SENIOR LADIES SHIELD
Drumgoon are county champions
Drumgoon 1 - 12 Ballyhaise 2 - 04
Drumgoon ladies put in a very good performance on saturday evening
last in Ballyhaise on a glorious sunny afternoon to capture the senior
shield. Despite going in as underdogs, Drumgoon dominated the game from
start to finish, were first to the ball all over the pitch and thoroughly
deserved their win.
Senior League Drumgoon 0 - 09 Bailieboro 0 - 09
Sunday 27th June saw Drumgoon host Balieboro in an ACFL Division 1
clash from which it was important for both teams to take 'something'.
Fresh from championship wins against Ramor and Castlerahan the previous
week, Drumgoon were keen to keep the winning habit. To date, Drumgoon
had secured a win over Knockbride away in the league and a draw against
Castlerahan at home. At the throw in, it was Drumgoon who were first
to show. Rapid movement in the forward line and the trademark close
interplay resulted in the first strike from half forward Martin Clerkin
veering to the right and wide. The first Balieboro attack came after
four minutes with centre forward, Frank Brennabn who would prove very
influential in the match, shooting just wide. It was Balieboro who registered
the first score with corner forward Brian Reilly converting an 18m free
in the fifth minute. It wasn't until the eighth minute that Drumgoon
secured their first score of the game, coming from a fine passage of
play, and converted by the newly-wed Martin Clerkin. Early Lead Drumgoon
edged into the lead in the 12th minute when a promising move through
the middle resulted in a free from 25m, which was confidently converted
by Niall Fortune. Attempts from Paul McCabe and a free from Keith Fannin
went narrowly wide before a brace of points from Niall Fortune, both
from frees, pushed Drumgoon into a 4 points to 1 point lead after 24
minutes of play. Drumgoon now appeared comfortably in control, and on
the 25th minute, Fortune struck again, this time from play to stretch
the gap to four. But Balieboro were to finish the half strongly. Charlie
Clarke at midfield fielded well and delivered a long pass to his midfield
partner Mulhall, who struck cleanly over the bar. Then on the stroke
of half-time, a close in free was converted by Brennan to bring Balieboro
back into the game, finishing the half down two points at Drumgoon 0:05,
Balieboro 0:03 Battling Performance Balieboro were first to strike in
the second half with Brennan again converting from play. After six minutes,
a passage of play from the Drumgoon half-back line resulted in a finely
taken point from Paul McCabe following a pacey run from Niall McIntyre.
Keith Fannin's trusty left foot extended the Drumgoon advantage to 3
points with a free on the eighth minute of the half, before Brennan
struck twice more before the end of the third quarter, with a converted
free, followed by a well taken 45. The game was now finely balanced,
with Drumgoon leading by the narrowest of margins. From the kick-out,
Reilly's clearance was fielded by Edward Jackson who delivered to Jim
McNally. McNally delivered through Keith Fannin and on to Brian Bates.
Bates connected with Philip McDermott who fired over the bar to restore
the margin to two points. Two minutes later, a searing run off the half
back line by Michael Hannon deserved better as the final strike passed
narrowly wide of the left upright. Into the final minutes, Balieboro
found themselves two points down with two minutes plus injury time remaining.
Then in a three minute spell, Brennan struck three times, once from
play and twice from free's, to push Balieboro into an unlikely lead
with the clock ticking down. In fact, Balieboro could have closed the
game out, but for a tremendous save from Drumgoon 'keeper' John Reilly
in the dying minutes of ordinary. With three minutes of injury time
up, Drumgoon rallied and again launched an attack on the Balieboro defence.
This time, Sean Clerkin was fouled on the left-side of the field, in
a difficult position for the free-taker. However, the sure-footed Fortune
cooly slotted the 21m free between the posts to secure a share of the
points for the home team, and what was probably a fair result on the
Under 12 Roinn "B" Final Drumgoon 2 - 07 Ballyhaise 3 - 02
| The sun shone on Kingspan Breifne Park on Thursday last
for the Roinn B U12 football final between Castlertara/Ballyhaise and
Drumgoon. The Castletara team came into the final as slight favourites
having defeated Drumgoon by the narrowest of margins in the early rounds
of the competition. Castletara were however taking nothing for granted
against a fast paced Drumgoon team who had won the Roinn C title in 2003
with a victory over Shercock, and now contested the Roinn B final at the
first attempt. At the throw in, it was Castletara who were first to show,
with a short period of sustained pressure on the Drumgoon goal, led by
the midfield pairing of Francis McConnell and Francis Moore. The Drumgoon
defence, led by Tommy McKitterick at full back and Martin Fitzpatrick
at centre-half were resolute, and it was Drumgoon who struck the first
blow after 4 minutes when interplay between Conor Moynagh at midfield
and Martin Fitzpatrick saw the centre-half convert the first point.
Drumgoon continued to convert possession into scores with a well taken point from play by Jason Taylor and a converted free from Peter McGorry. However, on the fourteenth minute, a breakaway movement from the Castletara defence isolated corner forward Aoghan Moran, who struck a well executed goal past Declan Smith in the Drumgoon goal to level the scores. A further Castletara point was cancelled out when Fitzpatrick struck again for Drumgoon but it was Castletara who concluded the first half scoring with a point in the final moments from Ryan Brennan to leave the half time score Castletara 1:02, Drumgoon 0:04.
The second half opened with the same fast pace that featured in the first. The Drumgoon midfield were now gaining the upper hand, with Conor Moynagh fielding posession, and Elaine Clerkin controlling the influential Francis McConnell. Moynagh fed through to Martin Fitzpatrick who converted the opening score of the second half for Drumgoon, to bring the sides level. Moynagh then scored another point from play, taking a pass from Peter McGorry, to give Drumgoon the lead again at 0:06 to 1:02. Undaunted, it was Castletara who then rallied to once again breach the Drumgoon defences. A long ball out of defence from Sean McCabe found Dara Prior in the clear, and interplay between Shane Tiernan and Aogan Moran resulted in a second goal for Castletara. Now two points down, the Drumgoon team responded accordingly. Direct from the kick-out, Mark Murray delivered the ball through midfield to an increasingly influential Sean Meehan. Seans pass found Gary Lavery who struck the ball past James Rooney on the Castletara goal line to restore the Drumgoon advantage to a single point. From the kick-out, Moynagh collected at midfield and running at the Castletara lines, struck the ball over the bar to increase the gap to two points.
In a thrilling climax, Castletara again rallied. Playing out of defence, Eoin Summers found Stephen Brown whose speculative shot deceived the Drumgoon defence and fell to the net. Castletara now led by one point with four minutes remaining. The Drumgoon team now rallied, and working the ball out of the back line, Ronan McDonald delivered to Deirdre Mahon on the halfback line. Ryan Harkin collected the clearance and found Sean Meehan in the large square who finished to the net. With the clock ticking down, Drumgoon now led by two points, 2:07 to Castletara's 3:02.
This was to be the final score, and amid inevitable scenes of celebration, team Captain Ryan Harkin collected the Roinn B League Cup for Drumgoon for the first time, in this the clubs centenary year. For Drumgoon, this was a fine team performance. Declan Smith consolidated a fine season in goal with another good performance. The full back line was solid, led by an impressive Tommy McKitterick, and ably assisted by Barry Cooney and Ronan McDonald. At centre half, Martin Fitzpatrick, who scored three points, showed his now typical determination, while Mark Murray, Deirdre Mahon and Ciaran Pierson all illustrated creative defensive abilities. At midfield, both Conor Moynagh and Sean Meehan never stopped running, creating chances and closing down a talented Castletara pairing. Ryan Harkin led the Drumgoon attack, with Gary Lavery and Peter McGorry always menacing. On the full forward line, Jason Taylor and Elaine Clerkin took scores well and always threatened the Castletara defence, ably supported by Francis McCabe and Aaron McArdle. For a 'never-say-die' Castltara team, Goalkeeper Paul Stallus, defenders Darrenn Rahill, Sean McCabe and Lauren Carville impressed. At Midfield, Francis McConnell and Francis Moore made life difficult for Drumgoon, while a potent attack saw inspiring play from Aogan Moran, Dara Prior, Shane Tiernan, Ryan Brennan, Niall Conaty and Stephen Brown.
Teams: Drumgoon: D. Smith, B. Cooney, T. McKitterick, R. McDonald, C. Pierson, M. Fitzpatrick (0:03), M. Murray, C. Moynagh (0:02), S. Meehan (1:0), P. McGorry (0:01), R. Harkin, G. Lavery (1:0), E. Clerkin, F. McCabe, J. Taylor (0:01) Subs: D. Mahon, A. McArdle
Castletara: P. Stallus, J. Rooney, E. Carville, D Rahill, E. Summers, J McCabe, L Culleton, F. McConnell, F. Moore, S. Brown, R. Brennan, N. Connaughton, D Prior, S. Tiernan, A. Moran Referee: Tony McDonald
Senior Championship Drumgoon 2 - 08 Castlerahan 1 - 09
|Drumgoon recorded their second win in the 2004
senior championship, when they defeated a galant castlerahan side in Bailieboro
on a showery sunday afternoon. In a game that both sides had their periods
of supremacy, it looked as if Gene Cusack’s Castlerahan side would hold
out for a narrow win. However, Drumgoon never gave in and they were rewarded
for their efforts with a late winning goal from Paul Mc Cabe. With county
star Sean Brady ably assisted by Paul Brady the Castlerahan side dominated
the midfield sector in the opening half and were good value for their
0-7 to 0-3 at the break. Drumgoon started nervously and only Paddy Mc
Cabe was getting onto the scoreboard for them. At half time Castlerahan
led by 7 points to Paddies 3. The second half seen a totally transformed
Drumgoon team as they started to battle with all their traditional qualities.
Paddy again scored a point followed by by a well taken goal by Sean Clerkin
that brough them right back into the game. With Jim Mc Nally and Michael
Mc Donald finally getting going in the middle the scores started to flow.
Keith Fannin and Niall Fortune had points for Drumgoon to send them into
the lead. Castlerahan struck back with a goal but Drumgoon responded well
when Paul Mc Cabe stole though and collly slotted to the net to give Paddy
Bates side a deserved win..
Drumgoon: John Reilly, Ronan Crosson, Edward Jackson, Niall Mc Entyre, Paul Mc Enroe, Michael Hannon, Keith Fannin, Jim Mc Nally, Michael Mc Donald, Niall Fortune, Martin Clerkin, Sean Clerkin, Paddy Mc Cabe, Paul Mc Cabe, Bryan Bates
Castlerahan: Charlie Clerkin, Sean Fitzpatrick, John Flynn, Fiachra Sweeney, Dane Smith, John Clarke, Johnnie Lynch, Paul Brady, Sean Brady, Nigel Duignan, Paddy Cusack, Ciaran Lynch, Paul Farrelly, Michael Caldwell, Enda Mulvey.
Senior League Drumgoon 1-9 Knockbride 1-4
| Drumgoon edged out Knockbride in an entertaining tie in
Kingscourt on Friday evening last.Drumgoon got off to a perfect start
when an in form Jim McNally scored one of the fastest goals in the history
of the game. Jim won the throw in, played a one-two will Philip McDermott
and duly stuck the ball in the back of the net. With Jim and Paul McEnroe
dominating midfield Drumgoon continued to pile on the pressure. Drumgoon
had points from Philip McDermott and Niall Fortune before Knockbride opened
their account through Niall Reilly. Drumgoon responded well when the inspirational
Keith Fannin hit three unanswered points.Before the break Darragh Smith
shot over for Knockbride to leave the scoreline 1-05 to 0-02 in Drumgoons
favour at half time. Knockbride started the second half in a more determined
mood and Raphael Rogers went on a mazy run and shot to the net.Raphael
was unluckey to see another effort go wide and another brilliantly saved
by Drumgoon keeper John O' Reilly. Drumgoon with the youthful Edward Gaffney
making an impressive senior debut earned two frees which Niall Fortune
cooly slotted over to settle Drumgoon nerves. Knockbride did try hard
to get back into the game but they found Niall McEntyre and Paul Crosson
in top form in the Drumgoon defence. Michael Hannon found Philip McDermott
for another score.Knockbride replyed through Niall Reilly.With time running
out Paul Mc Cabe earned a free for Drumgoon and Niall Fortune completed
the scoring. Best for Drumgoon: Jim McNally, Keith Fannin, Paul Crosson,
Niall Mc Entyre and Edward Gaffney. Best for Knockbride: David Traynor,
Ciaran Lynch, Raphael Rogers and Niall Reilly.
Drumgoon: John Reilly, Barry Crosson, Paul Crosson, Niall McEntyre, Edward Jackson, Michael Hannon, Ronan Crosson, Jim McNally, Paul McEnroe, Philip McDermott, Niall Fortune, Paul McCabe, Niall Clerkin, Keith Fannin, Edward Gaffney.
Knockbride: Ronan Keskin, Declan Reilly, David Traynor, Dermot O'Brien, Michael Donohue, Ciaran Lynch, Michael Clarke, Peter Reilly, Ollie Mulvey, Seamus Carroll, Niall Reilly, Adrian Rogers, Seamus O'Brien, Raphael Rogers, Daragh Smith.
Referee: Michael Henry
Under 14 League Drumgoon 6 - 12 Lacken 2 - 02
|Drumgoon under 14 boys had a good win over
Lacken on Boyle Park on Thursday last. Drumgoon got off to a good start
with points from a fast running Tommy O' Brien and an opportunistic goal
from the elusive Aogan Farrell. Pauric Mc Gorry was in great form at midfiled
and he piled on the scores for Drumgoon with several well taken points
from a long distance out that the seniors would be proud of. Lacken opened
their account through Fergal Brady and Drumgoon responded with a well
taken goal by Dylan Bates. With Eamon Mc Cluskey and Daniel Byrne well
on top in defence, Lacken found it hard to make the break through and
the break Drumgoon led on a scoreline of 2 - 6 to 0 - 2. In the second
half Drumgoon took up where they had earlier left off. Good inter play
between Mark Harnett and Shane Smith set up Jamie Smith for a goal. Lacken
fought back with a goal from Thomas Brady. Conor Moynagh cleared his lines,
found Francis Mahon who fed Michael O' Brien the perfect pass and Michael
shot to the net. Drumgoon now had their tails up and two brilliant goals
from Tommy O' Brien seen them run out easy winners
Paul Daly, Damien Mc Gorry, Eamon Mc Cluskey, Daniel Byrne, Conor Moynagh, Brendan Mc Cabe, Luke O' Brien, Tommy O' Brien, Pauric Mc Gorry, Shane Smith, Francis Mahon, Jamie Smith, Aogan Farrell, Michael O'Brien, Dylan Bates, subs used, Ashleigh Boylan, Martin Fitzpatrick, Garry Lavery, Tommy Mc Kitterick
Under 14 League
Drumgoon 7 - 13 Killeshandra 2 - 10
|Brendan McCabe, Conor Moynagh, Eamon McCluskey,Daniel Byrne, Luke O'Brien, Mark Harnett, Francis Mahon 1-0, Tommie O'Brien 1 - 1, Padraig McGorry 0 - 3, Shane Smith 0 - 2 Michael O'Brien, Jamie Smith 1 - 0, Aogan Farrell 1 - 1, Paul Smith 1 - 2, Ashleigh Boylan 0 - 2, Dylan Bates 2-2, Daniel Boylan, Ryan Harkin|
SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2004
DRUMGOON 0 - 10 RAMOR UTD 0 - 08
DRUMGOON OVER FIRST HURDLE
Drumgoon defeated Ramor Utd on Saturday 2/5/04 on a beautiful evening
in Bailieboro. With conditions perfect for football, both sides played
very well and in the end, Drumgoon ran out deserving winners. Despite
having four players make their senior debut, Drumgoon got into the game
right from the start and always looked the more determined side. They
were first on the scoreboard when their influential midfielder Michael
Mc Donald shot over from long range. Michael had earlier in the day
played for Cavan minors in the final of the Ulster league. However the
earlier game seem to only warm him up as his tremendous work rate thoughout
the hour was the foundation that Drumgoon's victory was built upon.
Drumgoon went further ahead when Colm Hannon shot over and shortly an
inform Paul Mc Cabe added to their tally. Keith Soden and Paddy Mc Namee
replied for Ramor. A strong run up the field by Michael Andrew Hannon
resulted in another point for Drumgoon. Good work by Paul Crosson in
the Drumgoon defence set up Paddy Mc Cabe to add the Drumgoon's tally.
Ramor came back again through Paddy Mc Namee. Points from Keith Fannin
and Jim Mc Nally added to Drumgoons tally before Martin Clerkin sent
over a long range effort to become the eight Drumgoon player to score
in the first half. Keith Soden had another point for Ramor to leave
the scores 0 - 8 to 0 - 5 in Drumgoon favour at half time. In the second
halfl points from Keith Fannin and Michael Mc Donald seen Drumgoon go
into a five point lead. However Ramor struck back with points from Keith
Soden to stay in contention.Good work in the Drumgoon defence by Edward
Jackson set Keith Fannin to shoot over. In a tension filled closing
period Colm Hannon finally settled the Drumgoon nerves when he had the
final score of the game. Best for Drumgoon in an all round team performance
were Michael Mc Donald, Edward Jackson, Michael Hannon, Martin Clerkin
and Paul Mc Cabe. Best for Ramor, Ray Cole, Keith Soden, Paddy Mc Namee
and P. Kermath
PADDY FOX MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT FINAL
LATTON WIN PULSATING FINAL.
LATTON 0-16 AGHABOG 1-12
| Latton retained the magnificent Paddy Fox memorial cup
when they defeated Aghabog in a pulsating game of football on Boyle Park
on Sunday last. The final was blessed with a beautiful sunny afternoon
and perfect conditions for playing football. Aghabog started the livelier
side and were first on the scoreboard through team captain Brendan O'Brien.
Declan Dolan was deadly accurate from frees and he added to their tally
before Finbar Fitzpatrick opened Latton's account. Francis Dolan edged
Aghabog further ahead through a brilliant long range effort and Latton
replied through flying midfielder Noel Coyle who started the move in his
own half and still managed to get on the end of the move to fist the ball
over the bar. Aidan Brady had another good long range effort to finish
the scoring for the first half. At half time Aghabog led on a scoreline
of O-1O to O-6, in the second half Latton introduced some new players
and the tide eventually turned their way. The game was now being played
at championship pace as both sides gave their all to capture the coveted
trophy. Latton's full forward Hugh McElroy hit three unanswered points
to bring Latton right back into the game. The large attendance were on
their toes right to the end as fortunes swung from side to side. No sooner
had Hugh McElroy put Latton ahead for the first time in the match than
Aghabog replied with a goal from Francis Dolan following a mix up in the
Latton defence. Latton to their credit stuck manfully to their task and
kept chipping away at Aghabog's lead. Excitement in the packed stand was
at fever pitch when Hugh McElroy shot Latton into the lead. Aghabog tried
manfully for the levelling score but Latton's greater experience was enough
to see them through by the narrowest of margins. Seamus Fox presented
the winning trophy to the Latton captain Brendan Lennon. Seamus thanked
the organisers for a magnificent tournament and congratulated both teams
on a splendid game of football. Gene McEnroe presented the man of the
match award to HughMcElroy on behalf of Andy McCann.
Best for Latton were HughMcElroy ,Noel Coyle ,Ruairi Ward and Finbar Fitzpatrick.
Best for Aghabog were Francis Dolan, Declan Dolan, Brendan O Brien and Garry McBride. Latton. S.Farmer, Alan McEntee, Ruaire Ward, Michael Duffy, Hugh Lennon, Ciaran Lennon, Paul Fitzpatrick, Kevin Hughes Noel Coyle, David Lennon, Finbar Fitzpatrick, Karl Conlon, Paddy Shannon, Hugh McElroy.Brendan Lennon , John O Brien
Aghabog D. McCarville, P. O Brien, E. Croarkin, K. Quigley, P.Greenan, G.McBride, M.McBride,G.McAdam, A.Brady.B.O'Brien, F. Dolan, B.McCarville, D.Smith, S. Mulligan,S.O.Brien.
Referee. Gerry Mc.Dermott (Kill)
|Minors record good win|
|Lacken / Ballymachugh 1 - 6 Drumgoon 3 - 11|
|Adam Bates, Gene Mc Donald, John Fitzpatrick, Cathal Smith,
Niall Mc Entyre, Michael Murray, Michael Mc Donald, Paul Mc Bride, Conor
Bates, Darren Pearson, Patrick Hughes, Edward Gaffney, Sean Smith,
Subs Used:- Martin Hughes, Killian Kelly, Shane Carragher
Scorers Conor Bates 1 - 02, Edward Gaffney 0 - 5, Sean Smith 1 - 01,
Darren Pearson 1 - 01, Michael Mc Donald 0 - 2
PADDY FOX TOURNAMENT
Drumgoon 0 - 11 Latton 1 -12
John Reilly, Niall Mc Entyre, Paul Crosson, Niall Crosson, Barry Crosson,
Keith Fannin, Niall Clerkin, Jim Mc Nally, Michael Mc Donald, Bryan
Bates, Niall Fortune, Philip Mc Dermott, Paul Mc Cabe, John Mc Donald,
Paddy Mc Cabe,
|Vocational Schools Camogie Final
St. Aidan's take title
In a very competitive final of the Vocational Schools camogie competition which took place in Rathluden Park, Cootehill between Cavan Vocational and St Aidans Comprehensive, Cootehill the home side were victors on a scoreline of 2-1 to 1-0. Although scores were hard to come by on the day, both sides turned in good performances in a game that was dominated by the respective defences. The Cavan school led at the interval by 1-0 to 0-1, and were full value for their lead. However, the Cootehill side upped their performance in the second-half and had the satisfaction of keeping their opponents scoreless in the second-half. In the end they got through for the vital scores that gave them a well deserved success. The St. Aidans team-captain Fiona Murray was presented with the winning trophy by Cavan Camogie Board PRO, Philip McDonald.
St. Aidans – Carmel McBride, Christine McCut-cheon, Claire O’Brien, Niamh Farrell, Sarah McCabe, Fiona Murray, Siobhain McGorry, Tara Cunningham, Siobhain Smith, Doireann Farrell, Caroline Mullen, Caoimhe Smith, Subs – Mary Fitzpatrick, Karen Mc Menamin, Carol Kissane, Cora McBride, Karen Kelly, Angela Galligan, Cliona Farrell.
Cavan Vocational – An-toinette O’Reilly, Lisa Lynch, Oniosa Sorohan, Michele Corrigan, Suzanne Higgins, Aisling Reilly, Sabrina Sorohan, Emer Smith, Brenda Goldrick, Emer O’Callaghan. Subs – Amanda Galligan, Anne Marie McKiernan, Aisling Corrigan, Margaret Reilly, Phoebe Brady.
Referee: Phil McDonald from Bailieborough Shamrocks.