Intermediate Football Championship
Ballinagore 2-06 Moate All Whites 0-16
Our Intermediate side travelled the short distance to Kilbeggan to take on Moate on Friday evening. Determined to bounce back from our collapse against Milltownpass in our previous outing, but hampered going into this game with injury ruling Michael Ennis and Niall Kelly out from the start and with in-form midfielder Frankie Deegan carrying a hamstring strain, we were always going to find it difficult against a side who were unbeaten to date. That said, manager Ray Sheridan had a game plan which worked well and our lads put in a sterling performance on the evening which had them within a point with minutes remaining. The first half was a tight, tense affair and scores were difficult to come by, ours coming mainly from frees from the boot of Brandon Carey. A slight breeze favoured Moate in this half and they created a few more opportunities to take a 0-08 to 0-04 lead into the break. We needed a strong start to the second half but it was our opponents who upped the ante at the start and after fifteen minutes of second half action, we were seven points in arrears, 0-12 to 0-05. Our long ball approach into Frankie at full forward finally paid dividends as Cormac Deegan pounced on a breaking ball and managed to offload a shot in the congested goalmouth which Darren Rigney was able to finish to the net with his fist. Shortly after this, Darren claimed his second major when his shot from distance was dropped by the Moate goalkeeper into his own net. At this stage, we were only a point in arrears, 2-05 to 0-12, and were playing well. With both sides missing chances, Cathal Daly pulled off a magnificent reflex save to deny Moate a goal with the ball deflecting over the bar. In a frantic finish, it was the town side who finished stronger with two late points and claimed the win. While the defeat was disappointing, and we find ourselves under serious pressure going into our final round of fixtures, the fighting spirit and determination from our lads was really heartening to see. This season has more twists left in it yet! Team: Cathal Daly, Finian Heeney, Enda Claffey, Robbie Keegan, David Keegan, Kieran Deegan, James Sheerin, Brendan Heeney, Eoin Deegan, Brandon Carey, Darren Rigney, Paddy Ennis, Cormac Deegan, Frankie Deegan, Enda Kenny. Subs used: Paddy Doody, Ian Seery.
U17 Football Championship
Lilliput Gaels 3-16 Moate All Whites 1-05
Our U17 side played their first ever championship game last Wednesday evening against Moate in Ballinagore and came away with a convincing win. This was a fine team performance and the lads worked very hard for each other throughout. Our next game is against St. Lomans so we will have to be at our best again to be in with a chance but with this group of players, impossible is nothing! Well done lads. Team: Lorcan Kiernan, Mark Killian, Conal Fagan, Cian Gavigan, Tiernan McMahon, Paddy Doran, Fergal O'Brien, Darragh Seery, Morgan Gavigan, Conor Murphy, Jack Gallagher, Zach Wright, Barry Bolger, Eoin Glennon, Matthew Looram. Subs used: Peter Reynolds, David Jackson, Cody Finnane, Mark Kiernan. Rest of Panel: Adam McGoldrick, Luke Seery, Cathal Kelly.
U16 Football Championship
Our U16 team finished the group stages of their campaign with a comprehensive victory over a gallant Delvin/St. Paul's side in Delvin last Saturday afternoon. Our lads killed this game off in the first half with a number of well worked goals. This win means we topped our table and have qualified for the semi-final. Team: Lorcan Kiernan, Mark Killian, Luke Seery, Tiernan McMahon, Ryan Boyne, Cody Finnane, Darragh Seery, Peter Reynolds, David Maloney, Conor Murphy, David Maloney, Peter Murphy, Sean Kincaid. Sub: Jack Gannon.
U10 Footballers Win Matt Slevin Shield
Our U10 footballers headed to Ballynacargy this morning to take part in the Matt Slevin memorial tournament. The first game pitted them against a strong St Joseph's side. After a very closely fought match it was our opponents who claimed victory by the narrowest of margins. In the second game they played Multyfarnham and after a tightly fought first half, the lads started to impose themselves on the opposition in the second half and took some great scores to secure the win.
This left the team in the shield final against Millmore Gaels. With the defence and midfield dominant this left plenty of opportunity for the forwards to register the scores and the team went on to record a well deserved victory and claim the shield trophy. All players deserve great credit when following a disappointing opening performance they settled themselves and played some great football in the remaining games. Our thanks to Ballynacargy GAA Club for the invitation and running an excellent event. Squad: Cian Corcoran, Luke Robinson, Gavin Ennis, Dara Mulligan, Tadhg Seery, Fionn McKinley, Conor Corcoran, Darren Corcoran, Dylan Ward, Ciaran Doran, Daragh Fagan, Frazer Young.
Intermediate Championship fixture vs Ballymore, next weekend, TBC
U14 Championship Semi-Final vs Moate All Whites in Moate on Saturday 15th at 14:00
U17 Championship Quarter-Final vs St. Lomans in Ballinagore on Sunday 16th at 11:30
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Zumba and Yogalates Classes
Fitness classes for the Winter are due to start back again on Wednesday 19th September. Popular fitness trainer, Caroline Cunniffe, is running these sessions with Zumba at 7pm and Yogalates at 8pm. If you want to sign up for a set of classes, please contact Caroline on 087 2311205.