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Hard luck to our Senior Ladies in the county Final going down by 3 points to Kilkerrin/Clonberne. The entire parish are extremely proud of your efforts. Played in windy but dry conditions Claregalway had the advantage of the wind in the opening half and were 4 points to 1 up after 15 minutes. However a goal from Nicola Ward ensured the three time Champions would hold the lead at half time 1–3 to 0–5.

Kilkerrin/Clonberne slowly opened up the gap after the break but the Claregalway girls came storming back with points from Deirdre Brennan, Siobhan Gavin and a brilliant goal from Charolette Cooney which left only two points between the teams with 8 minutes remaining. Some strong defending by Kilkerrin/Clonberne and the woodwork denied Claregalway the goal needed to capture the title. After 13 minutes injury time it was Kilkerrin/Clonberne who retained the cup on a final score of Kilkerrin/Clonberne 1–12 Claregalway 1–9.

Claregalway Girls opening game of the U12 Div A Championship was played in Salthill last Monday week night. Final Score Claregalway 5–10 to Salthill/Knocknacarra 3–02. Well done to the Girls and Management. Well done to all our Club Girls who took part with the County U12,13 and 15 Development Blitzes weekend before last
Well done to the Club’s U12 Girls on their County semi-final win over Naoimhe Mhuire Oranmore on Friday night, They will play Kilkerrin/Clonberne in the County Final on 8/9th October.

Also well done to the U16 Girls who travelled to Dunmore on Thursday night and defeated the McHales 6–15 to 3–10 to reach the County Championship semi-final. Claregalway have a home draw against the winners of St Brendans/Corofin with that game to be played by 26th September. Last Saturday seven of our Claregalway U12 Girls were playing in an inter-county tournament in Co. Clare called the Michael Cullinan Cup. One team won the cup while the other team won the shield. All Claregalway girls represented their county brilliantly. In Caltra that evening the Claregalway Minor Girls lead by their captain Caitriona Moran won the Mairead Meehan Shield with a 2–17 to 2–10 win over Dunmore McHales. Well done to our U8 and U10 Girls who took part in a Blitz in Loughrea also on Saturday.

Hard luck to Barry Goldrick and Conor Campbell who were part of the Galway Minor Football squad in the All Ireland Final that were defeated by Kerry on September 18th.

The Intermediate Mens team are playing Athenry in the quarter final of the Championship on Thursday September 22nd in Corofin at 8pm. Please support.

Our U12 Boys won the Clann na nGael Invitational Tournament in Roscommon on Sunday when in the final they overcame St Colmcilles from Meath. On their way to the final our lads played some fantastic football and were worthy winners of The Whyte Family Cup.

In the group stages we had wins over Ballyboden/St Endas (Dublin), Celbridge (Kikdare) and St Loman’s (Westmeath). The semi-final was a terrific game of football and we got the better of a strong Ratoath (Meath) team with five points to spare. Even with bodies tiring our boys dug deep for one last effort in the final to out score St Colmcilles on a scoreline of 3–4 to 0–4.

Well done to all our players, who on the day represented our club with distinction and thank you to the parents who were able to attend for their wonderful support. Finally thanks again to Mike Campion and his backroom team in Clann na nGael for organising another great tournament.

Please note that when you book Cairde Mór, 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 bag /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.