Clonakilty under 14 footballers defeated Ballinhassig on a score of 2-17 to 2-06 in the county under 14 B football s/final. The final will go ahead on Weekend of October 1/2. Details later
Clonakilty Under 12 hurlers were defeated by Bantry on September 8th at in Ahamilla.
Clonakilty defeated Ballinascarthy on September 11th in a thrilling West Region under 14 B football final. Scoreline was 2-06 3-02 in a game played in atrocious weather conditions
Clonakilty were defeated by Castlehaven in the first round of the West Region under 16 A football championship on August 31st.in Leap. Final score at the end of a thrilling game was 3-12 to 4-06
The finals of the ever-popular Parish Football Leagues for under 7, under 8, under 9 and under 10 boys went ahead on Sunday, August 28th in Ahamilla. These finals were followed by a BBQ and the afternoon was a fantastic success, run off in glorious weather conditions
Clonakilty's under 14 footballers defeated Bantry on Monday, August 29th. in the West Region semi-final on a score of 6-15 to 2-07. They now meet Ballinascarthy in the final. Further details later.
Clonakilty minor hurlers, badly hit by injuries, were defeated by Kilbrittain on a score of 2-15 to 1-07 in the c'ship s/final on 4th August in Timoleague
Clonakilty minor hurlers scored a thrilling win over Newcestown in Ahamilla on Thursday, July7th in the league. Final score was 4-13 to 3-15
Clonakilty under 16 hurlers took on Western Gaels in the opening round of the 2016 West Region championship on Wednesday, July 6th in Ballinacarriga. With little or no preparation done for the game Clon were not well fancied for this tie and had to rely on a number of under 14 players to field a team. In the event, the team surpassed all expectations and turned in a wonderful display of committed hurling to easily get the better of their determined opponents, who were forced to field without some of their more influential players. Clon played against the wind in the opening half but quickly showed their intentions with Brian White pointing form play after a minute. Thomas Palmer, who had a fine outing, added a second point from play soon after. It took the Mid-Cork side a while to settle but they did open their account with a point from a free and followed with another from play soon after to level the scores. After ten minutes Clon scored a cracking goal through Odhran Bancroft and this was followed by four excellent points from play by the magnificent Liam Halligan. Western Gaels did add two points from frees but Clon’s dangerous full-forward, Brian White was starting to become more influential as the half went on and he pointed a fine free. The Mid-Cork boys then struck for a goal but any thoughts of a revival were killed off directly from the puck-out as Thomas Palmer went on a brilliant solo run before parting to White who then billowed the back of the net. This goal was a crushing blow to the Western Gaels side as Clon retired at the break leading by 2-07 to 1-04. Clon had the advantage of the fresh breeze on the resumption and quickly put the outcome beyond doubt. White pointed from play and Bancroft did likewise. Halligan added a similar score and the game was over as a contest when young Shane Dullea crashed home a fine goal soon after. It was all Clon now and the ever more influential White scored four points in succession, three from play and one free. Clon’s outstanding full-back, Tadgh Fitzpatrick added a further point from play before the gallant Western Gaels side got some reward for their determined efforts with a late goal and point, both from play, to leave the final score at 3-15 to 2-07 in favour of a Clon side that surprised even their most ardent supporters. For Clon, Cian Hurley kept a fine goal and his lengthy puck-outs and clearances were vital throughout. Full-back, Tadgh Fitzpatrick was outstanding all through and got excellent help from two tremendously committed corner backs, Dylan Geaney and James Campbell. Cian O’Donoghue was in control throughout in the number 6 jersey and both wing-backs Niall Beamish and Matthew Mc Carthy played well, often going forward to great effect. Liam Halligan and Odhran Bancroft dominated around the middle and Halligan scored some wonderful points. Clon’s forwards were brilliantly led by Thomas Palmer on the “forty”, flanked by the lively Shane Dullean and Jack Wycherley. Brian White was outstanding at full-forward throughout and got great assistance from Evan Corcoran and young Liam Knowles. Evan Kelly and Ryan Tobin made both made telling contributions when introduced. Overall, the win was as impressive as it was unexpected. Clon now advance to meet Kilbree in the semi-final
Clonakilty defeated Western Gaels in Ballinacarriga on Wednesday, July 6th on a score of 3-15 to 2-07 in the first round this year's under 16 hurling championship.
Clonakilty minor hurlers drew with Ibane Gaels in the opening league game of the year in Ahamilla on Monday, 20th June. Final score was 3-11 to 4-08
Clonakilty minor footballers played a thrilling draw with Castlehaven in the non-exam league in Ahamilla on 2th May. Final score was;Clon 3-09. Castlehaven 4-06
Clonakilty take on St. Colums in Ballinacarriga on Friday, May 13th in the first round of the under 14 hurling championship. Throw-in at 7-30pm. Please support
Clonakilty under 14 footballers defeated Ahabullogue (s/final) and Kilbrittain (final) in Ahamilla on Monday, May 2nd to capture the County B Feile title
Clonakilty under 16 footballers defeated Skibbereen on a score of 3-23 to 0-03 on Sunday, May 1st in the league
Clonakilty will host the Feile A and B semi-finals and finals on Monday, May 2nd at 4-30pm Clon will be competing in the B competition. Please come along and support
Clonakilty under 14 footballers enjoyed great success in the County Feile football competition in Ahamilla on Saturday 23rd April. They defeated Bantry, Ballyvourney and Ballinascarthy to win their group and then defeated St. Colums in a play-off to qualify for the semi-final of the competition which is likely to go ahead on 30th April
Clonakilty under 16 footballers were defeated by Castlehaven on a score of 2-15 to 4-02 in the opening league game in Castlehaven on 6th April
Clonakilty under 14 footballers defeated Sam Maguires on a score of 5-06 to 0-07 in the opening league game of the year in Ahamilla
Clonakilty were defeated by a very strong Mitchelstown side in the county premier 2 football championship on Thursday, March 31st in The Mardyke. Final score was 4-12 to 0-06, with a late scoring burst flattering the North Cork side.
Clonakilty were defeated by Kilmurray on a score of 2-11 to 2-07 in a thrilling county under 16 A football league final in Ahamilla on Monday November 30th
Clonakilty under 16 footballers defeated Duarigle Gaels (Milstreet/Cullen)on a score of 2-08 to 1-10 in Ahamilla on Sunday November 1st in the county league semi-final.
Clonakilty took on Bantry in the county premier 2 minor football championship final on Monday, October 5th in Castlehaven. Unfortunately, the game was played in very poor weather conditions, with a cross-field wind and constant rain making life difficult for players and spectators alike. A close contest was anticipated, with the preview in the day's “Evening Echo” predicting a draw as a likely result. Despite the poor weather there was a fine crowd present as the teams took the field. Clon played into the goal at the main entrance in the first half. Bantry opened brightly and had two points on the board within as many minutes. They also missed a goal opportunity before Clon got on the scorebaord. When their first score came it was a cracking goal by David Lowney after a tremendous solo run from the middle of the field before shooting low to the right hand side of the goal from around thirteen metres out, giving the despairing Bantry 'keeper no chance. Four minutes later the same player added a great point from play. Within a minute a rampant Clon had added another point from play by Sean Mc Evoy. In the twelfth minute Ross Mannix, who was outstanding all through, scored a point from play. Lowney added a similar score and then struck for a brilliant goal, placing the ball low beneath the 'keeper after taking a great pass from Mannix. The game was effectively over as a contest at this stage as Clon were in complete control. Bantry finally added to their tally with two points in quick successiuon in the 25th and 26th minutes but Clon finished the half strongly with points from Mc Evoy and Lowney. Bantry did add a point from a free just before the break and at the short whistle it was 2-07 to 0-05 to Clon and their large band of supporters were on good terms with themselves.
The second half started with a fine point from play by McEvoy and Bantry responded with a point from a free in the 2nd minute. Ross Mannix then pointed from a free and Bantry repied with a point from play. With Bantry failing to breach the teak tough Clo defence it was 2-09 to 0-07 after forty minutes and Bantry desperately needed a goal to haul themselves back into the contest. Try as they might, they failed to make the breakthrough and three further points from Sean O'Donoghue, Mannix and Lowney had Clon in complete control. The icing on the cake for Clon's supporters came with seven minutes remaining. Strong play by the impressive Mark White saw him race thriough the Bantry defence before delivering to O'Donogue, whose first effort was blocked but who gleefuly stroked home the rebound from close range. Sub. Chris Collins pointed from play and the scoring was completed with a late pointed free from Bantry. The final score was 3-13 to 0-08. Though the result was a foregone conclusion long before the end there were great scenes of joy when the capable and impartial referee blew the final whistle. Clon supporters raced onto the field to acclaim their heroes and the cup was presented to Clon's outstanding captain, Tiarnan O Connell by Jim Forbes, Chariman of Coiste na nOg Central. For Clon, this was a second win in this championship in the space of two years, following on the thrilling win over Inniscarra in the 2013 final. While man-of-the-match David Lowney was rightly praised for his outstanding performance, this was very much a team effort. In fact it was one of the finest all round performances given by a Clon team in many a day. Ryan Doonan was outstanding in goak, as he had been all year. The full back line of Conor Scally, Zack Harrington and Paul Daly were soundness personified, with Harrington especially impresive by keeping Bantry's much vaunted captain, Arthur Coakley, in check all through. The half back line of Liam O Connor, Tiarnan O'Connell and Liam O'Donovan were outstanding over the entire hour. O'Connell kept Bantry's top player, Tim Foley, under control and this was hugely significant. At mid-field Clon were totally dominant. David Lowney gained possession at will and regularly ran through the heart of the Bantry defence while Mark White had his best game of the year, using his height and strength to great effect. Joe Hughes, Darragh O Mahony and Thomas Hayes all did well and covered back to great effect when the Clon midfielders went forward. Ross Mannix, Sean Mc Evoy and Sean O'Donoghue totally dominated their immediate opponents and tormented the Bantry defence all night. Clon were fortunate to have real strength in depth and were able to call on Chris Collins, Alex Moore, Declan O'Sullivan, Barry Downey and David Walsh to come in and play important roles. Others on the panel were;Ryan Miller, Cathal O'Regan, Ferdia Mc Carthy, Oisin Walsh, Maurice Shanley, Olan O'O'Donovan and Shane Collins, all of whom played a part in the campaign. The team manager was Brendan Walsh who deserves immense credit for his training and handling of this group of players. His fellow selectors also deserve praise. They were, Des Mc Auley, Noel O'Callaghan, Larry O'Sullivan, Pa Minihan and Ger Mc Carthy. Team sponsors were Clonakilty Blackpudding Company.
Clonakilty defeated Bantry in the county premier 2 football final on October 5th in Castlehaven. Final score after a superb display was 3-13 to 0-08