June 4, 2019
Our annual Govan Jolliffe-Byrne Memorial Tournament took place on Saturday. Preparation for this event started towards the end of last year and once again, thanks to the incredible work of project leader Kate Kelly and her brilliant team, it was a tremendous success. With 16 teams and mentors from all over the country to be catered for, this is a monumental undertaking. Never the less, everything ran like clockwork and we had a magnificent tournament. After a tough series of games Ballincollig won the Shield competition and our neighbours St. Sylvesters won the Cup. We congratulate both winners. Our own A team performed heroically winning their group only to be narrowly pipped in the cup semi final by the eventual winners. Thank you to all our sponsors and all who helped make this another great day in the proud history of our club. A special word of appreciation to GAA President John Horan who took time out of his busy schedule to open the day’s activities. Of course, Sam was also present. No football tournament can take place without referees and we wish to thank the following officials who gave up their time to help run the event. (No referees fees were paid) Pat McCabe and Faolain Radford McGovern (Naomh Mearnóg), Danny Harrington (St. Sylvesters) Alan Burke (Na Dubh Ghall) George Williams and Robbie Fennelly (Trinity Gaels) Chris McGinn (Clontarf) Derek Doran (Columcilles) Sean Dunican (St. Oliver Plunketts) Kevin Roche (Whitehall)
Well done to our adult hurlers who defeated Clontarf in the league to gain 2 important league points. Our senior footballers are back in action this week with a vital league game against St. Mary’s at home on Saturday evening.
Good luck to all our adult club players who are on inter county duty at the moment. Cian Hendricken (senior hurling) Karl Lynch Bissett and Sean Hawkshaw (under 20 football) Conor Archer (minor football).
We wish to remind all members that we show all major sporting events on our big screens in the club and you are all welcome to come along.