Millstreet take All Ireland Scor Sinsir Tráth na gCeist

All Ireland Scór Sinsir Finals

Millstreet’s Tráth na gCeist captured the All-Ireland Scór Sinsir title last Saturday at the Gleneagle/INEC Arena. Having made it into the top three with Churchill, Kerry and Edenderry, Offaly, following the conclusion of the ten rounds of the table quiz, Millstreet qualified for the stage quiz. Here the team members, John Tarrant, Pat Sheehan, Con Healy, and Jerry Doody answered five individual questions each. It was a close finish that saw Kerry finish on 75 marks, Offaly on 78 and Cork on 79. This is the first time since 2001 that the title has come back to the County and indeed to the Duhallow based club.
Saturday was also a special day for West Corkman, Bill Harte, this year’s Munster recipient of the Scór Long Service Award. Bill hailing from Carbery Rangers GAA club has been an instrumental figure in Scór since its inception. Bill has been to the forefront when his club have been victorious at divisional level in Carbery and has been to every corner of the country supporting Carbery Rangers on the National stage. 2018 proved to be an extra special year for Bill when Carbery Rangers claimed the Bailéad Ghrúpa titles in Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir in Sligo. A truly worthy recipient of the award – Maith thú Bill.

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All Ireland Scór Sinsir Finals in Killarney

All roads lead to Killarney this Saturday, November 18th for the hosting of the All-Ireland Scór Sinsir Final.
First up for Cork will be Millstreet’s Tráth na gCeisteanna team of John Tarrant, Pat Sheehan, Con Healy & Jerry Doody in the Table Quiz at 12noon while, the stage competitions will get underway at 3pm. After the half-time break, Clann na nGael’s Ceol Uirlise group of Andrew Collins, Molly McQueen, Davina Connolly & Saoirse Connolly will take to the stage.  We wish our Cork representatives all the best.
Saturday will also be a special day for Carbery Ranger’s Bill Harte as he receives a Scór Long Service Award for his dedication to the competition at all levels since its inception. Congratulations Bill!
Make sure to come along and show our competitors your support. Remember to bring your club and county flags too. Tickets can be purchased here:
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Newcestown win Bon Secours Senior A Football Championship Final

Picture: George Hatchell

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Newcestown will be in the top grade of Cork football in 2024 following a deserved victory over Dohenys in the Bon Secours Hospital SAFC final at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday evening.

Newcestown make an immediate return to Premier Senior after suffering demotion last season, completing the double after winning the SAHC two weeks ago. Disappointment for Dohenys whose wait for a first adult county title since they won the IFC back in 1995 goes on.

This West Cork derby drew a huge crowd to the Páirc and it certainly delivered with no quarter asked or given. Newcestown were down 0-5 to 0-1 after the first quarter but once they got going they looked the likely winners. The team in red and gold were led by their sharpshooter David Buckley who finished up with 0-9, a stunning six of those from play.

Dohenys made a better start as they kicked the first two points which came from the boot of Keith White. The impetus was with the team in green and white and a beautiful point from Colm O’Shea extended their advantage after being set up by Rhys Coakley.

Newcestown got their first score after five minutes, a Buckley free, seconds after Donal Rice blocked Luke Meade’s goal-bound shot. An O’Shea free restored Dohenys’ three-point buffer, 0-4 to 0-1 after 10 minutes which was followed by a long-range Johnny Kelly effort as the Dunmanway outfit had a firm grip on proceedings in the opening quarter.

A pair of Jack Meade white flags, one of which was a mark, brought Newcestown back into contention. A beauty of a point from Niall Kelly left just a point between the teams, 0-5 to 0-4 after 18 minutes before there was a lull in the scoring with both defences on top. The next score didn’t arrive until the 25th minute when Buckley pointed to level up proceedings.

A much-needed score for Dohenys arrived on the stroke of the half-time whistle when White bisected the posts, their first score in 16 minutes as they led 0-6 to 0-5 at the break.

The teams were all square two minutes into the new half when Buckley converted a close-range free and a minute later the same player split the posts for Newcestown to give them the lead for the first time, 0-7 to 0-6 after 33 minutes. But, in keeping with the encounter, it was deadlocked when O’Shea kicked over an easy free.

A Buckley white flag gave the team in red and gold a slender advantage, 0-8 to 0-7 heading into the final quarter. The evergreen Tadhg Twomey pushed Newcestown’s advantage out to two points with ten minutes remaining. Dohenys were then reduced to 14 players when Cathal Daly received a black card after 51 minutes.

That man Buckley kicked a splendid point to give his side a three-point lead, 0-10 to 0-7. And it became a four-point advantage when Buckley converted a free. Buckley was on fire, he raised another white flag as his team were ahead by five points after 58 minutes.

Dohenys sub Gavin Farr pointed three minutes into injury time, but it was merely a consolation score. The full-time whistle brought huge celebrations from the Newcestown camp, a historic day for the club. The double has been completed.

Scorers for Newcestown: D Buckley 0-9 (0-3 f), J Meade 0-2 (0-1 m), T Twomey, N Kelly 0-1 each.

Dohenys: C O’Shea (0-2 f), K White 0-3 each, J Kelly, G Farr 0-1 each.

NEWCESTOWN: C White; N Murray, C Twomey, G O’Donovan; J Kelleher, M McSweeney, L Meade (c); T Horgan, C Goggin; R O’Sullivan, T Twomey, D Buckley; J Meade, S O’Donovan, N Kelly.

Subs: C Keane for N Murray, S O’Sullivan for N Kelly (both 51), C Dinneen for J Kelleher (57), J Kenneally for C Goggin (63), E Collins for J Meade (65).

DOHENYS: Stephen Daly; J Farrell, Seán Daly, D Rice; C Barry, E Lavers (c), B O’Donovan; J Kelly, R Coakley; A O’Donovan, C O’Shea, C Daly; K White, F Herlihy, M Buckley.

Subs: B Murphy for B O’Donovan (42), A Mannix for A O’Donovan (51), P Crowley for Buckley, G Farr for C O’Shea (both 57), D Collins for J Farrell (61).

Referee: John Ryan (Macroom).