GAA Golf Society
Martin Hayes’s Presidents Prize was held in O’Mahony’s Point Killarney Golf Club on Saturday last in ideal conditions. 31 members played and the scoring was very high overall.
1st: Stephen Broderick 42 pts
2nd: Daniel Kelly 41 pts
3rd: Eugene Kennedy 40 pts
4th: John Egan 40 pts
5th: Joe Collins 40 pts
Front Nine: Donie Broderick
Back Nine: Muiris Healy
Nearest Pin: Ian Millis
“Night at the Oskars” The DVD is now available for €10 in Kilcummin PO.
Castleisland Mart Intermediate Championship Semi Final
Kilcummin 1-10 Templenoe 0-12
Our senior team have qualified for the Intermediate Final following a very hard fought win over Templenoe on Sunday last in Direen.
Playing against the wind in the first half we found it difficult to make much headway and relied on Frees from Brendan Kealy and Noel Duggan early on to give us some hope. Trailing 0-7 to 0-2 with about eight minutes left in the first half our midfield gained the upper hand and we finished the half strongly with Kevin McCarthy twice and Gary O’Leary pointing.
Half-Time Score: Templenoe 0-8 Kilcummin 0-5
The second-half saw a more determined Kilcummin take the game to their opponents and further points from Sean O’Leary and Shane McSweeney saw us trail by one point with 15 mins left. Enter Kevin McCarthy with the most telling moment of the game when receiving a pass from the industrious Noel Duggan he scythed through the Templenoe defence to drive an unstoppable shot to the net.
Noel Duggan added further frees before Templenoe put considerable pressure on backs but they were very disciplined and held out for a famous one point victory. In what was most definitely a 20 man effort in which they really had to dig deep Kevin McCarthy’s goal was a tremendous boost and motivator.
The defence well marshalled by Brendan Kealy were outstanding as a unit particularly in the first half when under considerable pressure with Philip Casey, Sean O’Leary and Donal Maher in particular very influential. Our midfield of Kieran Murphy and Kevin Gorman battled hard throughout even when things weren’t going their way and gained a fair measure of control in the second-half.
Kevin McCarthy was a revelation throughout and was well supported by Noel Duggan and Gary O’Leary, Shane McSweeney, Padraig Nagle, Damien O’Leary and Matt Keane in the second half all contributed to what was a great result as did substitutes Daniel O’Leary, John McCarthy and Kelvin Teahan.
By an ironic twist of faith our Oskars partners of the last four months Glenflesk will now become our opponents in the final. They had a great win over St Marys in the other semi-final the previous night and we congratulate them wishing them the best.
May the best team win.
Team & Scorers: Brendan Kealy (0-1) Chris O’Leary, Dan Moynihan, Donal Maher, Sean O’Leary, (0-1), Philip Casey, William Maher, Kevin Gorman, Kieran Murphy, Shane McSweeney, (0-1) Gary O’Leary, (0-2) Padraig Nagle, Kevin McCarthy, (1-2). Noel Duggan (0-3).