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Caulry GAA PRO Notes 3rd Oct

posted 3 Oct 2011, 05:58 by Derek Bowen
Minor Premier Champions 
The club wishes to extend its heartiest congratulations to the St Ciarans team who won this year's Co. Minor Premier Championship last Sunday in Cusack Park following a close and hard fought battle against pre-match favourites and holders of the title Ennell Shamrocks by the slimmest of margins on a scoreline of St Ciarans 3-6  Ennell Shamrocks 2-8. 

St Ciarans, a combination side consisting of Caulry, Garrycastle and Castledaly fielded seven Caulry players on the starting fifiteen : Michael McMahon, Jack O'Kelly-Lynch, Jack O'Meara, Robbie Hickey, Eric Fallon, Andrew O'Sullivan (picture to right) and David Brookes who all played a major role in capturing a first Premier Minor title for St Ciarans. 
Stephen Woods (introduced as a sub), Evan Roarke, Darren O'Connor,Ryan Browne, James Pettit and Gavin Shortall were also members of an extended panel. 
Under 14 Div 3 County Final
Hard luck to Caulry's U/14 side who went down by two points to Milmore Gaels in a thrilling final held at Tubberclair last Saturday. This was a very evenly contested  game with both sides having the upperhand at different stages. Level at half-time on a scoreline of Caulry 3-2 Milmore Gaels 2-5, a physically stronger Millmore side gained the initiative early in the second half and took the lead with a well taken goal. Caulry responded well but missed a couple of scoring opportunities from frees which would have closed the gap to the minimum and Milmore hung on to win the title by a margin of 2 points on a scoreline of Millmore Gaels 3-11 Caulry 4-6. 
Team & Scorers : Derek Shortall, Charlie Parker, Emmett Nally, Cristian Jocker, Sean Clinton, Patrick McMahon, Sylvestor Coughlan, Patrick Sleator 0-3 (2f), Patrick Browne, Stephen Connolly, Aaron Roarke (1-1), Irwyn Griffen (1-0), Sean O'Neill (2-1), Stephen Byrne, Conor McCormack (0-1). Subs Used : Darren Hynds, Kevin O'Flaherty, Peter O'Kelly-Lynch
Under 10s
Caulry Under 10 footballers played in the Castledaly Coughlan Cup Tournament on Thursday September 22nd last. A lack lustre and disappointing display against tournament surprise packets, Shannonbridge was never going to be enough and Caulry went down despite a determined display from Olan Healy and Leah Quigley, and a superb individual score from Senan Baker.
On the following Sunday, Caulry finished their tournament involvement with a hard earned victory over Garrycastle. A great defensive display by James Carey and a scoring spree from the impressive Thomas Dunning secured a narrow victory, to end the year on a high.
Panel:  James Clavin, Leah Quigley, Glen Carolan, Charlie Malone, Olan Healy, Daniel Buckley, Colm Shortall, Thomas Dunning, Luke Hamilton, Adam Donoghue, Rory Mullins, Shane Hynes, James Carey, Luke Buckley, Conor McKnight, Senan Baker, Zach Nolan, Lee Roy Coughlan.
Our thanks to Enda Kelly, Pat Costello and the Castledaly committee for the invitation to play in a well run and organised tournament.
Garrycastle Tournament
Garrycastle kindly invited Caulry into their U/10 tournament, which we are using to maximise game time and prepare for next year. On Tuesday week last, we had two very good well contested matches against Clann Na Gael, Roscommon and Garrycastle, played in a blitz format. Despite narrow defeats, all players gave great displays, with Shane Lawless and Dylan Joyce particularly outstanding. We look forward to the next round. 
Panel: Dylan Joyce, Padraig Murphy, Annaleas Paredo, Josh Jocker, Shane Lawless, James Buckley, Senan Baker, Ciaran Gaynor, Emma Farrell, Jamie Conlon, Mark Kerr, Sean Murphy, Adam Watson.
The draw for the semi-final stages of  both the County Minor and U/16 Division 2 Championships has paired Caulry Minors at home to Tubberclair  and Caulry u/16s away to Garrycastle. Dates and venues for these ties will be arranged by the Co. Board shortly .