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Under 14's and 16's are the Pride of the Parish

posted 19 Nov 2015, 13:05 by Tom Duggan

Mullinavat Under 14 Roinn C Champions 2015

As the playing season comes to a finish, we congratulate our under 14 and under 16 teams and their mentors on magnificent victories in their championships in 2015. Both squads showed great commitment throughout the year and got their deserved rewards by winning their championships after tremendous battles. Well done to all concerned.


Senior Hurlers Reach the End of the Road

posted 15 Oct 2015, 14:47 by Tom Duggan   [ updated 15 Oct 2015, 14:50 ]

Mullinavat's senior hurlers bowed out of the championship when they were defeated by Clara in the semi final in Nowlan Park on Sunday.
Click here for match report from the42.ie:  http://www.the42.ie/kilkenny-shc-semi-finals-2015-2381921-Oct2015/

 Click here for photos of the game from Willie Dempsey, Kilkenny G.A.A. :http://www.kilkennygaa.ie/gallery/index/category/545

Mullinavat Sweep into Semi Finals

posted 4 Oct 2015, 15:30 by Tom Duggan

Mullinavat 0-18 Rower Inistioge 0-12

Mullinavat out worked, out hurled and out witted a fancied Rower Inistioge side who never really got into their rhythm in the quarter final of the senior championship in Thomastown on Sunday last.Here is a report of the game from John Knox of the Kilkenny People:

Mullinavat qualify for Quarter Final

posted 2 Oct 2015, 15:15 by Tom Duggan   [ updated 2 Oct 2015, 15:21 ]

Mullinavat 2-16 Carrickshock 1-13

Mullinavat ran out impressive winners in this local derby played in Mooncoin on Saturday. They were full value for their six point victory and but for the brilliance of Jamie Power in the Carrickshock goal, the winning margin could have been more. Carrickshock scored their only goal in the final minute to reduce the deficit but the reality was they were comprehensively outplayed by their neighbours. For Mullinavat this was an important victory as it secures their senior status for 2016 and they will take a great deal of confidence from this performance as they prepare for a quarter final appearance next weekend.

Carrickshock began brightly and aided by a strong breeze they looked the better side in the opening quarter. Jamie Power’s huge puck outs were landing on the Mullinavat 20 metre line where Richie Power was causing problems for the ‘Vat full back line even though he was clearly restricted by injury. Shane Power opened the scoring in the second minute and Richie Power added a second point a minute later. Points from Ger Malone and Jamie Fennelly levelled the game and Kevin Farrell edged Carrickshock in front from a pointed free. Carrickshock had a let off in the sixth minute when Mullinavat were awarded a penalty. Mark Mansfield’s effort was saved by Jamie Power. Carrickshock took the game to their opponents and added three points to their tally, two from John Power and one from Michael Rohan. Ian Duggan pointed for the ‘Vat side in the fifteenth minute to reduce the deficit. Mullinavat were starting to get to grips with the game and points from Mark Mansfield (free), Dinny Butler, Jamie Fennelly and Joe Gahan saw the match all square by the twentieth minute. Carrickshock edged ahead again in the 22nd minute when Kevin Farrell pointed a free. Mullinavat went ahead for the first time in the 24th minute when Mark Mansfield’s free was gathered by Jamie Fennelly who laid off a great pass to Ian Duggan to fire past Jamie Power to the net. Ger Malone, who was a constant torment to the Carrickshock defence, added a second goal in the 29th minute to put Mullinavat firmly in control as half time approached. Brian Donovan and Jamie Fennelly traded points to leave the half time score 2-8 to 0-9 for Mullinavat.

Carrickshock needed to get back on terms but it was Mullinavat who upped their game in the second half. Jamie Power made a point blank save from Ger Malone and Willie O’Dwyer’s shot just went past the post . Mark Mansfield pointed a free following a foul on Willie O’Dwyer. John Power pointed a ’65 for Carrickshock. Mullinavat replied with points from Joe Gahan and Ian Duggan. John Murphy pointed for Carrickshock but Mark Mansfield added three points (2 frees) to stretch their lead to nine points as the match entered the final stretch. The Mullinavat defence was completely on top at this stage and Liam Fennelly and Padraig Gahan were repelling all comers.   Carrickshock could only add two points from John Power frees but Mullinavat cancelled these with points from Mark Mansfield (free) and Joe Gahan. John Butler had a late consolation goal for Carrickshock in the final minute but it was mere window dressing. Mullinavat advance to the quarter finals and Carrickshock must prepare for the relegation final where they will face St. Martin’s  

Scorers: Mullinavat: Mark Mansfield (0-6, 0-5frees)   Ian Duggan (1-2) Ger Malone (1-1) Joe Gahan (0-3) Jamie Fennelly (0-3) Dinny Butler (0-1)

Carrickshock: John Power  (0-5, 0-3 Frees, 0-1 ‘65),  Kevin Farrell (0-3, 0-2 frees) John Butler (1-0), Richard Power (0-1), Shane Power (0-1), Michael Rohan (0-1), Brian Donovan (0-1), John Murphy (0-1)

Mullinavat - James Culleton, Joe Fennelly, Robert Malone, Simon Aylward, Pauric Gahan , Liam Fennelly, Brian Phelan, Mark Mansfield, Dinny Butler, Ian Duggan, Joe Gahan, Michael Malone, Willie O’Dwyer ,Jamie Fennelly, , Ger Malone.

Subs:. Adam Mansfield, Mikey Jones, Seamus Farrell.

Carrickshock: Jamie Power, James Grace, John Dalton, Niall Tennyson, Darren O’Dwyer, John Tennyson, Damien Walsh, Shane Power, John Cahill ,Michael Rice,  John Power, Kevin Farrell ,Michael Rohan, Richard Power, Brian Donovan,

Subs: John Murphy, Pat Tennyson, John Butler, Aaron O’Neill.

Referee: Eddie Crowley (Mooncoin)



Under 16's win a thriller

posted 28 Sep 2015, 14:54 by Tom Duggan

Congratulations to our under 16 team who just edged out Fenians by a single point in a thrilling final played in Palmerstown on Saturday. The sides were level several times during the game and Jordan Clarke showed great coolness to land the winning score when he pointed a free in the dying moments of the game. Scorer in chief was Oisin Knox who bagged 5 goals and was a constant threat to the Fenians defence. This was a great team performance and the work rate and attitude from every player was first class. Well done lads and to all your mentors also.




Great week for Mullinavat teams

posted 20 Sep 2015, 15:43 by Tom Duggan

The past seven days has seen a huge amount of action on the playing fields for all units of the club.
Last week saw the under 16's qualify for the county final. This was followed up today by the under 14's who won their semi final comfortably. Last Sunday , a huge crowd came to Mullinavat for the clash with the All Ireland champions Shamrocks.Although we lost by two points, the teams performance was encouraging and yesterday in Mooncoin, the pressure was really on with the first round of the  senior championship clash with neighbours Carrickshock. Our young side really rose to the occasion and after a slow start, they produced their best performance of the season to run out deserving winners on a scoreline of 2-16 to 1-13. Today in Ballyhale our senior camogie side came from behind to win the  league by beating Thomastown. Well done to all our teams and their coaches. We can look forward to the rest of the season with great confidence.

Battling 2nd half display but Juniors exit championship

posted 29 Aug 2015, 14:10 by Tom Duggan

Mullinavat 's Junior side went out of the championship when they were defeated by Clara by four points in a tough encounter in Danesfort this evening. Mullinavat were at sixes and sevens during the first half and Clara looked to be home and dry when they led by  3-10 to 0-7 at half time. However a spirited second half saw them gradually claw back the deficit and at the end they were only four points adrift.  Michael Malone led the recovery and his two second half goals were outstanding efforts.
Mullinavat's recovery started  two  minutes after the restart when David Murphy got on the end of a Mikey Jones free and raised a green flag. Nicky Anthony sent a screamer just wide and Clara were rattled. in the 37th minute Michael Malone  gathered possession 45 metres from the Clara goal. He set off towards the Clara goal and buried the ball in the net. . However Clara settled and sent over 3 unanswered points to edge in front again. Mullinavat came back with three points , a beauty from adam Mansfield and 2 frees from Mikey Jones. Clara regained the initiative with 3 points of their own to go clear again. Mullinavat refused to give up and Michael Malone again rattled the net with a bullet from an acute angle to close the gap again. However time was running out and Mullinavat could only add one more point from Pat Mulhern . Clara were worthy winners but Mullinavat can take heart from the second half display.
Mullinavat: Conor Frisby, Brian Kenneally, Tony Duggan, Nathan Malone, Ryan Bland, Conor Duggan, Liam Murphy, Darren Kenneally, Mikey Jones, Adam Mansfield, Michael Malone, Nicky Anthony,
Damien Aylward, Pat Mulhern, David Murphy.
subs: Patrick Murphy, Kevin Aylward.

Mullinavat footballers to the fore

posted 4 Aug 2015, 14:18 by Tom Duggan   [ updated 4 Aug 2015, 14:22 ]

There was a strong representation of Mullinavat players on the Kilkenny Senior football team which recently won the British junior championship and went on to give Mayo a serious run for their money in the All  Ireland Junior semi final.
Local players included Michael Malone, Joe Fennelly and James Culleton and all our lads made a strong contribution to the excellent team effort. It was nice to see Kilkenny football make headlines for the right reason and this squad did much to bring some respect back to football in the county.
For full match report click here:http://www.kilkennygaa.ie/news/read/id/1560


Seniors pick up first league points

posted 21 May 2015, 16:42 by Tom Duggan

Mullinavat 1-17 St. Martin's 1-5

Mullinavat earned their first points in the senior hurling league with a comprehensive victory over a disappointing  St. Martin's outfit.
Mullinavat played with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half. They led from the first minute and had stretched their lead to 12 points by half time. They were good value for this lead and even though they played most of the second half with fourteen men they comfortably withstood the feeble challenge of the St. Martin's men. St. Martin's will wonder just what went wrong as they failed to mount any passage of coherent play at any stage.
Paddy Raftice opened the scoring with a point for Mullinavat in the first minute.John Maher replied with a pointed free in the third minute.Remarkably St. Martin's failed to score for the next  26 minutes. Mikey Jones pointed in the fourth minute to put Mullinavat in front. Points followed from Paddy Raftice (2) and Padraic Gahan to put Mullinavat ahead by 0-5 to 0-1 after ten minutes. The 'Vat side added another five points without any reply through Mark Mansfield (2) Paddy Raftice (2) and a point from a sideline cut from Ger Malone. Five minutes from the break Liam Fennelly found Willie O Dwyer with a lovely pass and Willie set off on a run and buried the sliotar to the net. St. Martin's went on the attack immediately and were awarded a free just outside the 20 metres mark Colin McGrath's shot was saved but Brian Mulhall was quick to react and buried the sliotar to the net. Any thoughts of a St. Martin's revival were quickly dashed as Mullinavat reeled off three points before the break through Paddy Raftice (2) and Willie O  Dwyer.
Three minutes into the second half Mullinavat had a player red carded after an off the ball incident. Far from helping St. Martin's this only seemed to further unsettle the team as they failed utterly to make the extra man count. Indeed at times during the second half it looked as if Mullinavat had an extra player as time after time the St. Martin's deliveries were returned by an unmarked 'Vat player. Mullinavat responded to the sending off by adding two points from Willie O Dwyer and Mikey Jones.John Maher pointed  a free for St. Martin's but Paddy Raftice replied with a pointed free for Mullinavat.The quality of the game was deteriorating as Mullinavat were  now comfortably dealing with the St. Martin's challenge.  in the fifty fifth minute B. Byrne pointed for St. Martin's. Simon Aylward replied with a pointed free for the'Vat side.The northern side could only add two more points to their tally through Brian Mulhall and S. Kinsella. . For the southerners this was an important victory and a much needed boost to the morale.They looked the better organised side throughout the game. For St. Martin's it was a day they would like to forget.
Scorers: Mullinavat : Paddy Raftice (0-8, 0-4 frees, 0-1 '65), Willie O Dwyer (1-2), Mikey Jones (0-2),Mark Mansfield (0-2),
Ger Malone (0-1, sideline) Padraic Gahan (0-1), Simon Aylward (0-1).
St. Martin's : Brian Mulhall (1-1), John Maher (0-2 frees), B. Byrne (0-1), S. Kinsella (0-1)


Mullinavat: James Culleton, Joe Fennelly, Thomas Aylward, Seamus Farrell, Liam Fennelly, Simon Aylward,Padraic Gahan, Dinny Butler,Mark Mansfield, Joe Gahan Ger Malone,Ian Duggan,  Paddy Raftice Willie O'Dwyer, Mikey Jones.
Subs: Jamie Fennelly, Darren Kenneally, Adam Mansfield, Brian Phelan, Robbie Malone.

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