DONERAILE G.A.A: Results — Division 2 Hurling League, Mallow 1-18 Doneraile 3-7.
This was a good game for our Junior Hurlers. It was a real test for us. Mallow were a really fit team with lots of very good hurlers. They seem to take their chances well when they got them.
We still stuck with them for a lot of the game with James O'callaghan getting a goal and Jason O'callaghan scoring well from frees. In the second half, Mallow stretched their lead to ten points but in the last twenty minutes, we fought back getting two goals from Gavin and Mark O'keeffe to put the pressure back on again.
Timmy Walsh and Padraig Brennan also having good games' in the backline. In the end, it wasn't enough to push us over the line. We can now take the positives from the game and work on the negatives including improving our distribution of the ball and the delivery into the forward line! With championship getting closer, this good game was no harm for our preparation and we can only get better from now on.
Team: Donal Murphy, Padraig Brennan, Timmy Walsh, Mark Reid, Brian O'rourke, David Sheedy, Kevin Stack, Ross Hunter, Ian O'brien, Jason O'callaghan, James O'callaghan, Sean Stack, Billy Hedigan, Gavin O'keeffe and Stephen Roche. Subs used: Garry Sweeney, Keith Sweeney, Cillian Good, Mark O'keeffe and Liam Eddery. Other subs: Kevin Sweeney.
Minor Hurling League: Blackwater Rovers 1-16 Doneraile 2-9.
This was our minor hurlers' first game of the year and to be fair, we played well as we were missing a few players also.
Our backs were playing well with Tadhg Moakley and Kevin O'keeffe solid in defence. Bryn Jones and Kevin Sweeney were working hard around the centre of the field. Up in the forwards, Kevin Sheehan, Billy Hedigan and Michael O'rourke were scoring well.
With more discipline, by conceding less frees and more training, this team can do well this year!
Team: Conor Curran, Shane Canavan, Tadhg Moakley, Robert Byrne, Kevin Sheehan, Kevin O'keeffe, Kevin Sweeney, Bryn Jones, Ben Larkin, Michael O'rourke, Sean Hannon, Billy Hedigan and Darragh Sheehan.
Under 14 Hurling League: Killavullen 6-4 Doneraile 1-6.
Under 13 Football League: Kiskeam 55 Doneraile 4-4.
FIXTURES: Avondhu-imokilly Division 1 Football League, Doneraile v Mallow, Saturday, April 14th at 7p.m. in Mallow.
Minor Hurling League. Doneraile v Mill Rovers, Thursday, April 12th at 7p.m. in Castletownroche.
Under 16 Hurling League, Doneraile v St. Mark's, Monday, April 16th at 7p.m. in Doneraile.
Under 14 Hurling League, Doneraile v St. Mark's, Thursday, April 12th at 7p.m. in Doneraile.
Under 12 Hurling League, Doneraile v Clyda Rovers, Saturday, April 14th at 2p.m. in Mourneabbey.
Sympathy: The club would like to extend their sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Bill Fitzgibbon who sadly passed away last week. May he rest in peace.
Membership; The membership for the coming year is as follows: Family - €50; Adult - €30; Juvenile - €20.
There are still players who haven't paid for their membership yet. It is vital that all players have their membership paid up as under new legislation from G.A.A. Headquarters all players must have a membership number in order to be able to play for their club.
Win the league win the car raffle! — Tickets are still on sale for this excellent draw which has two cars up for grabs along with several cash prizes. This draw is taking place in a few days time. Tickets can be purchased from any club member.
Sincere thanks is extended to Cavanagh's of Fermoy who each year generously support the Leagues and give the lads a great incentive to work hard and do well in the competition. €20 for 1 ticket; €50 for 3 tickets.
Contact any club member if you are interested in entering the draw!
We need your old mobile phones! — We are looking for all old mobile phones as our latest project in conjunction with the Jack and Jill foundation will see the club receive a Defibrillator if we collect 450 old mobile phones.
The Jack & Jill Foundation provide care and support for children with severe neurological development issues, as well as offering some respite to the parents and families. We are delighted to be able to help out such a worthy charity and at the same receive this vital, life saving piece of equipment for the club.
There will be collection boxes around town in the next few days so please bring your old phones to these collection boxes or alternatively you give them to any club officer.
As every household probably has an average of 2 mobile phones there definitely will be one or two old phones lying around the place in drawers or press so instead of them gathering dust and causing clutter please pass them on to us and we will ensure that they are recycled which in turn will benefit the club, our members and the Jack and Jill foundation.
For any further information please contact any club officer or log on to www.jackandjill.ie
Scrap metal collection: Sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to our Scrap Metal Collection so far. We are continuing the collection for the foreseeable future so if anyone has any unwanted scrap metal we would be happy to take it off your hands.
We are encouraging everyone in the area to continue cleaning out your garages and sheds and bring along any unwanted items. The only thing that we can't accept are domestic appliances so please don't bring these items along as you will have to take them home with you again!! For any further details please contact Jimmy on 0872691994.
DONERAILE Active Retirement members will be meeting at Mallow Train Station at 10:20 on 13th April, Friday, please be on time or even better early.