Results and report 2014
All-Ireland Club champions Carnacon made it three finals in a row at the Comortas by beating Foxrock-Cabinteely in the senior ladies final by 7-16 to 3-6 in Gallarus. And that woman Cora Staunton was a force of nature who put on a display of skill and athleticism by amassing a huge personal tally of 5-12.
Ballincollig, one of the four original senior men’s teams from 1989 won the Dermot Early senior men’s Cup in the 25thPhonewatch Comortas Peile Paidi O’Se in Gallerus in a hard fought game against Dingle. Having led by 2 points at half time, dingle lost the initiative by giving away a penalty early in the second half. Despite the best efforts from manm of the match Dara Sullivan at midfield, Ballincollig kept enough between the sides right to the end to win by 1-13 to 0-11 with the cup being presented to Captain Johnny Kelly, bother of cork county star Paddy Kelly
Local side Corca Dhuibhne ladies lined out against Blessington Ladies of Wicklow in Parc an Aisaigh Dingle for the intermediate ladies final and it was the West Kerry women who came out on top competing for the first time in the Comortas on a scoreline of 4-7 to 2-5, inspired by 15 year old Eilis Kavanagh from Lispole and Katie Muircheartaigh from Feothanach up front.
Shannon Blues of Boston travelled the longest distance to compete in this years Comortas. Having beaten local sides St Pats of Blennerville and Lispole on route to the final, they didn’t show tired legs in the final against John Mitchells and in a tight match where they scored a last minute pointed free to bring the game to extra time. In the first half of extra time, John Mitchel’s started quicker with some early points before Shannon Blues full forward was brought down for a penalty which was converted. In the second half Shannon Blues pulled away with a well worked goal to leave a final score of 2-11 to 12 points and it was great to see the cup lifted by Boston born Pat Ring, wing back for Shannon Blues
Junior men’s saw Tralee side Na Gaeil lead all the way against Templenoe, who were without a number of county U-21’s, by the bear minimum and keeping the edge to win out on a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-7.
Belgium Ladies who reached the junior final last year went one step better this year by beating Finuge St Senan’s in the final which took place in Lispole. At half time, it was 1-2 to 1-4 in Favour of Belgium against the wind in Lispole. Finuge took the lead at the start of the second half with some quick points but Belgium started to dominate the second half coming out victors in the end on a scoreline of 5-10 to 2-3.