For a fifth year in a row, Clonmel Commercials retained the County Under 16 title following an emphatic 21 point victory in Clonoulty on Saturday last.
Despite a tight opening quarter to the game where Newport competed well and indeed could have had a brace of goals early on,
Commercials were never in any real danger.
Playing some really good football Commercials asserted their authority during the opening half. Leading by 7 points to two after 24 minutes, two goals in as many minutes killed the game as a contest. The first goal came from the excellent Larry Fahey who was a constant threat at full forward and this was followed up by corner forward Ryan Lambe. Leading by 10 points at the break Commercials opened the 2nd half in positive fashion and denied Newport any real chance of getting back into the game. A succession of well taken scores kept the score board ticking over. A fortunate goal by Jack Kennedy five minutes from the end came long after the result was decided. At the beginning of the year, hopes were far from high of retaining the championship with Moyle Rovers in the South and Drom and Inch in the Mid, expected to be the big two. Well done to all involved.
The club would like to thank Pat McDonagh of Supermacs for looking after the team and mentors on Saturday afternoon after the County Final.
The seniors are in action next Friday night in the 4th round of the County Championship against Cahir in Newcastle at 19.00 p.m. Best of luck to everyone involved.
The next draw will be held in Chawkes Sporting Bar, Gladstone Street on Saturday 17th August at 10.00 p.m. and the jackpot stands at €1,800.
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.
Shake The Town Down
A large crowd of the cub’s juveniles turned up in the field for a little surprise last Thursday. RTE cameras rolled as they filmed for a forthcoming RTE 2 production of Shake The Town Down, a family fun show. Although there was a long delay in their arrival, the children had a great afternoon’s fun in the field. The camera crew were delighted with the reaction of the children and their smiling faces and cheering were ideal for the filming. The show will be aired in Autumn.
The club would like to extend its sympathies to the Ryan Family, Toberaheena on the death of their father Mick. Our deepest sympathies to Michael, Deirdre and Declan and families.