Under 14 Division 1 Shield Semi Final
Well done to our Under 14's who beat Coralstown/Kinnegad in the Division 1 Shield semi Final on Sunday morning in Ballinagore on a scoreline of 5-10 to 4-06. Our underage officials and coaches deserve huge credit as we also qualified for county finals at under 16 and minor level this year as well as having a thriving underage nursery from under 8 up to under 12 level.
DVD now available
The following is the match report from our Under 12 Championship victory of 1991. The video of this match is included on our recently launched DVD, "St. Malachys, Our Story So Far", which is getting rave reviews from all who have seen it. The double DVD which also contains our 1981 SFC triumph and lots more is great value at €20 and can be ordered by contacting 0868271179 or 0871508389.
ST. MALACHY’S 1-9
St. Malachy’s Football Club won an underage title for the first time since 1967 when they annexed the under 12 title in sunny Hogan Park, Moate on Saturday afternoon, August 31st. They defeated a gallant Rosemount after a titanic struggle on the scoreline of 1-9 to 1-6.
Malachy’s held a lead of 0-7 to 0-1 at half time after playing great attacking football.
Rosemount looked a transformed team in the second half and the teams were level at 1-4 to 0-7 apiece with ten minutes remaining. The game looked destined for a replay going into the final minute of ordinary time. The vital break came for Malachy’s when centre forward Stephen Corcoran went on a blistering solo run, evading a number of opponents on the way, before blasting the ball to the net for a match winning goal.
St. Malachy’s; Kieran Neary, Mervyn Nolan, Johnny Tuite, Peter Carey, Ronan Kirby, Gary Jackson, Adrian Austin, Tommy Carey (Captain), Barry Whelan, Jenny Kirby, Stephen Corcoran, Edward Bouabbse, Sean Fallon, Colin Halford, Patrick Kelly. (Team Mentors, Pat Garvin And Ciaran Kirby).
Rosemount; Sean Casey, Bobby Smyth, Mark Meleady, Thomas Grennan, Pat Buckley, John Keane, Karl Wade, Ronald Mullen, John Keenan, Raymond Keenan, Colin Smyth, Mark Keenan, Shay Loddick, Sean Cambell, David Mcknight, Sub – Darragh Mullen.
We wish current club selector, Sean Whelan, a quick recovery from his recent knee operation. Hopefully Sean can put this injury behind him and get back to the playing fields in 2020.
The winning numbers were 14, 19, 21 and 24. No winner of the jackpot, however, Diarmuid Garvin, Michael Garvin, Aidan Costelloe and Anne Fallon all had 3 numbers. Promoter prize went to Ciaran Kirby. Next week’s jackpot is €6700 in The Country Inn. Don’t forget you can play online on www.smartlotto.ie and select Castletown Geoghegan GAA. Thank you to all for your continued support.