Club Notes 30th April 202330 Apr 2023
On Thursday evening our Junior Cs played out a 10 point a piece draw with Knock in Castleiney while our seniors had a 2-23 to 3-14 win over Gortnahoe Glengoole on Saturday evening. Our next Senior league fixture will be in two week’s time away to Portroe.
Our mascots this evening, David Morkan of Loughmore NS, Nigel Shanahan Castleiney NS, and Ruairdh Kelly Leigh NS with the team before Saturday evening’s county league game against Gortnahoe. This has been a great initiative by Tomás McGrath to get some of the younger members of our club involved. Thanks to him for all his hard work!
In the meantime we begin our CM Signs Cahill Cup campaign against neighbours JK Brackens in Castleiney on Wednesday at 7pm.
Saturday the 6th of May is a big day for the club with a host of club members involved in the action on Leeside. The Tipp senior hurlers look to build on a dream start to the Munster Championship when they take on the auld enemy Cork. Noel, John, and Brian will all hope to be involved in the playing side of things while Declan Laffan is a selector. Tipp, Cork, Limerick, and Clare sit on 2 points each so a win would be a massive result.
The game is being played as part of a double header with the Tipp Camogie team taking on Waterford in the Munster Camogie Semi Final before hand. Mairead Eviston, Aoife McGrath, Eimear McGrath, and Niamh Treacy are all part of the panel. Make sure if you’re heading down to get in for the Camogie that starts at 4:30pm to shout on our girls.
A busy week of matches began on Monday last with the Minor hurlers starting their campaign in the Mid-North league at home to Newport. The visitors came with a very strong squad with almost all their players up to the age and they proved the better team on the night but our boys can take heart from a display in which they never stopped trying and it was great to see Paul Cormack back from injury and doing what he does best. Defending tirelessly all night. The difference in grades can be a sore lesson but playing strong opposition will hopefully bring our lads on as their will to win is without question.
Tuesday evening saw a great crowd descend on Littleton for the U13 Mid Football final against Moyne Templetuohy and the delayed start was the only downside to the evening. We were treated to a top class match with great scores from both sides and some terrific saves early on from Philip Walsh really kept us in the game. Bit by bit we started to win some key individual battles and our fast flowing moves meant that our forwards were able to convert their chances more easily than Tuohy who found our defence in mean form. The old adage that games win matches was proven with our boys finding the net on 4 occasions to run out 4-6 to 1-10 winners. We had hero’s all over the pitch but in the end the Man of the match was presented to Tomas Kennedy and the Cup to joint captains Philip Walsh and Lee Danagher. There was great celebrations afterwards with the boys treated to Supermacs on their return to Loughmore as Mid Champions. Hopefully they will enjoy many more days like this and congrats also to the management team for all the work they have put in.
In Semple Stadium on Thursday evening Joey Quinn started at corner forward for the Tipp minor football team and in a really entertaining game, Joey scored two points from play and was instrumental in the build up to a lot of the good work of our forwards. The final score of 12 pts to 8 pts was proof positive that this Tipp team is as good as any other outfit and they now play Limerick in the Daryl Darcy final with a place in the Munster semi finals guaranteed. Mikey Ryan is back to full fitness and he will be hoping to get the nod for a panel spot in at least one of these games.
Joey with proud parents James and Marie.
Our U15 football team played Moyle Rovers on Thursday evening at home and unfortunately came on the wrong side of the result.
They then hosted the Peil in Cuguilla on Saturday morning after Newport withdrew and won the first match vs Emly by 3 points courtesy of a last minute goal. They were then beaten by group winners Ballyporeen and travelled to Tipperary town where they succumbed to Portroe in the semi final.
The action returned to the Stadium on Friday evening when the County u20 hurlers took on Waterford and a big win here kept their hopes of further progress alive winning 3-26 to 3-13. Ciaran McCormack was introduced in the second half and got his name on the scoreboard.
In ladies football news Aoife Ryan of Whitefield made the U14 panel which played Waterford on Saturday in Mallow and won a good match 8 pts to 4.
In Schools football this week Thomas Bohan played a fine game at fullback for Our Lady’s as they defeated Clonmel High School in the County u15 A semi finals. The final will be vs Thurles CBS who beat the Abbey in the other semi.
On Saturday morning before the Peil action 18 of our u9’s played Moyne Templetuohy in hurling and football challenge games and thanks to Tom King for organising.
Congrats to Brian McGrath of Kylemore and Maeve Foley who were married on Friday. The club wishes you many years of happiness together.
Loughmore Castleiney GAA Nursery Group
Our nursery starts up this Saturday the 6th of May. This group is for kids born in 2018 and 2019. Contact David (087) 936 0096 or Gary (087) 273 1137 to get your kids registered.
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