Well done to our U14 Ladies Sevens panel and management who took part in the Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland Sevens on Saturday. They came out of their group in the morning and won two knockout games to reach the cup semi-finals. Here they came up against the Dublin Féile Champions Lucan Sarsfields and were unlucky to lose out by 4 points. Thanks to the parents and mentors that came and supported us on the day and to the Girls who represented the Club with such determination. Training continues on Mondays and Saturdays. The U14A League Final is pencilled in for the weekend of October 8th/9th.
The Feed the Pulse County U10 Blitz takes place next Saturday 1st October Knockdoemore Park. Claregalway GAA will host the Cup Competition of the County U10 Ladies Blitzes on October 1st. Annaghdown will host the Shield and Plate Competitions. We will welcome ten Clubs to Knockdoemore Park with Round 1 at 10:30am. Claregalway will have Teams at both venues.
- Tuam Cortoon 1 V Claregalway A
- Caherlistrane Blue V St Fursey’s 1
- Annaghdown A V Monivea Abbey
- Loughrea 1 V Corofin A
- Caltra A V Naomh Mhuire Lions
- Dunmore BYE
The Junior As run in this year’s championship came to an abrupt halt in the North Board Semi Final when they were defeated by a strong St Gabriels team in tough conditions in Caltra. The team which is made up of a majority of students away in college and others living in Dublin had two good wins under the belt coming into this encounter beating Milltown soundly and sneaking over the line against Mountbellew.
A disappointing fortnight for the Club was compounded on Thursday last in Corofin as the Intermediates fell foul to the weather and a Tom Flynn inspired Athenry at the Quarter Final stage of the Intermediate championship. Confidence was high approaching this game and Claregalway were fancied by many to get the job done. Over the past number of months our forwards had been on fire racking up some huge scores but our inability to take our chances proved to be a major downfall on the wet and dreary evening. We trailed at the break having missed a lot in the opening half and as the game wore on it looked like it was going to go down to the wire. Unfortunately it was not to be. The final score was Athenry 0–10, Claregalway 0–8. There was a double whammy also as this game doubled up as a league game so unfortunately 2 points were also lost in the league leaving us with some work to do in order to be promoted from Division 4 back up to Division 3.
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 bags/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.