Clonakilty defeated bandon by 2-09 to 3-03 in the opening league game in Ahamilla on Sunday, 26th February 2017
Clonakilty have been drawn against near-neighbours and reigning champions, Carbery Rangers in the first round of the 2017 SFC. The winners of this game play the winners of the the Clyda Rovers V Newcestown/Douglas clash while the losers play the losers of Duhallow V Muskerry. In the Intermediate championship Clon play Carrigaline. The winners of that tie play the winners of of Gabriel Rangers V Kilnamartra and the losers play the losers of the same tie.
Clonakilty were defeated by Ballincollig in the KS play-off on Wednesday, November 2nd on a score of 2-14 to 2-07
Clonakilty defeated Skibbereen in the Junior B football league final in Ahamilla on Saturday, October 22 on a score of 2-06 to 1-04
Clonakilty senio footballers suffered an agonosing defeat at the hands of Skibbereen in Ahamilla in the Paddy Minihane Cup final on a score of 4-07 to 0-18
Clonakilty were defeated by Kinsale in the intermediate football relegation play-off. Finalscore in a scrappy contest was 1-13 to 1-07
Clonakilty were defeated by Goleen on Sunday, August 21st on a score of 2-10 to 1-09 in the West Cork Junior B football c'ship 2nd round
Clonakilty Junior B footballers were defeated by Randal Og in the West Cork championship on Tuesday 2nd August on a score of 2-11 to 0-08
Clonakilty senior football's were defeated by CIT on a score of 1-18 to 1-10 in Brinny in the 3rd round of the SFC. Clon are now out of the championship
Clonakilty have been drawn against CIT in the third round of the 2016 SFC. No date is available due to Cork's committments
Clonakilty took on old rivals, St. Nicks, in Bandon on Saturday, June 18th in the second round of the 2016 county senior football championship. With both teams having lost their opening games this was a make or break tie, with the losers facing automatic elimination from this year’s title race. After heavy rain earlier in the afternoon conditions were difficult for players and the pitch was very slippery. Clon were forced to line out without exam-tied Zack Harington and David Lowney, while preparations had been far from satisfactory with no fewer than six first-choice players sitting their Leaving Certificate in the week before the game. Clon played into the town goal in the first half and had the advantage of the fresh breeze. They got off to the perfect start when Sean White was on the end of an excellent movement and as he bore down on goal he was upended. The resultant penalty was brilliantly converted by Thomas Clancy, shooting low to the ‘keeper’s right. Within a minute, Jack O’Mahony had added a fine point from a 30 meter free and the lively Clon forwards were causing havoc for the over-worked Nick’s defence. A number of heavy tackles saw yellow cards being issued to the city side’s defenders and the inevitable black card saw one of those defenders sent to the line after 23 minutes. By that time Clon were well in control as points by Jack O’Mahony (play), Ross Mannix (play), O’Mahony again(free) Sean Mc Evoy (play) Denis Murphy (play) and a cracking goal from Josh Henry saw Clon leading by 2-06 to 0-04, with the city side scoring three points from play and one from a free during isolated attacks. A further O’Mahony point from play and a point from a free from Nicks saw Clon ahead on a score of 2-07 to 0-05 at the break. Clon opened the second half very brightly with Clancy knocking over a wonderful point from distance, quickly followed by another O’Mahony free and the game was over as a contest in the thirteenth minute of the half when a shot from Josh Henry which failed to clear the cross bar was misjudged by the unlucky Nick’s ‘keeper who stepped behind the line in his efforts to clear. Clon were now in cruise control and took their foot off the pedal as play became scrappy. Numerous scoring chances were wasted as the game fizzled out to its inevitable end. Late points from Ian Falvey, Sean White and Ross Mannix put the seal on a good win. In the closing stages the frustrated Nicks players resorted to some rough tackles and at least two of their players were very lucky to remain on the field for the full hour. Clon now advance to the knock-out stages and await the fourth round draw. It is a good position to be in after the nightmare campaign of 2015. The management deserve great credit for restoring pride to the team and the young players can also take great credit for two fine performances so far in this year’s championship. Scorers were; Josh Henry (2-1), Thomas Clancy (1-1), Jack O’Mahony (0-6), Ross Mannix (0-2) and Graham Murray, Denis Murphy, Ian Falvey and Sean White (0-1) each.
Clon team; Mark White, Cian O’Donovan, Finbarr Coughlan, Colm Sheehy, Liam O’Donovan, Gearoid Barry, Graham Murray, Denis Murphy, Thomas Clancy (c), Ian Falvey, Sean White, Josh Henry, Sean McEvoy, Jack O’Mahony, Ross Mannix. Sub used; Sean Nagle for Jack O Mahony(55) and Sean O’Donoghue for McEvoy (56)
Clonakilty senior footballers took on Castlehaven in Roscarbery on Saturday evening, May 7th in the first round of the 2016 county championship. The game was played on a damp, slippery pitch and in poor visibility due to fog. Despite the poor weather conditions and the fact that the back-door option provided both sides with the safety of a second chance, there was a real championship edge to the game and a very large crowd gathered. This helped to generate a great atmosphere. Clon were dealt a blow before throw-in when Finbarr Coughlan failed a fitness test and the team was reshuffled, with Josh Henry coming in at wing-forward and Thomas Clancy, the team captain, moving into the full-back line. Clon supporters faced into the game in some trepidation following the dismal performances of the team in the previous year's campaign. However, recent good form in the league gave some grounds for optimism. Clon played into the dressing-room goal in the first half and openend brightly, playing a direct brand of football. The ball was played quickly into the forward line and the open nature of the game was like a breath of fresh air to supporters. A number of scoring chances were missed by both teams in the opening passages of play and it was Denis Murphy who opened the scoring after five minutes with a lovely point from play after a fine solo run through the Castlehaven defence. Castelehaven responded quickly with two points, free and play to edge ahead after seven minutes. Clon were winning a lot of ball now around the middle and their lively forwards were causing trouble for an over-worked Castelehaven defence. Ross Mannix pointed a free after eight minutes and this was quickly followed by another pointed free, again by Mannix, from well out on the left wing after ten minutes. Clon now led by three points to two and did not surrender the lead until well into the final quarter of the game. A pointed fee after twelve minutes levelled matters but Clon were well on top and Sean Mc Evoy, who was very lively and threatening throughout, knocked over a fine point after nineteen minutes. This was followed by a wonderful point from Thomas Clancy after a flowing movement that involved Zack Harrington, Denis Murphy and Ian Falvey. In the twenty first minute Castelahven pointed from play but Clon were really doing well now and David Lowney pointed from play. This was followed by a similar score for Castlehaven but two more fine points from play by Lowney and Denis Murphy left Clon leading by eight points to five at the short whistle. Considering the amount of play they had enjoyed, Clon could easily have been further ahead and the waste of so many scoring opportunities was ultimately to prove costly.
Thankfully, for players and supporters alike, the fog lifted for the second half and visibility improved. Castlehaven pointed from play in the opening minute and David Lowney replied with a similar score for Clon after four minutes. Clon were now starting to struggle around the middle and their opponents poured forward in wave after wave of attack. However, some magnificent defending by Clon kept their opponents at bay. Thomas Clancy marshalled his defence magnificently. James O Brien was excellent in goal and played a lot of ball as he cleared to good effect. In an over-worked Clon defence, Zack Harrington, Colm Sheehy, Cian O'Donovan, Graham Murray ans especially Liam O'Donovan were excellent, with Liam O'Donovan really catching the eye with his energetic solo runs out of defence. However, despite excellent defending,three points from play between the fifth and ninth minutes, interrupted by a pointed fe from Mannix, saw the Castlehaven side edge closer to Clon and it was becoming clear that the younger and lighter Clon forwards were finding it harder to make progress against a solid and hard-tackling Castlehaven defence. Denis Murphy and Sean White, both outstanding in the opening half, strugled now against bigger and sronger opponents. Both fought manfully to the end. Clon survived a number of dangerous situations before Mc Evoy and Lowney, both outstanding throughout, gave them breathing space with two very good points after eleven and fourteen minutes respectively. A shock result was now very much on the cards. However, with Clon fading after expending enormous energy in fending off the strong Castlehaen challenge, it was the men in blue who dominated the game from there on. Four points in six minutes saw them go into a one point lead. There was great excitment and tension at this stage and the large crowd was in full voice. Ian Falvey pointed a free after he had been fouled and a draw looked on the cards. However, Castlehaven grabbed the winning point, from play, with two minutes left. They then won possession from the kick-out and held it for the remaining time, much to the frustration of the Clon players. The game had moved into injury time before Clon did suceed in winning back the ball. To the disappointment of Clon supporters and players the final whistle was blown without the ball going dead and with Clon in possession. Though defeated, Clon are not out of the championship. They now have a chance to avenge last year's humiliating defeat at the hands of St. Nicks. A win in that game will put them back in contention. If they can build on the excellent performance against Castlehaven they will be a threat to anyone. The improvement from last year has been enormous. A young team has every reason to feel positive about their prospects following this display. Every player gave his all for the cause and this was very much appreciated by Clon supporters, who, though disappointed at the narrow loss, were in positive mood afterwards. They now feel that they have a team that has potential and is going somewhere. Well done to all involved, players and mentora alike.
Team; James O'Brien, Thomas Clancy (0-1), Zack Harrington, Colm Sheehy, Graham Murray, Liam O'Donovan, Cian O'Donovan, Sean White, Denis Murphy (0-2), David Lowney (0-3), Gearoid Barry, Josh Henry, Sean Mc Evoy (0-2), Ian Falvey (0-1f), Ross Mannix(0-4, 0-3f). Sean Nagle and Sean O'Donoghue were introduced after 54 minutes for Colm Sheeh and Josh Henry respectively. Pa O'Sullivan came on briefly for Liam O'Donovan as a blood sub.
An under strength Clonakilty senior football team was defeated by Ballincollig in Ahamilla on Sunday, June 5th on a score of 3-10 to 0-08
Clonakilty were defeated by Kildorrery on a score of 2-15 to 0-11 on Sunday, April 24th at Brian Dillon's Grounds in the first round of the championship.
Clonakilty Intermediate footballers defeated Carigaline, away, on 2nd June on a score of 5-13 to 3-05
Clonakilty senior footballers were defeated by Castlehaven on a score of 0-14 to 0-13 in a thrilling first round clash in Rosscarbery on Saturday, May 7th. Clon now play St. Nicks in the second round
Clonakilty intermediate footballers were well beaten by Bandon in Ballinascarthy on June 10th on a score of 2-16 to 0-06 in Round 2 of the County IFC
Clonakilty Intermediate footballers defeated Glanmire in Ahamilla on Thursday April 14th on a score of 1-12 to 0-10 in the league.
Clonakilty senior footballers defeated St. Nicks in Bandon on a score of 3-14 to0-09 in Round 2 of the County SFC.
Clonakilty senior footballers were defeated by Carbery Rangers in Ahamilla on April 13th on a score of 1-11 to 1-08 in the K.S.