St Catherine's Notes (21st Jun)

  • Jun 21,2024

Savage weekend for Rebels with three great victories





It was a week of regular league activity at club level. Taking in both codes, both for the adults and juveniles. Of course, the county is now on a high. Following up that victory over the reigning All-Ireland champions with yet another awesome display this time over Tipperary who now make their exit from the Munster Senior Hurling Championship. Another team to join them by next Sunday evening. Sure we will be at Lá na gClub! Proceed!

Round 2 division 2 Amarenco Est Cork Junior Football league (refixture)

Cloyne 2-06 St Catherines 1-09

A contest very much in the balance. Both teams taking it in turns to go ahead with a share of the spoils a fair and justifiable result following this junior football league tie at a showery and overcast Cloyne on Thursday evening last. Fionn O’Connell and Evan O’Driscoll combining before Ciaran Pietropaolo crashed home the lead goal at 1-04 to 0-01 on 18 minutes. But the response was swift. Noel Cahill with the opposition goal within minutes. Ray McConville and a brace of James Hayes eye-catching points all helping to restore the advantage with the Saints to the good on an interval scoreline standing at 1-05 to 1-03. Cloyne were ahead for the first time in the contest. Keith O’Shea goaling a penalty kick on 37 minutes. Ed Kenneally and Eoin Davis points followed. But Paudie O’Sullivan tied it all up for the third and final time right at the death. Pointing a close in free for a 2-06 to 1-09 end scoreline. Championship is back this weekend.

Scorers: C Pietropaolo (1-00), D O’Connell (0-02 frees) (0-03), J Hayes and E Davis (0-01 free) (0-02 each), R McConville and E Kenneally (0-01 each).

St Catherine’s team: A Carr, J Neville, G O’Callaghan McCarthy, J Hayes, R Galvin, N Sheehan, E O’Driscoll, F O’Connell, T Barry, E Kenneally, D O’Connell, R McConville, E Davis, C Pietropaolo. Subs: O O’Neill for T Barry (’42), R O’Connell for G O’Callaghan McCarthy (’45), also C Hayes. Referee: Jonathon O’Connell (Glenville).

Juvenile Report

Round 2 Division 1 Rebel Óg East Minor Hurling League

St Catherines 2-20 St Colmans 3-13

A result not looking likely through the opening exchanges with a brace of Charlie O’Dwyer goals having the opposition ahead at 2-02 without reply inside 5 minutes of the throw-in. With the home team settling down, seeing parity restored following a Ciaran Pietropaolo goal at 2-04 to 1-07 and forcing a lead for the first time on 20 minutes from this Minor Hurling League tie played in Ballynoe on Wednesday evening, May 15th last at 7pm. A slightly fortuitous Diarmuid O’Connell goal a significant boost on 27 minutes. Evan O’Driscoll winding up the first half scoring right on the interval. St Catherines ahead on a half time scoreline standing at 2-11 to 2-07. You’d settle for that.

Clawed back to the minimum with James O’Brien goaling a penalty just four minutes into the second half. But the Saints weren’t rattled, didn’t leave the concession upset them and were much in the ascendancy to the finish. Points from Ciaran Leamy, Gearoid Sheehan and Kyle O’Donoghue ensued, But none shone out better than John Temple. Finishing with a contribution of 8 points. All from play. By the time you read these notes a lapsed fixture against St Colmcilles was due to be fulfilled in Carrig na bhFear last evening, Wednesday, May 22ndat 7.45pm.

Scorers: D O’Connell (0-03 frees) (1-06), J Temple (0-08), C Pietropaolo (1-00 free) (1-02), E O’Driscoll, C Leamy, G Sheehan and K O’Donoghue (0-01 each). St Colman’s scorers: J O’Brien (1-00 penalty) (0-06 frees) (1-10), C O’Dwyer (2-02) and D Crotty (0-01).

St Catherine’s team: J Bryan, G O’Callaghan McCarthy, C McCarthy, T Barry, D O’Donovan, E O’Driscoll, T Clancy, D O’Connell, C Hayes, D Murphy, C Pietropaolo, J Temple, C Hickey, G Sheehan, C Leamy. Subs: K O’Donoghue for C Hickey (’46), C Hickey for G O’Callaghan McCarthy (’59). Also: T Dee, J Pietropaolo, C Murray and L Moore. Referee: Stephen Hackett (Bride Rovers).

Round 5 division 4 Rebel Óg East U16 Hurling League

St Catherines 4-08 St Colmans 6-17

It’s the classic cliché, game of two halves, applying here. A brace of Allan Cotter goals on 7 and 24 minutes preceding a surging up-field run before a timely Shane O’Donoghue flick released Tristan Clancy to slot in a third 5 minutes later with the Saint ahead on a half time scoreline standing at 3-04 to 0-11 when this tie was playedin Ballynoe on Monday evening, May 13th last. But all changed, changed utterly and quickly on the changeover with full forward Darragh Heavin wreaking havoc. Receiving able Shane Murtagh support and Colmans were assured victors long before the finish.

Scorers: A Cotter (0-04 frees) (2-06), T Clancy (1-01), E O’Mahony (1-00) and L Moore (0-01). St Colman’s scorers: D Heavin (0-02 frees) (5-06), S Murtagh (0-05 frees) (0-03 ‘65s’) (0-09), F Wenham (1-00), D Collins and D Sheahan (0-01 each).

St Catherine’s team: S O’Keeffe, S Riordan, E O’Mahony, C Barry, S Walsh, T Clancy, C O’Driscoll, L Moore, J Pietropaolo, C Higgins, K O’Donoghue, B O’Connor, T Walsh, S O’Donoghue, A Cotter. Subs: R Hickey for C Higgins (’35), L Kilmartin for S Riordan (’43), T Morrison for C Barry (’49), J O’Connor for T Walsh (’51). Referee: Michael Carey (Bride Rovers).

Round 2 division 1 Rebel Óg East U16 Hurling League (rearranged)

Youghal 2-17 St Catherines 2-13

A lapsed U16 league tie running concurrent with the football in Cloyne and played on Magniers Hill on Thursday evening last.

Team: S O’Keeffe, B O’Connor, E O’Mahony, C Barry, S Walsh, T Clancy, C O’Driscoll, J Pietropaolo, L Moore, R Hickey, J Kenneally, K O’Donoghue, S Riordan, S O’Donoghue, L Kilmartin. Also A Cotter. Referee: Arthur Murphy (Killeagh).

Round 3 Coiste na nÓg County U13 Hurling League (rearranged)

St Catherines altogether too strong for St Dominics when this league tie was also played in Ballynoe on Wednesday evening, May 15th last.

Scorers: N Keane (4-01), D Kenneally (4-00), K O’Connell (0-02 frees) (1-06), O Sheehan (2-01) and B Coakley (1-00).  St Catherine’s team: P O’Sullivan (match captain), J Mulkerrins, S Moore, T Shields, G Leahy, S O’Keeffe, Z Pyne, K O’Connell, A O’Gorman, C Fitzgerald, N Keane, S Maguire, J Bryan, B Coakley, D Kenneally. Also: O Sheehan, O Feeney and A Coakley (all used). Referee: Eoin Coleman (Youghal).

Round 2 division 2 Rebel Óg North U14 Hurling Championship

Douglas v St Catherines

Up to Douglas on Friday evening last for this round robin round 2 tie in the U14 HC. Commending referee Pat Lyons on arriving with a full team of officials. Now there is something that won’t always happen! For the record the Saints were much the stronger outfit, against what is the opposition’s second choice team, dominated from the start and were worthy winners in an always sporting encounter. Back to football this weekend with Glanmire coming to town.

Scorers: K O’Connell and T Morrison (2-01 each), C Higgins (1-04), C Fitzgerald (1-00), T Walsh (0-03), E Dillon (0-02), R O’Donoghue and B O’Connor (0-01 each).

St Catherine’s team: S O’Keeffe, C McCarthy, S Riordan, J Coughlan, S Moore, B O’Connor, N Keane, K O’Connell, C Higgins, Z Pyne, T Walsh, E Dillon, R O’Donogue, T Morrison, C Fitzgerald. Sub: A O’Gorman for K O’Connell (’21). Referee: Pat Lyons (Bishopstown).

Round 3 phase 1 Rebel Óg East U12 Football League

St Nicks 5-08 St Catherines 6-03

Maybe not availing of all chances presented and the Saints went down to a narrow two point loss in this football league tie on at the same time as the U16 hurling tie when played in the Glen field on Monday evening, May 13th last. By the time you read these few words the hurling equivalent was down to be played in Rostellan on Tuesday night just gone, May 21st. Phase 2 with grading fully sorted to commence shortly. Say around mid-June.

Panel: S Cummins, A Coakley, A Keane, C Twomey, S O’Keeffe, O Feeney, D Kenneally, R Geaney, A Fitzgerald, C O’Connor, J Beecher, L O’Keeffe, O O’Farrell, C Kearney, R Pietropaolo, C Fitzgerald.

Cumann na mBunscol Munster GAA Primary Games

Have you noticed the amount of players from the parish representing our beloved county in the primary games? Usually played at the interval of the big attraction. Aoife O’Connor, donning the number 7 jersey against the kingdom in Killarney on the afternoon of Saturday, April 20th. And is at school in Curraglass. I hope daddy is happy about all this! Grace Higgins, at school in Ballynoe, donning the number eleven jersey against the banner county in Cork on Sunday, April 28th. Kenneth O’Connell, also doing well in the athletics world, wore the number 7 jersey against Limerick at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday evening, May 11th. What an honour. Memory of which will remain for time immemorial.

Lá na gClub

A busy weekend approaching and coaching officer Eamonn Buggy has devised a whole series of novelty events as St Catherine’s promote their version of Lá na gClub. From mixed hurling and football blitzes, orienteering challenge and fittest family hubs to what should be of huge appeal, that of the Premier Junior hurlers playing the Senior camogie team in a hurling challenge. Help needed. Gates open at 1pm. Hopefully weather behaves itself.

Golf success

Congratulations to Mary Aherne, Ballynoe on winning the vice lady captain’s prize at Lismore Golf Club recently.

Cork v Clare v Tipperary

What a weekend for the Rebels. There was the win over Clare in the penultimate round of the provincial U20 hurling championship. Revenge now a key motivating factor when it comes to face Tipp again in the decider. Don’t forget the banner county put Cork out of last summer’s Munster Senior football championship. Though none too impressive in exacting a reversal of fortune in round 1 of group 3 of the All-Ireland football championship also in Ennis just less than 24 hours later. But of course real heroes of the weekend were the Cork Senior hurlers again before over 43,000 ithis time in Thurles. Alan Connolly again grabbing the headlines. Achieving it against both Wexford and Offaly in the League and for the third time in this competitive year pulls another hattrick out of the bag. You know what? You could get used to this!

Lotto results

Draw held Monday, May 13th. Numbers drawn were 4, 12, 13 and 20, no jackpot winner. Consolation winners were P Twomey, c/o M Lane, Jennifer Galvin, online, Helen O’Neill, Ballynoe, Assumpta Mangan, Conna, online and Tom Dooley c/o Fisherman’s Rest, Conna. Most recent draw for €6,000 jackpot was scheduled for clubrooms, Ballynoe last Monday night, May 20th. Results to follow.

Fixture list

Tonight (Thursday), May 23rd round 5 division 2 East Cork Junior HL in Castlelyons at 7.30pm. Friday, May 24th at Ballynoe round 3 division 2 Rebel Óg East U15 FC v Glanmire at 7pm. Saturday, May 25th at Buttevant round 2 County Junior B1 FC v Deel Rovers at 5pm. Sunday, May 26th at Ballynoe Lá na gClub. Gates open 1pm.

St Catherine’s GAA Club sponsors

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