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Minor Final Day at UPMC Nowlan Park

By Séamus Reade Tue 28th Sep

Minor Final Day at UPMC Nowlan Park
Minor Final Day at UPMC Nowlan Park

Next Saturday UPMC Nowlan Park will host the Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor A and B County Finals.

The B final will be contested by Danesfort and Dunnamaggin with a 1pm throw in. Then at 4pm Tullogher Rosbercon take on Dicksboro in the A Final.

Please note that admission is by ticket only and tickets can now be purchased by clicking the link below. Tickets cost €10 for adults, €5 for Students and Pensioners. Under 16’s are free.

https://www.universe.com/events/kilkenny-honda-centre-minor-a-b-hurling-county-finals-tickets-TVNX3B?ref=universe-discover

Minor A Preview

(from Pado O Flynn PRO BNG Kilkenny)

Saturday sees a novel pairing in the Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor A final as the kingpins of underage hurling Dicksboro go for the three in a row titles as they look to equal Mooncoin’s marvellous team of 1960-62 who achieved the same.
On the other side you have Tullogher Rosbercon who are appearing in their first ever Minor A final having never won the Minor A or B contest in their history.
This promises to be a very interesting game to say the least in UPMC Nowlan Park. Dicksboro have had two searching tests in recent times. It took all their skill & expertise to overcome Naas in a very competitive league final. In fact it took some exceptional individual skill from one Harry Shine to get them across the line. Old foes and near neighbours James Stephens had one foot in the final when they a five point lead at the break but a strong finish from Dicksboro saw the Palmerstown outfit through with seven different scorers making contributions whilst Mikey Raggett off the bench got the key goal.
Harry Shine is obviously the key focal point for the team but one should not think this is a one man team. Declan Farrell’s hard work often lays on score for others around him whilst Cillian Hackett, Sean Keenan, Kyle Maher & Mick Carroll are other players of note.
Despite being their maiden Minor A final the men clad in black & yellow have being hurling up a stormer in the underage ranks for the past few years. This particular team contested two U-15 B finals eventually & deservedly getting over the line versus St Martins in the 2019 final. At a glance all ships seems to be rising with their last two U-13 teams also being considered noteworthy.
As they have gained more experience over the course of the seven league matches. Many fine performances were put including wins over Mount Leinster Rangers & O’Loughlin Gaels whilst there was only four points between the sides when they clashed with Dicksboro in the league.
Danny Glennon may be the main man upfront and he caused havoc in the impressive semi final win over Bennetsbridge he was joined up front by Marty Murphy who landed 2-2 from play. The two of them fed off each other whilst Jack Hendrick showed accuracy from play. At the back Lar Murphy has being seriously impressive from the centre half berth whilst David Kennedy is a strong presence at the edge of the square.
This game is a very tough one to call as the three in a row hasn’t being done in 60 years. This is the most competitive grade in Kilkenny. Evidence points towards Dicksboro lifting the trophy however these Tullogher men are made of stern stuff, they’ll have huge support in the park which will make this closer than one thinks.

Meet Dicksboro

Name: Mikey Raggett 17

School: St Kieran’s college

Ambition: Play for soccer for Ireland
Favourite sports person:
Seamus Coleman
Name: Fionn McGarry 17
School: St Kieran’s college
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person:
Jon Walters
Name: Michael Clarke 17
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: to be a contruction teacher
Favourite sports person:
Eoin Murphy
Name: Mick Carroll 17
School: St Kieran’s college
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person:
Cillian Buckley
Name: Nathan Pollard 15
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person:
Cillian Buckley
Name: Michael Stynes 15
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person:
Richie Hogan
Name: Johnny Keane 17
School: St Kieran’s college
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person:
Cillian Buckley
Name: Tom Mcphilips 16
School: St Kieran’s college
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person:
Cillian Buckley
Name: Sean Keenan 16
School: St Kieran’s college
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person:
Cillian Buckley
Name: Cillian Hackett 17 captain
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: to be a teacher
Favourite sports person:
Micah RIchards
Name: Harry Shine 17
School: St Kieran’s college
Ambition: to be a teacher
Favourite sports person: roy keane
Name: Matty Kelleher 17
School: St Kieran’s college
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Lukaku
Name: Conor Kavanagh 17
School: St Kieran’s college
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Gary Cahill
Name: Billy Fitzpatrick 15
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person:
Cillian Buckley
Name: Declan O Farrell 17
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person:
Michael Antonio
Name: Kyle Maher 17
School: CBS Callan
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: TJ Reid
Name: Kevin Moore 17
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Trent Alexandra Arnold
Name: Sam Tynan 17
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Jordon Sancho
Name: Sean Knox 17
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Tony Kelly
Name: Sean Cullen 17
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Cillian Buckley
Name: Tom O Neill15
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Allan Browne
Name: Peter Conroy 17
School: St Kieran’s college
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Emile Smith Rowe
Name: Jamie McGrath 17
School: St Kieran’s college
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Tim Cahill
Name: Denis Dalton 17
School: St Kieran’s college
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Cillian Buckley
Name: Evan Murphy 15
School: St Kieran’s college
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: TJ Reid
Name: Tomas Cassin17
School: Farming
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Lukaku
Name: Luke Bourke 17
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: to be a contruction site manager
Favourite sports person: Aaron Gilliane
Name: Luke Morrissey 17
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: to paly senior for the Boro
Favourite sports person: Cillian Buckley
Name: Harry Cummims15
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Harvey Elliot
Name: Christy Murphy
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Henry Shefflin
Name: Kyro Merham
School: CBS Callan
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Mo Salah
Name: Adam Hayes
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Virgil Van Dijk
Name: Tristan Kelly
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: C.Ronaldo
Name: David Mulrooney
School: Kierans College
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: Patrick “Bonnar” Maher
Name: David Fitzpatrick
School: Kierans College
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: TJ Reid
Name: Mark Mcphilips
School: Kierans College
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: C.Ronaldo
Name: Killian,Dollard
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: Play hurling for the boro seniors
Favourite sports person: C.Ronaldo
Name: Mark Cleere
School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition: be a site manager
Favourite sports person: TJ REid
Management

Michael walsh (manager)

Conor O Grady
David Ryan
Podge Lacey
Edward Moylan
James Gittens
Peter fitzpatrick

Team medic- Declan O’ Farrell

Meet Tullogher Rosbercon

Player school favourite sports star ambition in life
Adam Arthurs Good Counsel College Conor Fogarty to be a top sports person
Aidan Lawlor Good Counsel College CJ Stander hope to do well in whatever career i choose
Andrew Murphy Good Counsel College Henry Shefflin To win a senior hurling final with Tullogher Rosbercon
Cathal Mooney Good Counsel College Tommy Walsh Be hurling with my club until i am 40
Dan Kennedy Good Counsel College Tony Kelly win senior club all-ireland with Tullogher Rosbercon
Danny Glennon Good Counsel College Philly McMahon to play senior club with Tullogher Rosbercon
David Kennedy Good Counsel College Pat Hartley play senior hurling with Tullogher Rosbercon
Dean Kinsella Good Counsel College Cian Lynch Ambition in life is to make county team and to be a carpenter where I’d be able to make my own hurl someday
Evan Fitzgerald Grennan College Anthony Nash Farmer
Fergal O’Shea Good Counsel College TJ Reid To win Minor A
Finn Kelly Good Counsel College Walter Walsh To play high quality hurling for as long as I can
Fionn Connolly Good Counsel College TJ Reid Win county final
Jack Handrick Good Counsel College DJ Carey to be successful in life
Jamie Lyng Good Counsel College TJ Reid long  successful career in sport
JJ Ryan Good Counsel College Russel Westbrook have my own business
Joe Malone Good Counsel College Walter Walsh play for kilkenny
John Murphy Good Counsel College Adrian Mullen To play Senior hurling for Tullogher/Rosbercon
Kevin Aylward Good Counsel College Katie Taylor Successful in sport & life
Lar Murphy Good Counsel College Katie Power with a senior title with Tullogher Rosbercon
Marty Murphy Good Counsel College Pat Hartley with a senior title with Tullogher Rosbercon
Niall Mooney Good Counsel College Tj Reid Win county final
Padraig Dooley Good Counsel College Walter Walsh Win county final
Ryan Murphy Good Counsel College Ronaldo To succeed at whatever I do
Sean Ryan Good Counsel College Eoin Larkin Have a long career with the club

 

Management Team: John Murphy, Pat Hartley, James Mullally, Sean Kennedy

Minor B Preview

The curtain raiser to Saturdays big game is the Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor B Hurling final throwing in at 1pm between Dunnamaggin & Danesfort.  
Dunnamaggin have being at the business end of the underage championships for the last number of years. This experience may well be a big help to the southern side who will be underdogsAs they are missing their county minor starlet in the guise of Joe Fitzpatrick who got injured during their epic win over Tullaroan 0-24 to 3-14. Dunnamaggin made most of the running in that game. Some of the movement in the forward line was exceptional and to land such a tally was remarkable. Cathal Buckley & Ross Hickey made strong impressions over the course of the 60 minutes. They got their year off to a perfect start with a fine win over Mooncoin 1-8 to 2-18. A head of steam was beginning to build as another south derby win set them up for the Tullaroan game. A young side but they will hold no fear of entering the cauldron that is Nowlan Park.

Danesfort have steadily improved as the year has gone on. In the Semi final they caused a major shock when they defeated last years U-15 A finalists Graigue Ballycallan in another closely contested match that was a 7 goal thriller 4-15 to 4-13. Ben Whitty, Darragh Coverdale and Louie Jamieson were particularly prominent in these games. A first round win over Galmoy/Windgap showed promise whilst they were full value for their win over Erins Own in the quarter final.

The men from Cuffesgrange are trying to win the title for the first time having only a pair of Roinn C titles to show for their efforts at minor level & will be making their first appearance in the final since 2018, whilst Dunnamaggin will try to do what now team has ever done winning back to back Minor B titles – in fact if the Southern side win it’ll be their 3rd title since 2017 and will also take them above Mullinavat, Fenians, Rower Instioge.

Regardless of the outcome on Saturday history will be made!

 
Meet Dunnamaggin 
Management team
Manager Tom Mc Cormack
Mentors: P.J. O’Keeffe
                 Andrew Hickey
                 Sean Foxe
Sponsors:
Abbey Interiors
Sheridan Stained Glass
Player name : Tom lodge

School : kierans
Ambition in life : play for kilkenny

Favourite sports star : Conor deleany

Player name : Cathal Buckley

School : St Kieran’s
Ambition in life : Win senior county title with Dunnamaggin

Favourite sports star : Shane Lowry

Ross O’Neill

Kierans
Play for Kilkenny

Eoin Cody

Player name : Pierce Cpstello

School : St. Kieran’s College
Ambition in life : Play for kilkenny

Favourite sports star : Tommy Walsh

Player Name: Aaron Moore

School: St. Kierans College
Ambition in life: Win a senior county championship with Dunnamaggin

Favourite sports star: Shane Lowry

Player name : David Moore

School : St Kierans college
Ambition in life : to be successful with the club

Favourite sports star : Tommy Walsh

Player name: Nathan Stanton-Treacy
School : Yeats College
Ambition in life : Be the best I can.

Favourite sports star : Jack Grealish

Players name :Craig Drennan

School : Edmund Rice Secondary School, Carrick – on – Suir
Ambition in life : Play for Kilkenny

Favourite sports star : Richie Hogan

Player Name: Liam Davis

School: CBS Kilkenny
Ambition in life: To play for Kilkenny

Favourite sports star: TJ Reid

Name :Gavin Mcmahon

School :Kieran’s college
Ambition in life:To win and All Ireland

Favourite sport star:TJ Reid

Name: Ruaidhrí Holden

School: St. Kieran’s College
Ambition in Life: Win a senior county title with Dunnamaggin

Favorite Sports Star: Richie Hogan

Player name: Sean Lawton

School : Coláiste Éamann Rís
Ambition in life :Hurl County
Favourite sports star : Tony Kelly
Player name: Conor Lawton
School : Coláiste Éamann Rís
Ambition in life :
To Travel

Favourite sports star : Mark Coleman

Players name: Sean Rossiter

School: St.Kierans College
Ambition in life: Win an All Ireland

Favorite sport star: Noel Hickey

1. Shay Delaney

2. Coláiste Éamann Rís
3. Travel the world

4. Padraig Walsh

Players name: Tim Doherty
School: Colaiste Eamonn Ris Callan
Ambition in life: To play hurling for Kilkenny

Favorite sport star: Padraig Walsh

Player Name: Ciarán Hickey

School : St Kieran’s College
Ambition in life: To play hurling for my county

Favourite Sports star : TJ Reid .

Player name: Eoin Sheil

School: colaiste eamonn Ris
Ambition: hurl for Kilkenny

Favorite sports star: Tommy walsh

Player name: Joe Fitzpatrick

School : St Kierans college
Ambition in life : Play for Kilkenny

Favourite sports star : TJ Reid

Noah Gilmore
St Kieran’s College
To see Mayo Win an Ireland!

Tj Reid

Player name: Thomas Deegan

School: CBS Callan
Ambition in life: play for Kilkenny

Favourite sport star: Tommy Walsh

Players name: Mikey Thomas

School: Kilkenny College
Ambition in life: Win Minor Championship

Favorite sport star: Shane Duffy

Player name :John Hayes

School:St Kierans    college
Ambition in life:To play for kilkenny

Favourite player:Connor Browne

Player name : Noah Cahill

School : CBS Callan
Ambition in life : Play for kilkenny

Favourite sports star : Tony Kelly

Conor Aylward

St Kierans College
To win a county final with Dunnamaggin

Shane Lowry

Player name : Cathal Walsh

School : St Kierans College
Ambition in life: Win a senior county final with Dunnamaggin

Favourite sports star: Bukayo Saka

Players name: Killian Tallon

School: St kierans college
Ambition in life: play Senior for Dunnamaggin

Favorite sport star: gavin bazunu

Players name: jamie Tallon

School: St kierans college
Ambition in life: Play for Kilkenny

Favorite sport star: Walter walsh

Sam O’Shea

Scoil Airegail
To be a successful Jockey

Tony Mc Coy

Mark MacEneaney

St Kierans
World travel

Ronaldo

 
 
Meet Danesfort

Name: Sam Hayes

School: St Kieran’s College

Ambition: Win a championship with my club

Favourite Sports Star: Richie Hogan

Name: Billy Sinnott

School: Kilkenny CBS

Ambition: Represent Ireland in Show jumping at the Olympics

Favourite Sports Star: Mickey Pender (Show jumper)

 

Name: Bill Smith

School: St. Kieran’s College

Ambition: To be successful

Favourite Sports Star: Carlos Sainz Jr. (Formula 1)

 

Name: Kieran Walsh

School: St. Kieran’s College

Ambition: To enjoy life

Favourite Sports Star: Tommy Walsh

 

Name: Cian O’Reilly

School: St Kieran’s College

Ambition: To be a millionaire

Favourite Sports Star: LeBron James

 

Name: Louie Jamieson

School: St Kieran’s College

Ambition: To be successful

Favourite Sports Star: Kobe Bryant

 

Name: Jack Doyle

School: Kilkenny CBS

Ambition: To travel and see the world

Favourite Sports Star: Conor McDonald

Name: Darragh Coverdale

School: St. Kieran’s College

Ambition: To become a Civil Engineer

Favourite Sports Star: TJ Reid

 

Name: Anthony Ireland Wall

School: St Kieran’s College

Ambition: To get on the Kilkenny senior hurling panel

Favourite Sports Star: Paul Murphy

 

Name: Harry Lanigan

School: St. Kieran’s College

Ambition: Travel the world

Favourite Sports Star: Shane Lowry

 

Name: Ben Whitty

School: St. Kieran’s College

Ambition: To be successful

Favourite Sports Star: Michael Jordan

 

Name: Mark Fitzpatrick

School: St Kieran’s College

Ambition: To be successful

Favourite Sports Star: Aaron Ramsey

 

Name: Matthew Cowley

School: Kilkenny CBS

Ambition: To be successful

Favourite Sports Star: Brian O’Driscoll

 

 

Name: Eanna O’Cassaide

School: Kilkenny CBS

Ambition: Win the euro millions jackpot

Favourite Sports Star: Diego Maradona

 

Name: Leon Brown

School: St Kieran’s College

Ambition: To have no regrets

Favourite Sports Star: Shane Lowry

 

Name: Mark Srouji

School: CBS Callan

Ambition: To succeed in life

Favourite Sports Star: TJ Reid

 

Name: Tom Sheehan

School: Kilkenny College

Ambition: To be an entrepreneur

Favourite Sports Star: Brian O’Driscoll

 

Name: Evan Srouji

School: CBS Callan

Ambition: To work hard and enjoy what I do

Favourite Sports Star: Paul Murphy

 

Name: John Davis

School: St. Kieran’s College

Ambition: To play with my club for as long as I can

Favourite Sports Star: Paul Murphy

 

 

Name: Finn Drennan

School: St. Kieran’s College

Ambition: To have a well-paid job and to travel

Favourite Sports Star: Padraig Harrington

 

Name: Ronan Hackett

School: St. Kieran’s College

Ambition: To be an entrepreneur and travel the world

Favourite Sports Star: Richie Hogan

 

Name: Paddy Kelly

School: Kilkenny CBS

Ambition: To win the Dublin City Marathon

Favourite Sports Star: Richie Hogan

 

Name: Niall Farrell

School: St. Kieran’s College

Ambition: To be selected for the county team

Favourite Sports Star: Paul Murphy and Richie Hogan

 

Name: Sean Cahill

School: St. Kieran’s College

Ambition: To be successful

Favourite Sports Star: Richie Hogan

 

Name: Oisin Fanning

School: Kilkenny CBS

Ambition: To succeed

Favourite Sports Star: Richie Hogan

Manager – Ciarán Walsh

Selectors – Philly Cooney, Stephen McKenna, Fergus Doyle, Joe O’Callaghan

Bord na nOg Secretary: Brendan Hoyne PRO – Claire McInerney Brown

By Séamus Reade Tue 28th Sep

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