Millstreet 1-11 Kilmurray 0-10. Match Report

2014-10-04 Millstreet v Kilmurray - programme front page-600Hopes were high amongst spectators from both sides in Macroom last night as Millstreet took on Kilmurray in the County Junior Football Championship for a place in the final in three weeks time. Kilmurray were tipped as favourites for the county even before they got out of Muskerry, while Millstreet were hoping to repeat see some of the fine form that saw them win Duhallow and the grit and determination that saw them beat Glenbower in the last round.
It was the first championship match played under the new lights in Macroom GAA pitch, and conditions were lovely – calm and a cool 8C, but the rain during the day and the muggy conditions was going to lead to slippery conditions during the game. As ever in Macroom there were lots of traffic jams and parking problems before the match, as a very large attendance from both sides came to cheer their side, and there was a real atmosphere of anticipation.
From before the match it was apparent that the Kilmurray lads were physically bigger than the Millstreet lads, but it’s something Millstreet teams have had to adapt to got years so we we figured it wouldn’t be a problem.
Kilmurray were quick out of the blocks with two nice points in the first two minutes, and we [read more …] “Millstreet 1-11 Kilmurray 0-10. Match Report”

JAHC: Newmarket 3-22 Millstreet 2-23 (AET)

2014-07-18 Action from JAHC Millstreet v Newmarket - photo John Tarrant
Photo John Tarrant

There was an unbelievable finish to this round two Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship game between Millstreet and Newmarket. Level going into the second half of extra time, Newmarket notched up three unanswered points. Despite much effort, all seemed lost for Millstreet until Mark Ellis goaled from a 21 yard free with a minute to go. He immediately returned the puck-out over the bar and it looked like Millstreet were set to win a game that had swung from side to side, but the next Newmarket puckout went long down the field and a shimozzle on the 21 saw the Newmarket forward break away with the ball and fire to the net. The match was over and Newmarket had won by two points.

The match had started even enough as the sides traded points. Newmarket looked to have more strength and running but had a lot of [read more …] “JAHC: Newmarket 3-22 Millstreet 2-23 (AET)”