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31st of July 2013 Club Notes

posted 30 Jul 2013, 06:27 by Unknown user   [ updated 23 Dec 2013, 03:52 by abbeyknockmoy gaa ]
Lotto: 9, 15, 19, 24 were the numbers drawn. There was no jackpot winner but well done to Aoife Delaney & Francis Farragher who both matched 3 numbers.
Next weeks jackpot is €4400 and the draw will be in Kellys.
We also held the monthly members draw in which Mick Griffin won the 1st place prize of €700 and the 3 runners up prizes went to Kendra Rabbitte, Kathleen Cooley & Sean Langan, who will each receive €100. Thanks to all who support this draw. People can still sign up to the draw, just contact Declan on 086-8159309.

Hurling: The Intermediates have been drawn to play V's Killimor in the quarter finals of the championship but no fixtures for this as of yet.
Hard luck to the Junior team who lost against Craughwell last Friday.

Camogie: No under age training this week on account of the Races. Training will resume next week as usual on Wednesday from 7 -8pm.
Abbeyknockmoy 2-7 Castlegar 0-2
This being the 2nd Championship game for Abbey it was a must win game to be in with a chance to stay in.
The first few minutes of the game were a prelude to how the remainder of the game was going to be played as the Abbey side went out with a hunger and determination, and this didn't subside at any stage during the 30 mins a side game.
Prior to the game starting the heavens had opened but then the sun made an appearance as the team came onto the pitch. This sunny spell was short lived though and it was like a monsoon for most of the match....but it didn't deter the Abbey side in any way.
The game was opened with a point from Abbey and they continued to dominate the 1st half of the game with half time score of 1-4 to 0-1. 
In the 2nd half the Abbey side continued in the same fashion and displayed some great skill. Weather like this normally produces some clumsy and messy play but that wasn't the way for our Abbey side and they showed some great hurling skills during play.
It would be very hard to single out any one player as being outstanding because everybody played their part in getting this result, they all worked so hard and played really well as a team. 
It was a great game and in truth it could have finished with a much higher score in Abbey's favour if it wasn't for the wide balls and failed attempts at goal, but lets not forget the adverse weather which to some extent played a part in our performance. 
Next game against St. Thomas but awaiting confirmation on fixture

General: Congratulations to all involved on a hugely successful " The Gathering" last Saturday night. It was fantastic to see such a great attendance ranging from current players all the way back to players from the 50's and to see everyone sharing their memories and stories from their vintage and re-living the memorable wins was brilliant. The Club had a huge amount of memorabilia on display from old jerseys, paper clippings, photos & match Dvd's. We also availed of the opportunity to celebrate the club's 60th birthday with a specially commissioned cake kindly sponsored by Aidan Maloney of Delicious Catering, Abbeyknockmoy
Also on the night we had our inaugural hall of fame whereby our 1st ever hall of fame recipient was our founding member Ted Dolly.A very special presentation was made to his wife Doreen and family and also a similar presentation to Mal and the Dolly family Newtown.
Special thanks to Sean O'Donohoe for his superb hospitality as usual and for providing food, refreshments and use of his premises.
Huge credit to Brendan Geraghty & Gerry Flaherty for organizing the event along with others. Thanks also to Sean Moran and Sharon Gannon.
Special thanks also to George Murray for photographs and Mike Rushe for video.
Finally thanks to Paddy Williams for helping on the night and Brendan Connolly the kind words he shared with us all and also to Tommy Devane and Colm Mellotte.