St Molleran’s hurlers qualify for next stage of championship

St Molleran’s Intermediate hurlers secured a draw in their third round championship match against De La Salle last Saturday.

St Molleran’s Intermediate hurlers secured a draw in their third round championship match against De La Salle last Saturday.

The Carrickbeg team played some fine hurling in the first half and Bobby Landers scored a goal after six minutes. The team ended the half with a two point lead.

The second half was full of the swings and roundabouts that make up championship hurling and at the long whistle the lads came off the field with a share of the spoils.

Results filtered through from the other game in our group and the win for Clonea means that St Molleran’s will be playing in the knockout stages of the championship regardless of the results from the last group games.

But there is no room for complacency and none will be accepted by the team’s management.

St Molleran’s junior hurlers played Clonea last Friday night and struggled to field a full strength squad due to injury and work commitments. The team were comprehensivly beaten and must turn around fortunes in their next game against Butlerstown.

Meanwhile, St Molleran’s Intermediate footballers face Kill in Kilmacthomas this Friday night.

The team has clocked up only one point to date in the championships and needs to take full points from this game if they are to have any hope of keeping their interests alive in the competition.

The U-9 footballers played a - team blitz at home last Wednesday night. The lads played some great football in all of their games.

It was great to see the lads hold their own throughout the field from the goal keeping exploits of young Kieran to the scoring ability of Evan.

The U-12 hurlers start their championship today (Wednesday) with an away game against Butlerstown. Report next week. The U-12 camogie team also play the first round of their championship this week at home to Cappoquin on Thursday night.

The Club wishes hurler/footballer Shane Comerford all the best on his upcoming nuptuals and Bobby Landers a safe trip on his extended holiday. Good luck to St Molleran’s players and supporters sitting exams in the coming couple of weeks.

John Power RIP: St Molleran’s GAA Club paid a sad farewell to one of its longest serving and most dedicated club men last Thursday. John Power of John O’Crough as he will always be lovingly remembered in the Club was a man who suffered throughout his life. Throughout all of his trials and tribulations, John never moaned or complained. He lived his life in quiet dignity and gave his all to his beloved maroon and white.

John, along with his dear friends Paddy Moore and Tommy Mickel Power, were solely responsible for keeping football alive in the St Molleran’s Club for many years.

It was fitting that Paddy and Tommy bore some of the gifts for the Mass. The words spoken at the Mass by both Fr Flynn and his dear friend Paddy Finucane summed up all that John was.

He was a quiet spoken, unassuming man of great intellect with a sharp sense of humour, but above all a man who did not have a single bad bone in his body.

He bore no malice to any man and lived his life by the code of his deeply loved church.

St Molleran’s GAA Club members of all ages formed a guard of honour at John’s funeral.

He touched everyone in the Club deeply throughout his life. All in St Molleran’s Club were honoured to know him and will never forget him.

John joins his beloved Mary, and although it is of no immediate comfort to his sister Kitty, brother Ted and his extended family, John’s pain and suffering is gone now and he is truly at peace.