A date for your diary – On Friday 27th of April, the Club breaks new ground. When our club will hold an open information night in Cox’s Restaurant Dromod, which will feature speakers from top current inter-county players to leading authorities in the area of sports science. The players will draw on their own experience to speak on managed youth development, achieving proper GAA Club structures and player welfare. The evening will be rounded off with a presentation from Dr. Niall Moyna of Operation Transformation fame, who is in an internationally recognised figure in the area of sports science, exercise and nutrition. The event will be free of charge and promises to be an interesting night for everyone. Definitely one for your diary. More details next week.
Newtowngore Engineering U17s League – We were home to Melvin Gaels on Saturday last. Melvin Gaels were missing a couple of lads from injuries but none the less our lads got off to a super start from the through in with 4/5 passes Daniel managed a super goal, didn’t last long as Melvin Gaels followed up the field from our kick out to even with a goal of their own. The Annaduff lads suffered another blow when mid fielder Hugh when off injured 4 min in. But his replacement Ultan went in flying to pop one over the bar a min later.
The Annaduff lads were very strong throughout the first half with a hat trick of goals from Daniel, a goal and a point each from Jason and Michael and 5 points from Liam, a point from Francis and Jack, Melvin Gaels did come back with 2 goals and a point before the break to leave the sides Annaduff 5-10 to Melvin Gaels 3-01. The Annaduff lads took ownership with the commencement of the second half with some brilliant defending and a goal from Francis 2 points from Jason, Michael and 1 from Jack also subs Craig and Keelan. With only 1 point scored in the second half by the visitors to leave Annaduff with a super finish of 6-16 to Melvin Gaels 3-02. Team: Padraig Kane, Joe O Carroll, Tommie Taylor, Cormac Kane, Declan Gill, Francis Shanley(1-1), Jack Hughes(0-2), Hugh Boyce, Jason Ward(1-3), Michael Murray(1-3), Liam Taylor(0-4)(1f), Daniel Bosquette(3-1). Subs: Ultan Kelly for Hugh(4min) Craig McGuinness(0-1) for Tommie (40min) Shane Faughnan for Jason (45min) Keelan Lynch(0-1) for Daniel (45).
U7s-U11s – The younger boys football is due to start on Saturday the 7th of April. Any lads not already registered can do so on the first day back. Lots of fun and skills and new children always welcome come along on the day and see for yourself.
Barna Recycling Under13’s – Were away to Kiltubrid at 1.30pm on Sunday last. It was an even enough match in the first half with both teams kicking some wides and Liam McNamee made a number of good saves but then we started to take points from play from Senan, Darren and Eoghan. Annaduff got a goal late in the first half through Nathan Cox to go in 1.05 – 0.04 at half time. In the Second half Liam made some more good saves as Kiltubrid went for goals, Kyle, Eoghan and Patrick carried the ball from defence into attack and won a number of frees. Senan and Darren took frees and Darren added a number of points from play with Nathan getting another goal. Final score Annaduff 2-11 Kiltubrid 1-06. Team: Liam McNamee, Kyle Russell, Patrick Beirne, Oran Beirne, Eoghan Ridge(0-1), josh Gill, Darren Cox (0-7), Mel Fitzpatrick, Declan Cox, Caolan Newton, Senan Mooney (0-3), Nathan Cox (2-0) and Oisin Molloy.
Gum Shields – A reminder from the county board ALL Players must wear Gum shields for training and football games because remember if teeth are damaged or broken with no gum shield you are NOT covered by players insurance, its in every ones interest to have a gum shield.
Swan Bar Division 3: Were host to Carrigallen on Saturady last. The visitors got the first score inside the two min mark, it took a few minutes for our lads to settle into the game after nine minutes before Sean D slotted over a point from a free followed by a point each from Johnny and Eoin G. Carrigallen and Sean Q exchanged a point a piece, Carrigallen followed up with another point before Keith following a second yellow was sent to the line. With 20 min gone Carrigallen did make use of the extra man for the last 10 min of the half outscoring our lads by 4 points to 1 free taking by Sean D leaving the half time score Annaduff 0-6 Carrigallen 0-9. The break did suit the Annaduff lads because the second half started with a point from Michael followed by a point from a free from Sean D, followed 2 min later with a point from frank. In the 38th min a free pointed by Frank brought our lads right back into the game. Carrigallen did come back with some fire power to put 3 points between the posts with a couple of scoring opportunities missed by the home side left Carrigallen with a 1 point advantage which they carried until the final whistle. Full time score Annaduff 0-12 Carrigallen 0-13. Team: Daragh Burke, Donal McNabola, Chris Farrell, James Cox, Stephen Murray, Dean Gill, Owen Reynolds, Keith Duignan, Eoin Gill(0-2), Jason Lyons, Frank McNabola(0-2), Sean Quigley(0-2), Michael Cox(0-1), Sean Duignan(0-4)(f), Johnny O Connor(0-1). Subs: Daire Guckian for Johnny (HT) Eoghan Moylan for Stephen (36min) Ronan Egan for Owen Reynolds(43min) Colm Cox for Jason(44min).
Baby Boom in Dromod – Congratulations to one of our club players Colm Cox And wife Edel on the birth of their Son Finbarr another future forward for Annaduff no doubt.
Lotto – The Annaduff GAA and Parish lotto draw took place in Coxs Steakhouse Dromod on Sunday the 25th March, No winner this week.
Numbers 1, 2, 18,19.
Kenny Cox €50
Louise Gaffney €25
Helen Maguire & John Daly €25
Aidan Hackett €25
Louise Cox €25
Next draw takes place in Mc Loughlins, Drumsna the 8th of April.
Jackpot now stands at €4000 !!! So please get your tickets in and as always thank you for your continued support.
Fixtures; D2 away to Glencar-Manor 12 noon Sunday 1st April.
D3 away to Glencar-Manor 1:45 Sunday 1st April.
U13s away to Drumkeeran Monday the 2nd at 6:30pm.
Sympathies – Annaduff GAA would like to extend our sympathies to the family & friends of the late Theresa (Tess) Gannon Drumsna. Also to Joe O Carroll on the passing of his Grandmother Margaret Morgan Dublin, may their souls rest in peace.