Match Reports

Win Over Wolfetones Secures U16 Semi-final Berth

posted 1 May 2014, 12:07 by Seán Corry   [ updated 1 May 2014, 12:08 by Joe Corry ]

25/04/2014:  The U16's boys from both sides of the Shannon Estuary met tonight for their 2nd time in a week. Kildysart/Coolmeen's win secures them a Division 1 semi-final spot v Gaels/Kilmihil. Tonight's match was the rescheduled affair after Monday's match was called off due to a date mixup with the ref.  It was all to play for as Wolfetones needed a win to guarantee their semi-final spot and Kildysart/Coolmeen needed to at least draw to guarantee theirs.  But a draw was far from their minds this evening as the Kildysart/Coolmeen boys had only victory on their minds.  It was a wintery evening with strong winds blowing in all directions that favoured neither side.

Barry Crehan slotted one over to start the match but Wolfetones responded with 3 unanswered points.  Frees from Alan Normoyle and Barry Crehan saw the sides level at the end of the first quarter.  Wolfetones saved a penalty in the 22' minute but a goal save from Adam Carrig and 2 points from Seamus Casey put Kildysart/ Coolmeen ahead at the break 5 points to 3.

Wolfetones started strong in the second half and scored an unaswered 1-3 to lead by 4 heading into the final quarter.  The tide changed when Kildysart/Coolmeen won a free in the 49th minute.  The ball landed in the square, was gathered but the pointed attempt hit the crossbar. Barry Crehan collected the rebound and promptly buried the ball in the back of the net, to bring us to within a point.  Kildysart/Coolmeen started playing a short passing game to combat the wind and were rewarded with 3 points from Alan Normoyle - giving them a 1-8 to 1-6 lead with 6 minutes normal time remaining.  Wolfetones counter attacked with a point and then their shot on goal was saved by the upright and cleared away.  Alan Normoyle pointed a free in the 60th minute to put 2 between them. A nervous 2-3 minutes ensued as Kildysart/Coolmeen defended well before the final whistle. Kildysart/Coolmeen 1-9, Wolfetones 1-7.  Congratulations to the team and management on getting to the semi-final in the first year in Division 1.  The other semi-final is table topper Doora/Barefield v St. Breckans.

Team: Adam Carrig, Conor Donnellan, Kieran O'Brien, Kevin McMahon, David Cusack, Stevie Sheehan, Ryan Casey, Darragh Cleary, Mark Meaney, Aaron Slobody, Alan Normoyle (0-5, 3f), Barry Crehan (1-2, 1f), Luke McGrath, Seamus Casey (0-2), Sean Wallace

Report courtesy of Kildysart GAA

Coolmeen / Kildysart v Clarecastle (U16)

posted 23 Apr 2013, 13:52 by Seán Corry   [ updated 23 Apr 2013, 13:54 by Joe Corry ]

Cúil Mín / Kildysart defeated Clarecastle in the U – 16 Championship on a score of 0 – 11 to 1 – 00. This quarter final match was played in dry, breezy conditions on a wet and muddy pitch. Cúil Mín / Kildysart played into the breeze in the opening half but despite plenty of possession, failed to score. Clarecastle, on the other hand, managed a goal. The half-time was score Cúil Mín / Kildysart 0 - 00 Clarecastle 1 - 00.

On the restart Cúil Mín / Kildysart upped their game and got on the scoreboard with an excellent point from a long range free by Cian Murphy. Cúil Mín / Kildysart then went on a scoring spree and managed to keep the ball in Clarecastle’s half for most of the second half - with Cian Murphy giving a man of the match performance. Clarecastle tried hard to secure posession but were denied by some great defending.

Best for the winners were Cian Murphy, Kevin Mc Mahon and Rory Mc Mahon. Best for Clarecastle were goalie Ronan Garvey and David Barry.

CÚIL MÍN / KILDYSART TEAM; Adam Carigg, Conor Donnellan, Rory McMahon, Kevin Mc Mahon, Kieran O'Brien, Darragh Cleary, Mark Meaney, Ben Cleary, Cian Murphy, David Clancy, Stephen Sheehan, Barry Crehan, Ryan Casey, Alan Normoyle, Arron Slobody. Sub used: Sean Wallace for David Clancy.

Scorers: Cian Murphy 0- 07 (2 frees), Alan Normoyle 0- 02, Barry Crehan 0- 01 (free) and Sean Wallace 0- 01

CLARECASTLE TEAM: Ronan Garvey, Sean Egan, Fiachra Cooney, David Barry, Matthew Fahy, Paul Dolan, Josh Kelly, Stephen Barry, Darragh Crimmins, Jordan Barnes, Cian Donnelly, Dean O'Hara, Marc Mc Auliffe, Darren Crowe,Jack Murphy.
Subs used: No. 18 for David Barry (injured), No. 25 for Jordan Barnes, No. 19 for Josh Kelly.

- Susan King

Under 16 Div 3 Championship Final

posted 8 May 2012, 07:09 by Joe Corry   [ updated 8 May 2012, 07:09 ]

Coolmeen/Kildysart will have to fight another day after being held to a draw in the Under 16 C championship final Monday last in Cusack Park, Ennis against Clooney-Quin.

Coolmeen had the better of the first half, playing inspirational football throughout the field. For the majority of the half Coolmeen pressed hard on the offensive keeping the ball firmly in the Clooney Quin side of the field. Quin did have their purple patch but Adam Carrigg pull off a trio of sensational saves to put him in man of the match contention and keep Coolmeen in with a fighting chance. Kevin and Rory Mcmahon cut the supply of ball to the opposing forwards and through Cian Murphy and captain Gary Meaney, Coolmeen moved forward. Movement in the forwards was very promising and at half time at a score line of Coolmeen’s 6pts to 3 it seemed like this group of young lads would continue to press forward and increase their lead witht the wind behind them in the last 30 minutes.

However, it is a game of two halves after all and Clooney Quin took a firm grasp of the fixture for the last 30 minutes. Coolmeen did get to counter on numerous occasions through Cian Murphy but Clooney held strong and kicked their way to level scores with 10 minutes to go. Coolmeen were lucky for a finish that they came out of the game with a share as Clooney kicked 12 wides throughout the game.

Coolmeen/Kildysart will get another stab at this final in the coming weeks. The home support will hope their young heroes can take the positives from the first half performance to push them on to glory when they face this task once more. None of the team can be faulted for their efforts. Far from it. Every player should be applauded for their titanic efforts and for the way they put their bodies on the line without hesitation for their squad and mentors.

Team: Adam Carrigg, Alan Normoyle, Rory McMahon, Kevin McMahon, Darragh Cleary, Oisín Coyle, Gary Meaney, Cian Murphy(0-3), Seán Wallace, Ben Cleary(0-4), Mark Meaney(0-1), Barry Crehan, Shane Ryan.     

Under 16 Div 3: Coolmeen 4-12 The Banner 1-02

posted 5 Mar 2012, 06:10 by Joe Corry   [ updated 5 Mar 2012, 06:10 ]

The club's sporting year was opened Saturday last when Coolmeen hosted The Banner in Coolmeen, kicking off the under 16 championship. A strong breeze fell against Coolmeen's favor in the first half and this was evident from some early missed opportunities. Cian Murphy opened up his team's account after 7minutes of play with a goal, which was soon followed by a pointed free from the Banner side. Playing against the wind, Coolmeen relied on Kildysart's Rory McMahon and Mark Meaney to stand  guard in the back lines. The home team worked the ball up the field through Oisin Coyle with Ben Cleary and Gary Meaney converting one point each to leave the teams 1-02 to 2pts going into the break.
Monents after the restart, the Banner scrambled the ball across Adam Carrigg's line to level the teams. This would be the last score of the game for the Banner as Coolmeen dominated for the remainder of the game, clocking up an impressive 3-10 in the half through Ben Cleary, Conor Donnellan, Cian Murphy, Oisin Coyle, Gary Meaney and Rory Mcmahon, the final score line reading Coolmeen 4-12 to the Banner's 1-02.

Team: Adam Carrigg, Rory McMahon(1-0), Alan Normoyle, Mark Meaney, Daragh Cleary, Conor Donnellan(0-1), Oisin Coyle (1-1), Gary Meaney (0-3), Seán Wallace, Cian Murphy (1-2), Kevin McMahon, Ben Cleary (1-5), Barry Crehan    

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