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 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 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 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 minor hurlers are scheduled to play Eire Og in the county A semi-final on Saturday at 4pm in Newcestown.
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 captured the West Cork title after extra time in a thrilling final on a score of Clonakilty 3-13 to Dohenys 2-14.
On Monday 20th April the Clon Girls travelled to neighbouring rivals Ross for an U14 League match. The match started at a fast pace and scoring was closely matched during the first half.
Going into half time Clon lead by a few points. After a few words of encouragement from trainers, Finbarr O Mahony & John O Grady, the Clon girls took to the pitch determined to keep that lead.
With a tight back line, strong midfield & equally strong forwards, the Clon Girls not only kept the lead but greatly increased it. By the time the final whistle was blown, the girls were exhausted after giving it their all. They left the pitch in Rosscarbery on a high and so they should as they ran out winners on a score line of Clon 10-4 to Ross 4-5.
Pride of place goes to the Clonakilty U-13 girls footballers who won the West Cork U13b final in great style defeating a valiant St Colums team by 5-4 to 3-5. Both teams had met in an earlier round of the competition finishing in a draw on that occasion. Clonakilty knew they were in for a challenge and the game turned out exactly that. While there were many brilliant individual displays from Clonakilty players, this victory was based on a solid team performance encompassing all that is good in Ladies Gaelic football – skill, commitment and confidence in the players own ability. A huge effort was made by the girls in the lead up to this final and it was evident from this display that the girls embraced the style of play the mentors had wished them to play. From the very start, the game ebbed and flowed being played at a ferocious pace by both sides. Clonakilty went in at half time 2 points down. The girls decided that they were not going to go home empty handed and from the restart set down a marker to St Colums and turned the 2 point deficit to a lead that they would not relinquish. The Clonakilty backs put their bodies on the line and some vital saves by goalie Eve Murphy kept a brave St Colums team to just 2 scores in the second half. When the final whistle blew the Clonakilty girls celebrated but showed respect to the St Colums players who were likewise gracious in defeat. On return to Clonakilty, the girls paraded the cup through the town. These girls are the future of the Clonakilty Ladies Football Club and it was only right and proper that the girls were treated to food and refreshments for their efforts on the day and throughout the year. This was greatly appreciated by the girls who are now on a well deserved break, having brought the first piece of silverware to the Clonakilty Ladies Club this year. Team: Eve Murphy, Aoife Moloney, Ellen Lawlor, Eimear Walsh, Ciara Deasy, Tess Kelly, Laura O’Donovan, Abby Wycherley, Meabh O’Donovan, Chloe Allman, Kiya O’Mahony, Ailbhe Dunlea, Sinead O’Grady, Kelsey O’Mahony, Leah McAree (Capt). Sophie Sheehan, Grace Lawlor, Aine Downey,Aeisha Hurley. Team Mentors: John O’Grady, John Minihan, Mary Collins, Margo Harte, Finbar O’Mahony, Claire Hurley
Congraulations go to our U13 girls and management on their recent success on winning the West Cork League Final on Sunday 12th last, when they defeated St. Colums in Kealkil. Well done to all involved. The Club will hold a Halloween Disco on Friday the 24th October at 8.00pm in the Imperial Hotel. Admission to the Disco is €5.00, age is restricted from 8 to 14 year olds and it will be fully supervised. A shop will be open on the night selling sweets, crisps, soft drinks etc. Fancy Dress optional.
Ladies Football Update 29/09.
Everyone at Clonakilty Ladies Gaelic Football Club would like to congratulate the Cork Senior Ladies and management whose incredible record continued yesterday at Croke Park when they snatched victory from a great Dublin team in the dying minutes. Special congratulations go to our own Martina O’Brien who played in goal and did herself, her county and her club proud on the day. It was an incredible game of football and just when we all thought it was not going to be their day, the Rebelettes dug deep and went from 10 points down with 15 minutes to go, to scoring 2-7 and winning by the narrowest of margins. It was an incredible comeback and made us all proud to be part of ladies football and especially Cork. Well done again to all concerned and especially to Martina, you are a great ambassador for our club and we all wish you continued success.
The Club would like to wish the U16 girls, trainers and mentors the very best of luck in the County Semi-Final on Friday 19th @ 6.30pm in Redmonds Pitch when they take on Kanturk. Best of luck girls
The U16 girls played Na Piarsaigh on September 13 in Ahamilla in the county quarter final winning on a scoreline 3-14 to 0-04. This was by far Clon’s best performance of the year with every player from 1 to 20 giving their all on the day. There were excellent displays all round beginning with Eabha Walsh in goal giving an exhibition of kicking to set up many of our attacks. Our defence was well marshalled by Captain Aoife Barry with great assistance from Anna McCarthy, Sue Downey, Katie O`Connor, Lauren A. O`Sullivan & Meabh Deasy. The towering figures of Hollie O`Sullivan & Ciara Ryan dominated midfield & as the score suggests our forwards were on fire with Leanne Calnan giving a wonderful display of goal scoring and point taking, ably assisted by Orla Lowney, Lauren S.O`Sullivan and the impressive Madelyn Hughes on the wing. All roads lead to a county semi final on September 20th against Kanturk. Time and venue to be confirmed when knows. The U8s and U10s went to Passage West on Saturday to compete in a blitz and had a very successful day. These girls have had a great year, huge numbers of girls training and everyone having lots of fun which is the main objective at this age. . Date for the Diary: Halloween Disco on Friday 28th November
Clonakilty Senior Ladies bowed out of the County Senior B championship on Sunday evening (Sept 7th) in Kilmurry when they were beaten in the semi final by Donoughmore. A Donoughmore goal after 12 minutes proved decisive in the first half and Clon were unable to bridge the gap and went in at half time trailing 1-05 to 0-04. The second half took on a similar pattern with Clon having an equal amount of possession but always seemed to be faced by a black wall of Donoughmore defenders. Donoughmore found their scores a bit easier to come by and ran out winners on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-08. Martina O’Brien gave her usual solid performance in goal and all 6 backs defended stoutly with Rebecca McAree having one of her best outings yet in a Clon jersey. The O’Leary sisters worked hard in midfield and the forwards with Beulah McManus giving a wholehearted effort, toiled hard without always having success. Clon still have to defend their West Cork Senior title which should be coming up shortly. Panel: Martina O’Brien, Aileen McCarthy, Carol-Anne O’Donovan (Capt), Rebecca McAree, Niamh Deasy, Sinead O’Neill (0-01), Susie Forristal, Claire O’Leary (0-01), Aine O’Leary (0-01), Beulah McManus (0-01), Jenny Quinn, Ciara Ryan (0-01), Louise Collins, Ciara McCarthy, Maura O’Brien (0-03) 0-01 free, Rosemary Dullea, Caroline Dullea, Aoife Barry, Hollie O’Sullivan, Ellen Hayes, Lydia Kenny, Ailbhe Dowling, Juanita Brennan, Rebecca O’Sullivan, Orla Deasy Dunne, Leanne Calnan.
The club would like to extend its congratulations to Ciara Ryan and the Cork U16 ladies who defeated Dublin in the All Ireland final on Saturday 30th in Templemore on a scoreline of 4-7 to 2-7. Well done to all involved. We would also like to wish the Cork Senior Ladies and again our own Martina O’Brien the very best of luck in their All-Ireland semi-final on Saturday at 6.30pm when they take on Armagh in Longford. At the time of going to press the Clon Senior Ladies are down to face Donoughmore in the Senior B County semi-final on Sunday 7th September, please see website for confirmation of same. Closer to home there will be a “Back to School” disco for 8-14 year olds on Friday 4th September at 8.00pm in the Imperial Hotel. Admission to the Disco is €5.00 and it will be fully supervised. We look forward to seeing you all there on the night.
Clonakilty Senior Ladies qualified for the semi final of the County Senior B Championship with a 2 point win over near neighbours Rosscarbery in an enthralling tussle played at Ahamilla on Monday 19th August last. A goal from Aine O’Leary in the first 15 seconds set the scene for a cracking contest in which the lead changed hands on numerous occasions. Clon had the advantage of a strong breeze in the first half but it was Ross whose ability to get goals at crucial times who looked the more likely winners at this stage. Clon replied with points from Beulah McManus and Ciara Ryan and further goals from Aine O’Leary and Louise Collins meant at half time the teams were level Clon 3-05 Ross 4-02. Clon faced an uphill task in the second half when they had to face the elements but did they rise to the challenge. Captain Carol-Anne O’Donovan led by example at full back and one outstanding bit of fielding was inspirational. Niamh Deasy and Sinead O’Neill thundered into the game and great work out of defence by the entire backline led to the scores that would eventually win the game. The O’Leary sisters were strong in midfield and while Ross were continuing to pick off scores, a great goal from Jenny Quinn who had a fine second half brought Clon level. Entering the last few minutes the teams were level but in a move started in the backline by Sue Downey, Clon scored the decisive goal through Ciara Ryan. Ross had one last chance to save the game but a close in free was deflected over the bar. Final score Clon 5-11 Ross 6-06. Huge credit to both teams who gave us such an entertaining match that could have gone either way. Special mention to Susie Forristal whose spirit epitomises all that is good with this panel of players. The fact that she was prepared to play this match a few days before her wedding speaks volumes for her as a sportswoman and as a person. Everyone at the club wishes herself and Kevin a great future together. Panel: Anna O’Hea, Aileen McCarthy, Carol-Anne O’Donovan (Capt), Rebecca McAree, Niamh Deasy, Sinead O’Neill, Susie Forristal, Claire O’Leary (0-01), Aine O’Leary (2-06) 0-03 frees, Beulah McManus (0-01), Jenny Quinn (1-00), Ciara Ryan (1-02), Louise Collins (1-00), Ciara McCarthy, Rosemary Dullea, Martina O’Brien, Maura O’Brien (0-01) free, Aoife O’Neill, Sue Downey, Caroline Dullea, Hollie O’Sullivan, Aoife Barry, Rebecca O’Sullivan, Orla Deasy Dunne, Leanne Calnan, Grace McManus. Congratulation also goes to Ciara Ryan and the Cork U16 ladies who recently defeated Cavan in the All Ireland semi-final on a scoreline of 6-13 to 0-5. Cork will play Dublin in the All Ireland final on Saturday 30th August in Templemore at 1.00pm. The Club would like to wish Ciara and her teammates the very best of luck on the day.