Cloyne GAA Club News

19 July, 2013

Cloyne GAA Notes.
There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw for a jackpot of €2,900 or no winner of the Seat Mii Car. The numbers drawn were 2,12,26,27 bonus 6.
2 people matched 3 numbers and receive €75 each,
Mary O Brien Kilbree,
Mary Ann Canavan Cloyne Meadows.

Next week’s jackpot will be €3,200 with the draw taking place in the Rock Tavern,tickets are available from all local businesses.

Junior Hurling.
On Saturday night last our interest in the East Cork Oil sponsored Junior A hurling  championship came to an end as a result of a 13 point defeat to Carrigtohill.
We started the game brightly enough and were level 3 points apiece after the first quarter,our point scorers were John Cotter from a free and 2 from play from Graham Fleming and debutant Stewart Crichton who was looking dangerous at full forward well able to win primary possession.
The concession of frees in and around our half back line saw Carrigtohill sneak a few points ahead and indeed they should have been further ahead as they became very wasteful with a increasing number of wides from play and placed balls.
We created a number of good goal scoring chances in the latter end of the half which we failed to take and we were made pay for this when Carrigtohill struck for an expertly finished goal of their own on the stroke of half time to leave the score 1.10 to 6 points at the break.
A few positional changes at the break saw Mike Naughton go to centre forward, Conor O Lomasney to centre back and Eoin Motherway back to half back moves that benefitted all 3.A general improvement in our play all over the field was evident but we struggled to find scores when we were on top,the only score we had during this period was a fine effort from half back Eoin Motherway.Injury robbed us of midfielder Tommy O Shea and a hand injury limited the effectiveness of Mike Naughton and having weathered the early storm Carrigtohill began picking off points at will and like the first half they finished with a well worked goal to leave the final score 2.17 to 10 points, a scoreline that probably doesn’t do justice to the efforts of the team.
Our gratitude to manager David Ring and his management team for their efforts in preparing the team which was weakened somewhat by injury,suspension and no-shows but credit to all that gave it their all on the night.Carrigtohill’s reward for the victory is a tie against one of the favourites Dungourney and we wish them well in this fixture.
Team; K OLomasney,J Cotter,I McCarthy,D Dinneen,D Jermyn,M Naughton,C O Lomasney.C Nelligan,T O Shea.A Quinlan,G Fleming,E Motherway.M Donovan,S Crichton,J Cotter,Subs Used,A Roberts,C Motherway,
Ref: Pa Beausang Midleton.


Intermediate Hurling;
The intermediate hurlers have another chance to advance to round 4 of the championship when they take on Carrigaline in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday night at 7.30pm.This is a vital game in the development of this team and we would encourage as many as possible to come along and support the team.

Cork Hurlers;
Commiserations to the Cork Senior Hurling team in their defeat to Limerick last Sunday,the sending off definitely shaped the course of the game.The reward for the defeat if you could call it that is a quarter final tie against reigning champions Kilkenny.The champions have been on the ropes over the last few week’s and maybe a fast skilful Cork team in Croke Park is the last thing they want to face at the moment,Best of luck to all involved.

The next venture in our fundraising drive is a cycle by 10 club members from Malin head to Mizen Head.This will take place over 5 days from 28th August finishing in Cloyne on Sunday 1st September.Sponsorship cards for this event are in circulation and as always we would be grateful of your support.Training is going well for all involved and the 180 k Ring of Kerry Cycle was completed last weekend with no ill effects so it’s onwards and upwards from here.