Monday 22 January 2018

Clyda Rovers' annual awards

AWARDS NIGHT: The Clyda Rovers awards night was held last Friday night in Derry Murphy's Bar. There was a number of presentations made on the night.

The first been to the intermediate football team who received runner-up medals for the premier intermediate football championship and winners medals for the Division 3 football league from former club chairman John Roche.

The minor hurlers also received winners medals for the minor league hurling which were presented to them by Paudie Kissane.the Next awards of the night were Clubman of the year and player of the year. John Roche was named as clubman of the year and Niall O'mullane was named player of the year.

There was also presentations made to the clubs outgoing officers John Roche ( chairman) Noel Walsh (PRO) and Fergal Cronin (treasurer) in recognition of there out standing work for the club during their time as club officers.

The final presentation of the night was made to the cope foundation from proceeds raised from the annual puc fada and bed push. This cheque was received by Jerry Mullane, on behalf of the cope foundation, who went on thank the club for there continued support for a great cause and wished the club the very best for the coming season. CLYDA ROVERS GAA: Clyda Rovers 0-14, Valley Rovers 0-8

It was a busy weekend for the club last weekend as our intermediate footballers begin there Division 2 league campaign at home to Valley Rovers.

On Saturday evening our Junior B footballers played Ballyclough and on Sunday evening our Junior A footballers played Fermoy. Team: C. Conway; D. Carey, R. Carey, J. Fitzgearld; N. O'mullane, M. O'brien, C. Kenny; J. O'hanlon, O. O'hanlon; G. Carey, C. O'sullivan, C. Roynane; D. Roche, D. O'brien, J. Murphy.

Match report in sports section DIVISION 3: In a very entertaining Division 3 league played last Saturday under lights in Mourneabbey, Clyda Rovers just fell short by two points to overcome Ballyclough. An even first half saw Clyda went go in a half time trailing by just 2 points, helped in no small way by 2 goals from full-forward Sean O'connell. A third goal from the same player early in the second half put Clyda into a one point lead. Ballyclough then upped the ante to go 5 ahead with time running out. This spurred Clyda to show their fighting qualities and they produced a battling display to reduce the deficit to 2 points before time ran out.

The team lined out as follows: Timmy Murphy, Neilus Harold, Cathal Green, Seán Ronayne, Donagh Powell, Donal Carey, Pa Forde, Chris O'connell (0-1), William Cronin, David Madden, Dylan O'shea, Michael Lenihan, Tadhg O'connor (0-1), Sean O'connell (3-0), Thomas Harold (0-3 frees). Subs used: Diarmuid Ronayne, David Stack, Kyle Crowley (0-1), Brian Lynch and Edward O'connor. JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Clyda Rovers 0-14, Fermoy 1-8 The Clyda Junior A footballers were in action last Sunday.

Clyda began well and Sean O'connell pointed from an early attack to put Clyda in front. Further points were added by Declan Roche and Kevin Roche as Clyda continued to dominate but Clyda missed two clear-cut goal chances with the Fermoy keeper pulling off two good reaction saves.

Several Fermoy attacks were broken down by good defensive play by the Clyda backline, with Chris O'connell to the fore, and Colie Lane played a pivotal midfield role setting up the attacking play.

Clyda tacked on a further five points to lead by eight points to nil as half-time approached, Fermoy having missed three scorable frees. However, with two minutes left on the clock, slack defending by Clyda was punished with a goal by Fermoy. This was followed by a point to leave Clyda leading by four points at half-time.

The second half began much like the first - Sean O'connell got an early point, followed by one point each from Colie Lane and Cormac Murphy to give Clyda a comfortable lead once again.

From then on however Fermoy got a grip on the game and began to hold possession and run at the Clyda defence which yielded five points from frees to leave just two points separating the sides.

Clyda introduced substitutes Kyle Crowley, William Cronin, Conor Crowley and Diarmuid Ronayne at intervals throughout the half to help steady the ship. The game continued nip and tuck with both sides tacking on further points.

Clyda, however, maintained a two-point lead throughout and Cormac Murphy added another before the final whistle giving Clyda a three-point victory on a scoreline of 0-14 to 1-8. Team E. Meaney, D. Carey, J. Fitzgearld, D. Stack, D. Powell, R.walsh, D. O'callaghan, J. O'hanlon, C. O'connell, M. Linehan, C. Lane, S. O'connell, Dan O'callaghan, K. Roche, D. Roche. Subs: C. Murphy, K. Crowley, W. Cronin, C. Crowley, D. Ronanye Scorers: D. Roche 0-4, K. Roche and C. Murphy 0-3 each S. O'connell 0-2, C. Lane and Dan O'callaghan 0-1 each. LOTTO: The following are the lotto results for Friday, February 18. Numbers drawn 1, 11, 22 and 30. There was no jackpot winner.

€50 - John Manly, c/o Juvenile GAA; €30 - Anna O'mullane, Island; €20 - Dermot Healy. c/o The Hill; Michelle Hoare, Ballyknockin; Willie O'connor, Shoe Man, Mallow.

Next jackpot is €12,500. Draw takes place in O'mahoney's Bar, Bottlehill, on Friday, February 24. FIXTURES: Division 2 football: Clyda V mitchelstown Friday at 8pm in Mourneabbey

Division 2 Intermediate Football league: v St Michael's on Sunday at 3pm in Mourneabbey

Division 3 football: Clyda v Killavullen on Sunday at 7pm in Mourneabbey NOTES: If any club or individual wants to put in a piece for the notes each week can they email or phone Noel Walsh at (086) 3272026 before 11am every Tuesday.

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