Club Notes Week Ending 26th August 2018

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Senior Hurling Championship
Well done to our Senior hurlers and management who defeated Kinnitty by 2-17 to 1-13 on Sunday evening in Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, Tullamore. With a place in the knockout stages already assured before the game, a draw between Coolderry and St Rynagh’s means the lads now finished second in the group and progress to the Semi Finals along with Coolderry.

Intermediate Hurling Championship
Well done to our Intermediate hurlers and management who secured top spot in the group and a place in the Semi Finals after a 1-25 to 3-10 victory over Seir Kieran on Saturday evening in Kinnitty. Seir Kieran hit an early goal to move 1-1 to 0-2 ahead after 2 minutes but K/K responded well with nine points in a row from Harley Dalzell (3), Lochlann Kavanagh (2), Mikey Ryan, James Kilmartin, Shane Guinan and Karl Guinan to move 0-11 to 1-1 ahead after 11 minutes. Seir Kieran got their second goal in the 15th minute and had reduced the gap to two with half time approaching. A brace of late points from Shane Guinan left K/K 0-16 to 2-6 ahead at the break. SK got the first two points of the second half to reduce the gap again but five in a row for K/K from Mikey Ryan, Rodge Deegan, Shane Guinan, Karl Guinan and Lochlann Kavanagh kept them in control. SK hit two points in a row before Lochlann Kavanagh struck a crucial goal for K/K in the 55th minute to leave it 1-21 to 2-10. The game closed out from there with four points in a row for K/K before SK got their third goal with the last puck of the game. Team & Scorers: Mark Gleeson, Shane Melia, Chris Guinan, Owen Dunne, Cathal Gath, Mikey Ryan (0-3, 2f, 1 ’65), Shaun Lowry, Rory Gleeson, James Kilmartin (0-2), Shane Guinan (0-5), Mark Leonard, Rodge Deegan (0-1), Karl Guinan (0-4), Harley Dalzell (0-4), Lochlann Kavanagh (1-5, 0-3f). Subs used: Bryan Mullen (for C. Gath, 45mins), Alan Spain (for S. Lowry, 49mins), Joe Burke (0-1) (for R. Deegan, 56mins), Kevin Coyne (for H. Dalzell, 56mins), Peter Howley (for R. Gleeson, 58mins).

Junior A Hurling Championship
Well done to our Junior A hurlers and management who are through to the Semi Finals also after a 0-15 to 0-8 victory over Kinnitty in the group play-off on Thursday evening in Crinkill.

Junior B Hurling Championship
Hard luck to our Junior B hurlers and management who lost out to a strong Coolderry team by 2-12 to 0-7 in the Semi Final on Friday evening in Rath. Coolderry had 1-2 on the board before Martin Murray got K/K first point. A brace from Colm Cassidy and a point from Joey Corboy left it 1-5 to 0-4 after 20 minutes. Coolderry got the last couple of points of the half to leave it 1-7 to 0-4 at the break. Coolderry got their second goal in the 45th minute to go 2-9 to 0-5. K/K tried in vain for goals to get back into the game but it wasn’t to be as Coolderry ran out winners in the end. Team & Scorers: John Deevey, Peadar Coughlan, Paul Dillon, Eoin Troy, Cormac Dunne, Kevin Rigney, Micheal Guinan, Niall Leavy, Kevin Ryan, Joe Daly, Martin Murray (0-1), Dan Mahon, Joey Corboy (0-2), Colm Cassidy (0-4, 2f), Brendan O’Malley. Subs used: John Spain (for K. Ryan, HT), Barry Gorman (for B. O’Malley, HT), Steven Rosney (for M. Guinan, 37mins), Paul Leonard (for P. Dillon inj, 41mins), Joe Ryan (for J. Daly, 59mins).

U13 Football Championship
Well done to our U13 footballers and management who are through to the U13A Shield Final against Rhode after a 2-7 to 1-7 win against Ballinamere/Durrow in Rahan on Friday evening.

U17 Hurling Championship
Well done to our U17 hurlers and management who had a very good 3-17 to 0-11 win against Tullamore in O’Brien Park, Tullamore on Wednesday evening in the second round of the championship.

Offaly Development Squads
Well done to all our club members involved in the U14, U15 & U16 development squads who played in the Sonny Walsh, Arrabawn and Michael Foley tournaments on Saturday last.

Night at the OsKars
We are delighted to announce that we are hosting a ‘Night at the OsKars’ fundraiser on Saturday 10th November in the Tullamore Court Hotel. This will involve up to 60 local actors and actresses taking part in seven well known short films which will all be filmed locally prior to the event and will then be shown on the night where the OsKar winners will be decided. Thanks to the fine crowd who turned up to our information evening on the event last Thursday evening in the Clubhouse. For those who couldn’t get to the event for whatever reason, please note that the casting evening will take place on Tuesday 11th September, we would love to have you all along. After casts are decided, there will be four 30minute rehearsals and these will take place on Tuesday evenings 25th September and the 2nd, 9th & 16th October with the filming taking place on the weekends of the 20th & 27th October. Those present at Thursday’s information night were treated to samples of films made by other clubs and all agreed that it will be a most enjoyable event to be involved in, and a fantastic fundraiser for the club. For more information, please contact any of the committee members: Damian White 086-3809708, Paul Craven 087-9407757, Mary Kilmartin 087-7931292, Niamh Slevin 085-8428923, Tom Feighery 085-1218566 and Mary Kiely 087-2242908.

Fixtures
See fixtures for details of all this week’s games.

Lotto Results
20th August 2018: Jackpot €4,000. Numbers Drawn: 2, 13, 31 & 35. No Jackpot or Match 3 Winners. Four Lucky Dip Winners – €50 each – Liam Bastic (P: Justin Mahon), Maura Rigney (P: Orla Murray), Marie Gath (P: Aidan Gath), Paul O’Donnell (P: SmartLotto) Promoters Prize €50 – Mary Kiely. The lotto is the main source of funding for the club and we would like to thank all those who continue to support our weekly lotto, your support is greatly appreciated. Tickets are available for just €2 each from all committee members and local businesses. Our lotto can be played online also at www.smartlotto.ie.