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THE SASH Friday May 14th 2010

 

The Weekly Online Newsletter of Sarsfields GAA Club.     

 

Pfzier SFC: Sarafields 0-16 Athy 0-10

 

 

Tony Ryan

 

After a whirlwind start by favourites Athy in Round 2 of the Wyeth SFC tie in St Conleth’s Park on Sunday evening their challenge petered out before halftime as Sarsfields gradually took control and at the end had a comfortable victory overturning a 4 point first half deficit to win pulling up by 6 points as the saying goes in racing parlance. However the game had a much different complexion early in the first half as Athy playing a brand of fast attacking football had Sarsfields on the back foot and led by 4 points to no score after less than four minutes on the clock. Athy midfielder Paddy Dunne opened the scoring with a fine point after less than 30 seconds and impressive full forward James Eaton followed up with 3 excellent long range points in as many minutes as Athy motored in fifth gear while Sarsfields laboured in first and it appeared that Sarsfields were facing an uphill struggle to keep pace with the lively Athy attack.

A point apiece from Robbie Confrey and Alan Smith in the space of 2 minutes settled Sarsfields but there was no let up as Athy continued to carry the game to Sarsfields. Darroch Mulhall replied with a point to give Athy a 0-5 to 0-2 advantage. A couple of wides ensued for Athy before disaster struck for them in the form of a serious neck and shoulder injury to Athy midfielder Paddy Dunne. He landed awkwardly after challenging for a high ball with Sarsfields’ centre forward Enda Freaney. Play was held up for almost ten minutes while the ambulance crew attended to the injured Athy midfielder.

When the game eventually resumed Athy never settled back into their previous rhythm but instead were a pale shadow of their former selves as the game began to swing inexorably in Sarsfields’ favour as they proceeded to out score Athy 6 points to 1 between the resumption of play and half time.  Alan Smith who tormented the Athy defence throughout began the Sarsfields revival. Unable to cope with his jinking runs the Athy defence resorted to fouling him. Smith duly pointed before an Enda Freaney score left just the minimum between the sides, 0-5 to 0-4 in Athy’s favour. In between Alan Smith and Freaney’s points Sarsfields had a goal disallowed after Gary white was adjudged by referee Mick Spenser to have received a pass from Robbie Confrey inside the square.  While shortly afterwards Darroch Mulhall did stretch Athy’s lead to 2 points before Alan Smith replied with a point after he was again fouled.

The signs however were ominous for Athy as Sarsfields’ midfielders Gary White and Alan Barry’s growing influence on the game became a contributory factor in the turnaround of Sarsfields fortunes. A long ball from Gary White into Alan Smith resulted in another free from the right wing about 25metres, which the left footed Michael Brown converted to bring Sarsfields level for the first time. Two minutes later Michael Browne popped up on the left wing and scored an excellent point from a similar distance from play near the sideline to give Sarsfields a lead that they never subsequently surrendered. As the break approached Sarsfields were completely in the ascendancy in every sector of the pitch and the halftime whistle couldn’t sound quickly enough for Athy. It wasn’t however to sound before Alan Smith scored his fourth point from another free 20 metres on the right wing with the second last kick of the half to edge Sarsfields two ahead 0-8 to 0-6.

After the break Athy introduced Liam McGovern for Adrian Kelly at midfield and brought fullback Brian Kinahan to partner him in an effort to curb the dominance of their Sarsfields counterparts Gary White and Alan Barry. Sarsfields began where they had finished the first half when Robbie Confrey pointed after an Alan Smith pass. Athy replied with a point each from James Eaton and Darrock Mulhall  to reduce the gap to single point. That however was as good as it got for Athy as Sarsfields scored three successive points in ten minutes from Morgan O’Sullivan, Gary White and one from second half substitute Eoin O’Sullivan to restore their three point advantage 0-12 to 0-9.  With 11 minutes remaining Athy suffered another blow when full forward James Eaton who hadn’t been as prominent in the second half as he had in the first suffered a hamstring injury and had to be replaced by James Kelly. Then when Alan Smith scored two points in quick succession, one from a 20 metre free and one from play from about 30 metres after turning his marker to leave 5 points between the sides, 0-14 to 0-9 with just five minutes remaining there was simply no way back for Athy. Morgan O’Sullivan and Darrock Mulhall exchanged points before Sarsfields’ recently introduced substitute Padraig Brennan scored the final point of the game in injury time with a trade mark left footed kick from the right wing.    

                

 

 

 

 

Sarsfields: Patrick O’Sullivan, John Kavanagh, Donnchadh McDonnell, Niall Hedderman, Robert Murphy, Conor Tiernan, Alan Barry, Gary White Capt. (0-1)Sean Cambell, Morgan O’Sullivan(0-2) Michael Browne(0-2)Alan Smith(0-6) Enda Freaney(0-1) Robbie Confrey(0-2) Subs: Ciaran Carey for Niall Hedderman(37mins) Eoin O’Sullivan(0-1) for Sean Cambell(45mins) Aidan McLernan for Donnchadh McDonnell(54mins) Padraig Brennan (0-1) for Robbie Confrey (57 mins)

 

Athy: Stephen Davis, David Dunne, Brian Kinahan, Joe Kinahan, Shane O Brien, Emmanuel Kennedy, David Holligan, Adrian Kelly, Paddy Dunne(0-1), Ross Bell   Cian Reynolds, Angus Corry, Brian Cardiff,  James Eaton (0-5) Darrock Mulhall(0-4),  Subs: Colm Cuddy for Paddy Dunne(Inj17mins), Liam McGovern for Adrian Kelly (ht) Timmy Dunne for Shane O’Brien, David McGovern for Angus Corry(40mins) James Kelly for James Eaton (Inj 49mins)

Referee: Mick Spenser Kilcullen

 

 

 

 

Leinster GAA News
 
Summary of Playing Rule Changes 2010

The GAA Congress 2010 passed a number of playing rule changes relevant
to football and hurling which will come into effect in all games played
on or after May 15th 2010. In total there are six changes specific to
football only and three specific to hurling, while a further six changes
affect both codes, A summary of the changes is as follows:

Football Only:
1.        Handpass - If a player handpasses the ball using the open hand,
there must be a definite underhand striking action.
2.        Penalty Kicks - All penalty kicks will now be taken from 11
metres out
3.        Kick Outs - All kick outs will now be from the 13 metre line
4.        Sideline kicks - Line balls must be kicked from outside the
boundary line
5.        Illegal Charge - It is illegal for a charge to be made on a
player kicking the ball.
6.        Definition of bounce - The redefinition of the bounce has the
effect that the 'Basketball Type', bounce, per se, is not a foul.

Hurling only:
1.        Puck Outs - The penalty for taking a puck-out from outside the
small rectangle is changed from the award of a 65m free to the
opposition to a throw in the ball on the defenders' 20m line.
2.        Handpass - The ball must be released and struck with a definite
striking action of the hand
3.        Penalties - Both attackers and defenders must remain outside the
20m line and the arc until the ball is struck from a penalty and the
three defenders on the line must not move off the line until the ball is
struck.

Both Hurling and Football:
1.        Restarting Play - If play is stopped by the referee to enable a
seriously injured player to be treated, play will now resume with a free
to the team that had possession. However it will not be permitted to
score from such a free (if neither team is 'in possession', play shall
re-start with a throw in)
2.        Throw ins - when the play is being restarted by a throw-in, this
must take place a minimum of 13 metres from the sideline
3.        Advantage - A referee will now signal that advantage is being
played by raising his arm
4.        Extra Time - Extra time consists of 10 minutes per half only.
The provision for two additional periods of 5 minutes per half has been
removed
5.        Boundary Lines - The penalty for a player deliberately going
outside the boundary lines of the pitch to gain an advantage has changed
from a caution to a free.
6.        Charge - A charge is now defined as 'shoulder to shoulder'
rather than 'side to side'

Leinster GAA News
 RTÉ Sport unveils bumper GAA Championship coverage
 
 RTÉ Sport has unveiled its coverage of the 2010 GAA Championship, which will include 140 hours of live GAA Championship coverage on TV, as well as new and extended programmes on RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ Online.

RTÉ Television will broadcast up to 40 live games, as well as a number of special webcasts throughout the season in the new Sunday Game Extra, while a weekly special guest panellist will add a further dynamic to the strength and depth of the formidable Sunday Game panel.

RTÉ Radio 1 will again provide a comprehensive coverage of the Championship coverage this summer with live coverage of all major matches, as well as an extended Sport at Seven each weekday with new hosts Pat Spillane and Des Cahill taking the reigns on a Monday and Michael Lyster on a Friday.

RTÉ Online, with its dedicated GAA site, will continue to be the hub for the latest news, views, interviews, video and audio content for fans both at home and abroad.

Looking ahead to the 2010 coverage, Glen Killane, Group Head of Sport, RTÉ said: 'As the national public service broadcaster RTÉ has a proud heritage of broadcasting GAA. Our focus has always been on providing the Irish public with the best possible quality coverage of our national games and each and every year we pull out all the stops to ensure that we continue to deliver.

'This year is no exception, and it's with genuine enthusiasm and a shared love of GAA with our audience, that we look forward to bringing them, quality programming across all of our platforms, capturing the magic and excitement of the Championship that defines the summer for GAA fans.

'This year, we're also even more focused on sharing that experience with our audience and will have extended interactive shows on television, online and on radio.'

The most famous theme tune in Ireland will herald the return of The Sunday Game on 16 May with Michael Lyster presenting exclusive coverage of up to 40 live games throughout the season, while Des Cahill returns to the chair each Sunday evening for lively analysis and discussion of each weekend's action.

The most-medalled panel in Ireland return to The Sunday Game offering expert analysis and insight. Pat Spillane, Joe Brolly and Colm O'Rourke, join Michael for the first Sunday Game Live, as reigning All Ireland Champions Kerry, take on Tipperary in Munster and Derry clash with Armagh in the always competitive Ulster campaign.

In hurling some of the biggest names in GAA will provide in depth analysis including Cyril Farrell, Ger Loughnane and Paul Flynn. A weekly special guest panellist will add a further dynamic to the strength and depth of the formidable Sunday Game panel, with recently retired Kerry star Darragh Ó Sé taking the seat for the first show.

Other new features include a 'My Hero' segment where GAA legends past and present discuss the people who inspired them.

RTÉ Radio 1 is the definitive radio station for GAA Championship coverage this summer with live coverage of all major matches as well as an extended daily sports show each weekday.

The legendary voice of Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, entering his eighth decade as a GAA commentator, leads the live commentary team which includes Brian Carthy, Adrian Eames, Marty Morrissey, Ger Canning, Darragh Maloney, Pauric Lodge and Darren Frehill.

For the summer months, Sport at Seven Extra will be extended to an hour each weekday and include many new features. Each Monday throughout the Championship, Des Cahill and Pat Spillane will review and debate all of the weekend's action, while Michael Lyster will preview the weekend's action each Friday and Damien O'Meara will take to the chair from Tuesday to Thursday.

Des Cahill and Joanne Cantwell will present Saturday Sport each week from 2.00pm, while Con Murphy and Jacqui Hurley will anchor Sunday Sport from major grounds all over the country each Sunday from 2pm bringing listeners the true atmosphere of the Championship with immediate reaction from the key figures and expert analysis from former players and managers.

Take Your Point returns to the airwaves on 6 June at 6.00pm. The programme will be produced independently in July and August as part of RTÉ Radio's first formal commissioning of independent radio productions.

From Friday 5 June, Brian Carthy's weekly programme The Championship will return at 10.00pm.

RTÉ Sport's renowned GAA analysts will also contribute to regular updates and news on Morning Ireland, News at One and Drivetime with Mary Wilson.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will cover the main Championship clashes, as well as matches in the Minor Championship in all provinces. The coverage will include football, hurling, camogie and ladies football on Spórt an tSathairn, and Spórt an Lae, while, Spórt an Domhnaigh will provide final results and analysis on Sunday evenings.

The RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta championship team includes Gearóidín Nic an Iomaire, Mícheál Seoige, Mícheál Mac Donnchadha, Seán Bán Breathnach, Séamus Mac Géidigh, Pádraig Ó Sé, Dara Ó Cinnéide, Jeaic Ó Muircheartaigh, Antoine Ó Conghaile and Mac Dara Mac Donncha.

Receiving over 12 million page impressions last season, www.rte.ie/gaa will once again be the hub for fans both at home and abroad with the latest news, views, interviews, video and audio content for the 2010 Championships.

GAA fans in Ireland will be able to view several matches exclusively live on RTÉ.ie during the summer, while RTÉ's live televised GAA Championship matches will also be streamed simultaneously live.

Live commentaries and extensive match updates from RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will be available worldwide.

In addition to live output, a wide selection of matches in the GAA Football and Hurling Championships will be available to view in full on-demand.

All of RTÉ's dedicated GAA programming from RTÉ Television, RTÉ Radio, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, and RTÉ News will be available live and on-demand on www.rte.ie/gaa

The Sunday Game highlights programme will be available live and on-demand to users in Ireland each Sunday night, and will be made available worldwide each Wednesday for the duration of the GAA Championships.

The RTÉ player catch-up service will make The Sunday Game available within the island of Ireland for seven days after broadcast.

RTÉ Radio's Take Your Point and The Championship are among the programmes which will be available live and on-demand.

RTÉ.ie's GAA site will once again feature analysis from RTÉ's panel of GAA experts, as well as live text match-trackers, picture galleries, competitions, interactive features, news, previews and match reports.

RTÉ LIVE TV GAA CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL & HURLING FIXTURES

MAY 16 DERRY V ARMAGH, 2PM KERRY V TIPPERARY, 4PM

MAY 23 MEATH V OFFALY, 2PM ANTRIM V TYRONE, 4PM

MAY 29 GALWAY V WEXFORD, 7PM (H)

MAY 30 DONEGAL V DOWN, 2PM CORK V TIPPERARY, 4PM (H)

JUNE 5 SLIGO V MAYO, 5PM LOUTH/LONGFORD V KILDARE, 7PM

JUNE 6 MONAGHAN V DERRY/ARMAGH, 2PM KERRY/TIPPERARY V CORK, 4PM

JUNE 7 WATERFORD V CLARE, 3PM (H)

JUNE 12 CAVAN V FERMANAGH, 5.15PM

JUNE 13 MEATH/OFFALY V LAOIS, 2PM

JUNE 19 ANTRIM/TYRONE V DONEGAL/DOWN, 5.15PM

JUNE 26 LTH/LONG/KILD V WIC/CAR/WTH, 4PM ALL IRELAND QUALIFIERS

JULY 4 LEINSTER SHC FINAL, 4PM (H)

JULY 10 ALL IRELAND QUALIFIERS

JULY 11 LEINSTER SFC FINAL, 2PM MUNSTER SHC FINAL, 4PM (H)

JULY 17 ALL IRELAND QUALIFIERS

JULY 18 ULSTER SFC FINAL, 2PM

JUNE 24 ALL IRELAND QUALIFIERS

JULY 25 ALL IRELAND SHC QUARTER FINALS (H)

JULY 31/AUG 1/2 ALL IRELAND SFC QUARTER-FINALS

AUG 8 ALL IRELAND SHC SEMI-FINAL (H)

AUG 15 ALL IRELAND SHC SEMI-FINAL (H)

AUG 22 ALL IRELAND SFC SEMI-FINAL

AUG 29 ALL IRELAND SFC SEMI-FINAL

SEPT 5 ALL IRELAND SHC FINAL (H)

SEPT 19 ALL IRELAND SFC FINAL

 

 

Sasrsfields On Facebook 

Sarsfields now have 317 Fans on Facebook.

Sarsfields now has a Facebook Page where all sections can now post information directly relating to games, results events and photos etc. In addition there is a discussion forum. Link to Sarsfields  Facebook page can be found by scrolling down the home page of the Sarsfields website.

 

Kildare’s Leinster Senior, and Minor Fixtures for 2010

 

 

 Leinster Senior football Championship.

 

 



FIRST ROUND

 

Louth v Longford

23.05.2010

 

 

Wicklow v Carlow

16.05.2010

 

 

Meath v Offaly

23.05.2010

 

 

QUARTER-FINALS

 

 

 

Louth/Longford v Kildare

05.06.2010

Navan/Tullamore

 

Wicklow/Carlow v Westmeath

06.06.2010

 

 

Meath/Offaly v Laois

13.06.2010

Croke Park

 

Wexford v Dublin

13.06.2010

Croke Park

 

SEMI-FINALS

 

 

 

Louth/Longford/Kildare v Wicklow/Carlow/Westmeath

26.06.2010

 Note Saturday 26th. venue

To be announced 

 

Meath/Offaly/Laois v Wexford/Dublin

27.06.2010

 

 

CRAOBH

11.07.2010

Croke Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Leinster Minor Football Championship Farce

By Tony Ryan

 Having beaten Dublin already, Kildare now have to play Dublin again in three weeks in Newbridge in the Leinster Minor Quarterfinals. What a farcical situation this is.

Should Dublin manage to overturn the result from the last meeting two weeks ago it means that they will march on to the semi finals having lost one game (against Kildare) and Kildare will be out having lost one game to Dublin. Where is the GAA logic in all of this. Without being paranoid why does it always seem that Kildare is on the receiving end of so many bad GAA administrative decisions. For instance this year we played Meath away for the second year in a row in the League and Laois away for an incredible three successive years. In addition is the fact that we should get four home games one year and three way, alternating the following year with three home games and four away. Well there is no need to remind anyone who has been following Kildare in the League that we have had just 3 home games for at least the last four years. Can anyone remember when we last had four home games? Anyway the good news is that the Kildare minor team is a big powerful, talented team and should be more than capable of beating the Dubs a second time.   

Minor Football

Date

Venue

1. Wicklow v Wexford

17.04.2010

Aughrim

2. Carlow v Westmeath

17.04.2010

Carlow

3. Louth v Laois

17.04.2010

Drogheda

4. Kildare v Dublin

17.04.2010

Newbridge

5. Offaly v Longford

17.04.2010

Tullamore

6. Meath v Kilkenny

17.04.2010

Navan

LOSERS SECTION

 

 

7. Loser 5 v Loser 1

24.04.2010

Home Venue Loser 5

8. 7 v Loser 2 = A

08.05.2010

Home Venue 7

9. Loser 4 v Loser 3

24.04.2010

Home Venue Loser 4

10. 9 v Loser 6 = B

08.05.2010

Home Venue 9

QUARTER-FINALS

 

 

11. 6 v 5

22.05.2010

Home Venue 6

12. 3 v 1

22.05.2010

Home Venue 3

13. A v 2

22.05.2010

Home Venue A

14. 4 v B

22.05.2010

Home Venue 4

SEMI-FINALS

 

 

15. 11 v 12

26.06.2010 (30.06.2010)

Home Venue 11

16. 13 v 14

26.06.2010 (30.06.2010)

Home Venue 13

CRAOBH: 15 v 16

11.07.2010

Croke Park

 

  Underage Camogie & Hurling Training.
 
  Outdoor Underage Hurling & Camogie training has resumed in Sarsfields and is on every Thursday from 6pm to 7pm for  U8, U10, U12 & U14. Boys & Girls. Saturday 10.30 to 11.30am - Kinder garden Camogie & Hurling Training up to the age 7yrs.

For more information contact Denise McGann on - 087-2873096

 

 

 

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single cent! Contact Shane Campbell or visit the Vodafone web site.

More Stupid Quotes. 

 

'If you have sex you run the risk of dying and the
ramifications of death are final.'
- Singer Cyndi Lauper

 

'Minks are mean little critters. Vicous, horrible little
animals who eat their own. They're not beavers. I wouldn't
wear beavers. I'd rather have a mink coat made of mean
little critters that are killed in a very nice way and
treated nicely for their short, mean lives so that I could
keep warm.'
- Valerie Perrine, Actress

 

'I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.'
- George W. Bush

 

'I'm using my brain for the first time in a long time.'
- Victoria Beckham

 

Strange/Bizarre/Quirkie News.  

Body Snatch

CLEVELAND USA - A corpse was taken for a ride in Cleveland, then
dumped by thieves who stole a crematory's hearse and
abandoned it with a note telling police where to find the
body.

Police on Wednesday found the woman's body, in a bag and on
a gurney, at the intersection specified in the note.

Computer equipment also was taken from the crematory during
Wednesday's break-in. Sgt. Sammy Morris says police are
investigating whether the hearse was stolen to haul the gear
away. No arrests have been made.

Funeral director Jim Murphy says the corpse was unharmed. It
was scheduled to be cremated Wednesday.

The Greenfield Crematory has apologized to the family. It
says it was not unusual for the body to have been left in
its vehicle, which was locked inside the building.

 

True Story. 

 

Smoked Sausage

A German lorry driver set fire to his cab after deciding to cook himself some sausages while driving. Walter Reckling, 46, kept the small gas cooker for roadside use but decided to use it on the road as he was late with a delivery.

He was cooking two sausages while travelling past Niederwuerschnitz in Saxony, Germany, when the cooker toppled over. It set fire to the seat which in turn set fire to the cab of the vehicle. Reckling was treated for smoke inhalation at a local hospital where he was also found to have been three times over the legal alcohol limit reported Ananova online.

 

 

Sayings To Ponder.

'Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.'
George Carlin

We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.
Tom Stoppard.

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Samuel Butler

Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
Mark Twain

Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Ambrose Bierce

The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
James Baldwin

The least of learning is done in the classrooms.
Thomas Merton (So keep reading our jokes!)

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Art is science made clear.
Jean Cocteau

The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.
Benjamin Disraeli

The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
Helen Rowland

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
John Kenneth Galbraith

The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.
Jane Wagner

Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
Fran Lebowitz

You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
Michael Pritchard

 

Humour.

 

 

Library Complaint

Julie stormed up to the front desk of the library and said,
'I have a complaint!'

'Yes, ma'am?'

'I borrowed a book last week and it was horrible!'

'What was wrong with it?'

'It had way too many characters, the printing was tiny, and
there was no plot whatsoever!'

The librarian nodded and said snickering, 'Ahh. So you must be the blond
who took our phone book.'  

 

 

Sausages

'Can I have some Irish sausages please?' Asked Seamus.  I want to make a proper Irish hot-dog.

The shop assistant looked at him and enquired, 'Are you Irish?'

'If I asked you for Italian sausage, would you ask me if I was Italian?
Or, if I asked for German bratwurst, would you ask me if I was German? Or if I asked you for a Kosher hot dog, would you ask me if I was Jewish? Or, if I asked you for a Taco, would you ask me if I was Mexican? Would you, eh? Would you?'

The assistant replied, 'Well...er.... no'.

'And if I asked you for some Bourbon whiskey, would you ask me if I was American? What about Danish bacon, would you ask me if I was Danish?'

'Well, I probably wouldn't,' came the response.

Self-righteously, Seamus demanded, 'Well, all right then, why did you ask me if I'm Irish, just because I asked for Irish Sausages?'

'Because you're in a blooming shoe shop,' replied the assistant.

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