25th September 2017: Numbers Drawn: 7, 14, 16 & 19. No Jackpot Winner. Five Match 3 Winners – €40 each – Amanda McLoughlin (P: Helen Daly), P.J Coyne (P: Lucy Clancy), Padraig Tooher (P: Paddy Tooher), Michael Casey (P: Paddy Tooher), Peter Dunican (P: Feigherys). Promoters Prize €50 – Mary Sadler. Thank you to all those who continue to support our weekly lotto. The lotto jackpot remains at €20,000 and tickets are available for €2 each from all committee members and local businesses. Yearly tickets are also available; please contact any committee member if interested. Our lotto can now be played online also at www.smartlotto.ie.
Senior Hurling County Champions
A massive well done and congratulations to all our players and management team of Stephen Byrne, Kevin Rigney, Christy Hand & John Leahy who secured the 4th County Title for the club on Sunday with a superb team performance defeating St Rynagh’s by 2-16 to 1-16. A special mention also to the backroom team Sean Sweeney and Johnny Moloney, Sean Mealiffe, physios Tommy Conway and Eddie. The club is so proud of each and everyone of them. It was great to see such a big turnout at the Clubhouse on Sunday to welcome them and the Sean Robbins Cup home. Commiserations to St Rynagh’s who fought back from a twelve point deficit and pushed our lads to the limit.
See match report below from offaly.gaa.ie:
Kilcormac/Killoughey had to withstand a last quarter onslaught from reigning Champions St Rynagh’s, as they reduced an 11 points lead to two, before eventually capturing their 4th Senior Hurling title. This was a hard fought teak though encounter played in difficulty conditions, in front of 6,117 supporters at Bord Na Móna O’Connor Pk this afternoon.
K/K had first use of the strong wind and James Gorman opened the scoring for them after just 55 seconds. Ryangh’s responded quickly with a Stephen Quirke pointed free. In the third minute Peter Healion edged K/K in front and they were never subsequently headed. There was just a point between the sides at the end of the first quarter. However, when, man of the match, Ciarán Slevin ghosted in for the game’s opening goal on 16 minutes, K/K moved up a gear. A second goal followed from Thomas Geraghty within two minutes and five further points, to just two for Rynagh’s, left K/K 2-10 to 0-5 ahead at the break.
The opening exchanges of the second half were evenly contested with 11 points still between the sides, 2-13 to 0-8, at the end of the third quarter. Ryangh’s then hit three unanswered points but the title still looked to be heading back to the Kilcormac Killoughey parish with eight between them on 50 minutes. The game then exploded into life when substitute Joseph O’Connor burst through for a goal. Stephen Leonard steadied the ship to put six between them again. However, four St Rynagh’s points between the 53rd and 57th minutes had the margin down to two and the comeback looked as though it might bear fruit. Dan Currams hit a fantastic point from under the stand to put three between them again. Quirke and Slevin then swapped points, before one last Rynagh’s attack saw Garry Conneely’s goal bound effort saved by Conor Slevin and K/K were Champions.
Kilcormac/Killoughey: Conor Slevin, Killian Leonard, Ger Healion, Kevin Grogan, Enda Grogan 0-1, Damien Kilmartin, Jordan Quinn, Cillian Kiely 0-1f, Ciarán Slevin 1-7 (0-5f), James Gorman 0-1, Conor Mahon, Peter Geraghty, Stephen Leonard 0-1, Peter Healion (Capt) 0-1, Thomas Geraghty 1-1 Subs: Dan Currams 0-3 for P Geraghty (18min), Brian Leonard for P Healion (52min), Oisín Mahon for E Grogan (56min)
St Rynagh’s: Conor Clancy, Daniel Maloney, Dermot Shortt, Niall Wynne, Conor Hernon, Aidan Treacy 0-4 (0-3f, 0-1 65’), Ben Conneely, Gary Kelly, Pat Camon, Ger Scales 0-1, Garry Conneely, Matthew Maloney, Stephen Quirke 0-6 (0-5f), Sean Dolan (Capt) 0-3, Stephen Wynne Subs: Joseph O’Connor 1-0 for Scales (37min), Ronan Hughes 0-1 for M Maloney (38min)
U16 Hurling Final
Hard luck to our U16 hurlers and management team of PJ Murray, Conor Slevin, Paddy Byrne and Niall Gleeson on their heartbreaking one point defeat 2-13 to 0-18 against Shinrone in the final on Saturday. Keep the heads held high, the club are very proud of you all. Both teams gave a fantastic display of hurling but it wasn’t to be our day. Congratulations to Shinrone. Shinrone got out of the blocks early and struck their first goal of the game in the 5th minute to move 1-2 to 0-1 ahead. A strong eight minute spell for K/K from the 11th to the 19th minute saw K/K tag on six points in a row to move ahead with Cathal Kiely, Aaron Hannon and an excellent score from Cathal Kilmartin leaving it 0-8 to 1-3. Shinrone then hit their second goal of the game in the 24th minute as the sides traded points late on to leave it level at 0-10 to 2-4 at the break. The game swung both ways on numerous occasions during the second half with Cathal Kiely and Aaron Hannon tagging the points over for K/K. When Hannon got his 6th of the day in the 58th minute, it looked to have secured the draw but Shinrone hit back with what proved to be the winning score as the clock ticked into additional time. Team & Scorers: Dan Gleeson, Charlie Bracken, Shane Mulrooney, Sean Kilmartin Jack Screeney, Cathal Kiely (0-9, 6f), Cathal Kilmartin (0-1), Cathal Donoghue, Oisin Keating, Dan Murray (0-1), Colm Leonard, Eoin Gleeson (0-1), Sean Buckley, Aaron Hannon (0-6), Jimmy Kavanagh. Subs used: Dylan Hand (for D. Murray, 6-10 mins blood sub), Charlie Mitchell (for C. Leonard, 41mins), Dylan Hand (for S. Buckley, 51mins).
The best of luck to our Minor footballers who play Shamrocks in the County Final this Sunday at 2pm in Bord na Mona O’Connor Park. Please get out and give them your support.
Hard luck to the Kilcormac/Killoughey camogie team who lost out to Lusmagh/Drumcullen in the Junior Camogie Final on Saturday and to the U13 girls who also lost out to Birr in the final on Saturday.
Lily Gorman RIP
It was with great sadness that we learned on Saturday morning of the passing of Lily Gorman, Blueball, life President of the club. Lily was an ever-present at games all around the county, and you were sure to be met with a big friendly smile and a chat. No doubt she was looking down with a keen interest on the Senior final on Sunday. A minute’s silence was held in her memory before both the U16 & Senior finals. We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to her daughters Maree and CarolAnne, son Barry, son-in-law Brendan, daughter-in-law Lesley, grandchildren Darragh, Ava, Eanna & Grace, brothers, sisters, extended family and friends. Lily was laid to rest in Lowertown Cemetery, Mountbolus on Monday morning. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilís.