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Rhode and Edenderry to contest Tullamore Court Hotel Senior Football Final

posted 28 Sep 2014 10:35 by Offaly GAA   [ updated 28 Sep 2014 10:48 ]

Rhode and Edenderry will meet in the Tullamore Court Hotel Senior football final for the first time since 2001, following their victories over Clara and Gracefield, respectively in the semi-finals played in front of 2,962 supporters at O’Connor Pk, Tullamore today.

 Edenderry           0-13

Gracefield           0-9

 Edenderry qualified for their first final since 2011, when they had a four point victory over Gracefiled in the opening semi-final.  Edenderry got off to the better start and three opening points fom top scorer Sean Doyle gave them an advantage they never subsequently lost, despite a spirted effort from Gracefield. By the 18th minute Edenderry had edged 0-6 to 0-2 in front and could have been further ahead but for some missed goal opportunities.  The closing stage of the half saw Gracefield slowly get to grips with the game and points from Padraig Duffy (2) and Ciaran Kiely, with just one in reply from Mark Young of Edenderry, left the half time score 0-7 to 0-5 in favour of The Reds.

 Inside two minutes of the restart Niall Smith had the deficit down to the minimum.  At the other end Sean Doyle saw his goal bound shot superbly deflected over the bar by Jonathan Knight, the Gracefield goalkeeper.  Padraig Duffy again reduced the margin to one, before Doyle saw another goal effort come back of the crossbar.  When Doyle slotted over two frees to leave it 0-10 to 0-7 after 40 minutes, it looked like Edenderry might pull away.  However, Gracefiled who were bidding to reach their first final since 2004 were not going down without a fight and points from Jack Walsh and Stephen Flanagan left the minimum between them again with 17 minutes left on the clock.  However, that was to be Gracefield last score and points from Doyle (free), Oran Lawton and Daniel Nolan gave Edenderry a deserved four point victory 0-13 to 0-9


Edenderry: Sean Doyle 0-8 (0-3f), Mark Young 0-2, Derek Kelly 0-1, Oran Lawton 0-1, Daniel Nolan 0-1

Gracefield: Padraig Duffy 0-4 (0-2f), Niall Smith 0-1, Jack Walsh 0-1, Jamie Evans 0-1, Stephen Flanagan 0-1, Ciaran Kiely 0-1

 Edenderry: Brian Quinlan, Colm Byrne, Sean Marshall, Sean Pender, David Hanlon, Stephen Guing, Stuart Cullen, Richie Dalton (capt), Derek Kelly, Ciaran Hurley, Mark Young, Adam Mahon, Sean Doyle, Aaron McDonnell, Keith McGuinness.  Subs: Oran Lawton for R Dalton (inj), Basil Malone for Mark Young, Daniel Nolan for Ciaran Hurley, Ciaran Farrell for K McGuinness

 Gracefield: Jonathan Knight, Niall Slattery, Aaron Whelan, James Flanagan, Niall Parker, Karol Slattery, Keith Mullally, Niall Smith, Ruairi Allen, Jack Walsh, Padraig Duffy, Jamie Evans, Stephen Slattery, Ciarán Kiely (capt), Stephen Flanagan Subs: Brian Brereton for K Mullally, Adrian Murphy for K Slattery, Michael Lawlor for S Slattery, Thomas Doyle for N Parker

 Ref: Noel Cooney

 Rhode   0-18

Clara      0-11

 Rhode qualified for their 11th final since the turn of the century, with a comprehensive seven point victory over old rivals Clara in the second semi-final at O’Connor Pk today.  This game was over as a contest inside the first quarter as Rhode sprinted from the traps and found themselves 0-7 to 0-1 ahead after just 13 minutes and they also missed a guilt edged goal chance in that period of dominance.  Niall Darby opened the scoring after just 45 seconds, but Graham Guilfoyle equalised on three minutes.  Rhode then took over and points from Brian Darby (2), Niall Darby, Anton Sullivan, Conor McNamee and Niall McNamee had Clara reeling.  John O’Hara had Clara’s second point on 15 minutes, but Rhode responded with points from Paul McPadden, Niall McNamee and Conor McNamee, before Thomas Deehan pointed a Clara free on 24 minutes.  At this stage Clara lost the services of goalkeeper Kevin Meehan, with an ankle injury.  Rhode closed out the first half scoring with points from Niall Darby (f) and Anton Sullivan to leave the half time score Rhode 0-12 Clara 0-3.

 To their credit Clara did not throw in the towel and when Ross Brady kicked to the two opening scores of the second half his side suddenly sprang to life.  Graham Guilfoyle followed up with a pointed 45’ and then Luke Kelly saw his goal bound shot save at the expense of a 45’ by Ken Garry in the Rhode goal. When Guilfoyle converted a free and John O’Hara pointed from play, the margin was down to four with 22 minutes left on the clock.  At this stage Rhode badly needed a score to settle the ship and up stepped Niall McNamee to kick two points inside a minute to give his side a six point advantage and there was no way back for Clara. Kieran Heavey and Niall Darby added further points, before Luke Kelly and Graham Guilfoyle hit a brace for Clara.  Niall McNamee and Glen O’Connell added to Rhode’s total, before John Reynolds had the final score of the game to leave it 0-18 to 0-11 in Rhode’s favour.


Rhode: Niall McNamee 0-5 (0-2f), Niall Darby 0-4 (0-1f), Brian Darby 0-2, Conor McNamee 0-2, Anton Sullivan 0-2, Kieran Heavey 0-1, Glenn O’Connell 0-1, Paul McPadden 0-1

Clara: Graham Guilfoyle 0-4 (0-2f), John O’Hara 0-2, Ross Brady 0-2, Luke Kelly 0-1, Thomas Deehan 0-1(f), John Reynolds 0-1

 Rhode: Ken Garry, Jake Kavanagh, Darren Garry, Brian Darby, Kieran Heavey, Eoin Rigney, Eoghan Byrne, Alan McNamee, Conor McNamee, Niall Darby, Pauric Sullivan (Capt), James McPadden, Paul McPadden, Anton Sullivan, Niall McNamee Subs: Stephen Hannon for D Garry, Ruairi McNamee for P McPadden, Glen O’Connell for N Darby, Garth McNamee for K Heavey

Clara: Kevin Meehan, Paul Mitchell, Gary Collins, Lorcan Hiney, Darren Coughlan, David Ledwith, Richie Slammon, Scott Brady, Ross Brady (Capt), John O'Hara, Thomas Deehan, Deasun Baggot, Luke Kelly, Barry Cushen, Graham Guilfoyle Subs: Alan Cronin for Meehan (inj), Stephen Deehan for D Baggot, Joe Quinn for Ledwith, John Reynolds for T Deehan, Robert Mitchell for S Deehan (black card)

 Ref: Fergal Smyth

Handball success for Offaly men

posted 28 Sep 2014 03:05 by Offaly GAA

Congratulations to David Hope & Noel Murphy the 2014 @MDMyClubShop All-Ireland 60x30 Intermediate Doubles Handball Champions

U16 Football Finals this Saturday 27th September in O'Connor Park

posted 25 Sep 2014 03:45 by Offaly GAA   [ updated 25 Sep 2014 05:24 ]

The U16 A and B Football Finals take place in O'Connor Park this Saturday with Kilcormac/Killoughey v Shamrocks in the B Final at 10.00am followed by Clara v Na Fianna in the A Final at 11.30am

Clara Team and Mentors

Na Fianna Team and Mentors

Shamrocks are Molloy Environmental Intermediate Hurling Champions

posted 20 Sep 2014 13:36 by Offaly GAA

Shamrocks 0-22

St Rynagh’s 1-6

Shamrocks cruised to their 1st Intermediate Hurling title since 2000, when the defeated St Rynagh’s by 13 points at O’Connor Pk, Tullamore this afternoon.  Shamrocks dictated the game from the off scoring three points in the first six minutes.   In St Rynagh’s first real attack Donal Moran saw his goal bound shot go just wide of the target.  Stephen Flannery opened St Rynagh’s account with a point on eight minutes, before Declan Tanner and Trevor Darcy swapped points to leave it 0-5 to 0-2 after 10 minutes.  Shamrocks upped the tempo at this stage two wonderful point from Barry Kelly were followed with two from frees from Trevor Darcy, before Declan Tanner stopped the rot with a pointed free.  Rynagh’s then had a great goal chance, but Stephen Flannery saw his effort superbly saved by Gary Hutchinson, at the expense of a 65’, which they failed to convert.

Brian Kearney and Daniel Heffernan extended Shamrocks lead to eight points on 22 minutes.  Two Declan Tanner points reduced the deficit, before Shamrocks finished the first half scoring with a Trevor Darcy pointed free to leave it 0-12 to 0-5 in their favour at the break.

On the resumption St Rynagh’s took the game to Shamrocks in the opening minutes and a point from Colm Daly was quickly followed by a Rian Kelly goal to reduce the deficit to just three points after just 33 minutes.  Amazingly that was to be St Rynagh’s final score and Shamrocks soon took control of the game.  With Paddy Kelly and Ciaran Buckley dominant in defence and with Captain Brian Kearney, Nigel Dunne, John O’Toole and substitute Glenn Mooney causing all sorts of problems up front, there was only going to be one winner and by the time Noel Flynn blew the full time whistle, Shamrocks supporters were already celebrating their return to Senior hurling.


Shamrocks: Trevor Darcy 0-6 (0-5f, 0-1 65’), Nigel Dunne 0-5 (0-1f), John O’Toole 0-3, Brian Kearney 0-3, Barry Kelly 0-2, Glenn Mooney 0-2, Daniel Heffernan 0-1

St Rynagh’s: Declan Tanner 0-4 (0-3f, 0-1 65’), Rian Kelly 1-0, Colm Daly 0-1, Stephen Flannery 0-1

Shamrocks: Gary Hutchinson, David O’Toole, Conor Condron, Jimmy Conway, Jack Bryant, Paddy Kelly, Ciaran Buckley, Darragh Minnock, Daniel Heffernan, John O’Toole, Brian Kearney, Trevor Darcy, Nigel Dunne, Barry Kelly, Declan Conroy Subs: Cathal O’Brien for Jimmy Conway (inj), Karl Mollen for Jack Bryant, Glenn Mooney for Declan Conroy, Aidan Kidney for Brian Kearney, Brian Tyrell for Trevor Darcy

St Rynagh’s: Ciaran Butler, Michael McLoughlin, Colm Keane, Colm Daly, Nigel White, James Corrigan, Mark Reynolds, Joe White, Jerome Flannery, Tomas Kenny, Declan Tanner, Damien McLoughlin, Donal Moran, Rian Kelly, Stephen Flannery Subs: Alan Camon for Mark Reynolds, Declan Kelly for Tomas Kenny, Cillian Woods for Jerome Flannery, Joe Carroll for Tanner

 Ref: Noel Flynn (Kilcormac/Killoughey)

Molloy Environmental Systems Junior A Hurling Semi-Final Draws

posted 14 Sep 2014 11:14 by Offaly GAA

Molloy Environmental Systems Junior A Hurling Semi-Final Draws - Clara v Seir Kieran, Ballinamere v Killeigh or Kilcormac/Killoughey

Round up of Molloy Enviromental Senior Hurling Quarter-finals

posted 14 Sep 2014 10:55 by Offaly GAA

Reigning County Champions Kilcormac/Killoughey will meet Coolderry Champions of 2010 & 11 in the semi-final of the Molloy Environmental Senior Hurling Championship.  Seir Kieran will play St Rynagh’s in the other following this week-ends quarter finals.

In O’Connor Pk on Saturday Kilcormac/Killoughey defeated Ballinamere 3-21 to 2-14 in the opening quarter final.  K/K led by 2-8 to 1-8 at the break

Scorers: K/K:  Ciaran Slevin 0-7 (0-4f, 0-1 65’), Conor Mahon 1-3, Dylan Murray 1-2, Cillian Kiely 0-4 (0-1f), James Gorman 0-3, Peter Geraghty 1-0, Dan Currams 0-1, Damien Kilmartin 0-1

Ballinamere: Paddy Murphy 1-9 (0-3f), Stephen Wyer 1-0, Paul Kinnarney 0-2, Martin Óg Buggy 0-1, Kevin Mealiff 0-1, Mike O’Brien 0-1

In the second quarter-final at O’Connor Pk despite playing for 40 minutes with 14 men, following the dismissal of Gary Conneely, St Rynagh’s had little difficulty overcoming the challenge of Belmont on a 0-19 to 1-8 scoreline.  Belmont were reduced to 14 men late on following the sending off of Colin Egan.

Scorers: St Rynagh’s: Stephen Wynne 0-8 (0-6f), Joseph O’Connor 0-3, Aidan Treacy 0-2, Gary Kelly 0-1, James O’Sullivan 0-1, Ger Rafferty 0-1, Niall Wynne 0-1, Gary Conneely 0-1, Sean Dolan 0-1 (65’)

Belmont: Leon Fox 0-6 (0-3f), Oisin Kelly 1-0, Alan Egan 0-1, Paul Egan 0-1

On Sunday in St Brendan’s Pk, Birr the second double header of quarter-finals took place.  In the opening game Coolderry recovered from a shaky start, trailing by 0-5 to 0-1 after ten minutes, to go in leading 0-13 to 0-8 at the break, before running out 2-23 to 1-11 winners.

Scorers: Brian Carroll 0-13 (0-8f), Kevin Connolly 1-3, Martin Corcoran 1-1, Barry Teehan 0-2, Kevin Teehan 0-2, Kevin Brady 0-1, Cathal Parlon 0-1

Shinrone: Derek Morkan 1-2, Conor Doughan 0-3 (f),  Jason Sampson 0-2, Michael Cordial 0-1, Sean Cleary 0-1, Donal Morkan 0-1 (f), Darren O’Meara 0-1

In the second quarter-final Seir Kieran blitzed Birr in the first ten minutes, building up a 2-4 to 0-1 lead.  The went in 2-9 to 0-5 at the break, before running out 3-17 to 0-15 winners

Scorers: Joe Bergin 0-11 (0-6f), Adrian Hynes 2-2, James Mulrooney 1-1, Barry Bergin 0-1, Kevin Dunne 0-1, Christopher Connors 0-1

Birr: Eoin Cahill 0-7 (0-4f), Emmet Nolan 0-3, Paul Cleary 0-2 (0-1f), Thomas Bolger 0-2, Colm Mulrooney 0-1

Tullamore Court Hotel SFC and IFC Semi/Final draw made.

posted 7 Sep 2014 07:15 by Offaly GAA   [ updated 7 Sep 2014 07:15 ]

Senior Football Championship Semi-finals

Rhode V Clara

Edenderry V Gracefield

Intermediate Football Championship Semi-finals

Shamrocks V Durrow

Raheen V Doon

Adult Hurling Championship Fixtures this weekend

posted 29 Aug 2014 07:42 by Offaly GAA

Friday 29th August

Molloy Environmental Systems Senior Hurling Championship

Kilcormac/Killoughey v Coolderry in Rath @ 6.30pm 

Molloy Environmental Systems Junior A Hurling Championship

Gracefield v Tullamore in Gracefield @ 7pm

Saturday 30th August

Molloy Environmental Systems Senior Hurling Championship

Seir Kieran v Brosna Gaels in Killeigh @ 6pm

Belmont v Drumcullen in Lusmagh @ 4pm

Molloy Environmental Systems Junior B Hurling Final

Ballinamere v Kilcormac/Killoughey in O’Connor Park @ 1.45pm                          

Molloy Environmental Systems IHC Q/F

Shamrocks v Kilcormac/Killoughey in O’Connor Park @ 3.15pm

Molloy Environmental Systems IHC Relegation Play Off

Killurin v Coolderry in Kinnitty @ 6pm

 Sunday 31st August

Molloy Environmental Systems Senior Hurling Championship

Shinrone v Ballinamere in Birr                       

St Rynagh’s v Kinnitty in Clareen     

Birr v Tullamore in Kilcormac

All 3 games @ 12 noon.                                                           

Molloy Environmental Systems Intermediate Hurling Semi Final

St Rynagh’s v Birr in Moystown @ 6pm

Molloy Environmental Systems Junior A Hurling Championship

Edenderry v Gracefield in Edenderry @ 5.00pm

Offaly Girls in All Ireland Final

posted 29 Aug 2014 07:12 by Offaly GAA

Best Wishes to Offaly U16 Ladies Footballers who face Clare on Sunday - August 31st - in the All Ireland final at 1.30pm, in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh. 

We wish the girls led by captain Emma Maher, sister to senior Offaly footballer Joe, and their management team which includes our Referee Administrator, Deirdre Kearney, the very best of luck.

Path to Final
Leinster Championship
Rd1      Wexford 2-12/Offaly 3-07.
Rd 2     Carlow 4-07/Offaly 6-16. 
Rd 3     Offaly 0-20/Longford 1-01.
Rd 4     Offaly 3-12/Kilkenny 0-05.
Rd 5     Louth 1-03/Offaly 8-16

Leinster Final
Offaly 3-22 Kildare 3-09

Please support our Championships and League Games and your Team this weekend

posted 22 Aug 2014 07:36 by Offaly GAA   [ updated 22 Aug 2014 07:37 ]

Friday 22nd August

Tullamore Court Hotel Senior Football Championship

Rhode v Kilcormac/Killoughey in Geashill

Ballycumber v Ferbane in Pullough

Clara v St Rynagh’s in Tubber

Throw-in for all three games is 7.30pm

Saturday 23rd August

Tullamore Court Hotel Intermediate Football Championship

Ballyfore v Tullamore in Croghan

Kilclonfert v Shamrocks in Killurin  

Durrow v Doon in Ferbane   

Erin Rovers v Rhode in Killeigh

Bracknagh v Raheen in Gracefield

Cappincur v Shannonbridge in Clara

Throw-in for all six games is 5.30pm

Tullamore Court Hotel Junior B Football Competition Semi Finals

Raheen v Kinnitty in Mucklagh

Durrow v Clara in Ballycumber

Throw-in for both games is 2.30pm 

Division 1 Hurling League Final

Birr v Seir Kieran in Kilcormac @ 6.00pm

Sunday 24th August

Tullamore Court Hotel Senior Football Championship

Tullamore v St Brigid’s in Daingean

Tubber v Edenderry in Clara

Walsh Island v Gracefield in Bracknagh

 Throw-in @ 6.30pm for all three games.

 Tullamore Court Hotel Junior A Football Championship Q/Fs

Ballinagar v Daingean in O’Connor Park @ 11.30am

Clara v Ballycommon in O’Connor Park @ 1.00pm

Division 2 Hurling League Semi Finals

Kilcormac/Killoughey v Birr in Rath

Seir Kieran V St Rynagh’s in Coolderry

Throw-in for both games @ 12 noon

Division 3 Hurling League Semi Final

Ballinamere v Shamrocks in Killurin @ 6pm   

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