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Senior Club Notes – 30th September 2019

Junior Championship:

Hard luck to the Killoe Junior championship team who lost out in the final by just 1 point. Final Score Killoe 1-8 Kenagh 0-12. Kenagh had the better start to the game and after 15 minutes they led by 3 points to no score . Killoe had some good chances from frees to be a lot closer at the break but ended up at the break trailing on a scoreline of Killoe 0-2 Kenagh 0-6. The second half started with a Kenagh point but Killoe came back with the only goal of the game from David McCarthy to leave Killoe trailing by just 2 points. After 15 minutes of the second half the sides were level Killoe 1-6 Kenagh 0-9. With 5 minutes left on the clock Kenagh were ahead by 1. Soon after another Killoe point levelled the game. There was 6 minutes of injury time and the game was in the balance when Kenagh got the winning point. A very gallant effort from all our players.

We would like to thank the management team of Kevin Dooner, John Fitzsimons, Mark Mimnagh and John Reilly for all their time and efforts.

We would like to wish a speedy recovery to Thomas Reilly who picked up a nasty injury in the game.

Senior Championship:

Next Sunday afternoon we take on Longford Slashers in the Peter Hanley sponsored Senior Championship final in Pearse Park Longford. Throw in is 4pm. We wish the best of luck to Thomas Donohoe his management team and all panel members. Lets hope next Sunday evening we will be celebrating with the Connolly Cup coming back to the parish. We would ask that the whole parish will get behind the team and that they can be the 16th man to get us over the line.

Condolences:

The club extends sincere sympathy to the family of Tom O’Leary Ballinalee who died recently. Tom was a member of the Killoe 1960 panel that won the Sean Connolly that year. The club held a guard of honour at Tom’s funeral on Tuesday as a mark of respect.

The club also extends sincere sympathy to Cormac O’Reilly and family Kilnaleck Cavan on the death of his mother Bernadette recently. Cormac is a member of our Junior team and as a mark of respect we held a minutes silence before the Junior family on Sunday.

Club Merchandise

There has been a large uptake on the sale of Club Merchandise over the weekend. Opening times for sales this week in the clubhouse are as follows: Wednesday 7pm-8:30pm, Friday 6pm-7:30pm.

A Night with GAA Stars:

The club is hosting A Night With The Stars on Saturday evening the 5th of October commencing at 7.30pm in the clubhouse Clonee. We are very much looking forward to this evening and the Legends who will be in attendance are Tyrone Peter Canavan, Westmeath Dessie Dolan, Armagh Oisin McConville and Kerry Tomas O’Shea. They will also be joined by local stars. Tickets are now on sale in Begleys and the Olde Forge and are priced at 20 each. Please note tickets are strictly limited so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

The night will be finished off with Up For The Match with Mick Fenelon and friends in Begleys bar. Optional donation on door towards player medical costs.

Lotto:

Our lotto draw took place in Begley’s on Sunday night. There were no jackpot winners. The numbers drawn were 5,6,23,27. The €20 winners were Sandra Costello Shannon Vale Longford, Aida McDermott Moydow, Padraig McCormack Bawn, Bernie McCarty Farragh and Margaret Lee Soran. The Sellers prize went to Bridget Corrigan Esker.

Next weeks draw takes place in The Olde Forge and the jackpot will be €8,300. Thank you for your continued support for our lotto. Tickets are available from any committee member or online on the link on our facebook page or on our Club Website.