CLAUGHAUN GAA CLUB NOTES
A busy week of championship football saw us play both group games within 6 days of one another. On Tuesday last the team travelled to The Bog Garden to take on Mountcollins. A strong first half saw us take a 3-04 to 1-02 lead into the break, with goals from Eoin Murphy, Mark O’Halloran and Gary Bateman. The second half proved a difficult affair and an impressive Mountcollins fightback coupled with a strong wind saw our lead slip with the game finishing a draw, 3-06 to 3-06. Team: Ronan Power, Darren Kenihan, Craig Carew, Alan Kiely, Cian Graham, Kyrin McGarry, Podge O’Reilly, Cian Byrnes, Alex Kiely, Mark O’Halloran, Ciaran Moran, Kevin Howard, Eoin Murphy, Gary Bateman, Sam Mullins.
On Sunday evening, the team travelled to Adare to take on Rathkeale in a game that would determine the fate of all teams in the group. After a strong start, which included an early goal for Eoin Murphy, we took a 1-05 to 0-05 lead into half time. More good work in the second half in the face of continuous pressure from the opposition (including a penalty which was excellently saved by netminder Ronan Power) saw us win out on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-11. Team: Ronan Power, Darren Kenihan, Kyrin McGarry, Alan Kiely, Cian Graham, Craig Carew, Mark O’Halloran, Cian Byrnes, Kevin Howard, Jamie McGarry, Ciaran Moran, Alex Kiely, Eoin Murphy, Gary Bateman, Sam Mullins.
These results see us top our group and book our place in the County Quarter Final vs St Patrick’s in three weeks.
Our junior hurlers take on Monagea this Sunday 6th September in Ballingarry. After the great start in earlier rounds, the team will look to continue their winning ways and hopefully secure a place in the knockout stages of the championship.
Our minor footballers opened their campaign on Friday last with a game vs South Liberties/Crecora/Manister. The lads had their share of possession but couldn’t make it show on the scoreboard and the more clinical opposition ran out winners on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-06.
Club Limerick Draw:
With many clubs facing a substantial loss in income due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Club Limerick Draw has become much more important as a means of coping with the increasing costs of running a club both on and off the field. We would ask that all those with an interest in Claughaun consider subscribing to the draw.
The club lotto remains postponed until further notice. We look forward to the time when we can resume the weekly draw as normal.
SPLIT THE BUCKET:
Our last Split the Bucket was won by Brendan Ryan, who took home an impressive €535. The next draw will take place this Saturday 22nd August. All support would be greatly appreciated.
We have FOUR methods of payment:
1. Pay online for the next 4 weeks (€5 per week)- https://pay.superpayit.com/plan/quJbRck
2. Pay online for one week- https://pay.superpayit.com/link/afMBmo8
3. Pay by cash to any committee member
4. Pay by Revolut to 089-6066817 (as this is a new number please be sure to follow these steps for the first payment only if paying via Revolut):
Save number as “Claughaun STB”
Open Revolut app
Click Send button
Search for Claughaun STB
Enter €5 and send
A prompt to send a payment link will appear
Tap the link and share via SMS or Whatsapp to Claughaun STB number
You should see -€5 on your Revolut statement (will appear as Gerard Hayes).