Cloyne GAA Club News

20 March, 2012

Cloyne GAA Notes


The numbers drawn for last weeks Lotto for a jackpot of € 13,900 were 13,14,16 and 27 with the bonus 15.
There was no jackpot winner or match 3 plus the bonus winner.
5 people matched 3 numbers and each receive € 30
John O Connell c/o James Nyhan.
Simon Geary c/o Bunty.
Derek Eaton Ballymaloe
Tracey Morey c/o Ladbrokes.
Grace Cusack Ballymaloe.

Next weeks draw for a jackpot of € 14,200 will take place in Aunty Biddies,tickets are available from all local businesses.

U 21 Football Championship

A very young U21 team with 10 minors and all the players’ underage again next year was very unluckily beaten by St Catherines on Friday night last in Ballynoe.
Cloyne started very well and enjoyed plenty of possession due to the dominance of the midfield pairing of Keith Dennehy and Ashley Walsh.
We opened the scoring on 4 minutes with a converted 45 from Chris Smith and followed this with an excellent point from play from JJ O Neill.
St Catherines opened their account with a point on 8 mins, Ciaran Mullins then pointed from play after good work from Danny Costine.
The next 2 points came from St Catherines to level the game at 3 points apiece.
Ashley then found the back of the net following a great passing move to put us in a great position approaching half time, St Cats however finished the half strongly scoring 2 unanswered points to leave the half time score Cloyne 1.03 to 5pts.
The conditions at this stage became very difficult with heavy rain prevailing and this meant that scores became very scarce.
Both sides exchanged pointed frees and then exchanged points from play, Keith then scored an excellent point from play which was followed by an equally good score by Paul Donovan to leave us a goal ahead 1.07 to 7pts entering the last 10 minutes.
An injury to Conor Nelligan which necessitated his moving into goals as we had only 15 players on the night had a very unsettling effect on the team as we failed to score for the remainder of the game.
Despite battling very hard to the bitter end we conceded 1.02 in the last 5 minutes to lose by 2 pts 1.09 to 1.07.
A disappointing result in the end but all 15 players on the night should be commended for an excellent effort and if all the eligible players in the club made themselves available to the management a different outcome would have been probable.
Thanks to the management team of Eoin O Lomasney,Diarmaid O Sullivan Graham Fleming and Brian McCarthy for looking after the team.

N Costine.M O Donovan,W Jermyn,S McGrath.E Motherway,C Nelligan,E Jermyn.Ashley Walsh,K Dennehy.C Mullins,C Smith,P Donovan.D Costine,D Hallahan,JJ O Neill.
Ref     P O Driscoll  Bride Rovers.


Senior Hurling League

Cloyne travelled to Ballinspittle on St Patricks morning to take on the locals Courcey Rovers in round 2 of the Red FM sponsored Senior hurling league.
The game was played in good weather conditions on a good sod before a large home support.
Scores were very hard to come by in the early stages with both defences on top helped largely by the tight pitch,points were exchanged before Courceys stole in for the first goal of the game following a goalmouth scramble.Points from play were again swapped before Mikey Walsh found the back of the net only to be pulled back by the referees whistle for a penalty,which was subsequently saved and cleared by the home defence.
Courceys were on top at this stage and scored the next 2 points from play,the Cloyne response was a pointed free for Dillon Cahill to leave us 4 points behind approaching half time.On the stroke of half time however Courceys scored their second goal to leave the score at half time 2.05 to 4pts in the home teams favour.
Strong words from the management team at half time had the desired affect with saw us score the first 2 points in the second half ,an excellent effort from the sideline by Colm O Sullivan and a pointed free from Dillon,this however proved to be a false dawn as we failed to register a score for the remainder of the game.
Even though we battled hard to the end the home team tacked on 7 unanswered points to win out easy winners 2.12 to 6 points.
This was a disappointing performance on the back of last weeks encouraging display against Glen Rvs, a lot of hard work on the training fields over the next few weeks will have us ready for summer c/ship action.

Team;  G Fleming.B McCarthy,Eoin O Sullivan,B Fleming.D Jermyn,D O Sullivan,Domhnall O Sullivan.K Dennehy,D Cahill.A Walsh,C O Sullivan,C O Lomasney.M Walsh,C Cusack,Paul O Sullivan.
Subs used; M O Donovan for D Jermyn,J Cotter for A Walsh,V Cusack for P O Sullivan.B Ring for C Cusack (inj), James Cotter for E O Sullivan (inj).
Ref  A Cummins Ballymartle.


Next week sees us return to football action against Aghabullogue on Sunday 25th in Coachford at 2.30 pm

The club would like to acknowledge the passing of Mr Paddy Hoare the last remaining survivor of the great 1939 junior county winning team.
Paddy played right half forward on the team that played 7 games to win the title beating neighbours Aghada in the East Cork final before accounting for Mayfield in the county final.
Ar Dheis De Go Raibh a Ainm.