The Dunamaggan Minor Hurlers have Good win over Gowran in the fifth game of the league in a wet Dunnamaggin on Monday week last. Gowran applied pressure from the start and forced an excellent save from Adam Kennelly but it was Dunnamaggin who open the scoring with a Ronan Coffey point but Gowran quickly replied with a point. Adam Kennelly was busy again and was very quick off his line to make another great save which prevented what seemed a certain goal. Both sides traded points up until half time with the Dunnamaggin scores coming through Paddy Delaney (2) and Conor Long the second of Delaney’s coming after great work from the player. The Half Time Score was Gowran 0 - 4 Dunnamaggin 0 - 4. It was Dunnamaggin who worked hardest from the start of the second half with the half back line of Michael Cody, William Moylan and Andrew Fitzpatrick working very hard for every ball. This set the platform for Paddy Delaney to put over four points to Gowran’s two. John Fitzpatrick then put over a good point to increase Dunnamaggin’s lead but it was the hard working Delaney who put over Dunnamaggin’s last point. With Dunnamaggin now gaining a significant lead they continued to put pressure on the Gowran backs and finally their goal was breached with an excellent finish from Ray Cody. Paul Kirwan and Delaney continued to fight for every ball in midfield and set up Ray Cody for a well taken shot on goal but the goalie pulled off a great save but Willie Bergin was on hand to finish it to the back of the net. The Full Time score was Dunnamaggin 2 - 10 Gowran 0 - 6. Dunnamaggin now have a League semi-final spot almost guaranteed and play Railyard in the last game of the league. The date of this march has yet to be confirmed. Team:- Adam Kenneally, Stephen Lawlor, Eoghan Kearney, Jack Brett, Andrew Fitzpatrick, William Moylan, Michael Cody, Paddy Delaney, Paul Kirwan, Willie Bergin, Conor Long, John Fitzpatrick, Ronan Coffey, Paddy Power, Ray Cody.
D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the July 30th draw were: 18, 19, 31. The jackpot winner of €1,430 was George Lee. Next week’s jackpot is worth €1,000. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €110. The Pool number is worth €250.
GOLF CLASSIC - The Dunamaggan Hurling Club annual golf classic will take place in Callan Golf Club on the 17th and 18th August. Entries should be sent to Michael Murphy at 056 – 7728210 or 086 – 2364864.
KELLS HANDBALL CLUB - In the County 60 x 30 Championships in the Intermediate Singles Peter Funchion (Kells) defeated Diarmuid Burke (Kells) and John Morrissey (O’Loughlin’s) defeated Brendan Burke (Kells); in the Intermediate Doubles Patrick /Peter Funchion (Kells) defeated Brendan Hosey/Andrew Lawlor (Clogh) and Brendan Burke/Diarmuid Burke (Kells) defeated Ollie Falsey/John Morrissey (O’Loughlin’s); in the Ladies B Singles Marie Walsh (Kells) received a walkover from Megan Clifford (St Canice’s); in the Senior B Singles Ger McGrath (Kells) received a walkover from Stephen Barcoe (Goresbridge). In the Leinster 60 x 30 Championships Junior B Doubles Final held in Garryhill Michael Busher/Paddy Haughton (Wexford) defeated Brendan and Diarmuid Burke (Kells) in a thrilling 3 game encounter that saw great skill, determination and sportsmanship throughout the game. In the Leinster Juvenile 60 x 30 Finals in U 13 Doubles Meath (Joe Stewart & Patrick Browne) defeated Dean Farrell (Mothel) and Conor Condon (Kells); in the U 14 Singles Roy Cullen (Kells) defeated Meath (Peter Smith); in the U 17 Doubles Patrick Brennan (Mothel) and Brendan Hyland (Kells) defeated Wexford (James Kelly & Aaron Wright-Power ); in the Girls U 15 Doubles Wexford (Chloe Cash & Courtney Browne) defeated Deirdre Purcell (Windgap) and Karen Walsh (Kells); in the U 15 Singles Kilkenny ( Sarah Molloy) progressed to the All-Ireland Semi Finals. In the All-Ireland Semi-final of the U 21 Singles Patrick Funchion (Kells) defeated Eamon Davern (Limerick). In the Men’s Opens Singles Brian Manogue (Kells) was defeated by Robbie McCarthy (Westmeath); in the Men’ Open Doubles Seamus O’Carroll & CJ Fitzpatrick (Limerick) defeated Nicholas Anthony (Mullinavat) and Brian Manogue (Kells). The Kilfane Hal Clarke 60 x 30 Tournament came to a conclusion after several weeks of brilliant games and two Kells players ended up in the final where Brendan Burke (Kells) defeated Ger McGrath (Kells) and was presented with his trophy by Jim McGrath (Kilfane) and Pamela O’Keeffe (Kilfane).