Match Reports




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. 

Novice Championship vs Scartaglen

posted 9 May 2017, 05:39 by Shane O'Connell

Knocknagoshel 1-7 Scartaglen 0-11

In a keenly contested district derby played at Willie Walsh Park Knocknagoshel, Scartaglen edged out Knocknagoshel by the slimmest of margins to qualify for the semi finals of this year's novice championship. Niall Barrett opened the scoring in the second minute with a pointed free after a foul on Michael Walsh. In the sixth minute Scartaglen had a great chance of a goal but Danny Walshe showed reflexes that belied his age when he got down low to save a palmed effort from Pa Rahilly that was destined for the bottom corner. Sean O'Connell pointed from play for the visitors in the seventh minute and they extended their lead when David Kerins' goalbound shot was tipped over the bar by Danny Walshe. Knocknagoshel missed two frees that were to prove costly as Pa Rahilly proved unerring at the other end from placed balls scoring two in succession. Alan Horan raided from his half back position to point for Scartaglen while Michael Walsh replied for the home side. Niall Barrett was denied by Scartaglen's goalkeeper who knocked it out for a 45 which David O'Donoghue pointed. Daniel Murphy pointed from play after a good move for Scartaglen and followed it up with a free to put Scartaglen four points to the good. Knocknagoshel's full forward Shane O'Connell who was proving a threat throughout was fouled in the square resulting in a penalty which David O'Donoghue duly converted leaving the home side trailing by a single point at the break.

In the second half both teams were evenly matched with two early points for Scartaglen putting three between the sides but substitute John O'Keeffe replied with an excellently taken point from play for Knocknagoshel. A minor altercation saw Michael Walsh of Knocknagoshel receive a yellow card while Brendan Rahilly of Scartaglen received red. Michael Horan of Scartaglen put his side three in front before Niall Barrett replied with a long distance free. Michael Walsh pointed from play and David O'Donoghue converted a 45 to make it all square with only minutes remaining. A foul on Pa Rahilly resulted in a free for Scartaglen which the same player converted to give his side a narrow win on a score of Knocknagoshel 1-7 Scartaglen 0-11.

Division 5 vs Ballyduff

posted 27 Mar 2017, 07:39 by Shane O'Connell

Knocknagoshel 1-7 Ballyduff 1-8

Knocknagoshel and Ballyduff met in Willie Walsh Park Knocknagoshel with both sides eager for a win after losing the previous week. Knocknagoshel played into the strong breeze in the first half and it was Niall Barrett who got them off the mark with a point from a free in the fourth minute. The home side failed to build on it as they found it difficult to pick out passes against the wind and Ballyduff kicked four points in a row two of which came from play by Edddie Joy and Jack Sullivan. Full forward John Paul Leahy used the wind to good effect when kicking over two long range frees in the eleventh and twelfth minute. David O'Donoghue reduced the deficit  for Knocknagoshel with a point from play in the twentieth minute. David Goulding was a constant threat for Ballyduff and kicked a sweet point from play in the twenty fifth minute. John Paul Leahy pointed a free three minutes later to leave the half time score 0-6 to 0-2 in favour of the visitors. 


In the second half Knocknagoshel opened the scoring with Niall Barrett kicking a point from play. Ballyduff cemented their lead in the game when the ball fell to Chris White and he found the back of the net. The visitors extended their lead with a John Paul Leahy pointed free in the seventeenth minute. Knocknagoshel upped their performance from here to the end and Padraig Reidy pointed from play in the eighteenth minute. Kieran Downey pointed a 45 and this was followed by another point from play by Padraig Reidy. Niall Barrett slotted a free a minute later to leave a goal separating the sides. David Goulding scored a point from play for Ballyduff to extend their lead to four points with minutes remaining. Knocknagoshel threw everything at Ballyduff as they went in search of a goal and when Michael Walsh was pulled down Niall Barrett rattled the roof of the net from the resulting free. It proved too little too late for Knocknagoshel as Ballyduff held on for a well deserved victory and their first brace of points in the county league. The final score was Knocknagoshel 1-7 Ballyduff 1-8

Division 5 vs Cromane

posted 27 Mar 2017, 07:38 by Shane O'Connell

Cromane 0-14 Knocknagoshel 1-7

Cromane made it two wins in a row in Division 5 with a stirring second half fightback at home to Knocknagoshel on a windy Sunday afternoon.
The stiff breeze favoured the visitors in the first half and they were decamped in the Cromane half for the first quarter.
A feature of the half was the long-range kicking of Knocknagoshel midfielder Michael Walsh, who kicked three excellent scores. 
The visitors led by 0-2 to no score after ten and had stretched their lead to 0-5 to 0-2 courtesy of Michael Walsh's third after 20 minutes. 
Two excellent Paul Patrick O'Sullivan frees (into that strong breeze) hauled Cromane back to within one, 0-5 to 0-4, after 27 minutes. But then Knocknagoshel opened up their biggest lead of the game courtesy of a fine goal from Niall Barrett just before half time. This pushed his side out to a 1-6 to 0-5 lead at the interval.
Cromane restarted well, using the breeze wisely, and kicked three points (Paul Patrick O'Sullivan (free), Micheál Shaughnessy, and Lee Carey) within three minutes of the restart to narrow the gap to one, 1-6 to 0-8.
Knocknagoshel's John O'Keeffe gave his side some respite by kicking their only score of the half to push them two ahead, 1-7 to 0-8.
With the game in the balance Cromane needed some inspiration: step forward Mikey Houlihan who kicked three points in five minutes, included two mighty lofted efforts from 40m out to put Cromane ahead, 0-11 to 1-7 with ten left.
Cromane finished strong and points from Paul Patrick O'Sullivan (two) and Finbar Casey sealed a four-point win. 

Division 5 vs Valentia

posted 27 Mar 2017, 07:37 by Shane O'Connell

Knocknagoshel 0-10 Valentia 1-6

Knocknagoshel gained two valuable league points when they overcame Valentia by the slimmest of margins in Knocknagoshel on Sunday last. Both sides were missing key players with the visitors having no substitutes available to call on. Valentia started the brighter with a pointed free from John Shanahan followed by a point from play by their full forward Stephen Sheehan. It took Knocknagoshel a while to settle and their first score came from a Niall Barrett free in the seventh minute. He followed it with a point from play in the fourteenth minute to level matters. The crucial score of the half came minutes later when a long ball in broke kindly to Ger Lynch and he rattled the net from close range to put Valentia in the driving seat. Niall Barrett soon replied for Knocknagoshel with a long range point from play. The visitors extended their lead to four points with a John Shanahan free and a point from play by Kieran Donoghue. Knocknagoshel narrowed the gap to two before half time through a free from Niall Barrett and a point from play from midfielder Conor Sheehan.

Knocknagoshel started the second half with more urgency and had the scores level after two minutes with a pointed free and a point from play both coming from the boot of Niall Barrett. The visitors weren't ready to wilt and moved two points in front in the tenth minute courtesy of long range points from Stephen Sheehan and John Shanahan. Niall Barrett then reduced the deficit to one when he slotted over after good work by Michael Brosnan of Knocknagoshel. With the game entering the closing stages it was Padraig Reidy of Knocknagoshel who stepped up to take control of matters and he swung over two points in the space of two minutes after great runs from his centre back berth. Valentia had a chance to level from a free but it dropped short and was cleared by the Knocknagoshel defence and so they held on at home to gain their first brace of county league points.

North Kerry League vs Moyvane

posted 1 Mar 2017, 03:35 by Shane O'Connell

Knocknagoshel 2-7 Moyvane 2-9


The game was played on a rain sodden pitch and the strong winds at times militated against free flowing play. It was a credit to both sets of  players who fought it out under the conditions and some excellent scores were taken by both sides. Knocknagoshel dominated the first half but Moyvane always threatened when they attacked. Knock controlled midfield through Michael Walsh and the constant running at the Moyvane defence and the half back line in particular Gary Downey caused real problems . David O'Donoghue needed 2 chances from the penalty spot to rattle in Knock's first goal. He followed it up with a wonderful point minutes later.  Knock's second goal came from a high ball into the square which David O'Donghue fisted into the net.


Knocknagoshel started the second half well with 2 Niall Barrett frees keeping the gap at 8 points as Moyvane also kicked 2 early points. As the wind and rain intensified midway during the second half  Knocknagoshel found themselves with their backs to the wall against a Moyvane onslaught. It was very diffcult to get the ball up the field and Moyvane started to tag on some scores. The decisive scores were the two Moyvane goals with one coming from the penalty spot late in the game. Moyvane edged 2 in front seconds before the final whistle with a Shane Stack point . Final score Moyvane 2-10 Knocknagoshel  2-8. 


Knocknagoshel Team:

1. Danny Walshe

2. Denis Collins

3. John Brosnan

4. Mike Murphy

5. Gary Downey

6. Micheal Brosnan(0-1)

7. Conor Sheehan

8. Michael Walsh

9. Kieran Downey

10. David Cahill

11. Dan Roche

12. Cillian O'Connor

13. Steven O'Connell

14. Niall Barrett(0-5, 4f)

15. David O'Donoghue(2-1)


Subs Used:

Kevin Cotter for Steven O'Connell

North Kerry League vs Asdee

posted 13 Feb 2017, 02:24 by Shane O'Connell

Knocknagoshel 1-9 Asdee 1-8

On a bitterly cold afternoon in Willie Walsh Park Knocknagoshel both sides 
contributed to an entertaining and keenly contested match. Knocknagoshel started the brighter and were quick to take the game to the visitors with Niall Barrett getting on the end of two team moves to put his team into an early lead. Wing forward Mike Breen responded for Asdee with the first of his two points in this half. Michael Walsh replied with a long range point before his opposite number Darragh Keane kicked a point for the visitors. Mike Breen levelled matters with his second point but it was to be his team's last score of the half. Knocknagoshel got into their stride and reeled off four unanswered points, the first a curler from the right hand side by John O'Keeffe. Niall Barrett stepped up to take a penalty when Conor Sheehan was brought down in the square and was unfortunate to strike the butt of the post. Michael Walsh and Niall Barrett both pointed and Micheál Shine ended the half with a fine point coming forward from his half back position to leave the half time score at 0-7 to 0-3 in favour of the home team.

Asdee took the game to Knocknagoshel much better in the second half and their full forward Eoin Tydings pointed to reduce the deficit. Knocknagoshel replied with a point from David O'Donoghue who was a constant threat to Asdee's defence in this half. Further points from Mike Breen and Darragh Keane closed the gap again before David O'Donoghue rounded the Asdee keeper to slot his side's goal. With a sniff of blood Knocknagoshel poured forward but this left gaps at the back which Asdee exploited with an excellent goal from Eoin Tydings and a point from Eoin Kennedy to cut the gap to the minimum. Niall Barrett pointed a free for Knocknagoshel to open the gap to two with time ticking down. Darragh Keane pointed for Asdee to leave the final score at Knocknagoshel 1-9 to Asdee 1-8.

Knocknagoshel Team:
1. Michael Brosnan
2. Darragh O'Connell
3. John Brosnan
4. Mike Murphy
5. Micheal Shine(0-1)
6. Padraig Reidy
7. Conor Sheehan
8. Michael Walsh(0-2)
9.Shane O'Connell
10. David Cahill
11. John O'Keeffe(0-1)
12. Cillian O'Connor
13. Steven O'Connell
14. Niall Barrett(0-4, 2 frees)
15. David O'Donoghue(1-1)

County League vs Rathmore B

posted 5 Sep 2016, 03:44 by Shane O'Connell

Knocknagoshel 0-13 Rathmore B 5-13

It was a perfect evening for football in Knocknagoshel. Knock were understrength again and without the Walsh brothers for the 3rd game in a row. They started as well as could be expected after winning the throw in a long diagonal ball from John O’Keeffe found Padraig Reidy who kicked it straight over the bar. Rathmore hit back with 2 points from Steven Lehane and a free from Kenneth O’Keeffe. Knock dominated midfield in the early stages but were punished when they turned over the ball leading to further points from Lehane and O’Riordan(2). Knock hit back with points from Cillian O’Connor and John O’Keeffe. Then Rathmore got their first goal. A high ball into the square was flicked into the net by O’Keeffe. Knock responded well with 2 Niall Barrett points one from play and one from a free. A sloppy kick pass around the midfield led to a Rathmore breakaway and wing back Tommy Sheehan rattled the net for Rathmore second goal. John O’Keeffe and John Hickey exchanged points then before Lehane kicked over the final point of the half to leave the half time score Knocknagoshel 0-6 Rathmore 2-7.
Rathmore came out the traps very quick and within 5 minutes the game was over as a contest, 2 quick fire goals from Jack Reen and Michael O’Riordan. Rathmore were getting on top around the middle and showed the class with 3 more points. Knock were tired but they battled hard and a superb Niall Barrett free got them off the mark in the second half. Cillian O’Connor kicked another from long range. Rathmore got their final goal after another breakaway through Reen again. Knock substitute Daniel Leahy made an instant impact with 2 incisive runs leading to 2 points. Rathmore reeled off a few more points. Shane O’Connell kicked 2 frees from Knock and full back John Brosnan made a run up the pitch and kicked a wonderful point. Rathmore just had too much firepower up front for Knock and ran out easy winners on a scoreline of 0-13 to 5-13.
Brian O’Leary and John Hickey were outstanding or Rathmore and supplied their forwards with great ball and they did they damage from there. Knock played some nice football at times but couldn’t keep up with Rathmore. Referee was Jim O’Connor from Scart.
 
 
Knocknagoshel
Denis Collins, Conor Sheehan, John Brosnan(0-1), Darragh O’Connell, Mike Murphy, Mike Brosnan, Richie Cotter, Shane O’Connell (0-2f) John O’Keeffe(0-2) Dan Roche, Niall Barrett (0-3, 2f) David Cahill, Cillian O’Connor (0-2) David O’Donoghue, Padraig Reidy(0-1)
 
Subs Used:
Micheal Shine for David Cahill, Daniel Leahy(0-2) for David O’Donoghue, Steven O’Connell for Niall Barrett
 
 
Rathmore
Jamie Cooper, Eugene O’Connor, Micheal Mahoney, Cillian O’Connor, Shane Reen, Brian O’Leary, Tommy Sheehan, Tadhg O’Mahoney, John Hickey, Jack Reen, Michael O’Riordan, Steven Lehane, Padraig Cronin, Kenneth O’Keeffe, Brian Crowley. 

County League vs Ballyduff

posted 5 Sep 2016, 03:43 by Shane O'Connell

Knocknagoshel 1-13 Ballyduff 2-10

On a wet windy and miserable Sunday afternoon in Knocknagoshel both teams were forced to field weakened sides which made for a competitive game. It was 14 a side due to Ballyduff being short numbers.


Ballyduff got off to a dream start with a goal after 2 minutes from their midfielder with Knock asleep at the back. The same man kicked over a long range free minutes later. Micheal Walsh was dragged down when straight through on goal which resulted in a James Walsh point from a free. Ballyduff's wing back came up to kick a good score before Knock turned over easy possession around the middle, Ballyduff broke and scored their second goal. There was huge controversy as the ball was well over the sideline as Ballyduff attacked up the right hand side and the let the play go. James Walsh kicked two more points to close out the half. Knocknagoshel had 9 wides in the opening half and were really wasteful. Half time score: Knocknagoshel 0-3 Ballyduff 2-2.


Knocknagoshel playing with the wind in the second started excellently with Michael Walsh scoring straight from the throw in. James Walsh kicked another immediately after and kicked a wonderful 45 in a great 5 minute spell for Knock. John Paul Leahy kicked a close up  free kick for Ballyduff to keep a goal between the sides. James Walsh and the Ballyduff midfielder exchanged scores. John O Keeffe ran through for a good point but Ballyduff hit back with 2 more points one from John Paul Leahy and one from their corner forward. Knock got a lifeline when a long range effort from James Walsh lobbed the keeper into the net to put a point between the sides. Ballyduff again hit right back with points from their wing forward and another from John Paul Leahy. Knock keeper David O'Donoghue made a great save to keep Knock in touch. James Walsh kicked a free and another from play to again close the gap to one point. Walsh exchanged points with Ballyduff again. In a frantic last few minutes Knock dominated the ball looking for a equalizer and it came through Michael Walsh. Knock pushed for a winner but Ballyduff turned over the ball and exploited the space left at the back and took the lead again. Knock had one last chance to salvage a draw and were on the attack when James Walsh was taken down about 40 meters out from goal. In the poor conditions it wasn't an easy free but Walsh kicked it over with the last play of the game to rescue a point for Knock. Final score Knocknagoshel 1-13 Ballyduff 2-10


Knock will be very disappointed not to get victory after missing so many chances but Ballyduff deserved the draw as they took all their chances.


Knocknagoshel:

David O'Donoghue, Micheal Shine, John Brosnan, Michael Murphy, Darragh O'Connell, Michael Walsh(0-2), Milan Williams, Darragh O'Connell, James Walsh(1-10), Richie Cotter, Conor Sheehan, Cillian O'Connor, David Cahill, John O'Keeffe (0-1)

County League vs Austin Stacks B

posted 5 Sep 2016, 03:41 by Shane O'Connell   [ updated 5 Sep 2016, 03:45 ]

Knocknagoshel 0-9 Austin Stacks 0-13

In Knocknagoshel today, the rain decided to take a break for a small while and let the 2 teams play out this close encounter. 

Knocknagoshel were again missing some key players such as James Walsh and Padraig Reidy for this League match and they paid the price suffering another defeat in a tight match.

Austin Stacks started well with a point from center forward Dukes. Knocknagoshel hit back with a wonderful score from wing back Cillian O'Connor. Stacks corner forward Cian Liston then chipped over from close range. Stacks dominated possesion but were finding it hard to get scores. Stacks star man Dale Counihan was a constant threat with his running ability and his took his chances and kicked 3 very similar first half points as Stacks looked to recycle the ball around Knock's defence. Stacks wing forward was then black carded for dissent. Kieran Downey kicked a 45' to keep Knock in touch and then a quick free ended up in a point for Niall Barrett. Stacks midfielder Denis O'Neill ran through the middle to kick Stacks 3 points in front again. Micheal Walsh closed the gap again but just before the break Stacks kicked another point to keep a goal between the team at the break.

Knock started the second half well and were starting to get on top in midfield and with the breaks. They clawed the game back with points from Kieran Downey and Niall Barrett. Stacks kept coming back and through Dale Counihan they pulled away again. A point from a Stacks substitute and 2 more from Counihan gave them a cushion going into the final quarter. Knock had some goal chances after some high balls in caused havoc in the Stacks defence but could not get the goal they needed. Dan Roche was then balack carded for more dissent and this made the comeback more difficult again. A Dale Counihan free from close range pushed the gap out again. Knock again fought back with a Micheal Walsh point and another long range Kieran Downey free but the game was closed out with another close range Counihan point. A disappointing day for Knock but Stacks deserved the win. It finished Knocknagoshel 0-9 Austin Stacks 0-13

They had the match winner in Counihan whose tireless running caused the Knock defence huge problems. He finished up with a total of 7 points.


Knocknagoshel

1 Shane O'Connell 2 Mike Murphy 3 Mike Brosnan 4 Micheal Shine 5 Cillian O'Connor (0-1) 6 Conor Sheehan 7 Richie Cotter 8 Michael Walsh (0-2) 9 Darragh O'Connell 10 Niall Barrett (0-2) 11 Dan Roche 12 David O'Donoghue(0-1) 13 David Cahill 14 Kieran Downey (0-3, 1f, 1 45')15 Aeneas Mcauliffe

Subs: Daniel Leahy for Niall Barrett, Steven O'Connell for Dan Roche 

Austin Stacks

1 Seamus Bastible 2 Sean Murphy 3 Ronan O'Seanachain 4 Pol O'Gealbhain 5 Darren Harneid 6 Ciaran O'Conaill 7 Andrew Morrissey 8 Denis O'Neill 9 Shane Crowley  10 Deaglan O'Clumhain 11 Sean Dukes 12 Dale Counihan 13 Oisin Fitzgerald 14 Sean Mac Muiris  15 Cian Liston

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