Cloyne GAA Notes;

31 August, 2015


We had no winner of last week’s Lotto jackpot of €8,400 or no winner of the €1000 prize for matching 3 numbers plus the bonus.

The winning numbers drawn were 3, 13, 20,28 bonus 20.

3 people matched 3 numbers and each receives €50.

Ruth McCarthy c/o Maurice Cahill.

Adam O’Lomasney c/o J O’Lomasney.

Billy O’Sullivan c/o Ray Cusack.

Next week’s draw for a €8,600 jackpot will take place in Harty’s Bar and Restaurant with tickets available from all local outlets.

Junior B Hurling Championship;

We advanced to the semi-final of this year’s B grade championship by virtue of a good performance and victory over Ballinacurra on Wednesday last in Killeagh.

We played into the very strong wind in the first half and were first on the scoreboard courtesy of Conor O’Lomasney which was quickly cancelled out by a Ballinacurra free.

Playing some very nice combined hurling we scored 1.04 without reply the goal a fine effort from young Brian Walsh who raced away from his marker before finishing low to the net.

Ballinacurra steadied the ship with 3 points 2 from play before we finished the half strongly with 3 more points from play to lead 1.10 to 5 points at the break.

The second half started as we had finished the first with 2 points from play to extend our lead but fair play to Ballinacurra who raised their game and scored 5 points to reduce the deficit. The introduction of Peter Casey to the attack had the desired effect as he scored 4 points himself and gave the team a lift to finish strongly despite the concession of a late goal following a goalmouth scramble.

The final scoreline read Cloyne 1.24 Ballinacurra 1.11, a very good team performance where we had 9 different scorers and registered 1.20 from play.

Next up is a semi-final meeting with Watergrasshill.

Team.G Fleming,A Quinlan,R McCarthy,M Naughton(0.02),B Ring,J Nyhan,B O’Shea,P O’Sullivan(0.01),T O’Shea(0.02)C O’Lomasney(0.03)D Jermyn,C Motherway(0.05)B Walsh(1.01)J Lynch(0.02),D Ring(0.04).

Subs Used; P Casey (0.04), C Motherway, E Davis, M Walsh, P Dinneen.

Ref C McAllister Aghada,

Intermediate Hurling Championship;

Our interest in this year’s Premier Intermediate championship came to a disappointing end on Sunday last as we lost by 3 points to Mallow at the quarter final stage.

On a perfect night for hurling Mallow were first on the board with a point from play. Our first meaningful attack yielded a goal from Ashley Walsh who finished a good Dillon Cahill pass to the net and Dillon himself tacked on a point following good interplay to leave us a goal to the good. Playing a sweeper system that had yielded results in the last round wasn’t

having the desired effect on the night and all ball into our forward line was been repelled by the extra man.During this time Mallow hit a purple patch and scored 8 points on the spin to put them 9 points to 1.01 to the good.

When we reverted to an orthodox formation we began to get a foothold in the game and with increased possession finished the half with 2 Diarmuid O’Sullivan frees to close the gap to 3 points at the break 9 to 1.03.

A Sully free opened the scoring in the second half which was quickly cancelled out by a like score from Mallow. A Keith Dennehy goal which was quickly followed by another Diarmuid point had us ahead by a point after only 5 second half minutes.

The remainder of the half saw scores traded and when Chris Smith who had a storming second half landed a mighty score from the half back line we were only a point adrift entering the final few minutes of the game. Crucially despite a few chances we couldn’t get the equalizing score and two Mallow breakaway points stretched the lead to 3 in injury time. A long ball in to the square broke into Paudies path but just as he was about to strike for goal the referee brought play back for a late tackle (so much for the new advantage rule).

Diarmuid had the task of rescuing the game with the 21 yard free but it was saved at the expense of a fruitless 65.

A very disappointing end to the campaign in a game where we didn’t perform to the standards we are capable of, the backs again didn’t concede a goal but offensively we didn’t have the tools required to get us over the line on this occasion.

Our thanks to all the players and management team who put in a huge effort over the last number of months.

Team; D Og Cusack,B Fleming,K Cronin,E O’Sullivan,C Smith(0.01),S Beausang,B Minihane,D O’Sullivan,D Cahill(0.02)A Walsh(1.0)P O’Sullivan,Ian Cahill(0.01),K Dennehy(1.0),D O’Sullivan(0.05 4F)M Lynch.

Subs Used; C O’Sullivan,C Cusack,J Sherlock,M Lynch.

Ref A Cummins Ballymartle.

East Cork Final;

We have been chosen by the East Cork Board to host this year’s East Cork Junior A hurling final between St Ita’s and Dungourney.It is over 20 years since the blue riband event of the East Cork calendar was last played in Cloyne.It has the makings of a fantastic final with St Ita’s making their first appearance in the decider and Dungourney striving to win the Jamsie Kelleher trophy for the first time since 2011.As a result of Imokilly’s win over Ballyhea the game has been deferred to Saturday Sept 12th with a 6.00pm throw-in.

St Colman’s

Best of luck to the St Colman’s Minor and U13 teams who have both qualified for their respective hurling County Finals.Please keep an eye locally and on social media for fixture details.