Doohamlet GFC Notes
Championship: Doohamlet 0-09 Latton 0-12
Doohamlet bellied their lowly league position against high-flying Latton in this championship clash on Saturday last before going down by three points. Ciaran McManus, Shane McManus and Colin Walshe played through the pain barrier carrying injuries going into this game and Barry Murphy and Jason Mc Elroy made their Championship debut. Latton made the early running before Doohamlet settled and took the game to their opponents. Shane McManus drew Doohamlet level with a brace before Glen Comiskey and Ted Duffy saw Doohamlet take a 0-04 to 0-02 lead. Doohamlet were now guilty of turning over possession and this led to Latton scores before Ted Duffy again levelled the scores to see both sides go in at the break 0-05 each.
In the second half Ciaran McManus was deployed at full forward and both teams struggled to gain dominance. Doohamlets defence who were magnificent throughout forced Latton forwards to some wayward shooting. Ted Duffy kept Doohamlet in touch as the game entered its final quarter and only a point separated the sides. Latton then gained the initiative taking a two point lead . Doohamlet laid siege on the Latton goal looking for that all important winning score but Lattons defence held firm and they advance to the next round.
Team and Scorers: Barry Murphy, Gabie Casey, Martin Hughes, Shane J. Connolly, Jason McElroy, Kevin McArdle, Gavin King, Ciaran McManus, Glen Comiskey 0-01, Ted Duffy 0-06 (4 F.) Ollie Hughes, Stephen Gilsenan, Colin Walshe, Shane McManus 0-02, Mark Murphy
Subs Used: Darren Connolly, Philip Mone and Emmett McManus.
Doohamlet now play Magheracloone in the back door system on a date yet to be fixed.
Philip Courtney Perpetual Cup: This weekend the Blackhill Club hold their annual Tournament for the Philip Courtney Cup. On Friday Doohamlet play Crossmaglen Rangers at 7.30pm and on Saturday Drumhowan play the host club Blackhill again at 7.30pm. Both winners will play the final on Sunday at 6pm. All proceeds from this tournament will go to Castleblayney Care Association
Under 14: Following a lengthy break the under 14 team return to action when they play Inniskeen at home this Friday with a 7 o’clock start.
Under 12: For the first time our under 12 team have been placed in Division 2 of the league. While a sizeable margin may exist to the teams setting the pace at the top our boys have shown continuing improvement to win three of their five games played. They face Clones in the final league game on Thursday, 11th August.
Activity Day: Two of our under 12 stars, Hugh McGinn and Matthew McKenna enjoyed the experience of their recent trip to Croke Park to play mini-games and visit the museum on the Cumann na mBunscoil selection that played at half-time during the Monaghan v Tyrone championship clash.
Sponsorship: Thanks to James Rushes, “Quality Fires and Stoves” kindly sponsored kit bags for members of our minor and under 16 team panels.
Blotto 25/07: No Jackpot winner, numbers drawn 6, 4, 2, 5, 1, 7, 3. Lucky dip winners Ger & Gaby Casey, Doohamlet; Michéal Marray, Bernard McGinn, Ballybay Road, Castleblayney. Next weeks Jackpot €10,000.