We had a very busy week just past on the playing fields with our seniors in league action against Clonguish on Wednesday evening and Granard on Saturday evening. On Wednesday we came away with full points against Clonguish on a score of 1-11 to 8 points. Saturday evenings game against Granard was a much tighter affair and after a very tense end, we finished all square on 10 points apiece. This leaves us sitting top of the league table on points difference with 3 games left. We are due to face Cashel this Tuesday evening in Emmet Park in our next game.
On Saturday our minors had a great win in the A championship semi final over an amalgamation of Ballymahon/Forgney- Southern Gaels on a score of 1-12 to 1-9 and have now qualified for the county final. This leaves us in a magnificent position of having our seniors, juniors and minors in 3 county finals in the weeks ahead. Have we ever had such an exciting period ahead before. Meanwhile our junior team face Shroid this coming Saturday evening in their last league game. We are currently top of the division 3 table so a victory will ensure our first Division 3 title in several years.
As the county finals approach, flags, bunting etc is available to purchase through the club by contacting Geraldine Haplin on 086 60140113.
This coming weekend our minor club celebrate their 40th anniversary and to honour the occasion they have organised a day and night of magnificent entertainment. Events will kick off at 11am in Emmet Park with games involving all of our underage teams over the course of the day. At 3p.m, we will make presentations in the club house to the founding members of the minor club. Events will culminate in Begleys on Saturday evening with the minor clubs annual fundraising draw and a social event featuring music by the excellent Graham Feeney. Refreshments will be served through out the day in Emmet Park. We urge all our supporters to come out and support the events day and night. Remember this years under 8 and 10 teams will be the bones of our senior team in 10 years time.
We are intending to run a comprehensive first aid course in the coming weeks which is open to anyone who wishes to do it and free of charge. To register interest in this please contact Ann Harte directly or on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our lotto draw took place n Sunday night in The Olde Forge for a jackpot of €1,600. The numbers drawn were 13, 19, 26 and 29. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners were Mary Dowd, Glenoughill, Joe Leonard, Esker, Mick Kilmurray, Esker, Thomas Gillen, Corlea and Fionn Coy, Clontumpher. This week Vanessa Kiernan took the sellers prize. Next weeks jackpot is €1700 with the draw in Begleys bar on Sunday night.
Our draw for the all Ireland hurling and football tickets took place recently and the winners were Berney Brady, David Mimnagh, Noel Prunty, Colm Devaney, Shane Dowd and Robert Browne. We hope all the winners enjoyed the games.
Finally we offer our condolences to the Dunleavy family, Ohill on their recent bereavement.