SEPTEMBER 19 2010 will go down as one of the great days in the history of Clyda Rovers GAA Club. To see two of our lads, Ray and Paudie line out on the red carpet before the AllIreland football final to meet the President was memorable. We also want to pay tribute to our Cork minor star Conor O'Sullivan. The club committee would also like to thank all members who remained patient in the work we undertook getting as many tickets as we could. I'm sure all would agree who were at the match it was the greatest day we have ever spent in Croke Park. PREMIER INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL: After all the AllIreland we get back to basics next Sunday week, October 3 when we take on Grenagh in the quarter final of the Premier Intermediate Football Championship in Donoughmore. CLYDA ROVERS GAA LOTTO WON: A grand prize of €12,500 was won in the Clyda Rovers GAA lotto last Friday. The winning numbers were 3, 5, 23 and 28. Winner was young James and Daragh Buckley, Monaparson. We congratulate them on their great win. ALL–IRELAND FUNDRAISING DRAW: The club would like to thank all club members who sold lines for our fundraising draw and members of the public who purchased these lines.The ;ucky winner was Michael Noonan from Midleton who purchased the line at the recent Duhallow vs Aghada game in Mourneabbey - seller was the Clyda Rovers juveniles.
COLLECTIOON: Clyda Rovers Juvenile GAA Church Gate Collection takes place this weekend at both Analeentha and Burnfort churches. MIXED RESULTS FOR JUVENILES: The Clyda Rovers u12 hurlers fell at the second last hurdle in the county semi-final on Saturday last at Coachford against Diarmuid O'Mathuna's. The game was played in ideal conditions on a surface that was perfect for hurling. Clyda began the match in a very positive spirit and went toe to toe against a more fancied side in the early exchanges. Mathuna's then begun to settle and opened their account with a point on the quarter hour. They followed up with a goal to tie it up after 20 minutes of play and took the lead seven minutes later with another point. The second half began with Mathuna's applying the early pressure and unfortunately for us goaled twice in the opening minutes. Our defence battened down the hatches and kept them out for the next 20 minutes but Clyda could not score either during this phase. The final score line does not reflect how close a contest this really was and only that Mathuna's rode their luck early on this could have been a different story entirely. Well done to all involved including both players and mentors who have done us proud this year. Team: D Fitzpatrick, W Cronin, S O'Callaghan, M O'Sullivan, G Dennehy (0-1), C Pratt, D Buckley, D Cronin Jenks (0-1), E Doherty, B O'Connor, C Kelly, S O'Shea (0-1), G O'Hanlon (1-0); subs: M
O'Connor, D Walsh. Clyda Rovers 4-12 St Kevin's (Ballyclough/ Milford) 1-3 The Clyda Rovers u16 footballers played the first round of the championship against St Kevin's on Thursday last at Glantane. Clyda were buzzing right from the throw in and Conor Crowley motored through from midfield to open the scoring in the first minute, and followed up shortly after with his second point from play. St Kevin's responded with a point, and Conor added a pointed free. Robert Welsh stormed through to point for Clyda and Daniel O' Callaghan goaled after 20 minutes. Clyda again dominated exchanges early in the second half but found it very difficult to transfer their dominance onto the scoreboard. Eventually, St Kevin's cracked and Clyda added two goals and three points to run out easy winners in the end. Clyda face Kilshannig in the next round on this Thursday, September 23. Team: G O'Shea, T Buckley, S O'Connor, R Flanagan, D Walsh, S Madden, S Ronayne, C Crowley (1-9), R Walsh (0-2), T Murphy (0-1), D O'Callaghan (2-0), D Meaney, S O'Hanlon, D Kiely, C Cronin; subs: M Daly, D O'Shea, C Roche, J Buckley.