Youghal GAA Club News

21 September, 2013

Afternoon Delight..
Last Saturday afternoon proved to be one of sheer delight for the Youghal Club.
First up at 3pm the camogie girls set the scene, when they lined out against St Vincent's in Mahon in the Junior C camogie county Final.
After a rip roaring encounter they emerged victorious on a scoreline of 1-9 to 1-6. What a wonderful performance by this bunch of dedicated girls and their selectors and coaching staff. May we extend our many congratulations to them on a victory that did themselves, the club, and the parish proud.
PIHC 1/4 Final.
Youghal 1-18 Tracton 1-16.
About 3 hours after the camogie final our Intermediate hurlers went in search of a semi final spot when they took on Tracton in Pairc Ui Rinn. Having met and defeated the same opposition in this competition the last two years, one felt that Tracton were going to do their utmost to stop the rot this time round, and from the early exchanges it was very evident there was never going to be a 20 point gap at the final whistle like last years encounter. At the half time whistle it was Tracton who led 0-8 to 0-6 after a rather subdued 30 mins of hurling where both teams had chances of a goal at each end
and also missed some very easy point opportunities.
If the first half was a little lack lustre, certainly the same could not be said for the second period as the large crowd were treated to one of the best exhibitions of hurling by both teams in a long time. It was end to end stuff with both sides enjoying their periods of superiority and one felt whoever could get the first goal could possibly go on to win. That goal opportunity did come, and it was Traton who took it, to open up a five point gap mid way through the half, and playing good confident hurling from the likes of Kieran Lynch. Ronan Walsh and Cork Senior panelist Micheal O Sulleabhain they looked the more likely to take the spoils.
But they did not take into account the fighting qualities of Youghal teams down through the decades and for those last 15 minutes the Youghal supporters were treated to an exhibition of all that is good in Youghal hurling,  and after "Man Of The Match" Alan Frahill O Connor billowed the Tracton net, after wonderful work by the lads alongside him, it was game on. From there to the final whistle each and every one of the Youghal players, including the three subs that were introduced, Nigel Roche, Ciaran O Mahoney and the evergreen Brendan Coleman  brought tears of joy to their supporters with their
unbelievable commitment,  to grind out a truely remarkable result. Just like our camogie team, may we salute both players and selectors in bringing back memories of some great victories in the past with this memorable performance.
PIHC Semi Final.
Youghal now meet Inniscarra in the semi final in Pairc Ui Rinn on Friday 27th Sept at 8.15 pm,  preceded by the other  semi final between East Cork neighbours Watergrasshill and Castlelyons at 6.30. What a weekend this is going to be for hurling as the All Ireland Hurling Final replay is on the following day and may we wish the Cork hurlers the best of luck in that replay,especially all the lads from East Cork on the panel.
Lotto numbers Monday 9th Sept.
19,21,22,,25 Jackpot €5,930. Not won. €200 divided between:
Paddy Coleman, Rory O Reilly, Brendan Mackey, Way e Ruxton, Nessa Browne. Sellers prize Cree's Card Shop. This weeks Jackpot €6190. Thank you for your support.