CAHERLINE GAA CLUB NOTES
CLUB LOTTO: No winner, numbers drawn were 4, 6, 17 & 22. Lucky dip winners were Fr. Currivan, Bríd Hickey, Ger O’Connell, Seán McCarthy, and Aoife & Rachel. Next weeks jackpot will be €5,500 and the draw will be held on Friday night via Facebook Live from the Caherline Gaa clubhouse from 9:30pm. As always, we appreciate everyone’s support. Tickets are on sale in Ryans XL shop, the Post Office and from the usual promoters.
JUNIOR A HURLING: Our Juniors travelled back to Patrickswell last Sunday morning for a challenge match – missing a few regulars, it was still great to see 20+ players togged off. First half, we hit a few wides early on, but got into our groove entering the second quarter, 0-09 to 0-05 up at the water break and 0-12 to 0-07 up at half time. Patrickswell blitzed us at the start of the second half, scoring 7 unanswered points to lead us by a point with only 4 mins gone. Leading in to the second water break, we hit a few bad wides, but were up by one, 0-16 to 0-15. Patrickswell won the last quarter, outscoring us 1-06 to 0-03, their goal coming in the 28th min, to take the win 1-21 to 0-19. Good run out though, 21 players getting a run today, ahead of Championship 2020’s return on September 6 against Doon. Team – C Hickey (M Moloney, HT), S Whelan ( E Balfry, 59′), Da Murnane, D McNamara (J Heelan, 43′), N Tierney, G Murphy (0-01(1*f)), A Nelligan, A Power (0-02), E Nelligan, Js Enright (0-02), B Hourigan (0-06), Jk Enright (0-01) (Di Murnane, HT), K Wixted (0-06(5*f)), P Tiernan (S Kenny, 46′), J Kennedy (0-01) (B Kennedy, HT). SUBS; J Ryan, P Ryan.
MINOR HURLING: This was a game that, for long periods, looked a bridge too far for us, but in the end, our lads came within a few scores of sneaking it. Knockaderry dominated the first half, playing a standard of hurling that wouldn’t look out of place a few divisions above us. At half time, they led 1-15 to 0-05 and we knew it would take a huge effort to pull this back. But serious credit due to our lads, they never let the heads drop and within 2 mins of the second half, Jack McElligott had rattled the net. That seemed to spur
Knockaderry on though and they rattled our net twice within 60 seconds, to see them ahead 3-17 to 1-06. At the water break, with 14 left to play, they had a 16 point lead, but our lads really played out of their skin in the last quarter, out-scoring Knockaderry 3-06 to 0-03 (2 more goals from Jack & 1 from Jake Kennedy) and had we played on for a few more mins, who knows…but in the 31st min, referee Timmy McGrath blew the final whistle, Knockaderry taking a 4 point win, 3-22 to 4-15. Great work rate tonight lads, proud of the effort you put in against a team that could go all the way this year. For a number of our players, that was their last game at minor level…all at the club would like to thank them for their commitment to Caherline Gaa over the years and we wish them well in the adult grades. Team – H Murnane, N Connaughton, C McGrath, S O’Dwyer, S McAnulty, Di Murnane, P O’Dea, J Kennedy (1-08(6*f, 1*65)), J Carroll (0-02), K O’Dea, M O’Connor, C Martin (0-04(1*f)), C Enright, J McElligott (3-00), A McNamara. SUBS: S McGrath, P Ryan (0-01(1*f)).
U-14 HURLING: Our U-14’s did themselves proud against a strong Ballybricken/Fedamore side last Wednesday evening in Caherelly. The scoreline is a bit unfair to them, given the effort they all put in, but the key now is to train well ahead of our next outing at home to Knockainey on the 26th. Final score, Caherline 1-04 Ballybricken/Fedamore 3-08. TEAM: T Carroll, C O’Connor, T Spencer, C Partridge, M Boland, S McElligott (0-01(1*f)), A Murnane, R Hehir, R Moloney, F Horgan, J Boland (0-02(2*f)), C Casey (0-01), P McCarthy, J Gavin,
E Martin. SUBS: S Tiernan, O Heelan, J Kiely (1-00)
U-12 HURLING: Good game of hurling back in Patrickswell last Thursday evening, in wet and windy conditions. We played 9 a-side due to low numbers on the opposition side, plenty of room for the lads to roam as a result. Well played lads, final score Caherline 3-06 Patrickswell 2-09. Panel: S O’Dwyer, O Heelan, S Casey, A Ryan, R Moloney, Jm Kiely, M Boland, E Martin(2-06), R Mannion, P Power, C O’Dwyer(1-00), M Koyce, C Tiernan, M Hourigan, C Ryan
U-10 HURLING: Our U-10’s travelled back to Cappamore last Friday evening for the first round of this year’s competition…great game of hurling, some great skill & determination to get on the ball by all of our players – well done everybody, great start to the 2020 League! Panel – Noel, William, Aaron, Richie, Philip, Oisin, Emmet, Daire, Rhys M, Rhys L, Danny, Emily, Ava, Niamh & Lily.
CLUB FIXTURES: Slightly quieter week this week – on Wednesday 26, our U-14’s welcome Knockainey to Caherconlish, throw-in at 7pm. On Saturday morning next, our U-8’s host Pallasgreen, throw-in at 10:30am. And on Monday August 31, out U-16’s travel to Knocklong to play Garryspillane, throw-in there at 7pm. Best of luck to all teams.