Well another year is over and its time to sit back and reflect on what the past year held in store. St Itas are probably one of the smallest clubs in the East Cork area and this year we fielded one hurling team at Junior level and despite the number of players lost to emigration and those away at work or in collage we managed to acquit ourselves quite well. At this point I think it only fair that we acknowledge all the help and support we got throughout the year from the East Cork Board and different clubs who helped us when the occasion’s arose in changing match fixtures, venues etc, we were not the only club facing the problems of player numbers being short and this year and sadly nearly every club was affected by emigration and or players having to stop playing because of work or school. St Itas would like to thank all the players, our coach, our selectors and club members, our sponsors and hard working committee but most of all St Itas wish to thank everyone who supported our club throughout the year at our matches, fundraisers and different club events.
St Itas Annual General Meeting
St Itas GAA club will hold its AGM on Sunday 18th Dec in Gortroe Hall at 4pm. Members past & present and those who are interested in St Itas GAA Club are invited to attend.
St Itas GAA Club will hold its annual Puc Fada competition on St Stephens day. The Route is the same as last year. Leaving Gortroe Village at 11am and finishing up at the Quality Hotel Redbarn. Usual rules apply .
In a year that saw us step up to a new level of hurling in Division 2 of the Junior A league it was also a year that saw us bow out of the championship against Castlemartyr in Youghal at the quarter final stages having drawn Carrigtwohill for the first round and winning that game on a scoreline of St Itas 2-16 to Carrigtwohill’s 0-12, however Castlemartyr proved too strong for us in the Quarter Final with a scoreline of St Itas 1-11 Castlemartyr 3-13. The lads dusted themselves off and put in a great effort in the league with a great campaign over the summer months. We played 8 games in the league, winning 5 and drawing 3.
St Itas 3-12 V Dungourney 1-18, St Itas 3-14 V Bride Rovers 2-7, St
Itas 3.18 V Carrig na bhFearr 3.15, St Itas 2.12 V Midleton 2.12, St
Itas 1-19 V Sarsfields 0-11, St Itas 5-13 V Youghal 1-7, St Itas 2.15
Vs Killeagh 2.15 and St Itas 3.14 V Cloyne 2.13.
This saw us through to a league final where we faced a strong and determined Bride Rovers on Sunday Oct 9th in Carrigtwohill. It was great to see Carrigtwohill’s pitch and fields all decorated with their colors after winning the County title. On the day Bride Rovers were just too good for St Itas with a final score of St Itas 1-11 Bride Rovers 4-12.