Junior b’s advance to quarter final


The Junior b team took on Lisdowney in the first round of the  championship in Muckalee on Sunday.  Playing with the wind in the first half Martins put on the pressure and led at half time 2-05 to 0-05.  The second half started with Lisdowney opening the scoring.  Martins had to defend right to the end.  Final score St Martin’s 2-10 Lisdowney 1-12.

Team; Eugene Maher, Shane Egan, Conor Kinsella, Conor Dowling, Eoin Murphy, Robert Reid, Thomas Walsh, James Callanan (0-01), Jack Dowling, Mark Murphy(0-04 2f), Tom Morrissey(0-02), Damien Tynan, Ruairi Kinsella, Robert Shore(2-02), Shane Dowling(0-01).  subs: Donal Shore, Mark Coady, John Joe Kelly, Aidan Egan, Damien Egan, Brandon Sheehan, Darragh Callanan.

Selectors: Conor Kinsella, Thomas Kinsella, Seamus Tynan

Referee: Eamon Larkin.

Junior b secures another win


The Junior b team took on Galmoy on Monday night in their second game in the North Junior b Championship.  They started well scoring 1-05 before Galmoy registered their first score. They continued to dominate and led at half time 3-07 to 0-06.  Galmoy started the second half well scoring a quick goal but the lads were never in danger and continued with some fine points to leave the final score at St Martin’s 4-16 Galmoy 1-11.  Next game is on Friday 17th in Palmerstown 7.30 against Dicksboro.

Team:  Eugene Maher, Shane egan, Martin dowling, Jack dowling, Eoin Murphy 0-01, David Walsh, Damien tynan, James Callanan 0-01 Brandon Sheehan, Adrian Farrell, Mark Murphy 0-04 Mark Coady 0-02, Shane Dowling 0-03 Robert Shore 4-02  Ruairi Kinsella 0-01 subs: William Trousdell 0-02  Damien Egan, Aidan Egan, darragh callanan all used, John Joe Kelly, Robert Reid, Conor Dowling, Thomas Walsh.

Selectors; Thomas Kinsella, Seamus Tynan, Conor Kinsella

Referee: Eamon Larkin.

Junior B reach semi final of Joe Walsh Cup

The Junior b team  took on neighbours Erins Own in Coon on Sunday evening in the quarter final of the Joe Walsh cup.  In the opening half they were always in command and went in at half time 1-11 to 1-04 ahead. They continued to work hard in the second half and  won 2-17 to 1-10.

Team: Eugene maher, Nicholas Purcell, Conor Kinsella, Conor Dowling, David Walsh, Thomas Walsh, Shane Egan, Eoin Murphy, James Callanan, Damien Tynan, Martin Dowling(0-01), Mark Murphy(0-05 2f), Shane Dowling(0-03 1f), Robert Shore(2-03), Adrian Farrell(0-05). subs: Ruairi Kinsella, David Breen, William Trousdell and Damien Egan all used.

Selectors: Thomas Kinsella, Seamus Tynan and Conor Kinsella

Referee: John Guinan.



Junior b secure second win


The Junior b team travelled to Clara on Sunday evening to take on Clara in the last round of the league. St Martins started the stronger and led at half time 1-06 to 1-02.  Following the start of the second half Martins added points from Robert, Ruairi and Shane before Clara responded with a goal.  Martins responded immediately with a goal by Damien Tynan and two points by Robert Shore.  Martins were in command but Clara never gave up and added 1-02 before the finish.  Final score St. Martins 2-14 Clara 3-04.

Team:  Eugene Maher, Conor Dowling, Conor Kinsella, Nicholas Purcell, Shane Egan, Thomas Walsh, Robert Reid, Eoin Murphy(0-02), Adrian Farrell, Damien tynan(1-0), Robert shore(1-04), Tom Morrissey(0-03), Shane Dowling(0-04f), Ruairi Kinsella(0-01(65), Martin dowling. Subs: Mark Murphy, Jack Dowling, James Kelly all used.

Selectors: Thomas Kinsella, Seamus Tynan, Conor Kinsella

Referee; John Walsh.

Away win

St. Martins Junior B had a good win against Galmoy in the League The game was played in Galmoy. Martins started well and were leading 0-11 to 0-3 at half time and ran out winners 2-15 to 2-6.

Team Eugene Maher, Conor Dowling, Conor Kinsella, Paddy Heffernan, Shane Egan, Tom Walsh, Robert Reid, Jack Dowling, James Callinan 0-1, Damien Tynan 1-1, Robert Shore 0-4, Tom Morrissey0-3, Martin Dowling1-2, Ruari Kinsella 0-43f , Colm O Neill. Subs all used Mark Murphy, Stephen Shore, William Trousdale, Eoin Murphy, Alan Kelly.


Ref. Eamonn Mansfield

Selectors Seamus Tynan, Conor Kinsella, Thomas Kinsella.



Junior B Hurling League


The Junior B team took on Danesfort in Coon in their opening game of the season.  Half time St Martins 0-05 Danesfort 0-09.  The second half saw the lads battle to the end but Danesfort finished the stronger Final score St Martins 1-09 Danesfort 0-19.

Team: Eugene maher, Nicholas Purcell, Conor Kinsella, Eoin Murphy, James Callanan, Thomas Walsh, jack dowling, James Kelly(1pt), Adrian Farrell, Tom Morrissey(1pt), Podge Haughney (1pt), Brandon Sheehan (3pts 2f), Damien tynan, David Breen (2pts), William trousdell (1-01). Subs: Damien Egan, Stephen Shore used, Ruairi Kinsella, Eoin Mahony, Aidan Egan, Alan Kelly.

Selectors: Thomas Kinsella, Seamus Tynan,Conor Kinsella.

Referee: John Guinan.

Junior Hurling League


St Martins first game of the season was against o Loughlins in the Junior Hurling League.  The first half was very even with little between the sides at half time.  St Martins 1-10 O Loughlins 2-10.  In the second half  the lads worked hard but O Loughlins finished the stronger final score St Martins 2-15 O Loughlins 5-16.

Team; Eugene Maher, Brian Cadigan, Aidan Murphy, Conor Dowling, David Walsh, Patrick Brennan, Adrian Farrell, Noel Darcy(1pt), Jack dowling, damien Tynan, Podge Haughney (2pts), Robert Reid, Shane kinsella (7pts 5f), Robert Shore (5pts), Jason Shore (2-0). Subs: Luke Maher, David Breen, William trousdell, Stephen shore all used Shane Dowling, Damien Egan, Aidan Egan, Conor Kinsella.

Selectors: John Ryan, Patrick O Flynn.

Referee: Peter Burke

Junior + Junior B League/Championship 2015

North Junior Championship:

Prel Round: Erins Own vs St. Martin’s (A)

Prel Round: Galmoy vs Clara (B)

Qtr Final: Dicksboro vs Cloneen (C)

Qtr Final: Winner of A vs Winner of B (D)

Qtr Final: Barrow Rangers vs O’Loughlins (E)

Qtr Final: Blacks and Whites vs James Stephens (F)

Semi Final: Winner of F vs Winner of E

Semi Final: Winner of C vs Winner of D

North Junior B League:  (all play each other)

Group A: St. Lachtains, Erins Own, Lisdowney, Cloneen, Threecastles.

Group B: Conahy Shamrocks, Blacks + Whites, Barrow Rangers, Bennettsbridge, Dicksboro.

Group C: Clara, James Stephens, Danesfort, Galmoy, St. Martin’s

North Junior B Championship: (all play each other)

Group A: St. Lachtains, Conahy Shamrocks, Clara, Erins Own, Blacks + Whites

Group B: James Stephens, Lisdowney, Barrow Rangers, Danesfort, Cloneen

Group C: Bennettsbridge, Galmoy, Threecastles, Dicksboro, St. Martin’s



Junior Championship Round 2

After playing three games to get through the first round, St. Martin’s bowed out of the J.J Kavanagh and Sons Junior Hurling Championship.  Played in typical October weather in the Polo Grounds, Jenkinstown. With the aid of a stiff breeze,  James Stephen’s raced ahead and lead by 1-12 to 0-2 at half time with Martin’s two points coming from converted free’s by Shane Kinsella.  The second half didn’t see much of an improvement for St. Martin’s.  James Stephen’s bagged themselves another goal shortly after half time.  Even though Luke Maher got a goal back for his side, the damage was already done as James Stephen’s ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of 2-19 to St. Martin’s 1-6.

Team: Jason Shore, Brian Cadigan, Aidan Murphy, Shane Egan, Kieran Kelly, Mick Morrissey, Paddy Dowling, Noel D’arcy, Paddy Brennan, Adrian Farrell, Shane Kinsella (0-4), Luke Maher (1-1), Eugene Maher, Shane Coonan, Donal Shore (0-1).

Subs: Jack Dowling, Joe Maher, David Walsh, Conor Kinsella (all used).

Team Management: Anthony Maher, John Buggy.

Referee: Eugene Ryan

5th October 2014.

Junior Championship Round 1: Replay 2

St. Martin’s and Ballyhale Shamrocks were finally separated after playing a second replay and one point separated the sides after 200+ minutes and it looked like heading to extra time again in the J.J Kavanagh and Sons Junior Hurling Championship.  Played under lights in Muckalee in front of a large crowd, after the first 15 minutes, it was all square with Luke Maher and Paul Maher exchanging scores with Brian Cody and Donnchadh Fitzpatrick of the Ballyhale side.  Shane Kinsella hit the jackpot when a 65  he took from the sideline dropped into the back of the net to give Martin’s a three point lead mid way through the half.  He then added a point shortly after to put 4 between the sides.  Brian Cody, Donnchadh Fitzpatrick and Liam Grant reduced the deficit to one for Ballyhale before Paul Maher caught the ball from a free taken by Jason Shore and blasted it to the back of the net once more.  Martin’s goalie Jason Shore added a pointed free to leave the half time score St. Martin’s 2-4, Ballyhale Shamrock’s 0-5.  The second half was a much closer affair once Brian Cody (Ballyhale) clawed back the lead back to 3 points before Donnchadh Fitzpatrick bagged a goal to level the sides. Shane Kinsella pointed a free before Fitzpatrick scored a second goal to take the lead for the South Kilkenny side with  four minutes left on the clock (2-9 to 2-7). Martin’s got their opponents lead back to one with a converted free before Mick Morrissey scored a great long range point to level the game, and it looked like extra time again.  With the game in injury time, and neither side wanting to concede, Luke Maher shot from 45m out to score the winner as St. Martin’s hung on for the win.  Final Score: St. Martin’s 2-10, Ballyhale Shamrock’s 2-9.

Team: Jason Shore (0-1), Brian Cadigan, Aidan Murphy, Paddy Dowling, Kieran Kelly, Mick Morrissey (0-1), Paddy Brennan, Noel D’arcy (0-1), Thomas Walsh, Shane Kinsella (1-3), Paul Maher (1-1), Luke Maher (0-3), Eugene Maher, Shane Coonan, Donal Shore.

Subs: Adrian Farrell (used), Joe Maher (used), Jack Dowling, Shane Egan, Conor Kinsella, Tommy Quirke, David Walsh.

Management: Anthony Maher, John Buggy, Eoin Maher.

Referee: Paddy Bowden.

26th September 2015




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