St Catherines GAA Club Notes

04 July, 2016

St Catherines GAA

Catherines hosting Cork GAA Clubs draw this weekend

An active week at county level perhaps even a season defining one taking in championship matches for the under twenty one and minor hurlers respectively on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Culminating in the senior hurling qualifying match vs Dublin at Páirc Uí Rinn on the Saturday. Resultingly the June Cork GAA Clubs draw now goes ahead on the Friday night at the clubrooms in Ballynoe. An honour for the club who last staged the draw in April of 2002. Earlier that same evening at Páirc Naomh Caitríonaigh, Baile Nua there is the meeting of Castlelyons and Youghal in the first round of the East Cork under twenty one A hurling championship. All go isn’t it!!!!

Just to remind patrons there is a change of date for the annual fundraiser of a night at the dogs. Now on at Youghal greyhound track on Friday evening, September 2nd, starting at 8pm.

Results from the weekly lotto draw held at The Winner’s Enclosure, Conna on Monday night June 20th last. Numbers drawn were 8, 15, 18 and 23 with no winner of the €11,000 jackpot. Consolation winners on the night being – Pat Parker, Conna; Pat Clancy, Monagown, Conna, Pat Hartigan, Conna, Maurice Dineen, Monagown, Conna and Jon O’Sullivan, Aghern. Lotto results will be fully updated next week.

Underage news

Coiste na nÓg county under fifteen B hurling championship round one St Catherine’s 1-03 Watergrasshill 4-11.

A physically stronger Watergrasshill team eventually wore down what had been a sticky challenge from a youthful Saints fifteen in this Coiste na nÓg organised county under fifteen B hurling championship first round tie when played in subliminal conditions at Ballynoe on Wednesday evening, June 22nd last.

Ciaran O’Brien goaling a free for the Saints and the games first score after seven minites, centre forward Adam O’Brien with a smartly taken point shortly afterwards kept the momentum going. Colm Curtin goaled for the hill who in fairness were guilty of some wasteful shooting. Eleven first half wides and eighteen in all tells its own story. Still the visitors ahead. Half-time score standing in their favour at 1-04 to 1-01.

Eoin Foley score a second goal within ninety seconds of the turnover and despite the strong play of team captain Eoin Sheehan, Gearóid O’Brien and Eoghan O’Riordan at the back for the home team it was the ’Hill assuming full control as the third quarter and contest as a whole advanced. It was 2-08 to 1-01 to the three quarter mark. Late goals from Daire O’Leary and Sean Desmond really putting the kibosh on it.

Scorers: C O’Brien (1-01 frees), A O’Brien and K Barry (free) 0-01 each.

St Catherines team: Eoin Sheehan (team captain), William Leahy, Eoghan O’Riordan, James Duncan, Gearoid O’Brien, Ciarán O’Brien, Joe O’Keeffe, Gavin England, Brendan McKee, James O’Callaghan, Adam O’Brien, Harry Draper, Kevin Barry, Josh McGuckian and Fionn O’Connell.

Referee: Mark Murphy (Bride Rovers).

This weeks Rebel Óg East column minor B football league – section three – round six

St Catherine’s 5-11
Bride Rovers 1-07

A result that hardly seemed likely at half-time with two thus far evenly matched teams together at 1-06 a piece, when the minor football league campaign resumed after the traditional mid summer exam break with his round six fixture at Ballynoe on Friday evening last.

Catherines now with a stiffish breeze at their backs and further boosted by a timely Eoin Davis block between the sticks early on the turnover now pressed on. Philip Keane found the net and a brace of Richard Galvin goals in a five minute spell extended the advantage to 4-09 to 1-06 to the three quarter mark.

Eoin Wallace enjoyed a rewarding second half adding a tally of 1-01 just before the finish.

Bride Rovers scorers: D Browne (0-03 frees), (1-03), C Barry (0-03) and C Coleman (0-01). St Catherines scorers: RD Galvin (2-02), E Wallace (1-02), T O’Donnell (0-1 free) (0-04), K English and P Keane (1-00 each), N O’Regan (0-02) and R Galvin (free 0-01).

St Catherines team: E Davis, K Geary, N O’Callaghan, R English, A Long, E Wallace, RD Galvin, R Galvin, T O’Donnell, A O’Brien, L Beecher, P Keane, B McKee, K English, N O’Regan. Referee: Ger Scully (Killeagh/Itas).

Under fourteen B hurling league – section two – round four

St Catherines 2-06

Carrig na bhFear 2-08

Also on in Ballynoe last Friday evening was this evenly contested round four under fourteen B hurling league tie. Together at 1-03 to 0-06 at half-time and a second Kevin Barry goal on forty seven minutes levelled up the issue again for the fourth time over the hour at 2-05 to 1-08 to forty seven minutes. Carrig na bhFear would edge it at the finish.

Scorers: K Barry (2-03), G O’Brien, T Hartnett and C O’Brien (free) (0-01 each).

St Catherines team: E Philpott, M Geary, E O’Riordan, C England, J O’Keeffe, C O’Brien, W Leamy, J McGuckian, G England, K Barry, M Draper, C Dineen, T Hartnett, G O’Brien, F O’Connell. Subs: K Wallace for F O’Connell, B O’Connor for C Dineen, W McAuliffe for T Hartnett. Referee: Padraig Kearney (Killeagh/Itas).

Under thirteen A hurling league – round five

Bride Rovers 9-10 St Catherines 4-03

Bride Rovers laid the platform early, four goals without reply through the opening exchanges to eight minutes inflicting irreparable damage in this round five under thirteen A hurling league tie when played at Rathcormac on Sunday last at high noon. A few positional switches worked for the Saints! Although still behind at 6-02 to 2-02 at half-time.

Four scores from four different players with Ed Cashman, Nicky Kelleher and Adam Walsh all very good for the home team had extended their lead still further. Now at 9-09 to 2-03 to the three quarter mark.

Despite the scoreline Catherines gamely battled on Sean O’Donoghue, Mark Geary now out in the half backline alongside Eoghan O’Riordan were hitting their share of the ball. Ben O’Connor and Harry Draper rewarded with a well taken goal before the end, were Trojan like figures. While Denis Temple with the uncanny knack of being in the right place helped himself to a hat trick of goals. A reminder once again this is a double league. Teams play each other on a home and away basis. The better team won this one.

Scorers: D Temple (3-00), H Draper (1-02) and E O’Riordan (0-01 ’65).

Team: E Philpott, S O’Donoghue, M Geary, J O’Callaghan, F O’Connell, E O’Riordan, B O’Connor, H Draper, G O’Brien, A O’Donnell, C England, K Wallace, W McAuliffe, D Temple, C Dineen. Subs C O’Donoghue for W McAuliffe (second half), E Long for C England (47’). Referee: John Kirby (Midleton).

Under twelve B football league section two round five

St Colmans 4-08 St Catherines 2-07

St Catherines surrendered their unbeaten tag in this round five under twelve B football league tie. Billed for Shanagarry it was relocated to Cloyne and played on Monday evening June, 20th last. With the visitors shading it at the start and narrowly ahead on a 1-04 to 1-02 half-time scoreline. Strong play from Sean O’Donoghue in defence to which Gearoid O’Brien added his second goal kept the momentum going. Still ahead at 2-05 to 2-03 when Kyle Wallace pointed on thirty minutes. Remember each half is of twenty five minute duration.

But the home team assumed control from there on in and with Dylan Byrne, Mark O’Dwyer, Rory Cummins and Eolann Treacy excellent a tally of 2-05 without reply was forthcoming. Denis Temple had the game’s final score. Winning and pointing a penalty kick just on overtime. Still in the shake up though.

Scorers: G O’Brien (2-01), D Temple (0-01 penalty) (0-03), K Wallace (0-02) and B O’Connor (0-01 free).

Team: A O’Donnell, W O’Driscoll, S O’Donoghue, J O’Callaghan, J Pratt, F O’Connell, O Fitzgerald, N Sheehan, B O’Connor, S Cotter, G O’Brien, K Wallace, K O’Donoghue, D Temple and J Mulcahy. Also C Sheehan. Referee: Jim Hennessy (Kiltha Óg).

Under eleven hurling league group one – round five

Fr O’Neills 2-03 St Catherines 5-09

St Catherines continue to go well in their section of the under eleven hurling league. This latest victory at Aghavine on Friday evening last means just the one loss so far which was against Carrigtwohill.

Scorers: K O’Donoghue (2-04), D O’Connell (2-00), N Sheehan (1-03) and S O’Donoghue (0-02).

Team: G O’Callaghan McCarthy, C Dunning, O’Fitzgerald, D O’Connell, S O’Donoghue, C McAuliffe, N Sheehan, D O’Donovan, K O’Donoghue, C Pietropaolo, S Sheehan, C Feeney. Also C Leamy.

Challenge Matches

Well behind at one stage St Catherines recovered to win a junior B hurling challenge in Castlelyons on Friday evening last. Bringing to four the number of club teams out on the night. It ended on a score of 4-13 to 0-16 in the visitors favour. Success too for the minor hurlers. They defeated Fermoy in another challenge match on a score of 4-16 to 2-12 when played in Ballynoe on Saturday evening last. Mike Walsh refereed.

Alteration to scorers list

A reprise shows a slight alteration to the scorers list in the recent junior A hurling championship match against St Itas. Now leading S O’Brien (0-7 frees), (0-08), D Mangan (0-5), B Mulcahy (0-04), M Mulcahy (0-02), R Galvin and C Hegarty (0-01 each). Oh that’s better!!!


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


Friday, July 1st at Ballynoe East Cork under twenty one A hurling championship first round Castlelyons v Youghal at 7.30pm.

Sunday, July 3rd at Aghavine junior hurling league division one round two v Fr O’Neills at 12 noon.


Friday, July 1st rebel óg East under eleven hurling league group one round six v Kiltha Óg at 7.30pm.

Venue TBC

Saturday, July 2nd at Ballinaspittle minor A hurling league round five v Courcey Rovers at 2pm.

Monday, July 4th at Ballynoe Rebel Óg East under sisteen B hurling championship quarter final v Bishopstown at 7.30pm.