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Senior Club Notes 13.5.18

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Congratulations to Kerry Minor captain Paul O’Shea and reserve goalkeeper Keith O’Leary on their victory over Cork on Tuesday last in Austin Stack Park.

 

Senior Football

Credit Union Co League Rd 4

Ardfert 2-11 Kilcummin 2-15

 

After the euphoria and celebrations of winning the county intermediate championship we travelled to Ardfert on Saturday last with more than a little bit of trepidation. Missing seven from the final the rest of the players gone on with the business and came out on top in an entertaining, physical encounter. Goals from Shane McSweeney in either half were a telling factor in this victory but great credit is due to all, particularly to the younger players. Foremost of these was James Nagle who had a fine game at wing back but Jamie O’Donoghue and Oscar O’Connor also made telling contributions while the return of Sean Brosnan from injury was encouraging.

 

Our next game is at home to Currow in two weeks and the players will probably welcome the “Rest” after nine consecutive weekends playing.

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Report of 2018 Intermediate Final

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2018 Intermediate Champions

County Intermediate Champions- KILCUMMIN

Kilcummin 4-13 Glenflesk 2-13

A large crowd travelled to Austin Stack Park on a glorious Sunday afternoon to support our lads against a very promising and fast Glenflesk team.  Both teams had won their respective groups in the first year of this new format for the Intermediate Championship sponsored by Castleisland Co-Op Mart. Kilcummin overcame most people’s favourites Templenoe in the Semi-Final by a single point while Glenflesk impressed by beating St Mary’s Cahersiveen by six points in the other game. So the scene was set for an all East Kerry final between two neighbouring clubs who only a month earlier had between partners in a joint fund raiser “A Night at the Oskars”.

Straight from the throw in Kilcummin went on the attack which did not lead to a score but five minutes later following a break down field wing back Sean O’Leary finished low to the Glenflesk net. Glenflesk responded with a point but Kevin McCarthy and Shane McSweeney added two further points from play and when Noel Duggan kicked over a free after 10 minutes the score stood at 1-3 to 0-1 to Kilcummin.  Our Lads were playing very well throughout the field with the defence coping very well with the very potent Glenflesk forwards. When on the 15th minute of the half the dangerous Kevin McCarthy goaled the scoreline read Kilcummin 2-3 Glenflesk 0-2.

One minute later Padraig Nagle drove a pile-driver high into the Glenflesk net following a great run by Philip Casey and Kilcummin lead by 10 points at this stage. Supporters feared a rout but Glenflesk were having none of it and five minutes later following two frees from Darragh Roche and a goal from the same player the deficit was reduced to five points. Sean O’Leary lifted the siege with a splendid point and Shane McSweeney added his second point in response to a number of Glenflesk points. Kevin McCarthy saw his shot thunder off the crossbar before the rebound went wide. Glenflesk kept up the momentum and it took a fantastic save from Brendan Kealy to prevent a further goal with Donal Maher clearing his lines. The half-time score now read Kilcummin 3-5 Glenflesk 1-8 and although we had played against the wind in the first half we awaited with anticipation the second-half.

The second-half started with Matthew Keane on in place of Damien O’Leary who had worked tirelessly and effectively in the opening half and three minutes later John McCarthy replaced the injured Gary O’Leary. Glenflesk kept their focus and within five minutes following a further point and another Darragh Roche goal they lead for the first time. Just when there was a danger of the game slipping away up steps Kevin McCarthy with a fine point to settle the nerves and when a Noel Duggan free was followed by a Kieran Murphy point from play we were two points up after 10 minutes of the second-half.

Glenflesk responded well to level matters again with 16 minutes left in the game. Kevin McCarthy showed his class and sense of responsibility by landing two points and helping us to regain control of the game. When Noel Duggan kicked over a further free we felt we had weathered the storm but how wrong we were as it took another marvellous save from Brendan Kealy to keep Lee O’Donoghue out. Glenflesk were then awarded a penalty which Brendan shepherded wide of his right hand post. Daniel kicked a point for Glenflesk leaving two points between the teams as Kilcummin introduced Daniel O’Leary for the injured Daniel Moynihan who had put in an impressive shift and Kelvin Teahan replaced Padraig Nagle who can be very happy with his first major final performance capped by that great goal.

Kilcummin’s lead was precarious enough but cometh the hour, cometh the man and when a Brendan Kealy kick-out was fielded with authority by Shane McSweeney and immediately offloaded to Sean O’Leary, who ran 50 meters before crashing it to the net, it was GAME OVER. Jamie O’Donoghue replaced William Maher in those final minutes having made a very telling contribution to the team throughout the campaign and again last Sunday. Kelvin Teahan punched over and Kieran Murphy landed a final point to leave us winners by six points and Intermediate champions barely six months after being relegated.

An amazing achievement for which Willie Maher, Kieran Fleming and Daniel O’Leary can take enormous pride and achievement. Brendan Kealy has been a great captain and influence on this very willing and dedicated bunch of players and his performance on Sunday underlined his considerable class. Donal Maher and Daniel Moynihan were excellent throughout and returning Chris O’Leary is a valuable asset in any defence. William Maher quietly goes about his business effectively while Philip Casey is a true stalwart, often playing through injury to negate opposing forwards and get forward himself to score valuable points.

 

Man-of-the-Match last Sunday Sean O’Leary has brought a wealth of talent and scoring ability to the team and his maturity belies his tender years. His 2-1 scored today speaks for itself. Kieran Murphy has been outstanding in this campaign and again today had a major influence on the outcome of this final. Kevin Gorman and Shane McSweeney have been stalwarts of Kilcummin’s midfield over the years and today they received just reward for their years of toil, commitment and talent.  Padraig Nagle, Gary O’Leary and Damien O’Leary have been a huge addition to the forward line and have contributed handsomely to this campaign and ultimate victory today and they auger well for the year ahead. Matthew Keane has added talent and maturity to the forward line and will be an influential player going forward.

Noel Duggan has been outstanding throughout the campaign and always has a major influence with his willingness to work and his ability to score pressure frees. This was never more evident than in the Semi-Final when he landed some crucial frees at important stages. Kevin McCarthy certainly shows his talent on the big days and followed up his semi final display with a huge performance again today. His presence on the Kerry Senior team speaks for itself and his scoring contribution today 1-4 was invaluable. John McCarthy, Kelvin Teahan, Jamie O’Donoghue and Daniel O’Leary were all introduced on Sunday and made telling contributions.

This year we have a larger panel which will be needed for the long year ahead and many of those will be pushing for a place on the starting fifteen but regardless their attendance at training is crucial for the team overall .

Team: Brendan Kealy, Chris O’Leary, Daniel Moynihan, Donal Maher, Sean O’Leary,  Philip Casey, William Maher, Kevin Gorman, Kieran Murphy, Shane McSweeney, Gary O’Leary, Padraig Nagle, Kevin McCarthy, Damien O’Leary, Noel Duggan, Subs Used: Matt Keane, John McCarthy, Kelvin Teahan, Daniel O’Leary and Jamie O’Donoghue Other Subs:  Mikey O’Shea, Chris Keane, Oscar O’Connor, James Nagle, Sean Moynihan, Darragh Kelly, Tomas O’Connor, Jerdy Sheehan and Sean Brosnan.

Finally a word of thanks to our marvellous supporters who deserve this win as much as anyone.

 

 

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Senior Club Notes 29.4.2018

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Senior Team Photo

GAA Golf Society 

Martin Hayes’s Presidents Prize was held in O’Mahony’s Point Killarney Golf Club on Saturday last in ideal conditions. 31 members played and the scoring was very high overall.

1st: Stephen Broderick 42 pts

2nd: Daniel Kelly 41 pts

3rd: Eugene Kennedy 40 pts

4th: John Egan 40 pts

5th: Joe Collins 40 pts

Front Nine: Donie Broderick

Back Nine: Muiris Healy

Nearest Pin: Ian Millis

 

“Night at the Oskars” The DVD is now available for €10 in Kilcummin PO.

 

Senior Football 

 

Castleisland Mart Intermediate Championship Semi Final

 

Kilcummin 1-10 Templenoe 0-12

 

Our senior team have qualified for the Intermediate Final following a very hard fought win over Templenoe on Sunday last in Direen.

 

Playing against the wind in the first half we found it difficult to make much headway and relied on Frees from Brendan Kealy and Noel Duggan early on to give us some hope. Trailing 0-7 to 0-2 with about eight minutes left in the first half our midfield gained the upper hand and we finished the half strongly with Kevin McCarthy twice and Gary O’Leary pointing.

 

Half-Time Score: Templenoe 0-8 Kilcummin 0-5

 

The second-half saw a more determined Kilcummin take the game to their opponents and further points from Sean O’Leary and Shane McSweeney saw us trail by one point with 15 mins left. Enter Kevin McCarthy with the most telling moment of the game when receiving a pass from the industrious Noel Duggan he scythed through the Templenoe defence to drive an unstoppable shot to the net.

 

Noel Duggan added further frees before Templenoe put considerable pressure on backs but they were very disciplined and held out for a famous one point victory. In what was most definitely a 20 man effort in which they really had to dig deep Kevin McCarthy’s goal was a tremendous boost and motivator.

 

The defence well marshalled by Brendan Kealy were outstanding as a unit particularly in the first half when under considerable pressure with Philip Casey, Sean O’Leary and Donal Maher in particular very influential. Our midfield of Kieran Murphy and Kevin Gorman battled hard throughout even when things weren’t going their way and gained a fair measure of control in the second-half.

Kevin McCarthy was a revelation throughout and was well supported by Noel Duggan and Gary O’Leary, Shane McSweeney, Padraig Nagle, Damien O’Leary and Matt Keane in the second half all contributed to what was a great result as did substitutes Daniel O’Leary, John McCarthy and Kelvin Teahan.

 

By an ironic twist of faith our Oskars partners of the last four months Glenflesk will now become our opponents in the final. They had a great win over St Marys in the other semi-final the previous night and we congratulate them wishing them the best.

 

May the best team win.

 

Team & Scorers:  Brendan Kealy (0-1) Chris O’Leary, Dan Moynihan, Donal Maher, Sean O’Leary, (0-1), Philip Casey, William Maher, Kevin Gorman, Kieran Murphy, Shane McSweeney, (0-1) Gary O’Leary, (0-2) Padraig Nagle, Kevin McCarthy, (1-2). Noel Duggan (0-3).

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Senior Club Notes 15.4.18

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Castleisland Mart Intermediate Club Championship

Kilcummin 3-11 Brosna 0-8

Played in Kilcummin in difficult conditions on Sunday last this game was vitally important to both teams. Kilcummin needed just a draw to secure a Semi-Final place while Brosna depending on other results could have also secured a Semi-Final spot or could have be dragged into a relegation battle.

From the outset this was evident, as both teams contested every ball with determination and matched each other score for score throughout the entire first half. It wasn’t until the final minute of the half when Kevin McCarthy finished to the net after a fine pass from Kieran Murphy that there was a little daylight between the teams. Brendan Kealy from a free, William Maher, Shane McSweeney and Gary O’Leary were the Kilcummin point scorers while Eamon Kiely, Adam Barry, Don McAuliffe and Tom McGoldrick from a free replied for Brosna.

Half time score Kilcummin 1-5 Brosna 0-4

The second-half started brightly with both teams exchanging further points, Brosna’s Darren Horan and Tom McGoldrick countering scores from Kilcummin’s Gary O’Leary and Noel Duggan. However  after 10 minutes, when Kevin McCarthy latched on to a mix up in the Brosna defence and set up a goal for Noel Duggan the game was effectively over from that point on. Brosna battled on however and further points Timmy Finnegan and a Tom McGoldrick free were their reward but Kilcummin were in complete control with Kieran Murphy lording midfield, Sean O’Leary giving a ‘Man-of-the-Match’ performance in defence and Kevin McCarthy making life difficult for Brosna defenders. Sean O’Leary, Shane McSweeney and Gary O’Leary added further points before Noel Duggan completed the scoring by finding the Brosna net two minutes from time. Brosna were a well organised and competitive team who had fine performers in Shane Fitzmaurice, Eamon Kiely, Peter Curtin and Don McAuliffe. Kilcummin now look forward to a semi final place and Daniel Moynihan, Donal Maher and Damien can also feel pleased with their performances.

Kilcummin: Brendan Kealy, Jamie O Donoghue, Daniel Moynihan, Sean O’Leary, Donal Maher, Philip Casey, William Maher, Kevin Gorman, Kieran Murphy, Shane McSweeney, Gary O’Leary, Padraig Nagle, Kevin McCarthy, Damien O’Leary, Noel Duggan. Subs Used: Mikey O’Shea, John McCarthy, Kelvin Teahan, Oscar O’Connor and Daniel O’Leary

Brosna: Paul Reidy, Gerard Nash, Shane Fitzmaurice,, Maurice O’Keeffe, Cillian Keane, Eamon Kiely, Peter Curtin, Timmy Finnegan, Shane Curtin, Adam Barry, Daniel Fitzgerald, Darren Horan, Patrick Moriarty, Don McAuliffe, Tom McGoldrick. Sub Used: Mike McAuliffe

 

Kerry Minors: Congratulations to Paul O’Shea who captained the Kerry Minor team to victory over Tipperary on Wednesday last and to Keith O’Leary who was substitute goalkeeper on the day. Well done lads and best of luck in the Munster Semi-Final next month.

Deepest Sympathies: Sympathy is extended to the family on Noreen O’Leary formerly of Cloonteens who died during the week. May she Rest in Peace.

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Senior Club Notes 1.4.18

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Senior Football

 

Castleisland Co-Op Mart Intermediate Club Championship 

 

Kilcummin 0-12 Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-11

 

Returning to the Intermediate Championship after 20 years we got off to a winning start on Saturday last in Beaufort. In what was a close encounter throughout, we just about deserved to shade it considering the amount of possession we enjoyed. However the number of wides kicked will give the management team cause for deliberation before taking on Milltown Castlemaine at the week end.

 

In a defence that played well overall, Sean O Leary, Donal Maher and William Maher excelled while Kieran Murphy continued his good form in the centre and the fact that all the forwards managed to get on the scoresheet is a positive outcome.

 

Team: Brendan Kealy, Jamie O Donoghue, Daniel Moynihan, Sean O Leary (0-1), Donal Maher, Philip Casey, William Maher, Kevin Gorman, Kieran Murphy (0-2) Shane McSweeney (0-1), Gary O Leary, (0-1), Padraig Nagle, (0-2), Kevin McCarthy (0-1), Damien O Leary (0-1), Noel Duggan (0-3) Subs Used: Mikey O’Shea, John McCarthy and Matt Keane.

 

Next outing on Sunday at 2.30 in Milltown v Milltown /Castlemaine

 

OSKARS:  This was a massive success last Thursday night in the INEC. We appreciate the efforts of the committee, the performers, sponsors and the community at large who supported the event. A special word of thanks to Glenflesk GAA Club on what was a wonderful experience of friendship and co-operation. More about the OSKARS in the coming weeks.

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Senior Club Notes 30.3.18

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County League Round Two:  Kilcummin travelled to Glenflesk on Sunday last and came away with a point after a competitive and entertaining encounter. Trailing by five points after 20 minutes and with Glenflesk playing very well it looked a daunting task. However a goal by Damien O’Leary after an incisive run by William Maher brought us back into contention.

 

With less urgency we exerted more control and lead by two points at half time. The second-half Glenflesk levelled quickly and from there to the final whistle it was tit for tat with Glenflesk levelling with a free-kick at the death. Best for Kilcummin were Brendan Kealy, Philip Casey, Kevin Gorman, Sean O’Leary and Padraig Nagle on a day when all 20 players contributed hugely.

 

Team: Brendan Kealy, Sean Brosnan (inj), Dan Moynihan, Sean O’Leary, William Maher, Philip Casey, Donal Maher, Kevin Gorman, Kieran Murphy, John McCarthy, Gary O’Leary, Padraig Nagle, Mikey O’Shea, Damien O’Leary, Noel Duggan Subs used: Jamie O’Donoghue, Shane McSweeney, Matt Keane, Ian Devane and Oscar O’Connor.

 

Next outing is next Saturday at 5.30 in Beaufort against Glenbeigh Glencar in the Castleisland Mart Intermediate Championship

 

OSKARS: in INEC this Thursday. Doors open at 7pm. Casual Dress, Limited number of tickets still available in Post Office

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Message from Club Executive 22.3.18

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Calling all club members and their family and friends.

Next Thursday night 29th sees the culmination of months of hard work by a committee from Kilcummin and Glenflesk parishes in aid of both GAA clubs. They will present for the first time in Munster an OSKARS night, which will have local people only, acting in 7 eight minute long films. They are Michael Collins, The Field, The Snapper, Forest Gump, A Few Good Women, Sister Act and Fr. Ted.

This is the only chance we will get to see these locals perform and it is a once off opportunity to raise considerable funds for the club. The doors will be open at 7pm and the shows commence at 8pm. Dress is SMART CASUAL and it presents an opportunity to get those “glad rags”on as there will also be a prize for the best dressed male and female.

Up to 80 people have been rehearsing for the last two months and have produced very professional and entertaining scenes from the movies, with some exceptional performances, so a great night is guaranteed. You will also get an opportunity to vote for the best movie and to walk the RED CARPET.

Get groups together or come alone and be part of a special night. Don’t be sorry afterwards! Tickets are €25 and are available from Kilcummin Post Office or INEC box office.

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Senior Club Notes 11.3.18

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Credit Union Co League RD 1 

Kilcummin 1-16 

Austin Stacks 0-11

Home supporters left this game not only happy with a victory but the manner in which it was achieved. Playing fast incisive football Willie Maher charges also showed their ability to make good decisions and finish off good moves. Kilcummin welcomed back to senior football Gary O’Leary, Padraig Nagle and John McCarthy and while this was definitely a 17 man effort the performances of Kieran Murphy, Philip Casey, Donal Maher and Noel Duggan stood out.

Team: Brendan Kealy (0-3, 3f), Sean Brosnan, Daniel Moynihan, Sean O’Leary, Donal Maher, Philip Casey (0-1), William Maher, Kevin Gorman (0-2), Kieran Murphy (0-1), John McCarthy, Gary O’Leary (1-2) , Padraig Nagle, Ian Devane, (0-1) Damien O Leary, Noel Duggan, (0-6, 3f). Subs used Kelvin Teahan, Oscar O Connor.

 

Mass: Mass for deceased members will be held in the clubhouse on this Thursday at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome.

 

Oskars: Just two weeks away and the rehearsals are almost complete. Filming will commence shortly and by all accounts there is a lot of hidden acting talent in the parish about to be revealed on March 29th. This event jointly run by Kilcummin and Glenflesk has really caught the imagination and is one definitely not to be missed. Main sponsor is KWD but a full list of sponsors will be available on the website. Tickets are available from Kilcummin Post Office, O’Brien’s Topshop Glenflesk, Variety Sounds, Who’s For Shoes, INEC Box Office and from the local organising committee.

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Senior Club Notes 11.2.18

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Senior Football 

East Kerry League Kilcummin 0-9 Gneeveguilla 1-5

A one point victory in dreadful conditions allowed management to give many of the younger and returning players a taste of action in preparation for the long season ahead.

Team: Kieran Fleming, Sean Brosnan, Daniel Moynihan, Damien O’Leary, Ian Devane, Philip Casey, William Maher, Kevin Gorman, Kieran Murphy, Padraig Nagle, John McCarthy, Donal Maher, Mikey O’Shea, Kelvin Teahan, Noel Duggan Subs: Jamie O’Donoghue, Paul O’Riordan, Dara Kelly, Sean Moynihan, Denis Walsh

 

Next game is this Sunday 18th away to Legion scheduled for 2pm.

 

Minor Football: Kilcummin commence their campaign on this Saturday 17th at home to St Pats at 4p.m.

 

Club Registration: Will take place on this Friday 16th and the following Friday 23rd from 7-9pm.

 

Development Draw: Final date for participation is this Friday night at the club registration.

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Senior Club Notes 4.2.18

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Senior Football: Kilcummin have been drawn in Group 1 of the Castleisland Mart Intermediate Club Championship. We will have at least 3 games in the group with the winners going forward to contest the Semi-Finals while the bottom placed team in the group dropping in to the relegation battle. Our opponents in the group are Glenbeigh/Glencar, Milltown/Castlemaine and Brosna.

 

East Kerry Superleague: Starts this weekend with Kilcummin vs. Gneeveguilla this Sunday at 2pm in Kilcummin

 

Minor Football: The Minor County League commences on Saturday Feb 17th at 4pm with a home game against St Pats Blennerville, followed by two away games against Beaufort March 3rd at 4pm and Annascaul/Lispole on March 10th also at 4pm. Spa and Beale make up the group.

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