St Catherines GAA Club Notes

09 September, 2016

St Catherines GAA

Successful night at the dogs

It was the tangible pain of the junior championship defeat to Sarsfields, still evident and the subject of much discussion throughout the parish, not all constructive, that supplied the backdrop to the major fundraiser of the year. St Catherine’s GAA and Camogie club’s annual night at the dogs and held at Youghal Greyhound Track on Friday night last. But credit to everyone involved. Again making the night the success it deserved to be. A timely boost. Reassuring the clubs and all those involved of its stature within the parish.

There is always goodwill there. An extra take is that this years undertaking was in aid of the Jim Roche Benefit Fund. Jim is in need of constant medication. Towards the end GAA club chairman Tom Morrison thanked everyone for the work put in. Mulcahy Steel were the sponsors of the major race. All those who took out advertising space on the race card and those who supported dog nominations on the night. Mention too for finance sub committee chairman Kevin Galvin and club secretary Deirdre O’Brien and all committee members. Another man essential to the organising and running of the dog night is Billy O’Connell. He is experienced in this field and knows the people involved.

Other race sponsors in a nine (9) race card were Fermoy Print and Design Ltd., Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton, Mr Softee Ices/Paddy Bus Hire, Conna, TVM, Bartlemy, Higgins McCarthy Construction Ltd., Mikes Tyre Centre, Fermoy Connabride Plastics and The Winner’s Enclosure, Conna. All winning owners received a souvenir of the night as did the boy or girl who walked the winning dog.

There was a raffle on the night. First prize of a two night stay at the Rochestown Park Hotel going to Pat O’Leary, Thornhill, Conna. A voucher for Leahy’s Open Farm won by Shane Gildea, Willowbrook, Tallow; Mellerick’s Pharmacy, Fermoy gift voucher went to Brian and Linda Maguire, Kilcoran, Conna. Paddy Murphy, Reinduff won the voucher for Bespoke Fascinators. While a basket of soaps put up by Elmarie Power, Ballynoe went to Ralph Schrub, Ballynoe. Vouchers for Walsh’s Pharmacy, Fermoy were won by Yvonne O’Neill, Ballynoe and Richard Hegarty, Ballymonteen, Ballynoe. A voucher for Fitzy’s Fast Food Rathcormac went to Bill O’Keeffe, Ballynattin, Ballynoe. Chadwicks Midleton sponsored a stainless steel buffet server for the raffle and that was won by Susan Cotter, Conna. That’s it for another year.

Lotto results

Results from the most recent lotto draw at The Plough, Curraglass on Monday night last, September 5th. Numbers drawn were 8, 11, 14 and 18. There was no winner of the €13,200 jackpot. Consolation winners were Mgt Fitz, Rathdrum, Ballynoe; Mossie Barry, TVM, Bartlemy; Peter Ryan, Ballyknock, Ballynoe; Conor and Matthew Culinane, Ballynoe and Michael McCarthy (phone no supplied). A draw for a now accumulated €13,400 jackpot takes place at McAuliffe’s, Ballynoe, on Monday night, September 12th.

Rebel Óg East report

Minor A hurling championship final

Castlelyons 1-15 St Catherines 1-11

A scoring salvo of 1-04 without reply just coming up to the end of the opening quarter laid the platform for a Castlelyons victory from this Rebel Óg East minor A hurling championship final when played in extremely windy conditions at Rathcormac on Saturday evening last.

David Morrison picked out Barry Murphy to finish off the goal and with Keith O’Leary in rampant scoring form Castlelyons advantage stood at 1-07 to 0-04 to eighteen minutes. Tagging on a further three points without reply in the ensuing six minutes. As the Saints produced their move of the game. Initiated by Philip Keane with a surging run out of defence up to midfield where his delivery picked out the ever threatening Rory Galvin, who with power and accuracy buried a vital and well taken goal about two minutes overtime. Suddenly a six point deficit on a scoreline of 1-10 to 1-04 didn’t look as dauntig as heretofore. Now that the Saints would have that strong breeze to their backs for the second half hour.

It seemed every time the Saints found the target the opposition were able to respond. Resultingly six points were shared to the three quarter mark with no major inroads being created as the score now stood at 1-13 to 1-07 to forty six minutes.

Still Catherine’s battled on. Continued to take the fight to Castlelyons who remained in a dominant position. Richard Galvin pointed as sweetly struck a sideline cut as you will see. Such was the strength of the wind goalkeeper Eoin Davis found the range with a well taken point from a placed ball. Beno O’Brien added a brace of points from open play. But a duo of late points from Niall O’Leary, one from a free sealed the deal with five minutes of injury time accounted for at the end of the second half.

Both teams go forward to the county. Castlelyons as champions. Afterwards Liam Shanahan, chairman of Rebel Óg East presented the winning cup to successful captain Jaimie O’Leary. Vice-chairman Sean Twohig and Michael Mulry, treasurer were also in attendance. We congratulate Castlelyons on their victory. Praise too for Bride Rovers, who without fail always make the Rathcormac pitch available for a match whenever possible.

Castlelyons scorers: K O’Leary (0-04 frees) (0-07), B Murphy (1-04), N O’Leary (0-02 frees)(0-03) and D Morrison (0-01).

St Catherine’s scorers: R Galvin, (0-04 frees) (0-07), RD Galvin (0-01 sideline cut) (1-01), B O’Brien (0-02) and E Davis (0-01 free).

St Catherine’s team: E Davis, P Keane, K Neville, K Geary, N O’Callaghan, E Wallace, C Galvin, S O’Regan, RD Galvin, T O’Donnell, B O’Brien, J O’Brien, K English, L Beecher, R Galvin. Subs: C HIckey for K English (21’), N O’Regan for C Hickey (37’), A Long for N O’Callaghan (58’).

Referee: Ger Scully (Killeagh).

Under fourteen C football league quarter final

St Catherines 7-09 Aghinagh 6-07

Although laying the platform for a win with a strong second quarter performance, St Catherines still made it hard for temselves in edging out gallant Aghinagh in this twelve a side under fourteen C football league quarter final when played in pleasant late summer sunshine at Ballynoe on Monday evening August 29th last.

Kevin Barry and the returning Harry Draper were a major threat going forward. Yielding five first half goals between them. Turning a deficit of 1-02 without reply to fourteen minutes into a psychologically crucial advantage on an interval scoreline of 5-03 to 1-05.

But Aghinagh continued to battle gamely. Peter Murphy and Colin McCarthy regularly on target. They were going for the lead. Evan Philpott saving a penalty kick on fifty minutes. Catherine’s pointing a penalty shortly afterwards. Game decided when a clever Ciaran O’Brien pass picked out James Hayes who careered through to finish off a matchwinning goal on fifty nine minutes. Final score 7-09 to 6-07. Next up are Shamrocks or


Scorers: K Barry (0-03 frees) (0-01 penalty) (0-01 ‘45) (3-07), H Draper (2-01), G O’Brien (1-01) and J Hayes (1-00).

Team: E Philpott, E O’Riordan, J Duncan, C England, C O’Brien, D Galvin, G England, T Hartnett, K Barry, J Hayes, H Draper, W Leamy. Subs: J O’Keeffe, F O’Connell and G O’Brien for D Galvin, J Duncan and W Leamy (all second half). K Wallace for C England (38’), C Dinneen for K Wallace (40’). Also A O’Donnell, C Bryan, J O’Callagan and W McAuliffe.

Referee: Michael Franklin (Midleton).

Under sixteen B football championship second round

Kilmurry w/o St Catherine’s SCR.

Under thirteen A hurling league round three

St Vincent’s 1-03 
St Catherine’s 2-06

A case of saving the best wine for last!!!! St Catherine’s finishing up by recording their maiden victory of the campaign when this round three under thirteen A hurling league tie was played in St Vincent’s grounds on Thursday evening last.

Scorers: F O’Connell (1-0), W McAuliffe (1-00), C Dineen and G O’Brien (0-02 each frees) and H Draper (0-01).

Team: E Philpott, K Wallace, E O’Riordan, N Sheehan, C England, G O’Brien, D Galvin, T Hartnett, B O’Connor, C Dineen, F O’Connell, D Temple, G Leahy, H Draper, W McAuliffe. Sub: J O’Callaghan for H Draper (second half).

Next on your Rebel Óg East fixture list

Tonight (Thursday) September 8th at Ballynoe Minor A hurling league semi-final v Tracton at 7.30pm.

Friday, September 9th at Ballynoe under twelve B football league playoff v Aghabullogue at 7.45pm.

Monday, September 12th at Ballynoe, under eleven football league group one round eight v Fr O’Neill’s at 7.30pm.


Can we wish the best of luck to Finola Neville and Orla Cotter and their respective teams in the All-Ireland camogie finals at Croke Park next Sunday afternoon.


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