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



Senior Club Notes 15.7.18

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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.


Senior Club Notes 1.7.18

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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.




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



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.


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.


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.




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).


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.


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.