BLACKROCK GAA CLUB NOTES
It was a weekend when we had many teams and players of all ages in action. Mixed fortunes, so I will start with the good news. The Premier Intermediate team put in a fine performance to beat Bruree in Round seven of the championship to leave us with 8 points on the table and qualifying for the semi-finals in third place, we won on a scoreline of 3 18 to 0 12. Goals by Gavin O’Loughlin in each half and a goal by Dylan Dawson kept us ahead for the whole match. The team lined out as follows Richard Murphy Ian O’Brien Richie McCarthy Simon Hennessy Marty Farrell Brian Moloney Liam Walsh Dave Moloney Paudie Leahy (Captain) Ruairi O’Shaughnessy Gavin O’Loughlin Adrian Cooke Dylan Dawson Kevin Palmer Daithi Heffernan. Subs Dave Healy Nigel Hosford Kevin Hosford Don Flaherty Barry O’Shaughnessy Sean Palmer David Flaherty James O’Doherty Colm O’Keeffe Callan Ensor Shaun Murphy Ben Soundy Danny Moloney Niall Moloney Jordan Soundy Micky Duggan Vinny Herbert Mike Heffernan. Well done to the players and management Jimmy Quilty Adrian Gilligan Aidan Fitzgerald Eamon O’Sullivan Peter O’Sullivan Brendan O’Brien on the work and effort put into getting to the semi final.
Unfortunately some of the teams out at the weekend were not so fortunate. The understrength Junior B team lost to Garryspillane on a score line of 2 15 to 1 14 in the South Semifinal. The team fought hard but was not to be on the day. The team lined out as follows Declan Danaher Sheamie Ryan, Kevin Hosford Jordan Slattery Mike Roche Vinnie Herbert Gearoid Lawlor Mike Heffernan Colm O’Neill Ben Soundy Dave Healy Callan Ensor Danny Moloney Ken Douglas Darryl Crotty Subs Eoin Quinn Neil Hennessy Alan Quane Kevin Farrell, players missing for this match were Pat Heffernan Jordan Soundy Paudie Lawlor Mikey Duggan Tommy Clifford. Manager Con Danaher TG Ryan James Doherty. Well done for all the effort put in during the year.
Also losses last weekend for the U 16 hurlers V Kilmallock inn the county final, the minor camogie team lost to Kilmallock/Bruff and the U14 camogie team lost to Granagh Ballingarry.
The under 12 boys won their hurling county league semi final v Ahane and are now in the county league finals of hurling and football.
There was no winner of the lotto held on the 11th September, the numbers drawn were 3 20 23 25, the €40 lucky dip went to Fr Chris O’Donnell, Adare, Promotor Centra. The €20 went to Harry Donegan , Mitchelstown Promotor Breda Walsh, John and Dave c/o Centra, Dave Quae, Glenroe Promotor Neilus Hennessy, Patrick Sheehy, Murrinscross, Promotor Centra.
Next week the lotto jackpot is €7,700 on Thursday 19th in the Greenwood Inn.
On Saturday 21st September the Premier Intermediate team play Mungret St Pauls in the Premier Intermediate semi-final at 2pm in Kilmallock. Come on the Rockies. The minor hurlers are currently in a three way playoff in the South Championship, fixtures to follow.