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9th June 2010 Club Notes

posted 19 Dec 2012, 01:33 by Unknown user   [ updated 19 Dec 2012, 01:33 ]

The lotto this week was postponed until Tuesday night (yesterday), results to follow in next weeks edition. Next weeks draw takes place in O'Donohue's. Supporters are encouraged to avail Direct Debit as a convenient means of playing the club's Lotto on a weekly basis, the direct debit mandate can be downloaded from the club website.

Our intermediate team had a busy weekend where they played two championship games. The 1st was on Friday in Kinvara against Rahoon/Newcastle where it ended in a draw. Abbey got off to a bright start with some very good well worked points and led at interval by three points in a closely fought encounter in a very tight field. The 2nd half continued in much the same fare where Abbey traded points and maintained there three point lead. However R/Newcastle to keep their championship hopes alive pushed hard in the last ten minutes and were duly awarded with a fine taken goal with the game ending in a draw. For the record the score line on the day was Abbey 0-16 to R/N 1-13. Overall this was a good team performance, but the team were disappointed not to have taken the two points. The 2nd championship game against Killimor in Loughrea took place on Monday evening where killimor had a one point victory . The unseasonal weather made underfoot conditions tricky, but both teams made the best of it. Killimor started strongly and after fifteen minutes were leading by six points with good scores recorded by there forwards as Abbey were having difficulty with getting to grips with the game. In the final ten of the half Abbey tacked on a few points to leave the half time score of 0-9 to 0-5. In the 2nd half the Abbey team grew in stature and with our backs & midfield beginning to exert there authority Abbey created the platform to peg back the lead to one point on three occasions, but failed to draw parity and Killimor held on for a one point win on a score line 0-13 to 0-12. Abbey had a couple of goal chances to seal the game near the end but were denied by some excellent goal keeping. Overall it was a disappointing weekend, to be fare to the team they gave their upmost and were very unlucky with some poor refereeing decisions that could have gone either way. While the team is down a win in the final group game with M/Eyrecourt will see them through. Team v Rahoon Newcastle was Declan Molloy, David Carton, Tommy Farragher, Richie Fox, John Blade, Brian Costello, Padraig O'Donnell, Ronan Cooley (Capt.), John Culkin, Paul Flaherty, Brian Cooley, Brian Flaherty, Brian O'Donnell, Kieran Flaherty, Colman Maher. Sub used Darren Collins for John Blade. The team v Killimor was; Declan Molloy, David Carton, Tommy Farragher, Richie Fox, John Culkin, Brian Costello, Padraig O'Donnell, Ronan Cooley (Capt.), John Blade, Paul Flaherty, Brian Cooley, Brian Flaherty, Brian O'Donnell, Kieran Flaherty, Colman Maher. Subs used Darren Collins for Colman Maher and Ger Ruane for Brian O'Donnell. This leaves us in 4th position with a remaining game against Meelick Eyrecourt in two weeks time. A draw is the minimum requirement needed for us to progress out of the group stages.

Juniors were defeated by Athenry on Sunday in their championship group game 3-17 to 1-05. Team was Tony Smyth, Colm Flaherty, Michael Coleman, Kieran Flaherty, Conor Cooley, Brendan Burke, Thomas Blade, Darren Blade, Danny Mullins, Eoin Flaherty, Stephen Ruane, Darren Collins, Paddy Flaherty, Mark Flaherty, Eoin Blade. Subs used; Damien Blade, Trevor Mullins, Rob Lally. Training continues Wednesday at 7.30pm for all adult players.

Under-age hurling for continues for all other age groups to U-12 level this Sunday from 12.30 to 1.30 and all are welcome. We would be appreciative if spare underage helmets could be returned to the club to sell on to the up and coming hurlers in the club. Thanks to all the parents, players and members who contributed to our mini-draw last week in aid of the under-age teams and to Sean & Eithne O'Donohue for providing the use of their premises & music, it was very much appreciated.

This years VHI Club Cul Camps takes places between the dates Monday 5th of July to the 9th of July. Online registration and further details are available on www.vhiculcamps.gaa.ie. Alternatively contact Pat Cooley on 086 3470678. A week of hectic games, skills and fun sessions are guaranteed, led by full-qualified lead coaches, who will be assisted by highly-qualified and very enthusiastic coaches. Each child will receive the official camp gear, consisting of a jersey, socks, togs and a gear bag. Cost is €60 per child; €50 for 2nd child in family; and €45 for other siblings.