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Good to see the club season underway, Any good performances?

roadblock (Louth) - 19/02/2012 19:37:44    1114610


Paddy Sheelan Cup Group A Round 1

Nh Mairtin 3-18, St Mochtas 0-09

Newtown Blues 1-19, Roche Emmets 1-11

Clan Na Gael 3-09 Dreadnots 0-09

Paddy Sheelan Cup Group B Round 1

O'Connells1-14, St Brides 0-05

Cooley Kickhams 1-09 Dundalk Gaels 0-06

Mattock Rangers 2-09 Naomh Malachi 0-09

Paddy Sheelan Cup Group C Round 1

Oliver Plunketts 2-11 Na Piarsaigh 0-04

St Fechins 1-12 Sean O'Mahony's 1-08

Paddy Sheelan Cup Group D Round 1

St Marys 2-09, O Raghallaighs 0-11

St Patricks 0-08 Geraldines 0-07

Glyde Rangers 0-11 St Josephs 0-07

Kevin Mullen Shield Group A Round 1

Lannleire 1-09 Wolfe Tones 2-06

St Kevins 2-11 Annaghminnon Rovers 0-08

Hunterstown Rovers 0-09 Stabannon Parnells 0-07

Kevin Mullen Shield Group B Round 1

Dundalk Young Irelands 2-14 John Mitchells 2-03

St Nicholas' 1-10 Dowdallshill 0-06

LiamMc (Louth) - 19/02/2012 20:17:07    1114640


any reports???

billygunn (USA) - 19/02/2012 20:34:45    1114657


Paddy Sheelan Cup Group A Round 1

Naomh Mairtin 3-18
St Mochtas 0-09.

Naomh Mairtins superior match fitness was evident today as the Monasterboice outfit breezed past a rusty St Mochtas in todays opening Paddy Sheelan Cup match.

The Louth Village men started brightly with Declan Byrne and Nigel Farrell scoring early points but two quick goals from JP Rooney and Brian Berrill gave Naomh Mairtin a lead they would never give up. With the impressive JP Rooney keeping the scoreboard ticking over during the opening half his side would go in at the break comfortable ahead with a scoreline of 2-07 to 0-05.

The second half followed a similar pattern with Nicky McDonnell, Karl Courtney and JP Rooney all scoring points for the home side and despite Nigel Farrell and Declan Byrne scoring four points between them the home side were always in control here. Substitute Stephen Campbell rubber stamped the victory with a late goal to give Naomh Mairtins the perfect start in their Paddy Sheelan campaign.

Full time score 3-18pts to 0-9pts in favour of the Mairtins.
Best for the Mairtins were JP Rooney,Eoin Wright and Thomas Sullivan.

Mairtins: Craig Lynch,Eoin Wright,David Delaney,Thomas Sullivan,Kenny Lambe,Michael Fanning,Benny Reilly,Barry Sullivan,Nicky McDonnell(0-3),Patrick Sullivan,Brian McQuillian,Brian Berrill (1-02),Francis McCullough (0-1),JP Rooney (1-08, 3f),Karl Courtney (0-2) Subs:
Stephen Campbell (1-01) for Brian McQuillian. Paul Berrill for Patrick Sullivan.
Gavin Mooney for Barry Sullivan. Val Leddy for Eoin Wright. Ollie Ginty (0-1) for Francis McCullough.

St Mochtas- Conor Ryan; Donal Gernon; Barry Mulholland; Thomas Kinlon; Liam Lawlor; Philly Englishby (0-1); Alan McMahon; Declan Byrne (0-4); Gareth O'Reilly; Liam McGranaghan; Eamonn O'Neill, Martin McGahon; Shane McMahon; Nigel Farrell (0-4); Gerard Marron.

Referee: Noel Hand.


LiamMc (Louth) - 19/02/2012 20:56:45    1114670


b]Paddy Sheelan Cup Group B



Cooley opened their Paddy Sheelan Cup campaign in style with a convincing 1-09 to 0-6 over the Dundalk Gaels in Fr McEvoy Park this afternoon.The home side raced into the lead with points from Cormac Watters and three in a row from full forward Conor Rafferty.

Dundalk Gaels were left with a mountain to climb when the referee awarded a penalty to the Kickhams which Brian White duely dispatched to the bottom corner of the net. The rampant Cooley side went even further ahead with a great point from Gareth Mc Shane on 21mins putting Cooley into a 1-04 to 0-0 lead.

On 29mins Gaels scored their first point with a free from Sean Mc Cann which left the HT score Cooley 1-05 Gaels 0-1.

Gerry Malone restored Cooleys eight point lead a minute after the break when he finished from a good attack.

Gaels improved after the break and points from Jamie Faulkner, David Maloney and three from Sean McCann ensured the scores stayed respectable but two Brian White points and one from Sean McDonald made sure Cooley were not going to be caught by the Dundalk outfit.

Referee was Jonathon Conlon (O Connells)

Cooley Kickhams: Seamus Quigley, Ross Dullaghan, Conor Mc Guinness, Emmett Page, Derek Ruddy, Alan Page, Cormac Watters 0-1, Richard Brennan, MJ Hanlon, Gareth Mc Shane 0-1, Brian White 1-02, Gerry Malone 0-1, Michael Rafferty, Conor Rafferty 0-3, Sean Mc Donald 0-1 Subs Peter Murphy for Derek Ruddy HT Neil Gallagher for Seamus Quigley HT, Patrick Sheelan for Gerry Malone 36mins, PJ Mc Givern for Ross Dullaghan 52mins, Jason Long for Gareth Mc Shane 55mins

Dundalk Gaels: Stephen Faulkner; Darragh O' Callaghan; Errol Boyle; Eamonn Kenny; Nicholas O'Callaghan; Stephen Coleman; David Maloney (0-1); Jamie Faulkner (0-1); David Connolly; Gary Shevlin; Sean Fee; Niall Rogers; Anthony McSorley; Sean McCann (0-4); David McComish Subs- Stephen McLoughlin for Stephen Faulkner; Dean Hoey for Nicholas O'Callaghan; Lee Wright for Niall Rogers.

LiamMc (Louth) - 19/02/2012 20:58:52    1114679


O'Connells 1-14 St Brides 0-5

As the score line suggests the home side had it all their own way at the Grove in Castlebellingham on Sunday. The sides swapped the first four points in the opening ten minutes, a Stuart Reynolds free and a point from Dean Stanfield for the home side and a Ray Kelly point and Aaron Hoey free for the Brides.

Both sides had chances in the rest of the half but the O'Connell's fared much better in front of goal and hit the next four scores. Three of them points from Reynolds a 45 an Andrew Sharkey free and another from Conor Culligan before a well taken goal from Paul McKeever. Niall Mackin pulled a point back for the away side before the break to leave the half time score O'Connell's 1-6, St. Brides 0-3.

O'Connell's started the second half much faster and put five points on the board without reply, three in a row from McKeever one a free and the two others from Sharkey and Stanfield. The game got very scrappy with both sides using their subs making plenty of switches.

Sharkey pointed another free for the home side and Hoey replied for the Brides also a free. There were only three points scored in the last ten minutes two for O'Connell's from sub Conor Kiernan and McKeever and Pearse Murphy for the Brides. The home side were good for their victory and start their season with a win.

O'Connell's: Sean Connolly; Andrew Shields, PJ Tuite, Brian Hanratty; Killian Shields, Keith Woods, Emmett Byrne; Dean Stanfield 0-2, Jackie Agnew; Conor Culligan 0-1, Niall Conlon, Andrew Sharkey 0-3(2f); Stuart Reynolds 0-2(1f,45), Paul McKeever 1-5(1f), Robert Quigley. Subs: Conor McGill for Quigley, Conor Kiernan 0-1 for Culligan, Steve Stanfield for Conlon.

St. Brides: D. Green; K. Hilliard, D. Mackin, P. Prendergast; C. Deans, M. Hoey, N. Mackin 0-1; P. Kirk, A. Hoey 0-2(2f); K. Hearty, M. McKenna, R. Kelly 0-1; M. Keane, P. Murphy 0-1, S. Devin. Subs: D. McNally for Keane, S. Hilliard for Hearty, R. Flynn for N.Mackin, R. Halfpenny for K. Hilliard.

LiamMc (Louth) - 19/02/2012 21:00:24    1114680


Mattock Rangers 2-09

Naomh Malachi 0-09

This was most definitely a game of two halves at Pairc M√°iteoige this afternoon with the away side starting much the brighter of the two sides before the Collon side finally got going in the second half eventually winning by two goals.

Naomh Malachi were good value for their half time lead of 0-6 to 0-2 and indeed should have been further ahead but for some wayward shooting which resulted in nine wides in the opening period. Mark Meegan and Colin Rooney were looking sharp for the visitors and they must have been confident going in at half time four points up having being much the superior side in the opening 30 minutes.

However last season's Cardinal O'Donnell cup winners rallied strongly after the break scoring 1-05 in a blistering ten minute spell early in the second half. Their opening goal came from a David Reid penalty after substitute Conor Lenihan was brought down inside the box.

Indeed it was David Reid who was Naomh Malachi's tormentor in chief scoring 2-06 in total with a couple of Niall Sharkey points ensuring the Shelagh men's bright start to the game would ultimately end in disappointment.

Mattock Rangers- Michael Englishby; Tom O'Reilly; David Brennan; Colm McCarthy; Keith Brennan; Daire Englishby; Sean Gilesan; Daniel Bannon; Christy Grimes; Greg Monaghan; David Reid (2-06, 1 Pen, 0-2 F); John Reid (0-1); Ernan Roche; Niall Callan; Niall Sharkey (0-2)

Subs- Ciaran Maguire for Ernan Roche; Darren Brennan for John Reid; Conor Lenihan for Sean Gilesan.

Naomh Malachi- Niall Bird; Stephen Burns; Gerry Murphy; Jamie Kelly; Peter McShane (0-2); Brian Rogers; Tiernan Gonnelly; Pierce Carthy (0-1); Sean Smith (0-1); Padraig Moley; Mark Meegan (0-2); Gerry Hamill; Colm Murtagh; Ronan McElroy (0-1); Colin Rooney (0-2)

Subs- Paddy McArdle for Jamie Kelly; Donal Begley for Padraig Moley; Niall Dowdall for Mark Meegan; Conor Gonnelly for Colm Murtagh Shane Rogers for Ronan McElroy.

Paddy Sheelan Cup Group C


After a close-season dominated by action in the committee room over the outcome of their abandoned championship play-off game, Oliver Plunketts will have been relieved to get back onto the field of play and even more satisfied with this Group C win.

The first half in Mell proved to be a close affair with the home side just edging the first half by 0-5 to 0-3.

In the second half the Plunketts took command and goals from John Moroney and James Quinn helped them seal a comfortable win.

Best for the winners were Robbie Brodigan, Sean Brassil and Pat Murtagh.

OLIVER PLUNKETTS: Thomas Byrne; Sean Campbell, Trevor walsh, Kevin Leech; David Campbell, Robbie Brodigan, Gavin Sullivan (0-1); Sean Brassil (0-1), Emmet Kelleher; Cian Matthews, Stephen Kealy, Frank Taaffe; John Moroney (1-1), Pat Murtagh (0-3), David Lambe (0-2). Subs: Rory Taaffe (0-2) for P Murtagh, James Quinn (1-1) for S Kealy, Andy Hickey for C Matthews, Karl Tuite for K Leech.

LiamMc (Louth) - 19/02/2012 21:00:58    1114681



Playing their first game since the agonising Leinster Junior Championship Final defeat, St Fechins came out on top in a game at the Point Road that only came to life in the second half.

The visitors opened the scoring with a Jamie King point followed by two from Ronan Holcroft and one from Colm O'Neill in the tenth minute.

Conor McGeown opened with a point for O'Mahonys on eighteen minutes followed by a well taken point from Conor Finegan.
A penalty awarded as Fechins forward James Devereaux was going through was scored on the second attempt as the keeper saved the initial shot but Holcroft calmly slotted in the rebound coming up to half time to make it 1-5 to 0-2 for the visitors.

Fechins added a point but the home side following a number of changes came more into this game.

Two quick points followed by a goal which was fisted to the net by substitute P. Byrne after Fechins failed to hold onto a high ball into the goalmouth.

This narrrowed the gap to two points on forty minutes but the visitors answered with three points to widen the gap.
Conor Finegan who had an excellent game at midfield added two points which were cancelled by the ever accurate Holcroft on fifty minutes. O Mahonys added a further two points but Fechins ran out deserving winners .

Scorers ; Fechins ; Ronan Holcroft 1-8, Colm o Neill 0-2. Jamie King and Niall Devlin 0-1 each.

Paddy Sheelan Cup Group D


St Marys got their season off to a winning start with victory over O Raghallaighs in Group D at Darver.

There was little between the sides throughout the game but it was the Ardee side's ability to find the net that proved decisive.

The first goal came from Mark Fay on 15 minutes to help his side take a slender 1-4 to 0-6 lead into the interval.

The teams continued to trade scores for much of the second half but Ronan Carroll settled the issue with his team's second goal ten minutes from the end.

The winners had good displays from their goalscorers along with Paul Malone, Niall Carroll and Brian McCoy.

ST MARYS: Duane Crosby; David Rooney, Paul Malone, Barry Faulkner; David Woods, Niall Carroll, RJ Callaghan; Robbie Leavy (0-2), Ronan Carroll (1-1); Mark Fay (1-1), Brian McCoy, Mark Gorman (0-1); Paudy Clarke (0-3), Robbie Callaghan, Jamie Rooney. Sub: Peter Duffy for D Crosby, Donal Matthews for D Rooney, John Bingham for B Faulkner, Shane Carroll (0-1) for B McCoy, Barry Faulkner for D Woods.

LiamMc (Louth) - 19/02/2012 21:01:17    1114683


Paddy Sheelan Group A Round 2

Clan Na Gael 2-11 Newtown Blues 0-12

Clan na Gael made it back to back victories against first division opponents with a stylish victory against Newtown Blues in Pairc Clan na Gael this afternoon.

This match was settled straight after half time with a devastating two goal burst from the Clans which put them six points ahead of the Blues and which left them firmly in control of this entertaining match.

Newtown Blues missing a host of their county players started off slowly and were soon two points in arrears after scores from Drew Duffy and Mark Newell. However four points without reply, including a well taken Colm Judge score meant the Blues were in the driving seat with 15 minutes on the clock.

Clans had the better of the remainder of the first half with Adrian McGlynn and Mark McGeown on target for the home side. The sides went in level at 0-7 apiece at half time but Clans would have been disappointed with that scoreline having missed three gilt edged chances in front of goal in the latter stages of the opening half.

This game was turned on its head straight from the restart with Clans scoring two goals in quick succession. First Mark Newell made amends for his first half miss with a well taken goal stroking the ball home after the ball had struck the post and then straight from the restart Clans grabbed a second goal when Mark McGeown blasted home from close range after a lovely Clans build up. Those goals seemed to knock the stuffing out of teh blues and an Adrian McGlynn point meant that there was seven points between the sides with five minutes gone in the second half.

Points from Hugh McGinn and Colm Judge reduced teh deficit but Blues could not recover from that devastating two goal salvo and Cland ran out comfortable five point winners in this group A Paddy Sheelan match.

Clan Na Gael: Gavin Neary; Gary Hoey, Padraig Staunton, Craig Long; Paul Crewe(0-2), Paul Gartland, Stephen Fitzpatrick; JJ Quigley, Adrian McGlynn(0-2); Drew Duffy(0-1), Paul Gore, Mark McGeown (1-3); Paul Martin(0-2), Stephen Grimes, Mark Newell(1-1). Subs: Robbie Curran for Gary Hoey, Conall Cooney for Adrian McGlynn, Brian McArdle for Craig Long.

Newtown Blues: Paul Black; Thomas Costello, Cormac Reynolds, Lorcan McQuillan; Ciaran Doherty, James Murray, Stephen Moonan; Barry Sharkey, Keith Lynch; Robert Carr, Hugh McGinn(0-5), Conor Brannigan(0-2); Colm Judge(0-3), Donal Nugent, Keith Arnold(0-2). Subs Cormac McQuillan for Robert Carr, Miguel for Keith Arnold.

LiamMc (Louth) - 26/02/2012 20:40:40    1118009


Paddy Sheelan Cup Group B Round 2

O'Connells 1-14 Dundalk Gaels 0-10

O'Connells made it two wins from two played against the Dundalk Gaels on the ramparts road on Sunday. The away side went three points up after six minutes with two of them from Paul McKeever one a free and the other from Andrew Sharkey.

Sean McCann got the home side on the score board but McKeever replied for O'Connell's. The Gaels got the next four points one from McCann and the others from Anthony Mc Sorley, Jamie Faulkner, and Stephen Coleman to lead by a point. McKeever got the next two points both frees and another free from McCann made it honours even at half time 0-6 each.

O'Connell's were out of the blocks first in the second half with a point from Stuart Reynolds and another from McKeever. Then the only goal of the game came from Conor Culligan after a neat one two with Reynolds to leave five between the sides. Lee Wright pulled one back for the home side but the visitors got another two points from McKeever a free and Dean Stanfield. There was then a stoppage in play when Niall Conlon was stretchered off with an ankle injury.

Gary Shevlin got the next point for the home side and Stanfield replied for O'Connell's. The sides swapped the next five points two for the home side from David Moley and another free from McCann and three for O'Connell's from Reynolds, Sharkey and Conor Byrne as the away team ran out winners by seven points.

O'Connell's: Sean Connolly; Andrew Shields, PJ Tuite, Stephen Hoey; Killian Shields, Keith Woods, Emmett Byrne; Conor Byrne 0-1, Dean Stanfield 0-2; Andrew Sharkey 0-2, Niall Conlon, Conor Culligan 1-0; Conor McGill, Paul McKeever 0-7(4f), Stuart Reynolds 0-2. Subs Brian Hanratty for K.Shields and David Neasy for Conlon.

Dundalk Gaels: Stephen McLoughlin; James Lynch, David Connolly, Daaragh O'Callaghan; Nicholas O'Callaghan, David McComish, David Maloney; Jamie Faulkner 0-1, Richard Monks; Stephen Coleman 0-1, Sean McCann 0-4(3f), Gary Shevlin 0-1; Anthony McSorley 0-1, Niall Rogers, Lee Wright 0-1. Subs David Moley 0-1 for Lynch, Dean Hoey for Maloney, Peter McGinnity for Wright, David Hughes for McSorley and Conor Oates.

LiamMc (Louth) - 26/02/2012 20:42:17    1118012


Paddy Sheelan Cup Group C Round 2

Na Piarsaigh 0-11 Kilkerley Emmets 1-06

Na Piarsaigh recorded their first Sheelan Cup win this afternoon against Kilkerley Emmets in a tight and tense battle in Pairc an tAthair Ui Dubhaidh. After an even opening fifteen minutes the crucial moment of this match came when Kilkerly substitute Andrew McGuill was sent off having only been on the pitch for four minutes.

Despite being down to fourteen men Kilkerley ended the first half strongly and there were huge cheers from the Emmets supporters when Daniel McKeown found the back of the net just before half time. Mark Larkin and Joe Finnegan kept Na Piarsaigh in touch with two well taken points meaning their team trailed Kilkerley emmets at the break by 1-4 to 0-4 points.

Na Piarsaigh's extra man began to tell in the second half as they started to control midfield and thanks to points from David Boyle, Mark Larkin and Sean McAuley they soon found themselves level again. Kilkerley struggled in the second half scoring just two points and they couldn't cope with Na Piarsaigh who finished the game strongly with further points from joe finnegan and David Boyle ensuring the home side would collect all the points.

Na Piarsaigh: Paul O'Hare; Tim Egan, Chris Connor, Damien McGeeney; Gavin McGee, Alan McCartney, Joseph Wods; Michael Woods(0-1), John Garvey; Thomas Moran, Sean McAuley(0-1), Mark Larkin(0-2); Stephen McGuinness(0-1); David Boyle(0-3);Joe finegan(0-2). Sub: Ronan McCartney(0-1) for Thomas Moran.

Kilkerley Emmets: Cillian Quigley; Brian Hand, Brian Gernon, Alan McGeogh; Ultan McIlroy, Ciaran Bellew(0-1), Alan McGuill; Donal McIlroy, Ciaran Quigley; Niall Mulholland, Niall Lennon(0-1), Shaun McIlroy; Conall Mcgeogh(0-1), Ciaran Clarke, Daniel McKeown(1-2). Subs: Andrew McGuill for Niall Mulholland, Cormac Bellew for Ciaran Quigley, James Connolly for Ciaran Clarke, Ronan Lennon for Ultan McIlroy, Ray Mulholland(0-1) for Niall Lennon.

LiamMc (Louth) - 26/02/2012 20:43:33    1118013



In what turned out to be a well contested first half the teams traded scores for much of the period with the Finbarrs going in leading by 0-5 to 0-4.

The Togher side looked to have produced the decisive scores when Darren McConnon and Larry McEntee Ryan found the net. However, the O'Mahonys continued to pick off their scores and came out on top by a point.

The Finbarrs had good display from Allan Matthews, Bernard McConnon, Oisin McGee and Larry McEntee Ryan.

NH FIONNBARRA: Allan Matthews; Gerry Leonard, Colin McGrane, Bryan Sharkey; Stuart Osborne, Shane Fanning (0-1), Padraig Butterly; Darren McConnon (1-0), Fergal Leonard; Pat McGeeney, Oisin McGee, John Dolan, Larry McEntee Ryan (1-2), Bernard Osborne (0-3). Subs: Chris McGlynn for S Osborne, Liam McDonnell for G Leonard.


Oliver Plunketts travelled to Beaulieu on Sunday afternoon and came away with victory in Group C Of the Paddy Sheelan Cup.

In what proved to be an entertaining game, the visitors prevailed thanks to the only goal of the game seven minutes from time.

There was little between the teams throught the game and at the break the Plunketts were leading by 0-6 to 0-5.

The second period was equally tight but the Plunketts goal proved decisive. Both teams finished with 14 players after Fergal McNally and Emmet Kelleher were dismissed.

Best for the Fechins were Brian Devlin, David Collier, Ronan Holcroft and Paul Dillon.

ST FECHINS: Mark Savage; Vinny Corrigan, Brendan Fanning, Paul Dillon; Mark Hynes, David Collier, Niall McCabe; Brian Devlin 0-1, John McGlew; Jamie King 0-2, Colm O'Neill 0-1, Fergal McNally 0-1; James Devereaux, Paul King, Ronan Holcroft 0-7. Subs: Bevan Duffy for J McGlew, Derek Younger for N McCabe, Richie McDonnell for V Corrigan, Sean McConnell for P King, Leo McGrane for P Dillon.

LiamMc (Louth) - 26/02/2012 20:45:22    1118016


A lot of strange results yesterday, even for this time of year.

Clans beating Blues???
Naps hammering Kilkerley???
Sean mc Dermotts hammering DYI by ??? 10 points

Anyone at these games know what's going on?

Rassanboy (Louth) - 27/02/2012 21:01:33    1118705


Think it's called the acc cup.

red.dragon (Louth) - 27/02/2012 21:13:24    1118727


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A lot of strange results yesterday, even for this time of year.

Clans beating Blues???
Naps hammering Kilkerley???
Sean mc Dermotts hammering DYI by ??? 10 points

Anyone at these games know what's going on?

Rassanboy are you for real?

"Na Piarsaigh recorded their first Sheelan Cup win this afternoon against Kilkerley Emmets in a tight and tense battle in Pairc an tAthair Ui Dubhaidh."

That is the first line of the report. There was 2 points in it at the end with Kilkerley leading right up to the final 5 minutes. If you took the time to do one of the following you might not be making such ill informed statements:
1.) Went to a game.
2.) Read the report.
3.) At least looked at the scoreline!!!

billygunn (USA) - 27/02/2012 21:18:25    1118733


McDermotts should have won by a lot more, they are in good shape at the moment, but early days

roadblock (Louth) - 27/02/2012 21:27:51    1118742


Naps hammering Kilkerley, woo they could go down ! Bad start , ouch !

MR (Louth) - 27/02/2012 21:29:58    1118747


Someone's not wearing their reading glasses. (MR)

billygunn (USA) - 27/02/2012 21:41:07    1118760


Watch that slope !!! :)

MR (Louth) - 27/02/2012 21:49:55    1118775


Still bitter I see MR?! Sad individual. It's always amazing at this time of year to see how seriously the intermediate teams treat beating a senior team. Its as if they put more into being able to say that they beat a senior team in a meaningless pre-season game than preparing for their league by blooding young players in preparation for the real football when the league starts, which is what you'll find senior teams are doing at this time of year.

elhorse (Louth) - 28/02/2012 08:19:42    1118792