Youghal Notes

10 March, 2010

CLUB LOTTO – JACKPOT €19,710……..

There is still a lot of lotto to be won at YOUGHAL GAA. The jackpot is currently over €19,710. Tickets costing €2 are available from the usual outlets and Club Arás. Next draw Monday 15th March.

Seachtain na Gaeilge launched – 8th March at Club Arás, Youghal

Rith - Through Youghal Sat 13th approx 2.30 pm Town Hall

Youghal G.A.A. to take part in Rith

Rith 2010 is a new national festival for Ireland which will take place from 10-17 March 2010 as one of the main events of Sechtain na Gaeilge. A 1500km course has been set out to do a non-stop relay run from Belfast to Galway over 7 days with tens of thousands taking part throughout 400 towns. A baton with a concealed message inside will be carried by Rith 2010 from start to finish. The baton will not be laid down until this message of support for the Irish Language will be ready out on St. Patrick’s Day in Galway.

Eochaill Results

2nd March Under 14 Football Challenge Eochaill v Tallow Result: Eochaill 4-6 Tallow 3-8

3rd March Junior Football League Eochaill v Cloyne 8pm Result 1-12 – 0-1

4th March Under 14 Football Challenge Eochaill v Ardmore Result: Eochaill 2-12 Ardmore 3-2

5th March Intermediate Football League Eochaill v Courcey Rovers Result: Eochaill 0-7 Courcey Rvs 1-6

6th March Under 10 Hurling League Eochaill v Killeagh Ita’s Result Eochaill 1-1 Killeagh 1-0

7th March Minor Hurling Final Eochaill v Lisgoold Result: Eochaill 1-3 Lisgoold 2-4

7th March U15’s Football League Eochaill v St. Finbarr’s Result Eochaill 2-9 St Finbarr’s 2-0

Street Leagues – Starting Week of the 3rd April – Final 9th May

Eochaill Og – Under 10’s Decky Guckian League First Game of Ten

Youghal v Killeagh Ita’s Saturday 6th March 2010 Venue – Top Field Youghal

Result Youghal 1-1 Killeagh Ita’s 1-0

In a thrilling encounter, Youghal opened the scoring with a great point from Jake

O’Brien. This was followed by a stunning goal from Padraig Quilligan. A Killeagh goal after the break put sever pressure on the Youghal defenders but Youghal were unlucky not to go further ahead with a great first time effort from Conor Cremin that was brilliantly saved by the Killeagh goal keeper. Despite a late charge from Killeagh, Youghal held out for a narrow victory over their close rivals. Many thanks to the parents and supporters who encouraged the Youghal lads over the line.

Intermediate Football League 27th February 2010 Result Fermoy 0-8 Eochaill 0-4

Match Report: Youghal was seriously off the pace in the first half and but some tremendous saves by Pat Mackey would have been in an impossible position at half time. Nigel Roche, Barry Ring and Oisin Murphy fought valiantly to stem the tide but Fermoy led 0-7 to 0-0 at half time. By that stage also Stephen Kelly and Keith McCarthy had to retire injured.

There was a huge improvement in the second half and Youghal took the battle to Fermoy and an early point by Shane O’Flynn and Nigel Roche gave further encouragement. Further points by both players brought Fermoy within sight unfortunately a clear goal there was not taken and Fermoy rallied to score a late point win the game by 4 points. Cleary improvement is required but the second half performance was encouraging.

Team: Pat Mackey, Cathal O’Laochda, Andrew Sheehan, Aaron Kenny, Micheal Cronin, Barry Ring, Alan Frahill, O’Connor, Nigel Roche, Oisin Murphy, Keith McCarthy, Ciaran O’Mahony, Jas O’Mahoney, Stephen Kelly, Conor Spillane, Shane Flynn, Victor O’Shea, Daniel Spillane.

Intermediate Football League Eochaill v Courcey Rovers Result: C. Rovers 1-5 Eochaill 0-6 5th Mar

Match Report: Failure to avail of numerous opportunities for scores ultimately led to defeat in this well contested game. We scored only 3 points in each half and this was not sufficient to secure victory. Nevertheless there was a big improvement in performance from the previous League game and with the necessary training and scoring levels will improve.

On the night Pat Mackey, Paul O’Driscoll, John Grace, Leigh Desmond and Nigel Roche stood out with Nigel and Leigh accounting for 5 points between them.

Team: Pat Mackey, Vincie Murray, Paul O’Driscoll, Aidan Foley, Andrew Sheehan, Barry Ring, John Grace, Oisin Murphy, Leigh Desmond, Jas O’Mahoney, Nigel Roche, Alan Frahill O’Connor, Ger Cotter, Eoin Coleman, Aaron O’Connor, Stephen Kelly, Ciaran O’Mahony

Match Date: 7th March 2010 U15 City League Football Final Score: Youghal 2-9 St Finbarrs 0-6

Next Match: Vs Nemo Rangers Date TBC Match Report: On Sunday March 7th Eochaill Og welcomed St Finbarrs to Copperalley for 3rd round of the Under 15 football city league. After our championship exit the week before the lads were ready to get back to winning ways. Captain Cian Daly won the toss and decided to play with the wind in the first half. From the start Youghal took advantage of the wind and applied the pressure on the Finbarrs goal. After kicking a number shots into the keepers hands the Youghal lads found their range and finished the half 6 points to 2 up at half time with Andrew Joyce kicking the last 3points with good running from midfield.

The second half saw the introduction of Bill Mc Grath to full forward and Chris Savage to left half forward. With wind at their backs the Visitors started well and kicked the first 2 points of the half. Then with the move of Colin Keenaghan to center back and Mark Flaherty to Corner Back Youghal began to control the game. The hard working Cian Daly at midfield and half forwards Aaron Hogan and Aidan ONeill were always available to take the ball out of defense. Up front Ollie Dempsey and Tomas Coleman kicked great scores. With ten minutes to go Tommy Kennefick made a great tackle and cleared the ball to Cian Daly who carried the ball 40 yards, to set up Bill Mc Grath for a great goal and close out the game.

7th March 2010 – 2009 Minor Hurling League Final Eochaill v Lisgoold

Result: Eochaill 1-3 Lisgoold 2-4 Venue: Copperalley – 11.15 am

Match Report: Very much a game of two halves! With the wind assistance, Lisgoold started very strongly and established an early lead. Only for a great double save by Adrian Curtin, Lisgood could have been well clear after 20 minutes, but a great James O’Mahony goal before half time left everything to be played for.

Slow to settle in the 2nd half, the Youghal lads strugged to make any inroads into the Lisgoold lead. However they finally opened up in the last 10 minutes with a series of great scores to finally settle the issue over a gallant and strong Lisgood outfit. After winning the Inter-Divisional League Final two weeks ago the 2009 Minor Hurling team have go the season off to a great start. Best for Youghal were James O’Mahony, Aaron Kenny & Conor O’Sullivan. Congratulations & Well Done to our Minor Hurling League Winners and to the manager, mentors, trainers & selectors and a special word of the thanks to all the Eochaill supporters.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Wednesday 17th March

For Youghal G.A.A. Club we would ask that all participants meet up at Dolphin’s Square at 2.15 pm. We will be holding a party afterwards back at the club for our members.

Vodafone - Support Your G.A.A. Club Programme

If you are a Vodafone customer (non business customer) you can now support your club by sending a text message with your name and number to Assumpta Parker on 087-1274418. If you do this she will be able to sign you up online and Youghal will get 5% of all future monies spent on your bill or pay as you go. It won’t cost you anything and the 5% is a donation from Vodafone that was set up with the GAA to support Clubs.

Reminder - Hurling Helmets As of the 1st January 2010 – all hurlers of all ages and grades will be obliged to wear approved hurling helmets, complete with face guards.

Ball Alley now open at Club Arás Youghal

The ball alley is now open and is there is good use been made from it from all club members of all ages.

Membership Forms

Membership forms need to be returned to your Team Manager by March 20th.

Email & Text Updates & Match Reports

If you would like to receive news through this media please contact Cormac Galvin at or text your name to 0857375371. Please note all match reports should be dropped to the club by 8pm on Sunday evening’s otherwise email

Club Website

The club website is now available at Over the coming weeks and months you can keep in

touch with club news, events, photos, fixtures and match reports.

Club Development

Development News - Dug Outs – Now Under Construction at the Top Field

Under the guidance and direction of the development committee the dug out construction has now commenced and are due for completion in approximate four weeks.

Tuesday Nights – 8pm 45 Results

23rd February: 1st, 2nd, 3rd divided Sheila & Teresa, Dermot & Mossie, Lilly & Cecilia. Best of last 5 Joy & Leonard. Last Game Robert & Kevin.

2nd March: 1st, 2nd, 3rd divided Angeline & Ann, Eileen & Bernie, Frank & Leonard. Best of last 5 Kevin & Robert. Last Game Anne & Dick.

9th March To B Confirmed

Over 60’s Talent Competition Irish Examiner – Friday 5th March

A superb night of entertainment was held at Club Arás last Friday night. The line up in included singing, dancing, poetry etc. The winner of the night was Pat Lynch, Youghal who will go on to represent Youghal on the 18th of April at City Hall. Thanks to all who participated and a special word of thanks to Paddy O’Brien who enabled this event to come to Youghal, Don Mulcahy and to Dave Kilgannon and team.

Aslan – Saturday 6th Doors Open 8pm Tickets €15

A fanstastic night again at Club Arás when Aslan played to a great crowd followed by Planet Claire in the Club bar.