Killanny GAA Notes
Results for 13th August 2023 draw… 7, 13, 16 & 20. No jackpot winner!
Weekly prize winners €20 each – Shane Callan D/D, Michael Fitzgerald D/D, Kevin Finnegan, Amanda Vernon & Jimmy Finnegan
Next week’s jackpot will be €3,900 !!
Draw will be held next Sunday night – €2 each or 3 for €5. Thanks for your support.
We made the short journey into Carrickmacross for our opening match in this years Intermediate Championship. We opened the scoring in the 2nd minute from an Eddie Walsh free which was quickly cancelled out by Carrick but Killian Collins hit a good score to put us 0-02 to 0-01 up on 7 mins only for this too to be cancelled out from a Carrick free. What was certainly a turning point in the match that seemed to benefit Carrick more than ourselves, was the sending’s off of Killian Collins & Stephen O’Hanlon after just 15 mins. A coming together of bodies on our ‘45 resulted in O’Hanlon striking out at Collins in the midriff, but it was the alleged preceding slight provocation by Collins resulting in him seeing a red card which puzzled many on the sidelines who felt a yellow would have been the correct call. Carrick then edged in front with a point from play but Conor Vernon broke the lines to hit a good score and level things once again on 18 mins. Carrick were getting down the middle of our defence far too easily and hit the next three points in quick succession to open up a 3-point gap after 28 mins. An Eddie Walsh free cut it back to two, but two more late scores on the stoke of halftime for the home side sent them in four points to the good at 0-08 to 0-04. The second half began pretty much as the first half finished with Carrick dominant in possession and cutting an all too easy path down our middle, scoring two more points in the process and opening up a very concerning 6-point gap. An Eddie Walsh free reduced this by one in the 36th minute but Carrick responded again. Eddie Walsh pulled another back for us but it was time for change and we introduced three subs to try freshen things up and loosen Carrick’s grip on the match. Danny Leegan managed to close the gap to five but this was soon countered from a Carrick ‘45. A big moment arrived then when the ever-wandering Carrick keeper eventually got caught in possession and the ball fell to Eddie Walsh who had the simple task of chipping it into an empty net to reduce the gap to two points. Carrick were quick to respond with another from play but two more Eddie Walsh frees has us within one entering the final stages. With only three minutes left Eddie Walsh sauntered in from the wing and slotted over a great point to level the match and we were looking good for pushing on to win it. Carrick had other ideas though and within 30 seconds had the ball in our net to restore their 3-point advantage. With maximum effort expended to get ourselves back into it, this goal certainly knocked the stuffing out of us and Carrick capitalised scoring another point from the kick out and then a fortuitous goal in the last minute of the match to put a real gloss on the score line for them but it was certainly a much tighter match than the score-line suggested. Final score: Carrick 2-14, Killanny 1-10
Next up we have a home game against Sean McDermotts on Sunday 27th August at 2.00pm.
Hard luck to our U-17’s who suffered defeat to Emyvale on Monday last. This result means we qualify for the shield semi-final against Carrickmacross away next Monday 21st August with the winners meeting Monaghan Harps in the Final.
Our U-15’s begin their Championship campaigns this week. Firstly, our Div 1 team are out on Thursday 17th Aug with a home game against Magheracloone at 7.00pm, while our Div 5B team are away to Inniskeen on Friday 18th also at 7.00pm. Best of luck lads for the campaign ahead.
Next for the U-13 boys is a home game against Doohamlet on Saturday 19th August at 12.00pm.