Glencar Manorhamilton Club Notes – 14/8/2017
Glencar Manorhamilton Club Notes w/c Monday 14 August 2017
Glencar Manorhamilton GAA Club, its officers, players, members and supporters join in the many expressions of grief on the untimely death of Patrick Murphy in Boston, USA. Our memories of Pat are very real, of a player who always gave of his best when representing Glencar Manor and of a valued and extremely popular personality, both in the club and in the local community. Since news of Pat’s death broke, there has been an outpouring of heartfelt grief from all who had the pleasure of knowing him, particularly among his many, many friends and footballing peers in the Mullies and Manorhamilton area, all of whom are struggling to come to terms with his passing. Stories and anecdotes are recounted of a charming, pleasant, friendly and in-offensive character, with an absolutely bubbling personality. His friends organised a Remembrance Mass last Monday evening, 14th August in Mullies Church, timed to coincide with his funeral mass in Boston. Large numbers attended this poignant service, to join hands in spirit with Pat’s family and friends in Boston. The club extends sincere sympathy to the Murphy Family and we ask you to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
U12 Community Games
Best of the luck to the U12 Manorhamilton Area Community Games team who contest the All Ireland Finals in Abbotstown Dublin this weekend. The girls have played fantastic football to reach this stage of the competition and we hope they can go all the way. Thanks to everyone who has supported the girls on their journey – the people in Manorhamilton for supporting the bucket collection, their main sponsors MCI Ltd and other local businesses who have supported the girls; Killasnett Co Op, SuperValu and McPartland Fuels.
Best of Luck to club representative Ailbhe Clancy who represents Ireland in the 2017 World University Games in Taiwan from August 19th to 30th.
Best of luck to Leitrim Ladies and their management team who contest the All Ireland Quarter Final against Tyrone this Saturday in Pairc Sean. In particular we send our best wishes to our club representatives Melissa Hewitt and Dearbhla Rooney.
Minor & U16 Ladies
Our Minor Ladies kick off their 2017 season with a game away to Allen Gaels on Tuesday evening 14th August 2017.
This week also sees the competition commence for the U16 ladies as they play Mohill this Sunday morning at 11am in the Bee Park. Both teams are hoping to kick off their 2017 seasons with a win after months of hard work. Best of luck to Neil, Marie and the girls
Club Football Camp
A whopping 140 children attended our Annual Club Camp from Monday to Wednesday of this week in the Bee Park. They all had a great time under the watchful eyes of our wonderful volunteer coaches who are a credit to their families and our club.
Hard luck to our senior team who were defeated in Round 3 of the Connacht Gold Leitrim Football Championship by Bornacoola in Drumshanbo on Saturday. A dominant first half performance by the Bors which seen them take an 11 point lead into the dressing room proved our downfall and despite a spirited and commanding second half performance by our lads they could not bridge the gap. Finalscore 2-11 to 0-13. Our Junior A team were flying on all cylinders in their Round 2 championship win over Gortletteragh in Ballinamore on Sunday. Final Score: 3-21 to 1-7. The win has qualified them for the quarter finals where an open draw will decide their opposition. Well done to the team. Our Junior B team take their maiden voyage in the Championship versus Leitrim Gaels this Saturday at 7pm in Ballinamore. We wish the team and management the very best of luck.
This Friday our U13s travel to play St Mary’s for a 7pm throw in. They really appreciate a good travelling support. Our U17s are away to Kiltubrid next Monday evening at 7pm and are at home to Allen Gaels on Thursday 24th at 7pm. Please support the lads.