DUNGARVAN GAA CLUB NOTES (SPONSORED BY CAPPOQUIN LOGISTICS)
DUNGARVAN GAA LOSES ANOTHER CLUB LEGEND Once again in 2019, the Dungarvan club has been plunged into sadness with the regretted death of one of its lifelong members, player, club officer and supporter Jim Dee, Fr. Twomey’s Road. .
Jim’s association with the club goes back to the late 1950’s when he played minor and junior championship games for the blues. When the club was experiencing a difficult time both on and off the field in the late 1960’s and early 70’s Jim was one of a group who stuck with Dungarvan as a player and a committee member. He played senior hurling and football for the club in 1967, lining out at corner forward in the big ball game and at centre field in hurling. The following year, he was elected as vice chairman at the club AGM and as a selector for the under 21 age group.
Back in the junior grades in the 1970’s Jim Dee was part of the rebuilding process in the Dungarvan club and he held the position of treasurer for a number of years while still playing both codes. Jim was on both club teams that contested the Western junior hurling and football finals in 1971, losing out to Ballyduff and Tourin respectively but this group of players day in the sun arrived in 1973 when they defeated Tallow in the Western football final and Roanmore in its County equivalent. Jim continued to play with the club into his early 40’s always ensuring that the junior teams completed their championship obligations.
Outside of the club, Jim Dee is especially known for the service he gave to the County senior hurlers as team secretary under a number of different management teams. He was noted for his hard working ethic his competence and his efficiency in the role. It was no surprise then that he was made a special presentation on the night the National hurling league medals were presented in the Park Hotel in 2015 and that the County Board honoured him with the Jack Furlong Award for services rendered over many years.
Jim Dee passed on his love for our national games to his children and this continued on to his grandchildren which he loved to go and see playing up to the time of his most recent illness. It was of special joy to him that his son Dermot figured on the Dungarvan three in a row senior football winning sides in the early 1990’s, especially after seeing the club struggle so much over two decades previously. In recent years Jim was a constant presence in the club field, sitting at his usual spot overlooking the fields and enjoying the training, games and company that each evening brought. He had forthright views on the club and the GAA in general and was well able to relate them.
Last December, Jim and the late Paddy Fitzgerald were the cornerstones of our annual St. Stephen’s Day walk and Run at the club grounds and it is hard to believe that when club members will gather again this year that these two godfathers of the event will not be among us.
The Dungarvan club extends its sincere sympathy to Madge and family at this very sad time for them, mourning the loss of Jim who will always be remembered with thanks for his dedication to the club during his lifetime. The club grounds were closed over the weekend as a mark of respect to Jim. May the sod of his native Kilgobinet lay gently on his noble breast.
Senior Hurling Dungarvan 2-31 Clonea 1-8. Our senior hurlers recorded a good win over an understrength Clonea side in the Fraher Field last Sunday morning.. All of our Group games are now over and we will play Fourmilewater on the weekend of August 24th/ 25th for a place in the quarter finals.
Scorers : Ryan Donnolly 1-11(6f, 1’65’), Patrick Curran 1-6, Colm Curran 0-3, Joe Allen and Gavin Crotty 0-2 each, Michael Kiely, Kealan Daly, Sean Ryan, Jamie Nagle, Cathal Curran, Kieran Power and Kenny Moore 0-1 each.
Team : Gavin Power; Aaron Donnolly, John Curran,Sean Ryan; Jamie Nagle, Kieran Power, Kenny Moore; Gavin Crotty, Michael Kiely; Cathal Curran, Joe Allen, Ryan Donnolly; Kealan Daly, Colm Curran, Patrick Curran. Subs : Cormac Curran for Joe Allen (39), Conor Sheridan for Sean Ryan (57).
Junior Hurling Dungarvan 2-13 Ballydufff 1-16
A late goal by Mike Ameglio earned us a draw against Ballyduff in our final Group game in the Western junior B hurling championship which was played in Tourin last Saturday evening. James Kiely ended the hour with 1-3 to his credit and Conor Duggan was again very accurate from placed balls. Our championship is now over for 2019 and credit is due to all the players and to team management Michael McLoughlin and Mike Barry for their efforts for the club in this grade.
Scorers : Conor Duggan 0-7f, James Kiely 1-3,Mike Ameglio 1-0, Mark Boland 0-2, Ian Sheehan 0-1.
Team : Seanie McGrath; Denis Kirwan, Gary Donnolly, Ger Cusack, (capt.), Sean Hyslop, Peter Queally, Daniel Kiely; Mark Boland, John Havens; Mike Ameglio, Conor Duggan, James Kiely; David Hayes, Ian Sheehan, Stephen Donovan. Subs : Conor Sheehan, Rob Havens, Aidan Connolly.
Minor Hurling :
Dungarvan 3-15 Fourmilewater 1-18 Down by 0-12 to 0-6 at half time and by a further score early in the second half in this second round County MHC game in Ballymac on Wednesday evening last against the home side Fourmilewater, our minor hurlers dug deep to come away with a crucial draw against all the odds. Johnny Burke led the team’s challenge from the start and he accounted for 1-15 of our scoring tally with Ben Kavanagh and Eoin O Callaghan scoring our other goals. Following two away games, our next two fixtures will be at home to Kilrossanty and St. Pats/ Naomh Brid. We play the latter this Thursday August 1st at 7.30pm.
Team : David Flynn; Lorcan McGovern, James O Callaghan, Michael Burke; Cameron Dwyer, Tristan Loftus, Rian O Dwyer; Kyle Healy, Mark Loftus; Jordan Shaw; Johnny Burke, Ben Kavanagh; Alex Shanahan, Conor Coward, Eoin O Callaghan. Subs Played : Dylan Cliffe, Micheal Power.
Under 10 Hurling Tournament We welcome Tramore, Naomh Brid and Killeagh to our club grounds this Saturday morning for our annual under 10 hurling tournament. The games get underway at 11am and All our welcome to come along and see the hurlers of the future in action.
Bank Holiday Fixtures
Our underage sector will be kept busy over the August Bank Holiday weekend with the following fixtures. Thursday August 1st : Minor hurling at home to St. Pats/ Naomh Brid at 7.30pm. Friday August 2nd : : Under 12 football at home to Kilrossanty at 6.30pm. Monday 5th : Under 19 Hurling : Dungarvan v Stradbally in Leamybrien at 12 noon. Under 15 Hurling : Dungarvan v St. Marys at home at 7.00pm.
Sponsored Walk Our 5K fundraising sponsored walk takes placed from the club grounds this Bank Holiday Monday at 2pm. All are welcome and requested to support this important fundraiser. There will be activities in the field after the walk. Contact : Pat Kiely.
World GAA Games :
St. Colmcilles ladies football from England and Asia Dragons mens’ teams from China were welcome visitors to the club last Tuesday evening as part of their stay in Waterford for the World GAA Games. Thanks to all club members who assisted here.
There was no winner of the jackpot last Monday. The numbers drawn were 10, 18, 21 and 28. The Match 3 prize was divided between Tracey Morrissey and Kieran Curran Hillview Drive. Next week’s jackpot is worth £5,800.
FOTO : : Dungarvan senior hurlers observe a minute’s silence in respect to the late Jim Dee prior to their championship game v Clonea in the Fraher Field last Sunday morning.