Minor Championship 2011

Written by Kelly. Posted in Minor Team

Published on June 10, 2011 with

Hard luck to the minor team who lost to Celbridge in the semi- final. A big thanks to John Mc Cormack, Mick O Neill and James Eustace for their work with the team throughout the year.

 


 

Round 1

Balyna 3.13 vs. Moorefield 0.09

 

 

 

 

Moorefield vs. Balyna

Photographs by Carol Ryan Photograhy

 

Round 2

Moorefield 1-13 vs. Leixlip 0-06

 

Round 3

Moorefield 1-11 vs. Maynooth 0-13

 

Quarter Final Results

Moorefield        2 – 11       Balyna              4 – 5

Castledermot   2 – 14       Naas                 0 – 11

Athy                1 – 11       Celbridge          1 – 13

Sarsfields       2-9        Maynooth 1-8


Quarter Final Replay Wednesday 31st August

Moorefield 0-10 Balyna 0-07

 

Semi- Finals

Moorefield 0-05 vs. Celbridge 1-17
Sarsfields 1-4 vs. Castledermot 0-10

 

 

 

 

 

Final

Celbridge vs. Castledermot

 

 

 

REPORTS

QUARTER FINAL REPLAY

Wednesday 31st August

MOOREFIELD          0-10

BALYNA                     0-07

 

Moorefield qualified for the semi-finals of the minor championship for the first time since 2003 when they beat Balyna in a very entertaining game on Wednesday. Eamon Doyle opened the scoring for Moorefield in the 5th minute when he pointed from play after Ryan Moore won possession in midfield and sent in a great ball to corner forward Mick Donohoe who supplied Doyle for the point. Balyna levelled the game in the 10thminute when Cian McMonagle pointed from a free and they took the lead two minutes later when McMonagle converted his second free. Balyna dominated the game for the next ten minutes with McMonagle kicking a good point from play in the 15th minute after good work from Daniel Flynn and Daniel Grehan and he put them three points clear in the 17th minute when he converted his third free of the game. Moorefield replied two minutes later with another superb point from play from Eamon Doyle and centre half forward Paul Moran reduced the deficit to a point when he hit an excellent point from play after a great ball in from midfielder Jamie Connolly. Cian McMonagle put Balyna two points clear once again with another pointed free but Moorefield replied a minute later with a well work score from Mick Donohoe after great work from James Murray and Ryan Moore to leave a half time score of 0-05 t0 0-04 in favour of Balyna.

 

Half time substitute Liam McDermott levelled the game for Moorefield in the 5th minute of the second half when he pointed from a free and he put Moorefield in the lead two minutes later when he hit another well taken free. Balyna replied instantly when Kelvin McNally made a great run from the half back line to knock over the point and they took the lead in the 15th minute with a good point from play from Luke Flynn which was to be there last score of the game.  Moorefield substitute Kelvin McNally levelled the game in the 20thminute with an excellent point from play after a great ball from Mick Donohoe. Ryan Moore was having a great game at midfield and kicked a fine individual point from play in the 21st minute to put Moorefield back in the lead. Both teams were battling very hard in the final stages of the game but Balyna found Moorefield’s excellent defence too hard to break down. Liam McDermott excellent free taking seen him point a 45yard free to put Moorefield two points ahead and Ryan Houlihan secured their victory in the 30th minute with a super point from play to leave a final score of 0-10 to 0-07. Moorefield now look ahead to a semi-final clash against Celbridge.

 

Best for Moorefield: Darragh Miller, Liam Healey, Ryan Moore, Ryan Houlihan, Liam McDermott and James Murray.

 

Best for Balyna: Daniel Flynn, Luke Flynn and Cian McMonagle

 

Scorers Moorefield: Liam McDermott 0-03, Eamon Doyle 0-02, Paul Moran, Mick Donohoe, Kelvin McNally, Ryan Moore and Ryan Houlihan 0-01 each.

 

Scorers Balyna: Cian McMonagle 0-04, Daniel Flynn, Kelvin McNally, Luke Flynn 0-01 each.

 

Moorefield:

  1. Ian McDonnell
  2. Joey Brannigan
  3. Sean Higgins
  4. Darragh Miller
  5. Vinny Murray
  6. Dylan Downey
  7. Liam Healy
  8. Ryan Moore
  9. Jamie Connolly
  10. Eamon Doyle
  11. Paul Moran
  12. Ryan Houlihan
  13. James Murray
  14. Brendan Reddy
  15. Mick Donohoe

Subs:

Niall Galvin for Vinny Murray

Liam McDermott for Brendan Reddy

Robbie Mullen for Paul Moran

Kelvin McNally for Sean Higgins

 

Minor Championship – Quarter Final

Wednesday 24th August

Venue:  Ballyteague at 7pm

Referee: Declan Jacob


Moorefield   2-11

Balyna           4-05

When Moorefield played Balyna in the first round of the Minor Championship in July, Balyna won the game 3-13 to 0-09, Moorefield regrouped after this defeat and beat Leixlip 1-13 to 0-06 and Maynooth 1-11 to 0-13 to qualify for the quarter finals and to play Balyna again.

 

Balyna got off to a flying start when they opened the scoring with a goal after Ewan Farrell won possession and combined with Daniel Grehan who beat Moorefield’s Ian McDonnell for a goal in the second minute. Moorefield kicked their first point of the game in the 5th minute with a superb point from midfielder Ryan Moore after a great ball from Eamon Doyle. Balyna replied with goals from Ewan Farrell in the 10th minute and Donal Hurley in the 11th minute and it looked like it was going to be a repeat performance of the first round. Donal Hurley’s goal in the 11th minute was Balyna’s last score of the half and Moorefield had gained confidence with their victories over Leixlip and Maynooth and started to take control of the game dominating midfield and playing some excellent football. Moorefield missed a number of scoring chances in the next five minutes but Eamon Doyle converted two frees in the 18th and 20th minute to leave two goals between the teams. Moorefield’s James Murray scored a crucial goal in the 23rd minute of the game after excellent defending from Dylan Downey who won possession and combined with Ryan Moore who sent in a great ball to Eamon Doyle who set up Murray for the goal.  This was the final score of the half with Balyna going into the break with a one goal lead.

 

Balyna opened the scoring and went 1-01 ahead within the first minute of the second half when centre half back Kelvin McNally pointed from a free. Eamon Doyle kicked Moorefield’s first point three minutes later after been set up by Ryan Moore. Kelvin McNally pointed from a free in the 7th minute before Eamon Doyle converted a free a minute later to leave a goal between the teams once again.  McNally converted his third free in the 10th minute and after this scored Moorefield raised their game and started to dominate the game once again. Substitute Jamie Connolly hit an outstanding point from play in the 11th minute to reduce the deficit to a goal once again. Centre half forward Paul Moran reduced the deficit to two points in the 15th minute with a great point from play. Eamon Doyle converted two frees in the 21st and 24th minute to level the game for the first time. Jamie Connolly put Moorefield in the lead for the first time in the 26th minute with another excellent point from play after superb work from Dylan Downey, Ryan Moore, James Murray and Eamon Doyle. The final minutes of the game were very exciting and with both teams playing their hearts out to secure the victory. Balyna levelled the game in the 27th minute with a point from Daniel Flynn and they took the lead in the 28th minute with a point from Daniel Grehan. Moorefield had worked so hard to come back into this game and refused to give up and influential midfielder Ryan Moore levelled game when he kicked an excellent 50yard free in the 29th minute.  Moorefield won possession from the kick out and the ball was sent into substitute Mick Donohoe who blasted the ball past Balyna’s Conor Flanagan for a goal and it now looked as if Moorfield had the game won, but Balyna were thrown a lifeline in the 32nd minute when they were awarded a controversial penalty which Daniel Grehan scored to level the game for the last time with a final score of 2-11 to 4-05.

 

Scorers Moorefield: Eamon Doyle 0-6, James Murray 1-00, Mick Donohoe 1-00, Jamie Connolly 0-02, Ryan Moore 0-02, Paul Moran 0-01.

 

Moorefield:

  1. Ian McDonnell
  2. Dylan Downey
  3. Sean Higgins
  4. Darragh Miller
  5. Vinny Murray
  6. Niall Galvin
  7. Liam Healey
  8. Ryan Moore
  9. Robbie Mullen
  10. James Murray
  11. Paul Moran
  12. Ryan Houlihan
  13. Kelvin McNally
  14. Brendan Reddy
  15. Eamon Doyle

Subs:

Joey Brannigan for Niall Galvin

Jamie Connolly for Robbie Mullen

Mick Donohoe for Kelvin McNally

Robbie Mullen for Brendan Reddy

 

 

ROUND 3

MOOREFIELD          1-11

MAYNOOTH                        0-13

Moorefield qualified for the quarter finals of the championship with a one point victory over Maynooth in a superb game of football between two teams last Monday night. Maynooth opening the scoring when they won possession from the throw in and midfielder Conor Davin kicked a great point. Moorefield replied instantly with an excellent point from play from wing forward Ryan Houlihan after good work from Kelvin McNally and a great ball from Niall Galvin. Moorefield took the lead a minute later with a superb point from centre half forward Paul Moran after a great pass Eamon Doyle. Corner forward Neil Flynn leveled the game once again when he hit a great point from play after good work from Robert Maguire. Moorefield dominated the game for the next ten minutes with Eamonn Doyle and Robbie Mullins pointing from frees to put them two points clear. Eamon Doyle put the Moore’s three points clear when he kicked a fine individual point from play after Ryan Moore made an excellent catch in midfield and set up Doyle for the score. Kelvin McNally kicked the Moore’s 6th and final point of the first half with a great point from play to put them four points clear but Maynooth came back with points from Conor Davin, Neil Delaney and Neil Flynn (2) to level the game and they took the lead in final minute of the first half with a superb point from play from Colm Kerin to leave a half time score of 0-07 to 0-06.

Moorefield leveled the game in the first minute of the second half when corner forward Mick Donohoe pointed from play after a great ball in from midfielder Robbie Mullen but Maynooth replied instantly with a point from Sean Higgins to put them back in the lead. Neil Flynn kicked his fourth point of the game in the 12th minute to put them into a two point lead but the Moore’s refused to give up and replied with two excellent points from Paul Moran and Ryan Houlihan to level the game once again. Neil Flynn pointed once again to put Maynooth back in the lead but the crucial score of the game came in the 17th minute when Moorefield’s Kelvin McNally won possession and sent in a great ball to Mick Donohoe who beat the Maynooth keeper for a goal to put them in the lead. This goal gave the Moore’s a huge boost and Ryan Moore made another superb catch in midfield and combined with Robbie Mullins who kicked an excellent point from play to put the Moore’s into  a 1-10 to 0-10 lead. Both teams were playing excellent football throughout the game and were showing great fight and determination to win the game. Maynooth’s full forward Mark Bennett hit a great point from play to leave two points between the teams but the Moore’s replied with a point from Eamon Doyle after good work from David Loughman and Kelvin McNally to put them three clear and won the game 1-11 to 0-13

 

Best for Moorefield: David Loughman, Ryan Moore, Eamon Doyle, Kelvin McNally and Mick Donohoe.

Best for Maynooth: Neil Flynn, Conor Davin, Sean Higgins and Neil Delaney.

Moorefield:

  1. Ian McDonnell
  2. Dylan Downey
  3. Sean Higgins
  4. Daryl Miller
  5. Vinnie Murray
  6. Niall Galvin
  7. David Loughman
  8. Ryan Moore
  9. Robbie Mullen
  10. Eamon Doyle
  11. Paul Moran
  12. Ryan Houlihan
  13. Kelvin McNally
  14. Brendan Reddy
  15. Mick Donohoe

Subs: James Murray for Eamon Doyle