David Lavin turned back the clock on Saturday night in Newcastle, as he brilliantly led the attack, registering four points from play, to help the team record a great victory over Fr. Sheehy’s and reach the South Intermediate Final. 1-10 to 0-9.
Bringing his vast experience to bear, Lavin led by example, as he drove on his charges who responded in fine style. Trailing by 2 points at the break after a 1st half, which saw Commercials register six wides, the game was still there to be won.
A poor start to the 2nd half, saw Fr.Sheehy’s extend their lead to four points after 10 minutes. Two pointed frees from 2nd half sub Jason Barnes and a point from play from Lavin in the space of four minutes, saw the game open up once more and with just a single point between the sides entering the final quarter, there was a sense that the younger legs of Commercials may just get the better of their opponents.
Five wides followed, two from Sheehy’s and three in a row from Commercials, before the equaliser came six minutes from time. With just two minutes remaining, Eamonn Hanrahan found Richie Gunne with a hand pass as the wing back pressed forward. Gunne carried the ball into the danger area and as he was bundled to the ground, a penalty was awarded.
Jason Barnes duly drilled his shot low to the net.
As time ran out, Stephen Buckley pointed following advantage play for a foul on Fergal O Callaghan, which saw Fr.Sheehy’s reduced to 14 men. A last ditch effort by Fr.Sheehy’s, saw a close in free stopped by goalkeeper Michael Boland and Commercials ran out four point winners and advance now to the South Intermediate final next Sunday against Ballyporeen in Newcastle at 17.15 p.m. .
Commercials: Michael Boland, Liam Ryan, Cathal McGeever, Conor O’Keeffe, Richie Gunne, Liam Phelan, Eric Walsh, Eamonn Hanrahan, Stephen Buckley, Liam Murchan, David Lavin, Pauraic White, Sammy Ryan, Eoin Leahy, Michael Connolly Subs Used: Fergal O’Callaghan, Stephen Kelly, Colm Nolan, Jason Barnes, Conor Walsh
The long awaited South Minor Final against Moyle Rovers has been re-fixed for next Friday 20th September at 8.00 p.m. in Ballyporeen.
The U 8 Girls travelled to Clerihan on Sunday morning last and played four games, winning 3 games against Clerihan, Arravale Rovers, Moycarkey Borris and drawing with Fethard.
Panel: Roisin Barry, Caoimhe O’Callaghan, Niamh Daly, Rhiannon Dundon, Ellie Morris, Ellie Ryan, Niamh Crean, Aoife O’Gorman, Caoimhe Bergin, Eimear Dunphy and Niamh Connolly Well done girls and a huge thank you to the parents who travelled and the coaches who continue to do great work with these girls.
The lotto draw was held in The Local on Saturday night 14th September, 2013 and there was one winner of the jackpot of €2,200. Congratulations to Alan Lonergan, Kilmanahan, who is the inaugural winner of the lotto.
The winning numbers were 2, 7, 11 & 26. The next draw will be held in Carey’s on Saturday 28th September, 2013 and the jackpot will commence again at €1,000.
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.
The club wishes to extend its sympathies to the Quinlivan family on the death of Angela’s mother, Nora Ryan-Bob, Newtown, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.
“Ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam dilis”