Youghal GAA Club News

05 September, 2013

Games played.
IF Championship.
Youghal 0-11 Aghabollogue 2-10.
Youghal bowed out of this years competition at the 1/4 final stage after a hard fought game in Mayfield. Playing with a very strong wind in the first half, Youghal failed to capitalise with the aid of the elements and paid a hefty price in the end. They trailed by 1-4 to 0-6 at half time but it could have been a very different score line had Youghal played the long ball in to the forwards and more so had Alan Frahill O'Connor not been cynically taken out of it when heading straight for goal.
The Youghal lads tore the opposition's defence to shreds in the first five minutes of the second half when they scored 4 points against the wind in as many minutes, to leave the score 1-4 to 0-10, three of those points coming from the boot of Paul Moylan.
But Aghabollogue regrouped and scored 1-6 to Youghal's solitary point before the final whistle sounded. Substitute Andrew Joyce was again cynicaly fouled as he headed straight for goal, a foul that certainly deserved more than a yellow card, similar to the one in the first half.
Our thanks to Tony Barrett who took over the reins at the start of the year and his selectors for their efforts and are probably thinking "what if". Team. S O'Sullivan, B O'Sullivan, P O'Driscoll,M Cronin,B Ring,J Grace, D Ring, A Kenny, C O'Sullivan(0-1), N Roche(0-1),A F O'Connor(0-1), A Daly(0-1), J Ormonde, P Moylan(0-6), P Kelly. Subs used: R Desmond,A Joyce, P O'Mahoney.
PIHC Replay.
Youghal 2-14 Cloyne 2-9
Youghal and Cloyne produced another great hours hurling in the replay in front of a huge crowd in Midleton,and it was Youghal who deservedly go forward to meet Tracton in the 1/4 final. Just as it was in the drawn game, it was nip and tuck to the half time whistle even though Yoghal did have a 4 point lead mid way through the half but there was a whirlwind finish to the half. That 4 point lead dissappeared when first Diarmuid O Sullivan blasted a 20 meter free to the net, followed by a point at one end and then Donal Og Cusack only partially batted out a long ball into the Cloyne square, only to see Brendan Ring collect and round the Cloyne defence and rattle the net. To their credit Cloyne replied with two late points to leave the half time score Youghal 1-7 Cloyne 1-6.
Bill Cooper produced a goal of top quality early in the second half after tremendous work by James O'Mahoney and Brett Moloney giving the Youghal lads a huge boost, and a lead they never surrendered. Cloyne did get a consolation goal in injury time but by then Youghal had secured their 1/4 final place with some good confident if not spectacular hurling and some great scores from 17 yr old Ollie Dempsey will certainly give this young lad great confidence for the Tracton game.
Team.
R Cunningham, B O'Sullivan, J Grace, K Walsh, M Cronin, C Spillane, Barry Ring, D Ring(0-1) B Cooper(1-0), J O Mahoney(0-2), AF O'Connor(0-1), O Dempsey(0-3), B Ring(1-4), B Moloney, L Desmond(0-3). Subs used N Roche, C O'Mahoney.
JBH Championship.
Youghal 1-9 Watergrasshill 1-6.
Youghal's second string continued the rich vein of form the hurlers are going through at the moment when they defeated "The Hill" in the championship last Friday night. Leading by 1-5 to 1-2 at half time, the goal coming from Ross Desmond, they hurled confidently in the second half, including a spectacular point from Aiden Foley just after being introduced, and backboned by old warriors Vincent Murray, Andrew Murphy, Alan Geary and Barry Goggin, they move on to the next round.
Fixtures.
PIHC 1/4 Final. Youghal v Tracton in Pairc Ui Rinn Saturday 14th Sept @ 6.15pm.
Lotto Draw Mon 26 Sept.
No's drawn 13,15,20,30. No winner. €200 shared: Ml Ryan, Patsy O Regan, Cecilia Corkery. This weeks Jackpot €5670.
Congratulations to both Aoife Mc Carthy and Chloe Landers who were part of the Cork U16 Camogie team that won the All Ireland final last Sunday morning defeating Waterford 4-8 to 2-10. Well done to both girls.
The club would like to sympathise with the Kennedy family from the Front Strand  on the death of one of our former players Paul Kennedy who passed away during the week at a young age. Ar Dheis De a Raibh se.