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Cobh Gaa Notes:

Gaa Club Bar Patrons Night Out: A great night of festive cheer was enjoyed by the patrons of the club bar on Friday 18th. Thank you to Ian Butler & Co. of Butler’s Buses for sponsoring the magnificent hamper, which was raffled on the night, one of the many prizes that were on offer. The entire bar staff would like to thank the people of Cobh for their custom and wish one and all a peaceful New Year.

Cobh Puc Fáda – St. Stephen’s Day. On a day where many of the long puck competitions organised had to be cancelled we were lucky enough to be able to go ahead with ours on the usual course from Ballymore to the St. Colman’s cemetery roundabout. Thankfully no one took any serious knocks on the way around although the early contestants had to contend with very icy conditions on certain parts of the course. Back in the clubhouse the ‘competitors‘ were amazed to see Jimmy Crowley performing when they arrived for the sandwiches provided by the club. After Jimmy completed his set Karl Long took over and entertained the crowd into the evening.

Given the weather conditions, the 67 teams who participated was a great number. This year the money raised on the day went to a very deserving Cobh family and the Gaa floodlighting project. The winners of the Puc Fada competition itself were Tim Crowley and Shane Coffey, beating the teams of Rory O’Connell, Seánie Frahill & Pa Kelly and John Kidney & Paul Donnachie in an exciting play-off. Ken Lynch with his sons, Stewart and Adam took the family prize, Niamh Meaney, Kate Ronan and Lauren Farrell, took the camogie prize while the team of Jamie Moynihan, Paul Buckley and Ian Aherne came out on top in the juvenile section. Take part and have fun is the motto of the Cobh Puc Fada and this, along with the fact that the money raised always goes to local causes, makes it very much a family day out. Brian McElhone, grandson of Seamus Ó Ríordáin, one of Cobh’s great Gaels, was on hand to present the trophies on behalf of the Riordan family. The Cobh Puc Fada has now been running since 1991 and once again Patsy Ronan organised a day of fun on the roads of Cobh, while John O’Keeffe ensured a great afternoons’ entertainment back at the clubhouse. Well done to all who took part and supported this great Christmas tradition.

Juvenile Section AGM :-: Wednesday 13th January
Dinner Dance Friday, 5th February in Commodore Hotel, tickets now on sale.

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