On Sunday last we contested the under 21 A championship final in dreary weather conditions in Pearse Park and unfortunately came out on the wrong end of a 1-12 to 2-4 result. Trailing by 4 at half time after an early Jamie King goal, we pulled level after the restart thanks to a Darren Kelly goal. However nothing went right after this and we were eventually well beaten by a much hungrier Colmcille team. Well done to Colmcille who were well worth their victory.
This coming Sunday is a huge occasion for our club when our senior team have the chance of making a Leinster Club final. However standing in our way is the massive challenge of the great Portlaoise team who narrowly defeated us at the same stage in 2012. To make things more difficult, the game is again in Portlaoise. The prize of a spot in the Leinster final against neighbours Saint Loman’s or Ballyboden Saint Endas from Dublin awaits the winners. Throw in is at 2pm. No doubt we will be well supported. Best wises also to Killashee, Saint Bridget’s who also play the Leinster junior championship semi final on Sunday.
Huge congratulations to club captain Michael Quinn and his family on Michael’s selection last week on the Irish team to face Australia in the International rules test next Saturday. Michael’s selection is testament to the fact that he is one of the finest players of Gaelic football anywhere in the country at the moment and has been a joy to watch in recent months. Were Michael from Dublin or Kerry we would be well used to watching him playing on All Ireland Days and he would be a household name. Michael has been instrumental in modernizing our club in recent years and integral to our recent success. We wish Michael and his teammates all the best on Saturday evening, but hopefully he will save sufficient energy for Sundays game.
This Saturday evening Fr Sean will celebrate mass for all deceased club members in St. Marys church, Ennybegs at 8pm. Following the Mass Laura Doherty will launch a commemorative 1916 calendar in the community center. Please support both events.Our ‘Beat in The Barracks’ extravaganza is fast approaching. Remember tickets are on sale at the moment for Friday nights show, the great Patrick Feeney at €15 each. Tickets for Saturday nights show, Brave Giant and DJ Justiy will be available on the door on the night, also priced at €15 each.
LOTTO RESULTS: Our lotto draw took place in The Olde Forge. The numbers drawn were: 1,2,10,12. There was no Jackpot winner. €20 winners were: Ellie Farrell, Carabeg. Maureen Brady, Boher. Francis Brady. Eileen Quinn C/o Frank Toher. Ciaran Kavanagh & Larry McDonald. Sellers Prize: John Fitzsimons. Next week’s draw takes place in Begley’s Pub with a Jackpot of €2,500. Bulk purchases of Lotto are available as follows: 1 Year €100. 6 Months €50 and 3 Months €25. You can also play our lotto on line by loging on to www.killoegaa.ie.