Glencar Manorhamilton Club Notes w/c Monday 18 September 2017
Senior Championship Semi Final
Our seniors will play Ballinamore SOH in the Connacht Gold Senior Football Championship semi-final this Saturday at 4pm in Páirc Seán with the other semi-final between Mohill and St Mary’s directly afterwards. In the quarter final replay last Saturday evening the lads played second fiddle to Aughawillan in the first half and trailed 1-5 to 0-5. They came out a different team in the second and with every man putting their shoulder to the wheel and upping their game they eventually booked their place in the semi-finals. Final Score Glencar Manor 0-14, Aughawillan 1-8. The support for the team was brilliant in our two quarter final games and the lads will need us all, more than ever on Saturday evening. Let’s all come out and do our bit!.
Junior A Championship Quarter Final Replay
Our eagerly awaited Junior A Quarter Final replay v Melvin Gaels takes place this Sunday in Glencar Community Park at 12 noon. Please make the short journey to support the lads as they bid to make it through to the semi-finals.
The U13s played their 15 aside championship semi-final on Monday night and after a titanic battle they emerged 3 point winners over hosts St Brigids. Good luck to the team as they prepare for the Championship final against St Mary’s. Well done to our U15 team who beat Gortletteragh last Thursday in the Shield semi-final. They will play the winners of Allen Gaels/Dromahair in the Final. Keep up the good work lads. Hard luck to our U17 team who were beaten by table toppers Leitrim Gaels on Saturday in Boggaun. They will play Dromahair in the final round of group games with fixture TBC. Please continue your support to our underage teams. Best of luck to all teams and their management.
Ladies Retain Division 2 League Title
Congratulations to our Division 2 Ladies Team who retained the League title on Sunday morning last after a captivating contest with Oughteragh Gaels. The sun shone in Kiltubrid as the Manor ladies took to the field against the Intermediate Champions hoping to retain the title captured by the Manor ladies first team a year earlier against the same opposition. Oughteragh Gaels dominated proceedings in the first half and the Manor girls were fortunate to reach half time on a scoreline of 2-2 to 0-8 – thanks to excellent saves from Natasha McEnroy between the posts. In the second half the ladies lifted their performance and the sharp shooting of Muireann Devaney, Leah Fox and Dearbhla Rooney who were starved of possession in the first half was aided by the quality of ball coming from the midfield pairing of Orlaith Kelly and Aoife Gilmartin and the defensive unit. Emma McLoughlin, Eadaoin Clancy and Captain Laoise Clancy worked tirelessly throughout the game providing excellent combination play and contributing scores when needed while in defence Laura McCann, Michelle McNulty, Hannah Johnston, Mary Broughton, Karen Connolly and Aoife Gallagher kept the Oughteragh Gaels forwards on their toes. Two subs were used during the game Aoife Gallagher for Gemma Tiffoney (20mins) and Rebecca Golden for Emma McLoughlin (55mins) and both players acquitted themselves well. Laoise Clancy accepted the cup on behalf of the team noting in particular the effort and dedication of Team Managers Shane Devaney and Padraig Kelly and congratulating Oughteragh Gaels on their Championship success the previous weekend. Well done Laoise.
The minor girls have one remaining championship group game against Fenagh/Kiltubrid when they will be hoping to maintain their 100% winning record. No details of the fixture as yet. The U16s await the commencement of their championship after the postponement of their scheduled games to-date.
Ladies Division 1 League
The League continues for our Ladies Division One side in two weeks time away to Aughawillan.
Academy training continues on Friday nights in Boggaun with large numbers in attendance. The focus is on learning the skills and making friends through fun and games. New players welcome at any time. Check our Facebook Page for times.
Our club offers heartfelt sympathy to the family of the late Bernard Murray, Carrick on Shannon. Bernard was a footballer and hurler for his beloved St Mary’s and our players have many fond memories of him on and off the field of play. He has made a lasting impression. We extend our sympathies to his many friends and teammates in St Mary’s. May his gentle soul Rest in Peace.