CROAGH /KILFINNY GAA CLUB NOTES
County Junior A quarter-final: Croagh.Kilfinny 1-24 Doon 1-10.
West Junior B quarter-final: Croagh/Kilfinny 1-12 Granagh/Ballingarry 2-16.
Junior A County Semi-Final v Claughaun Saturday 10 October in Kilmallock at 2pm.
JUNIOR B’S BOW OUT WITH PRIDE
Our Junior B’s exited the Championship following defeat to Granagh/Ballingarry on Sunday last in the Bog Garden. This was a tough, competitive game throughout, but a purple patch for Granagh/Ballingarry in the third quarter in which they out-scored us 1-6 to 0-3, ultimately proved the difference between the sides. We laid siege on our opponents’ goal in the final quarter but were met by a resolute defence. Defeat may have been our lot, but these lads have performed brilliantly throughout this championship and the club has not been as competitive at this level in a very long time.
Thanks to all of the players and to the team management for giving great entertainment throughout 2020 and the prospects look good for this team in 2021. Team: Luke Quaid, Eoin Barry, Liam Lenihan, Jack Shiels, Mark Mullane (0-1), Kenneth Lenihan, Richie Lenihan, Geoffrey Foley, Mikie White, Pat Lenihan (0-3), Mike O Connell (0-1), Paudie O Gorman, Brian Meade (1-0), Chris Casey (0-6), Eamon Hanley, Ciaran Tangney, Colin Barry, Nessan Leahy (0-1), Stephen Cusask, Jamie Burke (Inj).
U8 CHALLENGE V KILLEEDY
On a beautiful bright sunny and crisp Saturday morning 26th September our U8 hurlers took on Kileedy in Raheenagh in their 4th challenge game of the year. We had a big attendance with 18 players turning up so we divided up the boys into 3 teams and they played three 15 minute games against Kileedy who also fielded 3 teams. The boys showed some great determination and team play and concentrated hard on watching the sliothar no matter where it was and also not talking and looking around!! Great to see Daniel Kelleher and Garvin Keating back playing after their recent injuries.
Well done to Callan Murphy, Charlie Sheehy, Tadhg McCarthy, Ciaran Kennedy, Dara Lenihan, Jack Alfred, Michael Dunne, Bobby Joe Looney, Tiernan Doyle, Harry Frawley, Cian O’Kelly Tadhg Hannon, Aidan Walsh, Hugh Hanley, Sean Kennedy, Daniel O’Connor, Daniel Kelleher and Garvin Keating. Well done to all the boys, the team mentors Paul McCarthy, John Walsh and Tomás O’Connor and to the parents for cheering the boys on from outside the pitch.
Well done to the Cappagh/Rathkeale U14 footballers who won the Division 1 County Final against Fr. Casey’s last weekend, a great achievement.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
Congratulations to Mary Quaid who won €250 in last Saturday’s Club Limerick Draw. Fr. Willie Russell of Rathkeale was the lucky winner of the 1st prize of €10,000. Thanks to everyone continue to support this draw. The 6th draw will take place on Saturday 31st October & the Exclusive Star Prize is 2 Nights Luxurious Accommodation, in a Deluxe Room at Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Gardens, Leitrim, including breakfast in the Sandstone Restaurant and an Evening Dinner for 2 plus bottle of house wine with meal. Bottle of Prosecco & Chocolates in room upon arrival Late Check Out plus ‘A Shed Distillery Visitor Experience’ – https://drumshanbogunpowderirishgin.com/the-shed-distillery.
SPLIT THE POT
Congratulations to Dave Callanan who won €365 in last Friday’s 2nd Club Split the Pot Draw. Thanks to all who have joined to date. Anyone who wishes to be entered into the 3rd Draw on Friday 30th October can contact Niall Frawley or Conor Madigan.
FIRST RESPONDER COURSE
If anyone would like to complete a CFR (Cardiac First Responder) training course please contact Tomás O’Connor. If there is enough interest this course will run some evening and will take 3 to 4 hours covering topics such as Cardiac Arrest, Stroke, Heart Attack, Choking and CPR with the defibrillator in infants, children and adults. There is no obligation to be
part of any community group when this training is completed, it just to increase knowledge of the first aid topic through the community.
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