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St. Rynagh's Football Club Notes : 12th September

posted 12 Sep 2011, 01:04 by Unknown user   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 04:38 ]
On Monday evening of last week 5th September out U16B footballers played Ballycumber Tubber in the group stage of the championship at Ballycumber GAA grounds.  The sides met in the championship in May with the saints winning a thrilling game at Cloghan by3-8 to 0-12.  It was 8 minutes before St Rynaghs registered their first score a point from play by centre forward Michael Dolan.  The game was played in dreadful conditions with torrential rain all during the match.  Ballycumber Tubber responded in the 10th minute with a point from play.  St Rynaghs hit a real purple patch in the next 10 minutes with great points from play by forwards Andy Wynne, Dean Flynn, Darren Healy and again Dean Flynn.  It was not until the 25th minute when Ballycumber Tubber got their 2nd score a point from play and last score of the 1st half, and just before half time Dean Flynn pointed a 30m free out of the hand and left corner forward Michael James scored a great point from play.  Half time score St Rynaghs 0-7 Ballycumber Tubber  0-2.  The saints started quickly out of the traps in the second half with 2 points from play courtesy of Dean Flynn and Michael Dolan.  It wasn’t until the 16th minute of the 2nd half Ballycumber Tubber scored a point from a 30m free.  Andy Wynne who was playing a great game at left corner forward scored a fine point from play Ballycumber Tubber quickly replied with a point from a 21m free.  On the 25th minute full forward Dean Flynn raised another white flag from a 30m free out of the hand.  Then in the next minute sheer bedlam Ballycumber Tubber pounced on a short kickout to score a goal and followed straight away with a point from play but in the dying minutes again Andy Wynne scored two great points from play to leave the score at full time St Rynaghs 0-13 Ballycumber Tubber 1-5.  The game was a lot closer than the 5 point win suggests and on has to pay a great compliment to the Ballycumber Tubber lads, they did not use dirty or underhand tactics in such dreadful conditions.  They are a grand bunch of lads and play the game the way it should be played.  We are now in the semi-final of the U16B championship and well done to joint team managers Tomas Flaherty and John Kerin for their magnificent work with the lads.  Andy Wynne was unquestionably man of the match, his four point from play were top notch.  Hot on his heels were full back Martin Byrne, the stone wall Eoin Gannon at left corner back.  Shane Healy had a fine game at right half back.  The mid field duo of Kieran Fogarty and James Daly worked hard throughout and in the forwards along with Andy Wynne right half Darren Healy, centre half Michael Dolan and full forward Dean Flynn all played well on the evening.  St Rynaghs Team:  Evan Conroy, Martin Daly, Martin Byrne, Eoin Gannon, Shane Healy, Colm Daly (Capt), Declan Langtry, Kieran Fogarty, James Daly, Darren Healy 0-1, Michael Dolan 0-2, Michael James 0-1, Evan Keane, Dean Flynn 0-5 (0-3 from frees), Andy Wynne 0-4.  Subs: Alan Moylan for Declan Langtry.  Ronan Butler for Martin Daly.  John Martin Loughnane for James Daly. Cormac Gleeson for Evan Keane.  Referee:  Seamus Fleming, Clara.


Congratulations to Paula Mulvey, Ballysheil, Cloghan on winning the St Rynaghs GAA Clubs jackpot €5,150, the draw took place in the new club house Cloghan on Monday night 5th September.  The winning ticket was sold by Paudge Mulvey.  Well done Paula.


As stated a few weeks ago, Paddy Doyle 0872879264, Mattie Rosney (PRO) 0876297761 and Ray Bell (Chairman) 0879080812 are compiling a commerative booklet to coincide with the official opening of our new club house next spring.  We would like to know who founded Cloghan Football Club, the formation of St Rynaghs Football Club in 1961.  Cloghan played in the very first senior football final in 1896 on the 30th August in Clara against Tullamore.  We lost by a solitary point Tullamore 0-8 Cloghan 1-4.  We would like to collect information from that to 1945, the last time we won the Offaly senior football championship.  The 50’s, 60’s when two minor A and a juvenile title were won.  The 70’s when we are still the only club in Offaly to win back to back junior A football titles in 1974 and 75.  The 80’s to present.  We would greatly appreciate any GAA photographs or information about our club, St Rynaghs which has a great and proud history.  It is not an official history of our club but it would be nice A4 type booklet which would give a peep into the past and remember old teams with pride and distinction.  We plan to issue flyers about our booklet format in the near future.  For this project to be a success we need your help the people of St Rynaghs parish.  This booklet would be a great collectors item and would be appreciated by all St Rynaghs Gaels home and abroad.

Notes Written by Noel Rosney and Typed up by Jackie Coughlan.