Hard luck to our Senior hurlers who lost out to Belmont on Sunday in the 2nd round of the Championship in St Brendan’s Park, Birr by 1-20 to 0-17. K/K played against the breeze in the first half but James Gorman and Conor Mahon got the first two points of the game to put K/K ahead. It was to be the only time we held the lead in the game as Belmont hit the next five points in a row from the 5th to the 11th minute. The sides traded the next few scores and by the 25th minute Belmont lead by 0-8 to 0-5. Belmont went on to hit the next four in a row before Ciaran Slevin pointed in injury time to leave it 0-12 to 0-6 at the break. Belmont continued the second half as they finished the first as they got four of the first five points to extend their advantage to 0-16 to 0-7 by the 35th minute. The sides traded the next six points between them as Belmont retained their nine point advantage with less than 15 minutes to go. K/K began to battle back with Ciaran Slevin hitting five of the next seven points of the game to reduce the gap with points also from Peter Geraghty and a long-range free from Conor Slevin. Dylan Murray’s point in the last minute of normal time left just a goal between the teams. K/K dropped a couple of balls into the square but to no avail as the goal eventually came at the other end when Belmont broke and finished to the net in the fifth minute of injury time to seal the victory. The championship will now break until Offaly’s involvement in the All-Ireland series ends. Team & Scorers: Conor Slevin (0-1), James Geraghty, Ger Healion, Óisin Mahon, Kevin Grogan, Damien Kilmartin, Jordan Quinn, Ciarán Slevin (0-9, 6f, 1 ’65), Cillian Kiely, James Gorman (0-2), Conor Mahon (0-2), Peter Geraghty (0-1), Thomas Geraghty (0-1), Cathal Mahon, Dylan Murray (0-1).
Intermediate & Junior Hurling
Well done to our Intermediate hurlers who kept up their unbeaten start to the Championship after a 1-8 a piece draw with Ballinamere on Sunday morning in Killeigh. Well done also to our Junior A hurlers who had a great start to the Championship with a 4-17 to 0-8 victory over Brosna Gaels in Tubber on Sunday evening.
Best of luck to our Intermediate footballers who play Daingean in the 2nd round of the Championship in Cappincur on Thursday at 7pm.
U13 & U14 Hurling
Well done to our U14 hurlers who had two good wins in their Feile group on Sunday morning in the Faithful Fields beating Kinnitty/Lusmagh by 1-10 to 0-0 and CRC Gaels by 2-4 to 1-2 and will play in the finals this Sunday in the Faithful Fields at 10am. Well done also to our U13 hurlers who had a 5-11 to 0-6 win over Coolderry on Friday evening in Kilcormac.
Kilcormac/Killoughey GAA Club would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the Lal Daly & family, St Cormac’s Park, Kilcormac on the death of his brother Austin Daly, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick and to the Guinan family on the death of Sean Guinan, Eglish and to the Colgan family on the death of Joe Colgan, Thomastown, Rath. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh siad.
9th April 2018: Jackpot €5,750. Numbers Drawn: 9, 28, 33 & 36. No Jackpot Winner and No Match 3 Winners. Four Lucky Dip Winners – €50 each – David Bradley (P: Brendan Mahon), Peter Guinan (P: YDHD), Sarah Casey (P: Brian Leonard) and Christy Conroy (P: John Heffernan). Promoters Prize €50 – Paul Craven. Thank you to all those who continue to support our weekly lotto, your support is greatly appreciated. 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 be played online also at www.smartlotto.ie.