CAHERLINE GAA CLUB NOTES
CLUB LOTTO: No jackpot winner – numbers drawn were 6, 8, 15 & 30. Lucky dip winners were Daniel Murnane (online), Michelle Nelligan (online), Marie Casey (online), Pat Bourke and Marie Casey (online). Next week’s jackpot will be €3,900 and the draw will be held on Friday night via Facebook Live. As always, we appreciate everyone’s support. Our lotto tickets can now be purchased online, go to www.lottoraiser.ie/Caherline and follow the instructions. Our Lotto draw will be at the slightly later time of 10pm next Friday due to the Junior A County Semi-Final in Knocklong.
U-21 CHAMPIONSHIP: ‘A game of two halves’ is a line used a lot when describing games, this U-21 game was a great example of it. Playing with a strong breeze (more of a gale really!) in the first half, we had 7 points notched up by the first water break, with nothing conceded at the other end. Our first goal came in the 14th min from Conor Martin, our second coming 9 mins later from Jake Kennedy. Tournafulla-Killeedy scored their first goal with 3 mins left in the half, but we went in at half time comfortably ahead by 13 points, 2-13 to 1-03. The second half was a mirror image of the first, Tournafulla-Killeedy using the wind to great effect, while we struggled to get our hands on the ball. In the first 6 mins of the half, Tournafulla-Killeedy had 2-05 put on the board, to bring it back to just a 2-point game. Our only score in that 3rd quarter was another goal from Conor Martin, but heading into the second water break, Tournafulla-Killeedy were up by 3 points. Credit to our lads though, they didn’t give up and a goal from a short range free from Jack Enright in the 20th min brought it back to a 2-point game again, but Tournafulla-Killeedy used that breeze well and slotted over a couple of more scores to take a 4-point win, 4-18 to 4-14. TEAM: M Hogan, D McNamara, E Balfry, J Moloney, N Tierney, S Whelan (0-01), D Murnane, Jack Carroll (0-02(2*f)), P Wixted (0-02), J Halvey (0-01), J Enright (1-04(1g*f, 1*f)), C Enright, Jake Carroll (0-01), J Kennedy (1-03), C Martin (2-00). SUBS: 16mins 2nd half -> off: C Enright on: M O’Connor, B Curtin, R Walsh. Next up, we welcome St Kieran’s to Caherconlish on Sunday October 31st for a 12-noon throw-in.
U-19 CHAMPIONSHIP: Best of luck to our U-19’s later this afternoon in their County Semi-Final against St Kieran’s in Martinstown, throw-in there at 2pm.
FIXTURES: Friday October 29th at 7:30pm, we travel to Knocklong to play St Patricks in the Woodlands House Hotel County Junior A Hurling Championship Semi Final. On Sunday October 31st, our U-21’s welcome St Kieran’s to Caherconlish for Round 2 of this year’s U-21 B Championship for a 12-noon throw-in. Very best of luck to all players & management this week.