Seniors were pipped by the narrowest of margins in a high scoring Section B League game, 2-12 to 1-16, against Mountbellew/Moylough at Claregalway on Sunday last. Played in perfect conditions for football, the scoring of points from long distance by both sides, both from play and frees, was a feature of this game. For the most part, there was’nt much between the sides, Barry Cullinane won a good share of possession at mid-field and the result was in doubt until the end. Although Martin Kelly scored 3 early points including one from a free, Claregalway were in arrears 0-3 to 0-5 after 15 minutes and Brian O’Donoghue had to make a great save in a one-on-one situation. It was 0-6 each on 20 minutes but by half-time Claregalway were two points down, 0-8 to 0-10. Mountbellew/Moylough had a sharper edge in picking off points early in the second half which put them into a 5-point lead. Claregalway rallied strongly and a well taken goal by Adrian Faherty levelled the scores at 1-11 to 0-14 mid way in the half. But a goal at the other end restored the lead for Mountbellew/Moylough and they extended their lead with a brace of points. Claregalway responded again and Martin Kelly collected a fast ball delivered through the middle and rattled the net for a fine goal. David Heaney added a point late on and Stephen Cunniffe sallied upfield in search of the equaliser. But the time ran out for Claregalway.
Team: Brian O’Donoghue, Joe Kearney, Conor Costello, Adrian Moran, Stephen Cunniffe, David Heaney (0-1), Michael Evans, Barry Cullinane (0-1), Joe Garrett, Ronan O’Flynn (0-1), James Nallen, Brian Moran (0-2), Martin Kelly (1-5, two frees), Paul McGuinness, Adrian Faherty (1-2, two frees). Subs: Anthony Watson, David Hansberry, Michael Noonan.
Junior A’s beat Cortoon by 1-16 to 1-6 in the North Board League Division 3 game at Claregalway on Friday last. In a fast moving game, Claregalway always looked likely to win the league points and, led by Enda O’Connel up front, they combined well to keep the score keepers busy.
Minors play Tuam in the League on this Wednesday 20th in Tuam.
Congrats to Mary Conlon for her opportunism in winning the Mace competition for a set of O’Neill’s club jerseys, shorts and socks which will be allocated to our Junior Girls as their away strip. During her travels, Mary stopped off at Tubbercurry in Co. Sligo and took time out to enter the Claregalway Club in the Mace competition to be decided by text nominations as many times as possible. We convey tributes for this successful outcome, the fifth set of jerseys that Mary has got for the Ladies. She will be travelling to Tubbercurry to be presented with the gear.
Disco to be held on Friday April 29th has been cancelled; it will be re-scheduled later.
Carnmore Hurling Club are holding a fund raising Poker Classic in Grealish’s Carnmore on Friday April 29th next at 9pm, €1000 Prize Money, entry fee €30, for details contact Anthony Davoren 087 6360086