Commiserations to all involved with the Tipperary team in the All-Ireland. It was a great effort but victory went to the better team.
The U16 hurlers relinquished their title to a very good Kildangan team in the North final on a 2-18 to 4-9 scoreline. Team: Mark O’Neill, Sean Quinlan, Conor Lillis, Oisín O’Meara (0-1), Craig Morgan (0-1), Martin Grace (1-1), Arran Conroy, Jerome Cahill, Nathan Ryan (0-1), Sean McAdams, Cian Darcy (1-5), Rory McCarthy (1-0), Tommy Dooley, Kevin Shinners and Jake O’Kelly (1-0). Sub: Devlin Courtney. Thanks to the players and the management team of John Hyland, Sean Ward, Ned Darcy and Johnny Peters for all their work during the year. Congratulations to Kildangan who were worthy winners. We wish them well in the county championship.
The senior hurlers will be in action on the weekend of October 12th. The identity of our opponents won’t be known until the draw is made after the divisional finals have been played.
On last Thursday the U8 hurlers hosted Borrisokane and Portroe in MacDonagh Park for two very enjoyable games.
The U6s had their final training session on last Friday evening. This gathering brought a hectic year to a conclusion. Congratulations to the thirty two players who were presented with their medals by Len Gaynor. Thanks to the dedicated mentors who have done tremendous work with this squad.
Sean McAdams and John McGrath defeated their Roscommon opponents 15-14 and 15-2 to qualify for the All-Ireland U14 doubles final. In the U16 semi-final Jerome Cahill had an emphatic victory against his Leitrim opponent. The finals will be held in Kilkenny in two weeks time.
The club extends sympathy to the Browne family, Clashnevin on the death of Mikey Browne.