Killanny GAA Notes
Results for 14th August draw… 5, 6, 8 & 16 – No jackpot winner!
Weekly prize winners €20 each – John Byrne D/D, Jim McBride D/D, Ann McGardle, Phillip Muckian, Noel Byrne
Next week’s jackpot will be €17,400 !!
Draw will be held in the Community Centre next Sunday night – €2 each or 3 for €5. Thanks for your support.
We travelled to Drumhowan for our second match in this years Junior Championship and having suffered a one-point defeat to the homesters in the league earlier in the year, a little bit of spice was added to this repeat match. We made a lively start and Eddie Walsh had a goal & a point to his name after only 6 minutes. Drumhowan then converted a free before Eddie Walsh converted one for us to take us in to the first water break 4 points to the good. Another free from Eddie extended this lead but Drumhowan who had missed some good chances early doors hit back with another free. We were riding our luck at times as Drumhowan were wasteful in front of goal, but this was not the case for us as Eddie Walsh took possession out wide on the forty and fired over a lovely score to put us 5 up. Our dominance was evident heading into the final 5 minutes of the first half and when Danny Leegan won the ball 40 meters from goal, he made a jinking run through the defence and despite losing control of the ball at the wrong moment he managed to poke the loose ball into the net and give us an 8-point lead. Kyle Connolly, who had been introduced early for the injured Conor Vernon, then pointed in good style before Drumhowan had the last say of the half with a point which would be their first from open play to leave the halftime score 2-05 to 0-03.
The second half in all honesty was a disappointment from our perspective when a combination of loose play, possible effects from the 30 degree heat and a much improved Drumhowan performance saw us fail to push on and for most part play second fiddle to Drumhowan – who I’m sure would be thinking if they had been more accurate in front of goal would surely have gotten closer to us at the end. Indeed, the first two scores of the 2nd half went to a more determined Drumhowan team, and it wasn’t until the 41st minute that we got our first score of the second period. This after subs Gavin Flanagan & Daryl Traynor had been introduced to freshen things up. Eddie Walsh then tagged on two more frees just before the second water break to keep our lead at 8. Again, Drumhowan were fastest out of the blocks from the break in play and had 2 quick points on the board before Cillian Leegan cancelled one out on 52 mins. Drumhowan had some good possessions in the next 5 mins but only managed 2 scores but an inspirational score from Gavin Flanagan kept distance between the teams and at the end of what could only be described as a tough battle in intense heat, we were only too happy to come away with any sort of victory. Some improvement will be required when it comes to the latter stages of this competition but all in all its 2 from 2 in the Championship so far. Final score Drumhowan 0-09; Killanny 2-09
Next up we are at home to Killeevan on Sun 4th Sept at 5.00pm
Hard luck to our U-13’s Div 3 team who were beaten by Currin last Tuesday evening by a single point – this Saturday we are at home to Corduff at 11.00am
Well done to our U-15’s on winning the Div 3 league Shield Final last Thursday evening beating St.Tiarnach Sarsfields (Clones/Killeevan combination) 3-19 to 2-15…..great win lads!!
Next up it’s the Championship!! We are away to Tyholland this Thursday evening at 7.15pm…. lets make it a double lads!!
All roads lead to Carrickmacroos this evening (Tuesday) as our U-17’s play Aughnamullen in the Final of the Div 2 Shield – best of luck lads!!
The Div 2 Championship then kicks off next Monday 22nd Aug when we are at home to Aghabog Emmetts at 7-15pm
Fitness Training For All
KG fitness, led by 2 of our current players, Michael Vernon & Conor Grimes are running circuit training classes in the Community Centre every Wednesday @ 6pm & Saturday @ 10am – training will be tailored for all fitness abilities and levels – adm is €5 – contract Michael on 0872130861 for more details….
An Evening at The Forge
Join us for ‘An evening at the Forge’ @ Kelly’s of Essexford next Saturday evening 20th August. Fire lit in the Forge at 5.00pm. Music from 8.00pm. Raffle on the night and refreshments served. Sure to be a fun filled evening – everyone welcome!
Our Senior Ladies lost their opening Championship match last Friday evening away to Tyholland. Their focus now turns to their next match against Killeevan on Sunday 28th Aug
Well done to our U-16’s on their quarter final win over Aughnamullen on Monday last. It was a great team performance, where both teams contributed to a very entertaining game of football. Well done to the team and management. Killanny 4-11; Aughnamullen 4- 10
Our U-12’s are at home to Latton in the Div 2 league next Saturday morning at 11am – best of luck girls!
The club wish to express our condolences to the Goodman Family, Ballingarry on the recent passing of Briege Goodman – Ar dheis De go raibh a