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Cobh Gaa Notes: 11th April




Junior Football Championship 2nd Round: Cobh 4-10 Castlelyons 1-11. Cobh adavanced in the football championship after a tough encounter at Lisgoold last Sunday morning. This was a great win for a Cobh team which had to line out without the injured Derek Barrett and minus a number of others due to holidays, injury and suspension. For a team which has lost in both the front and back door games in the East Cork championship for the past number of years this win will be a great fillip and sends the lads into a third round encounter at the end of the month against  the winners of the Fr.O’Neills/Dungourney game with confidence restored. Trailing by 1-05 to 0-01 early in the first half Cobh settled well to go in at halftime only three points down. A goal blitz early in the second half gave Cobh a lead which they held on to til the final whistle, the goals coming from Shane Barrett (2), Eoin Wilson and team captain Dermot O’Rourke. Well done to all involved and particularly to the team management for their efforts since the start of the year. Junior H.L. Cobh 4-11 Cloyne 1-09

U16 East Cork Hurling Lge:

Cobh 8-5  Bride Rovers 0-5 Playing with a gale force wind Cobh led by 4-5 to 0-3 at half time thanks to some great goal poaching by Kieran Histon and Jason Keating. The expected assault from Rovers after the break never happened thanks mainly to great defending by Conor McLoughlin and Tony O’Donovan. Luke Doyle and Aidan O’Rourke worked tirelessly at mid-field and totally dominated proceedings to give Cobh a very one sided victory.

U15 Hurling City Lge:

Cobh 5-10 Nemo 3-5 As a first outing in the City Hurling league this was a good test for our U15’s. Cobh took the game to the Nemo side in the first half and were comfortably ahead at the break. Jack Ronan and Luke Wallace chipped in with 1-3 apiece Ronán Damery added a goal and Jason Keating and Aaron Spriggs had a point each to leave us 3-7 to 0-2 up. Nemo came at us in the second half and only strong rearguard action by Mark Hayes, Stephen Coffey, Shane Cullimore and Evin McKiernan kept them at bay. Graham O’Connor, Liam Harte and Glen O’Sullivan kept up the scoring to give us a comfortable enough victory in the end. Subs Liam Devoe, Patrick Bransfield and Patrick Fingelton impressed when introduced.

Cobh 3-7 St. Finbarrs 2-6 Playing against the wind in the first half Cobh only managed to score 2 points but managed to restrict the Barrs to 1-3 with some great defending from Evin McKiernan, Kieran Histon and Shane Cullimore. After the break we were level within five minutes and gradually increased our lead to five points before Barrs struck for a goal. Cobh finished the stronger with two points to leave us with two wins from two as we face Bishopstown next week. Scorers for Cobh: Jack Ronan 1-3; Graham O’ Connor 0-2; Ronán Damery 1-0; Darragh Kelleher 1-0; Jason Keating & Luke Wallace 0-1 each.

U10 Decky Guckian Hurling Lge: Cobh 5-0 Bishopstown 2-0. Cobh a very good win on Sunday morning over Bishopstown in the latest round of this competition. Trailing by a goal  after the first quarter, in which Morgan Dillon-Hilton and Zac Devlin were to the fore at the back for Cobh, the young lads from Cobh hit back with a beauty from Diarmuid Kearney. Nathan O’Connell then scored after a quickly taken sideline cut to put the home team into a lead they never relinquished. Strong play from Kevin Murphy at centre back and an excellent performance from Seán Damery in goal meant that Cobh were never in danger of being caught by a physically stronger Bishopstown outfit. Further goals from Ciarán Griffin, Traolach Hegarty and Kearney together with good performances from Zac Donnachie, Jamie Bates and Niall Bowen and the rest of the team meant this was always going to be Cobh’s day.

Fixtures: (in Cobh unless stated otherwise)

Mon 12th April at 7pm U12FL v Castlelyons.

Wed 14th April U21FC’ship v Glenville in Sallybrooke (Glanmire) at 7pm.

Fri 16th April U14 v Russell Rvrs at 7pm

Mon 19th April U12 Camogie lge v Youghal at 6:30pm.

Charity Benfit Rugby Match at The Paddocks, Cobh on Saturday April 17th. In aid of Children’s Leukaemia Ward at The Mercy Hospital and Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin. Cobh Pirates Invitational team v Munster Junior selection. Admission is €10 with kick-off at 4:30pm. All who can, are asked to support this very worthy event.

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