ATHLETICS-Congratulations to local athlete Brian Maher, who produced a fine performance in winning the 10,000 metres final at the National Track and Field Championships in Santry recently. It was another title to add to his long list of achievements and everyone in the locality wishes him the best for the future.
HURLING-The intermediate hurlers were desperately unlucky to lose by a single point to Emeralds in their latest game in the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling League in Freshford on Friday night last. The first half saw the locals just about manage to stay in touch with their opponents thanks to two goals from Declan Buggy and a Padraic Harding free which the Emeralds goalkeeper deflected into his own net. This meant that Conahy were only two points behind at half-time (0-9 to 2-1). They produced a far better second half performance and showed great determination all through. But they were never able to take the lead from the Emeralds men, who were relieved to just about able to hold on for victory, winning 0-17 to 2-10. Conahy have just one remaining league game left against St. Lachtain’s, but with no win thus far, they must now look to the championship campaign and fight for survival in the intermediate grade.
TEAM: Andy O’Keeffe, Seamus Óg Brennan, David Healy, John Mullan, Paddy Mullan, Denis Kelly, Padraic Harding, Donal Brennan, Gary Kavanagh, Alan Healy, Paul Buggy, Peter Vickery, Gavin Nolan, Declan Buggy, Shane Brennan.
Subs.: Michael Bergin, Barry Murphy.
The junior A hurlers are back in action on the double this weekend with two matches in the Northern Junior A hurling League/championship. On Friday night, they face St. Martin’s in Muckalee at 7.30 and on Sunday at the same time, they play host to Graigue-Ballycallan.
CAMOGIE- The junior camogie girls battled hard, but unfortunately just fell short against a strong James Stephens side in a highly entertaining game in Jenkinstown. It was a tough battle in wet and slippery conditions, and credit must go to both teams for the high level of skill on display. The Conahy girls produced a superb first-half performance, the highlights being three well taken goals from Sinéad Corrigan (2) and Hilda Butler. This meant that the locals deservedly led 3-2 to 1-4 at the interval and were playing well all through the field. The second half, however, saw the city side roar back into the game and put constant pressure on the Conahy defence. Noelle Corrigan and Noreen O’Keeffe scored two great points for Conahy to keep them in touch, but the final quarter saw the Village take the lead and build on it as the Conahy girls tired. In the end, the city side were stronger in the end, winning 3-10 to 3-4. But the Conahy girls can be positive about their performance and look forward with confidence to the next game. That game is against O’Loughlin Gaels, which takes place tonight (Wednesday) in St. John’s Park at 7.30 p.m. The locals also face Carrickshock on Monday night next in their next championship game.
TEAM: Jane Comerford, Patricia Cass, Mary Brennan, Caroline Mullins, Mariga Nolan, Mairéad Lawler, Lisa Claffey, Miriam O’Keeffe, Noreen O’Keeffe, Noelle Corrigan, Sinéad Corrigan, Áine Phelan, Niamh Buggy, Hilda Butler, Aileen Cass, Emma Baldwin.
The under-14 girls face Windgap in their latest game in the Roinn B championship in Jenkinstown tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m.
The under-10 girls travelled to Freshford on Saturday last for a Go Games blitz with the hosts St. Lachtain’s, Paulstown and Emeralds. The girls did really well in all their matches and are looking forward to another blitz in Urlingford in a few weeks time.
TEAM: Emma Mulhall. Aoife Mulhall. Grace Mulhall. Shannon Conery. Yvonne Dooley. Molly O Dornan. Eve Ring. Caoimhe Hennessy. Lydia O Mahoney. Ellen Gunner. Robin Morrissey.
MID SUMMER PARTY-Thanks to all who attended the mid-summer party in the GAA Clubhouse on Saturday last. It was also a birthday occasion for club man Dom Brennan, who celebrated with his many friends on the night.
LOTTO-The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 13, 17 and 25. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Brigid Dooley, June Downey, Peggy Gregg, Una Eustace and Crissie Stapleton. The promoters’ prize winners were Peter Mulhall, Brian Lacey and Jim Reilly. This week’s jackpot now stands at €2,300.