Killanny GAA Notes
Results for 1st September draw…. 10, 11, 20 & 24
No jackpot winner!
Weekly prize winners €20 each – Martin Traynor D/D, Colm McBride D/D, Henry Hughes, Michael Quinn, Patricia Campbell, Morris Gadial
Next week’s jackpot will be €5,500 – draw will be held in Hughes’s
We travelled to Sean McDermotts last Saturday evening needing the five points on offer if we were to keep our push on for a semi-final spot. We didn’t make the ideal start though as it was the home side, fighting to retain their Intermediate status, who started the more determined and went three points to no score up after 9 minutes. Michael Vernon it was who registered our first a minute later before Seans converted another free. Eddie Markey and Eddie Walsh both hit good scores from play to leave just a point in it after 16 minutes. Scoring chances from play were at a premium then and two more points were exchanged from placed balls, ours from the boot of Eddie Walsh, before another Seans free edged them two ahead. We were growing nicely into the game now, with our defence thwarting the burley Seans attackers on numerous occasions and Tiernan Duffy was starting to get the measure of Seans county man Niall Kierans providing the link between defence and attack. Eddie Walsh converted another free on 24 minutes before Danny Leegan finished off a brilliant individual effort with a well taken score. Not to be outdone Dean Connolly did likewise a minute later to put us a point up going in at the break 0-07 to 0-06. Danny Leegan carried on his good from from last week’s Championship match with Cremartin and went on another mazy run through the Seans defence to slot over a good score. An off the ball incident then saw Cillian Leegan receive a black card and being replaced by Sean Finn. Adam Kieran then turned defence in to attack playing a one-two with Dean Connolly and providing the finish to put us three up. A bad kick-out then resulted in the ball ending up in the back of our net and we were all square until Seans then edged in front with another free. Eddie Markey made way for Ronan Grimes before cousin Mark Grimes won the ball in front of his marker, turned and fired over to level things again. Adam Kieran having hit a good point in the first half got the itch for more and sauntered forward again, picking up a break in the middle and hit a beauty between the posts. A minute later Eddie Walsh converted another free to put us two ahead. Our tails were up at this point and playing well and we were putting more and more pressure on around the middle. After winning another Seans kick-out in the middle, the ball was directed into the square and broke loose only for man-of-the-match Adam Kieran to get the all-important toe poke on it and in to the net! We were now five up with 10 minutes on the clock and looked comfortable but as was quite often the case throughout the season we idled instead of pushing for home. Seans were fighting for survival and not giving up the ghost just yet. They tapped over a free which Eddie Walsh cancelled out. Gavin Flanagan and Darren Leegan came in for Daryl Traynor and Mark Grimes respectively to help see the game out but Seans hit the next two scores from play to leave just three in it with 3 minutes to go. An Eddie Walsh free then made the gap four and the points looked safe but Seans gave it one last push and forced two more frees in the 60th & 62nd minutes, pointing both to leave just two in it with time surely up. But no, the referee played on and a panicked Kian Duffy misdirected his kick-out to a Seans attacker who
duly slotted over to reduce the margin to the minimum. A last check of the watch from the referee told him he had played 4 minutes injury time and relievedly from the next kick-out blew the full-time whistle……..a close call but we just clung on to take the points on a score line of 1-14 to 1-13.
Team & Scorers; Kian Duffy, Killian Collins, Ronan Duffy, Adam Kieran (1-02), Killian Collins, Eddie Markey (0-01), Cillian Leegan, Dean Connolly (0-01), Tiernan Duffy, Stephen McMahon, Daryl Traynor, Michael Vernon (0-01), Mark Grimes (0-01), Eddie Walsh (0-06), Danny Leegan (0-02). Subs used: Sean Finn for Cillian Leegan, Ronan Grimes for Eddie Markey, Darren Leegan for Mark Grimes, Gavin Flanagan for Daryl Traynor
There is a break for Championship this weekend, so our next league match is at home to Cremartin on 15th September at 12.30pm
We will play Monaghan Harps in Castleblayney next Saturday 7th September at 6.30pm in round 2B of the Intermediate Championship. Your support is greatly appreciated
We travel to Latton in round 3 of the U-17 Div 1 & 2 Championship this Tuesday 3rd Sept. Throw-in 7.00pm
The U15’s travel to Emmet Park Carrickmacross on Thursday evening for their championship semi-final clash with Cremartin. Throw in is at 6.30pm, so please come along and support the team.
A huge thankyou goes to Gerry of Gerry’s Prepared Veg for sponsoring a new set of jerseys for our U-7 boys! We had our first outing in them last week against Inniskeen.
Inniskeen West Louth Development have a vacancy for a Caretaker in Killanny GFC. This is a DSP Community Employment Programme and eligibility conditions apply.
If interested, please contact Cathriona O’Rourke 087-2055119 Community Employment Office Inniskeen or any Committee Member.
Killanny GAA proudly presents ‘a night at the OsKaRs’ in aid of our second pitch development plan. We are currently looking for budding actors & actresses to take part in the show which promises to
be a great night for all involved. No previous acting experience necessary, starter acting lessons will be provided.
We still need actors!!! Contact any committee member for further details
An information evening will be held in early September.