Cloyne GAA Club News

24 September, 2014

Cloyne GAA Notes;
We had no winner of last week’s lotto draw for a €8,300 or no winner of the match 3 plus the bonus prize of €1000.
The winning numbers drawn 3,6,9,27 bonus 11.
6 people matched 3 numbers and each receives €25.
Mark Keating Dun Orga.
Katie O’Brien c/o Seamus O’Brien.
Maurice Cahill.
Patrick Cahill c/o Mike Naughton.
Vincent Cusack Castlemary.
Eileen Geary Cloyne.
Next week’s draw for a €8,600 jackpot will take place in the Tower Bar with tickets available from all local outlets.

Intermediate Hurling Championship;
The dream of returning to the Senior ranks in 2015 came undone with defeat to Ballyhea on Saturday night last.
Unlike our previous 3 games we were quick out of the blocks racing into a 4 point to nil lead courtesy of a Diarmuid Sullivan pointed free, 2 Ashley Walsh points from play and a fine point from distance by midfielder Dillon Cahill.Ballyhea were struggling to find their range and had 4 wides before they registered their first point a pointed Neil Ronan free, 3 more pointed frees had them back on level terms by the 10th minute.
We were struggling to get the ball passed the Ballyhea half back line and with a more plentiful supply of ball the Ballyhea forwards registered 4 more points 3 of them from play to turn a 4 point deficit into a 4 point lead.
We finished the half strongly however when the only low ball into our inside forwards was controlled by Colm O’Sullivan and feigning to shoot for a point he threaded a lovely pass through to brother Diarmuid to finish a ground shot to the net.
This was a welcome lifeline that saw us only 2 points adrift at half time 9 points to 1.04.
The second half started with a higher intensity,Ballyhea drew first blood with a fine point from near the sideline which Sully cancelled out with appointed free.An Ashley Walsh goal from a move instigated by Dillon and carried on by Diarmuid who passed into Ashley to score put us ahead once again.Colm with a point from play put us 2 points to the good, but 2 quick Ballyhea pointed frees drew them level once again.
The next 15 minutes was tit for tat, each time Ballyhea went up a point we were able to reply with points from a subdued Paudie, 2 from impressive sub Ian Cahill and a lovely Ashley Walsh effort from a short Eoin O’Sullivan free.
The game was now in the balance with the play swaying from one end to the other and the deadlock was finally broken by a piercing run through our defence by a Ballyhea forward to edge them 1 ahead again.The odds were firmly on a draw at this stage but we were unable to find one more score despite some gilt edged chances and the curtain came down on a gallant effort when Ballyhea pointed from distance to secure a 2 point victory 18pts to 2.10.
While the overriding emotion is one of disappointment this is a team with a lot of potential with a lot of young blood introduced to championship hurling this year.
Our gratitude to manager Diarmaid Falvey and his team for the amount of effort put into preparing the team for the year and to all the members of the panel who gave everything in the pursuit of victory.
Team;D Og Cusack,B McCarthy,K Cronin,B Fleming,S Beausang,E O’Sullivan,D O’Sullivan,D Cahill,C Smith,C O’Sullivan,D O’Sullivan,A Walsh,K Dennehy,P O’Sullivan,Paul O’Sullivan, Subs Used J Sherlock,D Jermyn,I Cahill.
Ref J Larkin Douglas.

Fixtures;
We still have 2 Int hurling league games to play,watch locally for details of these.
Intermediate football relegation final v Glanworth Sunday 5th Oct at 5pm in Rathcormac.

Cork Clubs Draw
The relaunch of the Cork Clubs Draw took place recently by Pauric Duffy Director General of the GAA.The launch which was very well attended outlined the variety of excellent prizes on offer for only €100 per ticket which also has a €10 per month option.Each ticket sold benefits the club by a minimum of €45 per ticket,anyone interested in buying a ticket can do so by contacting draw co-ordinators Ray Cusack or Eoin O'Gorman or any committee member.