Last weeks Results:
Sat 17/Aug – City JAHC R7 – Claughaun 2-11 1-13 Crecora.
Sun 18/Aug – ACFL Div 2 Final – Claughaun 2-6 0-14 Galbally
Mon 19/Aug – U16F Shield Semi Final – Claughaun 4-6 3-12
Tue 20/Aug – City/East MHC – Southside Gaels 3-15 3-3 South Liberties
Sat 24/Aug – IFC R5 – Claughaun 0-15 1-11 St Patricks.
City JAHC R7 : Claughaun 2-11 1-13 Crecora.
In a must win game for both sides to make the top four and qualify for the semi-finals, it was championship pace from the outset in Rathbane. With nothing much between the teams the first half ended with Claughaun firing over two late points to edge it at half time 8-5pts. We tacked on another point at start of 2nd half but then received a double blow when Crecora scored 1-2 without reply but saw our fullback & captain Conor Sherlock going off with a nasty hand injury. With 7 minutes of normal time remaining it was Crecora 1-10 0-11 Claughaun when Eamo Madden & Martin Fitzharris both goaled to ensure a frantic finish with Crecora adding three more points as the match neared its conclusion.
A hard fought game ended when ref Patsy Coffey blew the final whistle after 8 mins of injury time to see us over the line by a single point. We now look forward to the semi final draw in what has proven to be a very competitive championship this year with 10pts required from 14pts to reach the semi finals.
Team: Gerry Butler, Darren Kenihan, Conor Sherlock, Keith Quinn, Dean Kennedy, Jack Molyneaux, Cathal McHugh, Ian McNamara, Eoin Quigley, Martin Fitzharris, Kyrin McGarry, Killian Hannan, Emmet Harty, Macauley Murtagh, John Moloney. Greg O’Connor, Sam Mullins, Matthew Graham, Eamo Madden, Peter Garland, Paul Kiely, Evan Brommell, Finbar Ryan, Mickey Quinlan.
Our U16 footballers lost shield semi-final to Croom on a score line of 3-12 to 4-6. Our opponents hit the ground running and opened up a 14 point lead before we got our first score of the game after 20mins. We got ourselves back into the game just before the short whistle grabbing 2-2 without reply.
Our boys started the second half very brightly playing some lovely football while all the time chipping away at the home sides lead. Entering the final 10 minutes we had closed the gap to 5pts and could of even been closer only for the Croom goalie making 2 fine saves.
With 3 points between the sides into injury time we couldn’t get the goal we needed to bring the teams level. Credit to all our lads who could of easily thrown in the towel after going 14 points behind early on. With a very young panel on the night the boys can be extremely proud of their performance.
Team: Colm Leo, Jake Griffin, Sam Lynch, Conor Mcmahon, Kian O’Brien, Nathan Lane(C), Robbie Leamy, Ross McNally, Gearoid Malone, Aaron Considine, Sean Whelan, Evan Shine, Cillian Frain, Robert Galligan, Eugene Og Hurley, Darragh Murphy, Ronan Bromell, Cathal Casey, Jamie Hannan, Calum Murphy, Emmett Hehir, Peter Loo, AJ McCormack, Jonathon Moran. Mgmt: Gerry Butler, Matthew Graham, Gary O’Connor.
Back from L-R: Kian O’Brien, Ronan Bromell, Nathan Lane, Cillian Frain, Colm Leo, Robbie Leamy, Aaron Considine, Eugene og Hurley, Ross McNally, Gearoid Malone, Evan Shine, Jonathan Moran, Robert Galligan, AJ McCormack.
Front L-R: Emmett Hehir, Sam Lynch, Jake Griffin, Jamie Hannan, Peter Loo, Sean Whelan, Darragh Murphy, Cathal Casey, Conor McMahon, Calum Murphy
IFC R5: Claughaun 0-15 1-11 St Patricks.
Our Intermediate football team qualified for IFC County Semi-final last Sat with a hard fought win over St Patricks. Leading 08-05 at half time we responded well each time St Pats threatened to draw level. Overall, a very pleasing performance with some great point taking by our sharpshooters worthy of any occasion. We now await the outcome of the quarter finals which are being held on weekend 7/8 Sep to find out our semi-final opponents.
STOP PRESS: Semi Final draw – Claughaun v Gerald Griffins or Rathkeale 22/Sep. Mungret v St Patricks or Galtee Gaels 21/Sep.
Team: Ronan Power, Mark O’Halloran, Kyrin McGarry, Alan Kiely, Craig Carew, Sam Mullins, Padraig O’Reilly, Peter Garland, Cian Byrnes, Alex Kiely, Cian Graham, Kevin Howard, Gary Bateman, Rory Ward, Jamie McGarry. Gearoid Brennan, Darren Kenihan, Ciaran Moran, Hugh Maloney, Matthew Graham, Aodhan Frain, Ian O’Brien, Craig Kelly, Tony McCarthy, Gerry Butler, Martin Fitzharris, Keith Quinn.
This Weeks Fixtures:
Mon 26/Aug – JBFC – Claughaun v St Patricks @ home @ 7pm
Thu 29/Aug – MFC v Mungret @ home @ 6.30pm.
Every Wed U14/15/16 Hurling & Football @ 6.30 – 7.30pm
· Lead Coach Gerry Butler – 086-0631088
Every Fri U12/13 Hurling & Football @ 6pm to 7pm.
· Lead coach u8 – Cian Graham – 085-2261213, u12/13 – Morgan O’Sullivan – 087-9955877,
· u7 & Nursery – Katorina Maher – 087-7401340.
· U10 – Colin Tuite – 086-1603381 @ 6.30 – 7.30pm
All welcome to come on board and join our fantastic team!!!
This Thurs 29/Aug in St Patricks @ 6.30….under the astute management of Colin Tuite.
Under 10 Bonding Day:
On Sat 17/Aug our fabulous under 10s headed off to Kilrush waterpark for a fun filled bonding session.
Huge congratulation to Robert Galligan & Ross McNally who were part of the Limerick U15 Football team that won both the Dermot Early Cup & Shield on Sat 17/Aug in Dublin.
Annual Family Day:
· Sat 7/Sep @ 2pm. Let the fun begin! All welcome!
· U7 Hurling Blitz
· U8 & U10 Rounders game
· Teenagers v Parents Football Match
· Parent & Child Novelty Races
· Tug Of WAR!
· Long Puck/Tyre Shot/Penalties
· Kids Disco 6-8pm
Tonites Jackpot @ €7,100 ….Winning numbers from Mon 19/Aug/19 : 5, 18, 25, 26 – no overall winner.
€30 Lucky Dip winners – Billy O’Sullivan c/o club, Richie Flanagan c/o club, Louise Naughton c/o Daniel Roche.
Pat Kiely c/o Helen & Ger, Mary McNamara c/o Christy McNamara.
Join & play on line : www.claughaungaa.com. If you’re not in you can’t win!
Club Sports Bar:
We’re making it even better (Is that possible? – Editor)… renovations on-going… but we’re still open… come and see for yourself!!! Open from 8pm Mon-Fri & from 2pm on Sat & Sun..…. Our HD BIG SCREEN & sound system for all your sporting action!!
Live music this coming Saturday 31/Aug – ‘Just Tom’ live on stage from 10pm!!! Sat 7th Sep ……’Bad Penny’!!!
Worthy of your attention is our fundraiser For Niall McNamara:
Friday 27/Sep @ 9pm – Claughaun Gaa are holding a benefit night for Niall.
Music by ‘Bad Penny’, Massive Raffle and great nite assured. Sure to be a sell out so get your tickets fast! Tickets available from: John Lyons 087-9140950, Terry Waters 087-3749234, Peter O’Flaherty 087-6321227, Jim McNamara 086-3717371.
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