We are holding our next football coaching workshop on Monday the 30th of January, 2017 at 6.30pm in Na Piarsaigh. This will be a pitched based session and we will be using our under 10 football team to put into practice the coaching tips. All football coaches / team mentors and parents are very welcome.
Congratulations to Mary Rogan who won our weekly lotto jackpot of €20,000 just before Christmas.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members, players, sponsors, Friends and families the very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all in 2017
The draws for the 2017 Championship took place last Thursday at County Convention and the following draws were announced.
Our Senior hurlers are drawn in Group 2 along with the following teams Cappamore, Patrickswell, Monaleen, Adare and Knockainey
Our Senior Footballers are drawn in Group 1 along with Dromcollogher Broadford, Adare, Monaleen, Rathkeale and Fr Caseys
Our Intermediate Hurlers are drawn in Group 1 along with Hospital Herbertstown, Dromcollogher Broadford, Newcastlewest, St Kierans and Dromin Athlacca
The games will be played in the order they are written.
Dates and Venues to be announced in 2017
Our under 21 footballers came up short on Friday evening when they were edged out by a very good Newcastlewest side after a very entertaining County Final played in Mick Neville Park under lights.
The game ebbed and flowed with some excellent points scored by both teams but it was NCW who struck the first goal midway through the half to lead by four. However our lads battled back with points from Dylan Cronin and Kieran Daly before we conceded a second goal.
Credit to our lads who never dropped their heads and a goal from David Dempsey dragged us right back into the game on the stroke of half time and this was followed by a point from fullback Mike Casey to leave the half time score 1-7 to 2-6 in NCW favour. We did have another glorious goal chance but somehow Dylan Cronin couldnt convert it.
A second David Dempsey goal left a solitary point between the sides with just over 15 minutes remaining bit it was then that NCW hit a purple patch and rattled off 4 unanswered points to open up a gap which we couldnt close.
A Peter Casey goal in the final few minutes did give us hope but it wasn’t to be for our gallant footballers and we lost out on a final scoreline of 3-13 to 3-7
Best on the night were Gordon Brown, Mike Casey, Peter Casey, David Dempsey and Tommy Grimes whilst all others showed great battling spirit.
Team: Luke Moylan, Ruairi O Connaill, Mike Casey(0-1), Robbie Graham, Gordon Brown(capt)(0-1), Ronan Lynch, Evan Gilvarry, Tommy Grimes, Evan O Brien, Kieran Daly(0-3,1f), Peter Casey(1-1), Donal O Connaill, Dylan Cronin(0-1), David Dempsey(2-0), Daragh O Gorman. Subs: Will Henn, Kevin Daly, Ian Considine, Cameron DiBenniditto, Jamie Wilson, Conor Houlihan
A big thank you to Gerry Shannon, Brian Shannon , Con Daly and EOin Hogan for their efforts all year