Carbery Rangers

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The Sam Maguire Cup will be in Rosscarbery on this Saturday the 13th November. A photo opportunity will be available at the Celtic Ross Hotel from 6 to 7.45pm. At 7pm music will be provided in the square, and at 8pm the homecoming parade will be held when some of the Cork footballers will be taking part including local Cork players John Hayes, Kevin MacMahon and minor star John O’Rourke. It is a great occasion for the club as John and Kevin are the first Carbery Rangers players to win Senior All Ireland medals with Cork and a large turn out is expected.

            Rosscarbery U16 footballers will play Boherbue in the County final on Saturday at 2pm in Coachford and we wish them the very best of luck. This is the second year in a row to have reached the final and your support would be welcome. Don’t forget it’s only a week to the AGM which will be held on the 20th November.

            Carbery Rangers minor footballers bowed out of the premier minor championship at Macroom on Sunday evening last, going down to Na Piarsaigh 2-12 to 2-7. The game was even enough before Na Piarsaigh struck for a goal at the quarter hour mark. Ross responded well and the lead was down to a single point when Gearóid O’Brien found the net after John O’Rourke’s effort had been blocked. Na Piarsaigh replied with a couple of points and deep into injury time they had their second goal and Ross now had a mountain to climb if they were to get back into the game in the second half. Worse was to follow for the Ross boys as Na Piarsaigh scored 3 points in as many minutes to leave a nine point gap. The Ross boys had to dig deep, as the game was slipping away from them, and in a seven minute spell the lead was down to a goal 2-6 to 2-9 the second goal coming from Eoin Lane. Once again Na Piarsaigh scored 3 points to widen the gap with a quarter to go, and despite the Ross boys having the bulk of possession for the remainder of the game a single point was all that was registered on the scoreboard.  Team: Paul Shanahan, Bobby Kelly, Michéal O’ Donovan, David Flavin, Thomas O’Rourke, Connor O’Rourke, Ian Ronan, John O’Rourke, Peter Nagle, Gearóid O’Brien, Eoin Lane, Terry O’Donovan, Padraig Hicks, Ronan Milner, Christopher O’Donovan. Subs: Alan O’Regan and Sean O’Regan.

We had no winner of the lotto jackpot this week. The numbers drawn were 9, 13 and 26. Lucky dip winners were €50 Mary Santry The Pike, €30 Geoff Murphy Fernhill, €20 Paudie Hodnett Ross. Next Week the Jackpot is €1800 and the draw will be held in the Pike Bar.

Carbery Rangers Notes
Carbery Rangers bowed out of the Cork Senior Football Championship on Saturday last in Pairc Uí Rinn against St Finbarrs. After an impressive second half display againstDouglas in the previous round, Ross unfortunately failed to meet the standard on this occasion and lost out on a score-line of 1-11 to 0-8. After a season of mixed results, Ross made it to theCountySemi-Final stage in the senior ranks. This was a great achievement for the Club to reach the final four.

Rosscarbery U16 footballers advanced to the next round of the county with a 2-10 to 9 points win over Naomh Abhan in Dunmanway on Saturday evening last. In the first half Naomh Abhan scored 5 points while Timmy Donoghue scored 2 points the first one from a free after Brian Hodnett had been brought down. We had a point also from Sean O’Regan before he finished the first half scoring a goal to put Ross in front for the first time 1-4 to 5 points. The game was tied up after 3 minutes of the second half as Ross conceded two close range frees. Sean edged Ross in front again with a free while James O’Neill scored another point as Naomh Abhan had a couple of points to tie up the scores mid way in the half. And for the third game in a row the Ross goalie Paul Shanahan faced the opposition from the penalty spot and pulled off a fine save as he had done on the two previous occasions. This spurred on the Ross boys and shortly after James O’Neill found the back of the net after Thomas O’Rourke’s effort had been blocked down. Timmy and Tadgh O’Mahony scored three points between them as Ross piled on the pressure and when Thomas put the ball over the bar there was no time for anymore.Team: Paul Shanahan, Patrick Shanahan, Michael Hourihane, Damien O’Brien, Tadgh O’Mahony, Eamonn O’Mahony, Stephen Vickery, Thomas O’Rourke, Cathal Prendergast, Matt O’Brien, Timmy O’Donoghue, Brian Hodnett, Sean O’Regan, James O’Neill, Brian Hayes. Subs: Daniel Hodnett, John Hodnett Patrick McCarthy, Jerry O’Riardon, William Allshire, Shane O’Sullivan.

We had no winner of the lotto jackpot this week. The numbers drawn were 1, 4 and 20. Lucky dip winners were €50 Chris O Regan, €30 M Collins Burgatia, €20 Mary O Sullivan Burgatia. Next Week the Jackpot is €1200 and the draw will be held in O’Brien’s Bar

Ladies Notes

There was great celebrations in Rosscarbery last Saturday 6th November when the long awaited County U16 B final was eventually played and the Ross girls were crowned county Champions. The game played in Carrigadrohid against Donoughmore was a very tough encounter for both sides with very heavy underfoot conditions. The Ross girls played with a never say die attitude to the very end and just pulled away from Donoughmore with 2 late points to win on a score line of 2.10 to 3.04.This was a great win as we had to start without two of our stars both injured Niamh O'Sullivan and Ciara O'Rourke. Captain Laura Cooke accepted the cup on behalf of the team which was Nicole Hayes, Cilonadha Maguire, Emma O'Callaghan, Michelle Hayes, Siobhan O'Donovan, Ruth Nagle, Sinead Lane, Niamh O'Brien, Fiona O'Sullivan, Aoife Madden, Eimear O'Rourke, Mairead O'Driscoll, Bernadette O'Driscoll, Nadine Hayes, Laura Cooke (Capt) Kate O'Neill, Aisling Cahalane, Shannon Hill, Oilbhe O'Callaghan, Claire Cooke.

The Under 21 girls expect to be out again next weekend in the Co semi final check locally for details as fixture not confirmed yet.


Closing date for anyone interested in competing in Scor na nOg is this weekend, entries to PJ Tobin or Mick O'Sullivan.

Ross Notes Nov 2nd
The Sam Maguire cup will be visiting the schools of the parish on Tuesday next the 9th of November and the Homecoming will be held in Ross on Saturday the 13 th. Full details of the homecoming will be in next weeks Southern Star and on the web site.

           The Carbery Rangers minor team will play Na Piarsaigh on Sunday next at 2.30 in the Premier County            championship in Macroom.

           The club will hold the AGM on Saturday the 20 th of November at7pm.

           We had no winner of the lotto jackpot this week. The numbers drawn were 2, 11 and 21. Lucky dip winners were €50 Mary Rose O’Brien North Square, €30 Hodnett Family North Square, €20 Clare Moyles Downeen. Next Week the Jackpot is €1600 and the draw will be held in O’Driscoll’s Bar Reenascreena

U-16's to play county final...
The Carbery Rangers U-16 team will be playing the the County Championship final vs Boherbue in Coachford on November 13th @ 2:00pm in Coachford

U16's Defeated in County final
Rosscarbery U16 footballers tasted defeat for the second year in a row at the county final stage on Saturday last when they went down to Boherbue by 5-6 to 2-8. It was tough on the Ross boys after a great campaign in which they had looked defeat in the face on several occasions and had fought back to clam the win in the earlier rounds. Twice on last Saturday they fought back after their opponents had built up a substantial lead but the third time was a bridge too far for these gallant rangers.

Ross were down 1-2 to no score after six minuets  before Brian Hodnett opened the Ross account with a well take goal and for the next ten minuets it was all Ross adding on five points to take the lead. Disaster struck before the break with Boherbue scoring 3 goals on the trot to open up a 6 point gap at the interval. Mid way in the second half Ross had the lead down to a single point thanks to a Matt O’Brien goal and some well taken points as they fought back in typical fashion like so many times over the year. But unlike other matches it was their opponents who finished strongest and went on to take the title. Team Paul Shanahan, Damien O’Brien, Michael Hourihane, Patrick Shanahan, Stephen Vickery, Eamonn O’Mahony, Tadgh O’Mahony, Cathal Prendergast, Thomas O’Rourke, Brian Hodnett, Timmy O’Donoghue, Daniel Hodnett, Matt O’Brien, Sean O’Regan, James O’Neill. Subs: Patrick McCarthy, Brian Hayes, Shane O’Sullivan, Aiden O’Donovan, Jerry O’Riordan, John Hodnett, William Allshire.

Sam Maguire in Ross

The Sam Maguire cup was in Rosscarbery on Saturday evening last and their was a large turnout in the square to greet the Cork players as they paraded the Cup to the stage where they were joined by Cork manager Conor Counihan. Denis Calnan chairman of Carbery Rangers introduced the players and management. While both local Cork Players John Hayes and Kevin McMahon addressed the crowd as did the Cork manager. Earlier in the evening a very successful photo opportunity was held at the Celtic Ross hotel when the cup was on display and most families of the parish availed of the opportunity. The Cup remained in Ross for the night and it made for a very enjoyable night, hopefully it will be back in the near future.

Photos of the night are available on the website

Carbery Rangers AGM
The Carbery Rangers AGM will be held in The Celtic Ross hotel at 7pm on Saturday next the 20th of November.

New Range of Leisure Wear available to order
The club will be taking orders for a new range of leisure wear in the club rooms at Ardagh on Friday evening from 7 to 8pm. Items include polo shirts, windcheaters, hoodies, rain jackets and can be seen on the club website under merchandise. Get your orders in now for Christmas.

Jackpot Winner
Congratulations to John O’Mahony Dromgunna who won the lotto jackpot of €1800. The winning numbers were 12, 26 and 32. Next Week the Jackpot is €1000 and the draw will be held in the Sam’s Cross

Club Notes. Agm. Minor Hurling
CARBERY Rangers GAA Club held their AGM recently In the Celtic Ross Hotel and this well-attended meeting was chaired by Denis Calnan, who gave a detailed account of the club's activities during the year in which West Cork titles at U12 and U16 levels were brought back to the club. Also the club congratulated players involved in various Cork teams throughout the year, which included senior All-Ireland medals for John Hayes and Kevin McMahon. a Munster minor medal and an All-Ireland appearance for John O'Rourke. Other Carbery Rangers players acknowledged for being part of Cork teams are Paul Shanahan, Thomas O'Rourke and Sean O'Regan, who all were on the Cork U16 team, and Darnien O'Brien, the representative on the Cork U14 team. The following officers were elected for the coming year: Chairperson Kevin Santry, vice chairperson Michael O'Rourke, Secretary Brendan O'Sullivan, Treasurer Seanie Collins, and PRO Mike Keohane. The outgoing chairperson, Denis Calnan, was thanked for his huge commitment to the club in his role over the last few years while Fin Hayes was also thanked for his contribution as PRO to the club.
 St Fachtna's made their exit from the minor hurling championship on Sunday last when they went down to Clyda Rovers. Playing against the wind, Fachtna's started well with a well-taken goal by corner forward John O'Sullivan after seven minutes. However, some well-taken scores of their own, including a goal, put Clyda Rovers ahead by five points at half lime. Playing with the breeze in the second half. Fachtna's tried to up their game. Another goal by John O'Sullivan as well as some pointed frees by Ronan Milner kept them in touch but two goals for Clyda Rovers edged them away from the Fachtna's challenge and they ran out winners on a score of 3-12 to 2-9. This was another successful year for this team, which is a combination of players and mentors of Carbery Rangers and Kilmacabea, so well done on bringing silverware in the shape of the West Cork Cup.
Team: Paul Shanahan, Niall Hayes, Peter Nagle, Bobby Kelly, Cathal Prendergast, Micheal O'Donovan,
Padraig Hicks, Terry O'Donovan, Ronan Milner, Chris O'Donovan, Eoin Lane, Conor O'Rourke, John
O'Sullivan, John O'Rourke, Cian O'Mahony. Sub: Joseph Collins.
There was no winner of this week's Lotto, the numbers drawn were 2,10,23. Lucky dip winners: Paul Hodnett, Burgatia; Sue Ryan, Kenmare; Marguerite Nagle, Warren Road.
Next week's draw takes place in Nolan's Bar.

All Ireland and Munster Medals, Scor
At a function held recently in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork. Carbery Rangers players John Hayes and Kevin MacMahon received their All Ireland senior medals 2010 from the President of the GAA, Mr. Christy Cooney. This is a great honor for the players themselves and indeedfor the Carbery Rangers club. Also, on the night, John O’Rourke and Padraig Hicks received their Munster Minor medals. The club would like to congratulate the four players on what is surely a great achievement.
 Congratulations to all who took part in Scor na nog in Rossmore last Friday night, representing Carbery Rangers and Rosscarbery Ladies Football Club. We had entries in the solo-singing, instrumental music, recitation, novelty act and in the quiz. Our instrumental musicians Brian and Aisling O'Sullivan, along with Sheila and Hannah Collins, will now go forward to the county semi-final next Saturday night in Droumtarriffe, North Cork. Also competing Saturday, will be Kate O'Donovan who won the recitation. Best of luck to all those participating

2010 Sporting Oracle Quiz Result
The 2010 Sporting Oracle Quiz, organized by Carbery Rangers GAA Club and Longfellow’s Restaurant in Rosscarbery has just come to a thrilling conclusion. No less than 201 entrants took on the ultimate sporting Challenge last Christmas and predicted the outcome of 60 different sporting events during the past year. Longtime leader Brian Harrington from Castletownbere was pipped to the post over the very last weekend by Conor McSwiney from Kenmare, it proved the quality of the competition with the outcome in doubt right to the very end.
 The first prize of €1,500 will be presented to Conor at Longfellow’s Restaurant in Rosscarbery on Wednesday night December 15th at 7.30pm. Dome Hayes took the bronze medal and defending champion Denis McSweeney came home in fourth position. . Best juvenile prize and a gallant fifth position overall went to Adam Barrett.
 The 2011 event will be launched after the prize-giving and the questions for 2011 will be distributed on the night. Contestants will have until Friday January 7th 2011, to tackle the challenge. For further Information please contact one of the following; Kevin Santry, Tel 086 2672288: Denis McSweeney. Tel 0872615636. and Pearse Barrett at Longfellow’s Restaurant. Tel 0238851941.
 There was no winner of last week's lotto. The numbers drawn were 7.19 and 21. The winner of €50 was Ger Hayes. Newtown; €30 went to Eoin and Nicole Hayes. Carbery Mews and €20 to Gerry Nagle

Championship Draw, Sports Oracle



At the recent County Board Convention in Cork, the eagerly awaited draws for the 2011 senior championship took place. In the first round, Carbery Rangers were drawn against fellow West Cork team Illen Rovers. This promises to be an exciting first round clash.


Carbery Rangers, in association with Longfella's Restaurant in Rosscarbery, recently launched the 2011 Sporting Oracle Quiz. This is a great competition where one predicts the winners and outcomes of various sporting events during the year. With some research, you can make a good guess as to the outcomes. Entry forms are 50 euro and contestants will have until Friday 7th January 2011 to tackle the challenge. For further information please contact one of the following Kevin Santry Tel 086 2672288 Denis Mc Sweeney Tel 087 2615636 and Pearse Barrett at Longfella's Restaurant Tel 023 8851941 or any club member of Carbery Rangers.


The club would like to extend congratulations to Carbery Rangers player Michael Mennis who celebrated his 21st birthday recently. Also, the Club would like to send best wishes to Mick Mahony and wish him a speedy recovery.


We had no winner of this week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 3, 5 and 30. 50 euro goes to Ivan Eady, The Pike, 30 euro to Billy Ahern Camus and 20 euro to Eileen Hayes, Clon. The next draw is in the Abbey Bar and the jackpot is 1600 euro.

Selectors 2011


At a recent meeting of the Carbery Rangers executive, the following selectors were announced for the football and hurling teams for the coming year.
Football selectors- Senior:Johnny Murphy, Jeremy Murphy, James Hubbert and Colin Murphy. Junior: Kevin Santry, Niall Fitzpatrick, Liam O'Shea and Geoff Wycherley. Junior D: Brendan O'Sullivan, Denis McSweeney, Raymond Hayes and John McGuire. Under21: Denis Calnan David Creedon and Geoff Murphy. Minor: Michael O'Rourke, Sean Collins and Billy Ahern. Under 16: Edward Hayes, James Cussen and Enda Favier. Under 14: Mike Keohane John Hodnett and Vincent Hegarty. Under12: Michael O'Rourke, Stephen Murray, Liam Creedon, Peter Hill, Brian Shanahan, and Pascal O'Brien. Under 10: Michael Kelly, Denis Calnan. Under 8: Sean Linihan Seamus Cuivenen and Kevin Santry. Under 7: Denis McSweeney and Liam Hodnett. Hurling: Under 21 John Fitzpatrick, James Fitzpatrick and Mike Walsh. Under 16: Frank O'Gorman, Eoin Milner, Finbarr O'Riardan, Micheal Kiely and Sean O'Mahony. Under 14: Frank Ryan, John O'Donoghue, Brian O'Mahony and James O'Hea. Under12: Jim Hennessy, Dan Hodnett, Paul Shanahan and Cathal Prendergast. Under 10: John Fitzpatrick, John Mcmahon, Bobby Kelly and John Hodnett.

U16 County and U12 West Cork league

The club had a very successful year, winning an intermediate county, an U16 county and U12 West Cork league. The dub is having a social on January 14th in the Celtic Ross Hotel Tickets are available from Anne Kelly on 087 6777932 or can be booked from any of the following committee members: Susan Harte, Liz Hayes, Ann O'Sullivan, Anne Maguire and Patricia Lane. The intermediate panel will be presented with the county medals on the night. Ladies U16 county final v Donaghmore: Rosscarbery were waiting for this final since August. Conditions were soft underfoot. Donoughmore opened the scoring with a point from Elaine Buckley, who proved to be their one and only scorer for the game, scoring 3- 4. The Ross girls were slow to settle but got down to business with points coming from Aoife Madden,  Nadine Hayes, Eimear O'Rourke and five points from Mairead O'Driscoll in the first half. Bernadette O'Driscoll made a fine run in from her corner forward position for a superb goal.  Sinead Lane battled hard, as did Michelle Hayes, who did well to stop counter attacks. Clionadh Maguire put in a sterling performance in centre back with Niamh O'Brien and Fiona O'Sullivan working hard at midfield. Ruth Nagle and Siobhan O'Donovan put in great performances, bursting out of defense with great determination. Overall each and every one of the players deserved their victory and battled hard throughout the game. The final score was 2-10 to 3-4 in favor of Ross. The panel of players were: Fiona O'Sullivan, Laura Cooke, Nicole Keating, Aoife Madden, Niamh O'Brien, Ruth Nagle. Cara O'Rourke, Eimear O'Rourke Emma O'Callaghan, Mairead O'Driscoll, Nadine Hayes, Benadette O’Driscoll, Cliona Maguire, Niamh O'Sullivan, Claire Cooke, Kate O'Neill, Michelle Hayes, Shannon Hill, Oilbhe O'Callaghan. Aishling Cahalane Siohhan O'Donovan, Sinead Lane.

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