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Flannans Senior reports 2012

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Senior C

Senior C Clare Final - Ref Barry Kelly - Cooraclare

Kilrush 2-8                           3-9 Kilkee CC

Munster Quarter Final - Ref Michael Bohannan - Clarecastle 17th Nov 2011

Kilrush 3-04                         5-15 Laurel Hill


Senior B

Snr B Clare Final - Ref Linda Russell - Ennis

St Flannans  4-8                 0-7 Scoile Mhuire Ennistymon


Snr B Munster Quarter Final - Ref Richie O'Connor - Boher - 25th Nov 2011

St Flannans 4-10               3-02 Loreto Clonmel


Munster B SemiFinal - Ref Ian O'Brien - Mallow - 5th Dec 2011

St Flannans 5-14               3-09 Mercy Heights Skibereen


Munster Senior B Final  - Ref Jason Mullins - Effin - 24th Jan 2012

St Flannans 7-15               4-09 Ballincollig Community School



St Flannans Win Schools Senior B Munster Title

Effin was the location of the Post Primary Senior B Final on January 24th when St. Flannans of Ennis and Colaiste Choilm of Ballincollig met to contest the Munster title.

The Clare side brought their best game on the day and dominated the first half proceedings. In the second half, Colaiste Choilm mounted a strong resurgence with some high scoring but Flannans kept apace and ended up comfortable winners.

From the throw-in Flannan's had pointed through an Alana O'Brien point which was followed up rapidly by an Aoife Keane converted free, an early sign of the pressure they were to mount on the Colaiste Choilm defences. Meabh MacManamon and Jessica Hennigan worked some lovely ball out of the Cork defences freeing Laura Hayes on this occasion to take their first point of the game. Flannan's captain Sinead O'Keeffe lead a strong half back line with Aisling Corbett and Rae Wall absorbing a lot of pressure and working very well with mid-fielders Alanna O'Brien and player of the match Niamh Markham. So it wasn't long before the Ennis side were back with a goal from Eleanor Carey on ten minutes and two points by Markham to follow. Colaiste Choilm were back with a well taken point by Niamh Byrne aided by Emer Scally but that work was negated by a low rasping goal at the other end by Aoife Keane who shortly thereafter converted her second free to bring it to 2-6 to 0-2 on twenty minutes with Flannan's firmly in the driving seat. Two additional points from Nikki Kaiser and O'Brien again were snatched before Sinead O'Sillivan and Emer Scally each raised the Ballincollig school's tally to four points. Before referee Jason Mullins of Limerick blew for the break Aoibheann Malone and Orla Devitt, involved in nearly every attack had pointed and goaled respectively to push the Clare side into a 3-8 to 0-4 lead.

Devitt resumed as she finished the first half with an impressive point within the minute and within five minutes, Flannans went up by a further 2-1 thanks to Keane (point), Malone (goal) and Kaiser (goal). Undeterred, Colaiste Choilm midfielder and captain Maeve Flynn and Aobha Hickey held their ground to launch an offensive that saw two unanswered points from Emer Scally again and Roisin O'Mahony and a well-placed goal from Elaine Scally. From this point on, each side inflicted damage every time they appeared in the danger zone, Aoife Keane adding two more points to her tally, one a free. Colaiste Choilm responded with two top drawer goals from Laura Cleary and Emer Scally, bringing the gap to eleven points. Points from Aoibheann Malone and Sophie Hanna and a characteristic rocket goal from Nikki Kaiser seemed to mark the end for the Cork school but they fought back with a further goal and two points from the excellent Emer Scally. The Ennis school had no shortage of vigour however and recouped two more points via Malone and Markham (who scooped the player of the match award) before referee Mullins called it a day.

A dominant first half performance by a more balanced St Flannans team, managed by Emer Murphy-Considine and Gary Brennan, secured the title for the Clare girls but the resurgence by Colaiste Choilm made this a very entertaining Munster B Final. A lot of this Flannans team will also feature in the upcoming Munster Ladies Football Junior B Final in what is already a great year for ladies football in a hugely successful hurling and camogie school.

St Flannans Take Clare Senior B Schools Title

St. Flannans College of Ennis hosted Scoil Mhuire of Ennistymon in the Senior B ladies gaelic football schools final on Tuesday last. Scoile Mhuire were coming to claim their four-in-a-row having defeated St. Flannans last year in a high intensity game that finished 5-12 to 5-8. Both sides had some impressive names on the programmes, girls who have competed for club and county at U16 and Minor.

St. Flannanns were well up for this meeting and started extremely spritely, Shaunagh O'Brien taking a great point on the volley in the first few minutes and Orla Devitt pointed at speed soon after. Aoibheann Malone claimed the townies third point on fifteen minutes. Some good play between Emer Hillery and Ashling Torpey failed to yield anything at the other end as Ashling Corbett put in some great blocking tackles and captain Sinead O'Keeffe snuffed out a lot on the Flannan's half back line. A very predatory Flannan's forward section then went into overdrive and produced four goals in the remaining ten minutes of the first half with Niki Kaiser involved in three of them. First Shauna O'Brien rattled the upright and then she netted from the perfect pass from Kaiser who collected the rebound. Kaiser herself was next to grab a goal after a very strong solo and then she set up Orla Devitt for the third. Aoife Shannon almost palmed over a rocket from Niamh Markham but it just caught the cross bar and the three time champs were stunned by Flannan's fourth goal in ten minutes. A strong Ennistymon rally fizzled out as several scorable chances went a-begging. Aoibheann Malone then banged over the second of her five points from play just before referee Linda Russell called for half-time. 4-4 to St Flannans and Scoil Mhuire were yet to register.

Malone restarted with another point and Kaiser brought it up to 4-6 for the Ennis school before the sea-sider's Emer Hillery / Aisling Torpey combo got going. Torpey converted two points a sign of increased activity around the Flannan's parallelogram and Hillery took a great point from play. 4-6 to 0-3. A strong Flannan's attack which included Devitt, Eleanor Carey, Kaiser, Shaunagh O'Brien, Anneka O'Brien and Malone poured massive pressure on the visitors and Malone poached two more points, interspersed by an Eva O'Dea point for Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon. Ashling Torpey took another lovely point but it would be ten minutes before Scoil Mhuire would be beyond the St Flannan's forty five such was the work rate of Sophie Hanna, Aoife Keane, Captain Sinead O'Keeffe, Sinead Quinn and Aisling Corbett. Scoil Mhuire's forwards, Eva O'Dea, Captain Kayleigh Murrihy, Katie Considine were putting in some great work and it was Shannon Murrihy who scored the last point of the game for the three in a row winners, Scoile Mhuire. This was a big win for St. Flannan's and a side with eight current minor football champions from all divisions on the panel, plus camogie champs, should do very well in the next Munster round, to be announced.

St. Flannans; Aoife O'Neill, Rae Wall, Sophie Hanna, Sinead Quinn, Sinead O'Keeffe (Capt), Aisling Corbett, Aoife Keane, Alana O'Brien, Niamh Markham, Orla Devitt, Eleanor Carey, Niki Kaiser, Anneka O'Brien, Shauna O'Brien, Aoibheann Malone Subs; Clodagh Lawlor, Molly Brannock, Ciara O'Connell, Rachel McMahon, Gemma Mcevoy, Rebecca Crowe, Katie Malone, Eilish Counihan, Emma Neylon, Aisling Maher, Aimee Hayes, Sarah Molloy. Management: Emer Murphy & Garry Brennan.

Scoil Mhuire: Aoife Shannon, Helen Hehir, Sinead Considine, Mairead Healy, Therese Shannon, Roisin rouine, Martina Scales, Roisin Howley, Emer Hillery, Eva O'Dea, Kayleigh Murrihy (Capt), Aisling Torpey, Sharon Roche, Katie Considine, Shannon Murrihy. Subs: Megan O'Donnell, Maire Garvey, Moira Donohue, Sarah Clair, Sinead Shannon, Laura McGann, Claire Hehir, Aisling Rouine, Elaine Shannon, Kiah Baker, Megan Devitt, Aisling Nagle, Emer Brennan, Aisling Parra Haran, Emma Canavan, Niamh Fitzhenry. Management: Carmel Eustace


St Flannans Go Out in Schools All-Ireland Semi-Final

Munster champions, St. Flannans, played the Post Primary Schools Senior B Championship All-Ireland Semi-Final last Saturday, six weeks after their impressive Munster win, when they met Scoil Mhuire from Trim, County Meath. Flannans were well in it in the first half but struggled to light up the score board after the break and went out to the Trim side after a good battle.

The Ennis side started on good attacking form and were on the board after eleven minutes when Aoibheann Malone pointed followed by Orla Devitt two minutes later. Malone was back on twenty minutes with Flannans' third point and a great spell of attacking football yielded two goals from Nikki Kaiser. Scoil Mhuire were always a step ahead and had three goals and five points scored before the mid-way break. However St. Flannan's did have the opportunity to go into the break on more level terms when a penalty opportunity towards the end of the half didn't pan out. Flannan's will be disappointed with their second half performance when they only poached a solitary point by Nikki Kaiser against Scoil Mhuire's seven points haul in the same period.

St. Flannans have had a wonderful spell this year in ladies football, when their junior team also won the Clare schools title and almost took the Munster title, succumbing to St. Augustine's of Dungarvan in the final ten minutes. Managers Emer Murphy-Considine and Clare footballer Gary Brennan have done trojan work with both Flannans teams during the year and will be very proud of their panels in bringing further sporting recognition to the prestigious school.

Flannans : Aoife O'Neill, Rae Alice Wall, Sophie Hanna, Clodagh Lawlor, Sinead Quinn, Aisling Corbett, Sinead O'Keeffe (Capt), Alana O'Brien, Niamh Markham, Aoife Keane, Eleanor Carey, Orla Devitt, Aoibheann Malone, Shaunagh O'Brien, Nikki Kaiser, Lauren Touhy, Molly Brannock, Anneka O'Donnell, Ciara O'Connell, Rachel McMahon, Grainne McCarthy, Rebecca Crowe, Gemma McEvoy, Katie Malone, Sally Carrig, Emma Neylon, Eilish Counihan, Aisling Maher, Aimee Hayes, Sarah Molloy, Managers: Emer Murphy Considine, Gary Brennan

Scoile Mhuire: Ciara Donoghue, Sarah Bagnall, Cliona Murray, Suzy Kennedy, Cara Foley, Grainne Whelehan, Sarah Blake, Laura Bagnall, Helen Reagan, Shauna Ennis (Capt), Emma Troy, Laura Griffin, Laura Dempsey, Shona White, Aoife Minogue, Susan Kealey, Becky O'Toole, Emma Coffey, Niamh McEvoy, Raina Griffin, Toni Hannon, Orla O'Donnell, Hannah McKeown Managers: Frances Nugent, Barrai Brennan, Niamh Guy.