Bord na Mona Leinster GAA Series Update
Monday 4th February 2013
ANTRIM ARE BORD NA MÓNA WALSH SHIELD CHAMPIONS
FINALS IN BORD NA MÓNA WALSH AND KEHOE CUPS THIS WEEKEND
Antrim claimed their first Bord na Mona Walsh Shield title at Casement Park following a 2-22 to 1-9 win over DIT in the decider.
Nine players were on target for Kevin Ryan’s side, including Neil McManus who top-scored with 1-9.
The sides were level on three occasions inside the opening 14 minutes, before Antrim took a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.
McManus gave Antrim a comfortable seven-point interval lead, with an injury-time goal after Paul Shiels initial goal shot was blocked by DIT goalkeeper Finn McGarry.
McGarry kept the Saffrons attack at bay for large periods of the opening half, pulling off three fine saves.
1-10 to 0-6 ahead at the break, the hosts continued their dominance on the restart with McNaughton adding his third point and Mattie Donnelly claiming a 37th minute goal.
DIT responded strongly thanks to the efforts of substitute Mike Moloney who scored 1-2 without reply between the 43rd and 49th minutes to ensure a 2-12 to 1-9 score-line.
McManus fired his third point and Antrim’s first score in 12 minutes, as the hosts held a 2-13 to 1-9 lead entering the final quarter.
Antrim tagged on eight unanswered points from the 51st minute until the end, with McManus accounting for five of these scores.
After the game Antrim captain Neil McManus received the Walsh Shield from Pat Toner of the Leinster Council.
WEXFORD OR DUBLIN TO TAKE BORD NA MÓNA WALSH CUP HONOURS
Wexford and Dublin will contest this year’s Bord na Móna Walsh Cup final next Sunday at 2pm in Wexford Park after semi-final wins at the weekend.
19-year old Gary Moore continues to prove to be Wexford’s guiding light and fired 1-5 as Wexford booked their place in a first Bord na Móna Walsh Cup final, following a 2-18 to 0-16 win over Kilkenny on Sunday at Blackwater.
The Model County have certainly made Blackwater a fortress in recent weeks with a trio of wins in this competition – Moore on target with 1-29 in total so far.
The Glynn-Barntown clubman scored a first half penalty goal to tie the game at 1-7 to 0-10 at the interval, after Kilkenny squandered an early five-point lead mainly built up by Rory Hickey.
Wexford took control on the restart with a 50th minute goal from Podge Doran, with Moore, Eoin Doyle and PJ Nolan also on target with points in the final quarter.
With Liam Dunne’s charges having another home tie to look forward too on Sunday, Wexford will be hoping to delight their supporters once again as they strive for a first Bord na Móna Walsh Cup success since 2002.
Dunne featured at right-half-back for the Slaneysiders in that decider as they beat Kilkenny by 1-13 to 1-12 at Enniscorthy.
Dublin got their competitive action for 2013 underway on Saturday, with a hard-earned 2-19 to 1-21 win over Galway at Parnell Park.
A 68th minute point from top-scorer Paul Ryan (1-7) proved vital in a game where Galway were reduced to 14 men following the dismissal of Andy Smith in the 18th minute.
This numerical disadvantage failed to deter Galway who led by 1-11 to 1-9 at the break with Jonathan Glynn netting their goal.
Niall Healy impressed with 11 points for the visitors, and with Danny Sutcliffe netting a 44th minute goal Dublin led by 2-14 to 1-14 at that stage.
Little separated the sides in the final quarter, but Dublin booked a third final appearance in four years thanks to late scores from Shane Durkin and Ryan.
MEATH AND KILDARE TO CONTEST BORD NA MÓNA KEHOE CUP DECIDER
Meath and Kildare will meet in the Bord na Móna Kehoe Cup final for the first time in the history of the competition this Sunday at 2pm in Trim after semi-final wins last weekend.
Stephen Clynch top-scored with five points as Meath were 0-17 to 0-10 winners over Wicklow at Trim.
The hosts led by 0-9 to 0-2 after 30 minutes, but had their lead cut to five points at the interval following a brace of Andy O’Brien (0-6) scores.
Wicklow cut the gap to a point by the 50th minute but Meath finished strongly with Mark O’Sullivan, Adam Gannon, James Togher, Eoin Marsh and Barry Slevin claiming scores in the final 20 minutes.
Meath will be hoping for their second title in three years and a seventh overall when they face Kildare this weekend.
Paul Divilly continues to lead by example for the Lilywhites as the Kildare captain was again goal-hungry in their 2-16 to 0-13 win over Derry at St. Conleth’s Park, Newbridge on Sunday.
The Confey clubman fired 2-6, including a brace of first half goals in a game where Kildare led by 2-6 to 0-9 at the break.
Ruairi Convery kept Derry in touch with six first-half points, but Divilly’s early goal flourish provided the platform for victory.
Kildare will be hoping for their first ever Bord na Móna Kehoe Cup success this weekend having lost in their three previous appearances in the decider in 1992, 2001 and 2010.
ROSCOMMON ADVANCE TO BORD NA MÓNA KEHOE SHIELD FINAL
Roscommon advanced to the Bord na Móna Kehoe Shield final following a 2-16 to 2-10 win over Queens University Belfast at St. Loman’s 3G Pitch in Mullingar on Sunday.
Gerry Fallon scored nine points for the winners, who led by 1-9 to 0-2 at half-time with Naos Connaughton netting their goal.
The Connacht side moved 11 points ahead inside three minutes of the restart, but the students bounced back.
Down’s Michael Conway, Armagh duo Conor Corvan and Ciaran Reid and Derry’s Alan Grant helped bring QUB into contention cutting the gap to seven points as the game entered the final quarter.
A 57th minute Reid goal ensured a 1-13 to 1-8 score-line, but Roscommon rose their game with Declan Nolan netting a goal.
Grant claimed a second goal for Queen’s late on, but Roscommon held out for victory.
Roscommon will face either Down or St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra in the decider with a date/time for that semi-final yet to be confirmed.
None of the sides left in this competition have taken part in the Bord na Móna Kehoe Shield final before although St. Patrick’s College lost last year’s Kehoe Cup decider to GMIT.
BORD NA MONA LEINSTER GAA SERIES BRIEFS:
Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Final
Bord na Móna Walsh Cup Roll of Honour
1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
1954, 1956, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1987, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
1960, 1964, 1966, 2003, 2011
1977, 1981, 1990, 1993, 1994
LAST FIVE FINALS
2008 – Antrim 3-9 Offaly 2-7 – Casement Park
2009 – Kilkenny 2-17 Galway 1-18 – Freshford
2010 – Galway 1-22 Dublin 1-15 – Parnell Park
2011 – Dublin 2-17 Kilkenny 2-13 – Parnell Park
2012 – Kilkenny 2-20 Galway 1-14 – Pearse Stadium
PATHS TO THE FINAL:
SUNDAY 20th JANUARY 2013
BLACKWATER: BORD NA MÓNA WALSH CUP FIRST ROUND
WEXFORD 1-29 DIT 2-19 (After Extra-time)
WEXFORD: N Breen; B Kenny, T Waters, C Kenny; R Kehoe (0-1), A Shore, J Tonks; H Kehoe (0-6), E Doyle (0-1); P J Nolan (0-1), Stephen Murphy, G Moore (0-12); P Morris (1-3), M O’Regan (0-1), P Doran (0-1). Subs: E Quigley (0-1) for Nolan, D Redmond (0-1) for Morris, E Moore for B Kenny, Sean Murphy (0-1) for Murphy.
DIT: F McGarry; J Divney, G McManus, C Marney; K Bergin, L Rushe, F Power; S O’Connor (0-1), S Morris; N Quinn (0-1), M Maloney (1-12), C O’Shaughnessy (0-1); T Connolly (0-2), C McCormack (1-2), J Hobbs. Subs: J McManus for Hobbs, F Dunleavy for O’Connor, W Cullen for G McManus, E Small for Marney.
REFEREE – Gavin Quilty (Kilkenny)
SUNDAY 27th JANUARY 2013
BLACKWATER: BORD NA MÓNA WALSH CUP QUARTER-FINAL
WEXFORD 1-24 OFFALY 1-15
WEXFORD: M Fanning (1-0); B Kenny, C Kenny, E Moore; R Kehoe (0-2), A Shore, J Tonks; L Chin, E Doyle (0-1); H Kehoe (0-3), P Morris (0-2), G Moore (0-12); P J Nolan (0-1), M O’Regan, P Doran (0-1). Subs: A Kenny for C Kenny, D Redmond (0-2) for L Chin, S Murphy for H Kehoe, K Gore for E Doyle.
OFFALY: J Dempsey; C McDonald, D Kenny, D King; D Mooney (0-1), K Brady, D Morkham (0-1); R Hanniffy, C Parlon (0-1); B Carroll (0-1), S Dooley (0-9), T Carroll (0-1); O Kealey, D Molloy (1-0), J Bergin (0-1). Subs: S Ryan for O Kealey, M Cleary for J Bergin, P Cleary for C McDonald.
REFEREE – Anthony Stapleton (Laois)
SUNDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2013
BLACKWATER: BORD NA MÓNA WALSH CUP SEMI-FINAL
WEXFORD 2-18 KILKENNY 0-16
WEXFORD: N Breen; B Kenny, A Shore, E Moore; A Kenny, R Kehoe (0-1), J Tonks; L Chin, E Doyle (0-2); H Kehoe (0-1), P Morris (0-2), P J Nolan (0-4); G Moore (1-5), M O’Regan, P Doran (1-2). Subs: D Redmond for Tonks, G Sinnott (0-1) for G Moore, Shaun Murphy for Morris.
KILKENNY: A Duggan; J Corcoran, P Keating, P Walsh; J Holden, L Harney, B Kennedy; O McGrath, T Breen; M Bergin (0-2), R Hickey (0-10), M Kelly; M Ruth (0-2, S Maher, G Aylward (0-2). Subs: C Martin for Holden, O Walsh for Maher, S Donnelly for Aylward, R Reid for McGrath, G Teehan for Martin, M Power for Reid.
REFEREE: David Hughes.
SATURDAY 2nd FEBRUARY 2013
PARNELL PARK: BORD NA MONA WALSH CUP SEMI-FINAL
DUBLIN 2-19 GALWAY 1-21
DUBLIN: G Maguire; N Corcoran, P Schutte, R Trainor; J Boland (0-1), M Carton, C Crummey; K Byrne, S Durkin; D Sutcliffe (1-3), J McCaffrey (0-3), C Keaney (0-1); E Dillon (0-2), M Schutte, P Ryan (1-7, 5f, 1 ’65). Subs: P Kelly for Corcoran (27); D O’Callaghan for Crummey (HT); S Lambert for Byrne (50); Ross O’Carroll for M Schutte (50); S McGrath for P Schutte (54);
GALWAY: C Callanan; F Moore, K Hynes, J Coen; D Collins, T Óg Regan, A Harte (0-2); A Smith, I Tannian; D Hayes (0-2), J Glynn (1-0), P Gordon; N Healy (0-11, 7f, 1 ’65), T Haran (0-1), D Glennon (0-3). Subs: P Brehony (0-1) for Gordon (22); P Killeen for Regan (32); A Callanan (0-1) for Haran (47); S Maloney for Callanan (64); E Ward for Hayes (68)
REFEREE: John Keenan (Wicklow)
Bord na Mona Kehoe Cup Final
Bord na Móna Kehoe Cup Roll of Honour
1978, 1983, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2009, 2010
1989, 1991, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003
1986, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2005, 2006
1993, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2008, 2011
LAST FIVE FINALS
2008 – Meath 1-20 Carlow 0-17 – O’Moore Park
2009 – Westmeath 0-16 Carlow 0-9 – Kinnegad
2010 – Westmeath 1-15 Kildare 1-11 – St. Conleths Park
2011 – Meath 0-16 Wicklow 1-11 – Arklow
2012 – GMIT 2-18 St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra 1-13 – Na Fianna GAA Club.
PATHS TO THE FINAL:
SUNDAY JANUARY 27th 2013
PAIRC TAILTEANN: BORD NA MÓNA KEHOE CUP QUARTER-FINAL
MEATH 0-15 ARMAGH 0-11
MEATH: S McGann; C Reilly, D Healy, W Mahady; S Brennan, J Toher, A Watters (0-1); S Donoghue, J Meyler (0-3); E Marsh, S Clynch (0-9, 8fs), P Connelly; A Gannon (0-2), M O’Sullivan, P Durnin. Subs – B Slevin for Durnin (25); G Kelly for Marsh (66).
ARMAGH: Toby Burke; B Breen, C Clifford, C Devlin; M Lennon, N Curry, S Gaffney; J Corvan, K McKernan (0-1); J King, C Carvill, P Hughes; P Breen (0-1), D Coulter (0-6, 3fs), D Carvill (0-2 fs). Subs – B Mallon for Devlin (HT); F Bradley (0-1) for Hughes (HT); C McKee for Breen (51); N Green for Gaffney (65); T Donnelly for Clifford (65).
Referee – Patrick Murphy (Carlow)
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3rd 2013
TRIM: BORD NA MÓNA KEHOE CUP SEMI-FINAL
MEATH 0-17 WICKLOW 0-10
MEATH: S McGann; C Reilly, D Healy, W Mahady; S Brennan, J Toher (0-3, 3fs), A Watters; S Donoghue (0-1), J Meyler (0-1); E Marsh (0-1), S Clynch (0-5, 3fs), P Conneely; A Gannon (0-1), M O’Sullivan (0-2), B Slevin (0-2). Subs: P Durnin (0-1) for Meyler (49), B Hanley for Brennan (54), G Kelly for Gannon (70).
WICKLOW: J O’Neill; E Dunne, B Cuddihy, P Keane; G Byrne, J Henderson, G Bermingham; R Keddy, S Byrne; S Kinsella, J Connors (0-1), E Mason; C Moorehouse (0-2), M Lee, A O’Brien (0-6, 4fs). Subs: G Byrne (0-1) for S Byrne (44), G Weir for Connors (60).
REFEREE: D Harrington (Dublin).
SUNDAY JANUARY 27th 2013
DARVER: BORD NA MÓNA KEHOE CUP QUARTER-FINAL
KILDARE 1-19 LOUTH 0-7
KILDARE: P McKenna; F O’Muineachain, P Keegan, P Curtin; K Divilly, R Hoban, N O’Muineachain; D Butler (0-1), E O’Neill; M Maloney (0-2), P Divilly (0-7), P Downey (0-4); T Murphy, B Deay (0-3), G Keegan (0-1). Subs: G Tynan for Butler, D Harney (1-0) for Murphy, C O’Hehir for O’Neill, M Purcell for Keegan.
LOUTH: J Carter; P Englishby, W Morrisey, D McKiernan; R Byrne, D Horan, D Murphy (0-1); N Stanley, S Callan (0-3); D O’Hanrahan, G Rellis, D Dunne; A Mackin, G Smyth (0-3), D Kettle. Subs: P Egan for Smyth, G O’Brien for Mackin, J Costelloe for O’Hanrahan, D Walsh for Kettle.
REFEREE: D Harrington.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3rd 2013
ST CONLETH’S PARK: BORD NA MÓNA KEHOE CUP SEMI-FINAL
KILDARE 2-16 DERRY 0-13
KILDARE: P McKenna; P Keegan, F O Muineachain, P Curtin; K Divilly, R Hoban, N O Muineachain; D Butler (0-2), E O’Neill; B Deay, M Moloney, P Downey; T Murphy (0-2), P Divilly (2-6, 1-6f), G Keegan (0-4). Subs: D Kennedy (0-1) for Deay (HT); D Harney (0-1) for Downey (HT); P Reidy for F O Muineachain (66); M Delaney for Murphy (68).
DERRY: D McDermott; C McSorley, C Quinn, J McCloskey; R McCloskey, L Hinphey, M Warnock; D McCloskey (0-1), O McCloskey (0-1); B Quigley, R Convery (0-8, 8f), T McCloskey; P Cleary, M Kirkpatrick (0-1), B Rodgers (0-1). Subs: K Hinphey (0-1) for Quigley (HT); D Shields for Cleary (45); P Kelly for McSorley (45); N Ferris for Rodgers (57); L Murphy for L Hinphey (64).
REFEREE: M Flynn (Kilkenny)
TBC: Bord na Móna Kehoe Shield Semi-Final: St Patrick’s College v Down.
NEXT SUNDAY: Bord na Móna Walsh Cup Final: Wexford v Dublin, Wexford Park, 2.00. Bord na Mona Kehoe Cup Final: Meath v Kildare, Trim, 2.00.
(Extra-time if necessary in all games)
BORD NA MONA LEINSTER GAA SERIES 2013
(Dates subject to change)
Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup
January 6: First Round: Group A: Meath 1-9 Longford 1-7; Louth 2-15 UCD 1-13. Group B: Dublin 3-13 Carlow 1-12; Wicklow 1-12 DCU 2-9. Group C: Offaly 1-11 Laois 1-8, Westmeath 1-22 Athlone IT 0-13. Group D: Kildare 1-13 IT Carlow 0-7; DIT 1-15 Wexford 1-11.
January 9: Second Round: Group A: Longford 1-14 UCD 0-14. Group B: Dublin 3-16 DCU 1-11; Carlow 0-12 Wicklow 0-9. Group C: Laois 2-12 Westmeath 0-12; Offaly 3-11 Athlone IT 1-10. Group D: Kildare 0-12 DIT 0-8; IT Carlow 0-12 Wexford 0-10.
January 10: Second Round: Group A: Meath 1-8 Louth 0-11.
January 13: Third Round: Group A: Meath 1-13 UCD 0-15; Louth 1-17 Longford 0-9; Group B: Wicklow 1-11 Dublin 0-10; DCU 3-8 Carlow 0-8. Group C: Offaly 0-8 Westmeath 0-7; Laois 2-21 Athlone IT 0-13. Group D: Kildare 1-13 Wexford 1-11; DIT 0-15 IT Carlow 1-10
January 20: Semi-finals: Dublin 4-15 Louth 0-10; Kildare 1-12 Offaly 1-9.
January 26: Final: Kildare 1-16 Dublin 0-17 (AET)
Bord na Mona Walsh Cup
January 20: First Round: Wexford 1-29 DIT 2-19 (AET); NUI Galway 3-15 Westmeath 0-16; UCD 0-15 Laois 1-11; Carlow 1-17 Antrim 0-10.
January 25: Quarter-Final: Dublin v UCD (Postponed due to poor weather conditions – Dublin subsequently given walkover)
January 26: Quarter-Final: Kilkenny 0-17 NUI Galway 0-15.
January 27: Quarter-Finals: Wexford 1-24 Offaly 1-15; Galway 2-15 Carlow 1-9.
February 3rd: Semi-Finals: Wexford 2-18 Kilkenny 0-16; Dublin 2-19 Galway 1-21.
February 10th: Final: Wexford v Dublin, Wexford Park, 2.00.
Bord na Mona Walsh Shield
January 27: Semi-Finals: Antrim 0-18 Laois 0-17 (AET); DIT 3-13 Westmeath 2-5.
January 31: Final: Antrim 2-22 DIT 1-9.
Bord na Mona Kehoe Cup
January 20: First Round: Armagh 2-18 St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra 1-10; DCU 3-15 Fingal 0-14; Wicklow 1-15 Down 0-15; Derry 2-20 Trinity College 2-11; GMIT 3-11 Roscommon 0-8;
January 27: Quarter-Finals: Meath 0-15 Armagh 0-11; Derry 2-11 GMIT 2-10; Kildare 1-19 Louth 0-7; Wicklow 3-17 DCU 1-3.
February 3: Semi-Finals: Meath 0-17 Wicklow 0-10; Kildare 2-16 Derry 0-13.
February 10: Final: Meath v Kildare, Trim, 2.00.
Bord na Mona Kehoe Shield
January 27: Quarter-Finals: Roscommon 2-16 Trinity College 1-8.
January 28: Quarter-Final: St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra 3-12 Fingal 1-10.
February 3: Semi-Final: Roscommon 2-16 Queens University Belfast 2-10
TBC: Semi-Final: St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra v Down @ Dublin Venue TBC
February 10: Final: Roscommon v Down/St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra