Southern Gaels Hurling club notes 22/8/2011

posted 22 Aug 2011, 07:09 by Kieran McCarthy   [ updated 22 Aug 2011, 08:06 by Unknown user ]

Camán Abú
 Liam O'Reilly has organised Peil Abú and Camán abú in Athlone AIT at 7PM on thursday evenings. These are fun versions of hurling and football for adults with no contact and mixed teams. They are aimed at anyone that has stopped playing, never had the chance to play or just wants to have some fun on a summer evening. Peil Abú and Camán abú continues this Thursday. Please contact Liam O'Reilly at 086- 3345958 or turn up at 7PM.
Junior team  defeated in second round of the championship
Cullion 1-10 Southern Gaels 0-10
With both teams undefeated coming into this game we were hopeful that a win here would put us into a semi-final. Unfortunately this was not to be as Cullion showed a greater ability to convert their possession into scores and ran out winners by 3 points.
Southern Gaels played with the aid of the wind in the first half. In the very first minute the ball broke in the Southern Gaels square and we were relieved to see the ball narrowly go wide from a good ground shot from the Cullion corner forward.
We had a similar miss moments later when the ball bounced around the Cullion square with a few efforts blocked before a ground shot squirted just wide. After this neither team seemed to settle and a scrappy first half ended all square. Frees from Tony O'Keeffe and a good point from wide on the right by James Kilroy were the only scores we got in the first half. However we started the second half much the brighter with a good point from Adrian Dolphin and 2 from Tom McHugh had us in the lead. The Cullion full forward turned the game at this stage when loose marking allowed him the latitude to strike some good long range points and then flick the ball to the net from close range.
We needed a goal but with Cullion dropping deep we were unable to break them down and now face into a winner takes all clash with Delvin to decide second spot in the group.
Scorers: Anthony O'Keeffe 0-5, Tom Mc Hugh 0-2, James Kilroy 0-1, Sean Carey 0-1, Adrian Dolphin 0-1
 Adult training for our Junior team takes place Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00PM in Pairc Chiaran Athlone.  All are welcome to join in the training.
Southern Gaels visit local fire station
Last Saturday the 20th of august our nursery players had a surprise for them after training. Instead of their usual warm down they were whisked off to Athlone Fire station.
Here they got a full tour of the station. All the local engines were lined up on display. The kids got to try on helmets and see the insides of all the engines. Many thanks to those who organised this as our younger players got a great kick out of it.
Nursery Fun Hurling Training for all under 6's, continues as usual on Tuesday at 6.30 and Saturday at 3 in Páirc Chiaran. Hurls and Helmets provided. All welcome.
Under 8 hurling
Our next county organised blitzs are on the 9th and 16th of September. Training continues as usual on Tuesday at 6.30 and Saturday at 3 in Páirc Chiaran. All new members are welcome. Contact Kieran McCarthy at 087-2408701
U12 League V  Brownstown in  Archerstown Wednesday the  24 th Aug @19.00.
U14 League V  Delvin in Delvin Thursday the 25th Aug @19.00.
U14 challenge game at home to Drumcullen on Friday 26th.
U12 League V  Turin in Athlone Wednesday the 31st Aug @19.00.
U14 League V  Fr. Daltons in Ballymore Thursday the 1st Sep @19.00.
U14 League V  Ringtown in Ringtown Thursday the 8th Sep @19.00.
Junior C’Ship V  Delvin in  Athlone Tuesday the  23rd  of Aug @ 20:00.
U 16 championships games start soon.
 Club wishes Fionn Dowd and Jamie Anders best off luck in upcoming inter county tournaments at the weekend.
 Training continues at usual times for all squads. 

Southern Gaels golf classic
Our golf classic was on this year on Friday the 19th of August in Moate Golf club. The golf classic has been our main fundraising event of the year and we very much appreciate the support that we have gotten for this event. This year was a great success with 28 teams taking part.  Thank you to all who helped organise this and to Moate golf club for hosting the event.