Senior Football
Oola faced Galbally in the final round of the senior football championship on Sunday 25th September in Cappamore. This was a must win game for both teams with the loser facing Ballylanders in a relegation final the following weekend.
Oola got off to the perfect start with a Josh Ryan free within 30 seconds of the start, however, shortly afterwards Galbally found the back of the net. Oola settled again with a another free from the boot of Josh Ryan. Again, Galbally netted a goal and we found ourselves behind by 4 points. The next goal went in favour of Oola with great play and work from Colin O’Grady, Josh Ryan found the back of the Galbally net. The second Oola goal came courtesy of Alan Daly leaving Oola 3 points in front. However, against the run of play Galbally found the back of the net for a third time. Oola rallied again with 2 more points in the half, leaving the half time score Oola 2-5 to Galbally’s 3-2.
The second half started like the first half with Oola and Galbally exchanging points. Unbelievably, Galbally scored a fourth goal mid-way through the half putting them 3 points ahead on a score line of Oola 2-7 Galbally 4-4. Oola scored the next 7 points, with points coming from Josh Ryan, Eddie Stokes Alan Daly and a point from Raymie Ryan on his championship return.
The team fought hard and palyed good football, with the final score was Oola 2-14 Galbally 4-4 much to the relief of Oola, who remain Senior for 2023. Thanks to the players and management of Kem Downey, John Clifford and John Heuston.
Team: Kevin Nolan, Fiachra O’Grady, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Liam Cummins, Chris Thomas, Raymie Ryan(0-1), Dubhan O’Grady, Tommy Hayes, Tomas Lynch, Eddie Stokes (0-1), Eamonn Landers (0-1), Colin O’Grady, James Power, Josh Ryan (1-10), Alan Daly (1-1)
Substitutes: Jack Downey for Colin O’Grady, Cian O’Donovan for Eamonn Landers, Liam Downey, Cian McNamara, Bob Purcell, Ciaran Bourke, Conor Whelan, Shane Whelan.
Junior Football
Our Junior B’s contested the East Final (Replay) against our neighbours Knockane on Saturday 24th September in Cappamore. This was a complete contrast to the drawn game, with Knockane winning the title comfortably. Oola were missing some key players and fought hard in the first half to leave the score Oola 1-4 Knockane 2-4. The second half was all Knockane with Oola failing to score. It finished Oola 1-4 Knockane 3-12. Congratulations to Knockane on their win.
Both teams progress to the county quarter final.
Team: Ciam McNamara, William O’Mahony, Bob Purcell, Conor Whelan, Diarmuid Cummins, Jack Ryan, Garth Thomas, Kevin Maher, Conor Ryan, Cormac Ryan (B), Kevin Heuston, Brendan Ryan, Mikie Stokes, Mark Bourke, Rob McLoughlin.
Subs: Liam Downey. Jack O’Dwyer, Jack McPartland, Joe Shanahan, Pierse Breen, Padraic Ryan (B), Brian Barron, Colm Cummins, Brian Bourke.
Mixed fortunes also with the ladies’ teams who were both out on Saturday and Sunday. In Banogue on Saturday the Junior B ladies were beaten by Gerald Griffins.
In Knockainey ,the intermediate team beat Mungret to advance to the County Final in 2 weeks’ time.
Information Evening
On Saturday next,Oct 1st ,there will be an information evening in the community centre on the field development at 5 pm
All welcome.Refreshments will be served.
Split the Pot
Congratulations to this week’s winner William Burns won €509,envelope sold by Bridget Burns.… thanks for the support.
Next week’s draw will be in Neily’s Bar.Envelopes available from local businesses and online
Oola Lotto
This week’s numbers were 12/14/18/24 . No winner , jackpot now stands at €9,000. Next draw Monday night .