Cloyne GAA Club News

16 January, 2014

Cloyne GAA Notes.

Happy New Year.
Happy New Year to all our players’ member and friends, wishing you a peaceful and prosperous 2014.

There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw for a €10,700 jackpot or no winner of the Seat Mii car, the winning numbers drawn were 2,3,17,22 bonus 12.
3 people matched 3 numbers and each receives €50.
Brian and Donna Dempsey c/o David Ring.
Con Walsh c/o Ray Cusack.
Mick Daly c/o Ray Cusack.

Next week’s draw for an €11000 jackpot will be held in the Tower Bar with tickets available from all local businesses.

Championship Draws for 2014.
The draws for the 2014 Intermediate hurling and football championships were made recently at the County Convention.
In hurling we drew Valley Rovers and in football we were pitted against Fermoy with the football likely to be played in early May and the hurling in early June.

Long Puck;
The Paddy Ring Memorial long puck took place again this year on St Stephen’s day with over 80 people taking part. This has become an integral part of the Christmas festivities with ex-pats returning every year to take part and it was a team of these ex-pats that took the overall honours with the English Team of Morry Lynch,Maurice McNamara and Kevin Motherway victorious.
Our thanks to the organising committee for breeding new life into the event this year, to Harty’s for their hospitality at the prize giving and of course to the Ring family for their continued sponsorship of the event.

Tom Creedon Cup.
With the Turkey and ham barely digested the Intermediate football team took on Newmarket on Sunday last in round 1 of the Tom Creedon Cup. A very young side with quite a few debutants gave a very good account of themselves against a Newmarket team who were Senior in 2013.
A slow start was again our Achilles heel and this coupled with the concession of a few soft goals proving our downfall. The management team were happy with the overall performance considering it was the first day out with no training under their belts and eagerly await the start of the league on February 9th.

Christmas Swim;
While not quite scaling the heights of last year in terms of numbers we still had 12 hardy souls enter the water for our Annual Christmas Day Swim, this like the long puck has become a great Christmas tradition and it’s great to see a few of the younger brigade turning up to keep the tradition going.