St Catherines GAA Notes

19 November, 2015

What’s next up on the calendar?

Ok the clock is winding down and clearly there isn’t as much playing activity. But realistically the show goes on right through the winter months. First of all though, a date must be found re the U14 hurling tournament final for the Albert Griffin Cup. Originally billed for Sunday afternoon, November 8th last, but was cancelled because of poor weather conditions. It is imperative at the outset that these cups are played for and secondly that they fit into the calendar year. St Catherines have done great work ensuring all cups donated for tournaments are honoured. Long may that continue.

It is the time when administrative events are the centre of attention. Domestically, both the parent club and its juvenile equivalent have staged their annual general meetings. As previously revealed a good attendance was at both meetings where the contributions were forthcoming and positive. That’s the place to talk, not the smart alecs who won’t get out of their comfort zone and would frequently talk down to you. Needless to say, they won’t be at any AGM.

This year’s East Cork Board convention will be held at Cobh GAA pavilion on Wednesday night December 9th. Time is up for a few officers there, so some new appointments will be revealed. Later that same week the county convention is on Saturday night, December 12th at 7pm. Rebel Óg East are holding a review meeting on Tuesday night next, November 24th at 7.30pm in the Silver Springs hotel.

Not too far away now is the Christmas lotto draw and party, now one of the social occasions of the year. While shortly after Christmas Cultural/Irish officer Marie Clancy will organise an in-house night in preparation for the commencement of Scór na bPáistí, still strong around the division.

St Catherines should know their junior A and B opponents in both codes along with U21 B hurling and football opposition by the end of January. We will keep you in touch closer to the relevant dates.

Good Weekend for Cork Clubs

A wonderful weekend for Cork based clubs should not go unnoticed. Pride of place must go to Milford on winning a fourth provincial senior camogie championship on the bounce. Nemo Rangers progressed to a Munster club senior football final where opposition will be provided by Tipperary representatives, Clonmel Commercials. While Carrigaline (intermediate football) and Dungourney (junior hurling) are also into their respective Munster finals. Newcestown are also still involved. Ballygunner managed by Denis Walsh will play Na Piarsaigh of Limerick in the Munster club senior hurling final.

Sponsor

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

All Star Poser

Ninety names and just one Cork representative on the list of All Star nominations. That was Seamus Harnedy in hurling and is the answer to last week’s easy enough little brain teaser.

Full Lotto Results Upgrade

Results from the lotto draw held at The Fisherman’s Rest, Conna on Monday night November 9th last. Numbers drawn were 14, 26, 29 and 30 and the €4,800 jackpot wasn’t won. While the consolation winners were Vince and Michelle, Conna; Seamie Daly, c/o PH; Pat Byrne, Knockmourne, Conna; Marie Noonan, Ballybride, Conna and B Ahern, c/o PH.

Numbers drawn were 10, 14, 27 and 30 and there was no winner of the €5,000 jackpot following the most recent lotto draw which was held at The Winners Enclosure, Conna on Monday night last November 16th. Consolation winners on the night being Danny Maguire, Conna; Shane Cotter, Barrafohona; Mary O’Donnell Snr., Jennifer Kingston (phone number supplied) and Richard Higgins, Kilcronat, Ballynoe.

All of which means next week’s draw at The Plough bar, Curraglass on Monday night November 23rd will now be for a jackpot of €5,200.