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18th of September 2013 Club Notes

posted 17 Sep 2013, 00:27 by Unknown user   [ updated 23 Dec 2013, 03:49 by abbeyknockmoy gaa ]
This weeks numbers were 1, 6, 17, 23. There was no Jackpot winner but 1 match 3 who was Caroline Crehan from Brierfield. Next weeks Jackpot is €5,100 and the draw will be in Ryans.

In hurling, the Junior are in championship action this weekend. They play Clarinbridge in a play off whereby the winner goes forward to the quater final. Throw in is at 5:30pm in Carnmore on Saturday.
The Intermediates played their championship quarter final game last Saturday against Killimor in Loughrea. Weather and pitch conditions were perfect for hurling. Abbey unlike previous championship games took an early lead and set the tone and pace of the game with points from Paul Flaherty, Danny Mullins, Eoin Blade, Shane King and Padraig O'Donnell. The defense led by the Galway Bay FM Man of the Match Brian Flaherty were strong in the the tackle and dominant in the air. Tommy Farragher carrying an injury into the game showed no ill affects with his now usual tenacious tackling. At half time the score was Abbey 0-9 to Killimor 0-8.
Within 60 seconds of the restart Abbey got the start both sides wished for, corner forward Brian O'Donnell was fouled in the square and Paul Flaherty converted the resultant penalty giving Abbey a lead of four points. Scores were hard got in this 3rd quarter with both defenses on top. Killimor were to only score twice in this second half as Abbey dominated in defense and midfield with Ronan Cooley in fine form throughout the game. Eoin Blade, Paul Flaherty and substitute Trevor Mullins tagged on points in the final quarter to give the men of Abbey a 1-13 to 0-10 win. The result saw Abbey through to the Semi-final stages and the draw which took place that evening will see Abbey against Kilnadeema/Leitrim in just under two weeks time. Fixture to be confirmed.
Team on the day was: Declan Molloy, Tommy Farragher, Thomas Blade, Stephen Ruane, David Carton, Brian Flaherty, Coleman Maher, Ronan Cooley, Gerard Ruane, Eoin Blade, Paul Flaherty, Danny Mullins, Brian O'Donnell, Padraig O'Donnell, Shane King. Subs used were Trevor Mullins and John Blade.

Welcome home to Brian Costello and James Treacy who will participate in the Aer Lingus International Hurling Festival which takes place from Wednesday the 18th to Saturday the 21st. Brian and James will play with their teams St. Gabriels, London and Chicago respectively. Ballinasloe is their host town and they will meet in the opening group game this Thursday at 2pm in Duggan Park. On Friday both teams will have 2 group games. At Duggan Park with a 2pm start St. Gabriel’s vs Robert Emmet’s, at 3.30pm Australia vs Chicago and 6.30pm St. Gabriel’s vs Australia. Chicago's final group game will take place at Ballinasloe GAA grounds at 6.30pm. Best of luck to all teams involved. There is a welcoming ceremony this Wednesday night at the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe for all teams being hosted by Ballinasloe from8.30pm. There will be a cocktail reception with hot finger food on the night and there will be a great variety of live entertainment featuring local artists and outside invited guests.

Last Wednesday the Schools tournament kicked off in the Abbeyknockmoy GAA pitch. There has been a new addition to the competition this year due to the introduction of the 'Schools Development plan' which has encouraged more young girls to take part in the sport. As a result this year we have the Joe & Anne O'Connell (nee Coleman) Cup & the Bernie Moran Shield for Camogie & The Fr. O'Brien Cup remains for the boys hurling. What a great evening of games it was in Round 1 as Crumlin/Annagh played Newtown. It was a game of tit for tat and right up to the end it was a close game. Crumlin/Annagh were leading by a point but a last minute goal from Newtown just before the final whistle put them ahead and won them the game by 2 points.
Monivea played Briarfield and at the start of the game one would have thought this would be Briarfields game however Monivea's strong defense line hindered Briarfields scoring chances and Monivea came out the victors in this game.
In the Fr. O'Brien hurling competition Crumlin/Annagh played Newtown. It was an action packed game but Crumlin/Annagh had the stronger hand on this one and won the game.
Round two is on this evening (wed) at 6pm with Monivea V Crumlin/Annagh and Brierfield V Newtown in the camogie tournament and then Monivea V Newtown in the hurling.
Again, well done to all the schools for their participation in this wonderful event. Supporters and spectators are welcome to come along and cheer them on.

In Camogie, the under age training continues every Wednesday at 7pm. Well done to our U9's who had a win last Friday against Tuam. The U10's played a very strong Liam Mellows team on Monday evening gone and it was a nerve wrecking right up to the very end which ended in a draw. The U12's are playing in the Final of the North Board Shield this coming Saturday at 10am in Mountbellew. They are playing against Ahascragh Caltra. Good luck to them and please if you can go along and show your support.
Should you have any queries regarding the above, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Congratulations to the players and management of the Galway Camogie Intermediate & Senior teams who have done themselves and their County proud. Abbeyknockmoy were amongst the many Galway County clubs who made the trip to Croker to support the girls. It was a super effort from both Intermediate and Senior teams and it's now paid off. Well done to all involved.

Abbeyknockmoy Hurling Club Social & 25th Anniversary for the team of '88 is taking place on Saturday 28th Sept in McGanns Bar and we'll also be launching the DVD which looks back on the history of Abbeyknockmoy hurling over the last 60 years and takes a closer look at the victorious '88 County Final. On the evening there will be guest MC's, hot buffet dinner and live entertainment. Tickets cost €15 and are available from club officers. We do hope you'll join us for this special occasion.