St Catherines GAA Notes

31 July, 2015

Best of luck to junior hurlers

League outing back in early June aside and St Catherines and Dungourney for the first time in thirty-four years renew acquaintances when meeting in the quarter-final of the East Cork junior A hurling championship this upcoming weekend. Sliotar will be thrown in for a 7pm start at Magners Hill, Youghal on this forthcoming Sunday evening, August 2nd. Obviously we wish the best of luck to all concerned.

While in the week now over Carrig na bhFear inflicted a sizeable loss in the first round of the Rebel Og East minor B football championship. Bride Rovers defeated the Saints in a junior hurling league division four match. Prior to overcoming Killeagh in the junior A championship at Ballynoe last Saturday evening.

Reminding you that all lotto draws now take place on the Tuesdays of long weekends. Starting on August 4th, then reverting to their regular slots afterwards. Until the next bank holiday which takes place on October 27th.

There now follows a brief review of the week’s happenings.

East Cork junior hurling league -

division four - round five

St Catherines 1-10

Bride Rovers 3-12

Although eliminated from the championship by Killeagh at Castlemartyr the previous week, nevertheless a few competitive matches still remain to be played. Losing out to Bride Rovers when this round five divisional junior hurling league division four tie was played in Ballynoe on Monday evening, July 20th last.

Ahead at 0-07 to 0-04 to the break, the conditions would favour the Rovers on the turnaround and extended their lead as the contest progressed. A disallowed goal from a penalty no help in a valiant Saints effort.

St Catherine’s scorers: C Mulcahy (0-06), L O’Connor (1-00), I O’Brien (0-02), K Mangan and N O’Brien (0-01 each).

St Catherine’s team: E Aherne, D Wallace, D Lane, C Ahern, P Ryan, E Kenneally, J Hurley, J Mulcahy, J Noonan, J Casey, K Mangan, C Mulcahy, S Walsh, I O’Brien, E Corcoran. Subs: L O’Connor for S Walsh, N O’Brien for E Corcoran.

Referee: Aidan Barry (Sarsfields).

Rebel Og East news

Minor B football championship - first round and minor B football league - section two - round seven

Carraig na bhfear 3-12

St Catherines 2-03

It was the home team who were the much stronger outfit when this rebel Óg East minor B football championship first round tie was played in Carraig na bhFear on Wednesday evening, July 22nd last. With the mutual agreement of both clubs, it doubled up as a round seven league fixture. Catherine’s managed to haul in an early Carraig surge and a cheeky John Walsh goal cut the gap to just a point at 1-02 to 1-01 to fourteen minutes. But the opposition rallied again and mainly through the accuracy of Oisin Crowley from placed balls, found themselves five points ahead at 1-06 to 1-01 to the sound of the half time whistle.

They made the perfect start to the second half. Cormac Murphy with his second goal one hundred seconds in stretching their lead still further. Rory Galvin just before departing the action, touched in an opportunistic second Saints goal to rally the troops on thirty six minutes, but the challenge was up following a third Carraig goal finished off by Brendan Murphy right at the three-quarter mark.

No excuses, Carraig na bhFear were better from the start and will now be at home again to either Grenagh or Donoughmore in the quarter final.

Carraig na bhFear scorers: C Murphy (2-02), O Crowley (0-04 frees) (0-06), B Murphy (1-0), P Sheehan (0-02) and A Gorgia (0-01).

St Catherines scorers: J Walsh (0-02 frees) (1-0), R Galvin (1-00) and RD Galvin (0-01).

St Catherine’s team: Thomas O’Donnell, Owen O’Neill, Rory Galvin, Eoin Wallace, Sean Leamy, Shane O’Regan, Robert English, Brian Davis, Lucas O’Callaghan McCarthy, Philip Keane, Stephen O’Donnell (team captain), Kieran Neville, John Walsh, Kieran English and Richard Galvin. Subs used: Luke Beecher and Niall O’Regan for Kieran English and Brian Davis (both second half)

Jack O’Brien for Rory Galvin (36’), Cormac Galvin for Shane O’Regan (42’), Eoin Davis for Richard Galvin (‘46). Also on panel: Kevin Geary, Ben O’Brien and Conor Hickey. Referee: James Bermingham (Bride Rovers).

Under sixteen B football league - section two - round seven

Kiltha Óg 1-14

St Catherine’s 0-06

Kiltha Óg more or less took control from the outset when this round seven under sixteen B football league game was played in Dungourney on Monday evening, July 20th last. It ran concurrently with the aforementioned junior hurling league match in Ballynoe. Six unanswered points shared equally between pacy full forward Michael Kelly and midfielder Joseph Stack, the game’s most influential player, keeping the home based team to a lead on a scoreline of 0-07 to 0-02 at half-time.

No recovery. But the Saints did play that bit better through the third quarter. Ben O’Brien making the pass, picked out Eoin Davis to finish with a well taken point. Richard Galvin added a brace of eye catching points. But then had to depart with a hip injury. That said, the contest was realistically over by then, A goal from man of the match Joseph Stack to which fellow midfielder, Ciaran Newlands added a trio of points, sealed a 1-14 to 0-06 win for Kiltha Óg.

Scorers: RD Galvin (0-03), N O’Regan, E Davis and E Wallace (0-01 each).

Team: E Wallace, S Spillane, C Galvin, C O’Brien, P Keane, RD Galvin, S Kelleher, B O’Brien, O O’Neill, B McKee, K English, N O’Regan, E Davis, R English, A O’Brien.

Subs: G England for B McKee (26’), J Hayes for RD Galvin (42’), E Sheehan for B O’Brien (51’).

Referee: James Bermingham (Bride Rovers).

Southern Millings sponsored under fourteen C football league - section two - round seven

Shamrocks 7-19

St Catherine’s 3-04

A very young Catherine’s outfit are committed to playing their games. Early exit from the championship doesn’t mean the whole show goes belly up. They would find defeated championship finalists Shamrocks hot property when this round seven twelve a side under fourteen C football league tie was played in Shanbally on Thursday evening last.

Team: E Sheehan, I Ohrim. E O’Riordan, S Dunning, C O’Brien, B McKee, A O’Brien, J Hayes, G England, T Hartnett, C England, K Barry. Also present: J Duncan, J O’Keeffe, C Dineen, M Geary, D Galvin, G Leahy, W Leamy and W McAuliffe.

Under eleven hurling league - section two round five

White’s Cross 2-05

St Catherine’s 11-09

After a loss in the previous match against Bride Rovers this was a result which puts the Saints back in the mix following an impressive win in this round five under eleven hurling league tie when played in White’s Cross on Saturday last at 12 noon. Damage was inflicted early with the visitors. Up on an interval scoreline of 6-04 to 1-01. More or less continuing the trend on the changeover. What must also please mentors Edmond Galvin, Brian Cotter and Shane O’Connell was the spread of scorers emerging from what are fifty minute matches. Nine different players registering on the list.

Scorers: S Cotter (2-02), D Temple (2-01), C Desmond Doyle (2-00), C O’Donoghue (1-02), G O’Brien, B O’Connor and F O’Connell (1-0 each), K Wallace (1-00) and J Pratt (0-01).

Panel of players: K Wallace, J O’Callaghan, J Mulcahy, E Long, G O’Brien, B O’Connor, F O’Connell, S Cotter, J Pratt, D Temple, C Desmond Doyle, C O’Donoghue, S O’Donoghue.

Rebel Óg central organised under fifteen B football championship - first round

St Catherines 0-01

Mitchelstown 5-07

St Catherines were simply no match for Mitchelstown when this Rebel Óg Central organised under fifteen B football championship first round tie was played in Ballynoe on Saturday afternoon last.

Team: Evan Philpott, Kevin Barry, Cormac Galvin, Mark Geary, Brendan McKee, Aaron Long (team captain), Shane Kelleher, Ben O’Brien, Owen O’Neill, Ciaran O’Brien, Adam O’Brien, Gavin England, James Hayes, Eoin Davis (0-01), Joe O’Keeffe. Subs used: Darragh Galvin for Evan Philpott.

Referee: Arthur Murphy (Glenbower Rovers)

Match in Ballynoe

Ahead 1-09 to 0-07 at the break, Bride Rovers went on to eliminate Killeagh and thus earn a quarter-final place when their divisional junior A hurling championship third round clash was played in Páirc Naomh

Caitrionaigh Baile Bua on Saturday evening last. Final score was Bride Rovers 1-18, Killeagh 0-09. Referee was Mike Walsh from the host club. Many thanks to Ray O’Neill (Killeagh) and Liam Barry from the Rovers in releasing the line-outs re the teams sheets.


Adult club - Sunday, August 2nd at Magner’s Hill, Youghal East Cork junior A hurling championship quarter final St Catherines v Dungourney at 7pm.

Rebel Óg East

Tuesday, August 4th at Ballynoe under twelve B football league section one round seven v Aghada at 7.30pm.


Next club meetings are on Thursday, August 6th juvenile at 8.15pm. Followed by meeting of the adult club at 9pm.


T&A Plant Hire, Ballynoe are St Catherines GAA Club sponsors.



Now for a hardhitting and revealing statement. No Cork senior team, be it hurling or football, will play in Croke Park this championship summer. First time for this to happen since 1998. Best chance of a title now rests with the intermediate hurlers who play Galway in the All-Ireland final on Saturday, August 8th. That doesn’t make for pleasant reading.

Lotto results

Results from the most recent lotto draw which was held at the Fisherman’s Rest, Conna, on Monday night last, July 27th: Numbers drawn were 10, 21, 25 and 30 and the jackpot of €9,600 wasn’t won. Consolation winners being: Bill Ahern, Ballynoe village; Mary C Leahy, Corrin View House, Glenreigh, Ballynoe; Marie Crowley c/o Billy O’Connell, Ballynoe; John McCarthy, Coole, Castlelyons and Bríd Lucy, Conna.

Next week’s draw now with a jackpot of €9,800, will be at the Winners Enclosure, Conna, on Tuesday night, August 4th.


We leave you as we started with two reminders - Junior A hurling championship quarter-final in Youghal on Sunday night, August 2nd at 7pm. Don’t forget being a long weekend lotto draw will be on Tuesday night, August 4th.