ADARE GAA CLUB NOTES
Lotto & Fundraiser:
The Friday 17th September Lotto draw numbers were: 19, 26, 28, 35. There was no winner which raises the Jackpot to €9,100. Remember you can now complete our weekly lotto online, Google ’Adare GAA Smart lotto’. The next draw takes place Friday 24th September at 9:30pm. Thank you for your continued support and we wish you the very best of luck.
Congrats to our Senior Hurlers & Management with their win in round 2 of the County Championship last Sunday against Kildimo/Pallaskenry in the LIT Gaelic Grounds. The game finished 1-21 to 1-19 placing them at the top of their group. We wish them the very best in their preparation for the quarter final of the championship against Patrickswell at 4pm on Sunday the 3rd of October.
Our Junior Hurlers played their final group game of the West championship last Saturday in Croagh against Granagh Ballingarry. The day was overcast and looked like rain but thankfully for the duration of the game it stayed dry with no wind. Adare’s corner forward Rory O’Connor had four points in the opening quarter, two from play and two from close range frees, which were awarded to corner forward Luke Mackassey and then to full forward Brian Flynn. GB’S number 14 converted a free also from close range and they had one score from play by their right half forward.
Adare didn’t add to their scores in the second quarter and only added one wide to their tally of four from the 1st 15 minutes. GB managed three points from play by their number 11, 15 and 12. With five minutes before halftime Brian Flynn made a run from the goalmouth collecting a cross field ball delivered by Shane Heffernan. Running away from goal, Flynn batted the ball back over his head into the oncoming path of the support runner Luke Mackassey who was dragged down inside the 21. Adare were certain to now add to their scoreline but Rory O’Connor’s penalty to the bottom left was saved by the GB keeper. On the counter attack a highball was sent into the Adare square which was deflected out for a 65 and converted, leaving GB two points ahead at the break.
A halftime talk got Adare back in motion, a well worked ball starting from fullback Jack Canty finished up in the hands of full forward Flynn. Closely followed by his man and approaching the keeper he batted over his head to the GB net. Center forward Jack Keating and O’Connor had two points from play making it 1-6 to six points. The Adare defence were going well but one mistake allowed GB’s number 11 to sneak past and shake the Adare net. This was to be GB’s only goal of the game as Adare’s fullback line of Eoin Connolly, Jack Canty and Dara Lane were superb for the remainder. Sean O’Donoghue had switched to midfield at halftime to replace the injured Rob Lewis. On winning a great puck out, his pass to Keating left the GB defence with no option but to takedown Keating, 30 out in the centre. A free was awarded which O’Connor’s slotted. Moments later Adare gained momentum once again from a solid Jack Canty at fullback. His pass to Shane Heffernan who was alone on the near, stand side gave Adare a platform for what was to be an outstanding score. High over the centre back another crossfield ball by Heffernan found the right hand of the goalbound Luke Mackassey. Having passed the drifted out fullback, worried now of the gap tightening inside the 21 as the cornerback closed in, he slipped a hand pass out to his left. Brian Flynn was in the right place again and obviously stuck with his successful tactic as he batted the sliothar over his head once again into the GB net.
Not long after Michael Woulfe whistled for the start of the final quarter GB were back to within a goal as their number 11 put one over from play to make it 2-7 to 1-7. This was to be their first of eight attacks in the final quarter as they searched for goal. Adare’s Jack Canty, who probably picked up man of the match, was deep in defence alongside Lane and Connolly to not only turn over the majority of these attacks but to receive their own free’s. This allowed Adare the chance to open up the lead at the other end but only Jack Keating’s attempt of three Adare chances went over. Ballingarry responded well with another score from play by their number 12 on the far side and their momentum was building. Could Adare hold out for much longer? GB attacked once more and again Adare stuck tight but a free was awarded, 30 out and Lane accepted yellow. The free was converted to bridge the gap to just 2 points with not much left. On winning the long puckout GB were back in the driving seat but Adare’s defence said no more as a turnover was made in the centre back position and Seanie Hogan was awarded a free out. Adare finished up receiving a free from their attack which Rory O’Connor sailed over, making it his seventh of the day and a second
win for Adare in the West Championship, on a final scoreline of 2-9 to 1-9. We wish them the very best as they have now finished top of their group and await the next round which is yet to be confirmed.
Team: Scott Gilbyrne, Cian Kirwan, Jack Canty, Dara Lane, Sean O’Mahony, Sean Hogan, Sean O’Donoghue, Rob Lewis, Tim Murphy, Shane Heffernan, Jack Keating, Sean Fitzpatrick, Rory O’Connor, Brian Flynn, Luke Mackessey,. Subs: Eoghan Collins for S.Fitzpatrick 50’, Donagh Morrissey for S.Heffernan 45’, Brian McNamara for L.Mackassey 45’, Eoin Connolly for C.Kirwan 32’, Daniel Heffernan for R.Lewis HT, Shaun Donnelly, Stephen O’Connell, Callum Hourigan, James Costello. Injured: Jack English, PJ Hall, David O’Connor, Donnacha Sheehan. Management: Shane Bourke, Andrew Griffin, Willie Griffin, Andy O’Connell.
We would like to wish our Senior Football team & management the very best this Sunday the 26th as they take on Ballysteen at 1pm in the Bog Garden, Rathkeale, in the Irish Wire Products Ltd County Senior Football Championship Quarter Final. Tickets for the game will be available during the coming week. Referee will be John O’Halloran.
Our Junior football team & management will play later the same day as they take on Feenagh Kilmeedy in Ballingarry at 5.30pm in the Woodlands House Hotel County Junior A Football Championship Quarter Final. Referee, Michael Browne. We wish them the very best in their preparations over the coming week. Similarly, tickets will come available for this game during the week.
Adare Bord na nÓg:
Adare Bord na nÓg would like to give huge thanks to all who very generously supported our Golf Classic. The funds will be put to good use to support our boys skills, hiring of pitches, strength and conditioning and buying important equipment as well as making sure the boys have good fun in the process. Thank you to all the golfers who took part, our tee sponsors and everyone who donated so kindly, we were overwhelmed with the support from the community. Thank you to Adare Manor Golf Club and the Moon Shakers band who were excellent at the prize giving. Richie Ryan from GVM Auctioneers encouraged a super auction for 2 signed and framed Limerick Jersey’s which gave a great boost to the overall funds raised. A special word of thanks to the organising team of Pat Murphy, Shane Russell, Keith Fitzpatrick, Marcus Doran, Fergal McNamara & Rose Fitzpatrick. Well done to our winners:
1st: Charlie McCarthy, Brendan O’ Connor & John Fitzgibbon
2nd: Brian Foley, Michael Butler & Paddy Power
3rd: Marcus Doran, Arthur Lynch & Aidan Walsh
4th: Anne Marie Connolly, Mark Connolly & Ronan Connolly
5th: John Duggan, Bernard Duggan & Rory Mockler.
Longest Drive: John Fitzgibbon
Closest to the Pin: Julian O’ Mahony at a very impressive 2 inches from the pin.
Thank you to everyone who supported.
O’ Connell’s Crecora Mills
Pro Draw Architecture
Hogan Dowling McNamara
Pat Collins Bar
Day Break Dromkeen
John O’ Connor
Catriona & David Conway
Bring Your Own Laptop
John Hennessey Dental
Ken & Sinéad Johnson
Audrey & Jamie O’ Riordan
Joe and Mary McCarthy
Sean Collins & Sons Bar
Pat and Marie Murphy Tadgh O’ Connor LTD
Ger Kennedy Plastering
Adare Weath Management
Padraig O’ Brien
Sean & Lynette Duggan
Adare Senior GAA Club
John and Yvonne Barrett
Rathkeale & District Credit Union
Tony Dunne + team
Collins Building and Civil Engineering
Josephine Fallon & Team
Bord na nÓg
Annemarie Connolly & team
Barry O’ Halloran & team
Donal Wallace & team
Mícheál Fitzgerald & team
Bill Chawke’s Bar Adare
Liam Brennan & team
Samer Arnous & team
Brian Foley & team
Garvey’s Centra Adare
Adare Manor Golf Club
Éanna Ó Béarra
Halley’s Care Plus Pharmacy
CAMOGIE CLUB NOTES
A busy week for Adare Camogie Club!
Adare were delighted to win their first Minor camogie title in a long time when they defeated Cappamore/ Murroe Boher in Fedamore on Wednesday night last.
The John Hennessy Dental Care sponsored Minor Camogie had a great achievement for the club in winning the 12 a-side Minor Championship. Both Cappamore / Murroe Boher & Adare were worthy finalists and once again the Adare girls had to dig really deep to win out this competition.
CMB made the opening scores, but once Adare settled they showed great drive and composure to be 1-6 to 0-3 up at half time.
CMB came back strong scoring a goal and to be only a single point down on the home run, but this time Adare dug deep with backs to forwards giving it everything to come out victorious.
Comhghairdeas !! to all the girls and the management team of Eddie Sweeney, Tom Butler and Kay Kiely.
Phoenix Precision Engineering sponsored Junior A Camogie team.
A brilliant start the Championship on Sunday last for the Junior Camogie team, with win under our belt against a strong Patrickswell side.
Adare had a great mix of talent on display on the day with a few of our younger girls made their debut namely , Amy, Ciara and Carla along with our own Galway girl Aislinn Connolly .
With the wind on their back in the 1st half, Adare led comfortably at half time 1-12 to 0-6 with every one of our girls giving 100% making it a very exciting & enjoyable game to watch from the side-line.
Captained by Sophie O’Callaghan, Adare had great leadership shown on the pitch – particularly by our senior players. Caoimhe Costello’s pin point accuracy for free taking ensured we capitalised on all opportunities.
Patrickswell never backed down & stayed in the game right to the final whistle. A last minute free for Patrickswell ending in a deflection goal meant the game finished up 2-21 to 2-9.
It was a great season opener with a win under our belt.
Caoimhe Costello: 0-14
Aislinn Connolly: 2-1
Grace McNamara: 0-2
Carla Griffin: 0-1
Annie Giltenane: 0-1
Sophie O’Callaghan: 0-1
Lauren Ryan: 0-1
Evette Walsh, Emily Butler, Louise Butler, Laura Hourigan, Maeve O’Halloran, Sophie O’Callaghan (Captain), Amy Mullins, Hannah Sweeney, Lauren Ryan, Ciara Dunne, Caoimhe Costello, Annie Giltenane, Carla Griffin, Aislinn Connolly, Grace MacNamara.
Subs: Marie Butler (Grace Mac), Ava Kiely (Annie Giltenane), Annette Casey (Lauren Ryan). Claire McNamara (Ciara Dunne).
Extreme Networks sponsored U14 camogie team
Hard luck to the girls tonight who lost out to Murroe Boher in a County Semi Final. Adare came from being 4 points down to leading by a point with 5 minutes to go but unfortunately a late Murroe/Boher goal got them across the line for a county final against Crecora. Well done girls! A great display of skills and determination on the night.
All our younger team were also out in force this week enjoying the game of camogie! Ath Dara Abu!!