The County Senior semi-final against Loughmore Castleiney is fixed for 2.30 p.m. in Cashel on Sunday 20th October.
Minors - Clonmel Commercials 3-13 Newport Gaels 1-8
The minors were forced to battle hard to get the upper hand on the North Champions in Saturday’s county semi-final at Holycross. A sluggish opening from Commercials saw Newport gain an early advantage and they led by two points after four minutes. Commercials were back on level terms after ten minutes but already Jake McDonald had three saves made in the Commercials goal. Two points in as many minutes from Pauraic Looram and Paudie White pushed Commercials into the lead and they were now beginning to find their range and play with some fluency. A point for Newport in the 14th minute was followed by four unanswered points from play by Commercials and suddenly there was daylight between the sides. Newport narrowed the margin to four with just a minute to the break. A pass from Kevin Fahey was excellently caught on the 40 by Michael Nugent. The corner forward turned and passed to Paudie White, who returned the ball to Nugent. There was but one thought on his mind and his blazing shot gave the keeper no chance.
Commercials opened the second half brightly with two early points and now enjoyed a nine point cushion. Newport were not about to pack their bags though and by the eighth minute they had reduced the margin to just four points with a goal and a point in a minute. Commercials quickly responded and soon put the game beyond Newport. A goal and three points without response was enough to secure the county final spot. The goal came from Michael Connolly in the 15th minute and effectively killed the game as a contest. Commercials saw out the final quarter and Pauraic Looram’s goal put the icing on the cake as thoughts began to turn towards the county final against Drom in the coming weeks.
Our U6’s travelled to play Clerihan on Friday last , in what turned out to be a wonderful footballing treat for all who attended. The club would like to thank Clerihan’s Bernard Brennan for the invitation and also to Robbie Whelan, Colly Condon and John McNamara who took charge of the Commercials team
Team: Colm O’Mahoney, Danny Morris, Cillian Whelan, Aaron Cagney, Joey Browne, Conor Makem, Finn Napier, Alby McNamara, Cian O’Mahoney, Aidan O’Hara, Michael Kolodziejczak, Harry O’Connor, Fiachra Curley, Calum Fahey and Jake Condon.
The draw was held in Kate Ryan’s on Sunday last. There was no winner but 4 shared €200. The jackpot now stands at €1,400.
Fortnightly tickets are available for €2. Alternatively for a fee of €25 you can join for 6 months or €45 for a year’s subscription. Tickets and brochures are available from committee members and players of both clubs.
The club is continuing to collect textiles and all items can be brought to training in the Sportsfield or the Poppy Field. The collection date is Saturday 19th October, 2013 between 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.
Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Wearable clothes will be recycled and reused and other items will be recycled for items such as industrial wipes or soundproofing.
Contact Joe at 087-2417381 or any committee member to arrange collection.