Cois Bhride notes week commencing 19th June 2016

posted 21 Jun 2016, 00:19 by Sinead Lenehan

Cois Bhride GAA - Kindly sponsored by Cunningham's Hardware Tallow


Cois Bhride U14 V De La Salle 13/6/16
Cois Bhride played their third game in Div 2 of the league against De La Salle in Talllow last Monday. In a fast and tough game the visitors took control early on and scored a couple of fortuitous goals, however our lads responded and kept in touch with some good points from play and a couple of frees. Two more goals from De La Salle however had the boys well behind at the break 4-03 to 0-05.  After the restart the lads put in a much better effort with some good tackling and passing which saw them out score the visitors and also shored up the back line. They couldn’t however bridge the gap and lost out by 5-05 to 1-08 in a very even second


The 2016 Feile took place last weekend and the lads played their first game on Friday afternoon against Graiguenamanagh from Kilkenny. After a slow start and a low scoring first half the lads got into the game and hurled really well with Darragh Spillane, Stephen Roche, Conor O’Keeffe and Eolann Costello pushing our older lads to up the work rate, and they opened up a three point lead going into the closing minutes, however in the final 2 minutes Graiguenamanagh scored an excellent goal to snatch a draw, so a point on the board was a good start for the boys.

After a short break the next game was a Waterford derby against Kilrossanty. Jake Chambers arrived back from Kennedy Cup soccer duty just prior to the game and this lifted our attack and we reshuffled our team a little. With confidence from the first game the lads played an immense game with some great hurling and tough tackling, they never let Kilrossanty into the game. Mark Dalton and Padraig Hynes along with Tom Dalton dominated the middle of the field, our young forwards of Ethan Scotton, Jack Murphy and Kevin Mulcahy worked hard for possession while James Power and Shane Martin put pressure on the Kilrossanty backs and Josh Geary struck a powerful goal in the first half. The back line were just outstanding in this game with Eoghan Lenehan snuffing out attacks and attacking any dangerous ball that came in. Eoin Hurley marked tightly and was determined all the way through and produced an outstandingly brave block to prevent a goal bound shot late in the second half. This superb hard working performance gave them a credible 2-04 to 0-00 win and two more points in the group.

The final group game was played Saturday morning in Knockanore against the team we were hosting, Raheny from Dublin, with the winners going to top the group. From the start it was Raheny who dominated the play in most parts of the field with their physical presence and speed and posted early points. The Cois Bhride lads seemed to find it difficult to get going in the morning sunshine and couldn’t penetrate the Raheny defence. On the restart a goal for our visitors really settled them down and they pushed on well. We got a lone Padraig Hynes point from a free but a late scrambled goal sealed the win for Raheny 2-07 to 0-01. Still the lads had finished 2nd in the group and were now heading to a Cup quarter final in Borrisokane.

Sylane from Galway were our Quarter final opponents in the Cup and after the two hour journey we hoped the boys would be up for it as Sylane had scored 10-21 in their group games. The Cois Bhride lads answered the call and hurled excellently against a bigger team and pushed them all the way in the first half. The boys earned a number of frees but we missed our opportunity to score them and at half time we were behind by 0-01 to 0-00. We got back into it in the second half with a point with Cian Hurley working really hard and Padraig Hynes running the show for us in the middle. As we tired we gave away a few frees and Sylane took the scores. Cois Bhride hit the crossbar but just couldn’t find any more scores. Cathal Hunt played superbly in the goal with a couple of great saves and a very brave one that forced him from the field late on and Sylane hung on for a 0-05 to 0-01 win.

The U14 management would like to thank the parents/guardians of all the players for their support during the Feile. We would also like to thank the Feile Committee especially Colette Spillane, Dave Henley, Denis Martin and Sinead Lenehan for all their hard work in preparation for the tournament. Thank you also to the two parent clubs of Tallow and Shamrocks who had the pitches in prime condition and decked out really well – Dave, Connie and Denis the pitch lining was superb!! Finally to the players who showed massive character throughout the tournament, we are really proud of your effort, we had a tough group and as it happened Raheny and Sylane contested the Cup final and Griguenamanagh and Kilrossanty contested the Shield final of Division 7.

Under 14 Feile 2016 Team