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September 18th, 2013

Killanny 4g 7p
Blackhill 0g 7p
Blackhill made the trip to windswept Pairc Eanna on Sunday last and left empty handed as the young home side made better use of the gale force wind scoring 2 goals and 4 points facing into the elements to Blackhills 2 points in the first half. The visitors upped their game at the re-start and scored 5 unanswered points in the 2nd,4th,7th, 8th, 9th before Conor Vernon decided that was enough and with a perfectly weighted 45 deceived the goalkeeper and floated into the top on the net on the 12th minute. We went on to score 1g 3p and great defending kept Blackhill scoreless from the 9th minute. We now sit on top of the table but must remain focused as we have 2 remaining games with only 1 point separating the top and five teams scrambling for four positions.
Killeeven make the long trip to Pairc Eanna on Saturday evening for a five thirty start.
U14 Div 1 Cup Semi-Final
Our participation in the Division 1 league came to an end last Saturday when we were beaten by Monaghan Harps in the semi final. We were put under pressure from the start and we never got a chance to recover . The opposition were much stronger in every area of the pitch and this was reflected in the final score. However, our team is a very young team with seven of the panel still playing at U12 Level , while all of the opposition were 14yrs old. Our lads bravely played on and kept trying to get scores and indeed succeeding on a number of occasions. This showed a great level of team spirit and commitment on their part and has been one of the factors in their successful Division 1 campaign in both the league and Championship. This young team has competed at the highest level and given the supporters some brilliant matches to watch over the last 5 months and they have did themselves, their coaches and their parents proud. A top four finish in the league and a finalist in the Championship is a great seasons work for a young team  competing in a division where every match is a tough match! A big thanks to the coaches David Connolly and Dermot Grimes for their great work with the boys during the season and to all the supporters who were with them every step of the way. Team: Darren Leegan,Cillian Collins,Ronan Grimes,Sean Finn, Kian Duffy, Eddie Walsh, Dean Connolly, Tommy Byrne, Ciaran Guinan, Conor Grimes, Daniel Leegan, Conor O’Callaghan, Oisin Mc Connon, Kyle Connolly, Callum Murray, Aodhan Mc Connon, David Leegan, Ciaran O’Reilly.
John Gartlan R.I.P.
An air of sadness filtered through the Parish last weekend at the sad news of the passing to his eternal reward of John Gartlan. John was synonymous with The Geraldines for a life time, he served as Club Chairman for a number of years and was very prominent during the years when Pairc Eanna development took place. He also served on many committees over the years as well as team selector on several occasions. He had a keen interest in the Juvenile affairs including training and coaching. Apart from his outstanding contribution to the GAA John had a great pride in the Community and give his full support to any organisation that worked for the prosperity of the wee parish and its people.
The esteem in which John was held by Club members and the wider community was shown by the attendance at his funeral Mass which included a Guard of Honour by the Geraldines and the Bowls Club and the very appropriate eulogy delivered by Fr. Martin O Reilly. We offer our deepest condolences to all of Johns relations. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Nellie and his entire family. A simple man who had all the proper values, family, work, football and community. May the fertile soil of St Endas rest gently on his noble soul.  Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dhilis.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Tommy, PJ, Michael, David, Thomas, Anita and Margaret Rogers on the death of wife and mother Maureen. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam dhilis.

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