Cloyne GAA Club News

24 January, 2012

Cloyne GAA Notes.

Last week’s draw for a jackpot of € 11,500 was not won; numbers drawn were 4,6,25 and 27 bonus 19.
There was no match 3 plus the bonus winner of € 1000.
There was only 1 match 3 winner who receives € 150.
Mary O Brien Traonach Cloyne.
Next week’s draw for a jackpot of € 11,800 takes place in Aunty Biddies Bar, tickets available from local businesses.

Juvenile Club Long Puck
On St Stephens morning over 24 teams took part in the annual Long Puck competition for the coveted Paddy Joe Ring Perpetual trophy.The conditions on the day were perfect and despite the reversal of the course the winning team returned a very creditable score of 56 shots.This event is the main fundraiser for the juvenile club for the year and they are most grateful to everyone who took part on the day.The prizes were presented in Hartys Bar by Club Chairman Conor Cahill where all present were served wonderful food by the staff.The Juvenile Club would like to thank Hartys for their hospitality on the night and during the year and look forward to working with them in 2012.

2011 Paddy Joe Ring Perpetual Trophy winners.
L to R  Conor Motherway,Eoin O Sullivan, Keith Dennehy who presented the prize on behalf of his Grandfather Paddy Joe Ring, Liam O Driscoll and Club Chairman Conor Cahill.

Tom Creedon Cup
History was made on Saturday last with our first ever victory in the Tom Creedon Cup Intermediate football competition with an exciting victory over Baile Atha n Ghaorthaigh (Ballingeary).The game was played at our River St facility where a strong wind made conditions very difficult.The team who for 2012 are captained by Conor O Lomasney played against the conditions in the first half and despite a slow start they grew in confidence and played some great possession football that resulted in 2 excellent points from the boots of Colm and Paul O Sullivan which left us only 5 pts to 2 behind at the short whistle. Considering the strength of the wind this was a very satisfactory performance
The first score of the second half was a goal from the visitors and playing some attractive football against the wind they tacked on 2 further points to race into a 1.07 to 2 pt lead,game over or so we thought !!!
The management then made 2 substitutions and coupled with a few astute positional switches we began to come more and more into the game.Scores were very hard to come by at this stage and it took a great point from Eoin O Sullivan to get us moving,this was followed by a pointed free from Chris Smith.Benefitting from a steady supply of ball the forwards were beginning to make inroads in the Ballingeary defence which resulted in a great goal from Colm O Sullivan following good approach work from Chris Smith.
Ballingeary couldn’t make any headway against a very disciplined Cloyne defence and with the game entering the last 5 minutes James Nyhan stole in for an excellently finished goal following a lovely Colm O Sullivan pass.A win that seemed very remote after 10 minutes of the second half was now in our hands and after possession was secured from the restart Chris cooly slotted over a 40 metre free to put us a point to the good.Ballingeary had one more attack that was repelled by the defence and with it came the final whistle to bring an end to a very satisfactory game.
Mike Oosthuizen,James Cotter Brian McCarthy Michael Donovan,Keith Dennehy Eoin O Sullivan James Hyhan,Paul O Sullivan Conor O Lomasney (Capt),Brian Fleming Mike Naughton Chris Smith,Tom Horgan Colm O Sullivan Ciaran Mullins.
Subs; Conor Nelligan for Tom Horgan, Eoin Motherway for Ciaran Mullins.
Scorers; Colm O Sullivan 1.01, James Nyhan 1.0,Chris Smith .02 frees,Eoin O Sullivan 1 pt.
Referee; Denis O Leary  Watergrasshill.