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9th November 2015 Club Notes

posted 10 Nov 2015, 00:39 by abbeyknockmoy gaa   [ updated 4 Jan 2016, 04:25 ]

There was no jackpot winner but one player matched 3 in the Crumlin Park House & Resource Centre Sponsored lotto draw held on the 9th November in Mannions. Numbers drawn were 5, 10, 12 and 28. Congrats to Treas O’Brien, Parkgarve, Ballyglunin on matching three numbers winning €40. The seller’s prize went to Eve Rabbitte Treacy, Ryehill. Next week’s draw on the 16th November will be held in McGann’s Bar with the jackpot now at €8,500. All results are available on line at www.abbeyknockmoy.gaa.ie ; Facebook and Twitter.

We thank all members who continue to contribute to this fundraising draw. If you wish to enter the Monthly draw which entitles you to free family membership please contact Catherine on 087 6900352 or via www.abbeyknockmoy.gaa.ie Could any creditors please submit any bills due immediately to the Club Treasurer.

AIB Connacht GAA Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Final:

Abbeyknockmoy – 1:11

Four Roads (Roscommon) – 0:11

In what was an entertaining contest, Abbey continued their winning ways at Athleague last Saturday afternoon. Two frees and a point from man of the match Michael Kelly from Four Roads gave them a 3-1 lead after ten minutes. Paul Flaherty then swung over a great effort from near the sideline before Kelly hit back with a massive free from all of 85 metres. Then Abbeyknockmoy enjoyed a purple patch in the scoring stakes. Midfielder Damien Rooney landed a point before Danny Mullins got a touch to Paul Flaherty’s delivery to make it 1-3 to 0-4. This kick-started a decisive burst for Abbeyknockmoy. We were now starting to spray around passes with great efficiency and with two frees and an effort from play from Paul Flaherty, together with a sublime catch and strike effort from Fionnan Garvey, made it 1-7 to 0-4, with Four Roads grabbing a point just before the break.

After the break Danny Mullins made it 1-8 to 0-5, points from Four Roads left four between the sides six minutes after the restart. Abbeyknockmoy kept the scoreboard ticking over with points from Paul Flaherty (free) and Danny Mullins but by the three-quarter stage Four Roads were well in contention chipping over two points.

It was a physical encounter all through and in the final quarter the battle intensified. On 48 minutes, Four Roads made it a two-point game but a Coleman Maher point on 55 minutes momentarily wrestled back the momentum for Abbeyknockmoy. Momentum swung with Four Roads again in the last few minutes which saw shot after shot go wide but this was down to great character and defence from an Abbeyknockmoy side who were that bit hungrier on the day in creating a bit of history for the club. Again, well done to Brian, Gerry, Barney, Keith, Johnny, Diarmuid and Seamus on their meticulous preparation of the team and panel.

Team on the day was: D. Molloy; T. Farragher, J. Culkin, R. Cooley; T. Mullins, B. Flaherty, C. Mulry; P. Flaherty (0-6, 4 frees), D. Rooney (0-1); E. Blade, C. Maher (0-1), D. Mullins (1-2); B. O’Donnell, P. O’Donnell, F. Garvey (0-1). Subs: C. Kennedy for P. O’Donnell (52 mins), L. McCarthy for Blade (59 mins).

The reward for Abbeyknockmoy is a trip to Ruislip, London where they will take on Robert Emmets (London) in the AIB GAA Hurling All Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Quarter Final at 1.30pm on the 21st November.

This success on the field comes at a financial cost to the club. With the impending panel trip to London in 2 weeks for the All-Ireland Intermediate Quarter-final we require a large amount of financial support. Thank you to those who have assisted thus far. There will be a table quiz in the Woodside, Monivea next Saturday 14th at 8pm. Tables of 4 cost €40. Please make every effort to support. We are also inviting sponsors to give a donation of up to €100 to sponsor a quiz table.  Please contact a Club Officer if you wish to do so. All donations will be acknowledged. Spot prizes also appreciated. A Church gate collection will also be held this weekend. Thank you to the children and the local National Schools who held a fundraising Red and Blue day last Friday. Your support was very much appreciated. Keep those flags and bunting flying!

 Camogie: Hard luck to our U16 girls who lost out to Pearses on Saturday in the North Board shield final. Good luck to our U14 girls in the North Board final replay this Saturday in Fohenagh at 11am against Mountbellew. Please get out and support the girls. Congrats to the Intermediate hurlers on winning the Connacht title.

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