Offaly GAA Digest (March 6)

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This week’s Offaly GAA Digest. To have your club’s notes included in the weekly Offaly GAA Digest on www.offalyexpress.ie simply e-mail them to sport@offalyexpress.ie before 12pm on a Tuesday.

This week’s Offaly GAA Digest. To have your club’s notes included in the weekly Offaly GAA Digest on www.offalyexpress.ie simply e-mail them to sport@offalyexpress.ie before 12pm on a Tuesday.

Ballycumber GAA Club

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Lotto
Numbers drawn were13,14,18,29. No match 3 winners. Five names drawn to share €150, Des Daly, Stephen Higgins, Alice Quinn, D & J & Ann Murphy. Next weeks jackpot will be €11,200 and the draw will be held on Saturday night in  Gussies  Pub. You can also play lotto on-line by going to locallotto.ie/ballycumber.
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Fixtures.
Division 1 Football League: Ballycumber play Edenderry next Saturday  in Ballycumber at 4.30pm. Please support the team. Training continues Tuesday night at 8pm.

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Division 1 Football League.

Ballycumber played Walsh Island on Saturday afternoon last. Final score Ballycumber 0-10 Walsh Island 1-7. Team: L . Guinan, D. Donoghue, K. Daly, N. Quinn, A. Daly, M. Egan, S. Hackett, D. Daly, J. Egan, Des Daly, C. Quinn, E. Kenna, G. Larkin, F. Daly, C. Casey. Subs: P. Cosgrove, S. Kelly, D. Ayers, B. Guinan, J.  Birmingham, D. Lynam, D. Egan, Cormac Quinn, Cian Daly, A. Grennan.

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Championship Draws.

The Championship draws were held during the week and Ballycumber are in Group one of the Senior Championship where they will play: Clara, Edenderry, Erin Roves, St. Brigids & St. Rynaghs. While in the Junior A Football championship they will play: Clara, Ferbane, Clonmore Harps, Daingean, Gracefield, & Rhode.

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Membership
Membership is now due for renewal for all Club members. Membership can be paid to any committe member.  Proof of Walking Track Membership will be asked for in the coming weeks

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Ballycumber Area Defibrillator Scheme

“The Ballycumber Area Defibrillator Scheme will hold 10 minute update training next Wednesday (6th March) between 8pm and 9pm, in the Ballycumber GAA Centre meeting rooms.

All members are asked to attend

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Sympathies

Sympathies to the Deegan Family Leabeg on the death of John Deegan. 

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Brosna Gaels

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AGM

Brosna Gaels held our AGM on Monday 4th March. The following officers were elected: Chairman Noel Devery, Secretary Liam Hackett, Treasurer Ciaran McDonald, PRO Alma Egan, Asst Chairman Jackie Egan, Asst Secretary Karla Ryan, Asst Treasurer Alex McCabe, Coaching Officer Sean Foley. Chairman Noel Devery and Secretary Liam Hackett extended their thanks and gratitude to all who made Brosna Gaels possible in the last year, to the players, parents, coaches mentors and committe members who gave of their time and expertise. Thanks to all those who support in so many way throughout the year, thankfully there are too many to mention. Thanks also to Ballycumber, Doon, Erin Rovers and Tubber GAA for their continued support and the use of their facilities throught the year.

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Adult training

Training for minors, juniors and seniors continues in Ballycumber on Mondays at 8pm. New players always welcome.

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Indoor Hurling

Indoor hurling for all National School children takes place on Friday evenings at 6:30pm in Moate Community School gym. Cost per child of €2. Children are asked to wear runners or soft sole shoes and bring hurls and helmets. Gum shields are now also compulsary. Subsidized helmets and hurls are available from any coach. New players always welcome.

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Get well soon
Get well soon and all our best wishes to Adam Rosney from all in Brosna Gaels

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Raffle

Brosna Gaels players, coaches and committee members are currently selling tickets to win our 1940 McCormick Deering Farmall Model H vintage tractor. tickets are €5, or a book of 5 for €20. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Clara GAA Club

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Division 1 Football League

Clara defeated Edenderry in the division 1 football league on Saturday last in Edenderry on a score line of 1-14 to 1-9. The Clara team was: Kevin Meehan, Liam Monaghan, John Ledwith, David Ledwith, Darren Kelly, John Ledwith, Andrew Cushen(1-0), Peter Flanagan(0-1), Kieran O’Meara(0-1), Lorcan Hiney(0-1), Marius Stones, Caomhan Sheridan(0-2), Darren Scanlon(0-1 free), Stephen O’Brien(0-1), Thomas Deehan(0-3). Subs: Scott Brady for P Flanagan, Stephen Deehan(0-2 frees) or T Deehan, Paul Deehan(0-2) for K O’Meara, Alan Cronin for C Sheridan and Joey Deehan for S O’Brien.

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Lotto

There was no winner of the weekly club Lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 19, 23, 25, 27. There were 3 match 3 winners who all win 50 euro each, Myah Kelly Moate, Olive Horan Banagher, Breda Boland Clara. Next  weeks draw takes place in Whites at 10pm on Saturday night and the Jackpot is €3350. Thanks to all who support our lotto and thanks to all our ticket sellers. Our lotto can be subscribed to for an annual payment of 75 euro which enters you into all 52 draws, this is available from any committee member.

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Underage Hurling Finals

Clara Gaa hosted its annual indoor hurling finals last Friday March 1st. 6 teams consisting of 50 players took part over the 5 weeks and it culminated in a great nights entertainment for the watching parents. The trophies were awarded to the 3 winning captains and all the kids received medals and gifts. The Bord na Nog committee wishes to thank Mel Doyle for all the hard work and passion he puts into this event which has become a firm favourite on the GAA calendar.

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Sport Prediction Cards

Our Sport Prediction Cards are on sale from any member of the committee and are priced at 5 euro. So far we have had a good response but they are on sale up until the 10th March and we ask that everyone participates as its a fun way to enjoy the years big sporting events. First prize is 250 euro for a 5 euro stake....well worth a go and lots of craic along the way.

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Adult Football Training Fund 2013
The Adult Footballers are holding a Table Quiz on Friday 15th March in Baggots at 9.30pm. Teams of 4 will cost €20. If you are interested in entering a team please contact Padraig O’Meara, PJ Rickard or John Buckley. You can also contribute to the fund by sponsoring a team, a prize or the quiz itself. (Players are also contributing to the fund weekly)
This year, the Adult Footballers are committed to strengthening links with our underage structure. As part of this, members of the Senior / Junior and U 21 football teams will attend underage training sessions and championship matches to help Coaches and Mentors, and support tomorrows Senior Players. For further information on the Quiz or the ‘Mentoring’ programme please contact Padraig O’ Meara at 087 9795636

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Scor Group

Last Saturday night Clara hosted the Offaly final of the Scor in the social centre and had plenty to celebrate as our ballad group of Collette, Aisling, Maura, John and Paul were victorious. The club wishes them every success in the coming months as they bid for yet another All-Ireland title. 

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Drumcullen GAA Club

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Championship Draws
The draws were made last week for this year’s Offaly Hurling Championships. In the Senior Drumcullen have been drawn with Kilcormac/Killoughey, Birr, Seir Kieran, Brosna Gaels and Tullamore in what looks to be by far the tougher of the two groups.
In the Junior Championship Drumcullen have been drawn with Ballinamere, Ballyskenagh/Killavilla, Kilcormac/Killoughey, Kinnitty, St Rynagh’s, Killeigh and Tullamore.

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Dinner Dance

The club’s Dinner Dance will be held in Dooly’s Hotel on Saturday, April 6. More details to follow.

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Facebook and Twitter

Keep up to date with all going on in the club via Facebook. Just search for Drumcullen GAA and on Twitter @drumcullen_gaa

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Lotto

The numbers drawn were 5-7-22-27 and there was no Jackpot Winner. Peadar Nugent won the promoters prize and there was one match 3 winner, Aoife Hayes Killyon. Next weeks jackpot will be €11,950.

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Training
Training continues at 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays for all Senior, Junior, U21 and Minor Players and also on Sunday afternoons.

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Notes
If you have an item to add to the notes e-mail damian@offalyexpress.ie before 9pm on a Sunday

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Edenderry GAA Club

Results/Fixtures

Div 1 FL Edenderry 1-09 v Clara 1-14; U16 Leinster FL Edenderry 3-12 St Lomans 3-07

Sat 9th March: Leinster A Colleges Football Final: St Mary’s Sec School v St Pat’s Navan in Mullingar at 3pm; U16 Leinster FL: Edenderry V Ramor Utd in Edenderry at 4pm; Sun 10th March: Div 1 FL Edenderry v Ballycumber 12noon in Ballycumber

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Spring Series of Underage Coaching Football & Hurling

The under-age season is to commence in earnest in the coming weeks as the club launch a number of new initiatives in relation to the youngest age groups. The Spring Series of coaching session will focus on both hurling and football during the same 1 hour sessions.  This new departure aims to promote both of our fantastic games among our growing numbers at under-age level.  We have lots of enthusiastic coaches ready to go and parents are welcome to get involved if you are interested - just approach one of our Coaches at the sessions.  More details for each age group is set out below.

CÚL REDZ - Spring Series (Football & Hurling for Boys & Girls); - SAT 10-11

Building on the remarkably successful Summer Sessions of CÚL REDZ we have decided to run a 9 week Spring programme of CÚL REDZ for 5-8 year olds

This will consist of basic hurling and football drills to teach the Fundamentals to the children - with the emphasis on FUN

The sessions will be held in St. Mary’s School Hall

The sessions will be 1 hour in duration (10am to 11am) commencing Sat. 23rd Feb. 

The CÚL REDZ - Summer Programme will then commence toward the end of April into May

The Offaly Go Games programme will commence in June for U8 Hurlers & Footballers.

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U10 Boys; MON 7-8

From Mon. 25 Feb to Mon. 25 Mar. A 6 week indoor programme will focus on the skills in both codes in a fun and relaxed environment

The U10 Hurlers & Footballers will then play the Fr. McWey street leagues through the month of April before commencing their Offaly Go Games programme in May

The Offaly Go Games programme for the U10 hurlers and footballers will consist a series of Blitzes over the summer months - alternating between hurling one week and football the next. 

U12 Boys; TUE 6.30 - 7.30

From Tue. 26 Feb to Tue. 26 Mar. A 6 week indoor programme will focus on the skills in both codes in a fun and relaxed environment

The Offaly Go Games - League Programme for the U12 hurlers and footballers will commence in April and run through to August

In August an U13 League will commence and be played into October.  

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Edenderry Ladies GAA Nursery Training 2013
The ladies underage indoor season continues every Friday in St. Mary’s Secondary School hall for our under 10 and under 12 teams. The under 12 team (girls born in 2001 and 2002) will train from 6.00pm to 7.00pm with the under 10 team (girls born in 2003 and 2004) training from 7.00 to 8.00pm. There is a €2 fee per players to cover the rent of the hall. All girls in the area are invited to come along and have some fun whilst gaining some valuable exercise.
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Easter Rising 2013
The hugely anticipated Easter Rising, the fight night involving Edenderry GAA and Derry Rovers on Easter Saturday 30th March was launched last week and full details are on our website www.edenderrrygaa.com. 

There has been massive interest in the event which will take place at Edenderry GAA Clubhouse and tickets which are limited are selling fast. 

All of the Edenderry GAA boxers are currently selling tickets at €15 for the Easter Rising. Tickets are also available from the club website www.edenderrygaa.com or by contacting Willie Forde 086 8332932 , Colm Cummins 087 7638171, Fiona Brady 086 1783302 or Garrett Reilly 086 3059288.
The Edenderry GAA Boxers taking part on the night are: Colm “Baby Face” Byrne

Gary “G-Star” Blong, Johnny “Big Bang” Blong, Joe “Machine Gun” Murphy, Sean “The Money Maker” Moriarty, John “Baby” Mason, Paul “The Hotstepper” Hanlon, Trevor “Hands” Ryan, Aaron “Cruiser” O’Connell, Ross “The Chest” Mangan, James “The Killer” Coffey, Peter “The Monster” Manley, Colin “The Machine” McNamara, Michael “Flour Bag” Ennis

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Lotto

Jackpot rolls over again and will be €13,000 for next Sunday’s draw. Sun 24th Feb Numbers drawn were 9,17,24,28 Bonus 5. There was no Jackpot winner. There was 1 Match 3 winner and they won €300. That was: Tany & Glen Forde C/o U16 Football Team. Make sure you never miss a chance to win the Jackpot by playing online at www.edenderrygaa.com

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Bingo

The Bingo Jackpot will be €3,000 in 45 calls or less next Sunday night. Bingo starts at 8pm every Sunday night and there is a total prize fund of over €18,000 on offer every Sunday night.

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Membership

Membership for 2013 is now due and can be paid to Club Registrar Alan Ennis (087-9321949) or any committee member.
All players, coaches and committee members are reminded that they must have their membership paid by 31st March 2013. This date is also important for everyone as it is the cut off date for members to be registered to vote at next years AGM and to nominate or be nominated for elected positions within the club.
You can also pay online at www.edenderrygaa.com.
Membership rates for the year are as follows: Family €80Adult Player €75, Student (U23) Player €35, Youth Player (U18) €30, Cúl Redz (U8) €20, Non Playing Adult €20, Senior Citizen €5. The club have purchased a number of mouth guards which will be given to youth members paying their membership. Stocks are limited so pay your membership now and receive your free mouth guard.

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St Mary’s Secondary School
Best wishes to the St Mary’s Secondary School Senior Football team who play St Pat’s Navan in the Leinster A Colleges Football Final on Saturday next in Mullingar. edenderry GAA are well represented on the squad.

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Raheen GAA Club

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Lotto

The numbers drawn in the Lotto draw which took place on Monday 25th February were 01 03 20 26.There was no Jackpot winner of €11,600 and 3 Match 3 Winners [Molloy O’Brien C/O Direen’s; Dessie Gonoude C/O Killeigh P/O; D.L.D.C. Carthy C/O Fergie Byrnes] [€70]. Next week’s draw will take place in Murphy’s, Cloneygowan on Monday 11th March.

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Division 2 FL

Raheen’s 2013 playing season finally got underway last Saturday afternoon as the Intermediate Footballers opened their Div 2 League campaign against St Rynaghs in Cloghan but there was no joy for Raheen as St Rynaghs came out on top to claim the win on a scoreline of 2-09 to 1-07. The early stages were evenly contested and after 10 mins both sides had registered 2 points apiece. The turning point of the game came midway through the half when in the space of 5 mins St Rynaghs got clear of the Raheen inside line twice to dispatch 2 goals. Two more points followed for St Rynaghs to Raheen’s one before the end of the half and so at the break St Rynaghs led 2-04 to 0-03. St Rynaghs increased their lead early in the second half with another 3 points to Raheen’s 2. Then on 14 mins Raheen gave themselves hope when a set of short passes through the centre saw the ball worked into the square where Liam Gorman got the final touch to crack in a goal but this would be as close as they would get with both sides adding just 2 more points apiece in the remaining mins of the game. RAHEEN: Mark Byrne, Cathal Maher, Shane Carroll, Tommy Spollen, Brian Corcoran, Brian Kehoe, Mick McMenamin, Padraig Bracken (0-02), Declan Byrne, Mikey Keogh, Willie Stynes (0-02), Brian Crombie (0-01), Liam Gorman (1-00), John Crombie, Richie Reynolds (0-01). SUBS: Paddy Rigney (for Mikey Keogh), Niall Dempsey (0-01) (for John Crombie), Eoghan Bolton (for Richie Reynolds).

Raheen Intermediate Footballers will be looking to get off the mark when they take on Bracknagh in Geashill this Friday evening (08 March) @ 8:00pm in Round 2 of the Div 2 League. All Support would be appreciated.

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Championship draws

The Draws for the 2013 club championships were made at last week’s county board meeting and it sees the Raheen teams in the following groups INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL: GROUP 2: Raheen, Shamrocks, Cappincur, Doon, Kilcormac/Killoughey, Kilclonfert; JUNIOR “B” FOOTBALL: GROUP 1: Tubber, Raheen, St Rynagh’s, Tullamore, Kinnitty, Daingean; JUNIOR “B” HURLING: GROUP 1: Raheen, Kinnitty, Lusmagh, Carrig & Riverstown, Ballinamere

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Raheen supporters clothing

There is now a Range of Official Raheen Supporters Clothing including Replica Jersies, Hoodies, & T-Shirts available in most sizes from Kids to Adults. Orders can be placed by contacting Marina Corcoran [Phone (087) 9421814 - AFTER 4 PM ] . Orders can be paid for in instalments over 5-6 weeks and Marina Corcoran will be in the clubhouse on Friday evenings after training to take Orders and Payments. For a list of what is available, sizes and prices check out the Raheen Facebook page

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Sympathy
Raheen GAA would like to extend deepest sympathy to the Joyce Family, Kilcooney following their recent bereavement. RIP.

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Shannonbridge GAA Club

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Division 2 Football League

Shannonbridge overcame an interval deficit of eight points to secure a two point win over Cappincur, in their first league outing on Saturday last. Eddie Egan opened the scoring with a Shannonbridge point, but Cappincur goaled with their first attack in the second minute. They continued to look dangerous and two further goals gave them a half time lead of 0-4 to 3-3. Shannonbridge got to grips with the game in the second half and had reduced the margin to five points with ten minutes remaining. Then, two goals in two minutes from Karol Kelly and Eddie Egan gave them a one point advantage. Final score 2-10 to 3-5. Team: K. Kearns, S. Flannery, A. Coughlan, W. Keena, D. Finn, N. Price, P. Moloney, J. Egan, D. Corbett (0-2), E. Egan (1-1), P. Egan, K. Flannery (0-3), P. Deeley (0-4), K. Kelly (1-0), M. Corbett. Subs: R. O’Connor for W. Keena, P. Kelly for P. Egan.

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Fixture

Division 2 League game, Shannonbridge v Gracefield, next Friday night, 8th March, in Gracefield, at 8pm.

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Shannonbridge / Doon Lottery

There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 13, 17, 20 and 23 and there were no match three winners. An extra €200 is added to make this week’s jackpot €4,600.

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Membership

Please note that membership is now due and should be paid to Registrar Damien Brazil, or any committee member, before 31st March. Rates are: Family €40, Players €30, Non-players €20, Senior / Student €10.

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St Rynagh’s Football Club

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Social Dance

St Rynagh’s football club would like to thank our many patrons who attended our social dance at the new GAA centre on Friday night last. A great night was had by all. Many thanks to Pat Costelloe and his band for the great music and a special word of thanks to PJ Camon, Garry Daly, Noel Rosney and John Keegan.  Thanks also to John Bennett for putting a dance notice in the various parish news bulletins.  Our next dance takes place on Friday 5th April in Cloghan GAA centre. Dancing form 9.30pm to 12am to Catríona and the Images.