Cloyne GAA Club News

03 September, 2012

Cloyne GAA Notes.

There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw for a €20,000 jackpot; the numbers drawn were 9,14,15,20 bonus 17.There was no match 3 plus the bonus winner for a €1000 prize.
6 people matched 3 numbers and each receive €25
Kevin O Lomasney Cloyne
Robin Masterson Cloyne
Eva Londstrom
Brian Lawton Killeagh
John O Neill Ballydavid
Laura Cunningham Killeagh

Next week’s jackpot is still a gaming licence capped €20,000 with the draw taking place in Auntie Biddies Bar. Tickets available from local businesses and committee members.

Junior Football;

The junior B footballers continued their preparations for the upcoming championship with a div 3 game away to St Catherines on Friday night last 31st August.
Lining out short a number of regulars we went down on the scoreline of St Catherines 3.12 Cloyne 2.06. Their next game is a home fixture v Glenville on Friday 7th Sept where we hope to be back to full strength.

Intermediate Football;

Let’s get the unpleasantaries out of the way first, the actions of the players at the recent championship game v Fermoy are not acceptable and have left the players, the club and the people of Cloyne down.The ability to be gracious in defeat is as important as in victory. The club are going through tough times on the field at the moment and let’s hope that the weekend represents a watershed moment and the bottom of the barrel.
On to the game itself and its probably safe to say that this was this team’s worse performance in the last 5 years or so.
We started with wind advantage but quickly found ourselves 2 points down against a very slick and quick moving Fermoy attack. An excellent point from play from Chris Smith  followed by 2 frees kept us in touch but at half time we found ourselves 4 points in arrears despite having the advantage of a strong wind.
Unfortunately the start to the second half that we needed to get ourselves back into the game never materialised and Fermoy began to pick off points to stretch their advantage. A few positional and personnel changes brought us a slight respite but the last 15 minutes of the game are best forgotten and have no place on any field where we managed to have 4 players red carded and others lucky to receive sanction where we completely lost our discipline and composure.
The game petered out and Fermoy were deserving winners 15 points to 4.
It’s hard to find any positives in this result and heaps more pressure on our upcoming hurling relegation fixture.
Team.E Motherway.J Cotter,D O Sullivan,K Dennehy.M Walsh,E O Sullivan,B McCarthy.P O Sullivan,B Fleming.Paudie O Sullivan,C O Lomasney(capt)C Smith.C O Sullivan,D O Sullivan,J Nyhan.
Scorers C Smith 0.03(2 frees) D O Sullivan 0.01 (free).

Ref  Nathan  Wall Carrigaline

Parish News;

The Defibrillator (AED) that was previously housed in the committee room of the GAA club is in the process of being relocated to the external wall of the Garda Barracks adjacent to St Colmans Church.
Unfortunately the amount of sudden cardiac deaths in adults and children has increased dramatically and it is vital that an AED is available to the community as a whole.The GAA are happy to be able to provide this facility and would hope that it will be treated with the respect it deserves and will remain vandalisation free.
We would urge as many organisations as possible to train their people in the use of the machine.