Conahy: Shamrocks lose in semi-final

HURLING-The under-21 hurlers were beaten by Graigue-Ballycallan in the Roinn B shield semi-final in Jenkinstown on Sunday morning last. An explosive start from Graigue Ballycallan in the opening quarter which saw them score two goals left Conahy chasing the game for the remainder of the half. The winners led 2-5 to 0-2 at the interval, however, Conahy enjoyed the bulk of possession in the second half but failed to convert numerous scoring chances that came their way. At least two good goal-scoring opportunities were squandered and had both been converted the result would have been a lot closer.

HURLING-The under-21 hurlers were beaten by Graigue-Ballycallan in the Roinn B shield semi-final in Jenkinstown on Sunday morning last. An explosive start from Graigue Ballycallan in the opening quarter which saw them score two goals left Conahy chasing the game for the remainder of the half. The winners led 2-5 to 0-2 at the interval, however, Conahy enjoyed the bulk of possession in the second half but failed to convert numerous scoring chances that came their way. At least two good goal-scoring opportunities were squandered and had both been converted the result would have been a lot closer.

Graigue made the game safe close to the finish when they scored a third goal and this halted any further momentum from the Conahy players. The winners were particularly strong in defence and it was this sector that must take a lot of the credit for their side’s success. The locals made a gallant effort after a poor start but their overall ability throughout the field saw Graigue Ballycallan secure a deserved victory by 3-8 to 0-8.

TEAM: Padraic Delaney; James Delaney; Padraic Harding; Tom Mullan; Sean Walsh, Donal Brennan; Nicholas Feehan; Eoin Carroll; Philly Cass; Paddy Mullan; John Mullan; Peter Vickery; Tom Phelan; Conor Whelan; David Kennedy.

Subs: Eoin Coogan; David White; Jack Kelly; Wayne Cuddihy.

FOOTBALL-The under-16 footballers scored an easy victory over the Fenians in their Roinn C championship semi-final played in Jenkinstown on Saturday night last. It was a dominant performance by the locals all through, who fully deserved their victory. The Fenians rallied in the closing ten minutes and were rewarded with a goal from a penalty but by then the margin was far too wide to affect the end result. The remaining semi-final has still to be played so the most likely date for the County Final will likely be Saturday, December 22nd. 

TEAM: Sean Brennan; John Byrne; Eoin Coogan; Justin Brophy; Kieran Delaney; Adam Dempsey; Paraic Walsh; Edward Delaney; Donal Cass; Pat Byrne; Liam Cass; Bill Murphy; Sean Hennessy; James Bergin; Joe Mullan (Captain).

CAMOGIE AGM-Conahy Shamrocks Camogie Club held their AGM in the GAA Clubhouse on Friday night last. The meeting reflected on what was the best year in the club’s short history to date, with county final victories at schools, under-12 and under-14 levels. Club Secretary Ellen Phelan gave a detailed report on the club’s activity both on and off the field and treasurer Mary Birch reported a positive financial position for the club after the year’s activities. Club Chairperson Clare Gunner praised the work being done by all the club’s coaches at all levels, as well as thanking the Bórd na n-Óg committee and adult committee for their continued support. Congratulations were also extended to Danielle Morrissey who won the Under-14 Féile County Skills competition and represented the club with great distinction at the national Féile competition in June. It was also decided by the meeting that, following an invitation from the GAA club executive, to appoint a representative to sit on the executive. The officers elected for 2013 were: Chairperson – Clare Gunner, Secretary – Ellen Phelan, Treasurer – Mary Birch.

LOTTO-The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 12, 30 and 34. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were The Webster Girls, Dan Byrne, Mary Walsh, Ned Mulhall and Marty Buggy. The promoters’ prize winners were Margaret Buggy, Mona Dooley and Mary Harding. This week’s jackpot now stands at €4,300.

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY-Sincere thanks goes to everyone involved with organising the Senior Citizens Christmas Party in the GAA Clubhouse on Sunday last. An enjoyable day was had by all who attended.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL-Sincere thanks to everyone who supported the Church Door Collection for St Vincent de Paul last week end. Conahy St Vincent de Paul Society meet every month and are very active at present.  For help or information you can contact their private number on 086 0519893.