CROOM GAA CLUB NOTES
Last Saturday we faced Newcastle West in Mick Neville Park in the county semifinal. This was a repeat of last year’s semifinal. Newcastle West played a similar brand of hurling to last year with extra bodies in defence and at mid field and fast nippy forwards up front. They played well and raced into a 6 points to 1 lead. We settled in the second quarter and won a penalty which Conor Allis dispatched to the net. Newcastle West goaled soon after and we went in 1.09 : 1.08 behind at half time having played with the wind. A good start was crucial but we gave away a couple of frees and found ourselves 2 points behind when the turning point in the game came. A long ball dropped into the square, took an awkward bounce and into the net. This rattled and frustrated our players and we gave away a few more frees and seemed to lose our way as Newcastle West took control and started adding frees and points. We were 7 down at the water break and decided to throw caution to the wind pushing everyone forward. This closed down space in our attack as Newcastle West dropped further back and completely opened up our half of the field. In truth the game was over by then but we battled on trying to force a goal. Newcastle West held firm and cleared their lines up to their quick forwards in acres of space and they took full advantage. The final score was 3.22 : 1.11 with our players and management team gutted afterwards. It is an unfortunate and abrupt end to the season but it was an enjoyable campaign and hopefully we’ll be back soon and bring forward younger players for the future of the club. Best of luck to Newcastle West in the final.
Junior A Football:
We are still waiting on the result of Fr. Caseys v Castlemahon to determine whether we play Monagea or Ballybrown in the county quarter final. Fixture TBC.
Our Minor Footballers had a great win over a tough St. Kierans last Friday night by 1.13 : 1.10. We progress to the county quarter final, fixture details TBC.
Our U12 hurlers have training on Tues Sept 15th at 6.30pmand play Claughaun at home on Thurs Sept 17th at 6.45pm.
Our U11 Hurlers had a very good game against a very strong Mungret St. Pauls team last Sunday night. There was great effort put in by every player and they did themselves proud. although we lost by a few points, we learned a lot from it and there were a lot of positives. We are off this Sunday but back in action the following Sunday.
U10 training on Mon Sept 14th at 6.45pm. Our U10 footballers play at home v Galtee Gaels on Tues Sept 15th at 7pm. Our U10 hurlers are at home v Granagh/Ballingarry on Fri Sept 18th at 6.45pm.
U8 & U10 training on Mon Sept 17th at 6.45pm. Our U8 Footballers are away v Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue on Sat Sept 19th 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
Numbers drawn 17,24,30,31. No jackpot winners. Lucky dips- Shane Daly Manister , T&M O Connor, Jen Eoghan Alison & Ronan, Teresa Griffin Murnane,Ryan O Shea c/o Helen O Shea .Next draw is in the Clubhouse with a jackpot of €6700. Thanks to all those who support our draw and other fund raising efforts.
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