Conahy: Vital first round clash this weekend

HURLING - The intermediate hurlers now know for certain the task that faces them over the next fortnight as they were defeated by St. Lachtain’s in their final Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling League game in Castlecomer on Saturday afternoon last. Though the final score line suggested that the Freshford men were the better side by far, the locals can point to some positive aspects of their performance that will help their cause as they prepare for their championship clash with John Lockes this weekend. The key difference between the two teams was the composure the Freshford attack showed in front of goal when chances came their way. On the opposite side, the Conahy men were forced to work much harder for scores, and were mainly reliant on points from Shane Brennan frees to keep them in contention. They were also unfortunate that they were forced to line out without Alan Healy, who was hampered by an ankle injury. St. Lachtain’s led by 3-7 to 0-10 at half-time but some good Conahy pressure early in the second half saw the deficit reduced to three points at one stage. But when St. Lachtain’s scored a fourth goal midway through the half, it put the final result beyond doubt. In the end, St. Lachtain’s were deserving winners in spite of Conahy’s persistence, winning by 4-15 to 0-16. TEAM: Andy O’Keeffe, Donal Brennan, Denis Kelly, Thomas Nolan, Gary Kavanagh, Paul Buggy, Damien Webster, Michael Bergin, Peter Vickery, Barry Murphy, Declan Buggy, Paddy Mullan, Shane Brennan, Michéal Lawler, Gavin Nolan. Subs.: Colm Healy, John Feehan. As stated earlier, Conahy must now look toward this weekend and a vital first round championship clash with John Lockes. The Callan men were victorious when the two sides met last year but the locals will know all too well that a victory will ensure that they will avoid a relegation battle later on.

HURLING - The intermediate hurlers now know for certain the task that faces them over the next fortnight as they were defeated by St. Lachtain’s in their final Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling League game in Castlecomer on Saturday afternoon last. Though the final score line suggested that the Freshford men were the better side by far, the locals can point to some positive aspects of their performance that will help their cause as they prepare for their championship clash with John Lockes this weekend. The key difference between the two teams was the composure the Freshford attack showed in front of goal when chances came their way. On the opposite side, the Conahy men were forced to work much harder for scores, and were mainly reliant on points from Shane Brennan frees to keep them in contention. They were also unfortunate that they were forced to line out without Alan Healy, who was hampered by an ankle injury. St. Lachtain’s led by 3-7 to 0-10 at half-time but some good Conahy pressure early in the second half saw the deficit reduced to three points at one stage. But when St. Lachtain’s scored a fourth goal midway through the half, it put the final result beyond doubt. In the end, St. Lachtain’s were deserving winners in spite of Conahy’s persistence, winning by 4-15 to 0-16. TEAM: Andy O’Keeffe, Donal Brennan, Denis Kelly, Thomas Nolan, Gary Kavanagh, Paul Buggy, Damien Webster, Michael Bergin, Peter Vickery, Barry Murphy, Declan Buggy, Paddy Mullan, Shane Brennan, Michéal Lawler, Gavin Nolan. Subs.: Colm Healy, John Feehan. As stated earlier, Conahy must now look toward this weekend and a vital first round championship clash with John Lockes. The Callan men were victorious when the two sides met last year but the locals will know all too well that a victory will ensure that they will avoid a relegation battle later on.

BORD NA N-ÓG - Conahy Shamrocks Bord na n-Óg would like to invite all parents, GAA Club members and Conahy parish members to an End of Season Get Together to be held on Saturday 3rd November 2012 in Conahy Shamrocks GAA clubhouse. Music by ‘The Briars’ - make a note in your diary. The annual street leagues also got underway on Saturday morning last in the Polo Grounds. The finals will take place on Sunday, October 21st, starting at 2 p.m.

LOTTO - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 6, 12 and 33. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Pa Cass, Brian Lacey, Robbie Webster, Dave Sherman and Joan Byrne. The promoters’ prize winners were Seamus Óg Brennan, Sean Hetherington, Julie Jackman. This week’s jackpot now stands at €3,500.

LADIES CLUB - Conahy Ladies Club hold a meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 8.30 p.m. All are welcome.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL - 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.