Senior footballers in Munster Semi Final / Lotto won for second week in a row / Tony Murphy Cup / Under 16 lose out to bandon in cup final / Under 16s and Minors footballers both win their premier league semi finals. - 08/11/2016

Munster Senior Semi Final
All roads will be leading to Clonakilty on Sunday with the senior footballers taking on The Nire from Waterford in the semi-final of the Munster championship in Clonakilty on Sunday November 13th at 2pm. Best of luck to all involved.
 
 
Lotto
For the second week in a row, the lotto jackpot was won, but this time we had two winners! Congratulations to John Santry, Newtown and Ml Casey Union Hall who both won and will share the club lotto with a jackpot of €2,000. The numbers drawn were 6, 29 and 39.
 

Tony Murphy Cup
On Tuesday last, November 1st, the under 13 footballers played Castlehaven under lights in Castlehaven in The Tony Murphy Cup Final. The Haven were first off the mark with a point, which was followed up by the excellent Peadar O'Rourke who equalised for Ross. Ciaran Santry then got his first goal of the night for Ross, Castlehaven then equalised from a penalty, Castlehaven then went on to score another 2 goals and a point to make it 3-2 to 1-1. It was end to end football, with Daragh Twomey pulling off a great save before half time, leaving Castlehaven leading at half time on a score of 3-4 to 1-1.
 
The second half was a thriller, with both sides playing great football. A Ciaran Santry point from a free got Ross back on the score board, but Castlehaven responded with another goal. Credit to the Ross lads, they responded in dramatic fashion, with goals from Niall Keane and Ciaran SantryPeadarRourke then got two points and Ciaran Santry converted a free to make it 4-4 to 3-5 in favour of CastlehavenCastlehaven got a point before Ciaran Santry scored another cracking goal to level the sides 4-5 each. Tremendous play from the whole Ross team saw Ciaran Santry convert a free and score a great point to give Ross a dangerous lead of two points up with only two minutes left. In the final play of the game Castlehaven came down the field and the ball ended up in the back of the Ross net. Heart break for the Ross lads after a terrific game.
 
In presenting the cup James McCarthy gave special mention to The Late Tony Murphy saying that he would have been proud of the standard of football played by both teams. He also congratulated the club on their recent County Senior Football win and wished them well in the Munster Campaign.
 
Team: Daragh TwomeyCillian Eady, Mike Maguire, Patrick Daly, Niall Keane, Seamus O'MahonyEamon Hodnett, Jack KevanePeadar O'Rourke, Andrew KevaneCiaran Santry, Sam LinehanDarragh CalnanConor TwomeyAnnraoi Creedon

 
Under 16 B West Cork Cup Final
Then on Wednesday night, November 2nd, the under 16's second team played Bandon in the final of the West Cork Cup in Bandon. Banding were five points to no score ahead before Ross got on the score board, through an Evan Browne free. This was followed by points from Harry Oates and Billy Twomey, to leave Ross behind at  the break on a score of 0-5 to 0-3.
 
Bandon got the better start in the second half and built up a lead, o a score of 1-09 to 0-4, with Evan Browne getting the Ross point. A Billy Twomey goal started the Ross come back, Bandon replied with a point, before Evan Browne got the second Ross goal to make it 1-10 to 2-05 in favour of Bandon with seven minutes left. Despite their best efforts, Ross couldn't breakdown the Bandon defense and a final point from Bandon resulted in a Bandon win on a final score of 1-11 to 2-4.
 
Team: Darren Hayes, Killian Fitzpatrick, Eoghan Santry, Kieran O'ReganCaolan Hayes, Brian HegartyOisin Murray, Barry Kerr, Evan Browne, Daniel McSweeney, Harry Oates, Jo Hicks, Andrew Whelton, Billy Twomey, Ray Shanahan, Subs: Killian Keane, Sean Hayes.

 
Premier 2 U 16 league semi final v Valley Rovers
The under 16 first team were also in action last week, playing on Thursday night, November 3rd, in what was a very busy week for the club. They played Valley Rovers in the semi-final of the premier 2 league in Clonakilty. James O Riordain opened the scoring with a point, but Valleys replied with a goal and two points before James O Riordain got another point for Ross. Daragh Hayes converted a free and soon after added a goal and two points, Patrick Hurley then got another Ross goal to make give the Ross lads a lead of 2-6 to 1-2. Valleys replied with a point and the outstanding James O Riordain scored a great goal to make the half time score 3-6 to 1-3 to Ross.
 
Valleys started the second half well, scoring a goal but Ross responded well and points from Fintan Barrett, James O Riordain, Patrick Hurley and Daragh Hayes free made it 3-10 to 2-4. Valleys kept trying to break down the Ross defense which was outstanding all through the game and in the end they got a goal and a point to leave the Ross lads celebrating a good win on a final score of 3-10 to 3-6. Ross now play St Finbarrs in the final on November 12th, with the time and venue yet to be finalised.
 
Team: Aaron O'Brien, Mark O'Sullivan, Kaelan  ScannellDiarmuid Kerr, David O'ReganCathal Keane, Peter O'Sullivan, James O'Riordain, Jack O'Regan, Patrick Hurley, Fintan Barrett, John O'Brien, Eoghan Hayes, Daragh Hayes, Eamon Shanahan, Subs Alan O'Rourke, Ciaran Calnan.

Minor Footballers
On Saturday, November 5th, the minor footballers took to the field against the Premier 2A Champions Buttevant in the league semi final. On a beautiful day for football, Ross found themselves playing with a Gael force wind in the first half and within minutes had a goal through Patrick Hurley. This was followed by points from Cathal Keane, Brendan Kingston, Mark Hodnett and two from Daragh Hayes to give Ross a lead of 1-05 to 0-1. Buttevant turned the game around very quickly, scoring a point and two goals to level the game on a score of 2-02 to 1-05 at half time.
 
Considering the wind Ross were playing into for the second half, the Ross men played great football all over the pitch but special mention has to go to the defense and midfield for the hard work. They were rewarded with a great point from the outstanding Mark Hodnett. John Patrick Eady pulled off a great save and from that, a great Ross move up the field resulted in a cracking goal from James O RiordainButtevant responded with point made to reduce the lead to 2-6 to 2-4 in favour of Ross. Some great build up work by James O'Riordain resulted in a point from Patrick Hurley. With eleven minutes left Buttevant goaled to level the game. Ross responded well to this with Mark Hodnett free and then Daragh Hayes was at the end of a great move to finish to the net to put Ross 4 points ahead. Patrick Hurley finished the Ross scoring with a point to give Ross a great win on a final score of 3-9 to 3-5. They now play Bishopstown in the final on Novemebr 19th, again with the time and venue yet to be finalised.
 
Team: John Patrick EadyDiarmuid Kerr, Cathal O'Driscoll, Brian Hegarty, Brendan Kingston (0-1), Rob Hegarty, Peter O Sullivan, Mark Hodnett (0-3), Stephen O'Donoghue, James O'Riordain (1-0), Cathal Keane (0-1), Parrick Hurley (1-02), Cathal Hennessy, Daragh Hayes (1-02), Alan O Rourke.
 

Upcoming Fixtures
On Saturday November 12th, the under 16 footballers play St. Finbarrs in the premier 2 league final, the time and venue has yet to be finalised. Then on Sunday, November 13th, the senior footballers play The Nire from Waterfard in the munster senior championship semi final in Clonakilty at 2pm. And on Saturday November 19th, the minor footballers take on Bishopstown in the premier 2a league final, again the venue and time of this game has yet to be finalised. Please check locally to make sure that these fixtures haven't changed.

 
 



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