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25th January 2016 Club Notes

posted 28 Jan 2016, 01:01 by abbeyknockmoy gaa   [ updated 28 Jan 2016, 01:13 ]

Lotto: There was no jackpot winner but one player matched 3 in the Crumlin Park House & Resource Centre Sponsored lotto draw held on the 25th January in Moran’s Bar. Numbers drawn were 9, 11, 14 and 17. Well done to Tom Cunniffe, Brierfield who wins €40. The seller’s prize went to Paddy Kenny.  Next weeks draw will be held in The Woodside Bar with the jackpot now at €9,600. All results are available on line at www.abbeyknockmoy.gaa.ie ; Facebook and Twitter.

Monthly draw and lotto subscriptions are due for renewal, please contact John on 0877562116 or Brian on 0876417433 to arrange payment.

Membership: As we enter this New Year, club membership falls due. Membership fees are as follows: Adult Player €50, Non-playing/Social Adult €20, Student Membership €30, Family Membership (All children under 18 years of age) €100, Juvenile Players €20 each, Monthly Draw (includes family membership) €240. Payment can be made to any club officer or online through our club website membership page www.abbeyknockmoy.gaa.ie

 AHC have GAA tickets on sale with proceeds going to the Intermediate All-Ireland Final costs. Tickets costing only €10 with 14 superb prizes from a new car to some excellent GAA match day packages are on sale for this week only. Please support and get behind the team. For tickets contact Declan on086 8159309.

 ntermediate Hurling:  Abbeyknockmoy 1:13 Kickhams Creggan 0:09. All roads lead to Pairc Tailteann, Navan last Sunday the 24th January where a massive number of Abbey supporters came to cheer on our hurlers who showed great character and that Abbey ‘never say die’ spirit to drive on to victory and set up a historic date for the parish on Feburary 7th at Croke Park. There they will battle with Bennetsbridge of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Final.

In a contest that was level on 6 occasions in the first half, Abbey were first to score with Fionnan Garvey who was in great shooting form. Points also from Damien Rooney, Caelom Mulry and a truly massive effort from his right hand back position from Trevor Mullins kept Abbey ahead all through the first half but two late points from the Glensmen saw them lead 0-7 to 0-6 at the break. Abbey could have regretted the eight first half wides but fate had other plans for this team. After the restart Abbey soon went three points in arrears following further scores from Kickhams. However, the Antrim men didn’t score again for the remaining 27 minutes as Abbey produced a rip roaring display and dictated the game from there to the final whistle where they scored 1:05 without reply.  Passion, hunger, work rate and a desire to win were significant characteristics on show from Abbey, especially in the second half. The introduction of Paul Flaherty who was omitted from the starting fifteen with injury and Craig Kennedy proved inspirational. A free from Paul Flaherty had the sides’ level by the 38th minute and Abbey then added a further 1-4 without reply with further points coming from Garvey and ‘Man of the Match’ Brian Flaherty (2).  The goal came courtesy of Craig Kennedy, who took delivery of a long clearance from Damien Rooney and cut in from the left before finding the net. That goal on 47 minutes left it 1-12 to 0-9 and Abbeyknockmoy defended superbly after that to preserve their lead.

In what was a truly spirited effort from team and extended panel, Declan Molloy used his experience in goal making the calls to keep his full back in check while delivering long range missile puck outs down on the Kickham full back line. Tom Farragher as usual, didn’t give an inch; Ronan Cooley hooked, flicked and cleared his lines with ease while John Culkin commanded the ship. The half backs of Trevor Mullins and Brian Costello worked tirelessly all through with the former picking off the point of the game. Man of the match Brian Flaherty showed leadership and maturity with a solid display at number six. Caelom Mulry and Damien Rooney both got on the score sheet in a Trojan effort midfield partnership. Up front Eoin Blade and point scorers Danny Mullins and Coleman Maher attacked and broke vital ball while also winning vital frees that were tapped over by the inform Fionnan Garvey and inspirational sub Paul Flaherty. Score of the game came from super sub Craig Kennedy who has a meticulous eye for scoring goals. Brian O’Donnell again worked his socks off with brother Padraic playing his part in the first half in what was a tighter affair.

The road to Croker begins now for this team and extended panel of players who have given the parish a lift that has never been experienced in its history. Although the men on the field delivered in style last Sunday, the leadership and reading of the game on the line is a cog to this success. Brian Cooley, Ger Farragher, Keith Ruane, Barney Costello and Johnny Kelly have continued to mastermind success for this team. Well done to all and lets look forward to another day out by turning Croke Park red and blue on the 7th February. 

SCORERS – Abbeyknockmoy: F Garvey 0-5 (4fs), C Kennedy 1-0, P Flaherty (1f), B Flaherty 0-2 each, T Mullins, C Mulry, D Rooney, C Maher 0-1 each.

ABBEYKNOCKMOY – D Molloy; T Farragher, J Culkin, R Cooley; T Mullins, B Flaherty, B Costello; C Mulry, D Rooney; E Blade, C Maher, D Mullins; B O’Donnell, P O’Donnell, F Garvey. Subs: P Flaherty for P O’Donnell (36), C Kennedy for B O’Donnell (40).

Underage: U13/14 hurling training continues each and every Monday and Thursday evening with Connacht league starting soon.

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