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Templenoe 2-13, Piarsaigh Na Dromoda 0-08.

Templenoe got their promotion ambitions back on track with an eleven points victory over the South Kerry side in the penultimate round of the County League on Saturday evening.

The match was played in glorious weather, but the first quarter was a start stop affair with frequent breaks in play due to injuries. Indeed the away side were forced to replace Jacob Haigh with James Curran very early on, after he was deemed unfit to continue. But the visitors did dominate the early exchanges and they had opening score of the contest from the boot of Chris Farley (f). Brian Crowley countered with a placed ball effort and then one minute later Crowley set Templenoe on their way after his fist pass was deflected into the net.

The second quarter saw the game open up a bit, with the scores finally starting to flow. Two points on the trot from Dromid’s Chris Farley and Dillon O’Donohue, were cancelled out with converted frees from Brian Crowley and Stephen O’Sullivan to make the score 1-03 to 0-03 after 32 minutes of action. The home side then consolidated their position with corner back Tom Spillane coming all the ways up the field to earn his first County League point of the season. Brian Crowley added another before Dromid Pearses Shane O’Connor kicked a fine score ahead of the interval to keep them well in contention.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 1-05, Piarsaigh Na Dromoda 0-04.

On resumption, Dillon O’Donohue traded scores with Stephen O’Sullivan and it was then that Templenoe, who had wind advantage for the second half started to pull clear with a brace of points from Cian Hallissey, Stephen O’Sullivan and two from Teddy Doyle, who caused problems every time he ran at the visitors defence. Andy Quigley did pull one score back for Dromid to make it 1-10 to 0-06 going into the second half water break.

The final quarter saw Brian Crowley and Stephen O’Sullivan continuing to pull the strings up front for Templenoe. The latter made another contribution on the scoreboard, before he then turned provided for Brian Crowley’s second goal after he gave a precision pass across the goal for Crowley to palm home. The remaining minutes gave the hosts the opportunity to empty their bench and see the game out with further scores from Stephen O’Sullivan and Colin Crowley. Dromid Pearses tried their best to create goal scoring opportunities, but Mark Looney and his defence stood firm and instead Dromid had to settle with two late points from Chris Farley and Padraig O’Sullivan.

Final Score: Templenoe 2-13, Piarsaigh Na Dromoda 0-08.


Templenoe: Brian Crowley 2-03 (0-03f), Stephen O’Sullivan 0-05 (0-02f), Teddy Doyle 0-02, Tom Spillane 0-01, Cian Hallissey 0-01, Colin Crowley 0-01 (0-01f)

Piarsaigh Na Dromoda: Chris Farley 0-03 (0-03f), Dillon O’Donohue 0-02, Shane O’Connor 0-01, Andy Quigley 0-01, Padraig O’Sullivan 0-01.


Templenoe: Mark Looney, Tom Spillane, Kieran O’Neill, Kieran McCarthy, Patrick Clifford, John Spillane, Martin Reilly, Sean Sheehan, Teddy Doyle, Colin Crowley, John Rice, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Brian Crowley, Denis O’Neill.

Subs: Cian Hallissey, Danny Cahalane, Joseph Sheehan, John Moriarty, Daniel Crowley.

Piarsaigh Na Dromoda: Donal O’Sullivan, Cian O’Shea, Shane O’Connor, Kevin Sheehan, Andy Quigley, Padraig O’Sullivan, Michael Curran, Darragh O’Shea, Dominic O’Sullivan, Sean O’Shea, Chris Farley, Dillon O’Donohue, Paul O’Connor, Denis O’Sullivan, Jacob Haigh.

Subs: James Curran, Aaron Lenneghan, Cian O’Connor.



Division 2B, County Senior Football League, Round 3.

Gneeveguilla 1-16, Templenoe 0-09.

Templenoe seniors suffered their first defeat in the County league away to Gneeveguilla last Saturday evening following a disappointing performance with few things going right on the night for the visitors. Nonetheless, there remains two more rounds of the County league to be played and Templenoe’s prospects of promotion are far from over.

The game was played in showery conditions and the first half was very even with both sides matching each other point for point. This was until a Gneeveguilla goal from a penalty just before half time put some day light between the sides, from which Templenoe never recovered.

The opening exchanges saw Jack Cremin (2f) trading scores with Brian Crowley and Stephen O’Sullivan (1f). John O’Leary put the visitors in front again with a placed ball effort. Soon after, Templenoe had their captain Teddy Doyle black carded reducing the visitors to 14 men for following 10 minutes. But a converted free from Brian Crowley did put Templenoe back on level terms ahead of the first water break to make the score 3 points apiece.

His brother Colin was next to get on the scoresheet with a point from play and then another from a free either side of a Jack Cremin free for the hosts. This gave the away side a slender one point advantage 28 minutes in, but from there onwards it was all downhill for Templenoe. A superb long range effort from Connie O’Connor drew the sides level once more, before Jack Cremin added another free and then the same player was pulled down for a penalty. Gneeveguilla’s midfielder Sean O’Keeffe stepped up and expertly dispatched the spot kick.

Half Time Score: Gneeveguilla 1-06, Templenoe 0-05.

Buoyed by their strong finish to the first half, Gneeveguilla tightened their grip on this contest with 3 unanswered scores at the restart to extend their lead to seven points courtesy of Jack Cremin (f), Shane Crowley and Padraig Doyle. Templenoe in fairness responded with 3 scores (all frees) of their own through Stephen O’Sullivan, but contributions from Conor Herlihy and Stephen O’Keeffe from play ensured that the East Kerry side maintained a commanding lead going into the final quarter to leave them 1-11 to 0-08 ahead.

Templenoe spurned 2 goal chances late on that might have given them a glimmer of hope to salvage something from this tie, but instead the hosts pushed on with Michael Murphy, John O’Leary (f), Sean O’Keeffe (f), Jamie O’Sullivan and Padraig Doyle all finding the target to put Gneeveguilla in pole position at the top of the table by close of play. Templenoe’s sole score in the last quarter came from a Stephen O’Sullivan free.

We wish a speedy recovery to Brian Crowley who had to leave the field with a leg injury in the second half.

Final Score: Gneeveguilla 1-16, Templenoe 0-09.


Gneeveguilla: Jack Cremin 0-05 (0-05f), Sean O’Keeffe 1-02 (1-00p and 0-01f), John O’Leary 0-02 (0-01f), Padraig Doyle 0-02, Connie O’Connor 0-01, Shane Crowley 0-01, Conor Herlihy 0-01, Michael Murphy 0-01, Jamie O’Sullivan 0-01.

Templenoe: Stephen O’Sullivan 0-05 (0-04f), Brian Crowley 0-02 (0-01f), Colin Crowley 0-02 (0-01f)


Gneeveguilla: Patrick O’Riordan, Philip Cremin, Pa Brosnan, Darren Brosnan, Damien Cronin, Connie O’Connor, Paul O’Leary, Sean O’Keeffe, Michael Murphy, Conor Herlihy, Jack Cremin, John O’Leary, Shane O’Sullivan, Shane Crowley, Padraig Doyle.

Subs: David Gleeson, Mike Brosnan, Jamie O’Sullivan.

Templenoe: Mark Looney, Tom Spillane, Kieran O’Neill, John Spillane, John Rice, Martin Reilly, Patrick Clifford, Sean Sheehan, Teddy Doyle, Danny Cahalane, Colin Crowley, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Brian Crowley, Denis O’Neill.

Subs: Cian Hallissey, Kieran McCarthy, Joseph Sheehan, John Moriarty.

Kerry Petroleum Senior Football Club Championship, Relegation Play-off:
Templenoe 3-18, Kilcummin 0-14. 
Templenoe secured a second year at senior grade following a very polished display from start to finish to overcome Kilcummin, by a 13 points margin in Fitzgerald Stadium last Sunday. This is another very significant achievement in the history of the Club. When one looks back over the records from the last 45 years, Templenoe were an Intermediate Club from 1976 to 1991, a Junior Club from 1992 to 1997, a Novice Club from 1998 to 2013. a Junior Club from 2014 to 2015, an Intermediate Club from 2016 to 2019 and now come 2021 we will be entering our second year in a row as a Senior Club.
Right from the beginning Templenoe showed their intent, with Killian Spillane scoring the first point of his very impressive 1-07 tally after he received a pass from Teddy Doyle inside the first minute. Kilcummin were off target with a few chances, one of which was nearly a goal, before a pointed free from Noel Duggan got them off the mark. Despite playing against the breeze for the opening half, Templenoe opened up a 2 points gap after 8 minutes with Killian Spillane making no mistake with 2 placed ball efforts. Kilcummin’s cause wasn’t helped when they had Chris O’Leary black carded early on, following an off the ball foul, but they did respond with another free from Noel Duggan. Killian Spillane traded scores with Shane McSweeney, before the opening goal of the goal of the game came from Josh Crowley Holland amid a goal mouth scramble. This put Templenoe 1-04 to 0-03 in front and was the perfect way for the team in blue to adjourn for the first water break.
When play resumed Templenoe’s Stephen O’Sullivan started coming more into the game in a big way and he soon bagged a goal and a point within a minute to extend Templenoe’s lead to 8 points. Soon after his team mate Martin Reilly got up the field to fire over a well taken point, to which Kilcummin replied with 2 points courtesy of Kerry Under 20 Star Paul O’Shea either side of another Stephen O’Sullivan point for Templenoe. Kevin McCarthy who was kept under tight rein throughout by Gavin Crowley did go close with two chances for goal only to be denied by two superb saves from Templenoe’s find of the season, Goalkeeper Mark Looney. Matters got worse for Kilcummin in the 27th minute when they had Gary O’Leary red carded. Brian Crowley swapped scores with Paul O’Shea, before Killian Spillane showed great composure and accuracy to split the posts with a super score with his left boot to put 10 points between the sides. Shortly before half time, Kilicummin’s Noel Duggan did bring the margin back down to 8 points, but Templenoe had the final say of the first half with Brian Crowley raising his second white flag of the day.
Half Time Score: Templenoe 2-10, Kilcummin 0-07.
Noel Duggan had a placed ball effort to get the second half scoring under way, as they tried to fight their way back into the game to which Templenoe replied with a point from Stephen O’Sullivan, after he combined with Colin Crowley. Templenoe then lost John Spillane to a second yellow card, but they remained focused on the job on hand, with Killian Spillane adding another score. Three minutes later a second Kilcummin player Kieran Murphy received his marching orders after he too picked up a second yellow card. Nevertheless, Kilcummin battled on and had the next two scores on the trot thanks to Noel Duggan and Kevin Gorman. But that was as close as they could get, as Killian Spillane restored Templenoe’s lead back to 9 points to make the score 2-13 to 0-10, just ahead of the second half water break.
The final quarter saw Templenoe turn the screw with the Crowley brother Colin (1) and Brian (2) along with Stephen O’Sullivan (1) hitting 4 unanswered points to extend Templenoe’s lead to 13 points. To their credit Kilcummin did respond with 3 points in a row of their own, through Kevin McCarthy (1) and Paul O’Shea (2). But then the icing was well and truly on the cake, when a high ball in towards the goal was contested by Kilcummin goal keeper Brendan Kealy who did get a fist to it, but unfortunately for him the loose ball was gathered by Killian Spillane, who in turn finished the ball home to an empty net. Soon after Kilcummin’s day was summed up, when Chris O’Leary was dismissed after he picked up a yellow card to add to the black card he received earlier in the game. The match ended with Paul O’Shea and Stephen O’Sullivan trading scores, before the referee pull blew full time on a comprehensive win for Templenoe.
Well done to all the players, management and backroom personnel on retaining Templenoe’s senior status. The team proved that Templenoe are well able to compete at this level and are no doubt capable of building on our debut season as a senior Club. Hard luck to Kilcummin, who were very much a bogey team for Templenoe in recent years and will bounce back from this defeat.
Final Score: Templenoe 3-18, Kilcummin 0-14.
Templenoe: Killian Spillane 1-07 (0-03f), Stephen O’Sullivan 1-05, Brian Crowley 0-04, Josh Crowley Holland 1-00, Martin Reilly 0-01, Colin Crowley 0-01. 
Kilcummin: Noel Duggan 0-06 (0-06f), Paul O’Shea 0-05 (0-01f, 0-01M), Kevin McCarthy 0-01, Shane McSweeney 0-01, Kevin Gorman 0-0.
Templenoe: Mark Looney, John Spillane, Tadhg Morley, Kieran O’Neill, Martin Reilly, Gavin Crowley, John Rice, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Colin Crowley.
Subs: Patrick Clifford, Michael Hallissey, Tom Spillane, John Moriarty, Joseph Sheehan.
Kilcummin: Brendan Kealy, Donal Maher, Kevin McSweeney, Oscar O’Connor, Chris O’Leary, Sean O’Leary, James Nagle, Kevin Gorman, Shane McSweeney, Eoghan O’Donovan, Gary O’Leary, Kevin McCarthy, Kieran Murphy, Noel Duggan, Paul O’Shea.
Subs: Damien O’Leary, Enda O’Sullivan, Mikey O’Shea, Paul O’Riordan

Dr Crokes 1-16, Templenoe 0-11.

Templenoe’s brave county championship campaign came to an end after a strong second half display from Dr Crokes gave them victory with 8 points to spare at FitzGerald Stadium Killarney last Sunday afternoon.

The game was played in ideal conditions and the first quarter in particular turned out to be a shoot-out between Killian Spillane and Tony Brosnan. Indeed there were no other scorers in the first 20 minutes, with both men continuing to show brilliant form, ahead of the resumption of the 2020 inter-county season. The opening score of the game stemmed from a Colin Crowley interception to set up Killian Spillane for the first of his six points total. Tony Brosnan replied with a pointed free for the Crokes. Then, these two marksmen repeatedly traded point for point to make the score four points apiece after 13 minutes. Two minutes earlier, Templenoe keeper Mark Looney did very well to stop a goal bound shot from Micheal Burns. While at the other end, Killian Spillane added another point for Templenoe, before Teddy Doyle looked to be through on goal only to see his effort go wide of the points to leave the score 0-05 to 0-04 at the first water break.

Dr Crokes then introduced Kieran O’Leary and started to come much more into the game when play resumed. They would go on to outscore Templenoe by six points to two before the half time whistle. Their purple patch started with Micheal Burns levelling the scores, Templenoe responded with a wonderful score from Adrian Spillane. But then Crokes tagged on fives unanswered points courtesy of Tony Brosnan, Kieran O’Leary (2), Micheal Burns and Chris Doncel to give the upper-hand in this contest. However, Templenoe did manage to get one more point before the break through Brian Crowley to keep them well in the game.

Half Time Score: Dr Crokes 0-10, Templenoe 0-07.

Templenoe had a bright beginning to the second half with Killian Spillane reducing the arrears to two points. Dr Crokes though had another trick up their sleeve with the introduction of Gavin White after the interval. A brace of points from Micheal Burns, Tony Brosnan and David O’Leary restored the Killarney’s side lead back to four points, but Templenoe battled on with Stephen O’Sullivan keeping them in touch with a point from a mark in the 37th minute. Not to be outdone Tony Brosnan also called the mark to bag himself another score, before Tadhg Morley combined with Adrian Spillane with the latter finding the range for his second point of the day. Micheal Burns then showed another side to his game, when he landed a 45 over the bar to give Dr Crokes a four points cushion ahead of the second half water break.

The contest was not yet won, but Templenoe had to make do without the services of Adrian Spillane for the remainder of the game due to injury. Dr Crokes opened up a five points gap for the first time in the match with yet another Tony Brosnan point, before Brian Looney signed his name on the scoresheet to put them 2 goals clear. Then Dr Crokes killed off any lingering hopes of a Templenoe upset, when a good team moved ended with Tony Brosnan putting Gavin White through for an easy goal from close range. But even towards the finish Templenoe did not capitulate and tried hard for a goal of their own, but it was not to be and ultimately they had to settle for fisted point from Teddy Doyle before the referee blew for full time.

All in all Templenoe still had a very good debut year at county championship level and will continue to draw encouragement from the famous win over Dingle last week ahead of the one big showdown clash remaining with Kilcummin to decide which Club remains at senior grade for 2021.

Final Score: Dr Crokes 1-16, Templenoe 0-11.


Dr Crokes: Tony Brosnan 0-08 (0-02f, 0-02M), Micheal Burns 0-04 (0-01 45), Gavin White 1-00, Kieran O’Leary 0-02, Chris Doncel 0-01, Brian Looney 0-01.

Templenoe: Killian Spillane 0-06 (0-02f), Adrian Spillane 0-02, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-01 (0-01 M), Teddy Doyle 0-01, Brian Crowley 0-01.


Dr Crokes: Shane Murphy, Fionn FitzGerald, Cillian FitzGerald, David Naughton, Michael Moloney, David O’Leary, Michael Potts, Johnny Buckley, Mark O’Shea, Brian Looney, Gavin O’Shea, Micheal Burns, Billy Courtney Tony Brosnan, Chris Doncel.

Subs: Kieran O’Leary, Gavin White, John Payne, Alan O’Sullivan, Cillian O’ Regan.

Templenoe: Mark Looney, Kieran O’Neill, Tadhg Morley, Gavin Crowley, John Rice, Martin Reilly, Tom Spillane, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Colin Crowley, Teddy Doyle, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Brian Crowley, Killian Spillane.

Subs: Kieran McCarthy, Patrick Clifford, Danny Cahalane, Cian Hallissey, Daniel Crowley.

Garvey’s SuperValu 2020 County Senior Football Club Championship, Round 1

Dingle 1-12, Templenoe 3-07.

It was an evening that will live long in the memory of all Templenoe GAA Club members and supporters following a breathtaking win by our Senior team over match favourites Dingle in their own backyard on our debut year in the county senior championship. While it was very disappointing no spectators could attend this game due to the Covid-19 restrictions, there is no doubting how much this win meant to the Club. The draw for the next round of the County Championship will be awaited with great interest by all in Templenoe.

The match was played in wet and rainy conditions with Templenoe having a slight breeze advantage for the first half. The visitors got off to a perfect start with Brian Crowley opening the scoring inside the first minute. Dingle countered with an effort from Dylan Geaney, but it was Templenoe who dominated the possession early on and they had two successive wides, before Killian Spillane restored their one point lead. Five minutes later Conor Geaney pointed for the hosts and then the game took a turn in their favour when a ball across the Templenoe goal from Tom O’Sullivan ended with a superb strike to the net from Matthew Flaherty. Templenoe though refused this let this unsettle them and got a valuable point through Stephen O’Sullivan ahead of the first half water break to make the score 1-02 to 0-03.

On resumption, Dingle had a wide from play, before Killian Spillane slotted over two points on the trot -one from play and one from free to bring the contest back level. Then came the first goal for Templenoe - when Adrian Spillane passed the ball to Teddy Doyle who soloed towards the goal and despite been put under strong pressure from the Dingle defence, he somehow managed to get a shot in to gift Templenoe a three points lead. Tom O’Sullivan hit back with a point for Dingle, but they also suffered a setback in this period, when they lost Michael Geaney to injury. However, for Templenoe it was a case of onwards and upwards and soon after they rocked Dingle with another goal, after a high ball in from Sean Sheehan broke kindly for Killian Spillane who finished brilliantly to open up a five points lead for Templenoe. Dingle knew they had fight on their hands now, but they did cut the margin back to three with points from Conor Geaney and David O’Connor (45) before the interval. In between Templenoe keeper Mark Looney made a great and important save from Tom Leo O’Sullivan.

Half Time Score: Dingle 1-05, Templenoe 2-05.

The second half was only three minutes old when Brian Crowley cut through the Dingle defence before releasing the ball to the unmarked Josh Crowley Holland, who finished the ball to the net from the edge of the square. This increased the visitors lead to six points with the Templenoe faithful watching on in live stream now daring to dream of a famous win. However, there was still a long way to go and there was no chance of Dingle rolling over. True to form the hosts replied with four unanswered points courtesy of George Durrant, Conor Geaney (2) and Dylan Geaney to reduce the margin to two points. Killian Spillane briefly settled Templenoe’s nerves with a pointed free, but Dingle were coming back strong. In the ensuing passages of play they tagged on two more points from Conor Geaney and Tom O’Sullivan ahead of the second half water break to make the score 1-11 to 3-06.

The game was now set for a grand stand finish, but Templenoe’s concerns were increasing when the inspirational Adrian Spillane had to retire through injury ahead of the final quarter. When play resumed Dingle were off target with two attempts either of which would have levelled the contest and potentially provided them with a big psychological advantage going into the closing stages. However, the home side just could not land an equalizer and instead good work by John Rice paved the way for Templenoe’s sharp shooter Killian Spillane to fire over a pivotal point for the visitors. With time fast running out both sides were giving it absolutely everything and a point from Tom O’Sullivan did put the minimum between the sides again. But in contrast to 3 weeks ago against Kenmare, Templenoe were not going to be denied at the death this time and held on for a famous victory with all 17 players that saw game time playing their part. -Not least the lion hearted Gavin Crowley in defence and Tadhg Morley who kept County star Paul Geaney scoreless.

Templenoe are now through to the quarter finals of the county championship, a remarkable and proud achievement for a small club and make no mistake about it, Templenoe are well capable of going further in this competition. Well done to all involved and best of luck with the preparations for the next round, the draw for which takes place this evening (Sunday). Commiserations to Dingle, who will no doubt be back.

Credit also to the Irish Examiner and Kerry County Board for providing live streaming of the  game which facilitated all the supporters unable to attend the chance witness this historic win.

Final Score: Dingle 1-12, Templenoe 3-07.


Dingle: Conor Geaney 0-05 (0-02f), Matthew Flaherty 1-00, Tom O’Sullivan 0-03, Dylan Geaney 0-02, David O’Connor 0-01 (0-01 45), George Durrant 0-01

Templenoe: Killian Spillane 1-05 (0-02f), Josh Crowley Holland 1-00, Teddy Doyle 1-00, Brian Crowley 0-01, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-01.                                                                                                                                


Dingle: David O’Connor, Tom Leo O’Sullivan, Padraig O’Connor, Michael Flannery, Aidan O’Connor, Tom O’Sullivan, Michael Boyle, Dara O’Sullivan, Liam O’Connor, Ruadhán McCarthy, Michael Geaney, Matthew Flaherty, Dylan Geaney, Paul Geaney, Conor Geaney.

Subs: George Durrant, Barry O’Sullivan, Cathal Bambury, Niall Geaney.

Templenoe: Mark Looney, Tom Spillane, Tadhg Morley, Kieran O’Neill, Martin Reilly, Gavin Crowley, John Rice, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Colin Crowley.

Subs: Cian Hallissey, Kieran McCarthy.



Kerry Petroleum Senior Football Club Championship, Round 3

Kerins O'Rahillys 3-13, Templenoe 1-11.

Kerins O'Rahillys had 8 points to spare in the end, but for a time in the second half aTemplenoe win looked a very real possibility after they recovered brilliantly from a poor opening 18 minutes trailing the Tralee side by 8 points to draw level by the 49th minute. However, the last 15 minutes saw Kerins O’Rahillys use their experience effectively to comfortably see off the Templenoe challenge. On a glorious evening for football with little or no breeze, Kerins O’Rahillys opened the scoring with corner forward Conor Hayes splitting the posts inside the first minute. Strand Road completely dominated the opening exchanges and they made this count on the scoreboard with Jack Savage (free), Gearoid Savage and Conor Hayes all finding the target to put the Rahillys four points ahead after 7 minutes. Then came the first goal of the game after County Star David Moran won a hop ball close to the Templenoe goal before releasing the ball under pressure to Conor Hayes who dispatched the ball to the net. Gearoid Savage added another point for the hosts before Templenoe finally registered their first score in the 12th minute courtesy of Killian Spillane, who also had a goal chance well saved by Rahillys keeper Gary Kissane 3 minutes earlier. Before the first half water break Gearoid Savage added another point to his tally, to which the visitors replied with a placed ball effort from Colin Crowley to make the score 1-06 to 0-02.

On resumption, Gearoid Savage continued his scoring spree to extend Kerins O’Rahilly lead to 8 points, but the away side who were now beginning to find their stride, hit back with the next four points on the trot through Killian Spillane, Sean Sheehan, Cian Hallissey and Josh Crowley Holland. In between, Templenoe keeper Mark Looney calmly dealt with a dangerous high ball over the top to divert the ball away from the in rushing Jack Savage. Suddenly the margin was reduced to four points and momentum was with Templenoe. Jack Savage did slot over another free for Rahillys, but Templenoe responded with an excellent point from the sideline from Brian Crowley to complete a strong second quarter for Templenoe

Half Time Score: Kerins O'Rahillys 1-08, Templenoe 0-07.

Buoyed by their second quarter purple patch, Templenoe continued to rally and points from Brian Crowley followed by his brother Gavin who ventured up from defence reduced the deficit to two points. Both sides had wides and both teams also made switches with Templenoe introducing Tadhg Morley to mark his return to action following his recent spell on the sidelines through injury. While Kerins O’Rahillys brought in Shane McElligott. Then Colin Crowley swung over a great point despite been off balance as he was kicking to put just the bare minimum between the sides ahead of the second half water break.Templenoe’s great come back was complete when Martin Reilly popped over a point to make the score 1-08 to 0-11 after 49 minutes of play. The game was now in the melting pot and the question was could Templenoe push on and win it. In the 50th minute, Tadhg Morley who was operating in the forwards following his introduction had a shot at goal only to be denied by Gary Kissane. At the other end Jack Savage was wide of the posts with a free, but then made amends immediately after, when Kerins O’Rahillys intercepted a short kick out from Templenoe and Jack Savage found space to slot the ball over the bar for a crucial score. Soon after Kerins O’Rahillys were firmly in the driving seat when a pass across the Templenoe goal was finished to the net by Barry John Keane. The hosts had further points from Jack Savage (free) and Conor Hayes, before one of their substitutes Danny O’Sullivan showed great anticipation to fist home a dropped short point effort to kill off any chances of a second Templenoe revival. The closing minutes saw Brian Crowley rifle a shot from a close in free to the roof of the net for a consolation goal for Templenoe, but Kerins O’Rahillys secure in the knowledge they had avoided a relegation play off completed their scoring with points from Conor Hayes and Sean Walsh. Templenoe will now have to battle out with Kilcummin in a winner takes all clash to decide which Club remains at Senior grade for 2021. But this game is not likely take place for some time yet as it, will be preceded by the County Senior Football Championship.

Final Score: Kerins O’Rahilly 3-13, Templenoe 1-11.


Kerins O’Rahillys: Conor Hayes 1-04, Jack Savage 0-04 (0-03f), Gearoid Savage 0-04,Barry John Keane 1-00, Danny O’Sullivan 1-00, Sean Walsh 0-01.

Templenoe: Brian Crowley 1-02 (1-00f), Killian Spillane 0-02 (0-01f), Colin Crowley 0-02 (0-01f), Cian Hallissey 0-01, Sean Sheehan 0-01, Josh Crowley Holland 0-01 (0-01M), GavinCrowley 0-01, Martin Reilly 0-01.


Kerins O’Rahillys: Gary Kissane, Sean Collins, Ross O’Callaghan, Cormac Coffey,Darragh McElligott, Shane Brosnan, Karl Mullins, David Moran, Tom Hoare, Gavin O’Brien,Jack Savage, Sean Walsh, Gearoid Savage, Barry John Keane, Conor Hayes.

Subs: Shane McElligott, Danny O’Sullivan, Padraig Griffin, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, PatrickBegley.

Templenoe: Mark Looney, Danny Cahalane, Kieran O’Neill, Tom Spillane, Martin Reilly,Gavin Crowley, John Rice, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Josh Crowley Holland, StephenO’Sullivan, Colin Crowley, , Killian Spillane, Cian Hallissey, Brian Crowley.

Subs: Kieran McCarthy, Tadhg Morley, Teddy Doyle, John Moriarty.




Kerry Petroleum Senior Football Club Championship, Round 2:

Templenoe 1-11, Kenmare 3-06.

Templenoe and Kenmare served up a pulsating contest last Friday evening that ebbed and flowed and could have gone either way. Indeed a draw would probably have been the fairest outcome, but in the end it was late-late goal from Paul O’Connor that earned Kenmare the win by the narrowest of margins.

It was a historic occasion for Templenoe, with the Club hosting our first ever game at Senior grade. It was also the first meeting between the Templenoe and Kenmare Senior teams since the County Intermediate Final in 2016. The Covid-19 restrictions were once again in place but no doubt about it, everyone lucky enough to have attended the match or viewed the game on-line got their full entertainment value with both sides putting in plenty of hits throughout the match that was every inch a local derby.

Kenmare had the wind to their backs for the first half on an evening that was mostly dry. But Templenoe had the livelier start with Killian Spillane opening the scoring from a free for the first of his eight points. Sean O’Shea almost equalized a minute later, however his effort went wide of the posts. Kenmare though were now settling into the game and then in the 5th Minute Michael McCarthy put through midfielder Kevin O’Sullivan who was sprinting forward for Kenmare’s first goal, giving keeper Mark Looney no chance. Templenoe replied with another pointed free from Killian Spillane, but worse was to follow for the home side, when Kenmare’s other Midfielder Fionan O’Sullivan got forward to find himself in a bit of space before firing home Kenmare’s second goal. Kenmare went on to consolidate their position with points from Paul O’Connor and Kevin O’Sullivan, to make the score 0-02 to 2-02. Templenoe’s position did not get any better before the first half water break with John Spillane and Danny Cahalane both getting sin binned, while corner back Michael Hallissey had to retire with a shoulder injury.

Templenoe emerged from the first water break in more determined fashion raising their intensity levels to dominate the second quarter. Killian Spillane got a much needed score for the home side following a lovely delivery from Gavin Crowley. Then minutes later Stephen O’Sullivan added another point. Meanwhile, Kenmare had their turn to pick up a black card with Kevin O’Sullivan getting sent ashore for his 10 minute spell on the sideline. In contrast Templenoe were soon restored to their full complement of players on the pitch and then the game really came to life when Gavin Crowley did very well to intercept a ball bound to Kenmare’s dangerman Sean O’Shea, before launching a high ball into the goal that was finished to the net by Adrian Spillane. Dara Crowley hit back with a point for Kenmare before half time, but it was Templenoe who were going into the break re-energised and they could have been in an even stronger position had they not squandered a few chances.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 1-04, Kenmare 2-03.

There was a small bit of rain during the interval, but this was not going to in anyway take from the game. On resumption, Killian Spillane showed beautiful skill and balance to get around two Kenmare defenders, before planting the ball over the bar to bring Templenoe within a point of their rivals. The contest then took another twist when Sean O’Shea became the fourth player to be sin binned. Templenoe’s Colin Crowley was off target with 45, but Templenoe did equalize in the 36th minute with Killian Spillane striking over a free with his left boot. Less than a minute later the same player called the mark after receiving a pass from his brother Adrian before popping another ball over the bar, this time with his right leg. Templenoe were now back in front and the home supporters were getting more and more hopeful of a famous victory. However, Kenmare remained focused and Paul O’Connor tied the scores again in the 39th minute. Further scores were exchanged between Killian Spillane and Paul O’Connor before Sean O’Shea, despite good pressure from the Templenoe defence managed to split the posts after his initial effort was blocked to score his first and only point in the contest. Kenmare carried a slender lead going into the 2nd half water break 1-08 to 2-06, but unlike Fitzgerald Stadium at the same stage the previous Friday evening, this match was far from over.

Soon after play resumed, Killian Spillane tied the scores again from a placed ball effort to keep the game on a knife edge, before Stephen O’Sullivan pointed to put Templenoe back in the lead. However, Templenoe then suffered a setback when John Rice received a second yellow card to reduce the hosts to 14 men coming into the closing minutes. But when substitute Cian Hallissey calmly fisted the ball over the bar near the finish to give Templenoe a 2 points cushion, it looked like the win was secured. However, somewhat similar to the previous weekend against Kerins O’Rahillys, Kenmare kept fighting to the end. Then deep in injury time a dangerous ball in towards the Templenoe goal, looked initially to have been kept out by Mark Looney and his defence, before the vigilant Paul O’Connor struck the ball to the net to bag Kenmare the spoils.

Credit to both sides for producing a thriller of game. Although the final result went Kenmare’s way, Templenoe will still take great encouragement from this performance and will hope to have better luck against Kerins O’Rahillys away in the final round of the group stages.

Final Score: Templenoe 1-11, Kenmare 3-06.


Templenoe: Killian Spillane 0-08 (0-04f, 0-01M), Adrian Spillane 1-00, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-02, Cian Hallissey 0-01,

Kenmare: Paul O’Connor 1-03 (0-02f, 0-01M), Kevin O’Sullivan 1-01, Fionan O’Sullivan 1-00, Sean O’Shea 0-01, Dara Crowley 0-01.


Templenoe: Mark Looney, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, John Spillane, Gavin Crowley, Danny Cahalane, John Rice, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Tom Spillane, Brian Crowley, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Colin Crowley.

Subs: Martin Reilly, Cian Hallissey.

Kenmare: Kieran Fitzgibbon, Dara Crowley, James McCarthy, Tommy O’Sullivan, Shane O’Sullivan, Dara O’Shea, Mark Crowley, Kevin O’Sullivan, Fionan O’Sullivan, Stephen O’Brien, Dan McCarthy, Tommy Cronin, Michael McCarthy, Sean O’Shea, Paul O’Connor

Subs: Tom Murnane, Matt Murnane, Sean O’Leary, Rory O’Sullivan.



Kerry Petroleum Senior Football Club Championship, Round 1.

Dr Crokes 1-18, Templenoe 0-10.

Dr Crokes produced a powerful display to blow Templenoe out of the water in the opening round of the County Club Championship in FitzGerald Stadium Killarney last Friday evening. This eagerly awaited tie saw a Templenoe game streamed live for the first time in a match that had only 200 people (including players) in attendance due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Templenoe who were without County star Tadhg Morley due to injury, played with the wind for first half on a damp evening, but it was Dr Crokes who opened the scoring with Tony Brosnan making no mistake with a close range free. David Shaw added another point for the Crokes, before Stephen O’Sullivan got Templenoe off the mark in the 6th minute following a good team move involving Gavin Crowley and Killian Spillane. Before the first water break, Dr Crokes who were dominating the around the middle of the field extended their lead by 0-05 to 0-02, courtesy of 3 more points from Tony Brosnan, while Templenoe who lost Teddy Doyle to injury had another score from play through Stephen O’Sullivan.

When play resumed Micheal Burns exchanged points with Killian Spillane. Soon after both teams went agonisingly close to getting a goal with Chris Doncel striking the post for Dr Crokes, before Adrian Spillane did likewise for Templenoe with a piledriver at the other end. Had this effort gone in, Templenoe would have been back on level terms with half time approaching. Instead things took a turn for the worse for Templenoe, with the Killarney side hitting 1-03 without reply, to end the game as a contest. The Crokes goal came about after a free from Mark O’Shea found Tony Brosnan in a bit of space to fire the ball home past the impressive Mark Looney, who made a few fine saves throughout the game on his first competitive outing for the Templenoe seniors. David Shaw (2) and Michael Potts had points to inflict further misery on Templenoe. Although to their credit Templenoe did claw back two points with Stephen O’Sullivan and Sean Sheehan finding the target, but Crokes had the final say of the half with Tony Brosnan adding another point to his tally.

Half Time Score: Dr Crokes 1-10, Templenoe 0-05.

Dr Crokes with their superior fitness levels on the evening, continued where they left off in the second half with another 3 unanswered points from Tony Brosnan (2) and Micheal Burns in the opening minutes. Templenoe were finding it difficult to get back into the game and their chances were limited, but Colin Crowley did find an opening to give them their first score of the second half. Tony Brosnan immediately responded for the Crokes before Brian Crowley swapped points with Brian Looney to make the score 1-16 to 0-07 before the second half water break. The final quarter saw both sides taking the opportunity to empty their benches. Crokes pushed on to show their class by running at the Templenoe defence with pace to create two more scores for David Shaw and Micheal Burns. On an evening to forget for Templenoe, they did have 3 late points courtesy of Killian Spillane to put a bit more respect on the scoreboard. Attention will now turn to round 2 of the competition.

Final Score: Dr Crokes 1-18, Templenoe 0-10.


Dr Crokes: Tony Brosnan 1-08 (0-03f), David Shaw 0-05 (0-03f), Micheal Burns 0-03, Michael Potts 0-01, Brian Looney 0-01.

Templenoe: Killian Spillane 0-04 (0-02f), Stephen O’Sullivan 0-03 (0-01 Mark), Sean Sheehan 0-01, Brian Crowley 0-01, Colin Crowley 0-01.


Dr Crokes: Shane Murphy, David Naughton, Michael Moloney, Fionn FitzGerald, John Payne, Gavin White, Michael Potts, Mark O’Shea, Johnny Buckley, Micheal Burns, Chris Doncil, Brian Looney, Tony Brosnan, David Shaw, Cillian FitzGerald

Subs: Alan O’Sullivan, Billy Courtney, Brian FitzGerald, Cillian Regan, Mike Casey.

Templenoe: Mark Looney, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, John Spillane, Gavin Crowley, Danny Cahalane, John Rice, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Cian Hallissey,

Subs: Colin Crowley, Martin Reilly, Kieran McCarthy, Tom Spillane, John Moriarty, Daniel Crowley.


Division 2, County Senior Football League, Round 1.

Templenoe 3-13, Listry 0-10.

Templenoe welcomed Listry to our GAA grounds for the opening round of the County League. Templenoe cruised to victory in the finish, but it was a competitive game for three quarters of the contest, before a second yellow card for Listry’s Centre back gave the host’s a numerical advantage, that they were not going to squander.

Listry had the aid of a strong breeze for the first half, but it was Templenoe who were first off the mark, with Cian Hallissey and Stephen O’Sullivan slotting over the first two scores of the game. Listry responded with a placed ball effort from Anthony Sweeney, before Aaron McCarthy tied up the scores with a neat point. Then in the 6th minute, a high ball in from Teddy Doyle was gathered by Stephen O’Sullivan, before turning and firing the ball to the net from close range. Listry corner forward Sean O’Sullivan called a mark, before he beautifully floated the ball over the bar from the inside of his right boot to reduce the arrears to two points before Stephen O’Sullivan and Anthony Sweeney exchanged scores. John Rice got forward for two well taken points, but Listry countered through scores from Gary O’Sullivan and the unerring accuracy of Anthony Sweeney to keep them in touch. The ebb and flow nature of the contest continued right up to the break with Anthony Sweeney cancelling out another Templenoe point, this time from Teddy Doyle.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 1-06, Listry 0-07.

Templenoe introduced Killian Spillane for the second half to join his brothers Adrian (who was brought in after 18 minutes) and Tom, as the hosts demonstrated their intent to take a full share of the spoils. Ronan Buckley reduced the margin to the minimum in the 31st minute with a white flag for the visitors. However, Templenoe hit back with Killian Spillane calling the mark and pointing to precede a lovely long range score from County Senior league debutant Colin Crowley to put the home side three points ahead. With the rain now pelting down, Templenoe were determined to push on and Stephen O’Sullivan put a bit of day light between the sides, when he pointed to make the score 1-09 to 0-08 points after 42 minutes. Soon after disaster struck for Listry, when they were reduced to 14 men after centre back John Foley was dismissed after he picked up a second yellow card. From there on Templenoe were in pretty much complete control of proceedings and further points followed from Stephen O’Sullivan (2) and Killian Spillane to extend their lead to seven points. Listry did reply with two points courtesy of Ronan Buckley and Anthony Sweeney, but ultimately they could not live with the Templenoe fire power. Another Templenoe County Senior League debutant Daniel Crowley set up Stephen O’Sullivan to fist home Templenoe’s second goal, before Killian Spillane showed his class to turn his marker before dispatching the ball to the net for Templenoe’s third goal. Templenoe signed off on their win with Brian Crowley adding his name to the scoresheet.

Final Score: Templenoe 3-13, Listry 0-10.


Templenoe: Stephen O’Sullivan 2-05 (0-01f), Killian Spillane 1-02, John Rice 0-02, Brian Crowley 0-01, Cian Hallissey 0-01, Teddy Doyle 0-01, Colin Crowley 0-01.

Listry: Anthony Sweeney 0-05 (0-05), Ronan Buckley 0-02, Aaron McCarthy 0-01, Sean O’Sullivan 0-01, Gary O’Sullivan 0-01.


Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, Joseph Sheehan, John Rice, Tom Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Sheehan, Josh Crowley Holland, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley, Colin Crowley, Stephen O’Sullivan, Cian Hallissey, Daniel Crowley.

Subs: Adrian Spillane, Killian Spillane, Patrick Clifford, John Moriarty, Dan O’Connor.

Listry: Colm Counihan, Danny Wrenn, Eoghan Darmody, Denis O’Leary, Derry Ahern, John Foley, Seamus Giles, Jimmy O’Leary, Damien Clifford, Micheal Buckley, Gary O’Sullivan, Aaron McCarthy, Anthony Sweeney, Ronan Buckley, Sean O’Sullivan.

Subs: Caolan Ryan, Peadar Keane, Sean Lehane, Dara O’Shea.



 Templenoe 0-12, Oughterard (Galway) 1-12.

Unfortunately, a second trip to Croke Park in five years was just not to be for Templenoe after they were edged out by Oughterard in a tight contest played in difficult conditions at Killmallock last Saturday.

The match was played before a large attendance and Templenoe chose to play with the breeze for the first half, although the wind subsequently tended to change directions during the course of the game. Cian Hallissey opened the scoring inside the first minute, to get Templenoe off to good start, but Oughterard countered promptly with a pointed free from Matthew Tierney. However, the Munster Intermediate champions did have the better of the exchanges overall in the first half. Brian Crowley popped over Templenoe’s second point following a well worked team move involving Adrian Spillane, Sean Sheehan and Kieran O’Neill. Oughterard replied with Niall Lee slotting over a free. Then in the 10th minute, Stephen O’Sullivan looked to be in a great goal scoring position after been played through by Brian Crowley, but Oughterard just about got bodies back in time to divert the ball out for a 45, as Templenoe were advancing on goal. Teddy Doyle landed the resultant 45 between the posts to put Templenoe ahead by 0-03 to 0-02 after 11 minutes. Then Oughterard’s Ronan Molloy burst up the field from centre back to tie up the scores again, before Killian Spillane did well to fist the ball over the ball, despite close attention from the Galway side’s defence.

In the 19th minute, Oughterard almost capitalised on a Templenoe mistake at the back, but the Kerrymen adverted the danger and were soon three points ahead, with two scores in quick succession from Brian Crowley and Stephen O’Sullivan. The Oughterard half back line were impressive going forward throughout the contest and wing back Ryan Monaghan was next to prove his scoring credentials following a great solo run up the field, to reduce the margin back to two points. In the closing minutes of the first half, Teddy Doyle took on the Oughterard defence to fire the ball over the bar, although there was a glimmer of a goal chance. The Connacht Intermediate champions though were making sure Templenoe would not get away from them and Matthew Tierney added another free before the interval.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 0-07, Oughterard 0-05.

The game was all to play for and on resumption Oughterard showed their intent, with the other member of their half back line, Cian Monaghan venturing forward to get his first of two points. Stephen O’Sullivan had an effort saved by the keeper, before Killian Spillane went short with a sideline to Brian Crowley, who in turn swung the ball over the bar to add to his tally. Oughterard hit back with a score of their own, with Matthew Tierney finding the range from play. Between the 36th minute and the 43rd minute Templenoe did have chances to put day light between the sides, only to shoot 4 wides. This was to prove crucial in the finish. One of these wides was low shot at goal from Josh Crowley Holland after he received a pass from Killian Spillane, but his effort went narrowly and agonisingly wide of the post. Instead all Templenoe had to show for this dominant 7 minute spell for was just the one point from play by Killian Spillane. Then in the 47th minute came the turning point that was to set Oughterard on their way to victory, when Paul Walsh intercepted an attempted pass before burying the ball into the top corner of the net. This was a real sucker punch for Templenoe, and the game was now on a knife edge with Oughterard in front for the first time on a score line of 0-09 to 1-07.

Oughterard immediately followed up their goal with a point from play from Patrick Walsh. Templenoe were desperately trying to halt their opponents momentum with Gavin Crowley getting up the field to earn a free, which was converted by Stephen O’Sullivan. Oughterard though were determined to keep their grip on the game and a minute later Cian Monaghan got his second point to restore their two points advantage. Then Gavin Crowley got forward again to cut the deficit to the minimum and set up a grand stand finish. The ebb and flow nature of the closing minutes continued when Oughterard substitute Daniel Kenny split the posts to make the score 0-11 to 1-10 with six minutes of normal time remaining, before Killian Spillane grabbed another point to keep the contest in the melting pot. The tension in the stands was palpable at this stage, but it was the Galway men that seized the initiative as they moved the ball back down the field, to pop over two last points courtesy of Enda Tierney and Matthew Tierney. Templenoe with substitute Pat Spillane Jnr making an impact fought frantically to get a goal and right at the death and they did create a chance, but the Oughterard defence diverted a well struck shot from Adrian Spillane out for a 45. The Connacht champions had plenty of bodies back to deal with the resultant 45 and with that the referee blew the full time whistle.

Commiserations to all the Templenoe players and management, who did the Club very proud on getting this far in the competition. Best of luck to Oughterard in the final!

Final Score: Templenoe 0-12, Oughterard 1-12.


Templenoe: Brian Crowley 0-03, Killian Spillane 0-03, Stephen O’Sullivan 0-02 (0-01f), Teddy Doyle 0-02 (0-01 45), Cian Hallissey 0-01, Gavin Crowley 0-01.

Oughterard: Matthew Tierney 0-04 (0-02f), Paul Walsh 1-00, Cian Monaghan 0-02, Niall Lee 0-01 (0-01f), Ronan Molloy 0-01, Ryan Monaghan 0-01, Patrick Walsh 0-01, Daniel Kenny 0-01, Enda Tierney 0-01.


Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Tadhg Morley, Kieran O’Neill, Gavin Crowley, Tom Spillane, Patrick Clifford, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley ©, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Cian Hallissey

Subs: John Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Pat Spillane.

Oughterard: Jordan Waller, Ciaran Hanley, Eddie O’Sullivan, Liam Moran, Cian Monaghan, Ronan Molloy, Ryan Monaghan, Enda Tierney, PJ McGauley, Patrick Walsh, Matthew Tierney, Eric Lee, Brian Lambert, Niall Lee, Paul Walsh.

Subs: Daniel Kenny, Cian Harte.





AIB Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Final.

Templenoe 0-14, St Breckans (Clare) 0-05.

Templenoe brought down the curtain on what has been a glorious decade for the Club with a hard earned nine points victory over St Breckans in the Munster Club Intermediate football final at Mallow last Sunday. It was another historic day for the Club who have embarked on an extraordinary journey since 2010. Templenoe have gone from winning the Novice Shield that year, to capturing the Novice Championship in 2013, before adding the County, Munster and All Ireland Junior club Championship titles in 2015/16 to the club’s roll of honour. Then last May the long sought after County Intermediate Championship was finally won and last Sunday Templenoe were crowned Munster Club Intermediate football champions.

Templenoe did not quite repeat the five star display they produced against Éire Óg in the Munster Semi Final, but they used their experience well and showed good patience and composure as the game went on to overcome a dogged St Breckans side. The game was played in ideal conditions for the time of year and both teams brought plenty of support. Templenoe opened the scoring with midfielder Sean Sheehan popping the ball over the bar after he was played through by Teddy Doyle. But from early on it was clear Templenoe would not have everything their own way against a very organised St Breckans, who were getting lots of bodies back and making life difficult for the opponents attack. Padraig Kelly levelled the scores for St Breckans with a placed ball effort, before Stephen Tierney put the Clare side ahead for the first and only time in the game. Soon after the Banner Countymen were dealt a blow, when they lost their wing forward Maccon Bryne to a black card. Templenoe though were struggling for scores during this spell, which was not helped by them kicking 5 wides in the first half. It would take until the 19th minute before Templenoe would eventually register their second score of the match courtesy of Killian Spillane, following a good team move which started all the way back from goalkeeper Danny Cahalane. This made the score 2 points apiece. Then two points on the trot from Stephen O’Sullivan, one from a free and one from open play, helped steady the ship for the Kerry side after a turbulent opening 20 minutes. Shortly before the break, Brian Crowley somehow managed to swing the ball over the bar to extend Templenoe’s lead to three points, despite been put under strong pressure from the Breckans defence. The side representing Lisdoonvarna and Doolin had the final say in the half with centre forward Padraig Kelly nailing a 45 to reduce the deficit back to two points.

Half Time Score: Templenoe 0-05, St Breckans 0-03.

Templenoe had the perfect start to the second half with Adrian Spillane splitting the posts from throw in, after he soloed through the Breckans defence. Then St Breckans missed a gilt edge chance to blow the game wide open, when Colm O’Brien looked to be through on goal only to pull his shot low and wide of the posts. Templenoe’s Stephen O’Sullivan and Killian Spillane traded frees with St Breckans Aidan Davidson (2) to make score 0-08 to 0-05 after 41 minutes. But then the Clare side suffered a big setback, when Liam Tierney picked up a second yellow to reduce St Breckans to 14 men and a minute later things got even worse for them, when Breckans lost their impressive long range free taker Padraig Kelly to a black card. Templenoe were now beginning to find space and were determined to make the numerical advantage count. Patrick Clifford ventured up from defence to extend Templenoe’s lead to four points, before two of Templenoe’s inter-county stars Adrian Spillane and Gavin Crowley combined, with the former grabbing his second point of the game. Cian Hallissey was next to write his name on the scoresheet and then Stephen O’Sullivan inflicted further misery on St Breckans when he dispossessed his marker to fire the ball over the bar. This made the score 0-12 to 0-04 with nine minutes remaining. To their credit, St Breckans kept fighting and tried hard to manufacture a goal, with a high ball in from Aidan Davidson to their full forward Joseph McGann, but the Templenoe defence were rock solid and they cleared the ball to safety. Templenoe completed their shift with Stephen O’Sullivan slotting over two more points, before referee John Ryan blew the full time whistle.

Templenoe have now won two Munster titles in five years, which is an outstanding achievement for small Club. Congratulations to all the players, management and backroom team, who have all been putting in a tremendous amount of work since late last year. Attention will now turn to the weekend of the 11th January, when Templenoe will take on Oughterard of Galway to battle it out for a place in the All Ireland Club Intermediate Football Final. We wish all our players and management the very best with the preparations in the weeks ahead. 

Final Score: Templenoe 0-14, St Breckans 0-05.


Templenoe: Stephen O’Sullivan 0-06 (0-02f), Killian Spillane 0-02 (0-01f), Adrian Spillane 0-02, Brian Crowley 0-01, Sean Sheehan 0-01, Patrick Clifford 0-01, Cian Hallissey 0-01.

St Breckans: Aidan Davidson 0-02 (0-02f), Padraig Kelly 0-02 (0-01f, 0-01[45]), Stephen Tierney 0-01.


Templenoe: Danny Cahalane, Michael Hallissey, Tadhg Morley, Kieran O’Neill, Gavin Crowley, Tom Spillane, Patrick Clifford, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Teddy Doyle, Brian Crowley ©, Josh Crowley Holland, Stephen O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Cian Hallissey

Subs: John Spillane, Pat Spillane, Kieran McCarthy, Martin Reilly, John Rice, Joseph Sheehan.

St Breckans: Tristian O’Callaghan, Daniel Carey, Evan Barrett, Cian Burke, Jack Sheedy, Alan Sweeney ©, Rowan Danaher, Liam Tierney, Dale Masterson, Maccon Byrne, Padraig Kelly, Stephen Tierney, Colm O’Brien, Joseph McGann, Aidan Davidson.

Subs: Conor Shannon, Robert O’Connell, Michael Hogan, Pat Nagle, Killian Blood, Darragh Flaherty.



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