U16 Hurlers travel to Tom Ryall Park.

Tuesday night 7pm 14th May saw St. Martins U16 Hurling team take on Graigue Ballycallan on their home ground in what can only be described as one of the great come backs. It took St. Martins 35 minutes to put a score on the board but when they started they could not be stopped. The St. Martins could not do anything right it seemed for the first half and failing to put up any scores left themselves under serious pressure at the break with the half time score 1-4 to no score.

After some serious soul searching the second half started with Graigue Ballycallan getting a point but then St. Martin’s found their form and put away 2 quick goals and some nice points and kept the pressure on even when Graigue Ballycallan tried to respond and St. Martins ran out winners in the end with a final score of 3-6 to 1-8.


C Brennan, A Kelly, T Downey, C Dowling,  P Heffernan, E Murphy, JJ Kelly, B Coady, J Manning, L. Hogan, F Dowling, C Fahy, T Quirke, S Maher, C O’Neill.


R. Reid [used], P Buggy, E Stapleton, C Coady,  J Nolan, Brandon Sheehan [injured].


Micheál Brennan, Andy Dowling, Ger O’Neill.

Ref; Eamon Larkin.




U16 Hurlers take on Piltown at home.

The U16 Hurling team played Piltown in the League encounter on Friday night 3rd May last in Muckalee. The local lads  started strong showing strength in all areas of the field and put up some fine scores from play as well as having great accuracy from the placed ball.  Scores appeared to be matched pint for pint but the St. Martin’s lads were in control at all times  and really pulled away in the second half  and finished very impressively  with a final score of St. Martins 2-20 to Piltown 1-9.

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C Brennan, A Kelly, R Reid, T Downey, C Dowling,  P Heffernan, E Murphy, JJ Kelly, B Coady, J Manning, B Sheehan, F Dowling, C Fahy, T Quirke, S Maher, C O’Neill.


P Buggy, E Stapleton, A Comerford, C Coady,  J Nolan. L Hogan.


Micheál Brennan, Andy Dowling, Ger O’Neill.

Ref; Ger O Grady.

U16 hurling league

Bennettsbridge were our opponents in our first home game of the year with both team on top in defence scores were hard to get we went in at half time 1, 6 to 1, 3 ahead with a different attitude for the second half the players created and got some good team scores to win on a score of st martins 3:17 Bennettsbridge 1:4


C Brennan, A Kelly, R Reid, L Hogan, C Dowling,  P Heffernan, E Murphy, JJ Kelly, B Coady, J Manning, B Sheehan, F Dowling, C Fahy, T Quirke, S Maher.


all used C O Neill, T Downey, C Coady,  J Nolan.

U16 Hurling league first round

Our U16 team started their league campaign away to lisdowney, From the start St Martin’s hunger for this match was evident as the drove forward in all sections of the field, scores came early with the forwards on fire we went in at half time 7-5 to 4pts ahead. The second half saw Lisdowney try hard but our backs were in control giving a good supply of ball which resulted in all our forwards and centre field scoring winning on a score of St Martin’s 9-12 Lisdowney 7 pts.

Ciaran Brennan Adam Kelly Robert Reid Loughlin Hogan Conor Dowling Paddy Heffernan Eoin Murphy John Joe Kelly Brian Coady Jack Manning Brandon Sheehan Finn Dowling Conor Fahey Tommy Quirke Sean Maher: Subs Tommy Downey Padraig Buggy Ciaran Coady Jack Nolan (all used).
Mentors;  Andy Dowling Ger O Neill Michéal Brennan.

U16 and Minor teams begin fitness training.

No rest for the guys on the U16 and Minor teams in St. Martins. The enthuastic lads gathered in Muckalee to begin fitness trainnig.

U16 & Minors training

U16 & Minors training.

The amount of work been carried out at Bord na nÓg level is incredible and all are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

U16 try hard in Football Championship County Final.

Early in the game  saw St. Martin’s Brandon Sheehan take a point from a free after just 3 minutes. Defending well St. Martins however gave away a few handy frees but Piltown failed to capatilize.  The umpire was  over ruled on a tough decision to give a 45 from which Piltown eventually got a point.

St. Martins were in hard luck with a many attempts going wide. Piltown struck the post but it went to left and wide.  St. Martins found it very difficult to get through for scores but they tried hard.

After some serious attacking St. Martins got a free near the goal end but it was put wide and were then awarded a penalty which Mark Dowling  took well but denied by the Piltown goalie. Minutes later they were awarded another free but Aran Healy was denied by the post.

A strong attacking period by St. Martins failed to bear fruit and it was the turn of the defence to work hard. St. Martins got a free on the 21 yard line which Owen Murphy converted with a point. Piltown responded at the end of the first half with 2 points to leave the score at half time  3 points to St. Martin’s 2 points.

Second half started with no quarter been given on the pitch or on the line. Piltown piled on the pressure but St. Martins defended well and after been awarded a free, Aran Healy put it over the bar. Piltown eventually got back to attack with a drive on goal but Conor Fahy stretched long to deny a sure goal. St. Martins attacked again and were rewarded with Brandon Sheehan fisting the ball into the Piltown net.

The action focused on the St. Martins backs again and they responded well if not a little too strong at times. The ref took control and Brandon Sheehan was sent to the line but a hop ball was given and Piltown eventually got a point. The game livened up with the St. Martins defence being tested and they responded strong but Piltown eventually got a point to leave St. Martins leading the game with 5 minutes to go.

Piltown came back again and put the ball in the net as the game entered stoppage time and then got another 2 points  with 2 minutes to go. The extra man proved too difficult to contain and the game finished with disappointment for St. Martins with a final score of 1-7 to 1-4.



Conor Fahy, David Healy, Robert Reid, Tommy Downey, Loughlin Hogan, Richard Teehan, Stephen Walsh, John Joe Kelly, Brandon Sheehan, Mark Dowling, Jason Shore, Eoin Murphy,  David Walsh, Aaron Healy & Conor Dowling.


Subs :

Sean maher, Tommy Quirke, Aidan Egan, William Trousdell, Ronan Tynan, Colm O’Neill, Diarmuid Murtagh, Shane Dowling(inj),


Team Mentors;

Joe Dowling, Pat Murtagh, Ger O Neill, Seamus Tynan, Michéal Brennan.

U16 travel to Bennetsbridge

On Thursday 5th July our U16 hurling team travelled to Bennettsbridge looking for a win to make the shield final. After a good start we goaled after three minutes, but went in four points down at half time. After a good second half effort we went down on a final score of 0-19 to 3-5


Conor Dowling

Paddy Heffernan/ Jason Shore/ David Healy

Richard Teehan/ Stephen Walsh/ Loughlin Hogan

John Joe Kelly/ Brandon Sheehan

Tommy Quirke/ Robert Reid/ David Walsh

Mark Dowling/ Shane Dowling/ William Trousdell

Ronan Tynan/Adain Egan/Arron Healy/Conor Fahy/ Tommy Downey/Finn Dowling/Eoin Murphy

U16 hurlers take on Graig Ballycallan.

On Friday 29th June, our U16 team played Graigballycallan in Coon. Losing by a point at half time we lifted our game in the second half and went six points up. But a later rally from the visitors earned them a share of the spoils on a final score of 2-9 to 1-12.

U-16’s hold on for important points

St Martin’s u-16 hurlers got back to winning ways with a dog fight of a victory in this ronin B league match which puts the young Saints back into contention for a semi final spot.
They led at the break by 2-8 to 1-8 and Barrow Rangers only pulled level in the dying embers of the games but the men clad in red and green rallied to win by 2. Final score St. Martin’s 2-12, Barrow Rangers 1-16.


Conor Dowling, Thomas Downey, Jason Shore, David Healy, Steven Walsh, John Joe Kelly, David Walsh, William Trousdell, Richard Teehan, Eoin Murphy, Robert Reid, Loughlin Hogan, Sean Maher, Shane Dowling, Sean Maher.

Brandon Sheehan (used) Ronan Tynan, Aidan Egan, Aaron Healy, Finn Dowling, Diarmuid Murtagh, Conor Fahy, Tommy Quirke, Paddy Heffernan(inj)

U-16 Roinn B Hurling league

St Martin’s continued thier winning run with a hard fought game over Galmoy/Windgap. In a very even first half with both defences doing well Galmoy/Windgap held a slender lead at half time 1-5 to 1-4 with St. Martin’s goal coming from a well struck penelty. Galmoy/Windgap tacked on early points and a goal to move five points clear before a strong last 15 minutes saw St. Martin’s dig deep to win on a score line of 3-8 to 3-7.

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