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Cahir GAA Notes

U21s bridge 17 year gap

History was made in Ned Hall Park last Sunday when our U21 hurlers beat Anner Gaels in the South B Hurling Final, the game itself was low scoring affair in damp conditions, it would take six minutes before we saw the first score a point from our own Mikey O'Connor, the game continued with both teams scoring a couple of points each until Ryan O'Donnell raised the green flag on twenty seven minutes to give Cahir the advantage at half time, 1-03 to 0-04 at the break, the second half was a case of more of the same , Ryan Murphy getting the first score of the half from a free, the next quarter was a scrappy affair with no score in that period, on eighteen minutes both teams saw yellow cards and it took our rivals twenty three minutes to register their first score of the half, Cahir wanted this one more and they duly deserved their win with man of the match performances all over the pitch, with Eoghan Kelly (pictured receiving his trophy from Manager Pat Cashman ) the overall man of the match.

Final score Cahir 1-07 Anner Gaels 0-07, full team and scorers in the final: Nicholas Reidy, Keelan Looby, James Walsh, Ger Quinn, Ryan O'Donnell (1-0), Brendan Donaghy, Eoghan Kelly, Darragh Howard (0-1), Colin McEniry (0-2), Mikey O'Connor (0-2), Conor Cashman, Ryan Murphy (0-2), Alan O'Connor, Patrick Meehan,Tommy Magner. Subs: Conor O'Brien, Mark Casey, Dylan Walsh, Conor McKenna, Eric Coleman, Dylan Fitzgerald.

Before Cahir got to the final they played their semi-final last Wednesday under lights v Skeen/Clonmel Óg outfit again a tight affair with both teams not giving away too much in the first thirty, the combo team were reduced to fourteen on the twenty third minute (straight red a strike) and at the break there was just a single point in it, 0-05 to 0-04 Cahir's advantage, the second half was livelier, a goal on 44minutes from Stephen Grogan put our young men in the driving seat, things changed a little on the fiftieth minute when Ryan Murphy got a second yellow, the combo then raised the green flag twice ten minutes apart but three quick unanswered points from the likes of Alan O'Conor to name one, the team kept their heads and worked hard (especially sub Tommy Magner played a blinder when he came on) saw out the game for the win, final score in this one Cahir 1-13 Skeen/Clonmel Óg 2-09, full team and scorers: Nicholas Reidy, Keelan Looby, James Walsh, Ger Quinn, Dylan Walsh, Brendan Donaghy, Ryan O'Donnell, Darragh Howard, Colin McEniry, Mikey O'Connor (0-2), Stephen Grogan (1-2), Ryan Murphy (0-5), Alan O'Connor (0-4), Conor Cashman, Conor O'Brien. Subs Used: Eoghan Kelly, Tommy Magner.

Above captain Ryan Murphy with the cup after Cahir's win giving his speech to a large crowd, we would like to thank all the players for all their efforts over the last few months, but guys didn't it pay off what great bunch of players we have and well deserved to get this far, we must also thank the management team (pictured below) led by Pat Cashman, Tadhg Howard, James Hyland and Brian Murphy, the effort and time these guys put in to this team was second to none well done gentleman seventeen years waiting for this one, hats off to you all, so that's the double for our U21's in both football and hurling in the B grade for 2017 well done to you all, you made your families, yourselves and our club very proud. Next up for the group is the county semi-final possibly next Sunday, we will keep you informed.

As you could imagine there was great celebrations at our weekly Draw the Joker game in Morrissey's bar last Sunday evening, again we thank you all for your continued support of our fund raiser and after reading the above you are investing in our club and it is paying off, so thanks again, this week's winners are as follows: Dermot O'Connor, Denise McInerney, Martin Hurley, Tommy Barrett and Aileen O'Connor.

Our friends in our Camogie club will hold their AGM in the club rooms next Wednesday the 22nd at 8pm, all are welcome, we want to congratulate all the officers of the club on a job well done for the year gone by.

A very happy birthday wish to one of our U21 players who had a milestone birthday last week Colin McEniry, this young man cancelled his party because of the south final, take a bow Mr. McEniry that's what we call dedication, Colin you can now have that party, Oh but wait till after the county final.

Juvenile News

Our parish leagues (hurling) are in full swing at the moment, they are on every Saturday for the next few weeks (weather permitting) they normally start around 2pm and it must be said a great day out for all the family so if your free go along and have a look at our stars of the future.

As always we want to hear from you, 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 procahirgaa@gmail.com. Thank you.