St Catherines GAA

06 September, 2019

St Catherines GAA

Fermoy v Fr O’Neills match in Ballynoe on Sunday

Originally set for three weeks ago and now the eagerly awaited clash of Fermoy and Fr O’Neills in the third round of the premier intermediate hurling championship goes ahead this forthcoming weekend. Throw in at Páirc Naomh Caitríonaigh, Baile Nua on Sunday, September 8 will be at 3pm.

Round 9 division 2 JHL

St Catherines 0-07 Bride Rovers 4-17

A litany of scores from Conor Barry while receiving able support from Colm Power saw Bride Rovers easily win out this round 9 division 2 junior hurling league tie when played under lights at Ballynoe on Monday evening, August 26 last. Thus ending their league campaign.

Scorers: K Dineen (0-04 frees), J Hurley, S O’Donnell and C Hickey (0-01 each). St Catherine’s team: E Sheehan, S Walsh, James Casey, C Aherne, R English, E Kenneally, P Ryan, J Hurley, C Hickey, R Condon, John Casey, S O’Donnell, K Dineen, J Mulcahy and J Lane. Referee: Andrew Dorgan (Watergrasshill).


This week’s juvenile match report

Semi-final 13- a-side Rebel Óg East division 3 U14 FC

St Catherines 4-07 White’s Cross 1-03

It all pointed to a close encounter. A half-time score of 1-02 apiece supporting that view for this semi-final of the 13- a-side division 3 U14 football championship, when played in calm and dry conditions at Ballynoe on Wednesday evening, August 28.

But Catherines improved greatly on the turnover. Their cause much boosted with a well taken goal from team captain and man of the match candidate Oisín Fitzgerald. A duo of Diarmuid O’Connell points, one from open play adding to the tally. Eddie Coughlan replied with a pointed free for the opposition as the score stood at 2-06 to 1-03 to the end of the third quarter.

Catherines pulled away from there on in. Ciaran Pietropaolo and Sean O’Donoghue with his second in time added on well-worked goals. Going in search of more but despite the concession of four, goalkeeper James Buckley wasn’t easily beaten. Ronan Healy and team captain Ruairi Quinlan were also very good for White’s Cross. Final is down for the end of September and Carrig na bhFear, Lisgoold and St Colmans are still involved.

Scorers: S O’Donoghue (2-00), C Pietropaolo (1-02), O Fitzgerald (1-01), D O’Connell (0-01 free) (0-02) N Sheehan and K Kelleher (0-01 each).

St Catherines team: J Bryan, E O’Driscoll, D Morrisson, D O’Donovan, N Sheehan, C Hayes, O Fitzgerald (team captain), C Pietropaolo, K Kelleher, S O’Donoghue, D O’Connell, R O’Donoghue and C Sheehan. Subs: S Cotter for C Sheehan (46), C McAuliffe for D O’Connell (’48), C Leamy and D Murphy for E O’Driscoll and K O’Donoghue (both ’55), C Feeney for K Kelleher (56’). Also J Leahy, T Barry, C McCarthy, C Dunning and A Bryan. 

Referee: Paudi Kearney (Glenbower Rovers).


Round 8 G3 Rebel Óg central U12 HL

Cobh 0-09 St Catherines 6-14

St Catherines were full value for a resounding win from this round eight G3 Rebel Óg Central U12 hurling league tie played on Cobh’s second choice pitch. It’s situated just beyond the main pitch then head up towards the water tower and it lies virtually overlooking and parallel to O’Connell Park, and went ahead at 11.30 on Sunday morning last.

Shane O’Donoghue was in irreplaceable early form at full forward with a hat-trick of goals inside the opening quarter including a brace after just ninety seconds as the visitors eased themselves into a half time lead standing at 4-12 to 0-02.

Thomas Dee and Julian Pietropaolo became the seventh and eight different players to tally on the turnover against a now much improved Cobh. Before a duo of fourth and final quarter points from John Temple saw him assume the role of scorer in chief.

Scorers: J Temple (0-02 frees) (0-01 65’) (1-08), S O’Donoghue (3-01), T Dee and J Pietropaolo (1-00 each), G Sheehan (0-02 frees), C Hickey, T Clancy and K O’Donoghue (0-01 each).

St Catherines team: A Cotter, C O’Driscoll, F McCreedy, C Murray, J Pratt, J Pietropaolo, T Clancy, J Temple, J Kenneally, K O’Donoghue, G Sheehan, T Dee, D Turley, S O’Donoghue, C Hickey. Also: L Moore, C Barry and J O’Connor. 

Referee: Michael Franklin (Midleton).



We offer our condolences to club registrar Pat and all the Hartigan families on the death of Christy Morrison in Kilkenny last week.


Cork teams

It’s billed as the greatest day in Irish sport and last Sunday didn’t disappoint. Doing its utmost to confirm that theory with two draws unfolding. Cork coming good in extra time. Those goals we spoke about last week again standing them in good stead. A third coming in the early stages of those extra minutes of massive value as the rebels go on to claim their first All-Ireland minor football title in nineteen years. Making it a rewarding summer for the red jersey and adding to their inaugural U20 title won in Portlaoise a month ago. Cork know how to beat the Dubs!

Well the drive for five is still alive! But only just. Kerry awarded a ridiculous penalty. But justice was done when keeper Cluxton with an outstretched hand denied Paul Geaney at a time when the Kingdom looked to get a foothold on matters. But then the Dubs can only blame themselves. Jonny Cooper already on a yellow (and having his hands full with the tall David Clifford) should have been moved if not indeed taken off altogether. Sure enough there is the concession of a second yellow and off he goes just before the interval. I tell you Tom O’Sullivan was one lucky boy on the change of ends. It’s all to play for with the replay on Saturday week at 6pm.

It was a weekend starting out with Cork beating Galway for the Arrabawn Cup in the U15 hurling tournament final at Boherlahan on Saturday evening last. Club players Gearoid O’Brien and Kyle Wallace on the starting line up there.

Best of luck to Russell Rovers and Carraig na bhFear along with Dungourney’s Jim Hennessy when the East Cork junior A hurling final goes ahead this weekend. Throw in is at 6pm on Sunday evening coming, September 8 and the venue will be Lisgoold.


What we have in fixtures for you Friday, September 6 East Cork intermediate hurling championship quarter final for the Abernethy Cup v Sarsfields. Time and venue TBC. Friday, September 6 round 6 G1 U13 hurling league v Ballincollig (away) at 8pm (provisional). Sunday, September 8 at Ballynoe premier intermediate hurling championship third round Fermoy v Fr O’Neill’s at 3pm. Sunday, September 8 at Lisgoold East Cork junior A hurling championship final Carraig na bhFear v Russell Rovers at 6pm. Tuesday, September 10 division two Rebel Óg east minor hurling championship final v Castlelyons, time and venue TBC. Also watch out for junior B hurling championship v Youghal.



Late news from Monday night last

Round 3 group 1 U21 A hurling championship - Youghal 2-22 St Catherines 3-11. Semi-final division 1 Rebel Óg North U14 hurling championship - St Catherines 1-11 Aghabullogue 0-06. Match reports will appear in next week’s notes.



Results from the most recent lotto draw held at McAuliffe’s Ballynoe, also on Monday night last, September 2. Numbers drawn were 1, 14, 19, 28. There was no winner of the €3,000 jackpot. While the consolation winners were: Jim Kearney, Ballybride; Conna, Eoin and Cathal Sheehan, Glentrasna, Ballynoe; Pat Clancy, Monagown, Conna; Diarmuid Barry, Kilcor, Castlelyons and Liam Rice, Ballinlegane, Ballynoe. 

Next draw with a jackpot now standing at €3,200 will be at The Big Tree, Aghern, on Monday night, September 9.

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