Senior Football:
Oola Senior Footballers faced Ballylanders in Kilmallock last Saturday, 29th August, in round 2 of the county senior championship. Oola got off to a dream start leading at the first water break 1-2 to 0-2, Josh Ryan scoring from the penalty spot after Ian Bourke was fouled and 2 points from Ian Bourke. James Power added another goal with Ian Bouke and Raymond Ryan adding a point each which left Oola leading at half time 2-4 to 0-4. The second half saw Oola and Ballylanders score 4 points each in the half. Oola were very patient and kept Ballylanders at bay which great work from the back line. The score at the 2nd water break was Oola 2-6 Balyylanders 0-7. Oola finished the quarter in full control and were full value for their win seeing out the game 2-8 to 0-8. Oola will now meet Galbally in the county quarter final.
Team: Kevin Nolan, Cathal Hallissey, Tommy Hayes, Fiachra O’Grady, John Bourke, Eoin Fitzgibbon (C), Dubhan O’Grady, James Power (1-0), Raymond Ryan (0-2), Jack Downey (0-1), Josh Ryan (1-2), Eamon Landers, Mikie O’Brien, Ian Bourke (0-3), Keith Bourke.
Subs: Liam Downey, Ciaran Bourke, Mikie Landers, Bob Purcell for Keith Bourke, Cian O’Donovan for Jack Downey, Mikie Stokes, Eddie Stokes, Tadgh Whelan.
Junior Football:
Our junior B team was busy last week playing 3 matches within the week. On Sunday the 23rd of August they faced Kilteely/Dromkeen in Kilteely where they recorded their first win of the East championship, having drawn their round 1 match the previous week with Fedamore. The score was Oola 1-11 Kilteely/Dromkeen 1-5.
The following Wednesday night Oola played Caherconlish in Oola. Caherconlish won this encounter on a score line of Oola 1-7 Caherconlish 2-8.
On Sunday last, 30th August, the juniors played Ballybricken/Bohermore in Oola, this was a high scoring game, unfortunately, Oola losing by a 1-point margin. The final score was Oola 4-5 Ballybricken/Bohermore 3-9.
Minor Football:
The minors got their championship off to a winning start beating Na Piarsaigh 3-11 to 1-07. This game was played in Oola on Friday evening last. Oola were in control from start to finish and played some lovely football with a number of players registering scores.
Team: Liam Downey, Jack O’Dwyer, Sean Sweeney, Danny O’Brien, Luke Hueston, Chris Thomas, Sean Maher, Tomás Lynch (0-1), Conor Whelan, Cormac Ryan (0-1), Cian O’Donovan (0-4), Colin O’Grady (0-1), Liam O’Dwyer, Eddie Stokes (2-2), Paddy Downey.
Subs: Sean Moloney, Kevin Maher (0-1), Jack McPartland, Tom Ryan (B), Evan Crowe, Ben Morris, Dylan McGrath, Gareth Thomas (0-1), Darragh O’Brien (0-1).
Underage Football:
U14 Boys Football Championship: Oola 2-12 Mungret 2-8
U12 Boys Football Championship: Oola 8-7 Galtee Gaels 2-5
U16 Boys Football Championship: Oola received a walkover from Pallas
U16 Girls Football Championship: Oola 7-8 Dromin/Athlacca 0-6
U12 Girls: Oola v Ahane Friday 4th September in Ahane
Ladies intermediate football quarter final: Oola v Fr Casey’s or Knockainey on Tuesday 8th of September, venue to be confirmed
Split The Pot:
Last week’s Split the Pot prize was €542. Congratulations to Edel Gammel, Debbie McGrath & Kate Kelly on winning the jackpot.
Envelopes available at – Gala Oola, O’Donovan’s Londis Oola, Finesse Hair Studio, Bleisce Barber’s, Neilys Bar Oola, Oola Post Office and at training in Oola GAA Field.
Thanks to everybody for supporting the draw.
Drug Education and Awareness:
Oola Healthy Clubs have arranged a Drug Awareness talk/workshop for teenagers and parents on 22nd Sept (Dependent on COVID-19 social distancing rules allowing) with Nicole from Alex’s Adventure. This will take place in Oola Community Centre. Nicole will deliver a 45minute talk to parents, guardians, coaches and leaders in our community, about the importance of substance use. The workshop will aim to educate teenagers with information to keep them and their friends safe. Places are limited; therefore, booking is essential, message Oola GAA Facebook or contact 0861291752 to book a place.
This is free of charge and open to all members of the community, members and non-members.