St Catherines GAA Club notes

21 April, 2016

St Catherines GAA

Full lotto results update

A good few match reports to deliver but first a full lotto results update! Starting with the draw at The Winner’s Enclosure, Conna on Monday night, April 11th last. Numbers drawn were 10, 16, 17 and 23 and there was no winner of the €9,000 jackpot. While the consolation winners were: Teresa Galvin, Lacken; Tom Keating, Ballyduff; Ann O’Donovan, Leeside, Tivoli, Cork City; Aileen Hegarty, Newtown, Ballynoe and Nora Connolly, Ballyhampshire, Castlelyons.

Moving on with the results from the most recent draw which was held at The Plough Bar, Curraglass on Monday night last, April 18th. Numbers drawn were 1, 6, 8 and 16 and there was no winner of the €9,200 jackpot. Consolation winners being Cathy Cronin, Coole, Fermoy; D & L Syndicate c/o Winacre Stables; Tom Power, Ballynoe; Dan Cotter and K Mangan c/o PH. All of which means next draw on Monday night, April 25th at McAuliffe’s, Ballynoe now has an accumulated jackpot of €9,400.

Are you noticing how far into the year we’ve gone?

East Cork junior hurling league – division one round three

St Catherines 1-18 Sarsfields 3-16

A hat trick of David Crowley goals laid the foundation for an eventual four point success for Sars from a cracking junior hurling league tie, played in excellent conditions at Ballynoe on Friday evening last.

That said Catherines were having the better of it through the opening half. Brian Mulcahy drawing a point blank save from Cathal Duggan, latching onto the breaking ball, Conor Kearney struck the butt of the upright before at the third attempt of the attack corner forward James Neville drilled in the Saints goal. Establishing a 1-08 to 1-03 lead after twenty minutes. Pushed out to 1-11 to 1-04 by half-time.

Crowley completed his hat trick in the early exchanges of the turnover and for the first time since the twelfth minute parity was restored at 1-12 to 3-06, now seven minutes into the second half. It was score for score from there on in. Daniel Mangan was outstanding for the home team. Shooting over some mercurial points. Eventually winding up with a haul of an even dozen including seven from open play. Sars edging ahead again in a thriller. But with Patrick Roche, Eoin Condon and Rory Galvin now taking up the mantle two evenly matched teams were still deadlocked at 1-18 to 3-12 to fifty three minutes. Sars through James Sweeney, Niall McCarthy and a duo of Pat Barry pointed frees finished the stronger. But the scoreline seemed harsh on the Saints at the end.

St Catherines scorers: D Mangan (0-05 frees) (0-12), J Neville (1-00), B Mulcahy (0-02), C Kearney, E Condon, P Roche and R Galvin (0-01 each).

St Catherine’s team: C Leahy, S O’Brien, R Clancy, L O’Connor, P Roche, C Hegarty, K Neville, W Walsh, E Condon, M Mulcahy, B Mulcahy, D Mangan, C Kearney, R Galvin and J Neville. Subs used: E Kenneally for W Walsh (’44). Also present were E Ahern, J Mulcahy, J Casey, C O’Donnell, L O’Callaghan McCarthy and S O’Donnell.

Referee: Pa Beausang (Midleton).

This week’s Rebel Óg East column

Minor A hurling league round three

Ballygarvan 1-12
St Catherines 2-08

Late goals stood the Saints in good stead thus far. But on this occasion would come up just short in this round three minor A hurling league tie, when played in the best conditions so far this spring at sunny Ballygarvan on Thursday evening last. It was the home team who settled the quicker. Early pressure rewarded with a Patrick McSweeney goal right on six minutes.

Finding their feet and boosted by a brace of smart Eoin Davis stops between the sticks, the visitors were right back in it. Owen O’Neill the goal scorer after twentyone minutes. Parity restored for the first time with the Saints now holding a slender half-time advantage. Score at 1-05 to 1-04 in their favour.

A strong final quarter effort edged the home team four points ahead. Unfortunately, Rory Galvin’s goal from a free a minute overtime all in vain. Good even contest though which realistically could have gone anyway, which could be said for all the games so far.

Scorers: R Galvin (1-03 frees), (1-05), O O’Neill (1-00), T O’Donnell (0-2) and N O’regan (0-01).

Team: E Davis, J O’Brien, E Wallace, K Geary, P Keane, K Neville, R English, T O’Donnell, RD Galvin, C Hickey, R Galvin, K English, O O’Neill, L Beecher, N O’Regan. Subs: A Long for J O’Brien (21’), S O’Regan for C Hickey (second half), B McKee for K English (52’). Also on panel: A O’Brien, referee Liam O’Riordan (Belgooly).

Under sixteen B hurling league – section two round two

Carraig na bhFear 1-10

St Catherines 4-09

Although flying at the start the Saints eventually fell behind the home based team when this round two under sixteen B hurling league tie was played in the College grounds in Carraig na bhFear on Wednesday evening, April 13th last. Aaron Cronin in the creation of the Carraig goal finished off by Sean O’Donovan. Score standing at 1-07 to 0-05 at the break.

A plea for Catherine’s improvement instantly forthcoming on the turnaround. Eoin Davis with a stunning first time strike from as tight an angle imaginable. All within thirty seconds of the resumption. A goal of rare quality. Game on. Added to when Joe O’Keeffe ground stoked home the equalising goal at 1-09 to 2-06 to thirty seven minutes. Catherines upping the tempo considerably. Cormac Galvin, Shane Kelleher, Ben O’Brien and Aaron Long driving it on. Rewarded further when Owen O’Neill added another slightly fortuitous goal from distance. Now back in front for the first time since the twentieth minute. Never looked in serious danger thereafter. Especially when Davis smashed in an eyecatching fourth Saints goal after forty six minutes. Good start.

Catherines scorers: E Davis (0-01 free) (2-04), O O’Neill (1-01), J O’Keeffe (1-00), C O’Brien (0-02), A O’Brien and B O’Brien (free) (0-01 each).

Team: E Sheehan, J Duncan, C Galvin, A Leahy, B McKee, B O’Brien, S Kelleher, A Long, O O’Neill, J O’Keeffe, A O’Brien, H Draper, C O’Brien, E Davis and G England. Subs: C England for J O’Keeffe (45’), E Philpott for C O’Brien (51’). Also on panel: J Hayes. Referee: John Horgan (Ghleann na Laoi)

Under fourteen B hurling league

Section two round two

Fr O’Neills 3-03

St Catherines 5-10

A virtuous scoring performance yielding a return of 5-04 from Ciaran O’Brien, laid the platform for the fast win of the campaign. This round two under fourteen B hurling league match played in Ahavine on Thursday evening last. Despite the scoreline this was a competitive match for a major part of the hour. Catherines ahead at 1-06 to 1-03 by the break. Lead down to one single point at 2-07 to 3-03 to forty one minutes. But with O’Brien sparkling and Kevin Barry, Harry Draper and Josh McGurkian also among the scorers the Saints would run out emphatic winners at the finish.

Scorers: C O’Brien (0-01 free) (5-04), K Barry and G O’Brien (0-02 each), H Draper and J McGuckian (0-01 each).

Team: E Philpott, J Duncan, E O’Riordan, M Geary, J O’Keeffe, I Ohrim. W Leamy, G England, J McGuckian, K Barry, H Draper, G O’Brien, C England, C O’Brien, C Dineen. Subs: D Galvin for C England (42’), G Leahy for C Dineen (44’), W McAuliffe for M Geary (50)’, F O’Connell for W Leamy (54’), K Wallace for J Duncan (56’) Ref: Arthur Murphy (Killeagh/Ita’s) Under eleven hurling league group one round one.

Erins Own 0-04
St Catherines 4-05

Barring a second half Ciaran Pietropaolo point, the Saints inflicted all the damage from the opening exchanges of the first under eleven hurling league tie of the year. A clean sporting encounter when played in Caherlag on Wednesday evening, April 13th last.

Scorers: S Cotter, (1-01), N Sheehan, C Sheehan and D O’Connell (1-00 each), K O’Donoghue (0-03) and C Pietropaolo (0-01).

Panel of players present in no line out order: N Sheehan, O Sheehan, S O’Donogue, D Morrison, C Sheehan, C McAuliffe, C Feeney, S Cotter, D O’Connell, C Dunning, C Hayes, E O’Driscoll, C Pietropaolo, D O’Donovan, K O’Donoghue.

Adult club fixture

Sunday, April 24th East Cork junior A football championship third round v Dungourney at 3.30pm. Venue will be confirmed at board meeting during the week.

Rebel Óg East

fixture list

Tonight (Thursday), April 21st at Ballynoe minor B football league – section three – round three v Cobh at 7.30pm.

Tonight (Thursday) April 21st at Ballynoe under fourteen C football league section one round three v Shamrocks at 7.15pm.

Tuesday, April 26th under sixteen B football league section two round five v Glenville (away) at 7.30pm.

Wednesday, April 27th at Ballynoe under twelve A hurling league round two v Ballinhassig at 7pm.

Club meeting

A reminder that there is a meeting of the parent club (tonight) Thursday, April 21st at 9pm.

Cork Success

Another satisfactory week for the Rebel county. There was a three point success over Tipperary in the quarter-final of the provincial minor football championship. This must be teamed a good result as football fortunes in the “home of hurling” have gradually risen over the years. Then last Saturday afternoon following a narrow win over Monaghan in a free scoring encounter Cork progressed to the All-Ireland U21 football final. They will play Mayo. This will be the fourth occasion of such a pairing in an All-Ireland U21 football final. Cork winning two of the previous three. It will be their sixteenth final appearance since the competition was introduced to the playing calendar in 1964. They currently have eleven All-Ireland titles. Rebels abú.



Ballynoe 1916 Commemoration takes places after 10.30 Mass on Sunday morning next, April 24th, all are welcome.

Club sponsor

T&A Plant Hire, Ballynoe, are St Catherine’s GAA club sponsors.