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Munster Intermediate Campaign So Far

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Munster Intermediate Quarter-Final in Kilrush

Kilrush Shamrocks 0-7 Kilcummin 0-10

We travelled to Kilrush with a little trepidation, expecting a hard battle but confident our lads would be up for the challenge. As it transpired all our expectations were realised in the presence of a huge support from our ever loyal followers who contributed greatly to this occasion with their burst of colour and marvellous encouragement.

Kilrush proved to have many fine players on their team and played some really good football at times. Indeed playing with the wind they caused some concern early on but some good defending allied to a fine save from Brendan Kealy saw us match them score for score. Half-Time found us trailing by a single point 0-5 to 0-4 with Noel Duggan, twice from frees Shane McSweeney and Gary O’Leary being our scorers. That first half saw Daniel O’Leary and Matt Keane being introduced in place of Sean Brosnan and Kevin Gorman (Black Card).

The second-half started with Kilrush being first to score and leaving two points between the sides after five minutes but they were not to score again until well into injury time. This was due to a controlled performance and some good defending throughout. However scores were difficult to come by as we tried to break down their strong defence and difficult crosswind. Matt Keane brought us back level after 10 mins after Gary O’Leary had kicked a fine point to reduce the deficit to a single point three minutes earlier.

When Chris O’Leary put us in front for the first time on the 50th minute it was a great relief as we had missed a considerable number of chances prior to that. However, we kicked on after that with two great frees from Philip Casey. Despite being in complete control it was only when Noel Duggan kicked a fine score from a difficult angle that we could celebrate and look forward to the next round of the competition against Waterford opposition. It was encouraging to see Kieran Murphy return from injury replacing John McCarthy after 45 minutes. Damien O’Leary and James Nagle were also introduced late on for Ian Devane and Sean O’Leary.

Team: Brendan Kealy, Sean Brosnan, Donal Maher, Daniel Moynihan, William Maher, Philip Casey, Sean O’Leary, Kevin Gorman, Chris O’Leary, Shane McSweeney. Gary O’Leary, Padraig Nagle, Ian Devane, John McCarthy, Noel Duggan.

A special word of praise and thanks to the many supporters, who travelled in support of the team and who made it a great family and community day out.

 

Munster Club Intermediate Championship Semi-Final

Kilcummin 2-17 Kilmacthomas 0-1

A comprehensive victory against the Waterford champions in very difficult conditions that sees us now look forward to a Munster final in less than two weeks’ time. This will be a first in the history of the club and knowing our loyal followers they will make their presence known in large numbers on that historic occasion.

 

The first half we played against the breeze and in fairness we picked off points on a steady basis, with Noel Duggan (0-2), Gary O Leary (0-2), Philip Casey, Shane McSweeney and Chris O Leary accounting for those scores. When Noel Duggan finished off a great move to the net any chance of a rally by Kilmacthomas was ended.

The second-half saw much of the same as Kilcummin dominated possession and the visitors tried damage limitation. Ian Devane opened the scoring and Noel Duggan quickly followed up but it was another 10 minutes before Kelvin Teahan got our next score. Lots of scoring opportunities were lost and Willie and his team will study that carefully before the final. Noel Duggan and Gary O’Leary added further scores before Mikey O’Shea found the net after a quick slick passing move.

The remaining scores were an O’Leary affair with Gary, Chris and Sean all scoring late points.

Team: Brendan Kealy, Shane McSweeney, Donal Maher, Daniel Moynihan, Sean O’Leary, Philip Casey, William Maher, Kevin Gorman, Chris O’Leary, Gary O’Leary, Matt Keane, Padraig Nagle, Ian Devane, Damien O’Leary, Noel Duggan Subs: Kelvin Teahan (black card) Kieran Murphy, Daniel O’Leary, Sean Brosnan, Mikey O’Shea and James Nagle.

A special mention of all those who made the hosting of this event a possibility in the first place and a huge success as it transpired. All those who stewarded on the day and prepared the ground in time. The Ladies Committee who fed both of teams, mentors, officials and Munster Council stewards. D.& D. for providing the sound system, Shauna O’Leary for her singing, Terry McSweeney for his hard work and not forgetting the fans who supported this historic occasion in huge numbers.

 Kilcummin Abu. Roll on two weeks and paint the parish Red and Green.  

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Senior Club Notes 9.9.18

Posted by user-admin4 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-09-2018

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O’Sullivan Cup (East Kerry Junior Championship) Kilcummin 1-14 Dr Crokes 1-13

Kilcummin captured the O Sullivan Cup on Tuesday last in Spa after an epic and entertaining encounter with Dr Crokes. This game was always in the balance to the final whistle but Kilcummin’s hunger saw them victorious after a famine of twenty-five years. Shane McSweeney was a well-deserved Man-of-the-Match but there was a broad smile on the faces of fans and players alike when Ger Sheehan held aloft this coveted trophy. Well done to players and management alike and for a more comprehensive report visit Kilcummin’s GAA website.

 

All Ireland Champions Kerry Minors Homecoming. Hosted in Kilcummin GAA grounds solely for the first time ever a massive crowd turned out to make this a marvellous occasion for all. The welcome afforded to Paul O’Shea (Capt), Keith O’Leary and their fellow players will live long in the memory of these young men. With James Foley part of the management team it is fair to say that this was indeed a glorious night for the host club. A tremendous amount of work went in to the logistics of running this event so a word of thanks to stewards, Ladies Committee, Rural Development workers, DJ Gav, general members and the public for co-operation and involvement. A word of thanks also to local clubs who offered assistance on the night.

 

East Kerry. The East Kerry team continued their winning ways in the County Championship with victory over Dingle. Kilcummin have nine players on the panel. They are now through to the Quarter Final in a couple of weeks’ time.

 

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O’Sullivan Cup Final Report 2018

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O’Sullivan Cup Final 2018 Kilcummin 1-14 Dr Crokes 1-13

 

This was a very significant achievement for our lads in capturing the East Kerry Junior Championship after a lapse of 25 years. The fact that it was won by beating a very good Dr Crokes team in a cracking game and needed great character to succeed makes it even more praiseworthy.

 

Kilcummin were very much on top for the first quarter and lead by 1-6 to 0-3 at one stage with captain Ger Sheehan getting the goal. However, Dr Crokes rallied well and were level at half time 1-8 each. The second half was a ding-dong affair with teams trading points throughout. Despite having the majority of possession, we struggled to capitalise against a well marshalled Crokes defence while our opponents relied on counter attacking.

 

However, in the closing minutes our desire and belief shone through and lovely scores from Damien O’Leary, John McCarthy and John Devane gave us a two-point lead approaching the final whistle. Dr Crokes did bring it down to the minimum, but our backs held firm and there was great joy at the sound of referee Padraig O’Sullivan’s final whistle. There were some great performances from the likes of Donal Maher, Sean Brosnan, Chris O’Leary, Matt Keane and Ger Sheehan in particular but “Man of the Match” went to Shane McSweeney for an awesome display at midfield.

 

For our more senior players Daniel O’Leary and Kieran Fleming, Mikey O’Shea and John Devane this will be a particularly rewarding win for years of effort at this level. Younger players like James Nagle, Daniel Moynihan, Padraig Nagle and Damien O’Leary will benefit hugely from this experience having played their part in this success over several games. Although none of the substitutes were used in this game many of them played a significant role in earlier rounds and will also take great encouragement and motivation from this effort.

 

A special mention to management team of Tommy Brosnan, Kieran O’Donoghue and Tommy Cooper who must take great credit for this win as well as our thanks for their efforts over the years in keeping players going.

 

Team: Kieran Fleming, Sean Brosnan, Donal Maher, Mikey O’Shea, James Nagle, Daniel O’Leary, Daniel Moynihan, Chris O Leary (0-2), Shane McSweeney, Ger Sheehan (Capt, 1-3) Matt Keane (0-1) Padraig Nagle (0-1) John Devane (0-2), Damien O Leary (0-1), John McCarthy (0-1) Panel: Tommy Brosnan, Sean Moynihan, Tomas O’Connor, Tadgh Ryan, David Hickey, Dean Cronin, Conor McCarthy, Lorcan O’Connor, Kevin Healy, Paul Griffin, Michael Brosnan, Richie O’Connor, Paul O’Riordan, Oscar O’Connor, Jake Moynihan.

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2018 O’Sullivan Cup Semi-Final Report vs. Fossa

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O’Sullivan Cup Semi-Final

 

Kilcummin 1-16 Fossa 0-13

 

Played in Kilcummin on a perfect Tuesday evening for Football the home team emerged victorious and qualified for the final of the O’Sullivan Cup against either Dr Crokes or Firies.

 

This was a very lively and entertaining game early on with Fossa having the upper and going in to a 0-4 to 0-1 by the 10th minute. However a goal by Sean Moynihan gave Kilcummin a lift and they took the initiative for the remainder of the half and lead by 1-7 to 0-6 at the break.

 

Kilcummin were never really threatened in the second half and driven on by an inspired Shane McSweeney held the upper hand throughout. Matt Keane was working very hard and kicked some fine points to keep the Fossa challenge at bay. Donal Maher had a fine game for Kilcummin with Damien O’Leary, Daniel O’Leary and Tomas O’Connor also showing well.

 

For Fossa Tadgh O’Shea gave an exhibition of point taking, Donald O’Sullivan showed all his skill and experience and between them accounting for all but one of their teams scores. Anthony Warton and Fintan Coffey had periods of dominance in a game that was skilful, sporting and entertaining throughout.

 

Kilcummin: Kieran Fleming, Dan Moynihan, Donal Maher, James Nagle, John Devane, Daniel O’Leary, Mikey O’Shea, Damien O’Leary, Shane McSweeney, Ger Sheehan, Matt Keane, Tomas O’Connor, Sean Moynihan, Oscar O’Connor, Tadgh Ryan. Subs: Ian Devane and David Hickey.

 

Fossa: Shane O’Sullivan, Derry O’Sullivan, Anthony Wharton, Anthony O’Keeffe, Kevin McCarthy, Mark Dennehy, Kevin O’Sullivan, Cian O’Shea, Fintan Coffey, Mike O’Keeffe, Mikey O Shea, Dan O’Keeffe, Tadgh O’Shea, Chris Myers, Donald O’Sullivan Subs: Fintan Moran, John Talbot and P Sheehan

 

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Senior Club Notes 15.7.18

Posted by user-admin4 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17-07-2018

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All Ireland Junior Championship  Best wishes to Kieran Murphy (Captain) , Gary O’Leary, and their Kerry team mates who play Galway in the All Ireland Final on Saturday next in Cusack Park Ennis. Throw in at 2pm. Well done also to Sean O Leary (U-20’s) and Kevin McCarthy (Senior) who represented club and county at the weekend. Although on the losing team both players played well and both got on the scoring sheet and we wish Kevin all the best for the remainder of Kerry’s games.

Senior Football: Our senior team lost out to Desmonds by a single point on Saturday last in Round 9 of the county league. We found it hard to break down a well organised and determined defence and when they broke out Tomas Hickey was unerring from the numerous frees conceded. This leaves us needing to win our our two remaining games at home to Ballymac ( July 29th ) and away to Kenmare  to have a chance of promotion to Div 1. Score Kilcummin  0-10 Desmonds 0-11. Team B Kealy, S Brosnan, D Maher, James Nagle, D Moynihan, C O Leary, (0-1) P Casey, (0-1) K Murphy,(0-2) K Gorman,(0-1) S McSweeney, G O Leary, M Keane,(0-3) Padraig Nagle, Damien O Leary, N Duggan (0-2F) Subs used I.Devane M O Shea.

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Senior Club Notes 1.7.18

Posted by user-admin4 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 04-07-2018

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Co Junior League Rd 5: Kilcummin are at home to Annascaul on this Friday at 7.30pm. Support would be welcome as the lads press for a place in the final.

 

Credit Union Co League Rd 8: Kilcummin 3-22 Na Gaeil 0-9

From the off Kilcummin took the game to their hosts who were missing a number of key players and playing some good running and free flowing football the game was effectively over at half time. Goals by Damien O’Leary, and John McCarthy twice helped us to a 3-9 to 0-3 lead at the break. Kilcummin kicked a further 13 points in the second half as the management team introduced a number of substitutes in the very warm conditions. This result sees us go 2nd in the table with a number of difficult games remaining.

Our defence was outstanding as a whole with James Nagle, Donal Maher and Chris O’Leary to the fore. Kevin Gorman and Shane McSweeney controlled midfield and supplied the forwards with plenty of ball giving the likes of John McCarthy, Damien O’Leary and Ian Devane the opportunity to shine.

 

Inter-County Success: We enjoyed an amazing week of reflected glory revelling in the achievements of our players playing in the Green and Gold. Pride of place this week goes to Kieran Murphy who captained the Kerry Juniors to a Munster title on Wednesday and turned in a powerful performance in midfield to overcome a good Cork team. Sean O’Leary followed this up on Friday night when he was part of the Kerry U-20’s that also defeated Cork in this inaugural Munster final, scoring two crucial points from play. All this added to Kevin McCarthy, Paul O’Shea and Keith O’Leary’s achievements last week means five Munster medals have come to the club as well as the honour of two captaincies in the space of a week. Well done to all concerned.

 

Sympathy is extended to the family of former Kilcummin player James Sheehan who passed away during the week. May he rest in peace.

 

 

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Senior Club Notes 27.5.18

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Junior County League

Kilcummin 7-12 Laune Rangers 2-12

 

A great overall team performance saw Kilcummin convincing winners in this Round 1 game. First half goals from Kieran Nagle and Willie Maher set them up well but second half goals from David Hickey and Oscar O’Connor twice finished the game as a competition. Kieran Fleming pulled off a great save in the final minute as Laune Rangers kept on trying to the end.

 

 

Senior Football 

County Senior League Round Five

Kilcummin 1-27 Currow 1-14

 

Our lads kept up their good form and had a comprehensive victory over neighbours Currow in Kilcummin on Saturday last. Matthew Keane was scorer in chief with nine points to his name in a man of the match performance. Brendan Kealy executed two great saves and kicked two frees in a first-half that saw Kilcummin pull away and lead by nine points at the break.

 

The excellent Kieran Murphy and Sean O’Leary were replaced at half-time by John McCarthy and James Nagle respectively and both lads had great performances John kicking three points from play while James got a great goal. Mikey O’Shea also gave a great performance kicking four points, while Sean Moynihan settled in well on his debut scoring the team’s final score.

 

Team: Brendan Kealy, Sean Brosnan, Donal Maher, Jamie O’Donoghue, Sean O’Leary, Chris O’Leary, Willie Maher, Kieran Murphy, Kevin Gorman, Padraig Nagle, Matthew Keane, Shane McSweeney, Mikey O’Shea, Damien O’Leary, Oscar O’Connor, subs used, John McCarthy, James Nagle, Kelvin Teahan, Daniel O’Leary, Tomas O’Connor and Sean Moynihan

 

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Senior Club Notes 20.5.18

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Senior Football

Kilcummin seniors are at home to Currow in the county league at 6pm on this Saturday ( Note change of time)

“Night at the Oskars” DVD’s are still available from the Post Office. Get your memento of this brilliant night and don’t forget family members away from home.

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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

Posted by user-admin4 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-05-2018

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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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