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25th May 2011 Club Notes

posted 16 Dec 2012, 13:09 by Unknown user   [ updated 16 Dec 2012, 13:10 ]

There was no jackpot or match three winner in this week's Lotto. The numbers drawn were 3, 17, 20 and 28. Next week's draw takes place in the Woodside, jackpot €5,000. 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. This months members draw will take place in Mannions Bar & Lounge this Saturday the 28th of May.

Intermediate had their 2nd championship outing where they played Cappataggle with the game ending in a one point defeat on a final score line of 1-16 to 2-12. This was an important match for both teams as the group has only 4 teams where Wolfe Tones have withdrawn and 3 to qualify. The game commenced with abbey playing with the aid of a stiff breeze in the 1st half, in a very competitive encounter, Abbey held the upper hand with excellent defending and good points taken by Paul & Brian Flaherty, Coleman Maher & Brian & Padraig O'Donnell but were compounded by some wayward shooting. However Abbey had a reasonable lead of 4 points at half-time at 0-9 to 0-5. Abbey faced in to a stiff breeze in the 2nd half and for the 1st 15 minutes of the half outplayed Cappataggle with 2 well worked goals by Darren Collins & Brian Cooley with 3 further points by P. Flaherty & B. Flaherty. By now Abbey had command of the game with a lead of 8 points with trojan work in defence, particularly by Danny Mullins who gave a man of the match performance. However Capptaggle were not to be out done and increased the pressure considerably with the aid of the breeze and pegged back the score with points taken from play and frees to leave 4 between the sides. A fortuitous goal in the last 6 minutes by Cappataggle where a ball appeared to be tapped over the bar by goalie D Molloy, dropped to the goal line and ended up in the net. This gave Cappataggle the physiological edge and in the dying minutes scored 2 further points to take the lead. Abbey did get a chance to draw with a 70 meter free against the breeze by B. Flaherty, but it dropped short and cleared by their goalie. Overall this was an excellent game of hurling by both sides played in the right spirit. Abbey will be disappointed with the result particularly with the wides in the 1st half and failing to register a score in the last 15 minutes, however the performance of the team was of a very high calibre and will stand them in good stead for the next game in two weeks against Leitrim/K. For the record the team was Declan Molloy, Stephen Ruane, Tommy Farragher, Danny Mullins, David Coleman, Kieran Flaherty, Ger Ruane, Padraig O'Donnell (0-1), Ronan Cooley, Paul Flaherty(0-5, 4F) , Brian Flaherty (0-3), Brian O'Donnell (0-2), Darren Collins (1-0), Brian Cooley (1-0), Coleman Maher (0-1). Intermediate and Junior training continues Thursday at 7.30pm sharp. Minor & U-16 management to confirm the training agenda this week. Junior league game away to Ballindereen is to be fixed. We lost to Beagh in the league last Wednesday evening 1-18 to 0-14.

U-8 Go-games this Friday evening in Killimordaly at 6.30pm. We thank Sarsfields for traveling to our club grounds last Sunday morning to play our underage teams. Under-age hurling for under 8's,10's & 12's continues this Sunday from 12.30 to 1.30 and all are welcome. All are welcome.

Important club meeting for all club officers, managers and finance committee this Thursday at 9pm in the clubhouse.

Camogie: Training continues this evening (Wednesday) from 7-8pm at the club grounds, training to be outside. Please come along.

As part of the recently announced partnership between Galway Football and Cancer Care West a number of functions will take place in the county in the near future to highlight cancer awareness and engage in fund-raising to aid in combating the disease. These functions will include a sponsored walk which will be held in the locality in the coming weeks. More information about this event can be had from local coordinators Christy Daly (Abbey) at 087 2055561, Mike Ruane (Monivea) at 087 8188644 or Michael Coleman (Crumlin) at 086 8092804.

Galway Hurling Open Day with the Galway Senior Hurling Team takes place this Saturday 28th May in Kenny Park, Athenry. The Open Day will begin with an opportunity to see a challenge match between Galway and Division 2 league champions Limerick at 2pm. Following the match, the players are available to meet the fans and pass on their hurling skills and tips. This event is aimed at Primary School boys and girls up to 12 years of age.

Best of luck to the Monivea/Abbey Intermediate footballers in action this weekend versus Oughterard in the championship.

Congratulations to all children that have recently made their First Holy Communion in the parish.