Offaly GAA Club Notes (April 16-22)

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Offaly GAA Club Notes (April 16-22)

Offaly GAA Club Notes (April 16-22)

CLARA GAA

Lotto Results (April 15)

Numbers drawn were: 10 - 16 - 26 - 31. There was no Jackpot winner and no match 3's.

3 Lucky dip winners who will receive €50 each:

Phyllis Touhey; Finian Moran; Frank Moran (Yearly Subscriber)

Next week's Jackpot is €3,200 and the draw will be held during Bingo on Sunday, April 22.

Congratulations

Clara GAA would like to congratulate Clara Musical Society on their very successful show “All Shook Up”.

Fixtures

Mon 16th April: U 15 Football League - Clara v Gracefield in Gracefield at 18:00

Wed 18th April: Senior A Football Championship -  Clara v Rhode in BNM O'Connor Park @ 19:00

U 17 Hurling League - Clara v Kinnitty in Clara @ 19:00

Fri 20th April: U 13 Football League - Clara v Ferbane in Ferbane @ 19:00

Junior A Football Championship - Clara v Ballyfore in Clara @ 19:15

BALLYCUMBER GAA CLUB

Football

Best of luck to our senior team who will play against Shamrocks in the Tullamore Court Hotel Offaly Senior B Football Championship Round 2 in Tubber on Thursday evening at 7pm. All support is much appreciated.

On Saturday our Division 5 team play Daingean at home at 6pm and on Thursday, April 26 we play Raheen in Geashill in Division 2 of the K Buggy Coaches Football League.

Hurling

Unfortunately, Brosna Gaels game against Drumcullen in the Molloy Environmental Systems Offaly Senior B Hurling Championship was postponed because of a timing issue.

Schools

Well done to Boher Girls and Boher Boys who both won their matches against Cappagh N.S. in Clara during the week.

Sympathy

Our deepest Sympathy is extended to Helen Murray and the Murray and Martin families on the death of Helens mother, Ella Martin, Athlone.

Marriage

Congratulations to Martin and Emily Jean Morgan who were married in Western Australia on Saturday.

History

Ballycumber GAA History Group are trying to trace one of the men who went to World War 1 and is listed on a Roll of Honour which was displayed in Ballycumber Railway Station. The name appears as UCD Purdy and he was attached to the Irish Guards. Any information would be most welcome. The group meet in The Barracks, Ballycumber every second Tuesday at 8pm.

Lotto

The numbers drawn this week were 5, 10, 24, 31. No jackpot winner, two match three winners. Next week’s draw will be held in Stewarts on Monday night at 10 o’clock for a jackpot of €3,400.

Play lotto online at www.locallotto.ie until 8pm on Monday or buy tickets from local shops, pubs and from usual lotto sellers.

ST. MANCHAN'S LADIES FOOTBALL

Our U12 girls played St. Broughan's in their first game of the season last week in Tubber. A special well done to the new players who donned the St. Manchan's jersey for the first time. The U12s play Moate in a challenge game this week. 

U16s

Well done to Martin and our U16 ladies who recorded their first win over St. Broughan's in the opening round of the U16 Championship. The U16s have a bye in the next round. 

Team: Back Row: Pat Doolan, Lori Rickard, Meadhbh McLoughlin, Cara Greville, Annie Heavin, Tessa Browne, Shannon Coyne, Irene Murphy, Kayleigh Donohoe, Niamh O'Reilly, Rachel McCann, Ava Cornally, Martina Heavin, Eimear Carroll. Front Row: Ella Doolin, Rachel Bracken, Kaytlin Flynn, Sarah Browne, Martha Healy, Emma Dunne, Caoimhe Cassidy, Saoirse McGuinness, Halle Egan, Emma Keenaghan

Juniors

The Junior Ladies traveled to Clonbullogue on Sunday last to play St. Broughans in the Division 3 league. Many thanks to St. Broughan's the great hospitality after the game.

Fun Run/Walk

The annual St. Manchan's Fun Run/Walk will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7 at 3pm at Tubber GAA clubhouse. Registration starts at 12 noon, Over 18s are €10.00, Over 12s are €5.00, Under 12s go Free & a Family is €20.00. All ages and fitness levels are most welcome. Join us for refreshments after in Tubber GAA clubhouse.

RAHEEN GAA CLUB

LOTTO

The numbers drawn in the Lotto draw which took place on Tuesday 03 April 2018 were 07 09 13 29. There was No
Jackpot winner of €4,000 and 1 Match 3 Winner (Billy Murphy C/O Direen’s) (€200). Next week’s draw will take place
in Direen’s, Cloneygowan on Monday 16 April 2018.

SENIOR B FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - ROUND 1

Raheen & Walsh Island Senior Footballers had to settle for a draw in the 1st Rd of the Senior B Championship last
Sunday morning in Daingean on a scoreline of 1-06 apiece in a game played in extremely heavy underfoot conditions and
a torrential downpour throughout. A brace of points from Jack O’Brien and Richie Reynolds gave Raheen a double score
lead at the break 0-04 to 0-02 and Walsh Island had their midfielder Matthew O’Connor black carded midway through
the first half. Mark Gorman slotted over a free early in the second half to extend Raheen’s lead before Raheen were
reduced to 14 on 6 mins when full back and captain Liam Boland was sent off. Walsh Island took advantage of the extra
man over the next 20 mins scoring 4 points to Raheen’s 1 to draw level. Then with possibly their only bear down on goal
on 27 mins Walsh island got in to score their goal but straight from the kickout Raheen hit back with a penalty blasted
to the net by Conor Carroll. Then in the 6 mins of play that followed both defences held firm to deny a winner being
found.
RAHEEN: Mark Byrne, Brian Corcoran, Liam Boland, Adam Kelly, Jack Keogh, James Lalor, Brian Crombie, Padraig
Bracken, Mark Gorman (0-01), Niall Dempsey (0-01), Richie Reynolds (0-02), Paddy Arnold, Conor Carroll (1-00), Niall
Leavy, Jack O’Brien (0-02).
SUBS: Stephen Pierce (for Niall Leavy), Mikey Keogh (for Mark Gorman)

SENIOR B FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – ROUND 2

Raheen Senior Footballers continue their Senior B Championship campaign against Erin Rovers in Round 2 on next
Wednesday 18 th April @ 7pm in Killeigh. All Support would be appreciated.

MEMBERSHIP

Members are asked to renew their membership as soon as possible but all membership must be paid by the end of
February 2018. Subscriptions are Playing Members €30, Students €20 & Non Playing Members €20 & OAPs: €15.
Payments can be given to Membership Officers Paddy Bracken or Eddie Kaye. New members are very welcome.

NA FIANNA GAA

U17 FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Na Fianna U17 (Minor) Footballers Rd 2 League fixture V St Broughans was postponed last Tuesday week and will be re-fixed for a later date.

U15 FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Na Fianna U15 Footballers opened their League campaign with defeat to St Manchan Gaels in Ballycumber last Monday week on a scoreline of 4-12 to 0-06 but battled bravely in the very difficult and testing conditions. St Manchan's scored their first goal with the first attack and by half time led 3-07 to 0-02. In the second half Na Fianna doubled their first half tally with 4 points and limited St Manchans to just a further 1-05.

NA FIANNA: Martin Kelly, Eamon Bolger, Jack Brickland, David Owens, Scott Bolton, Fergal Dolan (0-01), Dylan
Cahill (0-02), Diarmuid Finneran (0-01), Jack Kelly, Aaron Gorman, Stephen Hackett, Sean Flood, Jack Cleary, Dara
Crilly, Ciaran Murphy.

SUBS: Geordi O’Meara (0-02) (for Sean Flood), Adam Joyce (for Jack Cleary), Robbie Gallagher (for Ciaran
Murphy), Sean Flood (for Dara Crilly), Jack Cleary (for Stephen Hackett), Ciaran Murphy (for Aaron Gorman).

U17 FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Na Fianna U17 (Minor) Footballers Rd 2 League fixture V St Broughans was postponed last Tuesday week and will
be Re-Fixed for a later date.

U15 FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Na Fianna U15 Footballers opened their League campaign with defeat to St Manchan Gaels in Ballycumber last
Monday week on a scoreline of 4-12 to 0-06 but battled bravely in the very difficult and testing conditions. St
Manchans scored their first goal with the first attack and by half time led 3-07 to 0-02. In the second half Na
Fianna doubled their first half tally with 4 points and limited St Manchans to just a further 1-05.
NA FIANNA: Martin Kelly, Eamon Bolger, Jack Brickland, David Owens, Scott Bolton, Fergal Dolan (0-01), Dylan
Cahill (0-02), Diarmuid Finneran (0-01), Jack Kelly, Aaron Gorman, Stephen Hackett, Sean Flood, Jack Cleary, Dara
Crilly, Ciaran Murphy.

SUBS: Geordi O’Meara (0-02) (for Sean Flood), Adam Joyce (for Jack Cleary), Robbie Gallagher (for Ciaran
Murphy), Sean Flood (for Dara Crilly), Jack Cleary (for Stephen Hackett), Ciaran Murphy (for Aaron Gorman).

U13 FOOTBALL LEAGUE

It was also defeat for Na Fianna U13 Footballers in their opening League fixture against Shamrocks last Friday
evening in Rahan on a scoreline of 2-08 to 2-06. At half time the sides were level 0-04 to 1-01. A further 2 points
apiece early in the second half before Na Fianna took the lead with their first goal on 17 mins following a goal
mount scramble finished to the net by Dan Daly. Shamrocks responded with 1-05 without reply to come from 3
points down to 5 up. Then in the final min a Na Fianna goal from Cein Gorman following a pass from Ryan Kinahan cut
the deficit to 2 but alas there was time for no more as Shamrocks held on for the win.
NA FIANNA: Killian McHugh, John Greene, Ronan Brophill, Rory Grehan, Cian Malone (0-01), Brian Connolly, Finn
McCormack, Danny Gorman, Eoin Dunne (0-03), Finn Hassett, Kevin Sweeney, Aaron Rattigan, Cein Gorman (1-01),
Adam Carthy, Ryan Kinahan.
SUBS: Kevin Healy, Cillian Murphy, Dan Daly (1-01).13 FOOTBALL LEAGUEIt was also defeat for Na Fianna U13 Footballers in their opening League fixture against Shamrocks last Friday evening in Rahan on a scoreline of 2-08 to 2-06. At half time the sides were level 0-04 to 1-01. A further 2 points apiece early in the second half before Na Fianna took the lead with their first goal on 17 mins following a goal mouth scramble finished to the net by Dan Daly. Shamrocks responded with 1-05 without reply to come from 3 points down to 5 up. Then in the final min a Na Fianna goal from Cein Gorman following a pass from Ryan Kinahan cut the deficit to 2 but alas there was time for no more as Shamrocks held on for the win.

NA FIANNA: Killian McHugh, John Greene, Ronan Brophill, Rory Grehan, Cian Malone (0-01), Brian Connolly, Finn
McCormack, Danny Gorman, Eoin Dunne (0-03), Finn Hassett, Kevin Sweeney, Aaron Rattigan, Cein Gorman (1-01),
Adam Carthy, Ryan Kinahan.

SUBS: Kevin Healy, Cillian Murphy, Dan Daly (1-01).