A busy few days for Macroom GAA

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A busy few days for Macroom GAA

April 10, 2023

The bank holiday was a good one for Macroom GAA teams with seven games played, resulting in six wins and one draw for the Green and White.

Monday April 3rd
Macroom U16 Div 4 team defeated Ballincollig B at Tom Creedon Park, 3-8 to 3-6.  Macroom U16 2nd team defeated Ballincollig 2 on a score of 3-8 to 3-6 in the Premier Division 4 league, their first outing of the season. Goals from Billy Murphy and Sam Leavy gave Macroom the advantage late in the game but then Ballincollig struck for a goal to take a one point lead.  Back came Macroom and a late, late goal from Jack O’Shea gave them victory after a good quality game.  The team panel was: Caleb O’Connor, Thomas Hopkins, Conor Nash, Robert Fitzgerald, Oisín Phelan, Rory O’Shea, Simon Condon, Jack O’Shea, Troy Murphy, Darragh Donovan, Jack Leavy, Tadg Dunne, Dylan Lucey, Jayden O’Sullivan, Gearóid Quinn, Eoin Healy, Billy Murphy, Sam Leavy, Brian Bradley, Ryan Fernando.

Macroom U12 team defeated Inniscarra 5-13 to 2-2 in the Rebel Óg Mid Group 3 league at Tom Creedon Park in their opening game in the Rebel Óg Mid U12 FL, Group 3.The panel was: Conor Angland, David Twomey, Con Moss, Sean Bourke, Danny Creed, Cian Kelleher, Ruairí Lucey, Lochlainn Phelan, Kennan Deasy, David Siju, Maciek Krzepina, Gena Lisovyi, Alex O’Callaghan, Noah Moss, Luke Kelly, Oscar Grace.  The other teams in the group are: Kinsale, Crosshaven, Courceys, Sliabh Ruadh, Inniscarra.

Macroom U12 G5 West team defeated Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh  5-3 to 2-3.  Macroom have two U12 teams this season, the second team contests in the Rebel Óg West league. The other teams in that group are Iveleary, Clondrohid, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, Kilmichael, Cill na Martra.

Macroom U14s had a fine win over Valley Rovers, 5-10 to 4-2, in the West Div 1 league. This was their final group game and Macroom have now qualified for a knock-out quarter final against Sam Maguires.  Macroom U14 footballers having suffered  defeat against the Valleys in last year’s U13 final played with great determination from the very start, took control early and were in command right up to the final whistle in what was a great team performance and ran out winners on a scoreline of 5-10 to 4-02.  Team: Ben Ronan, Ciarán Murray, Michael Kelleher (capt), Tristan Mullane, Dan Lyons, Ultan Ó Tuama ,Ryan Matunushu, Donagh Moss, Oliwier Krzepina, Michael Dunne, Michael Cregan, Dylan O’Shea, Ronan Duggan, Ronan O’Sullivan, Eoin Holland, Daniel Lucey , Alex Waugh, Micheal Deasy.
Scorers: Eoin Holland 2-03, Donagh Moss 2-00, Alex Waugh 1-00, Dylan O Shea 0-03, Michael Dunne 0-02, Michael Cregan 0-02.

The Macroom U18’s got the better of Sliabh Ruadh at Belgooly on a 1-14 to 1-9 scoreline, their second win in three group games played to date, with Courceys still to be played on April 19th next.

Macroom juniors beat Canovee in the Muskerry Div 2 league, 4-9 to 2-9 at Carrig, their first win in three outings.  Goalkeeper Tom Creedon saved a penalty in this game, Liam Holland, Ethan O’Gorman and Dylan Twomey got the goals. Panel: Thomas Creedon, Jack Kelleher, Richard McSweeney, Sam Kelleher, John Murphy, Tony Dineen, Daragh Kiernan, Caleb Dineen, Ben O’Connell, Shane Meaney, Mark Hunt, Liam Holland, Conor O’Sullivan, Jack Sexton, James Galvin, Robert Lucey, Ethan O’Gorman, Dylan Twomey, Jonah Dervin, Barry Galvin, Dylan Browne, Kieran Doody, Michael Cahill, Kieran Condon.

On Good Friday evening at Kinsale in the U16 Premier 2 league, Macroom drew with the home side 2-10 to 4-4 having been ten points in arrears (3-4 to 0-3) at half time. Macroom were poor in the first half but were a transformed side after the restart and helped by two goals from Jack Leavy drew level before the finish.
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