Kilworth GAA Notes 11th May 2023 2023-05-12 09:26:00


There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €9,800 held on Monday May 8th, the numbers drawn were: 09, 21, 30 and 32. The lucky dip winner of €50 was Micksey O’Brien c/o Hair by Helen. The lucky dip winners of €25 each were Ger McCarthy c/o The Village Inn, Julie O’Mahony c/o Patsy O’Mahony, Teresa White c/o Online.  Next week’s jackpot on Monday May 15th is a very attractive €10,000. 

There was no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot of €9,600 held on Tuesday May 2nd, the numbers drawn were: 12, 17, 25 and 30. The lucky dip winner of €50 was Teresa White c/o Online. The lucky dip winners of €25 each were Mary Darcy c/o Online, Joe Aherne c/o Ahernes, Pad Leamy c/o Yearly. 

Tickets cost just €2 each or 3 lines for €5 and they are available online, in the local business outlets or from your usual local sellers. As always, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support.


Inniscarra 4-15 Kilworth 1-16

Our Intermediate hurlers suffered a very disappointing defeat at the hands of Inniscarra in the Red FM Division 3 hurling league played in Ballyanley last Sunday week (April 30th). The damage was inflicted early as we trailed by 12 points 3-9 to 0-6 at half time, conceding two goals in the opening 3 minutes and another from a penalty just before the short whistle. A better second half performance was to follow but the half time deficit was too much to overcome with 8 points separating the sides at the final whistle.

Team and scorers; K Heggtveit, B Dunne, K Lane, A O’Hara 0-1, N Byrne, D Twomey, R Jordan, S Beecher, M Gowen 0-1, L Coffey, N McNamara 0-6 (6 f’s), Pierse O ‘Riordan, M Sheehan 1-3, J Sheehan 0-2, B Sheehan 0-2. Subs used; S O’Brien, J Horgan, L Whelan 0-1, B Casey.

Next up is another tough encounter against seasoned Newcestown this Saturday in Kilworth at 3.30pm.

Kilworth 3-18 Kildorrery 0-9

Our junior hurlers recorded a comfortable win over Kildorrery in the Cavanagh’s Fermoy Division 2 Hurling league played on Bank Holiday Monday last (May 1st), to make it three wins from four games played. The lads led 1-10 to 0-6 at half time, Sean Beecher with the goal with a shot from distance deceiving the keeper. Kilworth continued in the ascendency in the second half adding another two green flags courtesy of Cormac Donnellan to run out impressive winners.

Team and scorers; K Walsh, J Horgan, M McNamara, C White, B Dunne, B Tobin 0-2, S Og Kenneally, O Farrell Carey, P O ‘Riordan 0-2, S Beecher 1-1, S O’Brien 0-2 (1 f), B Casey 0-1, M Sheehan 0-2, T Twomey, C Donnellan 2-6. Subs used; C Gowen 0-1, J Foley 0-1, A Sheehan, G McCarthy.

The lads have one remaining Group 1 game to play against Mallow in Mallow on June 3rd.


Best of luck to North Cork including our own Liam Og Hegarty who take on East Cork in the Celtic Challenge Semi Final in Kilworth this Saturday at 1pm.


A date for the diary is Friday June 23rd as the Kilworth GAA Club annual Golf Classic will take place at Fermoy Golf Course. The club would like to thank sincerely Blackwater Motors who are aboard again in 2023 as the events main sponsor. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Thanks also to Michael Lucy who will once more sponsor first prize in the classic raffle. More detail of the event will follow in the coming weeks.


The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Murray family Cappoquin, the McCormack and McCarthy families Kilworth, the Fennessy family Kilworth, the Takle family Kilworth and Rathcormac, the O’Brien and Morrison families Fermoy, the McCarthy family Ballyhooly and Fermoy and the Walsh family Killeagh, following their recent bereavements. Sympathies are also expressed to Canon Leahy and the Leahy family, Lisgoold, Midleton and Saleen following the death of his brother Tony last week. RIP. 


Red FM Division 3 Hurling League; Kilworth V Newcestown in Kilworth, Saturday 13th May at 3.30pm.





MAIN CLUB SPONSORS: Mike Walsh Pharmacy, Ahearne’s Pub, The Village Inn, KDC Ltd, Kilally Stables, Mitchelstown Dental Clinic, Joe and Trish Bonner.


Kilworth Juvenile GAA

Fé16s Hurlers Lose Out by the Narrowest of Margins

Kilworth Araglen Óg 3-08 Fermoy 0-18

The Kilworth Araglen Óg Fé16 hurlers hosted Fermoy in Araglen on last Wednesday night week in the third round of the Div. 1 North Hurling League. Having won their first 2 games, these lads were looking to maintain their 100% record. A dislocated finger suffered by Sam O Brien in the warm-up disrupted things slightly but in reality, it was the strong breeze which favoured Fermoy in the opening half which had the greatest bearing on proceedings. Fermoy started well and knocked over 11 first half points to go in at the break 11 points to 1-03 in front.

Playing with the elements in the second period, Kilworth Araglen Óg set about reducing the deficit and were aided in their endeavours by the scoring of two further goals whilst the defence ensured that Fermoy did not get in for a goal over the hour. Indeed, the home side scored 2-05 over the second thirty minutes and entered added time level at 3-08 to 17 points. Unfortunately, Fermoy had one more opportunity which they took following which full time was blown with our boys finding themselves on the wrong end of a 1 point defeat.

Team: Sean O ‘Flynn (Ballyclough), Sam Beecher, Kevin Maher, Gavin Donovan, Kieran Hynes, Denis Riordan, Mike Lenihan, Alex Flynn, Ronan Fenton, Josh Hynes, Killian Watts, Sean O’ Flynn (Orchard), Kevin Reidy, Charlie White, Cathal Burdette. Subs: Sam O’Brien, Daniel Fitzgerald, Dave Kenneally, Sean Murphy, Luke Donfield, Conor Reilly

Mitchelstown too Strong for Fé16 Footballers

When these sides met in Fé15 football championship last year, Kilworth Araglen Óg came out on the right side of a 3-05 to 1-07 score line. Unfortunately, on this occasion however, an understrength travelling fifteen proved no match for Mitchelstown when they met in Mitchelstown last Sunday morning. Kilworth Araglen Og actually started the brighter and a flowing move saw the ball travel the length of the field before being met with a diving fisted attempt to the net by Daniel Fitzgerald for a 1-00 to 0-00 lead. Unfortunately, accuracy proved our biggest issue after our initial effort as a number of chances went abegging from play and frees whilst a rapid fire 1-03 from the opposition saw them gain the upper hand before they extended their lead to take an eight-point advantage into the break.

The second period continued in much the same vein as missed chances from our lads sapped our confidence whilst a sharper Mitchelstown continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over to  run out convincing winners in the end. We have one game left in this competition against Liscarrol Churchtown Gaels on Sunday week but up first its Ballygiblin in hurling on Sunday morning next.

Fé14 C3 Hurlers Overcome Bride Rovers

Bride Rovers 0-07 Kilworth Araglen Óg 5-07

Goals win matches and this was certainly the case in our third Fé14 C3 hurling league game versus Bride Rovers played in Rathcormac last Wednesday evening. Our lads stormed into a thundering lead with five goals in the first half, two from Kuba and three from Bailey. Credit to Bride Rovers who made a great effort to get back into the game, but our defence held tough for the last 15 minutes and held on to win 5-7 to 0-7.

Squad: Bailey Browne, Ciaran Crowley, Darragh Cooney, Eoin Toland, Harry O'Brien, James Kenneally, Justin Gowen, Killian Ball, Kuba Ciosmack, Oisín Dillon, Paddy O'Brien, Peter Hynes, Peter Sarsfield, Ruairi McCallum, Sean Kelleher, Sean O'Loughlin, William Nash Khan, Darragh Lynch, Jack Condon, Paul Óg Philpot.

Ballinora come out on Top in Fé14 P2 Hurling League

Kilworth Araglen Óg 4-13 Ballinora 4-23

This opposition proved to be a tough test for us last year and this was a game we were relishing as Ballinora made the trip to Araglen on Monday evening last for this Fé14 P2 hurling league clash. Kilworth Araglen Óg got off to a positive start with some early points and a goal to take the lead, but a few of our opponents were leading their charge and quickly reeled in the shortfall with an array of points. It took us another 15 minutes to relax and find our way, and once some key positional changes were made, we settled into the battle bringing us to a three-point deficit at half time.

The second half started positively again, and we were three points to the better by the third quarter. Unfortunately, however, Ballinora found another gear for the final 15 minutes and two quick goals followed by points from long range helped them pull away. The result of 4-13 to 4-23 doesn’t reflect how close the game was, in what was an honest and gutsy performance with some wonderful displays of hurling for such a young age.

Squad - Bailey Browne, Ciaran Crowley, Conor Lynch, Danny Kenneally, Darragh Collins, Darragh Cooney, Eoin Toland, Evan Gowen, Jack Cotter, James Kenneally, Justin Gowen, Killian Ball, Kuba Ciosmack, Luke Browne, Oisín Dillon, Oran Hegarty, Paddy O'Brien, Paudie Hurley, Ruairi McCallum, Sean Kelleher, Sean Riordan.

Go Games

A quieter than normal week on the Go Games front due to the communion however our Fé10s did host Fermoy on Saturday morning in both hurling and football whilst our Fé11s travelled to Mitchelstown on Thursday evening to take on Mitchelstown in football. Both coaching groups were very pleased with their numbers and the efforts of all players.

Next Saturday morning will be back to normal as cars head in all directions for various games. The u8 hurlers are heading to Ballyhea for a hurling monster blitz whilst the u9s will take on Ballygiblin in Araglen. The u10s and 11s will both be in Kilworth on Saturday mornings for games against Kilavullen and Banteer Lyre respectively.

Celtic Challenge Semi Final

A local derby to look forward to on Saturday afternoon next in the semi-final of the u17 Celtic Challenge Corn John Scott between Cork North and Cork East which will be played in Kilworth at 1:00. A number of local players will be on show in what should be a very close game. Dublin and Offaly will meet in the other semi-final which will also be played on Saturday afternoon.


Congratulations to all the pupils of Scoil Mháirtín who received their first holy communion on Saturday. We hope you all had a great day.

Munster Minor Hurling Final

Hopefully by the time this report goes to print, the Cork minor hurlers will have been crowned Munster Champions for 2023. Their game against a Clare side, who were 5 point victors in their earlier round robin game, was to take place on Tuesday evening last in Semple Stadium. Our own Liam Og Hegarty is a member of the extended panel with this squad.

Medal Presentation

Reminder that the medal presentation to last year’s Kilworth Araglen Óg players will take place on Saturday evening next May 13th in the hall of Scoil Mháirtín at 7:30 sharp. We will have an intercounty player on the evening to present the medals to the players and we will have finger food for the boys and tea / coffee for the parents afterwards. We would urge all players to do your best to attend as we recognise your achievements last year which saw 3 trophies at Fé12 (Group 2 Hurling League, Group 5 Hurling Shield and Group 1 Football Shield), 2 trophies at Fé13 (Premier 2 Hurling and Football Shields) and 1 at Fé17 (Div. 1 North League Shield) won.

Kilworth Araglen Óg Fixtures

Friday 12th May Fé14 P2 Hurling League v Douglas in Douglas at 6:30. Saturday 13th May Fé14 C3 Hurling League v Cobh in Kilworth at 6:00. Sunday 14th May Fé16 Hurling League v Ballygiblin in Araglen at 11:00. Monday 15th May Fé12 Football League v Castlelyons in Araglen at 6:30, Fé14 P2 Hurling League v Glen Rovers in Kilworth at 8:15. Wednesday 17th May Fé14 C3 Football League v Kiltha Og in Castlemartyr at 7:00

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