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October 4th, 2022

Killanny GAA Notes

 

Lotto

Results for 3rd Oct draw… 2, 14, 18 & 19 – No jackpot winner!

Weekly prize winners €20 each – Shane Callan D/D, Carol Lucas D/D, M.Reilly, Aoife Woods, Aoife Byrne

Next week’s jackpot will be a humungous €18,100 !!

Draw will be held in the Community Centre next Sunday night – €2 each or 3 for €5. Thanks for your support.

 

Junior Championship

Semi-finals are all about just getting through. How ever you do it, it doesn’t matter, it’s the next day out that really counts. When the wind & rain eventually cleared up in Shamrock Park Cremartin last Saturday afternoon it was a 10-point victory for us on the scoreboard but for long periods it was a slog. Playing against the elements in the first half we found it difficult to get into any real rhythm. Scotstown opened the scoring with a point from a free after 2 minutes but a great individual goal from Danny Leegan after only 3 minutes got us off to a flying start. Scotstown replied with a point from play which was cancelled out by an Eddie Walsh free. Eddie then opened up a 3-point gap for us with a good score from play but that was to be our last score until 1st half injury time when Oisin Burns found space to dart into the Scotstown square only to be hauled down for a penalty. Eddie Walsh made no mistake to convert high to the roof of the net. From the kick-out we turned over the ball and won a free on the ‘forty’ which Jack Kiernan struck beautifully over the bar. In the space of that barren 18-minute spell, Scotstown had the upper hand and were thwarting attack after attack albeit some wayward shooting from us contributed to the lack of activity on the scoreboard. In fact, in that period, Scotstown had scored 3 unanswered points to level the match before our penalty award. It was certainly the shot in the arm we needed with a goal & a point in the dying stages of the half to send us in at the break 2-03 to 0-05 up and it put a completely different dynamic on the game from both teams’ perspectives.

On the resumption, Eddie Walsh found space in the opening minute to convert but this was quickly cancelled out by another successful free from the Scotstown keeper. We had certainly upped the ante in this 2nd half and a period of good possession ended with another free from out wide on the right which Jack Kiernan steered over. Spaces were opening up and Eddie Walsh breezed in from the left flank to deftly chip over with his left to open up a 6-point gap in the match. Indeed, it arguably could have been over as a contest 5 minutes later when Eddie found himself through on goal with only the keeper to beat but drove his shot into the side netting. Dead ball scores were exchanged then over the next 5 minutes, ours from a Jack Kiernan ’45, before Gavin Flanagan announced his arrival as a 2nd half substitute with a fine take, swivel & score to extend our lead to 7 points with the final 10 minutes approaching. As a brave Scotstown challenge was petering out, Eddie Walsh capitalised on a defensive error to add another point. We made a number of further substitutions then, two of which being Daryl Traynor & Aodhan McConnon who combined nicely for another attack on the Scotstown goal which ended with Aodhan being pulled to the ground in the square and another penalty. Same taker, same result…. Eddie kept it low and squeezed it underneath the

keeper….it was now 3-09 to 0-07 with the final action of the match a consolation point for Scotstown. Final score Killanny 3-09, Scotstown 0-08.

Well done lads on reaching the final. As news filtered through on a win for Clones in the other semi-final it means we will face Clones in both the League & Championship finals this year and also that promotion back to the Intermediate League for 2023 is guaranteed…. so well done to everyone involved on the immediate bounce back and best of luck in both finals…!!

Hats, flags & scarves time….!! Oh, and can someone see if the Markeys can get them sheep togged and back out…!! It’s been a while…!!

 

U-17’s

Hard luck to our U-17’s who bowed out of the Div 2 Championship at the semi-final stage on Sunday last against Aughnamullen. A couple of quick-fire goals early on left the task all the more difficult and opened a gap that we were never just able to claw back. Nevertheless, it was a good season for these lads winning the league title earlier

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