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Caulry GAA PRO Notes 12th July 2015

posted 12 Jul 2015, 14:34 by Samantha Carroll   [ updated 15 Jul 2015, 07:54 ]
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Lotto Results, Sympathies, Under 14 and Fixtures

Club lotto
There was no winner of the jackpot of €16,000 in our draw held on 6th of July last.
Numbers drawn: 2, 4, 21, 24
Weekly winners of the €30: Pat Conlon, Jacinta Smyth, Lilly Killane, Niall Shortall, Dermot Bannon
Sellers prize €30: Padraig Shortall
Thank you for your support.
Next Jackpot is €16,200 on 13th of July 2015.

It was with great sadness and regret that we learned of the death of Joe Hanevy (below) last week. Joe was a dedicated Caulry clubman and for many years was very much involved in committees and the running of the club, as he served as secretary between the years of 1954 and 1964.
Joe will be forever remembered for wearing the number three jersey on his back. His honours include playing full back with the Junior team beaten by Killucan and the 1966 Championship final. Joe served a total of fifteen years with Caulry, between the years of 1952 to 1967.
Joe was also a dedicated Westmeath supporter and was deeply missed on Pat Allen’s bus to Croke Park on Sunday last.
The club extends it’s deepest sympathies to the Hanevy family at this time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Under 14 John Egan Tournament

From Carn Park to Fitzgerald Stadium

On Thursday morning last a bus left from our club pitch bound for Mountcoal near Listowel in North Kerry to take part in The John Egan Memorial Tournament. It was soon followed by half the parish in tow, as it was here in Kingdom county that our Under 14 footballers would display their talents against various clubs from the host county and around Ireland and London in a brilliant exhibition of football. From the time that they left home on Thursday morning to be greeted by host Kerry club, St Senan’s to their return on Saturday, this was a wonderful experience for all concerned. After a kick around, we retired to the impressive facilities of the Senan’s club, where some fabulous guitar playing and singing from Colm and dancing from Jamie set the tone. It was an early journey to the Kerins O Rahilly grounds in Tralee for the 10.30am throw in. Here we took on our host club, St Senan’s and we gave a very impressive display of fast open football to run out 3-11 to 1-3 winners, with Glen Carolan, Tom Cloonan, Thomas Dunning, Luke Buckley, Adam Donoghue and Roan Sweeney all in top form.

Scorers: Roan Sweeney (2-1), Adam Donoghue (0-5), Olan Healy (0-2), Thomas Dunning (0-1), Jamie Conlon (0-1), Zach Nolan (0-1)


Next up were West Sligo and we continued our attractive brand of football in the early stages, but failed to show our superiority on the scoreboard against a big physical team. Eventually a fortuitous goal against the run of play turned the tide against our young side and the tough dogged opposition disrupted our pattern of play and as a result we paid the ultimate price going down 2-5 to 1-1 in a game we should and could hav ve won. Ciaran Gaynor, Zach Nolan, Olan Healy and Daniel Buckley were our most impressive performers in this outing, were harsh lessons were dished out.

Scorers: Olan Healy (1-0), Jamie Conlon (0-1)


Our third opposition Kerry club, Austin Stacks were crowned Division 1 All Ireland Feile na Nog champions on the previous weekend and so the stage was set for what could have been a daunting challenge. However, it was one our boys were to fully embrace having targeted this fixture once the draw was made. The confident home side took an early lead but a superb goal from Alan Malynn rocked the favourites and set the tone for what was to be a cracking contest what was probably the game of the tournament. Caulry got their game plan going again with Olan Healy outstanding in midfield and attacking trio of Thomas Dunning, Adam Donoghue and Roan Sweeney continually asking questions of the Kerry defence. Just when Austin Stacks threatened to pull away brilliantly executed goals from Roan Sweeney and Adam Donoghue kept the game alive. With time almost up a clinical finish from the all action, Olan Healy brought the sides level. However, the All Ireland champions showed their pedigree by concocting the winning score and running out 1-12 to 4-2 victors. Indeed this was the closest call the Tralee side were to get as they justified their favourite’s tag by ultimately winning the John Egan Cup.

Scorers: Olan Healy (1-1), Adam Donoghue (1-1), Roan Sweeney (1-0), Alan Malynn (1-0)


Then it was on to the Cahersalee venue in Tralee to take on Tralee side, Na Geil in a semi-final. This was a nip and tuck affair and the energy expended in the previous matches together with injuries picked up were crucial to the outcome. Despite classic goals from Senan Baker and James Carey in

either half, we could not just summon the required effort going down 2-4 to 2-2, with great displays from James Carey, Tom Cloonan, Rory Mullins and Jamie Conlon.

Scorers: James Carey (1-0), Senan Baker (1-0), Adam Donoghue (0-2)

Team: James Clavin, Ciaran Gaynor, Glenn Carolan, Rory Mullins, Colm Shortall, Zach Nolan, Daniel Buckley, Olan Healy, James Carey, Luke Buckley, Thomas Dunning, Josh Jocher, Jamie Conlon, Adam Donoghue, Roan Sweeney, Sean Malone, Shane Hynes, Alan Malynn, Tom Cloonan, Senan Baker, Ruairi Casey, Charlie Malone.


On Friday evening it was on to Killarney, where after the mother of all traffic jams, we were greeted by the great Michael O Muircheartaigh before a parade from Fitzgerald Stadium through the tourist town behind marching bands and appreciative audience.

On Saturday the tired but happy group of players, coaches and parents returned home.

This was great footballing education for our boys playing against new teams and styles and memories of the games and fun will no doubt last for a long time. The great GAA tradition of the home club hosting players is a marvellous initiative and we could not have asked for a better club, than St Senan’s who left no stone unturned in welcoming our boys and making them feel so much at home. We are eternally grateful to them and hope some day we may return their hospitality.


Egan Cup vs Moate in Caulry at 1:30pm on Sunday
Under 14 Championship v Tyrrellspass in Caulry Thursday July 16th, Time TBC