HOSPITAL/HERBERTSTOWN GAA CLUB NOTES
Lotto Draw Monday, 10th June 2019:
Jackpot: €3,800 Numbers drawn were 5,7,8,24. There was no winner.
Lucky Dips €20: Ken McKenna, Charlie Davern, Thomas Farrell, B.K.O, Nuala Kearney
Sellers Prize €40: Patsy Hickey
Next draw is on Monday, 17th June 2019 in O’Donoghues. Jackpot is €3,900.
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Bord na nÓg:
U6 training Tuesdays in GAA field at 6.30pm
U8 training Tuesdays in GAA field at 6.30pm
U10 training Tuesdays in GAA field at 6.30pm
U12 training Tuesdays at 7pm in John the Baptist secondary school.
U14 training Mondays and Fridays
On Friday 7th of June Hospital/Herbertstown, Knockainey departed Hospital at 3.45pm for Killavullen (Cork) to begin their Feile adventure. On arrival we were greeted by Killavullen officials and given instructions for the evening of hurling to follow.
Our 1st match was against Killavullen at 5.30pm and this was a keenly contested affair in wet conditions. The pitch was in immaculate condition which allowed for good fast hurling. Hospital/Herbertstown,Knockainey pulled away in the later stages to run out winners on a scoreline of 3-05 to 0-03
Our 2nd match was at 6.30pm against Monageer/Boulavogue (Wexford) on Killavullen’s 2nd pitch. This proved to be a titanic battle between 2 even teams. The game ebbed and flowed and some resolute defending by our backs helped us to cross the line on a scoreline of 1-05 to 0-02
After the matches we were brought to Killavullen Community Centre where all 4 teams in the group and their supporters were treated to tea/coffee, sandwiches, biscuits, buns etc. A special thanks to all in Killavullen for their hospitality.
Afterwards we were escorted to Carraig na bhFearr where we were greeted by their Feile Committee and the parents of the host families.
On a beautiful Saturday morning both Hospital/Herbertstown,Knockainey and Carraig na bhFearr (Cork) teams lined up behind a lone piper and marched to the tune of “Sean South” before playing “Amhran na bhfiann”. Once again the field was in fantastic condition and this was a fine open game of hurling with some excellent scores by both sides. The final scoreline was Hospital/Herbertstown,Knockainey 1-06 Carrig na bhFearr 1-02.
Our next game was the Cup quarter final against North Wicklow Gaels in Ballyhooly at 3pm. This match was played in glorious sunshine and Hospital/Herbertstown,Knockainey played some of their best hurling to date. They proved a little too strong for a gallant and determined Wicklow side finishing on a scoreline of 4-08 to 0-01. We returned to Carraig na bhFearr late afternoon where our players were treated to a meal by their host families.
At 7.30pm entertainment was organised in the Carraig na bhFearr Community Centre by way of “The Cube”. This was hugely entertaining as every player from both sides went head to head in sporting battle. Laughter was the order of the evening. Once again our hosts out did themselves providing us with pizza and other treats on the night. The evening was concluded with customary presentations. On Sunday morning we departed Carraig na bhFearr at 10.45am for Coachford to play Ruairi Og (Antrim) in the Cup semi-final at 1pm.
The match started off in glorious sunshine but the game didn’t go to plan. Ruairi Og were a very big strong physical team and had excellent hurlers. Despite this Hospital/Herbertstown,Knockainey battled bravely and with 5 minutes remaining were trailing by only 2pts. The game finished with Ruairi Og winning on a scoreline of 1-7 to 1-4.
We departed Coachford at 2.45pm and watch the Limerick/ Clare match in Corbett Court, Charleville where the panel were treated to a fine meal. We arrived back in Hospital at 6.15pm to bring to a close a fabulous and rewarding Feile experience.
The panel: Tom Dunworth, Tadhg O Connell, Jack Gleeson, Cian Marrinan, Lorcan Costello, Josh Hartnett, Eoin Murnane, Josh Sheehy, Rory Reale, Shane O Meara, Michael Leo, Ben Mortell, Declan McNamara, Liam Gleeson, Daniel Buckley, Fionnan Leahy, Sean Hennessy, Jack Naughton, Griffin McCaffrey, Kevin Lynch, Jesse Dorney, Aaron Ryan, Padraic McNamara, Liam Burke, Conor Frawley, Michael Keane.
Finally a word of thanks to the Feile Committee. Thanks to all clubs who provided superb playing pitches. Thanks to all referees and officials. Thanks to all who provided tea/coffee etc. Thanks to Killavullen GAA and helpers. A huge thanks to Carraig na bhFearr GAA and host families. Thanks to Hospital Herbertstown Bord na Nog and Knockainey Bord na Nog. Thanks to the parents of the panel for their support at Feile and throughout the year. Thanks to our young panel who did themselves proud over the weekend. Thanks to the management team of John Leo, Tommy Burke, Tom Costello, Mike Gleeson and Ivor McCaffrey. Collectively it made Feile a fantastic experience for all.
Well done to our u8 hurlers who welcomed Blackrock on a fine Friday evening of 15th June. We played 2 games and it was great to see the continued improvement in all our players and it was very evident that they all enjoyed themselves. Keep up the good work and encouragement at home, well done all.
Cul Camp Cul Camp is on 8th – 12th July book your place on line on www.kellogsculcamps.ie
Anthony Baggott Memorial Cup
Congrats to Herbertstown NS who won the 2019 cup. Well done to all. The 2019 Anthony Baggott. Cup took place on Thursday, June 13th in Anthony Baggott Park in Herbertstown. Hospital NS, Knockainey NS and Caherline NS joined Herbertstown NS to make up the 4 team competition. This year’s tournament could easily have been the most competitive yet with 4 very evenly matched teams facing off against each other. Round one saw Herbertstown defeat Knockainey while Hospital defeated the 2017 and 2018 winners Caherline. Round two pitched the South Roinn A finalists against each other once more as Herbertstown u a very close battle with Hospital. At the same time, Knockainey picked up their first win of the day against Caherline. Round three saw Herbertstown, who had already secured passage to the final, suffer a defeat to Caherline. In what was effectively a semi-final, Knockainey clinched the all important victory over Hospital. Before the final , Herbertstown and Knockainey marched behind piper Kathleen Fitzgerald of the Liam Lynch Pipe Band and following Amhrán na bhFiann action got under way. Eileen Baggott presented the Anthony Baggott Cup to the Herbertstown captain after the game.
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