Congratulations to our Junior A Ladies who had an outstanding win over Sligo champions Cloonacool/Tubbercurry in Kiltimagh on Sunday last. Right across the Field, every player played magnificently with Claregalway opening the score with a goal after just 36 seconds. This set the tone for a very convincing first half performace which finished Claregalway 2-13 to 0-4 . In the second half Claregalway stayed in control despite a bigger effort from their opponents who upped their game to score 3 points in a row in six minutes . Claregalway responded well and continued to notch up their scores and an excellent run and goal from Fabienne Cooney sealed the game in the last 5 minutes As the game moved into the final moments Cloonacool/Tubbercurry got a goal but not before being denied again and again by Cullen who made some excellent stops. The final score was Claregalway 3-16, Cloonacool/Tubercurry 1-7. Claregalway now progress to the All-Ireland quarter finals playing away to the London champions, Fulham Irish in two weeks time. Claregalway Panel: Siobhan Cullen: Ruth Horkan, Helen Moran, Emer Joyce: Georgina Healy, Fabienne Cooney (1-0), Emily Gavin: Tara Hession, Deirdre Brennan (1-2): Aislinn Newell (0-1), Charlotte Cooney (1-1), Siobhan Gavin (0-2): Michelle Dunleavy (0-4), Hannah Coen, Emer O’Connell (0-6). Subs Used: Lisa Kirwin for Horkan, Mairead Linnane for O’Connell, Maria Moran for Dunleavy, Ciara Newell for Coen, Amy Rohan for Cooney. Congratulations to Caltra Cuans who also advance to the All Ireland Quarter Finals following their comprehensive victory over Drumcliffe, Sligo in the Intermediate Connacht Final. It is a fantastic achievement to have two Galway Sides progressing to the All Irelands and we wish them the best of luck. The games are due to take place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend with final details yet to be confirmed.
There will be a cake sale in the meeting rooms next Sunday 23rd following 11.00am mass to help towards the cost of travel. This panel deserves the entire clubs support so please donate what you can to the cake sale to make it a success.
U12 Ladies: 10 of the Clubs U-12 Girls who took part in the County Blitz in Killannin on Saturday last. Thanks to Mary Hernon and the County Development Committee who organised the U-12 Development Blitzes during 2011 a job well done. The Claregalway Girls who were in Killanin were Katie Moran, Rebecca Downes, Orla O’Gorman, Aoife Gavin,Ava Fitzmaurice,Emma Connolly, Grace Gilmore, Emma Finneran, Claire Kilcoyne, Andrea Glynn. Laura King, Clodagh Murphy, Aisling Murphy and Niamh Francis also took part during the year. On next Saturday Galway U-12’s travel to Clare for an end of year Blitz.
Gaelic 4 Mothers: Claregalway G4M’s have now finished outdoor training for this season and are beginning Circuit training in SMA Claregalway on Tuesday nights from 7 to 8pm. It has been an excellent year for the Group where there were a number of challenge games and particpation in blitzes. The ladies also hosted a blitz in Claregalway in September which was a great success. Many thanks to Gerry Moran for his commitment to training throughout the year in putting the Ladies through their paces in a light hearted and fun environment. New members are always welcome. G4M’s are looking forward to a great night out on Thursday 20th October at the Annual Claregalway GAA Fashion Show which takes place in the Clayton Hotel.
Congratulations to Michelle Dunleavey, Emer Joyce, Mairead Linnane and the Turloughmore Junior Camoige Team on winning the County Junior A Final in Kinvara on Saturday last.
The Ladies AGM will take place in early November and nominations are invited for the various officer roles including Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and PRO. The present committee have been in place for a good number of years and have done and continue to do a significant amount of work for the Ladies Club as well as the overall Club. Please contact Mary Conlon [email protected] with either your nomination or if you are interested in becoming involved in any aspect of the Club including helping with Teams, Training, First Aid, IT etc. Our volunteers are the most important part of our Club and we cannot function with them so your participation and support is very important in our ongoing success.