Merry Christmas from St. Martin’s GAA and here’s hoping that 2011 will be a peaceful and sucesfull year and in the meantime here’s a few quotes to give you a smile.

“Seán Óg Ó’Hailpín…. his father’s from Fermanagh, his mother’s from Fiji, neither a hurling stronghold”

“… and Brian Dooher is down injured. And while he is, i’ll tell ye a little story. I was in Times’ Square in New York last week, and I was missing the Championship back home. So I approached a newsstand and I said ‘I suppose ye wouldn’t have the Kerryman would ye?’ To which, the Egyptian behind the counter turned to me and he said ‘do you want the North Kerry edition or the South Kerry edition?’… he had both…so I bought both. And Dooher is back on his feet…”

“Anthony Lynch the Cork corner back will be the last person to let you down – his people are undertakers”

“I saw a few Sligo people at Mass in Gardiner street this morning and the omens seem to be good for them, the priest was wearing the same colours as the Sligo jersey! 40 yards out on the Hogan stand side of the field Ciaran Whelan goes on a rampage, its a goal. So much for religion.”

“Colin Corkery on the 45 lets go with the right boot. Its over the bar.This man shouldn’t be playing football. He’s made an almost Lazarus-like recovery from a heart condition. Lazarus was a great man but he couldn’t kick points like Colin Corkery.

“1-5 to 0-8.. well from Lapland to the Antarctic, that’s level scores in any man’s language”.

“Pat Fox has it on his hurley and is motoring well now … but here comes Joe Rabbitte hot on his tail …… I’ve seen it all now, a Rabbitte chasing a Fox around Croke Park!”

“I see John O Donnell dispensing water on the sideline. Tipperary, sponsored by a water company. Cork Sponsored by a tae company. I wonder will they meet later for afternoon tae.”

“Teddy looks at the ball, the ball looks at Teddy”

“Danny “The Yank” Culloty. He came down from the mountains and hasn’t he done well”

“He grabs the slíotar, he’s on the 50……he’s on the 40……he’s on the 30……………………..he’s on the ground”

“In the first half they played with the wind. In the second half they played with the ball”.

“He kicks the ball ard san aer, could’ve been a goal, could’ve been a point………….it went wide.”

“Stephen Byrne with the puck out for Offaly….Stephen, one of 12……all but one are here to-day, the one that’s missing is Mary, she’s at home minding the house…..and the ball is dropping i lár na bpáirce….”

“Pat Fox out to the forty and grabs the sliothar, I bought a dog from his father last week. Fox turns and sprints for goal, the dog ran a great race last Tuesday in Limerick. Fox to the 21 fires a shot, it goes to the left and wide….. and the dog lost as well”

“Teddy McCarthy to John McCarthy, no relation, John McCarthy back to Teddy McCarthy, still no relation

Thanks  to Micháel O’Muircheartaigh classic GAA quotes.

Members Draw Results December 2010

€600 John Fitzpatrick Cruttenclough

€400  Joan Hogan Gaulstown

€200 Ronan Ruane Damerstown

€100 Martin( Bobbys) Healy Cruttenclough

€100 John Kelly The Brow

€100 Patsy Murphy Rockview Muckalee

€100 Liam Coogan Coon East

€100 Eamonn Mansfield Moonenroe

€100 Bernie Coonan Muckalee

€100 John Coonan Muckalee

€50 Micheal Morrissey Knockmajor

€50 Mary Holohan Coon

€50 Frank O Meara The Cave Bar

€50 Tom Dooley Knockshanbally

€50 Ger Murphy Tullabrin

€50 John Hennessy Knockmajor

€50 Kieran Kelly Coon West

€50 Donnacha Quinlan Cruttenclough

€0 Mairead Cummins Corbettstown

€50 Tom Daly Muckaleee

€50 John Shore Carlow Rd

€50 Kate Morrissey Knockmajor

€50 J S Bolger Coolcullen

€50 Ann Kelly Clorinka

House Prize sponsored by Cave Bar Liam Keane Ruthstown

Christmas Hamper Draw 2010

Liam Dowling Cruttenclough

Seamus Tynan Ballyfoyle

John James Dowling Park

Sean Kelly Coon West

Micheal Coogan Aughmuckey

Frank O’ Meara The Cave Bar

Martin Dowd Damerstown

Richard O’ Shea Damerstown

T J Kelly c/o Richard Nolan Knockalane

Dick Dooley Kylefarney

Micheal Comerford Coolraheen

John Brennan Knockmajor

Danny Coonan Muckalee

Paul Brennan Corbettstown

Dan Comerford Damerstown

Pat Geoghegan Gaulstown

Martin Murphy Knocknew

Sean O’ Neill Coon

Liam Davitt Carrigeen

John Menton Wildfield.


Martins new manager

Sean o Neill has been appointed new manager of St Martins for the coming year,Sean will be joined by Brendan Morrissey,John Mcgrath, Jonny Brennan,as selectors and Niall Moloney as skills coach.Chairman Richard O Shea wished best of luck to all.

13 December 2010

Leinster Colleges A Hurling League Final

Well done to Castlecomer Community School who have qualified for the  Leinster Colleges A Hurling League Final.St Martins are well represented on the team David Breen( g),Ruari Kinsella(rhb),Luke Maher(lcf),Thomas Walsh,Eoin o Mahony,Patrick Hanlon,Shane Egan.They play St. Kierans the match was cancelled this week due to snow,refixed for Nowlan Park next week.

Brennan is the Masters Handballer

Congratulations to Johnny Brennan who was voted Leinster Masters player in of the year in Handball .Each award winner from the four provinces was put forward for the overall player of the year in their category.Johnny Brennan recieved the overall Masters player of the year award at the GAA handball All-Star banquet in Croke Park.

Bord Na Nog AGM Postponed

Bord Na Nog Agm fixed for friday 3rd December has been cancelled.

Members Draw Results November ’10

€400  Johnny Comerford Coolcullen

€200 Patricia Maher Muckalee

€100  Sheila Brennan Knockmajor

€100  Patricia Agar Donaguile Castlecomer

€50  Lar Maher Damerstown

€50  Paul Corcoran Ballyfoyle

€50  Jackie Bolger Glebe House Coolcullen

€50  Pat Dooley Knockshanbally

€50  Dan Comerford Damerstown

€50  Eileen Lawlor Coon West

House Prize Sponsored by Cave Bar: Martin Dooley Knockshanbally

Bord Na Nog AGM

St. Martins  Bord Na Nog AGM will take place on Friday 3rd December at 7.30 in Muckalee Community Centre.  The Board would welcome and encourage as many as possible to attend the meeting.  Bord Na Nog exists to look after the welfare of all our young players and so it is very important that the club has input from all parents and interested parties so that the club can continue to serve their sporting needs.   Therefore, the club invites anyone not currently involved but would like to contribute in any way, to come along to the meeting. Hoping to see you there.

U14 hold on for win

The u14 played Gowran in the Paddy Meany Country cup on Sunday in Gowran.  Conditions were very cold with a strong wind.  Martins playing with the aid of the wind in the first half  started well when a long range free from Jason Shore dropped into the Gowran goal.  Gowran replied with a goal.  Martins then added 3 pts before Gowran got their next score a pt.  Martins struck for their next goal from Richard Teehan which was followed by a pointed free from Shane Dowling.  Just before half time Gowran got a free from which they scored a goal to leave half time score St. Martins 2-05 Gowran 2-01.  The second half  started with 2 pts for Martins  before Gowran got 1-01 to leave a single pt between the sides.  Martins defence held out to secure victory. Final Score St. Martins 2-09 Gowran 3-05.  They now meet Slieverue in the quarter Final.

Team: Ronan Tynan, Diarmuid Murtagh, Jason Shore, David Healy,Seamus O Keeffe, Robert Reid, Eoin Murphy, John Joe Kelly, David Walsh, Shane Dowling, Finn Dowling, Richard Teehan,Sean Maher, Colm O Neill, Tommy Quirke, subs: Tommy Downey, Ciaran Brennan all used.

Fitzgibbon League

Best of luck to Saint Martins players,Alan Murphy ,Thomas Breen and Canice Maher who play in the Fitzgibbon League Final this week with St.Pats of Drumcondra against University of Limerick on Wednesday in Carlow.

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