Vol 5 Issue 18


Vol 5 Issue 18

Nuachtlitir Cumann Fánaithe na Claise

Vol 5 Issue 18

Valley Rovers players in action in the recent John Kerins Qualifier

Upcoming Fixtures

Junior ‘A’ Football Championship

Valley Rovers V Ballinhassig

Friday May 8th in Belgooly at 7.15 pm

U21 B Football County Quarter Final

Valley Rovers Vs Dromtarriffe

Sunday May 10 th In Coachford at 12.00pm

Premier Intermediate Hurling League

Valley Rovers Vs Watergrashill Thurs 7 th May in Brinny at 7:30

Valley Rovers Vs Ballincollig Sun 10 th May in Ballincollig at 3 pm

Rebel Og Premier 2 U16 Football League Grp2

Douglas Vs Valley Rovers Tues 05 th May, in Douglas at 19:00

Rebel Og Premier 2 U13 Hurling League Grp1

Valley Rovers Vs Bishopstown Thur 07 th May at home at 19:00

Rebel Og Premier 1 U15 Hurling League

Sarsfield Vs Valley Rovers Fri 08 th May in Riverstown at 19:30

Lotto Results

Sunday 03 rd /May/2015

Numbers Drawn 7, 13, 21 & 24.

No winner of the Jackpot of €13,520

€20 winners:

1. Veronica Kelleher, Ballymurphy.

2. Mark Crowley, c/o Crossbarry Inn.

3. Rosarie Hoey, Dunkereen.

4. Jonathan Hurley, c/o Downs.

5. Martin Desmond, c/o Brinny Inn.

6.Richie Cullinane, c/o Downs.

7. John O’Leary, c/o Brinny Inn.

8. Noreen O’Donovan, Raheen.

9. Collette Palmer, Dunkereen

10. Emma Fenton, Ballinphellic.

Next Week’s Draw in

Brinny INN

Jackpot €13,640

Be in to win

Fe 12 B Football League 2

Valley Rovers at Ballinhassig Sat 09 th May at home at 14:00

All fixtures subject to change, please check website homepage Page prior 1 of to 6 games

Senior Football Championship

By Tony Leen Sports Editor Irish Examiner

Valley Rovers 2-10 Carbery Rangers 0-14: IT isn’t often the

sporting planets align to deliver a match climax that

maintains the high pitch of everything that preceded it, but

such were the delights of last night’s intense Cork SFC first

round clash at resplendent Ballinascarthy. Valley Rovers, last

year’s Premier Intermediate champions, is a club with

serious momentum at the moment, and this victory —

chiselled from a seemingly hopeless situation with five

minutes left — will only serve to massage that feelgood

magic. They may not be the finished article — in truth

Carbery Rangers are further down the track in that regard —

but whatever the Innishannon lads lack, it isn’t gumption. Or

stomach for the fight.

Trailing 0-13 to 0-8 with nine minutes remaining at the

wonderfully named Henry Ford Park, there was no legitimate

case for predicting how things would unravel for

Rosscarbery. John Hayes was rightly being touted as man of

the match, his orchestration of proceedings from a deep

lying role ensuring their West Cork neighbours were never

closer than arm’s length. The 0-10 to 0-5 half-time lead

would underpin that, Hayes working deliciously with his

inside forwards, especially his brother, Seamus, in the full

forward line. John Hayes’ withdrawn role was partly forced

on Carbery Rangers who were unlucky to lose both

midfielders, James Fitzpatrick and Michael Mennis, in the

first 15 minutes. Twenty minutes in, Rovers only trailed 0-5

to 0-4, with Fiachra Lynch making a favourable impression

inside when Valleys were able to find him. However three

points on the trot for Rangers, including a second from wingback

Robbie Kiely, had the Ross men five points to the good

at the interval. It was 0-11 to 0-5 a minute after the restart,

and there was several junctures thereafter where the

sizeable crowd was ready to put this one to bed. Alan

Jennings and Brian Shanahan seemed to be making light of

their unusual role as a midfield partnership, and despite

Valleys insatiable appetite for work, they were making little

dent into the deficit with 45 minutes gone. Substitute

Darragh Lordan pointed well for Valleys, but Seamus Hayes

fisted another Ross point at the other end. By this point,

Valleys were going for broke, Kevin Canty pushed from

midfield into the edge of the square, and Fiachra Lynch out

to midfield. Additionally, they introduced subs like Lordan,

Eoin O’Reilly and Billy Crowley, all of whom were to make an

impact on the game. No-one changed the dynamic, though,

as radically as Canty. Though Valleys went early and often to

him at full forward, crucially the ball in from the likes of

Lynch was radar-accurate, and allowed Canty to cause

consternation. After Lynch had pointed a free, he dropped

one in on top of Canty after 53 minutes, and the Valleys man

deflected to the inrushing Darragh Crowley to goal. Five

minutes left, now there was only two in it - 0-13 to 1-8.

Again Seamus Hayes punctured Valley’s momentum, but

only momentarily. John Cottrell floated a beauty of a point,

his third, with three minutes remaining before referee Kevin

Murphy awarded another free for an off the ball

infringement on Canty. Lynch pointed to leave just a score

between them — at least Valleys were going to get a stab at

the draw their perspiration merited. “They just never give

up, they’ve always had that attitude,” manager Ger Slyne

said afterwards. “There’s a lot of Under 21’s coming through

to the team and they have this never-say-die attitude as

well.” The benefits were self-evident as this sparking first

round tie drifted into the second minute of injury time.

Kevin Canty again got on the productive side of the Carbery

Rangers defence and was hauled down as he was preparing

to pull the trigger. Stonewall penalty. Would Fiachra Lynch

settle for a point and extra time? His decision not appeared

to have back- fired as Paul Shanahan parried his blasted

effort for a winner, but the parry only looped up in the air

for Lynch to gleefully fist the rebound to the net. Cue

delirium around the ground but one had to feel a tad of

sympathy for last year’s beaten senior finalists, who played

too much good football to experience that sick feeling

afterwards. “Losing our two midfielders early eventually cost

us, because we lost a lot of ball to Valleys in the last 10

minutes,” admitted Rangers mentor Johnny Murphy


F. Lynch (1-4, 3 frees), D. Crowley (1-1), J Cottrell (0-3), J.

Murphy and D Lordan (0-1 each)

A Quirke;

N O’Donovan, D Lynch, T. O’Brien;

D. Crowley, J. Lynch, A. Walsh;

K. Canty, D. Murphy;

G. Farrell, J. Walsh, J. Murphy;

E. Delaney, F. Lynch, J. Cottrell.

Subs: D Lordan for J Murphy (36); E. O’Reilly for Delaney

(49); B Crowley for Walsh (52)

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Junior ‘A’ Football Championship

Valley Rovers Junior ‘A’ footballers took on Shamrocks

in the first round of the South-East championship in

Ballinhassig on Saturday evening. Despite Valleys

getting the opening point it was Shamrocks who had

the better of the opening 15 minutes and lead by 1-2 to

0-1. In the second quarter Valleys kicked four points to

leave the half time score Valley Rovers 0-5 to

Shamrocks 1-2. In the opening 15 minutes of the second

half Shamrocks outscored Valleys by 1-2 to 0-2. The

Valleys points coming from Jason Crowley and Derek

Canty. In the final 15 minutes the Valleys were

outscored 2 points to 1. It left the final score Valley

Rovers 0-8 Shamrocks 2-6. Valleys now play Ballinhassig

in the next round. Team:

Congratulations to Lisa Lynch who played a major role

with Cork Minors beating Tipperary in the Munster

Final played over the weekend, in a game that took

extra time to separate the sides. Lisa scored 1-14 (1-0

pen, 0-9frees). Lisa was unerring from placed balls for

the entire match and was named Player of the Match.

Well done Lisa.

John Mulligan,

Donal O'Brien, Ben Murphy, Don Lynch,

Ian Crowley, Stephen Manning, Johnny Kiely

Michael O'Brien, Danny O'Sullivan,

Billy Crowley, Derek Canty, Darragh Lordan,

Jason Crowley, Cormac Desmond, Darragh Looney

Subs: James Young for Danny O'Sullivan, Mark Murphy

for Jason Crowley

Cian O'Donovan, Brian O'Leary, Shane O'Sullivan, Barry

O'Driscoll, Tadhg Fitzgerald, Denis Collins, Liam

Dempsey, David Ryan, Joe Lynch, Keith Whelton,

Stephen O'Shea, James O'Regan, Tim Casey, Donal

McCarthy, Brendan Lynch, Ciaran Murphy, Joe Bernard,

Alan Murphy, Robert Sweetnam, David Lynch, Ted

O'Leary, Luke Counihan

Ladies Football Under 14

Valley Rovers U14 ladies football team played their last

2 West Cork league matches during the week ending

May 2nd. On Monday April 27th Valleys played an

away game against Rosscarbery. Valleys played with a

strong wind in the first half and ended the half with a

commanding lead (7-4 to 1-0). The Rosscarbery

fullback line found it difficult to contain Clodagh

O’Donovan who was clinical with her finishing. This

was a quintessential game of two halves in that

Rosscarbery comprehensively outscored Valleys in the

second half. Valleys held out for the victory largely due

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to some frantic defending in the final 10 minutes of the

game. The final score was Valley Rovers 8-5 Rosscarbery



Leanne O’Callaghan, Rebecca Murphy, Rachel Lordon ,

Alice Murphy, Shauna Reilly, Niamh Hurley, Emma

O’Donovan, Carol Cremin, Sarah Lynch, Ellen Fennelly,

Roisin O’Sullivan, Cliona Riordan, Jane Mulvihill, Nicole

Calnan, Kim Muckian, Ellen Fehily, Clodagh O’Donovan.

On Wednesday April 29th Valleys played Bantry in

Brinny. Niamh Hurley and Ellen Fennelly had picked up

injuries against Rosscarbery and were therefore

unavailable for selection. At halftime Bantry were

winning on a scoreline of (1-5 to 1-0). Bantry would

have been much further ahead but for some brilliant

goalkeeping by Rachel Lordan. Valley Rovers played

much better in the second half but despite this Bantry

went on to win the match with a final score of 1-8 to 1-

2. Ellen Fehily, Emma O’Donovan and Aine Lynch all

produced battling performance in defence especially in

the second half.

Unfortunately Carol Cremin and Chloe Burton both

picked up injuries during the match and hopefully all of

our injured players will recover quickly as we have now

qualified for the West Cork semi-final which will be

played in a fortnight.


What a weekend for Valley Rovers Lisa Lynch. After

capturing the player of the match award in the

Camogie Munster Final on Saturday Lisa followed it

up with another outstanding display to help Cork

Ladies Footballers win the Munster Minor

Championship yesterday. Well done Lisa, the club are

very proud of you.


Rachel Lordon, Rebecca Murphy, Aine Lynch, Vicki

Cuskelly, Emma O’Donovan, Carol Cremin, Sarah Lynch,

Chloe Burton, Emma Kelly, Roisin O’Sullivan, Cliona

Riordan, Jane Mulvihill, Nicole Calnan, Kim Muckian,

Ellen Fehily, Clodagh O’Donovan, Niamh Hales , Leanne

O’Callaghan, Shauna Reilly.

Congratulations to Niamh Hurley who was selected for

the Cork U14 ladies panel for the Munster final v

Tipperary which was played on Saturday and also to

Jane Mulvihill who was selected for the Cork Sciath Na

Scol primary schools panel. Well done girls.

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Can everyone with topaz cash for clubs cards and

receipts please be hand in to any officer in the club

ASAP. Thank you for your support.

Valley Rovers GAA Summer Camp 2015

Valley Rovers GAA Summer Camp 2015 will be held on

July 13th-17th from 10am till 1 pm each day;

For boys and girls aged 5-13.Application forms will be

available and distributed through the schools shortly


Sports Prediction Fantasy League 2015

The First Leader board for Valley Rovers Sports

Prediction Fantasy League 2015 has now been

updated after the completion of the first three events.

Valley Rovers would like to thank everyone that sold

and purchased entry forms again this year. This was a

very well supported competition again and all in

Valley Rovers are very appreciative of your support.

We wish everyone the best of luck with their


“Other” scooped the points for the first two events

the Augusta Masters Winner in Golf and the number

of horses that finished the Aintree Grand National.

Sadly for Cork Footballers, Dublin win in the National

Football league gave 317 people who had faith in the

Dubs 6 points. We have many knowledgeable people

on full points (13) but it is early days yet.

Another update will be out shortly after Toulon

winning the Champions Cup in Rugby and Waterford

winning the National Hurling league and Chelsea

winning the Premiership

Links to the leaderboards are HERE

Orders are being taken for the club Shorts and Socks,

Shorts are €22 and Socks are €12.

To order the above text Paul Cronin @ 0872700681, text

him, How many of each you want, if ordering shorts text

him your waist size and if ordering socks text him your

foot size. (For example, Paul Cronin, 2 Short size 34, and

2 Socks size 10)" Minimum size shorts is size 24 and

minimum size socks is size 3.

Closing Date is this Friday 8 th May 2015

Valley Rovers GAA


Valley Rovers Phone 0857038198

Email chairperson.valleyrovers.cork@gaa.ie



Website: www.valleyrovers.com

Every effort has been made to ensure the contents of this

newsletter are correct, however we take no responsibility for any

errors, omissions or misprints that may occur in this publication

from time to time

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