CROOM GAA CLUB NOTES
Junior A Football:
Following on from our tough quarter final victory against Ballybrown, we play Crecora in the semifinal on Tues Sept 29th in Rhebogue. The final is fixed for Kilmallock on Sunday at 12 noon with Newcastle West v Monagea in the other semifinal.
Our Minor Footballers had a great victory against Ballysteen in the county quarterfinal last week. It was a skillful, free flowing and clinical performance in Mick Neville Park and the lads were full value for their win. We then faced South Liberties/Crecora in the semifinal in Fedamore last Sunday. It was a lovely sunny day and perfect conditions for a match. Unfortunately we didn’t perform well on the day. Multiple mistakes and turnovers which were very uncharacteristic and missing loads of chances at the other end cost us. South Liberties/Crecora were a bigger team and fought hard and defended well but if truth be told we were the authors of our own downfall. A goal mid way through the first half after we turned over the ball in defence was a particular set back and we went in 2.04 : 0.07 down at half time. There was plenty of time to win the game but we just never got going and too many errors cost us. A straight red card for Cian Fitzgerald after we had brought the game back to 1 point 10 minutes into the second half left us with a steep uphill task. We battled on but South Liberties/Crecora were holding firm and we missed a number of chances either dropping them short or wide. They went further ahead and when John Lyons was dismissed for a second yellow card, the game was up as we poured forward, South Liberties scored a goal and a few points to kill the game off. The final score was 3.08 : 0.10. A sad end to the year for the Minors but they showed a lot of positives, some great skill, scoring and there is a lot of talent there for the U21 team later in the year. Thank you to the players and coaching team of Aaron Burke, Shane Burke, Alan Carey, Aidan Morrissey, and Ryan O’Shea. South Liberties/Crecora were very sporting and we wish them all the best in the final.
Last week’s football match was cancelled due to bad weather and will be refixed. Hurling training on Tues Sept 29th at 6pm and we play Monaleen away on Thurs Oct 1st at 6.15pm (players to be there no later than 5.45pm).
Last Sunday our U11 hurlers played Ballybrown in Croom. It was a very good game with Ballybrown scoring a couple of late goals to stretch their advantage. Final score Croom 1.04 : 6.02 Ballybrown.
U10 hurling training Thurs Oct 1st at 6.20pm and we are playing hurling away v Adare on Friday Oct 2nd at 6.15pm.
U8 Hurling Finals Day at home v Granagh/Ballingarry on Mon Sept 28th at 6.30pm. U8 Football Finals Day this Sat Oct 3rd, opponent and venue TBC. See club Facebook page for details. The coaching team will be in touch with parents.
Our U6 Nursery continues their training and fun functional movement skills and activities on the 4G training area this Saturday 11-12noon. Last Saturday we had a visit from Limerick Coaching & Games GDA Ollie Coffey who helped coach Patsy Cahill run the session. It was a very enjoyable experience for the kids on a lovely sunny morning. We hope more kids can come along this Saturday, all are welcome.
Lotto – Numbers drawn 2,8 ,14,27. No jackpot winners. Lucky dips Marian Shire Donoman , Kathleen & Ger c/o Helen O Shea, Stephen Lucey c/o Alan Sheerin , Peter Power c/o John Galvin , Patsy & Robbie Kiely Kylefea . Next draw is on in Daffys with a jackpot of €6900 . Thanks to all those who support our draw and other fund raising efforts.