• Jun 20,2024



Red FM Hurling League Div 2 Rd 7

Fermoy 0-19 Killeagh 1-22

We headed over to east Cork on Sunday morning last to play our penultimate league hurling game. We knew going there that a win would put us in a great position to not get relegated whereas as a loss would ensure that our final game against Courcey Rovers would be a relegation shootout. It has ended up being the latter of the two as a lot of needless fouling and a few mistakes led to Killeagh being victorious by six points. I may sound like a broken record but once again we line out without a few regulars and without this strength and experience this proved to be a bridge too far for us.  

It was a lovely sunny morning and a sizeable crowd was present as the referee threw in the sliothar. We drew first blood with a minute gone when David Lardner scored a well worked point. Killeagh scored 2 points in reply on 4 and 5 mins before we made it 2 each on 6 mins with a David free. Craig Roche scored an excellent point in the 7th min after taking the ball on his hurley and in the same movement striking it over the bar. They equalised in the 10th minute with a free before we went ahead again in the 12th min with a David free but they equalises on 14 mins. We went through a purple patch in the next 10 minutes scoring three points without reply. Two David frees on 16 and 19 mins were added to by a point from play in the 20th min to make it Fermoy 0-07 Killeagh 0-04. All was going well and we were playing some lovely hurling but alas Killeagh retaliated with true determination and got all the remaining scores up to half time. In ten minutes they scored seven without reply due to a couple of mistakes and the giveaway of soft frees. They scored  a free on 22 mins, two from play on 23 and 24 mins, 2 frees on 24 and 25 mins and finally 2 points from play in added on time at the end of the half. Shell-shocked would be the word from our side!!! Half-Time: Fermoy 0-07 Killeagh 0-11.

Killeagh got the first score of the second half on 31 mins to go 6 points ahead but a “65” and a free from David had it down to four in the 34th min. They pointed a free on 36 mins but we replied with a David point from play on 37 mins. They made it a four point game with a point on 38 mins. Points were exchanged on 41 and 43 mins with a converted free from each side. Fermoy got going after this and rattled off 4 points to level the game in the 48th minute. These points came from David 45(f) and 46 (f) mins, a “65” on 47 mins and a Shane Aherne free from play in the 48th minute. It was now game on and the feeling from the Fermoy side was to drive it on and get the victory but as in the first half we were the architects of our own downfall as we started fouling again and a mistake led to a goal for them. By the 54th minute we found ourselves down by 1-04 with them scoring three frees and a point from play and a goal scored from a misdirected puck out which their forward gratefully accepted and buried it in the back of the net. We got two points back in the 55th min with David and Jake scoring for us but they replied with a point on 57 mins. Adam Creed chipped in with a point on 58 mins but they again replied with a point on 59 mins. A Brian O’Sullivan free on 60 mins finished our scoring but they got the final point of the game in added time to finish well deserved winners by six points. Overall the lads tried their best but as I said at the beginning the experienced Killeagh produced the goods when it was needed and we had no reply to this. We now turn our attention to Sunday June 30th where a relegation battle will take place in Fitzgerald Park between Courcey Rovers and ourselves with the winner staying in Division 2 and the loser probably relegated. One of the positives in this year’s league is the amount of game time some of the younger and newer members of the senior panel are receiving. I’m sure we will reap the benefits of this in the future so we need to look forward to the championship with a lot of positivity.

Team: Shane Coughlan; Luke Aherne, James O’Brien Seanie Shanahan; Greg Lardner, Darragh O’Carroll, Padraig de Roiste; Kieran Morrisson, Cillian Fitzpatrick; Arlen Aherne, Shane Aherne (0-01), David Lardner (0-13, 8f, 2 ”65”); David O’Callaghan, Craig Roche (0-01), Jake Carr (0-02).

Subs: Adam Creed (0-01) for D. O’Callaghan 22m, Brian O’Sullivan (0-01f) for A. Aherne 30m, Tomas Clancy for C. Roche, Cormac Roche for D. Lardner 58m.

Referee: Niall O’Neill  


McCarthy Insurance Senior Football League Div 2 Round 9

Fermoy v Knocknagree in Knocknagree on Sunday June 23rd @11.30

Annual Golf Classic - Thank You

Our Annual Golf Classic took place last Friday in Fermoy Golf Club.

We had a great turnout and the course was in excellent condition.  

The Classic was a great success and the club would like to thank everyone who contributed and made it such a success. It is very much appreciated and helps us greatly in the running of the club and improving facilities.  

Special mention to our Joint Main Sponsors for the Golf Classic South Coast and Specto.

I would also like to thank Brian Shinnick, Brian O’Sullivan, Alan O’Connor and their committee for organising such a successful event.  

The results of our Golf Classic are below:


1st ML O’Doherty’s Team

2nd Paddy O’Connor’s Team – Pa O’Connor collected the prizes for the team and expressed his delight and advised he had always dreamed about playing for Fermoy

3rd Mellericks Pharmacy

4th Shinnicks Spar

5th The O’Callaghan Family

6th Evo Soft (Mark Condon)

7th The London Boys +1

8th Blackwater Motors


1st James Ronaynes Team

2nd Ciaran Fennessy Racing

3rd Fermoy Rugby Club

Best Ladies Team  

The Pilates Barre

Best Fermoy Gaa Players Team  

National Wastewater Management (Paidi DeRoiste, Criag Murphy and David O’Callaghan)

Nearest the Pin

Eric Barry

Longest Drive Ladies

Betty Joyce (Killeagh GAA)

Longest Drive Gents

David McInerney

Hole in One

Congratulations to Mike McCarthy (Mellericks Pharmacy) who had a hole in one on the 8th hole


Fermoy GAA presents our now annual country music jamboree when Fermoy Goes Country takes place in Fitzgerald Park, Fermoy on Sunday 18th August 2024. The show begins at 1pm and the final act will finish at 7pm. A fantastic day is guaranteed with a full bar, delicious food and a dance floor for our patrons to dance the day away. Tickets are priced at €30 but we have an early bird price of €25 before 1st August. Please support this event which is a major fundraiser towards the development of our grounds.

Performers include Derek Ryan, Patrick Feeney, Gerry Guthrie, Louise Morrissey, Olivia Douglas and backing band “Matrimony”