Easkey hurling - The under 12 team enjoyed a great day`s hurling in Ballyshannon on Saturday last and managed to retain the Aodh O Dalaigh trophy.
The team played five matches, lost the first against Tooreen(Mayo) by 1-2 to 21,won the next four against Na Magha(Derry) 4-6 to 1-4, Aodh Rua (Donegal)4-3 to 1-2, Mc Cumhaills (Donegal) 6-5 to 2-3, and Eire Og (Tyrone) 7-6 to 2-0. This meant that Tooreen and Easkey were set up for the A final.
The game didn't disappoint the spectators and supporters. Both sides played excellent hurling and despite Tooreen scoring the first goal, Easkey managed to reply and take the lead and were 2-1 to 1-0 at half time. Both sides scored 2-1 in the second half and so Easkey emerged victorious by 4-2 to 3-2.
The trophy was presented to joint Captains Andrew Kilcullen and Donall Hanley. The players and scores(in total for tournament) were D. Rolston (1-1), F. Connolly(31), C. Hallinan (2-1), E. Kelly, S. Molloy, D. Hanley (9-3), K. Kilrehill (1-0), G. Connolly (4-2), F. Moylan, F. Curran (0-1), T. Cawley (1-3), A. Kilcullen (6-10), E. Gordon, E. R. Mc Gowan, N. Kilcullen (0-2), B. McShane. Thanks to the team managers-Michael Gordon, Tom Evans and Padraig Hallinan.
Thanks also to the Aodh Rua club in Ballyshannon for hosting the tournament and providing refreshments for the teams.
The u13 feile competition starts this Tuesday evening, our boys will travel to Easkey to take on our neighbours at 5.30pm on Tuesday evening. St Farnans and Tubbercurry are also in the group.
Best of luck to all involved for the competition.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Mrs. B McKeown, Enniscrone, who passed away last week.
The under 20 team had their first game of the championship against Casteconnor but were defeated by 2-11 to 1-6. The team competed very well in the first half but Castleconnor dominated the game for the second half and ran out easy winners. The U-14 Féile team had their first outing at home against Tubbercurry and were unlucky to be defeated by 1-08 to 1-10. The team had good possession throughout but failed to convert scores
The 9.30am Mass in the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Tubbercurry on Saturday morning next is for Tomás Murphy and deceased members of Tubbercurry GAA Club.
CT Gaels Intermediate ladies advanced to their second Connacht semi final in two years with a very convincing win over Leitrim champions Bornacoola on a scoreline of 5-6 to 0-6. CT Gaels controlled the game from the start, even with the absence of our influential midfielder Laura Gillespie, attacking forward Rosin Murphy and defensive trio Karen Molloy; Katie and Theresa Gilmartin. Much of the game was also played without scoring duo of Louise Brett and Caoimhe Gallagher due injuries sustained while tormenting the Leitrim champions. The semi-final will be played on Saturday 13th October, CT ladies are hopeful they will have full panel to take on a strong Hollymount team.
The U14 girls were beaten by St Michael's after having three straight wins, with one game remaining against St Farana's a win will advance the girls to a county final.
Our U14 boys had a great win against Curry in the Championship semi-final on Thursday October 4th. The final against Tourlestrane will take place this Saturday October 13th with no venue or time known as yet. We will have updates on our website www.EasternHarps.com in the Fixtures section. Anybody interested in doing a Foundation course or an Award 1 course, please give your name to Fintan McGowan or email admin@EasternHarps.com. All potential coaches need to have these courses done in order to help/coach at underage level. Bingo continues as usual every Friday night in Gurteen Hall at 8.30pm.
Easkey GAA Club is embarking on the preparation of a strategic 5-year plan. As part of this preparation, the club is holding a Workshop Evening in Easkey Community Centre on Saturday night, October 13th, at 8pm. The aim of the plan is to secure the future of the club in Easkey not only for the short term but most importantly, in the long-term.
All aspects of the club are up for discussion. Connacht Council will have two facilitators there on the night to co-ordinate the evening. For anyone who attends on the night, there will be a free draw for a ticket in our development draw that has over €10,000 in cash prizes and membership to a Euro Millions Lottery for the year.
The u9/u11 series of games finished up on Friday evening with a blitz in the Sligo I.T. grounds. The Easkey teams had two great games each against Geevagh and St. Johns, and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. A big thank you, from all the young players, to the trainers, Brian Maguire, Brian Taylor and Sarah Taylor, for all their hard work throughout the year.
The u13 Feile Cup Group 2 game versus Enniscrone takes place at home this Tuesday evening, with the 2nd round down for Sunday morning, 14th Oct. away to Tubbercurry.Easkey u20s were unlucky in their clash against Eastern Harps on Saturday evening, losing out on a scoreline of 28 to 2-11.
Our Intermediate team are in preparation for the upcoming Connaught semi-final. There are still flags for sale. To purchase a flag contact Kevin Frain on 0879061624.Bunninadden/Ballymote Minors fell short to St Molaise Gaels on Sunday last.
Congratulations to David Spellman of Leacarrow and Catriona Rothwell from Crossmolina Co. Mayo, who were married on Friday last.
The club extends sympathy to Pat, John Spellman and extended family on the death of their Uncle Tom Pilkington.
St. Molaise Gaels
Congratulation to our Minor Boys panel on winning the 2012 B championship following a 1-12 to 0-07 victory over Ballymote/Bunninadden at Markievicz Park on Sunday last. An outstanding second half display which saw Gaels score 1-09 without reply secured a first championship success at this level for a team from our club area for over 35 years. Great credit is due to the entire panel who have worked extremely hard since last January for this success. Managed by exerienced campaigners in Joe Keaney and Mattie Hoey and with some exceptional coaching support during the year from the likes of James Waters, Brendan Gillen, Dara Fallon and Gerard Watters the team have produced some excellent performances in both league and championship and Sunday's success is a well derserved reward.
Thanks to the parents who organised the after match reception for the team in the clubhouse.
Senior Ladies play St. Brigids, Roscommon in Strokestown in the Senior Connacht Championship on Sunday October 14th at 12pm. U-14 girls are playing St. Michaels this week in a championship play-off. Geevagh U-13s were playing in group 4 of the Feile Shield against St. Pats. They were unlucky to be on the wrong side of a goal fest going down 3-5 to 5-2. Their next game is away to Castleconner on Sunday week.
U-9 and U-11 Final Blitz took place on Friday last. Our teams played Easkey and St. Farnans in very close games. Thanks to all parents and coaches who helped out on the night.
St. Farnan's Ladies
Our Connacht Junior semi-final clash with Boyle will take place in Strokestown on Sunday next, Oct 14th, with a throw in time of 2.30 pm and despite the long journey we are appealing to supporters to turn out in force to cheer the girls on. It is the club's first time ever to participate in the provincial championship and hopefully the girls won't be too overawed by the occasion.
The match will be preceeded by the Snr semifinal between Geevagh and St. Brigids, Roscommon at 1.00 pm. We take this opportunity to thank those involved with Skreen / Dromard Community Park and Owenbeg Astroturf for the use of their excellent facilities for training in recent weeks.
Commiserations to former club player Shannon Finnegan and her colleagues from the Wolf Tones club in Liverpool on losing their Junior C'ship final at the weekend.
A reminder that Scór na nÓg time is just around the corner and anybody interested in participating in Solo Singing, Recitation, Ballad Group, Quiz, Instrumental Music, Novelty Act, Figure Dancing or Set Dancing should contact Frances Hanley the St Farnan's GAA Cultural Officer. Competitors wishing to take part must be under the age of seventeen on Jan 1st 2013.
The SHC final takes place on Sunday in Markievicz Park. Title-holders Calry/St Josephs face a Coolera/Strandhill side who are making just their second ever appearance in the championship final.Throw-in time on Sunday is at 3.30pm.
Congratulations to Coolera/Strandhill's minor hurlers on retaining their county title in Tourlestrane on Sunday. Coolera/Standhill lead by 11 points at the break but they had to endure some anxious moments as a spirited second half revival by Tourlestrane saw them make inroads in that lead. However in the end Tourlestarne's brave efforts were not enough, Coolera/Strandhill prevailing by 2-11 to 2-07.
The second replay for the u16 championship final did not proceed last Wednesday due to a waterlogged pitch.
The game will now act as the curtain raiser to Sunday's SHC final in Markievicz Park, with a 1.30pm throw-in.
With two draws already, another exciting game between Naomh Eoin and Easkey is on the cards for Sunday's replay.
There will be a special meeting of the Executive Committee next Thursday 11th in the clubhouse at 9 p.m. All committeee members are requested to attend.
The Under 20's lost 3-17 to 3-11 to Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in the first round of the 'B' Championship at Oxfield on Saturday evening. Up until the last quarter this was a much closer contest than the final scoreline would suggest.
The winners of the monthly draw were - August: Michael Tuohy, Michelle Mc Morrow, Martin Baker. September: Joe Quinn, Cormac Kearns, Michael Tuohy.
Congratulations to Curry on winning the Senior Championship and best of luck in the Connacht Championship.
The club express sympathy with the family and relatives of Eugene Brehony, Castlebaldwin, Eddie Spellman, Carraroe, and Mrs. McKeon, Enniscrone who died recently.