Around the districts: Liscarroll, Lismire and Mourneabbey
Liscarroll - Athletic Club news: Last weekend there were a number of competitions on, varying from a number of sports meetings to an all-Ireland Juvenile championships which were held in Athlone on the Saturday.
Sophie Perrott under-17 was our only participant in Athlone, and while not finishing in the top she performed up to her usual standard, finished up with a throw of 11.39 metres.
On Sunday there was an open sports meeting at An Ríocht Track, Castleisland. This event was organised by Gneeveguilla Athletic Club and was supported by some of our athletes.
Some of the results are as follows: Clodagh O'Shea under-nine second Long Jump and second under-10 Turbo Javelin. Emma O'Connell under-10 second 300m. Robert Hawe under-12 second 100m. Liam Allen under-12 third 100m. Emma Lehane first 100m. Irene Kellegher second 100m. At Tiny Tots Level, Jamie Cronin an Colleen Whelan were also in the medals.
Also on Sunday the National Spring Throws were held in Athlone. Amy Whelan under-16 was in a mixed age event, but she finished best of her age group in a new championship best performance throw of 34.56 metres.
Meanwhile there was another Sports Day of events taking place at Waterford IC Ferrybank sports. Here again we were represented by Johnny Murphy under-14, He scores as follows - first 700m, first High Jump, first Hurdles, second in 100m.
DROMINA 10 MILE - The Dromina 10mile Road Race takes place on Sunday next. A large crowd of participants is expected so athletes and supporters are requested to turn up early as there will be parking restrictions in place. Good luck to everyone involved.
EASTER 5k - The Liscarroll Easter 5k at Doneraile Park takes place on Saturday the 20th at 11 a.m. registration and numbers will be across the road from the entrance to the park. As usual there will be numerous prizes up for grabs, for details check our Facebook or Web Page @LiscarrollAthletics.org.
2019 FIXTURES - Note: The Hammer and Discus Cage in CIT is out of Order and is not expected to be Repaired before the end of May. All other throwing Events are OK, Shot, Javelin and Turbo Javelin.
Sunday, April 14; Dromina 10 Mile Road Race.
Saturday, April 20; Liscarroll 5km at Doneraile Park at 11 a.m.
Monday, April 22; Boherbue to Kiskeam Road race.
Monday, April 22: St Senan's AC Sports, Kilkenny.
Wednesday, April 24; Cork County (John Buckley Senior League) at CIT (Change of Date)
Saturday, April 27; Leevale Senior Sports at CIT.
Sunday, April 28; Leevale Juvenile Sports at CIT.
Sunday, April 28; Mount Hillary five Mile race.
Sunday, May 5, and 12 Cork County Juvenile Championships.
CLUB EVENTS FOR 2019 - Sat. April 20; Liscarroll AC Easter 5k Trail Run at Doneraile Park at 11 a.m.
Sunday, August 11; Liscarroll AC annual Open Sports at 1 p.m.
Friday, August 16, ; Liscarroll AC 'Tom Fitzpatrick Memorial' 10km plus 5km Road races.
Footballers Narrow Win
Lismire footballers survived a late Tullylease rally in the Nevin Cup Junior B Football League to secure a one point victory over Tullylease in Tullylease on Sunday. The home side surged into an early lead with a well taken goal by Don Stokes but Lismire rallied to lead at half time by 1.8 to 1.2 thanks to points through Damien Finn, Cathal Field and Denis Finn with Colm Noonan contributing a fine goal.
With the aid of the wind in the second half Tullylease thundered into the game and went into the lead through two goals in the third quarter. Lismire were guilty of some wasteful shooting but a number of converted frees through Damien Finn saw them draw level and wing back Darragh Kearney produced the winner approaching full time to leave Lismire the victors on a 1.13 to 3.6 scoreline.
Lismire: Jeremy Kiely, Stephen Kiely, Sean McSweeney, Patrick Buckley, James Moynihan, Darragh Kearney, Neil O'Connor, Daniel Richard Guinee, Denis Finn, Mark Field, Damien Finn, Cathal Field Colm Noonan. Subs: Stephen Jones, Tom Stritch.
GAA club membership is now being finalised at €30 for Adults and €45 for Family membership. New members are welcome and membership is available from Membership Officer Sean Duggan or any of the Club Officers.
Clyda Rovers GAA
Clyda were well beaten by St Finbarrs the current Senior champions in Páirc Uí Rinn last weekend on a scoreline of 3-12 to 0-6. Our cause wasn't helped when Dan O'Callaghan's name was added to the long injury list after 2 minutes. To be fair to the lads they battled hard and on a positive note it was good to see Chris Buckley return to the playing field after his recent return from England.
The team that lined out was: E. Sheehan; S. Ronayne, R. Carey, C. Kenny; J. Buckley, P. Kissane, M. Forde; C. Flanagan, D. O'Callaghan; D. Buckley, C. Kelly, D. Walsh; S. Ronayne, P. Cronin, R. Flanagan.Subs: R. Willis for O'Callaghan (2), C. Buckley for J. Buckley (38), B. O'Connor for Ronayne (38).
Clyda Minor Hurlers were beaten by Killavullen hurlers last week
Next week's fixtures: Clyda U21's play Glanworth in the quarter final for the right to play Killavullen in Mallow @ 8.15.
Our Junior hurlers will also kick off their league campaign v Killshannig next Sunday @ 2:30 in Mourneabbey
Juvenile GAA News
Clyda U12's began their hurling season with a narrow one-point win over our neighbours Killavullen last Thursday 4th April in Mourneabbey. Clyda settled the quickest with early points from Connor McCarthy and David O Riordan inside the first three minutes. Our defence led by Kieran Adams, Ciaran O Sullivan and Connor O Mullane did trojan work alongside Cian & Cormac Cooney. Two goals from Gavin Walsh and Connor McCarthy left Clyda on top nearing half time. The second half started with Killavullen well on top for long spells scoring two goals and two points leaving Clyda down two points and with time almost up we had some heroic defending from our side. We won a free at the 21 yard line- Up stepped Harry O Rourke to hit a pile driver of a shot to the roof of the net leaving Clyda up one point at the final whistle Clyda 3-4 Killavullen 3-3. Sweet victory for Clyda. Next game Saturday 13th in Mourneabbey against Charleville. Please come out and support.
Congratulations to Ben Nyhan playing with St Colmans College Fermoy on winning the Munster U15A Hurling O Dowd Cup against Midleton CBS last Wednesday in Carrigoon.
Clyda U14's took part in Fáile Peile Division 1 last Saturday 6th April in Carrigoon. We played Mallow, Buttevant, Grenagh and Kilshannig.
Clyda U16 hurlers took on Dr Pat O Callaghans (Banteer& Dromtarriffe combined) in their opening game of the U16 B1 league on home ground on Monday 8th. Ben Nyhan opened the scoring in the first minute with a point from play and quickly followed by a point from Cormac O Reilly. It was very evident from the start that Clyda were dominating the play. Clyda had a goal disallowed just before half time after a great strike in the air by the corner forward Aaron O Callaghan. The Clyda win was built on a rock-solid defence with a great midfield partnership of Patrick Ryan and Garry Deane. They ran the game out worthy winners with great scores from Patrick Ryan, Garry Deane, Cormac O Reilly and Ben Nyhan. Final Score Clyda 2-16 Dr Pat O Callaghans 1-4.
Team Bobby Deane, Niall Daly, Rhys Deane, Jacob Cahill, Cian Walsh, Kevin Graham, Aaron McIntosh, Patrick Ryan (0-2), Garry Deane (0-1), Darragh Lawlee, Ben Nyhan (1-10), Conor Murphy, David Cooney, Cormac O Reilly (1-3), Aaron O Callaghan. Subs: James Browne, Michael Murphy, Darragh Walsh, Cian Dennehy, Louis Page.
Clyda Juvenile Club Annual Scrap Metal Collection will take place in the community centre Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April. This helps fund all the great work being done in our club.
Clyda Rovers Lotto results from 5th April 2019. Winning numbers 10, 11, 13, 25. Jackpot €12,500. No winner. Lucky Dips: €50: Nora O'Mahony, Bottlehill; €30: Eva & Michael O'Donoghue; €20: Laura O'Driscoll, Doneraile; €20: Clement & Elaine O'Sullivan, Garrynagearagh; €20: Ger & Rose O'Donoghue, Ballinvuskig. Thank you to all who support the lotto.
Well Done Ben
Congratulations to Ben Nyhan on being part of St Colmans College team that won the Munster PPS U15 A hurling final last Wednesday. Ben played full forward and scored 2 points from play.