Having recorded victories over St catherines, fr. O'Neills and bride rovers in the u14 league we took to the main field in Killeagh on Wed last the 17th to play Dungourney in our final league game knowing victory would guarantee us top spot in the group and progression to the quarter finals. We were down a number of players on the night due to the school graduation and injury but had the bear fifteen due to players returning from injury. We started off well but failed to convert our pressure into scores with a number of wides before Aoife O'Neill doubled on a ball in from Joanna to find the back of the net and to get us going Elena followed this up with a point before Joanna added a goal of her own. Dungourney did took a bit of control and scored an unstoppable and goal in to the top corner. This was the final score of the half with the girls coming in for a much needed break from the heat and to take on water. We went into the second with the intention of taking our chances which we did from the start with scores coming from Saoirse, Elena, Rebecca Sheehan, Orla Cowhig and Aimee Kearney who had moved out of goals to register scores on the other end to run out comfortable winners. Team on the night was Aimee Kearney, Niamh O'Connor, Aisling Tyrell, Chloe Motherway, Ava Cunningham, Chloe Walsh, Grainne Landers, Orla Cowhig, Rebecca Sheehan, Saoirse Burns, Elena Kelleher, Rebecca Manning, Amy McCarthy, Joanna Keniry and Aoife O'Neill.
Attention for this group now turns to the Imokily u13 and u15 leagues where they will play Sarsfields and bride rovers in the first games. Finally we would like to wish Aine O'Driscoll a speedy recovery from her injury.
Players and parents made the early Sunday morning trip to Castle Road to take on Brian Dillons in the League Semi-final. The pitch had been sanded over the winter and was in excellent condition and the sun shone.
The thirteen aside game began at a very fast pace and both teams had points on the score board within the first two minutes, ours coming from the stick of Ciara Barry. A long range shot from Lucy o Gorman went all the way to the back of the net to give us an early lead.
This lead was short lived as Brian Dillons took over for a while scoring two points and then a goal in quick succession. Our determination kept us going as did the strength of '' OUR ROCK" Niamh o Farrell. Niamh drove ball after ball up the field to our forwards, Ciara Motherway, Courtney Horgan, Ciara Barry, Sinead Landers and Katie Aherne. Though scores may have eluded them they kept the pressure on and earned two 45s which Chloe Sigerson calmly dropped over the crossbar. Brian Dillons pointed from the corner flag. Katie Aherne ended the half with a point from play to leave the game level at the break.
Words of advice and encouragement from mentors Mattie and Brian and we were ready for the off again. Lana Merc and Megan Treacy were introduced. Sinead Landers growing in confidence with each game gave the team a great start with a goal. Chloe pointed a 45. Leah was giving the game all her never ending energy. Courtney Horgan had her first goal in the Killeagh jersey. Brian Dillons kept the pressure on and managed another goal. Kate mary recovered well and kept the pressure at bay for the rest of the game. Lucy o Gorman having played well all through the game had her second goal as did Sinead Landers. The game ended 5.5 to 2.4 in our favour. Well done girls.
We play Kilbrittan\Timaleague in the FINAL
Our senior team played their second league game in Ballincollig on Wednesday night. Lots of girls are stepping up to the senior rank for the first time so a lot of these games are a learning curve for the team and also the management.
Ballincollig opened the scoring after five minutes with a point from a free, Chloe Sigerson replied to this with a pointed free .Ballincollig had another point and Rachael Sheehan in her first game at senior level pointed a great ball. A goal put Ballincollig ahead. A long range ball from Chloe brought us a little closer to our opponents They hit a purple patch then and scored six points on the trot. We rallied though and Chloe had a point and a Ciara Daly long ball got over the line enough to raise the green flag and leave the mid-way score 1.8 to 1.4 in Ballincollig favour.
It was battle for battle throughout the second half with both sets of backs giving it their all and only allowing the forwards two points per team.
The final score Ballincollig 1.10 Killeagh 1.6
Our third game of the League was a home game against Cloughdubh. We played this game without the services of Laura Treacy and Hannah Looney as they were observing the 5 day rule ahead of Corks League Semi-final game against Limerick.. Our get well wishes to Noelle who is nursing an injury at the moment. The Miami travellers were back and added great strength to the younger members of our team. Aoife Walsh had the first point of the game, and Katie Sheehan had similar. Despite having a lot of ball Cloughdubh were failing to score. Chloe Sigerson stretched our lead with a goal and then despite being knocked over she quickly got up and got another point. Cloughdubh got their act together and had a goal and two points before the half time whistle to leave Killeagh a point ahead
Cloughdubh opened the second half with a point but Leah Mcevoy quickly replied to this. We seemed to lose our shape a bit and cloughdubh got in to the game a bit more with a second goal and a point. Our young charges with the support of the experienced girls kept on battling and a sweet goal came from Chloe Sigerson to give us a very sweet one point victory... Inniscarra are our next league opponents.
Killeagh face Carbery in senior championship this year
Killeagh minors kicked off the year in the first round of the 2015 County Minor League in the top field of the glen pitches last Sunday against a strong Glen Rovers side. Killeagh not on full strength without our Cork Minors and others absent with injury meant our young team predominantly under 16 faced a tough challenge against the home side. A great display of camogie was given by both teams in the first half and scores could have been evenly matched at the half time whistle, was it not for the harsh decision of the ref to disallow a cracking goal from Aoife Sheehan which puzzled all. Half time score Glen 1-3 Killeagh 0-2
The second half saw this young side worked hard with positive play all over the field. Killeagh fought hard for every ball and continued to threaten the Glen lead. Killeagh were rewarded when a ball from Ciara Motherway rattled the Glen net. Glen scored a further 5 points, these did not go unanswered with points from Aoife Sheehan and Courtney Horgan keeping Killeagh in the game. The Glen finally ran out winners when the ful time whistle was blown. Glen 1-8 Killeagh 1-4
Team : Kate Mary Cullinane, Niamh O Brien, Rachel Fogarty, Orla Cusack, Emma Tracey, Niamh O Farrell, Alanna Budds, Meg Tracey, Aoife Sheehan, Kari McEvoy, Grainne Tyrell, Ciara Barry, Courtney Horgan, Ciara Motherway, Nessa Daly, Cait Delaney.
Saturday Nov 1st saw us travel to Riverstown to play Sars in the minor county semi final. Conditions were terrible and no way conducive to a good game of camogie. Ciara Daly gave us a dream start with a goal. Sars replied with a point.Great credit was due to Leah McEvoy to return to the field of play after a nasty bang. Elaine Terry, Niamh and Zoe McEvoy were doing trogan work in the back line. The three Ciara's in the forward line were doing great work keeping the ball in the square and Hannah drove it to the back of the net. Leah pointed a free and Sars did likewise. Yet again Hannah used her football skills to get a point over the bar. Sars finished the half stronger with a goal and two points to leave us level 2-2 to 1-5 at half time.
Young Ciara Barry having a great game secured us a great restart with a goal. Kate Mary Cullinane brought of some great saves. Chloe Sigerson showed what a great future she has with some great ball delivery to the forwards. Leah pointed two 45's eighteen minutes in. Sars had their first point of the second half. On checking with the referee he said we were only 4 points up and eight minutes to play (we thought we were 5 up). Hannah pointed. Ellen Benaim was having a great game. Sars got a point after a penalty was blocked,they followed on with a goal and a point. The tension was mighty. Hannah pointed what we thought was the winner. Our final score being 3-6 to 2-8. But to our dismay the referee called the game a draw!! Roll on the replay!!!
One point margin seem to be the fate of our senior team. C.I.T was the venue for our Senior quarter final against Inniscarra on Friday night last. One of the most miserable nights in many months it was too, slipping and sliding was the order of the night.
Laura Treacy opened our scoring with a point, Inniscarra got three on the trot after that. Angela Walsh ,Hannah Looney (2)and Mary O Connor all got points. Our backs Marie Smiddy Aoife Walsh and Niamh o Keeffe were keeping out great pressure .Inniscarra got their fourth point. Jessica o Shea was working well around midfield. Ang took a Laura pass all the way over the bar .Chloe Sigerson was showing maturity beyond her years and passed a lovely ball to Hanna which she drove to the back of the net.. Inniscarra showed their dominance in the last five minutes by throwing over three points to leave the half time score 1-6 to 7 points in our favour
Two quick goals after the restart were to be our downfall, and a further point was added on to that before we were to reply with a point from Angela. Kate pointed a free, yet again Inniscarra had two points. Stefanie Beausang continued to bat out some great high balls. Kate and Ann Marie Walsh both pointed .The pressure was on ,everybody was digging deep, Jessisa and Angela both got points but on yet another occasion time ran out for us.
The final score 2-10 to 1 -12 in favour of Inniscarra
Our minors played Sarsfields at home on Sunday in the first round of Championship. Though not gaining the points a great game was played by our girls
Lucy o Gorman opened the scoring with a point in the fourth minute. Sars rapidly got up the field and had the ball in the net.Chloe Sigerson and Ciara Barry both got points which again Sars replied to. Leah Mcevoy hit a long free to Hannah Looney and she rattled the net with it.Sars scored a point .Ciara daly drove a lot of ball in around the house ,hanna and chloe pointed. On the stroke of half time Sars goaled to leave the game 1-5 to 2-4 in favour of Sars.
The second half began with a Sars point. Chloe drove a 45 all the way to the back of the net .Then she pointed a free. Kate Mary Cullinane stood strong in goal as Sars applied pressure. Ciara Barry showed her class with a super point from the wing,leah had two points and we had yet another one from Ciara.A questionable square ball was allowed to Sars,and they followed it up with three points on the trot. Time ran out on us to reply and the game ended 3-8 to 2-10 in Sars favour.
We eagerly await our next game.
Our u15s took to the field in Killeagh on Wednesday 27th against Dungourney in the Semi Final of the Imokily A grade competition. It was a miserable wet night but both teams set about putting on a great display of hurling and commitment.
Killeagh were under pressure from the start and it took our backs a while to settle. On attack Ciara & Kate were being made to work hard for possession. Ciara got our first score followed by a second point shortly after from Kate Mac.
Dungourney then struck for 2 goals in quick successesion which rattled all the girls. These 2 goals spurred the girls on and we went on to score two goals of our own. Half time score was 2 -2 to 2 3 in our favour.
At this stage our PRO had to retire from the match so no accurate account was kept. Killeagh pulled away late in the second half and showed some lovely team work amongst our forwards. Sarah Roches puck outs were excellent throughout the game relieving pressure regularly. There was also great displays from Ciara Barry, Carrie Manning, Elana Kelleher and Donna Coleman. Final score on the night Killeagh 5-8 Dungourney 4-2.The girls now go on to play Sars in the Final at a date to yet be decided. Many thanks to all the girls for their work rate on the night and to all our supporters who come out on such a miserable night.
The U13’s travelled to Dungourney on Tuesday the 19th to finally play their semi-final of the Imokilly Cup. We travelled with 23 on the night which made the task of selecting the starting 12 all the harder. With the hard decisions made the first 12 were sent out with the intention to make a good start and to focus on our own game. The girls took the message to heart and from the first attack found the back of the net with a well taken goal from Elena Kelleher, this instilled a belief in the girls and they quickly added another goal through Joanna Keniry. Dungourney ensured it wasn’t going to be all one way traffic with a well taken goal of their own but our girls responded in the best way possible by going up the other end and getting another goal through Saoirse Burns, while Aimee Kearney got her name on the score sheet when she raised a white flag. But Dungourney came back again with two goals of their own as our defence struggled with the dropping ball in the glaring sun. We responded with another point from Elena but Dungourney were to have the last say of the half with another goal to go in a point ahead at half time 4-0 to 3-2. Taking on water was the main aim of half time after the pace of the first 30 minutes. There was a sense of disbelief at being behind at half time especially with the chances we had but this made our girls all the more determined heading out for the second half. Dungourney started this half a lot better but failed to take advantage of a dubious 45 awarded by the referee, this let off seemed to spur our girls on and a lovely point from Joanna saw us draw level, before a goal mouth scramble saw the ball finish in the net to see us retake the lead. Aimee then rattled the net before another point from Elena saw us extend our lead, Dungourney came back at us again with another two goals but our girls upped it another gear and another goal mouth scramble was followed by a goal from Joanna, and another point from Elena. We got a breather when Joanna picked up a knock to her shoulder which allowed the girls to take on some much needed water. Thankfully Joanna was able to continue and score a fine goal to extend our lead further. Elena then struck two equally brilliant points from out the field. Dungourney kept trying and only for a fine save from Laura Smiddy would have had another goal but had to settle for a point. They did find the net once more but that was a mere consolation as our girls added two more goals through Saoirse and Joanna and another point from Elena to leave the final score 10-7 to 7-1. This was an outstanding performance by each and every one of the girls and it was a credit to them that they just got on with their own game despite some of the decisions on the night. We now eagerly await the Final against Castlemartyr, time and venue to be confirmed. Panel on the night: Laura K. Smiddy, Aoife O’Neill, Sarah Roche, Grainne Landers, Aine O’Driscoll, Chloe Walsh, Aisling Tyrell, Ava Cunningham, Elena Kelleher, Joanna Keniry, Saoirse Burns, Aimee Kearney, Chloe O’Donovan, Amy McCarthy, Emer Cowhig, Zoe Whelan, Lorna McCarthy, Therese Keniry, Abby Bulman, Sarah Smiddy, Megan O’Donovan, Rebecca Manning and Miriam Keniry.
Our U12's had an early start on Friday the 15th as they headed for Thurles to take part in Camán to Thurles. We were drawn to play on the red pitch with the first throw in at 10am. This was a wonderful opportunity for our girls to play on the hallowed turf while also giving them a chance to come up against opposition from different counties. We got to play three games on the day. First up was Toomevara from Tipp, we weren’t long off the bus and were a bit slow to get going but gave a good account of ourselves. We’d a break then as the other teams played the next two matches before we played Crecora of Limerick and then Kilmaley of Clare. We played a lot better in these two matches despite them being played one after the other. We picked up a few knocks on the day but everyone enjoyed their day out and the trip was rounded off with a well-earned stop at McDonald’s enroute home. Team on the day was Elena Kelleher, Sarah Roche, Aisling Tyrell, Aine O’Driscoll, Ava Cunningham, Emer Cowhig, Rebecca Manning, Laura K. Smiddy, Lorna McCarthy, Zoe Whelan, Amy McCarthy, Anna Sheehan and Kate Gould.