Croom GAA Club Notes
Official OpeningThe official opening of our new clubhouse and training area development takes place on Saturday November 3rd from 1.30pm. We will welcome representatives from the Munster Council, the County Board, and local politicians who all helped us get the project off the ground and bring it to fruition. Everyone from Croom and anyone connected to the club or parish is invited and welcome to attend. We would like to take this opportunity to invite anyone who hasn’t been involved in the GAA club before, or is newly moved to the locality, to come along and enjoy the day. We will have music and refereshments and matches involving our U6 and U8 players on our new all weather area.
We took on Effin in the county quarter final last Saturday in sunny Kilmallock. It was a very cagey opening half with wides and missed chances from both teams. We were unlucky not to get a couple of goals, hitting the crossbar and the keeper’s shoulder and it ended up 5 points each at half time. The game opened up in the second half with scores coming that bit easier. Conor Laffin got Croom’s first goal but we didn’t push on and Effin scored 2 goals to get ahead. It looked ominous with 10 minutes to go, but with a high ball dropping into the square, the Effin full back spilled the ball past the keeper and into the net. This spurred Croom on and the returning Stephen Moore scored 2 great points to edge us ahead helped by James Malone banging over the placed balls. It was nip and tuck right to the end with both sides emptying the tank. Croom ran out winners 2.15 to 2.12. We now play Glenroe in the county semifinal this weekend.
Colm O’ Regan Memorial Hurling Tournament:
A terrific day was had last Saturday week at the annual Colm O’ Regan Hurling Tournament. Very well done to our U10s who participated with great passion and resolve in their quest to lift the cup. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be, but as their coaches described, it’s not all about winning. Their participation and development as young players is the most important thing at their age. These U10 hurlers have much to offer and are a competitive bunch. Their coaches promote the need within the camp to focus on their fundamental skills which will help them excel as players in the future. They all enjoyed the day and supported each other very well, bonding as friends. One of the many rewards of playing our games is making friends for life! We’d like to thank parents, coaches and supporters who turned out on the day, and there was a huge crowd present. Special thanks to PJ & Breda and their many volunteers who made it all happen, a thankless job that requires huge effort. Well done guys! Lastly we’d like to thank all those clubs who travelled to Croom on the day-Wolfe Tones (Shannon), Cappawhite (Tipperary) who were overall tournament winners, Granagh/Ballingarry, Newtownshandrum, Clarecastle, and Ballyhea (Co.Cork). To all involved very well done, the success of the Tournament is a credit to you all, we’re already looking forward to next year!
U13 Football Final: Our U13 footballers beat Caherconlish in the play off/semifinal of the 13 a side championship last Thursday in Croom on a scoreline of 2.06 to 1.03. They now take on Claughaun in the final as they attempt to do the double after winning the hurling title already. U21 Football: Croom play in the South championship this year. Fixtures/teams have yet to be confirmed. Manager Richie O’Kelly will be in touch with details as soon as they are made.
Lotto – Numbers drawn- 4,4,13,18 . No jackpot winner. . Lucky dips are as follows- Dave Carroll c/o Gerry English, John Kiely c/o Theo English, Liam Hammersly c/o Alan Sheerin, Tony Lynch St Senans Terrace , Padraig Carroll c/o Johnny Cahill. Next draw is on in Tangneys.. Thanks to all those who support our draw and other fundraising events.