Clerihan Gaa Notes

The club is celebrating the Harvest Festival this weekend in what is deemed to be a fantastic time for everyone. We kick off the weekend with an underage hurling blitz with the 8’s, 10’s and 12’s in action, we have medals and a cup for the overall winners. This is followed up by the fashion show and the night is finished off with barn dance so everyone is invited to come along’
Our under 16’s were in action during the week, first we had the battle against Carrick Davins in Kilsheelan on Wednesday evening, I can honestly say that bunch of lads did the club proud in their performance, they soldiered on right until the very end and really showed Davins that we were a side to be reckoned with. The final score did not do them justice as it did not reflect on the effort they put in , likewise they were beaten in the county semi final against Upperchurch in Newinn  on Sat morning also turning out a fine performance but getting caught early in the second half and drifting back.


Clerihan fought on tirelessly being denied three goals by the Upperchurch keeper they drifted back and eventually had to settle for second best. Again this was a super performance by the lads who can all hold their heads high and remember you’ll come back next year stronger and wiser. Well done lads and thanks for all the hard work and effort you put in this week and all year, and well done Tony and Mick for those endless hours at the training field. Keep up the good work lads.


Clerihan Junior B footballers’ qualified for the semi-finals with a 3:9 to 2:7 victory in over Ballyporeen on Sunday in Ballylooby.  Indeed if Clerihans finishing matched their excellent approach work victory would have been far more emphatic and to Ballyporeens credit they would not give up. Leading 2:5 to 1:4 at the break with goals from veteran Andrew Kennedy and to dominant midfielder Neville Melbourne this the end of a sweeping move involving 7 passes through the field Clerihan  never looked in trouble and when captain Brian keane notched the third goal 8 min from time the result was obvious to all.

Although this side is far from the finished article they are improving all the while and it was a victory that involved 1 to 20 players and it would be hard to single one person out but captain Brian Keane with 1:4 from play showed the kind of leadership needed when the chips were down indeed Clerihans tally of 3:9 all came from team play.
S Ryan, D.Kennedy, K.Dempsey, D Walsh, W Kelly,  S Melbourne, O O’Dwyer, N Melbourne, S.Murphy, A Flannery, L Curtin, M Olney, J Kelly, A Kennedy, B Keane.

Subs used M Duggan, B.Melbourne, T Redmond, M O’Rourke.

Not used C Purcell.

Scorers B.Keane 1:4, A Kennedy 1:2,  N Melbourne 1:0, L Curtin, J Kelly, A Flannery 0:1pt each.


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