Cahir GAA Notes
Junior A hurlingWe start this week with Junior A hurling, Last Wednesday evening Fethard was the venue where our hurlers played Killenaule , a depleted Cahir side were up against it from the off but were determined not to let our opponents have it all their own way ,some good performances from various parts of the pitch kept the lads in the game at half time with just two points in it , Cahir 0-07 Killenaule 1-06, much the same in the second thirty with Johnny McMahon raising the green flag it brought us to within two points , but that flag was cancelled out with another from Killenaule ,that set up a frantic last ten minutes from ourselves but we could not get back on terms, with a large injury list ,and some good play from a few lads back on the panel it was not a bad effort at all, the full time score Cahir 1-12, Killenaule 2-13, all that means is we have a quarter-final to look forward to, which we will bring details of when it is sorted, full team and scorers: Keelan Hickey, Brendan Donaghy, Kieran O'Dwyer, Oisin Moloney, Liam Howard, Dean Lonergan (0-1), Ryan O'Donnell, Ger Hally, James McGrath, Kieran Davis, Ian Flannery (0-3), Dylan Fitzgerald, Johnny McMahon (1-0), Daire O'Brien (0-1), Benny Hickey (0-7). Subs Used: Johnny B. O'BrienSenior FootballLast Sunday we were in senior league football action V Eire Og Annacarty, a weakened Cahir team, against the wind and players playing in different positions ,and one sub, (our dressing room was like a small hospital with lads injured and guys away), it was never going to be an easy game and at half time the score board read Cahir 0-06 Annacarty 0-10, the second thirty was a little better for Cahir ,if anything our lads were turning over the ball too easily which was the difference between the two sides, half way through the half we had a couple of goal chances the first would have put us in front and if we got the second we could have gone on and taken the win, but it was Annacarty who got the goal to move away from Cahir and see out the game and take the win, full time score Cahir 0-12 Eire Og Annacarty 1-15, team and scorers: Johnny McMahon, Colin McEniry, Kieran O'Dwyer, James McGrath, Ryan O'Donnell (0-1), Ian Flannery (0-2), Daire O'Brien, Niall McKenna (0-1), Conor Casey, Brian Hickey, Benny Hickey (0-1), Shane Murphy (0-3), Conor O'Brien (0-1), Dean Lonergan (0-3), Alan O'Connor. Sub Used: Eanna Heffernan.County DrawA big thank you, to all of you who joined the draw this year with us, your support is greatly appreciated, thanks to all the promoters for their hard work over the last few weeks and to Eddie for putting all the logistics together not an easy task, the first draw for the month of May was held last Friday evening, AND YES!! We had a winner from our club Dermot O Connor won 5th prize, €1,000 , well done Dermot, spend it well, what a great start to this year's draw for our club, again thank you all for all your efforts.Ladies FootballOur friends in our ladies football club ran a twelve week course called Gaelic 4 girls, the idea behind it was to introduce ladies football to young women who never played the game, the project went off very well and large number of young hopefuls took part, pictured(sorry quality not great) are some of the ladies with their certificates which they received after completing the twelve weeks, and great to hear a lot of the young girls joined our ladies football club in different age groups, so the future looks good, well done to all involved in ladies football. Its summer time! CampaignWhere will our club colours travel this summer?Well! We want your pics of you in your Cahir GAA top, new or old, senior, juvenile, camogie or ladies football it doesn't matter, boys and girls and yes adults as well, let's see where our colours go, eg. From Cahir to Cork, from Ardfinnan to Alaska and everywhere in between, just like this one of our Chairman Pat O Brien at the crossroads of Italy, great picture Pat! So! Let's have those pictures, you can email them to email@example.com , and we will take it from there, Who knows we might even give a prize to the best picture at the end of the summer, Get snapping everyone!!, remember must be Cahir GAA colours, all thanks guys pictures will be on our Facebook page during the summer.Draw the JokerOur weekly fun game was held in the Shamrock Lounge last Sunday evening and as always a big thank you to Hughie and Margret for looking after us so well, thank you all for supporting this fund raiser, it is our life line, this week's winners are as follows: Niamh, Emma & James Walsh, Anthony Corcoran, David Walsh, Denise McInerney and Larry Queeney. Morrisseys will be the venue next week when the jackpot will be €10,200.00. Only 11 Cards and the Joker now remain.Camogie notesU12 County Semi FinalWhat they lack in stature they don't half make up for in skill and heart! Our U12 girls took to the pitch in the Ragg this evening for a 1.30pm throw in for the County semi-final against Thurles. With fluffy threatening rain clouds overhead Stephen, Caroline and Tom looked on from the side line as their charges went out with their heads well on their young shoulders and with nothing else on their minds only camogie. As soon as the ref had the sliothar thrown in, the Cahir lassies were first to pick up with the mid field of Leah Flannery and the two Emily's, Ms. Kirby and Ms. Coffey on the attack straight away, Pushing forward Mary Delaney, Megan Davis and Sara Kelly were making their presence felt much to the frustration of the Thurles defence. Leah opened Cahir's account with a very accurately taken “45 and sent the sliothar slicing through the air between the two uprights. From that puck out Cahir again were on the attack and a whopper of a pull on the ground saw the green flag raised by Sara Kelly. A long puck out from the Thurles keeper landed in Cahir's half back line but between the fast moving skilful Jenny Ryan and the warrior princess of camogie Erin Brennan, they made short change of the intrusion and sent the sliothar on its merry way back up to our forward line where Emily Kirby put a brilliant point from play over the bar. Thurles were trying hard to invade the Cahir back line but were met with continuous resistance from Holly Keating, Robyn Halpin and Emma Brown who were diligent and meticulous with their clearances ensuring that the very confident and efficient goalie Kate Lonergan was guarded like a Queen Bee in her nest. Again Cahir harried and moved forward into the Thurles defence and again Emily Kirby raised the white flag with a great point from play. Thurles were rewarded with a lucky goal just before half time with the score at the break Cahir 1-3 Thurles 1-0. While the rain filled sky stayed away the second half got off to the same pace as the opening half with the Cahir girls hungry for possession and working the sliothar up the field with very effective hand passing and perfect roll lifting time and time again. Within 10 minutes Emily Kirby and Leah had two more goals scored for their team. Thurles managed to break through Cahir's strong defence but they hadn't reckoned on our goalie Kate who came out to meet the ball and cleared away the danger from her backline. Emily Kirby again stretched the lead by a very well taken goal while Bella Healy who was introduced at half time took a lovely hand pass from Mary and again beat the Thurles goalie for a fine well taken goal. Even though Cahir had a comprehensive lead at this stage the girls never took their foot of the pedal. Holly sent a flaking ball through the air which was received by Leah and promptly popped over the bar. The subsequent puck out was caught by the very same Leah and again put over the bar. Robyn's speed never faltered for a moment and her pull on the ground reached Jenny who hand passed to Leah and continuing on the momentum hand passed to Emily Coffey who finished that excellent passage with a tremendous goal. Final score Cahir 6-05 Thurles 1-00,. Well done to a fantastic team and management. Roll on Wednesday evening next for the final which will be held in the Ragg against Shannon Rovers and support would be very much appreciated for these excellent young girls - throw in time 7.30pmHard luck to the county camogie team and our club woman Roisin Howard RecruitmentFor any U8 Girls who would like to join our club now is the year to do so. With registration at €20 for the year why not come along on Wednesday evening in Duneske where James and Carmel will be there to introduce to a lifelong skill that will see you grow in confidence and make great new friends while being fit and active. The club is always looking for new members with registration for U8 €20 U18 at €35 and over 18 at €50. Training every Wednesday evening in Dunekse from 7pm to 8pm, with the senior team and U14 and 16's at 10am on Saturday mornings also in Duneske. Intercounty Football Hard luck to our county football squad and our club man Liam Casey who lost out to Cork last weekend, heads up lads plenty of Saturday night football to look forward to, and who knows could be the start of another great journey.THE 2 JOHNNIES TO STAR IN JUNCTION FESTIVALThe 2 JOHNNIES are proud to present their first full length live show in O'Keeffe's Comedy Club on Thursday 6th July as part of the Junction Festival. Tickets can be purchased direct from the Junction office Clonmel or on line and cost €12, The Johnnies are a huge success on social media and several of their videos and songs have exceeded a million views. Reaction to their first full show has been very positive so get your tickets early as it is expected to be a sell-out. From all in the club, best of luck lads!We want to hear from you, we think our club is like a big family so let's have those birthdays or whatever news you think we need to write, let us know if you want to share an occasion, a birthday or whatever the news is, (pictures would be great) you can contact us at the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org thank you.