Seniors sail into semi-final!

Our senior A team met Cloughduv on Sunday afternoon last in Castle Road, Mahon for the quarter-final of the county championships.

The first half saw our ladies having a strong wind to their backs and they took full advantage from the throw in, showing great determination and unwavering focus the result of which was a point from Laura Hayes in the opening thirty seconds. Less than a minute later Aoife Hurley added another to the scoreboard. From here the Saints stayed firmly at the wheel with Finola Neville, Orla Cotter, Mairead Rohan and Joanne O’Keeffe all securing scores. At half time the scoreboard confirmed the dividends of their work rate with St. Catherines ahead 0-11 to 0-3.

As the second half got underway, and St.Catherines ladies faced the wind, it was soon apparent that the elements couldn’t shake their hold on the game. The ladies stayed in front throughout with Laura Hayes setting up a fantastic goal for Aoife Hurley to bury fifteen minutes in. The backs, and half backs remained almost impenetrable, keeping Cloghduv to scoring five points in this half, four from play. As the defence battled to hold onto our lead,  the forwards added a further two points to our tally, resulting in a full time score of St.Catherines 1-13 to Cloughduvs 0-8.

Scorers; L Hayes 0-1, O Cotter 0-5 (0-3 f), A Hurley 1-3, F Neville 0-2, J O’Keeffe 0-1, M Rohan 0-1.

Team lined out: M Tobin, A M Rohan, C Mother way (C), Y O’Neill, M Mulcahy, E Roynane, M O’Keeffe, O Neville, F Neville, L Hayes, O Cotter, M Walsh, A Hurley, J O’Keeffe, M Rohan. Subs: C Galvin (for M Rohan), A Mulcahy (for M Mulcahy), C Hayes, E Walsh, R O’Callaghan, A Fitzgerald, M O’Regan, E O’Brien, J Hurley, E O’Keeffe, C Condon, A O’Regan, F Noonan, N Mulcahy, V O’Donnell.

Our senior A ladies are now most deservedly through to the County semi-final against Milford on Saturday 15th in Castle Road at 4.30pm. The ladies have put in months of hard work on the pitch, in the gym and have travelled throughout the province playing challenge games making sure they are ready and fighting fit for the challenge of the championship and their dedication to the club has been unfaltering.

We wish them all the best this weekend and hope all our supporters will be out in force to give them the support they unquestionably deserve. If previous fixtures with Milford are anything to go by, it will be one hell of a show down. 


Our U14B team were back in championship action for their quarter final last Saturday against Killeagh in Ballynoe. Having previously met Killeagh in the first league match of the season, the girls knew they would have to go all out and went onto the field determined to give their best effort.

Killeagh started with a significant wind advantage in the first half and quickly availed of every opportunity from play and placed balls. Despite the best efforts of our defence, Killeagh continued to pick up their points in the first half. Meanwhile the forwards were making valiant efforts to score against the wind with a great goal attempt by Sarah Norman being disappointingly thwarted. A well taken free by Niamh O’Regan just before the half time whistle left us behind 0-8 to 0-1.

The girls started the second half with renewed vigour and instigated a number of great challenges on Killeaghs defence, resulting in two further pointed frees from Niamh O’Regan, a point from Sarah Norman, and the Killeagh goalie clearing the remainder. All the while our defence remained tight, keeping Killeagh off the score sheet, until a final rally by Killeagh at the last quarter, when they added a further 1-2, resulting in a final score of 1-10 to our  0-4.

Scorers: N O’Regan 0-3, S Norman 0-1.

Team on the day: C Bolger, E England, C Kearney, J Galvin ( C ), C Dunning, N Mulcahy, H Sheehan, N O’Regan, K O’Brien, L Mellerick, S Norman, C Draper, N Spillane, J O’Brien, T Condon, J England, H Cuneen, A Bolger, K O’Sullivan, D Hayes, A Twomey, E Twomey, L Barry, A Leahy. The girls should be very proud of their efforts on the day and all the work they have put in throughout the season. Best wishes for a speedy recovery are extended to Aine Twomey on her recent injury. 


The last outing for these ladies was at the Castlelyons monster blitz on Saturday, 25th September. An U9 team was entered and there was a great turnout of players and supporters alike on the day. The girls played their best so far, proving how much they have improved this season. Their opposition on the day was Dungourney, St. Fanahans and hosts Castlelyons.

Team on the day: S Hannon, C McLaughlin, M Egan, K Hickey, S Twomey, C Fitzgerald, S Fitzgerald, A Mulkerrins, K O’Donoghue, E Twomey, F Sheehan, M O’Connor, E O’Connor. The girls continue training Saturday mornings and look forward to this months parish leagues.

U7 & U8

Last Saturday morning our U7s and U8s took to the pitches in Ballynoe for a different sort of friendly match…against the local U7 and U8 boys. There was great buzz on the pitch and some mighty entertaining matches to seen. The girls certainly didn't hold back from the boys and relished the opportunity to show them what they were made of. 

We extend our sincere sympathies to the wife Margaret, young sons, family and friends of the well known GAA referee Dominic Rooney who passed away suddenly last weekend. Dominic was very well liked by all in St. Catherines Camogie Club for being good humoured and for his ability to mentor the girls, keeping the play safe and fair, and earning their respect and ours while doing so. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.


Our thanks as always to our main sponsor Nevilles shop and Agri-sales for their continued support.