Cois Bhride notes week commencing 4th Oct 2015

posted 7 Oct 2015, 01:17 by Sinead Lenehan
D-Day for Cois Bhride minor hurlers.

Cois Bhride Juvenile G.A.A. Club was formed in early 2001, and is an amalgamation between Tallow and Shamrocks juvenile clubs. In it's first year of existence our minor hurling team reached the division 1 county final, winning a western final in the process. Although defeat against a strong Clonea side was our fate that day, it has taken the club 14 years to reach a minor division 1 final again. This present minor team has won through to the final with some impressive performances, losing only one group game in the process, and that was against next Saturday's opponents Ballygunner in their home patch. That game alone should be a reminder of the strength of Ballygunner, they are never far from the winners circle i Waterford at juvenile or senior level. With their vastly superior resources player wise, it's a sort of David versus Goliath matchup, as our player pool is much smaller. But this bunch of players have always played at the top division in hurling from under 12 all the way up, and in fact played Ballygunner in the 2011 U-14 county final in Walsh Park, unfortunately losing out by just two points. The team is spearheaded by John Paul Lucey and Jordan Henley who both played for the Waterford Minor Hurlers this year with Jake Beecher part of the panel also, Ryan Grey and Kelvyn O' Farrell who were dropped from the panel have been in tremendous form also, with Ryan comfortably leading the scoring charts in the minor championship. The other players who are on the age for Cois Bhride are Davy Tobin in goals, Padraig Roche, Jake Neville, Edward Hynes and Alan Buckley. The rest of the lads are a year younger, and some like Robbie Geary, Ian Beecher and Darragh Buckley are still under 16. Darragh Mulcahy, Cathal Geary, Dylan Mangan, Shane Ryan, Edward O' Neill, Billy Hynes, Keenan O' Flynn and Tom Roche make up the rest of the panel. With Tallow's senior hurlers winning last Sunday's semi-final against neighbours Ballyduff, it makes for a couple of very interesting weeks for some of these lads. Selectors Neil Moore, Pat Smith, Tommy Ryan, and Frank Roche, ably assisted by Tim Lenehan, who helps with the physio and first aid, and Billy Clynch (ever present and always willing!), will be hoping that all in the parishes of Tallow, Knockanore, Glendine and Kilwatermoy will come along to Walsh Park next Saturday at 2pm and give your support to this great panel of players to bring home the minor cup. Cois Bhride Abu!

U13  Hurling
Our under 13 hurling team travelled to Ballyhooly last Saturday to participate in their tournament.  We were paired off with Ballyhooley and Whites Cross with the winning team in each group to contest the final.  Great credit is due to the lads who defeated Ballyhooly by two points and Whites Cross by four points to qualify for the final.
Kilworth/Araglen won the other side of the draw to qualify for the final.  Cois Bhride put in a tremendous effort in the final and with a bit of luck could have won it on the day, but two lucky goals by Kilworth eventually decided the contest.  Thanks to Ballyhooley for the invite and for a very enjoyable morning.  The team was Cathal Hunt. Eoghan Lenehan. Eoin Hurley. Darragh Spillane. Mark Dalton. Kevin Mulcahy. Shane Martin. Tom Dalton. James Power. Eolan Costello. Dylan Power. Stephen Roche. Cian Hurley. Jake Chambers. Josh Geary. Padraig Hynes.

Half Time in Fraher Field!
Our U7's and U.8's played against Ballyduff at half time in the SHC County Final between Tallow & Ballyduff last Sunday in Fraher Field.  Players on both teams totally enjoyed their respective games and there was mighty excitement with them all in the build up to the day (and with some parents!!!).  Well done to all involved and a special word of thanks to the mentors who train these bunch of players every week and arrange games etc. and who looked after them all last Sunday, namely Dyane Whelan, Sinead Lenehan & Declan Butler.

Well done and best of luck
Well done to Tallow seniors on their Semi-Final win over Ballyduff last Sunday & best of luck to The Shamrocks against Brickey Rangers in the Western Junior B Hurling Final next Sunday in Fraher Field.

Upcoming Fixtures
Saturday 10th  MHC County Final at Walsh Park @ 2pm Cois Bhríde V Ballygunner.  Friday 9th U.11 football Division 2 home V St.Pats @ 6 pm.