Cloyne GAA Club News

22 July, 2013

Cloyne GAA Notes;
There was no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot of €3,200 or no winner of the Seat Mii Car.
The numbers drawn were 4,15,19,22 bonus 28.
2 people matched 3 numbers and receive €75 each.
Mike Connell Ballymacandrick.
Betty Aherne c/o Killian Cronin.

Next week’s jackpot will be €3,500 with the draw taking place in the Tower Bar,tickets as always are available from all local businesses.

Intermediate Hurling;
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and it’s also true that you shouldn’t judge a game by the scoreline.A final score of 3.15 to 3.11 would suggest a tight competitive game but in truth this game was done with 15 minutes to go with Cloyne leading 3.13 to 1.08.
Carrigaline deserve great credit though as they finished strongly even with the loss of a man to have the margin down to 3 points in injury time.
Staying with the proverb theme “a good start is half the battle”, Cloyne with the aid of the freshening wind got off to a flying start with midfielder Ashley Walsh pointing excellently left handed from the throw in, the puck out was returned over the bar by Eoin O Sullivan to give us a perfect start.The other corner back Brian Fleming also got in on the act with a long range point.
With our half back line on top and James Nyhan in particular giving great quality ball in to the forwards we looked dangerous and Dillon Cahill goaled after doing all the donkey work himself working his way in along the end line before parting to Luke Cahill who’s flick found its way back to Dillon for a simple finish.Carrigaline began to get a foothold in the game winning a lot of breaking ball around the middle of the field and when they goaled from a 13m free they had the score down to 1.03 to 1.01 on 10 mins.A disallowed goal at this stage didn’t halt our momentum and a Diarmuid O Sullivan kicked goal (from another excellent James Nyhan delivery)minutes later restored our advantage.
Diarmuid  landed a succession of frees and a sixty five, and coupled with a point from play  and an impressive point from the effective Dillon Cahill we retired at half time leading 2.10 to 1.05.
The first 5 minutes of the second half playing against the wind saw us score a goal and a point to knock the wind out of the Carrigaline sails, the goal scored by Luke when he flicked the ball past the advancing keeper. The next 10 minutes saw us exchange points and when Captain Domhnall O Sullivan knocked over an excellent score from the left hand side it had us ahead as mentioned above with 15 minutes left.
Carrigaline threw caution to the wind and began to get dividends from high balls into our square and scored 2 goals from frees to put us on the back foot a bit. When they tacked on 2 further points the margin was down to 3 points with minutes left on the clock but it was fitting that our 2 main scorers Diarmuid and Dillon should score a point each to see us over the line 3.15 to 3.11.
Carrigaline now play Ballincollig in the relegation final while we move onwards to round 4 where we will meet fellow Imokilly side Youghal.
While the victory was the most important thing on the night the manner of the performance still gives the management team something to work on before we play Youghal.
Well done to all concerned.
Team; D Og Cusack,B Fleming,K Cronin,J Sherlock,B McCarthy,E O Sullivan,J Nyhan.C Smith,A Walsh.P O Sullivan,Domhnall O Sullivan,D Cahill.C Cusack,D O Sullivan,L Cahill.
Subs Used; K Dennehy,D Dinneen,S Beausang,C Mullins.
Ref D Copps Ballyhea.

Int hurling Round 4 v Youghal is provisionally fixed for the Bank Holiday week-end.
Int football fixture is not to hand,please watch locally and on our website for confirmed fixtures.

Best Wishes;
Best wishes and a speedy recovery to club member and loyal supporter Alfie Considine after his recent hip operation.Hopefully we will see him back on his perch on the bank sooner rather than later.