St Catherines GAA Notes

07 July, 2021

St Catherines GAA Notes.

Action in divisional and Rebel Og leagues

Lotto Jackpot €12’400

Before honing in on action from the divisional and the Rebel Óg leagues we give you the results of the most recent weekly lotto draw from last Monday night, June 21st. Numbers drawn being 4,8,15 and 29 and a jackpot then standing at €12,200 wasn’t won. Consolation winners on the night being James Moroney Jnr., Cooladurragh, Conna, Catherine McCready, Castleview, Conna, John Paul Flynn (Phone No), Dympna Moroney, Conna and Kit Ahern, Conna.  With a now accumulated €12,400 Jackpot, the next draw will go ahead on Monday night, June 28th.

Round One Group Four East Cork Hurling League Cup Castlelyons 1-15 St. Catherine’s 1-15

It was the home team making the better start. An early Dara Spillane goal to which Richard Morrison and Ronan Fenton among others added points and they were 1-6 to 0-2 just on the completion of the initial water break. Richard Galvin pointed both scores for the visitors. But the complexion of this round one group Four East Cork League Cup Hurling Competition would change following a slightly fortuitous Owen O’Neill goal on twenty minutes when played in Castlelyons on Monday evening, June 14th last. The home team was still good and ahead at 1-9 to 1-7 at the break and again at 1-12 to 1-9 early on the change of ends. Use of the bench and that vital bit of tinkering that you do had a vital impact on the Saints challenge. Stephen O’Donnell with his second point then turned provider. Setting up minor Tom Hartnett with the lead score for the Saints for the only time over the hour at 1-14 to 1-13 to fifty six minutes. Colm McCarthy from placed balls was accurate for the opposition. Before Harry Draper with his fourth point tied it all up again from a late free. Referee: Mark Murphy (Bride Rovers).

Team; C. Leary, P. Ryan, L. O’Connor, J. Casey, D. Galvin, S. O’Regan, P. Tobin, T. Hartnett, J. Hayes, S. O’Donnell, Rd., Galvin, A Neville, H. Draper, S. Kearney and O. O’Neill. Subs: E. Condon and J. Mulcahy for A. Neville and S. Kearney (Both second half), S. Walsh for D. Galvin (58). Scorers O. O’Neill (1-2), H Draper (0-3 frees), (0-4) Rd. Galvin (0-3), S O’Donnell and T. Hartnett (0-2 each), A Neville and J. Hayes (0-1 each).

Round One Group Five East Cork Junior Football League Cup Glanmire 0-8 St. Catherine’s 1-8

Daniel Mangan supplied the key pass picking out Eoin Wallace for the games only and match winning goal on twenty seven minutes of this group Five East Cork Junior Football League cup tie at an overcast Sallybrook on Sunday evening last. It was 1-04 to 0-02 for the visitors at the interval who held on for a three point win on an end score line of 1-08 to 0-08. Referee: Peter O’Donovan (Carrig na Bhfear).

Team; S. Cogan, S. O’Regan, J. Casey, K. Neville, A. Neville, L. O’Connor, M. Mulcahy, D. Mangan, R. Galvin, T. O’Donnell, P. O’Connor, J. Hayes, E. Wallace, P. Keane and S. O’Donnell. Subs; P. Ryan for P. O’Connor (43’), H. Draper for S. O’Donnell (53’), S. McCarthy for J. Casey (56’) and S. O’Donnell for T. O’Donnell (60+2). Scores - E Wallace (1-1), D, Mangan (0-2 frees) (0-4), S. O’Donnell (0-2) and R. Galvin (0-01).

Round One Division Two Rebel Og East Minor Football Pre-Season Game Carrigtwohill 3-8 St Catherine’s 1-7

In a contest seeing the home team making the more definite start, it was use of the bench, a few reshuffles and general tinkering thow would benefit the visitors enormously. A Harry Draper goal quickly on the change of ends backed up by a brace of Kian O’Donoghue points with Darragh Morrison and Tom Hartnett also figuring on the scoresheet saw the Saints rewarded with a halcyon third quarter, turning an interval 1-4 to 0-2 deficit right around to lead 1-6 to 1-4 on 40 minutes. Thereafter Carrigtwohill regained their mojo and with Liam Screvin, Cian O’Riordan, Sean Brennan and Cillian Barry to the fore, wound up winners on the above scoreline of this round one division two Rebel Og East minor football pre-season game, played in Carrigtwohill on Wednesday evening, June 16th last. Starting now is the U17 championship with both codes played on a round robin basis. Referee: Shane Hodgins (Erin’s Own).

Team; W O’Driscoll, C Bryan, F O’Connell, N Sheehan, B O’Connor, D Galvin, G O’Brien, O Fitzgerald, M Geary, H Draper, T Hartnett, W Leamy, S O’Donoghue, K O’Donoghue, C Dinneen. Subs; C McAuliffe, W McAuliffe, D Morrison for C Bryan, C Dinneen, W Leamy (all second half), S Cotter for H Draper (38’), C Sheehan for D Galvin (40’), K Kelleher for G O’Brien (46’) and G Leahy for M Geary (56’). Scorers: T Hartnett (0-4 frees), H Draper (1-0), K O’Donoghue 0-2), D Morrison (0-1).

Round One Phase One Group Five Rebel Og East U13 Football League Mayfield 3-3 St Catherine’s 10-10

Catherine’s were always the dominant force in this round one phase one group five Rebel Og East U13 football league tie played at Lotabeg on Friday evening last. In a 13-a-side competition, all 18 players present received ample game time. Referee: B Coniry (Crosshaven).

Team; Jayden O’Connor, C O’Driscoll, S O’Donoghue, B McKee, J Kenneally, S Walsh, T Clancy, J Pietropaolo, A Cotter, K O’Donoghue, R Hickey, C Barry and James O’Connor; Subs; L Moore and E O’Mahony for S O’Donoghue and T Clancy (both 17’), S McCarthy and L Kilmartin for S Walsh and A Cotter (both second half), T Walsh for C Barry (46’). Scorers: J Pietropaolo (0-1 free, 3-2), A Cotter (2-2), C Barry (2-0), K O’Donoghue (1-2), R Hickey (1-1), James O’Connor (1-0), S Walsh (0-2) and T Clancy (0-1).

Round One Section Two Division Two Rebel Og North U15 Football Pre-Season Game Fermoy 0-2 St Catherine’s 3-5

Evan O’Driscoll and Timmy Barry were very reliable. Later there was an eye-catching block double block down involving Conor Murray and Shay Wallace, further frustrating the home team’s scoring aspirations as both sets of defences dominated this opening division two Rebel Og North U15 football pre-season game played at midday in Fermoy on Saturday last. Cian McCarthy regularly on the ball around the middle, but the scores wouldn’t come. Then all of a sudden like a bus come along three second half goals in a glorious four minute spell through Shane Cotter, Ciaran Pietropaolo and John Temple, securing the win. Referee: Davy Farrell (Mitchelstown).

Team; J Bryan, J Pratt, E O’Driscoll, C Murray, C Leamy, T Barry, F McCready, C McCarthy, C Pietropaolo, S Cotter, D Murphy, D O’Connell, A Bryan, J Hickey and G Sheehan. Also C Dunning, J Temple, S Wallace, S Aherne and C Hickey. Scorers; J Temple (1-2), S Cotter and C Pietropaolo (1-1 each) and T Barry (0-1).

Fixture List

Friday, June 25th at Ballynoe, round two group three Rebel Og East U13 hurling league v Blackrock at 7pm. Saturday, June 26th at Ballynoe, round two division one U15 hurling pre-season v Blackrock at 2pm. Saturday, June 26th round two group 6B Red FM hurling league cup v Na Piarsaigh (away) at 7.30pm. Wednesday, June 30th at Ballynoe, round one round robin Rebel Og North U17 hurling championship v Mallow at 7pm.

New Cup For Munster Hurling Winners
It will be an honour bestowed on Clare and Waterford. Bit like being given the Olympic torch to light up the arena this weekend they will set in motion the most eagerly awaited provincial senior hurling championship for many a day. Deep down all five competing counties harbour the desire to claim a prize as coveted as the All-Ireland itself. There is no other competition comparable throughout the land. Either in interest or in competitive aspect. Closest would be the Ulster football championship. We would all be aware of his legendary status in the game both as a player and team trainer. But as chairman Liam Linehan informed the state on the morning of the draws on April 19th that he represented Limerick on the provincial council from 1950 to 1981.

It was publicised a few weeks before that and now its confirmed that for the first time this year’s winners of the Munster senior hurling championship will received the Mick Mackey Cup. It seems a good fit. Last cup was introduced in 1990, which in turn was replacing the 1928 version. After one of the most captivating deciders in memory chairman Michael Maher presented that ’90 cup to Kieran McGuckian year of the two captains with the unavailable Tomás Mulcahy back on board for the All-Ireland series and receiving of Liam later that memorable year.
Denis Walsh was full back on that Cork team. Another club connection would see Cathal Casey introduced as substitute with about ten minutes to go. Abiding memories include the radiant subliminal skills of Tony O’Sullivan later named hurler of the year and of course the 2-07 scoring contribution of Mark Foley. That was also the year of what may have been misconstrued pre match comments from Babs Keating. All bar 0-1 of Cork’s total of 4-15 that day came from play. Denis Walsh is photographed trying to chase down Aidan Ryan and Nicky English on the cover of a glossy 56-page colourful souvenir match programme priced at £1.00. Tickets for Ardán Uí Cuinneáin cost £8. That puts it all in perspective!
Now for a question not answered in 31 years. Though listed on the programme as no.21 why was Conor O’Donovan not introduced to a fully stretched Tipperary defensive rearguard? Match referee was John Moore of Waterford.

1990 Munster final teams

Cork: Ger Cunningham, John Considine, Denis Walsh, Sean O’Gormam, Sean McCarthy, Jim Cashman, Kieran McGuckian (captain), Pat Buckley, Brendan O’Sullivan, David Quirke, Mark Foley, Tony O’Sullivan, Ger Fitzgerald, Kevin Hennessy and John Fitzgibbon. Subs; Anthony O’Sullivan and Cathal Casey.

Tipperary; Ken Hogan, John Madden, Noel Sheehy, Bobby Ryan, Conal Bonner, John Kennedy (captain), Paul Delaney, Declan Carr, Joe Hayes, Michael Cleary, Declan Ryan, Conor Stakelum, Pat Fox, John Leahy, Nicholas English. Subs; Dinny Ryan and Colm Bonner.

So that’s the mentors and social niceties put to bed and out of the way as the quest for the Mick Mackey cup and the 2021 Munster hurling championship begins. By the way there is still no name for the equivalent football cup

St. Catherine’s GAA Club Sponsors

St. Catherine’s GAA Club Sponsors are T & A, Building and Civil Engineering Contractors, Ballynoe. St. Catherine’s juvenile sponsors are Mulcahy Steel.