Southern Star 30th September - 28/09/2017

Senior Hurling

The fantastic odyssey of our Senior Hurlers in the 2017 championship came to an end at a wet Pairc Ui Rinn  last Saturday evening when we were not able to match up to a superior Na Piarsaigh team.  However, this team owes us nothing after the thrills they have given us all year and not to forget their unbeaten  run in the premier intermediate grade last season. They played six senior hurling matches, winning four and losing two and one of those after extra-time and some more time as well.

Premier Intermediate Football

Much the same bunch of great young men will make the journey to Coachford next Saturday at 4.30pm where they face the favourites Mallow in the Premier Intermediate Football Championship semi-final.  Recent victories over other so-called ‘favourites’ Castletownbere and Bantry in Round 4 and the quarter-final have ensured our passage to this stage and knowing the lads they will put in another big performance and no doubt they will be well supported again.


Our Minor A Hurlers bowed out of the county championship at the quarter final stage last Saturday at Ballincollig against a better Bride Rovers side on a score of 1-12 to 0-5.  However, this should not take away from their great West Cork victory after a replay and special  thanks goes to the team and their mentors for that success.


The Under footballers recorded an emphatic first round championship victory 4-19 to 3-5 over Ilen Rovers at Clonakilty last Thursday evening and they await  the victors of the Clonakilty and Ibane Gaels at the semi-final stage. Team: 1. Ben Harrington, 2. Nico Belivanus, 3. Tom Donegan, 4. Ruairi Harrington, 5. Tom Desmond (1-1, 6. Robert McCarthy, 7. Edward O'Leary, 8. Luke Quinlan, 9. Richard Murphy, 10.Jake Lillis (1-5), 11.Rory Desmond (0-1), 12.Jack Callanan, 3.Matthew Treacy, 14.Brendan Twohig, Capt (1-4, 15.David McCarthy (1-8).

The under 13 Hurlers made a successful long journey to Fr O’Neills last Sunday morning where they defeated their hosts on a score of 2-7 to 2-11 after extra time.  Best on the day were Ciaran and Eamonn Twomey, Steven and Darragh Collins, Sean Ahern and Shane McCarthy.

Bandon Community Hospital Fundraiser

Lastly it is very important that as many people as possible purchase tickets (ten euros) for the up-coming Bandon GAA Club Fashion Show on Tuesday 3rd October in the Pavilion at 7pm where all funds raised go to the Bandon Community Hospital Building Fund.