Feile Hurling and Camogie
Last weekend was a hugh weekend for the Club with both our Hurling and Camogie panels taking part in this mammoth event. We also hosted two visiting clubs, Naomh Moninne (Louth) in the hurling and Leixlip in the Camogie. On top of that we facilitated a total of 14 Group, Quarter final and Semi Final Games from Friday evening to Sunday morning. We acknowledge our depth of gratitude to all those who helped out in the past few months to make this event the success it was, Our thanks to the Parents who supported the Clubs teams and those who accommodated visiting teams, Our Thanks to all our Sponsors and those who supported our Feile Fundraising. Finally Thanks to our army of volunteers who showed up for all the jobs that needed to be done. Thanks to those in the Carparks, Pitches, Kitchen and Serving Areas, Shop and Bar along with coordinators and Clean up, Maintenance, Bar, DJ and Piper.
The Club's Feile Teams following the group stages advanced in the shield competition and both made it to the Sunday morning semifinal Stages, The Camogie came up against neighbours St Rynaghs Banagher in Kiltimagh but Rynaghs were stronger on the day and went on to win the Shield final later that evenong. The Hurlers had a good win in the semifinal over Castlebar Mitchels played at Mullagh, but just fell short against a stronger Ennistymon panel later on in the Duggan Ballinasloe. We trust all enjoyed the experience and like generations from the club in the past look back fondly on their time in feile, Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.
Junior B Football championship
On Sunday afternoon last, we took on Strokestown in Lisnamult in Round 3 of the junior football championship. The heat reflected the intensity of the game in the first half. Strokestown started very strongly and were well kept out by Paul Whelan in Goal, and defenders Jamie Curley, Brendan O'Connor Kealan Daly and James Kelly. In a first half where lilttle was given by either defence with some nice scoring by David Grehan and great workrate by Adam McManus, Mark Whelan, Eoin Galvin and Shane Downey kept pearses in touch.
The early stages of the second half were akin to the first. The strong running of Mike Downey and Adrian Mannion in addition to the impact of Niall Carty, Dylan Wallace and Adam Finnerty pushed pearses ahead with 10 minutes remaining. Strokestown rallied with 5 minutes to go but strong defending from Aaron Johnston, David Loughnane, Jason Murray Mossy Dolan and a great long range free by young Andrew Flood gave Pearses an important victory. Final Score: 0-13 to 0-10.
Match Day Squad: Paul Whelan, Mossy Dolan, Jason Murray, Thomas Richardson, David Loughnane, Brendan O Connor, Andrew Flood, Kealan Daly, James Kelly, Ian Curley, Shane Downey, Eoin Galvin, Jamie Curley, Adrian Mannion, Mark Whelan, Mike Downey, Adam McManus, David Grehan, Gerry Kelly, Shane Kenny, Aaron Johnston, Adam Finnerty, Sean Lohan, Dylan Wallace, Niall Carty
Junior Football League
Our RosGal Loss Assessors / Northcrest Construction Junior A Footballers played host to Elphin in Round 5 of the Lee Cup / Division 4 League on Sunday afternoon last at Woodmount.
We started well and by half time we led 1-12 to 0-5. We had thirteen different scorers including goals for Eanna Ryan, Ian Curley and Karl Feehilly and finished winners by 3-20 to 1-11.
Squad - Thomas Dolan, James Kelly, Shane Mulvey, Thomas Richardson, Adrian Mannion, David Whelan, Shane Downey, Aaron Feehily, Tom Butler, Alan Duffy, Daniel Glynn, Glen Kelly, Ian Curley, Niall Finneran, David Grehan, Sean Lohan, Shane Kenny, Karl Feehily, Mark Whelan, Eanna Ryan, Jason Murray, Paul Whelan, Aaron Johnston, Jamie Curley, Andrew Flood, Dylan Wallace, Mike Kenirons, Gerry Kelly, Aidan Fallon.
Junior A Football Championship
Our RosGal Loss Assessors / Northcrest Construction Junior A Footballers continued their fine run of form last weekend defeating Strokestown at Lisnamult.
The heat reflected the intensity of the game in the first half. Strokestown started very strongly and were well kept out by Paul Whelan in Goal, and defenders Jamie Curley, Brendan O'Connor Kealan Daly and James Kelly. In a first half where lilttle was given by either defence with some nice scoring by David Grehan and great workrate by Adam Mcmanus, Mark Whelan, Eoin Galvin and Shane Downey kept Pearses in touch.
The early stages of the second half were akin to the first. The strong running of Mike Downey and Adrian Mannion in addition to the impact of Niall Carty, Dylan Wallace and Adam Finnerty pushed Pearses ahead with 10 minutes remaining. Strokestown rallied with 5 minutes to go but strong defending from Aaron Johnston, David Loughnane, Jason Murray, Mossy Dolan and a great long range free by young Andrew Flood gave Pearses an important victory. Final Score: 0-13 to 0-10.
Match Day Squad: Paul Whelan, Mossy Dolan, Jason Murray, Thomas Richardson, David Loughnane, Brendan O Connor, Andrew Flood, Kealan Daly, James Kelly, Ian Curley, Shane Downey, Eoin Galvin, Jamie Curley, Adrian Mannion, Mark Whelan, Mike Downey, Adam McManus, David Grehan, Gerry Kelly, Shane Kenny, Aaron Johnston, Adam Finnerty, Sean Lohan, Dylan Wallace, Niall Carty.
Junior B Football Championship:
Our Junior B Footballers play our neighbours Clann na nGael in the next round of the Championship on Wednesday night next 13th June at 8pm in Johnstown. We also have a Division 6 League Fixture away to St. Michaels on Friday night next at 8pm in Cootehall.
Enda Brooks Memorial Cup
Many thanks to all who participated again last Wednesday night in our Internal Club Football Tournament in memory of Enda Brooks. Thanks to referees Rory Curley and Michéal Hogarty and all players and team mentors. Details of Round 3 fixtures will be circulated later this week.
Senior Football - County Cup:
Our Paul Flynn Senior Footballers play neighbours St. Adain's in round one of the new County Cup in Ballyforan on Wednesday next 13th June at 8pm.
First Aid Support:
Anybody who would be willing to assist with First Aid for any of our Adult Football Teams is asked to contact anybody involved with Adult Football.
U14 Boys Div 1 Football:
Our Boys finished off the Div 1 league campaign with another win to claim the Div 1 sheild title against a gallant Kilbride side. This silverware was richly deserved after winning 6 of the 8 league games. On a sweltering hot evening, our lads suffered from a bit of heat fever in the first half where we struggled to break down a resolute Kilbride defence. This was never going to as easy as our meeting earlier in the year, without our midfielder Conor Harley. We traded scores throughout the first half and a goal just before the break gave us a 3 point lead despite playing with a slight breeze. Despite this we had a lot of possession however our final ball let us down many times. As has happened many times this year our lads just clicked into gear after the break and ran at the opposition. From this we raced into a comfortable 13 point lead. Kilbride to their credit never gave up and scored 2 late goals. Despite missing a last minute penalty we ran out deserved 7 point winners. Jack Ryan in goal was super as always and a double save in the first half was crucial. The fullback line of Luke Kenny, Cian Grenham and Keelan Ryan tightly marshaled the Kilbride full forward line. Mikey Cruise, Conor Ryan and Cailum Lionel were rock solid and was the strongest line on the day. Conor even chipped in with a point. Abdullah Shahid and Ryan Kelly ran themselves to the ground in the middle of the park. The second half proved much more fruitful for the forwards. Shane Glennon and Cathal Carty were impressive on the half forward line with Shane scoring an excellent point. Adam Mc Greal in the centre has his shooting boots on and returned 11 points, many from frees. The inside line of Charlie Mooney, Sean Canning and Jack Nevin delivered 5-1 with Sean collecting 2-1 and Jack 3-0. Keelan Finneran and James Harrington also contributed when introduced. Many thanks to the parents, grandparents and family who supporting the boys. Now for Championship! Panel on the day as follows: Jack Ryan, Luke Kenny, Cian Grenham. Keelan Ryan, Cailum Lionel, Conor Ryan, Mikey Cruise, Ryan Kelly, Abdullah Shahid, Shane Glennon, Adam Mc Greal, Cathal Carty, Charlie Mooney, Sean Canning, Jack Nevin, James Harrington, Keelan Finneran, Ben Dolan, Jason Galvin, Ronan Sheerin, Conor Kelly, David Hoey,
Under 16 League
Padraig Pearses finished their U16 league campaign against St. Croans in the Div 4 Shield final last weekend. This was a great way to finish a promising campaign and with all U16 players getting the chance to play in a county final we had great hopes of matching the Div 1 team and completing the double. We started well against the wind and had early scores from the boot of Terry McGowan with a point and a goal from Declan Kenny. Unfortunately it was a false dawn as we came under severe pressure from a strong St. Croans team who scored 2-7 in a dominant first half which included several outstanding saves from the impressive Abdullah Sahid. We were still hopeful with the wind to come in the second half but 2 late first half goals made our task all the more difficult. All credit to the lads, they didn't give up and six points from the boot of Declan Kenny(2), Adam McGreal (2) Adam Hynes, and James Mooney had us back to within 5 point with 10 mins left. We squandered several goal chances during this spell which could have pushed the game our way but it was not to be. A late flurry of scores from St.Croans put the win beyond us and included a fortuitous goal which left the final score 4-9 to 2-7. Many thanks to all the lads who gave their all and contributed to an excellent game of football and we can look forward to the championship with confidence. Panel on the day was Abdullah Sahid, Conor Costello, Colm Sherrin, Conor Blackweir, Adam Hynes, Luke Galvin, James Mooney, Declan Kenny, Terry McGowan, Shane Costello, Fionnan Darcy, Luke Feehily, Ciaran Curley, Adam McGreal, Sean Canning, Conor Ryan, Ryan Kelly, Conor Hogan.
Results for Monday June 5th Numbers drawn, 3, 7, 8, 29. There were three match 3s Niall & William Colleran C/O Aidan Colleran. Paudge Kenny C/O Hugh Collins. John Lawless C/O Downeys Bar. The Jackpot Stands at €7,500
Club Notes June 10th
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