Minor League Division 2
Our minors were out three times last week and put in great performances on each occasion.
Lilliput Gaels 4 - 21 Garrycastle 0 - 10
On Sunday morning we travelled to Garrycastle to take on the home side in sweltering conditions. With several of these lads having played with our Intermediate side against Kilbeggan and playing their third minor game in six days it would have been expected that the energy levels would be low but to their credit the lads produced their best display of the week to run out convincing winners.
Lilliput Gaels 2 - 13 Caulry 2 - 09
Caulry were the visitors to Ballinagore on Wednesday evening last in our second minor league fixture. Despite the wet conditions both sides served up a good game with plenty of quality scores taken and tigerish defending also on show. After a low scoring first half we went in at the break ahead by a goal and despite allowing Caulry in for two goals we managed to hold on for a well-deserved win. Thanks to all the lads who togged out on the night and with the right attitude this side will take beating in our remaining games.
Panel; Lorcan Kiernan, Zach Wright, Cian Gavigan, Fergal O'Brien, Tiernan McMahon, Darragh Seery, David Jackson, Morgan Gavigan, Paddy Doran, Barry Bolger, Peter Reynolds, Conor Murphy, Jack Gallagher, Eoin Glennon, Conall Fagan, Warwic Kirby, Mark Killian, Mark Kiernan, Harry Ripley, Cody Finnane, Luke Seery.
Lilliput Gaels 2 - 16 Tubberclair 4 - 13
The minor footballers travelled to Tubberclair on Monday but had to give second best to the home side after an exciting hours football. With both sides trading point for point from the first whistle this was always going to be a close encounter but three goals in the second quarter left the home side in front by three points at half time. just when we closed to within three points of our opponents mid way through the second half Tubberclair replied with another goal and as hard as we tried we could not peg back to our opponents.
Panel; Lorcan Kiernan, Zach Wright, Cian Gavigan, Fergal O'Brien, Tiernan McMahon,
Darragh Seery, David Jackson, Morgan Gavigan, Paddy Doran, Barry Bolger, Peter Reynolds, Conor Murphy, Jack Gallagher, Eoin Glennon, Conall Fagan, Warwic Kirby, Mark Killian, Mark Kiernan, Harry Ripley, Cody Finnane, Luke Seery, Barry Bolger, Jamie Keenan,
Last night's lotto numbers were 9,14, 20 & 30. No winners, no three numbers winners , Special Draw winner was Sean McCormack. Promoter's prize went to Emily Corrigan. Next week's jackpot is £5,500 in The Country Inn.
On Friday last we took on local rivals Kilbeggan Shamrocks in the first round of the Intermediate Championship. Fortunately after the 60 minutes, we came out on top with great scores coming from Alan Mangan and David Lynch to confirm our first two points on the league table. See full match report elsewhere in paper. Final score: Malachys 1-09 to 0-05.
Congratulations to Zach Wright, who completed the Croghan equivalent to Everest Challenge as he tackled Croghan Hill 40 times over the weekend to raise funds for Special Olympics. What a tremendous achievement for this young man. Fair play to Zach and all his team.
We play our next championship game against Multyfarnham in Ballynacargy on Tuesday 23rd at 7.30pm. Please come show your support to the lads as aim to make it two wins out of two in this year’s championship campaign.Tweet