Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA Club Notes 29/11/2017

Club AGM – Thank you to everyone who attended our Club AGM on Saturday night.  Special thanks to our club secretary Phil Flynn who put in an inordinate amount of time and work preparing for our annual meeting.  We thank all the outgoing members of our Executive who vacated their positions and welcome all new faces to the table.

Sympathy – The club offers heartfelt sympathy to the Glancy family Cornastalk following the death of their aunt Collette Rooney, Cornastalk, Manorhamilton.  May She Rest in Peace.

Dermot Molloy Hurling League Shield Final – The Shield Final was cancelled last weekend due to an unplayable pitch.  Check our Facebook page for confirmation of re-fixture.

Minor Girls reach Connacht Final – Congratulations to our Minor management team of Neil Faulkner and Maire Keaney, and the panel of players who travelled to St Croan’s Park, Ballintubber, Co. Roscommon on Sunday last to take on Roscommon Champions Clann Na nGael. The Glencar-Manor girls started brightly with Dearbla Rooney finding the net from the throw-in. Throughout the first half, brilliant saves by Alva Sheridan in the Glencar Manor goals, a tenacious defence, hardworking midfield and speed combined with sharp shooting upfront, including a hat trick by Leah Fox and two from Dearbla Rooney, ensured the girls led by 5-7 to 1-6 at halftime.  Aided by the wind in the second half Clann na nGael emerged after halftime determined and launched a strong comeback to leave only 5 points between the teams 5 -9 to 3 -10. As the game tightened tensions rose on the field and Clann na nGael were reduced to 14 players as one of their girls received a Sin Bin.  With the benefit of an extra player, the Glencar Manor ladies dug deep and further scores from Eadaoin Clancy, Muireann Devaney (goal) and Orlaith Kelly secured a 6-11 to 3-10 win for the Leitrim champions. The team was Alva Sheridan,  Aisling Faulkner, Hannah Johnston, Tara McLaughlin, Laoise Clancy, Mary Broughton, Aoife Gallagher, Aoife Gilmartin, Eadaoin Clancy, Orlaith Kelly (Capt), Dearbhla Rooney, Chloe Rooney, Leah Fox, Muireann Devaney, Emma McLaughlin.  Subs used Aoife Feeney for T McLoughlin, Mairead Clancy for E. McLoughlin. Next up is Corofin, the Galway champions, in the Connacht Final on Saturday the 9th of December at 2pm at the same venue (St Croan’s Park, Ballintubber, Co. Roscommon).  Thanks also to St Croan’s GAA who provided a festive atmosphere with music and plenty of tea and buns on Sunday last for the travelling supporters.

U 16 Girls – Best of Luck to our U16 girls’ team and management who contest the U16 Championship Final this weekend against St Francis.  After a long season, the girls are hoping to retain the cup for another year. Please support them this weekend – check Facebook or local media for confirmation of date and time.

Club Academy – Every Friday night our Club Academy for girls and boys takes place in St Clare’s Secondary School Gymnasium unless otherwise notified. U7’s from 6-7pm, U9’s from 7-8pm and U11’s from 8-9pm.  New players are welcomed every week.