Juniors back on track, U12’s win again: Club Notes 09-09-2021

Our Junior Footballers travelled to Aughaville last Sunday evening, the 5th September to take on St Colums in the 2nd round of the Carbery Junior A Football Championship.

Having suffered a late defeat to St Marys in the opening round, this was redemption for the Kilmacs, as a commanding display saw the lads dispose of the challenge of the Kealkil men. and advance to round 3. Starting strongly we raced into an early three point lead, Damien Gore(twice) and Donnacha McCarthy on the scoresheet. An early blackcard to wing forward Declan O Sullivan seemed to rattle the team but some profligate shooting from the Colums men only saw them score once while the Kilmacs were reduced to 14.

With Damien Gore in great form upfront, Joe and Martin Collins working tirelessly around the middle and Niall Hayes, Donnacha McCarthy, Sam O Driscoll keeping things tight at the back, the Kilmacs continued to build on their good start and a further four points from the boot of Gore saw the Kilmacs lead 0-7 to 0-2 at half time.

The second half continued in the same vain, with the Kilmacs playing some excellent contolled football, denying the Colums men of possession and hunting in packs to win possession back. Two early scores from Daniel O Donovan and Damien again pushed the lead out to seven points. Two quick fire points from the Western side saw them build some momentum but with Ian Jennings looking more dangerous in the inside line, it was the aforementioned player who kicked a great point and in the next move he flicked the ball to the Colums net to finish their challenge. Damien kicked two final scores to bring his tally to 0-9 and saw the game finish: Kilmacabea 1-12 St Colums 05.

A much needed win and hopefully this will act as the springboard for the rest of the championship.

The u12’s continued their fantastic form this season, as they saw off the challenge of Barryroe last Monday evening the 6th September by 2-13 to 0-8. This has ensured their 3rd league final apperance in the past three years. Well done to all involved in this great achievement.

Congratulations to a very loyal servant to the club, Peadar O Leary who played for the Cork Masters Footballers as they took on Dublin in Glenville last Saturday 4th September. Peadar has been a great servant, and has given huge commitment to the club and is still togging out for the Junior A Footballers at present, especially as he now lives in Ballincollig with his wife and kids. The Masters team was born out of the Cork GAA Social Gaa idea, which gets people the chance to get back into playing football and hurling in a fun and pressure free environment.

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