Me Keown Cup – C Championship winners
Blackhill got off to a flier and were 4 point sup after 15 minutes . In the 17tth minute Shane Coyle hit over a point from a free which was followed up 2 minutes later by another pointed free by Oisin McGorman. The next 2 points came from the opponents both from play . Latton finished the half strongest with 2 further points from Evan Coyle & Oisin McGorman
The second half resumed like as the 1st had ended with 2 frees for latton converted by Evan Coyle & Oisin in the 4th & 5th minute after the restart. Blackhill went ahead again in the 13th minute with a converted free but this was cancelled out by a point from play in the 14th minute by Kian Mulligan. Blackhill hit over a point from play to edge them ahead again with 18 minutes played. On the 19th minute a good move lead to a Kian Mulligan goal to leave Latton 2 points up .Latton finished strong with 2 further point from play with Oisin hitting over on the 30tth minute and Kian finishing off the scoring as the game entered injury time.
The final score was Latton 1-09 – Blackhill 0-08. This is a great achievement in only our secomd year with a “C” team. Congratulations to all the players who worked hard this year and to our mangers Ruairi & Michael and to Sean & Christopher who also helped out .
Senior League Quarter Final
We play Ballybay in Latton at 7.30 pm on Wednesday next 26th July at 7.30pm in the quarter final of the Senior League .. good luck to all.
We play away on Sunday 23rd July at 1.00pm in Cremartin.
Happy Retirement John Nixon..
Lat Friday marked John’s last day of employment with Latton O’Rahilly GAA Club .If you have frequented our grounds any time in the last 23 years John was someone that you were most likely to see ,whether in the GAA Grounds or Centre …. be it a match or a function in the bar this man is always on hand for whatever needs to be done . John has been our groundsman for over 23 years and in that time had worked to ensure that the facilities are in perfect condition for whatever group or team is using them on any day. John was respon-sible for ensuring our 3 fields are ready for the teams arriving, ensuring that all are lined out and that flags are set out. He maintained our Gym and sports hall to a very high stand-ard . John in previous years also took on many tasks with our Senior squad and it has been said that it was his Soup served to the players after training that contributed greatly to our successful championship winning teams in the past .Living next door to the grounds John has been called on at all times of the day to open the facilities or maybe attend to a few stray Cattle!!!
We are sad to see him go and he will be missed however we know as a true supporter of Latton O’Rahilly GAA Club John will not be a stranger ….
Our Senior hurlers were narrowly beaten on Monday away against Erne Gaels.
Irish News All Stars
The whistle was blown and the ball thrown in for this year’s “ The Irish News Ulster GAA All-Stars Awards”. The search is underway to crown Ulster’s finest GAA players of 2023. This year’s shortlisted players have been chosen from a pool of exceptional contenders, exhibiting remarkable skills and outstanding achievements of Ladies’ and Men’s Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie.
We are delighted to announce that Kieran Duffy has been nominated in the Full Back po-sition.
The All-Stars event recognises sportsmen and women across four codes – Men’s Foot-ball, Ladies’ Football, Hurling and Camogie.9 counties, 4 teams, 60 players, 4 players of the year and 1 event celebrating excellence and recognising the individual talent of play-ers.
We are calling all our followers and the entire community to show your support by visit-ing www.irishnews.com/allstars where Voting is now open and cast your vote for Kieran .. a well-deserved nomination in a year where he proudly captains his county and will lead them out in an All Ireland Semi Final on the 15th July against the Dubs in Croke Park .
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What a brilliant day out on Saturday in Croke Park . Congratulations to the gallant Mona-ghan team who gave it their all yesterday against Dublin . As a club we were extremely proud to see Kieran lead his team both out onto the pitch and playing a pivotal part as always in the game . Thanks for a wonderful year of memories…