KCS Sports Update
Well done to Lily Fay and Lily Gill who are training with the Cork City FC ladies academy.
Senior hurling Munster B championship Result: KCS 4.19 Patrician Academy Mallow 0.09
It was a commanding victory for our senior hurlers in Ballygarvan again on Thursday. Although the first half had no goals there was sharp shooting from our forwards, in particular from Ryan Long, Aidan O’Donovan and Aaron Lyons. Richard Sweetnam was accurate on several occasions to leave the half time score at 14 points to 7.
The backs continued their solid display in the second half with strong performances from Conor McCarthy, Darragh Kidney and Kealan O’Rourke. Patrician Academy began to tire early in the second half, where Gearoid O’Riordan and Darragh Crowley did a great job in keeping a constant supply of ball into the full forward line where each member of our full forward line managed to finish to the net.
It was a great display right to the end from KCS but tougher challenges lie ahead.
We were honoured to have 3 important trophies in Kinsale Community School today.
In April Saoirse McCarthy, Deirdre O’Reilly (6th year) and Fiona Keating (5th Year) were members of the team that won the Minor All Ireland Camogie final. They showed us the SíghleNic An Ultaigh Cup at an assembly of students today to a rapturous round of applause. We are so proud of their achievements.
On September 9th this year Saoirse scored 4 points contributing to Cork winning the All Ireland Intermediate Final vs Down. She was deservedly named Player of the Match after this game. Cork had suffered defeat in six All-Irelands intermediate camogie finals since 2006, including the last three years in-a-row, but they put that losing run to bed by collecting their fourth title at the grade this year. The McGrath Cup was proudly displayed by Saoirse today.
On the same day Saoirse returned to the dressing room and changed and lined out an hour later with the senior camogie team. They were victorious against Kilkenny. Saoirse therefore won her 3rd all Ireland medal, 2 on the same day.The O Duffy Cup, the senior All Ireland trophy took centre stage today.
To win 3 All Ireland medals at Minor, Intermediate and Senior level in one year is a phenomenal achievement. We are all so proud of her.
Saoirse has since been shortlisted for the Camogie Association Players Player of the year, this honours the outstanding achievements of an individual player. She has also been nominated for this years Camogie Soaring Stars Awards. These will be presented at the All Star banquet in Dublin on Nov 3rd.
We wish her all the best but she is already an All Star to us.
I think you will agree the girls are great role models and people we could all take inspiration from.
The first year soccer team were victorious in their first game for the school against a strong Colaiste Muire, Cobh side. The commitment and dedication the players have shown over the past month has been exceptional and sets the team up nicely for the competitiveness of the Cork Cup.
KCS U14 Hurling Update
The under fourteen hurlers have been training hard every Friday evening since the start of the school year with their coaches Mr. Murphy and Vince Hurley. The attendance at these sessions has been consistently high displaying the large level of interest these students have in playing school hurling. They have also played three challenge matches, the most recent of which being against a strong Hamilton High School team in Bandon last Friday October 19th. Despite playing with a largely depleted team on the night due to club activity, injuries and illnesses the lads put in a courageous second half performance and nearly nicked the result in the end only to come up just short. These games have served as excellent preparation for the Cork championship that will commence after the midterm break which all players are looking forward to!