KNOCKADERRY GAA CLUB NOTES
MINOR B CUP COUNTY HURLING CHAMPIONS
Belville Gaels 0-15
12 years is along time to wait for a Minor Championship title to come to the small parish of Clouncagh/Knockaderry. 2008 was the last time the Club were able to field underage teams without amalgamation. From 2009 to 2019 the clubs underage teams had being amalgamated with various local clubs under names like Deel Rangers, Clann nan Gael and in the later years with Monagea. This year the Club took the decision to go back to the green and white jersey and with hard work from coaches and the teams our underage teams like the U14’s and u16’s reached shield finals in hurling and the minor football team reached a quarter finals. 2008 saw the last Minor title come to the Club as Knockaderry so the win last week was a wonderful achievement first year back. From the first group game against Askeaton in August 7th with a win 1-20 to 2-12 to Rd. 2 against Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamaore 4-22 to 0-7 to Rd. 3 away to Caherline win 3-22 to 4-15 they topped the group stages. The semi-final was against local Club St. Kierans and from the throw in the lads were hungry for that win,with a full time score of 2-19 to 0-9. Roll on the final and being a local derby against rivals Belville Gaels the game was sure to be a battle of two halves. Last Thursday in MNP on a bitterly cold but dry evening , the man behind the whistle referee Kevin O Brien from Patrickswell took charge and one could see from thrown in that the battle had begun for the title. With Belville opening the score with a free both sides were yet to settle into the game with Knockaderry opening also with a free put between the uprights by Kieran Storin. Just before 1st water break and 4 points clocked up by the lads a goal by Kieran it eased them into finishing the first half. Going into the second half the lads in the green led by 6 points, 1-08 to 0-5. With the second half throw in and Belville playing with the breeze they came out of the traps fighting. Roared on by the crowd it took the Knockaderry lads 11 mins to score which came from a free by Kieran with Belville gaining ground the 2nd half was point for point and with a draw on occasions, Mike Molloy Kieran Storin and Enda Moran fired over the badly needed scores. With a draw going into added time it was heart stopping as both teams had eyes on the Cup. In
the dying seconds and on our scoring side a free was awarded to Knockaderry. With the breeze slightly settled and Kieran behind the slitor the air went silent and Kieran put it between the posts at the town end with a point dividing the teams the ball was pucked out by Belville goalie Cian O Conor and then the full time whistle echoed through the pitch, the hard work and 5 games later and the jubilation of the winning captain Bryan Mortell with a very humble captains speech lifted the cup on behalf of the lads and the Club. The game was hard fought by both sides through out with no player sitting back. Credit is due to these lads who gave full commitment to management and each other in the last 6 weeks. Many thanks to manager Tom Mc Grath, selectors Sean Condon John O Connor and Noel Molloy for their time and dedication. The team has a panel of 23 lads comprising of three sets of twins, Mike and Jack Molloy, Cormac and Darragh Lyons and Cathal and Enda Moran and three sets of brothers, Colm and Eoin O Connor, Gary and Kieran Storin and Micheal and Jack O Connor. Team on the day: Bryan Mortell Cpt, Colm O Connor Darragh Lyons Oran Ryan Micheal O Connor Jack Molloy Gearoid Fenniman Cormac Lyons Mike Molloy (0-1) JJ Condon (0-1) Kieran Storin (1- 6 frees & 2×65’) Ray Lacey Eddie Foley Jack Corkery Enda Moran (0-3) Cathal Moran Darren Bridgeman Ronan Keating Eoin O Connor Connor Doherty Gary Storin Liam Barrow and Jack O Connor. Well done lads, Cnoc an Doire Abú!!
LOTTO JACKPOT €10,700
There was no jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 6,15,19,27.The following are lucky dip winners: Pat Windle promoter Pat Windle, Johnny Lavelle promoter Mags Bridgeman, Johnny Kennedy promoter Ted Danaher, Tom Mc Grath promoter Tom Mc Grath, John Mullane promoter Online. Promoters Prize John Mullane. Inhouse Draw Gary and Jackie Storin. Please contact your promoter to purchase tickets if you normally purchased weekly tickets. All monthly and upfront subscriptions are automatically in the draw. Tickets will be on sale in advance of the draw from 8pm to 9pm Thursday evenings in The Resource Centre or at Bord na nOg training on Monday nights or alternatively play online on https/knockaderrygaa.clubifyapp.com/categories/lotto/products, all on line entries must be logged before 8pm on the Thursday evening of the draw .Social distancing guidelines will be practiced.
Next Draw will be held in The Halla Beag Thursday October 1st at 9pm. Your support is greatly appreciated.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
The Club had two winners in the Septembers Club Limerick Draw, Tom Ambrose and Jerome and Shirley Wrenn both winning €500 each. Monthly subscribers please contact promoter. If interested in joining please contact Mary Collum.
COMBINED PARISH DRAW
The October Combined Parish Draw will take place this Thursday October 1st in Halla Beag. Monthly subscribers to contact their promoters before Thursday. If interested in joining contact any member of the GAA, Community Council, Ahalin Parents Assocation or Camogie. Thank you for your continued support.
MINOR B HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Belville Gaels 0-15
U12 FOOTBALL LEAGUE
St. Kierans 1-02
The following are upcoming fixtures, check locally for confirmation.
U21 13 A SIDE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Rd. 1
Knockaderry v South Liberties
Sunday October 11th at 12 noon in Knockaderry
U12 HURLING LEAGUE
Knockaderry v Cappamore
Thursday October 1st at 6:30pm in Cappamore
Knockaderry v Dromin/Athlacca
Friday October 2nd at 6:30pm in Knockaderry
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Congratulations to the boys and girls of Ahalin National School who received their First Holy Communion recently.
GAA CLUB CRESTED BOBBLE HATS
There are still a limited number of Crested Bobble hats still available on sale at €10 each. If interested please contact Ger Downes.
CLUB PLANNING PROGRAMME
If anyone has queries or wishes to receive a copy of the Knockaderry GAA Club Plan Programme please contact Ger Corkery.
KNOCKADERRY CLUB GEAR
Club gear can be ordered from the Knockaderry site on O’ Neills. All Club gear has being updated. Htpps://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/Ireland/Knockaderry-gaa.html.
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SPORTS QUOTE OF THE WEEK!
The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning!