Mountbellew Moylough Div 1 League Winners

Mountbellew Moylough beat Killannin in the Div 1 Final by 3-10 to 0-12

Back row: Martin Proulx, Shane O'Reilly, Paul Sweeney, Aaron McHugh, John Daly, Patrick Kelly, Leo Donnellan, Michael Foley, Billy Mannion, Ronan Griffin, Shane Moran, Sean Kelly,

Eoin Boyle, Niall Sweeney, Colin Murray, Stephen Boyle, Kieran Kelly, Michael Kelly,Tommy Sweeney, Noel McDonagh, Val Daly, Dr Jim Moore

Front row: Damien Boyle, Sean Miland, James Foley, Michael Daly, Mark Mannion, Neil Conway, Colin Ryan, Matthew Barrett, Barry McHugh, Eoin Finnerty, Colm Mannion,

Paul Donnellan, Gerard Donoghue, Paul Donnellan, Gary Sweeney, Jack Hynes, Micheal O'Reilly, Enda Daly, Kevin Darcy.

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Annaghdown defeated Bearna in the Div 2 Final by 1-17 to 0-11

Back row: Eoin Curry, Damien Comer, Sean Mitchell, Cian Langford, Jack Dowd, Darragh Hegarty, Conor Maloney Stephen Potter, Conor Quinn, Darragh McAndrew, Anthony Pender, Johnny Farragher, James Healy, Darragh Meehan.

Front row: Darragh Melia, Aidan Burke, Frankie Burke, Ciaran Potter, Johnny Creaven, Adam Quirke, Sean Forde, Diarmuid Kilcommins, Ryan Forde, Enda Mullarkey, Conor Scully.


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St James beat Micheál Breathnach in the Div 3 Final by 2-15 to 1-14

Back row: Pat Fallon, Eoin Concannon, Jack Forde, David Curran, Sam O'Neil, Liam Melody, David O'Connell, Daniel Lenihan, Cian Costello, Ryan O'Toole, Darren McPeake, Matthew Mulvaney, Johnny Duane, Kevin Hourigan, Eoin Finnerty, Dessie Hynes, Rory Melody, Niall O'Toole, Dave Henry.

Front row: Phil Neary, Keith Jordan, Dylan Hibbitt, Fiontán O Cuanaigh, Adam Lee, Paul Conroy, Alan Deacy, Aaron Connolly, Lee Vahey, Daniel McNulty, Peter Healy (Captain), Cillian Breathnach, Eoghan O'Regan, Cathal O'Regan, Ruairi Breathnach, Cian Gilroy, James Egan

Galway Minors lost to Cork 2021 WEB

CORK 1-23 GALWAY 0-12

By John Fallon at Semple Stadium

Cork captured their first Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor hurling title in 20 year and in the process kept their hopes of a treble very much alive after this impressive victory over reigning champions Galway in Thurles.

Galway, who won a record four-in-a-row just last month, were chasing the game from early on and just were not able to match Cork’s powerful running and scoring threat from all over the field.

Cork were well on their way to their 19th All-Ireland minor crown when they led by nine points at the break and then struck for the only goal of an entertaining match shortly after the restart.

Cork, having opted to play with the breeze, led by 0-9 to 0-4 at the first water break with both midfielders Mikey Finn and Cillian Tobin scoring along with four of the six forwards.

Galway kept in touch with a couple of frees from Rory Burke and good efforts from play from Michéal Power and wing-back Dylan Dunne.

William Buckley got his second point of the match on the resumption and corner-back Darragh O’Sullivan also scored his second point of the match to extend their lead to 0-11 to 0-4 after 18 minutes.

They pushed that lead out to 0-16 to 0-7 by the interval with nine different players hitting the target for the Rebels as they made the most of their excellent use of the ball and strong running.

Jack Leahy extended Cork’s lead with a point within a minute of the restart and then Eoin O’Leary set up David Cremin and he finished low to the net to make it 1-17 to 0-7.

Two more points from Burke and one from Darren Shaughnessy reduced the deficit but Cork led by 1-19 to 0-10 at the second water.

Leahy tacked on another couple of points and Buckley added another as Healy picked off his fourth of the night, while Power responded with a couple of points for a Galway side who relinquished their crown just 42 days since they won it but they were beaten in too many positions to mount a serious defence of their crown against a Cork side who won all four matches this season by double digits.

Scorers for Cork: Jack Leahy 0-7 (3f), David Cremin 1-2, Diarmuid Healy 0-4, William Buckley 0-3, Mikey Finn 0-2 (1 sideline) Darragh O’Sullivan 0-2, Eoin O’Leary 0-1, Ben O’Connor 0-1, Cillian Tobin 0-1.

Scorers for Galway: Rory Burke 0-5 (4f), Micheal Power 0-4, Darren Shaughnessy 0-2, Dylan Dunne 0-1.

CORK: Paudie O'Sullivan, Darragh O’Sullivan, Kevin Lyons, James Byrne; James Dwyer, Ben O’Connor, Timmy Wilk; Mikey Finn, Cillian Tobin; Diarmuid Healy, Ben Nyhan, David Cremin; William Buckley, Jack Leahy, Eoin O’Leary.

Subs:Adam Walsh for Nyhan (half-time), Rory Sheahan for Wilk (45-46), for Dwyer (53), Oran O’Regan for Cremin (55), Kyle Wallace for Tobin (58), Tadhg O’Connell for O’Leary (59).

GALWAY: Darragh Walsh; Joshua O’Connor, Tiernán Leen, Matthew Tarpey; Dylan Dunne, Diarmuid Davoren, Nathan Gill; Joshua Ryan, Conor Lawless; Darren Shaughnessy, Michéal Power, Darragh Neary; John Cosgrove, Rory Burke, Oisin Lohan.

Subs: Matthew O’Connor for Ryan (36), Cillian Whelan for Lawless (37), Anthony Keady for Cosgrove (38), Cian Donoghue for Lohan (47), Conor Headd for Dunne (57).

Referee: Colum Cunning (Antrim).

Galway team to play Cork in the All-Ireland Minor Hurling Final on Saturday Evening August 21 in Thurles 

1         Darragh Walsh An Turloch Mor
2 Matthew Tarpey An Turloch Mor
3 Tiarnan Leen Craochmaoil
4 Joshua O Connor Cinn Mhara
5 Dylan Dunne Droichead an Chlairin
6 Diarmuid Davoren Maigh Cuilinn
7 Nathan Gill Gort Inse Guaire
8 Joshua Ryan Droichead an Chlairin
9 Conor Lawless Baile Átha’n Rí
10 Darren Shaughnessy Baile Locha Riach
11 Michéal Power Tighneatha-Mainistir-Dun Doighre
12 Rory Burke Órán Mór-Meáraí
13 John Cosgrove  Ná Sáirsealaigh
14 Darragh Neary Caislean Gearr
15 Oisín Lohan Sceachana-An Creagan - Maigh Locha
16 Donagh Fahy  Ard Rathain
17 Cillian Whelan An Turloch Mor
18 Conor Headd Naomh Thómais
19 Shane Fitzpatrick Beal Atha na Slua
20 Anthony Keady Órán Mór-Meáraí
21 Tom Nolan An Turloch Mor
22 Seán Hansberry Sceachana-An Creagan - Maigh Locha
23 Matthew O Connor Baile an Doirin
24 Cian Donoghue Droichead an Chlairin

Impressive Cork crowned BGE All-Ireland U-20 Hurling Champions

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CORK 4-19 GALWAY 2-14

By John Fallon at Semple Stadium

Cork began their quest for an All-Ireland treble this week with a powerful performance delivering another All-Ireland U-20 title when they scored a deserved eleven point’s win over Galway in Thurles.

Cork, who won the delayed 2020 final just last month, had to withstand a strong rally from Galway in the third quarter but they took over again to land their 13th crown in the grade.

The same counties will meet again in Thurles next Saturday in the minor final when they will hope to continue their quest for the treble.

They were good value for this win and they raced into a 1-4 to 0-0 lead after ten minutes with Darragh Flynn firing home a penalty to get them off the mark after three minutes after Galway goalkeeper Paddy Rabbitte was penalised for fouling Jack Cahalane.

They were dominant in most positions and reeled off five points before Donal O’Shea got Galway off the mark with a free after 14 minutes. He followed with another free directly afterwards but then Galway failed to clear their lines and Cahalane pounced to bat the ball home to lead by 2-5 to 0-2 at the first water break.

O’Shea’s third pointed free reduced the margin but Cork’s Padraig Power took his haul to three points with two rapid efforts and when Greg Thomas pulled back a point for Galway, Daniel Hogan responded to make it 2-8 to 0-4 after 25 minutes.

Robbie Cotter and O’Shea swapped points and it took a superb save from Galway goalkeeper Rabbitte to deny Hogan a third Cork goal as the Rebels went in leading by 2-9 to 0-5 at the interval.

The gap would have been much bigger had Cork not shot 13 wides, although Galway were also wasteful from less possession and hit half a dozen wides.

Galway made a very good start to the second-half. John Cooney got them rolling with a point and two more frees from O’Shea and one from play from Sean McDonagh cut the margin to 2-9 to 0-9 after 35 minutes and the Galway fans began to find their voice.

Then they cut the gap to three when O’Shea turned and got in for a goal for Galway after 37 minutes but almost immediately Cork struck for their third goal with Power blasting home after being set up by Brian Hayes.

Sean McDonagh and Ben Cunningham, son of former Cork goalkeeper Ger, exchanged points for the Rebels to lead by 3-10 to 1-10 after 42 minutes and there were six between them at the second water break when Flynn and Sean McDonagh swapped scores.

But Cork took over from there.

Gavin Lee and O’Shea managed points for Galway but Cork picked off seven and they sealed the win when Hayes fired home after being set up by Cunningham.

Alex Connaire pulled back a late goal for Galway but their quest for a first title in the grade since 2011, during which time they have won six minor titles, goes on.

Scorers for Cork: Padraig Power 1-5, Darragh Flynn 1-5 (1-0 pen, 4f), Brian Hayes 1-2, Jack Cahalane 1-1, Ben Cunningham 0-2, Daniel Hogan 0-1, Sam Quirke 0-1, Robbie Cotter 0-1, Luke Horgan 0-1.

Scorers for Galway: Donal O’Shea 1-7 (7f), Alex Connaire 1-0, Sean McDonagh 0-3 (1 sideline), Gavin Lee 0-2, John Cooney 0-1, Greg Thomas 0-1.

CORK: Cathal Wilson; Eoin Downey, Ethan Twomey, Cormac O'Brien; Kevin Moynihan, Ciaran Joyce, Brian O'Sullivan; Sam Quirke, Diarmuid Kearney; Jack Cahalane, Darragh Flynn, Brian Hayes; Robbie Cotter, Padraig Power, Daniel Hogan. Subs used: Ben Cunningham for Kearney (39), Luke Horgan (Glen Rovers) for Cotter (48), Micheal Mullins for Hogan (55), Cillian O'Donovan for Moynihan (57), Colm McCarthy for Quirke (59).

GALWAY: Paddy Rabbitte; Eoin Lawless, Eoghan Geraghty, Christy Brennan; Shane Quirke, Sean Neary, Evan Duggan; Ian McGlynn, Diarmuid Kilcommins; Greg Thomas, Niall Collins, John Cooney; Sean McDonagh, Donal O’Shea, Oisin Flannery Subs used: Jason O’Donoghue for McGlynn (29), Gavin Lee for N Collins (ht), Liam Collins for Flannery (45), Oisin Salmon for Duggan (47), Alex Connaire for Thomas (47).

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