Garrycastle GAA club notes

April 18, 2017

Adult Football

Garrycastle  3-10   Tang 1-6

The Division 1 team recorded their 4th league win of the season defeating Tang in Garrycastle on Friday of last week.  Exchanges were close in the early stages and it was 12 minutes before the first score arrived, a point to Tang which was replied to a minute later by a Conor Cosgrave point. Tang regained the lead a minute later before Conor Cosgrave fisted the ball to the net after being set up by Gary McCallon.  Sean Brennan pulled of a very smart save in the Garrycastle  goal after 20 minutes.  Another Conor Cosgrave point was followed by a Jonathan McGuire point after intercepting a Tang Pass. First half scoring was completed with two Alex Gardiner points leaving the halftime score 1-5 to 0-2 in favour of the home team. Three quick Garrycastle  points on the restart from Conor Cosgrave, Owen Monaghan  and Alex Gardiner (Free) were responded to by a Tang point. James Dolan got Garrycastle's second goal after a very slick passing move. Michael Monaghan replaced Cathal Mannion  before Tang scored their 4th point. Garrycastle's third goal was another palmed effort by Alex Gardiner after 17 minutes. A Tang point was replied to by another Conor Cosgrave point. Tang pointed a free before they scored a well taken goal. Alex Gardiner completed the Garrycastle  scoring with a point. 

Sean Brennan , Gary McCallon, Mark McCallon, Anthony Larkin, James Dolan, John Gaffey , Neil Rhattigan, Justin Barrett, Jonny McGuire, Doran Harte, Owen Monaghan,  Cathal Mannion, Tom O'Halloran, Alex Gardiner, Conor Cosgrave. Sub Michael Monaghan for Cathal Mannion. 


Underage Football     

Under 12

The match arranged during the week was postponed


Under 14

Garrycastle 2-09  Tyrellspass 2-03.
Our U14s played their first game in this year's league on Thursday night last against Tyrellspass in Garrycastle. Having to field a very young side including some under 12s due to the unavailability of some of our older players the team gave a great performance and played some excellent football throughout in a very entertaining game before eventually losing 2-09 to 2-03 to the physically stronger Tyrellspass Team. On the night where all the team played there part there were impressive performances in particular from Bill Carmody, John McBride, Frank McKiernan, Brian Mulvihill, Conor Sheehan, Adam Mulvihill, Andrew Ruane and Ben Donegan.


Under 16

Garrycastle under 16s recorded two good league wins in recent weeks against Northern Gaels and Inny Gaels, two combination teams.

Garrycastle v Northern Gaels

Garrycastle got their league campaign up and running with a good win over Northern Gaels. After a start in which we conceded two goals Garrycastle tightened things up and went on to play some super football for the remainder of the game. The midfield pairing of Daniel McManus and Dylan Keegan gave us a strong platform to build attacks with both Andrew Monaghan and Darragh Kenna combining excellently with the younger forwards.  Garrycastle ran out comfortable winners in the end.

Inny Gaels v Garrycastle.

Garrycastle made the journey to Bunbrosna on Monday evening and ran out comfortable winners. Again the lads played some excellent football moving the ball quickly into the forwards where the excellent Shane Coffey led the way  with some great finishing and he was ably assisted by Tommy Devery (2 great goals) ,Ryan Cornally and Andrew Monaghan.

The second half saw Garrycastle notch up some great scores and with the defence superbly marshalled by Daniel Guinan and Diarmuid Carey combined with an excellent Eric Rogers penalty save, the opposition found it hard to work scores.

Garrycastle have made a strong start to the league and will hope to build on this in the next few weeks. The team will play a number of challenges in the next few weeks and with the excellent Anthony Cunningham offering guidance and assistance we are sure to see this team improve even further

Team v Inny Gaels: Eric Rogers,Cian Dowling,Daniel Guinan,Cathal Redmond,Dermot Carey,Tommy Stephens,Daniel McManus,Dylan Keegan,Ryan Cornally,Andrew Monaghan,Nathan Breslin,Shane Coffey,Samuil Sharma.

Subs used-Darragh Kenna,Scott Duffy,Tommy Devery

Sunday Morning Training

The Sunday morning training for nursery under 8s and 10s resumes next Sunday after  a break for  the bank holiday weekend. 



 The Lotto numbers for Monday April 10th   2017 were 7, 18, 23, 30.  There was no Jackpot winner.  There were two Match3 winners - Mrs Moore c/o Fergal Nugent and Doreen Green AIT ,  each receiving 50€. Next weeks jackpot is 6500€. The match3 prize will be 100€. 


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