EAST GAA CLUB NOTES
JUNIOR A : East Junior A and Brian Butler cup hurling finals took place last Saturday afternoon in Cappamore between Caherline and Ballybricken-Bohermore.
The games between these two clubs this year so far had been close and this game was no different we were treated to a highly entertaining game with plenty of skill and scoring on display.
Ballybricken got the better of the start and were 6pts to 1pt up after 7 minutes Caherline got a couple of scores back to keep in touch before the first Ballybricken-Bohermore goal on the 17th minute gave they a commanding lead.
Caherline started to chip away at this lead and by the 25th minute had the lead back down to 3 pts 1-9 to 1-6.
The remaining minutes of the first half Ballybricken-Bohermore were on top and wind assisted they were unlucky not to go in further ahead at the half time whistle at the break it was 1-10 to 1-7 in favour of Ballybricken-Bohermore.
Second half underway no let up from both teams fast pace and high quality scores.
It was Ballybricken-Bohermore who again started the half better and by the 9th minute had their second goal and were up 2-12 to 1-9. Caherline then upped the pressure and by the 16th minute were just a pt behind 2-13 to 2-12.
In the final ten minutes of the second half 2 more Caherline goals got them over the line and at the full time whistle were crowned East Junior A winner for 2019 on a scoreline of 4-17 to 2-15.
Credit to both clubs on the day who entertained the large attendance in Cappamore with a competitive game of hurling.
Presentation of both Brian Butler and Junior A trophies was made to co Caherline captains Kevin Wixted and Daniel Murnane and was done by Louie Quirke Treasurer and Ger Lonergan Vice Chairman of the East Board.
The East Board would like to thank Cappamore for the use of the field today and to Eamonn Phelan and his officials.
Finally like to wish Caherline and Ballybricken-Bohermore the best of luck in the upcoming Junior A county quarter finals on Saturday 28th September.
JUNIOR B: East Junior B hurling final took place on Sunday between Fedamore and Murroe-Boher the venue was Caherelly.
Showers of rain all during the game made for slippy conditions but both teams adapted well to this.
Early exchanges between the two teams had the score at 2 pts a piece and on 15 minutes Fedamore got the game’s first goal. This goal kept Fedamore ahead for the rest of the half and when the half time whistle went it was Fedamore 1-5 Murroe-Boher 0-6.
Second half Murroe-Boher came out to reduce the lead and after just five minutes into the second half had drawn level. The next 15 minutes both teams traded points and there was no separating them at this point.
Into the final ten minutes it was Murroe-Boher who upped the pace of the game and started to pull away on the scoreboard with a number of points from play and in the 29 minute Murroe-Boher got the goal that put them on the way to victory.
This left 7 pts between the teams with time almost up credit to Fedamore they battled on and had a couple of goal chances near the end of the match cleared by the Murroe-Boher defense.
On the full time whistle it was Murroe-Boher who were crowned East Junior B champions full time score of 1-17 to 1-9.
East Board would like to thank Ballybricken-Bohermore for the use of the field and to Morgan O’ Sullivan and his officials. Maria Owens presented the trophy to the Murroe-Boher Captain.
The East Board wishes the best of luck to Murroe-Boher and Fedamore in the county Junior B quarter finals.
MINOR : East/City Minor B final took place on Sunday evening between Monaleen and Kildmio-Pallaskenry and it was Monaleen who got the win on the evening on a full time score of 1-18 to 2-12. Thanks to Mike Mann who was the referee on the evening and to South Liberties for the use of the field.
Minor A semi final Caherline defeated Southside Gaels 2-11 to 0-11 and they await the winners of Murroe-Boher and Pallasgreen which is due to take place on Tuesday 24th September 6pm in Cappamore.
PHOTOOGRAPHS : THe Murroe Boher and Caherline Junior teams that won the East Junior ‘B’ and Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship finals last weekend.