Gaa: We traveled to Springfield to take on Mullingar Shamrocks in the the ACFL Div 1 league last Friday night. Down a number of regulars the standard, commitment, and effort once again by the lads was top notch. We missed a few scoring chances early on but settled as the game went on. Some good link up play involving Padraig Nestor, Cathal Daly and Shane Tone resulted in some fine scores from David Tone and Dude McCormack. Mullingar then struck for a goal to get themselves back in the game. Having dominated the first half in tricky weather conditions we went in the half time level on a score of 0.05 to 1.02. We came out for the second half and took control of the game with our work rate and tackling second to none. We kicked on with some good scores from frees by David fox and Sean Pettit. The Dude, Eamon Boland, Izzy and Dee Dee in the midfield among others were really driving us on at this stage and we never let up until Brendan Keena blew the full time whistle. We only conceded two points in the second half and scored 7. We now sit 4th in the league with two games to play. Well done lads on a great win and performance. Well done to Ben Cox and Padraig Geoghegan who came off the bench to make there senior debuts.
Full time score:
Team: Darren O'Connell, Luke Kelly, Andy McCormack, Padraig Nestor
Shane Tone, Eamon Boland, Cathal Daly, David 'Dee Dee' McCormack, Israel IIunga, David Tone, Theo Watts, David 'Dude' McCormack, Sean Pettit, Declan Mullen, David Fox. Subs used: Ben Cox, Padraig Geoghegan, Daniel Digan.
Our Div 5 game vs St Lomans fixed for last Saturday had been re scheduled to this Saturday, the 20th May at 7.30pm in Lomans.
We played two games in the Div 1 minor league last week. On Wednesday last we played Maryland/Tang in Drumraney. A tense and entertaining game throughout with both teams really going for the win. Ben Cox showed up well in attack kicking most of our scores but in the end the home side went on to win it with the last kick of the game, scoring a goal to win by 3.15 to 2.15. We played Coralstown Kinnegad last Sunday evening in Rosemount, an impressive performance saw us run out 4 point winners.
Three youths were disturbed in yard of house in Ballinderry area trying to take car at 2.30 am last Tuesday night. Please support any suspicious movements, vehicles to local Gardai.
Walking Track: Lights are now off for the summer months. Only those with membership paid are permitted and insured to use the walking track.
Astro Turf: Bookings available for the Astroturf Pitch, only €35 per hour. For more information or to make a booking contact Kevin Keenan on 0879481521.