Club Notes - 2014-09-17

posted 22 Sep 2014, 02:24 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 11 Jan 2017, 05:44 ]

Underage camogie

Our under 8 camogie girls finished their season last Tuesday with a night of fun games and the presentation of certificates. A great year was had by this group under the guidance of Siobhan and her fellow coaches.

  

The under 9 and 10 girls played friendly and good-spirited games against Glynn Barntown on the same night and concluded their own season only tonight, Tuesday 16th. 11 of our under 14 girls played with Wexford in the annual All Ireland blitz in Ballyboden on Sunday and they were unfortunate to just miss out on a semi-final place. The club’s representatives were Anna Hennessy, Ella O’Connor, Siobhan Alouf, Alannah Davis, Lettie Whelan, Ciara O’Connor, Anna Mulligan, Clodagh Walsh, Aisling Alouf, Fiona Esmonde and Amy O’Leary. The girls also had the opportunity to parade in Croke Park then at the camogie All Ireland on Sunday and we hope that they will have the chance to play there themselves soon in their own right.

 

Adult womens’ teams

Our senior camogie team are playing Oulart in the county semi-final on Sunday next at noon in Wexford Park and hopefully we can get big crowd in to support them in this huge challenge. The ladies intermediate footballers meanwhile are waiting to have their final league game scheduled.

 

The men

It’s a bit of a quiet period for our men with the senior hurlers focusing on their dance moves for Strictly Club Dancing on November 15th now that they’re out of the championship. Fundraising efforts to support our dancers, and ultimately to pay for ongoing development of the Club (including the installation of astroturf on the other side of the hurling wall), continue apace and we are very grateful to all who’ve helped and contributed so far. A big crowd from the Club headed down to Thurles on Saturday evening to support our gallant county under 21 hurling team who lost a pulsating All Ireland final to an excellent Clare side. We are all very proud of the huge effort put in by Jack, Luke, Patrick and, of course, our camogie coach JJ Doyle who guided the under 21s all the way to the final.

 

On the football side of things, it’s a case of everything being quiet, too quiet as we await news on the next round of senior fixtures. It’s also likely that the semi-final of the junior B won’t be for 4- 5 weeks.

 

Coiste na nÓg

The minor hurlers had a great win on Saturday morning in Wexford Park in the semi-final of the premier championship. They beat Rapparees by 6-15 to 1-5 and will now have a well-deserved week off. Their opponents in the final are yet to be determined as Fethard and Glynn-Barntown played out a 3-11 all draw

 

The under 14 boys lost a tight and entertaining hurling semi-final on Sunday in Farmleigh, losing 1-10 to 3-5 to Oulart. While there was some controversy over a point given to Oulart that seemed to clearly be wide our boys fought to the end and showed great character and they are a credit to the coaches, Alan, the two Johns and Ian. The Club will now, of course, be suggesting to the County Board that Hawkeye be installed in all grounds in the country!

 

The under 12 boys’ season is now in its final stages and reached another high point tonight when the B team won their county football final in St Patrick's Park against Sarsfields on a scoreline of 4-1 to 3-2. This was a game that had it all: great saves, narrow misses, yellow cards, red cards and huge effort. It’s a massive credit to the boys and to their coaches that they roared back from an early 2-goal deficit to come out on top, so well done to all concerned.

 

Meanwhile, despite missing 7 regulars, the A team made a winning start to the Sarsfields tournament with a very good win over St Anne's. The next round is on next Sunday morning.

 

The juvenile hurlers play in the county premier final on Saturday, in Killurin, against a Shelmaliers team that will be going for the double so every scrap of support will be needed to roar the boys in their season climax.

 

Cycling Sportive

Sunday saw our 2nd annual Cycling Sportive and we were blessed again with sunshine, big numbers and no injuries! Up to 150 took part in the 50k and 120k routes and at least 70 children, with upwards of 30 adult helpers, took on the 10k route. We hope that all participants had a great time and we look forward to seeing you back again next year. Making her debut in the event was Laura Walsh, the new principal in Piercestown National School and we congratulate and welcome her.

 

Upcoming events

Tickets are now available for our “Come dine with me” night on October 10th. This was a great hit last year so please contact Maire O’Connor on 087.6235064 to order tickets. Also, Coiste parents are asked to mark Wednesday October 4th in their diaries as we will be having a Family Fun Table Quiz for kids and parents together; more details will follow soon. We will have some video and photo displays at the Strictly Club Dancing event in the Talbot on November 15th so we would ask any members with photos of club members, players, legends to email them to this address or to share them with Brian Cantwell who will create a presentation to amaze and surprise. Candid photos, pictures of members when they were younger, all will be welcome!

 

Club Lotto

The Club Lotto jackpot numbers drawn on Sunday night, September 14th, were 5, 6, 9 and 23 and the grand prize of €15,000 is yet to be won. We had one match 3 winner, Peter and Ann Culleton, who take home €50.