SOCCER: The weather was kinder to outdoor sports events last week end which saw Fermoy's soccer fortunes rise again following recent defeats, the senior team took the points on offer away to College Corinthians on a 0-1 scoreline, this was a very welcome victory for the Fermoy side as they seek to push their way up the league table, on the negative side however, the Junior team lost precious points in their home game v Mayfield Utd.
CUP DEFEAT FOR RUGBY TEAM
Fermoy's Junior Rugby team were at home to one of the strongest side's in the province when Old Crescent came to the Showground's to decide their first round clash in the Munster Junior Cup, at the finish it was tight enough but the honours went to the visitors on a scoreline 0-8pts. On the bright side was the fact that Fermoy lady who is a very prominent player with both Fermoy and Cork's AllIreland winning football team Ashling Hutchings was a member of the Munster ladies Rugby XV which defeated Leinster in the Inter-provincial c/ship on Sunday last. Well done to Ash.
PITCH AND PUTT
The Gents Xmas Hamper was played over last weekend and following a great turnout of members for this the last major competition of the calendar year, a factor which has pleased new chairman Jim Doyle very much, the winners were Net Phillip Williams, and Gross James Devonshire, The winner of the Ladies Xmas Hamper played earlier in the week were Angela O'Connor net and Catherine Waters Gross, in the 0/10 category the winner was Nell McCarthy while the winner in the 11/18 grade was Mary Duggan. Congrats to ball the winners.
Jim Doyle, was very pleased with the response to all the Xmas competitions so far and he expressed his desire to see more of the older members who are still well and active returning to take up the game again and he is officially issuing an open invitation to all ex members as well as to any prospective new members to make a New Year resolution to take up the game once again after Xmas. Hopefully his appeal will not fall on too many deaf ears. Since the AGM the following positions have been filled; Gents captain JJ O'Connor, Ladies captain Frances Doyle, Joint PRO Noel McCarthy and Nicole Burke, Registrar Catherine Waters, Hon Sec Norma Buckley, the Ladies are sponsoring the first competition of the New Year to which all the gents and the Juvenile members have been invited to take part in, the date is Jan 2nd,
Officers elected at the recent AGM of the Fermoy GAA club were President John Fenton, Chairman Brendan Keane, Vice-chairman John O'Sullivan, Registrar Mark Condon, Secretary Tom McCarthy, Asst Sec Pat O'Brien including liaison between team Managers and organizing of fixtures etc. Hon Treas TBA, PRO. New Pro to be announced early in New Year, Children's Officer Paul O'Keeffe, Cultural/Irish Officer Neilus de Roiste, Chairman of Club Planning Group Brian Shinnick, Maintenance and Development Jerry Galvin, Chairman of Juvenile Club Paul Lardner (Automatically elected), Chairman of Pitch and Putt Club Jim Doyle (Automatically elected), Players rep TBA.
A good year was reviewed by Hon Sec Tom McCarthy and Chairman Brendan Keane who expressed his desire to see that club membership would be more meaningful in the New Year with all paid up members opting for a more positive role in the club. Membership Fees are as in 2012 eg €50 adult, €20 Students and OAPs, €80 Family; all are urged to pay their membership as soon as possible to Mark Condon.086/8060200 How about it as a handy Xmas present to someone?
On the playing front the meeting learned that the hurling and Football team managers in 2012 would again be in charge for 2013, they are Denis Ring (Hurling) and Paul Donnellan (football).
GAA/PITCH & PUTT LOTTO
Numbers drawn 5, 7, 15, 25, There was no winner of the Jackpot worth € 11, 400, Lucky Dip winners of €40 each were Angela McGuire c/o Kevin Cronin, Shane Moroney c/o Avondhu Bar, David Ryan c/o Juvenile Club, Mossy Wheeler c/o Wagon Bar, Dina Hogan c/o Brian Shinnick,
This week the draw will return to the Clubhouse where the annual Christmas Lotto prizes will be on offer.
The Committee wishes to extend the Season's Greetings to all subscribers and Promoters and to thank them for all their much valued support all the year. Please remember that you too can play this Lotto online at www.fermoygaa.com