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Cobh Gaa Notes 21st Nov

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Minor Football East Cork League Final: Cobh 1-8 Russell Rovers 1-3

Cobh minor footballers ended their league campaign after exiting the county semi final last week with a hard fought win over Russell Rovers last Sunday. Played in Shanagarry in sunny weather but on a soft pitch, the field had a big bearing on the exchanges. Cobh dominated the early play with Conor Farrell carrying on where he finished last time out taking the game to rovers. It was nearly 10 minutes before the first score was registered through captain Mark Foley. John Flanagan goaled soon after, sending the ball to the roof of the net after a goalmouth encounter assisted by Eoin Hastings who added a point on half time after an incisive move involving Darragh O’Keeffe and Tony O’Donovan. Cobh’s play was as free flowing as ever with sweeping attacking moves but over complication led to low scoring and Cobh’s defence coped well with Rovers’ forwards. Halftime score Cobh 1-3 Russell Rvrs 0-2. Foley pointed on the resumption when he found himself in space inside the 21. Rovers were not going to lie down however and a high ball was punched to the net putting the game in the melting pot, Cobh having dominated play. Tony O’Donovan continued his attacking runs taking a nice point to settle the nerves followed by points from Shane Hallahan, who again gave an exhibition of high fielding, and Cian Spriggs. Sam Stapleton was introduced at half time and distributed the ball well. Kieran Histon, Adam McCarthy and Jamie Moynihan saw out the game for Cobh thwarting Rovers late efforts to find the net. All in all a well-fought winning outing and completing an East Cork football double for Cobh minors. Well done to all involved. Pic shows:  Minor Football Captain   Mark Foley Recieving The League Trophy

Street Leagues Come To An End: After seven weeks and 63 matches, this years Street Leagues finished up in glorious sunshine on Sunday last. A big thank you to all who helped with setting out the pitches, organising the teams and running the shop over the duration of the tournament. A special word of thanks to those who refereed the games and to all the family and friends of those involved who came along to give their support. Most of all, well done and thank you to the boys and girls who played in the hurling leagues. Well done for turning up on time for your games over the seven weeks, for giving of your best throughout the tournament and for making this years leagues a great success. Hopefully you will all enjoy the winter break from Gaa activity and come back to training when the hurling and camogie seasons start up again in February/March of 2011. A DVD featuring action from all of the finals and costing €20 is now available to buy at Ultimate Sports (Bridies’).

A big thank you to all who supported our Table Quiz on Friday last which was in aid of the clubs’ Primary Schools Gaa Coaching Initiative. Your support ensures that the schools coaching programme can continue and the boys and girls can continue to benefit.

Gaa Club AGM Thurs 2nd Dec at 8pm.

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