Sports Update


First Year Soccer: 

Congratulations to the first year soccer team who have qualified for the knockout stages of the Munster Cup. The team was top of their group gaining maximum points where they faced Ballincollig Community School and Colaiste an Chraoibhin. They will now go onto face a very strong Skibbereen team. 

Well done to all squad members. 



Boys Basketball: 

The 1st and 2nd Year Boys basketball teams were both victorious over Colaiste Mhuire Crosshaven this week in their league games. They will now progress onto the next stage of the league with the hope of qualifying for the county semi finals.

Well done to all squad members. 



U14 Hurling:

The under fourteen hurlers secured a fine win over ColáisteChríostRí at Belgooly GAA grounds last Thursday, February 7th, to keep up their 100% record in the Cork under fourteen hurling league. KCS got off to a bright start when Conor O’Donovan rattled an early goal to the net. KCS were dominant in the early stages and after some well taken points by David Looney and O’Donovan, KCS crashed home a second goal, again coming from the magnificent O’Donovan. Kinsale continued to keep the pressure up for the remainder of the half with well taken points coming from O’Donovan and two monster frees being struck over the bar from the commanding Ted O’Callaghan at centre back. While Kinsale continued to drive forward there were some excellent performances in the backline, most noticeably from Joey Desmond at full back and Kallum Good at wing back. The score of the game arguably came as the half drew to a close when centre forward GearóidKearney collected the ball near his own half and ran straight through the helpless ChríostRí defence to put the ball in the back of the net for Kinsale’s third goal. ChríostRí were fortunate to pick up a solitary goal in the first half when the ball ricocheted out of the Kinsale defence only to find the ChríostRíforward who duly slotted home. This made the half time score KCS 3-07 ColáisteChríostRí 1-00. Having played with the aid of a stiff breeze in the first half, Kinsale knew they would face a much sterner challenge in the second half. ChríostRí to their credit rallied and hit over some well taken points at the beginning of the second half but KCS kept the scoreboard ticking over with points from Evan Corkery and efforts both from play and placed balls from O’Donovan who would end the afternoon with an impressive personal tally of 2-07. Kearney’s second goal with ten minutes to go sealed the result and put KCS top of their group. Whilst all involved can be very pleased with a great team performance, there will be much tougher tests awaiting this side if they want to progress from this group and reach the knockout stages. Final score: KCS 4-11 ColáisteChríostRí 1-04.


Jason Abbott