Clonmel Og gutted by defeat to town neighbours

Close, but no cigar for our senior footballers as they went down by two points on Saturday evening to the reigning County Champions Commercials. Our opponents had a dream start after they were awarded and converted a penalty in the first minute. Whilst defending reasonably well, we struggled to compete in midfield during the first period and went in 0.03 to 1.04 down at half time. Commercials scored two early second half points to extend their lead to six but thereafter it was all Clonmel Og. Johnny Cagney moved into midfield and dictated the game for the last 25 minutes. We scored 1.03 without reply to level the game with about two minutes remaining. Commercials edged ahead with a point into injury time and as we were pressing for the equalizer they broke down the field to notch another. â€¨All our men are to be complimented on their efforts on the night. Our defence was excellent and apart from the penalty, Commercials had no shot on goal. Indeed we haven’t conceded a goal from play during this year’s championship. We still however are not getting any rub of the green up front. Michael Condon had a great effort cleared off the line while Mally O’Connor was fouled as he was about to shoot into an unprotected goal. Nonetheless, we are improving with each game and will need to continue to do so.
This was a heartbreaking defeat but we don’t have time to dwell on it as we face the same opposition again in the South Championship next Friday night in Kilsheelan.
We want to especially thank our water boys and all of our supporters on the night. The cheers that greeted each score - and especially the equaliser - gave the boys huge encouragement, and the team were bitterly disappointed not to be able to give them the win. The final whistle was greeted with a deathly silence as our opponents were still in a state of shock having snatched the win. We hope all our supporters can make the trip to Kilsheelan on Friday night to cheer the boys on again.
Team: Keith Madigan, Brian Gentles, Aaron Arrigan, Colin O’Mahony, Matthew Norris, Conor Morrissey, Michael Condon, Shane Kearney (c), Darragh Kearney, Karl Kearney, Johnny Cagney, Noel Walsh, Dean Kelleher, Mally O’Connor, Dwaine Burns, Eoin Fallon, Marc Ahearne, Ian Purcell, Mikey Lynch, Ivan McMenamin, Aidan Fox, Brian Bates, Ross Aylward, Cianán O’ Sullivan.

Close, but no cigar for our senior footballers as they went down by two points on Saturday evening to the reigning County Champions Commercials. Our opponents had a dream start after they were awarded and converted a penalty in the first minute. Whilst defending reasonably well, we struggled to compete in midfield during the first period and went in 0.03 to 1.04 down at half time. Commercials scored two early second half points to extend their lead to six but thereafter it was all Clonmel Og. Johnny Cagney moved into midfield and dictated the game for the last 25 minutes. We scored 1.03 without reply to level the game with about two minutes remaining. Commercials edged ahead with a point into injury time and as we were pressing for the equalizer they broke down the field to notch another. â€¨All our men are to be complimented on their efforts on the night. Our defence was excellent and apart from the penalty, Commercials had no shot on goal. Indeed we haven’t conceded a goal from play during this year’s championship. We still however are not getting any rub of the green up front. Michael Condon had a great effort cleared off the line while Mally O’Connor was fouled as he was about to shoot into an unprotected goal. Nonetheless, we are improving with each game and will need to continue to do so.
This was a heartbreaking defeat but we don’t have time to dwell on it as we face the same opposition again in the South Championship next Friday night in Kilsheelan.
We want to especially thank our water boys and all of our supporters on the night. The cheers that greeted each score - and especially the equaliser - gave the boys huge encouragement, and the team were bitterly disappointed not to be able to give them the win. The final whistle was greeted with a deathly silence as our opponents were still in a state of shock having snatched the win. We hope all our supporters can make the trip to Kilsheelan on Friday night to cheer the boys on again.
Team: Keith Madigan, Brian Gentles, Aaron Arrigan, Colin O’Mahony, Matthew Norris, Conor Morrissey, Michael Condon, Shane Kearney (c), Darragh Kearney, Karl Kearney, Johnny Cagney, Noel Walsh, Dean Kelleher, Mally O’Connor, Dwaine Burns, Eoin Fallon, Marc Ahearne, Ian Purcell, Mikey Lynch, Ivan McMenamin, Aidan Fox, Brian Bates, Ross Aylward, Cianán O’ Sullivan.

Well done to Clonmel Og Junior B footballers after a comprehensive victory over a Killenaule side in Fethard on Sunday morning.

First half goals from Paddy O’Donnell and Jonathan Donoghue helped us into a 2.06 to 1.02 lead at half time.

Second half goals from Barry Hanley, Dean Madigan, and Martin Boland saw us record a comfortable 5.20 to 1.05 victory. â€¨Team: Cianán O’Sullivan, Stephen Kearns, Aidan Fox, Gavin Waters, Ivan McMenamin, David Peters, Richie Crowe, Darren Burns, Eric Smith, Peter Kelleher, Terry Kearns, Paul Cagney, Paddy O’Donnell, Jonathan Donoghue, Conor Arrigan, Barry Hanley, Dean Madigan, Eoin Aylward, Martin Boland, Darren Boland, Shane Fehilly, Paul Landers, Gino Lonergan, Kevin McGrath.

The U14B hurlers recorded their first win after beating Ballylooby in the second round of the South Championship on Friday 19th. After defeat in their opening game against Fethard, it was important to get a result and register our first points. Well done boys!