KILTEELY/ DROMKEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
KDGAA 2-18 v Askeaton 2-12
Report from Junior Hurling Championship First Round.
Our long awaited first all county championship game took place on Saturday evening in
Mungret. On a dry evening with a slight wind advantage we took a 3 points to 1 lead inside10 minutes with a long range free from keeper Jack Franklin, Denny Ahern and David
Two more points from Denny Ahern gave us a good lead but Askeaton soon goaled.
A superb goal by Paudie Ahern and points from Denis O Dea and Brian O Grady saw us put some daylight between the sides.
Credit to Askeaton who went on a run of unanswered points before Paudie Ahern, Darren Murphy and Denny Ahern pointed to leave it 1.10 to 1.7 to us.
The influential Paudie Ahern was forced off through injury at the break with Shane O Grady coming in at corner back and Fionn Murphy moving to midfield.
The second half was sometimes a fiery affair, both sides very keen to register an opening victory. Pointed frees from Jack Franklin and Denny Ahern and a point from Denis O Dea set
us up nicely. A super one two between Darren Murphy and Brian O Grady saw Brian race through for a superb goal.
Askeaton were not lying down and added 4 points to leave it 2.14 to 1.11. Danny Holton, Sean O Dea and David Murphy were commanding at the back and launched
several attacks resulting in points from Denis O Dea, Brian O Grady and Fionn Murphy with Denny Ahern tacking on a couple of frees. The sting was now gone from the game, however Askeaton had the last say with a goal leaving the final score 2.18 to 2.12.
Well done to Mungret for implementing the Covid guidelines and to the ref who left the game flow. Well done also to Askeaton who contributed to an enjoyable game.
It’s great to be back, it was wonderful to witness a good, honest game of hurling after all this time.
KDGAA team: Jack Franklin James O Regan, Sean O Dea, Fionn Murphy, Daniel Gleeson, Danny Holton, James Dalaigh, Brian O Grady, Paudie Ahern, Denis O Dea, Darren Murphy,
David Murphy, Robbie Holmes, Denny Ahern, Declan Kenny
Subs Shane O Grady, Dylan Holmes, Jack Hayes, Davy O Connell, Pierce Close, Eoghan O Dea, Mike Meehan, Eamon O Regan & Kieran Murphy.
Sun 2nd August
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 2
KDGAA v Mungret
Internal Use – Confidential
Well it’s been a few months and you’ll be glad to hear our lotto will resume on the 3rd of August with a jackpot of €15650.
Due to the pubs closed our draw will take place in the KDI office in Kilteely and in Knockane the following week. The draw will take place live on Facebook @10pm with the presence of 2 members from Knockane and 2 from Kilteely, and the results will be sent out directly after they draw as normal on the WhatsApp group
Tickets bought on the week leading up to the draw on the 16th of March are still valid andn will be entered in on the draw the 3rd of August.
Tickets are on sale in Noreens Shop in kilteely and Daybreak Dromkeen and from all lotto committee members.
Our online lotto is very popular and so easy to use.
In just 4 simple steps and you can enter for 10, 25 or 52 weeks it also takes the work load off the committee members.
You can play online, at the following link
Best of luck to everyone buying tickets and thanks your continued support
Our Project Appreciation Wall fundraiser is now up and running This is your opportunity to become part of the club history by having you or your family name
added to the Project Appreciation Wall which will be located upstairs in the new facility. The cost of a name is €150 and you can support by donating on the GoFundMe link here –
https://www.gofundme.com/f/kd-gaa-development OR by contacting a member of the committee.
Please help to spread the message far and wide & please support if you can.