We have the two most important weeks in the clubs year coming up as our junior and senior teams make final preparations for their upcoming county finals. Our junior team start the ball rolling when they take on a very strong Longford Slashers team in the junior A county final this coming Sunday in Pearse Park at 2p.m. To reach this stage of the competition with our third string team is a fantastic achievement considering we fielded a very strong team in the senior B competition. However finals are for winning, and while we are very much the underdogs facing into the game, I’m sure captain John Conlon and his lads will not fail for the want of effort and hard work next Sunday. We urge as many fans as possible to travel to Pearse Park and support the lads and hopefully we can come out on the right side.
We wish our neighbours Sean Connolly’s all the best in the intermediate final which follows our junior game.
The Club will be holding an Up For The Match event for our Junior Team in Begley’s Pub on Saturday night. It is hoped to have loads of music, song and dance provided by a host of local talent from the surrounding areas. We ask all our supporters to come and enjoy a good night’s entertainment.
Don’t forget as the county finals approach we have a full range of flags, bunting, etc, in stock at the club house. These items will be available to purchase at Emmet Park on Thursday and Friday evenings between 6.30p.m. and 7.30p.m. Our 3 local shops also have a supply of these items.
Our face the ball competition finished with Kerry capturing the All Ireland title on Sunday and at the final whistle we had Robbie Brown in front on a score of 1101 just ahead of Paul O Brien in second place with a final score of 1091. Well done Robbie and all who took part in the competition.
Our lotto draw took place in the Olde Forge on Sunday night for a jackpot of €3,800. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 11 and 21 and unfortunately there was no jackpot winner. €20 winners were Rose Ann Reilly, Congress Terrace, John Kiernan, Killoe, Nicole Rowley, Esker, Kevin Murray, Esker and Mossie Burns, Newtownbond. with Ollie Killian taking the sellers prize. Next week sees the jackpot reaching €3,900 with the draw in Begley’s on Sunday night.
Congratulations to Geraldine O Reilly, Farragh and Peter Reilly who got married last Saturday.
Finally Kevin Quinn, a member of our junior team and his wife Bridget got the county final build off up to great start this week with the birth of their first child, a fine bouncing baby boy, Peter. No doubt a future Killoe footballer. Congratulations to both.