St Catherines GAA Club Notes

30 August, 2016

St Catherines GAA

East Cork final on Saturday

Well now we know. St Catherine’s will play Sarsfields in this year’s East Cork junior A hurling championship final. Decider fixed for Magner’s Hill (top of the hill) in Youghal on this forthcoming Saturday afternoon, August 27th. Throw in time is 3pm. No history of consequence between the two clubs. Yet they did serve up a cracker in Catherine’s first junior hurling league game of the year at Ballynoe back in mid April. Played almost at championship pace with the home based team surging into a half-time lead on a 1-11 to 1-04 scoreline. It was a game dominated by the twelve point haul of Daniel Mangan for the Saints and for the opposition a hat-trick of goals from corner forward David Crowley as parity was restored at 1-12 to 3-06, now seven minutes into the second half. Both sides trading points from there on in. James Sweeney, Niall McCarthy and Pat Barry for the visitors. Likewise Patrick Roche, Eoin Condon and Rory Galvin for the Saints. Score standing at 1-18 to 3-12 to fifty three minutes. Sars seeing it out the better. Winning it on a scoreline of 3-16 to 1-18 in what was the Saints only competitive defeat of the season thus far. Incorporating championship as well as divisional and county junior league games. Best of luck to all concerned in the effort to bring the Jamesey Kelleher Memorial Trophy back to the parish for the first time since 1983. A lot of water under the bridge since then.

Night at the dogs

Momentum is gathering as the other major event within the club of a night at the dogs fast approaches. It is the key fundraiser for the year. Going ahead at Youghal greyhound track on Friday evening September 2nd with an 8pm start. Your continuing and ongoing support would be greatly appreciated. Sponsorship being sought for what is a nine race card is at an advanced stage. However you can still contribute by taking space in the race card. A full page add costs €100 or alternatively its €60 for a half page. Dog nominations are €30. You won’t let us down. This year’s major fundraising orgaised jointly by both GAA and camogie clubs is in aid of the Jim Roche medical fund. A club member in need of constant medication. Tickets now on sale are available from club officers and members. As well as being available in English’s foodstore in Conna and Neville’s PO and shop in Ballynoe. Prices are €10 for admission tickets and €30 for dog nomination tickets. Also there will be a raffle on the night whereby you could win some fantastic prizes. As we say, it can be one of the social occasions of the year. Tempted? Let yourself go!!!!!

Rebel Óg East

Shortages and absentees from what is already a tight enough panel anyway and results can go seriously awry. As what happened when losing out heavily to Cobh in the under sixteen B hurling leagues. Game played at Ballynoe on Wednesday evening, August 17th last.

Scorers: D Galvin (1-00), E Davis (0-02), B O’Brien and K Barry (0-01 each). Team: E Sheehan, A Leahy, E O’Riordan, J Duncan, B McKee, B O’Brien, S Kelleher, Al Long, G England, J McGuckian, E Davis, J Hayes, C Dineen, A O’Brien, K Barry. Also J O’Keeffe and D Galvin. Referee: Jim Hennessy (Kiltha Óg).

While behind at 2-03 to 1-03 at the break and the Saints eventually lost out when this under twelve A hurling league tie went ahead at Lisgoold on Saturday last at 12 midday. Final score was 2-09 to 1-04. Scorers: F O’Connell (1-00), G O’Brien (0-02), S Cotter and D Temple (0-01 each).

Team: Shane Cotter, Kyle Wallace, Nathan Sheehan, Sean O’Donoghue, Gearoid O’Brien, Oisin Fitzgerald, Ben O’Connor, Stephen Cotter, Jaimie Pratt, Fionn O’Connell, Adam O’Donnell, Denis Temple, James O’Callaghan. Subs: Cathal Sheehan for Adam O’Donnell, James Mulcahy for James O’Callaghan. Also Cathal McAuliffe and Colum Feeney. Referee: Padraig Kearney (Killeagh).

Championship match in Ballynoe

Youghal proved too strong for Erin’s Own in the quarter-final of the East Cork junior B hurling champonship when played at a sparsely attended Ballynoe on Saturday evening last. Many thanks to Pat O’Callaghan of Erin’s Own and Youghal’s Eoin Coyne for the timely release of the line outs. Match refereed by James Hennessy of Dungourney. Final score Youghal 2-15 Erin’s Own 0-05.


Our condolences to Pat O’Brien and family of Ballynoe on the sad passing of his brother Michael John, in Ballydehob last week. Also to all the Barry families, Conna and beyond on the sad death that befell them over the weekend. Ar dheis Dé go raibh na h-ainmacha a dhilis.


Adult - Saturday, August 27th at Magner’s Hill, Youghal East Cork Junior A hurling championship final v Sarsfields at 3pm.


Monday, August 29th Rebel Og East under sixteen B football championship second round v Kilmurry (away) at 6.45pm.

Lotto results

Results from the weekly lotto draw held at the Big Tree, Aghern, on Monday night, August 15th last. Numbers drawn were 12, 18, 24 and 26 and the €12,600 jackpot wasn’t won. Consolation winners on the night being Josephine Hurley, Castleview, Conna; Daniel Cullinane c/o PH, Conna, Ballynoe National School Building Fund; Donal Leahy, Curraheen, Conna and Ella Barry, Rathcormac. Moving on with the results from the most recent draw which was held at the Fisherman’s Rest, Conna on Monday night last August 22nd. Numbers drawn were 7, 12, 14 and 29. There was no winner of the €12,800 jackpot. Consolation winners being Catherine Moroney c/o N Moroney; Paul Murphy c/o The Big Tree, Aghern; Josie Hoskins, Bartlemy; Billy O’Connell, Ballynoe and Mary Smith c/o The Big Tree, Aghern. Next draw for a now accumulated €13,000 jackpot will be at The Winner’s Enclosure, Conna on Monday night, August 29th. Rebel Og East minor A hurling championship semi-final - Sliabh Rua 1-17 St Catherines 3-12. Match played in Mayfield on Monday night last. Report next week.


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