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8th February 2016 Club Notes

posted 11 Feb 2016, 04:23 by abbeyknockmoy gaa   [ updated 3 Mar 2016, 13:45 ]
Lotto: There was no jackpot winner but two players matched 3 in the Crumlin Park House & Resource Centre Sponsored lotto draw held on the 8th February in Ryan’s Laraghmore. Numbers drawn were 6, 15, 17 and 27. Well done to match 3 winners Michael F Dolan and Noel Boyle who both win €40. The seller’s prize went to Eileen McGann. Next weeks draw will be held in Mannon’s Bar with the jackpot now at €9,800. All results are available on line at www.abbeyknockmoy.gaa.ie ; Facebook, Twitter and Clubify.

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

Membership: Club membership is now 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 are still on sale with proceeds going towards the club’s development 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 club. For tickets contact Declan on 086 8159309.

Intermediate Hurling: All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Final 2016.

Abbeyknockmoy 1-14 Bennettsbridge (Kilkenny) 1-17

The glory journey ended at Croke Park on Sunday last for our gallant team of intermediate hurlers who have rejuvenated hurling and camogie interest in the parish from successes in 2105 and 2106. Although victory slipped from our grasp, this was one of the finest displays of hurling from any team to don the royal blue and red of Abbey. At a rain-soaked Croke Park, the Leinster champions undeservedly snatched victory in this thrilling intermediate decider thanks to a fortuitous 56th minute goal, after having trailed by four with 10 minutes left on the clock.

Paul Flaherty’s barrage of scores late in the first-half helped bring Abbey on level terms (0-10 each) by half-time. Bennettsbridge hit three points in a row early in the second-half to take a two-point lead again but, again, they would succumb to a burst of Abbey scoring. The red and blue men fired 1-2 without reply to turn the game on its head and move 1-13 to 0-13 ahead after 43 minutes.

Midfielder Damien Rooney got the vital Abbey goal but again the introduction of Craig Kennedy was decisive as he firstly fired the shot that was deflected for Rooney to tap in before scoring a neat point himself soon after. That appeared to turn the game for Abbey as we had increased our lead to four but Bennettsbridge held their nerve in the last five minutes and picked off vital scores to bring them level before scoring the goal that Abbey so bravely attempted to cancel out before the final whistle blew. Abbey still showed that ‘Never say Die’ spirit and threw the kitchen sink at Bennettsbridge in an effort to salvage something in closing stages but both sides remained scoreless in the frantic finish, which was enough for Bennettsbridge to claim victory in this All-Ireland Intermediate Final.

If Abbey didn’t win the game on the pitch it was heart-warming to see the masses of support that flocked to Croke park to cheer on the lads. People travelled as far as Australia to cheer on the lads. It was a very proud day for the parish to be given the very rare opportunity of watching those who have come through the under-age ranks to play on the hallowed grounds of GAA HQ. Sunday was a memory that will forever live in the minds of the players, management and those present old enough to remember it. It was also a proud day for the club, families and supporters to watch the under 12’s exhibition of hurling at half time given by the future of Abbey Hurling. Thanks to all for supporting your team! The dust will quickly settle on last Sundays events as senior hurling league and championship 2016 commences shortly. Here’s to continued success for 2016 and beyond. Abbey Abú!

Final word of thanks to the efforts of Brian, Ger, Barney, Keith and Johnny for their work in preparing this group of players and building a team that can clearly challenge for senior honours going forward.

Abbeyknockmoy: D Molloy; R Cooley, J Culkin, T Farragher; T Mullins, B Flaherty (0-01), B Costello (0-01); D Rooney (1-00), C Mulry (0-01); D Mullins, C Maher, E Blade (0-01); P Flaherty (0-08 0-05f), B O'Donnell, F Garvey (0-01). Subs: C Kennedy (0-01) for O'Donnell, P O'Donnell for Blade,

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

U- 15 and U-16 training continues on Mondays and Thursdays at 6.30pm - 7.30pm - all welcome.

Please download the new club app through https://www.clubifyapp.com/download which will give you up to date info on club activities from news, fixtures, results and lotto.

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