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Cobh Gaa Notes: 3rd July



Big Win for Intermediate hurlers: Cobh bounced back from defeat against Ballygarvan a week previously to beat St. Catherine’s in the 2nd round of the Intermediate hurling championship on Sunday last. Five of the Cobh forwards found the target, with corner back Rory O’Connell and wing back Liam Greaney also raising flags. Greaney scored 1-2 from placed balls and his attacking style set up many scores in the second half.

Cobh got off to a flying start when Thomas (Chucky) McGrath tipped home their opening goal inside two minutes and we soon had a 1-5 to 0-3 advantage. However, by half time Catherine’s were in front on a score of 1-10 to 1-8. Cobh turned to play against the wind but the elements seemed to make little difference. While St Catherine’s struck a goal, Cobh regrouped magnificently to hit 2-4 without reply. Greaney firing one goal from a close-in free and the other coming from Hourihan, with some fine point taking from free-taker Brian Ahern. Try as they might, St Catherine’s searched for parity but unfortunately for them – they missed some glorious point chances and Cobh held out to win the day. Cobh now await the draw on 6th of July to find out their next opponents.

Results: U12FL semi-final Cobh 3-17 Lisgoold 3-08. Our U12 footballers were again on the road this week picking things up following our disappointing loss in the East Cork Championship Final in May. On this occasion it was the East Cork League semi-final and our opponents were near neighbours Lisgoold. We were missing 7 players from our panel due to holidays and injury but were still able to field a strong team and panel of 23 players. With some of our players playing in new positions, Lisgoold got the better start and the first score, but the Cobh team settled, begun to kick some fine points (and two goals) and built up a very good 14 point lead after the first 15 minutes. However as so often happens, the Lisgoold team fought back, and had a great spell at the end of the first half during which they managed to reduce the gap to just 6 points. At halftime our lads received a loud wake up call from our mentors, as if things continued as they were, we looked like losing our lead. The team responded, and upped their game from the start of the second half. We continued to add good scores and extended our lead. We were able to get our full panel playing following 8 substitutions and the final score was Cobh 5-17, to Lisgoold 3-8. Overall the game was fantastic entertainment for the large attendance of supporters, as it ebbed and flowed to either side. A determined Lisgoold side scored 3-8 which is usually enough to earn victory, but not on this occasion. Scorers for Cobh on the day were Seán Hilliard (2-6), Neil Harte (1-5), Dylan Higgins (2-0), Charlie Flemming (0-3), Niall Spriggs (0-2) and Ciarán Leahy (0-1). We now await the winners of Youghal and Castlelyons in the final, which we expect will be played in the next few weeks.
IHC Cobh 3-14 St. Catherine’s 2-16. U15H ‘Paddy Histon Harbour Cup’ Cobh 3-12   Carrigaline 3-11. MH: Cobh 4-12  White’s Cross 2-13.

Fixtures: (in Cobh unless stated otherwise)

U12HL v Kiltha Óg, Mon 5th July at 7:30pm. JBHL away to Fr. O’Neill’s Wed 7th July at 7:30pm.

Entertainment at the Gaa Club for Summer 2010:

Wolfe Tones:- 9th July,  Mary Black:- 20th August

Tickets for both concert (@ €30 each) are now on sale in the Gaa club pavilion.

Family Fun Day:- 30th July

CÚL CAMP: The GAA summer camp starts Mon 5th July and runs from Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.30pm. All those who have signed up are asked to be at the Main Gaa Pitch each morning of the camp, ready to start for 10am.

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