Bandon GAA Notes 28-04-2018 - 2018-05-15

Senior Hurling League

On Saturday evening last at Brinny, in just their second game in the County Senior Hurling League, Bandon played poorly and lost 0-13 to 3-12 to the reigning All Ireland Intermediate Hurling champions Kanturk.

The contingent from Na Piarsaigh who were watching the game will certainly not have gone home quaking in their boots about their championship opponents this coming week-end at the same venue Brinny on Sunday at 2.15p.m.

The half-time score was 0.06 to 2.08 and one of the goals conceded was extremely soft. Bandon did play better in the second half

The only real positive on the night was the display of substitute Ciaran McCarthy from last years minors who acquitted himself well.

Team : James McSweeney, Peter Murphy, James Walsh , James O’ Donovan, Donough Lucey , Jason Hickey , Mattie McNamara , Eoghan O’ Donovan, Joe Harrington, Ronan Crowley, Mike Cahalane, Adam Murphy, Cian O’Mahony, Pa Barry, Mark Sugrue , 

Subs. : Philip Crowley, Rory Fogarty, Ciaran McCarthy.


All our under 12 players (all born in 2006) have been busy in the last few weeks playing 3 hurling and 2 football league games.  There are two teams in hurling- Team 1 play in Rebel Og Central Fe 12 Group 3 and Team 2 are in Rebel Og West Group 1.  Both Football teams are in  Rebel Og West. Team 1 in Group  1 and Team 2 in Group 3.
Hurling Team 1 were defeated away to Watergrasshill 3-8 to 3-3 Bandon on Saturday 7th April in their first league game of the season.   Watergrasshill led by two points at half time with most of their scores coming from frees, Bandon scored a goal and point midway through the second half to open up a 3 point lead but two quick goals from Watergrasshill followed by two more points from frees saw them win by 5 points. Top players were Cillian O Mahony, Coen Crowley, Adam Barry.
Squad 21 : Keelan O Brien, Coen Crowley, Cillian O Mahony, John Hayes, Kevin O Connell, Stephen Murphy (capt) Rory Golden, Kevin Hannon, Jack Cullinane, Gearoid Murphy, John Buckley, David Whelton, Adam Barry, Jack McNamara, Ronan Aherne Adam Kelly, Christopher Trunwit, Charlie Kildellen, Cormac O Driscoll, Donnacha Sheehy, Shane O Mahony
Scores : G.Murphy 1-1 R.Aherne 1-1 C.Trunwit 1-0 A.Barry 0-1.


On Saturday 14th April Bandon defeated Ballygiblin at home on a score of 3-5 to 0-4 in a 13 aside game with a squad of 18.  Scorers were Stephen Murphy 0-2 Jack Mc Namara 1-0 John Buckley 1-0 Jack Cullinane 1-0, Gearoid Murphy 0-2 and  John Hayes 0-1. Bandon were well on top from the start but only led why 2 points at half time.       All 4 scores from the visitors were from frees. Stephen Murphy was excellent as were all the defense. Jack Mac did excellent when came on and scored a goal  and Bandon ran out comfortable winners.
Top players: Keelan O Brien, Stephen Murphy, Jack McNamara. 

On Wednesday April 18th the lads were defeated away to Killara Og 1-12 to Bandon 2-2 at Kilworth in another 13 aside game. Scorers were Jack McNamara 1-0 Adam Barry 1-1 Ronan Aherne 0-1.  Killara Og had one exceptional forward who scored all of his teams 7 points in the first half, all bar one were from placed balls. Bandon only scored one free from Adam Barry in first half. On a heavy pitch Bandon played much better in second half despite conceding a goal in the first minute of second half. Goals from Adam Barry from a free and Jack McNamara kept Bandon in touch. But Kilara Og defense was immense and a few late points sealed victory for them.
Top players : Cillian O Mahony Stephen Murphy Keelan O Brien
Bandon play there fourth game of this league on tonight Tuesday  April 24th versus Fermoy in Bandon at 18.45.
Team 2 in hurling start there league campaign away to Kilbrittain on Monday April 23rd in Kilbrittain at 7pm.

Bandon’s Team 1 defeated Bantry 5-10 to 3-7 in the Football Rebel Og West Group 1 League game on Tuesday April 10th    
at Bandon with a squad of : John Buckley Coen Crowley Cillian O Mahony  Eric Classeon Kevin  O Connell Rory Golden Kevin Hannon Stephen Murphy Jack Cullinane (capt) Adam  Barry Jack McNamara David Whelton  Charlie Kendellen Ronan Aherne Keelan O Brien Christopher Trunwit Adam Kelly Shane O Mahony John Hayes Holland Donnacha Sheehy.  Bandon started slowly but soon got into a rhythm and scored 4-8 before half time to Bantrys 1-4. The backs were tight and the forwards combined with great effect. Bandon made a number of changes at half time and scored a fifth goal shortly after the restart.   Their next league game is fixed for  Castlehaven on Monday April 30th.

The Team 2 Football  team were defeated away to Skibbereen 3-6 to 1-1 on Thursday April 12th 
Squad 22 : Krill Kaprova Jamie Minihane Dylan Minihane Adam Kelly Shane O Mahony Kevin O Connell Sean Landy Jack Lucey Christopher Trunwit Cathal Collins John Hayes Holland Jack McNamara Zack Doyle Ronan Aherne Daniel Seaman Jack Lynch Oisin Scahill Donnacha Sheehy Cormac O Driscoll Cillian O Mahony Keelan O Brien Kevin O Connell
Scores : Cormac O Driscoll 1-0  and their next match match is Monday 30th away to Clonakilty 2.

Our under 13 Hurlers and under 16 were defeated at home and away to Ballincollig and Cuchalainns on Monday evening 23rd April on scores of 2-8 to 2-5 and 2-18 to 1-19 respectively.   The Minor footballers had a good away victory over O’Donovan Rossa last Saturday evening 2-9 to 3-14.

However, the under 14s were left disappointed after being able to play only one game in the Feile Competition at Bandon last Saturday due to the unavailability of pitches at other pre-designated venues.  The lads were defeated by Ibane Gaels 3-4 to 2-5 in a very closely contested game.  Earlier in the past week we defeated Newcestown 10-8 to  5-15 in boggy conditions. William Allen, Sean Ahern, Aaron O’Reilly, Eamonn Twomey andrthe Collins brothers were best for Bandon. 

Lastly, Bandon GAA clubs extend the very best wishes to the Bandon RFC Under 18s in the All-Ireland Final against Skerries RFC on this coming weekend and to our dual players Ben Donegan and James Collins O’Brien.


Stephen Murphy