MJK Oils JAHC MATCH REPORTS.............................

August 19, 2020

MJK OILS Mid Cork Junior Hurling Championship

All five 1ST round games in the MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior Hurling championship were decided after very competitive contests. Kilmichael, Éire Óg, Aghabullogue, Ballincollig and Donoughmore went through to the third round draw, where they were later joined by the two winners of the losers round games, Ballinora and Inniscarra. Blarney got a bye to the 3rd round.

Donoughmore 2 - 18 Cloughduv 1- 11

Re-focussed Donoughmore left the memories of last year’s poor season behind them with their hurlers recording an exciting win over reigning champions Cloughduv at Inniscarra on Bank Holiday Monday. There was no element of fluke about this result as Donoughmore started well, recovered from the setback of conceding a 20th minute goal and the lead to Cloughduv, and point by point fought back to be level with the champions at half time, 0-11 to 1-8. On the restart, Donoughmore began to get on top and when Colm O’Callaghan fired home a penalty shot in the 45th minute, his side led by 1-15 to 1-10 and had Cloughduv struggling to get back into contention. A late goal from Mark Lucey was the icing on the cake for Donoughmore.

The opening quarter finished with the teams level at 0-3 each, Stephen O’Donoghue impressing for Cloughduv, Darren Lucey and Colm O’Callaghan dangerous in the Donoughmore attack. Two points from Colm O’Callaghan put Donoughmore into the lead at the water break but on the restart Cloughduv went clear when Stephen O’Donoghue found the net after the sliotar had fallen loose from a Luke Elliot cross and Elliot added a point. Cloughduv went three clear but points from Colm O’Callaghan and Mark Lucey brought Donoughmore level and when Stephen O’Donoghue sent over two for Cloughduv, O’Callaghan and Darren Lucey had points to level once again for Donoughmore before the half time whistle.

Darren Lucey put Donoughmore into the lead on the restart and they were never led subsequently. They were forcing the pace and points from Stephen Golden and two from O’Callaghan were followed by the latter’s goal from a penalty and after this there was no way back for Cloughduv. Donoughmore had the scent of victory in their nostrils and piled on the misery for last year’s champions who must now regroup before facing Inniscarra in ‘the last chance saloon’.

Scorers: Donoughmore: C O’Callaghan 1-9 (1-0pen, 0-3f, 0-1 65), M Lucey 1-2, D Lucey 0-3, S Golden 0-2, C Kelleher and S Healy 0-1 each. Cloughduv: S O’Donoghue 1-4, K BarryMurphy 0-3 (3f), L Elliot 0-2, J Deasy and D Looney 0-1 each.

Donoughmore: Kenneth Cullinane: Terence Looney, Kevin Horgan, Denis Dorney: Jamie Twomey, Shane Healy, Adrian Looney: Stephen O’Connor, St John Forde: Stephen Golden, Conor Kelleher, Leon Cogan: Colm O’Callaghan, Darren Lucey, Mark Lucey. Subs: David Looney 26, Shane Sexton 35, William Murphy 55.

Cloughduv: Conor Crowley: Liam Long, Eoghan Curzon, Paudie O’Leary: Luke McCarthy, Eoin McNabola, Jack Murphy: Dara Walsh, Eoin Moynihan: John Deasy, Ciarán Canty, Cormac O’Driscoll: Stephen O’Donoghue, Luke Elliot, Kevin BarryMurphy. Subs: Gavin Walsh 35, Euan Coughlan 40, Michael John Grainger 48, James Verling 50, Daniel Looney 53.

Referee: Diarmuid Kirwan, Éire Óg.

Kilmichael 1 – 17 Blarney 1 – 13

Kilmichael had a fine win over Blarney at Ovens. Blarney led by 1-7 to 0-4 after 22 minutes but Kilmichael were up for the contest and fought back to be 1-9 to 0-8 adrift at the break. Kilmichael had a superb start to the second half and added 1-3 to their tally without reply, the vital goal coming from Finbarr Buckley. Kilmichael raised the gap to five points by the 50th minute and remained in control to the finish.

Kilmichael: Stephen O’Leary: Gerard Murphy, John O’Mahony, Finbarr Dromey: Brendan Cotter, Seán Buttimer, Shane Foley: Conor Cotter, Ronan Murphy: Alan McCarthy, Peter Kelleher, Chris O’Connell: Eoghan Murphy, Shane O’Donoghue, Finbarr Buckley. Subs: Micheál Masters, Darragh Foley, Kevin Kelleher, Kieran Murphy.

Éire Óg 2 – 13 Ballinora 1 – 15

Éire Óg took a narrow lead from a Dara McCarthy goal coming up to half time but Ballinora immediately responded with a goal to lead 1-6 to 1-4 at the break. The teams were level at 2-7 to 1-10 after 49 minutes and at 2-10 to 1-13 seven minutes from the final whistle. Points from Eoin Lyons and Jack Sheehan were enough to just get Éire Óg, last year’s beaten finalists, through to the 3rd round, Ballinora face Iveleary in Rd 2.

Éire Óg: Paul Ryan: Donnacha Kelly, Tim O’Leary, Phil O’Sullivan: Cathal Mullins, Mark Kelleher, Matt Brady: Fionn O’Rourke, Keith Riordan: Chris Kelly, Daire McCarthy, Jerome Kelleher: Dylan Foley, Eoin Lyons, Paul McDonagh. Sub: Jack Sheehan

Ballinora: David Howard: David Fitton, Alan O’Neill, Brendan Hourihan: Brian Rigney, James Lordan, Tim Forde: Michael Lordan, Pat Fitton: Neil Lordan, Alan O’Shea, Dara Corkery: Darragh Holmes, Kevin Murphy, Brian Murphy. Subs: C Quirke, J Keohane.

Aghabullogue 1-10 Iveleary 0 – 13 aet

Aghabullogue win (3-0 to 1-0) after penalty shoot out!

There was a thrilling finish to this game at Cloughduv. The teams were level at full time, 1-7 to 0-10 and again at the end of extra time, 1-10 to 0-13 so the contest was decided on a penalty shoot out which was won by Aghabullogue, 3-0 to 1-0 after the first four shots of the scheduled five.

Aghabullogue: Donal Twomey; T O’Flynn, Dan Twomey, T Long; A Healy, D Moynihan, K Barry-Murphy; P O’Sullivan, J Murphy; C Dineen, N Buckley, E O’Sullivan; T Buckley, D Rooney, D Dineen.

Iveleary: E Creedon; B Murphy, A McSweeney, J Pickering; D O’Riordan, C O’Riordan, D O’Donovan; S O’Riordan, J O’Donovan; E Clancy, D Kelly, C O’Leary; D Dineen, F McSweeney Jnr, L Kearney.

Ballincollig 5-12 Inniscarra 2-12

The second choice teams of Ballincollig and Inniscarra faced each other at Blarney, both clubs had in the days before suffered defeats in the first round of the Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship. Both sides had experienced hurlers in their ranks with Inniscarra having the services of Dave Óg Coleman, the Burke brothers Ger and Kevin, Aidan O Mahony and Dan O Connell while Ballincollig had 2018 Intermediate (A) county medal winners like Ronan Cambridge, Connor Kinsella, Karl Walsh, Peter O'Neil, Shay Fahy and Shane Murphy in their line out. Ballincollig took the lead in the first minute when Steve Wills scored a point from long range but their opponents promptly replied and a point from a free by Aidan O Mahony was quickly followed by a Dan O'Connell point from play. Luke Fahy equalised for Ballincollig and Evan Cooke got the sliotar over the line for a goal. A second goal, from Peter O Neill in the 16th minute put them in a strong position. In the 28-minute Ballincollig rattled home goal number three from Luke Fahy and they led at the short whistle 3-7 to 0-8. Inniscarra tried hard to turn their situation around when the action resumed but their hopes of a comeback were then dashed however when Peter O Neill slotted home goal number four. Inniscarra did manage to get two goals back before the end when sharpshooter Aidan O Mahony found the net from a free and substitute John Casey got in a good ground effort from close range. Ballincollig took no chances however and substitute Shane O'Sullivan scored goal No 5 on the call of time.

Scorers: Ballincollig: Peter O Neill (2-0), Luke Fahy (1-3, 0-1 free, Evan Cooke (1-1), Jason Murray (0-3), Stephen Wills (0-3, 0-1 free), Shane O Sullivan (1-0), Adam Wills and Shane Murphy (0-1 each). Inniscarra: Aidan O Mahony (1-4, 0-2 frees, 0-1 65), Kieran Rice (0-3)

John Casey (1-0), Jerry Roche (0-3), Craig Bennett and Dan O Connell (0-1 each)

Ballincollig: Ronan Cambridge: Chris Twomey, Noel Galvin, Josh Cotter: Jordan Murray, Conor Kinsella, Shane O Neill: Steve Wills, Karl Walsh: Adam Wills, Peter O Neill, Evan Cooke: Shane Murphy, Luke Fahy, Jason Murray. Subs: David Collins 52, Shane O Sullivan 55.

Inniscarra: Dave Óg Coleman: Brian O Mahony, Ger Bourke, Kevin Bourke: Cathal Griffin, David O Carroll, Donal O Callaghan: Aidan O Mahony, Dave Barry: James Murphy, Mark Nagle, Kieran Rice: Jerry Roche, Daniel O Connell, Craig Bennett. Subs: Stephen Dornan 42, Brian Gould 48, Tom Buckley 50, John Casey 52.

Ref Joe Larkin (Ballinora)

2nd round

Ballinora 1 – 20 Iveleary 2 – 10

A week after losing narrowly to Éire Óg in the opening round of the MJK Oils Mid Cork junior hurling championship, Ballinora got their campaign back on track with a deserved but hard earned win over Iveleary in the losers round at Macroom in glorious weather conditions. Iveleary put it up to the favourites for much of the game, led early on by three points to nil and were still level at 0-5 each ten minutes from the interval. Ballinora finished the half well however and three points from Pat Fitton and one each from impressive Alan O’Shea, Brian Murphy and Darragh Holmes gave them a comfortable, if slightly flattering, five point lead at that stage, 0-11 to 0-6. Five of the Iveleary scores came from free taker Darren Kelly, accurate from any distance, with Conor O’Leary chipping in with the other point.

Pat Fitton increased the Ballinora lead with a point on the restart but Iveleary hit back with a great goal, Ciarán Galvin holding a long delivery from Seán O’Riordan before shaking off the tackles and lashing the sliotar to the net. Darragh Holmes and Alan O’Shea points steadied the ship for Ballinora before Darragh Holmes burst through the Iveleary defence and calmly tapped the ball past Eamonn Creedon from close range in the 40th minute. Eight points clear now, Ballinora were on the road to victory and never lost their grip on proceedings subsequently despite the persistent Iveleary efforts. The second Iveleary goal which came three minutes from the end was a fine individual effort from Barry O’Leary who ran at the Ballinora defence before succeeding in beating goalkeeper David Howard at the second attempt.

Scorers: Ballinora: D Holmes 1-4 (0-3f), A O’Shea 0-7 (0-2f), P Fitton 0-5, B Murphy, Js Keohane, D Corkery, L O’Donovan 0-1 each. Iveleary: C Galvin and B O’Leary 1-0 each, D Kelly 0-7 (0-7f), C O’Leary, S O’Riordan and C Tanner 0-1 each.

Ballinora: David Howard: David Fitton, Brendan Hourihan, Tim Forde: Michael Lordan, James Lordan, Brian Rigney: Alan O’Shea, Brian Murphy: James Keohane, Darragh Holmes, Darragh Corkery: Kevin Murphy, Pat Fitton, Luke O’Donovan. Subs: Conor Quirke, Alan O’Neill, Tommy Burns.

Iveleary: Eamonn Creedon: Josh Pickering, Daniel O’Riordan, Barry Murphy: Anthony McSweeney, Ciarán O’Riordan, Daniel O’Donovan: James O’Donovan, Seán O’Riordan: Barry O’Leary, Darren Kelly, Olan Clancy: Conor O’Leary, Finbarr McSweeney Jnr, David Dineen. Subs: Ciarán Galvin ht, Ger McSweeney , Colin Tanner, Thomas Meehan.

Referee: John Horgan, Gleann na Laoi


Inniscarra 4 – 18 Cloughduv 2 – 8

Champions Cloughduv were sent crashing out of the MJK Oils Mid Cork junior hurling championship at Ovens when they were no match for a physically powerful Inniscarra side which possessed some experienced and accomplished hurlers. Hero of the hour for Inniscarra was full forward Dan O’Connell who fired home all their four goals and who tormented the Cloughduv all evening.

Cloughduv led for the first quarter thanks mainly to a Stephen O’Donoghue goal after three minute but Dan O’Connell’s first goal in the 17th minute gave ‘Scarra the lead and they were never behind again. O’Connell had a second goal in the 25th minute and Inniscarra led by 2-7 to 1-5 at the break, had hit nine wides at this stage and were clearly too strong in most departments for the champions.

Three minutes after the resumption, O’Connell struck again and even though Cloughduv replied with a goal from Euen Coughlan and Inniscarra lost their goalkeeper David Óg Coleman to injury, there was no stopping Inniscarra who continued to dominate.

Scorers: Inniscarra: D O’Connell 4-5, A O’Mahony 0-5 (0-2f), S Dornan and K Rice 0-2 each, Js Murphy, G Roche, J Casey and M Nagle 0-1 each. Cloughduv: S O’Donoghue and E Coughlan 1-0 each, K BarryMurphy 0-7 (0-7f), C Canty 0-1.

Inniscarra: Dave Óg Coleman: Brian O’Mahony, Kevin Burke, Brian Gould: David Barry, David O’Carroll, Donal O’Callaghan: Stephen Dornan, Tom Buckley: Aidan O’Mahony, James Murphy, Gerry Roche: Mark Buckley, Dan O’Connell, Kieran Rice. Subs: Jack O’Sullivan 38, Ger Burke 38, John Casey 40, Mark Nagle 46, Shane Buckley 55.

Cloughduv: Conrad Crowley: Michael John Grainger, Liam Long, Daniel Looney: Luke McCarthy, Eoin McNabola, Jack Murphy: Donnagh Walsh, Paudie O’Leary: John Deasy, Ciarán Canty, Cormac O’Driscoll: Stephen O’Donoghue, Luke Elliot, Kevin BarryMurphy. Subs: James Verling 27, Euen Coughlan 28, Darragh Walsh 50.

Referee: Colm Ó Mocháin, Cill na Martra.

Match Reports from Brendan Kenneally, Aubert Twomey, John O'Shea, Kevin Murphy

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