Southern Gaels Hurling Club notes 05/05/2014

posted 8 May 2014, 02:17 by Kieran McCarthy

Southern Gaels Jersey Sponsorship / Pitch Sign Draw Winners:  


First Prize:          A1 Taxi Cabs, Coosan: Name/Logo on Southern Gaels Adult Team Jerseys for Two years.

Second Prize:    Anne Egan Farrell, Physio Summerhill: Pitch-side Advertisement Sign in Páirc Chiaráin for Two years.

Third Prize:        Spollens Supermarket, Glasson: Pitch-side Advertisement Sign in Páirc Chiaráin, for Two years.

Fourth Prize:      Padraig Egan Buses, Bonnavalley: Pitch-side Advertisement Sign in Páirc Chiaráin, for Two years.


A sincere thanks to all businesses for buying a ticket. They will get a Free Tee Box sponsorship sign for our annual Golf Classic this June Bank Holiday and be listed as sponsors on our Club website:


Club Draw Winners:

March 2014

First Prize         €250 Deirdre Cronin, Mayfield Grove

Second Prize    €125 Stephen Jordan, Limerick City

Third Prize        €100 Declan Finn, Cloghanboy

Fourth Prize      €75 Graham Corcoran, Moydrum

Fifth Prize         €50 Martin McCabe, c/o Dermot Whelan

February 2014

First Prize         €250 Anthony & Kevin, c/o Seery Distribution

Second Prize    €125 Lotto Lads Syndicate, c/o Kevin Jordan

Third Prize        €100 Jim McManus, Bawnboy,Cavan

Fourth Prize      €75 Aideen Jordan, Moydrum

Fifth Prize         €50 James Kilroy, Moydrum

January 2014

First Prize         €250 Anita Cronin, Dublin

Second Prize    €125 Padraig O'Connor, c/o Dermot Whelan

Third Prize        €100 Mags Daly, Mc Cormack Park

Fourth Prize      €75 Lisa Duffy, Ballykeeran

Fifth Prize         €50 Andy O'Sullivan, Retreat Heights

All County Hurling League Div 4

Southern Gaels 1-19  St Oliver Plunketts 2-13

Southern Gaels had an impressive win away to the Mullingar side last week in an exciting match played in Robinstown. Three early points from Tony O'Keeffe saw them off to a good start and they maintained this momentum throughout the half. Dermot Carey was also in fine form and added a well taken goal and two points. Plunkett's got back into the game with some well taken points and they goaled just before half time to leave Gaels ahead by 1-8 to 1-7.

The sides traded three points each early in the second half before a Plunkett's goal midway through saw them hit the front for the first time. However, the Athlone side responded well and scored seven points in the last quarter to Plunkett's three earn a deserved win.

Tony O'Keeffe with thirteen points was outstanding with good support from Patrick Flynn and Dermot Carey. Alan Kennedy, Eoghan Cronin and Sean Kilgarriff exceled in defense. Goalkeeper Paddy Grace made two superb saves in the second half to keep Gaels in the game at a time when Plunkett's were in control.

Southern Gaels: Paddy Grace, Sean Kilgarriff, Alan Kennedy, Donal Hurley, Trevor Farrell,  Eoghan Cronin (Capt), Fionn Dowd (0-1), Patrick Flynn, Jason Ryan, Dermot Carey(1-2), Tony O'Keeffe (0-13, 9f), Louis Page Tom O'Connor (0-2), M.J. Kelly and Colin Larkin.

Subs: Frank Kelly (0-1) for Ryan inj 2 min,  Cathal Mc Givern for Kelly 45 min  Ronan Farrell for Page 50 min


Under 8s: 

Our U8s made an impressive start to the season with a terrific away performance against Brosna Gaels, in Tubber, Co. Offaly.

Such was the hunger for game time, we had a fantastic turn-out of 24 players travelling to this away fixture.

Unfortunately Brosna Gaels only had 12 on the night, which meant we had to split our contingent into 2 with each playing a half v Brosna Gaels and a Half amongst each other. It was great to see every player putting into practice the skills they have learned during training.

Well done lads, keep up the good work and thanks to the parents for making the trip.

The 24 Southern Gael Under 8 Players were: Seán & Oisín O'Donoghue, Lee & TJ Turley, Cathal Hardiman, Cillian Geary, Cillian McGowan, Shane Wheatly, Thanh McCay, Cormac Murphy, Gearoid McCarthy, Ruairí O Duibhir, Donal McDermott, Liam O'Flaherty, Nathan Corcoran, Kyle  Mahon, Harry Healy, Daithí O Leochain, Eoghan West,  Sean Cosgrove, Simon O'Grady, Leon Macken, Eoin McCormack & Conor  Hughes.

Under 14 League Div 2

Ringtown had an impressive win over an under strength Southern Gaels side in last weeks fixture played in Pairc Chiaráin