Senior Men’s Division 2 Match Report:
O’Raghallaighs 1-15, Hunterstown Rovers 2-11
The O’Raghallaighs claimed their eight win from eight games on Friday evening, retaining their position at the top of the Division 2 table. The first half saw inconsistent play from both teams, with both sides failing to take advantage of many scoring opportunities. However, a late goal from the away side, saw Hunterstown leading 1-06 to 0-06 at half time. The second half proved to be a much more intense affair. A goal from Olan Walsh led to the sides drawing level in the closing minutes, with Ruairi Moore clinching an impressive ninth point to claim the game for the North Roaders.
Team: Joe Flanagan, Stephen Murphy, Ciaran Brassil, Tomas Callan, Eoin Moore, Dean Byrne, James Moonan, Alan Doyle, Robert Mulroy, Jack Carr, Barry Flanagan (0-2), Olan Walsh (1-0), Chris Smith (0-2), Ben Rogan (0-2), Ruairi Moore (0-9)…Subs: Cillian Curran, Len Murphy, Daniel Morgan, Sean Grennan, Kevin McGee, Ciaran Reilly, Matthew Moore, Tom Mullins, Conor Higgins, James Morgan
U16 Match Report:
St Joseph’s / St Mochtas 0-07, O’Raghallaighs 7-19
O’Raghallaighs U16’s got their season back on track after a 6 week layoff with a comfortable win away to a St Josephs / St Mochtas combination. The home side were weakened, but the visitors banished their last under par performance with a display of power running and fast transition of the ball from defence to attack. It was good to have Tim Curran and Rory O’Neill back from long term injuries with both being impressive.
Also on the night, Destin Eisimua made his debut and slotted home a nice goal. All 19 players did their jobs admirably with Ewan Sweeney, Tony Smith and Aaron Lawlor particularly impressive. Kyle McElroy got the score of the night when fouled, doing a forward roll, he got up and slotted the ball over from outside the 21, all in a single movement. James Smith and Daire O’Rourke were solid at the back, Smith using the ball exceptionally well coming out from the back. Evan Tyndall dealt with everything thrown at him to keep a clean sheet. Ben Smyth in midfield was a powerhouse. The team now breaks for the exams, and on behalf of all the management we wish all the lads the very best of luck. Next game is scheduled for 22nd June.
Team: Evan Tyndall, Daire O’Rourke, Dylan Lynch, James Smith, Tim Curran (0-1), Aaron Lawlor, Andrew Collier (0-2), Ben Smyth (0-4), Tony Smith (1-1), Kyle McElroy (1-3), Connel Rice (0-1), Ewan Sweeney (2-3), Rory O’Neill, Ciaran Kinsella (0-2), Liam McEnaney (1-0), Ben Sweeney, Ciaran Brannigan (1-1), Oliver Clutterbuck (0-2), Destin Eisimua (1-0)
U14 Match Result:
O’Raghallaighs 2-06, Wolfe Tones 7-07
U7 Blitz Report:
Hunterstown provided the location for Sunday morning’s U7’s regional blitz, where 9 of our clubs youngest talent took to the field of play to demonstrate again that the future is bright for our club.
The teams providing the opposition this week included Stabannon, Naomh Fionnabarra and our host Hunterstown. Another outstanding display of passion, teamwork and skill from all of our players. It was great to see players coming through the academy programme making the step up to support the U7’s. Well done all!
Thanks to Hunterstown for hosting and to our opponent’s for three great games of football. Thanks also to the parents for making the trip up the N2 and for their continued support.
Training for the U7’s continues every Tuesday evening from 7pm – 8pm. New members are always welcome.
On Tuesday, our Junior 2 team will play Dundalk Young Irelands in Division 5 at home. Throw in is at 8.00pm. All support welcome.
On Sunday, our U14 team face off against Dreadnots at home. Throw in is at 5.00pm.
Our U12 team will play St Mochtas at home this Friday. Throw in is at 7.00pm.
Training for our juvenile academy continues every Saturday morning at 11.00am. All new players welcome. Training for all other age groups continues as normal also.
Know Your Sport Competition
Put your sporting knowledge to the test with our 2018 Know Your Sport competition. Answer 20 questions predicting the next few months of sport, earning points for each correct prediction, with the winner earning a grand prize of €500. Cost of entry is €10. Closing date for entries is 31st May, with the winner being announced on 20th September. All funds raised will go towards the development of our juvenile teams and to support our hosting of Feile Peile na nOg 2018. Entry forms can be obtained from the clubhouse bar, or our U14 mentors.
Cúl Camps Registration
Registration is now open for this year’s Kelloggs Cúl Camps, which will take in the O’Raghallaighs on the 23rd – 27th July. Book before 13th June on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie to make sure your child receives their gear before the camp begins.
Lotto Results for 22nd May 2018
- The numbers were 8, 14, 17 & 22
- No Jackpot Winner
- Lucky Dip Winners: Janet & Griff, Claire McQuilan, Danny O’Brien & Gordon Yorke
- Next week’s jackpot is €10,450
Don’t forget our Function Room can be booked for all your party needs, as well as for charity functions. Please contact Kevin on 041 983 7132 after 5.00pm daily.