Dunnes Bar Division 2 – The lads had 2 tough games last week against Dromahair and Annaduff. We travelled to Dromahair on Wednesday evening and found ourselves a goal down in the first minute and worse almost followed as Dromahair missed a penalty in the 4th minute as well as a coupof veryery scorable chances. We got on the scoreboard in the 7th minute when Shane Beirne fisted a point quickly followed by a point from play from Caleb Duffy. The home side had the next 2 points before we hit 4 points on the trot between the 16th and 24th minute from James Flynn, Caleb Duffy (2) & Martin Beirne. Dromahair hit back with 3 points of their own to lead 1-05 to 0-6 at the break. The home side kicked on after the interval and points in the 32nd & 34th minute saw them lead by 4. Martin Beirne landed a free in reply but another free in the 42nd minute proved to be their last score. The home side were reduced to 14 men and played a rearguard action to protect their lead. Martin Beirne in the 47th minute and a long range Diarmuid McKiernan free left 2 points in it with 10 minutes remaining. We were unable to find a way through in that time and it was the first minute of injury time when Bryan Beirne landed a long range score to bring us within one. As time was running out Martin Raftery was the hero when he popped up with the equaliser in the 4th minute of stoppage time to secure a share of the spoils. In a must win game on Saturday evening we came out on top in a tight encounter with table toppers Annaduff. Again another slow start saw us trail 1-04 to 0-01 at the end of the opening quarter. The visitors raced into a 3 point lead in 7 minutes before Caleb Duffy pointed from play after great work from Kyle Flynn in defence. Annaduff added another point and then as they dominated possession struck for a goal on 12 minutes. Martin Beirne replied with a free and then in the 20th minute hit the net to bring us back into the game. Thomas Mulvey added a point from play and in the 26th minute Ciaran Walsh got on the end of a move to strike for our second goal and put us in the lead for the first time. However on the stroke of half time Annaduff were awarded a penalty & converted to leave the interval score 2-04 to 2-03 to the visitors. Annaduff had the first 2 points of the second half inside 2 minutes but Caleb Duffy was on hand in the 33rd minute to grab our third goal & level the game. Both sides missed chances before Annaduff edged ahead again in the 42nd minute. Martin Beirne converted a free to level again going into the last quarter. Annaduff scored from a free to lead again on 49 minutes but this was short lived as Martin Raftery broke up field to level once more. Diarmuid McKiernan converted a pressure 45 after missing a couple earlier with 5 minutes remaining. When Annaduff hit a great long range equaliser in the 58th minute it looked like they would secure the point they needed to confirm promotion. However with the game in injury time Caleb Duffy hit a free and then added a final point from play after a brilliant interception by David Wynne to close out the game on a score line of 3-08 to 2-09.Scorers: Martin Beirne 1-03; Caleb Duffy 1-03; Ciaran Walsh 1-00; Thomas Mulvey 0-01; Martin Raftery 0-01. Our last game this weekend is a must win match against Cloone in Cloone so best of luck to the team & management.
St. Francis Ladies – Well done to the ladies who got the championship off to a good start with a well deserved win over Mohill on Sunday morning. The final score was 3-13 to 1-07 with goals from Ailish Cornyn, Ciara McTigue & Maeve Daly the difference. We play Fenagh this Sunday but no details of fixture as yet. Best of luck to the panel and to Paul & Gareth.
U-17’s – The U-17’s begin their championship campaign with 2 away games to Drumkeerin & Leitrim Gaels. We will have a report next week. Best of luck to all concerned.
U-13’s – The lads were just pipped by a late goal in the park against Fenagh on Thursday evening last on a scoreline of 2-09 to 1-10. We travel to Gortletteragh on Thursday evening throw in at 7:30pm. Best of luck to team & management.
U-11’s – We are hosting St. Marys in a blitz in the park on Friday at 7pm.
Kellogg’s Cul Camps – Many thanks to Shane O’Rourke and his team of coaches who looked after over 180 kids so well last week in Drumshanbo.
Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week the numbers drawn were 09-17-21-23. The prize winners of €20 each were: Rose McLoughlin, Carrick-on-Shannon; Carmel Smith, Drumshanbo; Rosalie Logan, Creenagh; Ann Mulvaney, Glangevlin; Shane Beirne, Mahanagh. The jackpot now stands at €2,200.
Wedding Bells – Congratulations and best wishes to Francie McManus and Ailish Roddy who were married in Aughnasheelin on Saturday and celebrated with family and friends in Meath later in the day.