Allen Gaels GAA Club Notes 04/06/2018

Westlink Coaches U-15 Boys – The boys played their hearts out on Friday evening in Pairc Sean in the 15 aside league final only to come up short against Mohill. After a terrible start where Mohill netted twice in the opening minutes & missed a couple of other goal chances early on the lads settled and worked their way back into the game. Points from Arik Oberwan, Ciaran McMorrow (2) & Mark Reynolds stemmed the flow before we struck for 2 goals ourselves from Ciaran with a fortunate long-range effort and Radek Oberwan after a super pass from Shane McKeon. Ciaran added a free and remarkably we led 2-05 to 2-03 at the break. Unfortunately, Mohill struck twice for goals early in the second half after high balls into the square broke for them. Radek added a point & converted a penalty, Ciaran scored from play and Rory O’Donnell made a brilliant save to deny another goal as Conor Flood hit our last point late on but Mohill ran out deserving winners. Overall this was a very encouraging performance from the team who have grown throughout the league and with the return of Sean Lynch, injured in the semi-final and Ronan Moran, unavailable last week, the lads can look forward to putting it up to this fine Mohill side in the championship. Well done to the whole squad and to coaches Farrell McKeon & Angus Fee.

Dunnes Bar Division 2 – We lost to Bornacoola on Saturday evening in a downpour in Ballinaglera on a scoreline of 0-13 to 0-06. We trailed 0-05 to 0-02 at the break after missing a host of chances especially in the opening quarter. Despite the lads best efforts we missed 2 great goal opportunities in the second half to close the gap and Bornacoola added 3 points in injury time to secure the points. Nicholas Moore was our only scorer on the night with 4 frees & 2 from play which tells its own story. Although understrength this was a sloppy performance and there is lots to work on in the coming weeks.

Thanks – A big thank you to our neighbours Ballinaglera for the use of their pitch on Saturday evening. A special word of congratulations to the club on the installation of the new electronic scoreboard which even though it didn’t make good reading for us at the weekend is a great addition to the grounds so well done to all concerned.

Swan Bar Division 3 – We have a home game on Sunday morning against Glencar Manorhamilton but the pitch is still closed for a couple of weeks so details of the venue will be circulated later in the week.

U-14 Girls – The girls had a great win over Keeldra Gaels in the U-14 Shield final last week. Thank you to everyone who helped out in the clubhouse after the game and well done to all the girls and their mentors Dermot Dennis & Ruth McLoughlin.

Kellogg’s Cul Camps – Please note that the summer coaching camp takes place in Drumshanbo from July 9th– 13th. Booking should be made online on the Leitrim GAA website.

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week the numbers drawn were 12-15-17-22. The prize winners of €20 each were: Adrian Smith, Drumkeeran; John McRann, Kilnagross; Tommy Lynch, Arigna; Seamus Heron, Corlough; David Lynch, Creenagh. The jackpot now stands at €1,600.

Annual Lotto Tickets – The club is selling annual tickets for the lotto draw at the moment. Tickets cost €85 and offer entry to 52 draws for the price of 42! We are hoping to sign up as many as possible by the first week in June so anyone interested can contact Larry Burke, Seamus Heron, Fergal McPartland or any club officer.