Intermediate Championship Result
Crookedwood 2-19 Southern Gaels 0-9. After a sluggish start and more, we had a comfortable victory over the Athlone men in round 1 of the IHC. The final scoreline flatters us a bit as with fifteen minutes left to play there was only a few points separating the teams. However, a strong finish of point scoring and two late goals ensured we took the two points on offer. The most pleasing aspect was that the the majority of our score (2-14) came from play. Well done to all, a special mention for Brendan on his championship debut and to Ger McGovern on his first championship start after a long injury layoff. Team; A. O'Mara, T.Brennan, K.Orme, D.Hyland, G.McGovern, A.Savage (1-1), E.Murray, S.Savage, E.Nally, C.Savage (0-1), B.O'Mara (1-10), Andy Boyhan, B.McCarthy (0-2), G.Brennan, N.Yourell (0-2). Subs; S.McGovern (0-2) for Boyhan, C.Gilbert for G.Brennan, R.Crowley for Yourell
Round 2 of the championship see us take on Raharney on Fridayy evening next @ 7:30 in Delvin. All support would be appreciated.
Division 1 league
We finished off our league campaign against Castlepollard and were defeated on a scoreline of 2-17 to 1-11. We hurled well in patches in this game but as we learned in all our Senior league games, patchy hurling doesn't win games.
We were thrown an unexpected lifeline in division 3A of the league when we learned we finished joint second in the group and faced a three-way playoff with Southern Gaels and Lough Lene Gaels for the right to play Turin in the final. Ourselves and Southern Gaels were drawn to play the first game, with the winners to play Lough Lene Gaels in what was effectively a semi-final. We registered a comfortable victory in the end, but with ten minutes left to play the sides were all square. A flurry of scores in the final ten as our opponents tired was the only difference between the teams. Once again, our tally of 4-12 from play was a noteworthy point from the game. Final score; Crookedwood 4-14 Southern Gaels 1-12. Team; A. O'Mara, J.Kiernan, K.Orme, D.Hyland, C.Yourell, A.Savage , E.Murray (0-2), Andy Boyhan , N.Kiernan, B.McCarthy (0-2), S.Savage (0-2), R.Crowley (1-0), C.Savage (1-2), G.Brennan (1-4), C.McGovern (1-0). Subs; C.Gilbert for McGovern, N.Bardon for Hyland, JJ.Brennan for C.Savage, T.Brennan for Murray.
Unfortunately, Lough Lene Gaels could not field on Wednesday evening, so we got a bye to the final which was fixed for Sunday evening in Cusack Park.
We are holding the trolley dash again this year in Buckleys Supervalu in the coming weeks. Tickets are available from committee members and players, please support.
GAA CUL Camp
A hurling summer camp will take place in Crookedwood GAA from the 13th-17th August this year. Register online at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps or https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/?camp=3848
Book your place on a GAA Cúl Camp this summer - GAA Cúl ...
If you have made a previous booking this year, then please provide your previous booking code to opt out of receiving a Kit Pack and avail of the second camp discount.
. Alternatively contact Alan O Mara on 087-1558615.
Well done to the Westmeath minor hurling panel and management on their Leinster shield victory. Feichin Brennan on the team, and Antointette Savage and Feichin senior represented our club.
Hard luck to the senior hurlers on their Joe McDonagh defeat to Carlow.
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.
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; 3/6/18, Jackpot €3850. Numbers drawn: 2, 8, 10, 11. No winner; €20 winners, Betty Orme, Edel Heffernan, Cathal Brennan. 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.