Gortletteragh GAA Club Notes 20/12/2017

Under 21 Final – Fenagh Gortletteragh took the field for the fourth year in a row in the Under 21 A Final hoping to cap the year off with a trophy. Old rivals St Manchan’s were the opposition and thanks to a fisted goal by Keith Beirne they held sway at halftime. The lads threatened to mount their trademark comeback when Riordan O’Rourke goaled late on but despite some last-gasp efforts, Manachan’s held on for a 1-11 to 1-08 win and disappointment for our lads. Having lost the last three finals in the grade was a blow but these lads have shown remarkable grit and have a never say die attitude that was evident in Pairc Seán last weekend. They are a credit to their families and their clubs and no doubt they will be back again as they continue their careers with club and county. Well done to the entire panel for their efforts and to their mentors Tom, Bobby, Sean and Paul.

SANTAS vs ELVES – A brilliant festive football spectacle is down for decision in Gortletteragh GAA grounds on St Stephens Day as a team of Santas take on their Elf counterparts. Following the success of last year’s big match where the Santas emerged victorious following a penalty shootout, the Elves are ready to reclaim bragging rights for 2018.  Players of past and present are welcome to take sides in the battle and join in on the day. Throw in is at 2pm. Admission is optional. All proceeds go towards University Hospital Galway Oncology Unit. All parishioners are encouraged to come along and show their support.

Nollaig Shona – We would like to wish all players, supporters, parishioners, sponsors, and anybody connected with the club whether at home or away a very happy Christmas and peaceful, prosperous New Year.