Cloyne GAA Club News

22 June, 2014

Cloyne Gaa Notes.

We had no winner of last week’s lotto draw for a €5,800 jackpot or no winner of the €1000 prize for matching 3 numbers plus the bonus.
The numbers drawn were 18,19,23,27 bonus 7.
Congratulations to Peter Walsh of Ballycotton who was the only match 3 winner and receives €150.
Next week’s draw for a €6000 jackpot will take place in Auntie Biddies Bar with tickets available from all local businesses.

Intermediate Football Championship;
In sport they say you don’t always get what you deserve only what you take and this was very apt on Wednesday night last when we at least deserved a draw but ended up empty handed in our round 2 football championship game v Kildorrery.We started the game very tentatively and quickly found ourselves 2 points in arrears but an excellent Ciaran Mullins point following a good pass from Ian Cahill and flick from Conor O’Lomasney and a Diarmuid O’Sullivan 45 drew us level.Kildorrery then took over mainly due to their aerial dominance around the middle third and scored 1.02 without reply, a Diarmuid point from play stopped the rot temporarily but 4 more more Kildorrery points put them 8 points to the good. A few positional switches saw us begin to break Kildorrery’s aerial dominance that resulted in us scoring an excellent goal by Colm O’Sullivan when he caught a high delivery from Diarmuid and finished expertly to the net, a Sully free on half time brought us back into the game only 4 points behind 1.08 to 1.04.
We started the second half meaning business with a Sully point from the throw in quickly followed by a Colm point from play,Kildorrery answered this with a point of their own but when Diarmuid with a fisted effort and sub Ashley Walsh scored points we found ourselves only 2 points in arrears and right back in the game. A couple of points from Kildorrery from play and a free stretched their lead to 4 points again but it was soon game on again as Sully scored a goal having been set up by a great Ian Cahill catch and pass. Substitute Stewart Creighton drew the game level with an excellent point with his first touch with the game entering its final stages. A Kildorrery effort came back of the post but was finished again to put them ahead again, Cloyne to their credit never gave up and Sully with a free leveled matters again only for us to fall behind to a fisted Kildorrery point. A final attack saw an Eoin O’Sullivan effort come back of the crossbar and with it we thought our chance had gone but credit to Colm O’Sullivan who won a free which was pointed by Diarmuid O’Sullivan to leave the final score 2.11 to 1.14 and extra time to be played.
The first half of extra time is where the damage was done when we conceded 1.02 without reply to leave us 5 points behind at half time 2.16 to 2.11.A Sully free on the restart closed the gap to 4 but the scoring then dried up despite numerous chances falling to both sides. A Kildorrery free broke the deadlock and then a breakaway goal from a sloppy pass broke our hearts, a cheeky backheeled point from Diarmuid was our only response and despite a great effort we ran out losers 3.17 to 2.13.We didn’t deserve to lose by 7 points given our efforts on the night but we still have one more chance to progress in the championship when we play Youghal in round 3 on Saturday 28th June in Killeagh.

Intermediate Hurling League;
Saturday night last saw the visit of Ballyhea for round 7 of division 1 hurling league. On a perfect night for hurling on a good sod we took the game to our opponents right from the off and led by 3.09 to 1.07 at half time.
The goal scorers were Paudie O’Sullivan when he collected a high ball from Chris Smith at the second attempt to bat to the net, Dave Jermyn kept up his recent goal scoring form when he finished a Colm O’Sullivan pass to the net, the third goal was courtesy of Dillon Cahill when he finished a lovely Paudie flick to the net.
Colm O’Sullivan with 4 points from play, 3 frees from Paudie plus minors from Dillon and Ashley finished the scoring.
At half time with the recent football exertions in mind we gave 3 players a rest and as a result our intensity n the second half suffered. Ballyhea to their credit upped the ante in the second half and registered the first 5 points of the half to close the gap. Ashley Walsh with points from play and excellent frees lifted the siege to which Ballyhea responded to with two further points. A great defense splitting run by Calm  created a goal chance for Keith Dennehy who took it with aplomb flicking the ball to the net to seal our victory. The last few minutes saw Ballyhea try to breach our defense for a match-winning goal but it was fitting that the last score of the game should fall to Ashley to seal an excellent win on the scoreline of 4.16 to 1.23.
Team; D’Og Cusack,J Sherlock,I Cahill,B Fleming,D O;Sullivan,K Cronin,D Power,S Beausang,C Smith,C O’Sullivan,D Cahill,A Walsh,P O’Sullivan,D Jermyn,K Dennehy. Subs Used E Motherway,J Nyhan,C Motherway.
Ref; Ger Scully Killeagh.

Junior Hurling League;
The Junior B hurlers continued their preparations for the upcoming championship with a great victory over an St Catherines team who were short a number of regulars. Final score was Cloyne 5.25 St Catherines 2.07.
Ref A Barry Sarsfields.

Buster Draw;
Tickets for next Friday nights Buster Draw as part of A Night at the Dogs in Youghal Greyhound track are selling fast, so to avoid disappointment get your ticket from any player or committee member. Tickets cost only €10 which as well as entry on the night will include you in the draw for €500.