CROOM GAA CLUB NOTES
Junior A Football:
Last Saturday we played Ballybrown in the county quarter final in Adare. Conditions were good although it was soft underfoot and it turned out to be a right battle. It was nip and tuck in the first few minutes as both sides exchanged scores. We shot ourselves in the foot turning over the ball multiple times and inviting Ballybrown onto us ans ended up conceding very handy frees. After a lot of frustration, a goal by Dan Lucey settled the team and we went in at half time 1.03 to 0.05 ahead. The game still ebbed and flowed but opened up a bit more and we scored 2 more goals, 1 each from Dan Lucey and Mark Reidy proved the difference in the end as we defended resolutely and kept them out. Final score 3.06 to 0.09. We play Monagea in the county semifinal this weekend. See club Facebook and Limerick Leader for fixture details.Minor A Football:
Last week we played St. Johns (Hospital/Herbertstown/Kilteely/Dromkeen) in the South Final in Martinstown. Again this was a tough battle in wind and rain under the lights. We started well and were ahead when Stephen O’Dwyer was sent off for a second yellow card and Sean Cregan followed him off with a black card. Despite the numerical disadvantage the team managed the game well and continued to take our scores and we led by 1.08 to 1.04 at half time. A few tweaks and positional switches coupled with better use of the ball and taking our chances allowed us to push further ahead but when we seemed in control mid way through the half, St. Johns brought in back to 4 points. We rallied again, and fought bravely taking some excellent scores. The final whistle went and there was joyous celebration as we brought the cup back to Croom on a scoreline of 2.16 to 2.08. This week we are to play the county semifinal against Daithi Brouders (Drom/Broadford/Feenagh/Kilmeedy) on Tuesday 15th in Mick Neville Park. See club Facebook for the result.
U10 hurling training continues on Tuesdays at 6.30pm.
This Friday October 18th we will have our final training session of the year on the 4G training area. It will be a double bill of hurling and football back to back from 6.45-8pm. We hope everyone can make it.
On behalf or Micheal, Paddy, and Ryan we’d like to thank all the U6 boys and girls for another great year of training and learning the skills of hurling and football. Best of luck to those kids moving up to the U8s, we’ve really enjoyed training them. A big thank you to the parents for bringing them to the field each night and staying around to support and encourage them while they play. This has a huge bearing on a child’s development and enthusiasm for sport and translates to a child staying and playing for longer into the future. Looking forward to another great year in 2020!
Lotto. Numbers drawn – 16,26,29,31. No jackpot winners. Lucky dips- Eileen Moloney Church Rd , Pauline Begley Croom, Conor Shanahan Carrigeen, Maureen Curtin Gortroe , Martin Fitz c/o Hogan’s. The next draw is on in Storans with a jackpot of €3500.Thanks to all those who support our draw and other fundraising efforts.