Click below for a full report on Bord na nÓg activity by board PRO Pado Flynn for the last week.
Galmoy/Windgap 5-19The Fenians 3-12
These two minor sides served up a very entertaining Roinn B League tie in Johnstown on Monday evening with a total of eight goals registered. The ability to take their scoring chances shaded the issue for the visitors as the hosts hit a number of wides. By the 7th minute,Galmoy/Windgap had established a grip on the game as they lead 2-2 to 0-0 , the goals coming from ConorDoyle and Calum Lonergan. The Fenians got on the scoreboard with a point each from Eoghan Sumner and Darragh McCormack. Killian Enright then put over a brace of points, the second after two good saves by Fenians goalie Craig Bowe, who impressed. Niall Drennan added two frees to leave the vistors ahead 2-6 to 0-2 at the first waterbreak.
The second quarter belonged to the Johnstown boys as they came more into the game.The switching of Darragh McCormack to centre back to police CalumLonergan worked temporarily but Lonergan went on to put in a really powerful second half. David Sherman at full back for the winners was instrumental in repelling several Fenian attacks in that opening period striking many long relieving clearances.Cathal Phelan was the man who lead the fightback for the Fenians, as he showed some delightful touches in the right corner forward position and hit four good points in the space of ten minutes. Two Tomás Sharkey frees and a point from Padraig O Grady, now operating at centre forward, completed a dominant spell for them. In the 22nd minute however, Galmoy/Windgap struck again with Conor Doyle and Niall Drennan combining for Doyle to strike his second goal of the evening. In the 29th minute, it was Drennan who flicked a Daniel Hanrahan delivery to the net while a minute later Billy Power flicked a ball into the path of Calum Lonerganwho ran straight up the middle to bury the sliotar and leave his side ahead 5-8 to 0-10 at the interval with Billy Garrett hitting the last Fenian score of the half.
Niall Drennan hit five points, three from frees, in the first ten minutes of the new half before the Fenianscame again. Strong full forward Billy Garrett lead the comeback with a 38th minute goal following a good run through the middle by Padraig O Grady. In the 44thminute, it was Garrett again, this time courtesy of a very clever pass from Cathal Phelan, who hit the net,toleave it 5-13 to 2-11.
When Garrett won a 45th minute penalty, the Fenianshad a wonderful chance to narrow the gap but alert goalkeeper Eoin O Shea dived to his right to thwart Tomás Sharkey’s low trajectory shot. Sharkey more than made up for it in the 51st minute when he careered through the visitors defence to strike the last goal of the night,5-14 to 3-11.The Galmoy/Windgap defence were a bit ragged at this stage but a storming finish at the other end by Calum Lonergan saw them home as he really stepped up the pace in the closing moments to stem the flow.
Others to do well for the winners were Jack O Shea,Colman Moloney,Kilian Enright and Ronan O Brien.
For the Fenians, in addition to those already mentioned, Darragh O Grady and Rory Garrett were very good in defence while Cathal Phelan took the eye up front.
Galmoy/Windgap: Eoin O Shea,Cian O Rourke,DavidSherman(0-1free) ,Jim Power,James Purcell, Jack O Shea, Evan Doyle, Colman Moloney(0-1), Billy Power,Daniel Hanrahan(0-1), Calum Lonergan(2-2,0-1free) Killian Enright(0-2), Ronan O Brien(0-1) , ConorDoyle(2-0), Niall Drennan(1-11, 0-8 frees).
Subs Used: Michael Freaney for James Purcell 53 mins, John Dermody for Cian O Rourke 55 mins, Noah O Shea for Niall Drennan(inj.) 59 mins
The Fenians: Craig Bowe,Darragh O Grady,JerryHenderson,Colin O Brien,Stephen McEvoy,Padraig O Grady(0-1),Rory Garrett,Patrick Cullen,TomásSharkey(1-3 ,0-3 frees),Brendan McEvoy,DarraghMcCormack(0-1),Jack Walsh,Cathal Phelan(0-4),Billy Garrett(2-1),Eoghan Sumner(0-1).
Sub: Regan Downey(0-1free) for Eoghan Sumner 48 mins
Referee:John Guinan(St Lachtains)
Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor Hurling League Roinn B
Galmoy/Windgap 2-20Danesfort 5-5
Galmoy/Windgap Minors finished strongly to take the points in this hard fought Roinn B League tussle in Windgap on Monday July 5th.The home side lead by the minimum at half time,0-14 to 3-4. An impressive statistic from this first half Galmoy/Windgapperformance was that as many as eight different players featured on the scoreboard. Danesfort however were able to raise a total of three green flags which kept them well in the hunt. After five early points for the home side ,featuring two from Daniel Hanrahan, it was Mark Fitzpatrick who hit the first of two goals to keep the visitors in touch. Matthew Cowley followed up immediately with another major to leave his side ahead 2-2 to 0-5 at the first waterbreak.Three pointed frees from Niall Drennan and some good points from play from Billy Power,Calum Lonergan and Ronan O Brien saw the hosts sneak ahead again, only for centreback Ben Whitty to level matters with a long distance free for Danesfort. Galmoy/Windgap had stretched in to a four point lead with Killian Enrightand James Purcell shooting well, before Anthony Ireland Wall struck for goal to reduce the deficit to the minimum at the break.
The Danesfort side had a tonic start to the new half when Mark Fitzpatrick struck to the net again followed by another Whitty free. Galmoy/Windgap kept their cool and when substitute Michael Freaney netted in the 38th minute they set sail for home with a flurry of points. Danesfort plundered one more goal, but a series of indisciplined moments saw them reduced to thirteen players for the final ten mintes and Galmoy/Windgap stepped on the gas to ease home. Best for Danesfort were Ben Whitty, Anthony Ireland Wall and Mark Fitzpatrick while Colman Moloney, Jack O Shea, Killian Enright, Calum Lonergan and Niall Drennan worked hard for the home side.
Galmoy/Windgap: Eoin O Shea,Cian O Rourke,Colman Moloney,Jim Power,James Purcell(0-2,0-1free), Jack O Shea, Evan Doyle,Billy Power(0-1),Killian Enright(0-1), Daniel Hanrahan(0-2), CalumLonergan(1-2) ,Niall Drennan(0-8, 0-7 frees) , Ronan O Brien(0-2) ,John Dermody ,Conor Doyle(0-2).
Subs Used: Noah O Shea & Michael Freaney(1-0)
Danesfort:Samuel Hayes,Billy Sinnott,BillSmith,Kieran Walsh,Jack Doyle,Ben Whitty(0-2 frees),Louie Jamieson,Cian O Reilly,HarryLanigan,Matthew Cowley(1-1),Anthony Ireland Wall(2-2),Mark Fitzpatrick(2-0),Éanna O Caisaide, Ronan Hackett,Leon Brown.
Referee:John Kennedy(Ballyhale Shamrocks)
John Lockes 4-12 Galmoy/Windgap 2-6
A strong all-round team performance from John Lockes saw them emerge deserved winners against a determined Galmoy/Windgapside in this U-15 Roinn B League tie in Windgap on Wednesday 7thlast.
Looking for their third win on the trot, the Callan lads started well with an excellent goal from the impressive Ryan Donovan-Cooke. The home side responded well with a point each from Niall Drennanand P J Delaney, but some excellent scores from the skilful pair of Robbie Jackman and Harry Madigan, saw the Lockes stretch their lead to 5 points, a margin which divided the teams throughout.
Playing into the breeze during the first half, the Lockes defence was resolute throughout. Paddy O’Brien in goal was good for the visitors, while the full back line, held the upper hand over theGalmoy/Windgap inside forward line for the entire game. The Lockes half back line was faced with the tough task of dealing with two excellent hurlers in Conor Doyle and Niall Drennan, but with Michael Lynch anchoring the defence superbly at centre back, they were more than up to the task.With the defence well on top, some great work by young Luke Power, saw Robbie Jackman slam home a second goal, which he followed up with an excellent point from the side-line. Further scores by Ryan Donovan-Cooke pushed the Lockes into an almost unassailable nine point lead before the interval. An unstoppable late goal by Niall Drennan, after twoblinding saves by Paddy O Brien, saw the Lockes go in at half time with an interval lead of six points, 2-6 to 1-3.
In defence for Galmoy/Windgap, two U-13 players, Jack O Dwyer and Jack Egan were very good indeed, with George Culleton doing well on the half line. Eoin O Shea worked tirelessly all through also for the hosts and he battled hard against the strong midfield pairing of Shay Jackman and Conor Doheny. The Callan defence stoppedthe home side developing any fluency in attack and the hostsstruggled to make any impression on the scoreboard. The Lockesattack meanwhile, continued to operate fluently, and second half goals from Harry Madigan and another from Robbie Jackman, plus some long range efforts by Ryan Donovan-Cooke, pushed the Callan boys into an unassailable 13 point lead. Only some errant shooting stopped the determined Callan lads from further increasing their lead.
Niall Drennan, who fought very hard throughout ,made a strong run from midfield in the dying moments and when he was brought down, Conor Doyle struck a late goal from a 20 metre free but it was too little too late as John Lockes prevailed.
John Lockes:Paddy O Brien,Jack Hennessy,Danny Carey,ConorMurphy,Zak O Halloran,Michael Lynch,Patrick Kerwick,ShayJackman,Conor Doheny,Patrick Gibbs,Ryan Donovan-Cooke(1-6),Josh Adriano,Luke Power(0-1),Harry Madigan(1-2),Robbie Jackman(2-3).
Subs used: Hugh Hennessy,Tommy Hoyne,Ollie O Donovan.
Galmoy/Windgap:Fionn Lonergan,Jack O Dwyer,AlexCulleton,Jack Egan,George Culleton,Colman Moloney,EdmondPower,Eoin O Shea(0-1),Cian O Rourke,Niall Drennan(1-1),ConorDoyle(1-1,1-0 free),Padraig Egan,P J Delaney(0-1),Thomas Power(0-2),John Power.
Subs:Aidan O Shea for Edmond Power and Sam Moloney for Padraig Egan
Graignamanagh 9-10 Setanta Carlow 5-4
Graignamanagh played host to Setanta Carlow on an evening with perfect conditions for hurling.
The home side were quick out of the blocks with a brace of goals and points registered on the scoreboard.
The visitors settled however and before the first water break Dmitriy Shabalin had responded with a well worked goal.
Graignamanagh stepped up a gear and showed their ruthless side in the 2nd and 3rd quarters with the scoring double act of Sean O’ Grady and Jamie Kennedy keeping the scoreboard operator busy. A move into the forwards allowed Cody O’ Neill to register a goal and Padraig Phelan popped over a point.
There was still fight left in Setanta and they entered their purple patch in the final quarter where they began a run of scores with a goal by Robbie Carbery. Graignamanagh fought back with Padraig Phelan and Alex Kelly-Dalton stepping up with goals and Cian Dowling put a free over the bar but the visitors ended up outscoring the Graig boys in that final quarter.
On the night, it left Graignamanagh with a win by a comfortable margin and they will be satisfied the scoring was shared among 6 of their players. Setanta left knowing that if they can maintain the final quarters performance for a full match, then a match win is surely on the cards for this team.
Galmoy/Windgap 5-7 Glenmore 3-6
Galmoy/Windgap U-13s made the long journey to Páirc Na Ratha Glenmore a worthwhile one on Friday night last with a good victory over the home side. This was the first win for this team after two challenging opening games against St Martinsand Lisdowney.Glenmore put up stern resistance but the visitors were slightly sharper up front.
Galmoy/Windgap:Ryan Whelan,Alyn Hearne,Jack O Dwyer,Aidan Doyle,Dara Houlihan,Jack Egan,MikieSaunders,Aidan O Shea,Dara Enright,Tadhg Kennedy,JohnPower,Conor Power,Joe Moloney,Frankie Dollard,Shane Doyle.
Subs:Jules Seagrave for Shane Doyle,Jack Culleton for Joe Moloney,Cathal Barron for Aidan Doyle (inj.) and George Culleton for Alyn Hearne.
Glenmore:Mark Griffin,Colm Mackey,Fionn Murphy,ScottGarvey,Tommy Ryan,Mark Cody,Conor Doherty,RoryAtkins,Aaron Talbot,Sean Croke,Conor Walsh,HughBeirne,Stephen Grant,Seamus Harney,Sam McDonald.
Referee:Gavin Quilty (Slieverue)