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St. Josephs Doora-Barefield G.A.A. Newsletter Nuac htlitir-Naomh Sheosamh

Issue 7 June 2012

Teachtaireacht An Cathaoirleach


t is a great honour to be addressing you as the new chairman. I want to thank all of you who have put your trust in me to lead the club for the next year or so – I hope I can live up to your expectations.

I wish to thank Tom Duggan for his wonderful work over many years and I am delighted that he with the previous chairman Michael McMahon and our last Runaí Dan O’Connor continue to serve on the Executive and on various other committees. In the past year four new chairpersons have taken up office within the club and I wish to offer my congratulations on their appointments and my support in their respective roles. The playing season is well underway and I wish the best of luck to all involved. Congratulations to the U21 hurling team and mentors who got to the County Final in Cusack Park on April 21st - A special thank you to mentors Christy, Darragh, Eoin and Sean. I want to thank all the clubs and sub-committees that are doing sterling work including the Lotto, Astroturf, Future Planning, Finance, Field and Hall Management, PR and others. I want to build on the great work that all that have gone before us have done. I want our club to be the envy of the county and country both on and off the field.

The challenge of making our club go from strength to strength is one we all must embrace. I intend to do what I can for the benefit of the club and I hope to tap into all of your strengths – we have great players, trainers, mentors and organisers and all are needed. I remind you, that without people, without volunteers there is no club. My challenge and open invitation to you is to get involved – many have and are enjoying the experience! We are in difficult times in the country with high levels of unemployment leading to much personal and financial uncertainty. The importance of our club in the social fabric of our community was never more important. How we link, interact with and serve our community is important. Social initiatives must be part of what we are. In the past couple of years we have seen many of our members travel all over the world for employment. Our club should remain “the candle in the window” to which they will eventually return home. I thank the PR Committee and congratulate them on another successful Social evening in Gurteen on May 25th when the place was “alive” with music, song, story-telling and laughter. This epitomises what, our great club is all about – our people!. I thank all who have offered me congratulations and to the executive committee who have helped me “find my feet” in the job. Special thanks to Rúnai Donall O’Connor, who has been of massive help to me.

Bernard Hallinan Chairman

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The New Leaders in St. Josephs. 2012 saw 4 new chairpersons elected The are Bernard (Berney) Hallinan Senior Club. Berney Hallinan was born and raised in the townland of Ballyglass on the Quin Doora border. His mother, Maureen was a native of Rineen Quin. Much of the family’s attention was drawn towards Quin as Maureen looked after her aging parents. He attended Quin NS with his older sister Breda and brother, Joe. He attended St Flannans College where he sat the leaving Cert. He worked in the family light engineering business and developed it into a small building business in the eighties and early nineties before moving into construction-related transport in 1993. Berney returned to UL in 2002 to take a Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Safety graduating as top of his class in 2004. He then set up and manages, SafeWork Safety and Training Services. Even though Berney never played sport with any club there was many a good game played in McMahon’s field with his neighbours Sean, Pat and Michael in the late sixties and early seventies. He acquired his great love of the GAA from his late father Tom and uncle Denis as they travelled watch Clare Berney’s brother Joe is also involved in the club being part of the field management committee while their sister Breda [Daffy] is chairperson of Clooney Quin Camogie Club. Berney married Teresa in 1988 and live in Drim. His first involvement with the Club was to bring his son Paul, who is now sixteen, to training in Gurteen. One of the first active roles that he carried out in the club was to help the “meithil” that gathered to


collect the grass from the middle field following one of its first cuttings. He gave a hand to Ciaran O’Neill to train under-eight hurlers. He worked his way up through all the age groups in hurling with his son Paul and was part of the management group that won the 2011 U15A hurling championship with manager Seanie McMahon, Sean Meaney, Noel Stapleton and Michael Toomey. He served the minor club as vice-chairman, child protection officer, registrar, assistant secretary and a two-year stint as secretary. He has also served on the Hall and PR committees. Berney was one of the leaders of the group in the club that generated the club child protection policy which has been replicated in many parts of the country since. He introduced the club registration night which has gone from strength to strength.

Bill Clohessy Minor Club Bill was born, reared and continues to live in Drumcliffe. He first became a member of St.Joseph’s Doora Barefield when at secondary school in the C.B.S Ennis. He played mostly hurling, where he was greatly influenced by Mikey Mac and Gerry McLoughlin. They collected and brought numerous players to the matches. After Leaving Cert, he went to college in U.C.D Dublin for 4years. Once qualified, he returned to Rice College and rejoined Doora Barefield. H played for some years but then became mostly a spectator. He worked with Stephen Kane during his tenure as Minor Chairman. He is returning now as Chairman where his main objectives are; • •

To foster the love of the games in a safe environment. Maintain the success rate at un

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derage level. Continue a strong relationship with the Senior Club.

Bill appeals for the support of all in Doora Barefield and is greatly encouraged by the officers committees and mentors involved in the club- fé mar a deireann an seanfhocal- Ní neart go cur le chéile.

Trish Towey Camogie Club. Born and bred in Lahinch and having worked for a few years in Dublin, she finally returned to her home ground. She married and settled in Ennis. Trish works full time for Clare County Council. She has always had an interest in hurling going back to those years when, Seanie, Ollie, Jamsie and Davie Fitz ,just to name a few, were stars of the great Clare team that brought so much glory and joy to the county. Her two daughters Chloe & Emma are active members of St. Josephs Camogie and football clubs. She says she is one of those mothers who shouts from the side line telling the girls what to do. Her involvement started off, helping out in the training and taking it all in and still learning. She says, “ I love the sport. It is a very skillful game. The more we can get playing Camogie the better. The Camogie club needs more parents and volunteers to get involved with coaching various teams. Anybody who is interested we would be glad to hear from you, please contact me on 087 2186295.” Trish is a committed leader and is actively involved in a number of sub committees. She is a key contributor to the PR committee.

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Seán Lenihan Ladies Football He took over as Chairman of the Ladies Football Club following their AGM in January. Hailing from Miltown Malbay, (the real St Josephs!), Seán first showed his support for the Club when he signed up to the monthly debit fundraising scheme on moving to the Parish to take up a position as an Engineer with Clare County Council. With four young children, Amy, Ava, Charlie and Harry, both Seán and his wife Debbie feel that it very important to be involved in community activities and the local GAA club is at the very heart of the community so it was only natural that they would get involved with St Josephs Doora Barefield. “It is a great club, with fantastic facilities at Gurteen but more importantly, it has great people of all ages and levels willing to roll up their sleeves and get involved. The Ladies Club is growing year on year and the reason for this is that we have the right mix of people involved as Trainers, Mentors and on committee, each bringing something unique and wonderful to the Club to ensure that we have the necessary supports in place. We have Donegal women, Kerry men, Cork women, Dubs, Teachers, Guards, 3rd generation Barefield people and other great Clare people with the interest, knowledge and commitment to pass on to the younger generations. What is vitally important is that the girls learn the skills of the game in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere to ensure their long and active participation in the club. The bottom line is if they don’t enjoy their matches and training, they will find some other interest to spend their time on and we will have lost them at that stage. I finish by thanking the Senior Club Committee for their ongoing assistance, our own hard working Committee, the Trainers, Mentors, Parents and Players and especially our generous sponsors. All of us working together can only lead to a very successful future.

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he glory days of the late 90’s were remembered recently when a delegation from Doora Barefield Ladies Football Club visited Croke Park in support of Club Stalwart Treas Molloy who had been selected as the Munster Tesco Club Person of the Year for 2011. Along with her counterparts from Connaught, Leinster and Ulster, Treas was presented with a beautiful piece of engraved Crystal and a €250 voucher from Tesco, the Awards Sponsors. In his speech, John Prendergast from Tesco instructed the four winners to spend it on themselves and not on detergent to wash club jerseys or bread and ham for sandwiches on match day!

Most of all, she is a friend to all in the Club and everything she does is done with a smile, a sense of fun and in the knowledge that she is helping people and helping the club. That is why it is absolutely right and proper that she is acknowledged by receiving such an award and while all Club volunteers give willingly of their time, it is nice to have it recognised and acknowledged in this way. As part of the Awards ceremony, the four provincial Clubs were also presented with a set of Team Jerseys and a bag of O’Neill’s Match Balls. Following a fantastic Lunch, President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Pat Quill announced that out of the four provincial winners, Doora Barefields own Treas Molloy was selected as the overall winner of the Tesco LGFA Club Person of the Year Award. To much applause, Treas was presented with a second lovely award and a further €250 voucher. In her speech, Treas said that she was accepting it on behalf of all Club Volunteers throughout the Country who love their sport and their community and are only too happy to be involved. Family and Friends who attended in support of Treas cheered loudly and the famous Banner Roar was once again heard in the hallowed grounds of Croke Park.

Club Chairman, Seán Lenihan, while introducing Treas, said that she was a Cork woman by birth, who had the good sense to settle in the Banner County and for that the Doora Barefield Club will be forever thankful. While accepting that the Club had very many people worthy of winning the Volunteer of the Year, Treas stood out for the Trojan work she does on and off the pitch. Through her long association with the club, she has been on Doora Barefield Delegation at Croke Park with President of Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA), Pat Q Molloy, Raymond Molloy, Pat Quill, Treas Molloy, Seánat Lenihan & Mickey Wilson. Barefield Delegation Croke ParkFront: Han various committees, she is a team trainer, Back: a SusieDoora Lenihan, Grace Molloy, Amy Lenihan & Maurice Molloy. with President of Ladies Gaelic Football confidante, a chaperone, a substitute mother, Association (LGFA), Pat Quill. Included a sandwich maker, a jersey washer, a first are: Back: Susie Molloy, Raymond Molloy, aid assistant, a referee and whatever else Pat Quill, Treas Molloy, Seán Lenihan & is required morning, noon or night. She is Mickey Wilson. Front: Hannah Meaney, always available to drive girls to matches and Sally Molloy, Ava Lenihan, Grace Molloy, Amy Lenihan & Maurice Molloy. is the first to sign up and the last to go home on Flag days and Church gate collections.

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Senior Club Report By Seamus O’Sullivan

Early Season Highlights

• The club was represented at County Convention on Dec 15th 2011 in the Auburn Lodge by, Berney Hallinan, Dan O’Connor, Donall O’ Connor, Seamus O’Sullivan, Pat Frawley and Michael McMahon. • Sean Lyons was elected Vice Chair of Bord na nOg Peil and Bernard Keane was elected treasurer of the County Board. • Trudy Davenport was elected Treasurer of Ladies Football County Bord while Treas Molloy was awarded the National Club Person of the Year. • Munster Council awarded a grant of €32, 564 to St. Josephs for development and dressing rooms. The cheques were presented to Pat Frawley and Joe McNamara by Robert Frost the Munster Council Vice Chairman. Robert has been and is an excellent advocate for Clare Clubs. • Berney Hallinan was elected the new chairman of the club and Cillian Griffey was appointed IT Officer while Noel Stapleton was elected Assistant Treasurer. • Niall Duggan, Colm Fitzgerald, Colm Devine and Sean Murphy starred with Rice College in the Munster U15 championship. • Eoin Hanrahan, Stephen Collins, Davy Conroy and Jarlath Colleran were selected on the Clare Minor and U21 Teams. This keeps up the club’s proud and enduring contribution to the county. They represent some of the great young talent coming through. • Eoin Hanrahan and David Clancy were members of the St. Flannan’s Junior football team. • Dan O’Connor was appointed a member of County Board Hearings Committee and Adjudication Committee for isolated players.

Senior Hurling.

The team struggles in the Cup Campaign Kieran O’Neill was appointed Senior Hurling Manager and his team included Brian O’Driscoll and Vinny Sheedy. Marty Regan was elected team captain. They were faced with the task of major team rebuilding while also ensuring that the team remains in the top 16. The mentors are working diligently to develop the squad and have them ready for the tough championship campaign where they are grouped with Clonlara, Cratloe and Sixmilebridge.


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In early season challenge games they lost to St. Thomas’ of Galway in a robust game in early March and on March 25th a loss by 2-11 to 0-16 was suffered against Newmarket on Fergus.

IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE Clare Champion Cup played at Shannon St. Joseph’s lost by 2-11 to 2-8. The goals were scored by Alan O’Neill and Declan Malone. A second defeat was suffered in a very lack lustre effort to visitors Kilmaley by 3-14 to 1-11. The senior hurlers recorded their first competitive win of 2012 when they defeated Ballyea by 1-13 to 1-8. Jarlath Colleran scored the goal. The trip to Feakle saw a second cup win on the score of 4-13 to Feakles 4-6. Man of the match was corner- forward Jarlath Colleran who scored 3-3 while the fourth goal came from Greg Lyons. Following those two wins there was a confidence that the winning run would be continued when taking on Intermediate Champions Eire Og. However a very poor first half saw a more determined and skilful Eire Og deservedly lead at half time by 0-10 to 0-3. On the resumption the home side showed some improvement with Ivor Whyte and Darragh O’Driscoll leading the fight back and providing some support to the consistent and impressive man of the match Alan O’Neill. Eire Og held on for worthy win. Broadford were full value for their 9 point win by 0-20 to 2-5 as they out-hurled St. Joseph’s in this vital game. The loss kept the losers on 4points and dangerously close to the bottom of the table. The winners played a fast and skilful game of hurling and but for a couple of great saves by Paul Madden would have had a more emphatic victory. There was an improved performance as they lost to O’Callaghans Mills by 0-15 to 1-14. The run of loses looked to be coming to an end

when inside 5 minutes St. Joseph’s led by 0-4 to 0-1 and were playing good hurling. Sean Flynn and Alan O’Neill was to the fore. However a Mills goal in the 12th minute saw them reduce our lead to 0-7 to 1-2. This goal came after a superb save by Paul Madden in the 9th minute. Madden was to repeat the feat in the second half. The exchanges were close from there to half time when the lead was 0-10 to 1-5. The accuracy of Alan Duggan tormented his former club as he accounted for 0-6 of that first half total and finished with 0-10. The quality of the Mills hurling countered the St. Joseph’s physical game. The team was; P. Madden, B. Collins, M. Regan, S. Flynn, C. Lyons, M. Hallinan, I. Whyte, A O’Neill, D. O’Driscoll, K. Dilleen, A. Duggan, R. O’Connor, D. O’Halloran, K. Kennedy and B. Clancy. Subs; Leo Duggan for R. O’Connor and E.Clohessy for D. O’Driscoll. St. Joesph’s overwhelmed Smith O’Briens by 2-18 to 0-1 on June 2nd at Gurteen. St; Josephs, showing great team spirit, ran out easy winners against a totally inept Smith O’Briens. It is difficult to pick out outstanding performances such was the dominance of St. Josephs in every position but certainly the work rate and 0-3 from Donal O’Halloran is worth noting as was the 1-3 from Damian Kennedy and 1-2 from Alan O’Neill. The home side led at the interval by 0-13 to 0-1. A feature of the game was that 2-15 was scored from play. The scorers were, Damian Kennedy 1-3; Alan Duggan 0-4; Donal O’Halloran 0-3; Ivor Whyte 0-2; Alan O’Neill 1-2; Darragh O’Driscoll 0-2; Brian Clancy 0-1; Ken Kennedy 0-1. St Josephs 1-13 Tubber 0-15, this win moved St. Josephs to a mid table position as they completed their cup campaign. The winners led at the interval by 0-7 to 0-5. Alan Duggan was the scorer in chief with 5 frees while Alan O’Neill had one from a placed ball. The only St. Joseph’s score from play came in the 18th minute when hardworking Ken Kennedy pointed. The backs were very impressive with Sean Flynn, Marty Regan and the excellent Eamonn Clohessy doing well. Damian Kennedy and Kevin Dilleen posed problems for the Tubber defence The second half saw several exchanges of points before the superb Alan O’Neill forced a great save that rebounded to the alert Donal O’Halloran and he found the net. He had added our second

score from play with a point in the 41st minute. Points also came from Duggan who finished with 0-7 from frees, O’Neill who finished with 0-2, Damian Kennedy 0-1 and Ken Kennedy 0-1. Gary Hassett replaced I. Whyte in the 45th and Rory O’Connor came on for Kevin Dilleen. The first round of the SH championship saw the hurlers tamely succumb to Clonlara at Sixmilebridge. Expectations were high that a shock result could be achieved against opponents that we had drawn with, in our two previous championship meetings. The omens looked good in the first half when the sides were level on 4 occasions in the first twenty minutes. The score at half time was 0-7 to 0-6 in favour of Clonlara. St. Joseph’s failed to score for over 18 minutes of that first half and twenty minutes separated our two scores from play. In the second half Clonlara had the benefit of the breeze and when D. Honan powered through for a goal in the 45 minute they were in control by 1-12 to 0-7. Clonlara added 0-7 before the end to our 0-2 which came from a free by Kevin Dilleen and in injury time Ken Kennedy pointed from play. This left the full time score, in what was a very poor senior hurling match 1-19 to 0-9 in favour of Clonlara. The scorers were ; A. O’Neill ,S. Flynn, I.Whyte 0-2 each and A; Duggan, K. Kennedy and K. Dilleen 0-1 each The team was; P. Madden, B. Collins, M. Regan, C. O’Sullivan, C. Lyons, M. Hallinan, I.Whyte, A. O’Neill, D. O’Driscoll, S. Flynn, A. Duggan, K. Dilleen, J. O’Halloran, K.Kennedy, D. Kennedy. Subs; D. Malone for D. O’Driscoll (37 min); D. O’Halloran for A. Duggan (42min); L. Hassett for I. Whyte(46min) and G. Hassett for D. Kennedy(54min). The next outing will be against the championship favouritess, Cratloe.

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Junior Hurlers Secure Semi Final Spot The management of the Junior Hurlers was, Eugene Foudy as Manager plus Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Gearoid McDonagh( until May). The panel was boosted by the inclusion of Emmet Whelan, Noel Brodie, Damian Kennedy and Paul Dullaghan. The team in their first outing earned a deserved draw away to O’Callaghans Mills, 2-10 to 3-7. The goal scorers were Emmet Whelan and Colm Hayes. In the 2nd round of the league a comprehensive 5-12 to 0-7 victory was recorded over Smith O’Briens at Gurteen. 2-4 came from Damien Kennedy while Donal O’Halloran , Paul Dullaghan and Barry Millane scored goals. It was a first clean sheet, at adult level, for up and coming goalkeeper Kevin Moloney. A well deserved draw of 1-13 each was secured in Sixmilebridge. The team trailed at half time by 0-10 to 0-3. Mikey Cullinan, Fergal O’Sullivan and the superb Eamonn Corry were to the fore throughout the game. The goal scorer was Donal O’Halloran. The meeting with Kilmaley was a clash of the two undefeated teams in the competition and by virtue of this win St. Josephs and Kilmaley are now joint top. The home side led at half time by 1-7 to 1-6 thanks to a goal from Donal O’Halloran and accurate point taking by veteran Fergal O’Sullivan who finished the game with 0-11 points( 8 frees). This victory by 1-14 to 1-9 was down to a great team play. It marked the return to competitive hurling of Noel Brodie. The semi final spot was secured with a 3-17 to 2-9 victory over Broadford. The sides were level at half time 1-7 each. The half back line of M. Cullinan, Dermot Daly and Shane O’Grady impressed throughout and Noel Brodie dominated midfield. Emmet Whelan with0-4, Fergal O’Sullivan 0-7, ColmHayes 2-1 Michael

McNeilus 1-0 were the scorers.. The team was; K. Moloney, E. Corry, B. Collins, F. O’Carroll, M. Cullinan, D. Daly, S. O’Grady, N. Brodie, P. Dullaghan, E. Whelan, F. O’Sullivan, D. Meehan, M. McNeilus, C. Hayes and D. Fanning. Subs; M. Rosengrave for Fanning, S. Barron for McNeilus, F. Touhy for Meehan . In another impressive performance the Noel Brodie captained side easily beat Tulla 2-19 to 1-7 on June 3rd The winners led by 2-9 to 0-1 at half time. The second half was more competitive but with Emmet Whelan and the half back trio of M.Cullinan, D. Daly and S. O’Grady in dominant form there was no way back for Tulla. It should be noted that 2-18 came from play. The scorers were; E. Whelan (1-7); C. Hayes (1-1); D. Kennedy (0-4); B. Millane, N. Brodie and M. McNeilus (0-2 each) and P. Dullaghan (0-1). In their final group game against, must win Tubber, the team suffered a rare defeat on the score of 2-15 to 2-7. The sides were level at the interval 0-7 each but Tubber dominated the 2nd half and a last second goal from a 20 meter free by Mikey Rosengrave, put a better look on the board. Donal O’Halloran was the scorer in chief with 1-6 (0-3f). The semi-final will see them renew rivalry with Tubber.

Heart break for U21 Hurlers As They Lose Final. Christy O’Connor continued as U21 hurling manager and his backroom team included Darragh O’Driscoll,Eoin Conroy and kit man Sean Conroy. The team received a bye in the first round and faced Broadford, who defeated Clarecastle, in the 2nd round. A superb defence saw victory secured on the score of 1-11 to 0-7. Alan O’Neill, Jarlath Colleran, Eamonn Clohessy, Brian Clancy and David Conroy

U 21 Panel

Back row left to right: Kevin Moloney, David Clancy, Ja Colleran, Ion Lyons, Aaron Landy, Leo Duggan, Mikey Roseingrave, Alan O'Neill, Brian Clancy, Conor Lyons, Stephen Horgan, Shane O'Connor, Alan Woods. Front left to right: Niall Deloughery, Stephen Barron, Niall Hassett, Cathal Duggan, Jack Murphy, Fionn O'Carroll, Davy Conroy, Darragh Murphy (captain), Eamonn Clohessy, Donal O'Halloran, Fiachra Tuohy.


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Luke Brannock and 0-3 each from wing backs, Damien Kennedy and Ger Fannin. In the 2nd round of the O’Gorman on April 15th, Kilrush were defeated 3-9 to 0-4 in Kilrush. The goals came from a brace by Luke Brannock and one from David O’Brien. A comfortable 3-10 to 0-9 victory was recorded away to Coolmeen. Their semi final place was secured with a narrow 1-10 to 0-12 win over O’Currys. Played at Gurteen the home side were well in control in the first half and led by 1-6 to 0-3 thanks to 1-4 from Cathal Duggan at full forward. He was deadly accurate from frees and the goal was set up by a superb pass from Donal Doherty.

Lisseycasey 7s Semi Finalists Back; P. Nugent, C. Duggan, S. Collins, P. Dullaghan, D. O'Doherty and G. O'Sullivan. Front; G. Dullaghan, L. Brannock, D. O'Brien, C. O'Sullivan and J. O'Brien were outstanding. Leo Duggan was the best of the forwards. The semi-final in Tulla saw St. Joseph’s impressively beat Smith O’Briens by 1-18 to 2-7, despite the loss of Mikey Rosengrave (injured) and Steven Colllins(work). In a great team effort, Brian Clancy, Alan O’Neill, David Conroy and Aaron Landy were outstanding. A goal in the last minute by Clooney-Quin saw the U21B title snatched from St. Joseph’s on the score of 2-12 to 1-14. This was the title that the team and mentors had worked so hard for and one that was eagerly anticipated by the supporters. Playing with the strong wind in the first half St. Josephs struggled to establish them-selves in the game and wasted several excellent scoring opportunities. In that first period, 9 scoreable efforts went wide of the posts. Shane O’Connor was the scorer in chief and contributed 0-5 while inter-county minor star David Conroy was impressive. Once again Jarlath Colleran and Alan O’Neill, Fionn O’Carroll, Darragh Murphy and Mikey Rosengrave led the St. Joseph’s resistance. This team has a great cohort of excellent hurlers and they should benefit from playing with the Juniors and Seniors as they develop their skills and experience. Credit is due to their management team for a job well done.

Footballers Impress in Cup Campaigns Senior Footballers March On The senior footballers have certainly put their 2011 county final defeat behind them as they have reached the final of the O’Gorman cup and the semi final of the Cusack Cup. Mark Rafferty took on the management of the senior footballers and his team included, Eugene Moynihan and Muiris O’Sullivan. O’ Sullivan stepped down, due to work pressure, and was replaced by Kieran Kelliher. Sean Flynn was elected team captain. In early season challenge games they easily beat Lissycasey and lost narrowly to Eire Og. They also travelled to Monaleen of Limerick and secured a draw. In their first competitive game they beat Miltown 3-11 to 0-9 in the O’ Gorman cup. A feature of this game was the two goals scored by

The semi final pitted us against Shannon Gaels and a final spot was secured by 3-6 to 1-9 In a good competitive game played in Lissycasey on June 4th and where the sides were level on no less than 5 occasions, St. Josephs eventually won through courtesy of a great Luke Brannock goal in the 59 minute. Shannon Gaels had the upper hand in the early exchanges and led by 0-3 to 0-1 after 15 minutes but a well taken goal by Ivor Whyte in the 18 minute put us in front. Goals were exchanged when Ivor Whyte again found the net in the 27th minute and the Gaels responded in the 29th. The first goal was set up by Christy O’Brien who found Davy O’Brien and he gave the perfect pass to Ivor who made no mistake. The 2nd goal was down to the hard work and running of Alan O’Neill and his final pass was perfect for the in rushing Whyte. The interval score was 2-3 to 1-7 in favour of the losers. The second half saw numerous missed chances by both sides. The free taking of Cathal Duggan was vital in that second half as he added 0-3 the last of which brought the sides level in the 50th minute. Heroic defence by Paudie Nugent, Damian Kennedy, Sean Flynn, Mark Hallinan and Stephen Collins rescued several dangerous situations before a great ball from Paul Dullaghan found Donie Doherty who quickly passed to Davy O’ Brien and he fed Luke Brannock who made no mistake as he finished to the roof of the net. They will play KilmurryIbricken in the final. The team was; G. Dullaghan, P. Nugent, S. Flynn(Capt), S. Collins, C. O’Brien, D. Kennedy, E. Clohessy, A. O’Neill, M. Hallinan, D. O’Brien, C. O’Sullivan, P. Dullaghan, C. Duggan, I. Whyte and L. Brannock. Sub; D. Doherty for C. O’Sullivan in the 50th minute; M. O Ceallaigh. In the first round of the Cusack Cup played at Quilty on March 19th, a narrow loss by 1-11 to 1-9 was suffered. The goal came from Luke Brannock and unforced errors proved costly. In the 2nd round Shannon Gaels were overwhelmed on the score of 4-15 to 0-4. The goals came from two by David O’Brien and one each from Enda Lyons and Cathal Duggan. In the 3rd round, on Good Friday at Gurteen, Ennistymon were defeated by 1-13 to 1-7. A hard earned draw was secured against Miltown on the score of 1-5 to 0-8. The goal came from Ivor Whyte. It took a last kick of the game free by Cathal O’Sullivan to secure the draw. Miltown had led by 0-6 to 0-2 at the interval. Doonbeg brought the great run to a shattering halt on the score of 2-11 to 0-7. This was a most disappointing performance and did not look on when the sides were level 1-4 to 0-7 at the interval. St. Josephs Doora Barefield GAA Newsletter


A win by 0-9 to 0-3 was earned over a disappointing Kilrush side. The score at half time was 0-4 for the home side to 0-2 for Kilrush. The semi final place was secured with a 0-8 to 0-5 victory over neighbours Eire Og. The opposition will be either Eire Og or Miltown. Footballers lose The Lissycasey 7s Semi Final in Penalty Shoot - out. St. Josephs took part in the well organised Brian Casey 7s tournament hosted by Lissycasey on Saturday June 2nd. This event attracted a total of 16 teams that played in 4 groups with two from each group qualifying for the quarter finals. In the first round St. Josephs played the home club’s first team and trailed at half time by 1-6 to 0-0. In the second half St. Joseph’s dominated and just came up short on a final score of 3-2 to Lissycasey’s 2-6. The second game against O’Currys saw the teams level at the interval 0-6 to O’Curry’s 1-3. The second half was very competitive with O’Currys winning out by 3-8 to 2-9. These two defeats made it imperative that a convincing win was secured against Kilkee. The half time score had St. Joseph’s ahead by 2-5 to 0-1 and eventually winning by 7-3 to 0-4. This was one of the biggest wins in the competition. Kilkee were not helped when they lost a man to a straight red card for a dangerous off the ball strike on Luke Brannock. Luke’s loss together with that of Cathal Duggan reduced our panel to just nine players and this was to prove a major handicap in the next two games. Our scoring differences saw us progress to meet Lissycasey second team in the quarter final and after trailing by 0-1 to 0-3 at the interval we progressed to semi final by 0-6 to 0-5. Kilmurry-Ibricken

were our opponents in that semi final where we led at half time by 1-3 to 0-5 but at the final whistle the sides were level at St.Josephs 2-6 KIB 1-9. Kilmurry-Ibricken won the penalty shoot-out when converting the last of their 4 efforts. Thus the gallant effort of our panel came to an end, this was largely due to, as stated, the loss of two players and injury to Johnny O’Brien in the ¼ final. The team that did the club proud included, Cathal O’Sullivan, David O’Brien, Johnny O’Brien, Stephen Collins, Luke Brannock, Ger Dullaghan, Paul Dullaghan, Cathal Duggan, Donal Doherty, Gavin O’Sullivan and Paudie Nugent. Junior Footballers Reach semi Final Mark Rafferty and Martin Brooks took responsibility for this team and have guided them to a semi final spot. This is a great achievement following promotion last year. They played Kilmihill in their first round cup game on March 25th and lost by 1-7 to 0-7. In the 2nd round in Kilkee a great win was recorded on the score of 3-10 to 0-5 over the home side. Aidan O’Connor scored 1-5 and Donie O’Halloran added two goals. A sparkling display by Jamie Collins who scored 1-5 saw them beat Miltown by 1-14 to 0-6. In their next outing, they drew 0-5 each with Shannon Gaels, on May 6th at Gurteen. A convincing of 2-14 to 2-3 win over Wolfe Tones looked unlikely when after 14 minutes the winners led by 0-2 to 0-1.y. However from there to the end, a excellent team display that saw Aidan O’Connor, Jamie Collins and Donal O’Halloran outstanding and goals from O’Connor and O’Halloran secured the impressive victory.



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Hall Committee By Michael McMahon

The new facility is in operation for well over a year now and has proven to be of great benefit to the Club and also to the wider community. The facility has been managed by a committee consisting of Dan O Connor, Bernard Hallinan, Breda and Maria O Driscoll, Noel Stapleton, Tom Duggan and Ml Mc Mahon. Facilities include: hall, meeting rooms, gym, cafeteria and shop. The hall has been widely used, especially by the younger members playing camogie, hurling, football and basketball.

Doora and Knockanean schools use it on a weekly basis and other groups rent it for activities ranging from ladies fitness classes to birthday parties.

In recent weeks, the Clubs social initiative programme brought together older members of the club for a very enjoyable evening of music, song and talk of old times.

It has been the policy from the beginning that everyone would pay something towards upkeep and maintenance. In this way we hope to build up a fund for future needs.

Looking ahead, the committee would like to see the facilities used to the full and are always open to suggestions as to how it might become more truly a social centre for the community.

The Club shop is managed by Maria and Breda O Driscoll and is well stocked with all club gear. It is open on Sundays from 11.00 am and on some week evenings. [See website]. The gym has all modern equipment and available by arrangement to club players. Having the facilities which we have for meetings, entertaining visiting teams, social gatherings, coaching courses etc is a great bonus for the club and widely appreciated.

For the winter months, we hope to make available facilities for younger members, table tennis, darts, pool table etc. We would envisage a junior committee sharing responsibility for this. The committee would like to express thanks to all who have used the facilities and for having cared for it so well.

1902 our first Senior Hurling Final extracted from Seamus O’Reilly’s excellent book ‘Clare Gaa-The Club Scene’

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MINOR CLUB Round Up By Dervilla Moloney The 2012 playing season is well under way for the Minor Club with a number of teams in competitive action. All details of fixtures and results for all underage championship are available on www. with weekly updates on FACEBOOK. This year Doora Barefield is proud to be part of the GAA CLUB DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

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This programme is been run by the GAA and Doora Barefield are delighted in having Ronan Keane as our liaison for this. This programme involves all clubs; Senior / Minor Hurling , Minor Football, Camoige, and Ladies Football. It involves all our underage coaches, Juvenile Club Officers, Team Mentors and interested parents and will consist of between 4 and 9 visits by Ronan during 2012. The programme Intends to achieve the following points 1. Increase participation 2. Improve standards 3. Improve recruiting players and coaches 4. Developing the club/school link 5. Improve child development structures 6. Practical development 7. Investing in the future We have had one meeting with Ronan thus far and the prospect is bright for the development of this programme.

Under 16 Football

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The U16 football team competed in Division 2 of the Football Championship. There were 31 members in the panel and the response to training was excellent. The championship was played on a league basis with eleven teams in Division 2 divided into two groups. Doora Barefield were with Clondegad, Corofin, Newmarket on Fergus, Cratloe and Clarecastle. They finished second in the group they beat Kilmurry Ibrickane in the quarter final and in the semi final they played Kilrush in a very close game which was played

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in Milltown. Doora Barefield lost by a point on a score of 4- 7 to 3- 9. The management team was Kieran Kelleher, Mark Rafferty, Sean Herbert and Michael Kelly. The panel of players involved are: Oisin Kelly, Seamus Nugent, Anthony Devitt, Conor McInerney, John Herbert, Pat Hennessey, Colm Fitzgerald, Eoin Hanrahan, Sean Mulqueen Captain, Ryan Mulligan, Brian Guilfoyle, Conor O Brien, Kieran Thynne, Ciaran O Halloran, Ross McCarthy, Niall Duggan, Rory Brennan, Colum Devine, Niall Keane, Cian Ruane, Ian McDonnell, Ben Baker, Gearoid Neylon, Barry Guilfoyle, Brian McDonald, Paudi Carmody, John Maher, Emmet O’Halloran, Kristian Currid, Jamie Reddan and Damien Walsh.

was again in Ruan. Clarecastle got the better of exchanges in the first half to lead 1-8 to 2-2. Doora/Barefield dominated in the second half and to win by of 4-.10 to 1-8.

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UNDER 14 HURLING They commenced training in late January in the Astro Turf facilities and moved to the fields in February under lights. 43 registered to play. The club entered two teams in the championship. The first team with a panel of 19 players played in Div 1 while the second team competed in a competition for teams with enough numbers to accommodate 2 teams.

U 14 A Competition The U14 championship was run in a league basis with 10 teams competing. The first 6 teams were to qualify for the semi and quarter finals with the remaining going into the shield final. 5 challenges matches took place prior to the start of the championship. They lost the first outing to Clonlara in the Feile competition. The championship was stepped and to date they have won 2, drawn 2 matches and lost 4 matches. They drew their final game with Clonlara.

The successful Management team was Anthony O’Halloran,Kevin Currid, Eugene Foudy, Peadar O Loughlin, Michael Glynn, Declan Hannan and Noel Tierney. Thanks to all the parents who helped with transport, sandwich making etc and a special thanks to all the players whose behaviour and attendance made the job easier. Under 15 hurling was under the management of Seanie McMahon. This competition was played in a blitz like fashion over two weekends. Management was delighted with the performances of all players involved over the first weekend. Having beaten Kilmaley and Inagh Kilnamona the boys earned a place in the final.

Under 15 seven a side. They topped their group with good wins over Kilmaley and Inagh Kilnamona. They lost to Feakle/Kilaneana in the semi final. This put us into the 3rd / 4th place final where they lost to Broadford and we lost this game as well in another high scoring match.

The players involved, Ben Baker, Kristian Currid, Colum Devine, Niall Duggan, Colm Fitzgerald, Pat Hennessy, John Herbert, Ian McDonnell, Brian McDonald, Ryan Mulligan, Gearoid Neylan, Ross O’Callagahan-Quinlan, Gearoid O’Connor, Emmet O’Halloran, Cian Ruan, KieranThynne

Under 12 Football The season started with indoor training on the 6th of March. The average attendance of 20 for the four indoor sessions were coached in the basic skills. The outdoor sessions the 4th April one sessions continued to be well attended and one session was conducted by an officer from Clare Bord na nOg. We had 32 registered players. Their first game against Clondegad in Ballynacally took place on the 15th April where we fielded two teams. Over the following four weeks we competed against Clarecastle, Cratloe, and Wolfe Tones at Gurteen and an away game against Ennistymon. In all games we were able to field two full teams. parish. Both teams competed well in all their games and as this was going to print we are awaiting the announcement of the final league playoffs in a couple of weeks time.

U14 County Champions

On June 8th they defeated Sixmilebridge by 2-10 to 1-4 to reach the county shield final. but lost out to Inagh-Kilnamona

U14 Second Team Win County Title This U14 championship was run on a league basis with 4 teams competing on a home and away basis. We won all our games thus qualifying for the final. We had a number of close games in particular the two games against Clarecastle and the last game against Kilmaley. In the final we played Clarecastle in Ruan and this proved to be a very competitive game with Clarecastle coming from behind to earn a draw. The replay

The panel included; Tom O'Brien,Eoghan O'Sullivan, David O'Keeffe,Luke Carmody, Eoghan Perrill, Niall O'Brien, Nathan Coote, Paddy Kenny, Conor Kerns, Fintan O'Halloran, Tadgh Kelliher(capt), Keith O'Shea, William O'Connor, Cillian, Flanagan, Sean O'Connor, Eoghan Thyne, Stephen Knox, James Gleeson, Ian Cullinan, Jack McGuinness,Jason Herbert,Conor Mulchrone, Tull Spellissey, Brian Hastings, Conor Brannock and Aidan Custy.

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Under 6/8/10 football/ Hurling We have a huge number of boys attending training. The footballers train Friday evening 6.30 to 7.30 and Sunday morning 10.30 to 11.30. The hurlers train every Wednesday evening 6.30 to 7.30 and Sunday morning 11 to 12. ed to full capacity. The U8 Footballers have played two blitzes so far. First blitz was on 21st April in Clondegad where Doora Barefield fielded 3 teams to play Clondegad and Kiladysert.

From L-R Front row: Connor Tierney, Keith Shea, Peter Collins (Capt), Jason Herbert, Eoghan Thynne, Sean O Connell, Darragh Duggan. Middle Row: Keelan Butler, Connor Brannock, Kieran Mulqueen, Eoghan Campbell, Paddy Kenny, Maurice Nugent, Tom Hannon.Back Row: Sean Moroney, Dara O Se, Jack Hannon, Luke Carmody, Cian Barron, Cian Murphy, Niall O’Brien, Graham Glynn, Tomas Hehir. Missing form Photo is Connor Kearns. Mentors; John Baker, Kevin Thynne, Mike Murphy, Noel Tierney and Peadar McMahon.

The 2nd Blitz was in Shannon on 11th May, again Doora-Barefield fielded 3 teams against Cratloe, Wolfe Tones and the Banner. The Club hosted a blitz at Gurteen on 22nd June for teams from Lissycasey, Clooney and the Banner.

Finance Committee By Noel Stapleton In the current economic climate the management of finances be it personal finances, business finances or the finances of a voluntary organisation require more time and expertise. The officers of the club recognised the fact that the collection, safeguarding and spending of the finances needed to run a club of the size of St Josephs requires such expertise and have put in place a finance committee. The committee is chaired by Martin Coffey, club treasurer, and the other members are Noel Stapleton, Darragh O Driscoll and Cillian Griffey. The role of this committee is to share the work needed to keep the finances under control and in a strong position and to develop opportunities to further improve our financial position. . The annual costs of running the senior club alone, is in excess of €110,000 which includes the costs of fielding a number of both hurling and football teams, the maintenance of all of the facilities and pitches at Gurteen, the employment of a club coach to work within the schools and the holding of a number of events such as social initiative evenings.


This expenditure is funded from a number of sources with the main ones being the weekly club lotto, hire of the astro turf facilities and sponsorship. However in the current times we have to look at both maintaining our current sources and developing new sources. This is one of the main challenges facing the finance committee.

expenditure in future years and the committee has to both fund and control this expenditure. Also there are plans for further development such as fencing around the top pitch, erection of advertising and installation of seating in the lower stand. All things that we would like to do but we need to ensure that we have the funds to do so.

The weekly lotto is the main source of income and for just €2 per ticket any parishioner can contribute to the club finances. We are aware that people who wish to buy a weekly lotto ticket may for various reasons be unable to do so. The committee is developing a system which will allow a person to purchase a weekly lotto ticket by quarterly standing order from their bank account. It is anticipated that this system will be in operation by the end of 2012 and will be of particular interest to people living outside the parish who wish to contribute to the club who previously were unable to do so.

As we are constantly spending money we have to ensure that we have our sources of finance in place. Fundraising will have to be undertaken at certain times and we ask you to support this where you can. As you look around Gurteen you can see the destination of these funds.

The club facilities at Gurteen, cover 25 acres approx. and over €3,000,000 has been spent on its development to date. The costs of maintaining theses facilities will form a larger part of club

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Martin Coffey

Noel Stapleton

the year gone by........

Under 10 Team at Blitz in Kilrush with Trainer Liam Rahilly. May 2012

Discussing TeamareTactics are Debbie Michael Discussing Team Tactics Debbie Lenihan, Michael Lenihan, Meaney, Liam Rahilly &Meaney, Mark Reidy. Liam Rahilly & Mark Reidy.

Vegas was never like this! Ladies Football Poker Classic at the Grove April 2012.

Vegas was never like this! Ladies Football Poker Classic at the Grove April 2012.

Under 10 Team warming up for battle!

Under 10 Team warming up for battle!

Lining up at the Courthouse for St Patricks Day Parade 2012

Under 12 Team after beating Clooney Quin in the East Clare Shield.

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Club Day Club Day Time Table & Activities Start time 12.45pm • Finish time 6.00pm 12.45 to 1.20pm

Open Air mass.

1.30 to 3.00 pm

Blitzes, alternate hurling and football

3.00 to 4.40pm

Novelty event, Solos Runs, and Hit the hurley

3.50 to 4.10pm

Penalty shooting

4.15 to 5.30pm

Hoey Final Carrigaline versus St. Josephs Ref Ambrose Heagney Poc Fada competitions during interval Music and song

Ger Hoey Ger Hoey Leads Under 14 to 1982 County Title as he wins three County titles. Doora- Barefield recorded a double victory when the young hurlers added the county title, to that of the footballers (awarded), by defeating The Banner 5-1 to 2-2. This was a superb team that was well prepared by Mikey McNamara, Lott O’Halloran and Sean Baker. The team beat Corofin, Quin , Ruan and Whitegate en – route to the final. They were a powerful side that had recorded no less than 39-30 in their four games while only conceding 6-2. It is a tribute to The Banner that they were their closest rivals. Ger Hoey was the inspiring captain of a team that included, Martin Baker, Robbie Linnane, James Hanrahan, Gearoid McDonagh, John Hoey and Caimin Flannery. Ger Hoey was also a key member of the minor team that won the coun-

5.30 to 6.20pm

Junior Hurling v Carrigaline

6.20pm - 6.30pm

Lotto Draw & Presentations


Clean up

ty title by beating Clonlara 8-3 to 3-4. The half back line of Hoey, Kieran O’Neill and Conor Fanning was described as outstanding. Johnny Purcell captained the team that also include such names as Noel Stapleton, Tom Quinlivan Stephen Lahiffe and the O’Halloran brothers,Patrick and Martin.

U14 Hurling Team 1982

Back Row L to R: M. McNamara, P. Callaghan, M. Carey, J. Cosgrove, J. McNamara, G. Hoey, M. Fahy, J. Flanagan, C. Flannery, J. Hayes, S. Baker. Middle Row L to R: P. Stapleton, A. O’Connell, J. Hanrahan, M. Baker, J. Hoey, R. Linnane, B. Slevin, M. Collins, L. O’Halloran. Front Row L to R: I. Lewis, G. McDonagh, G. Clune, E. Moloney, J. Keane, B. Twomey


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Carrigaline a Progressive ClubBuilding for the Future

Carrigaline Club Development Plan 2011 With the continued expansion of the clubs playing membership, Carrigaline GAA club is embarking on a very ambitious development programme with a potential over- all cost in the region of €600,000. The proposed development will be split into a number of phases with an ambitious 5 year schedule. Phase 1 has just been completed with the purchase of over 7 acres of land adjoining the club. This land is presently being cleared with a view to laying out a pitch for use during the summer of 2012. This pitch will need to be drained but due to funding restrictions, this is for a later phase.

suitable for championship hurling. Planning Permission has been received for this and we will go to tender within the next couple of weeks with a planned start date of September. The cost of Phases 1 and 2 will be in the region of €370,000 and funding is in place for this. A further 4 acres of land has been promised by Cork County Council. We are hopeful that this deal will be closed out before the end of the year. Phase 3 encompasses the drainage of existing Pitch No. 2. This is planned for the Autumn of 2012 with a view to the pitch being playable in mid 2013.

Phase 2 encompasses the floodlighting of the existing Pitch No. 1 to a standard

Phase 4 consist of developing an all weather training area on the site of the present courts in 2014

Carrigaline Senior Hurling Panel.

St. Joseph’s Senior Hurling Panel.

1 Brian Irwin

21 Kevin O’Connell;

2 Cillian McSweeney;

22 Cillian McIntyre

3 Gary Harrington

23 Tony O’Connor

4 Geoff Dillon;

24 Brian Scanlon

5 Conor Hurley

25 Johnny Cowhig

6 Joe Moran

26 Paul Foster

7 Cian Barry

27 Michael

8 Peter Murphy


9 Kevin Kavanagh

28 Elliot O’Keeffe

10 David Drake

29 David O’Regan;

11 Simon O ’Brien;

30 Sean Conlon

12 Niall Coakley

Management Team;

13 Steven Corcoran;

Chairman: Kevin

14 Tony Murphy

O’Driscoll ;

15 Robert O’Shea

Hon. Secretary: Jim

16 Mark O’Mahony

Forbes; Treasurer :

17 Peter Roynane

Christine Jenkinson

18 Danial Bagnall

P.R.O: Eamonn Hen-

19 Barry O’Keeffe

nessy; Intermediate

20 Paul Campell

Hurling: Tony Barry

1 Paul Madden

21 Gary Hasset

2. Brian Collins

22. Greg Lyons

3. Marty O Regan

23. Enda Lyons

4 Sean Flynn

24 Rory O’Connor

5 Conor Lyons

25 Cathal O’Sullivan

6 Mark Hallinan

Management Team;

7. Ivor Whyte

Kieran O’Neill,

8. Daragh O’ Driscoll

Brian O’Driscoll,

9. Alan O’ Neill

Vinny Sheedy. Sean

10. Kevin Dilleen

Conroy (Kit man) and

11. Alan Duggan

Eugene Moynihan

12 Damien Kennedy


13. Donal O Halloran

Club Officers;

14. Ken Kennedy

Bernard Hallinan,

15 Brian Clancy

Chairman; Donall

16 Mikey Rosingrave

O’Connor, Runai

17 Leo Duggan

and Martin Coffey,

18 Eamon Clohessy ;


19 Aaron Landy 20 Declan Malone;

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Ladies Football by Sharon Meaney


Sean Lenihan

Vice Chairperson

Ita Hanrahan


Maria O Loughlin

Asst. Secretary

Liam Rahilly


Marguerite Phillips

Asst. Treasurer

Debbie Lenihan


Noreen Collins

Integration Officer Annette Reidy Children’s Officer

Martina Byrne Lining up at the Courthouse for St Patricks Day Parade 2012


he Doora Barefield Ladies Football Club Committee saw some changes this year, with the stepping aside of Trudy Davenport from the role of Chairperson to be replaced with Sean Lenihan. Trudy has not moved far, with her new role as Treasurer of the Clare County Board, and the committee although sad to see her go, wishes her the very best of luck and acknowledge the huge commitment, hard work and enthusiasm she brought as chairperson and team mentor to the club. The 2012 year started off well for the Ladies of Doora- Barefield with the U-16 s registering wins over Wolfe Tones, Eire Og and Newmarket. The team met Cooraclare in the semi final and on this occasion the result was reversed with a win for Cooraclare. Joe Casey and Adrian Laws managed this team and were assisted by Paul Conway. Success came to the U12 team who won the East Clare Regional Championship for the second year in a row. Following on from this, the club entered three U12 teams in Division 1, Division 3 and Division 4. The Division 1 team played Fergus Rovers and Burren Gaels and are due to play Cooraclare on the 9th of June to finish out the group which will grant us a place in the semi finals. The Division 3 Team played, Doonbeg, Crusheen and Eire OG and are playing Clarecastle on Monday 4th of June for a deciding place in a shield final. This was a fantastic year for them and they played super football. The Division 4 Team also played very well this year, coming up against West Clare Gaels, The Banner and Kilrush.


The U12’s will also be representing Clare in the Munster Finals of the Community Games. They had victories over Sixmilebridge in Round 1, Lissycasey/Ballyea in the semi final and over Miltown in the final. The team mentors are Maria O Loughlin, Liam Rahilly and Pat Hanrahan and were assisted by Treas Molloy and Gerry Clarke. At U-14 level the first outing for the team was in the group stages of the Feile competition. The team did not make the semi final on this occasion, but displayed some great football in the opening rounds. Kieran Kelleher, Brendan Potter and Pat Kearney manage the U14 ladies. The club have entered two U14 teams in the championship. The teams are playing their championship football in the A Division and also the C Division. With only one match played each, both teams are finding their feet against very strong opponents, with both teams losing to Kilmurry Ibrickane and Miltown Malbay respectively. The Junior Ladies played some very good matches this year and were unfortunate to lose against the Burren Gaels in the Division 3 Junior League Semi-Final. Their championship starts in under 5 weeks, and the ladies are busy training on Monday and Thursday evenings in Gurteen from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Paul Conway and Michael Meaney are the mentors of this team. A number of girls from the Doora - Barefield club were chosen to represent the county on various

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Clare Panels. Alex Potter, Aislinn Meaney, Mia Hanarahan and Hannah Meaney were part of the U14 Clare Panel who were successful against Limerick in the U14 Munster ‘C’ Final. Ciara Davenport, Aisling McMahon, Eimer Casey and Rebecca Devine represented the club on the U16 Clare Panel and recorded a great win over Limerick in the U16 Munster ‘C’ Final. Niamh Reidy and Molly Brannock were part of the Minor Clare Panel that met Limerick in the Munster ‘B’ final to record yet another win. The club was also delighted to see Aoife Murphy and Kim Moloney joining the Clare Ladies Senior football panel this year – a great achievement. Huge numbers of U-8’s and U-10’s meet in Gurteen, from March to early October. Treas Molloy, Liam Rahilly, John Torpey, Joe Queally and Brendan McAuliffe are responsible for ensuring that these young and upcoming players learn the basic skills while having a huge amount of fun. Contact any of the club officers for information. The club’s continued success can be attributed to not only the skill and passion of our young players, but also to the ongoing commitment and enthusiasm of our dedicated teams of mentors, trainers, supporters, parents and committee members who continue to work to enable the girls of Doora Barefield to enjoy the benefits of playing in the fastest growing sport in Ireland.

Our Day

in Croke Park

Under 10’s

In March of this year, Doora Barefield Club Players Amy Lenihan, Ava Lenihan and Hannah Meaney visited Croke Park where there first port of call was the statue to fellow Clare person, Michael Cusack.

Under 12 Te am after be ating Clooney Quin in the East Clare Shiel d.

After that they visited the Club Wall where they picked out

the St Josephs Doora Barefield club crest.

Under 12’s

Following this they spent time in the fabulous GAA Museum

under 8’s

Before finally getting to visit the Stands and see the fantastic pitch below.

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Camogie Round Up By Trish Towey

Camogie Club Officers President: Brid Baker Chairperson: Trish Towey Vice Chairman: Liam Duggan Secretary: Ann Marie McGann Treasurer: Mark Reidy Ass. Treasurer: Marion Meaney P.R.O. Michelle McMahon Child Welfare Officer: Teresa Hennessy Co. Board Delegate: Mickey McNamara Under 8 Team Management • Tony McGrath 087 650 2790 • Pauline Butler Training Times: Wednesday 6.30 to 7.30 Pitch 1 Sunday 12.00 to 1.00 Pitch 3 & 4 Under 10 & 12 Team Management • Liam Duggan 086 842 1623 Trish Towey 087 218 6295 Mark Reidy U12 Training Times: Wednesday 6.30 to 7.30-Pitch 1 Sunday 12.00 to 1.00-Pitch 3 & 4. Under 14 & 16 Team Management • Martin Moloney 086 360 6083 Mícheal McMahon 085 174 1528 • Mary Whelan Ann Marie McGann Niamh O’Loughlin Teresa Hennessy Training Times: Wednesday 7.30 to 9.00 - Pitch 3 Sunday 12.00 to 1.00 - Pitch 1. Under 18 Team Management • Denis Meehan 086 836 0067 Mark Reidy Ann Marie McGann Mary Sweeney Intermediate Team Management • Eamon O’Loughlin 085 174 3064 Deasun Hennessy Dervilla Moloney Training Times: Wednesday 7.30 to 9.00 - Pitch 1 Sunday 11.00 to 12.00 - Pitch 1.


U8 Go Games

Our U8’s had their first blitz away in Crusheen. St. Josephs drew with Inagh/ Kilnamona. They won Killanena and lost to the host team Crusheen. Fun was had by all and it’s the taking part that counts. There will be more blitzes throughout the year with loads more fun to be had.

U10 Go Games

No place like home: Our U10’s had their first blitz of the year here in Gurteen. St. Josephs, Scarriff, Ogonnelloe and Smith O’Brien all took part on the day. Thanks to all the Mammys for providing our visitors with teas, coffees and sandwiches. It was really appreciated. Our U10’s had their 2nd blitz in Kilnamona and won all three matches. Great start girls and keep up the good work and most importantly enjoy.

U12 Go Games Blitz

Saturday 21st April 2012 saw our girls take part in the 1st go games Blitz of 2012 in Clooney. We had only 15 of our team available on the day but these girls played fantastic. They played a total of 3 games of 20 minutes with each girl getting at least 20 minutes of camogie. There are 2 more blitzes scheduled in the next 2 months. Also in July there will be a U12 Mini League. Busy time ahead so keep turning up to training and keep up the good work.

U13 Championship

8 Teams in total will be taking part in this year’s U13B Championship. Our U13B group started off their championship with a good win over Eire Og. The second match proved to be more of a challenge and we were defeated by Scarriff Ogonnelloe. It was third time lucky for St. Josephs as we won Kilmaley in our 3rd match on Sunday 29th April 2012. Our 4th match was on home ground in Gurteen on 10th May 2012 and we had another victory over Wolfe Tones. We had our 5th match in Clonlara which proved to be very challenging and lost out to the host team Truagh/Clonlara. However our 6th match was against New Market on Fer-

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gus and St. Josephs has a great win. We also won Ballyea on home ground on the Bank Holiday Monday 4th June. This now leads us into the semi finals against Scarriff Ogonnelloe on the 13th June, 2012. Best of luck to all the girls and give it your best. Feile 2012 Gurteen hosted the Feile for our Group on 6th April 2012. St. Josephs, Inagh – Kilnamona and Clooney Quin participated. Even though our girls played excellent, luck was not with us on the day and Inagh – Kilnamona were the overall winners.

U14 Championship

The U14 Championship will not be taking place until 29th August, 2012 and will continue right through till the end of October. I know the girls will be training hard and credit to all their mentors for their help and support.

U16 A League / Championship

There were 3 teams in our Group 2 for the U16’s League. St. Josephs’s, Inagh- Kilnamona and Eire Og. Our girls did their best against both teams and were unfortunate this time round in qualifying. We have the U16 Championship to look forward to later in the year, so keep up the good work and training and ye will see great results.

Intermediate League / Championship

Our Intermediates kicked off the League in Round 1 against Truagh-Clonlara. The host team Truagh – Clonlara were the stronger team on the day and won. St. Josephs hosted the 2nd match in Group 2 against Corofin and had a good win over Corofin. Our third match in this group was hosted in Gurteen and St. Josephs had victory over Clarecastle which brought St. Jospehs into the semi final. The semi final took place against Scariff – Ogonnelloe on 22nd April, 2012 and victory went to Scarriff – Ogonnelloe. I would like to thank all the girls for the hard work put in and to their mentors for all their help and support. The championship is only around the corner so keep up the good work.

A.E.D: Automated External Defibrillation Learn CPR – You can do it

U12 Blitz

Members from both the St. Joseph Camogie and Football Club attended a defibrillation course on the 13th March 2012. The course in total took about three and a half hours and proved to be a very informative and interesting course. Course Includes: • • •

To learn to recognise the signs and symptoms of 4 major emergencies. To learn the correct operation of the AED machine. To learn when it is appropriate to use the AED machine

It teaches the basic techniques of adult CPR and how to use and A.E.D. You also learn about using barrier devices in C.P.R. and giving First Aid for choking. 15 people per day develop cardiac arrest in Ireland outside of a hospital setting – it could happen with your club / organization next.

Back: A. Reidy, M. Ní Chonnaill, S. Ní Chonnaill, A. Lenihan, C. Towey, C. Duggan, E. Fanning, E. Hanrahan Front: M. O'Connor, S. O'Donoghue, M.K. Keane, A. Hannon, L. Meaney, A. Moloney and O. Quinn

U13 Championship

Back: L. Meaney, Q. Quinn, K.McGrath, K. McMahon, O. Hoey, H. Meaney, C. Guilfoyle, C. Whelan, C. Foudy, A. Shannon, A.M. Flanagan, K. Brogan.Front: E. Hanrahan, S. Power, E. Williams, A. Courtney, K. Power, M. O'Connor, A. Moloney, C. Duggan, C. Towey, N. McDonagh, A. Lenihan

Feile 2012 Those who participated in Defib. Course on 13th March, 2012. Back: P. Towey, J. Casey, O. Devine, A. Laws, L. Duggan, A. Murphy. Front: D. Moloney, T. Wall, A. McGann, Mary Sweeney.

What would you do in an emergency? Maybe you should consider taking a course in First Aid and a A.E.D. course?

St. Patricks Day Parade 2012

Automated external defibrillator: A device that automatically analyzes the heart rhythm and that if it detects a problem that may respond to an electrical ‘shock’ delivers a shock to restore a normal heart rhythm. Thanks to their small size and ease of use, AEDs have been installed in many settings (such as schools, clubs and airports), and serve a role in expanding the number of opportunities for life-saving defibrillation. Abbreviated AED

St. Josephs Camogie Club took part in this years St. Patricks Day Parade. We had a great turn out and everyone enjoyed themselves on the day. We were blessed the weather was in our favour. Thanks to all those who participated. Same time and place next year girls!!

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Cardiac Screening

Second Social Initiative Evening

A critical and Valuable service is organized by the club

Over 70 people attended the 2nd social evening on Friday which saw so many of our great servants for the past 70 years attend. It was an evening of music and song with the excellent musicians, Ivanna McMahon, Cliona O’Keeffe and Aidan O’Halloran providing a great selection of music. Frankie Sheedy performed two famous local songs. The superb Denise Synnott with a wonderful selection of ballads had the crowd looking for more. The interviews with some of the players from the county winning junior hurling team of 1952, Paschal Sheridan, Joe Whyte and Jimmy McNamara, were a huge hit. They spoke about their modes of travelling, training, gear, rivalries, illegal playing and “refreshments”. The greats of the 1990s and 2000s, Jamesie O’Connor and Seanie McMahon gave insights into their training methods, successes and great opponents at county and club level. They particularly recalled the tough and sporting contests over 8 years with Clarecastle. The evening got a great start when word filtered through that the U14 hurlers had been Clarecastle in the replayed “Special” final.

Just a few weeks after contesting an exciting U21 B final in Cusack Park, both St Josephs Doora Barefiield and Clooney Quin have united in a joint initiative to facilitate Cardiac Screening for all its members. Due to the unfortunate and alarming increase in Sudden Adult Syndrome the club felt it was important to offer this facility to all players in the club that meet the criteria (Age 14-35) The club set up a working group to organise this screening under the stewardship of Tom Duggan and is ably assisted by Berney Hallinan, Ruth McInerney, Patricia Towey, Angela O'Halloran, Trudy Davenport and Donall O' Connor along with members of the Clooney Quin Club. The screening involves a thorough clinical examination performed by Heartaids Doctor paying particular attention to:Body Mass Index (BMI),Blood Pressure Recording,Listening to the heart for murmurs / irregular heart rhythm. An ECG is carried out after the examination. The results are reviewed by a Consultant Cardiologist and returned to the individual member in the strictest confidence”. The only role the Clubs have in the process is facilitating screening for anyone that wants to avail of this worthwhile opportunity. On June 29th and 30th "Heart Aid" will be present in Gurteen. Information will be distributed to all eligible members and players. There is a very competitive price negotiated at just €55.00 each.

The evening was hosted by the “integrated” Senior, Minor, Camogie and Ladies football clubs. Many tributes were paid to the wonderful facilities at Gurteen and it was notable that several past officers and coaches were in attendance and some coming for the first time. The 2 .5 hour session saw plenty of chat and the renewals of friendships as they enjoyed the excellent refreshments and food. Trish Towey organised a game of bingo and did the honours as it was “eyes down and watch your numbers”. Joe Queally organised the music and Seamus O’Sullivan was the Fear a Ti.


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The committee provided excellent snacks and refreshments including some of Joe Whyte’s “special ice cream”

A feature of the evening was the informative address given by Yvonne Roughan the Digital Champion of CLDC. She stressed the need to insure homes were ready for Saorview on October 24th. The evening finished with everyone looking forward to the next event. Well done the PR committee

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Do you know you could lose your TV reception after Oct 24th?? Check now and avoid a blank screen. You may be at risk, If you have; Reception through an Aerial and only receive the Irish channels such as RTE I; RTE 2 ; TV3 ; and TG4. To ensure reception you must purchase a Saorview box for between €60- €80. If your TV is very old remember a new one with built in box may might cost as little as €120 If in doubt check with your local TV supplier, ask a neighbour or ring the help line 1890 940 980 or 1850 222 012 Only deal with door to door callers that you


Act Now Don’t Miss out and Lose Coverage

Schools Report Editor’s note; My apologies to Knockanean and Doora for my failure to contact them in time so as to include a report. My fault, I will make it up to you in the next issue

GAELIC GAMES In Barefield National School By John Burns


Gaelic games form a very important part of life in Barefield National School with great after-school involvement by teachers as well as a fantastic coaching programme during school hours aimed at all classes from first to sixth classes. St. Joseph’s G.A.A. Club organises for club coach Sean Duggan to come to the school throughout the year and the school appreciates this support.


It has been a very successful year for boys’ football and their trainer Peadar McMahon. The Division 2 competition which was played before Christmas ended with a hard earned victory over Kildysart N.S in the final at Clarecastle. The boys who were captained by Conor Brannock played some excellent football along the way. On route to the final they defeated St. Aidans N.S., Newmarket N.S., Clarecastle N.S. and Parteen N.S. The school also had a number of victories in the mini 7's competition in February. Eoghan Thynne, was successful in making the Clare Primary game team and he lined out in The Gaelic Grounds during the Clare v Limerick Munster Championship game. Our junior footballers from first, second and third classes, under the guidance of Robert Murray and Paddy Conroy competed in a very entertaining school's football league.


The hurlers have had a very strong year winning the Clare I.N.T.O. 7-a-side competition which involves all schools in the county. This competition took place in Clare in May. Our 11 a-side team are at present going very well in the main school’s competition and are at the semifinal stage. They are hoping to go one step further than last year when they reached the final but were beaten by Kilmaley. Congratulations to club hurlers Luke Carmody and Darragh O’ Shea who have been chosen to represent the school in the INTO games at half time

in the All Ireland Hurling Semi –Finals and Final. Conor Kearns has been chosen for Clare Primary Game trials. Other club hurlers on the school INTO panel were Eoghan Thynne, Conor Brannock, Ronan Collins, Eoin Barrett, Fionn Mulqueen, Adam Mungaven, Dylan Nolan, Niall O’ Regan and Ryan Fitzpatrick. The boys train twice a week with trainers Mr. Murray assisted by Mr. Conroy.

Co. Clare Primary School Participants


They are trained by Brid Baker and Martina Deloughery every Monday. They qualified for Div 1B final by beating Clarecastle and Quinn N.S. They beat Clarecastle again in the final and became Co. Clare Champions. The captain was Sally Molloy. The team consisted of Saidhbh Woods, Muireann McAuliffe, Kate Dillon, Shona Power, Emer Hanrahan, Claire Hanrahan, Amanda Mulcair, Hannah Meaney, Ciara Guilfoyle, Kayte Fennimen, Sally Molloy, Niamh O'Halloran, Niamh O'Keeffe and Niamh McDonagh. They were unsuccessful in the Mini 7s. They are competing in the Co. Clare competition during June. Ciara Guilfoyle represented the school at the half time exhibition game in Croke Park in the All Ireland football final 2011 as the school won out the Clare I.N.T.O. Mini 7's last year.

Co. Clare Mini 7s Hurling Champions


It has also been a busy year for the Camogie players, with the indoor competition starting in January. Girls from 4th and 5th classes travelled to the C.B.S and were victorious against Sixmilebridge N.S and Doora N.S. They were narrowly beaten by the C.B.S. Later in the year they competed in the I.N.T.O Mini-7s and gained great experience from their pairing with Gaelscoil Mhíchíl Cíosóg, a match which was played in harsh weather conditions. On May 17th the girls from 4th, 5th and 6th classes travelled to Clooney for the Co. Clare Camogie Competition and were victorious against Crusheen, Kilnaboy,drew with Inch and defeated Clooney to reach the semi final. This was against Clonmoney N.S. on the 25th of May at Newmarket in searing heat.Tthe teams were very closely but Barefield’s perseverance paid off and the game ended, one goal to nil in our favour. The final will be against either Inch N.S or Ogonnelloe N.S. The trainers are teacher Sarah Eyres throughout the year with the great assistance of Seán Duggan. Clodagh Cullinan trains the junior football team. The school greatly appreciates the support of the club level and especially school coach Sean Duggan. School Principal Mr. John Burns makes every effort to see as many matches as possible and finances all resources/ equipment required. He strongly believes that our Gaelic games bring great benefit to the atmosphere and spirit of our school and Parish.

Co. Clare Primary School Camogie Players 2012

Co. Clare Football Primary Schools Boys Champions 2011-2012

Co. Clare Primary Schools Girls Football Champions 2011

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Club hurling coach By Christy O’Connor

girls are playing with the club. This is the trend for all the other classes with just above 50% of boys and girls in each class playing with the club at either hurling or football. In Barefield, Seán does ten sessions per week, seven on Monday and three on Tuesday. The classes are organised as follows; two Sixth Classes, two Fifth Classes, two Senior infants, two First Class, one Third Class and one Fourth Class.


t the end of last year, five people applied, three of which were from the club, for the position of hurling schools coach. At the end of a very extensive interview process, Seán Duggan was the successful applicant. Seán is a former player with the club. He played as goalkeeper with the successful Junior A team in 1983, while he played corner-back on the side which reached the 1994 county senior final. Over the last number of years, he has been heavily involved in the underage section of the club. That internal knowledge, allied to the huge experience he gained as a coach around the schools of Clare last year, made him an ideal candidate for the job. Furthermore, his role within the underage coaching section of the club, placed him in an ideal position to strengthen the link between the schools and the club. Danielle Sheedy had done an excellent job before Christmas and Seán has carried that work on since he officially began on January 9th. Ever since, he has worked 18 hours per week in the three schools – Doora, Barefield and Knockanaen. His schedule includes two days in Barefield (Monday and a half day Tuesday), one day in Knockanaen (Thursday) and a half day in Doora on Friday. In Doora all classes take part, as there are only four classes and the grades are combined between juniors & seniors, first & second, third & fourth and fifth and sixth. In Knockanaen, he coaches second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth classes. For example, there are 39 pupils in sixth class with 17 boys and 22 girls. Nine of those boys and 11 girls are playing with the club. There are 25 pupils in fifth class, with 11 boys and 14 girls. Six of those boys and seven


The sessions all include agility, balance, running, jumping, throwing, catching, coordination and a game. But most of all, it is intended to be fun and enjoyable for every pupil. Not all pupils are into sport but all take part as it is used as a P.E class. With the junior and senior infants, first and second classes, Seán uses the basic fundamental movement programme and they play a variety of different games. Third, fourth, fifth and sixth classes always look to play a match, so they have a routine that includes the basic fundamental movements, before playing a mini game to involve everyone. Each school session is about 40 minutes per class. Although Seán, coaches all the classes in Doora, he also co-ordinates the coaching with Clare county board coach, Ronan Keane, who takes the classes in Barefield and Knockanaen which Seán doesn’t coach. This ensures that all school-kids are getting an introduction to GAA activities. Finally, the club will be running a coaching camp for one week, beginning on Monday August 20. Last year’s camp was a massive success, when over 130 kids from the parish attended. After the huge coaching work of Seán Duggan this year, this year’s camp promises to be an even bigger and better success. r to the The answe is 3 Amigos ht: Left to Rig dy, Ken Kenne s and Greg Lyon ennedy. Damien K ’s Note: Ken shoewear fashionable

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Editorial Comment by Seamus O’Sullivan

This is the 7th issue of our newsletter and I sincerely hope that you enjoy the content. It is important that the activities of our clubs and 53 teams are recorded and reported on. The newsletter is also a great way of informing all parishioners about our club and its magnificent facilities in Gurteen. We have great coaches and mentors and we cater for every age group from U6 upwards. This includes boys and girls. You are invited to join our progressive club and give your child the opportunity to take up healthy activities in a safe environment and where friends are made for life. I want to thank all who have contributed to this edition, especially, Trish Towey, Dervilla Moloney and Sharon Meaney. Thanks also to those other reporters credited in the publication. Special thanks is due to Flann Howard whose photos appear in this and previous issues and on our web site- - a true professional who is so generous with his photos. I thank my excellent PR committee who work so enthusiastically not only for this publication but the social initiative and club day. Credit to all the officers for their help but especially Bernard Hallinan for photos and scanning plus Donall O’Connor for just being a top class secretary. The circulation and logistics manager is as always, Peadar O’Loughlin. If you have old photos and or reports we would love to receive them and include them in an issue. We are proud to welcome Carrigaline GAA Club for the Hoey tournament. This huge club faces many of the same challenges as us, growing numbers and new facilities. We thank them and wish team Gach Uile Rath.

The financial statment 1995

Memory Lane 1952 recalled

Some of the 52 Heros Jimmy McNanara, Joe Whyte,

Keeping in Touch

St. Josephs Leads the Way By Cillian Griffey

Heros of the Parish Paschal Sheridan and Jamsie O’Connor with interviwer Seamus O’Sullivan

It is paramount, now more than ever, that we as a Club engage online with the Irish Diaspora. We, like many other Clubs in the County were unfortunate to lose many talented players through emigration but our challenge remains to stimulate and retain a message of pride in our Parish and to show that we are an active, welcoming and modern Club that caters for all. We are active on Facebook and recently launched a Twitter account. RTE Sports commentator, Marty Morrissey gave a ringing endorsement of St.Josephs Doora/Barefield GAA club on his Twitter account after the launch on April 10th. He is quoted as saying that Doora/Barefield is, “….One of the finest GAA Clubs in Clare and Nationwide…”This is a great boost to the Club ahead of a great Summer of sporting.

The New and the Old Seanie McMahon and Jimmy McNanara

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Jimmy McNanara and Joe Whyte

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by S. O’Sullivan

Memory Lane 10 Years Ago- 2002

40 years ago; 1972

The officers of the Camogie Club were; Liam Duggan as Chairman, Deirdre Daly was Secretary and Carmel Duggan was treasurer. No titles were won that year.

The officers of the Senior Club were Paddy McMahon(C) ; Gerard McNamara (S) and Joe O’Dea (T)

The senior club officers were Michael McMahon(C); Steve Lahiffe (S); and Ger de Loughrey (T) while the officers of minor club were Anselm Brooks(C); Joan Mullins(S) and Brendan McLoughlin(T) The U12A footballers beat Kilmurry-Ibricken 2-14 to 2-4 in the county final. The captain was Joe McNamara

20 years ago- 1992. Kieran O’Neill and James Hanrahan were on the Clare SF that made history by winning the Munster SF title. In camogie, Feakle were defeated to win the Intermediate League, while Ruan were overcome in the U14 final. Alison Lillis was county singing champion in CCD of Camogie. Knockanean NS were the county Div IV football champions. Eamonn Corry was captain. Dermot Dixon captained the U15A hurlers to county honours by defeating Tulla. Ian McLoughlin led the U14 footballers to the county A title after beating St. Fachtnas.

30 years ago-1982 Ger Hoey captained the U14 B hurlers to beat the Banner 5-1 to 2-2 in the county final. The U14 footballers were also county champions. In hurling the Minor B team beat Clonlara 8-3 to 3-4, with Johnny Purcell as captain. They beat Wolfe Tones to win the Minor A league. Con Haugh led the Junior hurlers to the A league title. They beat Parteen 2-7 to 2-3. The Senior Club officers were Michael Clohessy, Chairman; John Burke, Secretary and Liam Duggan plus Joe Hennessy were Joint Treasurers. The postions in the minor club were held by Mikey McNamara, Sean Baker and Noel Hennessy. The Camogie club was led by John Burke(C); Tina Howard (S) and Michael McNamara(T).

60 years ago- 1952. The 3 year old St. Josephs club won their first adult title when Mick Hayes led the Junior hurlers to beat Baurue 3-6 to 3-1. Barefield had won Junior titles in 1943 and 1948. The successful 1952 team was captained by renowned Clare goalie Mick Hayes as they overcame Feakle side, Baurue. The game was played in very grassy conditions in Clooney and Baurue while having most of the play were frustrated by the brilliance of Hayes in goal and the lethal finishing of Jimmy McNamara, Pascal Sheridan and Jimmy McDonagh. Barefield led a half time by 2-3 to 1-1. Jimmy McNamara scored 2-1 and points came from Sheridan and McDonagh. In the second half Mattie McInerney, Sean Howard, Joe Whyte and Pascal Sheridan were to the fore with Sheridan accounting for 1-1 and Howard for 0-2 as Barefield won the day by 3-6 to 3-1. Sheridan’s goal was from a melee and following a powerful shot by him. Supporters often refer also, to the superb contribution of A. O’Connell and the Malones to that victory. The history making team was; m. Hayes, P. Malone, A. O’Connell, tom Malone, M. Heath, J. Whyte, M. McInerney, P. McNamara, S. Howard, P. Sheridan, Jimmy McNamara, J. McDonagh, J. O’Dea, M. Hehir, D. Malone, M. Feighery, M. Lahiffe, M. Fitzgerald, M. Callanan, A. Hogan, P. Moroney, S. Moroney and C. Cahir

Cutting down on transport costs

GUESS WHO? The 3 Amigos (see inside)

70 years ago – 1942. Barefield beat Tuamgraney to win the county juvenile title. Mick Hayes, Paddy Clune, Monnie Fitzgerald, Tom Malone, Michael Fitzgerald, Jimmy McDonagh and Sean Howard were just some of the players on that team.

110 years ago – 1902 Barefield lost the senior hurling final to Kilnamona. Noted names on the team were Hassett, McInerney, Purcell, Roughan and Clune.

Martin Baker, Caimin Flannery and Noel Stapleton were county quiz champions in SCOR


The Millennium 2000 Project Winning Team

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Issue 7 June 2012. A collection of results, history and more.