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Senior Club Notes 27.5.18

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Junior County League

Kilcummin 7-12 Laune Rangers 2-12

 

A great overall team performance saw Kilcummin convincing winners in this Round 1 game. First half goals from Kieran Nagle and Willie Maher set them up well but second half goals from David Hickey and Oscar O’Connor twice finished the game as a competition. Kieran Fleming pulled off a great save in the final minute as Laune Rangers kept on trying to the end.

 

 

Senior Football 

County Senior League Round Five

Kilcummin 1-27 Currow 1-14

 

Our lads kept up their good form and had a comprehensive victory over neighbours Currow in Kilcummin on Saturday last. Matthew Keane was scorer in chief with nine points to his name in a man of the match performance. Brendan Kealy executed two great saves and kicked two frees in a first-half that saw Kilcummin pull away and lead by nine points at the break.

 

The excellent Kieran Murphy and Sean O’Leary were replaced at half-time by John McCarthy and James Nagle respectively and both lads had great performances John kicking three points from play while James got a great goal. Mikey O’Shea also gave a great performance kicking four points, while Sean Moynihan settled in well on his debut scoring the team’s final score.

 

Team: Brendan Kealy, Sean Brosnan, Donal Maher, Jamie O’Donoghue, Sean O’Leary, Chris O’Leary, Willie Maher, Kieran Murphy, Kevin Gorman, Padraig Nagle, Matthew Keane, Shane McSweeney, Mikey O’Shea, Damien O’Leary, Oscar O’Connor, subs used, John McCarthy, James Nagle, Kelvin Teahan, Daniel O’Leary, Tomas O’Connor and Sean Moynihan

 

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Senior Club Notes 20.5.18

Posted by user-admin4 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 21-05-2018

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Senior Football

Kilcummin seniors are at home to Currow in the county league at 6pm on this Saturday ( Note change of time)

“Night at the Oskars” DVD’s are still available from the Post Office. Get your memento of this brilliant night and don’t forget family members away from home.

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Senior Club Notes 13.5.18

Posted by user-admin4 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 15-05-2018

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Congratulations to Kerry Minor captain Paul O’Shea and reserve goalkeeper Keith O’Leary on their victory over Cork on Tuesday last in Austin Stack Park.

 

Senior Football

Credit Union Co League Rd 4

Ardfert 2-11 Kilcummin 2-15

 

After the euphoria and celebrations of winning the county intermediate championship we travelled to Ardfert on Saturday last with more than a little bit of trepidation. Missing seven from the final the rest of the players gone on with the business and came out on top in an entertaining, physical encounter. Goals from Shane McSweeney in either half were a telling factor in this victory but great credit is due to all, particularly to the younger players. Foremost of these was James Nagle who had a fine game at wing back but Jamie O’Donoghue and Oscar O’Connor also made telling contributions while the return of Sean Brosnan from injury was encouraging.

 

Our next game is at home to Currow in two weeks and the players will probably welcome the “Rest” after nine consecutive weekends playing.

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Report of 2018 Intermediate Final

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2018 Intermediate Champions

County Intermediate Champions- KILCUMMIN

Kilcummin 4-13 Glenflesk 2-13

A large crowd travelled to Austin Stack Park on a glorious Sunday afternoon to support our lads against a very promising and fast Glenflesk team.  Both teams had won their respective groups in the first year of this new format for the Intermediate Championship sponsored by Castleisland Co-Op Mart. Kilcummin overcame most people’s favourites Templenoe in the Semi-Final by a single point while Glenflesk impressed by beating St Mary’s Cahersiveen by six points in the other game. So the scene was set for an all East Kerry final between two neighbouring clubs who only a month earlier had between partners in a joint fund raiser “A Night at the Oskars”.

Straight from the throw in Kilcummin went on the attack which did not lead to a score but five minutes later following a break down field wing back Sean O’Leary finished low to the Glenflesk net. Glenflesk responded with a point but Kevin McCarthy and Shane McSweeney added two further points from play and when Noel Duggan kicked over a free after 10 minutes the score stood at 1-3 to 0-1 to Kilcummin.  Our Lads were playing very well throughout the field with the defence coping very well with the very potent Glenflesk forwards. When on the 15th minute of the half the dangerous Kevin McCarthy goaled the scoreline read Kilcummin 2-3 Glenflesk 0-2.

One minute later Padraig Nagle drove a pile-driver high into the Glenflesk net following a great run by Philip Casey and Kilcummin lead by 10 points at this stage. Supporters feared a rout but Glenflesk were having none of it and five minutes later following two frees from Darragh Roche and a goal from the same player the deficit was reduced to five points. Sean O’Leary lifted the siege with a splendid point and Shane McSweeney added his second point in response to a number of Glenflesk points. Kevin McCarthy saw his shot thunder off the crossbar before the rebound went wide. Glenflesk kept up the momentum and it took a fantastic save from Brendan Kealy to prevent a further goal with Donal Maher clearing his lines. The half-time score now read Kilcummin 3-5 Glenflesk 1-8 and although we had played against the wind in the first half we awaited with anticipation the second-half.

The second-half started with Matthew Keane on in place of Damien O’Leary who had worked tirelessly and effectively in the opening half and three minutes later John McCarthy replaced the injured Gary O’Leary. Glenflesk kept their focus and within five minutes following a further point and another Darragh Roche goal they lead for the first time. Just when there was a danger of the game slipping away up steps Kevin McCarthy with a fine point to settle the nerves and when a Noel Duggan free was followed by a Kieran Murphy point from play we were two points up after 10 minutes of the second-half.

Glenflesk responded well to level matters again with 16 minutes left in the game. Kevin McCarthy showed his class and sense of responsibility by landing two points and helping us to regain control of the game. When Noel Duggan kicked over a further free we felt we had weathered the storm but how wrong we were as it took another marvellous save from Brendan Kealy to keep Lee O’Donoghue out. Glenflesk were then awarded a penalty which Brendan shepherded wide of his right hand post. Daniel kicked a point for Glenflesk leaving two points between the teams as Kilcummin introduced Daniel O’Leary for the injured Daniel Moynihan who had put in an impressive shift and Kelvin Teahan replaced Padraig Nagle who can be very happy with his first major final performance capped by that great goal.

Kilcummin’s lead was precarious enough but cometh the hour, cometh the man and when a Brendan Kealy kick-out was fielded with authority by Shane McSweeney and immediately offloaded to Sean O’Leary, who ran 50 meters before crashing it to the net, it was GAME OVER. Jamie O’Donoghue replaced William Maher in those final minutes having made a very telling contribution to the team throughout the campaign and again last Sunday. Kelvin Teahan punched over and Kieran Murphy landed a final point to leave us winners by six points and Intermediate champions barely six months after being relegated.

An amazing achievement for which Willie Maher, Kieran Fleming and Daniel O’Leary can take enormous pride and achievement. Brendan Kealy has been a great captain and influence on this very willing and dedicated bunch of players and his performance on Sunday underlined his considerable class. Donal Maher and Daniel Moynihan were excellent throughout and returning Chris O’Leary is a valuable asset in any defence. William Maher quietly goes about his business effectively while Philip Casey is a true stalwart, often playing through injury to negate opposing forwards and get forward himself to score valuable points.

 

Man-of-the-Match last Sunday Sean O’Leary has brought a wealth of talent and scoring ability to the team and his maturity belies his tender years. His 2-1 scored today speaks for itself. Kieran Murphy has been outstanding in this campaign and again today had a major influence on the outcome of this final. Kevin Gorman and Shane McSweeney have been stalwarts of Kilcummin’s midfield over the years and today they received just reward for their years of toil, commitment and talent.  Padraig Nagle, Gary O’Leary and Damien O’Leary have been a huge addition to the forward line and have contributed handsomely to this campaign and ultimate victory today and they auger well for the year ahead. Matthew Keane has added talent and maturity to the forward line and will be an influential player going forward.

Noel Duggan has been outstanding throughout the campaign and always has a major influence with his willingness to work and his ability to score pressure frees. This was never more evident than in the Semi-Final when he landed some crucial frees at important stages. Kevin McCarthy certainly shows his talent on the big days and followed up his semi final display with a huge performance again today. His presence on the Kerry Senior team speaks for itself and his scoring contribution today 1-4 was invaluable. John McCarthy, Kelvin Teahan, Jamie O’Donoghue and Daniel O’Leary were all introduced on Sunday and made telling contributions.

This year we have a larger panel which will be needed for the long year ahead and many of those will be pushing for a place on the starting fifteen but regardless their attendance at training is crucial for the team overall .

Team: Brendan Kealy, Chris O’Leary, Daniel Moynihan, Donal Maher, Sean O’Leary,  Philip Casey, William Maher, Kevin Gorman, Kieran Murphy, Shane McSweeney, Gary O’Leary, Padraig Nagle, Kevin McCarthy, Damien O’Leary, Noel Duggan, Subs Used: Matt Keane, John McCarthy, Kelvin Teahan, Daniel O’Leary and Jamie O’Donoghue Other Subs:  Mikey O’Shea, Chris Keane, Oscar O’Connor, James Nagle, Sean Moynihan, Darragh Kelly, Tomas O’Connor, Jerdy Sheehan and Sean Brosnan.

Finally a word of thanks to our marvellous supporters who deserve this win as much as anyone.

 

 

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