Club Notes: 11th February 2018

Shamrocks GAA Club Notes ( kindly sponsored by Allen Engineering & Agri Sales Ltd)

Club Lotto.
The numbers drawn in last Saturday week’s lotto 3rd Feb were 7-18-21-24, and there was no winner. €20 winners were K.Casey, Sylvia Allen, Peggy Carrig, John Lyons, Aobhla Motherway. Lotto Draw last Saturday 10th Feb, numbers were 3-5-18-24, and there was no winner. €20 winners were Liam Casey, Ollie Farrell, Maura Lombard, Sean Twomey, Aine Ormonde. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,000.

Championship Draws 2018.
Western Intermediate Hurling Championship. This year we have been drawn with Modeligo, Brickeys, and Stradbally. This championship has been probably the most competitive one in Waterford over the last number of years. The only saving grace of this year’s championship is that I believe there won’t be any relegation to Junior ranks at the end, as the powers that be don’t want any more teams in Junior. Our first match will be against Modeligo sometime in April. Training has already begun under the watchful eye of former Deise goalie Brendan Landers.
Junior Football Championship. There are only four teams in this year’s Junior Football Championship, Shamrocks, Old Parish, Kilgobnet, and Affane. This is a championship well worth winning, and one Shamrocks should be very competitive in.
Finally our Junior Hurlers have a very large group again this year, with Brickeys, Cappoquin, Melleray, Kilgobnet, Modeligo, Abbeyside, Ballysaggart, Clashmore, and An Rinn comprising a very competitive group. Again this is a championship we have been very competitive in, so hopefully will give it a good run. Best of luck to all our teams and players this year.

All Ireland Champions.
A big congratulations to our neighbours Ardmore who became the first Waterford club to bring an All Ireland title to the Deise, something nobody can ever take from them. Nobody could begrudge Seamus and Declan Prendergast in particular their moment of glory, they’ve been such fantastic ambassadors for hurling in Waterford. Ardmore will fancy their chances in the Intermediate grade, and who would bet against that. Congratulations once again from all in the club.

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