U13 Richardson Cup Final

Cappawhite Gaels  7-9  Clonoulty Rossmore  2-4


Cappawhite had a convincing win in the final game of the season as they cruised to victory in the U13 West Football Shield Final played on Sunday October 4th at Seán Treacy Park, Tipperary. A windy, overcast Sunday wasn’t the most pleasant of conditions for the final game of the year but at least those clouds never opened up and we were treated to a dry game played at a fast pace.

Cappawhite again won the toss and decided to play with the wind in the first half, this proved to be the winning of the game essentially as Cappawhite had an unassailable lead built at half-time by which time the game was over as a contest. After Gearóid Ryan(B) opened the scoring with a point it was the turn of Anthony Barry at full forward to notch a further two points for Cappa. At this stage the game was still a contest and Clonoulty always threatened to score as they moved the ball forward but the Cappawhite defence held firm. Within the opening minutes Sam Carmody had scored the first goal of a hat-trick display followed quickly by a second Cappa goal courtesy of Jack Armshaw. The wind kept the ball in the Clonoulty half for the majority of this period as Cappawhite went on to rack up further scores with a goal for Pakie Barry and Sam Carmody’s second giving them a 4-5 to 0-2 half time advantage.


Unfortunately from a Clonoulty perspective the game was all but over as the second half threw in, another goal from Jack Armshaw and Sam Carmody’s third left the score at 6-6 to 0-3 as the second half developed. To Clonoulty’s credit they mounted a comeback and managed to match a James Quinlan goal and a Caoimhín Doody point with a goal and a point of their own to leave the final score line at 7-9 to 2-4. At the conclusion of the contest the silverware was presented to Anthony Barry as he would go down as the first captain to receive the inaugural Tommy Richardson Shield. Anthony thanked the players, parents and management for their work over the year in his speech and with that the 2015 competitive GAA year came to a close for Cappawhite Gaels.


It would be unfair to single out any individual Cappawhite Gaels player as all starting 15 players and substitutes contributed in what was an excellent team performance.


Panel and scorers: Mikey Carmody, Ben White, Gearóid Ryan(B) (0-1), Seán Cleary, Cian O’Carroll, Mikey O’Brien (0-1), Daniel Clancy (0-1), Patrick Barry (1-1), Daire Duggan, Thierry Hassett, Jack Armshaw (2-0), Neil Clancy (0-2), Kyle Walsh, Anthony Barry, Sam Carmody (3-0), Taylor Allen-Flynn, James Quinlan (1-0), Conor Martin, Oran Kelly, Stephen Dee, Caoimhín Doody (0-1), Aaron Renehan. 

U13 Garda Cup Final

Cappawhite Geals 1-6  Cashel King Cormacs  1-9


The Garda Cup Final took place Sunday September 29th at Golden on a fine dry Autumn evening that suited the game of hurling. A strong breeze blew straight down the pitch towards the dressing rooms and Cappawhite played with this breeze in the opening half. Hoping to open up a sizeable lead while using the wind Cappawhite could only manage a total of 5 points in the first half to a total of 4 points for Cashel. Jack Armshaw scored 3 fine points from play while Pakie Barry and Gearóid Ryan(B) were also playing very well as they scored a point a piece.


Cappawhite were left with a lot of work to do in the second half as they faced the wind and a knock to Pakie Barry reduced his influence on the game when he had been playing super stuff in the first half. For the first few minutes of the half both teams seemed evenly matched as Mikey O’Brien scored a great individual point that lifted his team while Cashel pulled back a further two points to level the game. After the leveller Cashel managed to score a goal that ultimately proved the difference in the end. A further three points for Cashel in the second half kept them ahead despite a well taken Gearóid Ryan(B) goal.


Cashel went on to lift the Garda Cup in what was a well-deserved win for the King Cormacs men despite a few last desperate attempts from Cappawhite to find the goal that would level up the sides. Best for Cappawhite on the day were Mikey Carmody at full back who was excellent throughout, Gearóid Ryan(B) and Jack Armshaw who worked tirelessly and covered miles of ground as well as Pakie Barry and Mikey O’Brien.

U13 Garda Cup Semi-Final: 

Cappawhite Gaels  2-7 Knockavilla/Donaskeigh Kickhams  1-9

A very  tight and competitive Garda Cup match was played out this Thursday evening 10th September at Cappawhite. With an Orange Weather Warning forecast for the evening/night the game managed to play out while it was still dry, however, the wind was very strong at times as it blew diagonally across the pitch.

Cappa had the better start of the two teams as Pakie Barry put over a long range point for the home team, Gearóid Ryan(B) followed suit by striking a second point for Cappa. The quality of Gearóid’s long range striking was evident in the U14 Shield Final just days before and both of the opening points were high quality scores considering the difficult conditions. Kickhams started slowly but gained momentum as the half progressed managing to bag 1-4 in the opening period. A point from Mikey O’Brien and a well worked goal from Thierry Hassett was the sum total of Cappawhite’s first half scores to leave the home side a point down at half time.

Cappawhite did exactly what was needed in the opening minute of the second half with Pakie Barry again scoring a long range point despite the wind to draw them level. In what was a tight and dogged game with rucks aplenty Cappawhite finally managed to nudge themselves ahead again as Mikey O’Brien scored a cracking goal from an incredibly acute angle putting the sliotar high across the face of the keeper into the net. Kickhams responded with points to keep the game level as the half progressed. Further points from Mikey O’Brien and Gearóid Ryan(B) were matched with two points for Kickhams as the game was deadlocked at 2-6 to 1-9 as play entered injury time.

A wild swing across Pakie Barry’s knee allowed Gearóid Ryan(B) the opportunity to give Cappa the win but this was no easy free. Facing the bottom goals from 55 yards out Gearóid was conscious of the strong cross-field wind and drilled a hard low free over the bar. Kickhams were given one last play and as they worked the ball up the pitch they were eventually smothered by the Cappa defence as the ball was played harmlessly wide towards the corner. A one point win was just about right for Cappa as they had opportunities to rack up a higher score but injuries influenced their game and the wind spoiled many probable points.

Jack Armshaw and Mikey O’Brien played hard and direct as ever, Anthony Barry was rock solid in goal and Mikey Carmody was ably assisted by his defence but man of the match has to go to Gearóid Ryan(B) for his nerveless performance.

Panel and Scorers: Anthony Barry, Seán Cleary, Mikey Carmody, Ben White, Cian O’Carroll, Gearóid Ryan(B) (0-3), Daniel Clancy, Pakie Barry(0-2), Aaron Renehan, Sam Carmody, Jack Armshaw, Thierry Hassett(1-0), Daire Duggan, Mikey O’Brien(1-2), Neil Clancy, Taylor Allen-Flynn, James Quinlan, Aidan O’Connor, Aidan Southon, Caoimhín Doody.

U14 West Hurling Shield Final
Cappawhite Gaels 4-14  Galtee/Golden 3-4


Cappawhite Gaels finished their U14 season with a little piece of well-deserved silverware after defeating Galtee/Golden at Pairc Ciocaim, Dundrum on Monday evening September 7th. Played in ideal Autumnal conditions Cappawhite would have been seen as favourites coming into the game and they certainly lived up to expectations by dominating the lion’s share of possession and territory in the opening half. Unfortunately this dominance of the game didn’t immediately transfer to the scoreboard as a few uncharacteristic wides and a contentiously denied goal claim saw Cappa register just 2-6 in the opening period. The score could have been much greater from a Cappawhite perspective and after conceding two points from frees and a goal they lead at half time on a score line of 2-6 to 1-2.

Gearóid Ryan(B) scored the opening goal of the game from a long distance shot which just dropped under the crossbar leaving the goalkeeper between two minds as to whether catch the ball or bat it away, ultimately he reacted just too late and conceded an opportune goal for Cappawhite. Gearóid Lennon also got in on the act by scoring the second goal of the game as he reacted quickest to a ball that bobbled in the square and used his quick reflexes to knock the sliotar into the net. Ryan Renehan scored two points from play as well as two from placed balls while Gearóid Ryan(B) also weighed in with two points from play to account for the Cappa total of 2-6 at the break.

Galtee/Golden came out swinging in the second half as they were reluctant to go down easy and a few positional changes saw them play with a much higher tempo scoring a quick fire goal and point to leave Cappawhite Gaels with just a 2-6 to 2-3 advantage with 20 minutes to play. However, these Cappa boys showed their true class by responding to this situation beginning with a Ryan Renehan free from 30 yards which he drilled to the back of the net to settle his team and restore a six point cushion. An improved second half performance followed as Ciarán Doody continued his classy first half showing by taking a well worked point.

Points followed from Dara McCarthy, Gearóid Ryan(B) and Ryan Renehan before Mikey O’Brien, now operating in the forwards, scored a goal similar to Gearóid Lennon’s in the first half as he was quickest to react to the sliotar despite the efforts of the opposition defence. Galtee/Golden finished the game out with a goal and a point of their own to leave the final score at 4-14 to 3-4, the fatigue and knocks of the season taking effect on the Cappa defence in their 35th game of the season. Overall the score line was reflective of the game as Galtee/Golden worked hard and never gave up but it was the superior skill and hurling nous of the Cappawhite Gaels that saw them comfortably over the line.

Cappawhite were well served on the day by their panel from all 19 players that togged out but it’s probably fair to say that Gearóid Ryan(B), Ryan Renehan and Ciarán Doody were the three standouts. Ciarán Doody just shades man of the match as his direct running and hardworking nature as well as his willingness to call for puck outs, mop up loose ball and link play up the field deserves special mention. For Dara McCarthy, Ciarán Doody, Philip Gantley, Ryan Renehan, Gearóid Lennon, Séamus Burns and Oscar Allen playing in their final U14 game this was an enjoyable manner in which to end their time as this level as they all contributed hugely to the team over the course of the year.

Cappawhite panel and scorers: Anthony Barry, Daniel Clancy, Philip Gantley, Mikey O’Brien, Aaron Renehan, Séamus Burns, Pakie Barry, Gearóid Ryan, Ryan Renehan, Ciarán Doody, Jack Armshaw, Gearóid Lennon, Daire Duggan, Dara Duggan, Sam Carmody, Mikey Carmody, Neil Clancy, Thierry Hassett, Ben White, Oscar Allen. 

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U13 Garda Cup  

Cappawhite Gaels had a mixed day at Leahy Park in Cashel on Saturday August 29th in the opening games of the Garda Cup. A comprehensive win over Arravale Rovers in the opening game was an encouraging start to the day as Cappa won easily on a 5-12 to 0-2 score line. Cappawhite played with the strong breeze in the opening half and used it to full advantage as they took a 3-9 to 0-1 lead at half-time. The opening score of the game was a goal for Jack Armshaw and Gearóid Ryan(B) would add another two goals in the shortened 15 minute half, Jack and Gearóid also added points to their tally as Pakie Barry, Aaron Renehan and Sam Carmody all raised white flags also.

The second half was a different game in ways as both teams made a number of changes, James Quinlan was one of the substitutes to impress as he drilled over a well taken point from a tight angle. Gearóid Ryan(B) and Neil Clancy also added tidy points before Anthony Barry struck for two goals as the game came to a close. Arravale tried their best with the wind in their favour but they struggled to move the ball into Cappa territory and only managed another point in the second half. Overall the Cappawhite Gaels team played well and while the defence wasn’t tested too often the forwards impressed with Daire Duggan impressing alongside the goal scorers already mentioned. The younger players that came into the game also contributed as they chased every ball and worked hard for the team.


The second game of the day came against a strong Cashel side who had also comfortably beaten Arravale in the opening fixture of the day and playing on home turf they were always going to be tough opposition. The Cashel King Cormacs team that took to the pitch were a physically bigger and stronger team with the majority of their team up to the age, Cappa in comparison were a lighter team and needed to keep rucks and tight exchanges to a minimum. The opening half saw Cashel score two goals in the space of a few moments that Cappa will be disappointed to have conceded, however, the defence was holding up well in general. Gearóid Ryan(B) added a goal and a point to his account to leave the score 2-0 to 1-1 in Cahsel’s favour at the break.


Cappawhite came out swinging in the second half and Pakie Barry scored two quality points to pull Cappa back into the game but Cashel were up for this challenge and worked some fine points of their own. Mikey Carmody and his backs, and Mikey O’Brien in particular, put in a huge shift in this half to prevent any further goal chances for Cashel. Mikey O’Brien played superbly considering he was badly injured and despite the help of Gearóid Ryan(B) in defence Cashel continued to add points in the second half. A solitary point from Jack Armshaw was all that Cappa could manage in the final 5 minutes despite the scramble for a much needed goal. As the final whistle sounded Cashel celebrated after a hard fought 2-6 to 1-4 victory.

The day had positives and negatives from a Cappawhite Gaels perspective but overall we have to credit a young group of players for playing well and we were delighted to see so many lads tog out and play their first game at this level. Cappawhite advance as runners-up of their group and play in the Garda Cup semi-final in the coming week. Best on the day for Cappa were Gearóid Ryan(B), Jack Armshaw and Daire Duggan in the forwards, Pakie Barry who took his points well and Mikey Carmody, Daniel Clancy and Mikey O’Brien in defence.


Panel and scorers on the day: Anthony Barry, (2-0), Seán Cleary, Mikey Carmody, Ben White, Daniel Clancy, Mikey O’Brien, Cian O’Carroll, Pakie Barry(0-4), Aaron Renehan(0-1), Daire Duggan, Jack Armshaw(1-3), Thierry Hassett, Neil Clancy(0-1), Gearóid Ryan(B)(3-5), Sam Carmody(0-1), Taylor Allen-Flynn, James Quinlan(0-1), Aidan O’Connor, Aidan Southon, Conor Martin, Kyle Walshe, Oran Kelly, Caoimhín Doody. 

U12 Hurling Championship Shield Final

Cappawhite Gaels  3-6   Arravale Rovers  3-5

Our Cappawhite Gaels U12A team overcame Arravale Rovers in Solohead on Monday 24th August 2015. We started this game where we left off from our second half against Cashel. We defended strongly, controlled the midfield and passed the ball well into our forwards. Our forwards started brightly and put the Arravale Rover’s defence under pressure. Sam Carmody opened the scoring with a well taken goal. After some good passing and running Kyle Walsh put the ball over the bar. After a good cross field ball Sam Carmody scored his first point of the evening. Arravale were keeping in touch with 3 points of their own at this point. After some good goal keeping by Taylor Allen Flynn and good defending by Ben White, Ellen Gantley, James Quinlan and Cian O’Carroll, Cappa gaels pulled away with a goal and a point from Mikey Carmody. Conor Martin finished off the half with a well taken goal. We went into the half Cappa Gaels 3-03 to Arravale Rovers 0-3.

Arravale Rovers opened the scoring in the second half with a goal. Daire Duggan took a well-deserved point. Arravale Rovers began to find their rhythm and scored a goal and a point in quick succession. The effort of the first half began to tell on our players. For this game we were without Neil Clancy, Sean Cleary and Stephen Dee. Conor Martin put the ball over the bar to relieve some of the pressure. The game finished with a well taken point by Sam Carmody.

This was a good team effort. All players played their part in this important win. The scoreline didn’t reflect the effort required to defend, clear the ball, win the ball around the middle of the field and to close down Arravale Rovers’ defenders. Our players dug deep, supported each other and passed the ball when a team-mate was in a better position. The players can be proud of their efforts and their first silverware of the season.

The Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Taylor Allen Flynn, Ben White, Ellen Gantley, James Quinlan, Cian O’Carroll, Mikey Carmody (1-1), Sam Carmody (1-2), Connor Martin (1-1), Daire Duggan (0-1), Kyle Walsh (0-1), Caoimhin Doody and Oran Kelly. Sean Cleary, Stephen Dee and Neil Clancy were not available for this match.

The Cappawhite Gaels mentors: Cormac Heffernan, John Dee & Sean O’Carroll.

U12 A Hurling Championship Semi-Final

Cappawhite Gaels 0-09  Cashel  2-08

Our Cappawhite Gael team had a disappointing day today, Sunday 09/08/2015 in the U12B Championship semi-final in Clonoulty against Cashel. We started slowly and a bit cautious. We had conceded 3 points without reply by the time we started to get into the game. Our defence of Taylor Allen Flynn, Ben White, Ellen Gantley, Sean Cleary and James Quinlan were under huge pressure. Our midfield of Stephen Dee and Mikey Carmody started to get parity around the middle of the field. Mikey Carmody opened our scoring with a well taken point. Stephen Dee added our second point and our last score of the half. This was a tough game and the play went from end to end. We were getting the ball into our forwards but we were finding it difficult to score. The first half came to a close after we conceded 2 disappointing goals. The score at half time was Cappa Gaels 0-02 to Cashel’s 2-05.

Cian O’Carroll and Kyle Walsh were introduced at half time. The second half started with our Cappa Gaels team getting stuck into the game. The half time team talk seemed to have the right effect. We began to get on top in defence and in midfield and were distributing the ball better into our forwards. Our forward line of Daire Duggan, Cian O’Carroll, Conor Martin and Kyle Walsh were making the most of the better supply of ball. Stephen Dee opened the scoring after winning a free. Daire Duggan got on the score sheet with a well taken point. Sean Cleary took a quick free to Sam Carmody, who turned and shot over the bar. Cashel responded with a point. Sean Cleary was growing into the game and put over a point from a free. We were putting Cashel under a lot of pressure and after a poor clearance from Cashel, Sam Carmody took advantage and put over his second point of the afternoon. We spurned a couple of half chances for goals. After Mikey Carmody was taken down going for goal, we had an opportunity for a goal. A resulting free was heading for goal only to be deflected over the bar for the final score of the game.

This was a game of two halves. The first half belonged to Cashel and the second half belonged to Cappa Gaels. We scored 7 points to Cashel’s 3 points in the second half. This was a game that we feel that we left behind and are very disappointed to have lost. The way in which we turned the game around in the second half was satisfying and gives confidence for our next game.

The Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Taylor Allen Flynn, Ben White, Ellen Gantley, James Quinlan, Sean Cleary (0-1), Stephen Dee (0-3), Daire Duggan (0-1), Sam Carmody (0-2), Neil Clancy, Kyle Walsh, Mikey Carmody (0-2), Cian O’Carroll and Conor Martin.


U14 West ‘A’ Hurling Championship Semi-Final
Cappawhite Gaels  2-3    Knockavilla/Donaskeigh Kickhams 0-10


Cappawhite came up just short in the most controversial of circumstances against Kickhams in the West Semi-Final in Golden this Thursday evening August 20th. A one point loss doesn’t do this team justice after what was an astonishingly brave performance from every player in the white and blue. Kickhams won the toss and elected to play with the strong breeze in the first half and in the first few minutes this looked threatening as they moved ball into their inside forwards. Kickhams registered the first point of the game to take the advantage in the opening period. The Cappa backs worked well in these opening minutes and soaked up a lot of opposition pressure, this would signal things to come in what was a tremendous game played by all the backs.


Kickhams seemed to settle into the game earlier than Cappa as they registered their second point despite the huge work rate of the Cappa defence. Conceding this second score really seemed to shake the Cappa boys into life and a few positional changes resulted in a ball being played into Ciarán Doody now operating in the forwards. Ciarán moved in from 30 yards out while taking on three defenders and yet he managed to find enough space to release a wonderful shot past the keeper into the net giving Cappa a 1-0 to 0-2 lead. This was an inspirational score that lifted the team and as such Ryan Renehan quickly followed with a well taken point low, fast and straight between the posts. Jack Armshaw was also motoring at this stage and as willing as ever to take on his man, he popped up with another point for Cappa to give them a one goal lead.


It was at this stage 19 minutes into the game that things took a turn. Mikey O’Brien, playing a stormer at wing back, was seriously injured with a forceful blow to the lower back. Incredibly play continued and within seconds Ryan Renehan while fighting for possession on the same wing became entangled with an opposition player where both players fought tooth and nail for the ball. The whistle blew after the intense clash of these two players and to the astonishment of the crowd a single red card was shown to Ryan Renehan while Mikey O’Brien received attention as he lay sprawled on the ground 25 yards away. A significant delay followed as Mikey received attention before being helped from the pitch and forced to retire through injury. Mikey Carmody came bolting into the action in place of Mikey O’Brien and Cappa were glad to have such an able and honest player on the pitch as they were reduced to 14 men. The players upped their game upon resumption of play and another Ciarán Doody run and shot at goal was just saved but Aaron Renehan was on hand with quick reflexes to drive the sliotar back into the net just on the stroke of half time. Cappa took a 2-2 to 0-2 lead at the break.


A two goal lead despite being reduced to 14 men was a fair reflection of the effort that the Cappa players were making in the opening 25 minutes. The break probably hindered the Cappa team as they were playing on pure adrenaline following the dismissal of their talismanic captain and the forced retirement through injury of their teak tough wing-back. As the second half commenced the Kickhams players were eager to make use of their superior numbers and threw everything at the Cappa defence. It was at this stage that Séamus Burns and Philip Gantley in particular proved why they are so highly regarded as hurlers as they were everywhere. Time and again they dispossessed their man or hooked him just at the perfect moment, the corner backs and wing backs followed their lead as they covered every blade of grass in their 65. Kickhams clawed their way back into the game as time and again they were awarded a free within scoring distance which they put over the bar. Eventually they took a 0-9 to 2-2 lead before Dara McCarthy threw a levelling point over the bar for Cappa. Despite this Kickhams yet again scored their 10th and final point of the game and there wasn’t enough time left for Cappa to go and score an equaliser before the full time whistle sounded.


Of the few defeats that this group of players have suffered this surely ranks as the toughest, their dedication and the application of their will to win was simply inspiring. I can but hand on heart say that if any county senior team played with their level of effort and commitment, as demonstratedtonight, they would win the All-Ireland every year in spite of Kilkenny. These lads may have lost a semi-final by a point but their attitude in overcoming the loss of two quality players was something to behold. They may not have a West Championship medal at the end of this year but if they can keep their superb mentality and strength of character then they will go far both on and off the pitch in the years to come.


Panel and scorers: Anthony Barry, Pakie Barry, Philip Gantley, Daniel Clancy, Aaron Renehan (1-0), Séamus Burns, Mikey O’Brien, Gearóid Ryan, Ciarán Doody (1-0), Oscar Allen, Jack Armshaw (0-1), Dara McCarthy (0-1), Daire Duggan, Ryan Renehan (0-1), Gearóid Lennon, Ben White, Mikey Carmody, Thierry Hassett, Seán Cleary, Sam Carmody.  

Under 16 Hurling: 

Cappawhite Geals 1-19  Knockavilla/Kickhams 1-17.

Cappawhite Geals under 16 team had a good win in a very evenly contested game on Monday night 10/8/2015. Kickhams had the best  of the 1st half in which Cappawhite Geals seemed very sluggish and were beaten in most areas of the field. We were also finding scores hard to come by and hit several wides in this period. This was reflected on the scoreboard which seen us going in at half time down by four points with the score reading  0-08 to 1-09 in favour of Kickhams.

The second half saw a much improved performance from Cappa Geals. Straight from the throw in we showed more urgency and were within in a point of our opponents with five minutes gone. For the rest of the half the lead was exchanged on numerous occasions until a David Murphy goal put us two points up. From this stage we just about kept ahead to see out the game and finish ahead by 1-19 to 1-17.

Overall we grew into the game after a slow start with all our players putting in good performances but Colm Murrary, Philip Gantly and Seamus Burns been the pick of backs, in mid field Dennis O Shea and Robbie Quirke had solid games and up front Arron Ryan, Gearoid  Ryan, William Barry and David Murphy got some good scores.     

Team: D Morrissey, C Doody, P Gantley, C Murrary, R Renehan, B Murphy, S Burns, R Quirke, D O Shea , C O Dwyer, C Ryan, F Brady, G Ryan, W Barry and A Ryan. Sub D Murphy for C O Dwyer.

Under 14 Hurling: 

 Cappawhite Geals 2-09   Clonoulty/Rossmore 1-10

Our under 14 team had a narrow win against Clonoulty/Rossmore on  Thursday evening last 30/5/2015 in Cappawhite. Our lads were very quiet in the 1st half and were it showed in the scoreline when we went in at the break down by a point with the score at 1-04 to 0-08 with our goal coming from Dara McCarthy.

The second half was a much better affair with our lads beginning to show more urgency. We put over some fine points and another goal from Dara McCarthy seen us outscoring Clonoulty by 1-05 to 1-02 to run out winners with a 2 point margin.

After the slow start all our players put in a fine effort with Mike O Brien and Seamus Burns dominating in the half back line. Gearoid Ryan and Cirian Doody doing well in midfield and Dara McCarthy always dangerous up front.

Team: A Barry, O Allen, P Gantley, D Clancy, A Renehan, S Burns(0-01), M O Brien, G Ryan(0-02), C Doody(0-01), P Barry, J Armshaw, T Hassett, S Carmody(0-02), D McCarthy(2-03), G Lennon. Subs N Clancy for G Lennon, S Cleary for D Clancy, M Carmody for O Allen, S Dee for T Hassett and B White for P Barry. 

Clonoulty / Rossmore 6-06         Cappawhite Gaels 2-03

Our Cappawhite Gael team succumbed to a stronger Clonoulty/ Rossmore team in Clonoulty on Monday evening, 06th July. This was our third game of the A/B league. As Clonoulty opened the scoring with a quick goal, we knew we were in for a tough evening. After a slow start and some great defending by Sean Cleary, James Quinlan, Ellen Gantley and Daire Duggan in defence and a couple of great saves by Taylor Allen Flynn in goals we began to assert ourselves in midfield with Stephen Dee taking two great points. We began to get parity in almost all positions around the pitch but we failed to turn out possession into scores. Clonoulty’s tatics of putting their best player on the edge of the square paid dividends late in the first half with two strikes at point blank range. We went into half time behind by 3-2 to 0-2.

The second half restarted with more of the same. We were competitive around the field with strong running and good work-rate by Sam Carmody, Conor Martin, Kyle Walsh and Neil Clancy. But we couldn’t turn possession into scores. Clonoulty scored 2-2 without reply. Our scores in the second half were from set plays. A 65 from Mikey Carmody was deflected in for a goal and another 65 from Mikey Carmody yielded a point. A further goal and a point were scored by Clonoulty before Cian O’Carroll picked up a pass in the left corner, took his steps and rifled the ball into the ne

This was a great team effort this evening. All players played their part in this tough game. Everyone Our players dug deep and supported each other. The players can be proud of their efforts and we look forward to our next game next Monday.

The Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Taylor Allen Flynn, Daire Duggan, Ellen Gantley, Sean Cleary, James Quinlan, Stephen Dee (0-2), Mikey Carmody (1-1), Sam Carmody, Neil Clancy, Conor Martin, Kyle Walsh, and Cian O’Carroll (1-0).

The Cappawhite Gaels mentors: Cormac Heffernan, John Dee and Sean O’Carroll.

U14 West ‘A’ Hurling Championship 
Cappawhite Gaels  5-18

Galtee/Golden  3-5


This Thursday evening 9 July saw Cappawhite Gaels notch up another win in the round-robin stages of the U14 West ‘A’ Hurling Championship against Galtee/Golden in Cappawhite. Conditions were relatively decent with a light wind blowing at an angle down the pitch, and while the weather was dry and underfoot conditions were solid the slightly damp grass resulted in greasy ball for both teams to contend with.  

Cappa started well from the throw in with Gearóid Ryan(B) taking a lovely opening score from play to settle his team. From the resultant puck out Galtee/Golden almost scored a goal only for Anthony Barry to sweep the sliotar of his line just in time. After this near miss the Cappawhite team settled into a pattern of working the ball up field and shooting from the middle-third of the pitch. Ryan Renehan and Gearóid Ryan(B) both chipped over points in the opening half with Pakie Barry also getting in on the act. However, while the Cappa team were linking well and creating many opportunities to score the wide count started to add up as the wind drifted ever so slightly across the pitch and a number of shots drifted just wide of their target. Ryan Renehan dominated the second quarter of the game with 1-4, two of these points coming from his reading of the opposition puck outs, claiming them as his own and then slotting them over the bar. The goal came from a 25 yard free which Ryan buried low into the net. Galtee/Golden had also scored a goal and a point in the meantime leaving the teams at 1-11 to 1-1 in favour of Cappa at half-time.

The second half saw Galtee/Golden rally with a few positional changes and renewed purpose as they sought to close the gap. Séamus Burns and Mikey O’Brien both worked hard in the first half of the game and brought that work ethic into the second half as they covered every blade of grass in chasing, harrying, hooking and blocking the opposition. Oscar Allen and Aaron Renehan also made crucial interventions in this time while Daniel Clancy and Ciarán Doody remained solid as ever in defence. Galtee/Golden pushed hard for goals and Cappa managed to keep them at bay while points were added by the half-forward line as well as a goal from Daire Duggan that came from the Pippo Inzaghi school of forward play. Dara McCarthy also added two goals in this half, one dropping just short and landing under the crossbar rather than over it. However, the second goal was a goal of quality as Dara drove the ball across the goalkeeper from a tight angle beating him at the far side courtesy of the post. Ryan Renehan further added to his tally to cancel out a brace of goals for the opposition as the game petered out.

Overall this was a strong Cappa performance with all players working hard and playing well, Ryan Renehan, Dara McCarthy and Gearoid Ryan(B) all contributed significantly to the play as well as to the scoreboard while Séamus Burns and Mikey O’Brien worked their socks off in a super half back line.

Panel & Scorers: Anthony Barry, Oscar Allen, Ciarán Doody, Aaron Renehan, Daniel Clancy, Seamus Burns, Mikey O’Brien, Gearóid Ryan(B) (0-5), Pakie Barry (0-1), Dara McCarthy (2-2), Ryan Renehan (2-10), Jack Armshaw, Gearóid Lennon, Philip Gantley, Daire Duggan (1-0), Seán Cleary, Mikey Carmody, Thierry Hassett, Ben White, Neil Clancy, Sam Carmody.

Under 14 A Hurling

Cappawhite Geals 2-09 Cashel 3-06

Cappawhite Gaels played out a draw in sunny Leahy Park, Cashel on Thursday evening last July 2nd in what was a tough game, and many even called it an ill-tempered affair, right through to the finish. The Cappawhite team stood up and were counted against a physically bigger Cashel team, for the entirety of the game they were led in defence by a master class display from Séamus Burns at centre-back. Cashel opened the scoring with a point followed by a quick fire 1-1 from Ryan Renehan at midfield who finished the day with 2-4 to his name. As the half progressed Daire Duggan showed the deft touch and cool composure of a classy inside forward when he controlled, turned and slotted over a sweet point from a tight angle. Dara McCarthy also found himself on the score sheet in the first half with a well taken point.

The second half started 1-5 to 1-3 in favour of Cashel while Cappa chipped away at the lead in the second half. The second Cappawhite goal coming in this half from a Ryan Renehan pile driver much like his first goal, this is quickly becoming a very good habit on the part of Ryan. A lapse in defence allowed Cashel in for a third goal near the finish but to our boys credit an unerring free from Ryan and a leveller from the hard working Jack Armshaw saw us finish all square.

Best for Cappawhite were Anthony Barry in goal, Sean Cleary, Mikey O’Brien and Séamus Burns in defence while Philip Gantley, who was forced to retire injured with a head injury, worked his socks off up front. Jack Armshaw put in a huge effort in the forwards and while Jack’s contribution was hugely influential Ryan Renehan probably just shaded it over Jack Armshaw as Laoch na hImeratha.

Panel & Scorers: Anthony Barry, Seán Cleary, Ciarán Doody, Daniel Clancy, Mikey O’Brien, Seamus Burns, Mikey Carmody, Ryan Renehan(2-4), Aaron Renehan, Dara McCarthy(0-1), Jack Armshaw(0-3), Gearóid Lennon, Daire Duggan(0-1), Philip Gantley, Thierry Hassett, Neil Clancy, Sam Carmody, James Quinlan. 

U12 Hurling A/B League

Cappawhite Gaels  5-9   Golden Kilfeakle     1-2

Our Cappawhite Gaels team overcame an understrength Golden Kilfeakle side in Cappawhite on a sunny summer evening on Monday 22nd June. This was our second game of the U12 Hurling League. With some great defending by Ben White, Daire Duggan, Sean Cleary and James Quinlan in defence and our midfield of Mikey Carmody and Stephen Dee supplying good ball into our forwards, the scores started to flow. We got into the game quickly with Neil Clancy clocking up a goal and four points without reply. Kyle Walsh ran onto a through ball by Sam Carmody and fired over a point. Sam Carmody followed up this good play with a well taken goal. Mikey Carmody put over a point and the half was finished off with a well taken goal by Cian O’Carroll. We went into half time ahead by 2-5 to 0-1.

 We started the second half slowly and quickly conceded a goal and a point. With some good passing and running by Sean Cleary, Stephen Dee and Mikey Carmody, we began to deliver good ball into our forwards again. Conor Martin scored a well earned point and this was followed up by a rare point by the excellent Sean Cleary. Cian O’Carroll was now running riot, taking on his man and scoring two well taken goals. The game finished with a late point by Mikey Carmody.

This was a great team effort this evening. All players played their part in this important. When Golden threatened to come back into the game in the second half, our players dug deep and supported each other. The players can be proud of their efforts and we look forward to meeting Clonoulty in two weeks.

 The Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Taylor Allen Flynn, Ben White, Daire Duggan, Sean Cleary (0-1), James Quinlan, Stephen Dee, Mikey Carmody (0-2), Sam Carmody (1-0), Neil Clancy (1-4), Cian O’Carroll (3-0), Kyle Walsh (0-1), Conor Martin (0-1) and Ellen Gantley.

 The Cappawhite Gaels mentors: Cormac Heffernan, John Dee, Martin McDermott & Sean O’Carroll.

Under  14A Hurling Cappawhite Geals 9-07  Arravale Rovers 2-11.

Our under 14 Hurlers put in a majestic performance in Tipperary on Thursday night 18/6/2015. Some of our team play was sublime especially in the 1st half. The game was only a couple of minutes old when Gearoid Lennon got our 1st goal followed with a point from Gearoid Ryan. After this our full forward Philip Gantley got raised the green flag twice before Arravale got their 1st point. Ryan Renehan then added his 1st point before Arravale scored 2 more points. Philip Gantley scored his hat-trick at this stage with another pile driver to finish off some great team work further out the field. Gearoid Ryan again put the ball over the bar before Arravale got another 2 points to keep in touch. Ryan Renehan then had another point followed by a goal from Gearoid Ryan. With a couple of minutes left in the half Ryan Renehan had a pointed free before Philip Gantley rattled the net again. Arravale got the last point of the half to leave the score at 6-05 to 0-06.

The second half was a much more even contest with our lads soaking up some strong pressure from the opposition. Ryan Renehan was the first to score in the 2nd half after a minute with a point. Arravale now had their best period of the game where they scored 1-03 without reply and only for a penalty save from Anthony Barry it could have been closer. Cappawhite Geals then replied with another super strike from Philip Gantley before Pakie Barry got a point. Arravale then scored another goal and a point before we again took control of the game after another fine Anthony Barry save. With the resulting clearance the ball again found Philip Gantley to score another goal. The same player finished the scoring with a second half hat-trick to bring his tally on the night to seven all of which were tremendous finishes.

It was an excellent all round team performance by everyone of our players who set the scores for the man of the match Philip Gantley who scored seven top quality goals.  

Team: Anthony Barry, Daniel Clancy, Mike O Brien, Oscar Allen, Ciaran Doody, Seamus Byrnes, Mikey Carmody, Gearoid Ryan(1-02), Pakie Barry(0-01), Thierry Hassett, Ryan Renehan(0-04), Jack Armshaw, Neil Clancy, Philip Gantley(7-00), and Gearoid Lennon(1-00). Subs used Ben White for Neil Clancy and Sean Cleary for Gearoid Lennon. 

U15 Munster Super Touch Tournament

Cappawhite represented West Tipperary with distinction at the U15 Munster Super Touch Tournament held at Mallow GAA Complex on Saturday 13th June. Having come through the county rounds to go forward as one of three Tipperary teams to play the 10-a-side provincial competition Cappawhite were drawn in a group with Middleton and Abbeydorney of Kerry.

Following a bye in the opening round first up for Cappa was a tough game against Middleton. These games played on a shortened pitch at 12 minutes per half don’t allow teams an opportunity to start slowly as they will be punished, unfortunately for Cappawhite that is exactly what happened. Middleton put Abbeydorney to the sword in the first game of the day and in so doing they came into the Cappa game up to match pace. Cappa allowed their Cork rivals to pull away as the first-half concluded leaving a 6 point deficit at half time despite Willie Barry scoring 1-2 in the first 5 minutes of the game. A spirited Cappa comeback straight from the off in the second period saw the deficit cut to a point with Willie Barry and Ryan Renehan linking up superbly to score a goal apiece. Middleton were rattled but they were an excellent team and composed themselves to score a goal and a point while Cappawhite were desperately unlucky not to net another 2 goals in the opposite end. A third goal for Middleton, controversially awarded I must add as George Kelly can attest to, essentially ended the Cappa challenge. Middleton would go on to win the competition comfortably and Cappa can hold their heads high in giving them their toughest game of the day.

After a 5 minute break Cappa had to lift themselves and face Abbeydorney in what was essentially a dead rubber with Middleton having won both their games and advancing from the group. The Cappa boys were happy to play this game at a slower pace after the frantic opening game and as such the scores were slow in coming but Willie Barry, Ryan Renehan and Séamus Burns all drove home 2 goals each before the half-time whistle. A further Ryan Renehan goal and a few points from Willie Barry and Brendan Murphy saw the game out meekly.

A third and final game was played against Inagh-Kilnamona of Clare to finish the day out, both sets of players were tired and as this game was a friendly played in the spirit of Barbarians rugby as both teams went all out to score. Brendan Murphy played up front for this game racking up 2-3 in the opening 15 minutes before switching with Cian Ryan in the backs who scored 2 goals with his opportunity up front. Fionn Brady scored 2 fine points from play while Wille Barry ended with a personal tally of 4-6. Cappa finished the game with a total of 7-11 while Inagh-Kilnamona finished with 8-8, a draw was a fair result for what was a game played in great spirit by both sets of players.

Overall the day was a very enjoyable experience and while the boys didn’t win the day out they were certainly one of the best teams on display in what was a competition showcasing the best U15 hurlers in Munster. Many thanks to the lads on their commitment and attitude throughout the day.

Panel & scorers on the day: Willie Barry (7-11), Ryan Renehan (4-0), Brendan Murphy (2-4), Séamus Burns (2-0), Cian Ryan (2-0), Fionn Brady (0-2), Ciarán Doody, Dara McCarthy, Cian Murray, Patrick Barry, Diarmuid Duggan, Colm O’Dwyer. 

Well done to CappaLFC players Ellen Gantley and Sarah Armshaw who represented Tipperary at the primary game v Kerry in Thurles on Sunday 14th of June.

Congratulations to the Cappawhite National Scool Under 13 team who beat Donaskigh by four points intodays County quater-final and now meet Inch Natioal School in the semi-final. 

Congratulations to Ryan Renehan who won the County Puc Fada competition in The Ragg today

U10 / U12 Blitz in Cappa on Sunday morning. Murroe / Bothar and South Liberties called to play us on route to Thurles. Murroe / Bothar brought 2 U10 teams and SouthLiberties brought an U12 and U10 team. The following are pictures from the days action:

West ‘A’ Football Championship 
Cappawhite Gaels 1-4  Cashel King Cormac 2-5

Cappawhite Gaels came up just short against a physically strong Cashel team at home onMonday May 18th. Conditions before the game didn’t do either side any favours, just ask anyone who was present and they will be quick to tell you how the weather resembled that of a cold, wet winter’s evening. In football a heavy pitch more often than not favours the stronger, fitter team and on Monday night Cashel were certainly that, Cappawhite on the other hand were down to the bare 15 as a few minor knocks took their toll. However, the 15 boys who lined out were keen to get back to winning ways after a tough game the previous week and the work ethic was very good right across the board.

The game started off as a tight affair and Jack Armshaw once again proved to be the man to lead the team as he tagged on the first point for Cappa and scored a second which so easily could have dipped under the crossbar for a goal that would have been well deserved. Cashel quickly came into the game and pulled back three points with their sheer size and power starting to show before they eventually worked a goal to take a 1-3 to 0-2 lead at half time. In reality Cappawhite Gaels were unlucky to be down at half time but Cashel were happy to concede a free outside of scoring range and thereby halt the Cappa advance which found it hard to open up the Cashel defence who quickly marked up before the free could be taken.

The second half saw Cappa come out and take the game to Cashel as Ryan Renehan, Jack Armshaw and Anthony Barry ran at the opposition with every opportunity. Jack Armshaw scored his third point of the day to reel in the Cahsel lead before they added another point. After this Ryan Renehan produced two audacious pieces of skill, firstly by drop kicking a point from 30 yards out that Ronan O’Gara would be happy with. Secondly, by running from midfield into the Cashel box and while being tackled by three defenders managing to drop the ball to the ground and toe poke it over the onrushing goal keeper for a goal that deserves to be a YouTube hit. This drew the score level as the game reached the decisive final few moments which unfortunately saw Cashel score a second goal and nail a point to finish off the game.

Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Dara McCarthy, Oscar Allen, Philip Gantley, Ben White, Daniel Clancy, Ryan Renehan (1-1), Aaron Renehan, Séamus Burns, Anthony Barry, Mikey Carmody, Jack Armshaw (0-3), Thierry Hassett, Seán Cleary, Gearóid Lennon, Neil Clancy.

West Féile na nGael Skills & Poc Fada

Congratulations to Ryan Renehan and Dara McCarthy on their performances in the divisional stages of the Féile na nGael Skills and Poc Fada on Wednesday May 20th at Pairc Ciocaim, Dundrum. Ryan Renehan was a convincing outright winner of the Poc Fada while Dara McCarthy was just pipped at the post in the Skills competition finishing as first runner-up. Well done to both on their achievement from all in the club. 

West Under14 ‘A’ Football Championship 
Cappawhite Gaels 0-1   Galtee/Golden 3-7

Cappawhite Gaels were no match for a rampant Galtee/Golden combination on Thursday May 14th in the second round of the West ‘A’ Championship. The evening began with the withdrawal of some key players for Cappawhite Gaels and the news that many more were tired after a busy week of school activities, games and training sessions. To the credit of the players they gave their all in the opening minutes of the game when a relatively evenly contested affair saw Galtee/Golden lead by 1-2 to no score before Jack Armshaw popped over the only score of the game. Cappawhite Gaels battled bravely to counter the attacking threat of the opposition and limited them to another 3 points in the first half to make the half-time score 0-1 to 1-5.

The second half simply proved how tired the Cappawhite team were as they struggled to keep up with the pace of Galtee/Golden who played a very well organised and high tempo brand of football with great running off the ball.  A point and a second Eoghan Brennan goal all but sealed the win for the combination as the game reached the 45 minute mark. However, Cappawhite continued to play their game with the backs and midfield working hard to get on top of their men. It is to the credit of the Cappawhite Gaels team that they kept their composure and played a clean game, often we see teams descend into foul play when the gulf in scores is so wide but this Cappa team has too much class for that.

Credit to Galtee/Golden on an excellent display of football that could have been brought straight out of Kerry such was their flair, they will be a tough team to topple in the West Championship. Cappawhite Gaels will take a well-deserved rest for a few days to regroup after their 16th game of the season, there are many more to come.

Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Dara McCarthy, Aaron Renehan, Philip Gantley, Oscar Allen, Ciarán Doody, Ryan Renehan, Daniel Clancy, Séamus Burns, Jack Armshaw(0-1), Mikey Carmody, Gearóid Ryan(B), Thierry Hassett, Gearóid Lennon, Anthony Barry, Seán Cleary, Daire Duggan, Neil Clancy.  

U12 A Football

Cappawhite Gaels 0-02   Knockavilla Kickhams  3-8

Our Cappawhite Gael team succumbed to a stronger Kickhams team in Dundrum on Sunday in the U12A football west final. We were beaten by a stronger footballing side and we wish them the best of luck when they represent West Tipperary in the county semi-final. Despite being under huge pressure from Kickhams, our Cappawhite Gaels team were not found wanting for effort. Our goalie and defence defended bravely, our midfield and half forwards chased, harried and blocked but unfortunately our full forwards did not get many opportunities to score. We did get on the score sheet with two well taken points by Stephen Dee and Conor Martin.

This west final brings our football competitions to an end for the year and the hurling competitions will start soon.

The Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Taylor Allen Flynn, Ben White, James Quinlan, Sean Cleary, Ellen Gantley( C ), Stephen Dee (0-1), Daire Duggan, Mikey Carmody, Sam Carmody, Neil Clancy, Kyle Walsh, Cian O’Carroll and Conor Martin (0-1).

The Cappawhite Gaels mentors: Cormac Heffernan, Martin McDermott and John Dee.

West Under14 ‘A’ Football Championship First Round

Cappawhite Gaels  1-10  Arravale Rovers    3-2

Cappawhite Gaels got their Championship action off to a winning start on Thursday May 7th with a hard fought win over Arravale Rovers at Seán Treacy Park in Tipperary. Heavy rain before the game resulted in greasy conditions which led to a game that was littered with fouls and handling errors throughout. However, the conditions did not dampen the levels of enthusiasm and effort from both teams as each side went out to play attacking football.

Cappawhite Gaels were off to a strong start pressing forward from the beginning with points coming from Séamus Burns and Jack Armshaw while Arravale were quick to respond with a point and a goal, courtesy of Niall Sharpe. Following the concession of the goal the Cappa defence shut up shop at the back and worked hard to pressurise any Arravale attack at every opportunity. Séamus Burns and Jack Armshaw grew into the game with every phase of play scoring a further two points each before the half-time whistle to leave the score at 0-6 to 1-1 at half time.

The second half couldn't have opened better for Cappa as Ryan Renehan once again moved the play into the Arravale goal mouth and a scramble for possession saw Thierry Hassett connect with the ball to tuck it away in the bottom right corner of the net for a well-deserved goal. Cappawhite had a solid period of play after this as the team settled with Jack Armshaw clocking up a further two points. Arravale were always going to tear back into the game and that’s exactly what they did as they outscored Cappa 2-0 to 0-2 in the final few minutes. Arravale threw everything and the kitchen sink at Cappawhite Gaels in these final moments despite the great work of Dara McCarthy and his defence. The two goals brought Arravale back into contention but the full time whistle sounded as Ryan Renehan won the kick-out and surged up field.

Overall, this was a very good, committed performance against a hugely improved Arravale Rovers side. Ryan Renehan was unlucky not to score a goal after powering forward and unleashing a rasper that hit the crossbar and shook the goalpost. In the same vein, Daire Duggan and Seán Cleary connected well in the dying minutes and were terribly unlucky not to finish a well worked one-two move with a goal. Séamus Burns and Jack Armshaw couldn't be separated for man of the match as both worked well and linked together superbly.

Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Dara McCarthy, Ben White, Philip Gantley, Oscar Allen, Aaron Renehan, Ryan Renehan, Daniel Clancy, Séamus Burns(0-3), Gearóid Ryan(B)(0-1), Pakie Barry, Jack Armshaw(0-6), Thierry Hassett(1-0), Gearóid Lennon, Ciarán Doody, Seán Cleary, Daire Duggan, Neil Clancy.  

U12 A Football Semi-Final

Cappawhite Gaels  4-02  Clonoulty 2-04

Our Cappawhite Gael team had a tremendous win today, Monday 04/05/2015 in the U12A Football semi-final in Annacarty against Clonoulty. We had to be at our very best today against a very strong Clonoulty side that defeated us last Thursday. With the strong breeze at our backs we started strongly, with Kyle Walsh opening the scoring with a well taken point from distance. After some good pressure from our forwards, the ball broke to Mikey Carmody who drilled the first goal of this game. Our half back line of Sean Cleary and Ellen Gantley were excelling at this point and were breaking down the Clonoulty attacks and clearing the ball to our midfield of Stephen Dee and Daire Duggan who started to get the upper-hand in midfield. After some tough defending by Ben White and James Quinlan, Sean Cleary carried the ball out of defence, switched to Ellen Gantley who played a lovely ball over the top of the Clonoulty defence to the waiting Neil Clancy who calmly slotted the ball into the net. Sam Carmody hit the crossbar from distance before lobbing the keeper with a beautifully weighted shot. The game was end to end with both teams going close but it was Neil Clancy that shot the final score of the half with a well taken point. The score at half time was Cappa Gaels: 3-02 to Clonoulty 0-01.

Cian O’Carroll and Conor Martin were introduced at half time to strengthen the attack. The second half began as expected as Clonoulty laid siege to our half. Our Keeper, Taylor Allen Flynn has an excellent game, was confident under the dropping ball and made an excellent save to tip over a bullet of a shot from 10 yards. Our defence of Ben White, James Quinlan, Sean Cleary and Ellen Gantley were excellent. Our midfield of Stephen Dee, Daire Duggan and Sam Carmody fought hard and ran their legs off, and relieved pressure from our defence with some great interlink play. Conor Martin started the second half brightly and was getting on top of his opponent until a head injury forced him to retire. Clonoulty scored 2-02 without reply. Mikey Carmody started to get on top with some good fielding and strong running and went close to opening the Cappa Gaels scoring in the second half with a fisted effort from a free kick into the square. Cian O’Carroll fielded well and went close with an over the shoulder effort under pressure. With time running Neil Clancy secured the points with some great fielding, strong running and for the second time in this game slotted the ball into the back of the net.

Our thanks goes to Ellen Gantley who returned from a hand injury and played with strapped fingers.

We played some great football. Our passing and shooting was accurate. We worked hard and kept possession well and when the going got tough in the second half we dug deep, supported each other and put our bodies on the line. We played with pride and determination.

The Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Taylor Allen Flynn, Ben White, James Quinlan, Sean Cleary, Ellen Gantley, Stephen Dee, Daire Duggan, Sam Carmody (1-0), Neil Clancy (2-1), Kyle Walsh (0-1), Mikey Carmody (1-0), Cian O’Carroll and Conor Martin.


Cappawhite Geals 2-01 K Kickhams 0-08.

In a thrilling match played in Dundrum on Friday evening 1/5/2015 our under 14 team were unlucky to beaten by the minimum by Kickhams. There was a strong breeze and Cappa Geals played into it in the first half. With the wind with our opponents they applied a lot of pressure on our defence and scored five points without reply in this period. Even though we were unlucky not to score we had our moments but just failed to find the target. During the half all our backs more than put in a shift and all could be proud of their performance with Philip Gantley, Ryan Renehan, Gearoid Ryan and Pakie Barry leading the challenge.

If the first half was where a backs shone in the second with the wind at our backs it was our forwards who took the game to Kickhams. Even though we fell another point behind we started to find our feet and got a first score when Pakie Barry scored a point. The game see sawed for the next few minutes until Kickhams scored their seventh point to leave six between the teams again. But our lads now dug deep and with Seamus Burns making a big impact with his introduction we really started to apply pressure on Kickhams and were rewarded when Darragh McCarthy hit a brilliant shot to the back of the net to leave three between the teams. Just a couple of minutes later Darragh again won the ball and played into the danger area where Pakie was there to finish the ball to the net again to leave the teams level. Both team had their chances thereafter to win the game but the winning score it has to be said was gifted to Kickhams when a dubious free was awarded in front of goal which they scored to win the game.

All our lads can be very proud of their nights work and we can look forward to the championship.

Team A Barry, M Carmondy, P Gantly, O Allen, A Renehan, C Doody, D Clancy, R Renehan, G Ryan, P Barry(1-01), J Armshaw, D McCarthy(1-00), T Hassett, M O Brien, D Duggan. Subs Seamus Burns, G Lennon, B White, S Cleary and N Clancy.    

West ‘A’ Feile Semi-Final

Cappawhite Gaels  1-6  Clonoulty-Rossmore  0-3

Cappawhite Gaels returned to winning ways this Wednesday evening 22nd April with a hard fought victory over Clonoulty-Rossmore in the semi-final of the West ‘A’ Feile. Cappawhite struggled to get up to match pace in the first half as a number of the team had played schools hurling this afternoon and fatigue took a toll on many players. In spite of this it has to be acknowledged that Clonoulty worked hard and were very unfortunate not to lead at half time. Anthony Barry in goals did very well to keep a clean sheet and he was ably assisted by the full back line of Mikey Carmody, Philip Gantley and Oscar Allen who cleared ball time after time. Thanks to points from Pakie Barry, Ryan Renehan and Dara McCarthy the sides went in level at 0-3 apiece at half-time.

Cappawhite were just beginning to find their rhythm as the interval came and they managed to carry it into the second period, the shortened Feile games can often pass too quickly for a team as a half is only 20 minutes long. Ryan Renehan pointed a free before Gearóid Ryan(B) scored a superb goal to nudge Cappawhite further ahead midway through the second half. The Cappa defence held up well and Ciaran Doody worked hard to counter attack when the opportunity arose while moving Mikey O’Brien to centre-forward allowed him to roam around the 45 and pick up a lot of ball which he used effectively. Two further points for Ryan Renehan saw the game out as Cappawhite held the opposition scoreless in the second half thanks to the hard work of Anthony Barry and the backs.

Cappawhite Gaels now progress to the West ‘A’ Feile Final for the second year running and we hope that their form continues on its upward path as the focus returns to the small ball game.

Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Anthony Barry, Oscar Allen, Philip Gantley, Mikey Carmody, Aaron Renehan, Ciaran Doody, Daniel Clancy, Ryan Renehan (0-4), Mikey O'Brien, Pakie Barry (0-1), Gearóid Ryan(B) (1-0), Dara McCarthy(0-1), Ben White, Gearóid Lennon, Thierry Hassett, Neil Clancy, Sean Cleary.

U12 A Football

Cappawhite Gaels  8-07    Cashel     0-2

Our Cappawhite Gael team had a comfortable win away to Cashel in the U12A football on Thursday evening 23/04/2015. An early goal from Mikey Carmody set the tone for the match. After some good pressure from Cashel and a good save by Taylor Allen Flynn in goals, Cashel got on their first point, off the crossbar. Our players responded very well to this score and Mikey Carmody and Neil Clancy scored 2 quick goals. James Quinlan, Sean Cleary Ben White and Ellen Gantley were solid in defence and were quick to pass the ball to midfield where Stephen Dee and Sam Carmody were gaining the upper hand. With strong running and passing the scores started to come. Two well taken points by Conor Martin and Sam Carmody were followed by 2 good goals by Neil Clancy and Sam Carmody.

The score at half time was 5-3 to Cappawhite Gaels and 0-2 to Cashel. The ever improving Cian O’Carroll was introduced at half time to strengthen the attack and Aidan Southon was introduced to strengthen the defence. Our thanks goes to Aidan for coming into the panel for the night to replace the absent Daire Duggan. The second half opened with a well taken goal by Conor Martin, followed by goals from Sam Carmody and Kyle Walsh. Points from Sam Carmody, Stephen Dee and Neil Clancy kept the scoreboard ticking over.


This was our third game of the season and our skill level is improving match by match. We played some great football. Our passing and shooting was accurate, with just 4 wides. We worked hard and kept possession well and we are developing nicely as a team.

The Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Taylor Allen Flynn, Ben White, James Quinlan, Sean Cleary, Ellen Gantley, Stephen Dee (0-1), Sam Carmody (2-3), Neil Clancy (2-2), Conor Martin (1-1), Kyle Walsh (1-0), Mikey Carmody (2-0), Cian O’Carroll and Aidan Southon.

West ‘A’ Peil na nÓg Final

Cappawhite Gaels   1-3  Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams  2-8

A tremendous effort from the Cappawhite Gaels was not enough to see them overcome a very strong Kickhams outfit in Annacarthy on Monday 20th April. While the score line shows an 8 point margin there was little in the difference between these two teams for much of the game until Kickhams pulled away with a goal and a point in the final moments of the contest. Cappawhite started brightly and worked hard in moving the ball towards goal scoring range, Kickhams however showed their footballing nous in hassling and blocking most attacks.

The pace of Jack Armshaw proved a real threat and his Cappawhite Gaels  work rate was rewarded as he scored all of Cappwhite’s total, allied to the power of Ryan Renehan and some excellent saves in goal from Dara McCarthy Cappawhite Gaels were well in contention at half time. The second half continued in similar fashion with the Cappa defence holding firm before Jack Armshaw popped up with another point. Eventually the footballing skills of the Kickhams’ players came to the fore as they popped over another 2 points. Cappawhite Gaels threw everything at the opposition in the final quarter and only for 2 fine saves from their goalkeeper Kickhams could have found their lead reeled in.

In the final moments a goal converted from a penalty and a fine point from play allowed the Kickhams the breathing space they had fought for all game. Congratulations to the Kickhams on a fine win in what was a very tough game played in beautiful weather. Commiserations to Cappawhite Gaels for what was a real battling performance which may well have turned out differently only for the bounce of a ball at a crucial stage in the second half. We are all hugely proud of the footballing performances put in by this group of players in the West ‘A’ Peil and we look forward to what the year ahead may bring.

Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Dara McCarthy, Aaron Renehan, Philip Gantley, Oscar Allen, Daniel Clancy, Ciarán Doody, Pakie Barry, Ryan Renehan, Gearóid Ryan(B), Anthony Barry, Jack Armshaw (1-3), Mikey O’Brien, Ben White, Gearóid Lennon, Mikey Carmody, Daire Duggan, Thierry Hassett, Seán Cleary, Neil Clancy

Congratulations to Rebecca Renehan who was selected for the Primary Games Hurling Panel and Ellen Gantley who was selected for the Football Primary Games.

Under 14 ‘A’ Feile Hurling

Cappawhite Gaels 2-8  Kickhams 0-9

Cappawhite Gaels continued their recent good form by overcoming a fancied Kickhams outfit at home in the second round of the Feile on Friday April 17th. Once again playing in ideal conditions the team started powerfully with Ryan Renehan winning possession and pointing the sliotar from the throw-in while Dara McCarthy gathered the resultant puck out before coolly sending it over the bar to put us 2 points up inside the first minute. This bright start most certainly settled the team and caught Kickhams on the hop so to speak, however, the work rate shown by the entire team from the throw-in was outstanding. Our forward line of Thierry Hassett, Mikey O'Brien and Gearóid Lennon worked tirelessly to pressurise the opposition and keep the ball inside their 45 with most of their clearances only reaching our half-forward line or midfield. Indeed, this pressure lead to a point for Pakie Barry and goals for Dara McCarthy and Jack Armshaw in the opening 10 minutes of the game as well as another 3 points coming from the forwards. Kickhams pulled back 3 points through frees conceded by Cappawhite to leave the score at 2-6 to 0-3 at half time.

Kickhams threatened to come out fighting in the second half with the breeze at their backs and to their credit that is exactly what they did. The Cappa defence marshalled by the ever dependable duo of Philip Gantley and Ciarán Doody battled bravely and kept their cool to keep wave after wave of attack outside of goal scoring range. Anthony Barry cleared his line under huge pressure from the opposition full forward line while Seán Cleary came straight into the fray to make a vital interception when a goal looked on the cards, the work rate from the backs was again hugely impressive. Gearóid Ryan(B) and Pakie Barry lifted the siege by scoring points in the second half while a number of shots dropped just short of goals while playing against the breeze. The forwards and midfield continued to work hard to pressurise their markers while Ryan Renehan put in a huge shift to help out his defence. Cappawhite Gaels were happy to keep Kickhams away from goal and deserve credit for their discipline in maintaining a clean sheet against a strong side intent on scoring goals. 
These two teams can look forward to crossing swords again next week in the rescheduled Peil na Nóg 'A' West Final. 

Panel and scorers: Anthony Barry, Oscar Allen, Philip Gantley, Ben White, Aaron Renehan, Ciaran Doody, Daniel Clancy, Ryan Renehan (0-1), Gearóid Ryan(B) (0-2), Pakie Barry (0-2), Jack Armshaw(1-0), Dara McCarthy(1-2), Gearóid Lennon, Mikey O'Brien (0-1), Thierry Hassett, Mikey Carmody, Sean Cleary, Neil Clancy, Daire Duggan, Seamus Burns. 

U12 A Football

Cappawhite Gaels 3-04   Arravale Rovers 2-03

Our Cappawhite Gael team overcame a very competitive Arravale Rovers side in a hard fought game between two evenly matched sides in Cappawhite on a sunny spring evening on Thursday 16th April. This was our second game of the season. After a slow start and some great defending by Ben White, Ellen Gantley and Sean Cleary in defence and a well taken point Mikey Carmody, we went into half time behind by 0-1 to 1-2.

We started the second half strongly and were rewarded when Mikey Carmody and Conor Martin scored 2 quick goals. With some good passing and running by Daire Duggan, Sam Carmody and Stephen Dee, we began to deliver good ball into our forwards. Neil Clancy took advantage of the improved service and scored 3 excellent points without reply. The win was ensured by a late goal by Mikey Carmody.This was a great team effort to fight our way back into this game in the second half. The players can be proud of their efforts.

The Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Taylor Allen Flynn, Ben White, Sean Cleary, Ellen Walsh.Gantley, Stephen Dee, Mikey Carmody (2-1), Sam Carmody, Daire Duggan, Neil Clancy (0-3), Cian O’Carroll, James Quinlan, Conor Martin (1-0) and Kyle Walshe

Under 14 Feile Hurling

The Cappawhite Gaels began their competitive hurling season in winning style with a 4-12 to 1-5 victory over Arravale Rovers in the first round of the West Feile at home on Monday 13/4/2015 evening. Played in ideal conditions for hurling the Cappa boys were forced to work hard in the first half by a sticky Arravale team aided by the breeze, the half time scoreline of 2-6 to 1-3 perhaps didn't reflect the tight nature of the game. The first half saw the defence tested with Daniel Clancy and Aaron Renehan working hard to keep tabs on the Arravale forwards while great pressure on the goalkeeper from Thierry Hassett resulted in an early goal for Cappawhite. The scores came quickly as the game progressed, however, both teams were guilty of wayward shooting in the opening half. 

The second half was a much different affair with the Cappawhite team settling and hurling to their ability, Philip Gantley was again outstanding at full back while Ciaran Doody turned in a strong second half performance at centre back. Mikey O'Brien and Jack Armshaw were a constant threat to the Arravale defence with their pace and toughness standing to them while Pakie Barry scored some fine points from difficult angles. The pace of the game slackened in the final quarter of the game as the Cappawhite team had done enough to ensure victory. Cappawhite Gaels continue in the Feile with a game against a strong Kickhams side on Friday night. 

Panel and scorers: Anthony Barry, Oscar Allen, Philip Gantley, Mikey Carmody, Aaron Renehan, Ciaran Doody, Daniel Clancy, Ryan Renehan (2-4), Dara McCarthy (0-1), Jack Armshaw (1-1), Mikey O'Brien, Pakie Barry, (0-3), Daire Duggan, Gearoid Ryan(B) (0-2), Thierry Hassett (1-0), Ben White, Gearoid Lennon (0-1), Sean Cleary, Neil Clancy, Seamus Burns. 

Under 12A Football

Cappawhite Gaels 2-02                Knockavilla/Donaskeigh Kickhams        3-12

Our Cappawhite Gael team succumbed to a stronger Kickhams team in Dundrum on a sunny spring evening on Thursday 09th April. This was our first game of the season and it showed in the first half. After a slow start and some great defending by Ben White and Stephen Dee in defence and Taylor Allen Flynn in goals we began to get the upper hand late in the first half. A well taken point by Kyle Walsh and a goal by Sam Carmody gave some optimism for the second half. We trailed at the break by 2-7 to 1-1. A point by Cian O’Carroll and a goal by James Quinlan brought us back into the game but Kickhams responded and pulled away towards the finish.

This was a great team effort from our young, and very disciplined group of players. The players can be proud of their efforts and we look forward to meeting Kickhams again later in the competition.

The Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Taylor Allen Flynn, Ben White, Sean Cleary, Ellen Gantley, Stephen Dee, Mikey Carmody, Sam Carmody (1-0), Daire Duggan, Neil Clancy, Conor Martin, Kyle Walsh (0-1), James Quinlan (1-0) and Cian O’Carroll (0-1).

The Cappawhite Gaels mentors: Cormac Heffernan, Martin McDermott and John Dee.

Easter Camp 2015
A very successful Easter Camp was held again this year. We would like to thank everyone who helped, organized and participated in it  this year. See some of the activities on pictures below,



U14 A Peil na Nóg (Football)

Cappawhite Gael 1-02   Galtee/Golden  0-04

Cappawhite Gaels overcame a resilient Galtee/Golden team in the semi-final of the West ‘A’ Peil na nÓg on Sunday. Played in very difficult conditions in Cappawhite the game was a tight affair that produced few scores, however, that is no fair indication of the huge effort made by both teams to play in such trying circumstances. Cappa started brightly with the mid-field and half-forward line looking to play open football despite the strong cross-field wind and rain, Mikey O’Brien popped up with the opening score of the game with a fine point from play after good link play up the pitch.

Galtee/Golden grew into the game and ran at the Cappa defence which conceded two frees resulting in two points for the visitors. To their credit, the defence shored up strongly after this and gave away very few frees despite the wretched conditions and direct running of the opposition. With Galtee/Golden having gone in front Cappa rallied with strong runs up the pitch from Ryan Renehan and Jack Armshaw resulting in a goal for Ben White and a point for Gearóid Ryan(B). Galtee/Golden popped over another two points from play before the interval.

The second half was a real arm wrestle with both teams giving their all to work the ball up the field despite the weather. While no score came in the second half, there were opportunities for both teams that may well have been taken in better conditions. The Cappa defence was excellent in the second half with Philip Gantley never allowing the Galtee/Golden forwards within goal scoring range. Our corner and wing-backs grew into the game and threw themselves at every ball while Dara McCarthy in goals was solid under dropping balls in the square. The game finished at 1-2 to 0-4 in what was a tight game for all involved. Cappawhite Gaels are now through to the West ‘A’ Peil na nÓg final.

Team and scorers: Dara McCarthy, Aaron Renehan, Philip Gantley, Oscar Allen, Daniel Clancy, Ryan Renehan, Ciarán Doody, Jack Armshaw, Mikey O’Brien(0-1), Pakie Barry, Gearóid Ryan(B)(0-1), Anthony Barry, Ben White(1-0), Gearóid Lennon, Seán Cleary, Mikey Carmody, Daire Duggan, Thierry Hassett.

The team mentors are : George Kelly, Séamus Kelly and Ger Ryan (Bán)

U14 A Football (Peil)

Cappawhite Gaels 0-03   Knockavilla/Donaskeigh Kickhams 3-04

The Cappawhite Gael boys succumbed to a stronger Kickhams outfit in Dundrum on Saturday last. This was the third round of the competition in which we won the first two. We trailed at the break by 0-4 to 0-2 and Kickhams went on to close out the game. In fairness to our lads there were a number of them playing who had a bug which is doing the rounds in the parish. 

However it is not all bad as we are currently lying  2nd on the table we now go on to contest the semi final on Sunday next.

The Cappawhite Gaels panel and scorers: Dara McCarthy, Daniel Clancy, Seamus Burns, Ben White, Aaron Renehan, Philip Gantley, Pakie Barry, Jack Armshaw, Mikey O'Brien, Gearóid Lennon, Ciarán Doody, Gearóid Ryan, Anthony Barry (0-2), Sean Cleary (0-1), Subs Oscar Allen for Aaron Renehan,  Thierry Hasset for Daire Duggan, Daire Duggan for Gearóid Lennon, Ryan Renehan (injured)

U6 U8 U10 Training

Training has commenced again in the hall.

U6& 8s takes place on Mondays from 6.15 to 7pm.             Contact:  Niall Hayes.

U10’s takes place on Tuesdays from 6.15 to 7pm.                 Contact: Owen Doody

For more information contact Eoin Doody 


Well done to Darragh McCarthy on gaining a place on the county U14 Football Panel. We wish you well Darragh.

Reminder for all underage coaches

Can you please have your match/blitz reports in to me by Sunday evening for the papers. Thank you.     Email:  seamuslennon50@icloud.com            

Under 14A Peil na nOg: Cappawhite Geals  1:04 Cashel 0:04. Cappawhite Geals  had a tremendous win in Gaa grounds on Saturday the 7/3/2015. In a game that was played in very windy conditions we played with the wind at our backs in the first half. We got off to a good start with an early point but in a half in which we dominated possession we failed to take advantage on the scoreboard only adding 2 more points for the remainder of the half and but for a great bit of defending and a great save by Darragh McCarthy just before half time we could have been going in down but we held a 2 point advantage at 3 points to 1 point. With the conditions against us in the 2nd half  and the wind getting stronger we started with a lot of pressure being put on by Cashel who scored an early point to leave just one between the teams. With our backs under increasing pressure it was looking like Cashel were going to get the upper hand. But our lads showed fierce determination  and broke forward to score another point and again after soaking up more pressure and another fine save by Darragh we again broke forward and got the vital score with a excellently taken goal by Seamus Burns. Cashel scored 2 more points but we held on for a well deserved win with a great team performance but a special mention has to be given to Ryan Renehan and man of the match Daniel Clancy. Team D McCarthy, B White, P Gantley, S Cleary, P Barry, R Renehan, D Clancy, A Renehan, C Doody, J Armshaw(0-01), G Ryan(0-01), S Burns(1-00), G Lennon, M O Brien(0-01) and A Barry(0-01). Sub M Carmody for A Renehan.

Saturday 21/02/2015

Cappawhite Geals 2-06  Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun 2-04

U14A peil na nog:  Cappawhite Geals 2-06  Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun 2-04. Cappa Geals came away with a narrow win on Saturday tie 21st of February. We were ahead after a Ciaran Doody point after 2 minutes and even though Galtee levelled we were in total control for the rest of the half going in at the break leading 1-04 to 0-01 point with Anthony Barry adding 1-02 and Pakie Barry 0-01. We again stated the second half the better team but could not convert it to the scoreboard. Galtee scored a goal to come within 3 points when Gearoid Lennon and Seamus Burns put us five ahead again. Galtee at this stage came into their best period and scored 3 unanswered points to leave just 2 between the teams. Anthony Barry again put the ball in the net to give us a bit of breathing space but the opposition scored another goal to make it a very tense last few minutes. The game finished on a score of 2-06 to 2-04 in favour of Cappa Geals. It was a very good all round team proformance. Team: Darragh McCarthy, Sean Cleary, Philip Gantley, Ben White, Seamus Burns(0-01), Ryan Renehan, Danial Clancy, Ciaran Doody(0-01), Arron Renehan, Jack Armshaw, Gearoid Ryan, Pakie Barry(0-01), Gearoid Lennon(0-01) ,AnthonyBarry(2-03) and Mike O Brien. Subs Oscar Allen for Sean Cleary and Darragh Duggan for Arron Renehan. 


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