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Cobh GAA News 08.05.14



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Appeal for old Gear
Old football boots and jerseys in good condition are being sought to bring to Kenya. If anyone has any thing they would like to donate please contact Cobh GAA via facebook/email or Angela on 0860804984.

Cúl Camp 2014
The Cobh GAA Club Cúl Camp will run this summer from 30th June to 4th July. The camp is open to 6 to 13 year olds of all skill levels to learn the skills of the gaelic games in a fun and child friendly way. All participants of the camp will receive a free GAA kit and bag. For more information see

Junior Football Championship
Well done to the Junior Footballers who beat St.Catherines to advance to the quarter final of the East Cork Championship against Father O’Neills, provisionally fixed for Friday 16th May. See for confirmed fixture closer to date.

Cobh march on in the ‘Michael O’Connor Motor Factors’ East Cork JAFC after a comprehensive win over St. Catherines in Killeagh on Friday evening.
To say this game took a while to get going was an understatement as Cobh led on the sixth minute through a Dave McCarthy point from play, the match stayed that was for a further 14 minutes until Mark Conneely levelled for the Saints with a point from a tight angle.
The playing conditions were tough with a greasy surface both sides found it difficult to play any form of controlled football.

The score from Catherines sparked Cobh into life, in a nine minute spell with points from Cian Spriggs and Brian Aherne and a goal from Martin O’Connor on the 30th minute gave Cobh a five point lead at the short whistle.
Cobh dominated the second half too, with an early score from Spriggs set the tone. Danny Keating pointed well from play for the Islanders and the game was virtually over on the 50th minute when the impressive Aidan O’Rourke scored Cobh’s second goal of the evening.
St Catherines could only muster two second half points, Cobh had a ten point lead in the dying minutes following points from Spriggs and second half substitute Shane Hallahan, but through an own goal deep into injury time for Catherines some consolation on the scoreboard. Final score on the night Cobh 2-07 St. Catherines 1-03

Scorers for Cobh: M O’Connor 1-0, A O’Rourke 1-0, C Spriggs 0-3 (2f) B Aherne, D McCarthy, D Keating and S Hallahan 0-1 each.

Good wins for the Minor Hurlers

Monday 28th April v Kinsale
Traveling to an away match with the bare minimum of players is never ideal, fair play to Ciarán Leahy and Pádi Kearney for making it down to Kinsale to play with us. A new pitch with all of its bumps and bobbles to contend with, didn’t deter our lads in taking the game to our hosts early on. With some very strong play from our half backs and midfield we just did not seem to fire on all cylinders in front of goal, although we strolled into a lead it took time for our forwards to find their range, but boy when they did it was phenomenal. Half forwards Shane Cullimore, Glen O Sullivan and Jordan Griffen made all of the play, creating the perfect opportunities for our forward line of Niall Spriggs and Adam O Donovan to comfortably extend our lead. Final score of 5-21 to Kinsale 0-05 with a couple of our full backs chipping in with scores to put the icing on the cake.

Monday 5th May v Lisgoold
Our last league game before the exam break. A home encounter with Lisgoold, A totally different game to last week we found ourselves a goal and a point down after five minutes, our lads in all fairness soaked up a lot of pressure in the next 15 minutes facing into a strong wind and the setting sun, each one of our lads started to win each of their individual battles to put our own stamp on the game. Our backs,Dave O Connor, Cillian Histon, Pádi Kearney Ciarán Leahy and Jeffery Mc Carthy, ably marshaled by captain Mark Hayes, to a man defended very well to generate the momentum needed to overturn our early deficit and come out on top at half time, 1-08 to Lisgoolds 1-06. With three subs available to us, the changes made at half time had no reflection on the performance of the lads we took off. The second half started much the same as the first finished, all play dictated by Darragh Kelleher who knocked over some fantastic scores, coupled with the strong running lines of our half forwards we had a phase of ten or so minutes where we scored 1-08 unanswered with 1-01 coming in the last minute of the first half. This just knocked the wind out of our visitors sails. Keith Donnachie, William Ireland and Liam O Keeffe all played their part in the second half in what turned out to be a comprehensive win, 2-19 to 2-09, for what is turning out be a fine team of young men who play a special brand of hurling which seems to be improving week on week.

Well done all.

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