CROOM GAA CLUB NOTES
Last Sunday evening we played Kilmallock in the county quarter final at a sunny Bruff. It was an entertaining game with great effort by both sides. We played well against a slight breeze in the first half and led 13 points to 9 at half time. In the second half Kilmallock upped the tempo but so did Croom as the exchanges and hits escalated with both teams fighting for their lives. It was 18 points to 15 at the water break but Kilmallock broke for a goal which brought them to within a point, but we struck back almost immediately with a goal kicked over the line by Dara O’Farrell. Kilmallock pushed hard for the final few minutes but Croom held firm with all players giving everything they had and we won out on a final scoreline of 1.22 : 1.18. We now play Newcastle West in the county semi final this Saturday at 3pm in Mick Neville Park.
Junior A Football:
We have made the quarter final and await the outcome of the other group match to determine placings. We will face either Ballybrown or Monagea.
Our Minor Footballers beat Cappamore last week in Rd 2 of the county championship by 3.12 to 3.10. We face a sterner test this Fri Sept 11th at home against St. Kierans at 6.30pm. As they drew with Adare we will have to beat them to progress. Training on Mon Sept 7th at 7.45pm.
Our U16 Hurlers had a very busy week last week. On Monday we beat Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamore, and on Wednesday we beat Pallasgreen in the final game which saw us top the group. That put us into a semifinal against Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale whom we played in Mick Neville Park last Sunday. It was level at half time 1.05 : 0.05 and we led at the 2nd half water break 1.05 : 0.07 but seemed to tire in the final quarter and unfortunately lost on a final score of 1.05 : 1.10. Hard luck to the players and management team. This week our U16 Footballers play Killacolla Gaels at home on Wed Sept 9th at 7pm.
U12 & U14 hurling training on Mon Sept 7th at 6.30pm. Our U14 Footballers play Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue on Wed Sept 9th in Athlacca at 7pm.
Our U12 Hurlers had a busy week last week. We played Croagh/Kilfinny in a challenge on Monday losing out by a point. We played Knockainey in a cracking match on Thurs winning 5.05 : 4.05 with the winning goal courtesy of Laura Carey in the final minutes. We then played Ahane away on Saturday evening in a very entertaining game, winning on a scoreline of 4.03 : 1.05. Training on Mon Sept 7th at 6.30pm. Our U12 Footballers are at home v Crecora on Thurs Sept 10th at 6.45pm.
Our U11 Hurlers are away v Mungret/St. Pauls this Sun Sept 1th at 6pm.
Our U10 hurlers played Croagh/Kilfinny away last Fri in a great game which they thoroughly enjoyed. Hurling training is on Mon Sept 7th at 6.45pm. We were to play football v Galtee Gaels this Fri but its to be refixed.
Our U8 Footballers played Kilmallock away last Saturday and it was a very enjoyable game on a lovely sunny morning. Our U8 Hurlers are away v Hospital/Herbertstown this Sat Sept 12th 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
Lotto- Numbers drawn 3,7,8,16. No jackpot winners. Lucky dips- Pat Sheering c/o H O Shea. Tom Carmody c/o M Cahill. Helen Galvin Carrigeen. John Sheerin c/o Alan Sheerin. Donie Barron c/o M Reidy. Next draw is on in the Clubhouse with a jackpot of €6600. Thanks to all those who support our draw and other fund raising efforts.