HURLING-The junior A hurlers unfortunately bowed out of the Northern Junior A championship in disappointing circumstances when they were defeated by a single point by Lisdowney in a hard fought game in Ballyragget on Tuesday night last. Lisdowney were very much the dominant side in the opening half, holding a nine point interval lead. The first quarter of the second half took on a similar pattern to the opening half with Lisdowney the dominant side.
Mid way through the second half Conahy got a lucky break when a Shane Brennan ’65 went all the way to the net. The margin was still seven points, but the goal finally woke up the Conahy players and a succession of points from both sides saw the Lisdowney margin reduced to five points with the game ebbing to a conclusion.
The excitement reached a crescendo with time almost up when David Kennedy shot an excellent individual goal leaving just two points between the sides. Conahy kept the pressure on the Lisdowney rearguard as the game entered extra time and were rewarded with a thirty metre free. Paul Buggy’s well struck shot was deflected over the bar to leave the margin at one point, Conahy ultimately losing by 2-16 to 2-15.
TEAM: Kieran Brennan, Colm Healy, John Mullan, Tom Mullan, Paddy Mullan, Donal Brennan, Philip Cass, Tom O’Shea, Eoin Carroll, Barry Murphy, Paul Buggy, Shane Brennan, Tom Phelan, Michael Bergin, Conor Buggy.
Subs: John Feehan; Damien Webster; David Kennedy; Eoin Coogan; Paraic Delaney; Eoin Byrne; Sean Delaney; Bill Gannon.
The under 14 - hurlers were second best to a strong Dicksboro team in the Roinn A league semi-final in Jenkinstown on Wednesday night last. Dicksboro led by six points at half-time after dominating most of the play. The second half started with Dicksboro on top but Conahy replied with a good goal by Edmond Delaney to keep in touch. However, the city side proved too strong in the end, winning 4-20 to 1-11. Conahy should not be downhearted by this performance, and will be keen to make amends when they face O’Loughlin Gaels in the opening round of the Roinn A championship tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. in St. John’s Park.
TEAM: Conor Blanche, Niall Walsh, Padraic Gunner, Frank Gunner, Geoffrey O’Shea, Donal Cass, Laurence Feehan, Edmond Delaney, John Byrne, Karl Downey, James Bergin, Ben Lawler, Eoin Cahill, Bill Murphy, Vincent Brophy.
Subs: Ethan Butler, Thomas Rice, Darragh Dooley, Darren Cuddihy, Tommy Hennessy.
The under 16- hurlers fared better against Lisdowney in their opening game of the Roinn B championship, scoring an excellent victory in Ballyragget on Friday night last. A second half goal from Sean Brennan proved the key score for Conahy after a bright first half. Though Lisdowney fought their way back into contention, the locals were able to hold on for a deserved 1-13 to 0-12 victory.
TEAM: Declan Whearty; Laurence Feehan; Niall Coogan; Kieran Delaney; Adam Dempsey; Donal Cass; Pat Walsh; Liam Cass; Simon Callanan; Laurence Feehan; Sean Brennan; Edmond Delaney; James Bergin; Pat Byrne; Bill Murphy.
CAMOGIE-The junior camogie girls enjoyed two good victories in recent days when they firstly accounted for Blacks & Whites in the St. Canice’s Credit Union Junior Championship and subsequently enjoyed a good win over Emeralds in the All-County League in Threecastles on Wednesday night last. It should prove to be a good boost as they face into the championship in a few weeks time. Thanks also to everyone who supported the Camogie club’s recent fundraiser in the GAA Clubhouse.
LOTTO-The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 12, 26 and 31. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Peter Ring, Caitriona Carroll, Michael & Mairead Bergin, Michael Harding and Eva & Amy Lawless. The promoters’ prize winners were Breda Cahill, Margaret Buggy and Declan Downey. This week’s jackpot now stands at €2,700.
GOLF SOCIETY-Sarsfields Golf Society recently held their Captain’s Prize day in beautiful sunshine in Thurles Golf Club. Society President Kevin Mulhall presented first prize to Toddy Lacey who scored 36 points. Other prize winners were: 2nd– Margaret O’Brien, 3rd – Joe Butler, 4th – Pat Morrissey, 5th – Larry Bergin, 6th – Tom Phelan, Front 9 – Gerry O’Brien, Back 9 – Larry Butler. The Society’s next outing takes place on September 15th in Rathdowney Golf Club and all are welcome to take part.
VINTAGE CLUB-Conahy Vintage Club hold a Vintage Run on Saturday, September 15th, starting at 3 p.m. from the Polo Grounds. This will be followed by a cabaret in the Jenkinstown Venue at 9 p.m. All are welcome.