Kanturk Intermediate footballers had to work hard to overcome the challenge of Mitchelstown in their Cork IFC first round clash played at Churchtown on Saturday 22nd April.
Kanturk had to put the loss of team captain, Aidan Walsh, after seven minutes, behind them and while Mitchelstown took the lead within sights of the short whistle, Kanturk levelled the scores before the interval.
Kanturk's second green flag gave them the platform to push on for victory an secure a place in round 2A in which old rivalries will be renewed as Kanturk and Rockchapel will clash in over six weeks time.
All in Kanturk GAA were delighted to see Ryan Walsh play in important role for Cork Minor footballers in their Munster championship quarter final victory over Tipperary at Thurles on Wednesday 12th April.
Indeed there was a strong Duhallow representation with the centre forward, Evan Murphy from Dromtarriffe along with subs from Kiskeam, Ballydesmond, Millstreet and Knocknagree.
Cork now await the results of the play offs to see who they will face in the semi final on 10th May.
Wolfe Tones (Kanturk) made their exit from the Rebel Og U14 Feile Peil when going under to Ibane Gaels in a tight, exciting contest at Ballincollig on Monday 17th April. Our side opened brightly taking an early 1-03 to 0-01 lead before Ibane Gaels edged an interval lead on a 2-2 to 1-3 score line. Our team responded after the interval to goal and take a 2-3 to 2-2 lead but Ibane Gaels upped their game and we lost out by 2-5 to 3-4.
In the final, Ballinora defeated Ibane Gaels by 5-4 to 3-3.
Kanturk Intermediate footballers face into championship action on Saturday 22nd April with a difficult tie against North Cork rivals Mitchelstown with a 6.45pm start.
Kanturk got the better of their rivals in round two of last years championship and will be hoping for a similar result on this occasion but have a number of injury concerns and could be short a few first choice players on the night. A titanic battle is expected on this occasion.
Short close on two thirds of possible starting side, an understrength Kanturk side lost out in a high scoring home division 2 county league tie to Eire Og on Thursday 13th April.
After a closely contested first half Kanturk led 0-11 to 1-6 at the interval. The visitors upped their game in the second period and Kanturk found being short so many regulars cost them and they lost out on a 0-18 to 2-17 score line.
Since their glorious Duhallow & Cork county championship victory in 2011 Kanturk have been absent from the divisional premier championship. On Saturday 8th April, Kanturk's second string will make a return to the Duhallow Junior 'A' football championship with a difficult first round tie against Cullen at Rathcoole with a 6pm start.
Kanturk will look to john Browne, Kevin Smith, county minor, Ryan Walsh among others to spearhead their challenge.
Following on their recent league defeat against Cill na Martra, Kanturk Intermediate footballers suffered their second league defeat in as many games going under away to city side, Douglas on Sunday 2nd April on a 0-06 to 0-13 score line. Kanturk were very under strength on the day.
Wolfe Tones (Kanturk) U16 footballers made home advantage count as they took the league points on offer against Passage West on Sunday 2nd April winning on a 2-15 to 1-09 score line.
Wolfe Tones (Kanturk) U14 footballers had a successful trip to St Vincent's grounds for the group stages of Feile peil. Our side had wins over St Vincents, Granard Gaels and Clyda Rovers to top the group and travel to Fermoy to face Mitchestown in the quarter final. Kanturk duly won that game and now await the semi finals on Easter Monday 17th April at a venue to be decided.
Kanturk U14 footballers opened their Rebel Og North league push with a home draw with Clyda Rovers on Saturday 25th March on a 7-04 to 5-10 score line.
On the same day, Kanturk minor footballers also had home advantage, losing out to Aghada on a 1-06 to 3-12 score line.
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