Last week was a fantastic week on the pitch for Killoe with both our junior and senior teams progressing in the Championship. First up were our juniors who welcomed Sean Connolly’s to Emmet Park in the quarter final on Wednesday evening last, and after a sturdy test from our neighbours, we eventually shone through to record victory on a score of 2-12 to 8 points.
On Sunday evening our seniors faced Dromard in Pearse Park in the semi final, and after a fantastic game of football played in great spirit by both sides, we eventually came through to reach the county final on a score of 2-18 to 2-15. Great credit is due to both teams on the quality of the football and the intensity shown all over the pitch, with some of the score taking of the highest quality. Well done to Tommy McCormack and all the team on reaching the county final again and hopefully we can push on and win it now. Commiserations to Dromard, but I have no doubt we will renew rivalries in the years to come.
In the build up to the county final we will be supplying a full range of flags and bunting from the Club house. Further details in next weeks notes.
This coming Sunday our juniors play Carrickedmond in the championship semi final. The game is in Pearse Park at 3p.m.and is preceded by the other junior semi between Longford Slashers and Drumlish. On Friday evening our seniors are in league action when we welcome Fr. Manning Gaels to Emmet Park at 8.15pm. This is another must win game as we are sitting in 3rd place in the league with only a few rounds remaining. Additionally this game will also be the replay of the Michael Kiernan tournament which ended in a draw on Sunday last. On Sunday next our minors are in action in the championship, away to Longford Slashers at 2pm.
However this week is all about our ladies team who go for 5 championships in a row on Saturday when they meet Ballymore in Pearse park at 4pm. We wish the team and management all the best for the game and hopefully our ladies can get the County finals off to a winning start.
Commiserations to the Longford team in New York on Sunday including Val Delaney and Paul O Hara who came up just short in the county final.
Well done to our Neighbours Sean Connolly’s on reaching the Intermediate County final and all the best for the game itself.
Our lotto draw took place in The Olde Forge on Sunday night for a jackpot of €3,600. The numbers drawn were 8,9,15 and 19. Unfortunately there was no jackpot winner. € 20 winners were Terry McCormack, senior, Francis Courtney, Kilnashee, Darragh Fitzsimons, Kilnatruhan, Sandra Ryan, Lanesboro and Callie Lennon, Ennybegs. This weeks sellers prize went to Brendan McCormack. Next weeks loot draw for €3,700 will take place in Begley’s on Sunday night. As our lotto is our main source of funding we urge you to continue to support it at this great time for our club, either locally in our shops and pubs or on line at www.killoegaa.ie.
Finally, our minor clubs annual fundraising draw takes place this Saturday night in Begley’s bar with great prizes on offer. Tickets are widely available throughout the Parish or on the night itself.