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Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane 2-10, Renard 4-07

This match was contested on a perfect evening for football in Con Keating Park in Cahersiveen, where it proved to be the ultimate game of two halves.

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane never got going in the first half, and unfortunately Renard did too much damage in the opening 25 minutes by dominating the kick outs and running directly at the Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane backs.

The half time score was Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane 0-04, Renard 4-07

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane started the second half with way more fight and belief and they started to pick off a few points through some great accuracy from Ruairi Burns. Midway through the half Aidan Crowley scored two quick goals in succession and suddenly it was game on for the last ten minutes. The Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane backs really upped their display and went on to hold Renard scoreless in the second half but time was running out. In the final few minutes there was three points in the difference. Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane did work a few final attempts to get a goal but the opportunity never fully came leaving Renard the South Kerry U16 League Champions.

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane Scorers: Ruairi Burns 0-06, Aidan Crowley 2-00, Adam Gull 0-01, Eoin O’Dwyer 0-01, Jim Clifford 0-01, Mark Casey 0-01

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane Team: Damien Fitzgerald, Ml F O’Connor, Adam Gull, Jim Clifford, Mark Casey, Ewan Buckley, Simon O’Connor, Hugh Granville, Oisin Breen, Ruairi Burns, Eoin O’Dwyer, Oisin Galvin, Aidan Crowley

Subs: Darragh Casey

 

Templenoe 1-11, Na Gaeil 0-18

Last Saturday evening, saw the newly crowned County Intermediate Football Club Champions host the newly crowned County Junior Football Club Champions in round 3 of the county league. It was a sporting contest and in the finish, Na Gaeil had too much in the tank for a Templenoe side short a number of regulars on the evening.

The match was played in ideal conditions, with Na Gaeil playing with the aid of the breeze in the first half. Stephen O’Sullivan opened Templenoe’s account with a point from play, but Na Gaeil quickly countered with Mike Griffin hitting the target for their first score. Stephen O’Sullivan and Niall O’Mahony swapped points, before the former was fouled just as he was about to pull the trigger in the area and the referee awarded a penalty for Templenoe. Brian Crowley stepped up and clinically despatched the ball to the net from the spot kick. Buoyed by this, Crowley followed up his goal with two points either side of an Ian McCarthy effort to make the score 1-04 to 0-03 after 15 minutes of action. Na Gaeil also had a few goal chances in the first half, but were denied no less than three times due to the superb shot stopping display from Templenoe keeper Danny Cahalane. While Templenoe came close to adding a second goal themselves, only to see a well struck effort from Stephen O’Sullivan come off the post. Four unanswered points from the visitors through Dara Devine, Ian McCarthy (2) and Jamie Lowham brought the scores back to level terms. But the home side had the last say in the half with a long range point from Stephen O’Sullivan, following good work by Teddy Doyle and Brian Crowley.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 1-05, Na Gaeil 0-07  

One minute after resumption, Teddy Doyle nailed a 45 for Templenoe to extend their lead to two points, but Na Gaeil replied with Dara Devine slotting over a free. A lovely lay off from Brian Crowley paved the way for Sean Sheehan to thump over the home side’s next score, before further points from Stephen O’Sullivan and Teddy Doyle with another 45, put Templenoe four points clear. Dara Devine responded for the Tralee side, but Stephen O’Sullivan quickly restored the host’s four points advantage, with John Spillane providing the assist. This made the score 1-10 to 0-09 after 47 minutes of play. Everything appeared to be going to plan for Templenoe at this stage, but the home side soon started to run out of steam, with Na Gaeil bringing in a few fresh legs to help them take control of proceedings. Two of their substitutes Diarmuid Herlihy and Darragh Reen along with the unerring accuracy from frees through Dara Devine (2) all contributed to bring the sides back level with eight minutes remaining. Then in the 55th minute another placed ball effort from Dara Devine put Na Gaeil ahead for the first time. Templenoe tried hard, but the away side had all the momentum in the remaining minutes and Na Gaeil duly closed out the game with further points from Diarmuid Herlihy, Eoin O’Neill, Dara Devine and Andrew Barry. Templenoe’s last score of the game came courtesy of a pointed free from Teddy Doyle, after Michael Hallissey was fouled.

Final Score: Templenoe 1-11, Na Gaeil 0-18. 

Scorers:

Templenoe: Stephen O’Sullivan 0-05 (0-01f), Brian Crowley 1-02, Teddy Doyle 0-03 (0-02 45, 0-01f), Sean Sheehan 0-01.

Na Gaeil: Dara Devine 0-07 (0-07f), Ian McCarthy 0-03 (0-01f), Diarmuid Herlihy 0-02, Jamie Lowham 0-01, Mike Griffin 0-01, Niall O’Mahony 0-01, Eoin O’Neill 0-01, Andrew Barry 0-01 (0-01f), Darragh Reen 0-01.

Teams:

Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Dara O’Connor, John Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Sheehan, Tom Spillane, Martin Reilly, Teddy Doyle, John Rice, Stephen O’Sullivan, Brian Crowley, John Moriarty.

Subs: Eoin Murphy.

Na Gaeil: Eamon O’Neill, Ryan O’Neill, Kieran Dineen, Dara Sheehy, Niall O’Mahony, Andrew Barry, Fergal Barry, Eoin O’Neill, Dan O’Connor, Ian McCarthy, Eoin Doody, Kieran O’Donovan, Mike Griffin, Jamie Lowham, Dara Devine.

Subs: Diarmuid Herlihy, David Culloty, Darragh Reen, Padraig O’Sullivan, Rory Murphy.

  

  

Templenoe 2-14, An Ghaeltacht 0-12.

Last Sunday was a historic and proud day for Templenoe GAA Club, after Templenoe defeated An Ghaeltacht in some style at Austin Stack Park, to claim the club’s first ever County Intermediate Football title. This triumph was a long time coming for Templenoe, who were first an Intermediate club a way back in 1976 and contested the finals in 1988, 2016 and 2017. All at the club can now start looking forward with great enthusiasm to the team’s participation in the Munster Intermediate Football Club Championship, which commences next November.

The 2019 County Intermediate Football Final was played on a sunny afternoon in Tralee and before throw in, there was a minute silence for the late Ned Fitzgerald (father of Maurice) and Eugene McGee. An Ghaeltacht opted to play against the slight breeze in the first half and the game was less than one minute old, when Killian Spillane set up Cian Hallissey to slot home Templenoe’s first goal. This was the ideal start for the boys in blue, who’s determination not to leave this final behind, was clear from the outset. Killian Spillane thumped over a free to extend Templenoe’s lead, before An Ghaeltacht’s Brian Ó Beaglaoich made a dash at goal after collecting a short free from Dara Ó Sé , but his shot went narrowly wide. Josh Crowley Holland also had a goal chance for Templenoe only to see his attempt denied by keeper Tomás Mac an tSaoir. Stephen O’Sullivan and Brian Crowley were next to add their names to the score sheet for Templenoe and in between the former almost got in for goal, but once again the keeper was equal to the effort. Templenoe remained in control of proceedings, dominating everywhere and went to add three well taken points, from Killian Spillane, Stephen O’Sullivan (free) and Patrick Clifford to put Templenoe 1-06 to 0-00 ahead after 15 minutes. Remarkably it would take An Ghaeltacht until the 24th minute, before they would finally register their first score courtesy of PJ Mac Láimh. A pointed free from Seán M Ó Conchúir followed, but then An Ghaeltacht would suffer another killer blow, when a move involving Adrian Spillane, Gavin Crowley and Killian Spillane ended with Brian Crowley passing the ball across the goal for Stephen O’Sullivan to fist to the net. Templenoe were now ten points clear and the closing minutes of the half saw Killian Spillane slot over a point with the inside of his right foot, while An Ghaeltacht had scores from Seán M Ó Conchúir (0-02) and Óigi O'Sé.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 2-07, An Ghaeltacht 0-05.

Templenoe’s key marksman Killian Spillane continued his rich vein of form in the second half and popped over Templenoe’s next score with his left boot. In a brighter spell for An Ghaeltacht, they responded with two points on the trot from Dara Ó Sé and very soon after Templenoe keeper Danny Cahalane was called upon to make great and crucial save from Éanna Ó Conchúir. Had An Ghaeltacht converted this chance, they would have reduced the deficit to four points. However, Templenoe heeded the warning and replied in kind with Killian Spillane firing over two more scores. An Ghaeltacht battled on and had a placed ball effort from Seán M Ó Conchúir, before Killian Spillane added to his ever increasing tally with another two points from play. With 51 minutes on the clock, the score read Templenoe 2-12, An Ghaeltacht 0-08. An Ghaeltacht then launched an attack that ended with Óigi O'Sé pointing from close range, but once again Templenoe replied instantly with Adrian Spillane blasting the ball over the bar, that could just as easily have gone under. Try as they might, An Ghaeltacht just couldn’t manufacture a goal. A pile driver from a close in free from Dara Ó Sé was comfortably stopped by the Templenoe defence, who had plenty bodies back minding the goal. Then Gearoid Mac an tSaoir traded scores with Pat Spillane, who calmly planted the ball over the bar for Templenoe’s last point. The West Kerry side who were well beaten on the day had two late consolation scores from Dara Ó Sé and Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich to bring proceedings to a close.

After the final whistle, the Kerry County Board Chairman Tim Murphy presented the Fenian Cup to Templenoe captain Brian Crowley amid joyous scenes. The man of the match award went to Killian Spillane following his outstanding display. Congratulations to the entire Templenoe panel, management and backroom staff on this historic achievement for the club!

Final Score: Templenoe 2-14, An Ghaeltacht 0-12.

Scorers:

Templenoe: Killian Spillane 0-08 (0-02f), Stephen O’Sullivan 1-02 (0-02f), Cian Hallissey 1-00, Brian Crowley 0-01, Patrick Clifford 0-01, Adrian Spillane 0-01, Pat Spillane 0-01.

An Ghaeltacht: Seán M Ó Conchúir 0-04 (0-03f), Dara Ó Sé 0-03 (0-02f), Óigi O'Sé 0-02, PJ Mac Láimh 0-01, Gearoid Mac an tSaoir 0-01, Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich 0-01.

Teams:

Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Kieran O’Neill, Tadgh Morley, Michael Hallissey, Gavin Crowley, John Spillane, Patrick Clifford, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Cian Hallissey.

Subs: Kieran McCarthy, Pat Spillane, Tom Spillane John Rice, Joseph Sheehan, Martin Reilly.

An Ghaeltacht: Tomás Mac an tSaoir, Cian Ó Murchú, Cathal Ó Luing, Colm Ó Muircheartaigh, Franz Sauerland, Pádraig Ó Sé, Ciarán Ó Coileáin, Roibeárd Ó Sé, Brian Ó Beaglaoich, Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich, Dara Ó Sé, Gearoid Mac an tSaoir, Óigi O'Sé, Éanna Ó Conchúir, Seán M Ó Conchúir.

Subs: PJ Mac Láimh, Adam Mac Amhlaoibh, Peadar Pól Sauerland, Seán O’Bambaire.

  

    

   

Templenoe 3-20, Glenflesk 1-11

A top drawer performance by Templenoe saw them cruise to victory against Glenflesk in Fitzgerald Stadium last Sunday. Templenoe are now through to their third County Intermediate Football Final in four years, where they will face An Ghaeltacht in a repeat of the 2017 decider.The match was played in ideal conditions, with little or no breeze on lovely afternoon in Killarney. Templenoe got off to the best possible start with Adrian Spillane soloing straight through the Glenflesk defence to kick the ball past keeper Marc Kelleher for Templenoe’s first goal, after only 11 seconds of play. A brace of points from Killian Spillane (2) and Josh Crowley Holland extended Templenoe’s lead to six, before Glenfesk finally registered their first score through the boot of Jeff O’Donoghue in the 6th minute. The East Kerry side almost followed this up with a goal, but a blistering shot from Daniel O’Brien came off the crossbar. Instead it was Templenoe who would go on to get the next goal of the game, courtesy of the on fire Killian Spillane, with Brian Crowley providing the assist. This put Templenoe 2-03 to 0-01 ahead after 13 minutes. Glenflesk responded well with two quick points from Ian Roche and Daniel O’Brien, but Templenoe hit back just as quickly with two scores of their own, thanks to Teddy Doyle and Brian Crowley. Then in a good three minutes spell for Glenflesk, they thumped over three unanswered points with Patrick Darcy, Jeff O’Donoghue (free) and Brian O’Donoghue all finding the range. This reduced the arrears to five points. However, the remaining 12 minutes belonged to Templenoe, as they continued to dominate around the middle of the field, ensuring a plentiful supply of ball going into the forwards, while their defence were resolute, conceding only one more point to Glenflesk’s Patrick Darcy before the interval. Templenoe’s great utilization of the wide open spaces in Fitzgerald Stadium, saw them tag on five more scores with Killian Spillane (2), Brian Crowley, Stephen O’Sullivan and Cian Hallissey all contributing to give them a commanding lead at the break. 

Half Time Score: Templenoe 2-10, Glenflesk 0-07. 

Templenoe remained determined and focused coming out for the second half and they immediately demonstrated their intent with Killian Spillane, Brian Crowley and Josh Crowley Holland all splitting the posts to increase their advantage. Then in the 37th minute, against the run of play Glenflesk launched an attack that ended with Patrick Darcy finding the net after good work by Shane Courtney. Soon after Sean Doherty added a point to give the East Kerry side a glimmer of hope, but Templenoe were having none of it, as they proceeded to turn the screw. Four points on the trot from Adrian Spillane, Brian Crowley, Teddy Doyle and Killian Spillane, preceded Templenoe’s third goal of the day. Their third green flag came about after Killian Spillane put his cousin Pat Spillane through on goal, Pat Jnr still had much to do as he was surrounded by three Glenfesk defenders, but he somehow managed to get a shot in to deceive them all. This made the score 3-17 to 1-8 after 50 minutes of play. Gavin Crowley and Sean Sheehan were next to get their names on the score sheet for the boys in blue, after they got in on the end of two more well worked attacks. Pat Spillane rounded off Templenoe’s superb display with a fine point, after he received a pass from John Rice. While Glenflesk had to settle for three late points from Jeff O’Donoghue, Patrick Darcy and Kieran Murphy on a tough day at the office for them, but nevertheless they are good young side and are likely be in contention again next year. 

So a big week ahead for the club, with Templenoe earning another shot at winning the club’s first ever Intermediate title, in what promises to be a fascinating contest in Austin Stack Park, next Sunday.Very best of luck to all our players and management in the final! 

Final Score: Templenoe 3-20, Glenflesk 1-11. 

Scorers:

Templenoe: Killian Spillane 1-06 (0-02f), Adrian Spillane 1-01, Brian Crowley 0-04, Pat Spillane 1-01, Josh Crowley Holland 0-02, Teddy Doyle 0-02, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-01, Cian Hallissey 0-01, Gavin Crowley 0-01, Sean Sheehan 0-01. 

Glenflesk: Patrick Darcy 1-03, Jeff O’Donoghue 0-03 (0-02f), Ian Roche 0-01, Daniel O’Brien 0-01, Brian O’Donoghue 0-01, Sean Doherty 0-01, Kieran Murphy 0-01 (0-01f). 

Teams:Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Gavin Crowley, Tadgh Morley, Patrick Clifford, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Cian Hallissey. 

Subs: John Spillane, John Rice, Pat Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Tom Spillane, Martin Reilly. 

Glenflesk: Marc Kelleher, Gary O’Donoghue, Shane Courtney, James McCarrick, Kieran A O’Donoghue, Chris O’Donoghue, Cian Horan, Kieran Murphy, Daniel O’Brien, Michael O’Shea, Brian O’Donoghue, Jeff O’Donoghue, Sean Doherty, Patrick Darcy, Ian Roche. 

Subs: Alan Murphy, Padraig Healy, Gearoid O’Leary, Danny Lucey, Gavin Kelly.

    

     

County Intermediate Football Championship, Round 3.

Templenoe 1-14, Glenbeigh/Glencar 3-07.

An injury time point by Stephen O’Sullivan just shaded the win Templenoe in an exciting encounter, that could have gone either way. Templenoe now progress to the Semi Final of the competition with much relief after been pushed to the pin of their collar by a gallant Glenbeigh/Glencar side.

The match was played before a large crowd on a glorious evening last Saturday. Glenbeigh/Glencar opted to play with the slight breeze in the first half and they opened the scoring with a pointed free from Tommy Cahill. Templenoe countered this with Killian Spillane (2) and Patrick Clifford both splitting the posts to put the home side two points in front. Then came the first goal of the game, which stemmed from a route one ball into the square from Fergal Griffin that was neatly gathered by Gavin O’Grady before turning and slotting the ball to the net. Templenoe immediately responded with a hard earned point from Killian Spillane, after he combined with Josh Crowley Holland to tie up the scores again. The ebb and flow nature of the first half continued with Gavin O’Grady and Tommy Cahill exchanging scores with Brian Crowley (2) to make the score 0-6 to 1-3 after 27 minutes of play. In between, Caolim Teahan almost got a second goal for Glenbeigh/Glencar, but his effort struck the crossbar. Soon after Templenoe lost Patrick Clifford to a black card, but matters got worse for the hosts when Darran O’Sullivan found Gavin O’Grady with another long ball, before the latter unleased an extraordinary shot to the top corner of the net for a truly awesome finish. This put the visitors four points ahead, before once again Templenoe sharp shooter Killian Spillane replied with another effort from play. Then just before the break, the visitors suffered a big setback of their own, when wing back Jack Brosnan picked up a second yellow card to reduce Glenbeigh/Glencar to 14 players for the second half.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 0-07, Glenbeigh/Glencar 2-04.

Templenoe had the perfect start to the second half with Adrian Spillane sprinting up the field to pop the ball over the bar just seconds from throw in. In the next eight minutes, both sides were guilty of wides, while Glenbeigh/Glencar went on to lose another player, this time to the black card rule with their other wing back Stephen O’Sullivan falling victim. Nevertheless, the away side kept up their intensity levels and two pointed frees from Tommy Cahill put the away side 2-6 to 0-9 ahead midway through the second half, with Templenoe’s ninth point coming courtesy of Brian Crowley. The final quarter was real edge of the seat stuff with Brian Crowley and Gavin O’Grady trading scores, before Caolim Teahen cut in from the right corner to give a precision pass across the Templenoe goal that was finished home by Tommy Cahill for Glenbeigh/Glencar’s third goal. To their credit Templenoe did not drop their heads, despite been six points down with only ten minutes of normal time remaining.  Their comeback started with a placed ball effort from Stephen O’Sullivan, before Killian Spillane set up Teddy Doyle for a well taken goal, to put just two points between the sides. The visitors came very close to getting yet another goal in the 55th minutes, but fortunately the home side just about managed to divert Gavin O’Grady’s effort out for a 45, to deny him a hat trick. Glenbeigh/Glencar failed to manufacture a score from the resultant 45 and Templenoe’s resilience was eventually rewarded when Killian Spillane and Stephen O’Sullivan both thumped over frees to level the scores at the end of normal time.  Then in injury time, Sean Sheehan did brilliantly to turnover possession from a Glenbeigh/Glencar attack, before John Spillane and Tadgh Morley linked up to put Stephen O’Sullivan through for the match winning point.

Final Score: Templenoe 1-14, Glenbeigh/Glencar 3-07.

Scorers:

Templenoe: Killian Spillane 0-05 (0-2f), Brian Crowley 0-04, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-03 (0-02f), Teddy Doyle 1-0, Patrick Clifford 0-1, Adrian Spillane 0-1.

Glenbeigh/Glencar: Gavin O’Grady 2-02(0-01f), Tommy Cahill 1-04 (0-04f), Darran O’Sullivan 0-01.

Teams:

Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Gavin Crowley, Joseph Sheehan, Tadgh Morley, Patrick Clifford, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, John Rice.

Subs: John Spillane, Pat Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Tom Spillane.

Glenbeigh/Glencar: Rory O’Connor, Sean Roche, Ciaran Doyle, Oisin O’Connor, Jack Brosnan, Shane Riordan, Stephen O’Sullivan, Colin McGillycuddy, Fergal Griffin, Tommy Cahill, Caolim Teahan, Daniel Griffin, Gavin O’Grady, Kieran Courtney, Darran O’Sullivan.

Subs: Pa Kilkenny, Dara Casey, Caoilte Purcell, Jason McKenna.

  

  

County Intermediate Football Championship, Round 2.

Laune Rangers 0-07, Templenoe 5-13.

Templenoe had a comprehensive win over Laune Rangers at JP O’Sullivan Park Killorglin, last Saturday evening. This result puts Templenoe in pole position going into the final round of group games next weekend.

The match was played in wet and windy conditions and while the home side had the aid of the very strong breeze in the first half, Laune Rangers failed to make this advantage count. Templenoe were in complete control of proceedings right from the start and goals from Sean Sheehan and Stephen O’Sullivan along with a point from play by Killian Spillane put the visitors 2-1 to 0-0 ahead after just four minutes of play. Patrick Clifford ventured up the field to extend Templenoe’s lead, before Laune Rangers finally got off the mark in the 17th minute with two points on the trot courtesy of John Tyther and Daire Cleary. Killian Spillane and Shane McSweeney swapped scores, before the former paved the way for John Rice to fire home Templenoe’s third goal. Laune Rangers simply had no answer to Templenoe’s aerial dominance and slick movement of the ball and further good play from the away side resulted in Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley and Adrian Spillane all adding their names to the score sheet. The best that Laune Rangers could manage in the same period was a brilliantly pointed free from out near the sideline from Fiachra Clifford, for one of their few highlights in the whole game.

Half Time Score: Laune Rangers 0-04, Templenoe 3-06.

The second half saw more of the same from Templenoe and a superbly taken goal from Stephen O’Sullivan in the opening minutes of the half, signalled the away side’s intent to keep their foot on the pedal. Killian Spillane and Adrian Spillane traded scores with Shane McSweeney (2) and Fiachra Clifford to make the score 4-8 to 0-7 after 40 minutes of play. However, Laune Rangers would not register another score for the remainder of the contest. Instead, Templenoe pushed on with further scores from Killian Spillane and Brian Crowley, before Stephen O’Sullivan completed his hat trick with Templenoe’s fifth goal in the 52nd minute. The one sided nature of the contest enabled both sides to use to a full complement of subs, as Templenoe proceeded to sign off on their win with Teddy Doyle and Brian Crowley both adding to their tallies.

Final Score: Laune Rangers 0-7, Templenoe 5-13

Scorers:

Laune Rangers: Shane McSweeney 0-03, Fiachra Clifford 0-02 (0-02f), John Tyther 0-01, Daire Cleary 0-01. 

Templenoe: Stephen O’Sullivan 3-01 (0-01f), Killian Spillane 0-04, Brian Crowley 0-03, Sean Sheehan 1-00, John Rice 1-00, Teddy Doyle 0-02, Adrian Spillane 0-02, Patrick Clifford 0-01.

Teams:

Laune Rangers: Jason Browne, Pierce Tyther, Conor Murphy, Cormac Johnston, Patrick Carey, Peter Crowley, Jonathon Carey, Jack O’Connor, Darragh O’Sullivan, Liam Quirke, Dáire Cleary, John Tyther, Fiachra Clifford, Shane McSweeney, David Costelloe.

Subs: Darragh O’Connor, Kieran Doona, Shane Daly, Mark O’Connor, Aidan Cox, Michael O’Sullivan

Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Gavin Crowley, Tadgh Morley, Patrick Clifford, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Killian Spillane, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Brian Crowley.

Subs: John Spillane, Pat Spillane, Tom Spillane, John Moriarty, Dara O’Connor, Eoin Murphy. 

  

  

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane 1-16, Spa 2-08

 

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane Scorers: Ruari Burns 1-03, Daniel Crowley 0-04, Colin Crowley 0-04, Jack Riney 0-02, Hugh Granville 0-01, Mark Looney 0-01, Ciaran O’Sullivan 0-01

Templenoe/Sneem/Derrynane Team: Aidan Crowley, Mark Casey, Micheal O’Sullivan, Michael O’Sullivan, Adam Gull, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Jack Riney, Conor O’Brien, Mark Looney, Tim Murphy, Daniel Crowley, Hugh Granville, Ruari Burns, Colin Crowley, Colm Van Assen

Subs: Dylan Sugrue, Simon O’Connor, Damien Fitzgerald, Eoin O’Dwyer, Michael O’Connor

Spa Scorers:Cian Murphy 2-01, Ryan Kelleher 0-06, Michael Horgan 0-01

Spa Team: Ollie Cremin, Matt McAuliffe, Connie Cremin, Thomas Cronin, Diarmuid Cahill, Michael Kearney, Keith Myers, Liam Spillane, Calum Neher, Oisin Walsh, Ryan Kelliher, Roiri O’Connor, Michael Horgan, Alan O’Sullivan, Cian Murphy.

Subs: Sean O’Sullivan, Eoghan Mulvaney, Sean Hickey, Josh Moore, Hugh Murhill, Ian O’Connell

 

 

County Intermediate Football Championship, Round 1.

Templenoe 3-12, Spa 1-16.

Fr Breen Park Kenmare was the venue for this eagerly awaited clash between the top two ranked teams in the group. The match was played before a large crowd on a fine afternoon for football last Sunday and the game did not disappoint with only two points separating the sides in the end, after a high scoring contest.

Spa who lined out minus the services of inter county player Dara Moynihan due to injury, had the better of exchanges in the first quarter. The Killarney side were dominating around the middle of the field and were using their wind advantage well. Three pointed frees from Michael O’Donoghue along with a point from play Evan Cronin put Spa ahead by 0-4 to 0-2 after 13 minutes, with the Templenoe scores coming from Adrian Spillane and Teddy Doyle (free). Then a great three minutes spell from Spa saw them strike 1-2 without reply. The Spa goal came via a route one ball into the square that was palmed into the net by Andrew Garnett after he rose above the Templenoe defence. Niall McCarthy and David Spillane got points either side of the goal to extend the Spa lead to seven points. However, Templenoe did rally late in the half and goal from Adrian Spillane after good work by Brian Crowley brought them right back into the game. The goal was preceded by an exchange of scores from Stephen O’Sullivan and Evan Cronin and then just before the interval Brian Crowley saw his goal-bound effort cancelled out by Dan O’Donoghue to maintain the East Kerry’s side’s four points advantage.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 1-4, Spa 1-8.

Templenoe hit the ground running in the second half with four unanswered points all coming from the boot of Killian Spillane levelling the scores just three minutes into the second half. Then came the Templenoe goal that put them in front for the first time to give Templenoe a lead they would not relinquish. The goal stemmed from a high ball into the full forward line that Killian Spillane broke down to Stephen O’Sullivan who dispatched his shot beautifully to the net. The same player went on to increase Templenoe’s lead to four points, to which Spa replied with Niall McCarthy clipping his effort over the bar. Although Killian Spillane did land over another free for Templenoe, Spa upped their game again to hit three points without reply, with Liam Kearney, Evan Cronin and Michael O’Donoghue all finding the range to put just the minimum between the sides. Soon after Killian Spillane traded frees with Michael O’Donoghue, before a perfect ball in from Gavin Crowley ended with Cian Hallissey getting in for Templenoe’s third goal to put them 3-11 to 1-13 ahead with just six minutes of normal time remaining. Templenoe followed this up with a placed ball effort from Teddy Doyle that sailed all the ways over the bar from over 45 yards out. In the remaining minutes Spa threw everything at Templenoe and three pointed frees in a row from Michael O’Donoghue reduced the deficit to three points to set up a grand stand finish. Then three minutes into injury time Spa wing forward Ryan O’Carroll looked to be through on goal, but this finish went right of the posts. In end Templenoe despite losing Cian Hallissey late on to a second yellow card, held on for a crucial win.

Final Score: Templenoe 3-12, Spa 1-16.

Scorers:

Templenoe: Killian Spillane 0-6 (0-4f), Stephen O’Sullivan 1-2 (0-1f), Adrian Spillane 1-1, Cian Hallissey 1-0, Teddy Doyle 0-2 (0-2f), Brian Crowley 0-1.

Spa: Michael O’Donoghue 0-8 (0-8f), Evan Cronin 0-3, Andrew Garnett 1-0, Niall McCarthy 0-1, Ryan O’Carroll 0-1, David Spillane 0-1, Dan O’Donoghue 0-1, Liam Kearney 0-1.

Teams:

Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Gavin Crowley, Tadgh Morley John Spillane, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane Cian Hallissey.

Subs: Kieran McCarthy, Pat Spillane.

Spa: David Carroll, Eoin Fitzgerald, Dan O’Donoghue, Bryan Russell, Shane Cronin, Niall O’Mahony, Eoghan Cronin, Liam Kearney, Michael McCarthy, Ryan O’Carroll, Michael O’Donoghue, David Spillane, Niall McCarthy, Andrew Garnett, Evan Cronin.

Subs: Ciaran Spillane.

   

   

Division 1, County Senior Football League, Round 1.

Kilcummin 0-15, Templenoe 3-04.

A strong second half display from the recently crowned All Ireland Intermediate Club Champions, saw them take a full share of the spoils against Templenoe last Sunday.

Kilcummin who were greeted onto the field with a guard of honour from the visitors, opened the scoring with a point from play from Matt Keane. Despite playing into the breeze, Templenoe responded promptly and were awarded a penalty following a foot block on a Stephen O’Sullivan effort. Brian Crowley cooly slotted home the spot kick for the away side’s first goal. Kilcummin did reply with Gary O’Leary popping over a point, but it was Templenoe who were on top in the early stages. Josh Crowley Holland added second goal for the visitors when he cut in from the left corner to take on the Kilcummin defence, before unleashing a low shot to the net. Stephen O’Sullivan then extended Templenoe’s advantage with a pointed free. Kevin Gorman and John Spillane swapped points, before Adrian Spillane set up Stephen O’Sullivan for the Templenoe’s third goal, to put them 3-2 to 0-3 ahead after 17 minutes. However, the home side then started to get a grip on proceedings as they edged their way back into the game point by point. Two efforts from Matt Keane along with scores from Noel Duggan, Philip Casey and Mikey O’Shea saw them reduce the deficit to just three points before the break. In between Templenoe were almost in for yet another goal, but Adrian Spillane had his attempt brilliantly saved by former All Star keeper Brendan Kealy.

Half Time Score: Kilcummin 0-8, Templenoe 3-02.

Kilcummin came out on the field in determined fashion for the second half and a pointed free from Noel Duggan, followed by another score from the impressive Matt Keane saw them cut the Templenoe lead to the minimum. Templenoe’s best opportunity of a score in the opening minutes of the second half stemmed from a mix up in the Kilcummin defence, when Teddy Doyle superbly intercepted a pass, but his finish went high and wide of the posts. The hosts pushed on and eventually regained the lead with two well taken points from John McCarthy and Matt Keane. Brian Crowley levelled matter again after he combined with Stephen O’Sullivan to plant the ball over the bar. The next ten minutes saw both sides waste a few chances, but perhaps the most crucial moment was when Brendan Kealy made another wonderful save to stop a goal bound effort from Brian Crowley. With 10 minutes to go the score remained all square at 0-12 to 3-3. However, in the ensuing passages of play Kilcummin upped the ante once more and a brace of points from Noel Duggan (2f) and John McCarthy put them three points in front coming into closing stages. Ultimately, Templenoe’s downfall was their return of only two points in the second half, with Brian Crowley getting their final score from a free in the 26th minute. Although they did have one last attempt from Stephen O’Sullivan, but his effort was denied yet again by Brendan Kealy.

Final Score: Kilcummin 0-15, Templenoe 3-04

Scorers:

Kilcummin: Matt Keane 0-5, Noel Duggan 0-4 (0-4f), John McCarthy 0-2, Gary O’Leary 0-1, Kevin Gorman 0-1, Philip Casey 0-1 (0-1f), Mikey O’Shea 0-1.

Templenoe: Brian Crowley 1-2 (0-1f), Stephen O’Sullivan 1-1 (0-1f), Josh Crowley Holland 1-0, John Spillane 0-1.

Teams:

Kilcummin: Brendan Kealy, Sean Brosnan, Donal Maher, Philip Casey, Sean O’Leary, James Nagle, William Maher, Kieran Murphy, Kevin Gorman, Shane McSweeney, Gary O’Leary, Matt Keane, Oscar O’Connor, Noel Duggan, Mikey O’Shea.

Subs: Damien O’Leary, John McCarthy, Enda O’Sullivan.

Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Kieran McCarthy John Spillane, Patrick Clifford, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Josh Crowley Holland, Brian Crowley, Teddy Doyle, Stephen O’Sullivan, John Rice, Pat Spillane.

Subs: Martin Reilly, Cian Hallissey, Tom Spillane, John Moriarty

   

Templenoe 1-12, St Mary’s 1-7.

Templenoe commenced their fourth consecutive year in Division 1 with a five points win at home to St Mary’s Cahersiveen last Sunday.

The visitors were first off the mark will two points from play through Darren Casey and Denis Daly. But Templenoe who had the aid of a very strong breeze in the first half, hit back with the next six points on the trot. The first of these scores came from Brian Crowley, before Stephen O’Sullivan converted a free after the former was fouled. Then Killian Spillane added two more points, either side of a superb score from John Rice from an acute angle. Pat Spillane made the score 0-6 to 0-2, after he split the posts in the 10th minute. Soon after former Kerry star Bryan Sheehan beautifully landed a placed ball from over 30 yards out for St Mary’s. In the second quarter Templenoe continued to dominate, but their shooting left them down them at times, hitting no less than six wides in the first half. Yet, Stephen O’Sullivan did keep the scoreboard ticking over with another pointed free. Templenoe were almost in for a goal in the 21st minute, but a Killian Spillane effort was well saved by Keeper Michael Daly, however Templenoe managed to recover possession for Killian Spillane to slot the ball over the bar from a little further out. The away side had a strong finished to the first half, with Bryan Sheehan thumping over another free, before a dropped short effort at a point by Muiris Fitzgerald was deflected into the net by Mark Quigley. This put the visitors in a good position going in at the interval

Half Time Score: Templenoe 0-8, St Mary’s. 1-4.

St Marys were dealt a major blow at half time, after it emerged that County Panalist Denis Daly could play no further part after he picked up an injury. Despite playing against the strong breeze, the home side would go on to give a much better performance in the second half. As they controlled the game, although they did have some frustrating periods and found it difficult to manufacture scores against the gale force wind. Pat Spillane put Patrick Clifford through for Templenoe’s opening score in the second half, before Daniel Daly and Stephen O’Sullivan traded points. In between, a Killian Spillane effort at goal hit the post, Josh Crowley Holland did finish the rebound to the net, but the referee however had already blown his whistle for a free out. Then on the 18th minute came the goal Templenoe were searching for all through. It came about after Gavin Crowley got into a great position and although his shot was once again well saved by Michael Daly, the rebounded effort was despatched to the net yet again by the vigilant Josh Crowley Holland and this time his effort did stand. This put daylight between the sides with Templenoe now ahead by 1-10 to 1-5. Templenoe consolidated their position with two points from Stephen O’Sullivan coming into the final stretch. St Mary kept fighting to the end and two points from Brian Sheehan did reduce the arrears to five points, but Templenoe had already done enough to secure two valuable county league points.

Final Score: Templenoe 1-12, St Mary’s 1-7.

Scorers:

Templenoe: Stephen O’Sullivan 0-5 (0-3f), Killian Spillane 0-3 (0-1f), Josh Crowley 1-0, Pat Spillane 0-1, Patrick Clifford 0-1, Brian Crowley 0-1, John Rice 0-1.

St Mary’s: Bryan Sheehan 0-4 (0-3f), Mark Quigley 1-0, Darren Casey 0-1, Denis Daly 0-1, Daniel Daly 0-1.

Teams:

Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Joseph Sheehan, Kieran O’Neill, John Spillane, Gavin Crowley, Kieran McCarthy, Patrick Clifford, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Josh Crowley Holland, Killian Spillane, Pat Spillane, Stephen O’Sullivan, John Rice, Brian Crowley.

Subs: Teddy Doyle, Cian Hallissey.

St Mary’s: Michael Daly, Niall O’Shea, Brian Curran, Oisin Moran, Mark Quigley, Darragh O’Sullivan, Conor O’Shea, Bryan Sheehan, Denis Daly, Darren Casey, Adam Quirke, Niall Brennan, Muiris Fitzgerald, Daniel Daly, Ronan O’Shea.

Subs: Sean Cournane, Jack O’Mahony.

Templenoe 4-08, Waterville 2-10

Templenoe won their first ever South Kerry League title with an exciting victory over Waterville on a very windy evening in Derrynane GAA Grounds. Following a prolonged period of rain the ground was very heave but held up well for the sixty minutes.

Templenoe played with the wind in the first half, but struggled to utilize this advantage, and it was actually Waterville who opened up the scoring with a point from Oran Clifford. Templenoe had to wait until the eight minute to register their first point with a Brian Crowley pointed free. Patrick Clifford and Brian Crowley quickly added further scores but Barry O’Dwyer responded with a free for Waterville. Templenoe had already worked two clear goal chances but both were saved. Waterville were far more clinical in front of goal and did not kick a wide in the half.

Barry O’Dwyer added another free on the twentieth minute, and this was followed by a frantic minute of play when a well worked Waterville goal by Eoin O’Sullivan was cancelled out by a John Rice goal sixty seconds later. The Templenoe goal swept straight down the field from Danny Cahalane’s kick out, to Pat Spillane and ended up with goal scorer John Rice to finish to the net.

A Stephen O’Sullivan pointed free for Templenoe preceded Waterville’s second goal which was finished to the net by Jamie O’Sullivan. Pat Spillane closed out the scoring of the half leaving the interval score Templenoe 1-05, Waterville 2-03. Templenoe kicked six wides during the half.

Brian Crowley kicked the first two points of the second half as Templenoe started much better against the wind, but Waterville replied with points by Sam O’Dwyer and Barry O’Dwyer. Pat Spillane finished off a good move involving Patrick Clifford and Martin Reilly to score Templenoe’s second goal and following a Barry O’Dwyer free, Martin Reilly kicked a rebounded effort off the ground to the net to leave the score on the 42nd minute, Templenoe 3-07, Waterville 2-06.

Barry O’Dwyer kicked two frees to reduce the arrears coming into the last quarter, and a further long range point by Eoin O’Sullivan of Waterville left a point in the difference. The decisive score came with five minutes remaining when Pat Spillane scored his second goal. Waterville again responded with an Oran Clifford point but Pat Spillane closed out the scoring with a well taken point from a tight angle leaving Templenoe victorious on a score of Templenoe 4-08, Waterville 2-10.

Templenoe Scorers: Pat Spillane 2-02, Brian Crowley 0-04, Martin Reilly 1-00, John Rice 1-00, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-01, Patrick Clifford 0-01

Waterville Scorers: Barry O’Dwyer 0-06, Eoin O’Sullivan 1-01, Jamie O’Sullivan 1-00, Oran Clifford 0-02, Sam O’Dwyer 0-01

Templenoe Team: Danny Cahalane, John Moriarty, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, Patrick Clifford, Tom Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Sheehan, Josh Crowley-Holland, Martin Reilly, Brian Crowley, Pat Spillane, Stephen O’Sullivan, John Rice, Dara O’Connor

Subs: Dan O’Connor

Waterville Team: Patrick O’Dwyer, Jamie Donnelly, Mike O’Shea, Cillian Cronin, Fergal Cronin, Fionan Clifford, Alan O’Dwyer, Oran Clifford, Cillian Clifford, Jack Curran, Barry O’Dwyer, Niall Fitzgerald, Sam O’Dwyer, Jamie O’Sullivan, Eoin O’Sullivan

  

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