On Saturday night last, the Polo Grounds played host to a tournament final between Conahy Shamrocks and Erin’s Own in aid of the Ray of Sunshine Foundation. Local tradesmen Shane Mulhall, Paul Byrne, Liam Byrne and Billy Murphy will travel to Kenya as part of the charity’s work there and all proceeds from the game were also going towards this worthy cause. It was the visitors who were the winners of what was a very entertaining game, winning by 1-17 to 0-18.
The locals now face into what is a crucial game in the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling League this weekend when they face Young Irelands in Cloneen on Saturday next at 6.45 p.m. A win should see Conahy in a good position in the league group before they enter into the final round of the league.
The junior A hurlers bowed out of the Northern Junior A championship with a disappointing defeat at the hands of Lisdowney in Ballyragget. A goal midway through the first half from Eoin Byrne meant Conahy were well in contention at that stage but Lisdowney always seemed to hold an edge over the locals. A late goal chance may have swung the game in Conahy’s favour but it wasn’t to be, as Lisdowney held on for a 1-16 to 1-12 victory.
TEAM: Sean Brennan, Thomas Nolan, Peter Harding, Eoin Carroll, Simon Callanan, John Mullan, Liam Cass, Paddy Mullan, Michael Bergin, Kieran Mooney, John Muldowney, Padraic Nolan, Tom Phelan, Eoin Byrne, Oliver Feehan. Sub: David Kennedy.
The under-16 hurlers enjoyed a good win over Danesfort in Palmerstown on Wednesday night last to advance to the next round of the Roinn B championship. Some good attacking play throughout the game saw Conahy lead the game from an early stage and extend that lead as the game progressed. In the end, they had ten points to spare, winning 3-18 to 3-8.
The under-12 hurlers were in action on two separate occasions in Go-Games matches against St. Patrick’s and St. Martin’s respectively. They produced a great performance to score a good win in their opening game, but they came up against a strong St. Martin’s side in their second game and lost out in the end. But the team can be rightly proud of their efforts and well done to them all.
TEAM: Alice Byrne, Tommy Blanche, Louis Feehan, John Paul Gamble, Liam Healy, Darren Cuddihy, Harry O’Mahony, Ciarán Rice, Grace Mulhall, Shannon Conry, Kevin Conry, Aoife Mulhall, Mark Gunner, Oisin Cahill, Jack Murphy, Jack Bergin, Robbie Dooley, Yvonne Dooley, Sean O’Dornan, Damien Cuddihy.
The under-14 camogie girls were unfortunately defeated by Dicksboro in the Roinn A championship semi-final in Palmerstown on Thursday night last. The locals gave as good as they got in the exchanges but the city side’s strength throughout the field proved to be the key difference between the two teams. Conahy kept going right until the final whistle in spite of this and could have got a couple of more scores to close the gap. But as it was, Dicksboro were well ahead in the end, as they advanced to the county final on a 5-7 to 2-2 score line.
TEAM: Grace Mulhall, Claire Maher, Evelyn Phelan, Cara Brennan, Alice Byrne, Siobhan Mullan, Aisling Maher, Carrie Randle, Hannah Murphy, Emma Cahill, Megan Randle, Marie-Claire Gamble, Ruth Hennessy, Danielle Morrissey, Megan Cuddihy. Subs: Shannon Feehan, Chloe Leahy and Amanda Molloy.
The under-12 camogie team were in action on Friday night last against St. Martin’s. Though their opponents were too strong in the end, the local girls gave a good account of themselves all through the game.
TEAM: Ellen Gunner, Roisin Nolan, Emma Molyneaux, Amanda Molloy, Cara Brennan, Shannon Feehan, Ruth Hennessy, Laura Kennedy, Megan Cuddihy, Yvonne Dooley, Grace Mulhall, Chloe Leahy, Lydia O’Mahony, Aoife Mulhall, Caoimhe Hennessy, Emma Mulhall.
The camogie club were also recently well represented in the under-age county development squads. Danielle Morrissey, Evelyn Phelan, Megan Randle and Carrie Randle were members of the under-14 development squads while Amy Morrissey was part of the under-15 development squads. Well done to all the girls on representing the club with distinction.
Conahy’s Ladies footballers play host to a blitz this Saturday, August 24th, starting at 2.30 p.m. Participating teams include St. Brigids (Blanchardstown), St. Pats (Cloneen/Drangan), Conahy Shamrocks and Erins Own (Castlecomer). Later that night there will be a barbeque in the GAA clubhouse. Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased from any committee member. Music will be by Patsy Blanche. All are very welcome.
The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 9, 12 and 21. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Toddy Lacey, Teresa McEntee, Michelle Muldowney, Michael Hestor and Stephen Walsh. The promoters’ prize winners were Julie Jackman, Ann Delaney and Shay Healy. This week’s jackpot now stands at €8,000.
Conahy Community Playgroup is now enrolling for September 2013. Free places are available to children who are starting primary school in September 2014 under the ECCE Scheme. For more information please contact Geraldine on 086-8322951 or Alice on 086-1021077.
Sarsfields Golf Society has their next outing on this Saturday, August 24th. All members and former members are welcome. Tee off time is 11.15a.m. and anyone interested should contact Shay Healy on (087)6695076 to play. The society’s last outing will be in Dunmurray Springs on Saturday, September 14th. Guests are also welcome to play at both outings.
CONAHY VINTAGE CLUB
Conahy Vintage Club played host to a threshing demonstration and vintage machinery display on Saturday afternoon last. A good attendance saw a large number of different restored machines as well as old style threshing. The club later held a fundraising cabaret in the Polo Grounds, Jenkinstown. Well done to the organisers for their hard work in staging the event and to all who took part and assisted in any way.