ACHL D1; Crookedwood 1-12 Delvin 0-16. We took on Delvin in round 2 of the senior league. Our meetings with Delvin are always close affairs and so it proved again with Delvin prevailing by the minimum after an entertaining game. Delvin had the upper hand for most of the game but the lads fought back in the 2nd half and could've snatched a win at the end. Team; A.Mitchell, D.Grifferty, K.Orme, E.Murray, N.Kiernan, E.Nally, J.Nally, S.McGovern(1-2), Andy Boyhan, D.Hyland, B.O'Mara (0-7), B.McCarthy (0-1), C.Savage (0-1), N.Yourell (0-1), R.Crowley. Subs: T.Brennan for E.Murray, S.Savage for A.Boyhan.
ACHL D1; Crookedwood 1-12 Lough Lene Gaels 1-14. In round 3 we suffered another narrow defeat, this time at the hands of the Gaels. Indeed, at full time the sides were all square but our more experienced opponents picked off two points in injury time to take the spoils. Team; A.Mitchell, D.Grifferty, K.Orme, E.Murray, N.Kiernan (0-1), S.Savage (0-1), D.Hyland, E.Nally, Andy Boyhan, B.McLoughlin (0-2), S.McGovern, N.Yourell, R.Crowley, B.O'Mara (1-7), C.Savage
ACHL D3; Crookedwood 2-18 Southern Gaels 1-11
Our second string made the longish journey to Athlone to take on the home side in round 2 of Division 3 and it proved to be a worthwhile trip as we took the two points on offer after a good performance. Playing against the stiff breeze in the 1st half we went for the half-time oranges three points to the good 1-8 to 1-5, the highlight being a well taken team goal finished superbly to the net by Brendan McCarthy. The strong wind at our backs ensured we ran out comfortable winners against a gallant Gaels team that hurled up until the final whistle Sub Chris Gilbert chipped in with 1-1 after his introduction. The most noteworthy positives from the game were a score of 2-12 from play and the 100% effort from the lads. Team; A.Mitchell, J.Kiernan, K.Orme, T.Brennan, J.Nally, E.Murray, D.Hyland, Andy Boyhan, N.Kiernan (0-1), C.Savage (0-1), S.Savage (0-6), B.McCarthy (1-3), R.Crowley (0-3), G.Brennan (0-3), C.Yourell. Subs; C.McGovern for C.Yourell, C.Gilbert (1-1) for A.Boyhan, J.J. Brennan for C.Savage. G.McGovern.
Supermac's Kit for Clubs-
It's our turn in the Supermac's Kits for Clubs promotion. What this means is that anytime you buy any meal in Supermac's/Papa John's(Mullingar) over the next few weeks just ask for a token and put it in the Crookedwood Hurling Club box. When we reach 500 tokens, Supermac's will kindly give us some gear for our young lads. We would like to thank Supermacs for this opportunity.
Membership is now overdue for all players and members, membership can be paid to any committee member or to your team mentor if you are a player. Rates for 2018 are as follows: Active adult member (players, mentors & committee members) €40, Adult member & partner €60, Student (over 18) €30, Family €80, Underage (under 18) €25, Social member (which covers use of walking track) €25
The walking track lights are on every night if anyone wants to avail of a safe, clean area for a bit of exercise. Please note anyone wishing to avail of our facilities must have membership paid.
Lotto: Latest results; 14/4/18, Jackpot €3700. Numbers drawn:2,19,26,28. No winner; €20 winners, Maura Cahill, Aine McKenna, Eveina Moore. We are asking all members to support our lotto.The lotto draw is the financial lifeline of our club and we appreciate all support. Tickets can be bought in The Wood or from any committee member, alternatively annual tickets can be purchased for €100.
Contact: I can be contacted at [email protected] if anyone would like to have an item included in the notes, on the club website (www.crookedwood.gaa.ie) or on Facebook.