Match Reports




Division 5 vs Rathmore

posted 25 Mar 2019, 08:20 by Shane O'Connell

Rathmore B 1-9 Knocknaghoshel 2-14 

Knocknagoshel continued their run of good results with a win away to Rathmore B in the second round of the county league. The opening exchanges were evenly matched and the sides were level at 0-3 apiece after 10 minutes. Darragh Fitzgerald scoring for Rathmore while Niall Barrett and Edmond Walsh had early scores for Knocknagoshel. Knocknagoshel were awarded a penalty and Edmond Walsh duly found the back of the net. Knocknagoshel began to gain dominance from there on with Shane O'Connell, Michael Walsh and Dan Roche all finding their range to take a comfortable half time lead of 1-8 to 0-4. 

Rathmore B introduced a number of subs in the second half to good effect and kicked five points in the half but Knocknagoshel maintained their advantage on the scoreboard with points from Niall Barrett, Edmond Walsh, Michael Walsh and John O'Keeffe. Rathmore did pull a goal back in the final minutes with a penalty of their own.

Final Score Knocknagoshel 2-14 Rathmore 1-9 

Division 5 vs Moyvane

posted 25 Mar 2019, 08:13 by Shane O'Connell

Knocknagoshel began the 2019 County League with a hard fought victory over Moyvane at Knocknagoshel GAA pitch on Sunday afternoon. 

Knocknagoshel led 1-6 to 0-8 at half time with Edmond Walsh getting the goal from a penalty in the 16th minute. 

Martin Stack kicked three points for Moyvane at the start of the second half but Edmond Walsh kept the home side in touch with long range frees. The sides were level with five minutes remaining when a high ball was fisted to the net to give the home side the victory. 

Final score: Knocknagoshel 2-10 Moyvane 0-13 


North Kerry League vs Ballyduff

posted 18 Feb 2019, 04:01 by Shane O'Connell

At a windswept Ballyduff, Knocknagoshel got their second victory in the North Kerry league over a Ballyduff side who were missing several of their regular team. 


Knocknagoshel had the good fortune of playing with the gale at their backs in the first half and were able to take a comfortable lead by half time. Goals came from John Walsh, Shane O'Connell and Niall Barrett but it was the point taking of Edmond Walsh that was noteworthy in the first period. Ballyduff had numerous attacks in that first half but found it difficult to score against the strong wind. When the ball spilled in the Knocknagoshel square John Hussey was first to react and rifled a shot to the top corner. A Darragh Goulding free was the only other score of the half for Ballyduff. 


After half time Ballyduff moved their dangerman Darragh Goulding closer to the opposition goals but they were unable to get enough of a supply to him as Knocknagoshel held sway at midfield. Indeed it was Knocknagoshel midfielder Shane O'Connell who started and finished a team move to score his side's fourth goal and with points coming from David O'Donoghue, Niall Barrett and Edmond Walsh the result was never in doubt. 

Final Result: Knocknagoshel 4-14 Ballyduff 1-6


Knocknagoshel Team:

1. Mike Casey

2. Denis Collins     3. John Brosnan     4. D Curtain

5. Declan Delaney  6. Gary Downey      7. Conor Sheehan

8. Shane O'Connell        9. Michael Walsh

10. Dan Roche        11. Edmond Walsh 12. Denis Roche

13. Niall Barrett       14. John Walsh       15. David O Donoghue

North Kerry League vs Duagh

posted 18 Feb 2019, 03:54 by Shane O'Connell   [ updated 18 Feb 2019, 03:58 ]


Knocknagoshel started the season with a hard fought victory over Duagh In the North Kerry League. 

Knock, playing with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half, were first on the scoreboard with a point from Edmond Walsh before the home side replied with a point by Kieran Lucey. In the fifth minute Knocknagoshel's Denis Collins finished to the net and this was followed by a point from Edmond Walsh. Duagh replied with points from Martin Scanlon, Dan O'Donoghue ,Nigel O'Connor (2), Kieran Lucey and a goal by Aaron O'Connor. Knocknagoshel added two point to leave the half time score 1-6 to 1-4 in favour of Duagh.


Edmond Walsh converted a free at the start of the second half to leave one point between the teams. The lively Nigel O'Connor and Kieran Lucey extended Duagh's advantage to three before John Walsh and Nigel O'Connor exchanged points. Duagh added two more before Knocknagoshel scored two goals in a three minute spell. Knocknagoshel punished a mistake in the Duagh defence to raise a green flag and shortly afterwards referee Gerdie Caroll awarded a penalty which Edmond Walsh despatched to the net. Two more points from Edmond Walsh and Niall Barrett left the final score Duagh 1-11 Knocknagoshel 3-8.


Knocknagoshel Team:

1. Mike Casey

2. Micheal Shine     3. John Brosnan     4. Darragh O'Connell

5. Declan Delaney  6. Gary Downey      7. Conor Sheehan

8. Shane O'Connell        9. Michael Walsh

10. Dan Roche        11. Edmond Walsh 12. Denis Roche

13. Niall Barrett       14. John Walsh       15. Denis Collins

Division 5 vs Kerins O'Rahillys

posted 14 Jun 2018, 02:00 by Shane O'Connell

Knocknagoshel 2-9 Kerins O'Rahilly's B 7-6

In a goal fest in Knocknagoshel it was the visitors whose forwards ran riot pillaging seven goals, four in the first half and three in the second. John McGrath opened the scoring with a point from play for the visitors. Knocknagoshel replied with a point from play from full forward John O'Keeffe. Donagh O'Brien got the visitor's first goal with a lobbing shot that dipped in to the top corner out of reach of the Knocknagoshel goalkeeper.  Paudie Griffin who looked lively throughout turned his man and ran in along the endline to score their second goal. Their forwards combined very well in this period with some slick passing in contrast to some poor passing from the home team. The half time score stood at 4-3 to 0-4 with Knocknagoshel's other points coming from a 45 by David O'Donoghue and a point from play from the boot of Shane O'Connell. 

Rory O'Connor raided forward from his half back position to goal early in the second half for the visitors and put the game completely out of reach of Knocknagoshel. The home side did raise their game in this half and had two goals of their own from midfielder Shane O'Connell who combined well with his forwards to open up the heart of Rahilly's defence. Points from Denis Collins(2), John Walsh and John O'Keeffe helped put a degree of respectability on the scoreboard for the home side but Rahilly's ability to score goals at will ensured they would take the two league points on offer and give themselves a fighting chance of finishing in the top half of the group

Novice Semi Final vs Asdee

posted 14 Jun 2018, 01:58 by Shane O'Connell

Knocknagoshel seniors lost to Asdee in the semi final of the county novice championship on a score of 2-9 to 2-6. 

The match was played in Ballybunion on a blustery Saturday evening. Knocknagoshel had a strong opening half and led by a point at the break, 1-3 to 1-2 with John O'Keeffe getting the goal.  Shane O'Connell (2) and John Walsh scored the points. 

Playing with the breeze in the second half Knocknagoshel dominated possession but failed to make it tell on the scoreboard and had 13 wides and missed numerous opportunities in this half. John O'Keeffe scored a second goal and John Walsh and Cillian O'Connor scored a point each but Knocknagoshel were wasteful on a number of occasions while Asdee made better use of limited possession with Darragh Keane being their scorer in chief.

County League vs Austin Stacks B

posted 11 Apr 2018, 00:26 by Shane O'Connell

Knocknagoshel 1-9 Austin Stacks B 2-7

Knocknagoshel were left to rue missed opportunities in the first half as they lost out to Austin Stacks B by a single point on home soil. The home side opened the scoring through a Niall Barrett free. David Cahill had a chance to extend the lead but his shot for goal was saved in the 7th minute. Niall Barrett had two further frees converted by the 15th minute for the home side but they missed further chances from both play and frees. Alan Duggan opened the visitors account with a pointed free in the 17th minute. Knocknagoshel were dominating in most areas at this stage and after a good move John O'Keeffe struck the post with a shot at goal. William Kirby pointed for Austin Stacks and Alan Duggan pointed his second free to level the sides before Niall Barrett put Knocknagoshel in the lead with a free to leave the score at half time 0-4 to 0-3 in favour of the home team. 

In the second half both teams traded points early on before Cian Liston was in the right place to tap the ball to the net to give Austin Stacks the lead for the first time in the game. Knocknagoshel responded well to this setback with a point from John Walsh and a sweet move which ended in Niall Barrett striking for goal. Alan Duggan who played well for the visitors throughout had two points on either side of a John Walsh point for Knocknagoshel before Cian Liston ploughed through for Austin Stacks and rattled the net to put his side two points to the good heading into the home stretch. Knocknagoshel wasted some further scoring opportunities before John Walsh pointed from play in the 27th minute of the half but time ran out for the home side and it was Austin Stacks who took the two county league points on offer. 

Final score was Knocknagoshel 1-9 Austin Stacks B 2-7. 

County League vs Tuosist

posted 11 Sep 2017, 01:15 by Shane O'Connell   [ updated 11 Sep 2017, 01:15 ]

This was far from a dead rubber game as Knocknagoshel sought to lift themselves from the base of Division 5 and Tuosist facing Castlegregory in the semi final of the junior championship next weekend. 

It was the visitors who opened the scoring with a point from Mike Tim O'Sullivan. Knocknagoshel replied with a point from John O'Keeffe. Colm Brosnan swapped points with Niall Barrett before Tuosist pulled ahead with three points on the run two coming from Aaron Morris and a Colm Brosnan free. Niall Barrett pulled back a point from a free for Knocknagoshel but Tousist had three further points before half time two coming from Michael Healy and one from Colm Brosnan to leave the half time score at Knocknagoshel 0-3 Tuosist 0-8. 

In the second half Mike Tim once again opened the scoring with a point before Knocknagoshel started to eat into Tuosist's lead. Niall Barrett had two frees for fouls on David Cahill and he followed it with a good effort from play. Mike Tim replied with two points of his own before Knocknagoshel's centre back cut through the centre to slot over a nice point. Substitute Steven O'Connell tapped over a point with his left and Conor Sheehan struck over a long range point to narrow the gap to two for Knocknagoshel. The same player won the resulting kick out and found the lively David Cahill in space. He rounded his man well and tucked the ball neatly in the bottom corner to give the home side the lead for the first time. Two Niall Barrett frees and a point from play extended the lead to four before Flor O'Sullivan pointed for Tuosist to help lift the siege. Colm Brosnan reduced the deficit to two before Niall Barrett pointed for Knocknagoshel to ensure a home win on a score of 1-13 to 0-13.

County League vs Moyvane

posted 26 Jun 2017, 00:55 by Shane O'Connell

Knocknagoshel 0-4 Moyvane 5-9

Knocknagoshel shipped another heavy defeat in this Division 5 clash which took place at the earlier time of 5p.m. in Knocknagoshel on Saturday evening last. Moyvane got off to the perfect start with a point from play in their first attack from their livewire corner forward Colin Enright. Centre forward Timmy Noonan quickly added another point and followed it up with a goal inside the first five minutes of the game. Playing with the aid of a lively breeze in the first half Moyvane had a firm foothold in midfield where Donal Leahy won the majority of kick outs in the air. Knocknagoshel did get on the front foot on a number of occasions in the half but were wasteful in possession near goal and missed some good chances when presented with free kicks. Meanwhile Moyvane threatened with every attack and had points from Eoin Stack, Martin Stack and Brian Stack before Donal Leahy got on the end of a flowing move to rattle the net for their second goal. They added two more goals through Brian Stack and Martin Stack to leave the half time score at 4-5 to 0-0 in favour of the visitors. 

Knocknagoshel raised their game in the second half and with the breeze to his back Niall Barrett kicked a fine point from outside the 45 metre line. Conor Sheehan who moved from full back to centre forward added another point with his left leg before Colin Enright struck for Moyvane’s fifth goal of the day. Moyvane introduced their subs and Niall Mulvihill got his name on the board when he tapped over after cutting in from the left wing. Aidan Keane added another from a free before Niall Barrett kicked his second point of the half for the home team. David O’Donoghue who played well when moved to midfield for Knocknagoshel kicked a fine long range point after a solo run from inside his own half. This was to be Knocknagoshel’s last score as Moyvane added a further two points from Colin Enright and Martin Stack to leave the final score at 5-9 to 0-4 in favour of Moyvane.

County League vs Austin Stack B

posted 15 Jun 2017, 01:00 by Shane O'Connell

Knocknagoshel 1-4 Austin Stacks 1-11

The home side went into this game with a depleted outfit and it was to prove too much to gain a result against an experienced Austin Stacks side. 

Knocknagoshel did get off to the brighter start with a long ball into the penalty area resulting in the award of a penalty which David O'Donoghue duly dispatched to the net. Theo Diggins got the visitors off the mark with a well taken point in the fourth minute and this was followed by two points from play from the lively Dale Counihan to level matters by the twelfth minute. John Dennis was handling a lot of ball in the middle third for Stacks and he converted a free in the fourteenth minute to put his side ahead for the first time. Austin Stacks were starting to run at the Knocknagoshel defence and created an overlap which resulted in a goal for Andrew Moynihan in the fifteenth minute. This was followed by a point from Dale Counihan and three consecutive points by the excellent John Dennis in the twenty fourth, twenty sixth and twenty eighth minute. After a foul on John O'Keeffe, Niall Barrett lofted over a point from the resultant free to leave the half time score at 1-1 to 1-8 in favour of the visiting team. 

With the wind to their backs Knocknagoshel matched their opponents in the second half and had the opening score with a well taken point from David O'Donoghue. Niall Walsh closed the gap to five points with a point from the right hand side in the 41st minute. Dale Counihan continued to be the fulcrum of the Stacks attack and he pointed in the 47th minute. Knocknagoshel defended stoutly through Gary Downey, Denis Collins and Conor Sheehan and were rewarded on the counter attack when Conor Sheehan slotted over a well taken point from the left hand side. Dale Counihan pointed a free after a late tackle on Danny Carroll and Andrew Morrissey of Radio Kerry fame got his name on the scoresheet with the last kick of the game to leave the final score at 1-11 to 1-4 in favour of Austin Stacks. 


Knocknagoshel are likely to struggle for the next few matches until some of their injured players and those doing their leaving cert return to action. Meanwhile Austin Stacks will take encouragement from the result and will be looking to build on the result over the coming week's matches. 

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