Cushendall (@1.06) vs O'Donovan Rossa (@8.0)
31-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Cushendall will win

Cushendall – O'Donovan Rossa Match Prediction | 31-08-2019 12:30

U16 All County Final Preview Ruairi Og Cushendall v ODonovan Rossa Sunday 7th October 2012 @ 12pm in All Saints Ballymena GACRuairi Og and Rossa U16s go head to head for the 2nd year running in the U16 County final and we are expecting a titanic battle between the 2 marquee teams in the County at this age group this year. Ruairi Og took t...

He will take some watching from the Rossa defence today.The return of Neil McManus from his travels further boosts the north Antrim men who have top class hurlers throughout the field.Given the manner of their win against Creggan, it would be fair to say complacency is not an issue for Philip Campbells side, which spells bad news for Rossa who are rank outsiders today. They reached this stage with a win over local rivals, St Johns in the last round but had to rely on Paul Closes late goal to see them through after a below par display. Championship, though, is a different matter and it will take a mammoth effort for them to reach their first final since 2004. The three-in-a-row chasing Ruairis come into this game in rude health having swatted aside the challenge of Creggan in the quarter-finals by 32 points. They had that game effectively wrapped up within seven minutes with Alex Delargy netting two goals in quick succession. DEFENDING champions Cushendall will bid to reach their fourth straight Antrim hurling final when they travel to Corrigan Park today to face the only remaining city team left in the competition, Rossa. Such a performance today will be nowhere near good enough for Jim Closes side who are sweating on the fitness of Michael Armstrong and Ciaran Orchin, while Chris McGuinness continues to ease his way back after a hamstring injury, although may be handed a start against a side the west Belfast men competed with well during the league.

PearseBannon steadied the nerves of the sizeable home crowd with a great point fromplay. Christy McNaughton lashed over afree and that man Bannon added another cracking minor, it looked Cushendallwere well on the road to victory. Again,Credit to Rossa who added 2 more white flags and were working hard buttenacious defending from Cormac McClafferty, Paddy Sharpe, Joe McCurry andCaptain Stephen Walsh stopped them from scoring and when they finally did beatthe defence Emmett Laverty in goals pulled off a couple of top drawer saves.

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The longer I live, the more I come to believe that Irishmen will have to go a little mad my way before they go the right way to get any freedom for Ireland.And why shouldn't an Irishman be mad; when he grows up face to face with the plunderers of his land and race, and sees them looking down upon him as if he were a mere thing of loathing and contempt! I have myself been called a madman, because I was acting in a way that was not pleasing to England. They strip him of all that belongs to him and made him a pauper and not only that, but they teach him to look upon the robbers as gentlemen, as beings entirely superior to him.

Both teams emerged forthe second half and almost from the off, made it clear there would be no let-upin terms of intensity or desire to win the game. Dangerous forward, Deaglan Murphy torethrough the heart of the Cushendall defence and unleashed what looked like anunstoppable shot towards the home sides goal but the Ruair g custodian, EoinGillan was equal to the task and pulled off a brilliant save. Further points from Murphy and Armstrongextended the Rossa lead to three points but Emmet Lavertys exquisite score inthe 35th minute reduced the arrears to two. Paddy Burke, playing as full forward, showedhe was quite comfortable in that role by converting a very nice point in the 39thminute after some very good support play by his fellow forwards. Morgan converted an equally impressive minorfor the Shaws Rd men and so it was nip and tuck with both teams lookingpossible winners at this stage. But thenevents in the next five minutes would have a significant bearing on the outcomeof this absorbing encounter. TheCushendall forwards, prompted by the high fielding of Dom Delargy and thedirect running of Ryan Mc Cambridge, would register five unanswered scores, themost significant being a decisive goal in the 42nd minute. After some clever approach play, Ryan McCambridge found himself in a favourable position and struck for goal but theRossa keeper, Devlin made a fantastic save only to find corner forward, CormacMc Clafferty doubling sweetly on the rebound and sending the sliotar to theback of the net. In the meantime, Rossawere dealt another hammer blow when wing forward Seaghan Shannon was sent offby referee Mark O Neill which somewhat blunted the blue and yellows attackthereafter.

His body was returned to Ireland for burial and a hero's welcome.

Tipperary the constituency where he was elected. A memorial to O'Donovan Rossa stands in St. A street in Cork City bears his name, as does a street in Thurles, Co. Stephen's Green, and a bridge over the River Liffey was renamed in his honour. A park in Skibbereen is also named after him as is the local Gaelic football team.

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They think that they have pacified Ireland. They think that they have foreseen everything, think that they have provided against everything; but, the fools, the fools, the fools! They think that they have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half.

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Thiswas a top drawer performance from all the 17 players used by Ruairi Og. Emmett Laverty was in fine form in goals, infront of him James Allen, Seamus McAuley, Paddy Sharpe and Joe McCurry wereteak tough in defence. In midfield, RyanDelargy and Niall McNaughton went through a mountain of work and up frontRuairi Kinney worked like a dog at 11 and Christy McNaughton and Pearse Bannonwere the marksmen but today the man of the match award is split between 2players Stephen Walsh and Cormac McClafferty.These 2 men led the team and some of the catches, blocks andinterceptions were a real inspiration to their teammates.

O'Donovan Rossa took up residence in New York City, where he joined Clan na Gael and the Fenian Brotherhood.

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In 1861 he married Ellen Buckley of Castlehaven; they had one son (Florence Stephens; later known as Timothy in the US); Buckley died in July 1863. On 6 June 1853, he married Honora Eager of Skibbereen, who bore him four sons (Denis, John, Cornelius Crom and Jeremiah).[2] She died in 1860. O'Donovan Rossa was married three times and had eighteen children. In November 1864 he married, for the third time, to Mary Jane (Molly) Irwin of Clonakilty. They had thirteen children (James Maxwell, Kate Ellen, Francis Daniel, Maurice, Sheila Mary, Eileen Ellen, Amelia, Jeremiah, Isabella, Mary Jane, Margaret Mary Hamilton, Joseph Ivor and Alexander Aeneas).

In 1863 he became the business manager of James Stephens' newspaper, The Irish People (1863 newspaper) which was suppressed in 1865. In December 1858, he was arrested and jailed without trial until July 1859. He was arrested and charged with treason felony and sentenced to penal servitude for life due to his previous convictions.