Cloyne GAA Club News

18 September, 2014

Cloyne GAA Notes;

Lotto;
There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw for a €8,200 jackpot or no winner of the match 3 plus the bonus prize of €1000.
The winning numbers drawn were 10,18,19,20 bonus 16
We had 3 match 3 winners who each receive €50.
Peggy Motherway Castlemary.
Maura Manning c/o David Jermyn.
Una Hennessy Churchtown South.

Next week’s draw for a €8,400 jackpot will be held in Aunty Biddies bar with tickets available from all local outlets.

Intermediate Hurling;
Our mission to return to the Senior ranks for 2015 is still firmly on track as we reach the semi-final with a great win over championship favourites Ballinhassig.
On a perfect day for hurling we started brightly against the stiff breeze to go 2 points ahead courtesy of a point from the sideline by Paul O’Sullivan and a Diarmuid Sullivan free after a foul on the hardworking Paul.
Ballinhassigs response was swift with 2 points from play leveling matters and after another Sully free put us ahead the first goal of the game arrived courtesy of Keith Dennehy.It was a lovely worked goal down the centre from fullback Killian Cronin on to Diarmuid who fed Paudie who in turn passed into Keith on the edge of the square to finish smartly passed Martin Coleman in the Ballinhassig goal.This put us 4 points to the good a lead we would never relinquish and gave us something to hold onto playing against the wind.
Ballinhassig with 2 long range frees steadied their ship.Our intensity levels were good and this was typified by a great Colm O’Sullivan tackle in our halfback line which lead to another Diarmuid pointed free.A further Ballinhassig point from play was cancelled out by a Diarmuid free to put us 3 points ahead 1.06 t0 6 points approaching half time.Points from a Diarmuid free and from Ballinhassig from play were swapped before we finished out the half with 3 excellent points from play.Paudie with a beauty from the covered stand sideline,an Ashley Walsh effort after he broke onto the ball from our puckout and the third was a Dillon Cahill effort after a great run out of defense by the excellent Killian Cronin at full back.All this added up to a healthy 1.10 to 7 points lead very satisfactory considering we had played against a strong wind.
The second half wasn’t as free scoring as the first and it took 6 minutes for the first flag to be raised a pointed Ballinhassig free which was quickly cancelled out by a free by Diarmuid.We were coming under serious pressure but the defense was equal to the task and never looked like conceding a goal even repelling a 21 yard free from Ballinhassig keeper Martin Coleman.
Ballinhassig’s cause wasn’t helped by some wayward free taking which would have brought them back into the game.Diarmuid scored a great goal when he knocked down a long range Donal Og free to himself before dispatching to the net.Scores were at a premium at this stage and try as they might Ballinhassig couldn’t get in for the all important goal due mainly to expert defending from Killian Cronin,Brian Fleming and Domhnall O’Sullivan.
Ballinghassig with 2 points from play and a Diarmuid free brought the scoring to a close on a very satisfactory 6 point win 2.12 to 12 points.
Next up is a semi-final encounter with Ballyhea.
Team; D Og Cusack,B Mccarthy,K Cronin,B Fleming,D O’Sullivan,E O’Sullivan,S Beausang,C Smith,D cahill,A Walsh,D O’Sullivan,C O’Sullivan,P O’Sullivan,Paudie O’Sullivan,K Dennehy. Subs Used I Cahill,J Sherlock and Conor Cusack.
Ref D Copps Ballyhea.

Fixtures;
Semi Final v Ballyhea provisionally fixed for Saturday 20th Sept but is subject to change so keep an eye out locally and on social media for details of the game.

Congratulations;

Congratulations to Castlemartyr on winning the East Cork hurling title recently and to the Cork Camogie team who defeated Kilkenny after an excellent second half performance.