In a game played in gale force conditions on Sunday last, Easkey Seniors lost to St. Marys on a scoreline of 1-8 to 2-10. With a great goal by Brendan McGrath, and helped by the wind, Easkey dominated in the second half. Emmett Lyndsey was unfortunately stretchered off late in the game, we wish him a speedy recovery.
Easkey u16s play in the Shield Semi-final against Molaise Gaels in Grange on Monday 14th May, at 7pm
On Friday evening, the u14 ALeague continued with a good win for Easkey at home, over Shamrock Gaels. Behind at halftime, our lads played a much better second half to win 5-16 to 5-6. Next game due to be played Friday, has been moved to Thursday 17th May, versus Calry/St.Josephs at home at 7pm.
In their first game of the u12Group 2 competition, Easkey played neighbours and friends St. Farnans at home on Tuesday last. Easkey were behind at half time, but pulled up their blue socks to win by a point. U12 training continues Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, new players always welcome.
The u8 and u10 teams had no game last week, but look forward to their upcoming meeting with Enniscrone this Wednesday.
In Hurling, its busy times for the Easkey/St.farnans lads. In a very entertaining game last Sunday 6th May, the u16 team saw off Naomh Eoin, on a scoreline of 3-8 to 2-8. This Wednesday, they take on Western Gaels at home in Easkey at 7pm, in round 3 of their League.
The u14 hurlers had a comprehensive win over Coolera/ Strandhill on Wednesday, and preparations continue for their upcoming Féile trip.
The u12 hurlers headed to Castlebar on Sunday for a blitz, and in atrocious weather conditions, won two of their three games.
This Tuesday May 15th, the u12 hurlers take on Naomh Eoin at home, 7pm, for the first game of their A League.
Please come out and support our young players, whenever you can.
The Easkey-based Western Gaels Camogie Club had a very successful trip last week to Croke Park where the U12 team took part in Cumán to Croker under the guidance of Caroline Murray, the Connaught Development Officer. Twenty girls travelled in total, with a team of 15 girls. Western Gaels played three matches in their group and finished with two wins. The girls are now busy training for the upcoming Féile competition in Dublin in July where Western Gaels hope to field a team in conjunction with the Sligo Girls. Camogie training continues every Monday night in Owenbeg astroturf from 7 to 8 and newcomers welcome.
Easkey/St. Farnans Underage Hurling Club held their sponsored walk last Monday, and a huge thank you to all who turned up on the day, to make it a very enjoyable and successful event. Thank you to Fr. Loftus for his blessing to keep all safe, and a sincere thank you to everyone who sponsored the young hurlers - it is very much appreciated.
The Easkey/ St.Farnans Hurling Club are presently fundraising, with a scrap metal collection. This can be a great way for you to get rid of any unwanted scrap that is hanging around - old washing machines, scrap cars, corrugated iron, car-batteries, small metal items etc. A skip is in place at Easkey FRC, and any scrap you have can be left there. Collection of the scrap can also be arranged if needed, please contact Padraig Hallinan 087 2853064.
Congratulations to all our young players and young people of the parish who are making their First Holy Communion at this time of year. Best wishes also, to all those preparing for exams at this time, Easkey GAA wishes them all good luck.
Easkey GAA acknowledges with gratitude, the support of Airtricity in the community, and thank them sincerely for the grant received towards replacing windows at Easkey Clubhouse.