St Catherines GAA

29 June, 2017

St Catherines GAA

Full lotto results update

This week we fully update your lotto results service. Starting with the details from the draw held at McAuliffe’s, Ballynoe on Monday, June 19. Numbers drawn were 5, 16, 17 and 27. There was no winner of the €5,600 jackpot. Consolation winners on the night being Hannah Hartnett, Ballynoe, Sean Noonan, Conna, John Arnold, Bartlemy, Dan Cotter, Barrafomona, Ballynoe and C+W = C/o McS Ballynoe. Results from the most recent weekly draw which was held at The Big Tree, Aghern on Monday, June 26. Numbers drawn were 3, 5, 22 and 25 and the jackpot of €5,800 wasn’t won. While the consolation winners on the night were James Ahern, West Street, Tallow, John Barrett, Ballynoe, M Forbes C/o PM, Colum Doyle, Castle Rivers, Conna and Dan Cotter. Next draw for a jackpot now standing at €6,000 will be at The Fisherman’s Rest, Conna on Monday, July 3.

Junior A Hurling Championship

It’s a gradual process, just doesn’t happen overnight, from that initial training session deep in darkest winter to the first challenge match. Actually there were two spread out over the opening weekend, against Ballyhooly and Ballincollig from Thursday, February 23 to the following Saturday afternoon. Both were won. Then the competitive fixtures start but the entire picture is focused on this upcoming weekend. St Catherines playing Lisgoold in the first round of the East Cork junior A hurling championship. Not since the summer of 1995 have the teams met at this particular stage of the championship what was then the saints second choice team up against a Lisgoold outfit changed Junior B champions the previous autumn. A brace of Edmond Galvin goals to which James Spillane added a third enabling the saints carry out a well earned victory on an end scoreline of 3-11 to 7-08. In all, eight wins were recorded from a twelve match challenge campaign indulged in through the Spring and thus for Summer months. League form has been patchy. Just four points claimed from five league matches played, perhaps of most relevance being a two point loss to this weekend’s opposition when the first match was played in Lisgoold on an evening in April. Darragh Fleming and Kieran Cashman were the goal scorers in securing a 2-12 to 0-16 win for Lisgoold. Their star is gradually on the rise. They now are the club with players gracing various county squads and will provide formidable opposition. We wish the best of luck to the players and the selection quarter headed by team Manager Ian O’Connell ably assisted by fellow selectors Shane Kearney, Seanie Farrell and Coach Sean Guiheen.

Munster Football Final

Early on Sunday morning it’s off to Killarney for this year’s Munster’s senior football final. Cork supporters properly buoyed up with marvelous back to back championship wins for the hurlers, My God what the footballers could do with a semblance of that kind of support. History has taught us that these can be competitive outings. But the form book will have to be ripped apart for this to be anything but a convincing Kerry win, league from which was matched continued into the championship and conceivably both preliminary games against both Waterford and Tipperary could have been lost. So why do we go? “Because I love my county”. Look let’s be honest, all we want is a performance. Some semblance of hope. Curtain raiser at 12noon is the Clare/Kerry minor final, senior decider to follow at 2.00pm. It’s on live TV as is the Galway/Wexford Leinster senior hurling final afterwards. Last Monday morning’s hurling qualifier draws turned out to be a damp squib with Limerick /Kilkenny easily the most attractive. It should be easy enough to pick winners here. But then some real heavyweights should collide in the subsequent draw.

Junior Hurling Challenge

St Catherines second chance team lost out in a junior hurling challenge played in Tallow on Friday evening. It finished Tallow 0-19 St Catherines 9-12. Juvenile matches played minor hurling challenge. St Catherines came out the better of two still exam tied teams from a minor hurling challenge played in Castlelyons on Tuesday evening, June 20. In particular, goals from Owen O’Neill and Richard Galvin were central to the saints win against a home based outfit who had prominent players in David Morrison, Ian O’Riordan and Mark Spillane. We congratulate Catherines’ net minder Eoin Davis on winning the county long puck senior championship held recently in Garryvoe. Reserve goalkeeper on the provincial winning U17 hurling team Eoin now goes forward. Representing club and county in a Munster Poc Fada Jim Hennessy refereed in Castlelyons.

Coiste Na nÓg County U15 B1 hurling championship first round Kilara Óg 1-06 St Catherines 1-13

St Catherines just saw off a stubborn and tenacious Kilara Óg challenge from this Coiste na NÓg county U15 B1 hurling championship first round tie when played in Kilworth on Wednesday June 21. In fairness Kilara Óg, a combination of Kilworth and Araglin started the better and lead at 0-03 to 0-01 after six minutes. Parity was restored for the first and only time in a competitive and evenly fought contest at the end of the opening quarter. William Leamy, Kyle Wallace and in particular Mark Geary defending well in sustaining opposition attacks. Many of them being orchestrated by Michael Sheehan on the wing. A lengthy delivering clearance from team captain Ciaran O’Brien plucked from the air by an alert and patient Kevin Barry led to a magnificent Saints’ goal on 24 minutes and a lead established on a half time scoreline of 1-05 to 0-03. Kilara working hard and through Leo Coffey goal and Ruairi Tobin entering the final quarter James Hayes, Tom Hartnett and Cathal Dineen all pointed for the visitors. Only confirming the win in the closing stages, late points from Harry Draper and goal-scorer Barry sealing the deal. By the time you read this report St Catherines were due to play Ballycastle Gaels in the quarter final at Castletownroche on Tuesday evening just passed June 27.

Scorers: K Barry (0-01 free) (1-04), H Draper (0-03), T Hartnett and J Hayes (0-02 each), C Dinneen and C O’Brien (65”) (0-01 each). St Catherines Team; E Philpott, W Leamy, M Geary, K Wallace, J Duncan, C O’Brien (Captain) D Galvin, J McGuckian, H Draper, C Dinneen, T Hartnett, C England, J Hayes, K Barry, G O’Brien. Subs: D McDonnell for G O’Brien (42’), F O’Connell for K Wallace (55’), W McAuliffe for T Hartnett (57’). Referee: Davy Farrell (Ballygiblin).

Rebel Óg East U14 B1 Hurling League, sec 2 rd 5 St Catherines 4-10 Lisgoold 0-09

An inspiring four goal contribution from Harry Draper laid the platform for a well earned Saints success from this rescheduled U14 B1 hurling league tie when played on a pristine Ballynoe surface on Friday evening last, getting in between defender and keeper to flick a Gearóid O’Brien delivery to the net was an eye-catching second goal after seven minutes, defensively Catherine’s were solid with Mark Geary getting in a massive shift at full back. He played from the front and a few lengthy clearances were the launch pad for many Saints scores. Probably favoured by a stiffish breeze and most of the scoring came about in the opening half with Catherines 3-06 to 0-05 ahead at the interval. Izaak Walsh and Dermot Healy were very good for Lisgoold. Denis Temple scored a peach of a second half point for the home team. Before Draper wound up the scoring with his fourth goal two minutes overtime, so revenge of sorts for the Saints following a vital féile loss to the opposition a month ago. Tally now is four points from as many games played on the league table.

Scorers: H Draper (4-04), C England and C Dinneen (frees) (0-02 each), G O’Brien and D Temple (0-01 each). St Catherines Team: E Philpott, J O’Callaghan, M Geary, B Barry, B O’Connor, D Galvin, W Leamy, K Wallace, T Hartnett, F O’Connell, G O’Brien, C England, D Temple, H Draper, C Dinneen. Subs: C Bryan for J O’Callaghan (second half), W McAuliffe for T Hartnett (50’), A O’Donnell for B Barry (53’). Also on panel G Leahy.

U11 Hurling League – rd 6

St Catherines are back on the horse after a nightmarish performance in Killeagh in the equivalent football league a week previous they returned to winning ways with a comprehensive victory over Ballygiblin in this round six U11 hurling league tie played in Ballynoe on Sunday morning last. Jake Bryan,

Evan O’Driscoll, Ciaran Pietropaolo. Ciaran Leamy, Adam Bryan, Shane Cotter and John Temple were on top of their game against a Ballygiblin outfit who had an excellent goalkeeper in Niall Kenneally. Thanks to Eoin Sheehan who refereed. Our sympathy goes to Ballygiblin mentor Denis Motherway on his recent sudden family bereavement.

Scorers: S Cotter (0-01 free) (1-06), J Temple (0-01 free) 1-02), C Pietropaolo (1-01), A Bryan (1-00), E O’Driscoll (0-01) (0-02) and C Leamy (0-01). Panel: J Bryan, C Dunning, D O’Donovan, T Barry, E O’Driscoll, G O’Callaghan McCarthy, C Pietropaolo, C Hayes, D Murphy, D O’Connell, C Leamy, S Cotter, J Temple. Also: C McCarthy, A Bryan, S Aherne, C Hegarty, G Sheehan and S Hegarty. Referee: Eoin Sheehan (home club).


Adult club -Saturday, July 1st at Castlelyons junior A hurling championship first round v Lisgoold at 7.15pm. Juvenile -Saturday, July 1st at Ballynoe U11 football league - round seven v Mitchelstown at 1.30pm. Saturday, July 1st at Ballynoe Rebel Óg East U16 B2 hurling league round five v Lisgoold at 2.30pm. Monday, July 3rd, Rebel Óg North minor B2 football league v Kildorrery (away) at 7.30pm.


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