St Catherines GAA Club Notes

08 July, 2016

St Catherines GAA

Cork GAA Clubs draw hosted by St Catherines

As chairman Tom Morrison aptly put it at the outset the staging of the Cork GAA Clubs draw on Friday evening last was in honour of the late Dan Hoare. Adding that he never forgot his roots and remained a proud St Catherines man wherever he was on life’s journey. He served his club county and province well and sat in on a number of sub committees at headquarters. Dan Hoare was elected president of the Cork GAA County Board at the convention held at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday, December 14th 2014. But unfortunately illness took hold, passing away less than two months later in early February 2015. There is no doubt that over the years Dick Morrison, treasurer and Dave Hoare did Trojan work throughout the parish and beyond as promoters of the Cork GAA Clubs draw. Ger Lane, chairman of the board, was delighted to be present and thanked the club for their promotion of a draw which treasurer and promoter Pearse Murphy told us was now in its twenty fifth year. In an emotional delivery to those present Ger wished his lifelong friend Dave Hoare currently hospitalised, a heartfelt get-well message. Also present on the night were vice chairperson Tracy Kennedy, development officer Richard Murphy and Norma Nagle draw staff. Draw performed by ex Catherines chairman Kevin Galvin and U15 player Eoin Sheehan. First prize of €12,000 in cash was won by Ethna Kennon of Ballsbridge in Dublin. While Paddy Tierney a very good friend of the late Dan was the recipient of €150 in the divisional draw confined to Imokilly. Draw was completed in record time while the July draw coming up at the end of the month will be at Naomh Abán.


Can we remind you once again that the major fundraiser for the year of “A night at the dogs” will now be held at Youghal Greyhound Track on Friday night, September 2nd starting at 8pm.

Lotto Results Update

Lotto results from the draw staged at The Plough bar, Curraglass on Monday night, June 27th last. Numbers drawn were 14, 18, 19 and 25. There was no winner of the €11,200 jackpot. Consolation winners on the night being: Pat Lee, c/o The Big Tree, Aghern; Julie Donnelly, Glenreigh, Ballynoe; Margaret Walsh, c/o Kals, Conna; Noel Kielthy, Glentrasna, Ballynoe and Aisling Cotter, Ballynoe. Moving on with the results from the most recent draw, which was held at McAuliffe’s Bar, Ballynoe on Monday night last July 4th. Numbers drawn were 4, 12, 17 and 21 and the jackpot of €11,400 wasn’t won. Consolation winners were C+W, c/o Mcs, D+L Winacre Stables; Mike Burke, Kilcronat, Ballynoe; Eileen Roche, Curraglass and Margaret O’Regan, Cullenagh, Ballynoe. Next draw now for an accumulated jackpot of €11,600 is at The Big Tree, Aghern on Monday night July 11th.

County Teams

Lets call it as we see it. There were two major influences on the Cork/Dublin match at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday evening last. An All-Ireland senior hurling qualifier played in front of almost eleven thousand paying customers. Chris Crummey’s dismissal on the half hour, allied to the aforementioned venue. Picture the alternative, Dublin with fifteen players in Parnell Park, same result. Not so sure now are we? Anyway it was a victory, which covered over an exceedingly disappointing week at championship level. Five matches played, four lost.

Now the footballers play Limerick, with Cork playing Wexford and Clare meeting Limerick in round two of the hurling qualifiers. Wouldn’t a triple-header in Thurles next Saturday afternoon and evening make a lot of sense?  However can we say that what we witnessed between 4.50 and 5.25pm in Croke Park on Sunday evening last quickly erases any good feeling attained from winning a qualifying match. It seems now they’re just sizing you up through the opening exchanges. Even quite happy to be behind at the break. No panic. Then devour you as cat food for the remainder of the game. An awesome second half performance from Kilkenny. Looking on from outside and a series of disasters at administrative level, wrong scores recorded, too many subs used. Both matches having to be played again. Perfect goals not being allowed. The whole thing must sharpen up.

Adult club matches played

East Cork Junior Hurling League - Division One Round Nine

St Catherines 1-13 Lisgoold 0-11

St Catherines made an impressive start to this divisional junior hurling league division one round nine tie played in sunny conditions at Ballynoe on Wednesday evening, June 29th last. Shooting into a five-point lead on a 0-07 to 0-02 scoreline to the end of the first quarter. Back in the junior A football championship clash between the teams under lights in mid March won by the Saints on a 2-06 to 0-10 scoreline. John Cashman scoring all bar one of the opposition’s points. Surpassing that achievement here, his scoring power reducing the margin to three points at 0-08 to 0-05 when with James Neville involved in the initial move full forward Rory Galvin finished off the Saints and the game’s only goal after twenty eight minutes and a half time lead attained on a scoreline of 1-08 to 0-06.

They struggled to build on that slender advantage. But after resisting some intense Lisgoold pressure when with Cashman on fire saw the gap cut to two points at 1-10 to 0-11 to fifty one minutes, finished strongly. Well taken points from Daniel Mangan, Brian Davis and Brian Mulcahy in turn confirming a five point win at the finish.

Lisgoold scorer: J Cashman (0-08 frees) (0-11).

St Catherines scorers: R Galvin (0-01 free) (1-03), D Mangan and B Mulcahy (0-04 each), J Neville and B Davis (0-01 each).

St Catherines team: C Leahy, Stephen O’Brien, L O’Connor, E Kenneally, C Hegarty, E Condon, S Kearney, T O’Donnell, B Davis, L O’Callaghan McCarthy, B Mulcahy, D Mangan, M Mulcahy, R Galvin and J Neville. Sub: J Mulcahy for C Hegarty (49’). Referee: Jim Hennessy, (Dungourney).

Junior Hurling League - Division One - Round Two

Fr O’Neills 0-15 St Catherines 1-15

Also winning this junior hurling league division one round two fixture when played in pleasant conditions at Ahavine on Sunday last. Throw in at 12 noon.

Five different players were on target as Fr O’Neills shot into an early lead. James Neville with the key pass to Daniel Mangan whose low vicious like drive sailed past Conor O’Driscoll for the Saints and the game’s only goal. The defining score of the match as early as the thirteenth minute. Catherines ahead for the first time. Shane Harrington popped the leveller from a placed ball shortly afterwards. But with Shane O’Brien unerring in his free taking, it was the visitors now beginning to force the pace and ahead on a half-time scoreline of 1-08 to 0-07.

O’Neills were never able to breach inside a two point margin as the second half advanced. Brian Mulcahy only other Saints player to figure on the scoresheet added his third point. Finishing up a three-point margin on an end scoreline of 1-15 to 0-15. Right now ten points have been claimed from six matches played so far. It’s five from three games played in the county junior hurling league for a Saints team paired with Midleton in the quarter-final of the East Cork junior A hurling championship. A tie fixed for the end of July.

Scorers: S O’Brien (0-04 frees) (0-02 - 65’s) (0-09), D Mangan (1-03) and B Mulcahy (0-03).

Team: E Ahearne, K Neville, W Walsh, E Kenneally, C Hegarty, R Galvin, S Kearney, E Condon, B Davis, T O’Donnell, B Mulcahy, D Mangan, C Kearney, S O’Brien and J Neville. Sub: J Mulcahy for C Hegarty. Also present were E Corcoran, J Casey, S Walsh and L O’Callaghan McCarthy.

Referee: Arthur Murphy (Killeagh).

U21 Hurling Championship

Castlelyons were much too strong for Youghal in their East Cork U21 A hurling championship first round tie when played at Páirc Naomh Caitríonaigh, Baile Nua on Sunday evening last. Final score was 5-19 to 0-14. Mike Walsh refereed.

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Minor A Hurling League - Round Five

Courcey Rovers 2-14

St Catherines 2-16

Like the footballers against Bride Rovers a week previous the Saints resumed their post mid summer exam campaign with a win over Courcey Rovers when this round five minor A hurling league tie went ahead at 2pm in Ballinspittle on Saturday afternoon last. An evenly contested affair with two well-matched teams together on six occasions overall. Including when Ben O’Brien scored an equalising goal. Tying it up at 1-03 to 0-06 after twenty minutes. Luke Beecher points at opposite ends of the first half enough to push the visitors ahead on an interval scoreline of 1-08 to 0-07. Substitute Kieran English’s goal on fifty-four minutes invaluable to the end scoreline. Again Courcey’s had it trimmed to the minimum. Thomas O’Donnell rounding off the scoring with two minutes to go.

Scorers: B O’Brien (0-02 frees) (1-03), K English (1-00), T O’Donnell and Richard Galvin (0-03 each), L Beecher and E Wallace (0-01- 65’) (0-01 free) (0-02 each), C Galvin, N O’Regan and O O’Neill (0-01 each).

St Catherines team: E Davis, N O’Callaghan, K Neville, A Long, S O’Regan, P Keane, K Geary, Richard Galvin, E Wallace, C Galvin, L Beecher, N O’Regan, B O’Brien, T O’Donnell and A O’Brien. Subs: O O’Neill for A O’Brien (44’), K English for K Neville (49’). Also present: J O’Brien, R English, C Hickey and B McKee.

U11 Football League - Group One - Round Six

St Catherines 2-08

Killeagh/Ita’s 2-04

Erratic shooting made life much tougher than it needed to be for the Saints when claiming an eventual four point success over Killeagh/Itas in this round six U11 football league tie played at Ballynoe on Monday evening June 27th last. Catherines hit the ground running. Ciaran Pietropaolo goaling inside two minutes. But despite an almost monopoly on the play, a Cian O’Donoghue hat-trick of points, to which Darragh Morrison added another, seemed a modest enough return. Diarmuid O’Connell goaling just at the end of the first twenty five minute half, putting a more accurate reflection of 2-04 to 1-00 on the half-time scoreboard.

No great change on the turnover. Catherines struggling to finish with accuracy. A Nathan Sheehan point more than welcome. Barry Walsh, Liam Óg Considine, Nathan O’Driscoll and Ben Walsh prominent for the opposition, as they tried in earnest to claw back the deficit. They might well have had a few more scores were it not for the truly outstanding play of Seán O’Donoghue at the back for the home team.

Scorers: D O’Connell (1-02), C Pietropaolo (1-01), C O’Donoghue (0-03), D Morrison and N Sheehan (0-01 each).

Catherines team: C Leamy, C Sheehan, S O’Donoghue, D O’Donovan, O Fitzgerald, C McAuliffe, N Sheehan, C Pietropaolo, D O’Connell, D Morrison, C McCarthy, C Feeney, C O’Donoghue.

Referee: Pat Fitzgerald (home club).

U11 Hurling League - Group One - Round Six

Kiltha Óg 1-04 St Catherines 7-07

Changing codes and the Saints maintained their consistent form with an impressive victory over Kiltha Óg in this round six U11 hurling league tie played in Castlemartyr on Friday evening last.

Scorers: K O’Donoghue (2-05), S Cotter (2-01), S O’Donoghue (2-00), C Pietropaolo (1-01).

Team: G O’Callaghan McCarthy, E O’Driscoll, D O’Donovan, C Hayes, S O’Donoghue, C McAuliffe, D Morrison, D O’Connell, K O’Donoghue, C Pietropaolo, S Cotter and C Feeney.

Next on your fixture list.


Friday, July 8th at Shanagarry - Junior B Hurling Championship Round One v Aghada at 7.30pm.

Sunday July 10th at Balynoe - Junior A Hurling League Division One Round Eight v Russell Rovers at 12 noon.


Monday July 11th at Ballynoe - U11 Football League Group One Round Five v Kiltha Óg at 7.30pm.

Club Meeting

St Catherines adult club are meeting tonight (Thursday) July 7th at 9pm.


Condolences to the Bryans, Kilclare, Conna on their recent very sad family bereavement. Sympathy too to Dan McCarthy, Newtown, Ballynoe on the passing of his brother Sylvester in Clonmult. While Cork GAA was dealt another blow with the death after a relatively short illness of Jim Forbes. A recent chairman of the County Board and PRO of the Munster Council. The late Jim also had been chairman of Coiste na nÓg in Cork. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anamacha dílse.


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