Clerihan Junior Hurlers make history

Clerihan Junior Hurlers created a little bit of history in damp and wet Goatenbridge last Wednesday night. By beating Ballylooby/Castlegrace in the South Junior Hurling Championship the club recorded their first win at this grade in almost 50 years. Clerihan began the game brightly with early scores from Andrew Ryan and Stephen O Dwyer settling the team down. The game entered a scrappy period after the early exchanges with both teams struggling with the very difficult underfoot conditions. Clerihan re-exerted their control before half time and a fine goal by wing forward Andrew Ryan left Clerihan 1-8 to 0-3 in front at half time.

Ballylooby began the second half in determined fashion and slowly began to reduce the deficit. Clerihan steadied with John Hurley, Stephen Ryan and Andrew Ryan re-gaining control around the middle of the field began to pull away. A fine Bernard O Shea goal mid way through the second half put Clerihan in an unassailable position and a further goal late on by Andrew Ryan and a couple of superb points by both Leo Curtan and Benny Sullivan put the icing on the cake of a fine team performance. Final Score Clerihan 3-13 Ballylooby/Castlegrace 0-8.  Team: Eoin Barrett Tomas Barrett Shane Suullivan Eamon Barret(capt) Eoin O Dwyer Jason O’Dwyer Stephen Ryan Dan Walsh John Hurley Brian Keane Leo Curtan Andrew Ryan Stephen O’Dwyer Bernard O’Shea Adrian Lawrence Subs: Micheal O’Rourke Keith Flannery Benny Sullivan Paul Mc Grath. Well done to Kieran Colm & Tommy.

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This year’s camp takes place 23rd July. The camp is sponsored by Kellogs. Cost is €55 per child, 2nd child €45 and 3rd/4th/5th child €40. Booking forms can be had from club coaches or camp coordinator Tony Lyons mob 0863887771. There is also a €5 reduction by booking on line using a code on Kellogs boxes and logging on to   Please note online bookings close 12 noon on the Friday before the camp.

The club has a surplus supply of official Club Merchandise for sale at reduced rates, for further information you can contact 086 2520715

Our under 8 boys went to Cahir for a hurling blitz on Saturday  morning and a thoroughly enjoyable experience it was , its great to see the club players of the future in action at such a young age , we have some promising players in the making, the club would like to thank Cahir for everything and the refreshments afterwards were well deserved and enjoyed by everyone, well done.

Clerihan under 12 girls met St. Pats on Sunday morning. Clerihan entered the game missing two key players due to injuries received last Monday in the County Final. The girls put up a great fight but it wasn’t to be their day with St. Pats the stronger side coming out on top. Well done to everyone for a great game.