Match Reports

Leinster Adult Club Hurling League Division 2 Semi-Final: Ballinkillen v Carnew Emmets (WW)

posted 9 Apr 2017, 13:18 by Ballinkillen Gaa

Ballinkillen 2:15 Carnew 2:06.

Score at half time was Ballinkillen 1:09 Carnew 0:04, all of Carnew's points coming from placed balls in the first half, 3 frees + a 65.
Carnew scored 2 points from frees in the second half and scored 2 goals from play, the last goal came close to the end of the game.

Scorers for Ballinkillen were:-
Andrew Gaul 0:05, 4 from frees.
David English 0:04, 2 from frees.
Dion Wall 0:03.
James Kinsella 0:02.
Sean Murphy scored our first point from play.
Jamie Wall got 2 Goals, one was a flick on from a shot by Andrew Gaul in the first half and the second was as a result of very good forward play by Jamie about 10 minutes into the second half.

Ballinkillen led the game throughout and closed the game the stronger of the two sides.

Game was referreed by Brian Deering.

Ballinkillen lined out as follows:-
1. Thomas Dowling
2. David Foley
3. Lauren Kinsella
4. John Hughes
5. Liam Nolan
6. David English
7. Sean Murphy
8. Darren Dalton
9. Owen Robert
10. Dion Wall
11. Andrew Gaul
12. Tomas Kinsella
13. Jamie Wall
14. James Kinsella
15. Sean Brenan

Subs were:-
Sean Minchin
Billy Nolan
Jack O'Connor
Michael Murphy
Mikey Butler
Mark Tracey.

Subs introduced:-
Mark Tracey for Sean Murphy
Jack O'Connor for David Foley
Billy Nolan for Liam Nolan
Sean Minchin for Thomas Dowling.

U-14 Hurling Championship Division1 Round 9: Ballinkillen v Naomh Eoin

posted 29 Jul 2015, 16:15 by Neil McLoughlin   [ updated 31 Jul 2015, 01:59 ]

29th July 2015

Ballinkillen 1-1 Naomh Eoin 4-8

Ballinkillen had no answer to a very strong performance from Miseal in this game, led by James Smithers at full forward who scored 3-4 from play.
Conor Tracey, Pat Hickey, Niall Hickey, Mark Foley and Louis Brennan worked hard for the home team but could not match the display from the Miseal men with Tommy Dunne, Tadhg Daly, Eoin Hosey, Shiam Harmon and James Smithers dominant up the centre.

Ballinkillen: Conor Tracey, Pat Hickey, James Cummins, Aaron Lennon Corcoran, Niall Hickey, Jack McLoughlin, Colin Byrne, Jack Treacy, Mark Foley, Louis Brennan(1-0), Eoin Whelan 0-1(f), Patrick Kavanagh, Richard Byrne, Cian Delaney, Stephen Carroll, Kevin Sheppard, Kevin Kavanagh, Eric English, Judson Ferreira

Naomh Eoin: Ciaran Abbey, Eoin Kavanagh, Tommy Dunne, Sean Kavanagh, Michael Nolan, Taghg Daly, Oisin O'Brien, Eoin Hosey 0-2(f,'65), Fiach Nolan, Oisin Kelly, Shiam Harmon(1-2), Scott Tracey, Tomas Byrne, James Smithers (3-4), Zak Foley, Cathal McAssey, Senan Darcy, Daniel Howe

U-14 Hurling Championship Division 1 Round 7: Ballinkillen v Naomh Moling

posted 13 Jul 2015, 15:32 by Neil McLoughlin   [ updated 13 Jul 2015, 15:47 ]

13th July 2015

Ballinkillen 6-7 Naomh Moling 1-9

Ballinkillen started well in this game scoring a goal and 2 points in the first 5 minutes. The vistors fought back with 3 points in a row to add to Martin Murphy's first. Ballinkillen's Richard Byrne and Patrick Kavanagh goaled before half time as did Martin Murphy to leave the half-time score 3-5 to 1-4 in favour of the home side.
Martin Murphy ,John Doyle and Jake Kelly scored another 5 points for Naomh Moling in the second half but two goals for Mark Foley and another for Stephen Carroll settled this contest. Best for St. Mullins were Martin Murphy, Conor Kehoe and Jake Kelly. Eamonn Normanly, James Cummins and Mark Foley stood out for Ballinkillen.

Ballinkillen: Conor Tracey, Thomas O'Donoghue, James Cummins, Aaron Lennon Corcoran, Eamonn Normanly, Jack McLoughlin, Pat Hickey, Jack Treacy (0-1f), Sean Smithers, Mark Foley (2-2), Eoin Whelan(0-1), Patrick Kavanagh (1-2), Richard Byrne (1-0), Louis Brennan (1-1), Jack Ryan, Kevin Sheppard, Stephen Carroll (1-0), Donnacha Murphy, Kevin Kavanagh, Eric English, Judson Ferreira.

Naomh Moling: James Doyle, Donal Redmond, Donal Murphy (0-1), Eamonn O'Shea, Lauren Brennan, John Doyle
(0-2f), Fergal Doyle, Conor Kehoe (0-1f), Paudie O'Shea, Bryan Hennessey, Jake Kelly (0-2), Cathal Connolly, Sean Connolly, Kevin Culken, Martin Murphy (1-3)

U-12 Hurling League Division 2 Round 7 Setanta HC v Ballinkillen

posted 12 Jul 2015, 04:04 by Neil McLoughlin   [ updated 12 Jul 2015, 09:04 ]

8th July 2015

Setanta 1-5  Ballinkillen 6-6

This was a very entertaining match with both teams showing all the skills of the game. It was settled for Ballinkillen with a sucker-punch goal immediately after Setanta scored their goal. This composed the away side who went on to pop over a couple of points, scored by Kevin Kavanagh. Setanta started the second half well with two quick points, led by their captain Aaron Langrell. The visitors survived this spell thanks to three great saves by Judson Ferreira on goal. Ballinkillen were best served by Darragh Cummins, captain Kevin Kavanagh, Tomas Kearney and Judson Ferreira . Best for Setanta were Aaron Langrell, Conor Murphy, Conal Hickson, Darragh O'Brien and Laeeq Urehan.

U-14 Hurling Championship Division 1 Round 6: Ballinkillen v Naomh Brid

posted 19 Jun 2015, 05:22 by Neil McLoughlin   [ updated 19 Jun 2015, 06:04 ]

18th June 2015

Ballinkillen 2-11  Naomh Brid 0-0

This game was slow to get going with both sets of forwards well marshalled in the first half. Despite close attention from the strong Naomh Brid full-back line of Sean Nolan, Angus Wenman and Patrick Roche, Ballinkillen's Eoin Whelan picked off points steadily from play and from placed balls to finish the half with 0-5.
Naomh Brid were down 0-6 to no score at half time but still well in the game with the breeze behind them for the second period.

Cian Delaney's well taken goal early in the second half and a last-ditch goal-line save from Ballinkillen's James Cummins probably killed off the visitors' challenge. Louis Brennan goaled and Mark Foley helped himself to 4 points from play.
Jack O'Brien, Jason Daly and Luke Kelly stood out for Naomh Brid and Ballinkillen's Patrick Kavanagh, Thomas O'Donoghue and Sean Smithers impressed throughout the game.

The final score flattered the home side, Naomh Brid were definitely unlucky with a number of shots on goal and would be dissappointed with their wides tally.

Ballinkillen: Conor Tracey, Thomas O'Donoghue, Colin Byrne, Sean Smithers, Pat Hickey, James Cummins, Eamonn Normanly, Patrick Kavanagh, Jack McLoughlin, Richard Byrne, Louis Brennan(1-1), Aaron Lennon Corcoran, Jack Ryan, Eoin Whelan(0-7, 1f, 1'65), Stephen Carroll, Cian Delaney(1-0), Kevin Sheppard, Mark Foley(0-4), Kevin Kavanagh, Eric English, Judson Ferreira

Naomh Brid: Eamonn Ryan, Sean Nolan, Angus Wenman, Patrick Roche, Sean Raftry, Jack O'Brien, Jason Daly, Fiach O'Byrne, David Watkins, Luke Kelly, Jamie Doyle, Dylan Delaney, Fiach O'Toole, Tommy Cummins, Daniel Barron, Donal Dundon, Darragh Ryan, Jack O'Leary, Liam Roche

U-12 Hurling League Division 2 Round 5: Ballinkillen v Mount Leinster Rangers

posted 10 Jun 2015, 23:25 by Neil McLoughlin   [ updated 10 Jun 2015, 23:29 ]

6th June 2015 Ballinkillen 5-0 MLR 0-5 

This was a good open game where both teams played well. The home side defended well and limited MLR to scoring from distance. Eric English, Conor Meaney & Eoin Cummins ruled the full back line and the only 2 attempts MLR had on goal were saved in style by Cian Tobin. Our half back line of Shane Kelly & Fionn Hickey worked hard and linked well with or midfield duo of Kevin Kavanagh (2-0) and Darragh Cummins. The half forward pairing of Donal Quirke(1-0) & Adam Ryan moved the ball around well to give our forward line consisting of Padraig Kearney(1-0), Adam Farrell(1-0), Jack Murphy & Dylan Cass lots of opportunity to score. The Move of the game came from Dylan Cass when he sent the ball across the MLR goal mouth where Donal Quirke took his goal well. It was a well-deserved win for Ballinkillen on the day.


U-14 Hurling Championship Division 1 Round 3: Ballinkillen v Muinebheag

posted 12 May 2015, 07:04 by Ballinkillen Gaa   [ updated 17 Feb 2016, 14:25 ]

Ballinkillen 3-11  Muinebheag 0-06

11th May 2015

Ballinkillen got off to an ideal start in this game with an early goal from the flying Mark Foley. Richie Whelan answered with a point from play 3 minutes later. The score of the game followed for the home side as Sean Smithers collected at full back, motored to the other square and pointed over the black spot - one to remember for all present. An Eoin Whelan free and a point from Jack Treacy left the home side ahead 1-3 to 0-1 after 20 minutes. Richie Whelan pulled one back for the town and Cian Delaney slotted a point from a tight angle on the left to leave it 1-4 to 0-2 at the break.

Patrick Kavanagh goaled for Ballinkillen early in the second half. This was followed by a dominant spell for Bagenalstown with Richie Whelan scoring 3 more points in 3 successive minutes and very unlucky not to goal with at least one of those attempts. Eoin Whelan replied with 3 pointed frees before Richie pointed again. Ballinkillen closed out the game with points from Louis Brennan, Jack Treacy and Eoin Whelan (0-2, 1f) and a goal from Eamonn Normanly. Outstanding for Muinebheag were goalkeeper Jake Doyle who made some fine saves from close range, the full back line of Colm Meaney, Niall Bolger and Tadgh Holland as well as Michael Mullins and Richie Whelan. James Cummins, Pat Hickey and Jack McLoughlin worked hard for Ballinkillen throughout.

Ballinkillen: Conor Tracey, Thomas O´Donoghue, Sean Smithers (0-1), Aaron Lennon-Corcoran, Patrick Kavanagh (1-0), Jack McLoughlin, James Cummins, Jack Treacy (0-2), Louis Brennan (0-1), Richard Byrne, Mark Foley (1-0), Cian Delaney (0-1), Kevin Sheppard, Eoin Whelan(0-6, 5f), Pat Hickey, Eamonn Normanly (1-0), Stephen Carroll, Donnacha Murphy, Kevin Kavanagh, Eric English, Donal Quirke, Judson Ferreira,  Maor Uisce: Colin Byrne

Muinebheag: Jake Doyle, Colm Meaney, Niall Bolger, Tadgh Holland, Keelan Guidera, Eoghan Dowling, Michael Mullins, Padraig MacDonaill, Jack McCullagh, Jason Wall, Nathan Holden, Daragh Nolan, Adam O´Riordan, Richie Whelan (0-6), Brian McCawley, Kuba Budzeiz, Steven Lawless, Jake O´Neill, Eoin Murphy, TJ Murphy, Shane Cody.

U-14 Hurling Championship Div1 Rnd2: Ballinkillen v MLR

posted 10 May 2015, 12:42 by Ballinkillen Gaa

Ballinkillen 1-4  MLR 2-6

Sat 9th May 2015

Rangers got off to strong start, scoring 1-2 in the first 10 minutes of this game (1-1 for Ciaran M. Kavanagh and 0-1 for Barry Coady). The home side´s defence, led by Sean Smithers at full-back, got to grips with the MLR danger men after that to hold the visitors scoreless for the remainder of the half. Ballinkillen got no change from a solid MLR defence marshalled by Michael O´Neill and Dean Tobin despite the best efforts of Louis Brennan at midfield and Eoin Whelan at full forward.

The second half saw Ballinkillen mount a much stronger challenge, matching the visitors score of 1-4, Rangers´ second goal from Ciaran (M.) Kavanagh probably proving to be the decisive score of the game.

Ballinkillen: Conor Tracey, Thomas O´Donoghue, Sean Smithers, James Cummins, Pat Hickey, Jack McLoughlin, Patrick Kavanagh, Louis Brennan (0-1), Jack Treacy, Richard Byrne, Mark Foley (1-0), Eamonn Normanly, Aaron Lennon-Corcoran, Eoin Whelan (0-3, 2f), Kevin Sheppard, Donnacha Murphy, Cian Delaney, Kevin Kavanagh, Moar Uisce: Niall Hickey, Maor Camain: Colin Byrne

MLR: Ben Bolger, Aidan O´Loughlin, Michael O´Neill, Michael Joyce, Ben Coleman, Dean Tobin, Liam Lawlor, Pauric Coleman, Tadhg Doran, Fiachra Fitzpatrick, Barry Coady (0-1), Sean Joyce, Ciaran Kavanagh, Ciaran M. Kavanagh (2-5), Jordan Brennan, Imran Kelly, Cian Walsh, Fionn Murphy, Joe Dundon, Stephen Lawlor, Evan Kealy, Robert John Stafford.

U-14 Hurling Championship Division 1 Round 1 Naomh Moling v Ballinkillen

posted 13 Apr 2015, 16:24 by Ballinkillen Gaa   [ updated 7 May 2015, 06:14 ]

Mon 13-04-15

U-14 Hurling Championship Division 1 Round 1


Naomh Moling  02-05  Ballinkillen 02-10

This was a competitive and sporting game played on a chilly evening in St. Mullins. Ballinkillen went into an early lead with 2 well-worked points from Patrick Kavanagh and one from Eoin Whelan in the first 5 minutes. Cathal Connolly responded for the home side with a pointed free on 11 minutes. That was matched by Eoin Whelan´s pointed free from long range shortly afterwards. Ballinkillen´s Louis Brennan scored 2 points from play before the break after Paudie O´Shea pointed for St. Mullins.

The first 10 minutes of the second half saw 2 goals for Eoin Whelan, the second resulting from good link up play by the visitors. After that Eoin Whelan and Cathal Connolly traded pointed frees. Ballinkillen managed 3 more points, one from Patrck Kavanagh and 2 from Conor Tracey (´45). The game ended with a rampant St. Mullins scoring 2-2 in the closing 5 minutes, the goals coming from John Doyle (free) and Paudie O´Shea, the points from Conor Kehoe and John Doyle again (´45).

The stand-out defenders were full-back John Doyle for the home side and Ballinkillen´s centre-back Niall Hickey.

Ballinkillen: Conor Tracey (0-2, 0-1´45), Thomas O´Donoghue, Colin Byrne, Aaron Lennon-Corcoran, Jack Ryan, Niall Hickey, James Cummins, Jack McLoughlin, Louis Brennan (0-2), Richard Byrne, Pat Hickey, Patrick Kavanagh (0-3), Kevin Sheppard, Eoin Whelan (2-3, 0-2F), Donnacha Murphy, Eamonn Normanly, Cian Delaney, Donal Quirke, Eric English, Kevin Kavanagh

Naomh Moling: Cathal Connolly (0-2F), John Doyle (1-1, 1-0F, 0-1´45), Lauren Brennan, Sean Connolly, James Doyle, Bryan Hennessey, Jake Kelly, Eamonn O Shea, Donal Redmond, Kevin Cullen, Fergal Doyle, Conor Kehoe (0-1), Donal Murphy, Paudie O Shea (0-1).

Leinster Club Hurling League Div 1 Rnd 1: Ballinkillen v St. Vincent´s (Dub)

posted 2 Mar 2015, 00:15 by Ballinkillen Gaa

Ballinkillen:     3-07

St. Vincent´s:  4-08

Ballinkillen seniors had their first outing of 2015 against a strong St Vincent´s of Dublin in the Leinster league division one. It was played at the C.O.E. Fenagh The game was played in very adverse conditions with a strong wind and very cold. Although missing a number of players, Ballinkillen competed very well throughout, losing out in end  by 4 points. The Dublin team’s superior fitness was a telling factor in the last ten minutes.

Team:- Sean Minchin, Lauren Kinsella, Micheal Ryan, John Hughes, Podge Ryan, David English, Padraig Kinsella, Craig Wall, Darren Dalton, Sean Whelan, Andrew Gaul, Darragh O’Neill, Thomas Dowling, Damian O’Neill and Marty Dalton. Subs Pakie Hughes, Eoin McDonagh-both played

The other  teams in the group are Clara, Kilkenny and Buffers Alley Wexford. Next game v clara –fixture  to be finalised.     

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