… Dungarvan GAA Notes 19th August 2020
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Minor Hurling Our Minor Hurlers travelled to Lemybrien on Friday evening last to play Eirns Own in what turned out to be a humdinger of a game which required extra time to find a winner. After a fine tussle and a most entertaining battle it was the home side that prevailed at the final whistle. Although defeat was our lot the boys can be very proud of their performance on the night.Final score 2.12 to 3.13
Anyone who was up early enough last Sunday morning and made the journey to Cappoquin to watch our Under 14 hurlers take on Cois Bhride were to witness a proverbial thriller. That the status of the competition was the lowly Division 3 Western Final was immaterial to this thrilling encounter. We started the game in tremendous fashion and dominated all areas of the field and put over some excellent points to race into an early lead. Despite our dominance the concession of a goal brought them back into the game. Luckily we responded with a powerful individual goal from Eddie Burke and a typical poachers goal from Oisin Hallahan which laid the foundation for an interval lead of 2.7 to 1.1 having played the best 25 minutes hurling from them all year and a fully deserved 9 point lead which could easily have been more but for some missed goal opportunities. It looked all plain sailing but the storm clouds were looming. For some mysterious reason we began to become somewhat complacent and allowed the opposition back into the game. Again a series of missed chances didn’t help our cause . Going into the final session after the water break we were still 6 points to the good but it was very noticeable that the more physically built Cois Bhride lads were beginning to gain control and their route one policy of going for goals would cancel out Our choice of point taking. Such was the case unfortunately as two goals brought them to parity entering the final tense minutes. Indeed it looked as if we would be heading for extra time with excitement at fever pitch . Then going a point behind we still had more chances to win it but when it’s not your day and things are not going your way you just have to accept it. Unbelievably come full time we were defeated on a 2.12 to 4.7 scoreline. To say that we blew this one would be an understatement but lessons will be learned for the future and we wish Cois Bhride every success in their county final. Panel : James Maye, Leon Lannon,Zach Power,Callum Bulfin,Darragh Murphy,Eddie Burke,John Meehan,Luke Irwin,Brandon Dillon,Donnacha Hamilton,Billy Hickey,Luke Power,Will Healy,Raymond Kelly,Tony O’Donnell,Ruaidhri Beresford,Pierce Quann,Oisin Hallahan,Corey Lyons,Jacob Dalton,Ryan McGovern.
Our under 13 hurlers continued their campaign in this year’s championship when Ballyduff made the trip to Clogherane on Monday 10th August. With a draw and two wins gathered thus far we were anxious to try and maintain our unbeaten run. On what was a beautiful summers evening for hurling a physical strong and skilful Ballyduff side were determined to upset that record. Again like in our previous games there was very little between the teams but a feature of our play was some fine point scoring which was to help us immensely and laid the foundations for a 2.13 to 2.9 victory after a tremendous game. Panel: Luke Irwin, Luke Power,Billy Hickey,Raymond Kelly,John Meehan,Brandon Dillon,Ruaidhri Beresford,Tony O’Donnell,Seanie Cummins,Donnacha Hamilton,Will Healy,Jacob Dalton,Corey Lyons,Pierce Quann,Oisin Hallahan ,Ryan McGovern We now progress to a quarter final fixture where our opponents are as yet unknown and the game likely to take place this weekend.
Our Under 12 hurlers played their fourth round game against Abbeyside last Wednesday evening 12th August in a game which was brought forward from its usual Friday evening slot to accommodate all those making their confirmation over the weekend. It was to prove a disappointing evening for us as having conceded some early goals we were put on the backfoot and failed to muster up any sort of a stern challenge to the more powerful Abbeyside side. Thankfully we know we are capable of performing so much better than our showing here and a chance to redeem themselves. Panel: Pierce Quann,Corey Lyons,Jacob Dalton,Oisin Hallahan,Ryan McGovern,Daniel Healy,Toby Moore,Ronan Gleeson,Charlie Crotty,Rian O’Sullivan,Rian Hallahan,Callum Fitzgerald,Dillon Quinlan,Aaron Dillon. Our fifth and final game is scheduled for Friday evening when we play our fellow Dungarvan side Brickey Rangers.
Our under 9 hurlers had a busy week where on Thursday evening last they welcomed St Pats to Clogherane and were in action again on Saturday morning at a busy Clogherane when they hosted a series of mini games with An Rinn and Brickey Rangers providing the opposition. Hopefully all teams enjoyed the games as they begin their hurling journey whilst also worthy of note was our fellow town’s peoples side to enter two teams such is their magnitude of numbers. Well done to everyone involved. Panel Richard Power Jack Downey Lee Duggan Donal Shanahan Kyle Coward Leon Murphy James Ferncombe Jamie Kiely Eli Barry Kenny Kiely Celina Cavanagh Teagan Cavanagh Ciarán Cummins Gavin Healy.
On what was a busy morning in Clogherane last Saturday morning with the Mini blitz taking place and in the dampish and murky weather conditions warmest day our youngest group continued their Saturday morning sessions with great enthusiasm.Great to see some new children take part and with the beginning of the new school year just around the corner hopefully the children were eager to let off a bit of steam and continue their enjoyment of the games. Please note that these sessions will continue throughout the remaining summer weeks and will accommodate both boys and girls with no age restrictions and are free of any charge.
It was the second round game in the Intermediate Camogie Championship last Saturday night at a damp and humid Clogherane when Butlerstown were welcome visitors. With both teams victorious in their first round games this was predicted to be a tight and tense encounter as victory to either team would see them progress to a semi final position. Pre match predictions were to be right and the slippery underfoot conditions weren’t to help. We started the better and managed to put over some fine point scoring chances and a Sarah Lacey goal was to extend our lead at the interval to a 1.7 to 0.5 scoreline. Playing with great enthusiasm and putting in tremendous work rate in all sectors of the field we continued to press forward in search of scores in the second half.A Caoimhe Dwyer goal mid way through the half was to extend our lead further and try as the Butlerstown girls tried to get back into the game they were to come up against a resolute defense outfit which were giving them no chance to come back. Come full time we managed to still be in front on a 2.12 to 0.8 scoreline. Delighted to having reached a semi final spot nobody is more aware than the girls themselves that things will get more difficult for them as the challenges become more arduous and the competition that bit more intense. However it’s a challenge that the girls are more than capable of overcoming if they continue to progress as they have done in their commitment and dedication in the past few weeks. That semi final is scheduled for Saturday 29th August which we will be more than ready for. One downside of the weekend was the minor knocks received by some players on Saturday evening but having to go out the following Sunday morning to play with the football equivalent and no chance for recouperating. Needless to say there is no cohesion between both the Camogie and Ladies football associations but it’s the players you would have most sympathy for. You would have to be envious of the likes of Gaultier and the De La Salles who have no such distractions. It’s no wonder they are head and shoulders ahead of everyone else. Panel : Caoimhe Meehan, Michaela Moran, Taylor Murray,Kayleigh Veale,Aisling Baumann,Orla Hickey ,Niamh Curran,Caoimhe Dwyer,Mia Cronin,Mary Kate Prendergest,Kaiesha Tobin,Sarah Lacey,IsabelLe Wade,Heather Hayes,Rachel Harty,Clodagh Tutty,Catherine Ruane,Lucy Ferncombe,Lucy Dunford ,Hollie Keohan
Our weekly lotto draw is streamed live every Monday night at 8 pm on Facebook. Tickets are available from Hallahans Pharmacy, The Country Store, Johnny Lynch greengrocer and Walsh’s Spar Grehans Centra. Tickets can also be bought online . Many thanks to all our supporters of our weekly lotto.
The Deise Draw which was postponed back in April will now go ahead with the first draw taking place on August 26th . There will be six draws Over six months with the cost at €15 a month. The top prize each month will be €10,000 , second prize is €4,000 3rd prize is €2,000. There are cash winners right down to 23rd Prize each month. A thank you to all our supporters who again this year are supporting the club buy purchasing tickets. There is still time to purchase tickets from Deise Draw coordinator Catherine Lyons or any committee member.
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