Annaghdown GAA Club News 17th Oct

November 8, 2018

Our Junior ‘A’ League football semi-final game against Tuam Stars was caller off after Johnny Murphy suffered an injury coming up to half time with the scores level at the time, we wish Johnny a speedy recovery.
We were beaten by Barna-Furbo on Monday in the U-21 B hurling Championship by one point 0-10 to 0-9. Our team was: Brian Lohan, Michael Hanley, Shane Collier, Noel Burke, Thomas Burke, Mathias Coleman, Fergus Fahy, Fergal Coleman ( 0.2), Fergal Doherty (0-2), Frankie Burke, Adrian Murphy (0-3), Enda Mullarkey (0-1), Joe Fahy (0-2), Paul Walsh and John King. Subs Niall O’Keeffe, John Conway and Dara Hession.
This week’s winning lotto numbers were 8, 11, 20 & 21 and there was no jackpot winner. We had six match 3’s: Nellie Casey c/o W Dowd, Michael Davaney Creggduff, Miriam Creaven Thumnahulla, Francis Leonard Drumgriffen, Vivian Silke Castlecreevy, and John McDermott Kilgill. Martin Duggan Kilgill won the promoters, and next weeks draw will be held in the Clubhouse next Monday night Nov 5th for a  4150 jackpot at the earlier time of 9.00pm. The earlier time is just for the winter months and it will revert back to 10.00 in the spring.
Ladies Football
Our Minors played Claregalway in the County Minor Championship Final last Monday in Tuam Stadium. Both teams seemed to be fired up for what was to be a classic encounter of neighbouring parishes! The first half was evenly contested, with a goal from Claregalway giving them a two point lead going into half time – Annaghdown 0-4 to Claregalway 1-3. Annaghdown got off to a blistering start in the second half when Nicola Burke scored a goal, and within a minute Rachel Murphy had scored goal number two. Annaghdown now exerted huge pressure on Claregalway but this was to be short lived asClaregalway came back to equalise but thanks to our brilliant defence and some spectacular saves by Mary Kate Killilea, we managed to keep them at bay. In the dying minutes Annaghdown retained possession of our kick out – it was speedily passed to Mariah Butler who put it over the bar to give us the winning point! Final score line Annaghdown 2-7 to Claregalway 1-9. This was a spirited team effort that won this County Minor Final, with outstanding displays from Mary Kate Killilea, Alison Burke, Cliona Killilea, Aine Curry, Nicola Burke and our captain, Martha Goaley showed great leadership.
Well done to Mary Kate Killilea on winning ‘Player of the Match’. Congratulations to their Management Team of Mickey Burke, Martina Coen and Margaret Creaven. Very special thanks to all our supporters who travelled to Tuam and to all who lit Bonfires and welcomed home our victorious team. Thank you to Regans for all their hospitality on Monday evening. Thanks to Madge Burke who has bussed us around the county and hopefully will be available again when our Under 16’s meet Glenamaddy in the League Final shortly!
Our team was:- Mary Kate Killilea .Alison Burke, Aoife Coen, Lillian Donoghue, Cliona Killilea, Annie Curry, Claire Delaney, Aoife Scully, Martha Goaley, Nicola Burke, Vanessa Creaven, Mariah Butler, Rachel Murphy, Michelle Rafftery, Lisa Flaherty, Chloe Hughes, Danielle Forde, Deidre Scully, Niamh Coen, Ciara Farragher, Amy Kerr, Ciara Naughton, Kimberley Savage, Amy Forde and Una Forde