St Francis Dromard GAA Club Notes

September 02, 2019

U14 Championship: Congratulations to the St. Francis U14 team on their excellent win in the U14 Championship and to their management team of Niall Vance and Anthony Maguire. Pearse Park was the setting for a wonderful display of attacking football from the teams of Dromard and Grattan Og. In a very tight affair, it was the North Longford team who eventually came out on top following an end to end battle for the full hour. It was Dromard who were first off the mark with a point from Rian Tuite and while scores were evenly spread throughout the half it was Dromard's ability to raise the green flag more regularly with Goals from Ben o Reilly, Ronan Corcoran and a wonderful team Goal from Eoghan Palin which led to an interval lead of 5-8 to 2-6. On the resumption it was Dromard off the mark first again with a point but Grattan Og to come storming back and reduce the arrears to 3 Points but the outstanding Ruari o’Toole in the middle of the park for Dromard who proved to be the difference as his ability to turn defence into attack proved crucial throughout the second period. He was very ably assisted in the middle by Shane o’Hara and the tireless William McEntire in this regard. With the clock ticking towards the finish and Grattan Og pushing for Parity it was o’Toole who fed Thomas Maguire for a breakaway and he passed to Ben o’Reilly who rounded the Netminder and scored what was to prove the clinching score. While Grattan Og fought Gallantly to the finish and tested Oran Grey in the goals it was not to be for the Stonepark outfit. Following the final whistle the trophy was presented to a very jubilant Dromard team. Final score-line of Dromard 6-16 Gratton Og 5-15. Panel on the day:. Final score was St. Francis 6 - 16 V Grattan Gaels 5-15. Thanks to referee Frank Toher.. U-14 Panel: Oran Grey, Dylan Vance, Niall Mcloughlin, Thomas Maguire, Conor Reilly, Adam o Reilly, Eoghan Palin, Shane o’Hara, Ruari o’Toole, Ben o’Reilly, Ronan Corcoran, William McEntire, Rian Tuite, James Cosgrove, Joshua Mcloughlin, Donnacha Reynolds

U16 Championship: Congratulations to the St. Francis U16 who had an excellent win on round 5 of the championship against Southern Gaels. This was an excellent game of football, played in a very sporting manner, with both teams taking some good scores. St Francis did very well to hold on for a victory. Southern Gaels 3–9, St. Francis 3-10. Well done to the team and management.

U18 A-Championship: Well done to the St. Francis/St. Colmcille on a good win against a very strong Granard team in the group stages of the Minor A-Championship 15-a-side. The next game is against a very strong Clonbroney/Wolfe Tones Og team. This game is down for Friday night in Maguire Park. Please support.

University/School: Best of luck to all our players who are heading off to University, Collage and Schools etc.

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