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Cobh Gaa Notes: 1st May



Results: East Cork Junior A Football Championship

Captain Fantastic To The Rescue

Cobh 1-07   Dungourney 1-06

At two points down and with two minutes of injury time already played Cobh seemed to be out of this year’s football championship until team Captain Dermot O’Rourke got on the end of a long delivery from Brian Aherne to punch the winning goal and send his team into the quarter final of the East Cork Junior A Football Championship. Dungourney played with the wind in the first half and led on a scoreline of 1-06 to 0-03 at half-time, the Cobh scores coming from Eoin Wilson(2) and Shane Barrett.

Yet again in this years’ championship Cobh had it all to do in the second half, and, yet again, the lads were not found wanting as they held Dungourney scoreless for the entire second period. Cobh started to chip away at the lead with Wilson scoring twice, and inspirational second half substitute Derek Barrett, returning from an injury sustained in the first round of the championship, registering two points of his own. Still two points down in injury time, it fell to Dermie to get that vital connection to send the ball to the back of the Dungourney net and send Cobh on to a ¼ final meeting with Castlemartyr in two weeks time.

Scorers for Cobh: E Wilson 0-4, D O’Rourke 1-0, D Barrett 0-2, S Barrett 0-1f.

COBH: M Kennedy; T Byrne, N Kavanagh, D Tallon, L Greaney, B Aherne, D Gildea, M O‘Connor, A Walley; E Wilson, D O’Rourke (Cpt) W Bruton, E Hasting, S Barrett, P Sloane.  Subs: R O’Connell for T Byrne (25), S Daly for E Hasting (31), D Barrett for P Sloane (41), A McCarthy for W Bruton (53).

Fixtures: (in Cobh unless stated otherwise)

Sun 2nd May I.H. challenge v Castletownroche at 12noon.

Wed 5th May U14F v Cloyne at 7pm.

Fri 7th May IHL in Coachford v Dromina

Dates for the diary: This years’ Gaa summer camp (Cúl Camp) will run from 5th July to 9th July. Cost €55 for first child, €45 for second child in the family and €35 for third and subsequent children (€5 extra charge on applications submitted after 14th of May). Price includes gear bag, jersey, shorts & socks. Application forms are now available from team coaches.

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