Club Notes - 2014-10-14

posted 21 Oct 2014, 01:32 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 11 Jan 2017, 05:45 ]

Senior Football

On Friday night in Bellefield our glorious year as county senior football champions came to an end as Castletown pipped us in an exciting match and we wish them the best of luck in the semi-final.  While Ciaran Lyng put on a scoring master class and Daithi Waters played the full game after his recent injury it just wasn’t to be on the night. Nonetheless we must give great credit to the entire squad and management who brought such glory to the Club last year when they won our first-ever senior football title. On a side note, however, it’s disappointing to say the least to see such an important match fixed for a Friday evening when lots of players from both teams are working, travelling or returning from colleges. There was better luck for a former brother in arms on Sunday when Eoin Quigley won another Cork hurling title with Sarsfields. We wish him the best of luck now in the Munster championship.


Junior Football

On Saturday our junior B footballers had a great win their county semi-final over Naomh Éanna of Gorey. It was a great team effort with minor Johnny Hamilton having a great game. First half goals by Seán Stafford and Michael Lyng gave us a 3-point halftime lead but then Gorey responded with two goals of their own to edge 3 points ahead. Our lads showed great determination to come back with further goals from Lyng again and Philly Waters and fine points from Mark Hayes, Stafford and Padraig Morrissey to give us a 4-8 to 2-8 win thereby setting up a mouth-watering final against Ballyogue in two weeks’ time on Saturday October 25th.


Coiste na nÓg

Preparations continue apace for our minors’ hurling final next Sunday, October 19th, which is sure to be a great occasion for the whole club. The lads take on Glynn-Barntown who have the benefit of a replay match in the semi-final under their belts and, lest we forget, they beat our minors by a point in the group stages. The game, refereed by James Owens, starts at 1pm and our boys will need every scrap and decibel of support so please make an effort to get into Wexford Park. Before then you will hopefully have been to Bellefield on Saturday to cheer on our under 16 girls in their championship semi-final against Craanford 10.30.


The Rackard League is moving into the knockout stages now and both boys’ and girls’ quarter-finals will be on Friday October 17th in Killurin. The boys are out first at 2.30pm when they take on Taghmon and then the girls follow at 3.30pm versus Bree. Extra time is playable in both matches should they finish level at the end of normal time.


Please note also that the Coiste AGM will be on Friday November 28th at 8pm. Any motions and selector nominations are to be submitted to the Secretary, Hillary Codd, at least a fortnight beforehand.


Ladies’ football

Our adult team will play its league semi-final on Saturday against St. James at 7.30pm in Ramsgrange. Meanwhile the minors continue to train for their semi-final against Kilmore, the details of which we hope to have very soon. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a bit of exercise, the ladies’ footballers will be doing a sponsored walk on Bank Holiday Saturday with all proceeds going to the “Strictly Club Dancing” fundraising effort.


Other events

As things wind down on the GAA front we will have a range of other activities in the Club. Tennis is going strong and we expect to have handball training resuming very soon. On Wednesday nights we have a social darts event at 9.30pm with the overall winner after 5 weeks getting a fourball in Woodbrook Golf Club. Veterans’ football is also going strong on Friday nights and it’s great to see such use being made of our facilities all year round.


Don’t forget that the camogie “Come Dine With Me” event will be on Friday and this ever-popular event is part of the fundraising drive leading up to our Strictly Club Dancing in the Talbot Hotel on November 15th. Dining tickets are €20 per head and to book a table please contact Maire O’Connor on 087-6235064. With your appetites whetted – quite literally – by that event, the adult Committee will host another “Come Dine With Me” on November 1st so there’s plenty of food and craic to go around!


Camogie are also hosting a 'movie night' on Wednesday October 29th for first years upwards in the centre with €5 admission. The kids’ Halloween fancy dress party/disco for primary school children is on Friday 24th October after school in the centre and admission is also €5.


That same night will see the hottest ticket in town with the teenagers’ disco from 8pm in the Centre. To get one of those tickets please contact, via facebook, our local impresario Rory O’Connor.


Club Lotto

The Club Lotto numbers on Sunday October 12th were 5,20,22,25 and there was no winner of the €15,000 jackpot. Keith Cullen matched 3 and wins €50. The Lotto is a financial mainstay for the Club and your support (just €4/week) allows us to put on the range of activities that you see listed every week in this newsletter. We’re always on the lookout for new people to join the Lotto so, if you’re not already in it, please contact any Committee member for an application form.


While no one has claimed the giant jackpot we DID have one lucky winner last week, John Doyle of Coolballow, who won the raffle for a trailer load of wood logs. Happy burning John!


First Aid Course

A First Aid Course will be held in the Scout & Guide Hall, Piercestown (opposite the school) over 6 weeks from October 23rd and it’s run by our own Chris Culleton. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to everyone who completes the course and details are set out below.

Dates:              from October 23rd for 6 Weeks

Time:               7.30pm - 10.30pm (with a break)

Cost:                €95.00 per person (including a First Aid Book)

Contact:          Chris Culleton on 086 8476116 to book a place or for more information.