COUCH TO 5K CHALLENGE - The Polo Grounds played host a fundraising 5 km run in aid of Carlow-Kilkenny Homecare Team organised by members of the GAA Club, the majority of those being part of the Ladies Football squad. A large number of people took part on what was a fine morning for a bit of exercise. Well done to all who did take part and to those involved in organising the event.
FOOTBALL - The under-14 footballers won the first silverware of the year when they captured the Roinn C league title with a good victory over O’Loughlin Gaels in Jenkinstown on Tuesday night last. The opposition started the stronger notching up a 3pt lead. But Conahy didn’t panic and with the aid of two goals against the run of play led at the break 2-01 to 0-03. In the second half Conahy were made to fight all the way despite the aid of the wind. They had good ball carriers in Laurence Feehan, Ethan Butler and Conan Dunne who combined well to keep the team in front in the closing stages, winning the end by 4-5 to 1-3.
TEAM: Karl Downey, Ciarán Rice, Tommy Hennessy, Darren Cuddihy, Frank Gunner, Conor Blanche, Eoin Cahill, Geoffrey O’Shea, Laurence Feehan, Darragh Dooley, Conan Dunne, Ethan Butler, Cian Harding, Vincent Brophy Thomas Rice. Subs: Dylan Bergin, Robbie Dooley, Paul Healy, Shane O’Loughlin Harry O’Mahony.
The senior footballers were unfortunately defeated by Kilmoganny in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Senior Football championship in Danesfort on Saturday evening last. Conahy enjoyed the advantage of the breeze in the opening half, but it was Kilmoganny who settled the better and scored some excellent points.
Conahy slowly got into the game and were ahead by the mid way point helped by an excellent goal from Paddy Mullan. The winners used the short passing game to good effect to score some superb points but it was a goal from a defensive error which was the crucial score of the half.
Aided by the stiff breeze in the second half Kilmoganny took a firm grip on the game and quickly added to their two-point interval lead. Conahy never gave up and a superb rearguard display kept the Kilmoganny attack at bay for long periods. Conahy too moved the ball well throughout the second half but on two occasions when moves broke down the winners took full advantage to score two well-taken goals.
Conahy was never going to recover from these scores even if the team’s efforts right up the final whistle never lessened. Kilmoganny deservedly march on to the semi-final and have many excellent players. Their running game suits a fit team and they looked a side with plenty of training behind them. Despite this defeat it has been a good year for Conahy Shamrocks in the league and championship with the retention of senior status well deserved by the players for their efforts.
TEAM: Sean Brennan; Seamus Óg Brennan; Padraig Harding; Eoin Carroll; Thomas Nolan; Eoin Byrne; Michael Bergin; Paul Buggy; Gary Kavanagh; Paddy Mullan; Declan Buggy; Peter Vickery; Ger Byrne; John Muldowney; Shane Brennan.
Subs: Padraic Delaney; Stephen Brennan; Daire Connery; Joe Mullan; Jack Kelly.
HURLING - The minor hurlers suffered a disappointing defeat against the combination of Galmoy/Windgap in Galmoy on Monday night last. The concession of a number of goals proved to be the locals’ undoing, as the Galmoy/Windgap men were able to keep their noses in front at the final whistle. The final score was 5-3 to 2-11.
The under-16 hurlers began their Roinn B league campaign in fine style on Friday night with a comprehensive victory over St. Fiacre’s in Jenkinstown. The result was never in doubt as the locals established a good lead from an early stage. In the end, they had plenty to spare, winning out by 4-16 to 1-7. They are back in action this coming Friday night when they travel away to Piltown with a throw in time of 7.00 p.m.
In adult hurling, both the junior A and junior B hurlers are in action this coming weekend.
CAMOGIE - Thank to everyone who supported the camogie club’s clothes recycling collection in the Polo Grounds on Saturday morning last.
The junior camogie team were defeated by Danesfort in the opening round of the All-County League on Saturday evening last in Jenkinstown. It was the team’s first competitive outing of the season and despite their efforts, the Danesfort girls were too strong in the end. However, the locals will be hoping to bounce back in their next game in the St. Canice’s Credit Union Junior Championship against Blacks & Whites.
SOCIAL DANCING - Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club will hold a night of social dancing in the GAA Club House on this coming Saturday night. On the night, Conahy Vintage Club will make a number of presentations to charities from funds raised at a recent event. There will also be a raffle on the night for the Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team. All parishioners are welcome to attend and all support is appreciated. Music on the night will be by the Skeough Ramblers.
VOLUNTEER STAFF - Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club requires additional volunteer Bar Staff for its Club House at the Polo Grounds, Jenkinstown. Bar Staff are only required to work one night every couple of weeks. The club are particularly looking for young people (men and women), but they must be over eighteen years of age. If you are interested please contact Nickey Brennan (Chairman) or Padraic Healy (Secretary).
LOTTO RESULTS - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 5, 20 and 28. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Danny Webster, Stacey Brennan, Fergal Brady, Grace Butler and Peter Mulhall. The promoters’ prize winners were Shay Healy, Teresa Dollard and Declan Downey. This week’s jackpot now stands at €6,100.
GOLF SOCIETY - Sarsfields Golf Society have organised an outing to Roscrea Golf Club on this Saturday, April 13th. If you wish to take part, please contact Shay Healy on 087-6695076 as soon as possible.