GLENROE HARVEST FESTIVAL WEEKEND
Glenroe held their harvest festival the weekend with it kicking off with the 5/10km run/walk and kids of wheels which was a big success with the participants enjoying the good weather. Some excellent times were put in and they were rewarded with some much need BBQ food at the finish line. The Sunday had a whole host events, the underage hurling started it off with the fantastic sight of the children playing hurling in the new astroturf facility. The tractor and vintage car run also with an array of impeccable cars and tractors on show. There was plenty of activities for the kids on the day also with various games on in the astroturf and along with Pablo the performer having providing some spectacular balloon animals. Everyone’s stomachs were kept full also with a Pizza stand and a BBQ providing some excellent quality food. The atmosphere was great throughout the day with music provided from Eamon Deegan and Ger Moloney to enhance this atmosphere. On the Monday night the festival weekend concluded with Bingo in the parish hall which was well attended from the people around the parish. The overall weekend was a tremendous success with the people of Glenroe coming together to provide a fantastic weekend for anyone in attendance and it was a great celebration of the near completion of the project of the AstroTurf project.
Glenroe GAA Club Lotto Draw Results on 08/09/2022 Jackpot €6,800
Numbers drawn: 11, 20, 22 & 25
No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky Dip Winners & Promoters.
€30 – Marie Foote.
€30 – Marian Lee.
€30 – Tom Tobin.
€20 – Ollie Coffey.
€20 – Ned Sheehy.
€20 – Lydia Hartnett.
Next draw on Thursday September 22nd 2022 Jackpot €7,000
Glenroe GAA Club gear in now available on the O’ Neills website. You can log onto www.oneills.com
FIELD DEVELOPMENT PLANS
Glenroe GAA Development Project
New AstroTurf for Glenroe GAA
We have received an amazing €143,000 from Sports Capital and a further €70,000 from Tomar Trust to get our Project underway. We must now commence a massive fundraising campaign to raise in excess of €100,000. A number of events will be organised in 2022/2023 to ensure we reach our target. To commence our fundraising activities We are asking you to consider sponsoring a square of AstroTurf at a cost of €250. This square of AstroTurf can be sponsored by an individual or a family. We also ask that if you do wish to support our campaign that you do so through the Tax Relief Scheme. All what this will imply for you is the filling out of a form but the financial gains for our development project will be huge. Should you require any further information or have any questions and/or queries do not hesitate to contact a member of our Fundraising Committee (contact details attached). Forms for Tax Relief Scheme available from the club or any member of the fundraising committee. These forms were also distributed at our Launch Night in the Firgrove on Saturday last April 30th. You can also donate online through Swoofee on the Glenroe Social Media Pages.
Glenroe’s fate goes down to the last day with another defeat at the hand of Bruff
Glenroe will have a final day showdown to discover their fate in the Premier Intermediate championship after defeat to Bruff in Kilfinane on Saturday the 17th of August. Bruff started the quicker of the two teams with them taking a 4 point lead at the start of the game before Glenroe’s fine goal scoring form continued with well taken goal from Brian O’Connell. However, Bruff continued to put on the pressure on Glenroe and went into halftime with a two point lead despite some accurate shooting from Eoin Walsh on the frees and Ciaran Kelly. Half time score Glenroe 1-05 Bruff 0-10. Glenroe started the second half fast outscoring Bruff 0-4 points to 0-2 to make it a level game 15 minutes in to the second half.
Glenroe then took the lead with a fine score from Darren McCarthy and another two frees from Mark O’Connell and Eoin Walsh. Bruff levelled the game and then came the decisive moment in the match Bruff struck a dagger into the heart of the Glenroe players with a last minute goal which proved decisive in the game. Glenroe despite their best efforts could not strike back. The final score Glenroe 1-14 Bruff 1-17.
Team: David McCarthy, Eoin Gallahue, Sean Clancy, Patrick Holian, Shaun Moloney, Steven Walsh, Mark O’Connell (0-2, 2 free), Ciaran Kelly (0-2), Liam Dennehy, Eoin O’Mahony (0-1), Darren McCarthy (0-1), Shane O’Donoghue, Brian O’Connell (1-1), Patrick McSweeney, Eoin Walsh (0-6, 6 frees)
Subs: Mossie O’Brien (0-1) for Patrick McSweeney, Donal Kelly for Darren McCarthy
Next fixture: Glenroe will take on Dromin/Athlacca in Kilfinane on the 8th of October.