Gortletteragh GAA Club Notes 04/09/2018

Newtowngore Engineering Minor Final – The Rinn Gaels U17 lads will line out in Páirc Seán this Saturday with silverware at stake vs Melvin Gaels in the Minor 13 a side Championship Final. Throw in is at 12 noon. Best of luck to the entire team and management. Please come out and support the lads as they try to bring home the cup.

All Ireland Ticket Draw – We held our draw in Fox’s of Tooman on Friday night last. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw by buying a ticket. Thanks also to Jimmy and Kathleen for the use of the premises.

Winners were

1st 2 X All Ireland Tickets Ciaran Reynolds, Fearglass South

2nd 2 nights B&B in Lough Rynn Castle Karl Keaney c/o Frank Flynn

3rd €50 Ciaran Woods Cattan

U3 Championship Final – After beating St Bridget’s in our semi final at home which was a very close encounter, we booked our place in the final versus Ballinamore in Cloone last Saturday morning at 12 o’clock. We started the game lively putting over 5 points in quick succession. As Ballinamore settled into the game it was tit for tat for the rest of the half. At half time we went in with a lead 09 to 05. We started the  second half where we left off in the first half and never surrendered our lead for the rest of the game. From start to finish we displayed great team work everyone working for each other all over the field. From our goalkeeper David Liu Doyle kick outs to our fullbacks Luke and Tommy keeping Ballinamore out. Our center half backs George, Jonathan and Nathan defending with real tenacity, our midfield pairing of Jack and Mathew controlled kick outs and set up several attacks. The three center half forwards Adam , Riaghan and Brian won vital ball to set up scores with Adam getting the only goal of the game. Our two inside forwards worked hard, Ultán setting up scores and Noah picking off the scores at vital stages in the game. There was some great free taking on display both from the hands and off the ground. Oisin and Jack played their part when they came off the bench to help out. We also had Aaron, Senan, Brian, Ben, Ollie and Ryan to call on too. We ran out winners on a score line 1-16 to 12 points. This group of lads have put in a huge effort all year and their hard work has paid off in style in winning the U13 championship. Well done to the entire panel and their mentors Tom, Seamus, Ciaran and Richie.

Weekend Fixtures – It’s a winner take all clash in Cloone on Friday evening as we face Drumreilly in the Connacht Gold SFC with a Quarter Final place on the line. Huge support needed for the lads. Throw in 5pm.

Junior A Championship – Unfortunately the lads bowed out of the Junior A Championship, as they faced a very strong St Mary’s team on Saturday evening. Hard luck to the lads who out in a great effort all year.