Clonakilty minor hurlers scored a thrilling win over Ballinhassig in the County Premier 2 league in Ahamilla on Friday, June 27th. Final score was 1-18 to 1-15
Clonakilty Minor Hurlers are due to play Aghabullogue on July 9th and the footballers are due to play Valley Rovers on August 8th (though this fixture is subject to change) in the county championships. Further details later
Clonakilty under 14 footballers play Castlehaven in Rosscarbery on July 1st at 7-30pm in the West Cork A C'ship s/final
An understrength Clonakilty minor football team was defeated by St. Michaels in the non exam league on June 13th. Final score was 4-08 to 1-14
Clonakilty minor footballers drew with Valley Rovers in the Non Exam league on 22nd May in Brinny. Final score after a thrilling game played in poor conditions was; Clon 2-10, Valley Rovers, 1-13
Clonakilty defeated Blackrock 2 in the first round of the county premier 2 hurling championship in Cloughduv on a score of 1-08 to 1-07
Clonakilty minor footballers scored an emphatic win over Na Piarsaigh in the first round of the premier 1 county championship in Ballinspittle on April 12th. Final score was 1-19 to0-02
Clonakilty play Ilen Rovers at 11-30 am in Ahamilla on Sunday April 6th in the West Cork under 14 football league
Clonakilty take on Sliabh Rua at 11am on Sunday, April 6th in Ahamilla in the county premier 2 league
Clonakilty under 11 footballers will play in an All-Ireland Blitz in Croke Park on Monday, April 14th. Best wishes to all involved.
Clonakilty scored a thrilling win over Castlehaven in the opening league game in Castlehaven on Sunday, march 9th. Final score was Clon, 0-15, C'haven 3-05
Clonakilty minor footballers were narrowly defeated by St. Michaels in the county premier 1 league game in Ahamilla. Score; Clon 0-11, Michaels 2-08
A depleted Clonakilty side was defeated by Glenville in the county league s/final on 24th November. Finbal score was 1-13 to 1-12
Clonakilty were defeated by Cloughduv by two points in the East Region league final on Sunday, November 17th.
Clonakilty defeated Ibane Gaels by 1-20 to 3-07 in the West Region league final in Ahamilla on Thursday, November 14th to complete a clean sweep of all four titles, league and championship, available in 2013. A fantastic achievement!
Clonakilty under 15 hurlers easily defeated Valley Rovers in the East region under 15 A hurling league semi-final in Ahamilla on Tuesday, November 12th. Final score was 5-09 to 1-04.
Clonakilty under 16 hurlers captured the county A league title in thrilling fashion in Ballygarvan on Sunday, November 10th by virtue of a 0-12 to 0-11 win over Banteer.
Clonakilty under 16 hurlers will play Ibane Gaels in the West Region under 16 league final, in Ahamilla on Thursday, November 14th at 7-30pm
Clonakilty under 14 hurlers were defeated by Rosscarbery in the West Region B league final in Ahamilla on Monday, November 4th. despite putting up a brave display.
Clonakilty under 16 footballers suffered a surprise defeat to Mallow in the county semi-final in Coachford on Sunday, November 3rd. Final score was 3-05 to 1-08 in favour of Mallow
Clonakilty under 15 hurlers scored a very impressive win over Watergrasshill in the championship game in Ballygarvan on Monday, October 14th. Final score was 6-11 to 0-04
Clonakilty under 16 footballers scored a thrilling win over Ahan Gaels in the county quarter-final game played in Rossmore. Final score was 1-14 to 3-06. Clon came from four points down late on to seal a semi-final place against Mallow
Clonakilty minor hurlers captured a richly deserved county A title in Pairc Ui Rinn on Thursday, October 10th by virtue of a thrilling and hard-fought win over a fancied Erins Own side. Played under lights in perfect conditions in front of a fine crowd, the game was exciting and interesting throughout and had the supporters on their toes at all times, especially in the heart-stopping closing stages. Clon played into the scoreboard goal in the first half and got the perfect start, when lively corner-forward, Sean Mc Evoy, one of the heroes on the night, raced around his marker and shot to the net from a tight angle, out on the left. Scarcely had the cheers died down when the excellent David Lowney struck over a lovely point from play. Though Erins Own responded with a point from a free in the fourth minute, it was all Clon at this early stage. Jack O Mahony pointed frees in the tenth and twelfth minutes and though the East Cork side responded with a point from play, Clon continued to dominate. David Lowney pointed from play in the fourteenth minute and and Jack O Mahony added two points from frees shortly after. O Mahony was tormenting the opposition, who regulary fouled him when he had possession. When Eoin Ryan added another point from play after nineteen minutes Clon supporters could hardly believe what they were witnessing. However, all changed after twenty one minutes when a long high delivery into the Clon goalmouth deceived everyone and an inrushing forward got a touch to knock the ball into the net. The goal was very much against the run of play but it brought the East Cork side right back into the game. Clon did respond immediately with a fine point from play by Eoin O Neill. However, the Erins Own boys had been inspired by the goal and dominated the last five minutes of the half, scoring three points from frees as the Clon defence came under severe pressure for the first time. At the short whistle it was 1-07 to 1-05 in Clon's favour but it was anyone's game now. There was a great buzz in the stadium as the second half started and Clon got the perfect start with a point from play by Jack O Mahony. Erins Own responded with a point from a free in the second minute. The exchanges were tough and it was no place for the faint hearted. In the eight minute Jack O Mahony added another point from a free and in the thirteenth minute Sean White, who was having a tremendous game in the middle of the field, burst forward and scored an inspirational point. Two minutes later the rampant O Mahony knocked over a great point from play. Just when it looked as if Clon had taken control of the game the tide turned again. Three quick points from frees between the nineteenth and twenty first minutes had the Erins Own boys within a goal of Clon. Once more it was Jack O Mahony who steadied the Clon ship with a fine point after twenty four minutes. Clon were now defending desperately as the East Cork side threw everything at them. The Clon goal had a few narrow escapes and heroic defending, allied to magnificent goalkeeping by Mark White just about managed to keep Erins Own at bay. However, the inevitable goal, to level matters came with four minutes left on the clock. The Erins Own crowd erupted and there was a spring in their team's step. It was long odds-on a win for the East Cork boys now as they finally appeared to have the measure of an over-worked Clon defence and all of the momentum was with them. However, they reckoned without the extraordinary determination and will-to-win of a Clon side, most of whose players had been through the same situation in the football final only ten days earlier. Showing incredible reserves of energy and commitment, Clon tore into the game from the puck-out and battled for every ball as if their very lives depended on it. The Erins Own boys had no answer to Sean White's dazzling runs through their defence and the back-up play of his colleagues. Eoin O Neill took advantage to score a great point from the left wing and with the large Clon crowd begging the referee to blow the final whistle it was the magnificent Sean White who sealed the win with a wonderful point from distance as he left desperate Erins Own players trailing in his wake. Within a minute, the final whistle was sounded and there were great scenes of jubilation as Clon players, mentors and supporters clebrated a famous win. Amid wild celebrations the chairman of Coiste na nOg presented the cup to Eoin Deasy, a worthy captain, who had been ouststanding all night at the heart of the Clon defence. The win was celebrated in tremendous style and the significance of it was not lost on Clon supporters who could scarcely believe the events of the previous weeks, as title after title in both codes had come to the club. For Clon, every player was a hero on the night, as they had to be, to defeat a renowned hurling club like Erins Own in a county final at this level. Mark White, only fifteen, was truly outstanding in goal, bringing off countless saves and clearing to great effect. Full-back, Cian O Donovan was rock solid all through and gave a display that would have made him a contender for man-of-the-match. Not far behind him were his two corner backs, Ciaran Crowley and Zack Harrington, both of whom can look back with great pride on their displays. Centre-back and captain, Eoin Deasy was a commanding and influential figure all through. His clearances regularly turned defence into attack and he was the rock on which countless attacks foundered. He got great help from wing backs, Mark Lynch and Duncan Lehane, both of whom played vital parts in this famous win. The battle for mid-field supremecy was one of the real highlights of the game as the strong and classy Sean White and the elegant David Lowney battled it out with a strong partnership for Erins Own. The Clon boys definitely shaded the honours over the hour and played some outstanding hurling. Jack O Mahony led the forwards with skill and courage and was central to many of the scores. He was a contender for man-of-the-match. Yet again, his scoring prowess was central to the win. Wing forwards, Eoin Ryan and Liam O Donovan were constant thorns in the side of an over worked Erins Own defence and both can feel very satisfied with their contributions to winning this title. Sean Mc Evoy was outstanding and his goal was crucial. Even after sustaining a nasty injury, he soldiered on bravely until finally replaced by Tiarnan O Connell, who also contributed greatly to the win. Eoin O Neill was highly effective at full-forward and took his points well. His second score, with only minutes remaining, was crucial to the outcome. Jack Williams played with great determination and can look back with satisfaction at his role on the team throughout the campaign. Sean O Donoghue was introduced to great effect and Ryan Miller came on with only minutes to go, but he too can feel proud of his role, only five days after leading his under 16 team to county glory. Others on the panel, who helped to keep those who started on their toes, were, Josh Henry, Cian O Callaghan, David Walsh and Emmett O Gorman. For the team mentors, James O Brien, Gerdie O Donoghue, Duncan Lehane and John Paul Corcoran, this victory was the richly deserved success that their efforts merited. Having come on board only during the summer, they turned around the fortunes of this group of players within weeks. Despite the team only playing one league game, they succeeded in having them in prime condition and perfectly tuned to make an impact on the West Region and County championships. It was an incredible achievement to win both titles with such a restricted preparation. Despite playing a mere five games all year, Clon were county A champions for the first time in the club's history. The achievement was all the more remarkable considering that the players also captured a county football title. It will go down as one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in the proud history of the Clonakilty club.
Clonakilty under 14 hurlers defeated Ballinascarthy in the league semi-final in Ahamilla on Friday, October 11th. Final score was 6-12 to 7-05