Inniscarra GAA news

Fé18. Inniscarra progressed to the next round of the Premier 2A Minor Football Championship with a powerful display on Friday evening at Delanys pitch. St Nicks started the stronger and were two points up before Michael Cronin struck for a goal after a good run by Jamie O’Sullivan. Brilliant defensive play by Danny O’Herlihy and Rob O’Callaghan picked out Ardal O’Connell who passed to Adam O’Connell who scored his first of five first class points. St Nicks were then awarded a penalty kick but Dave Og Coleman saved brilliantly and also saved the follow up shot on goal. Ardal O’Connell scored a point after a brilliant forage upfield by the impressive Gordon Desmond who seemed to pop up everywhere needed. Good work by Colin O’Sullivan and Michael O’Connell resulted in a poor clearance which Sam Doyle pounced on and finished the ball to the net. St Nicks attacked at the end of the first half but a good block by Jack Harrington and an interception by Callum Morris ensured Inniscarra led at half time by 2 – 2 to 0 – 5. Michael O’Connell got the second half off to a good start with a well taken point and Colin O’Sullivan also scored a point after good work by Ciaran Lombard. Michael Cronin also scored a point after good work by Gordon Desmond and with James Buckley rock solid at centre back Inniscarra were well in control. Adam O’Connell scored two more brilliant points from acute angles after very good work by Jamie O’Sullivan and Jack Harrington. Sam Doyle scored a point which was followed by two more by Adam O’Connell. The final score was another point by Colin O’Sullivan from a pass by Liam Doyle.  Final score Inniscarra 2 - 11, St. Nicks 0 – 8. Scorers,  Adam O’Connell 0 – 5,  Michael Cronin  1 – 1, Sam Doyle  1 – 1,Colin O’Sullivan  0 – 2,  Ardal O’Connell  0 – 1,Michael O’Connell 0 – 1. Team,  Dave Og Coleman,  Ciaran Lombard,  Callum  Morris,  Gordon Desmond,  Danny O’Herlihy,  James Buckley,  Robert O’Callaghan,  Jamie O’Sullivan, Jack Harrington,  Colin O’Sullivan,  Adam O’Connell,  Michael O’Connell, Sam Doyle,  Michael Cronin, Ardal O’Connell,.  Subs. Odhran Heelan for Michael Cronin, Mark Mcloughlin for Sam Doyle, Liam Doyle for Ardal O’Connell, Emmett Leen for James Buckley, Ryan O’Callaghan for Jamie O’Sullivan Cúl Camp. At the close of registration on the Thursday before camp, 275 children were registered for this year’s camp. It was a huge increase from last year and unfortunately we took the decision to stop taking further booking. With such big numbers, we had over 30 people involved in the running off camp from adults, first aiders, coaches, assistants and runners. Cup camp gear was given out the Saturday and Sunday before camp which made coordinating the first day reasonably straightforward. Camp itself went really well. The weather went from 28 degrees Monday and Tuesday to a torrential downpour on Thursday. Fortunately camp closed early on Thursday to avoid the rain. We used any green space that was available to us. The children were happiest playing matches and the under 11s and 12/13 boys respectively challenged the girls to a match on the Friday. I forget the result, only to add that the girls won the subsequent water fight. Cork footballer, Steven Cronin, visited camp on Friday and we did our best to persuade him on the merits of hurling. Thanks to everyone involved.  The feedback from participants and parents has been extremely positive. Thanks to Eamonn Kenneally for helping on Thursday. Special mention to Dora and Margaret who gave up almost two full weeks in preparing and coordinating camp. Without their efforts it wouldn’t have been possible to run such a large camp so successfully. It takes nearly a full year to recover for camp before we do it all again.