Club Notes: 19th November 2018

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

Club Lotto.
Last week’s winning numbers were 8-13-17-22, and there was no winner. €20 winners were Frank Corcoran, Vera Murphy, Mary Flanagan, Mike Scanlon, Jenny Allen. Next week’s jackpot will be €8,950.

Minor Hurling County Final div.2, Cois Bhride 0-11, Naomh Brid 1-8.
Cois Bhride were denied victory with virtually the last puck of the game last Saturday in Fraher Field when a long delivery from influential midfielder John Devine from a long way out the field just made it over the bar. It was a tough one to take as Cois Bhride had never been behind in the game, and had battled heroically against the strong breeze in the second half struggling to keep a lead since early in the game. Cois Bhride started well, two points each from the two Marks, Stewart and Dalton saw us lead by 4 points to 1, and further points from Mark Dalton, Padraig Hynes, Ben Aherne and Eoin McGrath saw us leading by six points, which was probably the lead we needed given the strength of the breeze. However a goal after a fine run gave Naomh Brid a vital lifeline just before half time, and another point just before the break cut our lead to just two points which didn’t reflect our dominance I felt. We also lost centre back Sean Henley with what looked like a hamstring injury, so things weren’t looking so rosy at half time. However we started the second half with points from Padraig Hynes and Mark Dalton, but sustained pressure from Naomh Brid saw them steadily claw back the lead until the last gasp equaliser from Devine. This was a great game full of excellent scores, plenty of heart from both sides, and if they hurl as well the next day, it will be a cracker. I was particularly impressed with the display of two of our younger players, Tom and Mark Dalton who played with skill and intelligence, considering they both have two more years at minor level yet to go. Padraig Hynes was also very involved, and had a great game overall, and others to impress were Dean Beecher, Liam Motherway, Eoghan Lenehan, and Ben Aherne who battled to the end. Panel; Cathal Hunt, Eoghan Lenehan, Dean Beecher, Will Cunningham, Liam Motherway, Shaun Henley, Ivan O’ Neill, Eoin McGrath (0-1), Tom Dalton, Ben Aherne (0-1), Kieran Crawford, Ciaran McCarthy, Padraig Hynes (0-2), Mark Stewart (0-2), Mark Dalton (0-5), Jake Chambers, Cian Hurley, Ciaran Hunt, Mike Condon, Diarmuid Costelloe.

Minor Final Replay.
The Minor Hurling final replay has been fixed for next Saturday 24th December in Fraher Field. Throw in is 3.30pm. Come along and give them some support.

Committee Meeting.
There will be a full committee meeting tonight (Wednesday) in the Shamrock Inn at 8.30pm.

‘Gunners the kings of Munster!
Congratulations to Waterford champions Ballygunner who won a thrilling Munster Final last Sunday to win their first title in 17 years. In doing so they inflicted a first ever defeat on na Piarsaigh of Limerick who had an incredible record in Munster up to then, never losing a match. They now face the Leinster champions, no easy games left! Best of luck to them. We also congratulate neighbours Ballinameela who are into the Munster Junior Hurling club final following a fine four point win over Tournafulla of Limerick. They now face Cloughduv of Cork in the final in Mallow on the 2nd of December. Best of luck to all our representatives.

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