LAST WEEK’S RESULTS:
Féile Peil na nÓg Division 7 Group A Round 1: Rathnew 3-7 Kilpeacon 2-4
Féile Peil na nÓg Division 7 Group A Round 2: Kilpeacon 6-2 Tempo Maguires 2-8
Féile Peil na nÓg Division 7 Group A Round 3: Kilpeacon 2-8 Askamore-Kilrush 1-1
Féile Peil na nÓg Division 7 Quarter Final: Kilpeacon 3-9 Muinebheag 0-2
Féile Peil na nÓg Division 7 Semi Final: Kilpeacon 2-6 Carrick Sarsfields 2-4
Féile Peil na nÓg Division 7 Final: Silverbridge Harps 6-7 Kilpeacon 1-0.
Pride of place this week goes to our under 14 footballers who did so well in the National Féile na nGael finals in Wexford, Wicklow and Carlow last weekend. They departed from Crecora pitch on Friday morning having received countless messages of good luck and best wishes and headed for the first port of call, Rathnew in County Wicklow. The first game was played at 5pm on Friday evening against the home team Rathnew and defeat was our lot with a 3-7 to 2-4 loss. However our lads recovered quickly to defeat Tempo Maguires of Fermanagh an hour later by 6-2 to 2-8 also in Rathnew. Despie being eight points down at one stage in this game, our lads showed tremendous character to turn it around and win by six points. After that it was off to Gorey in County Wexford for the Féile parade and then on to Askamore for the night.
The lads were up at 11am the next morning, Saturday, as they met their hosts Askamore-Kilrush in Ballyroebuck and came out on top with 2-8 to 1-1 win. This was good enough to qualify for a quarter final meeting against Muinebheag, Bagenalstown of County Carlow. In the game played in Gorey at 3pm our lads were too strong for the Carlow side and won on a scoreline of 3-9 to 0-2. The lads returned to Askamore later on where the hosts had an evening of entertainment organised including a disco at the Askamore Community Hall.
The following day, Sunday, Kilpeacon met Carrick Sarsfields of County Longford in the All-Ireland Féile semi final at 11.50am. This was a tough, tight battle and our lads came out on top although just about on a scoreline of 2-6 to 2-4 in the grounds of Carlow Town hurling club. In a dramatic game, the Longford side missed two penalties in the closing minutes including a brilliant save by our keeper. When the final whistle blew, it was like an All-Ireland win and great celebrations followed.
Next up was an All-Ireland Football final, needless to say the first one ever experienced by the club, to be played in Netwach Doctor Cullen Park in Carlow Town at 2pm. Unfortunately, the Silverbridge Harps team from County Armagh were just too strong for our lads and beat us by 6-7 to 1-0. While the final may have been a disappointment, it was one hell of an achievement from the team to reach an All-Ireland final.
A massive thank you has to go to the host club of Askamore-Kilrush who looked after us in every way possible and we couldn’t have asked for better hosts. They even made the trip up to Carlow Town on the Sunday to support us in our semi final and final. We have made great friendships from our time in Askamore and hopefully we will see them in Crecora for a return visit in the not too distant future.
The lads can be so proud of their fantastic performances throughout the three days and surely they will leave the Southeast full of memories having had an experience they will never forget.
Our Junior A hurlers prepared for the upcoming championship with two challenge games during the past week. Last Wednesday night they played Sixmilebridge in the Bridge while last Saturday the lads travelled to Tournafulla to take on the locals. Both these games were good exercises ahead of the first championship match against St. Patricks which takes place this coming Saturday 4th July at 7.30pm in Rathbane.
Our Junior B footballers continue to train away ahead of the upcoming championship which is due to start over the next week against Ballybrown. Details below.
Our minor hurlers and footballers are back training after the Leaving Cert break and they will return to their championship games over the next few weeks.
Our under 16 hurlers and footballers are returning to action this week and next after the Junior Cert break. The hurlers play St Kierans this Tuesday 30th June at 7 in Crecora while the footballers are out next Monday 6th July against Askeaton-Ballysteen also in Crecora at 7.15pm.
After the highs of Féile last weekend, its back to business for our under 14 footballers next week when they meet Kildimo-Pallaskenry next Wednesday 8th July while the hurlers are out a week later against Na Piarsaigh.
The GAA Cúl camp will be held this week from Tuesday 30th June to Friday 3rd July in the pitch. This will take place after school from 12.30-4.30 on Tuesday and from 10-2 Wednesday to Friday. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to coach and help out over the week. Hopefully this will be an enjoyable camp for both children and trainers.
Tuesday 30th July:
County Under 16 Hurling Championship Division 3A
Kilpeacon v St. Kierans in Crecora @ 7pm.
Saturday 4th July:
City Junior A Hurling Championship Round 1
Crecora-Manister v St. Patricks in Rathbane (Old Christians) @ 7.30pm
Monday 6th July:
County Under 16 Football Championship Division 2A
Kilpeacon v Askeaton-Ballysteen in Crecora @ 7.15pm.
Wednesday 8th July:
County Under 14 Football Championship Division 2A
Kildimo-Pallaskenry v Kilpeacon in Kildimo @ 7.15pm.
Thursday 9th July:
City Junior B Football Championship Round 1
Ballybrown v Crecora-Manister in Clarina @ 7pm.