CROOM GAA CLUB NOTES
Junior A Football:
We played Castlemahon in the final group game last Sunday evening at a sunny Croagh. We started very well, using possession wisely and taking our score with good link up play and runs from our forwards and led 1.06 to 0.02 at the water break with the goal coming from Conor Laffan. We continued our dominance in the 2nd quarter but Castlemahon had a penalty saved by our keeper Shane Burke. We led 1.10 to 0.04 at half time. The second half continued in the same vein as the first with a lot of work and careful use of possession by everyone and we pushed further ahead to 2.14 to 0.05 at the water break with Shane Burke saving another penalty. We put on a number of subs who also played their part when they came on. Castlemahon didn’t lie down and battled right throughout the match, getting a third penalty for a dubious foot block but this time Castlemahon buried it. The final score was 2.15 to 1.07. We now qualify for the county quarter final against either Ballybrown or Monagea.
This Sunday we play Kilmallock in the county quarter final at 6pm in Bruff. We have been looking forward to this for a few weeks and will need to be at our best for what will surely be a tough close encounter.
Our Minor Footballers lost to a very strong Adare team in Rd 1 of the county championship last Friday in Adare. The opposition were well drilled and physically stronger than our players and it was clear that they had a lot of work and preparation done. They worked the ball well up the field and stopped or fouled our players early on thus stopping any momentum. We were missing a couple of players and will need to work on a few things and improve prior to the next match this Friday at home v Cappamore at 6.30pm.
Our U16 hurlers play Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamore on Mon Aug 31st at 7pm in Caherelly and Pallasgreen on Wed Sept 2nd at 7pm in Knockane. Our U16 footballers play Killacolla Gaels next Monday Sept 7th at 7pm in Croom.
U14 hurling training on Wed Sept 2nd at 6.30pm. Our U14 footballers play Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue On Wed Sept 9thin Athlacca at 7pm.
Our U12 hurlers play Croagh/Kilfinny in a challenge match in Croom on Mon Aug 31st at 6.30pm and then play Knockainey on Thurs Sept 3rd in Croom at 6.45pm.
U10 & U8 hurling training on Mon Aug 31st at 6.45pm.Our U10 hurlers play Croagh/Kilfinny in Croagh this Fri Sept 4th at 6.45pm.
U8s:Our U8 footballers play Kilmallock in Kilmallock this is Saturday at 10.30am
Our U6 Nursery continues their training and fun functional movement skills and activities on the 4G training area this Saturday 11-12noon. All kids are welcome.
Lotto: Numbers drawn- 2,12,17 ,28. No jackpot winners. Lucky dips- Gerry Flynn Carrigeen, Trevor Roche c/o Alan Sheerin, Liz Barry c/o Mark Reidy, Richard O Donoghue c/o Mark Reidy, Margaret Moore c/o Mark Reidy. Next draw is on in the Clubhouse with a jackpot of €6500.00 . Thanks to all those who support our draw and other fund raising efforts.