Club News 18.04.23 End Of Season Approaching

Munster Junior 1 league playoff final

Charleville 14      6 Galbally-Mitchelstown   

A strong wind accompanied the bright sunshine and the home side defended well against the elements. Charleville took full advantage of the elements and scored a try in the sixth minute. Despite the wind advantage, the conversion failed. John Kearns kicked his first penalty, but the visitors restored their advantage within minutes. Another Charleville penalty was scored shortly afterwards, but Galbally-Mitchelstown reduced the half time deficit to five points, with everything in the balance.

In the second half, most of the action was between the twenty-two lines, and the visitors scored their third penalty after ten minutes, which was the last score in the match. The intensity never reduced, but defenses remained on top.

Charleville have now qualified to play in Munster Junior 1 league division 1, while Galbally-Mitchelstown will play in division 2 next season. We wish them well.

Next Saturday evening, the battle hardened G-M team will play Cashel second team in Clanwilliam Park, Tipperary town for the much prized Mansergh Cup.

Josh Evans will probably line out against his former team mates, and we look forward to the clash with relish. Kick off is at 7:30 pm, but please arrive early. The boys need your support in their efforts to clinch their third trophy of the season.

Under 16 boys

On Saturday last we welcomed the combination of Douglas & Muskerry to Currabowen for the semi-final of the South Munster Development Cup. This was a game we were very much looking forward to and that enthusiasm was reflected in the manner which the boys played the game. After conceding an early try we came back into it and put the opposition under huge amounts of pressure and quickly pulled 3 points back through a well taken Lorcan Murray penalty. We were unlucky a few minutes later when Ben Cooke was held up over the try line after some great forwards movements and control. Once again Ben was denied on the stroke of half time when their defence managed to force his foot into touch as he was grounding in the corner leaving us going in at the break 03-05 down. The second half continued in the same vein but unfortunately their size advantage paid off and they forced their way in for 3 more tries to close out what was an incredible game with huge levels of physicality, bravery, skill and commitment. While we were down several players due to injury, illness & holidays everybody gave their all in what was a very pleasing overall performance.

This was our 14th game of the season with us recording 6 wins and a draw. By all measures our expectations this season were far exceeded, from those whose development continued from past seasons to those who joined and excelled, standards were raised to an extremely high level and puts us in a great position to look forward to next season.

Team from: Carlos O’Grady, Dan Turley, Eoin Lynch, Cian O’Donnell, Oden van der Werff, Darragh Casey, Lorcan Murray, Gearoid Desmond, Ben Cooke, James Kennedy, Eoghan Kelly, Jack Kelly, Sean Gorry,


Boys under 14.

The final game for the boys was a knockout semi-final, where they met a very strong Fermoy team who won a hard fought battle, despite ‘town scoring three fine tries, two of which were converted


Minis up to 12         Check on website

Boys U14    Finished until September

Boys U16      Finished until September

Adults            Wednesday and Friday @ 7:00pm in Galbally

Girls                Finished until September

Thanks to all players, coaches, parents and officers for giving their time, and especially to Harry Kinsella for his tireless work to keep the pavilion and pitches in great shape. Don’t forget the lotto on Sunday.   

LOTTO JACKPOT €1,400.00 not won.

Next draw will be on Sunday April 30th at 9:00pm in Jackie O’Brien’s Bar, Lower Cork Street at 9pm approximately. One lucky winner could collect €1,600 to prepare for the holidays.

Tickets are available in all associated business premises in Mitchelstown, and from the club web site. An annual ticket for all draws for a year is an ideal present for only €50. For lucky dip winners, please check the website for a full listing, where annual tickets can be purchased, in addition to single or multi draw. Call Owen Dawson 087 8112991 for details. Last week’s numbers were 2, 13, 18 and 19. For full details, including lucky dip winners, please go to the club website.