It was quiet enough on the playing fields for the juveniles last week but Clonmel Og U12A Hurlers are back in action on Wednesday night in their re-scheduled South Championship group game against St. Marys. We await details of an U16 fixture.
The JFB footballers recorded a very good win against Cahir to maintain our 100% record after 4 games in the South Championship. We led by 4 points to 2 at half time thanks to some stout defending, and good forward play - though also assisted by some wayward shooting by our opponents. Cahir had the perfect start to the second half when they got in for a goal within 30 seconds of the restart. They followed this up with a point to go two ahead. However points from Terry Kearns and Jonathan Donoghue drew us level, and a Richie Crowe goal put us back in front. Further points from Jonathan Donoghue and Paul Cagney extended our lead to four points, but Cahir finished strongly and when the final whistle went, we were in front by the bare minimum on a score of 1.9 to 1.8. It was a very good team performance in the absence of a number of regulars and the victory was deserved on the balance of play. Kevin McGrath did very well in his first game since 2010, and we are putting together a very strong panel. Well done boys!
Team: Cianan O’Sullivan, Shane Fehilly, Aidan Fox, Darren Boland, Kevin McGrath, David Peters, Ivan McMenamin, Eric Smith, Darren Burns, Richie Crowe, Terry Kearns, Peter Kelleher, Paul Cagney, Jonathan Donoghue, Gino Lonergan, Noel O’Connell, Stephen Aylward, Barry Hanley, Martin Boland, Andrius Kvedaravicius
Congratulations to Ciarán Barrett and his South Tipp team mates on their victory in the Munster U15 tournament on Saturday. Ciarán is already a fine player and is an example to his club mates. He will be a top class hurler if he continues his development.
Well done also to the Clonmel Og members of the U12 Development Squad that travelled to Galway. Caitlin McVicker, Leah Hickey, Emma Murphy, Erin Ryan, Katie O’Meara and Aine Grace all represented their club and families with great distinction. Emma, Erin, & Caitlin were part of the victorious Div 3 winning team after defeating Galway B in the final. Congratulations to all and to Tommy Murphy who was a part of the selection team
U21 hurling training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Numbers have been good, and we also have welcomed back a few old faces.
The CCC has decided not to proceed with a senior football relegation match between Clonmel Og and Fethard. This was the correct decision and credit where it’s due. It was a difficult year for us; we adopted a new playing system and these things take time to implement and perfect. We played well in all our matches but the results did not reflect the hard work put in or the quality of our play. However, these things happen and we are already looking forward to the 2014 campaign. Hats off to the playing squad and the management team of Mark Gregory, Stephen Aylward and John Crotty.
Lotto results from Monday Night. Numbers drawn: 06-07-09-21. No jackpot winner, but well done to our two match 3s: Anne Hallihan and Laura Barrett. Continued thanks to all our draw supporters