Mallow GAA Minors storm into hurling league semi-final

Mallow ………………..3-10

Sarsfields ………………0-5

The Mallow minor hurling team of 2011 qualified for the semi final of their league competition with a comprehensive, deserved but hard fought victory over Sarsfields in Carrigoon at the weekend. An early goal from Padraig Buckley at full forward settled the home side, and despite wintry conditions Mallow entertained the hardy home followers with a neat display of fast striking and accurate shooting. The defence was ably led by Gavin O’Sullivan, Conor Hannan and Killian O’Connor and scoring from the visitors was kept very manageable.

At the other end Ed Healy scored two delightful points, to add to scores from Aaron Sheehan and Patrick Herlihy which left the interval score Mallow 2-6 Sars 0-3.

Sarsfields threatened at the start of the second half but were unable to penetrate the Mallow defence where Ryan Harkin was in command in goal. The battle was fought at midfield throughout the second half and scores were hard to come by. Aaron Sheehan contributed from frees and play to keep Mallow in front.

It took a great individual goal from Patrick Herlihy to seal victory and set up a tough semi final v Na Piarsaigh this Saturday at 2 pm in Carrigoon.

Mallow: R .Harkin, J. Murphy, K. O’Connor, J .O’Hanlon, P. Buckley, G.O’Sullivan, C. Hannan, P. Healy, P. Herlihy (2-1), A. Sheehan (0-5), B. Sheahan (0-1), E .Healy (0-2), M. Taylor, P. Buckley (1-0), and D. Whelan. Subs, S.Hurley, J. Downes, B.O’Sullivan, C.Clifford (0-1).

Adult hurling meeting

All adult players are asked to attend a hurling meeting in Carrigoon at 9p.m. this Friday.

Minor Football Meeting

A meeting for all players interested in playing minor football in 2012 will be held in Carrigoon this Friday, 13th January at 8pm. The incoming selection committee will outline their plans for the year and training will commence the following week. All players’ parents are also more than welcome to attend.

Christmas Camp

The Christmas Camp was again a huge success with the emphasis on fun rather than training and matches, and the club wishes to thank all those who attended. It is hoped to hold a similar camp at Easter.

Paintball Outing

During Christmas our under 14 hurlers and footballers had a great day out in Watergrasshill. Forty players and 8 adults travelled on the day and afterwards returned to Carrigoon for refreshments.

U10 Football Training

U10 training restarts on Thursday 2nd February 6.30-7.30pm indoors. Contact David Kelleher 087/9983160.

Successful senior AGM

2012 came in with force after a very successful and well attended Mallow GAA AGM last Saturday in the clubhouse. The officers for the coming year were voted in unanimously under the custody of our lifetime President Sean Cooney whom, it transpired during the meeting, is to receive the Mallow Sports and Leisure Hall of Fame Award this March, and the news was met with rapturous applause. The election of officers resulted as follows; Chairman- Bartley Galvin, Vice Chairman- Neil Corbett, Secretary- Nuala Murphy, Treasurer- Sean Ryan, Vice Treasurer- Kieran Murphy, County Board delegate- Neil Corbett

North Cork Board delegates- Michael Murphy, Albert O’Callaghan, Hurling Representative- John O’Connell, Football Representative- TBC, Premier Intermediate Football Manager- Dan O’Keeffe, Selectors John O’Sullivan and Mick Lucey, Premier Intermediate Hurling Manager- Jodie Hayes, Selectors- Ronan Sheehan, John Dineen, Ray Glynn and John Foley, Junior Football Selectors- TBC, Junior Hurling Selectors- Cathal O’Callaghan, Dominic Gallagher, John O’Connell and John Dineen, Under-21 Football Selectors- Danny Culloty, Kevin MaCarthy, Noel Dinan and Colie Sheehan, Under 21 Hurling Selectors- Jodie Hayes, Liam Sheehan and John Foley.

Mallow GAA would like to thank all selectors for the last few years for all their hard work, and of course we wish everyone involved in the club going forward the best of luck for 2012 in their endeavours on and off the playing field.

One such endeavour is the Minor Hurling League semi-final tie this Saturday when Mallow take on Na Piarsaigh at 2pm in Carrigoon.

Intermediate training

Intermediate football gets straight back into action with training tonight, Thursday, meeting at Dressing Room 1 at 7.15pm.

The intermediate hurlers have a meeting on Friday night at 8pm in the clubhouse and all are welcome..

Project Weight Loss

Project Weight Loss is coming to Mallow GAA in association with Cork Sports Partnership. Anyone interested in taking part can download an application form at or collect one from reception. Contact Kevin 022 50757 for more information. Applications to be in for 20th January. Course starts on the 30th January 

Gym Class Schedule

Monday 7pm Spinning, 8pm Spin Circuit. Tuesday 7pm Aerobics, 8pm Spinning for beginners. Wednesday 7pm Spinning 8pm Boot Camp. Thursday 7pm Spinning, 8pm Spin and Core. Friday 7pm Spinning 8pm Boot Camp.

Texas Hold’em

A €25 Freeze out Texas Hold’em Poker Extrav-aganza is now being held every Friday night in Carrigoon from 930pm onwards. Great prizes and a great night assured.


The numbers drawn were 3, 11, 17 and 21. The jackpot of €1,600 was not won. Spin the wheel winner of €75 was Denis O’Connell, Sandfield, c/o Sheehan’s Greengrocers. €30 lucky dip winners: Maggie Murphy, Emmet Street, c/o Paddy McCarthy; Albert O’Callaghan, c/o club; Katherine Long, c/o Sheehan’s Butchers; Christy and Eilish Dunne, Rathcoole, c/o Evelyn Sheehan. Spinning the wheel on January 17th is TJ Lyons Shoe shop, c/o Tom O’Neill. The jackpot on January 17th is €1,700.