On Sunday last we captured the Sean Connolly cup after a tremendous performance in the county final.
In what was very much a game of two halves with the near gale force breeze having a major impact on the game, we just about did enough with the wind in our backs in the first half to see us home. Well done and massive congratulations to the management team, Tommy McCormack, Mick McKeown, John Bracken and Gerry Carberry as well as captain Joe and his entire panel of players from numbers 1 to 30 on making this happen.
No county title is easy won and while the match day performance is crucial, its the preparation in the long hard months leading up to the game that is so important and we thank all the players for their hard work and dedication all year, from the hard slog in Cullyfad in Spring up to last Sundays match. What a fantastic position for our club to be in with the senior and senior B titles in the parish and our juniors unlucky to lose out in the County final last week. Our club executive also deserve a mention for putting the club in such a position.
Thanks to all who helped us in the run up to Sunday and on Sunday night, particularly Roisin Moffett who laid on a spectacular meal in the club house after the game, as well as the management and staff at Begley’s bar and The Olde Forge whose hospitality on Sunday night allowed us to enjoy the celebrations.
Hard luck to Mullinalaughta on losing the final, and while no Killoe person begrudges you a title, we are glad it wasn’t this year. Your day will come.
Finally well done to our great ladies team who overcame Newtown Blues from Drogheda on Saturday last in the first round of their Leinster campaign. We wish you every success sin the Leinster semi final.