Bandon GAA Notes 14-07-2018 - 2018-07-24

Minor Hurling Championship

Bandon                  2. 15

Owen Gaels           3. 10


Kilbrittain on Wednesday evening was the venue for this very entertaining Minor Hurling championship opening round , played in tropical sunshine.

Bandon were straight out of the blocks racing into a 1.03 to 0.01 lead. The goal from Brian O’ Mahony was a score of the highest quality. Interestingly with almost fifty minutes played Brian, and the outstanding Charlie Long were Bandon’s only scorers, but that was to change with match winning consequences.

Bandon conceded three goals in the lead up to half time, and two of these were of the very soft variety and caused heads to drop slightly. Bandon wound up trailing by 1.04 to 3.05 at half-time.

In the second half Bandon scored 1.11 to Owen Gaels 0.05, assisted by some masterful switches.

A real corner forwards goal from the unstoppable Brian O’Mahony kept Bandon in touch but Owen Gaels stubbornly held onto a deserved five point lead entering the last ten minutes.

Two super scores from Ben Donegan and Robert O’ Driscoll began the fight-back and the hard working Jack Calnan added another point.

Put simply though, Owen Gaels had simply no answer to the move of Tim Twohig to centre-forward, he scored two fine points and drew several fouls. What a prospect this young man is.

Similarly young Charlie Long kept his head when all about him were losing theirs, and kept the scoreboard ticking over for Bandon throughout in a very impressive display.

Bandon really drove for home in that last ten minutes to record a great victory.

Best on the night were Charlie Long , Tim Twohig, Brian O’ Mahony, Cathal Lynch , Ben Donegan, Robert O’ Driscoll, Niall Daly, Harry Lillis and Jack Calnan


Team : Cian Farrell, Harry Lillis, Ben Donegan ( 0.01 ), Niall Daly, Cathal Lynch , Tim Twohig ( 0.02 ), Robert O’ Driscoll ( 0.01 ), Paul Hartnett, Niall Desmond, Jack Calnan ( 0.01 ), Dylan O’ Donovan, Tony Quinn, Brian O’ Mahony (2.00 ) , Olan McSweeney, Charlie Long ( 0.10 ) ,  

Subs. : Daithi Collis , Gavin O’ Connell, Fionn Twomey and Conor Twomey


Well done to Joe Burke , Niall O’ Rourke and the other team mentors who are making great strides with these players and no doubt Neilus Mccarthy would have turned to the Vino in Portugal when he heard the result


U15 Football Championship

And the Under 15 A Football Championship game


Bandon U15 Hurling Squad

1. David McCarthy

2. Tom Donegan

3. Brendan Twohig (Capt)

4. Shane McCarthy

5. Ruairi Harrington

6. Aaron O’Reilly

7. Jack Calnan

8. Luke Quinlan

9. Eamon Twomey

10. Ben Harrington (0-1)

11. Stephen Collins

12. Edward O’Leary

13 Jake Lillis (1-0)

14. Rory Desmond (0-6, 0-4f)

15. Darragh Collins (1-0)

17. Cian McPartland

18. Jack Heaney

19. Darragh Shanahan-Finn

20. Kain Donnellan

21. Paddy Gaffney


Match Report

Bandon struggled to gain a foothold in this game from the start even though a goal before half time from Jake Lillis and the accurate free-taking of Rory Desmond kept them in the hunt. Ballinhassig continued to press home their advantage in the second half and Bandon just could not close the gap despite a well-taken penalty from u13, Darragh Collins. Team captain Brendan Twohig, goalkeeper David McCarthy and midfielder Luke Quinlan tried all their might, but was not enough for Bandon, with Ballinhassig running out comfortable winners in this u15 county hurling semi-final.


Venue: Ballinhassig GAA Grounds.

HT: Ballinhassig 2-6, Bandon 1-5

FT: Ballinhassig 3-13, Bandon 2-6



Stephen Murphy