CAHERLINE GAA CLUB NOTES
CLUB LOTTO: No winner, numbers drawn were 7, 14, 15 & 20. Lucky dip winners were Eileen Lonergan, Ann Riordan, Kaylee O’Connell, John & Ellise and Ger Brennan. Next week’s jackpot will be €5,700 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: Doon were that bit sharper than us last Sunday evening back in Cappamore & punished us for some loose play. A goal in the 7th min & two in the 27th min saw them up by 8 at half time, 3-07 to 0-08. A goal by William O’Keeffe 11 mins into the 2nd half, followed by a point from Gary Murphy got us within 3 points of Doon, but they scored their 4th goal a min later to extend their lead again, a lead they would retain for the remainder of the game – final score Doon 4-13, Caherline 1-16. One game left in our group against Ballybrown, fixed for Childers Road next Saturday evening at 5pm. TEAM: C Hickey, N Tierney, P O’Keeffe, W O’Keeffe (1-00), D Murnane, G Murphy (0-02), D Balfry, A Brennan (0-03(1*f)), E Nelligan, A Power, B Hourigan, J Enright (0-01), K Wixted (0-07(7*f)), W Hourigan, P Wixted (0-03). SUBS: D Corbett, Jake Carroll, T O’Keefe, J Heelan, J Kennedy, B Kennedy, S Kenny, P Tiernan, S Whelan, Di Murnane, E Balfry, P Ryan, Jack Carroll
JUNIOR B HURLING: With a bit of luck, we could have sneaked this game, but it wasn’t to be. Ballybricken started quicker than us and were 2-04 to 0-02 up at the water break 16 mins in. We hurled better in the second quarter, knocking over 8 points to go in 3 points down at half time. A few injuries saw some Caherline veterans getting a run (a sight to behold!) and they got stuck in, exactly what we wanted from them. Another goal for Ballybricken 5 mins into the second half gave them a 5-point lead, but our lads dug in and scored 5 unanswered points to level the game with 8 left to play. Ballybricken finished that bit stronger though, scoring 4 points to our 2, to take the win 3-11 to 0-18. Next up, we play Cappamore on Tuesday evening in Caherconlish at 6:30pm. TEAM: D Wixted, J Heelan, S Kenny, D McNamara, D Casey, S Whelan (0-01), D Murnane, J Kennedy (0-12(8*f)), H McGuire, J Moloney, B Kennedy, J Halvey (0-01), S Erasmus, P Tiernan (0-02), N O’Connor (0-01). SUBS: E Boland, F Wixted, M Kennedy (0-01), P Ryan, J Ryan
U-14 HURLING: Tough loss for our lads last Saturday morning, losing by a single point to Pallasgreen. A slow start probably caught us out again, down by 4 points at half time. But to be fair to our lads, they kept Pallasgreen scoreless for the entire second half, we just couldn’t convert the chances we had at the other end. That brings our U-14 campaign to an end for 2020 – many thanks to all of our players & coaches Paddy, Derek, Seamus & Peter. TEAM: T Carroll, C O’Connor, S Tiernan, C Partridge, A Murnane, B Madden, R Hehir,
S McElligott (0-03(2*f)), C Casey, P McCarthy (0-01), J Boland, M Boland, F Horgan, T Spencer (0-01), J Gavin SUBS: S Casey, O Heelan, J Kiely.
CLUB FIXTURES: East Junior B action on Tuesday evening at home to Cappamore at 6:30pm. On Saturday morning next, our U-8’s travel to Kilteely for a 10:30am throw-in, while at 5pm, our Junior A’s go to Childers Rd to play Ballybrown. Finally, on Sunday evening, our U-11’s travel to Ahane, throw-in there at 6pm.