Dungarvan GAA Club Notes 4th September 19
Senior Hurling Dungarvan 2-17 Abbeyside 3-12.
Nothing can quite match the local rivalry that exists between Dungarvan and our neighbours Abbeyside and such was the case last Sunday evening when the teams met in the quarter final of the Senior Hurling Championship in famed Fraher Field. On an ideal night for Hurling it was clearly evident from the start that there wasn’t going to be much between the sides as the sides went point for point on the scoreboard. At half time we trailed by just a single point on a 0.9 to 1.7 scoreline encouraged by the chances which we had created but disappointed in our inability in not converting them. The second half replicated the first with missed chances from both teams and while things were fairly quiet it was only in the final quarter that this game took on a life of its own. Having conceded a goal we trailed on a 0.14 to 2.11 scoreline before a powerful run from Joe Allen saw him hit a thunderous shot to the top corner to bring us back level straight from the puck out.It was an instant response displaying the great fighting qualities in the side and evidence that this game was going to the wire. Going into the final stages the tension was beginning to reach another level and nerves beginning to fray somewhat. A Gavin Crotty point saw us edge back in front on a 1.16 to 2.12. However we were hit a hammer blow again with the concession of another goal to put us two points behind with the clock in the red with three additional minutes to be played out and the situation looked rather bleak. But we didn’t panic and a Ryan Donnelly point narrowed the deficit to the minimum. We continued to pile on the pressure and were rewarded when Michael Kiely finished a Gavin Crotty delivery to the net with seconds left. Still time for another Abbeyside attack which thankfully we dealt with and run out winners on a 2.17 to 3.12 scoreline in a game that will go down in the history annals of memorable games between the teams and was a credit to both sides. Well done to everyone involved on a hard fought victory and never say die attitude. The reward for this victory is a semi final game against reigning County and Munster champions Ballygunner but that can wait for another day. Gavin Power , Darragh Lyons Sean Ryan John Curran Jamie Nagle Kieran Power, Kenny Moore, Jack Lacey , Michael Kiely Cathal Curran, Patrick Curran Ryan Donnelly Conor Sheridan Gavin Crotty Joe Allen. Subs used. Kealan Daly Luke O Callaghan Cormac Curran.
Under 13 Hurling
Last Wednesday evening saw our Under 13 hurlers complete their final group match when De La Salle made the visit up to Clogherane.With both teams at this stage unbeaten this was going to decide who would emerge top of the group so it was all to play for. From an early stage it was clearly evident that there wasn’t going to be much between the sides as scores were hard earned and both defenses on top. At half time we trailed by just a single goal on a 0.4 to 1.4 scoreline. An Eddie Burke goal on the resumption set us up nicely but we could not shake off our opponents.In what was an exciting and tense second half scoring was very limited and by full time the teams could not be separated on a 1.6 to 1.6 scoreline. This draw meant that we qualified for the quarter final draw which was made live on Facebook last Saturday morning and got the lads up nice and early to view. The outcome of the draw will see us travel out to play An Gaeltacht. Panel:Callum Daly, Darragh Murphy, Luke Irwin, James Maye, Leon Lannon, John Meehan, Billy Hickey, Brandon Dillon, Oisin Hallahan, Eddie Burke, Luke Power, Tony O’Donnell ,Zach Power, Corey, Lyons, Pierce Quann, Callum Bulfin, Jamie Nagle, Will Healy Raymond Kelly, Jacob Dalton , Ruairidh Beresford
Under 16 Camogie
Our Under 16 camogie girls were in action last Thursday evening against Tallow in Clogherane in their final game in their group section. It was a game that would prove again beyond us despite putting in an honest effort and defeat was to be our lot. We now go forward to the knockout stages of the competition where we will be seeking to again play to the best our abilities. Team :Rachel Harty,Lucy Ferncombe,Lucy Dunford,Abi Power,Aoibhe Bluett,Caoimhe Meehan, Emma Fitzpatrick, Katie Donnelly, Kerry Dee, Sarah Power, Katelyn McGovern, Emma O Neil, Abi Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Donnelly. Ellie Shead Hackett.
Under 10 Football. Last Saturday week we hosted our annual Under 10 football tournament. We had sixteen teams taking part from across Waterford, Cork, and Tipperary. The standard of football was incredibly high across all thirty games. Well done to all the teams who took part . Congratulations to Stradbally who were victorious in the Cup competition and to Naomh Bríd who overcame our own Dungarvan team in the final of the Shield competition. A huge thank you again to everyone who helped out to make it a successful day, from the referees to the pitch co ordinators and the catering crew . Finally a big thank you to Garveys SuperValu for supplying the drinks for the teams and to our tournament sponsors , Nutrilicious Food and Printmaster.
Under 9 Hurling.
Well done to our U9 hurlers who travelled to Waterford on Saturday morning last to play Ballygunner in what proved to be three competitive games of Hurling.
Under 8 Football.
Our U8s will be taking part in the Eire Óg festival of football on September 21st. This year 16 clubs from Munster will be participating in the blitz.
The club had the top prize winner in the August Deise Draw. Well done to Kevin Tutty who scooped the top cash prize. Many thanks to all our supporters of the Deise Draw. Hopefully our luck will continue into the September Draw.
Lotto can be played online just click on the game logo on Facebook page. Tickets can also be bought at Hallahan Chemist ,Paddy Foleys Bar, The Country store, Quealys Bar, John Walsh Spar. Tickets cost €2 or 3 for €5.
Get well wishes.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Sean Crotty who is out of action at the moment. We hope to see you back on the field soon Sean. Word has it you are been well looked after.