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Cobh Gaa Notes: 16th May



Good Luck to the Cobh U12 Football team who play in the East Cork final v Castlelyons on Friday 21st May at 7pm in Watergrasshill.

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Results: Minor Non-Exam FL: Cobh 2-10 Setanta’s 2-08. U10 Hurling: Cobh 4-01 Erin’s Own 2-01. Cobh 0-02 Sars 5-02

JFC: Cobh 0-11 Castlemartyr 2-06. The footballers had a disappointing end to their championship run when they lost out by a single point having been down by 5points at half-time and gaining the lead with only ten minutes remaining in the game. Yet again a very slow start to the first half gave us too much to do on the turn over and although the lads played superbly in the second half they just came up short at the final whistle. Well done to all involved but the biggest disappointment now is that these players won’t have any more football games until next February due to the terribly inept way in which the East Cork Board organises it’s affairs when it comes to promoting Gaelic Football in our division.

U12 FC:  Cobh 8-12 to Glenville 3-13. Our previous visit to Glenville early in the league, had shown us lots of evidence why Glenville were unbeaten in the league. However, our team had shown great effort and attention in training, and great improvement in every game we had played, and we had hatched a plan which we hoped would allow us to compete.
Cobh started with the assistance of a small breeze and played some great football. A well taken early goal by Barry Chandler set the team in the right direction. More goals and points followed and by half time we had a commanding lead (4-9 to 1-3). Looking only at the scoreboard, it might seem that the game was “one sided” but it had not been. The Cobh backs played very well, under great pressure, inspired by several great saves by David Coffey in goals.
For the second half Glenville pushed their better players forward in anticipation of closing the gap with the assistance of the breeze. This did result in an improvement in their fortunes, and they began to tag on points, but they continued to be met by a determined Cobh defence and goalkeeper. With so much committed to attack Glenville were venerable to the counterattack, and the Cobh team made great use of this, scoring 4-3 to 2-10 in the second half. The final result was a great victory for Cobh (8-12 to 3-13).

For Glenville the result was a great disappointment, and the quality of the opposition this Cobh U12 team had just beaten was best highlighted by the fact that Glenville had managed to score 3-13, and had still not won.
For our supporters on the line this was a game of great excitement, right from the moment we scored that early goal. From that moment on, for experienced heads, it seemed possible that we could win this match. Fathers and mothers fought for every ball with their team, cheering them on in their efforts, and got great enjoyment from the match, and the result. Great matches from the past were recalled, and great hope for the future was declared.
Hard to pick out best players for Cobh on the day as all played their part, but overall some performances stood out. Best for Cobh were inspirational goalkeeper David Coffey, intelligent fullback Pádi Kearney, powerful midfielder Niall Spriggs (0-3), hard working half forward Charlie Flemming (0-4) and the unstoppable Neil Harte (5-3).
The Championship final will be against Castlelyons and will be played on May 21st at 7pm in Watergrasshill. For weekly training details please see New players always welcome.

Good Luck to the Cobh U12 Football team who play in the East Cork final v Castlelyons on Friday 21st May at 7pm in Watergrasshill.

Fixtures: (in Cobh unless stated otherwise)

U12 East Cork Football final, Mon 17th Aghada v Glanmire in Cobh at 7pm.

Minor Non-Exam Football Lge: Tues 18th v Kilmeen/Kilbree at 7:30pm in Rossmore.

U14 Camogie Tues 18th V Ballygarvan at 7pm.

U14FL Wed 19th May v Castlelyons at 7pm

U12 East Cork Football Final, Fri 21st v Castlelyons at 7pm in Watergrasshill.

JHL Fri 21st in Carrignavar at 7:30pm.

Minor Non-Exam Hurling Lge: Sat 22nd v Setantas at 7:30pm in Dripsey.

U14 Camogie Mon 24th v Douglas at 7pm.

BINGO:- every Sunday at 8:15pm. Monster 25th Anniversary Bingo on Sun June 13th.

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). Application forms are now available from team coaches.

Entertainment at the Gaa Club for Summer 2010:

Wolfe Tones:- 9th July

Family Fun Day:- 30th July

Mary Black:- 20th August

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