Cloyne GAA Club News

22 July, 2014

Cloyne Gaa Notes;
We had no winner of last week’s lotto draw for a €6,600 jackpot or no winner of the €1000 prize for matching 3 numbers plus the bonus.
The winning numbers drawn were 7,10,18,19 bonus 1
We had 3 match 3 winners who each receive €50.
Maura Manning c/o David Jermyn
Mrs Cummins Cloyne.
Brian Smyth Cherryvale Cloyne.
Next week’s draw for a €6,800 jackpot will take place in the Tower Bar with tickets available from all local outlets.

U21 Hurling;
The U21 hurlers had a comprehensive win in the first round of this year’s championship when they defeated St Catherine’s 4.18 to 8 pts on Friday night last.
Fielding a very experienced team we started very well against a stiffening wind and scored 1.02 in the first 5 minutes, a Brian O’Shea point from the throw in, a Ciaran Mullins point from play and a Chris Smith goal following a strong run through the heart of the St Catherine’s defence.St Catherine’s replied with 2 points from a free and from play to open their account.Cloyne continued to pile on the pressure and scored the next  5 points,2 Dillon Cahill frees,a 65 from Chris and an excellent Cian Motherway point from play to open up an eight point lead. Both sides swapped frees and St Catherine’s ended the half with a point from play to leave the half time score 1.08 to 4 points in our favour.St  Catherine’s in the half missed alot of scoreable frees but never looked like scoring a goal against a tough tackling Cloyne rearguard.
The second half saw us have benefit of the strong wind but it was St Catherine’s that opened the half’s scoring with a point from play after we had numerous chances to clear our lines.
A goal and a point from wing forward Ian Cahill settled us down again and we continued to pile on the scores with Dillon contributing 2 pointed frees,a 65 and 3 from play, while Jordan Sherlock, Keith Dennehy and Robbie Jermyn all registered points from play.St Catherine’s battled gamely and were rewarded with 3 points from play.
In the midst of the point scoring Ian Cahill scored his second goal when he excellently finished a strong run to the corner of the net. Substitute Mark Considine goaled in the final few minutes to put the gloss on a very convincing win.
Next up will be a much stiffer test against Killeagh/Itas in mid August.

Team;P Casey,D Dinneen(capt),E Motherway,M Donovan,J Sherlock,S Beausang,C Nelligan,K Dennehy,C Smith,I Cahill,R Jermyn,C Motherway,C Mullins,D Cahill,B O’Shea.
Subs Used; D Hallahan,JJ O’Neill,M Considine.
Ref A Murphy Killeagh.


Golf Classic;
After a number of years absence we are restaging a Golf Classic which will be held in East Cork Golf Club on Thursday 7th August, a 3 person team costs €120 and a Tee-Box can be sponsored for €50.Time sheet and other enquires from Sean Motherway 0860802622 or Kieran O’Shea 0877082001.

The round 4 draw for this year’s  Intermediate Hurling championship was made on Saturday night and it saw us pitted against Bandon, this game more than likely will be played over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Paddy Connor’s Tournament;
The final of the above tournament was played on Sunday against Rathnure/St Annes of Wexford.This tournament is in honour of the late Paddy Connors of River St Cloyne a great former player and supporter of the club.
After an entertaining hours hurling Rathnure ran out winners by 6 points.
The game was of great benefit to us in our championship preparations and we are grateful to Rathnure for making the long journey up.
Both teams retired to Aunty Biddies bar after the game for refreshments our thanks to Eoin O’Gorman and his staff for providing the feast.