Blacks & Whites Juvenile GAA Club - The AGM of Blacks & Whites Juvenile GAA Club was held in Tom Walsh Park on the 2nd of February. The following officers were elected Chairperson:-John O’Grady, Secretary: - Pat Nolan, Treasurer: - Seamus Murphy, Juvenile PRO: - Orla O’Grady. The Chairman in his address thanked all mentors of teams for their commitment with the young players for the past year and for their continued commitment for the present year.
He also thanked all those involved in fundraising for the Club this year-mainly those who helped with annual bag pack at Christmas, which is the clubs main fundraiser and all those who took part in the Sponsored Cycle in August. The owners of Mount Loftus Estate were also thanked as each year they allow the sponsored cycle through their beautiful estate and it is hoped to run this event again this year. Special thanks was also given to Shay Foley for donating the Christmas Tree for the Club grounds. Anyone interested in getting involved in any way with the Juvenile club please contact any of the committee members.
St Fiacres - Well done to all involved in the U14 St Fiacres Football team. The team travelled to Slieverue last Sunday 17th February in their first match of the league and came out winners on a scoreline of 3-1 to 1-6. Next up for this team is Barrow Rangers next Sunday at 11am in Paulstown.
Trip to Cappataggle - The Blacks and Whites under 10 hurlers have been invited by Cappataggle GAA club in Galway to play in an underage game in their club grounds next Sunday 24th February. The plan then is to travel to see the Kilkenny v Galway Allianz league game which takes place in Pearse Stadium, Galway at 2pm. A bus has been organised and anyone who would like to travel should contact Orla or John O Grady on 086 0427077 by text.
Intermediate Football - Another disappointing outing saw Blacks and Whites lose to Piltown in their Intermediate Football game last Friday night under lights in Piltown. Blacks and Whites started the game brightly and looked to attack swiftly at each opportunity and but for some way ward shooting could have exerted their dominance a little more however a point from the boot of John Murphy settled the team. At the other end, the backs were defending excellently with Piltown forced into suffering the same shooting problems when hurried into shots by the skeough rear guard. Half way through the first half saw both teams level at just 0-1 to 0-1. Then the game began to open up and with John Murphy on song up front for skeough he slotted another three points to Piltowns two to leave Blacks and Whites ahead at the break by the minimum 0-04 to 0-03.
Piltown then responded the better in the second period and found the first two scores to move ahead, Blacks and Whites responded through an excellent Paul Murphy effort to level again before Piltown hit for what would be the deciding score of the game. Indicision on the sideline by two skeough players ended up in possession being lost and the home side worked the ball all the way from their to the visitors net. Blacks and Whites Battles hard to their credit to make a mends and got the difference back to 1 thanks to Paul Murphy again with some superb efforts from play and 45`s. However the home side tagged on some more points as skeough pushed forward to chase the game and in the end it was the goal which was the difference. B & W team: J O Grady, A Barcoe, S Kealy, B Cleere, P Joyce, N Kennedy, T Joyce, Jos Murphy, S Doyle, J Lennon, P Murphy, E Foley, K Barcoe, J Murphy, M Kelly. The lads now face Danesfort next Saturday at 3pm in Tom Walsh Park.
Get Well Soon - Best Wishes to Tom Cleere, school caretaker at Skeoughvosteen N.S. as he recovers from an accident which occurred recently. Get well soon Tom.