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Cahir GAA Notes

What a dramatic last few days for our club and our U21 footballers, after the abandoned game last weekend and efforts to try to fix a date and venue for the replay, our nerves were shattered wondering when this South final would be played, eventually we got the go ahead for the game to be played last Friday evening in Dr. Morris Park under lights, as was last week Clonmel Commercials were the team against us in this South A final, Cahir drew first blood with a free converted by Conor O'Brien in the first couple of minutes, but from there on and for the next ten minutes it was Commercials who were in the driving seat scoring 1-02, another point for ourselves would be the only score for the next ten minutes, with very harsh conditions on the night it was difficult for our lads but they played good football and just did not get the breaks, on twenty-three minutes and the following couple of minutes Commercials added a couple of more points and it looked bleak for our young team, but never say die Cahir were back in it with a goal from Stephen Grogan on twenty-eight minutes and at the break the score board read Cahir 1-02 Commercials 1-05, the second half saw Commercials go another point up on six minutes, Cahir got two points back with ten gone and on thirteen minutes a black card for Cahir did not help the cause.

Braveheart Cahir, South Champions 2019 and into County final in less than 48 hours

The Clonmel side went another two points with seventeen gone, from then like the wind the game changed with Cahir now working well and very determined up steps Sean Murphy (pictured below) with a goal on eighteen and he followed it with pointed free on twenty-one to square this by now pulsating game, Cahir defended well and Commercials seemed to run out of ideas, on twenty-four minutes Conor O Brien calmly pointed a free and would do the same on the thirty minute mark to see Cahir finish out the game with a bravely fought win and become South Champions.

Sean Murphy about to score for Cahir

Full team and scorers from the South final: Patrick O'Donovan, Colin McEniry, Christopher McDonagh, Eoin Wyse, Nicholas Reidy, Patrick Meehan, Tommy McDonagh (0-1), Ger Quinn, Kevin Grogan (0-1), Jake Kiely, Stephen Grogan (1-0), Dylan Fitzgerald, Conor O'Brien (0-4), Conor Cashman, Alan O'Connor. Subs Used: Sean Murphy (1-1). Francie Delaney, Darragh Heffernan

U21 A County Semi-Final

Just as our U21s were getting their breath after their great win on Friday evening, it is now Sunday noon and we are all here in Dr Morris Park again for the county semi-final (after another venue change), to play the North champions Inane Rovers, what a contrast in a few hours a completely different game, with all respect to our friends from the north this was not Inane Rovers day, goals from Sean Murphy, Alan O'Connor (pictured below) and Stephen Grogan in the first nine minutes this game was over as a contest, O'Connor would add another goal to his tally and points from all over the park would leave the score at the break 4-07 to 0-02, the second half was a non event, the management emptied the bench and gave as many as possible of the panel a run out for the remainder of the game, final score Cahir 5-13 Inane Rovers 1-05, below Alan O Connor in action.

well done to all the panel of players and their manager John Cummins for two jobs well done, we would like to wish all involved with this team the best of luck in the County final which will be played very shortly, we will let you know in plenty of time when and where it will take place, full team and scorers from the semi-final: Patrick O'Donovan, Colin McEniry, Christopher McDonagh, Darragh Heffernan, Nicholas Reidy, Eoin Wyse, Francie Delaney, Ger Quinn (0-1), Kevin Grogan (0-2), Jake Kiely, Stephen Grogan (1-1), Dylan Fitzgerald (0-3), Conor O'Brien (0-3), Alan O'Connor (2-1), Sean Murphy (1-1). Subs Used: Mark Casey, Eoghan Heffernan, Killian Halpin, David Clifford, Jake Fitzgerald (1-1)

Congratulations to Stephen Grogan who was awarded the John Quirke man of the match in the South U21 A Final last Friday evening.

Junior A County hurling league

We started our hurling season on Sunday last in Ned Hall Park when we played Clonmel Óg, again conditions not the best but as they say that's for both teams, a tight game with both teams exchanging scorers, the final score in this one was Cahir 1-09 to 0-10, well done to all the panel and their manager Brian Dolan, full team and scorers: Keelan Hickey, Keelan Looby, Eoin Donaghy, Eanna Heffernan, Mikey O'Connor, Ger Hally (0-1), Kieran O'Dwyer, Stephen Reilly, Darragh Howard, Liam Howard, Daniel Moloney, Johnny B. O'Brien, Sean O'Connor (1-1), Johnny McMahon (0-7), Aaron Condon. Sub Niall McKenna

This week it was the turn of the Abbey Tavern to host our weekly draw, thanks to John Bridie and Eddie for looking after us as usual, going into this draw our Jackpot stood ay €4,800, we would like to thank you all for your continued support for our main fund raiser to keep this fine club going, this week's winners are as follows: Sean Murphy, Whelans of Ardfinnan, Catherine Hyland, Jim Cantwell, Eddie Lonergan. Next week we are in The Shamrock Lounge with a Jackpot of €5,000.00.

County Draw

The draw for the month of March was held last Friday evening, sadly all the main prizes eluded us again this month, but we did have one winner of €200 and that went to Sean Horan, congratulations Sean, again we must thank everyone who signed up with Cahir GAA for the county draw, again this is an important way of raising money for the club, the next county draw will be up and running soon and the first new draw will take place in the month of May, we hope we can rely on your continued support for the coming year.


Well done to club player Roisin Howard along with her team mates from UL who won the O'Connor Cup for football at the weekend, Roisin is pictured with her mother Mary and her father Tadgh along with the famous cup.