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Monday, October 5, 2009



Two losses from their four opening games was hardly a recipe for championship

success but Doneraile's dithering start was soon put behind them and was

forgotten by the time they took the championship in Murphy's Stout 3A. The

clinching points came against Boher Albion at the end of May; Doneraile had

been unbeaten since the end of October and unbeaten at home all season.

There were two big factors in that impressive home record, according to

secretary Willie Sweeney: "Doneraile had great support at all home games and

we would like to thank everyone who turned up to support the lads during good

weather and bad". The pitch was kept in excellent condition by a dedicated

band of groundsmen: Ger Roche, Billy Feehan, Andy Murphy, Dave Donlon, Tadgh

Donovan, Declan Lehane, Christopher Sheehan, Christy Flanagan, and Jim


Mickey O'Sullivan did a great job as manager, keeping his charges up to the

very high standard now being set by North Cork teams in the AUL. O'Sullivan

had some very tough decisions to make but never shirked.

Jim Murphy is Doneraile president and the other officers are: Andy Murphy,

chairman; Tadgh Donovan, vice chairman; Ger McCarthy, treasurer; David

Donlon, assistant treasurer; Willie Sweeney, secretary; and Edmund Roche,

PRO. The club will hold it annual general meeting on July 10th at 9.00pm.

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