Community Games County Final 2012
Tramore 4-3 Ballymacarbery 0-1
On Monday, an evening resplendant with sunshine, in the
lea of the Comeragh Mountains in Clonea-Power, Tramore U101/2
Hurlers saw off the sterling challenge of locals Ballymacarbery,
the scoreline doing no justice to the efforts of the BallymaCarbery
lads. Make no mistake Tramore required a real team effort
to win this match. Both teams fought tooth and nail to gain
possession in this match and in the first half there was
little between the sides. Ben O'Brien scored an oppurtunistic
goal, rifling a ground shot to the net after a long delivery
and this was the difference at half time. A game typified
by tigerish defence from both side, leaving little time
on the sliotar meant every score was hard earned.
Tramore Juvenile GAA Awards 2011.
In the second half Tramore upped the ante and goals by David
O'Connor, Thomas Murray and Dylan Dunphy sealed the victory.
A goal line clearance by the Tramore backs kept their goal
intact and Ballymacarbery were left to rue their inability
to raise the green flag, a sole point a poor return for
all their honest endeavour. Fine points by David O'Connor
and Jack Holden put a gloss on the day and Tramore now move
on to the next round in Munster.
Tramore Squad from Captain Cian Murphy, Dean Larkin, Oisin
Crowley, Darren Connor, Odhran O'Donnell, Sean Evans, David
O'Connor, Liam Og Cuddihy, Cian Rellis, Conor Phelan, Ben
O'Brien, Donal O'Connor, Dylan Dunphy, Aidan O'Byrn , Jack
Holden, Zack O'Connor, Darren Parchment, Thomas Murray,
Juveniles held an awards night last Friday night the 16th
December in the GAA Club Hall . Chairman Martin Kearns thanked
club sponsors Quish's Supervalu , who
were represented by Cormac Quish and Niall Shanaghy, for
their fantastic support and for the extra sponsorship this
year which enabled the club to buy new sets of jerseys for
every age group. The club presented a framed Tramore Juvenile
jersey and a framed photo of the U13 footballers who were
the first team to win a cup under the new sponsorship presented
to Cormac Quish by team captain Jamie Savage.
Seamus Prendergast presented the kids with their medals
and awards, many thanks to Seamus for affording us so much
of his time, a real inspiration for any kids who play GAA
it must be said. The Club Executive was represented by Ruari
Connor, Chairman. Many thanks to Noel Browne of the Munster
Express our photographer for the night.
A fantastic crowd crammed into the GAA Hall, lots of parents
brought sandwiches and cakes and a great night was had by
all the kids and parents alike. The list of medal and award
winners is as follows...
U14 Hurlers, Div 2 Co Champions, mentored by Brian Douris,
Gary Dalton, John McNamara, Paul Rellis, Eoin Dunphy.U13
Footballers, Eastern Final winners and County Finalists,
mentored by Derek Palmer and Martin Kearns.
U14 Footballers, Eastern Finalists, County Feile Winners,
represented Waterford in the Feile Final in Cork losing
out narrowly winning 3 out of 4 games, mentored by Sean
Martin and Paul Rellis.
U12 Hurlers, Winners of 2010 Carrigeen Tournament played
in January, mentored by Trevor Malone & Bill Colfer.
U11 Hurlers, Winners of Community Games Final in June, mentored
by Pat Mulhare and Liam Daniels.
U10 Hurlers, Winners of The Ballyduff Lr Charity Tournament,
mentored by Derek Keoghan and Paul O'Connor. Teams that
made finals but fell at the final hurdle were..... U16 footballers
in the Eastern Final, U14 Footballers in the Eastern Final
and the U14 hurlers in the Eastern Final vs Ballygunner.
Players that were involved with County Development Squads
were presented with certificates to mark their achievement
, as follows.....
U14 Hurling Development Squad , Shane Rellis (Tony Forrestal)
and Conor Walsh (Sonny Walsh).
U15 County Hurling, Brian Murray and Sean Colfer.
U16 County Hurling, Barry Whelan.
U14 Football Development Squad, Jim Power and John O'Regan
Tournaments, Shane Rellis, Sean Martin ,Warren Verricker,
Mathew Connor, Adam Murphy Farrell, Jason Wilmott, Jack
Murphy and Sam Moran.
U15 County Football, Jamie Shleigh and Evan Connor .
County Bord na nOg watched all the players involved in County
finals and awarded "Man of the Match Awards "
to 2 Tramore men, U13 Football County Final Sam Shepherd
and U14 Hurling Div 2 County Final, Shane Rellis.
Primary Games.....Charlie Kelly played in the primary games
at half time in Parc ui Chaoimh of the Waterford vs Tipperary
game. Club Founder Dougie Partridge was lauded for his role
as Club Schools Liason Officer, 40 years involved in Juvenile
GAA in Tramore next year, and many thanks to him for his
continued efforts on behalf of the club.
Many thanks to all the teachers and parents in the 3 primary
schools in Tramore who promote Gaelic Games throughout the
year, all the trophies won by the schools were on display
on the night, as follows ....
Holy Cross Tramore won every game in the non competitive
Eastern U10 Cumann na mBunscoil .
Their U13 Girls made the Div 1 County Final and were 2nd
in the mini 7s, they also won both divisional finals .
Glor na Mara won the Div 2 U13 Football Final captained
by Ben Richards. Gaelscoil Philib Barun won the Div 3 U13
Girls Football Final.
Most improved Player of the Year Awards went to the following
Hurling U9 Oisin Crowley, U10 Conor Butler, U11 Joe Hallinan,
U12 Ryan Law, U13 Jack Maher, U14 Ronan Walsh, U15 Cormac
Newell, U16 Barry Whelan.
Football U9 Arron O'Brien, U10 Cameron Kent, U11 Adam Schley,
U12 Lorcan Lynch, U13 Sam Shepherd, U14 Daniel Hartrey,
U16 Jeffrey McCarthy.
Many thanks to all the club mentors for their efforts during
the year, list as follows......
Football U7/8/9 Barry Connor / John Wall , U10/11 Johnny
Brennan, U12/13 Martin Kearns / Derek Palmer, U14 Sean Martin
/ Paul Rellis, U16 Ruari Connor /Padraig Woods /Eamonn Power.
Hurling U7 Christian Blanche/John O'Gorman, U8 Tom Murray/Johnny
Dunphy/Jim Walsh, U9 Liam O'Brien /Billy Walsh/Darrell Evans/Michael
Crowley/Ray Finnegan/Eamonn Keating, U10 Derek Keoghan/Paul
O'Connor, U11 Pat Mulhare/Liam Daniels, U12 Seamus Furlong
McNamara, U13 Trevor Malone/Bill Colfer, U14 Brian Douris/Paul
Rellis/Gary Dalton/John McNamara/Eoin Dunphy, U15 Tom Murray/Pat
Goodwin, U16 Bill Colfer/ Tom Murray/Greg Walsh.
Finally many thanks once again to Club Sponsors Quish's
Supervalu, to Seamus Prendergast, to Ruari Connor, to Noel
Browne, to all the parents who make such great efforts to
encourage their kids to play Gaelic Games, to our dedicated
team of mentors, and lastly to all the Players in our Juvenile
Beginners Hurling 2012
It's that time of year again where we encourage beginners
to get involved and learn the enjoyment of hurling in a
safe secure environment using rubber bas hurleys.
Boys and Girls born in 2005/2006 are invited to come along
to the one hour sessions in CBS Sports Hall or Holy Cross
Hall every Saturday starting in October. Full details will
emerge shortly and as many parents as possible are asked
to stay for the hour to help our Coaches with this young
group and anybody interested in being involved in the Club
at any level are always more than welcome. Check out our
website www.tramoregaa.com to see our activities.
The Under 15 Hurling Season concluded in
a scintillating Walsh/King Sponsored final with Clonea in
Walsh Park on the eve of All Ireland Sunday where both Tramore
& Clonea boys demonstrated immense pride in the parish.
An entertaining game was in prospect Tramore having come through
their group consisting of Portlaw and Sacred Heart while Clonea
overcame Passage East and Dunhill/Fenor. Tramore found themselves
a couple of points adrift early on being without two 95 boys
who have been the backbone of the team since primary school
- Kealan Hurley, and Geoff McCarthy through recent hospitalisation
to whom we wish speedy recoveries while both Luke Furlong
and Matt Connor were unavailable. The seasiders found their
rhythm with a brace of points each from James Walsh, Sean
Colfer, and Chris Gormley although Clonea remained in step
and James Walsh's goal from Sean Colfer's pass along with
his own green flag strike were cancelled out with two goals
at our end that Clinton Hennessy wouldn't stop. The damp conditions
were difficult emphasizing the excellent skill level from
both teams all square 2-6 each at the break. Favouring dry
conditions the second half saw Jonathan Walsh and James Cowman
in the corners make way and Conor Lynch and Richard Murray
entered the fray Lynchie immediately making an impact and
ending with a tally of 2 points in 15 minutes being denied
a goal also by an excellent Clonea save. Sam Linehan moved
to the wing where his aerial fielding blossomed on the score
board bringing Niall Kennedy's speed to the middle. Positional
switches moved Brian Murray to Centre and James Walsh to mid
field to marshal Clonea's intercounty star Willie Hahessy
as Brian had ably done for the first 25. Score for score the
game progressed with Barry Whelan controlling the defence
going narrowly wide with a Cú Chulann clearance. Liam
Goodwin guarded the square keeping his man scoreless from
play. Chris O'Sullivan on the wing was impeccable forcing
no less than three personnel changes by Clonea. Harry Fox
was equally effective clearing effortlessly from play and
textbook sidelines alike. In the corners Evan Connor and Cormac
Lonergan mopped up and acted as a breakwater against the Clonea
attack. At the other end Sam Linehan set up scores aplenty
Colfer benefiting to hit 1-6 overall. Time Up job done Tramore
02;12 Clonea 02;10 when the last of three floating balls drifted
& held in the breeze to the hand of Clonea's dead ball
expert CJ Hamilton lurking at the square the resulting tackle
was deemed a foul and a penalty awarded that Shane Rellis
immense in goal throughout skimmed with his attempted save
but alas for the squad this proved the last score of the day
Clonea 03;10 Tramore 02;12 fourteen scores to thirteen but
goals decide tight games and a character building lesson akin
to Tipperary 2009 was learned by the squad who well deserved
the shared ovation by both teams' supporters. Many thanks
to parents and families that have supported the lads in their
journey this year. They deserve nothing less than your absolute
encouragement in their blossoming hurling lives - 27 scores
in one game is a season's worth in other codes. It is no coincidence
that in 2010 Waterford won the coveted U14 Tony Forristal
Title and missed out on the U15 Munster Final by a single
point such is the standard of Underage Club Hurling and the
County owes a share of credit to every club hurler throughout
the County who through club games are the sculptors of our
county players. The Tramore squad in great number have contested
both U14 & U15 Eastern finals in 2010 winning the U14
against the same opposition; in 2009 U14 & 2008 U12 &
U14 v Ballygunner they therefore relish their prospects from
U14 to Minor in 2011 Trá Mhór Abú. Final
Panel: Shane Rellis; Evan Connor; Liam Goodwin; Cormac Lonergan;
Harry Fox; Barry Whelan; Chris O'Sullivan; Sam Linehan; Brian
Murray; Niall Kennedy; James Walsh; Sean Colfer; Chris Gormley;
Jonathan Walsh; James Cowman; Richard Murray; Sean Carelse;
Frank Kavanagh; Conor Lynch; John Carberry; Tom Kavanagh;
Conor Cowman; Philip Griffin; Jamie Savage.