St Catherines GAA Notes

13 September, 2021

St Catherines GAA Notes week ended 2.9.21

By John O'Mahony PRO

Rebels bounty weekly lotto results update.

Understandably last time around priority being given to all those All-Ireland semi-finals and finals. This week we give top billing to matters finance because as the saying goes money makes the mare go! Unfortunately no return this time around coming to the club from the Rebels’ Bounty draw held on Thursday evening last, August 26. Major prize of €25,000 going to St Mary’s GAA Club of Enniskeane/Ballineen. That was to have been the venue for the Garnish match in the county junior B football championship relocated to Kilmichael afterwards. Oh here’s to the boys! 

Results of the most recent weekly lotto draw from Monday night last, August 30. Numbers drawn were 1, 14, 17 and 32. There was no winner of the €14,200 jackpot. Consolation winners being Joe Neville, West St, Tallow, Chloe Higgins, Ballycullane, Ballynoe, Fiona Cotter, Ballynoe, Mary Tobin, Knockanore and Coragh Cotter, Ballynoe. We’re back on Monday night, September 6 when the jackpot will be €14,400.

Adult club fixture

Friday, September 3 at IBC quarter-final county junior B football championship v Kilbrin at 7pm.

Underage double header in Ballynoe 

St Catherines 3-09 Carrigtwohill 6-07

By open admission a wonderful advertisement for both code and grade before Carrigtwohill emerged victorious on a mildly flattering eight point margin from this division 2 Rebel Óg East minor football championship semi-final played in wonderful conditions at Ballynoe on Wednesday evening, August 25 last. A trio of first quarter goals set the opposition on their way against a rallying home based team who saw a late Oisín Fitzgerald first half point trim the interval deficit on a 3-04 to 1-07 scoreline.

Another body blow of a setback inflicted within seconds on the turnover. Daniel Murnane goaling direct from a free kick. But there would be no white flag. Exchanges coming thick and fast in a welter of excitement frequently at break neck pace. A Tom Hartnett free finds substitute Kian O’Donoghue who duly crashes the ball to the net. Before three minutes later the same player is fouled. Kyle Wallace crashed home his second penalty goal. With the teams now together for the first time since the eight minute on a 4-05 to 3-08 scoreline to thirty nine minutes. Goals post second water break from Sean Brennan and Adam Rooney sealed the deal.

Carrigtwohill were confirming a win from the pre-season tournament on their own pitch mid-June and were down to play Passage or Erin’s Own in the championship final on Sunday evening last. While only last evening (Wednesday, September 1) St Catherines and Carrigtwohill were to meet again in the Rebel Óg East division 1 minor hurling championship semi-final. Cobh v Kiltha Óg are on the other side. Final fixed for Sunday, September 5 players off All-Ireland winning Cork minor hurling team will feature in these matches.

Scorers: K Wallace (2-00 penalties), (0-01 free) (2-02), T Hartnett (0-04 frees)(0-05), K O’Donoghue (1-00), O Fitzgerald and C England (free) (0-01 each).

St Catherine’s team: William O’Driscoll, Ben O’Connor, Mark Geary (team captain), Nathan Sheehan, Gearóid O’Brien, Eoghan O’Riordan, Darragh Galvin, William Leahy, Kyle Wallace, Sean O’Donoghue, Conor England, Tom Hartnett and Harry Draper.

Subs: Kian O’Donoghue for Harry Draper (18’), Darragh Morrison for Nathan Sheehan (28’), Cathal Dineen for Oisin Fitzgerald (56’), William McAuliffe for Tom Hartnett (58’), Cathal Sheehan for Sean O’Donoghue (58’). Also on panel: Kieran Kelleher, Stephen Cotter and Cathal McAuliffe. Referee: Eoin Colman (Youghal).

Round 3 Rebel Óg North U13 football league

St Catherines 3-09 Kildorrery 2-02

Upstairs and running concurrent with that aforementioned minor football championship match was this fast forwarded round 3 U13 football league tie. Billed for the Thursday but changed as the week moved on. Also played in Ballynoe on Wednesday evening, August 25 last.

Half time advantage to the home based team with the score standing at 0-07 to 0-01. All the heavy duty scoring coming on the changeover. Tristan Clancy on the double with the third goal finished off by Tadgh Walsh. 

Now the Saints will also strive to maintain their unbeaten tag in division one of the U13 hurling league. Completing the group stages of the competition this weekend with a visit to Rostellan, home of Aghada GAA Club.

Scorers: T Clancy (2-01), T Walsh (1-0), T Morrison, L Moore and J Pietropaolo (0-02 each), A Cotter and K O’Donoghue (0-01 each). St Catherines team: Jayden O’Connor, James O’Connor, S O’Donoghue, C O’Driscoll, K O’Donoghue, J Kenneally, R Hickey, A Cotter, J Pietropaolo, C Higgins, T Clancy, L Moore, T Morrison, E O’Mahony and T Walsh. Also: B O’Connor. Referee: Mike Walsh (home club).

Tension, huge crowd involvement leading to a welter of excitement is what provided the backdrop to the division two county Féile na Peil final played on Mayfield’s first choice pitch in excellent conditions on Sunday evening last. In fairness early John Temple and Shane Cotter scores eased the Saints into a four point lead. But converting a penalty goal turned it around and St Colm’s Kealkil who had earlier overcome the host venue had parity restored at 1-01 a piece at the end of what are fifteen minute halves for finals. They secured all the major scores on the turnover in a decider refereed by Cathal Egan of Clyde Rovers. Final score was St Colms 3-05 St Catherines 1-02. Rebel Óg treasurer Eoghan O’Connor made the presentation to man of the match and winning St Colm’s captain, Kian Kelleher. 

Earlier on an outside pitch well known to us all and early goals from Dylan “Chips” Murphy and Conor Hayes set the Saints on their way against Kilbrittain in the semi-final refereed by Alec Gibbons of Nemo Rangers. A late Adam Bryan foal confirming a comprehensive enough win for the Saints on an end scoreline of 5-02 to 2-03.

Scorers v St Colm’s: J Temple (1-00), S Cotter and D O’Connell (free) (0-01 each). Scorers v Kilbrittain: D Murphy, C Hayes, C Pietropaolo, J Temple and A Bryan (1-00 each), S Cotter and D O’Connell (free)(0-01 each). 

Feile na Peil eliminators

Met a few familiar rather than old faces for the Feile na Peil qualifiers, Kilara Óg official John Aherne throwing in the ball for an early start at a resplendent Kilworth venue just after 10am on Saturday morning last. Catherines proving too strong for Ballycastle Gaels (3-05 to 0-00).

Moving right along and to the other pitch confirming form with Kilara Óg in the second outing. Contests are of twenty four minutes duration. Twelve minutes a side. Cillian Hickey took his goal well. Nicely tucked away there were also well taken points from Gearóid Sheehan and Jack Hickey in securing a 6-05 to 2-00 success over the Kilworth/Araglin combination. 6-05 to 2-00 success over the Kilworth/Araglin combination. Referee for this one was John O’Brien (Mitchelstown) with Fermoy surrendering their previously unbeaten tag in closely fought decided played in terrific conditions. Ciarán Pietropaolo and Diarmuid O’Connell shared the scoring honours allied to some touch tight Evan O’Driscoll defending in unearthing a 2-05 to 0-03 success. It was kind of one of those mornings you’d be hoping would never end. 

Scorers v Ballycastle Gaels: C Pietropaolo (2-01), C Hayes (1-02) and D O’Connell (0-01 free)(0-02). Scorers v Kilara Óg: C Pietropaolo (2-00), J Temple (1-01), S Cotter, C Hayes and C Hickey (1-00 each), D O’Connell (0-02 frees), G Sheehan and J Hickey (0-01 each). Scorers v Fermoy: C Pietropaolo and D O’Connell (1-02 each) and S Cotter (0-01).

Full Féile na Peil panel

Cian McCarthy (captain), Jake Bryan, Adam Bryan, Evan O’Driscoll, Fionn McCready, Timmy Barry, Diarmuid O’Donovan, Ciaran Leahy, Conor Hayes, Shane Cotter, Diarmuid O’Connell, Dylan “Chips” Murphy, Cillian Hickey, Ciaran Pietropaolo, Jack Hickey, Jake Pratt, Gearoid Sheehan, John Temple, Shay Wallace, Sam Aherne, Cian Dunning and Cathal Murray. 

Next on your juvenile fixture list

Friday, September 3 at Rostellan round 3 division 1 Rebel Óg East U13 hurling league v Aghada at 7pm. Saturday, September 4 at Carrig na bhFear round 4 division 1 Rebel Óg East U15 hurling championship v St Colmcille’s at 12.00 midday. Monday, September 6 at Ballynoe round 5 division 1 Rebel Óg East U15 hurling championship cv Kiltha Óg at 6.30pm. Wednesday, September 8 round 2 division 2 Rebel Óg East U17 football championship in Brian Dillons at 6.30pm.

Primary Go Game from bygone era

Flicking through a match programme from the past where Cork proved too strong for a then troubled Limerick in a Munster senior hurling championship semi-final from 2010. Only Eoin Cadogan and Patrick Horgan from then would adorn a Rebel lineout today. Barry Hennessy and Nicky Quaid were on the substitutes panel. Shane O’Regan from Ballynoe National School was Cork goalkeeper that day in the primary go game. Also on it was current inter-county senior Darragh Fitzgibbon. While members of the Limerick team included Peter Casey, Paddy O’Loughlin and Kyle Hayes. Wonder whatever became of them?

St Catherines GAA Club sponsors

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