St Catherines GAA

28 February, 2019

St Catherines GAA

U21 footballers win first match

East Cork U21 C football championship section 1 round 1

Youghal 1-06 St Catherines 2-11.

A rousing first half performance laid the platform for an eventual eight point success for the Saints from this section one round one divisional U21 C football championship tie. It was played under the lights in Magners Hill in Youghal on Friday night last. Paudie Kearney getting proceedings under way just a few minutes beyond the settled starting time of 7.45pm Cobh and Cloyne are the other teams in the group.

Ahead by the minimum when clever link play taking in Kieran Neville and Eoin Wallace saw Aaron Long finish off the first goal just at the end of the opening quarter. When the same player added a well taken point shortly afterwards making it 1-05 to 0-03 to seventeen minutes.

Continuing to monopolise the play, team captain Rory Galvin was on hand to finish off the second goal five minutes later. Wing forward Owen O’Neill popped over a trio of well-crafted scores and it was the Saints firmly to the good and ahead on a half-time scoreline of 2-10 to 0-04.

Catherines were ready for the expected opposition recovery. Duly arriving on the changeover with Youghal now favoured by the elements. Dion O’Donoghue was accurate from placed balls. Jack Monahan was the goalscorer. But coming as it did on fifty four minutes and a consolation free to it. It’s a competition set to resume on week ending, March 8th/10th. Scorers: R Galvin (0-02 frees) (1-02), A Long (1-01), O O’Neill (0-03), E Wallace (0-02), B O’Brien, C Hickey and C O’Brien (0-01 each).

St Catherines team: E Davis, J Hayes, K Geaney, P Keane, Rd Galvin, K Neville, C Hickey, R Galvin (team captain), A Long, O O’Neill, E Wallace, C O’Brien, A O’Brien, B O’Brien, N O’Regan. Subs: D McDonnell and E Sheehan for N O’Regan and A O’Brien (both 45’).

Referee: Paudi Kearney (Glenbower Rovers).

Intermediate hurling league

Division three - round one

St Catherines 3-22 Barryroe 1-07

St Catherines are off to a winning start. Substitute Brian Davis, not long sampling the action contributing 1-02 through the opening eleven minutes of play from this round one division three intermediate hurling league tie when played in mild, overcast conditions at Ballynoe on Sunday afternoon last.

Nevertheless it unfolded as a competitive half hour of hurling and when Liam Colbert finished off an opposition goal the margin had been reduced to three points on a 1-05 to 1-02 scoreline to seventeen minutes. Catherines responding again. Richard Galvin who scored a litany of points crashed in a second Saints goal as the lead extended on a half-time scoreline of 2-08 to 1-05.

A second half tally of 1-13 without reply with Shane Walsh finishing off the third goal on fifty four minutes all helped to seal the deal.

Scorers: Rd Galvin (1-08), B Davis (1-03), P Roche (0-01 free) (0-04), S Walsh (1-00), R Galvin (0-02), R Clancy and S O’Brien (0-01 free)(0-02 each).

St Catherine’s team: E Davis, P Keane, C Hegarty, K Neville, J Neville, D Mangan, S O’Regan, Shane O’Brien, S Cotter, R Galvin, R Clancy, N O’Regan, Rd Galvin, P Roche, B Mulcahy. Subs: B Davis for B Mulcahy (2’), D Lonergan for N O’Regan (20’), Stephen O’Brien for P Keane (42’), E Aherne for E Davis (43’), K Dinneen for B David (45’). J Mulcahy and S Walsh for R Galvin and P Roche (both 51’).

Referee: Ger Scully (Killeagh).

Rebel Óg East - 13-a-side minor football league, division four - round one

St Catherines were much too good for a disciplined and sporting Ballinacurra outfit when this round one division four Rebel Óg East Minor football league tie went ahead at Ballynoe on Sunday morning last. 

Scorers: K Barry (1-00 45’) (0-03 frees) (2-05), F O’Connell and G England (2-01 each), K Wallace (1-02) and C Dineen (1-00).

St Catherines team: E Sheehan, C O’Brien, E O’Riordan, D Galvin, J Hayes, J O’Keeffe, G England, C England, K Barry, C Dineen, K Wallace, W McAuliffe, F O’Connell.

Referee: James Hennessy (Kiltha Óg).

Another good weekend for rebel county

Maybe it’s looking hopeless for the county senior footballers in division two of the league. Balanced by a reassuring success for the equivalent hurling squad in round four of the division one national hurling league. While it was a memorable week at third level for Cork. UCC recording a significant double winning both the Sigerson Cup in midweek and going on to record a sizeable win at the weekend, thus claiming a 39th Fitzgibbon Cup title with a commendable win over Mary I in the decider. Every little bit helps.

St Catherines v Cloughduv - 2016

We close out our sequence of reviews on past meetings involving St Catherines and Cloughduv. Going back to the county junior A hurling league final of 2016. It being the most recent but probably least remembered of the four matches we honed in on. Billed for Ballincollig but a phone call twenty four hours previously saw the league final relocated to the Eire Óg GAA pitch at Ovens for the afternoon of Saturday, November 5.

Two first half goals from Daniel Mangan to which Padraig O’Connor added a third late on saw the Saints favoured by the conditions ahead on a half-time scoreline of 3-05 to 1-07. But the opposition were the dominant force on the change of ends. Running out six point winners on an end scoreline of 3-15 to 3-09. After the game Tracey Kennedy, then vice chairperson of the county board, made the presentation to winning Cloughduv captain, AJ Murphy.

St Catherine’s team: Ed Aherne, Shane O’Regan, Rory Galvin, Kieran Neville, Stephen O’Brien, Ronan Clancy, James Neville, Eoin Condon, Patrick Roche, Padraig O’Connor, Brian Mulcahy, Shane O’Brien, Brian Davis, Daniel Mangan and Matthew Mulcahy. Subs: Thomas O’Donnell and John Mulcahy.

Rebel Óg football gradings and league groupings

This week as promised we reveal what we have thus far of the football gradings and Rebel Óg league groupings.

Based in the 13-a-side division three U14 football league along with St Vincents, Carrig na bhFear, St Colmans, Ballygarvan and St Michaels 2. While St Catherines will play in the Rebel Óg East U16 division 2 football league. Other teams in the group will be Erins Own, Fr O’Neills, Kiltha Óg, Killeagh Itas, St Colmans, Mayfield and Fermoy. While the minors along with Castlelyons, Ballinacurra and Lisgoold make up division four of the Rebel Óg East football league. 

Gradings and league groupings at U12 and 13 level are not in yet. Again as in the hurling the U15 footballers play a straight championship organised by Coiste na nÓg and normally reserved for mid-July. 

This weekend’s fixtures

Saturday, March 2nd Rebel Óg East U16 football league - division 2 - round 1 v Mayfield (away) at 1.45pm. Sunday, March 3rd intermediate hurling league - division three - round two v Kilbrittain (away) at 2pm.

Scór na bPáistí

We take this opportunity of wishing all the best to all those representing St Catherines and Imokilly in this forthcoming weekend’s county Scór na bPáistí semi-finals. They are Taylor Walsh in the solo dance section. There is the instrumental music group made up of Hannah Norman, Eilise Cotter, Billy McKee and Tayah Quirke. Also involved is Saorla Twomey in the recitation or storytelling category.

As are the ballad group consisting of Laura Kenneally, Leah O’Halloran, Saorla Twomey, Faye Sheehan and Isobelle O’Mahony. Semi-final for St Catherines is on in the Éire Óg GAA pavilion in Ovens on this forthcoming Friday night, March 1. Starting time will be 7pm.

Lotto results

We were in The Winner’s Enclosure on Monday night last, February 25 for the most recent weekly lotto draw. Numbers draw were 8, 12, 17 and 20. There was no winner of the €2,600 jackpot. While the consolation winners were: Denis Dingivan, Curraheen, Conna; Sheila O’Leary, Mary Ronayne c/o TVM Bartlemy, John G Barry, Kilcor, Castlelyons and Michelle Flynn, Ballytrasna, Fermoy. 

There will be a draw with a jackpot of €2,800 at The Plough, Curraglass, on Monday night, March 4.


T&A Building and Civil Engineering Contractors, Ballynoe are St Catherines GAA Club sponsors. Mulcahy Steel are juvenile club sponsors.