Southern Gaels Hurling club notes 01/09/2014

posted 1 Sep 2014, 03:55 by Kieran McCarthy
Intermediate Championship
Hard luck to our Intermediate team, who despite a good performance came away with a defeat on a scoreline of Cullion 3-12 Southern Gaels 0-18. We were leading with 10 minutes to go but 2 late goals swung the game in Cullions favour. We have one remaining game in this competition against CastletownGeoghan.

Under 8 Blitz, Killucan

It was the night we welcomed the O’Donoghue brothers back from their summer in Romania and their performances did not disappoint. Oisín was ferocious in his tackling and got some great strikes to keep the ball moving. Seán was everywhere the opposition didn’t want him to be and he made sure they got little supply into their forward line. Cathal Hardiman played super in defence alongside the brave Nathan Corcoran, and together, they left little pass, keeping the opposition to minimal scoring chances. Kyle Mahon was dependable as ever in goal. He tormented the opposition with his long puck outs, being so unlucky not to score with one – it hit the post and skimmed wide. Brothers Diarmuid and Ciaran Morgan got stuck into the matches and are improving with every game. Cormac Bradley was as energetic as ever, covering the pitch and bagging hatrick of goals. Also on the score sheet were Stephen O’Connor and Seán O’Neill ensuring their new hurls were christened on the night with super goals. Striker of the day went to Cormac Murphy, who’s puling on the ball has improved no end. Cillian Geary put away a hatrick too, with one effort going in from a well taken side-line cut. Player of the evening went to Shane Wheatley scoring in all 3 games to finish with 4 goals. His striking and support play was magnificent. We won all 3 games playing Clonkills 2 teams and Delvin on the night. Míle Buíochas to all the parents who made the trek across Westmeath to Killucan grounds – a first for most. Next up is the Darren O’Donnell Shield Tournament on Friday September 5th at 6.30


Raffle tickets and Club draw
The club are raffling a number of tickets for the All-Ireland football championship. With Kerry and Donegal confirmed for the final this promises to be an intriguing encounter. Anyone wishing to support the club and purchase tickets are encouraged to contact any of the mentors or committee.
The Club 200 Draw is now up for subscription. There is €650 in prizes each month. Tickets are €120 a year by cash or direct debit. Tickets can be purchased from any club member and there is a limit of 200 members.

Minor hurling championship
The minor hurling championship is due to start up again on Sunday the 14th. With a lot of minor team getting experience in the junior and intermediate championships this year we are looking forward to this team giving a good account of themselves in the minor championships. All players are encouraged to make every effort to attend training.

Fixtures
Sunday 14/09/2014 The Downs Slevins Coaches IHC Castletown Geo v Southern Gaels 13:00
   Minor Hurling League Championship Division 2 (13 a side) Round 2 Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Pairc Ciarán, Athlone: Southern Gaels v St.Oliver Plunketts
Fé 14 Hurling League Championships Thursday 4th September  2014 Pairc Ciarán, Athlone: Southern Gaels v Turin
Fe 12 Hurling Leagues. Phase 2.  Round 4 Wednesday 10th September  2014 Ballymore: Fr.Daltons v Southern Gaels

Best of Luck
The club would like to wish all our younger players the best as they start back to School again this week.
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