Offaly GAA Club Notes (June 11-17)

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Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Offaly GAA Club Notes (June  11-17)

Offaly GAA Club Notes (June 11-17)


John West U 14 Hurling Champions 

Clara GAA would like to congratulate the Clara/Brosna Gaels U14 Hurling Team and their mentors on their fantastic achievement on winning the John West U14 Division 7 Hurling Féile Final against Roscommon Gaels on Sunday afternoon.  The final held in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe was the culmination of five games over the previous two days.

 The team started their challenge for the title on Friday with a comprehensive win over Naomh Eoin (Sligo) winning 6-14 to 0-01. They followed this up in Round 2 playing against Cootehill (Cavan) in the Connaught Centre of Excellence with a convincing 4-06 to 1-03 win. 

Following a quick detour to Knock on Saturday, where several hurleys were blessed and many a candle was lit, the boys travelled on to Castlebar Mitchels (Mayo) where they displayed another strong performance securing a 3-07 to 0-02 win.  The three wins from three secured top of the group for Clara/Brosna Gaels and a place in the Division 7 Quarter Final against Athleague (Roscommon) on Saturday evening.  Despite the hectic schedule of games, the boys stepped up a gear and had a very convincing and fully deserving win against Athleague on a scoreline of 2-09 to 0-02.  Thankfully the team progressed to the Semi Final (Sunday) injury free against Na Fianna (Laois) and looking forward to yet another challenge.

Next, Clara/Brosna Gales took on Na Fianna (Laois) in Mullagh, Galway and were 1-07 to 0-02 up at half time.  With Na Fianna failing to score in the 2nd half and Clara/Brosna Gaels keeping on the pressure, they secured a place in the Division 7 Final with a full time score of 2-11 to 0-02.

Having conceded at most 1-03 in their preceding five matches, Clara/Brosna Gaels were in a strong position ahead of the final against Roscommon Gaels.  However, they found themselves down 0-02 to 1-02 at half time but they dug deep and turned it around scoring 2-01 in the second half with Roscommon Gaels only managing to add an extra three points to their tally.  Final score Clara 2-03 Roscommon Gaels 1-05.

Clara GAA would like to extend a big thanks to James Farrell and Jasca Sport for kitting out the boys and their mentors with fantastic gear for the competition, and also to Assistant County Secretary Niall Gleeson who wished them all well as they represented their families, club and county at the Féile and gave the boys great encouragement and advice prior to their departure on Friday.

Also, Clara GAA would like to acknowledge in particular, the hospitality and generosity shown by the host families and the Castlebar Mitchels Club which will never be forgotten. This is what the GAA is all about. Every single player, mentor and supporter was made feel like a part of their respective host families and by the Castlebar Mitchels Club. As a token of the club's and players’ appreciation for the warm welcome, a selection of hampers promoting local produce was organised by Helen Flynn and presented to each host family.

Finally, none of this could be achieved without the hard work and dedication of the mentors Rene Fleming, Mel Doyle, Glen Corcoran and Sean Foley and the parents of the team. Well done to all involved and congratulations once more.

Clara/Brosna Gaels Team: Dean Buckley, Neill Robbins, James Dunne (Joint Captain), Conor Taylor, Ultan Carroll (Joint Captain), Callum Dunne, Donal Shirley, Marcus Dalton, Barry Egan, Tommy Bracken, Conor Doyle, Conor Tracey, Greg Byrne, Oisin Carroll, and Sean Óg Foley.

Lotto Results Sunday 10th June
Numbers drawn were:1-18-25-26. There was no Jackpot winner. We had 2 match 3's who will receive €75 each:

- Michael Mullin
- John Buckley

Next week's Jackpot is €2,750 and the draw will be held during Bingo on Sunday 17th June.

Division 1 Football League 

Clara secured a draw against Cappincur in the Division 1 Football League with a score of 0-14 to 0-14,

Clara U11 Footballers

The Clara U11 Footballers travelled to Bord na Mona O'Connor Park, Tullamore on Saturday last to support the Offaly Senior Footballers in the 1st Round of the Football Qualifiers, where they saw Offaly overcome Antrim 2-20 to 1-15.

2018 Cúl Camps

The 2018 Cúl Camps will return to Clara once again from Monday 9th - Friday 13th July. Registration is now open and further details can be found at Places are filling up fast so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.


Friday 15th June: U13 Football Championship Gold Round 3 St. Manchan's Gaels v Clara in Tubber at 7:30pm

Sunday 17th June: U 13 Hurling Semi Finals (C Semi Finals) Clara v Ferbane/Belmont in Rath at 12:00pm




The numbers drawn on June 5 were 1, 6, 17 & 25. 

There were NO JACKPOT WINNERS. The TWO MATCH 3 WINNERS were Amy Carthy (c/o the James Keating) and Jeanette O Neill (c/o Ned The Blackthorn). Next week's jackpot increases to €3,800. 

I'm a Celeb - Launch Night

Daingean GAA are running "I'm a celeb....get me out of here" as their primary fundraiser this year and are having a launch night in Maunsells pub on Saturday 16th June at 8pm. On the night, all contestants will be unveiled and their will also be finger food and a DJ providing the entertainment.

Division 3 and 5 League

Daingean defeated Edenderry in the Division 3 league on a scoreline of 5-18 to 1-10. Daingean also played Erin Rovers in the Division 5 league and it finished level on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-10.



County Blitz

Well done to the St. Manchans u12s who travelled to the County Blitz in Faithful Fields last Sunday, thanks to mentors Siobhan & Mel.


Our u14 ladies play an u14 championship game against Shamrocks in Mucklagh pitch Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. 


Training continues for all from u6 to u16 on Saturday mornings from 10am until 11am alternating between Ballycumber and Tubber pitches. For more info contact 085 2206028. New players are always most welcome! Training for Junior ladies continues on Tuesdays in Ballycumber and on Friday evenings in Tubber. 


Congratulations to the Brosna Gaels boys who were part of the Clara/Brosna Gaels hurling team who brought silverware home from Feile last weekend! 


St Manchan's host a fundraising table quiz on Friday 22nd June at 9:30pm in Flynn's Pub. €5 per person, teams of 4, all support greatly appreciated.



K Buggy Coaches Division 2 Football League

Ballycumber 1-15  Shamrocks 2-12

Ballycumber got off to a very good start in this game with points from Adrian Kelly and Conrad Casey. Sean Hackett added a well taken goal and Cormac Quinn pointed a 45 before Shamrocks scored a goal and two points. Nigel Grennan, Fergal Daly and Sean and Cormac added points to leave the half time score at 1-8 to 1-5.

Gary Larkin got the first point of the second half, but Shamrocks quickly drew level with a point and a goal. Nigel Grennan kicked two points to which Shamrocks replied with one. Adrian Kelly scored two points and Shamrocks got one back. Nigel scored another point with his reliable left foot. The visitors then hit four points in a row to take the lead with time almost up. Nigel completed the scoring with a point to draw the sides level.

The teams will meet again in the Division 2 Football League Final

Team: Leo Guinan, Alan Flanagan, Karl Daly, Clive Keena, John Egan, Michael Egan, Ethan Keena, Tom Corcoran, Cormac Quinn, Gary Larkin, Sean Hackett, Conrad Casey, Fergal Daly, Nigel Grennan, Adrian Kelly, John Corcoran.

K Buggy Coaches Division 5 Football League

Ballycumber 5-14 Bracknagh 0-5

Ballycumber travelled to Bracknagh on Friday evening through rain, thunder and lightning. Luckily the worst of the weather passed by the venue and the game was played without interruption. Conor Connelly scored three points and Andrew Grennan got one early in the game. John Corcoran was in control at midfield and after a great run through the heart of the defence his shot was saved but Paul Kelly was on hand to score a rebound goal. Paul repeated the act a few minutes later with his second goal. Conor Connelly scored the third goal with a spectacular leap to deflect the ball past the goalkeeper. Team selector Declan Daly playing in the unusual position of corner forward added a goal and a point before half time.

The scoring in the second half slowed down with the visitors adding points from Colin Daly, David Ayres [2] and Kevin Kelly with a goal and three points.

Team: Kyle Cornally, Clive Keena, Alan Flanagan, Donal Lynam, Kenneth Delaney, Michael Egan, David Ayres, John Corcoran, Colin Daly, Andrew Grennan, Shaun Creevy, Kevin Kelly, Conor Connelly, Paul Kelly, Declan Daly, Diarmuid Daly.

Feile Hurling

Congratulations to Dylan Daly and Oisin Carroll who were members of Clara/Brosna Gaels under 14 hurlers who won the Division7 Feile Hurling Final with a 2-3 to 1-5 win over Roscommon Gaels in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe on Sunday. In the quarter final they defeated Athleague Treemane, Roscommon and in the semi final they were victorious over Na Fianna from Laois.

Feile Peile na nOg

A Table quiz and BBQ will be held in Ballycumber Community Centre on Saturday next 16th June at 6pm. Teams of four with two under 14 members and the questions will be age appropriate. The purpose of the quiz is to raise funds to help with the costs involved in St Manchan Gaels under 14 footballers trip to Slane to participate in Feile Peile na nOg which is being held in Counties Meath, Louth and Down at the end of June. All support is much appreciated.

Offaly Football

Congratulations to everyone involved with the Offaly victory over Antrim in O’Connor Park on Saturday. In the next round they will face Clare in BNM O’Connor Park on Sunday 24th June at 1.30pm.


Deepest sympathy to the family of the late Andy Hackett Grogan who passed away last week.


The numbers drawn this week were 6,10,21,28. No jackpot winner. Five match three winners. Next week’s draw will be held in Stewarts on Monday night at 10 o’clock for a jackpot of 5300euros.

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



Division 1 League 

Rhode Senior Footballers made it seven from seven in the final round of the division 1 league defeating Tullamore on a score-line of 2-10 to 0-05. Rhode Seniors had already booked their place in the league final ahead of the Tullamore game and will now be joined by Cappincur in the final. Time and date has not been confirmed yet. 

Team: Dean Morris, Gareth McNamee, Jake Kavanagh, Mark Rigney, Darren Garry, Shane Sullivan, Ciaran Heavey, Alan McNamee, Eoin Rigney, Paul McPadden, Stephen Hannon, Pauric Sullivan, Shane Lowry, Niall McNamee, Stephen O'Connell. Subs used Aidan Brereton for Shane Sullivan, Donal Hickey for Stephen O'Connell, Donal Hickey for Alan McNamee. 

U10 Community Games Champions

Massive congratulations to our U,10 Footballer's who were crowned Offaly Community games champions on Tuesday evening last when they bet Clara on a score-line of 7:09 to 2:06. This is a magnificent achievement for both players and management. It was the club's first community games win since 2002. Again well done to these young lads the future is bright.

Offaly Senior Footballers 

Offaly Senior Footballers had a superb 2-20 to 1-15 win over Antrim in BNM O'Connor Park Saturday evening last. Offaly now move forward to play Clare in BNM O'Connor Park on June 24 at 1.30pm. 

On The Offaly Team/panel from Rhode are Offaly Captain Anton Sullivan, Niall Darby, Conor McNamee, Ruairi McNamee, Brian Darby, Eoin Rigney and James McPadden. 

U13 Footballers 

Rhode U13 footballers played out a draw against Ferbane in the first round of championship on Wednesday evening last in Rhode. Final Score read Rhode 2-09 Ferbane 3-06. Rhode U13s will now play St.Vincent's in the second round this Wednesday evening 13th June at 7:30pm in Rhode. 

CLG-Bord Na nOg Rod 5k Family Fun Run/Walk 

A massive thank you again to all who took part in the CLG-Bord Na nOg Rod 5k Family Fun Run/Walk last Saturday week. Please note anyone not giving in their sponsorship cards can you please return them as soon as possible. 

U11 Footballers

Rhode U11 Footballer's will play St. Broughan's in Fr.Dowling park Rhode this Thursday June 14th at 7:30pm.

Offaly GAA Cul Camps

The annual Rhode GAA Cul Camp will commence in Fr Dowling Park on Monday 16th July to Friday 20th July. The camp will start each day at 10am and ends at 2.30pm. It is a wonderful experience for the 6 to 12 year old boys and girle s to play games meet new friends and to practice the skills of our native games. The camp in Rhode is recognised as a top class camp. For further information please contact Tracy Murphy Minor Club secretary or or Offaly GAA Cul Camp organiser/ coach Liam O'Reilly on 087407212. Cul Camps across the county are filling up fast so get booking to  avoid disappointment 


There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 5th of June for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 1 6 8 26. The club would like to thank all those who supported the draw and thanks to O’Toole’s for the use of their premises and for their help and cooperation. The following matched three numbers and received €100 each.

Aoife Hope

Jamie Glennon Jnr