All Ireland Minor Football Final 2019 Cork 3-20Galway 3-14 (after extra time)
Congratlations to Darragh Cashman and Luke Murphy who played superbly yesterday, helping Cork to win their first All-Ireland Minor Football title in nineteen years. Darragh had a fine game from wing back, scoring points either side of half time, while Luke came on after 51 minutes, and held his nerve to score a superb crucial point to draw Cork level when time in the second half was nearly up. Two brilliant lads, they’re the first locals to win a minor since Seanie Barrett won with Cork in 1991.
Best of luck to Darragh and Luke in the All Ireland Minor Football Final against Galway on Sunday in Croke Park.
For our Juvenile club, as all can see by the numerous best wishes given to the lads, this is the proudest achievement a club could receive to have two of our players representing our club on the biggest stage of all , on what could be an historical day in the lifetime of the GAA. Whatever about the Dublin/Kerry game, next Sunday it is all about Darragh and Luke for us. We have watched Darragh and Luke grow up into two fine young men and top players for club and county. Star quality was evident from an early age for both lads but quality alone won’t get you to the top. We in the club have witnessed the hard work, the sacrifices made, the injuries incurred, the thousands of miles travelled and the support of both families on their long journey that has now led to this wonderful occasion for us all on Sunday. This day is for Darragh and Luke but also for all the people involved in our club. From the young players who now have their own heroes to look up to and follow their example. From the parents of all the players in our club who have supported our club over the years. From the Coaches of all teams that have given up thousands of hours of their own time to develop our players. From the administrators and club officers of our club who also give up hours and do unseen work in the background. A day like this is what makes it all worthwhile and whatever the result, Darragh and Luke will always be heroes to us. For those who are lucky to have a ticket, make sure your voice is heard in support of our lads and for those that don’t , I am sure you will be glued to the television at 1pm on Sunday and if everything goes to plan then we will have victorious homecoming for the lads when they return home. Darragh and Luke , thank you for letting us share in this special occasion, enjoy your day no one deserves it more than you.
Best of luck, John O Riordan representing all from Duarigle Gaels Football Club & Millstreet Juvenile Hurling Club. And from all your supporters from the Millstreet and Cullen community.
Cork’s nine year wait for a Munster Minor Hurling Championship final appearance is over as they produced a hugely impressive performance to down the reigning champions Tipperary in this evening’s semi-final replay on a scoreline of 2-22 to 2-19. Starring at corner back (#2) was Conor O’Callaghan from Kilcorney, who plays his hurling with Keale Gaels (Dromtarriffe & Millstreet).
In the first game Conor came in for special mention for an excellent display at corner back, and similarly in the replay: “Conor O’Callaghan again impressive”. The final is on next Sunday in Thurles at 2pm and precedes the Senior final in which Mark Ellis will most likely be playing also.
Commiserations to Shane Hickey (Millstreet) and Evan Murphy (Dromtarriffe) who played with the Cork Minors who lost the Munster Minor semi-final last night to Kerry, but it’s great vindication for the local clubs to see more of our lads making the grade and playing in the Cork geansaí. Evan goaled after ten seconds, and added another two points during the game, while Shane came on after half time, but Kerry weren’t for stopping at that stage. [read more …] “Shane and Evan played with the Cork Minors last night”
Last Sunday (13th September 09) Millstreet Minors were narrowly defeated after extra time in the County Minor Championship against Bantry Blues in a high scoring game by 4-14 to 2-14. Below are some photos and the match report:
Croke Rovers put back to back Duhallow MAHC titles together after overcoming Millstreet in a keenly contested encounter in Millstreet last evening.
The ground stood up remarkably well to the incessant rain earlier in the day and at the end of the hour, Croke Rovers were full value to retain their crown. At their best, Crokes touch was good, their striking slick and intelligent.
Millstreet competed admirably all through, refusing to go away in a second half comeback. However, they lacked the overall balance required and didn’t possess the necessary penetration in attack …