Club Notes

November 8, 2018



The Minors (O’Raghallaigh Gaels) secured the league and championship double on Sunday as they beat Cavan Gaels 0-13 to 1-4 in the Division One Minor Championship Final in Kingspan Breffni Park on Sunday.  In dreadful conditions, Cavan Gaels played with the wind in the first half but failed to capitalise as they passed up on three gilt-edged goal chances.  After a low-scoring first half, it was O’Raghallaigh’s who lead 0-3 to 0-2 at the break thanks to two Cian McArdle frees and a point from Aaron Brown.

As has been customary in this campaign, the lads had a flyer in the third quarter and quickly burst into a 0-8 to 0-3 lead as McArdle & Brown added to their tallies, while Killian Clarke and Owen Duffy ensured the Shercock lads were not being outdone.  Any thoughts of the matter being settled were quickly dispelled when Cavan Gaels hit a quick 1-1 to narrow the gap to the minimum with just over 10 minutes left.
However, O’Raghallaigh Gaels responded like champions, with in particular substitute Ryan Clerkin to the fore. He added three superb points to ensure a comfortable final few minutes for the mentors and supporters to ensure there were joyous scenes at the finish for all connected to the team.

The Seniors final league match has been hastily re-arranged for this weekend and we will host Cavan Gaels at 4pm down the Park on Saturday.  Despite you disappointing show in the last match against the Gaels this match is still of huge importance.  Given that when teams finish level on points, the initial factor to decide who finishes higher is the result between the teams, a win will actually see us leapfrog the Gaels and secure a semi-final spot.  Defeat though will see us knocked out, unless a number of other games go our way.  So last game at home this season, so let’s make sure there is a good crowd there to cheer on the lads.


On account of the Senior matches being re-fixed for this Saturday, the Juniors attempts to emulate the Minors success is deferred for a week. They will now face Killygarry in the Junior B Final in Virginia on Saturday 24th September @ 4pm as they look to secure their first Junior B since 2002. Best of luck to everyone involved.


The Boys U-14’s play Lacken on 3G pitch in Kingspan Breffni Park on Thursday night @ 7.45pm in their semi final replay in the Div 2 Championship. After their thrilling draw on Monday night, the 14s have to make the long trek to Cavan again on Thursday night at 7.45pm to face Lacken again to try and get a place in the Final v Knockbride. Two treks in four school nights from Kingscourt to Breffni for the 14s. They’ll have no problem sleeping, but what the schoolwork will be like is another thing…..

The Girls U-14’s are also through to their Championship semi after defeating Lacken last night down the Park.  They will now head to Mullahoran for a semi final at 12 noon on Saturday.

The Kingscourt Stars GAA Juvenile Club’s Annual Fundraising draw took place last night and the results were as follows: The 1st Prize of two All-Ireland Final Tickets, Dinner & Overnight stay in Regency Hotel and €200 spending money went to Aoife Kelly, Skryne, Co. Meath. The remaining cash prizes from €200 down to €50 went to Katie Sexton, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, Patrick Morris, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, Cian Murtagh, Cavan Town, Brendan Morris, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan,  Eoin Lynch, Muff, Kingscourt,  Eoin Kirk, The Curragh, Co. Kildare and E Hanratty, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh.


So, despite not making the final, somehow Meath still manage to trump all the Dubs looking for tickets!!!  A huge thanks again to all who entered and best of luck to those still searching for tickets.


The club is delighted to announce that a new batch of club merchandise are now directly from the club at little more than cost price.  The options include replica jerseys (adult sizes now in stock), polo shirts, winter jackets, training tops and rain jackets.  Sizes range from 2yrs +  with prices varying depending on size but as said they will practically be sold at cost price.  For more info just ring Niall on 086 8237382.


The winning numbers in last week’s lotto were 10, 12, 17 & 25 (Bonus 06). There was no Jackpot winner but the two Match 3’s (Phyllis McKenna and Ben Campbell) won €100 each. Next week’s jackpot will be €8,600 and the draw will take place on Sunday 18th September in Clarkes.