North Cork Sciath Finals' Reports   13/06/2016

North Cork Finals

The 32nd Allianz sponsored Avondhu Annual Sciath na Scol Hurling finals were held in Mallow GAA Sports Complex on Thursday 9th June last. The games were played in very good weather conditions with the standard of hurling very high.



Ballyhooly take Roinn B 3 Hurling title

Ballyhooly N.S.  4 - 11 

Burnfort    N.S.  3 -  3               

A physically stronger Ballyhooly N.S. emerged deserving winners over Burnfort N.S. in the 9 aside Allianz final at Mallow. From the start Ballyhooly were in control and they had 3 wides by the 3rd minute. Cathal Wilson opened with a point with Daniel Roche adding a point from a free after Wilson was fouled. Cathal Wilson followed with his second point. Garry Deane did well for Burnfort and he opened their account from a '65.  Ballyhooly went on a scoring spree and they added a goal and four points without reply, the goal by Brian Lombard that had them  1-7 to 0-1 clear at the break.

Dan Cooney had a Ballyhooly goal on the resumption and the gap was 12 points. Kevin Graham had a Burnfort point after 4 minutes. Cormac O'Reilly and Daniel Roche exchanged points with Ballyhooly leading 2-10 to 0-3 at the three quarter stage. Ballyhooly keeper Cian Buckley saved well from Garry Deane with David Cooney being on hand to goal from the rebound 2-10 to 1- 3. In the last seven minute three goals were scored two for Ballyhooly by Daniel Roche and Brian Lombard while substitute Sean O'Donoghue had Burnfort's goal in the closing moments. There was no denying a well balanced Ballyhooly side their deserved win.

Scorers for Ballyhooly N.S. : Dan Roche 1-5 (0-3f) Brian Lombard 2-2, Dan Cooney 1-0 Cathal Wilson 0-2 Luke Burdett 0-1 Tom Quinlan 0-1

Burnfort N.S. : David Cooney 1-0, Sean O'Donoghue 1-0, Jacob Cahill 1-0, Garry Deane 0-1 '65. Kevin Graham 0-1, Cormac O'Reilly 0-1.

BALLYHOOLY N.S. : Cian Buckley, Daniel Cooney Luke Burdett, Dan Roche, Brian O'Driscoll, Brian Lombard, Eoin Twomey, Thomas Quinlan, Cathal Wilson (Capt). Sub : Kyle Ettoh for Brian O'Driscoll.

BURNFORT N.S.  Patrick Ryan (Capt) Rhys Deane, Garry Deane, Niall Daly, Kevin Graham, Rowan Doherty, David Cooney, Ben Nyhan, Cormac O'Reilly. Subs :  Sean O'Donoghue for Ben Nyhan, Jacob Cahill for David Cooney.

Referee (Michael Sheehan (Liscarroll)


Shanballymore hold out for close win

Shanballymore N.S. 5 - 7

Araglin N.S.              5 - 4       

Shanballymore were victors over Araglin by a close three point margin in the Roinn C  7 aside Allianz final on Thursday. Shanballymore got off to a very good start and led all through. Team captain Billy Butler opened with a free and they had two rapid goals by Shane Looney and Alex Deady. Niall O'Sullivan with a pointed free opened Araglin's account in the 9th minute. Good play by Peter Finn led to a point by Sean Og O'Doherty. Araglin found the net when Finn was again involved in placing O'Doherty who netted from close range 2-1 to 1-2. Alex Deady pointed for the winners before they added goals in quick succession by Shane Looney and Billy Butler that had them 4-2 to 1-3 clear at the break.

On the resumption Shanballymore continued to do well and Kevin Barry and Conor McDonnell worked hard for Alex Deady who pointed. Impressive Shane Looney followed with a goal that had his side four goals clear with nine minutes to go 5-3 to 1-3.  Araglin regrouped very well in these last few minutes, they had quick fire goals by Kealan O'Gorman (2) Conor Twomey and Sean Og O'Doherty. Time ran out and it was Shanballymore who held out for a close win.

Scorers for Shanballymore N.S : Shane Looney 3-0, Billy Butler 1-3  (0-1f) Alex Deady 1-3, Kevin Barry 0-1f.

Araglin N.S.  Sean Og O'Doherty 2-2 Kealan O'Gorman 2-1, Conor Twomey 1-0, Niall O'Sullivan 0-1f.

SHANBALLYMORE N.S.  Cory Buckley, Peter Jnoonan, Billy Butler (Capt) Shane Looney, Kevin Barry, Conor McDonnell, Alex Deady.

ARAGLIN N.S.  Clodagh O'Brien, Niall O'Sullivan, Ted White, Peter Finn Capt) Kealan O'Gorman, Sean Og O'Doherty, Conor Twomey. Sub : Jason Hynes for Ted White.

Referee : Michael Sheehan (Liscarroll)


Killavullen are champions by the narrowest of margins

Killavullen N.S. 1 - 13

Ballygiblin N.S. 1 - 12  (extra time)

This Roinn B 2  Allianz  9 aside final between Killavullen and Ballygiblin was a thriller on Thursday. The lead changed hands a number of times. Overall it was a shoot out between the winners Seamus O'Mahony and Ballygiblin's Ryan Donegan. Killavullen opened with early pointed frees by Seamus O'Mahony and Conor Griffin. Ballygiblin took the lead when Ryan Donegan and Shane O'Brien worked well for Mark Walsh who goaled. Two points by Ryan Donegan opened up a goal lead 1-2 to 0-2. Killavullen battled back well. Good play by Ronan Barry led to a fine Seamus O'Mahony point. O'Mahony followed with a pointed free after a foul on Sean Palmer.  The sides were level in the 14th minute when Christopher O'Callaghan worked a good move out of defence to Sean Palmer who placed O'Mahony for the equaliser.  Ryan Donegan with a free edged Ballygiblin ahead. Good play in the closing moments by Conor Griffin and Seamus O'Mahony led to a point by Sean Palmer. In injury time Seamus O'Mahony added a point that had his side 0-7 to 1-3 clear at the break.

They were again level within 30 seconds of the restart when Ryan Donegan pointed a free. Both sides were off target with Dylan Sheehan making some good clearances for Ballygiblin. Seamus O'Mahony pointed a free with Ryan Donegan replying also from a free. O'Mahony again edged his side in front with Ballygiblin forcing level by Jack McGrath. Midway through this half Donegan put his side in front again from a free. Both sides missed a few chances with Seamus O'Mahony levelling in the dying moments from a free and forcing extra time on 1- 7 to 0-10 scoreline.

Killavullen had the aid of the breeze in the opening five minutes of extra time. They moved Seamus O'Mahony to full forward.  Ballygiblin had two early points by Ryan Donegan (free) and Adam Barry following good play by Dylan Sheehan 1-9 to 0-10.  In the 3rd minute Seamus O'Mahony soloed through and scored a great goal and he followed with a pointed free giving his side an interval lead 1-11 to 1- 9.

On the changeover Ballygiblin were quick to force level when Mark Walsh and Ryan Donegan had points 1- 11 each.  Seamus O'Mahony pointed a free when Conor Griffin was fouled. In the dying moments Ballygiblin forced level when Dylan Sheehan was fouled and Ryan Donegan had them deadlocked for the 8th and last time at 1-12 each.  In injury time a foul on Seamus O'Mahony saw the same player produce the match winning point from a difficult angled free. It brought an end to enthralling contest between two very evenly match sides.

Scorers for Killavullen N.S. Seamus O'Mahony 1-11(0-8f) Conor Griffin 0-1f. Sean Palmer 0-1.

Ballygiblin N.S.  Ryan Donegan 0-9 (0-6f) Mark Walsh 1-1, Jack McGrath 0-1, Adam Barry 0-1.

KILLAVULLEN N.S.  Sean Bartley, Christopher O'Callaghan, Ronan Barry, Kian Lane, Conor Griffin, Sean Palmer, Seamus O'Mahony, Shane Walsh (Capt) Conor Shanahan.  Subs Cdlara Walsh for Shane Walsh, Conor Brennan for Clara Walsh.

BALLYGIBLIN N.S.  Michael Roche, Sean O'Doherty, Dylan Sheehan, Cathal Sheehan, Mark Walsh, Ryan Donegan, Adam Barry, Jack McGrath, Shane O'Brien (Capt).

Referee : John O'Leary (Mallow) 


 Milford have easy win in Roinn B 1 final

Milford  N.S.  2 - 8

Ballyhea N.S.  0 - 3

Milford N.S. and Ballyhea N.S. battled out the 12 aside Roinn B 1 Allianz  final on Thursday. Milford dominated from the start with Ciaran O'Sullivan outstanding. They took the lead early on when O'Sullivan pointed a '65 and was also involved in placing Thomas Curran for a 4th minute point. Further Milford pressure yielded three more points by Ciaran O'Sullivan that had them 0-5 to 0- 0 clear after 13 minutes.  Ballyhea opened their account in the 16th minute when Jack Morrissey pointed a free. Milford replied soon after with a fine pointed free by impressive Thomas Curran that gave them an interval lead 0-6 to 0- 1.

It was much the same on the changeover. Thomas Curran and Jack Morrissey exchanged a pointed free with Ballyhea having a pointed '65 by Jack Morrissey. Ballyhea were unable to get any closer and it was Milford who continued to dominate. Ciaran O'Sullivan pointed another '65 with Thomas Curran adding two late goals that saw Milford come out on top by an 11 point margin.

Scorers for Milford N.S. : Thomas Curran 2-3(0-1f) Ciaran O'Sullivan 0-5 (0-2f. 0-2 '65s)

Ballyhea N.S. Jack Morrissey 0-3. 0-2f.0-1 '65)

MILFORD N.S. Eoghan O'Gorman, Shane O'Leary Stephen O'Flynn, Olive Linehan, Ciaran O'Sullivan, Patrick O'Flynn, Jamie Russell, Jack Dillon, John O'Flynn (Capt) Brendan Harding, Thomas Curran, Danny Russell. Subs : Caoimhe Sheehan for Danny Russell, Nancy Linehan for Brendan Harding.

BALLYHEA N.S.  : Conor Horan, Sean Lynch (Capt) Adam Horan, Michael Mortell, Tiernan Hanley, Jane Foley, India Hanley, David O'Neill, Jack Morrissey, Michael Mackessy, Jimmy O'Neill, Stephen Walsh. Subs : James Mackessy for Jimmy O'Neill, Fionn O'Sullivan for Michael Mackessy.

Referee : John O'Leary (Mallow)


Scoil Ghobnatan have very easy win in A 2 final

Scoil Ghobnatan (Mallow)    8 - 4

St. Joseph's (Doneraile) N.S, 2 - 2

A well equipped Scoil Ghobnatan (Mallow) side proved far too good for St. Joseph's (Doneraile) in the 12 aside Roinn A 2 Allianz final on Thursday. Doneraile had the opening score a pointed free by Jack O'Shea. Gradually Scoil Ghobnatan got on top and their defence were very solid ensuring regular pressure on the Doneraile defence. Good play by Kevin O'Connell led to the winners lst goal by Trevor Erhabor. Mark Tobin who was very impressive added a pointed free.

Doneraile lost Ben Buckley through injury but they had a pointed free by Jack O'Shea.  A well taken free by Mark Tobin led to a second goal by Trevor Erhabor. St Joseph's found the net when Jack O'Shea placed Caelan Jones who made no mistake and left just two points between the sides.  Any hopes of a Doneraile recovery were quickly dashed when Sean O'Connell put Mark Kelleher in for a goal. Kelleher followed with a point and Trevor Erhabor worked well for Ayman Elsonbokhty who netted and opened up a 10 point interval lead 4-2 to 1-1.

It was all Scoil Ghobnatan in the second half. They added a further     4- 2 to their half time tally. St Joseph's had just one score in this half a goal from a free by Jack O'Shea. The winners four goals came from Dean Carey (2) Mark Tobin and Ayman Elsonbokhty as they ran out very easy winners in a one sided final.

Scorers for Scoil Ghobnatan  Trevor Erhabor 2-0, Ayman Elsonbokhty   2-0, Dean Carey 2-0 (1-0f) Mark Tobin 1-2(0-2f) Mark Kelleher 1-1, Kevin O'Connell 0-1.

St Joseph's Doneraile : Jack O'Shea 1-2f. Caelan Jones 1-0.

SCOIL GHOBNATAN : Paul Heavin, Adam Kinsella, Eanna McInerney, Mark Tobin, Adam Noonan, Eddie Hennigan (Capt) Dean Carey, Sean O'Connell, Mark Kelleher, Kevin O'Connell, Ayman Elsonbokhty, Trevor Erhabor, Subs : Adam O'Rahilly for Sean O'Connell, Caoimhe Buckley for Ayman Elsonbokhty, Liam Roche for Eanna McInerney, Sean O'Connell for Trevor Erhabor, Eanna McInerney for Adam Noonan,

ST. JOSEPH'S DONERAILE :  Dean O'Reilly, Colin O'Shea, Ben Carlton, Barry Hallahan, William Hunter Hickey (Capt) Mikey Murphy, Jack O'Shea, Ryan Carlton, Ben Buckley, Fionn O'Kelly, Trevor Kiely, Caelan Jones. Subs : James Walsh for Ben Buckley (inj) Ben Buckley for James Walsh, Clayton Kelly for Trevor Kiely, Sean Williams for Fionn O'Kelly, Ralph Gubbins for Mikey Murphy.

Referee : Dave Farrell (Mitchelstown)


Newtownshandrum grind out close win

Newtownshandrum N.S  4 - 5

Charleville CBS N.S.       4 - 3

The final game of the programme on Thursday was the meeting of neighbours Newtownshandrum N.S and Charleville CBS in the Roinn A 1 Allianz Hurling final. A minutes silence was observed before the game in memory of Brian Morrissey who had died in a drowning accident a few days earlier. Newtownshandrum, were quick to settle, Darren Fehan their best player had a goal and three points in the opening 12 minutes. It took Charleville CBS till the 15th minute to secure their first score by David Forde (free). Newtown finished out the half strong, they had a pointed free by Darren Fehan with Eoin O'Connor also finding the net. Deep in injury time Robert Carroll goaled for the Rathluirc side who were back in the hunt trailing 3-3 to 1-1 at the break.

For the second half Charleville thundered into the game with Sean Canning outstanding. Canning soloed through early on for a great goal. In the 3rd minute Canning won a great delivery in midfield and soloed through placing David Forde who struck the net and the lead was down to two points 3 - 3 to 3- 1. Sean Canning cut through once more being fouled. The resultant free by Dwy Neligan went narrowly wide. Just when it looked as if Charleville were going to move ahead it was Newtown who responded well when D J Collins combined with Rory Troy who placed Colin Quaid for a vital Newtown goal edging them 5 points clear 4 -3 to 3- 1. Both sides swopped a point. A 21 metre free by Sean Canning was well saved by the Newtown defence. Darren Fehan had another pointed free with Sean Canning cutting through a number of defenders and striking the net in the closing moments 4-5 to 4-3.  Both goalkeepers made a very good save in injury time.  Another foul on Sean Canning saw Charleville force a free with the last puck of the game.  The free was taken too short and the final whistle followed with Newtown holding out for a two point win.

Scorers for Newtownshandrum N.S. : Darren Fehan 2-4(1-3f) Eoin O'Connor 1-0, Colin Quaid 1-0, Rory Troy 0-1.

Charleville CBS N.S. Sean Canning 2-0, David Forde 1-1 (0-1f) Robert Carroll 1-0,  Dwy Neligan 0-2(0-1f)

NEWTOWNSHANDRUM N.S : Cillian Quinn, Paddy Twohill, Colm Tynan, Eoin Tynan, Billy Collins, Cormac Foley, David O'Riordan, Colin Quaid, Rory Troy, Shane O'Riordan, Darren Fehan, Stephen Minihane, Eoin O'Connor, Jamie Reidy, Robert Troy. Sub : Darragh Ryan for Jamie Reidy.

CHARLEVILLE CBS N.S. : Cian Smith, Lorcan O'Toole, Jack Baker, Josh Lyons, Ben Crowley, Darragh O'Sullivan, Oisin O'Callaghan Sean Canning (Capt) Shane Liddy, Matthew McNamara, David Forde, Matthew McCormack-Browne, D J Collins, Dwy Neligan, Robert Carroll. Subs : John Ross O'Reilly for Cian Smith, George O'Riordan for Robert Carroll, Evan McEnery for George O'Riordan.

Referee : Dave Farrell (Mitchelstown)


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