Carraig na bhFear GAA Club

11 May, 2017

St Catherines GAA

Loss to Carraig na bhFear in junior C grade football semi-final

Michael O’Connor Motor Factors East Cork Junior C football championship semi-final

Carraig na bhFear 0-12 St Catherines 0-11

Eliminated by Glenbower Rovers in the junior A quarter-final in Youghal a week 
previous and now the season has all but petered out. St Catherines losers by the 
minimum when this divisional junior C football championship semi-final was played 
in Castlelyons on Friday evening last. They could and should have been further 
ahead than the yield returned from their opening spate of attacks. Damien Farrell 
with the opening duo of points from placed balls. Both awarded for fouls on 
John Walsh inside the opening three minutes, Following up, Richard Galvin pointed 
twice from play as the lead at 0-04 to 0-03 to the end of the opening quarter 
gradually decreased as an equally fought contest advanced. Indeed with parity 
restored and the opposition then forging ahead it was Carraig na bhFear who were 
wheeled in with a pointed free at 0-06 each right on the call of half time.

Carraig na bhFear were encamped in the Catherine’s half for all of the opening 
exchanges on the turnover. Yet they couldn’t find the range. When in their first 
serious attack John Hurley right-footed a mesmeric point. Restoring the Saints 
lead now ten minutes into the second half. Before embarking on a foray of sweet 
passing movements. An eyecatching point from midfielder Stephen ‘Skinner’ Morris 
sandwiched between a brace of wonderful points from substitute Thomas O’Donnell, 
saw the margin stretch to three points at 0-10 to 0-07 to forty nine minutes. 
But try as they might couldn’t enlarge it with another score. As the opposition 
attacks now looked more threatening, wing forward Seán O’Sullivan pointed and 
attacking half back Tom Neally added two more. All turned around now with Carraig 
na bhFear ahead at 0-11 to 0-10.

Thoughts of extra time were looming large when the team captain Peter Ryan saw the 
teams deadlocked for the fifth time over the hour. His well taken point squaring 
it all up again at 0-11 each after fifty six minutes. But it was another substitute
 Conor Hegarty who sealed the deal for the opposition, pointing what proved the 
winning score just two minutes later in a contest which rekindled memories of the 
U21 football championship game against Erin’s Own played under lights at Ballynoe 
back earlier in the spring. Unfortunately a championship match which had a similar 
end result. Carraig na bhFear now play neighbours Glenville in the junior C final. 
There won’t be mention of junior football league now for a while.

Scorers: D Farrell (0-03 frees), Rd Galvin, T O’Donnell and J Hurley (0-01 free) 
(0-02 each), S Morris and P Ryan (0-01 each).

St Catherines team: Colm Molloy, Shane O’Regan, Dave Wallace, Kieran Neville, 
Matthew Harper, Stephen O’Brien, Richard Galvin, Stephen Morris, Aaron Neville, 
Damien O’Farrell, John Hurley, Peter Ryan (captain), Niall O’Regan, 
Kieran English and John Walsh. Subs: James ‘Junior’ Sheehan for Matthew Harper 
(27’), Thomas O’Donnell for Kieran English (second half), Ian O’Brien for John 
Walsh (56’). Also on panel Shane Spillane.

Ref: John Kirby (Midleton).

East Cork Junior Hurling League

Division One Round Eight

Russell Rovers 3-14 St Catherines 1-12

An even enough contest to half time with the visitors shading it by the slimmest 
of margins. Ahead at 0-09 to 0-08 when this round eight East Cork junior hurling 
league division one tie was played in sundrenced conditions at Shanagarry on bank 
holiday Monday afternoon, May 1st last. Clearly the first day of summer.

Their cause received a further boost when Shane O’Brien, with the aid of a defender’s
 hurley goaled from a placed ball within a minute of the turnover.

Brian Bud Hartnett back playing with his native club was now a central figure on 
proceedings. Setting up the equally threatening Josh Beausang for the equalising 
goal at 1-11 apiece to forty two minutes, Hartnett shooting them into a lead they 
wouldn’t relinquish sixty seconds later.

After a minor fracas Catherines were reduced to fourteen players for the closing 
ten minutes. Revelling in the extra space Hartnett clung the second goal.

Again turning provider. Picking out Chris Ruddy for the third goal in almost the 
final play of the hour.

Russell Rovers scorers: J Beausang (0-05 frees) (0-01 ‘65), (1-09), B Hartnett 
(1-03) and C Ruddy (1-02).

St Catherines scorers: S O’Brien (1-02 frees), D Mangan (0-04), P Roche and R Clancy 
(frees) (0-02 each), E Wallace and S Cotter (0-01 each).

St Catherines team: R Galvin, P Keane, S Morris, K Neville, C Hegarty, S O’Brien, 
W Walsh, S O’Regan, S Cotter, D Mangan, R Clancy, Rd Galvin, Stephen O’Brien, 
P Roche, E Wallace. Subs: P O’Connor for S O’Regan (second half), C Kearney for 
Rd Gavin (46’) and J Neville for E Wallace (49’).

Referee: Jim Hennessy (Dungourney).



Rebel Óg East minor A hurling league - round three

St Catherines 1-12 Bride Rovers 0-19

Unfortunately we didn’t see this round three minor A hurling league match played in 
Ballynoe on Tuesday evening, May 2nd last. Rebel Óg meeting in the city. You sign up 
for these jobs at AGMs. It’s only inevitable clashes like this occur. Both teams 
minus a few regulars report themselves satisified with the outcome. Bride Rovers ahead 
at 0-11 to 1-06 at the break, winning out at the finish on an end scoreline of 0-19 to 1-12.

Scorers: E Davis (1-07), Rd Galvin (0-02), P Keane, C O’Brien and N O’Regan (0-01 each).

Team: O O’Neill, A O’Brien, C Galvin, S Kelleher, G England, P Keane, A Long, R English, 
Rd Galvin, C O’Brien, K English, N O’Regan, K Barry, E Davis, E Sheehan. Subs: A Leahy 
for G England, S Spillane for E Sheehan. Also: P Bryan and J Hayes.

Referree: Jim Hennessy (Kiltha Óg).

Under twelve B East football league

Section two round four

Grenagh 2-08 St Catherines 4-02

First point conceded from either code. Securing a share of the spoils when this round 
four U12 B football league tie went ahead in Grenagh on bank holiday Monday evening 
May 1st last.

Scorers: K O’Donoghue (2-00), O Fitzgerald and N Sheehan (1-00 each), D O’Connell and 
C Pietropaolo (0-01 each).

Team: J Bryan, E O’Driscoll, C Sheehan, D Morrison, S O’Donoghue, C McAuliffe, O Fitzgerald, 
D O’Connell, N Sheehan, C Pietropaolo, S Cotter, K O’Donoghue. Also: C Dunning, J Leahy, 
A Bryan, C Hayes and D O’Donovan.

Referee: Peter Cotter (Dripsey)


U16 B2 hurling league - round three

Nemo Rangers 2-08 St Catherines 1-14

Rounding off the week with a hard earned albeit deserved victory in this round three under 
sixteen B2 hurling legue tie, when played in excellent conditions at Nemo Rangers on Sunday 
afternoon last.

Starting well with Adam O’Brien who contributed a litany of points scorer of the all 
important goal after eleven minutes. Kevin Barry and Eoin Sheehan also registering on 
the scoreboard as a timely Eoin O’Riordan deflection and instinctive Callum Roberts 
blockdown were vital in maintaining a half time advantage on a scoreline of 1-07 to 1-05 
against a resurgent Nemo, for whom Roger Timon and Patrick Campbell were prominent. 
Another goalkeeping save in the fourth and final quarter central to the end result.

Nemo were the better team on the turnover. Alan Barry scorer of a goal just fifty seconds 
in. When the same player pointed within a minute, the home team enjoyed a lead of 2-07 
to 1-07 to thirty six minutes.

But with O’Brien in such rampant point scoring from the Saints weren’t to be denied. 
Maintaining their unbeaten start to this particular league which like its minor 
counterpart is now embarking on its pre exam break.

Scorers: A O’Brien (1-09), K Barry (0-02 frees) (0-03) and E Sheehan (0-02).

St Catherines team: C Roberts, B McKee, E O’Riordan, J Duncan, G England, E McCreedy, 
K Barry, J McGuckian, J O’Keeffe, E Sheehan, J Hayes, A O’Brien and W McAuliffe.

Sub C England for W McAuliffe (second half).

Referee: Chris Broderick (Na Piarsaigh).



Monday, May 15th at Rostellan U12 A1 East Hurling League section one - round four v Aghada, at 7.30pm.
Monday, May 15th U14 B1 hurling league section two - round four v St Colman’s (away) at 7.30pm.

Sunday, May 14th junior hurling league division one  round ro v Carraig na bhFear (away) at 3.00pm.

Lotto results

Being a bank holiday last week’s lotto draw was held over until Tuesday night, May 2nd 
at The Winners Enclosure, Conna. Numbers drawn were 1, 15, 24 and 25 and there was no 
winner of the €4,200 jackpot. While the consolation winners on the night were Margaret 
O’Connell, Kilphilibeen, Ballynoe; Pat Hartigan, Conna; Pat Lane, Curraheen, Conna Mary 
C Leahy, Corrin View House, Glenreigh, Ballynoe and James Bryan, Curraheen, Conna.


T & A Bulding and Civil Engineering Contractors, Ballynoe are St Catherines GAA club sponsors.

And finally

St Catherines GAA Club “guess the score” cards are now available and in general circulation. 
It’s a fundraiser based on the attractive pairing of Cork and Tipperary in the upcoming 
quarter-final of the Munster senior hurling championship. Lines are €2 each or three for 
€5. First prize is €100. There is an open draw if no correct score. Cards must be returned 
before the match committee decision is final.

Incidentally for anyone showing interest in going to Thurles, ticket orders need to be 
with the club secretary, Eleanor Galvin by this Friday evening, May 12th at 5pm. Prices 
are: adult covered stand €25, adults uncovered €20 and terrace tickets are €15. Tickets 
also available through SuperValu and Centra stores.