O’Connell’s G.F.C. Club Notes
O’Connell’s lotto for Tuesday 7th November 2017.
Numbers: 4, 10, 12 & 31.
No jackpot winner.
3 match 3 winners each receive €70.
Next jackpot €20,000.
Results: Leinster intermediate club championship O’Connells 0-12, Curraha 2-7: Under 18n Division 3B Final O’Connells/Stabannon/Mitchels 0-11, Kilkerley Emmets/Naomh Malachi 2-16.
Leinster: Well it was good while it lasted; we went out of the Leinster intermediate club championship last Saturday afternoon losing by one point to the Meath champions Curraha. It was a good game and we dominated the first half and went in at the break four points up and maybe it should have been more. But all the hard work was undone in the first three minutes of the second half when they got a goal and a point to level the game. We were still in the game and even when they got their second goal to go three ahead we were still in it and the lads never stopped battling until the whistle. But it wasn’t to be, and maybe I am a bit biased but I like to call it as I see it and to me the best team lost the game on Saturday but that is football there is always a winner and a loser that’s why we love it. That is the end of the football for this season and on behalf of the club we would like to thank the players, management, selectors, physio and all the backroom team for all their efforts in a season that started so optimistic, but as the leagues went on promised so little, and then at the end delivered so much. You don’t get to call yourselves champions every other year so when it does come round, enjoy! O’Connells Abu.
Team: Stuart Reynolds; James Clerkin, Jason Carroll, PJ Tuite; Jackie Agnew, Salem Rifaie, Keith Woods; Dean Stanfield 0-2, Sean Cairns; Emmet Byrne, Conor McGill 0-1, Stuart Osbourne; Robert Quigley 0-6(3f), Naill Conlon 0-3(2f), Conor Kiernan. Subs Dean Corrigan for C. Kiernan, Liam Kiernan for S. Reynolds (BC).
Bingo: Bingo will continue in our clubrooms this Wednesday 15th November at 8.00pm, jackpot €1,600 in 48 numbers.
Social Dancing: There will be social dancing on Saturday 18th November in our clubrooms from 9.00pm, music by Quicksteps, admission €10 and refreshments will be served.
Dates 2018: A few dates for next year’s GAA schedule, the All-Ireland hurling final will take place on Sunday 19th August and the football final on Sunday 2nd September. The Leinster and Munster senior hurling finals will both be played on Sunday 1st July. The football and hurling leagues will both begin on January 27th and the Munster football final will be staged on Saturday night 23rd June.
Course: There are Youth/Adult Award 1 courses scheduled for Clan Na Gael in Dundalk times and dates are Monday 13/11/17 from 7-9.30pm, Wednesday 15/11/17 from 7-9.30pm, Saturday 18/11/17 from 10am-3.30pm, Monday 20/11/17 from 7-9.30pm, Wednesday 22/11/17 from 7-9.30pm, Saturday 25/11/17 from 10am-3.30pm. Places must be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost of the course is €80. Anybody interested in taking these courses please contact the club ASAP.
Workshops: An exciting programme of coaching workshops coming up over the coming months. November 10th @ 7pm Darver: Small Side Games Ideas: Tutor Steven Poacher Carlow senior football Coach. This Workshop is Free of Charge. December 13th @ 7pm Darver: Transition Games: Tutor Ger Lyons Dublin academy and UCD football coach. This Workshop is Free of Charge.
January 20th Darver: Louth GAA C&G coaching conference. Details to follow. For more information on the above workshops and conference please contact Colm Nally on 0879668752.
Slimming World: Slimming World will be in our clubrooms every Monday from 7.00pm with consultant Sharon 086-1631310.