Clonakilty defetaed Kilbrittain on a score of 2-19 to 1-17 in a thrilling West Cork semi-final clash in Ahiohill. They now meet Dohenys in the final
The under 21 hurling championship game between Clon and Kilbrittain has been switched to Ahiohill at 7pm on Tuesday August 12th. NOTE NEW VENUE
The Junior A hurling championship q/final v Newcestown has been re-fixed for Sunday August 24th due to the drawn Under 21 final involving Newcestown. Futher updates later as this fixture is liable to further change if the senior football double-header goes ahead in Ahamilla on thatl date.
Clonakilty play Kilbrittain in the West Cork under 21 B Hurling Championship s/final on Tuesday, August 12th in Timoleague at 7pm
Clonakilty play Newcestown in the West Cork Junior A Hurling C'ship in Ballinascarthy on Tuesday, August 19th at 7pm
Clonakilty had an emphatic win over St. Patricks in the U 21 quarter/final in Rosscarbery on a score of 2-16 to 1-06
Clonakilty junior A hurlers defeated Kilbree on a score of 2-17 to 2-10 in the league
Clonakilty took on old rivals, Diarmuid O Mathunas in the first round of this year's West Cork Junior A hurling championship in Rossmore on Friday, May 30th. The game was played in perfect conditions, on a dry, sunny evening and with no wind whatever. The pitch was in perfect order and there was quite a good crowd present to witness what turned out to be a real crackjer of a game, played with full championship fervour. In the opening half Clon played from right to left, as the supporters on the terrace looked at proceedings. Within a minute, Eoin Ryan, the former Ballinascarthy player, knocked over a lovely point. He was to be Clon's liveliest forward on the night. Mathunas responded well when a harmless looking shot from way out on the right touchline somehow ended up in the Clon net. Clon did not panic and after four minutes had a goal of their own, when bustling full-forward, Timmy Anglin, gained possessio twenty metres out and raced towards goal before shooting to the roof of the net from close range. The spectators were in fine voice now as the game really burst to life. On seven minutes Mathunas scored a fine point from play. Two minutes later, Sean White replied with a similar score after a good run. After eleven minutes Mathunas added a point of their own from play. Eoin Ryan then scored a really lovely point from a tight angle a minute later. Mathunas then scored three points in a row, a free followed by two from play, between the fifteenth and eighteenth minutes. Clon were struggling at mid-field but this was soon remedied. Sean White and Patrick O Sullivan really sprang to life and the Clon forwards enjoyed a plentiful supply of ball for the remainder of the half. Denis Murphy, who had missed a number of scoreable frees earlier, finally got one in the twentieth minute and another great point from play by Eoin Ryan quickly followed. The introduction of Thomas Clancy had worked wonders for the Clon side and he was winning a lot of possession around the middle. Sean White burst forward to score a great point from play after twenty eight minutes and a Denis Murphy free and one from play by Jimmy Forristal, both in added time, left Clon leading by 1-08 to 1-05 at the short whistle. The late scoring burst appeared to have put Clon in control at this stage and the supporters were in good mood during the break. Their joy was added to on the resumption as two Denis Murphy points from play in the first and fourth minutes, sandwiched by a similar score from Jimmy Forristal, saw Clon's lead stretched to six points. Mathunas got a badly needed score after five minutes when they pointed from play. Thomas Clancy, who was to emerge as hugely influential, responded immediately with a magnificent point from distance. Just as Clon looked to be taking complete control disaster struck. A careless turn-over of possession in defence saw Mathunas through for a goal from close range. Suddenly, there was only a three point margin between the sides. From the puck-out, things nearly got worse for Clon as Mathunas gained possession and one of their forwards went to ground inside the square but, to the enormous relief of Clon players and supporters, the referee waved play on. Mathunas were incensed. The exchanges were intense and the game was now being fought with real championship fervour. After a scoreless period of five minutes Mathunas added a point from play. Thomas Clancy responded after twelve minutes with a magnificent point from the middle of the field. Clon were now five points to the good and looked to have weathered the storm. However, Mathunas had other ideas. Between the seventeenth and twenty seventh minutes they scored five unanswered points to level the scores amid great excitment and tension. The momentum was now firmly with the Castletownkenneigh men and Clon looked to be in serious trouble. Sean White then gained possession deep in his own half and went on a long solo run deep into the Mathunas half before parting to lively sub, Martin Scally. He knocked over a great shot from the right wing to give Clon the slenderest of leads. Mathunas were not finished yet. They responed with a similar score and as the game moved into added time the supoporters were bracing themselves for extra-time. It was not to be. Denis Murphy pointed after thirty two minutes and with the supporters on their toes Clon clinched the game a minute later when Timmy Anglin gained possession and raced past his marker before planting the ball in the net from close range. Clon supporters were still cheering when Denis Murphy added another point from a free just before Michael O Mahony blew for full-time. This left the final score at 2-18 to 2-13. Clon were delighted to have advanced to the knock-out stages. They had confounded their critics with a fine performance and there was a refreshing enthusiasm and spirit about their play. Their first touch was good, showing the benefit of work in the ball-alley, and, following last year's dismal exit from the championship, they are now firmly on track to mount a bold bid for honours. With Jack O Mahony and Cian O Donovan, both exam-tied, due to return to the fold they can face the next round with real confidence. A pleasing feature of the game was that, unlike so many first-round games under the “back-door” system, this tie was played with real passion and was a true championship game in every sense. Arrangements at the excellent Rossmore venue were top class.
Team; Brian Daly, John Paul Forristal, Tony Anglin, Mark Sheehy, James O Brien, John O Donovan, Gavin Lehane, Sean White, Patrick O Sullivan, Aidan Holland, Steven O Connell, Denis Murphy, Jimmy Forristal, Timmy Anglin and Eoin Ryan. Subs used were, Thomas Clancy, Ciaran Crowley,Tiarnan O Connell and Martin Scally, all of whom made a significant on the game.
Clonakilty scored a thrilling win over D.O'Mathunas in the first round of the West Cork championship in Rossmore on Friday, May 30th. Final score in a thrill-a-minute game was 2-18 to 2-13
Clonakilty Junior A hurlers defeated Skibbereen by 3-08 to 1-12 in the league game in Ahamilla on Sunday, may 25th
Clonakilty Junior A hurlers take on D.O'Mathunas in the first round of the championship in Rossmore on Friday, May 30th at 8pm Note venue change
Clonakilty Junior B hurlers played a thrilling draw with St. James in the championship s/final game in Ahiohill on Saturday, October 19th. Final score after extra-time was Clon 1-17, St James 4-08
Clonakilty Junior A hurlers defeated Oliver Plunketts on a score of 1-12 to 0-11 in the league at Ahamilla on Sunday morning, April 27th
Clonakilty were defeated by Ballinascarthy in the West Cork final played in Ahiohill on Sunday morning, October 6th. Final score was 2-11 to 2-02
Clonakilty take on Oliver Plunketts in the Junior A hurling league on Sunday at 3pm in Ahamilla
Clonakilty Junior B hurlers easily defeated Kilbree in the semi-final of the West Cork championship in Ahamilla on Sunday September 22nd on a score of 4-16 to 0-03
Clonakilty Junior C hurlers scored a thrilling win over Ballinascarthy in the West Cork final in Enniskeane on Satrurday, November 9th. Final score was 1-08 to 0-07.
Clonakilty minor hurlers had a tremendous win over hot favourites Eire Og in the semi-final played in Newcestown on 21 September. Final score after extra time was 2-21 to 2-15.
Clonakilty Junior B hurlers easily defeated St. James in the semi-final clash in Ahiohill on 26th October. Final score was 2-13 to 0-07
Clonakilty minor hurlers are scheduled to play Eire Og in the county A semi-final on Saturday at 4pm in Newcestown.