St Catherines Notes

27 August, 2015

​Friday night is dog night!
Well the hour is almost nigh!!! St Catherine’s GAA and Camogie Club’s annual major fundraiser of a night at the dogs goes ahead this forthcoming Friday night, August 28th with an 8pm start at Youghal greyhound track. Admission tickets are €10. There will be a raffle on the night whereby you can win some fantastic prizes. A night at the dogs can be a wonderful social occasion. So in the words of that promo - let yourself go!!!
Lotto results
Lotto results from the draw held at McAuliffe’s Ballynoe, on Monday night, August 17th last. Numbers drawn were 14, 20, 24 and 25 and the €10,200 jackpot wasn’t won. Consolation winners being: Lilly Quinn, Francistown, Castlelyons; Denis O’Neill, Kilphilibeen, Ballynoe; Rory O’Connor, Ballybride, Conna; Margaret Murphy, Monagown, Conna and Eleanor Ronayne, Templevalley, Glenoura.
Moving on with the results from the most recent draw which was held at The Big Tree, Aghern on Monday night last, August 24th. Numbers drawn were 7, 17, 24 and 27 and there was no winner of the €10,400 jackpot. Consolation winners being: Eileen Collins O’Donovan, Kiosseragh, Ballynoe; Eileen Hogan, Kilcronat, Ballynoe; Liam Walsh c/o Dave Hoare, Jim Roche, Castlebrook; Conna and John Arnold, Bartlemy. Next week’s draw when the jackpot will be €10,600 is at The Fisherman’s Rest, Conna on Monday night, August 31st.
Last men standing!!!
A competition that began on Easter Monday afternoon before progressing further four weeks later is back on the radar. Greatly helped by the accurate and consistent free taking of Daniel Hayes, a first round victory following twenty minutes of extra time, accured over Glenbower Rovers. An early Shane O’Regan goal helped the team to settle. Stephen O’Brien provided leadership in the pivotal role. An excellent and timely Colm Molloy blockdown was vital. Jim Lane a colossus at corner back. Team captain Peter Ryan was working ferociously hard at wing back. While up front there was the pace and trickery of John Hurley.
All contributory factors to an excellent second round win in dreadful conditions at Carraig na bhFear a month later. Now after a summer sabbatical this weekend sees the resumption of the East Cork junior B football championship. A final place will be on offer when the Saints meet Russell Rovers again at Dungourney, where we started out on the afternoon of Monday, Apri 6th in the penultimate round. Best of luck to all concerned as we get behind the only club team still involved this disappointing championship year.
Rebel Óg East Cork news
Minor A hurling league - section two - round five
Youghal 0-12
St Catherines 1-12
St Catherines maintain their winning run taking this Rebel óg East round five minor A hurling league tie by a three point margin when played in Magner’s Hill on Wednesday evening, August 19th last.
Youghal started the better. Conor Walsh pointing from play but it was his midfield partner Darragh O’Connell who was really catching the eye. He is the young player who scored the winning point for the seniors against Killeagh in Ballynoe back in mid June.
However the initiative gradually swung the visitors’ way. Greatly helped by a softish Lucas O’Callaghan McCarthy goal. Points ensued from Niall O’Regan, John Walsh and Brian Davis among others. Thomas O’Donnell pointed the score of the half, with the Saints now holding down a two point advantage on a 1-06 to 0-07 interval scoreline.
Youghal kept the pressure on, mainly through the ever accurate O’Connell bagging eight of the home team’s twelve point tally. Catherine’s though weren’t as reliant on any single individual for a return. They had a greater spread of scorers with points from Kieran Neville and Luke Beecher a case in point. Rory Galvin added a beauty from a lengthy and difficult angle. Final score in Catherine’s favour was 1-12 to 0-12.
St Catherine’s scorers: L O’Callaghan McCarthy (0-01), R Galvin (0-03 frees), T O’Donnell (0-02), N O’Regan, J Walsh, B Davis, C Galvin, K Neville and L Beecher (0-01 each).
St Catherine’s team: E Davis, P Keane, E Wallace, K Geary, S O’Donnell, R Galvin, S Leamy, T O’Donnell, L O’Callaghan McCarthy (42’), C Hickey for J Walsh (44’), K English for S O’Donnell (50’).
Referee: Padraig Kearney (Killeagh).
Under twelve A hurling league - round seven
St Catherines 2-05 Carrigtwohill 2-09
St Catherines were well upside to the opposition when this round seven under twelve A hurling league tie was played in Ballynoe on Saturday afternoon last. Goals from Fionn O’Connell and Darragh Galvin saw the teams level at 2-00 to 0-06 by the interval. Carrigtwohill were that bit better from there on in with the home team now dependent on the accuracy of Cathal Dineen for scores  from placed balls.
Next match is in Mayfield this forthcoming Saturday afternoon.
Scorers: C Dinnen (0-05 frees), F O’Connell and D Galvin (1-00 each).
St Catherine’s team: E Philpott, B Barry, G Leahy, M Geary, G O’Brien, E O’Riordan, W Leamy, M Geary, G O’Brien, E O’Riordan, W Leamy, H Draper, F O’Connell, D Galvin, B O’Connor, C Dineen, C England, S Cotter. Subs used were: J O’Callaghan, J Mulcahy, E Long and A O’Donnell.
Referee: Padraig Kearney (Killeagh)
Under fourteen B Hurling league - round eleven
Being able to start with more than half of their players on the age again stood Kinsale in good stead proving too strong for the Saints when this round eleven under fourteen B hurling league tie went ahead at Ballynoe on Sunday morning last. Final score 8-03 to 0-01.
Team: E Sheehan, W Leamy, E O’Riordan, G Leahy, S Dunning, C O’Brien, J O’Keeffe, B McKee, J McGuckian, J Duncan, H Draper (0-01), J Hayes, D Galvin, G O’Brien and K Barry. Also on panel: C Dineen, B O’Connor and E Philpott.
Referee: Arthur Murphy (Killeagh).
Adult Club
Sunday, August 30th at Dungourney East Cork junior B football championship semi-final v Russell Rovers at 1pm.
Rebel Óg East
Saturday, August 29th under twelve A hurling league round eight v Mayfield (away) at 2pm.
Monday, August 31st at Rathcormac under sixteen B football league section two round five v Bride Rovers at 7pm (rescheduled).
Club meeting
Parent club meeting rescheduled from last week to tonight (Thursday), August 27th at 9pm.
Next week
With the amount of events in the schedule next week’s report will have to be submitted early.
St Catherines GAA Club sponsors are T&A Plant Hire, Ballynoe.