Inniscarra had a very good victory over St. Catherines in the Rebel Og East Fe -13 Hurling League. Inniscarra made a very good start and were unlucky not to score first when a clearance from defence by Sean Naughton to Joseph Enright and on to Peter Dunne struck the base of the upright and was cleared by the defence. St. Catherines then had their best spell of the game but found goalkeeper Brian Lowney in superb form and he made his first of many top class saves. St. Catherines scored the first point but gradually Inniscarra got on top of their game. A long clearance from defence by Sean McLoughlin found Se O’Donoghue who transferred the sliotar to the hard running Peter Dunne and he in turn found Joe Enright who scored Inniscarra first point. Se O’Donoghue scored the next point after a very good run. A fantastic catch and clearance by Conrad Desmond from defence was picked up by Ronan Steele but his shot on goal was blocked and Scott McElroy was on hand to finish the ball to the net for Inniscarra first goal. The move of the match followed when corner back Aaron O’Donovan cleared a great ball to Sean Naughton and his delivery to the forwards was intercepted by the opposition defence. A well-timed hook by the impressive Conor O’Riordan resulted in Charlie Harkin gaining possession and he picked out Scott McElroy whose shot was saved but Se O’Donoghue pointed the resultant clearance. A brilliant point by the hard working John Cussen left the half time score INNISCARRA 1 – 4. ST.CATHERINES 0 – 3. Inniscarra were well in control in the second half and two early points by John Cussen and Joe Enright kept the scoreboard ticking over. Good defensive play by corner back Paddy O’Herlihy led to a very good clearance to Peter Dunne who ran at the defence but his shot was caught by the goalkeeper who in turn was disposed by the excellent John Cussen and he finished the ball to the net. Any attempt by St.Catherines to get back in the game was propelled by the powerful defensive display of full back Mark Linehan and many excellent saves by Brian Lowney. Another goal by John Cussen and a point by Joe Enright completed the scoring. Final Score INNISCARRA 3–7 ST.CATHERINES 0-3.
Fe 18 Premier 2A Hurling Championship. Inniscarra had a hard earned victory over Mallow in the Fe 18 Premier 2A Hurling Championship. Inniscarra were first on the scoreboard with Ardal O’Connell pointing a free following a foul on Gordon Desmond. Mallow replied with a point but Adam O’Connell then scored a goal.Following another point for Mallow Adam and Ardal combined to set up Altan O’Connell for a point. A line ball from Liam Ryan found Owen McCarthy who set up Liam Buckley for a great point and shortly after Liam Buckley scored Inniscarra second goal with a beautifully placed shot to the net.Mallow at this stage were pressing hard to stay in the game but the full back line of Ciaran Lombard, Peadar O’Callaghan and the highly impressive Danny O’Herlihy were in magnificient form and cleared their line time after time. Mallow did score four points from frees in this period but Inniscarra finished the first half strongly with points from Liam Ryan, a pointed free from Ardal O’Connell and points from Gordon Desmond and Altan O’Connell after good work by Colin O’Sullivan. Half Time Score INNISCARRA 2 – 7, MALLOW 0 – 8. Mallow started the second half strongly with three pointed frees but two pointed frees by Ardal O’Connell kept Inniscarra ahead on the scoreboard. The half back line of Robert O’Callaghan, Jack Harrington and James Desmond were now performing well and broke up many Mallow attacks. Liam Ryan scored a magnificient long range point before a Mallow attack with minutes left was brilliantly stopped by goalkeeper Owen Murphy .A pointed long range free and a 65 by Altan O’Connell saw Inniscarra emerge victorious on a final score INNISCARRA 2 – 12, MALLOW 0 – 13. This was a tremendous performance by this group of players who fought for every ball and never gave the opposition time to settle.Their defending and ball control was excellent and when opportunity presented they took their scores.
This year’s Annual Golf Classic will be held on Friday 8th July at Muskerry Golf Club. Teams of 3 – €150 per team, €50 to sponsor Tee Box. For further details contact: Anne 086-8808664 or Ken 087-2787819.
U14 Cork West Development football team. Well done to Sean McCarthy & Colin O Leary who were on the U14 Cork West Development football team that beat Kildare & Tipperary
Registration for this year’s Cúl Camp (18th – 22nd July) is now open. Book online on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Contact Don 0872999681 for more information.