Cloyne GAA Notes;

30 March, 2015

Lotto;

We had no winner of last week’s lotto draw for a €4000 jackpot or no winner of the match 3 plus the bonus prize of €1000.

The winning numbers drawn were 3,4,7,13 bonus 19.

7 people matched 3 numbers and each receives €25

Diarmuid Savage Coolbay.

John Motherway c/o Cathal.

Olive O’Sullivan c/o Timmy.

Sharon Carey Tur Cluana.

Johnny McCarthy St Colman’s Tce.

Noreen O’Flynn Ballinacurra.

Jim McMurtry Ballycotton.

Next week’s draw for a €4,200 jackpot will take place in the Tower Bar with tickets available from all local outlets.

Junior A Football Championship.

After our 4 year adventure at Intermediate level we were brought back down to earth with a bang when well defeated by Midleton in round 1 of the Michael O’Connor Motor Factors Junior A football championship.

Take nothing away from Midleton they thoroughly deserved their win with a young. physical and fast team playing a lovely brand of football.

On a damp foggy night in Rostellan Midleton opened the scoring with 2 points from play followed by what turned out to be our only score of the night a lovely pointed free from Diarmuid O’Sullivan from the left the wrong side for a left foot free.

The night then began to unravel as first our goalkeeper had to be replaced having picked up a leg injury and then we conceded 2 quick goals the first when the Midleton corner forward showed our defence a clean pair of heels before finishing to the top corner, the second following a slick move finished to the net when an excellent Briain Minihane save rebounded to the attacker for an easy finish.

Midleton finished the half’s scoring with another point from play and our task became infinitely harder when reduced to 14 men following 2 quick yellow cards.

The second half saw a marked improvement in our play and intensity but despite having an increased share of possession we couldn’t breach the Midleton rearguard where they used the extra man to great effect.

Remarkably it took 20 minutes for the first score of the second half and it came in the form of a Midleton penalty of the soft variety despite the best efforts of the goalie.

Another goal and a pointed free brought the curtain down on a most uninspiring loss that we didn’t see coming, but the beauty of sport is “beig La eile againn” and this comes in the form of a back door game against Aghada who lost in extra time to Castlemartyr and to be honest we can only improve.

Team; S Crichton,R McCarthy,D O’Sullivan,E Motherway,C Smith,E O’Sullivan,K Dennehy,S Beausang,P O’Sullivan,A Walsh,C O’Sullivan,C O’Lomasney,C Mullins,D O’Sullivan,I Cahill.

Subs used B Minihane,J Cotter,B Fleming.

Ref P O’Driscoll Bride Rovers.

Intermediate Hurling League;

Our second game of the weekend saw us take on Tracton in round 3 of the league.We were forced to line out short quiet a number of regulars giving the younger members of the panel a runout against the most seasoned of opponents.

A strong wind down the field made conditions difficult but Tracton made light work of the conditions and led at half time 2.07 to 7 points despite playing against the wind.

The majority of the team were playing their second game of the week-end and understandably began to tire but gave a good account of themselves in the second half eventually losing 2.14 to 10 points.

Team;D Og Cusack,B Fleming,E Motherway,C Smith,J Sherlock,S Beausang,C Motherway,D Cahill,C Mullins,A Walsh,I Cahill,B O’Shea,K Dennehy,C O’Sullivan,D Ring.

Subs Used; B Walsh,P Casey,B Minihane.

Ref G Scully Killeagh.

Cloyne Commons Challenge 4K Series.

175 runners brought the curtain down on the very successful first staging of the Cloyne Commons Challenge 4k Series. The race was won by Nigel Sheehan of Youghal AC in 13.47 with the overall series won by local man Sean McGrath, Annette Quaid of Leevale AC was the first lady home on the day in 14.59 with Eileen Leahy of Midleton AC winning the overall ladies award.

On behalf of the GAA club I would to express our sincere thanks to Tommy Hartnett and his band of helpers from the Ballycotton Running Promotions and to the members of the local Community Council who helped out on the 5 Sundays to make the event the success it was. Our thanks also to our own members who helped out with the stewarding.

Lastly the success of any race depends on the runners taking part and we are very grateful to every runner that took part and supported the event from the seasoned athlete to the first time runner. We look forward to seeing everyone back again in November.