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4th of September 2013 Club Notes

posted 3 Sep 2013, 01:53 by Unknown user   [ updated 23 Dec 2013, 03:52 by abbeyknockmoy gaa ]

Lotto: The numbers drawn in this weeks lotto were 1, 5, 7, 22. There was no jackpot winner but well done to Darren Ryan in Australia, Aoife Ryan in Abbey and Gerry Finn in Brierfield who matched 3 numbers and each receive €40.

Monthly Members Draw: The draw also took place and in first place receiving €700 is Joyce Laffey and the 3 runners up are Cathal Moran, Tommy Farragher & Keith Ruane who'll each receive €100.

This is a fantastic draw which brings in much needed income to the club but as well at that it gives something back to our supporters and members.

For anyone who'd like to join in this draw you can do so at any time by contacting Declan on 085-8159309

Hurling: The U13's played Kinvara on Monday gone in the battle for a place in the U13 Shield final and battle they did. A great effort was put in by both teams and some fine hurling skills were displayed throughout. Kinvara had a strong side and they put our backs under pressure on numerous occasions but in the end it was the Abbey side who came out the winners with a full time score of 3-4 to 1-3. 

The final will see Abbey V's Portumna in the Shield final but a fixture for this game has yet to be confirmed. Well done so far lads.

Juniors were defeated in their final group game this evening v Kinvara. Playing with the wind in the first half, Abbey failed to take advantage and came in level at half time 1-7 a piece. Abbey's scores coming from Eoin Flaherty (1-2), Darren Collins (0-3), Alan Devane and Ja Moran (1 pt each). Alan who started in goal moved outfield for the injured Declan Moran after 10 mins. We only had 15 players this evening which was disappointing. On the resumption of the second half playing into the wind the lads fought hard against a strong Kinvara team. The team should great determination pride and hunger scoring a 2-5 in this half but it was to be Kinvara's day hitting 6 points to Abbey's 1pt in the final ten mins leaving a final score of 4-17 to 3-12. Tribute must be paid to the lads who put in a great shift for the club. Abbey's scorers in the second half were Barry Flaherty (1-1), David Williams (1-0), Eoin Flaherty (0-3) and Dean Keary (0-1). Team was Alan Devane, Stephen Joyce, Gerry Farragher, Darren Blade, Adrian McDonnell, Declan Moran, Cathal Mannion, Craig Kennedy, Darren Collins, Dean Keary, Trevor Mullins, Jarlath Moran, David Williams, Eoin Flaherty, Barry Flaherty.

Following the Juniors defeat to Kinvara yesterday evening, we finish joint fourth with Clarinbridge in the group on 5 points. Due to Athenry not playing their group matches, scoring difference will not count. We are awaiting confirmation of the play-off fixture, which will probably be this weekend.

Camogie: Last week our U10s went to Turloughmore to play them in a Summer League match and they came away victorious with a handy win over Turloughmore. Well done to management and players. Their dedication and hard work is beginning to pay off, keep up the good work. Hard luck to our U12's though who met Mountbellew twice and lost out both times. Last week it was in the North board U13s and then this week in the County U12's. Mountbellew have a strong side this year and it was a tough game, it was great to see that our girls didn't lose heart and kept trying right up till the final whistle.

The Camogie club are organizing a bus to Croke Park on Sept 15th to support the Galway Intermediate & Senior Camogie teams as they battle to take home the title of All Ireland Champions.

If you would like to join us on the supporters bus please contact no later than this Saturday 7th September to book your place. Contact  085-7074747 or email abbeycamogieclub@gmail.com. Match tickets are €30 per adult and €5 per child and the bus costs €10 per person.

General:Sunday 1st was our 2nd annual 'Run in the Woods' and one can only describe it as a fantastic day all round. To start with the rain stayed away and after that the rest was plain sailing. Registrations were up on last year and in particular the children's race saw a huge increase in numbers. The day wouldn't have been the success it was only for the wonderful people who are involved in Abbeyknockmoy Hurling & Camogie who freely gave their time. We'll be compiling a piece on the race for next week with full official results, acknowledgements and photos, but for now just to say a huge thank you to all who helped bring this day together.