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U14’s Day Out to Dublin 

On St. Patrick’s Day Tomás Grealish took his under 14 panel to Croke Park. The 7am start from Carnmore pitch resulted in an enjoyable traffic free trip to the capital. Tomás had a match arranged for the U14s with Kilmacud Crokes at 11am.

However, on arrival in Stillorgan the only team available to play against our team was Kilmacud U15s, which included much older and stronger players than Carnmore. In spite of this, Carnmore played with great determination and showed great promise for the future.

Afterwards, the Juvenile team and mentors met up with the Carnmore Senior Team and were highly entertained at a reception hosted by Kilmacud GAA. Then it was on to Croke Park for the Club Finals. A fair hurling match was folllowed by a brilliant win for Corofin in the football.

Supermac’s in Moate on our way home was our next stop. Everybody seemed to have a great appetite at that stage. To Carnmore pitch at 10:55pm that night. A long but very enjoyable day.

A special word of thanks from the Juvenile Committee to the Group of Parents/Helpers who travelled with the team.

The following is the panel that travelled on the day which included a few very young players/supporters: Kenneth Murphy, Declan Leonard, Trevor Casserly, Joseph Garrett, Cathal Hynes, Jimmy Noone, Martin King, Barry McCartan, Eoin Glynn, Alan Greaney, Paul Dolan, Anthony Hughes, Colm James Conneely, Stephen Carr, Cathal Long, Rory Dillon, Barry Hanly, Shane Fox, Jerry Giles, Michael Shaughnessy, Derek Cooney, Tomás Noone, Conn Butler, Enda Cooney, Keith McDonagh, Damien Fox, Geoffrey French, Paul Louglin, Ciaran Murray, Risteard Hession, Tony Hession.

U14 Championship matches—every support would be greatly appreciated

  • 6/4/98 Carnmore V Melick/Eyrecourt at Ballymacward 7pm
  • 20/4/98 Carnmore V Killimor at New Inn 7pm
  • 27/4/98 Carnmore V St. Thomas at St. Thomas’s Pitch 6:45pm
  • 4/5/98 Carnmore V Sarsfields at Carnmore 7pm

Training for U10s and U12s to commence Holy Saturday 11th April in Carnmore Pitch at 11am and will continue every Saturday from now on at this time. All young hurlers welcome.

The Juvenile Hurling Club will, from May onwards, be holding a monthly meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 9pm sharp culminating with the AGM on the first Thursday in December. The Venue is Carnmore Community Centre. Everyboy interested in Juvenile Hurling in Carnmore/Claregalway are urged to attend these meetings.

Michael Walsh, P.R.O.

Carnmore Hurling Club News

Training is well under way in the club with the first rounds of the Senior and Junior A Championship approaching at the end of April and the beginning of May respectively. A superb number of players are turning out each Tuesday and Thursday evening showing great commitment and vigour to that long awaited goal—winning the County Championship.

The Junior A team have been drawn with the following teams in the Championship Draw: Castlegar, Fohenagh, Clarinbridge Kiltormer & Sylane. This is a very tough group but the lads are looking forward to the challenge. The ACC City Junior A Hurling League draw is as follows: Castlegar, L/Mellows, Ardrahan, Oran/Maree & Clarinbridge. This competition is scheduled to begin towards the end of April, with the top two teams to contest the final.

St. Patrick’s Day Trip to Dublin

St. Patrick’s Day saw two coaches leave on a trip to Dublin where both the senior and juvenile teams played a challenge game against Kilmacud Crokes. The seniors won the game convincingly. The team and supporters then proceeded to Croke Park to support Sarsfields and Corofin. Unfortunately, Sarsfields had no answer to Birr’s more youthful and livelier outift who powered their way to win the All Ireland Club Hurling Final. Congratulations to Sarsfields in getting that far with the Championship.

Corofin on the other hand playd with great skill and tenacity and conquered their quest as they won the All Ireland Club Football Final. Heartiest congratultions to the Corofin Club and supporters.

The coach left Dublin on its journey home stopping off for a meal in Kinnegad. Martin Joe Greaney hosted a “sing along” with guest appearances from the Walsh brothers Keith, Declan and Ronnie and not to be outdone, the Killilea brothers Patrick and Murty. There were many other artists, too many to mention and their talent and vocal chords entertained us immensely on the journey home. All in all, it was a good day out!

John McDonagh Memorial Cup

Carnmore Seniors played Turloughmore in the John McDonagh Memorial Cup on Sunday 29th March. Turlough won the game with a result of Turloughmore 1–10, Carnmore 10–5.

Carnmore Chairman Johnny Duggan presented the Cup to Turlough Captain Pat Forde.

Eamon and Billy McDonagh presented fabulous trophies on behalf of the McDonagh family to both teams. Both teams wished each other the best of luck in the forthcoming Championship.

Lotto News

The Lotto is currently running at £4100. The next draw will take place in Kynes Central Tavern on Sunday 5th April. Good luck to all those who purchased tickets.

Finally, we take this opportunity to wish Liam Fahy & Suzanne Butler the best of luck in their forthcoming marriage. Health, happiness and good fortune to you both always!