For the second week in a row in Patricks Park, the dedicated and loyal supporters of Monageer/ Boolavogue were treated to a hugely exciting, junior b match. Last week it was the footballers who were the talk of the parish, and tonight it was the turn of the hurlers. Trailing by 1-05 to 2-08, with only minutes to go we pulled it out of the fire again with a great late goal by Tomas O Leary, and three well taken points to leave the final score 2-08 to 2-08. There is definately something to be said for junior b under lights and if the GAA need any evidence of it then the last two weeks will prove it. Despite Damien Fenlon acting like a lunatic on the sideline our lads managed to keep their heads when the shit hit the fan. A display of high fielding similar to that of Ken McGrath was provided by Diarmaid Breen, but his striking would be considered poor, even at under 12 level. He would get my man of the match award though. Robert Rowsome has made nearly as many comebacks as Frank Sinatra at this stage and once again he was needed near the end to shore up the defence. A period of consulation with, and cursing at the referee ended in establishing that there was no extra time to be played at the end of this memorable draw.
Team: 1. Larry Carty 2. Martin Sweeney 3. Declan Kelly 4. Anthony Dempsey 5. Padraig Stafford 6. Barry Miller 7. Diarmaid Breen 8. Michéal Stafford 9. Peadar Lacey 10. Adrian O Dowd 11. Michael Ivory 12. Morgan Rowsome 13. Adrian O Loughlin 14. Ciaran Fenlon 15. John Murphy Subs: Tomas O Leary for John Murphy, Robert Rowsome for Adrian O Loughlin
Scores: Michael Ivory 1-03, Tomas O Leary 1-00, Morgan Rowsome 0-03, Adrian O Dowd 0-02
The under 21 football team’s tactics of “kicking every high ball to Aidan Gahan because he is the tallest” worked wonders tonight as we overcame the challenge of the Shamrocks by 3-16 to 0-04. The standard of shooting from our lads was woeful at times in the first half and we thought we had done quite well to score 1-09, but a Cartonesque mistake by the referee meant that he had only registered 1-07 of that total despite the fact that we knew who had scored the 1-09 even, leaving the half time score at 1-07 to 0-01. The team received a great boost at half time, with the removal of Bryan Dwyer. We went on to be more productive in the second half as a result, scoring 2-09, despite Larry Murphy displaying a touch similar to that of his namesake from Wicklow, when missing a shot from 5 yards. In fairness to him however he did score 1-03 in the 20 mins which he was on. This win sets up a mouth watering district semi final with Davidstown, where the winner will meet the Duffry Rovers in the final.
Team: Sean McCabe, Ray O Brien, Matthew Dunne, Morgan Gahan, Liam Gahan, Paul Gahan, Niall O Reilly, Mark Walsh, Aidan Gahan, James Gahan, Dean Fenlon, Mick Sweeney, Peter Mernagh, Bryan Dwyer, James Sweeney. Subs: Sean Murphy for Bryan Dwyer, Laurence Murphy for Dean Fenlon, Tomas O Leary for Liam Gahan
We were leading by 2-09 to 0-00 at half time thanks to some brilliant football and two goals from Bertie Gahan along with some well taken points from Marty Kelly and Mick Sweeney. THe second half was a different story however with our lads going asleep and maybe assuming the game was won. Even with 14 men the Shamrocks played us well off the field in the second half, but fortunately for us our big half time advantage was enough to see us into the semi finals, which will be in two weeks time.
Team: 1. Colin Hawkins 2. Liam Gahan 3. Chris Daly 4. Ger Daly 5. Niall O Reilly 6. Brian O Loughlin 7. Paul Gahan 8. Conall Nolan 9. Stephen Murphy 10. Mick Sweeney 11. Marty Kelly 12. Damien Fenlon 13. James Sweeney 14. John O Loughlin 15. Bertie Gahan Subs; Colm O Loughlin for Stephen Murphy, Sean Murphy for Damien Fenlon, James Gahan for James Sweeney and Paddy Breen for ?
Scores: Bertie Gahan 2-01, Mick Sweeney 0-03 (0-01 free), Paul Gahan 0-02, Marty Kelly 0-02 (0-01 free), Niall O Reilly 0-01, John O Loughlin 0-01, Ger Daly 0-01, Sean Murphy 0-01, Damien Fenlon 0-01.
Wexford Camogie Board are hosting a Fashion Show on Sat 1st September at 8pm in the Riverbank House Hotel. The Wexford senior camogie team will be modelling on the night. Tickets for the show including a wine & cheese reception and door prizes cost €10. For tickets call 087-9585673.
Absolutely gutted would be the understatement of the year in describing our feeling leaving St. Patricks Park this evening after been beaten by five points in a thrilling district final that went to extra time, Mickey Lynch was looking for another fiver off the fans on the way out of the game such was the entertainment provided by the two teams. Myself and the Shugs could not ask for anymore from our lads who displayed courage, conviction and down right dog ignorance in never giving up throughout the game, Ballyhogue to be fair to them had the better footballers on the night, but it took them an hour and half of football to shake us off, Mark Walshs goal in injury time in normal time to level the game will long be remembered by the fans who turned out in large numbers for this game, the Rabbit Lacey was imperious in the half back line and Niall Finn has emerged as one of the leaders of the team this year. At 47 years of age and going as hard as any 17 year old at the end of extra time, there are no more superlatives to be used to describe Dermot Prendergast, the likes of Sean McCabe, Larry Murphy and Ray O’Brien cannot but gain from playing with such a legend of the club. John Salo and Robbie Breen were our dangermen in the forwards, ably assisted by Mark Walsh and Morgan Gahan, who seems to revel playing in big games this year. Myself and the Shugs decided (one night outside the Harrow) to take on this Junior B football again this year with the goal of winning the district title as a minimum, we fell short this year, and we will sit down with Liam Dunbar, Mary Carton and Reggie Breen to see whether or not our contracts are to be renewed for 2013. We now turn our attention to the Shamrocks tomorrow in the Junior football and also the Junior B hurlers who are playing next Friday night against the Rapps – sow it into ’em lads.
Team was: 1. Sean McCabe 2. Adrian O Dowd 3. Niall Finn 4. Ray O Brien 5. Declan Kelly 6. Paudi Cooney 7. Peadar Lacey 8. Paul Farrington 9. James O Loughlin 10. Aidan Gahan 11. Dermot Prendergast 12. Morgan Gahan 13. John Ivory 14. Michael Ivory 15. Robert Breen Subs: Mark Walsh for Aidan Gahan, Pa Murphy for Michael Ivory, Liam O Loughlin for Paudi Cooney, Laurence Murphy for Declan Kelly, Diarmaid Breen for James O Loughlin
Hard luck to our minor hurlers who went down to table toppers Glynn/Barntown in the final league game on a scoreline of 1-15 to 2-8 after a titanic battle. Despite being understrength due to a spate of injuries this very young team were ahead by 1-5 to 0-5 at half time and led by 1-8 to 0-10 with 10 minutes left only to suffer a cruel blow due to a deflected goal to fall behind. Glynn pressed ahead with a few points but our lads grabbed a second goal and a brilliant save by their keeper and another rasper that hit the crossbar denied our lads what would have been a deserved win.
Team; 1 Sean Roche, 2 Jamie O’ Brien, 3 Tomas O’ Leary, 4 Shane Gahan, 5 Camon O’ Brien, 6 Sean McCabe,(0-1) 7 Mark Gahan,(0-1) 8 Padraig Flynn(1-4,1-3 frees) 9 Garry Ennett 10 James Walsh, 11 Bryan Dwyer(0-2) 12 James Gahan(1-0) 13 Conor Doyle, 14 Michael Power, 15 William Murphy.
There will be a bus leaving from Monageer on Sunday 16th September for the All Ireland Camogie match in Dublin. To order tickets and bus seats please contact Emma on 087-9585673 before 31st August. Ticket prices are as follows: Adult €30, Students/OAP €15 and Under 16’s €5. The bus will cost €8 per person. Best wishes to Catherine O’Loughlin from all at Monageer Boolavogue Camogie Club.
The intermediate hurlers lost to Naomh Eanna by 0-13 to 0-11 on Saturday. We started the match well but we disimproved from there and went in at half time level on 6 points each, and the second half was equally as painful to look at as the first, with both teams exchanging points until Gorey managed to pull clear to win by two. We now have a quarter final against Marshalstown.
1. Sean Murphy 2. Ray O Brien 3. Brian O Loughlin 4. Paul Gahan 5. Dean Fenlon 6. Tommy Breen 7. Niall O Reilly 8. Bertie Gahan 9. Mark Walsh (0-01) 10. Niall O Loughlin (0-03) 11. Colm O Loughlin (0-01) 12. Matthew Dunne 13. Marty Kelly (0-01) 14. John Breen 15. Stephen Murphy (0-01) Subs: David Breen (0-01) for John Breen, Peter Mernagh (0-03) for Matthew Dunne, Conall Nolan for Niall O Loughlin, Aidan Gahan for Mark Walsh.
The junior hurlers qualified for the quarter finals with a win over Buffers Alley by 2-12 to 1-07. We started the game very well scoring points from John Ivory and Ed Rowsome with a goal from John O Loughlin giving us a good half time lead, which we never looked like losing. It is still not decided who we will be playing in the quarter final.
1. Morgan Gahan 2. Sean Doran 3. Daire Turner 4. Mick Nolan 5. Sean McCabe 6. Chris Daly 7. Mick Sweeney 8. Damien Fenlon 9. Laurence Murphy 10. Ed Rowsome 11. Bryan Dwyer 12. Patrick Walsh 13. John Ivory 14. John O Loughlin 15. James Gahan
Another good win for Monageer-Boolavogue’s third string which extends the unbeaten run to 6 championship games and qualifies the team for the district semi final having finished the group of 9 teams in 3rd place. After losing their opening 2 games the team has gone from strength to strength over the year. Conditions in Castleboro on Wednesday night were challenging with a strong wind but the pitch was in excellent condition. Both teams needed a win to be sure of qualification so a lot was up for grabs. The team started well and were 7 points up at half time (2-7 to 1-3) with the goals coming from Mick Ivory and John “Boiler” Murphy. Hurling into the wind in the second half put the backs under huge pressure but they managed to weathered the storm and a goal coming from Ciaran Fenlon put the result beyond doubt. Significantly 8 different players got on the scoresheet which is always good. Also, congratulations to James O Loughlin on the birth of his son earlier in the week.
Team – Larry Carty, Anthony Dempsey, Paul Farrington, Murt Sweeney, Podge Stafford, Barry Miller, Diarmuid Breen, Dec Kelly, Peadar Leacy, Adrian O Dowd, Mick Ivory, Morgan Rowsome, John “Boiler” Murphy, Micheal Somers and Micheal Stafford. Subs, John Redmond for Larry Carty, Ciaran Fenlon for Diarmuid Breen (inj), Walter Christopher for Micheal Somers, Adrian O Loughlin for Anthony Dempsey and William Murphy for John Murphy.