Southern Gaels Hurling club notes 21/5/2012

posted 21 May 2012, 04:46 by Unknown user   [ updated 30 May 2012, 03:06 ]
28/5/2012 U14 Division 2B Pairc Ciarán, Athlone: Southern Gaels v St.Brigids
30/5/2012 U12 Group B Longford: Longford Slashers v Southern Gaels.
2/6/2012 U14 Division 2B. Pairc Ciarán, Athlone: Southern Gaels v Fr.Daltons
29/05/2012 SHL Div3 19:30 Brownstown  vs Southern Gaels  Archerstown
21/5/2012 Southern Gaels 1-8 Fr Daltons 0-11
The club would like to thank Garrycastle for the use of their pitch at short notice last Sunday. It had been 2 years since a Kehoe cup game that any hurling match had been played at the venue. This could be seen in the fact that the 65 line was hard to find!
On a very sunny morning both teams contributed to an excellent game of hurling. Fr. Daltons had begun their intermediate championship really well but for long periods of this league game Southern Gaels matched them.
Despite the high quality of play scores were hard to come by in the first half. Some excellent defending meant it was 17 minutes before the first score.  
A couple of Tony O'Keeffe frees edged Southern Gaels into the lead. Fr. Daltons hit back with 2 points of their own. Donie Duane doubled on a ball dropping on the edge of the Daltons 6 yard box to score a great goal just before half time. Fr. Daltons responding with a point just before the short whistle.
In the second half the Ballymore men seemed to have the edge. A series of points edged them in front while Southern Gaels were spurning the chances that came their way. A smartly taken Frank Kelly point got Southern Gaels challenge going again.  A number of Jamie Anders frees closed the gap and Conor Foley tied things up when spectacularly half volleying a dropping ball in the box. It could have easily ended up in the back of the net but flashed just over the bar.
Junior training continues on Mondays and Thursdays. All new players welcome. Please contact Patrick Flynn (0878068042 ) about joining training. 
Southern Gaels Golf Classic
Our Golf Classic for this year will be held on June Bank Holiday Monday 4/6/2012 on the Moate Golf course.

1st Prize: 4 Mountain Bikes, Entry costs 100 per team of 4. Please contact Vera to book tee times on 087 2957479. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Under 16
Training after school on Wednesday in GAA till 5.30 and Saturday morning 10.15 till 12.00.
Under 14
U12 and 14 training continues on Tuesdays From 19.00 to 20.00 and Fridays from 18.00 to 19.00
Under 10s
We are playing a challenge versus Padraig Pearses on the 23rd of May. Training continues on Tuesday 6.30-7.30 and Saturday 3-4, at Pairc Ciaran pitch. All new players welcome. Contact Kieran at 0871971359 for details.
Under 8 Blitz
Well done to the Under 8 team winning the Darren O'Donnell perpetual trophy on Saturday. We had 21 players competing for Southern Gaels on the day. Southern Gaels, Brosna Gaels,St Dominics and Four Roads battled it out to be the first winner of the shield. The shield was generously donated by the O'Donnell Family in memory of Darren.  Thanks to all the teams for participating and special thanks to the O'Donnell family for donating the shield, medals and snacks for all participating. Photos on our club facebook page.
Training continues Outdoor on Tuesday 6.30-7.30 and Saturday 3-4, Pairc Chiaran. New Players: contact Dermot 0876813243 for information
5,6 year old Training continues Outdoor on Tuesday 6.30-7.30 and Saturday 3-4, Pairc Chiaran. New Players: contact Martin 0872253350. Hurls and Helmets Provided for all.