Imokilly Hurling Team News

28 March, 2016

Imokilly Senior Hurling Team News

Last Sunday saw the first challenge game of the year for Imokilly who traveled to Thurles to take on Thurles Sarsfields in a friendly game before the Senior clash between Cork  & Tipperary game that same day in Semple Stadium.

Before we start we must say “A big thank you to Thurles Sarsfields for taking care of us on the day with tea, sandwiches and hot snacks after the game”.

Well done to all involved with Imokilly who traveled on the day for this very worthwhile exercise. It gave our management team a chance to see lads in action for the first time this year as a unit and to try a few new players in different positions. Many of the lads did well but sadly were facing a strong Thurles Sarsfields team who ran out winners in the end. However as important as a win is, the game itself was far more important. Important to get these players used to playing alongside each other.

Its not easy for a player to be playing one way with his club and to be suddenly thrown into a whole new system or position for that matter on the day. These lads are all good hurlers strong, athletic, skillful, determined fit players and the lads all worked hard on the day and by the second half of the game were beginning to play a lot better and stronger. Here is the team who lined out for the day and all players got a run on the day. We were missing a few players on the day but those present did give a good account of themselves.

1. Ciaran Cronin

2. Don Carroll

3. Colm Barry

4. Barra O'Tuma

5. Dan Mangan

6. Ciaran O'Brien

7. Niall Motherway

8. Ryan Denny

9. Sean O'Callaghan

10.Barry Lawton

11.Ian Cahill

12.Darragh Kelleher

13.Ciaran Spriggs

14.Shane Mooney

15.Billy Dunne

16.Cathal Long

17.James Kennefick

18.Denis O'Farrell

19.Declan Varner

20.Shane O'Regan

21.Jake Hegarty

22.Paul Murphy

The management team for Imokilly are as follows. Fergal Condon from Aghada as Manager with Derek Barrett from Cobh as Coach. Selectors, Jimmy Smiddy from Castlemartyr, Sean Harnedy from St Itas and Kieran McGann Castlelyons (who is also the Logistics manager) alongside our Physio Dave Fitzmaurice and Ciaran Cronin from Lisgoold as goalkeeping coach.

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This weeks Player Profile 

Your Name: Daniel Mangan

Your Club: St.Catherines

Your Height: 6’1

Your Weight:14 and a half stone

Your DOB: 23/09/94

Current Job/College: soldier

Fav Position: wing forward

Honors won: numerous under age East cork titles in both hurling and footbal. U21 East Cork and County.  Schools senior B Munster football. O Callaghan cup with St Colmans College Fermoy

Greatest GAA Players: DJ Carey

Most Important skill in the game: catching the ball in the air.

People you would most like to meet: AP McCoy and Conor McGregor

If you could change anything in Hurling what would it be: maybe 2 points for a sideline but I think the game should be left as it is no new rules leave it as the game it always has been!!!

Best Hurling Memory: The U21 county win in 2011 and getting to play with Seanie Farrell, Kieran Morrison, Shane Kearney and the likes with the club.

Fav possession: Hurley and ball

Fav Sport other then hurling: hunting

In 10 yrs time you would be? Older, wiser, still playing hurling and happy

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Shane Supple, PRO Imokilly at Pro.imokilly.cork@gaa.ie