Cloyne GAA Club News

06 August, 2013

Cloyne GAA Notes;
There was no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot of €3,800 or no winner of the Seat Mii Car.The winning numbers were 7,11,12,26 bonus 2.
We had only one match 3 winning who receives €150.

Eamonn Canavan  Cloyne Meadows.

Next week’s draw for a €4,100 jackpot will be held in Auntie Biddies Bar with tickets available from all local businesses.

U 21 Hurling;
Our ability to get goals at vital stages of the game proved vital in this U21 quarter final tie v Youghal on Friday night last. The scoring was opened by Dillon Cahill when he pointed from play following an excellent catch and pass from young Cian Motherway(who was to half an impressive U21 debut).Youghal with a point from play and from a free put their noses ahead for the first and only time in the game. Loyne then took over on the scoreboard with a further 2 pointed frees from Dillon an excellent point from Ciaran Mullins from the left sideline and a Paul Donovan point when he reacted quickest to a Dillon free coming back of the post. The first of our seven goals then arrived courtesy of the lively and hardworking Ciaran Mullins when he outsprinted the Youghal defence to finish smartly, Dillon quickly added 2 further frees to put us in a commanding position with 20 minutes on the clock.Youghal responded with a point from play which was quickly cancelled out by yet another Dillon free and then Cloyne received another boost of a goal from Ciaran again following another excellent finish.Youghal again responded with a point from a free but the goal they so badly needed didn’t look likely with the Cloyne defence in mean mood expertly marshalled by Declan Dinneen at full back and Chris Smith at no 6.The first half scoring was completed by a mighty Dillon free from his own half back to leave the score 2.09 to 6 points at the break. The only downside of the first half was the loss of corner back Jordan Sherlock to a serious looking knee injury.
The expected second half fight back from Youghal was quickly nipped in the bud with a Diarmuid Hallahan goal almost straight from the throw in. The Cloyne half back line came strongly into the game not allowing Youghal any possession while at the same time supplying our forward line with a steady stream of ball. We proceeded to score 4 more goals in the remainder of the half, Ciaran completed his hat trick following a good Paul Donovan pass, and a kicked Dillon goal was sandwiched between 2 Luke Cahill efforts. We raised only one white flag for the half however a Luke Cahill effort from play while Youghal battled gamely to the end an were rewarded with a goal from a close in free to leave the final score Cloyne 7.10 Youghal 1.10.
We now play Fr O’Neill’s in the semi-final after they defeated Killeagh/Itas in their quarter final.
Team; P Casey.A Daly,D Dinneen,J Sherlock.E Motherway,C Smith,S Beausang.C Nelligan,A Walsh.C Motherway,D Cahill(Capt)C Mullins.D Hallahan,L Cahill,P Donovan.
Subs M Donvan for J Sherlock (inj),M Considine for D Hallahan,P Walsh for A Daly.
Ref  M Mulry Aghada.
Inter County;
Commiserations to the Senior footballers who went down fighting to one of the championship favourites Dublin in the football quarter final.After the game manager Conor Counihan stepped down after 6 years at the helm and owes the Cork public nothing.
Best of luck to the second part of the Cork v Dublin saga when the hurlers meet on Saturday 11th in the Liam McCarthy Cup semi-final.Any one of the 4 remaining teams could be crowned champions this year with the top 3 teams in the country knocked out it’s the uncertainty of it all that has made it one of the best and exciting championships for years.

Intermediate Hurling;
Our round 4 game v Youghal is fixed for Saturday next 10th Aug at 7 pm in Midleton.The panel has been weakened somewhat over the last few weeks following a bad run of injuries.The team have prepared well under coaches Donal Og and Philip Cahill.All support will be vital on the night so come along and lend your voice to the cause.

Malin to Mizen Cycle;
With only just over 3 weeks to go to this event the participants are training well and raking up the kilometres in preparation  for the job in hand.Please support the lads by sponsoring a kilometre for €10 as they strive to make a much as possible towards our new development.
You will be able to follow progress on twitter and on the website where daily photos and reports will be posted.