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By Eddie Doyle Mon 4th Jul

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Clara prove too strong for Emeralds in Roinn c u13 League Final


Emeralds vs Clara Duggan Steel Under-13 Roinn C Hurling League Final

Date: 7.30pm June 24th June

Venue: MW Hire Dunmore

Referee: Brian Fox

Result: Emeralds2-6 Clara 7-13

Friday 24th June last saw the meeting of Emeralds and Clara in the Under-13 Roinn C Hurling League Final in MW Hire, Dunmore. Both teams topped their respective groups winning all their games so this was an eagerly anticipated match-up.

The evening in question was very overcast with thundershowers predicted. While there was thunder and lightning with some rain in the second half, thankfully it never turned into the washout that the sky threatened!

Clara got off to the better start and opened the scoring with a point in the first minute. The Urlingford lads settled down quickly and put over the equalising point 3 minutes later and followed up with another two points to leave them 0-3 to 0-1 ahead of Clara by the 6th minute. Clara responded to this challenge by rattling in 1-2. Within a minute the Emeralds had struck the net leaving the teams level again at 1-3 apiece.

The remaining period of normal time in the first half was a cracking spectacle. Clara added another goal and point to their tally in the 15th and 16th minutes and the Emeralds had a penalty expertly saved by the Clara ‘keeper in the 18th minute. Emeralds slotted over their 4th point in the 19th minute and Clara their 5th point in the 25th minute. This score line at this point was: Emeralds 1-4 Clara 2-5.

Referee Brian Fox added on a couple of minutes for first half stoppages and 1 minute into injury time Emeralds found the net leaving them just 1 point behind Clara on the stroke of half time. Clara were having none of this, and from the puck out, launched another attack which finished in the back of the net literally seconds later.

The half time score was Emeralds 2-4 Clara 3-5

Emeralds were hoping to settle quickly on the restart and make up for the blow of the half time goal however it was Clara who raced out of the blocks and goaled again within 40 seconds of the throw-in.By the 40th minute, Clara had added a further 1-4 before Emeralds got on the score board again with a nice point. Clara tacked on another 4 points over the next 20 minutes to Emeralds 1 point to leave them 5-13 to 2-6 clear.

The Emeralds battled hard all through and, despite the score differential in the second half, it was a competitive affair and closer than it would appear based on a casual glance at the scoreboard. Clara finished the game in style with two goals in quick succession in the 3rd and 4th minute of injury time to run out winners 7-13 to Emeralds 2-6.

Both teams were a credit to their mentors, clubs and families and put in a fantastic and entertaining display for the sizable contingent of supporters that travelled. From the goalkeepers who both made top-drawer, point-blank saves through to the forward lines, all players gave it their all. One player deserves special mention and that is Clara captain, Pádraic Meany. Pádraic gave an exhibition of hurling through his skill, speed, sharp shooting, free taking and and his physical presence. He brought all his skills to this game and his 63rd minute goal was as good as you will see scored anywhere, at any level.


Emeralds: Ronan O’Shea, Tommy Walsh, Richard Costello (Capt), Jack Lyng, Shay Queally, Darragh Cleere, Jack Renehan, Cillian Deegan (VC), Padraig Kavanagh, Aaron Phelan, Philip Campion,Dara Sweetman, Charlie Moriarty, Jack Power, Seán Wall

Subs:Locan Bolger, Colin Byrne, Kyle Patton, Adam Hogan, Sean Tierney, Aidan Evans, Will Walsh, Mark Boland, Fionn O’Connor, Eoghan Clapton.

Mentors: Cyril Cleere, Pat Wall, Raymie Moriarty, Ger Sweetman


Clara:Ruairi Bowden Mullen, Michael O’Keeffe, Liam Treacy, Ollie Butler, Robert Coogan, Sam Corr, Sam Lawlor, Dara Leamy, Pádraic Meany (Capt), Jack Byrne, Aidan O’Connell, Micheál Meany, Ciaráin Gibbons, Matthew Cooke, Jim Carrigan

Subs: Aaron Carrigan, Rory Treacy, James McDonald, Liam O’Callaghan

Coaches: Stephen Lawlor, John Carrigan, Joe Treacy



VENUE: John Locke Park

REF: Stephen Delaney


John Lockes 3:08 v 4:06 Dicksboro

With the game delayed due to thunderstorms last Friday evening, the boys from the Lockes and Dicksboro took to the field in an all-important league game in John Locke Park. This Roinn A clash turned out to be a cracker, with both teams giving their all, as second place in the league and a spot in the league final was at stake.
With the Lockes playing against the wind in the first half, some accurate free taking from Liam Corcoran and a well taken goal by Eoghan Cassin in behind the Dicksboro defence, had the Lockes boys in Front 1-5 to 1-3 at half time.
Playing with an increasing wind and tremendous puck outs from the young ‘Boro goalie, the Lockes relinquished their lead mid-way through the second half. A deceiving free somehow made it to the Callan net on 20 minutes and saw the Callan outfit now trail by 4 points. The ever-attacking midfield engine of Glen O Sullivan saw a great individual run result in a goal and later another well taken goal by Sean Morrissey off his left, had the teams neck and neck in the last 10 minutes
With some fine free taking from both teams, the Lockes still trailed in the closing minutes, and they went in search of that important equalizer and a possible victory. Alas, some unfortunate shooting, the Callan boys were unable to register another score, and the game finished 4-6 to 3-8. They now have the remaining league game against O ‘Loughlin Gaels this Thursday in John Parks at 6.15pm and then settle into preparing for the Championship in September, when they face the Dicksboro again in the first round.



Venue: Pairc Sheamuis Stiopháin, Kells Road

Date: 01/07/2022

Full Time Score: James Stephens 4-7 Piltown 0-8



On Friday night, James Stephens welcomed Piltown to Pairc Sheamuis Stiopháin for their last game of the Duggan Steel U13 Roinn A Hurling League. A deluge of rain just before throw-in meant that the pitch was pretty slick for this time of year but the standard of hurling produced by both sides was excellent. The Village started well and took a few early scores but Piltown settled in to the game in the latter part of the first half and their full back line was particularly solid.


A flurry of goals in the second half sealed the game for the Village boys. Unfortunately the weather gods did not staying shining and downpour towards the end of the second half made things difficult for both sides.


The Village now go on to contest the Roinn A league final against Dicksboro on Thursday night in MW Hire Dunmore.




VENUE: Paulstown


REF: Sean McMahon




Barrow Rangers 4:07 v 0:08 Young Irelands



Barrow Rangers welcomed Young Irelands to Paulstown on Friday evening for the final round of their U13 Roinn A Hurling League.


From the off both sets of players got stuck into this eagerly anticipated match between these two local rivals. Some intense tackling and rucking was applied by both teams in the early stages of the match. Jack Bolger opened the scoring for Barrow Rangers with a well worked point following a long ball driven in by Daniel Lawlor. Young Ireland then responded with a pointed free from Conor Carroll, but a well worked moved involving James Prendergast and Gary McHugh resulted in Cillian Culleton pointing from a tight angle to add another score for Barrow Rangers. Young Irelands however keep applying the pressure and dropped several dangerous balls into their full forward line, however these we well dealt with by a solid Barrow Ranges back line comprising of Jayden Dermody, Jake Barcoe and Dylan Kelly. In particular Jake Barcoe had the measure of the Young Irelands number 14 and broke out of defence on several occasions and delivered excellent balls to the Barrow Rangers half forward line of Odhran Prendergast, Gary McHugh and Harry McEvoy. The turning point in the first half came when Harry McEvoy, who certainly put in a season best performance during this match, was fouled in the square, resulting in a penalty for Barrow Rangers. Jack Bolger make no mistake with the resultant spot ball and drilled the ball to the top corner of the net to put Barrow Ranges 1-02 to 0-02 up. Young Irelands keep plugging away however, and scored a point from play from Tomas Carroll and a further point from a free from Conor Carroll, but Barrow Rangers responded with a well taken point from a free by Jack McShane and further point from play by Jack Bolger. The first half finished  Barrow Rangers 1-04, Young Irelands 0-05.

The start of the second half saw Barrow Rangers making a number of tactical changes which certainly appeared to pay off as Tom Carpenter, who was now moved to full forward, received a well worked in ball from wing forward Sam Medlar to score Barrow Rangers second goal. In fairness to Young Ireland their heads did not dip at this stage and they picked up another point from play from Tomas Carroll and a further two well taken pointed frees from Conor Carroll, but solid performances from James Prendergast, Andrew Donohue and Daniel Lawlor in the Barrow Rangers half back line cut out any threat from the Young Irelands half forward line. Barrow Rangers were certainly moving the ball better in the second half, and this was demonstrated by a well worked move from Jayden Dermody in the backs to Jack Bolger in mid-field who laid off to wing forward Jack McShane who finished off with a well taken point. Further scores for Barrow Rangers came from Tom Carpenter who took another well taken goal, Jack Bolger who dropped a high ball into the square which resulted in his second goal and a further pointed free from a tight angle by Jack McShane. Barrow Rangers subs Matthew Mahon, Sam Murphy, Sean Cuddihy, Cillian Tuite, Thomas Hayden, Rory Hayden and Michael Kane all put in excellent second half performances to ensure that Barrow Rangers stayed on top. Overall a well rounded performance by all the Barrow Rangers players and a deserved win. Young Ireland however can be proud of their own performance and certainly kept battling away until the final whistle.

The match finished Barrow Rangers 4-07, Young Irelands 0-08.



Barrow Rangers: Daniel McCullagh, Jayden Dermody, Jake Barcoe, Dylan Kelly, Andrew Donohue, James Prendergast, Daniel Lawlor, Harry McEvoy, Jack Bolger (2-03 (1P)), Cillian Culleton (0-01), Tom Carpenter (2-0) Gary McHugh, Odhran Prendergast, Sam Medlar, Jack McShane (0-03 (0-2f))


Subs: Sam Murphy, Cilllian Tuite, Thomas Hayden, Rory Hayden, Sean Cuddihy, Matthew Mahon, Micheal Kane, Cormac O’Connor     


Young Irelands: Dylan Brennan, David Brennan, Darragh Roche Corcoran, Ross Murray, Liam Farrell, Dylan Drennan, Cian Quinlan, Darragh Carroll, Harry Barcoe, Conor Carroll, Tomas Carroll, Ieuan Carroll, John Brennan, Daniel O’Neill, David Trimmins 


Subs: Gearoid Farrell, Gerrard Kelly, Ryan Kenny, Evan Ryan, David Slye

Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor Hurlig League

Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor Roinn B Hurling League Round 6:           26-6-2022

Galmoy/Windgap 1-25                              St Patrick’s Ballyragget   1-12

(Galmoy/Wingap team photo is featured photo)

The Galmoy/Windgap minor hurlers recorded their fifth victory of the League campaign with this win against a depleted St Patrick’s Ballyragget in Galmoy on Sunday  night last June 26th .The visitors were short at least five first choice players and lined out with six Under 15 players in their side. Mark Doheny got the Ballyragget boys off the ground with an early free, but Galmoy/Windgap soon got going. Six pointed frees by James Purcell, along with some solid defending gave the upper hand to the local side. Doheny also pointed six first half placed balls along with a brace from Oisín Troy and one from the strongly built Shane Culleton. It was Galmoy/Windgap however, who  lead 0-15 to 0-9 at the half time break. With Conor Doyle coming more in to the game, the hosts went on to dominate after the break and when Cian O Rourke goaled in the 49th minute, after a good run by Ronan O Brien ,the result was no longer in doubt. In defence for the winners, Evan Doyle, Niall Drennan and Colman Moloney were very good all through. St Patrick’s kept up the effort until the end, but ultimately, they registered just 1-3  from play over the hour as opposed to a greater array of scorers for Galmoy/Windgap. Best for the visitors were Christopher Delaney,Shane Culleton and Mark Doheny from frees.

Galmoy/Windgap:Eoin O Shea, Evan Doyle, George Culleton,P J Delaney, Niall Drennan(0-1)  , Colman Moloney , John Dermody ,Cian O Rourke(1-2),Ronan O Brien(0-1), James Purcell(0-9,0-7frees) , Noah O Shea(0-1) , Jack O Shea(0-3), Shane Lomax , Conor Doyle (0-7,0-3frees), Fionn Lonergan(0-1).

Sub used: Michael  Freaney for Shane Lomax 46 mins, Conor Darcy for Fionn Lonergan 49 mins, Tom Power  for P J Delaney  55 mins, John Power for  Noah O Shea  56 mins and Padraig Egan for George Culleton  57 mins.

St Patrick’s Ballyragget: Tadhg Phelan,Ruairí Farrell,Conor Phelan,Michael Glennon,Thomas Love,Christopher Delaney,Conor Rocliffe,Harry Culleton,Mark Doheny(0-9 frees),Josh Dowling,Shane Culleton(1-1),Oisín Troy(0-2),Charlie Culleton,Niall Kavanagh,Shay Smith

Referee: John Guinan(St Lachtains)



 VENUE: Tullogher

 REF: John Walsh


 Final Score:   Tullogher/Rosbercon          5-16

                      O Loughlin Gaels               2-12

There was a strong wind in Tullogher’s favor in the first half of this minor match between Tullogher and O’Loughlin Gales.

Tullogher were first off the mark with a point from play in the first minute from Ryan Murphy. O’Loughin Gales responded will with a goal from their number 13 on the 4th minute to take an early lead.

Tullogher fought hard and were rewarded with a goal by Marty Murphy on the 6th minute, which followed a good spell of play and some great passing by the Tullogher team.

Between the 8th and 15th minute of the first half, both teams played well and popped over some good points, four for Tullogher and three for O’Loghlin Gales.  At the mid-point of the first half, this left the score at 1-5 to 1-3 in Tullogher’s favor.

The reminder of the first half was played out with Tullogher getting another four points from play, for which Andrew Murphy scored three and Ryan Murphy getting one.  O’Louglin Gaels scored two points in this period, one from play from their centre back and one from a free from their midfielder on the 30th minute.


The half time score was:

Tullogher/Rosbercon              1-09

O’Loughlin Gales                    1-05

The wind was now in O’Loughlin Gaels favor for the second half, but it was Tullogher who had the better opening with a goal from Dean Kinsella on the 1st minute of the second half, followed straight away by a point, from a free, by Mary Murphy.

O’Loughlin Gaels clawed back two further points on the 3rd and 4th minutes, but this was cancelled out by another well worked Marty Murphy goal on the 5th minute.

Tullogher outscored O’Loughlin Gaels for the remainder of the game by scoring a further 2-06 as compared to O’Loughlin’s 1-05.


Final score:

Tullogher/Rosbercon              5-16

O Loughlin Gaels                    2-12



VENUE: Mooncoin

REF: Barry Hearne


Mooncoin 1:08 v 2:13 Carlow Town/Setanta


Carlow Town played in Mooncoin this evening, they played with the breeze for the first half and went in at half time 1 goal and 9 points to Mooncoins 6 points ,they kept in control of the second half even though they had a man sent off mid way through the second half for a second yellow card ,they ran out winner’s 2:13 to Mooncoins 1:08


By Eddie Doyle Mon 4th Jul

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