The match takes place in Broadford with throw-in at 3.oopm.
Good luck girls!
|Áth Leathan Abú||
After their win against Kilkishen this morning, Broadford/Whitegate will play Clarecastle/Ballyea in the Camogie U21B Semi-Final tomorrow - Sunday 1st November.
The match takes place in Broadford with throw-in at 3.oopm.
Good luck girls!
The Broadford Junior Camogie team lost out to Corofin in the Junior A Final on Saturday. Corofin were the stronger side but the Broadford ladies battled it out to the very end. The final score of 2-13 to 1-05 did not reflect the game and the effort of the Broadford side but genuine congratulations to Corofin on their win.
In the Junior B Final against Tubber later the same afternoon, the Broadford hurlers gave a fine performance to beat their opponents 2-18 to 1-08. Well done lads!
It has been a great year for Broadford Hurling and Camogie, and this weekend was testimony to the effort of all the players, mentors and everyone that helped the teams reach their finals.
Áth Leathan Ábu!
Hold on to your hats...... and your hurleys. After the excitement of the Minor A victory still on everyone’s mind, it’s another weekend of County Final action for Broadford ahead so keep the green and gold flags flying.
Both finals are on Saturday 24th October. First off, the venue is Clooney for the Camogie Junior A Final between Broadford and Corofin with the throw-in at 1:30pm
Then Tulla is the venue for the Hurling Junior B Championship Final between Broadford and Tubber with the throw-in at 4.00pm.
Best of luck to both teams and all mentors and supporters alike.
Broadford played host to Wolfe Tones on Saturday in the Camogie Junior A Cup Semi-Final.
Broadford looked to take a dominant stance in the first minute of play, attacking up in to Wolfe Tones’ defence but Wolfe Tones had other ideas; establishing a four point lead over the next six minutes to make it clear that the visitors meant business. Broadford played well under pressure and had the advantage on a number of occasions but the difference was Wolfe Tones ability to gain possession and follow through.
A free for Aoife Dillon from 45m provided the first point for Broadford but a fine puck out by the Wolfe Tones goalie down the centre of the field was quickly turned in to a goal scoring opportunity for Wolfe Tones giving them a six point lead by eleven minutes of play (0-01 to 1-04).
Then, in a span of just three minutes, Aoife Dillon claimed two further points from frees and then after a pass from Áine Ryan, Aoife stormed through Wolfe Tones’ defensive lines to claim a goal for Broadford (1-03 to 1-04). A throw-in in front of the Broadford camp, after a potential side line ball was disputed, led to intensive play around the Wolfe Tones’ goal and a fine save from the goalie after Moya McMahon tried to send one to the back of the net from 10m.
Play continued for the next five minutes with no scores but with plenty of action until a Wolfe Tones side line cut was intercepted by Broadford and the ball sent to Caroline F Moloney who went on a solo run from the 45m line and up to the Wolfe Tones square and then slammed the ball in to the back of the net. Broadford were now two points ahead after coming back from six points behind but the lead was short lived after Wolfe Tones responded with a goal from a free in the 24th minute.
With play back deep in the Wolfe Tones’ defence a foul was called as Broadford were applying pressure in the square. Aoife Dillon took the free in but the ball hit the post and bounced back in to play. Wolfe Tones however were not so unlucky with their free in the last seconds of the first half and claimed the last point before the whistle blew. Halftime score 2-03 to 2-05.
All to play for in the second half and a goal for Siobhan O’Connell after Niamh Mulqueen sent the ball down the field gave Broadford a great start and a lead of one point. A point from play in the eighth minute gave Wolfe Tones their first score in the second half.
Ten minutes in and Aoife Dillon is blocked on her on solo run up the field leading to a free from 45m which she sends easily of over the bar. This is closely followed by a free for Wolfe Tones and the ball is dropped in front of the Broadford goal but nicely blocked and sent back down the field to Niamh Mulqueen, then on to Caroline F Moloney’s who takes the ball further on its journey before sending on again to Aiofe Dillon to send it to the back of the net for Broadford’s fourth goal in a great display of teamwork and devastating coordination (4-04 to 2-06). Wolfe Tones don’t take long though to respond with a goal of their own and cutting Broadford’s lead down to just one point.
Six minutes of further play with both teams creating opportunities but unable to follow through with scores for their efforts. Nineteen minutes in and Niamh Mulqueen has possession again around the 45m line and sends the ball diagonally across to Aoife Dillon who takes it on a short run and sends it low in the air towards the goal. The Wolfe Tones goalie reaches high and attempts to deflect the ball but it slides in under the bar and in to the net (5-04 to 3-06). Four points ahead again but the way in which this game has played out so far would surely prevent anyone from trying to call the final result with over ten minutes of normal time still on the clock.
Nail biting stuff by anyone’s standard and Wolfe Tones take the opportunity to heap on the pressure in front of Broadford’s Goal but their attempts are thwarted by Broadford’s strong defence but manage one point from a free for their efforts.
Broadford manages to hold firm and keep their nerve despite Wolfe Tones best efforts and in the end the final score is achieved by a point from play and a 65 both for Aoife Dillon, a point from play for Siobhan O’Connell and a final goal from Caroline F Moloney in extra time following a great solo run from Aoife Vaughan before sending the ball to Caroline. Final score 6-07 to 3-07.
This was a truly exciting match between two strong and forceful teams and at no stage could either team really feel they had this one in the bag. Bad luck to Wolfe Tones and truly well done Broadford.
This crop of players have added a new chapter into the history book of Broadford Hurling Clubs achievements over the last number of years as they brought the Minor A title home this evening. What was even more impressive was the manner in which the team dominated this match from start to finish. The final scoreline read, Broadford/Smith O' Briens 4-16 Wolfe-Tones 0-16.
With the events of last weeks Intermediate final still on both sets of supporters minds, there was a tense atmosphere at the start. This was transformed to ecstasy in minutes as Darren Chaplain won early ball and supplied a super pass into Mikey O' Shea. He caught the high ball and there was only going to be one result. First blood to Broadford/Sob. The pressure was relentless and Diarmuid Whelan won a 50-50 ball, supplied Eddie Bourke who took his first point. The forwards were hassling every ball, epitomised by David O' Shea's doggedness to win a free in after great pressure on the 'Tones' goalie. A further 2 points by Sean Phelan and Mikey O' Shea had Broadford/Sob well on top. The backs were given a few tests early on but were able to contain Wolfe Tones to frees for much of the opening period with excellent man-marking. Wolfe Tones were awarded a penalty after a strong break through the middle of the defence. With the game going Broadford's way this penalty could have proved crucial. It is on small moments like this that games hinge but with JC McMahon in goals you are always given a chance. The save that he made from a brilliantly struck low and to the left, penalty was sublime. This gave the Broadford/Sob backs the belief to keep it going, Declan Power leading by example had a stormer of a game. Diarmuid Whelan got the ball rolling again with an excellent point from long-range, one of three super scores from the half forward. Wolfe Tones were able to stick in the game with a number of frees, Broadford not able to pull away. This was all to change as Sean Considine popped up to score the first of his hat-trick of goals. Darren Chaplain and Sean Phelan were running midfield at this stage and when the ball broke to Sean Considine there was only 1 thing on his mind. He burst through the Wolfe Tones defence and smashed the net with a rasper of a kick. Sean Phelan yet again supplied David O' Shea with great ball enabling him to score a brace. Sean taking two himself before half-time. With a lead of 6 things were looking good.
The second-half proved to be as good for a team that produced the perfect team performance on the day that mattered. Matthew Troy was to get on the scoreline at the start of the second-half adding to the excellent work himself and Jack Dillon had worked for in defence. Sean Phelan was immense around the park leaving Wolfe Tones living on scraps. 'Sparky' Whelan was to score again after tireless work around midfield before that man Sean Considine went for goal again. He was simply unstoppable and there was no turning back now. Cathal Stritch and Colin Balfe shored things up in defence, standing strong. Mikey O' Shea and Eddie Bourke took great scores before the end, both showing super speed in both attack and defence. The game was to finish with another devastating forward move by Sean Considine ending in the inevitable, his hat-trick.
This was a momentous day for Broadford, seeing our Club players not only play at the highest level but dominate at the highest level. Huge congratulations must go to the coaches and mentors. Táimid go léir an-bhródúil astu.
Team: 1. J.C. McMahon 2. Michael Hogan 3. Cathal Stritch 4. Colin Balfe 5. Matthew Troy 6 Declan Power 7. Jack Dillon 8. Diarmuid O' Brien 9. Darren Chaplain 10. Diarmuid Whelan 11. Sean Phelan (JC) 12. Paddy Gough 13. David O' Shea 14. Mikey O' Shea (JC) 15. Eddie Bourke. Fir Ionaid 16. Sean Considine 17. Seamus Monaghan 18. Darragh Whelan 19. Niall O' Brien 20. Evan McNamara 21. Cathal O' Connell 22. Eoin Power 23. Niall Moloney 24. Cian Cremins 25. Eoin Powell
Bainistíocht: Tom O' Donoghue, Sean McMahon, Arthur Stritch
Trainer: Michael Ryan
First Aid: Bernard McMahon
Broadford has two big matches this weekend, both against Wolfe Tones.
In Camogie it’s the Junior A Cup Semi-Final with Broadford v Wolfe Tones on Saturday 17th with throw-in at 12-noon. The match takes place in Broadford.
Then in Hurling on Sunday 18th it’s the Minor A Final with Broadford v Wolfe Tones. Note that the throw-in has been brought forward to 11.30am (from the original time of 12-noon). The match takes place in Sixmilebridge.
Best of luck to both teams!
Broadford met Wolfe Tones in the much anticipated Intermediate County Final on Saturday 10th October. With both teams eager to make it back to Senior status the stakes were high.
Wolfe Tones set the tone of the match with an early goal but Broadford clawed back three straight points from play for Diarmuid Moloney, Stiofain McMahon and Craig Chaplin to bring the score line level again. From this point on though, Broadford were unable to surpass Wolf Tones score line. Despite a second goal for Wolfe Tones in the 20th minute however, Broadford did ensure Wolfe Tones could not extend their lead by more than four points at any time in the first half, which ended 2-04 to 0-07, ensuring Broadford had all to play for in the second half.
After trading points in the opening minutes of the second half Wolfe Tones then broke away with a point and their third goal to establish a seven point lead by the sixth minute. Broadford claimed a point from a free but Wolf Tones soon had their seven point lead re-established.
In a show of great grit and determination, Broadford fought back hard and with four straight points from play and, added to that, Padraig Hickey’s points from a free and two 65’s, and just one point for Wolfe Tones sandwiched in between, Broadford looked like they might well turn the match around in the last few minutes after incredibly putting just one point between the two sides with less than five minutes of normal time on the clock.
The lads in green and gold just needed a lucky break that had eluded them from the very beginning of the match. Unfortunately though it was not to be and a crushing goal from Wolfe Tones in the last minute of play helped to ensure Broadford’s hopes of promotion after just one year as Intermediates were dashed. Final score 4-10 to 0-17.
Wolfe Tones went out of their way to neutralise the often devastating impact of Padraig Hickey in previous matches and afforded few goal scoring opportunities to their opponents. Broadford forwards Stiofain McMahon and Donie Whelan came tantalising close to scoring a goal each in the second half after skilfully outmanoeuvring the Wolfe Tones back line only to be surrounded within feet from the goal line to deny the much needed goals. Broadford’s performance was also marked by a cracking save from Alan McMahon from a goal attempt just outside the square in the second half and the characteristic mid-field domination of Aonghus O’Brien and Shane Taylor.
The Broadford hurlers did well to reach the final and did the parish proud in a match that is sure to be remembered for a long time to come.
The highways and byways of Broadford are dripping in green and gold for their lads in the Intermediate County Final this afternoon, and Broadford comes out to show its support.
With three finals to look forward to, Broadford Hurling Club is on a mission - a mission to WIN!
The Minor (Broadford 3-14 Inagh-Kilnamona 0-13) and Junior (Broadford 0-25 Wolfe Tones 3-05) Semi-Final wins last weekend adding to the excitement for the Intermediates who had already secured their place in a County Final.
With Broadford ebullient over their Junior win and Wolfe Tones no doubt still a little raw, this will surely add to the pressure and excitement as the clubs face each other again; this time in the Intermediate County Final.
The Final will take place on Saturday 10th October in Sixmilebridge with throw-in at 4.45pm.
The very best of luck to the Intermediates – players, mentors and supporters.
Be sure to come along to lend you support if you can make it.
Áth Leathan Ábu!