CAHERLINE GAA CLUB NOTES
CLUB LOTTO: No winner, numbers drawn were 13, 15, 28, 29. Lucky dip winners were Mike Hartnett, Ger Coffey, Emily Murnane, Marian Ni Mheachair and Nellie Warren. Next week’s jackpot will be €5,800 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 Junior A championship concluded last Saturday evening with a disappointing loss to Ballybrown in Claughaun. It was a game that we were capable of winning, but it didn’t go our way. Playing into a stiff breeze in the first half, it took us a while to get into the game, Ballybrown doing a lot of the hurling. They scored their goal 16 mins into the first half and were up by 6 points at half time, but we knew we’d have the breeze in the second half, so no panic. Using that breeze, we rattled off a few quick scores and we’d levelled the game with only 4 mins gone, a goal from Kevin Wixted helping our cause. 10 mins in, we were up by 2 points and weren’t hurling badly, but
Ballybrown responded with three on the trot to lead by one, all three of those scores coming from frees. A goal-mouth shemozzle formed in the 17th min and when the dust settled, Eamonn Phelan sent one Ballybrown & two Caherline men to the line and the game really lost its shape after that, but we still had chances to win it, our shooting somewhat off target in that last quarter. Final score, Ballybrown 1-16(19) Caherline: 1-14(17). Thanks to the management team of Damien, John, Pa & Paddy and the players for their efforts this year – the boys were clearly disappointed after the game, so we need to come back stronger next year. Thanks also to physio Katie Lynch for looking after both the Junior A & Junior B teams this year & to Pat Fitz for looking after the gear. Team: C Hickey, N Tierney, P O’Keeffe, W O’Keeffe, Da Murnane, B Hourigan, T O’Keeffe, A Brennan (0-04(2*f)), E Nelligan (0-02), Js Enright (0-03), K Wixted (1-04(3*f)), D Corbett (0-01) (J Kennedy 59′), Jk Enright, W Hourigan, P Wixted (C Finucane HT). SUBS: J Heelan, A Nelligan, P Tiernan, Di Murnane, E Balfry, P Ryan, Jk Carroll.
JUNIOR B HURLING: Goals win matches as they say and that proved to be the case last Tuesday night. Up to half time, there was only 3 points in it, our lads hurling well. A goal from Peter at the start of the second half brought the game level, but Cappamore responded with 2 quick goals to lead by 6 points. 5 mins in, Thomas Kennedy hit the net for us and as we headed to the water break in the 17th min, there was 7 points between the sides, all to play for. Bernard Kennedy scored our 3rd goal with 7 min left to play, but Cappamore weren’t going to be caught and scored 3 more goals in the closing stages, to take the win 7-13 to 3-13. TEAM: D Wixted, J Heelan, S Kenny, F Wixted, D McNamara,
D Casey (0-01), Di Murnane, J Kennedy (0-08(7*f)), S Whelan, T Kennedy (1-00), B Kennedy (1-02), J Moloney, M Kennedy, P Tiernan (1-02), N O’Connor. SUBS: P Ryan, J Ryan. That concludes our 2020 campaign – the Management team of Derek, Steve & Micheál would like to thank all the players who took to the field this year; 28 different players got game time, which can only benefit the club in the long run.
CLUB FIXTURES: Two Bord na nÓg fixtures this coming week – on Thursday evening, our U-12’s welcome Glenroe to Caherconlish for a 6:45pm throw-in, while on Friday night our U-10’s welcome South Liberties to Caherconlish, also throwing in at 6:45pm. Best of luck to both teams.