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Hurling league junior A

We were at home for our third league match when we played Upperchurch/Drumbane on Sunday last in the Park, with great hurling conditions it was the visitors who got off to the better start and had amassed six points without reply, in fact it took until the 23rd minute before Conor Casey raised the white flag, at the break Cahir 0-04 Upper/drum 0-07, . To be fair the second half was much the same with the visitors the busier, six points by Daire O'Brien, put a better look on the score, all in all Cahir played well and brought the deficit back to one at the end, final score Cahir 0-12 TO 0-13. Well done to all involved. The team and scorers were as follows: Keel an Hickey, Keel an Lobby, Kieran O'Dwyer, Dylan Walsh, Ian Flannery, Dean Lonergan, Liam Howard, Conor Casey (0-1), Eric Flannery, Aidan Casey, Daniel Moloney, Johnny B. O'Brien, Daire O'Brien (0-10), Niall McKenna, Ryan Murphy. Subs Used: Mikey O'Connor (0-1), Eoin Donaghy


What a great week/weekend for Tipperary football, Division three League winners and promoted to Division two next year. Well done to all involved with the senior set up, especially our club man Liam Casey, who is now a big part of the Tipperary football panel, this young man has a long future ahead of him, well done Liam. Also during the week the Tipperary U17s were out and had a good win, on that panel were two more club men Stephen Grogan and Sean Murphy these two men played

very well and done their part to beat Clare, well done to Sean and Stephen, another young man on the U18 county football panel is Cavan McKenna, who is yet start the minor campaign but we have no doubt Cavan will do us proud, best of luck Cavan, great to see our Young men donning the blue and gold.

Not to be out done our ladies were out at the weekend in the form of county minor B football and they defeated Limerick on Saturday last, on that panel were Cahir ladies Christina Delaney and Lauren Noonan, more great talent coming out of our great club, well done to the two ladies.

County Draw

It's hard to believe the last county draw for 2016/17 took place last Friday night; alas we had no winner from our club. We had a terrible run of luck in the draw this year, (but we can't do anything about that), we would like to thank you all who joined us for the draw in the last twelve months, and as you read above your investment in the draw which our club gets more than 50% of it, it goes along way for the future and wellbeing of our young men and women, who give their all to the club (money well spent), again thanks to you all and we hope we can have your continued support for the next twelve months when the draw starts again in May for 2017/18, so please come on board with us and hopefully we can get a car or two to Cahir GAA in the months ahead. As we had no winner in the county draw over the last three months we held a draw for all our members in the draw from Cahir, (a little token to say thank you), for the three months we drew four names (per month) from the hat and those names that came out each won €50, so well done to the following: Liam Simpson, Sandra Burke, Ollie Hubbard, Frank McGrath, David O'Neill. Patricia & Dermot Maguire, Dermot O'Connor, Maureen O'Brien, Donal & Mary Casey, Martin McGourty, Cathriona Lonergan & Damien Gleeson.

That's it for this county draw , we hope to talk to you all soon about the next draw that starts in May, and hopefully you will come on board with us again, for the price of a cup of coffee per week it is well worth a go, thanks again.

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Draw the Joker

Our weekly fun game is still going strong thanks to all who support this weekly fund raiser, Cahir House Hotel was the lovely venue for the draw last Sunday evening and the winners were as follows: Stephen Dalton, Willie Flynn, Brenda Shanahan, Seamus Conway & Connie O'Brien.

Camogie News

We had a busy day today in the club with two games taking place. Our first port of call was Annacarty where our U14 girls were up against a very strong home team but gave a great account of themselves and true to their character and grit left everything they had on the pitch. Within the opening 10 minutes of the game Annacarty were gone 2-1 ahead and even though the back line were getting a hammering Molly Magner and Aoife Flynn gave one of the greatest displays of their careers so far. It's the sign of a great team when they are down on their luck that they do not give up and our young ladies didn't give up for one moment. A super free taken from about 5 meters in from the half way line by Niamh Costigan lobbed over the goalkeepers head and into the back of the net for our first score of the game. The home team came back with two more point s just before half time to leave the score after 25 minutes Annacarty 2-3 to Cahir's 1-0. Niamh Roche and Kate Flannery at centre field in the second half started to make inroads into the Annacarty defence and there was great battle for possession from both sides. Meabh Casey's and Sara Finnane's strength and skill started to reap positive possession but time and time again we were just inches off scoring when the ball would either go wide or be cleared by the Annacarty backs. Ciara Quirke and Anika Moloney were working hard to keep the defence strong but Annacarty managed to break through and score a well taken point. A foul on Kate saw her pop over a fine free but again Annacarty answered with another point. Emily Coffey, Saoirse Treacy and Caoimhe Costello were trying very hard to advance Cahir's tally but the back line was just too strong. Caoimhe Hickey and Deirdre Clifford were working hard and the introduction of Ami Halpin and Emily Caplice saw both girls well up for the tussle. Kate, after great work managed to break through and send a rasper of a shot past the goalie. Again Annacarty answered back with two points in quick succession. Sara, and the two Niamh's worked the sliothar up the field once more from a great Molly puckout feeding the ball to Kate who hammered the back of the net. Again the home team came back with two more points and without exceptional goal saving from our keeper Abby Noonan the tale might have been much worse. A great game to watch with the final score Annacarty 2-9 Cahir 3-1

Our Senior ladies were in the Ragg for a 2.30pm throw in to contest the Senior League Semi Final against Drom. It has been very hard on the team to get together to train as so many are away in college or working away so even though the game didn't go their way there are a lot of positives to take from today's display. Our accuracy let us down which is something that will improve as the year goes on - if all the shots on goal today were turned into scores there would have been a completely different result. As it was we saw great displays and passages of play especially from the likes of Emma Buckley, Roisin Finnane, Eileen Flannery, Ashling McCarthy (1-2), Sinead Kennedy (0-1)and Ashling Moloney (0-2). Roll on the championship and with a bit more training under their belt these ladies will give a great account of themselves. Final score Drom 1-10 Cahir 1-5.