CROOM GAA CLUB NOTES
Last Saturday we faced our toughest test yet against Na Piarsigh. It was a wet and windy evening in Mungret and both sides gave everything in this hard hitting and keenly contested encounter. It was nip and tuck for the first 15mins, but then Croom scrambled a goal by Eoin O’Farrell. Na Piarsigh scored one of their own but we finished the half strongly and went in 1.09 to 1.07 with James Malone nailing all his placed balls. The battle continued in the second half with both sides having their periods of dominence and both teams nearly getting in for goals, but Mark O’Kelly made a number of important saves especially coming out to smother the full forward as a pass sent him through one on one but Mark came out and blocked the shot and the danger was cleared. We built up a 4 point lead but dropped players back, inviting Na Piarsigh on, and they closed the gap to a single point. The crucial score was a goal by Ryan O’Shea with only a few minutes left and we ran out winners on a scoreline of 2.14 to 1.13. Next up is Knockaderry in round 4 on Saturday at 6pm in Ballingarry.
Junior A Football:
We have no game this weekend, and are due out again on Sunday week August 25th v Crecora at 12noon in Fedamore.
Junior B Hurling:
Our Junior B hurlers are due to play Camogue Rovers in the South championship on Tuesday August 13th in Banogue at 7pm. See club Facebook for result.
Last Friday we beat Banogue in the South Minor football championship to make it 3 wins from 3. We have 2 South Minor hurling matches coming up. We are away to Blackrock in Kilfinane on Friday 16th and at home v Coshlea Gaels on Tuesday 20th both at 6.45pm.
Our U16 footballers are to play Claughaun at home in the Division 3 shield semifinal on Monday 12th. See club Facebook for result. Well done to Aisling Mangan, daughter of Iggy and Marie, who is part of the Limerick U16 camogie panel who beat Laois last Sunday, and will contest the All Ireland B Final against Waterford on August 25th.
Our U14 hurlers play South Liberties away in the Division 3 shield semifinal on Saturday September 7th at 11am.
Our U10s played in a hurling blitz in Hospital last Friday. We beat Ballybricken and Knockainey and drew with Kilmallock. It was another outstanding display of courage and determination from these lads as we continue to prepare for the Colm O’Regan tournament in September.
Hurling training this Thursday August 15th at 6.30pm.
Hurling training this Thursday August 15th at 6.30pm. Everyone welcome including new players.
Lotto- Numbers drawn 6,9,16,20. No jackpot winners. Lucky dips Bridget Hogan c/o Hogan’s, Mary Delaney c/o Hickeys ,Stephen Moloney c/o Halpins , Mike O Connell c/o John Galvin, Mr Big .The Next draw is on in Tangneys with a jackpot of €2600 .Thanks to all those who support our draw and other fundraising efforts.