Weekly Update 02nd July 2019
July 02, 2019
U6s continued their training at the weekend and wil do so again this weekend.
Training continues at weekends.
U11s continue their training at weekends
Training continues as summer holidays keep a lot of players busy! The u12s will compete in a blitz in Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney on July 18th and have their league semi final on August 19th and the selectors continue to up preparations for these competitions - best of luck lads.
The u14s played a challenge game against opposition from Duhallow who compete at the same level in the Rebel Óg Mid Region league and finished with a good win against Dromtariffe on final score of 6-13 to 5-7. It was a very good performance by the lads and preparations continue for championship which takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The squad that played was:
James Slattery, Oisin O'Sullivan, Evan Casey O'Sullivan, Ryan Sabas, Colin Kelleher, David Burke, Aidan Lynch, Bobby Murphy, Jamie Murphy, Ruairi Kiernan, Michael Oleksy, Martin Fitzgerald, Alex Geasley, Rowan Mullane, Conor Coleman, Jonah Dervin, Liam McSweeney.
Macroom u16s participated in the Colman O'Rourke Perpetual Trophy on Monday 01st July which was kindly hosted by the Doheny's GAA club. Macroom got some great games out of it as they prepare for championship. The teams who also participated were Carbery Rangers (winners on the night) , Dohenys and Bantry.
They play Canovee in a challenge game at home on Thursday night.
Continue to up their preparations for remaining league game and championship following the completion of exams.
Macroom Junior B's were due to play Glenville in Group 1 of the County Junior B league on Saturday last but Glenville conceded the game leaving Macroom top of their group with two wins with one game remaining against Grange. They have a Mid Cork League game tomorrow night v Kilmurry in Kilmurry at 8pm.
The Premier Intermediates played their second last game of the County Division 2 league against Aghabullogue on Friday evening last in Coachford. In a good game of football the final result was a draw with Macroom scoring 1-15 and Aghabullogue finishing with 3-9.
The squad involved was Brendan O'Connell, Tom Creedon, Declan Kiely, Andrew Hegarty, Jack Cronin, Pa Lucey, Caleb Dineen, David Horgan, Sean McMahon, Paul O'Farrell, Mark Corrigan, Tony Dineen, Eolan O'Leary, Jack O'Riordan, Sean Kely, Fintan Goold, Dylan Twomey, Gerard Angland, John Murphy, Don Creedon, James O'Connor, Michael Cronin, Conor O'Sullivan.
The Intermediates now face Eire Og in their final league game at home this Sunday at 2pm in the Castle Grounds.
Strictly Come Dancing
Early preparations are continuing at pace for our huge and exciting fundraiser which will be Strictly Come Dancing Macroom and will be hosted by the Adult Club, the Juvenile Club and the Ladies Club. Those interested in getting involved in any capacity please contact Joe Carroll, John Ryan or Lynda O'Keefe. The event will take place on the 19th October in the Rochestown Park Hotel.
Final spots are available for registration for Macroom GAA's Cúl Camp wich takes place from July 15th to 19th. Sign up at the following link https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/?camp=328
For further information please contact Shane Dunne.
Tom Creedon up Final
The Tom Creedon Cup Final has been refixed for Friday 12th July at 8pm in Macroom between Knocknagree and Cill na Martra.
Conor Buttimer Obituary
Southern Star Reporter Brendan Kenneally recently wrote the following piece in tribute to our late great President Conor Buttimer and we thought it would be fitting to put it on our website and thanks to Brendan for his permission to do so:
"The sudden death last week of Macroom GAA club President Conor Buttimer was a cause of deep sadness for all in the general community and particularly for the members of Macroom GAA whom Conor had served so well and so willingly for decades. Everybody’s thoughts were with his wife Sheila, and Pat, Elaine, Suzanne and Collette and their families on their enormous loss. Club members formed a Guard of Honour for Conor at the removal from the church and again at St Colman’s Cemetery prior to burial on Friday last.
Conor Buttimer was an ever present figure at match day at the Castle Grounds, the first man one met as he stood with admission tickets at the gate. Conor was the volunteer worker supreme, and in his time had helped with the maintenance of the playing pitches, raising of finance for some major projects then successfully completed, acted as selector on various teams including a county winning minor team on which his son Pat played, and generally was available to do any job which required doing and which would benefit the club. Conor had also been club secretary, club chairman, board delegate and was unanimous choice as club President less than two years ago on the death of Michael D’arcy. He was very well liked and respected and his passing will be a severe loss to the club to which he had given so much. The challenge for those involved is to fill the huge void left.
As a mark of respect, all club activities were cancelled until after the burial ceremonies."