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In U14 Ladies the Gold team and the Green team have played their County Semi-finals. The Gold team played St.Furseys in Headford in the U14D County semi-final. After a slow start the Girls found themselves 5points behind at half time and 10 minutes into the 2nd half they were down by eight. But from there on they started a comeback and were very unlucky to lose the game by a single point as they created a couple of chances to draw level. A great effort by the Girls who now qualify for the U14D Shield Final. On Sat 22nd the Green team played Kilkerrin/Clonberne in the U14A County Semi-final. Claregalway got off to a good start but it was the visitors who dominated the 1st half and lead at halftime 1-7 to 2-1. Again the Girls started brightly in the 2nd half but Kilkerrin/Clonnberne hit back with 1-2 to lead by 6pts. To their credit the Girls kept to their task and started to find their scoring range and in a very tight finish they took the Lead and held on to it and won a very competitive game on a scoreline of Claregalway 3-10 to Kilkerrin/Clonberne 2-10. The Green Team have now Qualified for the U14A County Final .Thanks to everyone for all the support at the weekend and finally we wish Rhiann Heery all the best as she undergoes surgery to repair damage to her knee this weekend.

The Junior Ladies played in the Salthill Sevens in Cappagh Park on October 22nd. Played in ideal conditions Claregalway were defeated by Naoimhe Mhuire in their opening game 10-4 to 5-8. Claregalway recovered from this defeat to secure wins over Gael na Gallimhe and a 6-5 to 3-8 win over hosts Salthill/Knocknacarra. The Final was a repeat of round 1 against Naoimhe Mhuire and a great first 10 minutes saw Claregalway lead the final at halftime 3-3 to 1-3. Naoimhe Mhuire rallied in the second half but Claregalway held on for a deserved win 4-6 to 4-4. Afterwards Mike Burke presented the Claregalway captain Laurie Moran with the winners trophy. Thanks to Mike and the Salthill/Knocknacarra Club for the invite,to Maura Murphy for looking after the Team and the 11 players who played on the day.

The U9 and U10 Boys finished their outdoor season on Sunday morning last in Knockdoemore Park. The lads played an internal Blitz, followed by a medal presentation by our own Senior Connacht Medalist Danny Cummins and North Board A & Connacht Minor winner Barry Goldrick. A great season for this group, well done to the lads and management.

Club Lotto Jackpot now is €13,800. Results 17th October were  9, 10, 16, 20 . Match three winners were Barry McGrath, Paddy O’Connell, Thomas Grealish, Murty Killilea, and Richard Donovan. The sellers prize went to Shaun Killilea. 

We would like to invite anyone interested in joining the Club Coaching Committee to make their interest known to a Club Officer or by return email to this email address. It is an opportunity for you to participate in the organisation of coaching and influence the direction & nature of coaching in the club. The coaching committee have responsibility across Ladies, Juvenile and Adult Clubs. This invite is extended to all and can be circulated to any interested individuals.

Currently, Lakeview pitch is being heavily used by the Club and school and on top of the recent wet weather the pitch is cutting up badly. Also some coaches insist on doing drills on the main pitch despite the fact that the small pitch is available for this type of training. We would hope that coaches would adhere to the following guidelines;

  • No drills on main pitch – use the small pitch only.

  • No pre match or pre-training warm-ups on main pitch – use the small pitch only.

  • Use the main pitch for game training and matches only. Coaches to use their discretion regarding the condition of the main pitch for training – if it is not suitable for play, change your training plan and use the small pitch.Thanks for your cooperation

  • Please note that when you book Cairde Mor, Knockdoemore Park or Lakeview for any use be it training or matches or a Blitz, you are responsible for the cleaning up of same. Please leave the club house and pitch as you would expect to find it. This includes sweep up rooms / toilets /kitchen; Leave kitchen tidy; Ensure that flags are brought in before you leave;
    Lock up and close gates at the end of the evening; Take all black bag /rubbish away with you;
    Encourage your teams to help with this, as many hands make light work. Many thanks for your co-operation.

Sports clubs across the county have been warned to step up security on their premises as scrap metal thieves target valuable cabling as easy pickings.