Crookedwood 3-21 Southern Gaels 0-16. The Athlone men were the visitors for our 1st division 3 game of the year, and our second string didn’t disappoint in the scoring stakes. After a sluggish start (apart from a well taken goal from Adam Bate in the 1st minute) and playing against the wind, scores were hard to come by for us. The Gaels scored four minors in a row to take the lead and our first point after fourteen minutes levelled the game. Two more points gave the visitors the lead but a burst of scoring in the last ten minutes of the half yielded 1-8 without reply (a brilliant ground strike goal from Enda Murray) to give us a commanding 2-9 to 0-6 half-time lead. Both teams traded two points apiece in the first ten minutes of the second half before a cracking goal from super sub Ger Brennan ended the game as a contest. However, the visitors to their credit hurled up until the final whistle and both teams added good points to the scoreboard during the remainder of the game. This was a good team performance and every man played his part, a score of 3-14 from play from ten different players underlines this team’s potential. Team; Adam Mitchell, Kevin Orme (0-1), Damien Grifferty, Mossy Brennan, John Kiernan, Antoin Savage (0-2), Ciaran Bawle (0-4), Eddie Nally, Adam Bate (1-1), Brendan McCarthy (0-3), Ian McGovern (0-2), Simon McCarthy (0-1), Richie Crowley, Enda Murray (1-2), Ciarán McGovern (0-1). Subs; Noel Yourell for E.Nally (inj), Ger Brennan (1-2) for Richie Crowley, Aron Orme for K.Orme.
Crookedwood 2-22 St.Oliver Plunketts 2-10. Twenty four hours after our Division 3A game, the majority of Saturday’s junior team lined out to take on St.Oliver Plunketts in Robinstown. In truth, we should’ve won this game by more, and only for a brief moment in the first half when Plunketts took the lead, we outscored and outplayed our limited opponents in every area of the pitch. This again was a good performance, but no doubt tougher assignments lie ahead. We more or less led from pillar to post, apart from the aforementioned goal from a Plunketts 21 yard free gave them a one-point lead. A total of 2-12 from play will win many games but there is room for improvement for this well-balanced team. It’s now two wins from two in this division and puts in a good position to make a swift return back to division 1. Team; Alan O’ Mara, Feichin Óg Brennan, Seamus Savage, Mossy Brennan, John Kiernan, Antoin Savage, Ciaran Bawle, Shane McGovern (0-2), Ian McGovern (1-1), Simon McCarthy (0-3), Barry O’Mara (1-12) Conor Savage (0-2), Brendan McCathy (0-2), Enda Murray, Adam Bate. Subs; BrianMcLoughlin for Adam Bate, Ciarán McGovern for Mossy Brennan, Richie Crowley for Enda Murray
We are holding an Auction in April in our GAA grounds. Anyone that would like to donate anything can contact any committee member, or if anyone would like us to auction anything for them that can also be arranged.
Well done to the Westmeath footballers and their backroom team on their victory in the Division 3 final. Crookedwood hurler Ronan Wallace played a pivotal role in the league win and promotion to Division 2. Congrats also to Multy men Anthony McGivney and Ciaran Madden who were part of the panel also.
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