Owenmore Gaels GAA Club notes

Minor League Result: Owenmore Gaels 2-14 Eastern Harps 1-5

The minor boys got their playoff chances back on track this evening as they welcomed league leaders Eastern Harps to Connolly Park this evening.

Bursting out of the blocks, the Gaels scored 6 points in a row. Eastern Harps eventually got into gear when they converted a well worked point from far out, and Gaels returned the favour just minutes later. The game kicked into life ten minutes before half time when Harps well struck free kick hit the crossbar, then the back of the net, leaving just four points between the teams. Callum Tonry responded with a rocket from 20 yards out, beating the Harps keeper. A further two points before half time lengthened lead for the Gaels to 1-10 to 1-1.

The second half began with a series of big hits, and strong challenges as the physicality went up a level. The visitors matched the Gaels point for point in the second half, before Kevin Quigley wrapped up the game with a well taken goal with ten minutes to go.

After a couple of disappointing results over the last two weeks, this was a welcomed team performance and result. The lads worked tirelessly in defense and their discipline showed, keeping the visitors to six scores. Patient, yet ruthless in attack and increased physicality in midfield were welcomed traits to this always improving squad.

The boys have one game left in the league which will be decisive in deciding how their league campaign finishes. They are away to Shamrock Gaels which will be played after the Leaving Certificate.

Team: Diarmuid O’Grady, Vinnie Harte, Jack Foley, Tony Fox(0-1), Roland Anderson (Blood Sub Diarmuid Harte), Jamie Callaghan, Roan Conneely, James Duffy(c)(0-1), Callum Tonry(1-0), Bryan McPartland, Derek Lynch(1-0), Stephen Fallon(0-7), Kevin Quigley(0-3), Ross Trill(0-1), Aaron Walsh(0-1). Subs: Darragh Mahon, Jordan McGuinn, Byron Doherty.

Mens Division 4 result Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA Club 3-15 Owenmore Gaels GAA Club 1-15.
The division 4 mens team were beaten this afternoon in Cloonacool. It was a close game with 2 quick fire goals from Coolaney the main difference. Our lads gave everything to get back into game but came up short. Well done to two players at each end of the spectrum, 17-year-old Tony Fox making his Senior debut and Gerry Dooner, a few years older than Tony, coming off the bench to good effect.
Team: Gavin Phelan, Kieran White, Kyle Taheny, Tony Fox, Shane Maye, Brendan McCann (Gerry Dooner), Rory Dillon, Stanley Harte, Trevor Sweeney, Glen MCormack, Paul Hannon, Shane Kerr, Adrian Egan.

The U16 girls were comprehensively beaten by Calry on Tuesday Evening. We conceded 6 goals in the opening 10 minutes of the game and left ourselves with a mountain to climb. Great credit to the girls who battled bravely to the final whistle , scoring 1.13 in the process. We will have to improve significantly as we will now play the same opposition in the League Final in 2 weeks time.

Well Done to the Owenmore Gaels U-8 boys and girls who took to the field in Ballydoogan last Wednesday. The boys faced a vastly more experienced St. Marys team but battled well. The girls in the first EVER match on their own did themselves , families and club proud .

Well done to the Sligo U-14 girls who beat Mayo in Connacht B Final on a scoreline of 3-2 to 1-10.The side was captained by our very own Erin Taheny and Hannah Walsh is also a member of the panel

For all upcoming underage and Senior Owenmore Gaels fixtures, visit www.owenmoregaels.ie/calender

Check out our new underage kit now available to buy at Jako Sports. This will be the playing kit for our U-10 and U-8 teams. The T-shirt (a requirement for U-8 and 10's) is €15, with an option of shorts and socks for €22 total. Sizes catering right down to our nursery kids.

Our Saturday Morning Coaching commences next weekend on the 6th of May from 10.30 to 11.30am for ages 4 to 12. For registered club members only. See below for registration details. We are looking for parents to get involved as we need to ensure we have adequate supervisors each week. Spread the Word!

Online Registration – Register now at www.owenmoregaels.ie

Plans for our new stand are complete and displayed in clubhouse. We are now in the planning permission stage. Anybody willing to join the fundraising drive with €20 per month for one year please contact Niall 0877609420.

The Lotto draw took place in Connolly’s Bar on Monday 1st May. The numbers drawn were 12, 14, 28 & 32.

There was no winner of the €6,400 Jackpot. Congrats to our ‘Match 3’ Winner David Kenahan who wins €100. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and continues to support the club. As there was no winner this week, the Jackpot rolls over to €6,500. The next draw will take place in Cullen’s Bar on Monday 15th May.

The Club shop is now online. Club Merchandise includes jerseys, socks, shorts, club tops, trousers and jackets. Get yours now! Visit our Facebook page for details.

The club are deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of Michael Leydon Church View,Collooney.Sympathies are extended to his wife Mary,Son Tom,Daughers Jennifer+Michelle and to Michael's brothers+sisters and the extended Leydon family. Michael's son Tom has played with club at all levels and only recently finished playing with the men's team .The club extends its deepest sympathies.

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