St Catherines GAA Club Notes

27 May, 2016

St Catherines GAA

A few busy weekends coming up

A few events coming up you must know about, starting this forthcoming Saturday evening with the meeting of Bride Rovers and Youghal in the first round of the county senior hurling championship. Fixed for Páirc Naomh Caitríonaigh, Baile Nua, starting time is 7.30pm. All hands on deck that night. But we’ve been in this situation on numerous occasions before and help is always forthcoming.

Church Gate Collection

This year’s church gate collection in aid of the juvenile club will be taken up after all Masses throughout the parish on weekending June 4th/5th. Essential the youth are seen after, please give generously.

Family Fun Day

Keep bank holiday Monday, June 6th in mind. A day of fun and novelty events in the pitch, starting around 1pm. Underage challenge games are being arranged. Food will be available and music and song provided.

Slightly more serious will be the pairing of St Catherines and Russell Rovers in round eight of the East Cork junior hurling league division one, that’s timed for 3pm.

Full lotto results update

Lotto results from the draw held at The Winner’s Enclosure, Conna on Monday night, May 16th last. Numbers drawn were 6, 8, 9 and 16. There was no winner of the attractive €10,000 jackpot. While the consolation winners were: Jerry O’Connor, Ballyclough, Mallow; Caroline Jones, c/o TVM, Bartlemy; Sharon Morrison, Castlebrook, Conna; J & J, c/o The Big Tree, Aghern and Jill H, c/o The Big Tree, Aghern.

Moving on with the results from the most recent draw which was held at The Plough, Curraglass on Monday night last, May 23rd. Numbers drawn were 5, 24, 25 and 27 and there was no winner of the €10,200 jackpot. Consolation winners being Sean Buckley, c/o The Big Tree, Aghern; Mark Walsh, c/o Kals; Pat Dillon, Kilclare, Conna; Kal Moroney, Conna and Laurence O’Connor, c/o P H. Now with an accumulated €10,400 jackpot next draw is at McAuliffe’s, Ballynoe on Monday night, May 30th. The year moves on!!!!

Munster Championship in Thurles

In what surely must have been one of the poorest performances in living memory Cork can have no excuses. Simply outran and outfought by a dominant Tipp when this Munster senior hurling championship quarter-final was played in often disappointingly poor conditions on the field of dreams at Tom Semple’s pitch in Thurles on Sunday afternoon last.

To be truthfully honest it could have been worse. Cork using a system alien to their culture fortunate enough to be only getting beaten by nine points. They now play in the first round of the qualifiers in early July.

Can anything be done? They might win a few matches depending on the quality of opposition. But right now what is clearly the fifth rank team in Munster you feel will struggle with the better teams which are lying in wait down the road. Tipp who weren’t nor did they have to be anywhere near top gear, were far superior. They are good. But were they to an extent made look that way. So poor was the quality of opposition last Sunday. Obviously we will know more after the Limerick match.

Cork didn’t fare any better in the curtain raiser. Again no match for a far superior Tipp. No doubt an instantly forgettable day. Right now in midweek and the clouds still linger on the horizon. They could linger for a while!!!!!

Junior hurling league

division three round three

Bride Rovers 2-5

St Catherines 1-11

There were some radical changes to last weekend’s proposed adult programme. With the division one fixture away to Cobh derailed due to the latter’s involvement in the divisional junior B football championship. Another victim was a trip to Caherlag. So the only adult match played was this quickly rescheduled junior hurling league division three round three tie against Bride Rovers played at Pyne’s field on the Glenville road out of Rathcormac in dampish conditions on Friday evening last. Killeagh based referee Padraig Kearney throwing in the sliotar for a 7.30pm start.

A close evenly fought contest all through. Both Catherines midfielders Brian Davis and the soon to depart Shane Fitzgerald, pointing the way inside the opening eight minutes. Donal Ryan with the flick for the first Rovers goal and a narrow lead for the home team to twelve minutes. Catherines turning it around again. Matthew Mulcahy’s free from around the middle of the field ending up in the net six minutes later. Setting up a narrow lead at 1-3 to 1-1 at half time in a low scoring league encounter.

Parity restored again. Jack Kearney with the equalising goal at 2-3 to 1-6 to forty one minutes. Podge Noonan struck over a few well taken Rovers points. Catherines sealing it very near the finish. “Junior” Sheehan and Ian O’Brien with the match winning points.

Just to say that Erin’s Own game is refixed for early June. While Ballinacurra are visitors to Ballynoe on this forthcoming Sunday morning.

Bride Rovers scorers: D Ryan and J Kearney (1-0 each), P Noonan (0-2 frees) (0-3) and E Murphy (0-2 frees).

St Catherines scorers: M Mulcahy (1-3 frees) (1-6), S Fitzgerald, B Davis, “Jnr” Sheehan, I O’Brien and P Roche (free) (0-1 each).

St Catherines team: E Aherne, J Mulcahy, E Kenneally, D Wallace, D Lane, P Roche, “Jnr” Sheehan, B Davis, S Fitzgerald, K Mangan, J Casey, M Mulcahy, S Walsh, I O’Brien, T O’Donnell. Subs: L O’Callaghan McCarthy for S Fitzgerald (8’), J Walsh for S Walsh (41’), M Walsh for B Davis (51’). Also on panel: L O’Connor and N O’Brien. Referee: Padraig Kearney (Killeagh).

Rebel Óg East report

U14 B hurling championship round one

St Catherines 3-17

Donoughmore 1-4

St Catherines were altogether too strong for Donoughmore in this Rebel Óg East U14 B hurling championship first round tie when played in Ballynoe at 4pm on Saturday afternoon last. In effect the platform was laid with a dominant first half performance, yielding a 0-15 to 0-1 lead at the break. Donoughmore battled away. But the lead was too great. There would be no recovery and by the time you read this report they will have played Lisgoold in the resultant quarter-final.

St Catherines scorers: C O’Brien (0-3 65’s) (0-2 frees) (2-11), K Barry (0-2 frees) (0-4), F O’Connell (1-0), J McGuckian and H Draper (0-1 each).

Team: E Philpott, J Duncan, E O’Riordan, M Geary, J O’Keeffe, I Ohrim, G O’Brien, G England, J McGuckian, K Barry, H Draper, J Hayes, D Galvin, C O’Brien, T Hartnett. Subs: C England for D Galvin (second half), F O’Connell for J Hayes (45’), K Wallace for J Duncan (45’), W McAuliffe for T Hartnett (49’). Also on panel: S Dunning, S Cotter and G Leahy.

Referee: Jim Hennessy (Kiltha Óg).

U12 A hurling league round three

Erins Own 5-5 St Catherines 3-10

After the sizeable loss in the Féile the previous day it was back to Caherlag on Monday evening, May 16th last for this round three contest in the U12 A hurling league. Catherines on top at the outset. A brace of back-to-back well taken Denis Temple points had them ahead. Darragh Morrison followed up with a duo of snappy goals and in fairness although 3-5 to 1-3 ahead at the break, it could quite easily have been more. They were punished and with Finn O’Brien, Oran O’Regan and Tiernan Connell prominent, clawed back the deficit and Erins Own turned it around to lead 4-5 to 3-6 to forty one minutes. Gearód O’Brien exemplified the value of an ace free taker to a team. Four unanswered points from placed balls restored a two point advantage for the visitors to forty five minutes. Eventually undone very close to the finish.

Scorers: G O’Brien (0-5 frees) (1-7), D Morrison (2-0), D Temple (0-2) and J Pratt (0-1).

Team: A O’Donnell, J Mulcahy, K Wallace, J O’Callaghan, S O’Donoghue, N Sheehan, O Fitzgerald, F O’Connell, S Cotter, G O’Brien, J Pratt, C Sheehan, D Morrison, D Temple.

Referee: John Kirby (Midleton).

U11 football league group one round two

St Catherines 3-5 Lisgoold 0-5

St Catherines won out this round two U11 football league tie when played at Ballynoe on Wednesday evening, May 18th last. Oisín Fitzgerald pointed the way on seven minutes and a Seán O’Donoghue goal shortly afterwards set up an interval advantage on a 2-4 to 0-1 scoreline. Diarmuid O’Connell with his second goal shortly after the break as relevant as anything that went before. Coming as it did against the elements. Matthew O’Sullivan and Tadgh Brosnan were very good for Lisgoold.

Scorers: D O’Connell (0-1 free) (2-2), S O’Donoghue (1-0), O Fitzgerald, C Leamy and D Morrison (0-1 each).

Team: S Cotter, C Sheehan, N Sheehan, C Dunning, D O’Donovan, O Fitzgerald, C Hayes, S O’Donoghue, D O’Connell, C Pietropaolo, C McAuliffe, C Feeney, D Morrison, C Leamy.

Referee: Keith McSweeney (Lisgoold).

U11 hurling league group one round four

St Catherines 0-3

Carrigtwohill 6-2

While St Catherines lost their unbeaten tag going down to their first loss when this round four U11 hurling league tie was played in damp conditions at Ballynoe on Friday evening last.

Scorers: S Cotter (0-2) and C Sheehan (0-1).

Panel of players present: N Sheehan, O Fitzgerald, S O’Donoghue, D Morrison, C Sheehan, C McAuliffe, C Feeney, C Leamy, S Cotter, D O’Connell, C Dunning, C Hayes, E O’Driscoll, C Pietropaolo, D O’Donovan.

Referee: Pat Fitzgerald (home club).



Friday, May 27th U14 B hurling championship quarter-final in Lisgoold at 7.15pm.

Saturday, May 28th at Rostellan U11 football league group one round three v Aghada at 2pm.


Saturday, May 28th at Ballynoe county senior hurling championship first round Bride Rovers v Youghal at 7.30pm.

Sunday, May 29th at Ballynoe Junior hurling league division three round four v Ballinacurra at 12.30pm.


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