-Ballycallan  June 16th 2021

Graigue-Ballycallan 4-07 Glenmore 0-12

Glenmore hosted Graigue-Ballycallan in the first round of the U15 B league. The game was played on a beautiful surface at Ballynaraha between two evenly matched teams. Graigue-Ballycallan opened with the breeze but it was Glenmore who started the better and went 0-2 points up in the first few minutes. Graigue-Ballycallan responded and the teams were level at 0-3 points apiece. Graigue-Ballycallan’s forwards started to make headway and by half-time had scored 3-5 to Glenmore’s 0-7.

Glenmore again had a good start to the second half and began picking off points to reduce the lead. Graigue-Ballycallanwere finding it difficult to score and hit some bad wides. During the final ten minutes with Glenmore pressing hard, Seán McGrath brought off a great save in the Graigue-Ballycallan goal. The Graigue-Ballycallan backs, led by Aidan Comerford and Paudí Egan, defended superbly and a great goal by Tony Butler in the last few minutes saw Graigue-Ballycallan come out on top.

Clara got off to a flyer in their clash with Galmoy/Windgap in the first round of the U15B League in Clara on Wednesday evening. Two close range goals from Liam Carrigan and a Dillon Cummins point gave Clara a seven point lead after only three minutes. Galmoy/Windgap quickly woke up however and led by the excellent Conor Doyle led at the first water break by 3-6 to 2-4 with the goals all coming in a five minute spell from Doyle(2) and Niall Drennan. Galmoy/Windgap were in full control from there on with a young Clara team unable to come to grips with the power of their opponents.  By half time the Galmoy/Windgap lead was out to 4-13 to 2-6.

Clara battled gamely in the second half and matched Galmoy/Windgap score for score to the end but goals from Fionn Lonergan and again from Doyle sealed a well-deservedvictory for Galmoy/Wingap. Clara added to their tally with a goal from Joe Power to leave the final score at Clara 3-15; Galmoy/Windgap 6-20.


Clara: S. Cooke, P. Carrigan, J. Cody, A. Firbank, T. Delaney, H.Kelly, C. Galvin, C. Hoyne, L. Lawlor, J. Power, E. Corr, J. Bergin, D. Cummins, D. Barcoe, L. Carrigan.

Subs: T. Boyle, T. Murphy, D. Murphy, B. Kealy.

Galmoy/Windgap: R. Whelan, A. Culleton, D. Doyle, J. O’Dwyer, C. Darcy, T. Colman Moloney, G. Culleton, A. O’Shea; E. O’Shea, P.Egan, C. Doyle, N. Drennan, P.J. Delaney, F. Lonergan, S. Moloney.

Subs: M. Sanders, J. Moloney, C. Hynes, D. Enright.

The Scorers

Clara: C. Hoyne 0-12(8fs, 2 65); L. Carrigan 2-0; J. Power 1-0; D. Cummins, E. Corr, T. Delaney 0-1 each.

Galmoy/Windgap: C. Doyle 3-7(2fs); N. Drennan 1-6(3fs 2 65); P.J. Delaney 1-1; E. O’Shea 0-3; F. Lonnergan 1-0; P. Egan 0-2; A. O’Shea 0-1


The first round of the U15 Roinn C League for both Mullinavat & Gowran (B) was held in Gowran on Wednesday evening June 16th.  Gowran lead throughout the first half with the first score coming from Billy O Keeffe.  The half time score was 1-4 to Mullinavats 4 points.

There were some good performances from Gowran & Mullinavat in the second half.  Gowran got a penalty in the last quarter and a good save from Patrick Aylward kept Mullinavat in the game.

However, Gowran kept their lead and the final score was Gowran 2-8 to Mulliinavats 13 Points.

Both teams move onto the next round of the league.

Gowran: Thomas Langton, Tristan Nolan, Matthew Murray, Sean Byrne, Ruairi Phelan, Aaron Fenlon, Tommy Grittens, Samuel Brennan, Ben Drennan, Tadgh Ahern, Michael Keating, Philip Middelton, Billy O Keeffe, Alex Kenny, Finn Butler, Connor Lynch, Eoghan Phelan, Michael Holland, Aidan Keating, Keelan Barcoe, Kieran Carter.

Mullinavat: Patrick Aylward, Jamie Dempsey, Michael Slattery, Seamus Rohan, Ben Cantwell, Stephen O Shea, Michael Catt, Louis Madigan, Jamie Davis, Ross Conway, Luke O Donovan, Eoin Aylward, Kevin Prendergast, Jack Power, Ciaran Holden, Sean O Keeffe, Aaron Aylward, Adam Fitzpatrick.

The sun shone in Ballragget on Wednesday evening as the U15s opened their league campaign against Mooncoin.

A glorious evening to watch a hurling match, st Patricks were quick to build up their scores with Mooncoin finding it difficult to keep up. This seemed to be theme for most of the match.

Mooncoin struggles to find scores as St Patricks took the lead with two spectacular goals leaving the mooncoin boys trailing by 15 points at half time.

Things improved for Mooncoin after the break with two spectacular goals of their own but by then Ballyraggets lead was too much to claw back.

A good display of hurling from both sides and a good opening league match for both teams


Graignamanagh U15’s put in a great performance to overcome neighbours Rower Inistoige in a thrilling game in sunny Dr. Tierney Park on Wednesday evening. There were some great scores from both sides and at half time the narrowest margins spilt the sides with the Rower winning by a point leaving it all to play for in the second half, The result was right in the melting pot until the final whistle when Graig held on to a two point lead and ran out winners on a scoreline of 3-12 to 2-13. Steven Kinsella and Sean O’ Grady getting vital scores for the Graignamanagh side while for the Rower boys Pj Mackey and Callum McGrath kept the score board ticking over. In the middle of the field a great battle between Cian O’ Shea and Callum Mcgrath which brought this exciting game right down to the wire.


Roinn A Minor League

Young Irelands Gowran​4-11

Tullogher Rosbercon​2-11

On a warm, balmy evening in the glen of Tullogher the Minor League got underway as Young Irelands took on home side; Tullogher Rosbercon. The game started in a frantic manner with some sharp shooting from both sides in the opening minutes. Danny Glennon opened the scoring with a point from a free for Tullogher. Mikey Knox replied with a similar score for the Gowran men, with Killian Carey putting another point over within minutes. An argy-bargy broke out and two Red Cards were shown to a player from each side; leaving a 14 –aside game for the remaining 50 minutes. It was tit-for-tat up until the 20th minute, when Daniel Manning scored a goal for Gowran, giving them a 3 point lead. Patrick Langton was in dominant form centre-back and defended well as Young Irelands took the game in hand and Killian Carey (2 points from frees) and Ben Phelan (1 point) continued to push ahead. At half time, Young Irelands led 1-9 to Tullogher’s 0-6.

The second half opened with a quick goal from Daniel Manning. Young Irelands seemed to have the game in hand and despite a goal from Danny Glennon, the Tullogher side were under pressure and a third goal for Gowran scored by Killian Carey seemed to seal the deal. But Tullogher were far from beaten, and they found another gear after the final water break that gave the final fifteen minutes a hum-dinger of a game. 4 successive points for Tullogherand a goal from Danny Glennon had the side-line on their feet. With only a goal between the teams with 5 minutes to go – both sides fought hard for every ball and were dogged in their play. Lar Murphy, centre back for Tullogher was stalwart in defence but the nifty Daniel Manning broke the ranks in the final minutes to score Gowran’s fourth goal to win the game.

Young Irelands: Barry Dunne, Rory Farrell, Sean Fitzpatrick, Charlie Fitzgerald, Luke Phelan, Patrick Langton, Bobby Brennan, Ben Phelan 0-2, Jamie Middleton, Mikey Knox 0-1, Padraig Naddy, Ray Lawson, Daniel Manning 3-2, Killian Carey1-6 (4frees), Diarmuid Langton. Subs: Jamie Carter, Robin Carey.

Tullogher Rosbercon: Andrew Murphy, David Kennedy, Cathal Mooney, Aidan Lawlor, Niall Mooney, Lar Murphy, Kevin Aylward, Dan Kennedy, Ryan Murphy, Paudie Dooley, Finn Kelly, Jamie Lyng, Danny Glennon 2-9 (6 frees), Marty Murphy 0-2, Jack Handrick. Subs: Sean Ryan, JJ Ryan.

Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor Hurling League Roinn B  Round 1:

Emeralds  2-18                              Galmoy/Windgap 2-10

The Galmoy/Windgap minors travelled to Urlingford tonight to take on a fancied Emeralds squad in the first round of the RoinnB League.The Emeralds were very impressive with Killian Doyle at midfield leading the way with five points from play,while Darragh Queally and Alex Burke also notched up an impressive array of scores between them. David Sherman at full back for the amalgamated forces had a great battle all through with Burke while Colman Moloney was also impressive at corner back. By the first waterbreak, Emeralds lead 0-7 to 0-3 with Niall Drennan hitting the visitor’s scores. The aforementioned trio shared the Emeralds next four points before the interval with Calum Lonergan providing a lone reply as the hosts lead 0-11 to 0-4 at the interval. Galmoy/Windgap could have been a bit closer but for the fact that they clocked up seven wides in the second quarter.

The second half was an evenly contested affair until the Emeralds struck their first goal in the 43rd minute. Eoin O Shea stopped a cracking shot from Alex Burke but Cormac Burke was on hand to poke home the rebound. Alex Burke then added a second big score after working hard to extract the sliotar from a ruck, before shooting to the net,2-15 to 0-6 .Galmoy/Windgapthen switched Calum Lonergan from centre back to centre forward with Jack O Shea making the reverse journey. The move paid dividends as the visitors stormed back into the game and forced a defender to pick up the sliotar in the 53rd minute winning a 20 metre free.With five players on goal, Niall Drennan still found an opening to rattle the net and suddenly it was game on again. Billy Power and Killian Enright were also doing well at this stage for Galmoy/Windgap.

Good points from Calum Lonergan and John Dermody closed the gap some more. In fact, Dermody was most unlucky not to strike a goal when he hit the upright moments later. That goal did eventually come when, after a great run up the left wing, Calum Lonergan found the target and followed up with a pointed free to leave a respectable eight points  between the sides at the final whistle.

Emeralds:Brendan Cleere,Craig Barnaville,PaulMoloney,Mícheál Ahern,Oisín Deegan,Kieran Cleere,ConorKavanagh,Killian Doyle(0-5),Tomás Cussen,CormacBurke,Darragh Queally(0-6),Rory Hyde(1-0),Oisín Quinlan(0-1),Alex Burke(1-5),Jimmy Cleere(0-1)

Subs Used: Vincent Tobin,Calum Lalor & Nathan Barnaville.

Galmoy/Windgap: Eoin O Shea,Cian O Rourke,DavidSherman,Colman Moloney,James Purcell(0-1),CalumLonergan(1-3),Evan Doyle,Billy Power,Ronan O Brien,KillianEnright,Jack O Shea,Niall Drennan(1-4),Noah O Shea,DanielHanrahan(0-1),Conor Doyle.

Subs Used:John Dermody(0-1),Michael Freaney,Shane Lomax and P J Delaney.

Referee: Owen Beehan(Fenians)


Glenmore vs Harps. Glenmore u17s had a hard fought 1-12 to 1-11 win over Harps of Laois. It was score for score the whole way with a pointed free in the last minute providing the winner.  Glenmore :P. Brophy, D. Dowling, C. Vereker, J. Dollard, W. Holden, T. Mullally(0-1) , D. Vereker, S. Duhig,C. Sheehan, P. Cody(0-2),C. Roche(1-6, 1-0pen,0-5f),P. O’Connor, J. Reid(0-3),D. Walsh, J. Cody. Sub D. Murphy for D. Walsh.                              Harps :O. Conroy, S. Curran, A. Walsh, C. Walsh, G. Stanley, C. Flynn, L. Mcguigan, C. Murphy, R. Dunne,B. Murphy, C. Comerford(0-9,0-5f),B. Holland, L. Kirby, D. Dooley(1-0),E.Cahill(0-2f).


Mullinavat 4-15    Rower Inistioge 1-21

Mullinavat Scorers     CJ Fitzpatrick 1-6 (0-2 frees), Shane Aylward 2-3,Jamie Davis 1-1,Peter McDonald 0-2, Conor Power 0-2,Ross Conway 0-1

Rower/Inistioge Scorers     Eoghan Lyng 0-11(0-7 frees),Julian Maher 1-1,Donal O Brien 0-2,Joe Mulholland 0-2,Liam Bolger Hynes 0-2,Mark Flood 0-1,Ewan Gilsenan 0-1,T O Callaghan,0-1

This lively affair played in perfect conditions at Inistioge resulted in a just about deserved win for Mullinavat who’s ability to take goal chances when they came their way coupled with the brilliant goalkeeping of their netminder Dylan Dungan who made a succession of excellent saves proved the difference between the sides on the night and saw Mullinavat take the points by a 3 point margin. Mullinavat started much the sharper and took a deserved 1-3 to 0-04 to the first waterbreak after an opportunist finish from wing forward Shane Aylward who’s tally of 2-3 from play marked the big influence he had on the game. Another Mullinavat goal on 22 minutes from full forward CJ Fitzpatrick who finished to the roof of the net after good build up play from defence left the score at 2-5 to 0-6 as Rower/Inistioge lived off scraps while struggling to contain the scoring threat of Fitzpatrick and Aylward in particular. The home side hit a purple patch scoring 6 from play without reply in a 10 minute period up to half time with midfielder Donal O Brien,one of The Noresiders best players on the night hitting 2 from play and the extremely hard working talisman Eoghan Lyng scoring from play and teeing up forward colleagues to lead his team to a one point advantage at half time, 0-13 to 2-06.

The second half opened in the same vein as the first as Mullinavat found the net twice in an early second half burst with Jamie Davis finishing from close range following a goalmouth scramble and a second goal for the ever threatening Shane Aylward who finished well after a solo run from the right wing. The Rower youths faced an uphill task from here and were 8 down with 42 on the clock but true to their first half form they fought their way back into the game with Eoghan Lyng from frees and play, a long range effort from centre back Joe Mulholland and a fine score from Liam Bolger Hynes before a neat Julian Maher finish into the bottom corner following a fine attack from midfield by Conor Bolger beat the up to then impenetrable Dylan Dungan in the Mullinavat goal to leave the game all square with 7 minutes left to play. The exchanges from here to the finish were fought out with a championship feel and it was Mullinavat who roused from their mid second half slumber to point their way to victory with Louis Madigan and Peter McDonald,who had been earlier relocated to centre back from centre forward by Vat manager Sean Walsh very prominent in winning possession and driving his team forward to allow CJ Fitzpatrick,Jamie Davis and Conor Power to hit the scores required to seal the points in this hard fought encounter.

Mullinavat.  1. Dylan Dungan 2.Jamie Dempsey 3.Eoin Dempsey 4.Michael Slattery 5.Louis Madigan 6.Donnacha Walsh 7.Pat Walsh 8. Killian Dungan 9.Darragh Davis 10.Shane Aylward 11.Peter McDonald 12.Jamie Davis 13.Conor Power 14.CJ Fitzpatrick 15.Ross Conway

Rower/Inistioge  1. Cian Murphy 2.Cathal Langton 3.David Prendergast 4.Matthew Hennessy 5.Eoin Murphy 6.Joe Mulholland 7.Jack Morrissey 8.Conor Bolger 9.Donal O Brien 10.Ewan Gilsenan 11.Julian Maher 12.Eoghan Lyng 13. Liam Bolger Hynes 14.Mark Flood 15.Tom O Callaghan

Thomastown and Clara met in Thomastown in the first round of this year’s Minor B League. Clara started on the front foot aided by a nice breeze and were ahead by four points to one before Thomastown struck with full forward Conor Holdenhitting the back of the net to draw the teams’ level. Clara weren’t fazed and continued to tack on the points with scores from Jamie Agar, Harry Boyle, Sean Carrigan and Rory Glynn to lead at half time by 0-9 to 1-2.

The second half continued in the same vein with Thomastown finding scores difficult to come by mostly due to stout Clara defending but also with some wayward shooting in the third quarter. Clara kept the scoreboard ticking over and had stretched their lead to eight points before Conor Holdengoaled again from a 21 yard free. Clara responded again and added another couple of points before substitute EannaO’Keeffe, with his first touch, scored a third goal with a fine strike to the bottom of the net to give Thomastown a glimmer of hope. Time, however, was against them and Clara ran out worthy winners on a final score line of Thomastown 3-4 Clara 0-17.

The Scorers

Thomastown: C. Holden 2-2(3fs); E. O’Keeffe 1-0; A. Cass, S. O’Keeffe 0-1 each

Clara: R. Glynn 0-10(7fs, 2 65); J. Agar 0-3; H. Boyle, S.Carrigan 0-2 each


St. Patricks Ballyragget 6-19

Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-16

Panel: Oisin Troy, Thomas Love, Niall Kavanagh, Michael Gannon, Aaron Nealis, Christian McInerney, Conor Phelan, Dillion Lawless(captain) Cian Doheny, Marc Bergin, Mick Cash, Christian Connick, SeanBrennan, Shane Culleton, Mark Doheny, Ruairí, Farrell, Taras Biletsky, Conor Rocliffe, Harry Culleton and Shay Smith. The opening match of the Minor C hurling league gotunderway in Pairc na Seamróg last Monday night at 7pm.A bright warm sunny evening made for the perfect hurling conditions for both players and spectators

Balllyraggets St. Patricks got off to a flying start and managed to take a strong lead early on, putting Ballyhale Shamrocks on the back foot trying to play catch up from the opening whistle. Ballyhale continued to perform well and their never give up attitude was highly commendable.

By half time, St. Patricks had an 11 point lead after scoring 4 goals but judging by Ballyhales team performance and attitude, it was not a game that was by any means over.

Ballyhale came out the second half with a sense of determination that saw them score 3 unanswered points. It was only for St Patrick’s goalkeeper Oisin Troy and his ability to stop some impressive goal scoring opportunities from Ballyhale that denied them a chance of a serious comeback.

After two more goals from St Patricks, the game was decided.

A highly entertaining first match of the league from both sides. The final score not a true reflection of Ballyhale Shamrocks ability, determination and team spirit but St Patricks put up too strong a lead in the opening quarter and denied Ballyhale the chances they needed to make a comeback.

Overall a super entertaining game on what was a glorious evening for hurling.

By Mary Morgan Fri 25th Jun

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