Posted by Joanna Healy in Sport.

Senior League

Killimordaly v Carnmore 22nd Feb 2014

This was the first round of the 2014 Senior Hurling League and both Killimordaly and Carnmore would want to get their league campaign of to a good start. It was Killimordaly who started brighter and took the lead with points by Brian Burke (free) and a second by James Daly. A nice move between Barry Hanley and Kevin Killilea saw Kevin score a brilliant point. Kegan Fox scored a great point from the half way line following a neat pass from Shane Quinn. Killimordaly scored the next two points. Then for Carnmore John Paul O’Connell took a quick free to Alan Traynor who scored a great point. But soon after, Killimordaly cancelled it out with a goal and it was 1–3 to 3 points to Killimordaly. Carnmore scored 2 points without reply, this was cancelled out by 3 points from Killimordaly. From a Carnmore puck out, Barry Hanley won the breaking ball and ran through the middle, before passing to Alan Traynor who scored a goal. It was now 1–5 to 1–6 to Killimordaly, before half time Killimordaly scored a goal and 4 points without reply so going in at the break it was Carnmore 1–9 Killimordaly 2–10.

Killimordaly, with the wind behind them, started the second half brighter of the two teams with a quick point from play, but Carnmore quickly bounced back with a point from a free by Barry Hanley. That would be the only point Carnmore would get for the rest of the game as Killimordaly proved too strong and it finished with Killimordaly being the worthy winners.

Be in with a chance to get your Company name on the Carnmore Senior Jersey for 2014. Tickets for draw cost €100. €20 from every €100 collected will be distributed among the local Primary Schools to enhance their sporting facilities.

Contact Kevin Shaughnessy on 086 3542526 for further details.

Membership fees are now due. Membership paid before March 31st allows you to vote at the AGM and also enter into a draw for All-Ireland tickets should Galway qualify. Many thanks to all who have paid membership to date.

Juvenile Winter Training Programme

The last session of the indoor Winter Training Programme for juvenile members, for this season, took place on Tuesday last. It was a very enjoyable and worthwhile winter initiative by the Juvenile Club and thanks to all those who participated. A special thanks to Tom Cogley, Rita Healy, Mike Cullina and Sean Grealish who guided the lads through the routine each week. The Winter Training Programme will return in October/November 2014.

GAA National Club Draw

GAA National Club Draw Tickets are now on sale for the GAA National Club Draw. Tickets cost €10 and are available from all club officers and managers. All proceeds from ticket sales remain with Carnmore Hurling Club.

Prizes include

  1. Trip to the 2014 International Rules series in Australia (2 persons, match tickets, airline tickets and accommodation)
  2. The Ultimate Football package 2014 (2 persons, All-Ireland Football Final tickets, All-Star banquet & tour tickets to Boston)
  3. Two Corporate Box concert tickets with pre-concert hospitality in Croke Park in 2014
  4. Travel voucher to the value of €1500
  5. All-Ireland Football Final package 2014 (2 persons, Corporate Box tickets, corporate hospitality and 2 nights accommodation)
  6. All-Ireland Hurling Final package 2014 (2 persons, Corporate Box tickets, corporate hospitality and 2 nights accommodation)
  7. Shopping voucher €1000
  8. All-Ireland Football & Hurling Final Package 2014 (2 premium tickets & overstay accommodation for both)
  9. Two Croke Park Premium concert tickets in 2014
  10. Trip to New York for St Patricks’s Day 2015 (2 persons. airline tickets and 3 nights accommodation)

Claregalway/Carnmore GAA Lotto Jackpot Winner


Joe Mullarkey, who is a member of the St Olaf’s Club in Dublin, bought a ticket for the Claregalway/Carnmore GAA Lotto in the Claregalway Hotel while attending a Feis locally. He is pictured, to the left, as Seoirse Morris from Carnmore Club presents him with his prize of €5,400. Congratulations Joe!

Crime Prevention Advice For GAA Clubs

As the Hurling season is well and truly kicking off and following a series of thefts from GAA club dressing rooms, car parks and ground equipment stores, Galway Garda Crime Prevention Office is offering the following advice to help keep your possessions secure:

  1. Don’t leave valuables such as wallets, sat navs, iPods, mobile phones or laptops in parked vehicles
  2. Remember to remove the cradles of sat navs/mobile phones and clean the window where the cradle has been stuck, otherwise a thief may see the suction mark and take a chance you have left valuables in the car
  3. Don’t leave any possessions on display in your vehicle—even a coat left on a seat could make a thief think you are hiding something more valuable. Put them in the boot
  4. Ensure the car doors and boot are locked and all windows and the sunroof are properly shut, and if you have an alarm and/or immobiliser, remember to set them
  5. Don’t leave valuables in dressing rooms and make sure dressing rooms are locked, even when play is in progress. Leave valuables where they can be well supervised or properly locked away
  6. Don’t leave any ground equipment outside overnight—please lock away when not in use. Ensure all storage sheds have high quality locking systems and are properly alarmed

Please be vigilant both in Carnmore and if you are visiting other GAA Clubs, as sports clubs are being targeted by criminals. Any suspicious activity should be reported to An Garda Síochana at Mill Street—phone (091) 538000.