Cloyne GAA Club News

06 March, 2013

Cloyne GAA Notes.

Lotto;
There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw for a jackpot of €10,400 or no winner of the Seat Mii car.
The numbers drawn were 9,12,18,24 bonus 14.
2 people matched 3 numbers and each receives €75.
Mary Shanahan Berkeley Court.
Annemarie McAllister c/o Cathal Cronin.

Next week’s draw for a €10,700 jackpot will take place in the Tower Bar with tickets available from all local businesses.

Intermediate Football;
On Saturday last 2nd March we travelled to Kildorrery for round 3 of the division 4 intermediate football league. Short a number of regulars and having only one sub we dug deep and came away with another 2 points with an excellent victory.
Playing towards the town goal in the first half we started very well and were first on the score board with an excellent Colm O Sullivan point. A feature of the first half was the excellent defending and closing down by every Cloyne player which forced Kildorrery into delivering long hopeful balls into our defence which were dealt with excellently by our defence. We finished the half leading by 3 points, 4 points to one with Diarmuid O Sullivan delivering 2 points from frees and Paul O Sullivan the other. The score probably didn’t reflect our first half dominance and where we going to pay for a few missed goal chances.
We started the second half well and were first to score with a point from play but gradually Kildorrery came into the game and began exerting pressure on our defence which resulted in a gradual improvement in their scoring returns. The effort of the previous 45 mins and the fact that a number of our lads had played U 21 championship the night before saw us tire noticeably but spirit’s were lifted when a speculative lob into the square by sub Fergal O Brien found its way to the back of the net, this was quickly followed by a point from play that left us 1.06 to 4 points ahead entering the final quarter.
Kildorrery continued to press forward and the concession of frees by our tiring defence saw them reduce the gap to 2 points 1.06 to 7 points. At this stage of the game the pendulum had swung Kildorrery’s way and they had almost monopolised possession and it was no surprise that they eventually breached our defence to score a goal following a quickly taken free. The home team were now playing with more confidence and missed a few scorable chances to put the tie beyond our reach and they were made pay for this as we scored the match winning goal with an excellent catch and finish from full forward Colm O Sullivan with the game entering injury time.
The home team were afforded one last attack but this was snuffed out by the excellent full back line to record a very satisfactory result that saw us temporarily at least top the Div 4 league table.
Great credit is due to the 16 players that put in a great effort on the day as we now take a 3 week break from football.
Team; S Motherway.J Cotter (Capt)D O Sullivan,K Dennehy,E Motherway,B Fleming,G Fleming.P O Sullivan,K Cronin,A Quinlan,D O Sullivan C O Lomasney,C Mullins,C O Sullivan,T Horgan, Sub used F O Brien for T Horgan.


M Donnelly Inter Pro Series.
Congratulations to Cloyne man Paudie O Sullivan and all the Cork lads involved in the recent Munster victory over Connaught in the M Donnelly sponsored Inter Pro series (Formerly the Railway Cup)Paudie is having an excellent start to the year and hope that this is only his first medal of the year.

Development;
The recent good spell of weather has seen great progress been made at our River Street development with the steel frame of the structure now completed.If you’re not in a position to inspect the progress yourself you can follow it by logging onto www.cloynegaa.ie where you will find a pictorial account of the process in the photo gallery.

U21 Football.
The very young U21 football team put up a brave effort for 40 mins of their round one tie against hosts Aghada on Friday night last before having to give way to a late scoring burst to lose on a 1.17 to 3.03 scoreline.We wish Aghada all the best for the rest of the competition.