April 2013County Junior Championship
Sneem/Derrynane 0-10 St. Pat's 1-10
St. Pat’s travelled to Derrynane to take on Sneem/Derrynane in round one of the Junior Championship and it proved to be a fantastic game of championship football with both teams not standing back from anything that was put in front of them. Brendan Poff opened the scoring for St. Pat’s before Brendan Teahan replied for Sneem/Derrynane and then Ronan Hussey and Kieran Hurley swopped points and Hussey pushed the home side a point in front. Ian Galvin and Hussey put the home side in control by the 22nd minute making the score 5 points to two. Then came the decisive score of the game when Kieran Hurley fed David O Callaghan the ball and he finished to the net to level the game. Hurley then put the visitors a point to the good just before half time. Michael O Connor was outstanding all through the game but particularly in the opening half and Sneem/Derrynane were very unlucky to loose Morgan O Donoghue very early in the first half and then to make matters worse David MacGillicuddy had to leave the action with a shoulder injury mid way through the first half.
Hussey and Hurley again swopped points at the beginning of the second half before Sneem/Derrynane brought matters level again with points from Denis O Sullivan and Donal Galvin. Liam Poff had a great score for St. Pat’s and despite late pointed frees from Sneem/Derrynane’s Brendan Teahan and Ronan Hussey they were not able to bridge the gap opened by four second half points from Kieran Hurley leaving the final score Sneem/Derrynane 0-10 St. Pat’s 1-10.
Sneem/Derrynane team and scorers, Richard White, Shane MacGillicuddy, Mikey O Neill, David MacGillicuddy, David Drummond, John Cremin, Michael O Connor, Brendan Teahan (0-2) Derek O Shea, Morgan O Donoghue, Denis O Sullivan, Ian Galvin, Ronan Hussey, Donal Galvin, David Breen. Subs used, Raymond White, Kevin O Sullivan, Joe Corridan, Adrian Breen.
Sneem/Derrynane0-6 Duagh 0-7
Duagh travelled to Derrynane to take on Sneem/Derrynane on Sunday and came away with a one point win. This was a very hard fought game in which the wind played a major part. Duagh's Jason Carmody scored 4 points in the first half, including two good kicks from play to lead 0-6 to 0-1 at the break.. Ronan Hussey and Ian Galvin got early points for the home team, and further points from Brendan Teehan ,David Breen and Galvin again to pull the home team level.
And try as they might they could not get the scores their dominance deserved. Duagh scored the winner with 7 minutes to go to leave the final score Sneem/Derrynane 6 Duagh 7.
April 2013County League
Sneem Derrynane 0-11 Asdee 0-04
Sneem/Derrynane collected their first points in the county league with an 0-11 to 0-4 win over Asdee. Playing against a very strong wind Sneem/Derrynane led at half time 3 points to 1point. Scores coming from Ian Galvin and two from Brendan Teahan. Teahan continued where he left off after the interval with 2 points in the first 5 minutes of the second half. Ronan Hussey and Ian Galvin were causing problems for the Asdee defence with Hussey scoring 3 points and Galvin 2 points. David A Breen also got on the score sheet with a well taken point. Sneem/Derrynane dominated in most sectors of the field particularly in the full back line where David McGillicuddt gave a Man of the Match performance.
17th February 2013
Thade Morley Memorial Cup
Sneem/Derrynane 3-7 Templenoe 1-12.
Sneem/Derrynane got their season off to a winning start by capturing The Thade Morley Cup in a very exciting game played in Dromore Sportsfield on Sunday last.The home team were first off the mark, but this was canceled out by a fine Morgan O Donoghue point. Adrian Breen with a free on the left wing put the visitors ahead. Templenoe quickly responded with two quick points, before Donal Galvin goaled for Sneem/Derrynane after a rebound off the crossbar.A Morgan O Donoghue point from a free had the score 1-3 to 0-3.Templenoe were level with a penalty and hit the front with a Teddy Doyle free. They went two points up before the visitors had the last say to leave the half time score 1-5 to 1-4 in Templenoe's favour.
Templenoe started brightly and had two points on the board, before Adrian Breen pointed a free to make it 1-7 to 1-5.Scores soon became hard to get as both defence's were proving hard to breach.Two Templenoe points had them four points to the good with 10 minutes left.Then the drama started, when a high ball into the Templenoe goalmouth was punched to the net by Donal Galvin to leave a point between the teams .Templenoe again responded with two breakaway points before Morgan O Donoghue with a free pulled it back to two points. Another point for the home team again had a goal between the teams with time almost up. Mike Neill launched a late Sneem/Derrynane attack with a high ball into the home square and in the ensuing confusion the referee blew for a penalty.Up stepped Ian Galvin to fire to the net and level the match.
From the kick out Templenoe went on the attack again ,but a great Denis Sullivan interception resulted in the play swinging back up the other end where Morgan O Donoghue pounced and broke free of his marker to kick what proved to be the winning point.
After the Cup and medals were presented by The Morley Family,everyone enjoyed the fine hospitality and food provided by the Templenoe Ladies.
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