CAHIR GAA NOTES
Senior football ChampionshipArdfinnan was the venue for our third group clash with Ballyporeen last Saturday evening, another depleted squad (17 we could not call on), our team started well and had a bright step in their game, both teams exchanging points in the first thirty, Cahir just shading the half by a couple of points, half time Cahir 0-09 Ballyporeen 0-07. The second thirty saw the red and black team score four unanswered points within ten minutes of the restart, at the twenty fifth minute Cahir were just one behind and on the accent, and levelled on twenty six minutes, then the hammer blow, a fine save by Keelan Hickey which he palmed away only for the rebound hitting the back of the net, that came on the thirtieth minute and sadly our men could not recover, the final score Cahir 0-14 Ballyporeen 1-14, that's it for the championship for now and we all have to get our heads up and try our luck at the South championship, and see how we go in that. Well done to all the lads who stepped up to the call, with so many missing through injury and away, the lads done the club proud, full team and scorers: Keelan Hickey, Ryan Murphy (0-1), Oisin Moloney, Daire O'Brien, Ian Flannery, Ger Hally, Ryan O'Donnell, Niall McKenna (0-1), Conor Casey, Conor Cashman, Mikey O'Connor (0-4), Shane Murphy, Johnny McMahon (0-5), Dean Lonergan (0-3), Dylan Fitzgerald. Junior “B” Football ChampionshipWe had two games in the last week to kick off our campaign, it was great to see junior football back after a year's absence, our first game was against Clonmel Commercials last Wednesday, a combination of youth and shall we say experience was the order of the day for the Cahir team with a lot of lads coming back after a long layoff (great to see you all lads), (pictured Tom O Gorman and Gavin Berry), on to the game itself, a tight affair with both teams going for it. At the break Cahir lead by a single point, 0-08 to 0-07, for the second period much the same really, both teams exchanging points, but we were guilty of too many turn overs which on another day might have been to our advantage, never the less an entertaining game which ended all square, Cahir 0-011 Commercials 0-11, team and scorers: Anthony Burke, John Sheehy, Noel O'Gorman, Conor McKenna, Johnny B. O'Brien, Paul Frazer, Liam Howard, Diarmuid Tarrant, Tom O'Gorman, Brian Hickey (0-1), Gavin Berry (0-1), Conor O'Brien (0-1), Daire O'Brien (0-2), Alan O'Connor (0-3), Keith Maguire (0-2). Subs Used: Sean Kiernan, Jack Murphy, Ger O'Gorman, Brian EnrightOur second game in Junior B was on Sunday last when we played in Monroe where our opponents were Fethard, on a very hot day our juniors set about their task very well and at the break had a comfortable lead, 2-03 to 0-02, the second half was much the same with our lads taking some great scores and with time almost up a beautiful chipped goal (see above) by Keith McGuire put the gloss on the score, the final score Cahir 3-14 Fethard 0-07, full team and scorers: Anthony Burke, John Sheehy, Noel O'Gorman, Ger Quinn, Sean Kiernan, Paul Frazer, Cavan McKenna, Diarmuid Tarrant, Patrick Meehan (0-3), Tom O'Gorman (0-1), Gavin Berry (0-1), Eanna Heffernan (1-2), Brian Hickey, Alan O'Connor (0-4), Keith Maguire (2-2). Subs Used: Kieran Davis, Rhys Chowtie (0-1)Celtic Challenge U17 hurlingWell done to Stephen Grogan and Nicholas Reidy who are part of the South and West Tipperary U17 team who are in the final, after beating a Kilkenny side in the semi-final and now play a Galway team in the division one final, this team are unbeaten in this competition so far, so well done to all the panel, not bad for a team from the South of the County, again good luck to all the panel in the final especially our club men Stephen and Nicholas,Happy birthday to club man Eoin Rowe, we hear it is a mile stone one so have a great birthday Eoin from all in the club.Safety IssueIt has been brought to our attention, about the portable goals, junior goals or training goals, which ever you want to call them, that they have been abused and not looked after properly, and used unsafely in the past, to all managers and mentors who use these goals including senior teams, juvenile teams, camogie and ladies football teams, most of these goals are in bad repair and we have decided to replace them both in Duneske and in the Park, the new sets will be stored in Duneske (in the container) and in one of our sheds in our main pitch the park, all management and mentors are welcome to use this equipment as long as it is taken from the storage areas and put back properly and securely after use, and NOT LEFT ON THE PITCH, please bear in mind that when using these goals they have to be secured to the ground with pegs provided, to avoid any danger to our players and mentors, or members of the public, we ask you all for your corporation in this matter and hope we don't have to revisit this issue, thank you all and keep up the great work with all your teams. Congratulations U12” C” County Camogie championsOur u12 C camogie team who became county champions last week, below is Captain Emily Coffey collecting the trophy on behalf of the Cahir team, well done ladies great job, great to see young talent of the future.Draw the JokerOur weekly fun game draw the joker is still going strong, we thank you all for your continued support without you we could not keep this fine club going, our Jackpot is now €10,400, last Sunday we were in the Munster pub of the year, Morrissey's and as always we were well looked after so thank you Brian and co. this week's winners were as follows: Helen Hally, P. J. O'Meara, Peggy O'Brien, Nellie Guthrie and Eddie Hally. Next Sunday night the draw will be in The Punters Rest when the Jackpot will be €10,400 and there are only 10 cards and the Joker remaining.Juvenile NewsCahir sports and fun week 10th - 14th July That time of year again when Cahir GAA Juvenile club will be hosting our annual summer camp for boys and girls from 5 years to 16 years of age. This year again there will be plenty of hurling, football and fun activities for all ages. Ronan Maher, Conor Sweeney and Dan McCormack will be attending to help coach the skills of our games and to give advice and tips to the kid's. If you are available for the week come along join in the fun or come for a chat and a cup of tea, have your picture taken with our celebrity coach's (which is usually a big hit with the ladies).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, e.g. From Cahir to Cork, from Ardfinnan to Alaska and everywhere in between 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, thanks guys, pictures will be on our Facebook page during the summer. 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.