Dungarvan GAA Notes Sponsored by Cappoquin Logistics
Last Saturday afternoon our Intermediate footballers contested the Radley Engineering sponsored Western semi final where our opponents were Sliabh gCua. Buoyed by our two successes in the league group stages we hoped that we could maintain this winning streak and advance to the final stage. Electing to play against the wind we got off to a bright start and aided by points by Jack Lacey,Michael Kiely,Gavin Crotty and Darren Duggan we held 0.4 to 0.2 advantage at the water break. After a sluggish start after the water break resumption where Sliabh gCua drew level it was the aforementioned Darren Duggan who availed of a goal scoring chance to give us some breathing space. Shortly after we were reduced to 14 men and were going to have to see out the remaining 40 minutes with that numerical disadvantage. Half time came and gave us a chance to regroup and prepare for the expected Sliabh gCua onslaught. Exchanges were tight and scores were scarce. Further Gavin Crotty points saw us lead 1.7 to 0.6 come the second water break and still unable to shake off the resolute challenge from our opponents. Thankfully the final quarter was to be our best and points from Kieran Power,Jack Lacey and the ever dependable Gavin Crotty whose seven points amassed over the hour was a fine personal achievement eventually put us in a commanding position. This was cemented in the dying moments when a tremendous individual Luke O’Callaghan goal and whose sister Kate was at the same time finishing off her U/12 camogie game against Gaultier out in Clogherane with an equally impressive goal and keeping up the great O’Callaghan tradition associated with the club. The final whistle came soon after and a 2.12 to 0.8 scoreline saw us advance to the Western Final. Here our opponents will be Modeligo who ran out winners over Ballinameela and who are keen to go one better than last year where they were defeated in the County Final. Team : Mark Borland , Conor Sheridan,Derek Barry,Kealan Daly,Jamie Nagle,Darragh Lyons,Michael Kiely(0-1),John Curran,Jack Lacey(0-2),Kieran Power(0-1),Brendan Cullinan,Johnny Burke,Joe Duggan,Gavin Crotty (0-7),Darren Duggan (1-1),Subs Used Joe Allen,Luke O’Callaghan(1-0)
Junior B Football Our junior football team had the misfortune of being positioned in the same group as the second string of Senior teams Ring and Stradbally and having lost fairly comprehensively to Ring last week who were in turn beaten by Stradbally it was a case of lambs to the slaughter last Saturday evening when Stradbally came to Clogherane. However great credit must go to players who lined out with the sole intention of just playing the game regardless of the inevitable outcome. Thus the juniors campaign comes to an abrupt halt after one week and just two games . More is the pity that there is not enough games for what may be called the fun players and against teams of similar and equal abilities.
Camogie Great news emanating from the Munster Camogie association with the news that we have been designated home venue for our forthcoming clash with Clare representatives Feakle-Killanena .That the grounds in Clogherane are deemed suitable to hold the fixture is indeed an added bonus and is great testament to those who sadly are no longer with us but who put in place the marvellous facilities we have above with the vision of holding major occasions such as Munster semi finals. It will indeed be a very emotional and proud day for the club. The date to have in your diary is Sunday 4th October and throw in is at 3.00pm. Well what of our opponents Feakle-Killanena. They had a one point win in their county final where they rattled up an impressive 1.16 scoreline to progress to the Senior ranks in Clare camogie. Interestingly the winners of the Clare Senior championship participate in the Munster Senior Championship while the winners of the Waterford senior championship (Gaultier) advance to the lower intermediate grade in the Munster Championship. This indicates that there must be a fairly serious difference in levels between Clare and Waterford Club Camogie ranks. However we can only go out and do our best and the enthusiasm and enjoyment still abounds at the training sessions which is brilliant to see. Under 12 Camogie The under 12 group continue to make great strides and last Saturday afternoon they played Gaultier in the quarter final above in Clogherane. The girls put in a tremendous effort over the 40 minutes and thoroughly deserved their success and are looking forward to their semi final.
Our under 15 footballers start their campaign for 2020 this Wednesday evening when Gaultier make the 80 mile round trip to Clogherane. With preparations rushed after the completion of the hurling we go into this game slightly unknown but do possess some fine footballers. A Further game will take place on Saturday when we travel to Ferrybank and our campaign will finish when St.Saviours travel to Clogherane on Wednesday 30th September.
Under 13 The combined units of Tallow and Shamrocks in the form of Cois Bhride made their way to Clogherane last Monday 14th September for our second game in the football championship. With one victory over St.Pats under our belts we were keen to try and maintain that winning streak. With two evenly matched teams and exchanges tight all through the game there was only going to be a kick of a ball between them. Unfortunately for us we were we were on the wrong side of it as despite goals from Adam Mulligan and Charlie Crotty we had to succumb to our opponents challenge on a 2.9 to 4.5 scoreline. Our third game was scheduled to have taken place against Brickey Rangers last Monday night. Panel: Luke Irwin, Billy Hickey, Raymond Kelly, John Meehan, Brandon Dillon, Ruaidhri Beresford, Tony O Donnell, Seanie Cummins, Donnacha Hamilton, Will Healy, Adam Mulligan,Jacob Dalton, Corey Lyons, Pierce Quann, Oisin Hallahan,Charlie Crotty Ryan McGovern,Piotr Koch,Toby Moore,Ronan Gleeson
Under 12 Our under 12s put in their best performance to date against the Nire last Friday evening at Clogherane. One noteworthy feature coming from the game was the hat trick scoring performance of Rian Hallahan who was quite a handful for the Nire defence throughout the game. Our next game is against St.Pats and will take place next Friday evening . 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 Under 11 The under 11 group were in action last Tuesday evening when Lismore were visitors to Clogherane for their second last game in their campaign. Again after a titanic battle the teams couldn’t be separated and honours were shared. Our final game will be against Cois Bhride on Tuesday evening 22nd September. Panel: Jamie Keohan,James Ferncombe,Ben Morrissey,Jake Kiely,Joey Morrissey,Filip Perlak,Eoin Murray,Rian Hallahan Callum Fitzgerald,Stefan Clifford,Cormac Silk,Jamie Connolly,Aaron Dillon Drive in Bingo. Time to get the Dabbers out as our Drive in Bingo takes place this Monday night 28th September in Scanlons yard. Eyes down at 7pm
. Saturday mornings Our Saturday morning sessions will continue for the next few weeks while the weather remains favourable. Always great to see some new children take part and having now settled into the new school year hopefully the children will be 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 Autumn weeks and will accommodate both boys and girls with no age restrictions and are free of any charge. Hopefully the all weather surface will be up and ready for our winter training sessions after that.This Saturday morning we will concentrate on football. Field Development Those passing along the N25 this past week will have noticed the rising of the hurling wall on the south side of our new development. With things progressing nicely the next stage will be the actual laying of the surface and the completion of the perimeter fence.
Lotto. 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