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13th of March 2013 Club Notes

posted 12 Mar 2013, 08:02 by Unknown user   [ updated 23 Dec 2013, 03:50 by abbeyknockmoy gaa ]
Lotto: Numbers drawn were 9, 12, 16 & 26. There was no jackpot winner and 1 match 3 who receives €40.February's monthly members draw was held on Thursday last at the Club. Congrats to the following Paddy Flaherty who won 1st prize of €700 & to Noel Connolly, Cathal Duffy & Frank Gannon who receive €100 each. The March draw will take place at the end of the month a date will be confirmed nearer the time. Anyone who was in the draw last year and would like to renew their entry for this year, please contact a club officer. This draw has a guaranteed total of €1000 cash prize fund every month plus by signing up to the draw it also covers you for family membership. All this for the equivalent of €4.61 per week! 

Hurling: There is no under age training this Sunday 17th training will resume the following Sunday 24th at 12:30.
Our U-14 team commenced the 1st round of championship last Saturday where they took on Salthill/Knocknacarra in Salthill. Our team were at a distinct disadvantage as we had to field with thirteen players against fifteen where five players were absent due to a combination of genuine reasons. However the team fought bravely through out and were never behind until the closing moments when Salthill got a 2nd goal to lead the game for the 1st time. Abbey got a chance in the final moment with a goal chance created by J. Joyce, however good defensive play by Salthill saw the ball go wide with Salthill winning on a score line of 2-2 to 0-6. Overall the team as a whole has to be commended for there excellent efforts and unlucky to lose out. For the record the team was K Boyle, F Ward, J Dooley, S King, P Muldowney, D Coleman, G Cosgrove, R Cosgrove, C Cooley (0-2f), C Flaherty (0-3), C Higgins, K Farrley, J Joyce (0-1). Training continues this Thur at 6.30 with 2nd C’ship game this sat in Abbey v Kinvara  

U21's - U-21's defeated Portumna in their second round replay championship match at the weekend. Abbey dug deep against a strong Portumna side to win by six points, 3-12 to 0-15. Portumna were fastest out of the blocks and raced into to a 9-2 lead after 20 mins. Abbey management of Brian & Paddy Flaherty introduced Craig Kennedy and Colm Mannion. They proved inspired substituatons as Craig scored two points within 3mins of his introduction. Padraic MacMaighnuis was felled in the square and Paul Flaherty dually smashed the penalty to the net. Abbey went in at half time trailling by two with the wind assisting them in the second half.

The opening exchanges to the second had real championship cut and thrust. Scores were harder come by for both teams. It wasn't until the final 15mins when Abbey's sub Colm Mannion, having a good game since his introduction, was sent to the line. The men of Abbey were the team who took the game by the scruff, within 2 minutes they had managed a six point turnaround, our 'keeper Alan Devane in for the injured Dean Keary made a point blank save, the Portumna forward following up was deemed to be in the square and the resultant free for us led to Eoin Loftus burying the ball to the net. The Portumna response was snift out by the Abbey defense who marshalled their opponents well only conceding 4 points in the second half. Padraic MacMaighnuis hit the final nail in Port's coffin to seal a fantastic win. A strong team performancehad stand out performers in Tom Blade, Paul Flaherty, Noel Garvey, Craig Kennedy Padraic MacMaighnuis and Eoin Loftus. Team: Alan Devane, Matthew Mills, Tom Blade, Cathal Mannion, Adrian McDonnell, Paul Flaherty (1-1, all frees) , Paul Cooley, Eoin Blade (0-1), Shane King, Cathal Laheen, Daniel Flaherty (0-4, all frees), Sean McCarthy (0-1), Padraig MacMaighnuis (1-2), Eoin Loftus (1-1). Subs used: Colm Mannion for Shane King and Craig Kennedy (0-2) for Cathal Laheen. We now look forward to a quarter-final in the coming weeks.

Camogie: Last week was the 1st week back at training and it was wonderful to see such a turnout. Training for all age groups again this Wednesday from 7 - 8pm. Anyone who hasn't yet registered please do so at training on a Wednesday.
Well done to our U14's who won their 1st league match of the season against Barna/Moycullen. Final score 4-0 to Abbey. It was a great game against a fairly strong team but our girls worked together and were determined to achieve a victory. In the 1st half they were playing against the wind but managed to get a goal taken from a free on the 45 line. In the 2nd half the opposition really put it up to us but again the girls determination pushed to the fore and saw a quick succession of 3 goals towards the end of the 2nd half. This was a well deserved win, our girls have put in the work & to win like this today just shows what a bit of dedication and hard work can do. Not forgetting the coaches and management who have equally put as much time and work into developing this team. Finally, thank you to Leonie Finn who at short notice came and refereed the game and thanks to Ann and Mary for helping with the tea afterwards. 

General: This Friday 15th March the Hurling & Camogie Club are hosting the popular nationwide show 'Who wants to be a Thousandaire' in The Abbey Inn at 9pm. Tickets will be available at the door but we'd recommend you arrive early to guarantee a seat. By purchasing a ticket you are in with a chance of having your name pulled out to play the game & be in with a chance to win €1000. Tickets cost €10. 

Commiserations to Brian Flaherty and & Galway team mates who were defeated by Clare at the weekend. Brian came on as a substitute during the game.