Last Sunday’s 4-1 victory over Kilbehenny Celtic ensured that Cullen-Lattin’s junior team will play in Division 2 of the Tipperary Southern & District League next season. Before a good sized attendance at Aisling Park, the local team started well and had a few chances before Alan Hayes opened the scoring with a great individual goal after fifteen minutes. The visitors then took control and Ger Ryan had to make a fine double save to deny an equaliser. Shortly afterwards, however, Kilbehenny did find the net with a well taken free kick from Fergal Fitzgibbon. Cullen-Lattin restored their advantage in the 41st minute when a John Russell free kick beat the keeper. A minute later the home team were reduced to ten players when Leonard Leahy received a second yellow card. After the break, Cullen again took control of the game, working hard to retain possession and preventing Kilbehenny from using their extra player advantage. The third goal arrived in the 68th minute when Gary Power was fouled in the area and Timmy Ryan made no mistake from the penalty spot. Just before the end of normal time, Gary Power got on the score sheet when he tapped home from a cross by Michael Kenny. Later that evening John Donnelly was presented with the Player of the Year trophy.
With the summer camp commencing in early July, participants should come along to Aisling Park on this Friday night, May 6, between 7 and 9 pm, when there will be an opportunity to select from the different kit sizes available for children.
Cullen National School will host an open day for new pupils on Monday, May 9, from 2 to 3 pm.
On Easter Monday, a large crowd were present at Aisling Park, Cullen to enjoy the fine afternoon weather and avail of a number of attractions at a family fun day for young and old. An underage soccer blitz was also organized among a number of visiting teams, with Aisling Annacotty taking the honours. Thanks to everyone who sponsored prizes for the raffle and helped on the day, especially Donnacha O.Grady, Michael Kenny, Ger Ryan, Patrick Kenny, Ann Marie Ryan, Hilda Kenny and Margarite O’Halloranan.
The announcement of the tragic and unexpected death of young mother, Marcella Gilliland, Ballybay, County Monaghan, was the source of much sadness in the area last week. Sympathy is extended to the Breen Family, Roseboro, Tipperary and her extended family in the parish.
Lattin Cullen Community Games
The swimming county finals take place in Clonmel on Saturday, May 7 for boys and Sunday May 8 for girls. Start time is 2.30pm each day and swimmers are advised to arrive early to be prepared for their races. Best wishes to Emma Ryan, Sarah Marnane, Hazel Foley, Louise Marnane, Maeve Carew, Shane Carew and Tadhg Hayes who will represent Lattin Cullen.
Draw held in Village Tavern, Lattin on Monday, April 25. Jackpot €4,700.
Numbers: 5, 7, 17, 22
Lucky dip winners: Liam Corcoran, Shronell; Joseph mcCarthy, Cullen; Joanie Kiely, Ballymarsough; Marie Gaynor, Vawson Villas
Next draw in Churchwell Bar, JACKPOT: €4,900
BORD NA NOG AND LADIES FOOTBALL
Training continues every Friday evening at 6.30 for our juveniles. All school going kids are welcome. Thanks to all those who have paid their membership. New coaches and helpers are always welcome.
This group have been busy since early January and have played numerous challenge games over the last month, the last match being against Herberstown on Tuesday, April 26 where they enjoyed a good victory. The first game of the Championship for the girls is against neighbours Aherlow on this Wednesday May 4 in Aherlow. Their next games will be against Templemore, Moyle Rovers, Thurles Sarsfields and Cahir. Thanks to Danny, Joe, Margarite and Cathy.
The U14 Girls played their first game of the Championship against a strong Aherlow side on April 18. We were well down at half time but regrouped and put in a great effort in the second half. Our opponents came out winners. Great credit must be given to this young team. Thanks to Siobhan and Ger.
With a great win over Mullinahone a few weeks back the girls faced Fethard on Tuesday, April 26 in Hannon Park. The girls played very well but were beaten. Best of luck to Denise O’Donnell who is part of the County U16 Girls Football Team.
U12 BOYS FOOTBALL
Our boys took on Arravale Rovers in Sean Treacy Park on Easter Monday and came off second best to a very strong team. Thanks to Michael, Mick and Roger. The players were: Niall Carew, Tim Corcoran, Danny Cunningham, Connie O’Halloran, Timmy Clarke, James Doherty, Sean Landers, Brendan O’Donoghue, Ml Sean Nash, Tadhg Hayes, Arthur Moore and Mark O’Dwyer (C).
U14 BOYS FOOTBALL
The lads got the year off to a great start with two wins in one week, first over Eire Og on Holy Saturday and the next win was on Thursday evening last against Kickhams in Lattin. This group gave great displays of football at both games and showed great determination. Thanks to Kevin, Tom and Roddy.
On Monday evening last our lads played against Galtee Rovers in Bansha and emerged deserving winners. Best wishes to Shane Ryan who got injured at the game. We hope to see you back in action soon Shane!!