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Cobh Gaa Notes 6th Feb

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East Cork J.F.L. Div2:  Cobh 1-08 Dungourney 2-05
Fixtures:  Sun 7th Feb away to Bride Rvrs at 11:30am. Sun 14th Feb home to Glanmire at 11:30am. (Some of these fixtures may be subject to change so be sure to check with someone before you make any journey..)

Scór: The semi-final of Scór Na bPáistí took place in Watergrasshill Community Hall on Sunday 31st January last. Cobh Gaa Club had two teams competing on the day in the Instrumental Music section and the Quiz. Being last to perform in their section the Whistle group of Meadbh Damery, Niamh Damery and Pádí Kearney put in a flawless performance of whistle playing and now go on to the East Cork final on Feb 14th.  A word of thanks to Jenny Ó Loínsigh for her time and dedication to this group. In the quiz Calvin McKeown, David O’Connor and Pádí Kearney also qualified for the finals when they racked up a great score. The following night with the inclusion of Chris Lowry and representing St Josephs National School the quiz team took part in the Cobh Credit Union Quiz and recorded another good result when they carried away first place.  Well done to all.

Underage Teams back in training: The under 15/16 footballers got things moving last week. Training for this team again next Monday (15th) at 6:30pm in the top field. The U15s will be first into action when they face opposition as yet unknown in the East Cork football championship on Feb 20th. The under 14 hurling and football squad will be starting their training on Fri 19th Feb at 6pm in the top pitch also. All other teams will be getting started over next number of weeks so keep an eye out for information on the age group relevant to you.

Camogie Training: Training for the U13 & U14 (girls born in 1996/’97/’98) camogie team started last Saturday (6th Feb) in the top pitch (next to the Watertower) at 11am. New players are welcome to come along and join in. Contact Lorraine 0861605314 with any queries. Younger girls please note that training for your teams will begin in a couple of weeks.

Dinner Dance: The Annual Dinner Dance was held on Friday last in the Commodore Hotel. Guests of honour were the Minor hurling team who were presented with County and East Cork championship medals by the new Cork senior hurling captain Kieran ‘Fraggie’ Murphy. Other presentations on the night went to, Adam McCarthy (Young Player of the Year), Lee McDermott (Junior Player of the Year), Stephen Kearney (Intermediate Hurling), Willie O’Donovan (Administration), John O’Keeffe (Clubman) and the final award of the night was the Hall of Fame which was presented to Teddy Meaney for his lifetime contribution to the Gaa in Cobh. A big thank you to everyone who attended and gave the event and especially the minor team the support they deserved.
Thanks to all who supplied prizes for the raffle including 2nights B&B + 1 evening meal in Brandon Hse Hotel New Ross and Abberley Court Hotel, Dublin which were organised by the Commodore, a Hair Voucher from Lorraine McKiernan and a voucher for lunch for two in El Bistro, Cobh given by Mary Flannagan, as well as the many ‘bottles’ provided by our own club members.

AwardWinners.JPG - Back: Teddy Meaney, John O'Keeffe Front: Adam McCarthy, Stephen Kearney, Willie O'Donovan.

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