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Cahir GAA Club Notes

RIP

We would like to offer our condolences to the McGrath family and extended family on the recent passing of Breda Ryan (nee McGrath RIP, our thoughts are with all the families at this sad time, may Breda rest in peace.

County senior football championship

The third and final game in the group stage in this competition was held in Monroe last Saturday afternoon when our seniors played Kilsheelan/Killcash in this winner takes all match, Cahir were first off the mark with a point from play from on form Mikey O'Connor (pictured), in fact he would double his tally in as many minutes, Kilsheelan got their first point after six minutes and double it from our kick out, then with eleven minutes gone disaster for Cahir as our opponents seem to walk their way through our defence and raise a green flag, O'Connor pointed again this time a free and a minute later on the fifteenth mark Sean O'Connor won a ball that was not his and made a run darting into the other half of the field to pick out Jake Kiely and Kiely rewarded Sean with a well taken goal, twenty minutes gone with ten to go Cahir did not learn their lesson from the first goal they conceded as another goal for the men in the blue and gold very similar to the first one put them two points ahead going to the break, that man Mikey O Connor pointed two more frees and at the break it was all square, 1-05 to 2-02, the second half was an all Cahir affair for the first twenty five minutes, again Mikey pointed from the off followed by two points from Liam Casey one after the other, Casey and M. O'Connor combined to score a point in-between Jake Kiely's point, then with ten of the half gone the McKenna brothers got together with good work from Niall into the area to pass to Brian and he made no mistake to raise a green flag, Tommy McDonagh pointed straight after the goal to put us in a good position, thirteen minutes gone a setback came for Cahir as a second yellow card saw us down to fourteen men for the remainder of the game, another two points for ourselves saw us go nine ahead with five to play, that numerical advantage for Kilsheelan paid off when on twenty-five minutes they got a goal from play, with the thirty gone in the half a free was awarded to Killsheelan just outside the penalty area the shot came in and it was like a game of pinball hands and fingers getting to the ball but the same ball ended up in the back of the net, now down to three points luckily time was on Cahir's side and the lads held on for the win and in doing so go in to the last eight in the county senior football championship, over all a good game of ball and at times this young Cahir side showed some real class and deserve to be where they are, well do to all the panel of players and their management team, full time score Cahir 2-13 Kisheelan 4-04, full team and scorers: Aaron Wall, James Walsh, Ger Hally, Keelan Looby, Sean O'Connor, Kieran O'Dwyer, Ger Quinn, Liam Casey (0-3), Eddie Kendrick, Brian McKenna (1-0), Mikey O'Connor (0-8), Tommy McDonagh (0-1), Nicholas Reidy, Niall McKenna, Jake Kiely (1-1). Subs Used: Dylan Fitzgerald, Conor Cashman

Draw the Joker

At a changed venue, the Abbey Tavern was our host for this week's fund raising game, draw the joker, the reason for the change of venue was the fact that the TradFest sign off their successful weekend in Cahir with a final session in the Abbey Tavern and for the past few years our joker draw has become part of this great night, thanks to John and Bridie and indeed the Hill Bar for their understanding and accommodating us at short notice, our draw next week will go back to the Hill Bar, this week's winners are as follows: Pat Costigan, Rory O'Donnell, Tom Marnane, Marianna Bruno and Sean Laffey.

All Ireland Ladies Intermediate Football Champions 2019

Congratulations to the Ladies football team who were crowned champions on Sunday, what a great effort from all the team especially our club players (pictured above), Aisling McCarthy, Emma Buckley, Roseanna Kiely and player of the match Aishling Moloney, a great bunch of players, and well done to their management who guided them to their victory.

Juvenile News

RESULTS

A busy week for the U16B team, on Sunday last they travelled to Ned Hall Park to play GMBN in the first of the U16B Hurling Championship Playoffs, a great game of hurling from both sides, it was a close encounter but Cahir fell short on a score line of 2-18 to 2-15. To Ballylooby next, last Tuesday night they played Ballybacon Grange in the second playoff. A fantastic game of hurling from both sides, it was score for score throughout the game. Cahir eventually came through as winners on a score line of Cahir 1-18 / Ballybacon 3-09 seeing them through to the South Semi -final v Ballingarry.

On Thursday last, Fethard was the venue for the Semi- Final. Cahir v Ballingarry, the three matches in five days and the legs were tiring, but that did not stop this young team giving it their all, they played great hurling and were unfortunate not to win, final score, Cahir 3-10 Ballingarry 3-14, well done to the team and management on getting to a semi- final, better days will come guys.

U14B Shield Quarter Final

Cahir v Ballylooby

the team travelled to Ballylooby last Friday night to take on the hosts in the quarter final of the shield competition, you could only but be proud of this young team who struggled for numbers throughout the year, they played with plenty of heart and scored some great goals, it was a game of goal scoring, unfortunately the end result was not in their favour Cahir 10-07 ,Ballylooby 11-11, again well done to team and management on getting this far credit where credit is due, well done team and heads up.

FIXTURES

Winter League continues for the U11s.

The U13s will be starting their Winter League in the coming weeks.

Pop up Gaeltacht

We would like to remind everyone that the "Pop up Gaeltacht" resumes in Cahir House Hotle To-night, Monday, at 20:00.

Open to all in the community, not just club members. Also open to all levels of Irish, from little or none to fluent.

We're hoping it will be a fun relaxed way for people to learn/improve their Irish