Allen Gaels GAA Club Notes 08/12/2017

U-16 Girls – The girls played the long-awaited U-16 Final against Glencar Manorhamilton on Saturday in Leitrim Village. Unfortunately, we could not overcome a very strong Manor team despite some very good performances from quite a few of the girls.

Allen Gaels got off to the perfect start when Caoimhe McGarry burst through the Manor defence and found the net after just 30 seconds. Olwyn Moore put another past the Manorhamilton keeper a few minutes later to put us into an early lead.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t push on and add to this lead. Manor kept the scoreboard ticking over and started to take control of the game before the end of the first half. Just before the end of the first half Muireann Devaney found the net and stretched the lead to 5 points at the interval 1-10 to 2-02. Manor started the second half the way they ended the first and never looked back. Allen Gaels could never get to terms with the Manor forward line, in particular, Muireann Devaney and Leah Fox who were both excellent. The final score was 2-16 to 2-04. All the girls played their hearts out and in particular the midfield partnership of Caoimhe McGarry and Roisin McGrenaghan who gave a powerful display, Caoimhe being our stand out player on the day. Olwyn Moore, Jaclyna Ozdobinska, Maria McGrenaghan and Lauryn McKeon all had very good performances also. Well done to the team on their efforts all year and a special thank you to Cara McTigue, Sinead Dolan & Eamonn McGowan for their work with the girls.

25 Card Drive – Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 06-09-21-23. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Kaila Lee Smith, Drumkeeran; Anna McGovern, Kilnagross; Elizabeth Smith, Tarmon; Pius Earley, Mount Allen and Nuala Maguire, Ballinaglera. The jackpot now stands at €2,200. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Church Gate Collection – Many thanks to everyone who supported the club’s collection so generously last weekend.

New Arrival – Congratulations to Riona and Wayne Gilgunn on the birth of their daughter, Sadhbh, last week.

Sympathy – The club extends deepest condolences to the Malone Family, Dristernan on the sad passing of Christina in New York last week.