THE Clyda Rovers GAA Club was stunned last Saturday afternoon when the tragic news emerged that Paul Kelleher from Quartertown had unexpectedly passed away.
Paul comes from a great Clyda family and this untimely death leaves a major void for all those who knew him. Paul played in the 1987 North Cork Junior A Football final against Mallow and he won his first north cork medal that day.
He then went on to win two Junior B football North Cork championships in 1990 and 1993. One of his other loves was soccer and of course he lined out in a historic day in the town park when Mallow played Athlone town in the 1st round of the FAI cup. We express our deepest sympathies to his brothers Mitchell, Denis and Brendan and all his extended family and friends. Ar Dheis De go Raibh Anam.
CLYDA ROVERS JUVENILE GAA
Clyda U10s were back in St Vincent's again this week for a football blitz. They met Ballygarvan, Nemo Rangers and Na Piarsaigh. This looked like a daunting task but they played excellent football and won all there games.
GAA minors win double: It has been a busy few weeks for the minor hurlers and footballers of Clyda. In a repeat of the minor hurling championship final, which Clyda won a few weeks ago, the opposition was Kildorrery again in the minor football championship final.
From the off Clyda dominated this encounter and with a great team effort pulled off a great win on a final scoreline of 1-16 to 1-6. The opening three points of the game came from Clyda's Colin Kelly coming from great movement up the field.
Kildorrery then opened their account, before Seamus Ronayne replied with a point for Clyda. Kildorrery then scored a goal to level the game for the one and only time during the match. Soon after though Clyda's Seamus Ronayne netted a goal at the other end , giving Clyda a three point advantage . Colin Kelly then put over a well taken free, leaving it 1-5 to 1-1.
Kildorrey's last score of the first half then followed, with Clyda adding on a further four points to their tally, leaving the score 1-9 to 1-2 at the short whistle. Clyda's Conor Roche opened the scoring in the second half with a pointed free, followed by a Kildorrery point.
Clyda pulled away from here on in, with a combination of good movement of ball, intelligent passing and super defending from Darragh Walsh, Chris Fitzpatrick, Ronan Flanagan, Sean O Connor James Buckley and goalie Gearoid O'Shea.
Further second half Clyda scores came from Seamus Ronayne, Colin Kelly, a superb point from Tim Buckley following a solo run down field and well taken points and frees from team captain Conor Crowley.
The end result never really looked in doubt and Clyda ran out deserving winners. Clyda's Conor Crowley accepted the cup and in his speech thanked Ballyhooley Gaa, Kildorrery for a good sporting game, referee Michael Casey and Clyda mentors Tadhg O'Connor, Niall Crowley, Barty O'Connor and Diarmuid O'Shea for all their work during the year.
Team: Gearoid O'Shea, Darragh Walsh, Chris Fitzpatrick, Ronan Flanagan, Sean O'Connor, James Buckley, Conor Crowley, Tim Buckley, Darragh Meaney, Colin Kelly, Conor Roche, Seamus Ronayne. Subs: David O'Shea, Mark Daly, Shane O Hanlon, John Martin O'Hanlon, Gavin Dennehy, Mike Forde, Mark O Sullivan.
Minor County Final: Having beaten Tracton in the county semi-final the previous week, next up was Bride Rovers in the county final in Killavullen last Sunday. Going into the game all involved knew it was going to be a very big ask for Clyda to overcome a very strong Bride Rovers side.
From the off Bride Rovers settled into the game very well, putting over some fine points. Clyda looked a bit nervous, and had some wides, that on other days would have sailed over the bar.
To their credit, this very young Clyda side, with only three players on the age battled hard throughout the game, showing great heart and spirit right up to the final whistle, never giving up the fight.
Bride Rovers ran out deserving winners at the final whistle. Well done to captain Sean O'Connor and all the team for getting to the final, and to their mentors Padraic O'Mullane, Dan O'Sullivan, Thomas Harold, Niall Crowley and Barty O'Connor for all their time and work during the year.
Team: Gearoid O'Shea, Darragh Walsh, Chris Fitzpatrick, Ronan Flanagan, Sean O'Connor, James Buckley, Conor Crowley, Tim Buckley, Darragh Meaney, Colin Kelly, Conor Roche, Seamus Ronayne. Subs: David O'Shea, Mark Daly, Shane O'Hanlon, John Martin O'Hanlon, Gavin Dennehy, Mike Forde, Mark O'Sullivan.
Lotto Results: The following are the lotto results for Friday 20th September. Numbers drawn; 2, 9, 11, 29. There was no Jackpot winner. Spot prizes ; €50 Rory Flannery c/o W Cronin, €30 Noreen O'Mahony Bottlehill, €20 Noreen O'Sullivan Fiddane, €20 J O'Brien Mallow, €20 Eamon O'Sullivan c/o J O Donohue. Next Jackpot €12,500. Draw takes place on Friday 27th September 2013 in Conways Bar Burnfort.
Good Luck: Clyda Rovers Gaa wish the Cork Ladies Football team all the best in the All Ireland Final next Sunday, with special wishes going to Mourneabbey's Ciara, Roisin and Doireann O'Sullivan and Máire O'Callaghan! Here's hoping for a Double Cork Celebration next weekend!
Premier Football: All roads lead to Cloughduv next Friday evening for the meeting of Clyda Rovers and Nemo Rangers in the semi-final at 7.30pm! Please support!
MOURNEABBEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Please be aware that voting for the up and coming referendums for the Ballynamona area will be taking place in the community centre instead of the two schools on Friday October 4. Also on Friday October 11th a fundraising quiz for security measure will be taking place in Murphy's bar Ballinamona.
Have your picture taken with the "UEFA Champions League Cup" on Saturday October 5th at Conways Bar - Burnfort.