Fixtures for the coming week
Intermediate C'ship v Multyfarnham in Tang on Friday 3rd August @ 7.30pm
U14s (home) v Athlone on Thursday 2nd August @ 7pm
U12s (away) v Caulry on Wednesday 1st August @ 7.30pm
U12s (away) v St. Dominics in Ballinsloe Cup on Thursday 2nd August @ 7.30pm
Minor Div 2 Championship
On Thursday evening last we played our third game v Tyrrellspass away. With just the bare 15 players the lads knew they had their work cut out for them against a strong Tyrrellspass team. The home team started the stronger but in fairness to our lads they fought for every ball during the opening half. Half time score Tyrrellspass 6 pts to Moate 3 pts.
The home side started the second half by scoring 3 more points. However a short kick out from Owen Higgins in goals found Cathal O Brien who ran the length of the pitch before he laid it off to Eoghan Curran who found the back of the net. This started Moate's revival and with some fantastic defending by all our backs and with some excellent forward runs, from our half back line and midfield, led to us scoring two more goals and six points.
Tyrrellspss to their credit kept attacking but the backs held firm and with one minute to go they were awarded a penalty which was converted. However the full time whistle blew on the kickout leaving us with a one point win.
Team. O. Higgins. O. Johnston. N. Hamm. C. Digan. C. Bracken. D. Grenham. T. Bradley. C. O Brien. F. Cunningham. J. O Brien. G. Cunningham. H. Niall. J. Moran. P. Heffernan. E. Curran. J. Simpson.
Golf Classic A Great Success
Despite a damp start to the day on Saturday last, the weather brightened and over 30 teams tee'd off, all commending Moate Golf Club on the excellent condition of the course.
The results on the day:
1st Place - Gravecare Ireland team sponsored by Dessie Higgins
2nd Place - Dons Bar
3rd Place - Ollie Seery's Team.
Presentation of prizes was held in Dons Bar on Saturday evening.
A huge thank you to all our main sponsors - AB Oil, Tullamore Nissan and Pro Golf Ireland and to all who entered teams.
Also to all who sponsored greens and tees your ongoing support of Moate GAA is much appreciated.
As always Don and Lisa were on hand to provide food for the golfers, which was most welcome.
Many thanks to Moate Golf Club for hosting our fundraiser and to the dedicated committee who run this event each year.
The club would like to congratulate Trish Claffey on her retirement from the army. Trish is our current U6 head coach and has retired from the army after 21 years of service. We wish her well on the next chapter of her career.
The club would like to congratulate former underage coach David Hoey following his recent marriage to Rachel. We wish David and Rachel the very best in their married life together and everyone in the club send on their best wishes to the happy couple.
All Star Country Concert Thursday 30th August
Don't forget to get your tickets early for this unique opportunity to catch a great lineup of country music stars - Ray Lynam, Philomena Begley, TR Dallas, Simon Casey, Carmel Sheerin, The Sheerin Family and Matt Leavy. Promises to be a fantastic night's entertainment - tickets €25 available on www.moategolfclub.ie or locally in Maries, Gillivans Shop, Dons Bar or Moate Golf Club
Get Championship ready with our O'Neill's Club Shop
Check out club gear on O'Neills club shop online. Just type in Moate in Club Shop link on O'Neills website or follow our link on Facebook. Looking forward to seeing you all decked out for the championship. Something to suit all age groups.