Well done to all of the U6 boys and girls who travelled to Kilsheelan on Friday for some cracking games of football.
We would like to thank our hosts for the warm welcome and refreshments afterwards, and of course a huge thanks to all of the parents! Some great photos up on the Facebook page – search for ‘cluainmealaog’
Our U12 hurlers had an excellent victory on Thursday 12th over St. Mary’s in Ned Hall Park. Nothing less than a win would give us a chance of reaching the knockout stages of the South Championship, and we now await the outcome of remaining games to see if we will qualify for a semi final spot. After a nervous start, Seanie Fitz opened the scoring with a point after 4 minutes. We were then rocked by the concession of two quick goals but finished the half strongly with a goal from a long range Jack Dillon free, and an excellent Jamie Doyle point from play. Half time score 1.02 to 2.00.
After the restart, we upped the tempo considerably. Seanie Fitz goaled after a minute, and this was followed up two minutes later by a great goal from Rhys O’ Regan to put us on the front foot. St. Mary’s pointed to reduce the deficit to 4, but a Jamie Doyle goal put us 7 ahead with 7 minutes remaining. St. Mary’s scored a goal and a point in the final few minutes but we were well worth our 4.02 to 3.02 victory. Well done all involved. Team: Jack Houlihan, Jack Dillon, Jack Moore, Gordon Rossiter, Cathal McGuigan, Tommy Hickey, Jamie Doyle, Rhys O’ Regan, Paul Hughes, Dean Pyke, Seanie FitzPatrick, Conor Anderson, Adam Lonergan
The U21 hurlers had a useful run out against Moyle Rovers in a challenge on Friday 13 in Ned Hall Park. We are probably a number of weeks away from the opening championship game but preparations are going well so far.
We extend our deepest sympathies to the McCarthy family on the recent passing of Jimmy McCarthy of Graigue, Springmount. Jimmy is the father of Valerie, a stalwart of our ladies football club, and he was also a regular at our Sunday night card game up to his recent illness.
Finally, best wishes and a speedy recovery to the one and only Shane Kearney. Shane is a talisman on our hurling and football teams and we look forward to his return to action in spring 2014.