Thanks to all who entered in the Score Prediction competition. We wish you well and you can check your progress on the Club website which will be updated regularly throughout the year. Membership is now due and it is imperative, for insurance purposes, that players are paid up before the playing season begins as otherwise injuries incurred will not be covered.
The U/12’s have returned to training. A guest coach in the guise of All-Ireland winning manager David Power gave the youngsters a thorough workout, one they enjoyed hugely. They travelled to play Commercials. A great turnout of 19 players provided a very entertaining match, with huge effort and no short amount of skill. Commercials, were quickly off the mark with an early goal. Kilsheelan hit back with a pointed free from Mark Stokes. The two teams then traded points, with another from midfielder Stokes, ably abetted by his colleague Billy O’Connor, who worked tirelessly. A goal from Jason Madigan followed by a point from Commercials left the side’s level. John O’Dwyer pointed just before the break. Shane Cosgrave also put in a workman-like shift in the forward line, and was instrumental in setting up a number of scores. Commercials scored early in the second half to level matters, before Stokes again edged the villagers in front. A well taken Commercials goal put them ahead, despite some great saves by keeper Zach Crotty. In defence, special mention has to go to Kian Quinn, Brian Flavin, Billy Murphy and Cathal Kelly who were all outstanding in the backline in the first half. Due to the high numbers of players (a great complaint to have!), rolling substitutions were a feature of the match for both teams. While this did lead to some confusion as to positions and marking duties, all players acquitted themselves admirably. Jamie Roche capitalised on some great defensive work from O’Connor to point, and leave just one between the sides. Sean Freaney came into the forward line, and powered the ball into the net to re-assert Kilsheelan’s lead. Stokes again pointed, before another from John O’Dwyer. Barry Kehoe and Jack O’Gorman also joined the attack, and combined brilliantly, only to see a goal-scoring chance intercepted at the last. Lee Ryan and Jack O’Loughlin took over defensive duties, and with Shaun Boland now between the sticks, they kept Commercial’s attack to 1-1. John O’Halloran and Daire Murphy came on in the forward line, with O’Halloran narrowly missing, and Murphy being denied a certain goal by a great save. The ball went over the bar for the last action of an entertaining game on a scoreline of The Kilsheelan-Kilcash 2-9, Commercials 3-4. They also played Clonmel Og. Both clubs had enough players to field two teams. In both games, Kilsheelan were on top in the first half, putting over some great scores and defending mightily. Clonmel Og had the breeze behind them in the second half and fared much better. In one game they managed to take the lead, only for Kilsheelan to fight back and earn a draw, a fair result by all accounts. In the other game, though the home team came back into it, Kilsheelan kept the scoreboard ticking over to come away with a win. The full panel was: Charles Shanahan, Lee Ryan, Jack O’Gorman, John O’Halloran, Kian Quinn, Adam Quigley, Mark Stokes, Jamie Roche, Shaun Boland, Ben O’Connell, Sean Freaney, Zach Crotty, Jack O’Loughlin, Sean Allison, Shane Cosgrave, Billy O’Connor, Jason Madigan, Barry Kehoe, John O’Dwyer, Billy Murphy and Cathal Kelly.
KPLAN - FOROIGE GROUP
Due to the mid-term break activities at Ferryhouse Sports Complex will not be held on Saturday, February 11, or Saturday, February 18. We will resume activities on Saturday, February 25. When the session resumes please note change of time: 8pm to 9.30pm.
Weekly bingo in the Community Centre, Kilsheelan every Friday night.