Cois Bhride Notes Oct 25th

posted 22 Oct 2013, 11:25 by elaine ahearne

Cois Bhride GAA Notes - Sponsored by Cunningham's Hardware, Tallow

11 Football Town & Country League

Our U11 footballers travelled to Aglish last Wednesday night to play St. Olivers in our final game of the Town & Country League.  This game was in effect the final as both teams having won all their games in this competition knew a win would see them crowned Champions. From the start to finish very little separated the teams, with both teams competing for every ball with some excellent football played on both sides. At half time only a point separated the teams on a score line of Cosi Bhride 1-02 St Olivers 1-01. The Cois Bhride goal was scored by Shane Martin and points came from the boot of Padraig Hynes and Tom Dalton. Another point from Tom Dalton early in the second half saw Cois Bhride extend the lead to two points. However An excellent goal from St Olivers saw them taking the lead for the first time mid way through the half. Cois Bhride dug deep, and points from Padraig Hynes and Mark Dalton saw Cois Bhride edge back in front.  The last five minutes were nail biting with near misses and chances spurned by both side. However at the final whistle Cois Bhride held on to our one point advantage amid great scenes of excitement. Well done to the team and mentors on winning the League.

Team: Cathal Hunt, Darragh Spillane, Eoin Hurley, Cian Hurley, Mark Dalton, Jake Chambers, Padraig Hynes, Kevin Mulcahy, Shane Martin, Tom Dalton, Eoin Lenehan, James Power, Josh Geary.

U13 Football Western Championship

Last Saturday we travelled to Leamybrien to take on Kilrossanty in the Western U13 Football Semi-Final. We went into this game missing a number of players due to injury. Playing against the strong breeze we opened the scoring through a well taken Padraig Hynes point. Kilrossanty soon leveled through a point of their own before the sides swopped points again. Kilrossanty then finished a well worked move with a goal before adding another point. However Kilrossanty were finding our back line hard to penetrate with Eoin Lenehan and Shaun Henley dominant in our full back line. We finished the half strongly with a goal from Padraig Hynes and a pointed free from Ciaran McCarthy to leave the half time score Kilrossanty 1-04, Cois Bhride 1-03. On the resumption our forwards enjoyed much more possession and we were soon ahead thanks to an Eoin McGrath point and another Ciaran McCarthy pointed free. However Kilrossanty fought back and with only 10 minutes remaining the sides were level once again. We then edged ahead with points from William Cunningham and Ciaran McCarthy and with just 4 minutes remaining we were ahead by 2 points. Kilrossanty to their credit finished strongly and with the last attack of the game they kicked the equalising point, to leave the full time score Kilroosanty 1-08, Cois Bhride 1-08. The game then went to extra time and with Kilrossanty playing with the wind they raced into a 2 point lead. We then replied thanks to a Ciaran McCarthy point before Kilrossanty struck for the crucial score of the game just on halftime, as they scored a decisive goal following a good passing move. This gave Kilrossanty the confidence to kick on in the second half of extra time as they kicked four unanswered points. In the end we were defeated by 8 points but can feel unlucky not to have won the game in normal time. It was a great effort from our lads who were depleted by injuries and up against a more physical Kilrossanty team.

Team: Ciaran Hunt, Jack Murphy, Shaun Henley, Eoin Lenehan, Oisin Ormonde, Ivan O’Neill, Ben Aherne, Eoin McGrath, Ciaran McCarthy, Kieran Crawford, Dean Beecher, William Cunningham, Liam Motherway, Michael Condon, Padraig Hynes. Sub Used: Eoin Herlihy.

Western Minor Hurling Championship

Our Minor Hurlers are back in action next Monday October 28th when we play An Gaeltacht in the Western Minor Hurling Championship. Throw in at Fraher Field is 2.30pm. Both sides have played each other twice already this year with both sides recording a win apiece. We narrowly came out on top in the County Semi-Final just 4 weeks ago so it’s expected that it will be another tight game. As always, all support is welcome