Gaa Notes 17 April 2012

Clerihan U14 girls v Killenaule

Last Tuesday evening the girls traveled to Killenaule for a battle with the locals, Clerihan quickly opened the score with a superb goal from Ciara Laste, Hollie Corcoran and Eileen Flannery battled like true warriors in centre field to keep the ball pushed up front to where Amy Higgins blasted home a goal.

Eileen scored three points and Emma Browne also secured three points putting Clerihan 2-6 to 0-0 score at the half time whistle.  Killenaule were not going to take this lying down and came out with huge fighting spirit in the second half where they quickly snatched a goal, they fought on tirelessly and followed up with goal number two. The tables were about to turn as Lisa Walsh, Kate Corcoran and Mairead O’Donnell closed up the back line and Clerihan took control again with Emily White and Clodah Mc Givern putting in a huge effort to keep the ball secure.

Eileen Flannery secured a goal followed by a point from Ciara Laste and this was enough for victory and the final score was 3-7 to 2-0 and credit is due to Killenaule for a fantastic game.

Well done to all our girls and keep working hard.

The ladies club would like to thank everyone who helped out and contributed to the bag pack in SuperValu last Saturday. It was great to see such good support for the club.


Clerihan U12’s V Kilsheelan

Clerihan entertained Kilsheelan in the u12 championship last Friday. Clerihan knew they were in a battle from the start with the visitors kicking some long range points but the home side goaled with Cian Mullane. The sides went in at half time sharing the spoils Clerihan 1-3 to Kilsheelan 0-6.

The start of the second half saw the sides exchange points. Cian Mullane with a goal and a point made it 2-5 to 0-8. Kilsheelan scored another point and that was the nearest that they got to Clerihan as the home side home side kicked on. A further point from Cian Mullane, two goals from the tricky Liam McGrath and a point from Rian Quigley saw Clerihan run out 6-7 to 0-9 winners.

This scoreline did not reflect the contribution that the excellent Kilsheelan made to the game. However the home side can be proud at the way that they stuck to their task. Cian Mullane was excellent for Clerihan and Liam McGrath gave the Kilsheelan back line plenty to think about. Rian Quigley worked hard throughout the game. Callum Maher was steady at the back and John Mulcahy was alert when called into action in goal. The scorers for Clerihan were Liam McGrath 3-2,Cian Mullane 3-4 and Rian Quigley 0-1. Thanks to Kilsheelan for a great game.

A word of thanks to all of our supporters who cheered the team on. Well done to the 12’s and their coaches.

Clerihan U14’s V Ballingarry

Ballingarry made the trip to Clerihan on Monday evening and put pressure on the home side right from the start with two quick goals but Clerihan were not to be a walk over and they proved this with some some great goal keeping from Dean Mc Murrow and pressure from the full backs Aidan Lyons, Luke Boyle and Ben Fahey curtailed Ballingarry advance.


Half backs Evan Corcoran, Conor Horan and Alan O Donnell also featured well. Jack Burke, Luke Hahessy and Cathal Fogarty kicked some great balls up front for scores from Billy Norris 2-1 , Alan O’ Donnell 0-1 , Shane Hickey 0-1 and Luke Boyle up front for the second half secured 1-0.


Clerihan missed some great chances but it was Ballingarry who came out on top, and well done to all the lads who really put their heart into the game.

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