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Cahir GAA Club Notes

Cahir into South A football final

The semi-final of the south A minor football game between Cahir and Moyle Rovers took place last Tuesday evening in a changed venue, Ardfinnan, as you could imagine a very hot and sticky evening, Rovers were first on the score sheet with a couple of quick points, then on three minutes a free for Cahir was quickly and cleverly taken by Stephen Grogan to find captain Sean Murphy who obliged by putting the ball in the back of the net, from then on to the break our opponents seem to be on top and at the fourteen minute stage had five points on the board, our young men were finding the going tough and some wasted ball and indecision would prove costly for the lads.

(Band of brothers, the Cahir minor football squad)

On twenty three minutes a great save from Killian Halpin kept Cahir in the game and at half time the board read 1-02 to 0-08 in favour of Rovers, the second half started with Rovers getting the first two points which would be their last of the half, the Cahir lads must have said to each other enough of this and started to play with purpose and power taking on their men and running directly at them and it started to pay off, the scoring started and finished with points from Jake Fitzgerald (pictured below), and in the middle points from Stephen Grogan, David Clifford and Tommy McDonagh saw Cahir take control of a well fought game, with our players putting their bodies on the line in hot conditions to see out the win in some style.

Well done to Davy McEniry (manager) and all his mentors, for getting the lads back on track to get to a South final, at the end this bunch of great young men gave their all and we must salute them for that, so well done guys, a South final awaits and good luck to all in that, at the moment the final is fixed for July 22nd 5pm in the Clonmel sports field,( NB as with all fixtures subject to change), full team and scorers: Killian Halpin, Darragh Heffernan, Christopher McDonagh, Eoin Wyse, Francie Delaney, Tommy McDonagh (0-1), Mark Casey, Stephen Grogan (0-4), Dylan Fitzgerald (0-1), Tommy Magner, Jake Fitzgerald (0-2), Nicholas Reidy Jake Kiely, Sean Murphy (1-1), Kevin Grogan. Subs Used: David Clifford (0-1)

Junior B football championship

On Sunday 8th last again it was Moyle Rovers who stood in front of Cahir for this twelve noon show down between the two, this time it was a Junior B football match in Marlfield, this was not as close as the minors but the team still had to play what was in front of them, and boy! Did the Cahir men play, from the off Cahir were in complete control of this one, Cahir racked up thirteen points by the break with scores coming from all over the field, at the break it was 0-13 to 0-04, the second half saw a small purple patch from Rovers which saw them score 1-06 but the Slashers notched up seven more points to take the spoils final score, Cahir 0-20 Rovers 1-10, well done to all the players great effort lads and keep it going, (pictured above Tom O Gorman in action for the junior B's, Full team and scorers: Anthony Burke, Sean Kiernan (0-1), Noel O'Gorman, Eoin O'Neill, Keelan Looby (0-1), Brian Enright, James McGrath (0-2), Daniel Moloney, Mark Casey (0-1), Tom O'Gorman (0-2), Benny Hickey (0-4), Nicholas Reidy (0-2), Rhys Chowtie (0-1), Eoghan Quinlan (0-6), Eanna Heffernan. Subs Used: Willie Reidy, Patrick O'Donovan, Kieran Carroll

Draw the Joker

This week we were in the Galtee Inn, for the latest draw, thanks to John Malone and his staff for looking after us well as usual, we must say the outside is looking very well after a fine paint job done on it, as we do every week we thank you all for your continued support of our weekly fund raiser, the results from Sunday evening were as follows: Jimmy Murphy, James Hyland Kevin O'Keeffe, Eddie Lonergan and Kevin O'Keeffe.

Juvenile News

U16A South Semi Final

Cahir v Grangemockler/Ballyneale

Cahir U16's travelled to Fethard last Thursday night to play the combo team in the South semi-final, unfortunately the end result wasn't in our favour, and lost 2-6 to 4-12. Well done to all the whole panel of players who had a tough year up against a lot of very good sides, but to get to a semi-final was a good run, well done one and all to Larry Molan and Tadhg Howard for all the hard work and dedication in getting the team this far, You did yourselves and your club proud everybody well done again. (Pictured below is the U16 team.)

u12

Our U12's played Kilsheelan on Monday night last in the Hurling Championship, not the best of nights for our younger stars unlucky to lose out to a stronger side, hard luck lads, and thanks for your efforts , heads up there will be better days that's for sure.

Juvenile Fixtures

This week we have three teams out in the Hurling Championship

Monday 2nd July - U12B play Ballylooby in Cahir @ 7.30pm

Monday 2nd July - U16A play Moyle Rovers in Cahir @ 8.15pm

Thurs 12th July - U14B play Clonmel Óg in Ned Hall Park @ 7.30pm.

That's a double header on Monday evening so please come along and support our young men, the stars of the future who will wear the green and white for many years to come, best of luck to all three teams and their mentors, hope it all goes to plan. Please remember fixtures are subject to change.