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Cobh Gaa Notes 18th April




U21 Football Championship: Cobh 2-6 Glenville 2-11

After an intense hour’s football in Sallybrooke, Glammire it was Glenville who advanced to a semi final clash. Fielding a mix of youth and experience, Cobh laid down a marker with an early goal from Thomas McGrath. It was Glenville who took up the pace, however, and Cobh found scores hard to come by. This was despite some good possession thanks to Peter O’Halloran at midfield who was commanding in the air. Well taken points from Eoin Hastings and Lee McDermott completed Cobh’s first half tally to leave the score 1-6 to 1-3 at the break with all to play for. The second half began badly for Cobh conceding 1-2 over 10 minutes without reply. The introduction of Tadhg Kelleher gave impetus to the forwards and soon Cobh were back in the hunt. A penalty rebound was converted by Hastings and further points from McGrath and Cian Spriggs left the game wide open. However, it was Glenville who finished the stronger tagging on two further points to insure they advanced. Well done to all the lads who gave a courageous performance. As well as the above players, Dave Devlin, Jamie Moynihan and Alan O’Flynn displayed great determination and skill and deserve special mention.

U12 FL: In perfect conditions the U12 footballers took on Castlelyons in what turned out to be a thriller at the Watertower pitch on Monday night. A large crowd of Cobh supporters turned out in the evening sunshine. The Castlelyons team were only beaten once so far, in their four previous games, so we knew we were in for a difficult challenge. The first half followed this script with Castlelyons dominating in key positions, and building up a 1-6 to 1-1 lead at half time. Our team had fought hard to stay in touch. Half time saw some positional changes and the Cobh team got off to a great start with a point almost directly from the restart. One score led to another and the team (and the large crowd) began to realise that we might be able to rescue the result. At the end of normal time we had added 1-9 to our first half score, (and limited Castlelyons to an additional 1-1), and we were 3 points in the lead, but Castlelyons had still not given up. With the last kick of the game they got a goal to level the match. The performance was a significant step up from the first and second games and if we can maintain the standard of play which we reached in the second half we  can have lots of confidence for the future. Despite a disappointing end result, the team can be very proud of their performance on the night.  U12 Training continues at 3:15 each Friday, and we expect to be able to organise additional games to ensure “game time” for all those attending training.

Fixtures: (in Cobh unless stated otherwise)

Mon 19th April U12 Camogie lge v Youghal at 7pm.

Wed 21st April IHL v Eire Óg in Ovens at 7pm.

Fri 23rd April U12 Camogie in Castlelyons at 7pm.

Tues 27th April JFC’ship 3rd round v Dungourney at 7pm (venue tbc).

Date for the diary: This years’ Gaa summer camp (Cúl Camp) will run from 5th July to 9th July. Application forms are now available from team coaches.

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