Eochaill GAA News

27 February, 2011

Eochaill GAA News

Eochaill Intermediate footballers draw with Baile Nóra

Eochaill 0-08

Baile Nóra 0-08

Last Sunday saw Eochaill’s Intermediate footballers start to their Intermediate Football League campaign against Baile Nóra at Magners Hill. Youghal played into the strong wind in the first half and started brightly with some great defensive work in the half back line, restricting Baile Nóra to a passing game and it took five minutes for the visitors to get a score on the board, it came from a John Fitzgerald free.

A further nine minutes went by in this tough match and it was Eochaill to strike back with a Brendan Ring pointed free to level matters. Youghal’s work rate in an around Lar Na Pairce with Ken Dempsey and Damien Ring was superb, blocking, out passing and frustrating the opposition and as Baile Nóra got more frustrated kicking four first half wides it took a free from the visitors on the 21st minute from Colm O’Shea to regain the lead.

The response from Eochaill was magnificent with a great move up the right wing found the hands of Adrian Curtin who turned and put over a powerful score from play to level matters with six minutes to go to half time.

Baile Nóra could have had a goal on the 27th minute when Ian Wycherley was one on one with the Eochaill keeper Pat Mackey, but Pat brought off a first class save and as the ball was cleared Baile Nóra’s Alan O’Neill made the most of his chance slotting over the point giving the visitors a one point lead, which they held until the break.

Youghal came out in storming form at the start of the second half and after just 45 seconds the match was level for the third time when Damien Ring kicked a great score. Eochaill took the lead for the first time seconds later, when Brendan Ring pointed from the resulting kick out and Peter Queally’s men were on fire.

To Baile Nóra’s credit they fought back to level it three minutes later with a pointed score from play off the boot of full forward Connor Brosnan and it was obvious throughout the second half that Baile Nóra’s advantage of already playing and beating Aghabullogue by 2-08 to 1-04 a week earlier was standing to them.

Eochaill showed some tremendous passion regaining the lead on the 37th minute through Damien Ring, but a free from the Baile Nóra corner forward Colm O’Brien levelled matters for the fifth time on the 39th minute.

With the sides level at five points each with just 19 minutes to go, it was Baile Nóra who regained the lead with a well taken point from play through Gearóid O’Sullivan. Eochaill again responded with a Brendan Ring point on the 44th minute and when Jonathan Ormonde sent a brilliant point over on the 51st minute it was looking like a Youghal win, but Baile Nóra had other ideas.

Two quick scores from the visitors swung the game completely, first second half substitute Bernard Aherne and then with just one minute to go Colm O’Shea scored his third free of the match to give Baile Nóra the one point lead.

Commeth the hour, commeth the man and with two minutes of injury time played and referee James Bermingham looking at his watch a loose ball found its way into the hands of Ken Dempsey who calmly slotted over the match levelling point from 35 meters out earning Eochaill a draw against one of the most formidable sides in the league.

Eochaill: Pat Mackey; Mihéal Cronin, Paul O’Driscoll, Stephen Twomey; Paul Kelly, John Grace, Brendan O’Sullivan; Ken Dempsey, Damien Ring; Jonathan Ormonde, Aaron Kenny; Brendan Ring; James O’Mahony, Barry Ring, Adrian Curtin.

Subs: Conor O’Sullivan for Adrian Curtin (41) Kieran O’Mahony for Jonathan Ormonde (51) Paul O’Sullivan for Paul Kelly (54)

Báinisteor: Peter Queally

Baile Nóra: Eoin Walsh; Mark Kelleher, Tim Crotty, Dave O’Neill; Sean Lucey, Cathal O’Connor, Tomás O Shea; Gary O’Halloran, Alan O’Neill; John Fitzgerald, Ian Whycherley, Gearóid O’Sullivan; Connor Murphy, Connor Brosnan, Colm O’Shea.

Sub: Bernard Aherne for Gearóid O’Sullivan (51) Ref: James Bermingham (Bride Rovers)

Youghal’s East Cork JFL Division 2 match against Castlemartyr was postponed and also the Youghal Minor Footballers match versus Passage was also postponed.

Anyone For Tennis

Eochaill Cumann Lúthchleas Gael has built a brand new Tennis Court at Arás and will soon be putting up an entry sheet for a members tennis tournament. For details contact PRO Derek Kiely on 089-4191901 or Ken Bulman on 086-6013225.

Lotto Winner

Congratulations to Eleanor Barry who scooped the Youghal GAA Lotto Jackpot of €6,140. The lucky numbers were 1, 10, 13 and 25 comhgairdeas, next week’s jackpot is worth €2,500.

Torthaí ---''45'' --- Máirt

21ú Feabhra Céad Áit-1: Cecilia/Lily Dara Áit-2: Chrissie/Noel Tríú Áit-3: Dan/Jerry Best/Last 5: Kathleen/Assumpta Cluiche Deireanach: Teresa/Sheila Cártaí --- gach Máirt ag a 8.30 i.n.

Scór na bPáistí --- Uí Mac Coille --- Torthaí

Comórtaisí Ceannais Satharn 26ú Feabhra (26/2/11)

Club Áras/Éire Óg Rince Foirne: 1.Athair Uí Néill Iomáint (Corn MicheálFoley) 2.Áth Fhada Peil na mBan Rince Aonair: 1.Lios gCúl/Saerlaith Breathnach 2.Cóbh Peil/Aisling Breathnach Amhránaíocht 1.Áth Fhada Iomáint/Cristín Ní Mhóráin Aonair: 2.Carraig na bhFear Iomáint/Éilís Nic Cárthaigh Ceol Uirlise: 1: Athair Uí Néill Iomáint 2. Carraig na bhFear Iomáint Ceol Aonair: 1. Áth Fhada Iomáint/Cristín Nic Giolla Rua 2.Lios gCúl Peil na mBan/Liam de Staic Nuachleas: 1.Mainistir na Corann Peil na mBan 2.Fánuithe na Bríde Peil na mBan Bailéad Ghrúpa: 1. Áth Fhada Iomáint 2. Carraig Thuathail Aithriseoireacht: 1. Lios gCúl/Laura Ní Fhaoláin 2. Fánuithe na Bríde Camógaíocht/Emma de Barra Rince Seit: 1. Carraig na bhFear Iomáint (Corn May Cahill) 2. Áth Fhada Peil na mBan Tráth na gCeist: 1. Áth Fhada Peil 2. Carraig na bhFear Peil Corn Casey/Buckley: Áth Fhada Iomáint/Carraig na bhFear Iomáint (Club is Fearr Inniu) Corn Chris O' Mahony: Áth Fhada Iomáint (Club is Fearr/3 Scór) Beidh na buaiteoirí ag dul ar aghaidh chuig Comórtaisí Leath-Cheannais an Chontae ar an Domhnach 6ú Márta (6/3/11) i gCnocán na Biolraí ag a 2.30 i.n.