Weekly Notes for 9th September 2019

9th September 2019

Junior C Hurlers progress to Semi-final

In its first year of existence, it was extremely exciting to see this team progress into the semi-final after a 3-12 to 1-09 win against Ferrybank last Saturday in Walsh Park. The entire team on the day played well but special praise must be given to Tim O’Byrne who scored 3-02 of the total.

We opened the scoring early in the game when Lawrence O’Neill fired over from an acute angle only for Ferrybank to score the next two points. From the tenth minute to the twentieth minute the team exerted some pressure on Ferrybank and were rewarded with a total of 1-03. First up was a free converted by Lawrence O’Neill followed by a long range free from Tommy Aldridge and then Tim O’Byrne scored his first goal after some good work from Philip Murphy and Robbie Power and this was followed by Lawrence O’Neill’s third point. Ferrybank converted four points in the remaining time of the half with our scores coming from Ross Cuddihy, Tommy Aldridge and Lawrence O’Neill to leave the halftime score 1-07 to 0-06.

Tim O’Byrne fired in his second goal shortly after the restart followed by his first point. Keith Kennedy next scored and credit must be given to players such as Shane Power, Pat Egan and James Griffin (to name a few) who prevented scores on Ferrybank’s forays into our half. By the 50th minute we converted a further 1-03 with Tim O’Byrne scoring 1-01to lead by 14 points. Ferrybank scored 1-02 in the final minutes of the game to leave the final score at 3-12 to 1-09. Congratulations and best of luck to the team in the semi-final.

U15s beat Fourmilewater

Our U15s played t our pitch in Cleaboy against Fourmilewater last Monday evening and came away with a 2-14 to 1-02 win. This score did not reflect the effort the team had to make during the match with players such as Sam Pender, Eoin Morrissey, Paul Hayes, Adam Crowley and our keeper Cathal Barrett contributing to the final score. We were leading 0-08 to 1-01 at the halftime break with scores coming from Eoin Morrissey, Jeff Wickham, Paul Hayes and Adam Crowley scoring 1pt each and Sam Pender scoring 4pts (1f).

The defence must be credited in the second half who only conceded one point but much of that praise must go to our keeper Cathal Barrett who made multiple saves to prevent Fourmilewater scoring. We scored a total of 2-06 in the second half with goals coming from Sam Pender and Eoin Morrissey while Conor Fanning and Paul Hayes scoring 2pts each and Joe Caulfield and Adam Crowley scoring one point each.

This result sees the team finish top of the group and now face Brickey Rangers on Thursday 12th September in Lemybrien at 7pm. Best of luck in the match.

Upcoming Fixtures

Our Minor hurlers have their final match of the group against Mount Sion on Sunday 15th Septemebr at our pitch in Cleaboy at 12:00.

U11 Hurling

Our U11s travelled to Wexford on Saturday last to take part in a blitz held by the St Martin's Club in their beautiful grounds in Piercetown Co. Wexford. An early start as we left on a bus with 28 children at 9am. We entered two teams with each team guaranteed 4 matches so every player had plenty of opportunity to showcase their skills. The other clubs participating were Rapperees, Middleton, Dicksboro, St Jude's and host club St Martin's and these game can only improve our own lads. All the boys had a great time and were a match for everyone displaying the skills they have been practicing in training all year. A beautiful lunch laid on by the parents of the St Martin's team was greatly appreciated by happy young hurlers and coaches. A great sing song on the bus on the journey home was proof if any was needed that a good day was had by all.

Next Sunday this group will head to Dublin to take part in a blitz organised by Kilmacud Crokes. details will be sent to parents.

Under 7s

U7 panel were invited to play in the Tramore Blitz on Saturday last, where they got to display their skills in three games versus Butlerstown, Erins Own and Ardmore. Panel for the day was, Darragh Caulfield, Ryan Cowman, Luke Cuddihy, Daniel Lane, Jaic Ó hAodha, Caiden Ó hAodha, Senan Melo, Logan Power, Evan Walsh, Riain Doyle, Quinn Carroll and Dylan Power

Roanmore Academy

Now that the children are back to school it's time to get them active on the weekends, the place to be is Roanmore Cleaboy at 11:30am on Saturday mornings. Get your child involved in a team sport and see them meet new friends learning the skills of hurling with our dedicated fully qualified Garda Vetted Coaches. Last weekend alone Roanmore had 40 children involved in blitzes from U 7 in Tramore to U11 in Wexford. Come along get involved you get out of it what you put in. Hurley's and helmets provided for beginners. Further information can be found by contacting Eric on 086 339 5920