HURLING-The under-16 hurlers suffered major disappointment when they were defeated by Tullaroan in a tough battle in Freshford in the Roinn B county final on Saturday last. Conahy were valiant in their efforts all through, but the Tullaroan men proved their worth and were ultimately deserving of their victory. The locals did have their moments, however, particularly in the early stages when a goal from Oliver Feehan gave Conahy the perfect start. But Tullaroan settled into the game and dominated the remainder of the half, leading 1-7 to 1-2 at half-time. A fine goal from Sean Brennan at the start of the second half gave Conahy a timely boost, and but for a number of bad misses which followed this, there could have been a different outcome. As it was, Tullaroan regrouped once again and held their nerve until the end, winning in the end by 1-12 to 2-6.
TEAM: Declan Whearty; Laurence Feehan; Neil Coogan; Kieran Delaney; Adam Dempsey; Donal Cass; Paraic Walsh; Liam Cass; Simon Callanan; Laurence Feehan; Sean Brennan; Edmond Delaney; James Bergin; Pat Byrne; Bill Murphy.
The under-14 hurlers will hope to finish their season on a high when they face James Stephens in the Roinn A shield final in Palmerstown on Saturday next at 12 p.m.
The under-12 hurlers enjoyed a busy but successful weekend when they won out the Jim Comerford memorial tournament, which concluded in the Polo Grounds over the weekend. The locals played superbly all through the weekend, with a great standard of hurling produced by all the teams who competed. Well done to the players and all the coaches for all their hard work throughout the year. A full report on the tournament is available on the GAA club website.
CAMOGIE-The junior camogie girls bowed out the junior championship at the quarter final stage when they were defeated by Danesfort on Sunday afternoon last in Danesfort. The locals were the better side in the opening half and led by three points at the half-time break, thanks to a well taken goal from Hilda Butler. However, Danesfort took over at the start of the second half and took a decent lead which they held until the finish. A late goal from a Noelle Corrigan free did give Conahy a deserved second green flag, but Danesfort advanced on a 3-9 to 2-7 score line.
TEAM: Jane Comerford, Patricia Cass, Mary Brennan, Caroline Mullins, Lorraine Cass, Mairead Lawler, Áine Phelan, Noreen O’Keeffe, Mariga Nolan, Hilda Butler, Sinéad Corrigan, April Purcell, Aileen Cass, Noelle Corrigan, Anna Buggy. Subs.: Eimear Harding, Niamh Buggy.
LADIES FOOTBALL-The Ladies Footballers also hold a fundraising clothes recycling collection on this Saturday, September 29th, in the Polo Grounds from 10.30 a.m. until 12 p.m. All support for this event would be appreciated.
RUGBY-Congratulations to local rugby player, Gary Dunne, who made his debut for Leinster Youths in a recent match in Donnybrook. Gary is also a valued Conahy Shamrocks hurler and everyone in the locality wishes Gary well with his future endeavours on the rugby field.
LOTTO-The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 12, 31 and 32. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Harry O’Mahony, Margaret Buggy, Mary O’Connor, John Kirwan and Sean Og Hetherington. The promoters’ prize winners were Shay Og Brennan, Sean Hetherington and Declan Downey. This week’s jackpot now stands at €3,300.