Clare Cup Division 1A Round 4 (Saturday 22nd April)
Kilmaley 2-20 Inagh-Kilnamona 2-7
Kilmaley continued their impressive start to the Clare Cup with victory over Inagh-Kilnamona at Lisbiggeen on Saturday afternoon.
Early points from Sean Crowley and Diarmuid Cahill inside the first 6 minutes had Kilmaley 2 points in front. Cahill picked up an injury after scoring and was replaced by Colm Killeen. Killeen scored a goal with his first touch on 9 minutes after finishing well when the ball broke in the square. Tom O'Rourke put 6 between the sides with a point on 11 minutes. The lead was out to 7 points when Cian Neylon scored his first point of the match on 15 minutes. Two more points from O'Rourke saw Kilmaley go 9 in front. Points from Neylon, Daire Keane and Joe Carmody increased the lead to 12 points. Bryan O'Loughlin got in on the scoring with a pointed free from his own half back line. Inagh-Kilnamona scored their first point of the match on 30 minutes but Kilmaley replied with another point from Cian Neylon to leave it Kilmaley 1-12 Inagh-Kilnamona 0-1 at half time.
Kilmaley scored the first point of the second half when Tom O'Rourke split the posts from a free. Joe Carmody fired over his second point on 34 minutes. Inagh-Kilnamona pulled a point back from a free on 36 minutes. Kilmaley scored their second goal of the match on 37 minutes with a great finish from Cian Neylon who ran at the Inagh-Kilnamona defence and shot on the run to the back of the net. Kilmaley continued to play well throughout the second half and opened up a 2-20 to 0-5 lead after 55 minutes. Inagh-Kilnamona kept battling to the final whistle and scored 2-2 in the closing stages but there was no stopping Kilmaley winning their fourth match in a row in their defence of the Clare Cup title.
Kilmaley scorers: Cian Neylon (1-5), Tom O'Rourke (0-5, 3f), Colm Killeen (1-1), Daire Keane (0-3), Joe Carmody (0-2), Diarmuid Cahill (0-1), Sean Crowley (0-1), Bryan O'Loughlin (0-1, 1f), Tommy Barry (0-1)
Inagh-Kilnamona scorers: Thomas Barry (1-2), Gerry Coote (0-4), David Mescall (1-0), Damian Lafferty (0-1)
Kilmaley: Bryan O’Loughlin, Shane Staunton, Aaron Moloney, Noel Casey, Colin McGuane, Cian Moloney, Tommy Barry, Thomas McGuire, Brian Cahill, Joe Carmody, Cian Neylon, Daire Keane, Sean Crowley Tom O'Rourke, Diarmuid Cahill
Subs: Colm Killeen for Diarmuid Cahill (inj), Oisin Looney for Noel Casey, Enda Haren for Aaron Moloney, Mark Clancy for Thomas McGuire, Conor Neylon for Cian Neylon, Jack Warren for Brian Cahill
Inagh/Kilnamona; Patrick Kelly, Cathal McConigley, Damian Lafferty, Jamie Wynne; Ricky Wynne, Eoghan Foudy, Seamus Foudy; Darren Cullinan, Jason Griffin; Shane McInerney, Niall Mullins, Gerry Coote, Evan McNamara, David Mescall, Thomas Barry
Subs: Josh Guyler for E. McNamara, Colin Shannon for E Foudy;
Referee: Niall Malone
Junior B League Division 5A Round 3 (Saturday 22nd April)
Whitegate 1-13 Kilmaley 1-10
Kilmaley made the trip to Whitegate on Saturday morning and were unlucky not to take something out of the game with a penalty save from the Whitegate keeper right at the end denying Kilmaley a draw.
Jason Pyne opened the scoring for Kilmaley with a pointed free on 8 minutes. Whitegate drew level on 10 minutes with a pointed free. Pyne put Kilmaley back in front after 13 minutes with a good score from center field. Whitegate hit back with points on 16 and 17 minutes to go in front. Luke Griffin had Kilmaley level with a good score from out on the wing after 18 minutes. Whitegate went back in front on 19 minutes. Good play from Kilmaley on 23 minutes finished with a great goal from Sean Talty to put Kilmaley 2 points in front. Whitegate cut the lead to a point after 28 minutes. Sean Hehir increased the lead again with a good turn and shot over the bar on 30 minutes. Whitegate responded again with a pointed 65 in injury time to leave it Kilmaley 1-4 Whitegate 0-6 at half time.
Luke McMahon scored a great point for Kilmaley after 31 minutes after strong run from his own half back line and firing over on the run. Whitegate had a period of dominance and hit 4 points in a row to go 2 points in front after 40 minutes. Jason Pyne made it a 1 point game with a point from a free on 41 minutes. Whitegate had a great chance of a goal on 42 minutes but were denied by a great save from Kieran Daniels. Whitegate kept the pressure on and scored 1-2 without reply to lead by 6 points with 10 minutes left. Kilmaley showed great battling qualities with points from Pyne (2), Jack Warren and Aron Slattery leave only 2 points between the sides with 2 minutes remaining. A Whitegate free on 60 minutes increased the lead to 3 points as the game entered injury time. One last attack for Kilmaley saw Sean Hehir fouled and Kilmaley were awarded a penalty. Up stepped Jason Pyne but his well struck effort was saved and the final whistle sounded as Whitegate held on for the victory. Overall a lot of positives for Kilmaley to build on for the year ahead.
Kilmaley scorers: Jason Pyne (0-5, 4f), Sean Talty (1-0), Luke Griffin (0-1), Sean Hehir (0-1), Luke McMahon (0-1), Jack Warren (0-1), Aron Slattery (0-1)
Kilmaley: Kieran Daniels, Jake Queally, Kieran Murphy, Richard O'Brien, Luke McMahon, Jack Warren, Conor O'Rourke, Eoin O'Malley, Sean Talty, Aron Slattery, Jason Pyne, Luke Griffin, Declan McCaw, Sean Hehir, Jamie Grace
Sub: Kevin Connellan for Jamie Grace
Clare Cup Round 3 (Saturday 8th April)
Kilmaley 2-17 Ballyea 1-10
Kilmaley made it 3 wins from 3 games in the Clare Cup with victory over Ballyea at Lisbiggeen on Saturday.
Kilmaley started the game well and goals from Tom O'Rourke and James McGuire inside the first 10 minutes helped Kilmaley go 7 points in front. Ballyea came more into it as the half went on and reduced the deficit down to the minimum with a goal on 25 minutes. Kilmaley responded well and were 3 points in front at half time. Kilmaley 2-9 Ballyea 1-9.
Kilmaley restricted Ballyea to 1 point in the second half while scoring 8 points to run out 10 point winners in the end.
Kilmaley Scorers: Michael O’Malley 0-7 (4f), James McGuire 1-2, Tom O’Rourke 1-2, Daire Keane 0-3, Mikey O’Neill 0-1, Cian Neylon 0-1, Sean Kennedy 0-1
Kilmaley: Bryan O’Loughlin, Oisin Looney, Aaron Moloney, Noel Casey, Colin McGuane, Cian Moloney, Tommy Barry, Sean Kennedy, Brian Cahill, Joe Carmody, Michael O'Malley, Daire Keane, Michael O'Neill, Tom O'Rourke, James McGuire
Subs: Thomas McGuire for Sean Kennedy, Cian Neylon for James McGuire, Jack Warren for Brian Cahill, Enda Haren for Oisin Looney, Diarmuid Cahill for Joe Carmody
Division 3 (26th March)
Clooney-Quin 2-16 Kilmaley 0-14
Ryan Murphy, Darragh McMahon, Enda Haren, Luke McMahon, Kevin McNamara, Noel Casey, Conor Cahill, Sean Crowley, Thomas McGuire, James McGuire (0-05), Diarmaid O'Ceallaigh (0-01), Diarmuid Cahill, Conor Neylon (0-01), Colm Killeen (0-01), Cian Neylon (0-06, 0-03 Frees)
Subs: Oisin Looney and Stephen McNamara for Thomas McGuire and Diarmuid Cahill (45 minutes), Jack Warren for Luke McMahon (47 minutes), Mark Clancy for Conor Neylon (50 minutes), Tomas Clancy for James McGuire (59 minutes)
Clare Cup Round 2 (Saturday 25th March)
O’Callaghans Mills 0-13 Kilmaley 0-18
Kilmaley made it 2 wins from 2 in the Clare Cup with a strong second half performance paving the way for deserved victory at Kilkishen on Saturday.
The Mills went in front after 5 minutes with a point from Fionn Hickey. Aidan McGuane drew Kilmaley level with a point on 7 minutes. Aidan O'Gorman put the Mills back in front with a pointed free on 9 minutes. Michael O'Neill made it a level game again with a good point from center field after 10 minutes. Joe Carmody put Kilmaley in front with a great score from 65 out on 11 minutes. Good play from Diarmuid Cahill saw him get inside the Mills full back line on 14 minutes but his low shot to the corner was well saved by the Mills keeper. Sean O'Gorman made it 3 points each with a good score on 15 minutes. The Mills went back in front on 17 minutes with a point from Darragh Moroney. Tom O'Rourke levelled the game for the fourth time on 19 minute after turning well inside the 21 and firing over the bar. Conor Henry put the Mills back in front on 21 minutes after finishing well off the hurley as he ran at the Kilmaley defence. Henry put the Mills 2 in front on 23 minutes with a good score from center field. The Mills went 3 in front on 26 minutes with a point from Aidan Fawl. The lead was out to 4 points after 27 minutes with a point from Cormac Murphy. Kilmaley finished the half strong with points from Tom O'Rourke, Joe Carmody and Michael O'Neill to leave it O’Callaghans Mills 0-8 Kilmaley 0-7 at half time.
Michael O'Malley drew Kilmaley level with a well struck point on 32 minutes. The Mills had their first goal chance on 33 minutes but were denied by good defending from Cian Moloney. O'Malley put Kilmaley in front with a monster free from well inside his own half on 35 minutes. Tom O'Rourke went for a goal with a shot from the 21 on 36 minutes but it was well saved by the Mills keeper. Joe Carmody scored his third point of the match on 37 minutes to put Kilmaley 2 points in front. O'Malley made it a 3 point game with a pointed free on 38 minutes. Cormac Murphy pulled a point back for the Mills on 39 minutes with a shot from out near the sideline. Darragh Moroney made it a 1 point game with a point on 42 minutes. Good play from Tommy Barry on 45 minutes created a chance for Tom O'Rourke who fired over to put 2 points between the teams. Michael O'Neill made it a 3 point game on 47 minutes after turning well near the sideline and firing over the bar. Michael O'Malley scored a good point on the run to put 4 between the sides on 48 minutes. Aidan O'Gorman pulled a point back for the Mills with a point from a long range free on 49 minutes. Michael O'Malley put 4 between the sides again with another pointed free from his own half on 53 minutes. Jack Warren made it a 5 point game on 54 minutes after getting on the end of a good pass from James McGuire. Tom O'Rourke put Kilmaley 6 in front with his fourth point of the match on 55 minutes. The Mills needed a goal and Cormac Murphy was denied by great defending from Aaron Moloney on 56 minutes. Murphy pulled a point back for the Mills on 57 minutes. Daire Keane stretched the lead to 6 points again with a point on 58 minutes. Murphy scored the last score of the match with a point on 60 minutes to leave the final score O’Callaghans Mills 0-13 Kilmaley 0-18.
Kilmaley Scorers: Michael O'Malley (0-5, 3f), Tom O'Rourke (0-4), Michael O'Neill (0-3), Joe Carmody (0-3), Jack Warren (0-1), Aidan McGuane (0-1), Daire Keane (0-1)
O’Callaghans Mills Scorers: Cormac Murphy (0-4), Aidan O'Gorman (0-2, 2f), Darragh Moroney (0-2), Conor Henry (0-2), Aidan Fawl (0-1), Fionn Hickey (0-1), Sean O'Gorman (0-1)
Kilmaley: Bryan O’Loughlin, Oisin Looney, Aaron Moloney, Colin McGuane, Aidan McGuane, Cian Moloney, Tommy Barry, Michael O'Neill, Jack Warren, Joe Carmody, Michael O'Malley, Thomas McGuire, Diarmaid Cahill, Daire Keane, Tom O'Rourke
Subs: Brian Cahill for Thomas McGuire, James McGuire for Diarmaid Cahill, Sean Kennedy for Joe Carmody, Sean Ronan for Jack Warren
Clare Cup Round 1 (Friday 3rd March)
Kilmaley 2-20 Broadford 0-11
Kilmaley made the trip to Limerick to take on Broadford at St Patrick's GAA ground and came away with a very good victory on the night.
Michael O'Malley (0-10, 6f)
Daire Keane (1-2)
Tom O'Rourke (0-4)
Conor Neylon (1-0)
Joe Carmody (0-1)
Thomas Maguire (0-1)
Sean Kennedy (0-1)
Cian Neylon (0-1)
Kilmaley 2-9 to 0-5 HT
Bryan O’Loughlin, Shane Staunton, Aaron Moloney, Kevin McNamara, Aidan McGuane, Cian Moloney, Noel Casey, Tommy Barry, Joe Carmody, Tom O'Rourke, Michael O'Malley, Thomas McGuire, Conor Neylon, Daire Keane, Sean Kennedy
Subs: Colin McGuane for Kevin McNamara, Cian Neylon for Conor Neylon, Sean Ronan for Sean Kennedy, Enda Haren for Noel Casey, Mark Clancy for Tom O'Rourke