Clonakilty under 21 hurlers scored a decisive win over Kilbree in the West Cork B championship semi-final in Enniskeane on Saturday 14th September. Final score was 0-16 to 0-08
Clonakilty under 21 hurlers play Kilbree in the West Cork semi-final on Saturday in Enniskeane at 5.30pm. PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANNGE TO FACILITATE THOSE GOING TO UNDER 16 MATCH AT 4PM IN NEWCESTOWN
Clonakilty minor hurlers captured the West Region A title in thrilling fashion, after extra-time, by virtue of a 3-16 to 2-17 win over Kilbree in Enniskeane.
Clonakilty minor hurlers scored a thrilling win over Sam Maguires in the West Region Minor A championship game played in Enniskeane on Thursday, September 5th. Final score was 2-18 to 4-10. Clon now play Kilbree in the final on Tuesday next, September 10th in Enniskeane.
Clonakilty minor hurlers take on Sam Maguires in the West Region semi-final in Enniskeane on Thursday, September 5th at 6-30
Clonakilty under 21 hurlers showed incredible bravery and resiliance to recover so quickly from the county football final defeat three days earlier to easily defeat Ibane Gaels (Barryroe/Timoleague combined)in the West Cork under 21 championship in Rossmore on Wednesday, August 28th. Final score was 3-17 to 0-13
Clonakilty Junior hurlers were defeated by Oliver Plunketts in the championsip clash in Enniskeane on Saturday, July 13th. Final score was 2-12 to 1-11
Clonakilty Junior A hurlers defeated Ballinascarthy by 1-12 to 1-05 in the championship second round game in Timoleague in front of a huge crowd in terrible weather conditions
Clonakilty junior hurlers were defeated by Kilbrittain Premier Intermediate hurlers in the semi-final of the Michael Holland Cup in Ahamilla on Wednesday, March 6th on a score of 1-16 to 1-02
Clonakilty junior hurlers suffered an agonising and heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Kilbrin in the county quarter-final game played in perfect conditions on Saturday evening, October 5th. in Cloughduv. Clon were very much outsiders for this tie against a highly rated team that contained some fine hurlers in their ranks and who had impresively won the Duhallow championsip recently. There was a fine crowd present and a great atmosphere before the throw-in.
Clonakilty Junior Hurlers captured the West Cork title after extra time in a thrilling final on a score of Clonakilty 3-13 to Dohenys 2-14.
Clonakilty Junior Hurlers take on D O Mathunas in the West Cork Championship Semi Final on Sunday 19th of August at 6.30PM in Enniskeane
Clonakilty Junior A hurlers took on Diarmuid O Mathunas in the semi-final of the 2012 West Cork championship in Enniskeane on Sunday August 19th. The pitch was heavy following the recent adverse weather but both teams adjusted well to the conditions and the game was a thriller from start to finish. Clon made a whirlwind start and had the ball in the net after fifteen seconds when Danny Fitzpatrick gained possession and finished brilliantly despite being under pressure. It was just the start Clon needed and they proceeded to play some sparkling hurling for the remainder of the half, aided by the fresh breeze. While Mathunas did score two points in reply, one from a free and one from play, Clon were the livelier team and two points from play by Steven O Connell and another by Fitzpatrick had their supporters in good spirits. Mathunas did get one point back from play but the next four scores came from Clon. Jimmy Forristal scored from play and Jack O Mahony converted a “65” and the same player quickly added a point from a free before crashing home a goal from close range. The cheers had barely died down before the Mathunas side responded with a well taken goal from play but the excellent Sean White then scored a tremendous point from open play with a shot from distance and well out on the left wing into the dressingroom goal. John Paul Forristal added a point from play and Clon looked to be in control. The Castletown men did reply with a pointed free but another free from Jack O Mahony was followed by a second magnificent effort from White, again from distance. Mathunas replied with a point from play but O Mahony added another point from a free and on the stroke of half time Mathunas scored a point from play. It was 2-11 to 1-6 at the short whistle and Clon were looking good. The breeze freshened after the break and though Danny Fitzpatrick scored a good point from play it was all Mathunas for the next twenty minutes. Point by point they reduced the deficit with seven unanswered scores. The margin was down to two points with ten minutes remaining and with the ever freshning wind to the their backs it was the Castletown men who looked favourites to win out. Some astute positional and personnel changes saw Clon regain the initiative. A point from play by the ever dangerous O Mahony was followed by another from Alan Murphy, on as a sub. O Mahony added a pointed free and Clon looked more secure now. Mathunas did respond with two points but with time running out Clon sealed a great win with a point from play by top scorer Jack O Mahony. The final score was 2-16 to 1-15 and Clon players were able to celebrate in style as impartial referee Eamonn Sheehy sounded the final whistle. Clon had qualified for the final where they will meet either Dohenys or Kilbree, the team that easily accounted for the men in green and red in the opening round, forcing the Clon side to take the back-door route. There can be no doubt but that Clon have benefited from taking that route. They have improved from game to game, often riding their luck, but they are now only an hour away from regaining the much cherished Flyer Nyhan Cup, a trophy very dear to the hearts of all Clon supporters. Team; Brian Daly,Mark Sheehy, John O Donovan, Gavin Lehane, David O Regan, Tony Anglin, Brian O Sullivan, Sean White, John Paul Forristal, Denis Murphy, Steven O Connell, Diarmuid Nagle, Jimmy Forristal, Danny Fitzpatrick and Jack O Mahony. Subs used; Alan Murphy for JP Forristal, Eoin Green for John O Donovan, Pa O Regan for O Connell. Scores; Jack O mahony1-7 (0-5 frees), Danny Fitzpatrick 1-2, Steven O Connell and Sean White 0-2 each, JP Forristal, Jimmy Forristal and Alan Myurphy 0-1 each.
Clonakilty v Newcestown at Newcestown Tuesday 14th of August at 7pm
Clonakilty Junior hurlers advanced to the 2012 West Cork final as a result of a thrilling win over D O Mathunas in Enniskeane on Sunday, August 19th. Final score was 2-16 to 1-15. They now meet the winners of Kilbree v Dohenys.
Clonakilty v Saint Mary's at Balinascarthy Friday 10th of August at 7pm.
The Junior C Hurling Championship clash with Newcestown, scheduled for 14/08/12 has been postponed.
Clonakilty junior A hurlers took on near neighbours St. James of Ardfield in the quarter-final of the 2012 West Cork Championship on Saturday, July 28th. The game was played in Timoleague and drew a reasonably good crowd on a fine but windy afternoon. Clon entered the game as slight outsiders following two rather indifferent displays in the earlier rounds where they had lost badly to Kilbree before scraping through against Newcestown's second team. On this occasion they were very quick out of the starting blocks and played with great spirit and determination from the throw-in. They appeared to be miles faster to the ball than the Ardfield men who were probably still suffering from the effects of their defeat in the junior football championship only one week previously. The Ardfield defence conceded a number of frees and these were duly punished by the accurate Jack O Mahony, still only sixteen years of age. He hit a total of eight points during an opening half where Clon looked like genuine title contenders. Denis Murphy added two points of his own and Steven O Connell also chipped in with a fine effort. The Ardfield men could only manage three points and their cause looked a lost one when impressive sub, Danny Fitzpatrick finished to the net just before the short whistle, at which stage the score stood at 1-12 to 0-3. Clon supporters were on good terms with themselves and the outcome seemed a mere formality. The return of Danny Fitzpatrick after a two year absence through injury only served to add to their good spirits. Danny had been introduced after fifteen minutes and and had made a significant impact. However, it was a transformed Ardfield side that took the field for the second half. They threw everything at Clon and after an early exchange of points they proceeded to dominate the game for a twenty minute period during which they scored eight unanswered points. Not alone did Clon not muster a single score during that spell of Ardfield dominance but they rarely looked like doing so. Slowly but surely the margin was reduced and when a cracking goal with three minutes to go left only three points between the teams the crowd were on their feet. Clon had no answer to the wave after wave of attack that was coming at their beleagured defence and it was only good fortune that saw them hold out. With only a minute remaining the Ardfield men missed a glorious chance to grab an equalising goal. The game ended in a welter of excitment and it was a relieved Clon team that heard the final whistle sounded by impartial referee Eamonn Sheehy. The final score was 1-15 to 1-12. Clon now advance to the semi-final but their supporters and mangement must be wondering which is the real Clon team, the one that looked so talented in the first half or the one that struggled so badly in the second. There are, however, many positives to take from the game. Despite having only played a half hour of really good hurling, the team has made it this far in the championship. The return of Danny fitzpatrick after a long lay-off can only strengthen the team and the imminent return of Thomas Clancy will also be of considerable benefit. The younger players will also improve for the experience gained in the games so far. Team; Brian Daly, Mark Sheehy, John O Donovan, Gavin Lehane, David O Regan, Tony Anglin, Brian O Sullivan, Sean White, John Forristal, Denis Murphy, Steven O Connell, Diarmuid Nagle, James Forristal, Patrick O Regan and Jack O Mahony. Subs, Danny Fitzpatrick for Pa O Regan, Eoin Loughnan for John Forristal and Pa O Regan for Steven O Connell. Scorers, Jack O Mahony 0-9 (0-2 “65s”, 0-4 frees), D Fitzpatrick 1-1, D Murphy 0-2, P O Regan, S White and S O Connell, 0-1 each.
Clonakilty were defeated by St Mary's on a score of 2-9 to 1-7 in the first round of the u21 Hurling Championship, played in Ballinascarthy
Clonakilty Junior hurlers defeated Ardfield in Timoleague on Saturday 28th July to advance to the semi final of this year's championship. Final score was 1-15 to 1-12