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Newsletter from Cappawhite GAA club. Your local Gaa club at the heart of our community.

Welcome to Our Monthly Gaa newsletter for August 2015 giving you an insight into the last months Gaa Activitys.


Junior Football:

Cappawhite  2-10   Rosegreen  0-10


Our footballers had a good win in Bansha on Tuesday 4/8/2015 against Rosegreen. The opening half was a fairly even affair with Rosegreen were 1st off the mark with a point. Cappawhite then had a well taken goal from Kevin Stapleton in reply in the opening five minutes to give us a lead of 2 points. Rockwell had their best spell of the game at this stage and were rewarded with the next three points to give them the lead by the minimum. Gerry O Neill levelled with a point from a quickly taken free from Kevin Mullins. The sides exchanged points again before Paddy Julian raised the green flag again for Cappawhite to put them ahead coming up to half time. Rosegreen had the last score of the half when they put over their fourth free of the half to leave the score at 2-02 to 0-06 at the break.

The second half started with Cappawhite dominating possession and got four points without reply with frees from Donnagh Heffernan and two from Kevin Mullins either side of Gerry O Neills second score from play. Rosegreen got the next two scores to bring it back to four between the teams. Cappawhite again got the upper hand and a brace from Kevin Mullins one from a free and a fine score from Eoghan Ryan had it back to seven points. Michael O Neill was introduced and got another good score to have us eight points up with 6 minutes left. Rosegreen were appling all the pressure at this stage and looked to be in on goal when John McGrath put in a great block to ease the pressure. Rosegreen had the final two points of the game but Cappawhite ran out winners by 2 goals.

The Cappawhite players put in a good shift and worked hard throughout the game. John McGrath was solid at full back, Paddy Julian put in a man of the match performance at wing back, Dennis Kelly and Donnagh Heffernan worked hard in midfield, Tom Treacy and Kevin Mullins working hard for the sixty minutes.

Team: D Costello, M Ryan(w), J McGrath, N Ryan, P Julian(1-00), R Dunne, E Ryan(0-01), D Heffernan(0-01)(f), D Kelly, C Marnane, K Mullins(0-05)(4f), T Treacy, K stapleton(1-00), S Ryan(w) and G O Neill(0-02). Subs M O Neill(0-01) for C Marnane, D Orr for G O Neill, D O Neill for P Julian, E Heffernan for D Kelly  and P Julian for M O Neill(BC).

Junior Football:  Cappawhite 0-06 Emly 1-04.

Our Junior footballers were narrowly beaten by Emly in Sean Treacy Park Tipperary last Sunday evening 30/8/2015. It was a game were both defences were in top form hence the low scoreline. Cappawhite probably had the slight advantage in overall possession but it was the goal which proved to be the vital score.

Emly were the 1st out of the blocks when the game started and with Cappawhite taken time to settle. The sole goal of the game was scored after 3 minutes. Emly then increased their lead when they scored a point after 5 minutes which was to be their last score of the half. Cappawhite began to take control of the game but were finding it very hard to make their dominance show on the score board until Jerry O Neill eventually raised the white flag after 13 minutes. Michael Buckley then added another from a free  45 meters out. A Kevin Mullins free then left the minimum between the sides after 18 minutes. The resulting kick out was intercepted and Sean Ryan levelled the scores with a point. This was to be the last score of the half to leave the score at 0-04 to 1-01.

Again the second half was a very low scoring affair with the 1st score of the half coming after 11 minutes from a Kevin Mullins free. Emly again levelled a minute later with their second point. Cappawhite were well on top at this stage but could not get the scores to pull away. It was the 18th minute before Kevin Mullins got our next score from play which was also to be our final score of the game. Emly equalised again after 21 minutes. Cappawhite had opportunities to go ahead after this but just  seemed unable to score from their chances created and paid the ultimate price when Emly scored the final point after 27 minutes. We did try hard but just could not get the breakthrough after this and ended a point down at the final whistle.

It was a disappointing end but we fought hard and but for missed chances were the better team. All of our lads can be proud of their efforts, Thomas Costello was solid in goal our defence were outstanding, in midfield Dennis Kelly and Donnagh Heffernan could not have done anymore and up front we tried hard with Tom Treacy and Paddy Julian covering all areas of the pitch. The club would like to thank all the players and mentors for their effort this year and hopefully we can go that step further next year.

Team: T Costello, N Ryan, J McGrath, M Ryan(w), R Dunne, M Buckley(0-01), E Ryan, D Kelly, D Heffernan, P Julian, K Mullins(0-03), T Treacy, J O Neill(0-1), S Ryan(w)(0-01) and K Stapleton. Subs G Ryan(p) for k Stapleton and J Shanhan for D Kelly.



Bord na nOg:

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.

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.


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.



Cappawhite Gaa and Community Lotto:

Lotto Results

03/8/2015: €100 1. John Clancy, Hillview, 2. D. Ryan (M), Toem, 3. P Franklin, Glasha Talann, Doon, 4. Margaret O’Dwyer, c/o COOK, 5. Jimmy Ryan TH. €50 1. Mary H O’Dwyer, Cappagh, 2. Sue Sheehan, Knocknavar, 3. Dan O’Neill, Ballykiveen, 4. Bridget Murray, c/o Marion Carmody, 5. Dick Ryan (A), Philipstown. €20 1. Michael & Anne O’Neill, Knockane, 2. Pa Stapleton, Glengar, Doon, 3. Dave Barry. 4. Jim & Mary Renehan, Philipstown, 5. Sheila White, Clonbrick, Oola, 6. Rory Ryan, Milestone, 7. Beata Hebda c/o COOK, 8. Mike Ryan P, Ayle, 9. Grainne Jackson McMahon, 10. Mary Claire O’Neill.

10/8/2015: €50 1. Holly Sheehan, c/o Sue Sheehan, 2. Martin Ryan (H), Doon. €20 1. Patsy O’ Neill, Ardnagassane,             2. Tom Taylor, c/o Costello’ s, 3. Francie O Donnell & Ellen Hogan, c/o Hogan’s Bar, Oola, 4. Ryan Girls, Ballykiveen, 5. Liz Power c/o Hogan’s Oola, 6. Kieran McCarthy, Philipstown, 7. Aaron Renehan, Philipstown, 8. Alice Grant, Newport c/o Bingo, 9. Cian Creedon, 10. Sean , Mary and Aaron, Cappawhite.

17/8/2015: €50 1. Carol O’Neill, Clonganhue, 2. Laura Coffey, Carnahalla, Cappawhite. €20 1. William Crowe, Annacarty, 2. Thomas O’Dwyer, Knockane, Cappawhite, 3. Joanne Maguire, Fr. Callanan Park, 4. Willie Conway, c/o Paul O’Neill, 5. Alan McLoughlin, The Cresent, 6. Jane-Anne Liddy, Ballyhane, 7. Conor Butler, Doon, 8. Martin Franklin, c/o COOK, 9. Dolly Treacy, Glengar, Doon, 10. Noreen Moloney, c/o COOK.

24/8/2015 : €50 1. Mari O’Dwyer, The Cresent.  2. Pat Ryan L, Shanaclune. €20 1. Sam & Sara Carmody, 2. Joe & Marie Nash, Cullen, 3. Mike Butler, Bahagha, 4. Mary Garvey, c/o LiamTreacy, 5. Michael McAndrew, Philipstown, 6. Fr. Tony Ryan, Doon, 7. Joanne O’Callaghan, Soloheadbeg, 8. Anne O’Meara, Greenfield, 9. Don Riall, Clonganhue, 10. Bridget Shanahan, Milestone.

31/8/2015: €50 1. Jim Compton, c/o Johnsie’s, 2. Martin Franklin, c/o Cook. €20 1. Marie Buckley, Main Street, 2. Jimmy Ryan TH, 3. Sheila Ryan, Castlelyod, Oola,             4. Chrissie Renehan, Carnahalla, 5. Mary Ryan TH, Glassdrum, 6. Kieran Devery snr, Cappawhite, 7. Patsy Hayes, Tipperary Road, 8. Willie Cummins c/o Johnsie’s, 9. Bridget Quirke, Cahir, 10. P. Clancy, Glassdrum, Cappawhite.



Club Merchendise:

Anyone interested in purchasing Club merchandise can contact Paul O Neill about availability. There is a large variety of gear to choose from.


Keep in touch with Cappawhite  Gaa:

If you have any information you wish to share with the club or want us to help you publicise information for you to our members via our media sites please do not hesitate to contact us on any of the following  methods,   www.facebook.com/cappawhite.gaa, or on twitter at https://twitter.com/cappawhitegaa  and  you can e-mail  to  pro.cappawhite.tipperary@gaa.ie.




       Cappawhite GAA Club


Newsletter from Cappawhite GAA club.Your local Gaa club at the heart of our community.

Welcome to Our Monthly Gaa newsletter for July 2015 giving you an insight into the last months Gaa Activities.


Senior Hurling:

Cappawhite 2-12 Holycross/Ballycahill 4-14.

In what was a disappointing result on Friday evening last 17/7/2015 Cappawhite were beaten by Holycross/Ballycahill in the Senior Huling relegation play off. It was a hard fought game in which both sides had their moments.

It was a very even  opening 25 minutes where the only difference on the scoreboard was a Holycross goal with the scores at 1-05 to 0-05. At this stage  playing with a strong breeze at their backs  our opponents hit a purple patch scoring 2-04 to our one point to have a substantial lead at the break of 3-09 to 0-06.

To the credit of the Cappawhite players they could have dropped their heads on the resumption of the second half but they instead produced a battling performance. We came out a played some of the best hurling of the game and scored 5 points to 2 before Gerry O Neill scored his first goal to half the lead of the interval. But in what was a crucial score our opponents raised the green flag this was to be our undoing. We scored another 1-01 to their 3 points for the remainder of the game to finish up at the wrong side of a 2-12 to 4-14 scoreline.

Everyone of the players have to be commended for their efforts on the night which just fell short but hopefully we can put this year behind us and come back with the same determination  as we showed tonight and get back to winning ways in the coming year.

Team:  M Buckley, D O Dwyer, T Costello, M Leahy, K Stapleton, S Ryan(w)(0-01), R Dunne, P Julian(0-01), D Barry(0-01), M Ryan(w),  J McGrath(0-02), R Doody(0-01), T Treacy(0-01), G O Neill(2-04), M O Neill. Subs N Ryan for M leahy, J Carr(0-01) for M O Neill, D Heffernan for M Ryan(w) and D Kelly for K Stapleton.  

The Cappawhite GAA club would like to thank all the players, mentors and backroom team for their efforts throughout the year.




Junior Football:

 Cappawhite 1-03 Clonoulty/ Rossmore 2-13.

Our junior footballers were beaten by Clonoulty/Rossmore on Sunday 5/7/2015 in Golden. We were in the game up to half-time going in at a score of 1-03 to 0-07 points with our scores coming from Gerry O Neill(0-02), Kevin Mullins with another point and Donnagh Heffernan getting our goal.

Clonoulty/Rossmores superior fitness showed in the second half where we found it hard to match our opponents and they began to pull away from us. In fairness the Cappawhite players never gave up and were misfortunate not to get some scores in the second half.

With it being the 1st football match of the year we can improve from this performance and mount a serious challenge in this Championship. While all our players tried hard Thomas Costello pulled off some great saves in the goal and Paddy Julian, John McGrath, Dennis Kelly, Eoghan Ryan, Kevin Mullins, Donnagh Heffernan and Gerry O Neill stood out.

Team: T Costello, P Julian, J McGrath< C McCarthy, K Stapleton, D Kelly, T Cranley, E Ryan, M Buckley, K Mullins, D Heffernan, C Marnane , E Heffernan, G O Neill and L McCarty. Sub: D Costello for E Heffernan.  

Cappawhite 3-12 Solohead  1-07

Our junior footballers had a convincing win against Solohead on Saturday evening 25/7/2015 in Tipperary. It was our second game in the competition and it was vital to the win to get our campaign back on track. In what was a tense first half we were 1st off the mark with a point from Kevin Stapleton but Solohead replied straight away. Our players then began get the upper hand with another 2 points before Gerry O Neill finished a quickly taken free kick from Kevin Mullins to the net to leave 5 points between the sides. Although we were well in command at this stage we failed to add more scores and eventually Solohead began to come back at us. They scored the next 3 points  to leave just 2 between us. The Cappawhite lads again scored the next two points before Solohead  a goal followed by a point by Cappawhite. Solohead then levelled the scores at 1-06 apiece in what was turning into a very tight contest. Just before the break Cappawhite added a further point to leave the minimum between the teams at half time.

On the resumption  Cappawhite Kevin Stapleton capitalised on a error by the goalie to finish the ball to the net for our second goal. Cappawhite at this stage were in total control and this reflected on the scoreboard when we got the another five points without reply before Joe Shanahan finished off a fine move to the net to leave the result beyond doubt. Solohead did get the last score of the contest but Cappawhite Finished winners on a scoreline of 3-12 t0 1-07.

Cappawhite were very impressive on the night and overall it was a very impressive team performance with every player giving 100% and we can go a long way in this championship if we can keep playing in this manner.

Team: T Costello, M Ryan(w), J McGrath, N Ryan(0-01), E Ryan, M Buckley, R Dunne, D Kelly, D Heffernan(0-01), J Shanahan(1-01), K Mullins(0-5)(3f), T Treacy, G O Neill(1-01), S Ryan(w)(0-01) and K Stapleton(1-01). Subs P Julian(0-01) for M Ryan(w), D Ryan(p) for S Ryan(w), C Marnane for D Kelly, E Heffernan for J Shanahan and D Costello for G O Neill.





Minor Hurling:

Cappawhite Geals 3-16 Cashel  3-09

Cappawhite Geals  had a good a win on Wednesday last 22/7/2015 in Cappawhite. In an even 1st half the lead swapped on a couple of occasions. Cashel took an early  lead before Cappawhite Geals came back to go ahead after a goal by Dennis O Shea. With Cashel scoring their 2nd  goal to bring them back into the game the sides went in level  with a score of 1-09 to 2-06.

The second half started with Cappawhite Geals taking control of the game and began picking off scores to forge ahead and a well taken  goal from Christopher Irwin gave us a strong lead.Cashel came back with a goal to close the score 3 points but we scored another  1-03  with Tommy Coughlan getting the goal before Cashel another 2 points before the final whistle to leave 7 points the sides.

After a slow start in our 1st game Cappawhite Geals players improved as the game went on and hopefully we will push on from this for the remainder of the Minor championship.

Team:  F Brady, E Buckley, T Meagher, C Irwin, A O Dwyer, J O Dwyer, D Clancy(0-01), R Quirke(0-05), E Ryan, K Duggan, R Doody(0-08), T Coughlan(1-00), D O Shea(1-00), J Dee and W Barry(0-02). Subs C Ryan for K Duggan and K Duggan for J Dee.

Cappawhite Geals  1-19 Lattin Geals  1-12

Our minors had a good win against Lattin Geals on Thursday evening last 30/5/2015 in Cappawhite. In was a very hard fought encounter we came out on top but in the 1st half it was a very tight affair. The sides exchanged 3 points before we opened up a 2 point lead. Lattin put the minimum between the sides before another brace of scores from our lads left 3 in front coming up to the break. Lattin came at us strong in the last few minutes and put over 2 points one coming from a brilliant save from Fionn Brady in the Cappawite goal to leave the half time score at 0-07 to 0-06.

Capp aGeals went 2 ahead just after the break but our opponents levelled a few minutes later with the next couple of scores. The sides exchanged scores again to leave the score at 0-09. For the next 15 minutes our lads took total control of the game and 1-07 with some well taken scores including the goal which was superbly finished to the net by Riann Doody. The sides scored another 3 points each before Lattin geals scored a penalty with the last play of the game to leave the final score of the game at 1-19 to 1-12.

The Cappawhite Geals put in a fine team performance with Enna Buckley and Darragh Clancy commanding in defence, in midfield Eoghan Ryan and Robbie Quirke dominating and up front Riann Doody, James Dee and William Barry always a threat.

Team: F Brady, C Ryan, T Meagher, E Buckley, A O Dwyer, J O Dwyer, D Clancy, R Quirke(0-05), E Ryan, C Irwin, R Doody(1-08), J Dee, K Duggan, T Coughlan(0-02), W Barry(0-4). Subs D O Shea for C Irwin, S Ryan for W Barry C Moloney For K Duggan and C Murray for A O Dwyer.





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. 

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 Hurling:  Cappawhite Geals 1-07  Knockvilla/Kickhams 1-12 16/7/2015. 

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.

West U14 A Hurling 2015

Team    Pld       Won     Draw     Lost      For       Against Diff      Points

Cashel King Cormacs    5          4          1          0          78         38         40         9

Knockavilla  Kickhams   5          4          0          1          90         51         39         8

Cappawhite Gaels         5          3          1          1          107       74         33         7

Galtee/Golden               5          2          0          3           82       107       -25         4

Clonoulty/Rossmore      5          1          0          4          70         115      -45        2

Arravale Rovers GAA     5          0          0          5          53         95        -42        0



Under 12


Cappawhite Geals  Clonoulty/Rossmore


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 net.






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.


Cappawhite Gaa Club hosted a very successful Camp again this year. We would like to thank everyone who helped in the organizing and running of the event this year and also the participants who hopefully had an enjoyable week.

Here are some pictures of the kids enjoying the activities for the week.





County Board Draw:

Local Draw Monthly winners to date:

May Results  €100: Timmy Fitzgearld, €50: Michael McCarthy, Dan Fitzgibbon and Marion Carmody. June Results €100: Anthony Coyle. €50: Jody O Carroll, Marie Buckley and Cilla and Patrica Walsh. July Results €100: Aidan and Ann Genery. €50: Mary B Ryan and Lizzie,Tomas Furlong and Aileen and Paul Crowe.


Cappawhite Gaa and Community Lotto:

Lotto winners: 6/7/2015 €50: 1. Marie Buckley, Main Street.  2. Seanie Fox, Doon, €20:  1. Tom Joe McGrath, 2. Katie Bourke, c/o Pascal, 3. John Clancy, Glassdrum, 4. Michele & Darren, c/o Kelly’s Bar, 5.  Denis & Darren c/o Kelly’s, 6. John Minogue, c/o Coughlan’s, 7.  Darren Hickey, Kelly’s Bar, 8. Darren & Michele, c/o Kelly’s Bar, 9. Josephine Buckley, Glengar, 10. John O’Dwyer, Toem.

Lotto winners:13/7/2015 €50:1. Matt Hickey, c/o H.S.E., 2. Nellie O’Mahoney,Glebe,Oola.

€20: 1.  Alice Barry, c/o Daycare, 2. John Joe Crowe, Ballykiveen, 3. Darragh Buckley, Druminda, 4.  Una Barry. 5. Mick Spillane, c/o Kellys Bar, 6.The O’Neill Clan, Clonganhue, 7.  Pat & Ann Breheny, 8. Margaret Minogue, c/o Coughlans Bar, 9. Noreen O’Meara, Clonganhue, 10. Eileen Quinn, Fr Callanan Park

Lotto winners: 20/7/2015 €50: 1.Mary Ryan Matt, Hollyford Village, 2. Ray Power, c/o Hilary O’Dwyer

€20: 1. Margaret & Caoimhe Walshe Pierce, 2. Marion, Paddy & Jess, Crescent Court, 3. Betty Buckley, Druminda, 4. Mike Harding, c/o Maggie Mul, 5. Rory Ryan, Milestone, Hollyford, 6. John Ryan (P), Ayle, 7. David Horgan, Blackbridge, Dundrum, 8. Rosaire Carmody, 9. B Caplis, Hollyford, 10. Ruby & Ian Grisewood

Lotto Results: 27/7/2015 €50: 1.Darren & Michele, c/o Kellys Bar, 2. Alan McLoughlin, The Crescent. €20: 1. Pauline Treacy, Main Street, 2. John Ryan (P), Ayle, 3. Dovile Milevicius, Tipperary, 4. Mike O’Flynn, c/o  Anne Holmes, 5. Colin Sheehan, Clonganhue, 6. B & C Hickey, Toem,  7. Cappawhite Ladies Football Club, 8. Tom English, Annacarty, 9. Jimmy O’Brien, Donohill, 10. Peggy Ryan, Annacarty.


2015 Ryan's Centra "Tour de Cappawhite"

Well done to everyone who took part in the Tour de Cappawhite. Again it was a very successful day and we would like to thank everyone who took part or helped on the day.

As you can see by the pictures it was a very successful day enjoyed by all. We would also like to thank all our sponsors on the day,list of which can be seen at our website @ www.cappawhite.gaa.ie/club-fundraising/2015-ryan-s-centra-tour-de-cappawhite---19th-july.


Club Merchendise:

Anyone interested in purchasing Club merchandise can contact Paul O Neill about availability. There is a large variety of gear to choose from.


Keep in touch with CappawhiteGaa:

If you have any information you wish to share with the club or want us to help you publicise information for you to our members via our media sites please do not hesitate to contact us on any of the following  methods,   www.facebook.com/cappawhite.gaa, or on twitter at https://twitter.com/cappawhitegaa and  you can e-mail  to  pro.cappawhite.tipperary@gaa.ie.



        Cappawhite GAA Club


Newsletter from Cappawhite GAA club. Your local Gaa club at the heart of our community.

Welcome to Our Monthly Gaa newsletter for June 2015 giving you an insight into the last months Gaa Activitys.


Ryan's Centra "Tour de Cappawhite" - 19th July 2015

Its back and its bigger and better

Ryan's Centra "Tour de Cappawhite" is back for 2015

The Cycling event of the summer

100km challenging cycle around West Tipp and East Limerick (including two safety cars (one at 30/35kmph & one slower)), fully marshalled

50km route around the surrounding villages

Online registration is open 1st July - register at Precision timing

Free event t-shirt.

Free sponsored race number.

Highlights from last years event inlcude:

320+ cyclists from Cappawhite and beyond (all counties in Munster represented, 4 counties in Leinster and 1 from Ulster)

Competitors from An Post Ras

Children aged 6 upwards

Thanks to everyone who took part and helped out on the day


From 9.30am on Sunday 19th July 2015

Opportunity to register locally in Cappawhite on week starting 12th July 2015

Entry fee

Adult - €25

Online registration will be available

u16 child - €5

Further details can be found on our website at:


Thanks again and we hope to see some of you on the 19th of July


Senior Hurling:

Mike Ryan(w) going through his paces

Our Senior Hurlers had no competitive action since our West Championship game against Knockavilla/Kickhams in May. We our awaiting our Relegation Play Off game against Holycross/Ballycahill which is due to be played on July 17th in Dundrum. We have had a number of challange matches during the month in preparation for this game and the club would like to wish the players and mentors every success on the night.


                                                      Our Seniors preparing for the Holycross/Ballycahill game



Junior hurling:

Cappawhite 0-07 Sean Treacys 2-12

Our Junior Hurlers were beaten on Saturday evening 06/06/2015. The 1st half was an even enough contest with both sides having their moments. Cappa were the first to score with a well taken point from Tim Meagher. Sean Treacys replied with a goal just a couple of minutes later after George Kelly had pulled off a fine save only for the rebound to end up on the net. Eanna Buckley was the next to score with a pointed free. Treacys got 2 points of their own before another free from Eanna left 2 between the sides. Again we fell further behind when the Treacys scored another couple of points before Paul Fitzgearld scored our next point. The teams again swapped scores before the break with Eanna again putting over another free to leave the half time score at 1-05 to 0-05 to our opponents.

The second half started with the sides again trading scores with Davy Orr getting a fine score for Cappawhite. At this time we began to find it hard to match the pressure which Sean Treacys began to apply and this was shown on the scoreboard when they scored 1-04 without reply. We did manage to get another point from Johnny Ryan(p) but again our opponents raised the white flag twice before the final whistle.

Dennis Kelly had a fine game at centre back while Timmy Cranley worked hard at midfield and Davy Orr was excellent on the night in the forward line. It was disappointing after the 1st half being such an even contest but the experience will hopefully help spur us on to better performances in our next games.

Team: G Kelly, P Maguire, J Maguire, E Heffernan, M O Connor, D Kelly, J O Dwyer, E Ryan, T Cranley, D Orr(0-01), J Ryan(p)(0-01), T Meagher(0-01), T Coughlan, P Fitzgearld(0-01) and E Buckley(0-03f). Subs: J English for M O Connor, B Buckley for P Fitzgearld, C Marnane for T Coughlan and P Barry for E Heffernan.

Junior B Hurling Cappawhite 1-12 Solohead 3-13.

Cappawhite were beaten by Solohead in Annacarthy on Saturday night last the 20/6/2015. Cappawhite had the better of the early exchanges and applied most of the pressure with Dennis Kelly dictating the game at centre back. We went two points up from frees before Solohead replied with their first. Davy Orr then got our first from play. Solohead reduced the lead again before Enna Buckley replied with another two from placed balls. Solohead then replied with 2 more points before Enna again put over a free. Solohead again replied with a point and Enna got another two frees to leave three between the sides. Cappawhite were playing the better hurling up to this stage with Solohead having to concede an amount of frees to keep us out. The turning point of the game came at this point when our opponents were awarded a very controversial 20 meter free which was dispatched to the net. Almost immediately they got their second goal after George pulled off a excellent save only for the rebound to be put into the net. Both side exchanged scores before half time to leave the score at 2-06 to 0-09 points at the interval.

At the restart Cappawhite were slow to start and we paid the price when Solohead found the net again which seemed to stun our players and the opposition took full advantage and scored another four points without reply to leave us trailing by ten points. Eventually after George Kelly pulled off a terrific save from a penalty  we settled and started began to contest the game again. Enna Buckley put over another free which was followed by two points for Solohead. Paul Fitzgearld then swapped scores with the opposition leaving twelve between the sides with five minutes remaining. Cappawhite tried hard in the final stages scoring a goal and a point from Paul Fitzgearld to leave seven between the teams at the final whistle.

It was disappointing to be beaten after the first 25 minutes in which we were by far the better team but could not make it count on the scoreboard.  After that the three Solohead goals on either side of half tie seemed to end the contest. All the Cappawhite players can’t be faulted for their effort especially George Kelly, Dennis Kelly, Jim O Dwyer, Eoghan Ryan, Paul Fitzgerald and Enna Buckley from placed balls.

Team G Kelly, P Maguire, J Maguire, E Heffernan, M O Connor, D Kelly, J O Dwyer, E Ryan, T Cranley, D Orr(0-01), N Hayes, P Fitzgearld(1-02), E Buckley(0-09)(9f), T Meagher and T Coughlan. Subs D Stapleton for T Cranley, T Cranley for D Orr, F Ryan for P Maguire and D Clancy for T Coughlan


Minor Hurling:

Our Minors had no competitive outings during the month due to exams. They are due to start their Championship in the coming month and again the Club would like to wish them every success in their upcoming games.



Bord na nOg:

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 1stpoint. 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.



County Board Draw:

Congratulations to our 3 winners in the 1st month of the new draw. Bernie Maher and Richie Barry who both won €500 and Don Raill who won €200. Hopefully our members will enjoy plenty more success over the remainder of this draw.


 Gaa and Community Lotto:

June 1st:

€100: 1. Daniel & Thomas O’Connor, Ayle, 2. Therese Ryan, Ayle, 3. Paddy Quinlan, 47 Connolly Park,Tipp, 4. John Coughlan, Knockane. 5. Mary O’Dwyer, Clune Donohill.

€50: 1. Richard Barry, Kilmore, 2 Seamus Duggan, Ballyhane, 3.Noirin Buckley&Paul O’Donoghue, Ross, Kilbaha. 4. Michael O’Neill, Clonganhue.5. Dorothea Hannigan, Old Road, Cashel.

€20: 1. J.C. Ryan, Toem 2.Couchie, Ponda, 3.Terence Barry,Newtown,Donohill. 4. Liam Ryan(W) Glassdrum, 5. Alice Barry, Day Care, 6. Mike,Margaret &M Spillane C/oMarie’s, 7. Mary Hickey, High Park. 8. Gearoid Fitzgerald,C/o Cook. 9.  Caoimhin Doody, Ayle, 10. Eamon Fanning, Venue.

June 8th:

€50:  1. Sinead Cranley C/O Jim Cranley, 2. Declan Vahey. C/o Paul O’Neill.

€20: 1.Pat Franklin, Solohead. C/O Joan, 2. Luke & Lee Fitzgerald, Moanvaun, 3. Emma Quinn.C/O Eileen Quinn, 4. Bridget Farrell/Hayes,C/o Mary Renehan.  5. Hannah,Rachael,Abbey,Beth,James & Eddie, 6. Rachel Power,C/O Hilary O’Dwyer. 7.  Mags Scanlon,C/o Eamonn Ryan(B),       8. Sharon Harding,Philipstown. 9. William White, Farney’s Cross, 10. Jean Hartigan, C/O Cook.

June 15th:

€50: 1. Cian Creedon c/o Jerry Creedon. 2. Siobhan O’Dwyer, Knockane.

€20: 1.Johnny Breheny, 2. Ellen Hogan&Francie O’Donnell C/o Hogan’s, 3. Megan, Aoife,&Kyle Walshe,C/o Hilary O’Dwyer. 4.Mary Ryan,  Dromsally,Cappamore. 5. Michael Ryan, Capparattion, 6. Maggie Armshaw,C/o Armshaw’s, 7. Hardly Able, C/o Armshaw’s, 8.Davina Allen, Cappawhite. 9. Johanna Coffey, Carnahalla. 10. Anthony Barry, 33,The Crescent,.

June 22nd:

€50: 1. Carmel Clancy, Cappagh. 2. Mary O’Mahoney, Oola.  C/o Bingo.

€20: 1. Dave Barry. 2. Ann O’Dwyer, Weekly, 3.Bridget & Antoinette, The Crescent. 4.Phil Quinlan, Borrisoleigh. C/o Pauline. 5.Diane, John, Stephen, Eoin. 6. Liam Ryan(W), Kelly’s Bar.7. Helen&Larry Kelly. C/o Michael Carmody 8. Pat Quinlan, 3 Cappagh Court. 9. Christine Harding. Plilipstown. 10. Therese Ryan, Ayle.


June 29th:

€50: 1.Jerry, Francie & Derek. Oola. 2.Eimer O’Grady C/o Cook.

€20: 1.Margaret Ryan, Rosbeg, Annacarty. 2.Majella Griffin,C/o Bingo, 3.Gearoid Fitzgerald, C/o Cook.            4.Mike Harty, Kilbeg. 5.Sharon Coleman,C/o Cook.          6.Anna, John & Liam, C/O Liam Treacy. 7.Saoirse McFareleen C/O Coughlan’s. 8.Noirin Corcoran, Dolla. 9.Betty Buckley, Druminda. 10.Samantha Lennon, Carnahalla.



Club Merchendise:

Anyone interested in purchasing Club merchandise can contact Paul O Neill about availability. There is a large variety of gear to choose from.


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Newsletter from Cappawhite GAA club. Your local Gaa club at the heart of our community.

Welcome to Our Monthly Gaa newsletter for May 2015 giving you an insight into the last months Gaa Activitys.


Senior Hurling:

Cappawhite 1-14 Portroe 3-16

In a game played in a windy Newport on Monday evening 4/5/2015 our senior hurlers came out second best against Portroe. With the wind at our backs we fell a point behind within the first 20 seconds but Kevin Stapleton replied with a point within the next minute. Portroe again scored only for Riann Doody  to level the game again. Donnagh Heffernan got our next point with a well taken score to put us ahead but our opponents then replying with another three scores to put two points between the teams. Darragh Barry then had his 1st score to leave one between the teams again. It was a this stage when we seemed to lose our way a bit and Portroe scored 1-02 before David Buckley had our next score followed by a free by Gerry O Neill to leave four points between the sides. Cappa then thought they had another point when the two umpires had different opinions on a Kevin Stalpeton shot and when it was eventually ruled wide Portroe broke down the field from the resulting puck out to score their second goal to increase their lead. Darragh Barry then put over his second point to leave 2 goals between the sides. With the half drawing to a close Portroe again scored but Cappawhite had the last two scores of the half through Kevin Stapleton and Tom Treacy to leave the score at the break of 2-08 to 0-09 in favour of Portroe.

Russell Quirke got us off to a good start in the second half with a pointed free but again Portroe like the 1st half had a purple patch scoring 1-02 before we eventually replied with a third Darragh Barry point. Portroe were next to raise the white flag before Cappawhite again had a pointed free from Russell Quirke followed by another from play from Darragh Barry. We were playing well at this stage and got the reward we deserved when a quick free from Tom Treacy to Russell Quirke was then played with precision to Gerry O Neill Who dispatched low to the left of the keeper into the net to leave just four points between the teams. Our opponents then replied with two more points before Russell Quirke scored another free but  in the closing stages Portroe had the last three scores to leave the final score 3-16 to 1-14.

Overall it was disappointing to be beaten but there was some very good performances from a young Cappawite team. Tom Treacy and Thomas Costello improved as the game went on. Our midfield of Paddy Julian who worked tirelessly and man of the match Darragh Barry were surperb and up front all of our forwards had their moments and we got some brilliant scores.

Team: M Buckley, T Costello, C McCarthy, R Dunne, J McGrath, T Treacy(0-01), M O Neill, D Barry(0-4), R Doody(0-01), D Heffernan(0-01), K Stapleton(0-02), G O Neill(1-01), and D O Dwyer. Subs R Quirke(0-03) for G O Neill, N Ryan for J Mcgrath and G O Neill for D Buckley.

Senior Hurling: Cappawhite 0-10   Silvermines  4-13

Cappawhite played Silvermines in a crucial County Championship game in Drombane on Sunday evening last the 10/5/2015. Both teams were in a situation where the winning team would avoid a relegation play-off. We got off to a reasonable start where we went into a 3 point to 1 lead. Silvermines then appeared to settle in wet conditions and took command of the half scoring 2-06 before we eventually began to get back into the game scoring the last 3 points of the half to go in down by a score of 2-07 to 0-06.

With a good start needed in the second half we began to hurl very well and scored the next 2 points to leave just 5 between the teams. Silvermines got the next two scores before we made it 2-09 to 0-09. Again at this stage we seemed to lose our way and  conceded 2-04 without reply. We did get the final score of the game to finish with the score of 0-10 to 4-13.

We now have to focus on the West Championship which begins against Clonoulty/Rossmore next weekend.

Team: M Buckley, C McCarthy, T Costello, N Ryan, M O Neill, T Treacy, J McGrath, P Julian, R Dunne, R Doody, D Heffernan, K Stapleton, J O Neill(0-06), S Ryan(0-01) and R Quirke(0-03). Subs:  D O Dwyer for R Doody, D Buckley for D Heffernan, G Ryan for S Ryan and R Doody for K Stapleton.

Cappawhite: 4-05 K/Kickhams 3-10

Golden GAA pitch was the venue as Cappawhite took on Kickhams. We were fielding a much depleted side due to untimely injuries and several players being unavailable for selection. Stepping up to the mantle were several Junior players including Pat O Neill and two men making their play  senior hurling debuts in Michael Leahy and Michael Ryan. The talismanic Tom Treacy opened thew scoring with a fine score from centre back before the opposition struck back with 2 points. A fine move resulted in a goal for Cappawhite as Riann Doody, who was causing major problems for the Kickhams full back, found the net. Captain Jerry O Neill added a further point from a free and then another fine score from play. Shortly afterwards Cappa goalie Michael Buckley pulled off a superb double save to deny the Kickham’s forwards but they pulled a goal back minutes afterwards. The legitimacy off the goal has to be called into question as Noel Ryan had gone down injured in the build-up and the referee failed to blow the whistle and allow treatment. Noel had to be withdrawn shortly after and Donal O Neill took his place moving up corner forward while John McGrath reverted to corner back. Kickhams added a further 2 points before half time.

After the break Cappawhite were quickly on the backfoot with the opposition scoring 2-2 in quick succession . Russell Quirke and Jerry O Neill responded with points of their own but Kichams added a further 4 points to extend their lead significantly and things looked increasingly dire for us. However a tactical change of Riann switching positions with Jerry sparked a spirited comeback and Jerry fired a thunderous shot into the Kickhams net. This rattled the opposition and we began to grow in dominance. Dara Barry was on free taking duty now and delivered 2 pin-point balls into Jerry who dispatched both to the net. It was now a 2 point game but unfortunately the game ended in heartbreak as Kickhams held on for a 2 point victory. A demoralising result but the team can take hope from a much improved and spirited display. Best  for Cappawhite on the day were the magnificent Pat O Neill, Dean O Dwyer, Tom Treacy and Riann Doody, while Michael Leahy and Michael Ryan both put in fine displays for their Senior debuts.

Team: Michael Buckley, Dean O Dwyer, Pat O Neill, Noel Ryan (Donal O Neill), Michael Leahy, Tom Treacy(0-1), Cathal McCarthey, Paddy Julian, Dara Barry, Michael Ryan, Jerry O Neill(3-4), Kevin Stapleton, Russell Quirke(0-01), Riann Doody(1-0), John McGrath.

Subs: Eanna Buckley, Tommy Coughlan, Eoin Ryan, Jim o Dwyer, Eanna Heffernan, Tim Meagher


Cappawhite: 0-07 Clonoulty 5-28

Team: Michael Buckley, Cathal McCarthey, Thomas Costello(Donagh Heffernan),Ger Ryan, Noel Ryan, Ross Dunne, Tom Treacy(0-1), Paddy Julian(0-1), Dara Barry,John McGrath, Jerry O Neill(0-3), Riann Doody(0-1), Kevin Stapleton, Russell Quirke, Michael O Neill(Dean O Dwyer)


Junior hurling:

West Tipperary Junior Hurling League.

Junior Hurling: Cappawhite0-18 Solohead 1-24

Our junior Hurlers were beaten on Tuesday evening last 12/5/2015 against Solohead in the West Tipperary Junior Hurling League. In the first half Cappawhite were the better team and had some great displays especially from some of our younger players including Eoghan Ryan, Tommy Coughlan, Tim Meagher and Enna Buckley.  Also during this period Mick Ryan(w), Michael Leahy Timmy Cranley, Niall Hayes and Jason Maguire did little wrong and Cappawhite went into the break leading by a score of leading by 0-15 to 0-08.

Cappawhite made 14 changes at half time with only goalie George Kelly who had a fine performance in both halves being the only player to play the full 60 minutes. Solohead seemed to come out stronger in the second half and began to apply all the pressure and eventually ran out winners on a score of 1-24 to 0-18.

Team 1st half:

George Kelly, David Stapleton,  Jason Maguire, Eanna Heffernan, Martin Connors, Michael Leahy, Michael Ryan(W), Denis Kelly Eoghan Ryan, Tim Meagher, Niall Hayes 0-4, Timmy Cranley0-2,Tom Coughlan 0-1, Pat O’Neill 0-2, Eanna Buckley 0-6.

Team 2nd Half:

George Kelly, Declan O’Meara, Patrick Maguire, Breandan Buckley, Jim O’Dwyer, John English, Shane Coughlan, Liam McCarthy, Darragh Clancy, Brian Carew 0-2, Joe Ryan(P), Davey Orr 0-1, Vinny Barry, Joe Carmody, Cian Moloney.

Tipperary Junior Hurling League

Cappawhite: 1-09 Clonmel Og 1-15

Cappawhite Hurling Field was the venue for the latest instalment of the County Junior League where the home side hosted Clonmel Og, a strong Junior A outfit. The first half was an even affair with strong performances on both sides. Clonmel Og opened the scoring with a point but Niall Hayes quickly responded. Pat o Neill also helped himself  to two points as did Tim Meagher with a well struck effort after both men had switched positions. Eanna Buckley added a further two points to the score sheet with two frees. Goal man George Kelly had a particularly good first half for Cappawhite contributing several sweeping clearances out of the back line. The score line stood at 6 points apiece at the interval. 

Paul Fitzgerald was introduced to add a more physical presence to the full forward line. He made himself known quickly and struck a point shortly after his introduction. Eanna Buckley added another two points through frees but the visitors were gradually gaining a stronghold on the game and had taken a several point lead when a penetrating run resulted in a fierce shot on goal that provoked an excellent diving save from George Kelly. Unfortunately the rebound fell to an unmarked Clonmel forward who slotted it into the net. Cappawhite were refusing to give in though and substitute Brian Carew scored a point before Niall Hayes scored a goal of his own to reduce the deficit.  However, the visitors finished out the game strongly ultimately emerging victorious by 6 points.

Disappointing to lose, but Cappawhite can take positives from a very good performance against strong opposition a grade above us. Man of the Match for Cappawhite was Davey Stapleton who played exceptionally at wing and corner back.

Team: George Kelly, Martin Connor, Jason McGuire, Eanna Heffernan, Davey Stapleton, Mike Leahy, Mick Ryan Wall, Eoghan Ryan, Denis Kelly, Tim Meagher (0-1), Niall Hayes (1-0), Timmy Cranley, Tom Coughlan, Pat O'Neill (0-2), Eanna Buckley (0-4 free).Subs Paul Fitzgerald (0-1) for Tim Meagher, Donal O Neill for Eanna Heffernan, Jim O Dwyer for Martin O Connor, Davey Orr for Eanna Buckley, John English for Eoghan Ryan,  Brian Carew (0-1) for Tom Coughlan and Patrick Barry for Niall Hayes

Cappawhite 2-12 Golden Kilfeacle 0-13

Our junior hurlers had a very impressive win in Annacarthy on Sunday 31/5/2015. Conditions were very windy and Cappaawhite were playing into the elements in the first  half. Golden wer the 1st to score and had 3 points on the board before Cappawhite got their first from Niall Hayes which was followed by another from  Paul Fitzgerld. At this stage of the game Golden with the breeze at their backs were applying all the pressure but the Cappawhite backs were hurling very well. Goldewn did manage to increase their lead but Cappawhite did get another 2 pointed frees before half time from Timmy Cranley and Eanna Buckley to leave the score going in at the break at 0-10 to 0-04 in favour of Golden.

Cappawhite started the second half in a determined  fashion and our centre-back Dennis Kelly  had our 1st score of the half. Enna Buckley pointed another free before Paul Fitzgerld scored our first goal of the game. Enna Buckley had another free to level the scores before Golden again went ahead with their 1st score of the second half.Timmy Cranley again levelled the scores before Tommy Coughlan put Cappawhite ahead for the first time in the game. Golden again levelled the score but a Niall Hayes goal again put us ahead. Golden then got their last score of the game and Cappawhite replied with another free from Enna Buckley before Brian Carew scored a well taken point . Niall Hayes got the last score of the game to leave 5 points between the teams at the finish.

Overall it was a great team effort by Cappawhite with Paddy Maguire, Enna Heffernan and Jim o Dwyer staring in defence. Eoghan Ryan worked tirelessly in midfield and Tim Meagher, Niall Hayes, Enna Buckley and man of the match Tommy Coughlan putting in solid displays in the forwards.

Team: G Kelly, P Maguire, J Maguire, E Heffernan, M O Connor, D Kelly, J O Dwyer, E Ryan, D Orr, T Cranley, N Hayes, T Meagher, T Coughlan, P Fitzgerld and E Buckley. Subs J Ryan(p) for D Orr, B Carew for P Fitzgerld and J English for M O Connor.



Minor Football:

Minor Football: Cappawhite 0-02 Clonoulty 2-11

Our minor footballers were well beaten on Tuesday night 05/5/2015 by a strong Clonoulty team. From the very start with a strong breeze at the backs they took total control and scored 1-07 before Cappawhite got their only point just before half time.

The second half started with Cappawhite getting their second point but again Clonoulty put on all the pressure and scored another 1-05 before the end of the game to run out convincing winners after 60 minutes.

We now have to regroup  and prepare for the semi-final  and put this game behind us.

Team; D Kelly, C Ryan, R Doody, E Buckley, C Irwin, J O Dwyer, A O Dwyer, E Ryan(0-02), D Clancy, T Coughlan, J Dee, R Quirke(0-01), W Barry, T Meagher, A Spillane. Subs C O Dwyer for A Spillane, D Murphy for R Doody, C Moloney for C Ryan, C Murray for E Buckley, F Brady for W Barry and C Ryan for J Dee(black card).

Cappawhite 1-05 Knonckavilla Kickhams 3-05

In a game played in what felt like winter conditions in Annacarthy on Wednesday night 27/5/2013 Cappawhite were beaten by a two goal margin. Kickhams were the 1st to get on the score sheet with a point but after this the Cappawhite took control of the game with the wind behind them but were finding it hard to convert it to the score board. Eventually after about 15 minutes their 1st score came and it was a well crafted goal from a quick line ball from Tommy Coughlan to Eoghan Ryan who sent the ball to William Barry to volley it to the back of the net. The same player again put the ball over the bar a couple of minutes later before Robbie Quirke pointed to put us four points up. Cappawhite then were unlucky not to raise the green flag again before William Barry again got another point. At this stage Kickhams began to put a bit a pressure on the Cappawhte  backs who were holding out well until a unlucky break allowed them in for a goal. They added a point to leave just one between the sides at half time.

The 2nd half started with Cappawhite playing into the strong breeze and for the first ten minutes had all the play but were let down with their final ball. They should have had a bigger score before between the teams before Kickhams levelled the scores 10 minutes into the half. After 14 minutes Kickhams again put the ball over the bar before they got their 2nd goal which deflected past our stranded keeper f rom a high dropping ball to leave 1-01 between the teams. Again Cappawhite came back at the opposition and William Barry put the ball over from play and Eoghan Ryan scored from a free to leave 2 points between the sides again. The last five minutes both sides had opportunities but it was Kickhams who scored a point during this period to leave 3 between the sides entering injury time.  Cappawhite were applying all the pressure at this stage but could not get the vital score and with the very last play of the game Kickhams broke forward to score a goal with the last kick of the game.

Cappawhite  can very proud of their performance the score not reflecting the true story of the game with our lads putting in a heroic effort.  Everyone from number one to fiftheen showing great team spirit with William Barry, Robbie Quirke, Eoghan Ryan, Jim O Dwyer, Enna Buckley and man of the match Tommy Coughlan having outstanding games.

Team: D Kelly, C Ryan, R Doody, E Buckley, A O Dwyer, T Meagher, J ODwyer, E Ryan(0-01), D Clancy, D Murphy, J Dee, R Quirke(0-01), C O Dwyer, T Coughlan and W Barry(1-03)


Bord na nOg:

Cappawhite Geals 2-01 K Kickhams 0-08.

Under 14 football panal

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. 

 U12 A Football Semi-Final

Cappawhite Gaels  4-02  Clonoulty 2-04

Undsr 12 A football action

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.



On the attack

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.


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. 


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. 


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.



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 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.

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

Congratulations to the Cappawhite girls Jill Ann Quirke, Caoimhe Brady, Rebecca Renehan and Eva Moloney who were part of the Annacarthy Under 14A camogie team that won the county final by a score of 5-07 to 0-02. They now go on to represent Tipperary in the All Ireland Feile Competition.



County Board Draw:

The County Board Draw is one of the main sources of income for the day-to-day running of the Club, catering for juvenile teams and adult teams, the main items of expense being subsidised hurleys, sliotars, insurance, field maintenance and ongoing development.     

Looking forward to your continued support and the best of luck in the Draws.


 Gaa and Community Lotto:

May 4th 2015

€100: 1.   Kathryn O’Dwyer, Knockane,  2.   Cian Stack c/o Declan Costello, 3.  Therese and Marissa Ryan, Ayle, 4.J J Hayes c/o Cook,  5.   Siobhan O’Dwyer, Knockane.

€50: 1.Tom Taylor c/o Costello’s,  2. Mary O’Brien, Knockane, 3. Eddie Morrissey  38 Canon Hayes Pk. 4. Mary O’Neill, Drumwood, 5. Annie Carey, Shanaclune.

€20: 1. Charmaine Mulready  c/o Therese Ryan, 2. Peggy Clancy, Cappawhite, 3.  Jimmy Kelly, Ardagh, 4.  Liam Brittan c/o Pauline  Mulcahy, 5.  Diarmuid White, Glassdrum,          6.  Jerry Renehan Snr, Carnahalla, 7. Clodagh Neville c/o Dan Ryan (P), 8. Pa O’Neill, Ironmills, 9.  Couchie c/o Ponda Bar, 10.  Cian, Tommy, Ciara & Lilly c/o E.Costello

May 11th

€50: 1. Sean, Mary & Aaron, 2. Jim Riall c/o Ryan’s Centra .

€20: 1. Lorraine Ryan, Shanaclune, 2. Therese Cranley c/o Jim Cranley, 3. Shirley Morrow c/o Aine Morrow, 4. Tom Kennedy, Bus Eireann Limk. 5. Anthony  Dargan, Clonganhue,   6. David & Greg Moloney c/o Grisewoods,  7. Tracey Barron  c/o Cook Medical,           8. Anthony Dunne c/o Thurles Milk, 9. J Carew , Shanaclune , 10. Eugene & Patrick Maguire.

May 18th

€50: 1. Kathryn O’Dwyer, 18 O’Connell Rd. Tipp Town, 2.  Carmel Clancy, Cappagh.

€20: 1. Seamus Clancy, Glassdrum, 2.  Michael Sheehan, Knocknavar, 3.  Joanie Hogan , Glengar, 4.  J J Hayes, c/o  Cook Medical, 5. Maura Fahey  c/o Day Care, 6. Michelle Leary, Dublin, 7.  Bernie Flaherty, Tipp Town, 8. Mary Wills, Cappawhite, 9.  Phil Fahey,  c/o Nash’s Cullen, 10.  Pat Sheehan c/o Eamon Ryan (B).

May 25th

€50: 1.  O’Dwyer Bros. Rossacrowe, 2.  Evan O’Neill, Clonganhue.

€20: 1. Sam & Sarah Carmody, 2.  Dream Ticket c/o Geraldine Meagher , 3. Callum Kyle O’Dwyer, 4. Jimmy O’Brien, Donohill, 5. Jayne Clancy, Cappawhite, 6. Shane & Breda Ryan (H),  7. Teresa White, Glassdrum, 8. Brendan Ellard, Greenfields,  9.  Mary Condon c/o Geraldine Meagher,10.  Patsy O’Neill, Ardnagrassane.


Club Merchendise:

Anyone interested in purchasing Club merchandise can contact Paul O Neill about availability. There is a large variety of gear to choose from.


Keep in touch with Cappawhite  Gaa:

If you have any information you wish to share with the club or want us to help you publicise information for you to our members via our media sites please do not hesitate to contact us on any of the following  methods,   www.facebook.com/cappawhite.gaa, or on twitter at https://twitter.com/cappawhitegaa  and  you can e-mail  to  pro.cappawhite.tipperary@gaa.ie

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Newsletter from Cappawhite GAA club. Your local Gaa club at the heart of our community.

Welcome to Our Monthly Gaa newsletter for April 2015 giving you an insight into the last months Gaa Activitys.


Senior Hurling:

Cappawhite 2-11 Moneygall 2-12.

Our Senior Hurlers were beaten by the narrowest of margins in The Ragg on Sunday last the 12/04/2015 in the 1st round of the county championship. It was a game in which we did not deserve to lose and now we have to dust ourselves down and regroup for the next day out.

We started with great purpose and were a point up inside the 1st minute with a score from our first attack from Gerry O Neill. The same player added a point from a free within 3 minutes. Moneygall then had a chance of a goal but a fine save from Michael R Buckley in goal kept us ahead. In the next minute we ourselves raised the green flag with a great move that started with Michael O Neill playing a great ball forward to Dean O Dwyer who then laid off a perfect ball to Gerry O Neill who dispatched the ball to the back of the net. Dean O Dwyer then played in another good ball to Sean Ryan who scored another fine point from play. At this stage we were in total control and were unlucky not to be further ahead but for a couple of balls going to the wrong side of the posts.

Moneygall did not get their 1st point until 12 minutes into the half and followed it up with another before Riann Doody who was playing very well put over his first score. We had another couple of chances to extend our lead but could not find the target. Then Moneygall got a goal which left only 2 points between the teams. Gerry O Neill then put over a free after 23 mins before our opponents replied with 2 placed balls themselves. At this stage of the game our two midfielders Paddy Julian and Darragh Barry were having a big influence on the game and Darragh scored a lovely point from play before Gerry got our final score of the half from a free. Moneygall finished the half scoring 2 points leaving the score at the interval at 1-07 to 1-06 in favour of Cappawhite.

The second half started with our opponents scoring a point within a minute and then taking the lead for the first time in the game shortly afterwords. We again came back at them and a Riann Doody point had us level. Then two frees from Gerry O Neill put us ahead again before a Moneygall point had the minimum between the  two teams. It was at this stage that Moneygall got the edge with a controversial penalty being awarded, and even though Michael Buckley saved the initial shot they found the net from the rebounded ball to put them ahead by 2 points. Darragh Barry then put the ball over the bar to leave just 1 point in it before Moneygall scored 2 points to leave a goal between the two sides. With the game nearing full time and less than 2 minutes of normal time remaining, Tom Treacy played a surperb ball into Gerry O Neill who made no mistake in taking his second goal of the game to leave the sides level. As the game entered injury time both sides had opportunities to score but with the very last puck of the game, it was Moneygall who got the winning score.

Overall it was a very exciting game and all of the Cappawhite players can be very pleased with their performance and only for a few decisions that didn’t go our way we should have a win under our belts.

Team: M R Buckley, R Dunne, C McCarty, G Ryan(p), T Treacy, M O Neill, J McGrath, P Julian, D Barry(0-02), R Doody(0-02), S Ryan(w)(0-01), K Stapleton, G O Neill(2-07), D Heffernan and D O Dwyer. Sub N Ryan for D Heffernan. 



Junior hurling:

Junior Hurling:   Cappawhite 3-11  Clonoulty/Rossmore 1-09

Cappawhite was once again the venue for the latest Junior B hurling encounter. The opponents this time were Clonoulty and the match was played on Saturday 18/4/2015 at 7.00 pm . With the weather cool and dry and the field in pristine condition the stage was set for a good quick game of hurling.

 Cappawhite came out of the traps guns blazing with centre forward Niall Hayes scoring a fine point immediately from the throw in. Eanna Buckley then added a further point from a free while Eanna Heffernan took advantage of some poor Clonoulty defending to bag a well taken goal. However Clonoulty responded well with a point and goal of their own. Niall Hayes struck another point but a purple patch for Clonoulty resulted in them adding a further 4 points. The score line at half time was Clonoulty 1-05 to Cappa’s 1-03. Cappawhite were in hard luck to be behind after producing a good tough first half performance with plenty fine examples of skill on show from several players.

The management team made wholesale changes at the break introducing four substitutions and shifting Tim Meagher from wing forward to corner back. Clonoulty were the first to score a point after the break but the valiant Cappawhite performance continued with sub Timmy Cranley immediately imposing himself on the game with a point. This was shortly followed by a score from midfield general John English before injury forced him from the game with Davey Orr coming on to take his place. Eanna Buckley then added another goal to the home sides cause after rifling home a well struck free. The Cappawhite forwards were now causing havoc and Buckley added a second goal while substitute Tommy Coughlan was running amok in the right corner forward position and registered three points one after the other. Eanna Heffernan was proving to be a thorn in the visitor’s side and added a further point while Timmy Cranley furthered his tally with another two points. Clonoulty had managed another three points during the second half but were no match for a resolute Cappa defence led by the imperious Jason Maguire who turned in a man of the match performance.

A great result for the home side with fine performances coming from all 20 men involved.

George Kelly, Donal O Neill, Jason Maguire,  Paddy Barry, Mike Leahy, Mick Ryan(w), Martin O Connor, John English(0-01), Davey Stapleton, Liam McCarthy, Niall Hayes(0-02), Tim Meagher, Eanna Buckley(2-01), Eanna Heffernan(1-01), Vinny Barry. Subs Paddy Maguire for Donal O Neill, Timmy Cranley(0-03) for Paddy Barry,  Johnny Ryan(p) for Liam McCarthy, Tommy Coughlan(0-03) for Vinny Barry and Davy Orr for John English.

Cappawhite 0-10 Rosegreen 1-14.

Our Junior hurlers were beaten on Tuesday evening the 28/4/2015 in Cappawhite by Rosegreen on a scoreline of 1-14 to 10 points. Rosegreen started with a point within the first 30 seconds  and they began to take the game to our lads. There was about 5 minutes gone in the game before we registered our 1st score when Enna Heffernan put over a fine point from play. Rosegreen then replied with another 3 points before our next score. It was a tighter affair for the reminder of the half even though we were playing against the wind which seemed to increase as the half continued. We went in at half time down by 10 points to 5.

Cappawhite began the second half well but a goal from Rosegreen put them further behind. With the ground getting slippery underfoot the players were finding hard to control the ball and keep their feet the game got very patchy but we kept in touch and started to narrow the score and with about 10 minutes left we were unlucky not to get within 2 points when Timmy Cranly sent in a sideline ball and Tommy Coughlan doubling on the ball into the net only for the Ref to call back play for a substitution. Rosegreen added two points after this to finish out the game at 1-14 to 0-10. What was positive for Cappawhite is that a lot of our younger players had good performances with Enna Buckley taking the honours as man of the match on the night with a surperb game.


G Kelly, P Maguire, J Maguire, D O Neill, M O Connor, M Leahy, J English, T Meagher(0-01), N Hayes(0-01), T Cranley(0-01), V Barry, E Heffernan(0-01), E Buckley(0-05). Subs O Ryan for J English, T Coughlan for V Barry, J O Dwyer for E Heffernan and D Kelly(0-01) for M O Connor.



Minor Football:


Cappawhite 1-11 Cashel 1-06


Cappawhite had an impressive win against Cashel on Tuesday evening 21/4/2015 in Cappawhite. The Cappa team were slow to start and with Cashel taking the control of the game for the first five minutes they were rewarded with a goal. This seemed to give our lads a wake up call and we started to compete better. Alan Spillane registered our first score with a well taken effort to the goal.The rest of the half was a very tight and even contest with both sides adding just five scores between them leaving the score the interval 1-03 to 1-02 in favour of Cashel.


Cappawhite went 2 points down early in the second half but after this they but took complete control of the game and scored five points without reply. We then traded scores at which stage we went into a 1-10 to 1-05 lead with Robbie Quirke and Eoin Ryan running the game. Cashel scored another point with five minutes left but Cappawhite again had the last score from Robbie to leave 5 points between the teams . it was a great team effort and we had some strong proformances all over but Robbie and Owen have to be given a special mention.


Team; D Kelly, C Ryan, R Doody, E Buckley, C Irwin, J O Dwyer, A O Dwyer, E Ryan(0-02), S Farrell, T Coughlan(0-01),J Dee(0-01), R Quirke(0-05), C O Dwyer(0-01), T Meagher, A Spillane(1-00). Subs D Clancy for S Farrell and W Barry for A O Dwyer(BS).

Cappawhite 3-04 K/Kickhams 3-04

The honours were shared in Cappawhite on Wednesday night 29/4/2015 in an evenly matched game.  Kickhams were first to score with a point but Tommy Coughlan replied with a well taken point. Our opponents then started to play the better football and our lads were finding it hard to stop their free flowing game. During this period Kickhams added a goal and a point. With about 20 minutes the Cappa boys began to find their feet and we had 3 points without reply from James Dee and two from  Owen Ryan to leave a point between the teams as half time approached. Kickhams then got another score just before the break to go in leading 1-03 to 0-04.

The second half started with a goal for Kickhams and it seemed spur our lads on as within a few minutes we had a beautifully taken shot resting in the back of the net from Tommy Coughlan. Cappawhite took the lead for the first time when Owen Ryan then palmed the ball to the goal getting in on the end a high dropping ball. The Kickham lads again came back with a point to even up the game. It was at this stage we had our best spell of the game but failed to put our dominance on the scoreboard. It took a great shot on goal from Tim Meagher to eventually put us a goal up. Kickhams were not going to be outdone and applied the pressure on Cappa and were rewarded with a goal to draw the game again. Neither team could get the winning score thereafter and the draw was fair result at the end of the game.

The Cappawhite team had a very good team performance but Owen Ryan and Tommy Coughlan have to be given special mention with outstanding games by both.

Team: D Kelly, C Ryan, R Doody, E Buckley, C Irwin, J O Dwyer, A O Dwyer, D Clancy, O Ryan(1-02), T Coughlan(1-02), J Dee(0-01), R Quirke, F Brady, T Meagher(1-00), and A Spillane. Subs W Barry for F Brady and C Moloney for A Spillane. 



Bord na nOg:

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 defnce. 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.


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.

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 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.

  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.

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.


 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

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.

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


Our Under 8 team are still training hard and are also involved in some blitz competitions.


Our Under 6 are also been looked after very well by their mentors.


Congratulations to Rebecca Renehan who was selected for the Primary Games Hurling Panal.

Congratulations to  Ellen Gantley who was selected for the Football Primary Games.



County Board Draw:

Thanks to all our loyal supporters who joined the Tipperary G.A.A Draw over the last twelve months.  Congratulations to our winners in both the County and the Local Draws.

40 Local Draw Winners

May 2014: €100: Matthew Ryan   €50: Steve Ashton, Ena Meagher, Joe Crosse

June 2014: €100: Eugene & Anne O’Meara   €50: Marie Ellis, Dan Fitzgibbon, Peggy Meagher

July 2014: €100: Laura & Emma Quinn  €50: Angela McDermott, Myles & Eileen Treacy, Dave  Mullins

Aug 2014: €100: Matthew & Peggy Kennedy  €50: Eileen O’Connell, William & Mairead O’Neill, Ellen Ryan, Michael Ryan (J C )

Sept 2014: €100: Anne White  €50: Dermot Hayes, Joanne Barry, Tina Barry

Oct 2014: €100: Pat & Simon Ryan  €50: Liam Armshaw, Patrick O’Neill, Colette Price

Nov 2014: €100: Paul Fitzgerald   €50: Joseph McCarthy (Jnr), Jim & Mary Rehehan, Shane O’Brien

Jan 2015: €100: John O’Neill  €50: Jo Hannigan, Michael O’Neill, Aileenm & Paul Crowe

Feb 2015: €100: Steve Ashton    €50: Pat & Connie Ryan, Hilary O’Dwyer, Liam Ryan

Mar 2015: €100: Tim & Peig Crosse   €50: Noreen Maher, Pat & Mgt Fahey, Hilary O’Dwyer

This year we will again allocate a portion of our commission to a confined local draw for our own subscribers.

We hope you will again support our Club by joining the new draw and help to finance our Club activities.

We had an average of 228 members each month from May 2014 to April 2015

Profit from the County Draw to the Club in 2014/2015 Draw             €11,400

Prize Money for Local Draw                                                               €  2,500

Overall Profit to the Club                                                                    €  8,900

The County Board Draw is one of the main sources of income for the day-to-day running of the Club, catering for juvenile teams and adult teams, the main items of expense being subsidised hurleys, sliotars, insurance, field maintenance and ongoing development.     

Looking forward to your continued support and the best of luck in the Draws.

Chairman : Paul O’Neill

Treasurer: Anne Holmes

Secretary: Michael McCarthy



Cappawhite Gaa and Community Lotto:

Lotto Results: April 6th  

€100: 1.Joan Ryan P, Ayle, 2. Darren Hickey, Kelly’s Bar, 3. Maura Mc Carthy c/o Marion Carmody, 4. Ray Power c/o Hilary O’Dwyer , 5. Dan Bourke, Costello’s Shop.

€50: 1. R. Fahey c/o James McCarthy,2. Michael O’Neill, Lower Ballykiveen, 3. E. Allen, Druminda, Cappawhite, 4. Ger O’Connell c/o Teresa & Anne, 5. W. Maher, Toher Rd, Doon.

€20: 1. Samantha Lennon, Carnahalla, 2. P&E c/o Costello’s, 3. Josephine O’Carroll, Kilmore, 4. Ann & Siobhan c/o Costello’s, 5. Willie Conway, 6.  Noel Ryan A, Philipstown, 7. Aileen & Georgina Butler, Doon, 8.  Bridget Shanahan, Milestone, 9.  Una O’Neill, Ayle, 5. Willie Conway 10. Catherine Crowe, Cooga, Doon.

Lotto Results April 13th

€50: 1. Bridget & Jennifer Hayes, 2. Paddy McHugh, Hollyford.

€20: 1. Michael Clohessy, 2. H. Holmes, 3. Bridget & Anne c/o Bingo, 4. Kate Moloney c/o Cook, 5. Lorraine Ryan, Shanaclune, 6.Mary Anne McDermott, Shanaclune, 7. Charlie Long, Inch, Cappawhite, 8. Liam Carmody, 9. Darren & Michelle c/o Kelly’s Bar,10. Billy Power c/o Hillary O’Dwyer.

Lotto results April 20th

€50: 1. Phil Quinlan, Borrisoleigh, 2. Mary Bourke, Cooga, Doon

€20: 1.Michael & Anne O’Neill, Knockane, 2. Bridget McCarthy, Limerick St. 3. Peggy Clancy, Glassdrum, 4. DJ O’Neill, Clonganhue, 5. Peg Crosse, Toem,    6.Shelley McCarthy, Carnhalla, 7. Noirín Corcoran c/o Sean O’Carroll,  8. Dara, Conor & Grace McCarthy,9. Bridget & Anne c/o Bingo, 10. Michele & Shannon Breheny

Lotto results April 27th:

€50: 1.Eoghan & Conor Ryan, Greenfields, 2. Fr. Tony Ryan

€20: 1.Sharon Coleman c/o Cook, 2. Rory, Derk Estate c/o Joan, 3 Mary Heffernan c/o Daycare, 4.Noah, Christopher, Lee c/o Jim Cranley, 5.Peggy Akers c/o Bingo, 6.Kathleen Leahy c/o Ann O’Meara, 7.Karena Breen, Crescent Court, 8. Bernard Hogan, Oola, 9.Padraig Tuohy, Ardnagassane, 10.Frances McKenna c/o Bingo.




Club Merchendise:

Anyone interested in purchasing Club merchandise can contact Paul O Neill about availability. There is a large variety of gear to choose from.


Keep in touch with Cappawhite  Gaa:

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Newsletter from Cappawhite GAA club. Your local Gaa club at the heart of our community.

Welcome to Our Monthly Gaa newsletter for March 2015 giving you an insight into the last months Gaa Activitys.


Senior Hurling:

Senior Hurling Challenge Cup: Cappawhite 0-09 Roscrea 3-20. Our senior hurlers had their first outing of the year on friday night the 27th February in Cappawhite. In a game were the score went against us it was nice to see some of our younger players lining out on our 1st team. In the opening five minutes Roscrea got off to a flying start and were leading by 1-04 to 1 point with a score coming from Darragh Barry. For the remainder of the half we upped our game and went in down by 1-11 to 0-06 with Gerry O Neill getting five points. But for a couple of balls taking a bad bounce we could have had two goals at this stage.

 In the second half again we got off to a poor start and Roscrea punished us heavily scoring 2-04 without reply. With the game over as a contest at this stage our lads could have been forgiven for giving up but instead they knuckled down and showed some fighting spirit and with a bit more hurling under their belts will be more than a match for other teams in the coming months. We also introduced another couple of young players and Riann Doody marked his 1st game at senior level with a well taken point from play in between another two points from Gerry O Neill.

 Team: Michael R Buckley, Donal O Neill, John McGrath, Ger Ryan, Cathal McCarthy, Sean Ryan, Dean O Dwyer, Paddy Julian, Darragh Barry(0-01), Gerry O Neill(0-07), Donnagh Heffernan, Kevin Stapleton, David Buckley, Michael O Neill, Jim O Dwyer. Subs Noel Ryan for Donal O Neill, Riann Doody(0-01) for Michael O Neill, Mike Ryan for Donnagh Heffernan and Enna Buckley for Jim O Dwyer.

Senior Huling Challenge cup: Cappawhite 2-09 Lorrha 3-18.

Our senior hurlers were beaten by Lorrha in the Challenge cup on Sunday last 22/3/2015 in Lorrha. We were very slow to start and allowed Lorrha to settle very quickly and were 2-02 behind before we eventually got off the mark with a point from Kevin Stapleton. At this stage we were playing some good hurling and scored a well taken goal from Gerry O Neill after some lovely play from Riann Doody putting him in. Lorrha converted another free and we again got another point from Kevin Stapleton and a free from Gerry O Neill to leave only a goal in it. Lorrha again got on top for the next few minutes and scored 4 points to our 1 another Gerry O Neill free. With the half drawing to a close Darragh Barry scored a point from play and Gerry had another free but Lorrha replied with a free to go in at half time leading 2-08 to 1-06.

 We might have had the score closer but for some wayward shooting with 9 wide’s. The second half started with Gerry putting over another free but then Lorrha had their best spell of the game putting over six unanswered points before we registered a point from another placed ball from Gerry. Both teams then scored a point apiece before Riann Doody again put Gerry O Neill through for another well taken goal but shortly after Lorrha got their 3rd goal. Cappa did pile the pressure in the closing stages but could not pull back the score and Lorrha finished with a point to leave the final score at 3-18 to 2-09. This is a game where we can take heart that at stages we showed some good touches and got 2 well taken goals but also have to keep our minds focused from start to finish.

 Team; M Buckley, D Stapleton, T Costello, C McCarthy, N Ryan, T Treacy, M O Neill, J McGrath, D Heffernan, D Barry(0-01), G O Neill(2-06), K Stapleton(0-01), R Doody, P Fitzgerald, D O Dwyer. Subs E Buckley for D Heffernan, J O Dwyer for J McGrath and M Ryan(w).  

Our Seniors also played numerous challenges during the month to prepare for the upcoming County and West Champoinships.

We would also wish our selector Noel Buckley a speedy recovery and we hope to see him on the sideline in the very near future.


Junior hurling:

Junior Hurling League Rd 1. Cappawhite 3-12 Thurles Sarsfields 1-18.

Our junior hurlers drew with Thurles Sarsfields on Tuesday last 17/3/2015 in Thurles. We were very good value for the point as we came from six points down at half time to get the draw. The game started with Cappawhite getting the 1st point but Thurles then took control of the game for the remainder of the half and went into the final minute of the half leading by a score of 1-10 to 4 points when just before half time Jim O Dwyer scored a vital goal to keep us in touch at the break.

 The 2nd Half resumed with our opponents again increasing their lead scoring 4 points to our2 to lead by 8. At this stage Cappawhite dug deep and started to out hurl Thurles and with 2 well taken goals by Pat O Neill and another2 points between the goals we drew level. Then with both teams exchanging points Cappawhite took the lead again for the 1st time since the start of the game with 5 minutes remaining. Thurles again took the lead again entering the last minute but Dean O Dwyer again levelled the game with the final puck of the game. Overall it was a great team performance and if we can keep up this level we should be looking at a good season ahead.

 Team G Kelly, P Maguire, D O Neill, P Barry, E Buckley, M Ryan(w), M O Connor(capt), P Julian, N Ryan(0-01), D O Dwyer(0-09f),P O Neill(2-00), R Doody(0-01), T Coughlan, C Marnane, J O Dwyer(1-00). Subs V Barry(0-01) for C Marnane and D Stapleton for P Barry.

Tipperary Junior Hurling League: Cappawhite: 0-6 St. Pats 2-15

The tie was played out under lights during inclement conditions in which heavy rain and low temperatures persisted throughout the duration of the game. The junior team were under no illusions to the tough task that awaited them as the calibre of the opponents had been made clear. St. Pats had reached the County Semi-Final of the Junior A championship the year previous year and Cappawhite were missing several key players for the encounter.

 St. Pats started brightly registering two quick points before Rionn Doody responded with a well struck free. Things rapidly went downhill for the home side though as the visitors penetrated the defence to add a goal and several more points. The withdrawal of Patrick Maguire after sustaining a twisted ankle did little to help proceedings and a second goal was added shortly after. John English was introduced for Maguire and his experience helped to settle a relatively young backline that had an average age of 21. However relentless pressure from the St. Pats forwards sent them through on goal once again and only a fine reflex save from George Kelly prevented them from scoring a third. Rionn Doody added a further 2 frees to Cappawhite’s tally just before the half time whistle and entered the dressing rooms at the interval languishing at 3 points to the opposition’s 2-12.

 Several changes were made as Cappawhite returned to the pitch with David Orr replacing the injured Kelly in goals and Niall Hayes taking the place of Paul Fitzgerald at centre forward. Hayes’ presence made an immediate impact and he scored a point 5 minutes into the second half. Conditions were now worsening and it made any chance of clean, free flowing hurling virtually impossible but to Cappawhite’s credit this half marked a much improved display. The backs settled immensely and restricted the visitors to scoring only 3 points in this half while the tireless work of the midfield also helped nullify the attack of the St. Pats forwards. Rionn Doody scored a further 2 points but unfortunately a comeback reminiscent of the previous game against Thurles Sarsfields was never on the cards here and the game finished with a scoreline of Cappawhite with 6 points to St. Pats 2 goals and 15 points. A disappointing result but there was positives in the large number of players who turned out for the game and keeping in mind a further 6 players were not available through injury. Man of the match for Cappawhite was Paddy Julian who once again tirelessly covered ground from the midfield position both defending and creating attacking situations. Youngsters Rionn Doody and Tommy Coughlan also contributed well to the home sides cause.

Team: George Kelly, Patrick Maguire, Tim Meagher, Patrick Barry, Martin O Conner, Donal O Neill, Eanna Buckley, Paddy Julian, Davy Stapleton, Cian Marnane, Paul Fitzgerald, Rionn Doody, Tommy Coughlan, Vincent Barry, Jim O Dwyer. Subs: John English for Patrick Maguire, Niall Hayes for Paul Fitzgearld,  David Orr for George Kelly, Shane Coughlan for Tommy Coughlan Eanna Heffernan for Cian Marnane.  Joseph Carmody, Liam McCarthey, Pat O Neill, Eoghain Ryan.


Under21 Football:

Under 21B Football West Final. Cappawhite/Sean Traceys  0-05 Rockwell/Rosegreen 0-07.

The Cappa/Treacys combo came up short on Saturday evening last 21/3/2015 in Clonoulty. It was a very tight physical game played in ideal conditions with little between the teams at any stage in the game. Rockwell/Rosegreen started the better team scoring the first 2 points. It was 10 minutes before we got a 1st score from Pat Deegan. We then added another 3 points with 2 coming from Sean Ryan(w) and another from Kevin Stapleton. We had opportunities to increase our lead but our shooting deserted us and with Rockwell/Rosegeen adding another 2 points it left the scores level at 4 points each at halftime.

 The second half was a very low scoring affair with Cappa/Treacys not scoring until the 25th minute with a point from a 65 put over by  Darragh Kennedy.  By this stage Rockwell/Rosegreen had already  scored 3 points. We did have most of the play but could not convert to the scoreboard. We had six wides in the 1st half and eight in the second. We did pile on all the pressure in the final stages but could not get the breakthrough. It was a strong team performance apart from our scoring and all our Cappawhite players had good games on the day.

 Team J Deegan(ST), Paul Ryan(ST), W Mackey(ST), D Stapleton(C), E Ryan(C), A O Brien(ST), B Carey(ST), P Deegan(ST)(0-01), S Ryan(r(ST)), D Kennedy(ST)(0-01)65, K Stapleton(C), M Feehan(ST), P Carey(ST), S Ryan(w)(C)(0-02), J O Dwyer(C). Subs S Fahey(ST) for J O Dwyer, T Lyons(ST), T Ryan(ST), E Heffernan(C),B Carew(C), D Orr(C), D Fahey(ST), D Buckley(C)and E Ryan(ST).     


Bord na nOg:

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.

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),Oscar Allen for Aaron Renehan,  Thierry Hasset for Daire Duggan, Daire Duggan for Gearóid Lennon, Ryan Renehan (injured)

U14 A Peil na Nóg (Football)

Cappawhite Gaels           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 29/3/2015. 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)

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


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


County Board Draw:

Congratulations to Johnsie Ryan on winning a car in the County Board draw in Feburary and also to Cecila Walshe on winning the promoters prize on the night. After the success of Johnsie Ryan winning a car in last months draw the club had the honour of holding the March draw which took place on the place in Johnsies Bar Toem on the 6th of March.

 Johnsie himself received the keys of his prize on the night. The new draw will be starting again in the coming months and tickets will be on sale shortly. Contact any officer or committee member for information about purchasing  tickets for the draw as it is a valuable way for helping to raise funds for the club.


Cappawhite Gaa and Community Lotto:

Lotto Results March 2nd:

  €50: 1. Evan O’Neill, Clonganghue 2. Ann Moore, Killanure, Brittis.

 €20: 1. Noreen Moloney, Hospital 2. Dodie Grisewood, 3. Nora Costello, c/o Daycare 4. Anne O’Connell, c/o Teresa & Anne 5. Charmaine Mulready, c/o Therese Ryan 6. Beibhin Buckley, Cappagh 7. Kieran Devery (Snr), Cappawhite 8. Anthony Dargan, Clonganhue 9. Noel Buckley, Druminda 10. Jimmy English, Donohill.

Lotto Results March 9th:

 €50 1. Rita Riordan, c/o Paul O’Neill, 2. Twins, Abbey, Beth, James, Eddie c/o Hannah Ryan.

 €20: 1. Maggie Morgan, Cross Roads, Annacarty, 2. David Morrow, Cappagh, 3. Sean Nash, Cullen, 4. Ivan & Louise Murphy, c/o Teresa Meagher, 5. Timmy Cranley, Tipperary Road, 6. Jimmy Ryan (TH), 7. Nora Lynch, Dromclogher, Cappamore, 8. William Crosse, Millbrook, Annacarty, 9. Therese Ryan, Ayle, 10. Paddy Hickey, Toem.

Lotto Results March 16th:

 €100 Lucky Dips 1. Laura Quinn, c/o Eileen Quinn ,2. Eileen Barry, Kilmore, Cappawhite,  3. Ann & Louise, c/o COOK  4. Patsy Hayes, Brown Bog, Cappawhite, 5.   Rodger Butler, c/o M. Nash, Cullen.

€50 Lucky Dips: 1. Kathleen Landy, Golden  2. Dodie Grisewood 3. Mrs Aileen McCarthy, Cullen Village, 4.  John O’Neill, Ballyhane, 5. Jane Ryan, Clonganhue.

 €20 Lucky Dips 1. PJ, Joanne, Jade & Jessie Collins 2.  Aisling & Aine O’Neill, Knockane 3. Shane & Liam Kett, c/o T. Breheny 4.  Jerry Creedon, Cappagh 5. Seamus O’Dwyer, Hollyford 6.  Peggy Clancy, Glassdrum 7. Maura Cummins, c/o Daycare 8.  Declan & Mary O’Meara, Glengar 9. Eileen & Breda, Centra 10. Siobhan & Ann, c/o A. Costello

 Lotto Results March 23rd:

 €50: 1. Josephine Crowe, Crescent Court, 2. Ross Dunne,

 €20: 1. Lorraine Ryan, Shanaclune, 2. Jimmy McHugh, Glenpadden, Hollyford, 3. Trevor, Sharon, Evan & C Collins, 4. Anna Moore, Doon, 5. Margaret, Karen, Brenda Coyle, 6. M&M, c/o Johnsie’s, 7. Michael Clohessy, Littleton, 8. Alice & Pauline c/o COOK, 9., Lisnakella, Oola, Nora McLoughlin, The Cresent, 10. Sean & Kevin Maher.

Lotto Results March 30th:

€50: 1.Kitty Cranley, Tipp Rd, 2. Kieran Devery (Snr), Cappawhite.

€20: 1. Patrick, Morgan, Grace O’Connor, 2. Marion, JJ Rat & Wally, c/o Coughlan’s, 3. Nonie O’Neill, The Cresent, 4. Shane McDermott, 5. Aurora Matasa, Toem, 6. John Minogue, c/o Coughlan’s Bar, 7. Peggy Ryan, Annacarty c/o Bingo, 8. Joe Sheridan c/o Armshaw’s Bar, 9. Jerry Ryan, Day Care, 10. P. Franklin, Doon


Club Merchendise:

Anyone interested in purchasing Club merchandise can contact Paul O Neill about availability. There is a large variety of gear to choose from.


Keep in touch with Cappawhite  Gaa:

If you have any information you wish to share with the club or want us to help you publicise information for you to our members via our media sites please do not hesitate to contact us on any of the following  methods,   www.facebook.com/cappawhite.gaa, or on twitter at https://twitter.com/cappawhitegaa  and  you can e-mail  to  pro.cappawhite.tipperary@gaa.ie