Kilcormac / Killoughey are looking to add the Under 16 B Football title to their Under 16 A Hurling title that they won last month when they take on St Rynaghs in the decider next Sunday at 12:30 in Ferbane.
Kilcormac/Killoughey go into this final having played 10 group games with 9 wins and 1 loss. They started there campaign in April against their finalist opponents St.Rynaghs and came away with a 10 point win on that occasion. 21 of Kilcormac/Killoughey’s panel have already tasted success at under 16 level this year having won the under 16 hurling championship, and for 7 members of the panel it is a unique opportunity for them to collect there 4th championship title having also been involved in winning the Minor hurling A championship and Minor B football championship. In the semi-final Kilcormac/Killoughey played Ballinamere/Durrow in a wind swept Killeigh. Having won the toss K/K opted to play with the wind and went in at half time with a 1-6 to 1-1 lead. Playing into the strong breeze in the second half K/K played a very effective short game which yielded them a further 2-5 to Ballinamere/Durrow’s 2 pts to finish on a winning scoreline of 3-11 to 1-3. Kilcormac/Killoughey’s management team, have already tasted success this year having brought a minor football title to the club.
St Rynaghs U16 footballers started their 2011 campaign in Cloghan with a loss to Kilcormac-Kiloughey by 2-6 to 0-2and also lost to Ballinamere-Durrow by 6-11 to 4-7 in Ballinamere. They then notched up wins against Birr, DER Gaels, Ballycumber-Tubber, DER Gaels again and got revenge at home to Ballinamere-Durrow, before losing to Birr away and Kilcormac-Kiloughey in Mountbolus. They finished the group stages with victory over Ballycumber-Tubber to set up a semi-final against DER Gaels, which they won on a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-8 following a tough battle. St Rynaghs have won the U16 football championship on numerous occasions in the past. In 1982 they beat Walsh Island after a replay. They won the U-16 shield in 1992 and the U16 B Championship in 1996. They also won the U16 A football championship in 1929, 1960 and 2009.
Offaly GAA wish both clubs all the best wishes in the Final on Sunday and also to match referee John Mc Keown.
Teams and management
Colm Daly (Capt), Evan Conroy, Martin Daly, Eoghan Flynn, Martin Byrne, Cormac Gleeson, Ronan Butler, John Martin Loughnanne, Evan Keane, Ronan Hughes, Alan Moylan, Eoin Gannon, Shane Healy, Michael McLoughlin, Ciaran Fogarty, Dean Flynn, Thomas Leonard, Graeme Lynch, Rían Kelly, James Daly, Michael James, Declan Langtry, Darren Healy, Michael Dolan, Jeffrey Murray and Andy Wynne.
John Kerin, Tomás Flaherty, Alo Flynn. Assisted by Eoin Kerin.
Kilcormac / Killoughey
Donal Bracken, Joseph Daly, Brian Moore, Oisin Mahon, Cormac Dunne, Fabian Hand, Keith Bagnall, Jordan Quinn, Alan Spain, James Kilmartin, Dylan Murray, Ronan Molloy, Brian Dunne, Daniel Mahon, Harley Dalzell, Daniel Bracken, Kevin Bracken, Joseph Daly, Cillan Kiely, Kevin Ryan, Kieran Bracken, Sean Lowry, John Spain, Anthony Kilmartin, Dylan Reams
Manager: Joe Quinn
Coach: Jimmy Dunne
Selectors: Mick Spain, Donal Spain and Christy Hand