Club Notes 16th November 2008

November 8, 2018


 The U-21 produced a very clinical and commanding display in defeating Castlerea by 3-11 to 0-4. Leading by 1-6 to 0-1 at half time Elphin made a somewhat sluggish start with Castlerea getting 2 points in the space of two minutes. But Elphin steadied the ship and ran out comprehensive winners.
Team: S. Reynolds, K. Beirne, D. Kelleher, D. Cregg, S. Beirne, K. Brady, G. Brady, R. Brady, Fintan Cregg, E. Tiernan, P. Kelleher, M. Callery, L. Taylor, Frankie Cregg, M. McCaffrey.
Subs: G. Cregg for M. Callery, K. Byrne for D. Cregg, M. Kielty for D. Kelleher, R. Morris for K. Beirne, M. Callery for M. McCaffrey.
 Next weekend the U-21s will play the decisive game in the group against Clann Na Gael in Elphin this Saturday at 2.30. This is effectively a Championship semi-final and all support is needed to encourage the team.



The minors had an extremely hard fought victory on Sunday against Western Gaels in the playoff for the league semi final. Elphin were slow out of the blocks and Western Gaels took advantage opening up a 1-6 to 0-2 point lead, Elphin fought back well in the last ten minutes of the half and trailed by 1-7 to 1-4 at the break. The game was tit-for-tat in the opening period of the second half with both team trading scores. With ten minutes left in the game Elphin got a goal to go a point ahead, and then proceeded to extend that to a 3 point lead. With less than a minute left in the game Western Gaels got a goal to bring the game to extra time, with the score at 2-10 a piece.
Extra time was a tight affair with both teams running on empty but Elphin did enough to take the game by 2-13 to 2-12. Both teams should be praised for producing a high standard of football in difficult conditions.
Team: B Oates, D Kelleher, R Beirne, K Beirne, S Beirne, C King, E Tiernan, F Cregg, C Nerney, m McCaffrey, S McDermott, G Cregg, J Conroy.
Subs: J Sweeney, D O’Reilly, P Morris.
They will now face St Aidans in the League semi final, the date of when it is to be played has yet to be decided.

There was no jackpot winner last Sat night.
The numbers drawn were 13, 20, 23, 26. The 4 lucky dip 25 euro winners were
 Sinead Diffley, Adrian Carroll, Ashling + Aoife Carney, Lettie Gormley.
Next weeks jackpot is €3600.