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5th September 2012 Club Notes

Lotto: Numbers drawn 6, 13, 18 and 19. There was no jackpot winner & only 1 match 3, Jim Finnerty. Next weeks jackpot is €11,700 with draw in Morans, Monivea. The Members Monthly draw was also held with the following results. 1st prize of €700 Sharon Gannon and 3 x €100 prizes Keith Ruane, Aidan Flaherty & Brian O'Donnell. Congrats to all who won and thank you to everyone for their continued support in this draw. If anyone else would like to join in the draw you can contact any of the club officers.

Hurling: Under 6/8/10's training this Thursday evening from 6:30 - 7:30pm on account of All Ireland final this Sunday. Hard luck to the Junior team who were beaten in the championship by Spiddal but 2 points. Draw for 2 x Stand Tickets for All Ireland final being held this evening (Wed) at 9pm in the Club. All are welcome to attend. All tickets for the All Ireland final need to be paid for by tonight (Wed).

Camogie: Under age training continues Wed from 7-8pm at the pitch in Abbey. We'll have the maroon & white wristbands/headbands for sale again at training.

General news: Congrats to John & Deirdre Coleman on the birth of their baby boy, to Cathal & Leona Duffy on the birth of their baby girl and also to Shane Rabbitte & Gretta Fox who were married recently. Our condolences to the family of Tommy Laheen, Brierfield who recently passed away.

Sunday 2nd marked a big day on the events calendar for our Club as we launched our 1st 'Run in the Woods' which turned out to be a big success. We were blessed to have had a beautiful, warm sunny day which had everyone in good spirits. Monivea village was a hub of excitement as race entrants and spectators were hustling about. Midday came and 1st off the line were the 10km runners followed 10mins later by the 5km runners & walkers. Spectators didn't have long to wait before the 1st of the 10km runners, Peter Mannion came through the pass at 19:51mins to start his 2nd lap followed very closely by Henry Kaye who ended up winning the 10km in the Over 35's with a time of 39:53mins. Indeed there was great excitement at the finish line as some of our own hurlers & camogie players came across the line with very respectable times considering they don't usually run these kind of distances. Our first member to cross the line with a time of 22:03mins was Paddy Flaherty who overall was 3rd in the mens 18-35 5km race.

For the record the results are:
10km male over 35 - 1st Henry Kaye, 2nd Mark Hughes
10km male 18-35 - 1st Keiran McCleran, 2nd Peter Mannion
10km female over 35 - 1st Marianne Murphy, 2nd Melanie Donnellan
10km female 18-35 - 1st Christina Devane, 2nd Cathy Dunleavy
5km male over 35 - 1st John Higgins, 2nd Tommy Glynn
5km male 18-35 - 1st Conor O'Rourke, 2nd Tomasz Kadzielawski
5km male U17 - 1st Lee Cosgrove, 2nd Jason Flaherty
5km female over 35 - Therese O'Connor, 2nd Ann Burke
5km female 18-35 - 1st Elaine Browne, 2nd Edel Murray
5km female U17 - 1st Oran Curran, 2nd Amy Maher

The Club would like to thank the following: Coillte for allowing us to use the woods & a special mention to Mick Donnellan for his advice, Garda Mick McDermott for his assistance throughout the whole thing, the Order of Malta who were present on the day, Monivea Rugby Club, all those who kindly volunteered to steward the event, Caroline Crehan & Tracey Murphy who looked after registrations & the refreshments, Pete Roche & Margaret Tierney from CONSOLE who were present on the day, all those who sponsored the event whom we'll be listing on our website, but mostly a big thank you to everyone who turned up on the day & took part. It was great to see so many people take part and in the process it raised funds for both the Club & for CONSOLE. A cheque presentation will be held shortly, details of this to follow once a date is set. To the race committee & executive club members who worked tirelessly to bring it all together a huge thank you! A full piece on the race inc. photos, official times and much more will be posted to our club website and facebook pages by next week so keep an eye out. Also, the red wristbands from this event which have the Abbey logo & the console logo are available to buy for € 2 at the club.

Finally, we'd like to wish Brian & all the Galway Senior hurling team the best of luck this Sunday as they face Kilkenny in the All Ireland final. C'mon Galway!