Click below for a full report on Bord na nÓg activity by board PRO Pado Flynn for the last week.
John Lockes U15’s put in a mighty performance to overcome Graig in Graignamanagh on a sunny Wednesday evening in Dr Tierney Park. There were some great scores from both sides and at half time John Lockes led 2-6 to 0-3. Leaving an injury stroking Graignamanagh with work to do despite the hard work from the Graig boys , The scores started to flow throughout the game for John Locks. The goals from the Callan boys helped them hold out for the win on a score line of 4-12 to 0-4. Sean O’Grady and Cian O’Shea getting scores for the Graignamanagh boys while for Callan Ryan Donovan Cook and Robbie Jackman looking very impressive
Meanwhile a great game in Coon ended in a draw between St Martins & Glenmore ended in a draw where a stellar contribution of the returning James O’Neill landed 1-8 from to help the Saints to rise from the dead.
A wet and windy evening in Ballyragget- the heat wave a distant memory-saw the clash of St. Patricks and Lisdowney last Friday in the u13 hurling league. A friendly local rivalry entwined with two competitive sides assured that this clash would be an exciting encounter.
Lisdowney started off the stronger side and blindsided St. Patricks with two goals and five points unanswered by the first water break.
St. Patricks took advantage of the stoppage, regrouped, settled their nerves, made some clever changes and held Lisdowneys scoring, not allowing them to take advantage of any chances that they had created throughout that second quarter. St. Patricks had a few chances that they couldn’t afford to miss but did however managed to score two points by the time the half time whistle was blown. Half time score: Lisdowney 2-5 St Patricks 0-2
St. Patricks scored the opening point in the second half, but Lisdowney found their momentum again, answering Ballyraggets point with three of their own. St. Patricks got a lucky goal halfway through this quarter, but Lisdowney stepped up a gear responding quick with a goal of their own.
At the end of the third quarter the score stood at 3-8 to 1-3.
The last quarter was do or die for St. Patricks, but their grit and determination was evident throughout. Rattling the net and scoring four points, the hope of a comeback was high. Lisdowney stood firm and their strength and skill allowedthem to score a last-minute goal and put any dreams of a comeback for St. Patricks to bed. Final Score: Lisdowney 4-8 St Patricks 2-7
A great performance from both sides. Undeniably north Kilkenny hurling is strong and both sides proved it. Some unbelievable talent on show but Lisdowney had the stronger side in the end. A strong start being the difference and St. Patricks found it hard to catch back up. Lisdowney gave it their all, never slowed down or eased the pressure. They held their nerve and played spectacularly – deserving winners in the end. For St. Patricks……. the hope of a championship rematch looms.
Graignamanagh 4-10 Clara 4-4
Friday nights being the weekly U13 League night, Graiguenamagh played host to their Clara counterparts.
Graiguenamangh fielded a team with a revamped formation due to a number of players unavailable on the night. Clara also fielded a team bolstered by a number of younger players.
Nevertheless both teams played out an enthusiastic first half with Sean O Grady & Cody O’ Neill scoring for Graig and David Lannan & Dara Leamy registering scores for Clara.
By half time, the home team had a 2 goal cushion.
Things began to really click for Graiguenamagh after the half time break and they began to widen the scoring difference between the two teams. However Clara fought back strongly after the water break and registered 3 goals in this quarter to finish the game strongly.
Both goalkeepers in Jamie Kennedy (Graig) and Michael Meany (Clara) had good games and s busy each pulled off some fine saves on the night.
Graignamanagh Jamie Kennedy, Cillian Murphy, Padraig Phelan, Harry Antonesa, Aaron Foley, Rory Cleary, Luke O’ Brien, Padraic Hayden, Hugo Tierney, Cian Dowling, Sean O Grady, William Byrne, Cody O’ Neill, James Keating, Alex Kelly-Dalton, Levi Murray
Mullinavat 7-15 Vs St. Lactains 2-03 u13.
1 Jamie Walsh
2 Aaron Walsh
3 Michael Hickey
4 Sam Looby
5 David Ryan
6 Liam Kenny Landers
7 Paddy McCarthy
8 Tadhg Bolger 1-01
9 Jack Marnell
10 Cian Dalton
11 Charlie Kavanagh
12 Nathan Walsh
13 Patrick O Connor
14 Bobby Darcy 0-02
15 Jamie Kavanagh 1-00
16 Ben O Gorman
17 James Bolger
18 Patrick Brennan
19 Tristan O Kane
20 Hugo Carroll
1 Eoin Aylward
2 Shay Maher
3 Leo Aylward
4 Olly Maddigan
5 Cathal Aylward
6 Stephen O’Shea
7 Seamus Rohan
8 Patrick Aylward 0-01
9 Edward Bolger
10 Jack Power 3-03
11 Cian Kelly 0-04(1f)
12 Liam Cameron
13 Rory Delahunty 0-01
14 Adam Fitzpatrick 4-06(6f)
15 Donncha Corcoran
17 Jamie Fitzpatrick
Despite what the scoreline would suggest this was a very competitive game. Mullinavat were just more fortunate and clinical in front of goal. The game was well contested throughout and credit to St Lactains who fought to the very end even when the score wasn’t going their way.
Mullinavat got a very strong start and while Lactains regrouped after first water break with some positional switches they never managed to get on top even though they were competitive to the end.
Best for Lactains were, Tadhg Bolger, Bobby Darcy, Liam Kenny-Landers, Charlie and Jamie Kavanagh.
Best for Mvat were, Leo Aylward, Stephen O’Shea, Cian Kelly, Adam Fitzpatrick, Jack Power.
Championship draws 2021
The draws took place for the Bord na nOg Championships last Friday night in UPMC Nowlan Park with a large attendance of club delegates.
The Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor Championships threw up some interesting draws. In the Minor the “Dream Team” from Dicksboro will be looking to finish off their underage careers with some more coveted silverware. They meet last years finalists Young Irelands managed by Charlie Carter in the county quarter final where they will have to come up of a way of stopping Harry Shine et al. There will be a country side in the county final as the U-15 Roinn B Champions of the last two years will square up in the shape of Tullogher Rosbercon & Bennetsbridge.
Roinn B sees a plethora of sides going in fancying their chances where Graigue Ballycallan will expect to be amongst the favourites with Aaron McEvoy is one of the names to watch out for whilst Emeralds & Dunnamaggin will also have a strong say in proceedings. Pick of the Roinn C games sees Barrow Rangers & John Lockes clash.
Duggan Steel again sponsor the U-15 competition where in Roinn A there will be plenty of talent on show as James Stephen’s under the guidance of Liam Smith will be heavy favourites to back up their U-13 success with a talent laden squad including Ed McDermot, Jacob Breslin & Sean Bergin. They meet Erins Own who will quietly fancy their chances and have fine hurlers in Conor Brophy, Bobby Brennan & Jake Connery. Dicksboro will meet the winners of the game hoping to avenge the county final loss.
Roinn B sees a couple of early round heavyweight clashes where Clara host St Martins in what will be a ding dong affair. St Patrick’s take on Danesfort in Rd 1 & with five county players at their disposal they will be hot hot favourites to take the title along with a Dunnamaggin side that have gotten to an A1 final & a Roinn B final.
Roinn C has a number of exciting draws with the clash of Ballyhale Shamrocks & Fenians probably the most interesting of them all. See previous for full draw details.