Our Leinster Club Championship campaign ended in disappointment on Sunday last when we lost out by the narrowest of margins to a dertimined and well organised Garycastle side in Cusack Park Mullingar. Killoe got off to the best possible start when slotting home a goal in the second minute. However Garycastle fought their way back to level affairs after 19 minutes. After a hard-fought first half the teams were on level terms at the interval: Garycastle 0-07 Killoe 1-04. The second half saw more of the same with the sides level on a number of occasions The home team shaded it in the end, despite a late scare with what seemed a legitimate Killoe goal in injury time, being ruled out by Offaly Referee Fergal Smyth. Final Score: Garrycastle 1-11 Killoe 1-10. While this defeat was a major disappointment, great credit is due to all our Senior players who have given tremendous committment and effort throughout the year and with a Senior Championship and Leader Cup on the shelf and also with the Club still in the running for an Under 21 title we can be very proud of these players and their achievements in 2014. Thanks also to the Management team of Tommy McCormack, Mick McKeonJohn Bracken and Gerry Carberry for their great work so far this year.
Our Under 21 team continue their quest for honours when they take on Carrick Sarsfields in the semi final of the competition. Please check fixture list in The Longford Leader for confirmation of date and venue.
Our Jig-N-Reels Fundraiser which takes place in the Longford Arms Ballroom on Saturday 6th December 2014 is gathering momentum. Our dancers are practicing very hard with a view to becoming Killoe’s inaugural Dance Champions. This is a unique and novel night’s entertainment with dancers from numerous outside clubs participating along with a number of well known Killoe players and personalities. A well known Celebrity Judge will be present on the night to comment on the various dance routines that is expected to be on show. Tickets for the event are very good value at €10 each and are now on sale. Club members will be calling door-to-door in the coming weeks. Your support would be very much appreciated.
Lotto Results: There was no Jackpot winner of this week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 3,4,24,26. €20 winners were: Kevin Prunty Dooroc. Rev. Fr. Sean Casey, Ennybegs. Michael Dunleavy, Ohill. James McKeon, Ballinalee. Aidan Mc Goldrick, New York. Sellers Prize: Lorell O’Shea, The Olde Forge. Next weeks draw will take place in The Olde Forge with a Jackpot of €4600. Lotto subscriptions are availavle on a Yearly basis €100, Half-yearly €50 and Quarterly €25. You can also play our lotto on line by loging in to our website at www.killoegaa.ie
A Club meeting will be held on this Wednesday night in the Clubhouse at 9pm. All members are requested to attend.
The Club extends its sincere sympathy to the family of the late Rev Fr. Tom Flynn former Parish Priest of Killoe who departed this life recently. May he Rest in Peace.