Our senior reserve team were in action in difficult conditions on Saturday evening at home to Colmcille. Playing against the wind in the first half we went in at half time leading 8 points to 1-1. However we turned on the style in the second half to pull away and win on a score of 1-22 to 2-4. Ciaran Donohoe topped the scoring with 8 points, 7 from paly while Terry McCormack got on the end of a fine move to score the goal. The game was also notable for the return to the Killoe colours of Paul O Hara who came on as a second half sub and chipped in with a fine point. Isn’t it great to be celebrating a player returning from New York, rather than wishing them well on their departure.
This coming weekend sees the reserve leagues continue with our senior reserves away to Drumlish at 7pm on Saturday while our junior reserves entertain Mostrim on Easter Sunday at 11am.
Well done to Simon, Mark, Cian, Sean, Michael, and all the Longford senior football team on their win against Offaly on Sunday and their promotion to Division 3.
This coming weekend sees two Killoe men receiving awards at the annual Longford Association in Dublin annual dinner dance. Receiving the Longford person of the year award is Tom Maguire. Tom has long being associated with Emmet Og Gaa club, appearing as a mascot on the 1960 Sean Connolly cup winning team on which his father played. Tom later acted as club secretary in 1973 and 1974 before moving away to pursue his career in radio. Tom is now head of RTE Radio 1 but has never forgot his Killoe roots. Receiving the Special Recognition award for 2015 is Tiernan Dolan from Crieve. Again this award is well merited for Tiernan who was instrumental in the rebuilding of St Mel’s Cathedral, and keeping everyone informed of progress there through his camera lens. Congratulations to Tom and Tiernan.
Best wishes to Paul Devaney and his Irish Seven Summits team who departed for Nepal at the weekend on their quest to climb mount Everest and complete the climb of the 7 highest mountains on the planet. Paul has shown great dedication after his disappointment last year to put himself in a position to be able to attempt the climb again. We wish the entire team good fortune on the climb and please God may everyone return safe and sound.
Our lotto draw took place on Sunday night and the numbers drawn were 16, 25, 28 and 30. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners were Declan Rowley Esker, John Lynch, Dooroc, Mark McGoldrick, Ennybegs, Sharon Courtney, Keenagh and Roisin Lennon, Esker. Noel Devaney took this weeks sellers prize. Next weeks draw for
€3,200 will take place in Begleys bar on Sunday night. Thanks again for all who support our lotto either on line through our website http://www.killoegaa.ie or locally in our shops and pubs.
We are entered in the Topaz cash for clubs competition currently running Nationally through all Topaz service stations. If you purchase petrol or diesel at Topaz, ask for a card which they will stamp for you and then return the card to any club member. This is a great offer which Topaz are running up until mid may with great prizes for all clubs entered.
We offer our condolences to the Whelan family Cloncoose on the death of Noel Whelan and to Maureen Kilmurray on her bereavement last week.