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Club Notes 1st Oct 2017

posted Nov 29, 2017, 11:02 AM by Aine Martin

U14 Boys Div 4 Final

St.Brigids 6-09, Elphin Ballinameen 1-04

At a sunny and pristine St.Dominics on Sunday last,  our U14 Div 4 team captured the Div 4 title after a brilliant performance in the final against a very talented and determined Elphin Ballinameen team. Having lost narrowly to Elphin earlier in the season, the lads were determined to go one better this time. From the throw in they went on the attack straight away and put the Elphin defence under enormous pressure. Great combination play and scores by Alex O’Donoghue, Brendan Murphy and Luke Whelan put us into an early lead, but Elphin replied with a breakaway goal to keep in touch. Sol Trundle, Robert Keenan, Luke Sylvestor, Eoin Reid and James Dillon continued to dominate around the midfield and the half forward areas and the scores continued to mount up. A brilliant goal by Andrew Sheffield, after another great move, put us into a 5-05 to 1-02 lead at half time.   In the 2ndhalf Elphin got a foothold around midfield and camped in the Brigids half. But the defence proved more than capable of dealing with everything that was thrown at them. Daniel Skene, Oran Benton and Michael Dillon were outstanding in the full back line and Matthew Samuals in goal was solid and dependable whenever called upon.  The half back line of Brian Armstrong, Cormac Meeley and Sean Minnock  defended brilliantly and  even managed to break forward regularly to support the forward line.  Despite incessant pressure for most if the second half, the defence restricted the Elphin to just 2 points over the half. Playing classic counter attacking football, Brigids scored a brilliant goal from Eoin Reid and 4 super points by Luke Sylvestor (2), Luke Whelan and B.Armstrong. Despite this, Elphin battled bravely to the end, but they just had no answer to the tenacious defending, long kick passing, intelligent movement and accurate finishing by the Brigids lads After the game, proud team captain Oran Benton, accepted the trophy on behalf of the team and the victory cavalcade was greeted with the obligatory Supermacs on arrival back to the club in Kiltoom. This was a great team performance and most of this squad can now look forward with confidence to the upcoming U13 Feile qualifying competition.  Other players that could not play on Sunday were Eanna McDonald (injured), Harry Griselan and Luke Murphy(unavailable), but all three contributed significantly to this team throughout the season.

Team and Scorers: M.Samuals, D.Skene, M.Dillon,  O.Benton, C.Meeley, B.Armstrong 0-1, S.Minnock, S.Trundle, J.Dillon, B.Murphy 2-01, E.Reid 1-0, L.Sylvestor0-02, R.Keenan, A.Sheffield 1-0, L.Whelan 0-3, A.O’Donoghue 2-02. 

U14 Girls Quarter Final 

St. Brigid's 8-15, Boyle 2-10. 

Our u14 girls are through to a county semi final after they had a comprehensive victory over Boyle on Sunday last in Kiltoom. 

Team: H. Martin, A. Gallagher, E. Gallagher, D. O'Rourke, H. McGrane, A. McGrath, C. Fallon, A. Curran 0-1, R. Lennon 0-3, S. O'Rourke 1-0, G. Loftus 0-2, S. O'Hara 0-2, F. Loftus 1-1, S. Loftus 5-6, N. Canny. 
Subs: M. Nolan 1-0, H. Lennon, L. O'Donovan, S. Downey, J. Hughes, N. Gallagher, K. Gallagher, A. Murray. 

Minor Girls 

St. Brigid's 2-2, Boyle 7-19.

Our minor ladies had a bad day at the office on Saturday last, suffering a heavy defeat to a strong Boyle side in the third game of the group stages. 

Team: J. McGrane, A. O'Donovan, S. Dolan, A. Lennon, E. Carroll, F. Dolan, E. Gleeson, K. Nolan, L. Gallagher, H. Martin, E. Curran, L. Curran, A. Coyle. 
Subs: N. Donnelly, A. Fallon, A. Nestor, A. Downey, S. Downey. 

Senior Semi Final 

St. Brigid's 2-6, Western Gaels 0-10.

Our Hodson Bay Hotel sponsored senior team are into the county final following an extremely close game with Western Gaels. 
For a full match report please see the sports sections of local papers. 

Team: S. Mannion, D. Sheehy, P. Domican, N. McInerney, R. Stack, I. Kilbride, G. O'Hara, E. Nolan, G. Dolan, E. Sheehy, D. Dolan, P. Kelly, B. Stack, S. Kilbride, C. McHugh. 
Subs: C. MacNiece, D. Cunniffe, C. Murray, N. Grehan. 






Last Week’s Results

Numbers Drawn 3 / 11 14 / 29





Eamon Ward, Curraghboy

Pauline Donovan, Barrymore, Kiltoom

Angela Hughes, Dernasee, Bealnamulla

Mary Rushe, Newpark, Kiltoom

Margo Redmond, Knockcroghery

Seanie Cleary, C/O Frankie Donnelly

Alan McNiece, Barrymore, Kiltoom


Draw takes place on Sunday night 08/10/2017

in St. Brigids Sports & Social Centre at 10.00pm