St Catherines GAA

12 October, 2017


St Catherines GAA
A very busy time for our juvenile players
Coiste na nÓg County U14 B hurling championship 
quarter-final
St Catherines 5-11 v 
Clyda Rovers 5-06
A nail-biting performance, considering St Catherines had so many injured players. The team showed great spirit and never gave up.
Scorers: C. Dineen (0-6 frees) (0-8), Harry Draper (2-01), Gearoid O’Brien (2-0), Gerard Leahy (1-0), Mark Geary (0-1), Conor England (0-1).
St Catherines team: E Philpott, J O’Callaghan, K Wallace, C Bryan, B O’Connor, M Geary, S O’Donoghue, F O’Connell, W Leamy, D Morrison, C Dinneen, C England, G Leahy, G O’Brien, A O’Donnell. Subs: O Fitzgerald for C Bryan, S Cotter for E Philpott, H Draper for G Leahy, N Sheehan for A O’Donnell, J Mulcahy for C O’Brien. Referee: Paudie Kearney, Killeagh.
Rebel Óg East U16 B2 hurling championship final replay
Nemo Rangers 3-11 
St Catherines 3-15
Because of the proximity of both teams to each other in terms of ability, this was the juvenile game of the year so far. Great scores. Goalmouth action. End to end activity, up and down the field. This game had it all. All in a contest where the verdict was very much in the balance up to the finish. Another draw. But on this occasion the realistic possibility of twenty minutes of extra time couldn’t be ruled out. You see these two teams are very evenly matched. Catherine’s winning the league encounter by three points when played on the Sunday afternoon of the May bank holiday weekend. Only deprived in the previous clash by the concession of a late equalizing goal when played in Castlemartyr on the evening of Friday, September 15. On this occasion just edging over the line. This Rebel Óg east U16 B2 hurling championship final replay played in Trabeg on Monday night, October 2nd.
So, you’re probably asking how would a championship final replay be on at the opponents’ venue? Fair question. You see juvenile fixtures can be very fickle. Faced with the closeness of the U14 and U16 finals to each other and with serious overlapping, Catherines would travel to Nemo if the finals could be spaced out that bit more suitably. There’s your answer. No neutral pitch could be ascertained in the interim. You might as well know this is a huge problem when it comes to staging underage matches.
Catherines started positively. Eoin O’Riordan winning and converting a free in the first minute - availing of a poor puck out Adam O’Brien crashed in an opportunistic goal shortly afterwards. Nemo goaled a free. Straight away we knew we were in for a titanic struggle. Upping it again when Gearoid O’Brien, three years below the age group, chased in a second Saints goal and a lead of 2-03 to 1-01 to even minutes. From there on as we say, two evenly matched teams traded points.
But Catherines inflicted with a savage blow. Losing a player to a straight red card on twenty seven minutes. Gamely battling to the sound of the half time whistle and just ahead on a scoreline of 2-05 to 1-06. Nemo ahead through a Brian Joyce goal on thirty three minutes. Sides level for the first time at 2-07 each shortly afterwards. Patrick Campbell was on target for the opposition. Working tirelessly Kevin Barry was rewarded with three second-half points. When Alan Barry goaled his second free edging the home lashed team narrowly ahead ay 3-09 to 2-10 to forty seven minutes. Such excitement still very much in the meeting pot.
Yet Catherines finished very strongly. Outscoring their opponents 1-04 to 0-01 in those hectic, nail biting closing minutes. Key scorer was the goal finished off by Cathal Dineen on fifty four minutes. Ciaran O’Brien converted a lengthy free. Adam O’Brien pointed two beauties. Substitute Gavin England playing a rival hole in their creation. Insurance point finished off again his Dinneen. What a game and great match to win.
Sean Twohig, chairman of Rebel Óg East, presented the winning cup to victorious captain, Adam O’Brien. Both teams go into the county rounds of the competition. As winners Catherines now meet northern runners up Doneraile with Nemo playing Kildorrery.
Catherines scorers: A O’Brien (1-06), C Dinneen (0-02 frees) (1-03), G O’Brien (1-0), K Barry (1-03), C O’Brien (0-01 free) (0-02), E O’Riordan (0-01 free). Nemo Rangers scorers: A Barry (2-03 frees) (2-04), P Campbell (0-4), B Joyce (1-0), G Linehan, M Harrington and S Elwood (0-01 each). St Catherine’s team: E Sheehan, C O’Brien, M Geary, J Duncan, B McKee, J McGuckian, J Hayes, H Barry, C England, E O’Riordan, C Dinneen, A O’Brien (team captain), G O’Brien. Subs: G England for C England (second half), K Wallace for E O’Riordan (50’). Also present: W McAuliffe, E Philpott, G Leahy, H Draper, J O’Keefe and D Galvin. Referee: Cormac Dinneen, Douglas.
Rebel Óg East U12 A hurling league semi-final
St Catherines 0-06 Aghada 3-04
Despite the result it was still a good year for these young players. There was a loss in round four of the regular programme of games on Monday evening, May 15. Then tasting defeat in the final of the prestigious Willie Ryan blitz at Rostellan on Saturday, September 9. Allied to this latest setback in the Rebel Óg East U12 A hurling league semi-final when played under lights at Ballynoe on Tuesday night, October 3. Just three defeats in all that time and all inflicted by Aghada. A neat Darragh Morrison hand pass picked out Nathan Sheehan who split the posts from distance.
It was the Saints only score from general play. Thus bringing the teams together for only the second time in the contest at 0-02 each to thirteen minutes when the serious damage was inflicted. A John Walsh free ending up in the net. Before Thomas Condon goaled a beauty on nineteen minutes establishing a five point lead for Aghada on a half time scoreline of 2-03 to 0-04. Fionn O’Connor was always a threat and a third opposition goal flashed to the net by Jack Flynn duly settled it. Catherines reliant on the accuracy of Kian O’Donoghue from placed balls for scores. Aghada now meet Youghal in the final. St Catherines are up against Grenagh in the U12 B football league semi-final. Patrons just take note that there are more championships at U12 level.
Catherines scorers: K O’Donoghue (0-05 frees) and N Sheehan (0-01). Aghada scorers: F O’Connor (0-04 frees), T Condon, J Flynn and J Walsh (free) (1-00 each). Catherine’s team: J Bryan, K Kelleher, E O’Driscoll, C Dunning, D O’Donovan, S O’Donoghue, O Fitzgerald, N Sheehan, C Pietropaolo, D O’Connell, D Morrison, C Leamy, C Sheehan, K O’Donoghue, S Cotter. Also: C Hayes, C McAuliffe, A Bryan, D Murphy, G O’Callaghan McCarthy, T Barry, C McCarthy and C Feeney. Referee: Padraig Kearney, Killeagh.
U9 hurling league semi finals and finals
On Saturday, our U9s travelled to Ballygiblin to play their end of season league final. Having beaten Carrig na BhFear in the semi-final, they progressed to the final where they played with all their might and beat Ballygiblin in a nail biting finish by a point. Final score 3-03 to 2-05.
Panel: T Clancy, J Pietropaolo, S O’Donoghue, K O’Donoghue, B McKee, B Aherne, C O’ Driscoll, J Kenneally, C Barn, J Tanner, L Moore, A Cotter.
U10 hurling league semi-finals and finals
St Catherines U10s hosted the hurling semi-finals and final in Ballynoe. While they beat Shamrocks comprehensively in the semi-final, it was not to be their day when they met Millstreet in the final and were beaten by 2 points. Final score: St Catherines 3-01, Millstreet 2-06.
Panel: T Dee, J Pratt, F McCready, C Murray, S Aherne, J Temple, G Sheehan, D Turley, S Mulcahy, C Hickey, M Kearney, C Leahy, S Wallace, T Clancy, J Pietropaolo. Many thanks especially to our junior referees Eoin David and Eoin Sheehan who did a great job on the day.
U11 hurling league semi-finals and final
St Catherines U11s travelled to Ballinspittle to the grounds of Courcey Rovers to take part in their semi-final and final. They played Ballinora in the semi-final. As it was a draw at full time 2-01 each, extra time was played. After some controversy, St Catherines advanced to the final against Carrigtwohill. Our boys played their hearts out, a skillful, respectful game of hurling was played but we were unlucky, being beaten by Carrigtwohill by 2 points. Final score 1-08 to 2-07.
The managers of the U9s, U10, and U11s wish to thank their mentors and all who helped with their teams throughout the season. In particular, they wish to thank the parents for their generosity, for bringing their children to trainings and matches, and providing refreshments when needed. Mile Buíochas.
Fixtures
Thursday, October 12 at Ballynoe:  Rebel Óg East U12 B football league semi-final v Grenagh 7.15pm
Friday, October 13 at Pairc Ui Rinn, county junior A championship semi-final v Russell Rovers 8pm
Sunday, October 15 at TBC, Coiste na nÓg county U16 B2 hurling championship semi-final v Doneraile 2pm.
Wednesday, October 18 at Ballynoe, Rebel Óg Easter U16 B2 hurling league playoff v Kiltha Óg 8pm.
Lotto Results
From most recent lotto draw held at The Big Tree Aghern, on Monday night. October 9. Numbers drawn were 6, 17, 23, 24. The jackpot of €8,800 wasn’t won. Consolation winners on the night were Derek Gregan, Clarecastle, Co Clare, Chris McCarthy c/o S Cullinane. Liam Walsh, Carrismore, Mandy Kirey c/o Kaly, Gerry and Geraldine Gresgan Clarecastle Co. Clare. Next draw for a jackpot of €9,000 will be at The Fisherman’s Rest, Conna on Monday night, October 16.
Sponsors: T&A Building and Civil Engineering Contractors, Ballynoe are St Catherines GAA club sponsors. Mulcahy Steel are juvenile sponsors.St Catherines GAA
A very busy time for our juvenile players
Coiste na nÓg County U14 B hurling championship 
quarter-final
St Catherines 5-11 v 
Clyda Rovers 5-06
A nail-biting performance, considering St Catherines had so many injured players. The team showed great spirit and never gave up.
Scorers: C. Dineen (0-6 frees) (0-8), Harry Draper (2-01), Gearoid O’Brien (2-0), Gerard Leahy (1-0), Mark Geary (0-1), Conor England (0-1).
St Catherines team: E Philpott, J O’Callaghan, K Wallace, C Bryan, B O’Connor, M Geary, S O’Donoghue, F O’Connell, W Leamy, D Morrison, C Dinneen, C England, G Leahy, G O’Brien, A O’Donnell. Subs: O Fitzgerald for C Bryan, S Cotter for E Philpott, H Draper for G Leahy, N Sheehan for A O’Donnell, J Mulcahy for C O’Brien. Referee: Paudie Kearney, Killeagh.
Rebel Óg East U16 B2 hurling championship final replay
Nemo Rangers 3-11 
St Catherines 3-15
Because of the proximity of both teams to each other in terms of ability, this was the juvenile game of the year so far. Great scores. Goalmouth action. End to end activity, up and down the field. This game had it all. All in a contest where the verdict was very much in the balance up to the finish. Another draw. But on this occasion the realistic possibility of twenty minutes of extra time couldn’t be ruled out. You see these two teams are very evenly matched. Catherine’s winning the league encounter by three points when played on the Sunday afternoon of the May bank holiday weekend. Only deprived in the previous clash by the concession of a late equalizing goal when played in Castlemartyr on the evening of Friday, September 15. On this occasion just edging over the line. This Rebel Óg east U16 B2 hurling championship final replay played in Trabeg on Monday night, October 2nd.
So, you’re probably asking how would a championship final replay be on at the opponents’ venue? Fair question. You see juvenile fixtures can be very fickle. Faced with the closeness of the U14 and U16 finals to each other and with serious overlapping, Catherines would travel to Nemo if the finals could be spaced out that bit more suitably. There’s your answer. No neutral pitch could be ascertained in the interim. You might as well know this is a huge problem when it comes to staging underage matches.
Catherines started positively. Eoin O’Riordan winning and converting a free in the first minute - availing of a poor puck out Adam O’Brien crashed in an opportunistic goal shortly afterwards. Nemo goaled a free. Straight away we knew we were in for a titanic struggle. Upping it again when Gearoid O’Brien, three years below the age group, chased in a second Saints goal and a lead of 2-03 to 1-01 to even minutes. From there on as we say, two evenly matched teams traded points.
But Catherines inflicted with a savage blow. Losing a player to a straight red card on twenty seven minutes. Gamely battling to the sound of the half time whistle and just ahead on a scoreline of 2-05 to 1-06. Nemo ahead through a Brian Joyce goal on thirty three minutes. Sides level for the first time at 2-07 each shortly afterwards. Patrick Campbell was on target for the opposition. Working tirelessly Kevin Barry was rewarded with three second-half points. When Alan Barry goaled his second free edging the home lashed team narrowly ahead ay 3-09 to 2-10 to forty seven minutes. Such excitement still very much in the meeting pot.
Yet Catherines finished very strongly. Outscoring their opponents 1-04 to 0-01 in those hectic, nail biting closing minutes. Key scorer was the goal finished off by Cathal Dineen on fifty four minutes. Ciaran O’Brien converted a lengthy free. Adam O’Brien pointed two beauties. Substitute Gavin England playing a rival hole in their creation. Insurance point finished off again his Dinneen. What a game and great match to win.
Sean Twohig, chairman of Rebel Óg East, presented the winning cup to victorious captain, Adam O’Brien. Both teams go into the county rounds of the competition. As winners Catherines now meet northern runners up Doneraile with Nemo playing Kildorrery.
Catherines scorers: A O’Brien (1-06), C Dinneen (0-02 frees) (1-03), G O’Brien (1-0), K Barry (1-03), C O’Brien (0-01 free) (0-02), E O’Riordan (0-01 free). Nemo Rangers scorers: A Barry (2-03 frees) (2-04), P Campbell (0-4), B Joyce (1-0), G Linehan, M Harrington and S Elwood (0-01 each). St Catherine’s team: E Sheehan, C O’Brien, M Geary, J Duncan, B McKee, J McGuckian, J Hayes, H Barry, C England, E O’Riordan, C Dinneen, A O’Brien (team captain), G O’Brien. Subs: G England for C England (second half), K Wallace for E O’Riordan (50’). Also present: W McAuliffe, E Philpott, G Leahy, H Draper, J O’Keefe and D Galvin. Referee: Cormac Dinneen, Douglas.
Rebel Óg East U12 A hurling league semi-final
St Catherines 0-06 Aghada 3-04
Despite the result it was still a good year for these young players. There was a loss in round four of the regular programme of games on Monday evening, May 15. Then tasting defeat in the final of the prestigious Willie Ryan blitz at Rostellan on Saturday, September 9. Allied to this latest setback in the Rebel Óg East U12 A hurling league semi-final when played under lights at Ballynoe on Tuesday night, October 3. Just three defeats in all that time and all inflicted by Aghada. A neat Darragh Morrison hand pass picked out Nathan Sheehan who split the posts from distance.
It was the Saints only score from general play. Thus bringing the teams together for only the second time in the contest at 0-02 each to thirteen minutes when the serious damage was inflicted. A John Walsh free ending up in the net. Before Thomas Condon goaled a beauty on nineteen minutes establishing a five point lead for Aghada on a half time scoreline of 2-03 to 0-04. Fionn O’Connor was always a threat and a third opposition goal flashed to the net by Jack Flynn duly settled it. Catherines reliant on the accuracy of Kian O’Donoghue from placed balls for scores. Aghada now meet Youghal in the final. St Catherines are up against Grenagh in the U12 B football league semi-final. Patrons just take note that there are more championships at U12 level.
Catherines scorers: K O’Donoghue (0-05 frees) and N Sheehan (0-01). Aghada scorers: F O’Connor (0-04 frees), T Condon, J Flynn and J Walsh (free) (1-00 each). Catherine’s team: J Bryan, K Kelleher, E O’Driscoll, C Dunning, D O’Donovan, S O’Donoghue, O Fitzgerald, N Sheehan, C Pietropaolo, D O’Connell, D Morrison, C Leamy, C Sheehan, K O’Donoghue, S Cotter. Also: C Hayes, C McAuliffe, A Bryan, D Murphy, G O’Callaghan McCarthy, T Barry, C McCarthy and C Feeney. Referee: Padraig Kearney, Killeagh.
U9 hurling league semi finals and finals
On Saturday, our U9s travelled to Ballygiblin to play their end of season league final. Having beaten Carrig na BhFear in the semi-final, they progressed to the final where they played with all their might and beat Ballygiblin in a nail biting finish by a point. Final score 3-03 to 2-05.
Panel: T Clancy, J Pietropaolo, S O’Donoghue, K O’Donoghue, B McKee, B Aherne, C O’ Driscoll, J Kenneally, C Barn, J Tanner, L Moore, A Cotter.
U10 hurling league semi-finals and finals
St Catherines U10s hosted the hurling semi-finals and final in Ballynoe. While they beat Shamrocks comprehensively in the semi-final, it was not to be their day when they met Millstreet in the final and were beaten by 2 points. Final score: St Catherines 3-01, Millstreet 2-06.
Panel: T Dee, J Pratt, F McCready, C Murray, S Aherne, J Temple, G Sheehan, D Turley, S Mulcahy, C Hickey, M Kearney, C Leahy, S Wallace, T Clancy, J Pietropaolo. Many thanks especially to our junior referees Eoin David and Eoin Sheehan who did a great job on the day.
U11 hurling league semi-finals and final
St Catherines U11s travelled to Ballinspittle to the grounds of Courcey Rovers to take part in their semi-final and final. They played Ballinora in the semi-final. As it was a draw at full time 2-01 each, extra time was played. After some controversy, St Catherines advanced to the final against Carrigtwohill. Our boys played their hearts out, a skillful, respectful game of hurling was played but we were unlucky, being beaten by Carrigtwohill by 2 points. Final score 1-08 to 2-07.
The managers of the U9s, U10, and U11s wish to thank their mentors and all who helped with their teams throughout the season. In particular, they wish to thank the parents for their generosity, for bringing their children to trainings and matches, and providing refreshments when needed. Mile Buíochas.
Fixtures
Thursday, October 12 at Ballynoe:  Rebel Óg East U12 B football league semi-final v Grenagh 7.15pm
Friday, October 13 at Pairc Ui Rinn, county junior A championship semi-final v Russell Rovers 8pm
Sunday, October 15 at TBC, Coiste na nÓg county U16 B2 hurling championship semi-final v Doneraile 2pm.
Wednesday, October 18 at Ballynoe, Rebel Óg Easter U16 B2 hurling league playoff v Kiltha Óg 8pm.
Lotto Results
From most recent lotto draw held at The Big Tree Aghern, on Monday night. October 9. Numbers drawn were 6, 17, 23, 24. The jackpot of €8,800 wasn’t won. Consolation winners on the night were Derek Gregan, Clarecastle, Co Clare, Chris McCarthy c/o S Cullinane. Liam Walsh, Carrismore, Mandy Kirey c/o Kaly, Gerry and Geraldine Gresgan Clarecastle Co. Clare. Next draw for a jackpot of €9,000 will be at The Fisherman’s Rest, Conna on Monday night, October 16.
Sponsors: T&A Building and Civil Engineering Contractors, Ballynoe are St Catherines GAA club sponsors. Mulcahy Steel are juvenile sponsors.