Senior’s secure place in Byrne cup final

Junior Hurling-The  Junior team travelled to Jenkinstown to take on O’ Loughlin’s  in the North Junior Championship. O’ Loughlin’s started the strongest and were ahead at the break 1-10 to 1-05.  It was O’ Loughlin’s who were first to score in the second half  with 3 unanswered points to put 8 between the sides.  Martins then started to dominate with points from Brian Byrne, Luke Maher and Brian Mulhall to leave the sides level with 6mins remaining.  O’ loughlin’s finished the strongest and won by 2-17 to 1-15.

Junior Hurling-The  Junior team travelled to Jenkinstown to take on O’ Loughlin’s  in the North Junior Championship. O’ Loughlin’s started the strongest and were ahead at the break 1-10 to 1-05.  It was O’ Loughlin’s who were first to score in the second half  with 3 unanswered points to put 8 between the sides.  Martins then started to dominate with points from Brian Byrne, Luke Maher and Brian Mulhall to leave the sides level with 6mins remaining.  O’ loughlin’s finished the strongest and won by 2-17 to 1-15.

Team: David Breen, Aidan Murphy, Brendan Maher, Brian Cadigan, Alan Murphy, Aidan lawlor, Noel Darcy,Micheal Mulhall,  Mick Morrissey(0-1), Brian Byrne (0-8), Brian Mulhall(0-1), Don Callanan, Tom Morrissey(1-1), Podge Haughney, Luke Maher(0-4). Subs: Eugene Maher (used) Martin Dowling (used) Conor Kinsella, Paddy Dowling. Damien Tynan.

Junior A’s come up short-The Junior A’s took on Emeralds in the first round of the championship in Freshford on Wednesday.They  lead by a goal a half time 1-07 to 0-07.  Emeralds  proved to be the stronger in the second half and won by 1-11 to 0-19.

Team: Eugene Maher, Martin Dowling, Aidan Murphy, Shane Egan, Padddy Dowling, Aidan Lawlor, Nicky Purcell, Luke Maher (0-07 6f), Mick Morrissey (0-02), Damien Tynan, Tom Morrissey (0-01), Ruairi Kinsella (0-01), Dave Dooley, Podge Haughney, Conor Kinsella (1-0), Subs; Ciaran Brennan, John Haughney, Jamie Heffernan,(all used) Eoin Bolger.

Senior’s -secure place in Byrne Cup Final St. Martins seniors travelled to Clara to take on Young Irelands in the Byrne cup Semi-final. Conditions were perfect for this game and the first half ended with Young Irelands ahead by 2 points 0-8 to 0-06.  Martins up their game in the second half and ran out winners . St Martins 1-17  Young Irelands 0-14.

Team: Colm McGrath, Brendan Maher, Ronan Maher, Shane Cadigan, Ollie Walsh(0-01), Paddy Nolan, James Dowling, Nial Moran(0-03), James Maher(0-03), Joe Maher (1-02), Paul Maher (0-01), John Mulhall, Eoin Mc Grath, John Maher (0-05 3f), Robert Shore (0-01). Subs; Luke Maher used, Don Callinan(0-01) used, Eugene Maher, Noel Darcy, Mick Morrissey, Brian Byrne injured.

Philip wins first Prize-Congratulations to Philip Agar who won first Prize in Draw at the Dog Night on Friday night.  Philip won €750 sponsored by CDS Architectural Metal Work , St Martins Hurling & Muckalee Football clubs. Second Prize of a voucher for Springhill Hotel  went to Martin Costigan Third Prize of a meal voucher for Newpark Hotel went to Tony Flynn Corbettstown Fourth Prize of green Fees for Castlecomer Golf Club went to Mary Shore Coon. St. Martins Hurling & Muckalee Football Clubs would like to thank everyone who supported them.

Girls Football-Muckalee U-12 girls football team had a great win over near neighbours Erin’s Own in their second league match on Friday evening last in Ballycomey. They came away with a 2—3 to 2—2   victory after a ferocious battle.  At half time they were down by 2—1 to 1—1 after playing against the wind.  In the second half they restricted Comer to a solitary point while scoring 1==2  themselves.   Everyone of the girls should be immensely proud of their display as, from goalie to corner forward they ran themselves to a standstill by the time the game was over.Team:  Caoimhe McGuinness, Martina Morrissey, Aoife O Neill, Hazel Moore, Allanah Keegan, Catriona Murtagh,  Clodgagh Hanlon (0-1), Aoife Murphy (0—1), Chloe Dooley (2—1) , Laura McDowell, Ciara Farrell, Katie O Neill.