Hollyford

Sean Treacys GAA

Our Intermediate panel travelled to Cappawhite on Sunday afternoon to play Arravale Rovers in this eagerly contested first round of the West intermediate championship. Our men got off to a flyer in the opening twenty minutes leading by eight points to three at one stage ,with this being the largest lead we held throughout. Discipline proved to be a major factor on the day with the referee blowing on many occasions. This was the case for both sides and we had Paudie Ryan and Jody Ryan to thank for scoring from placed balls in the opening half with Jamie O’Toole and Paul Shanahan contributing to points from play. Treacys let the Arravale men into it approaching half time with them scoring points from placed balls and a couple from play. The half time scoreline was eight points apiece. Arravale contested the second half much better and once again both sides traded points from placed balls courtesy of Jody Ryan(ST) and Timmy Dalton(AR). Treacys fell asleep at one period and allowed Arravale take the lead with a goal coming from a long ball in. However the Treacys management then introduced Declan Hickey who had just returned from Norway and put him in corner forward in place of Ollie Carr. The eagerness to hurl must have stood to the man as he clocked up three points from play in quick succession. Both teams battled hard towards the end and a Jody Ryan free levelled the game at 0-14 to 1-11. Arravale received a free in the last minute out on the sideline which was debatable but fortunately for the Treacy men it was put wide.

The game finished a draw with positives and negatives to be taken from it once again from a Treacys perspective. It is still very early in the season and a lot more work has to be done on the training field with coach Eamonn Sweeney so management requests all players to put in a strong effort from here on out.

The Team that lined out on the day was : Kevin Ryan Liam Nolan Joey Ryan Tom Hickey Simon Kennedy Sean Kennedy Ger O Toole Denis Stapleton Paudie Ryan Jamie O Toole Paul Shanahan Sean Hickey Jody Ryan Ollie Carr John Butler. Subs introduced: Declan Hickey for Ollie Carr Paudie Carey for Liam Nolan.

Community Games

You will be pleased to hear that we have recently affiliated the Kilcommon Rearcross Hollyford area to compete in the Community games 2011. We will enter many athletics events both track and field with our qualifying games taking place on May 2nd. We ask you to volunteer to help out on the day and pass this email to your contacts in the parish.

Junior Football

Management have requested that players continue to keep coming training as championship is only around the corner. Training will be notified by text. The club also wishes Damien Mullins a speedy recovery after his accident abroad.

Bereavement

The club extends its deepest sympathies to the O’Toole family of Loughbrack on the recent death of Micheal. The club also expresses its sympathies to the Ryan and McGrath families of Kilcommon/Hollyford on the recent passing of a “true character” Micheal Ryan “Mixie”. May they both rest in peace.

Sean Treacys Juvenile GAA

U-16 West Football Championship.

Sean Treacys-Emly combination travelled to Clonoulty last Monday evening in the latest round of the west championship. They carried on where they left off the previous week with another win.

Fixtures:

Thursday, April 28, West U-16 Football Championship.

U-16 Football in Emly at 7.30pm Sean Treacys / Emly v Rockwell Rovers.

Saturday, April 30, West U-12 and U-14 Football Leagues.

U-14 Football in Cappawhite at 5pm Sean Treacys v Cappawhite.

U-12A Football in Kilcommon at 2pm Sean Treacys A v Arravale Rovers A.

Butler Cup:

The Kevin Butler Cup U-14 hurling tournament was held on Saturday afternoon, as expected a great feast of hurling was on show. The four teams were, Sean Treacys, Templederry, Newport/Balinahinch and Silvermines. Two great semi finals were played and the final was full of passion between Sean Treacys and Newport. The Sean Treacys edged it on the day, with Emmet Ryan receiving the cup. Our thanks to both Billy Carr and William Ryan for refereeing on the day.

Training:

All training for U-12s, 10s, 8s and beginners will be held on Saturday morning from 10.30 until 11.45pm. Any changes to schedule will be sent by text.

Divisional panels:

Well done to the three players we had on the west Tipp u-16 panel recently, Andrew O’ Brien, Seanie Ryan and Mattie Feehan.

Community Games:

The Hollyford-Kilcommon-Rearcross parish community games are being held on Monday May 2, at the Sean Treacys Gaa field starting at 1pm.