Southern Gaels Hurling club notes 8/8/2011

posted 8 Aug 2011, 06:50 by Kieran McCarthy   [ updated 8 Aug 2011, 06:53 by Unknown user ]

Camán Abú in Croke Park
 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. Last Sunday a team from Athlone was selected to represent Athlone at half time in the minor game at Croke park. Well done to all who participated including our own Martin Carey who came out of retirement to keep a clean sheet with some spectacular saves. Peil Abú and Camán abú continues this Thursday. Please contact Liam O'Reilly at 086- 3345958 or turn up at 7PM.

Friendly win over Roscommon gaels
Our junior team had a good win over Roscommon gaels on a scoreline of 2-14 to 3-8 last Saturday the 6th. Conor Foley put in a man of the match display scoring 1-4. He set the tone of the evening early on with a wonderful volleyed goal in the early minutes. Tom McHugh also hit an excellent goal when he finished a long solo run with a stinging shot to the top corner. With Tony O'Keeffe scoring many long range points we were comfortable for long periods in the match. However 2 quickfire goals from Roscommon brought them back into it in the second half and it took Conor Foley and Gavin's 2 late points to seal the win. Our next championship match is on August the 16th away to Cullion. 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.

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

Club BBQ
A great night and some excellent food was had by all who turned up in The Olive Bar for the club BBQ last Friday night. It was wonderful to see so many from the club out.

Church gate Collection
Many thanks to all who contributed generously to our recent church gate collection.

Southern Gaels golf classic
Our golf classic is on this year on Friday the 19th of August in Moate Golf club. There will be teams of 4 with 2 scores to count on every hole. To sponsor a tee is €100, a team of 4 is €120 and a tee and team is €160. The golf classic is our main fundraising event of the year and we very much appreciate the support that we have gotten for this event in previous years. For tee time bookings, please contact Vera Corcoran on 087 2957479

U12 league (Wed 3rd of Aug)V Crookedwood (In Crookedwood) Southern Gaels 7-4 Crookedwood 4-1

U14 League V Brownstown in Athlone Thursday the 11th of Aug @ 19.00
U12 League V Fr Daltons in Athlone Wednesday the 17th Aug @19.00.
Junior C’Ship V Cullion in Cullion Tuesday the 16th of Aug @ 19.30.