Club Notes 21st Sept. 2008

November 8, 2018

 The minor team secured an extremely hard fought victory against Shannon Gaels last Saturday in the Championship quarter final in Croghan last Saturday. Elphin made the brighter start and had a number of scoring opportunities early on but missed them all. Shannon Gaels then had a great spell where they scored 1-3 without reply and were on top. Elphin’s defence tightened up after this and they gradually clawed themselves back into the game and trailed by 1-4 to 0-3 at half time. Elphin came out strong in the second half and reduced the deficit to two points and Shannon Gaels put three between the teams again. The crucial point of the game came midway through the half when Martin McCaffrey was pulled Elphin got a penalty which Gerry Cregg converted. Shannon Gaels retook the lead with a pointed free but a point from Shane Beirne levelled matters and a last gasp kick from a tight angle by Frankie Cregg gave Elphin the lead for the first time and they held out for the win. They will now face the winners of St Croans and Tulsk and will take place in the coming weeks. Team:B. Oates, R. Beirne, K. Beirne, J. Sweeney, S. McDermott, D. Kelleher, P. Morris, E. Tiernan(0-1), S. Beirne(0-1), M. McCaffrey(0-1) F. Cregg(0-2), G. Cregg(1-1), D. O`Riley, J. Conroy(0-1), C. Nerney Subs D Feely.

Under 16:


The U-16s played Kilglass Gaels on Monday evening 22nd in Orchard park. The lads lost by a single point in what was a highly exciting and entertaining match. Final score Elphin 4-10 Kilglass Gaels 3-14.
Team: D. Feely, B. Neary, D. Hempson, S. McCaffrey, J. Sweeney, J. King, G. Cregg(1-02), P. Morris(0-01), C. Lenehan(2-0), R. Beirne, C. Sweeney, A. Kielty, S. Killoran(1-02). Subs: C. Beirne(0-05)for A. Kielty.


Under 14:

The club would like to thank St Faithleachs GAA Club for hosting the U-14s in its annual 7-a-side blitz in Ballyleague. The club ran a very successful and well organised event and much praise should go to them. The U-14s had three group games against Roscommon Gaels, Longford Slashers and Oran A. They lost to Oran and won the other two games and managed to get a place in the semifinal where they played Killoe of Longford. They were leading this game by 2 pts with second remaining when Killoe grabbed a late goal to take victory. Despite losing this was very enjoyable event for all and the U-14s can be happy with their performances. Team M Brennan, C Brady, D Brady, D Beirne, J O’Donnell, C Sweeney, S Killoran, D Hepmson, C Lenehan, J King


Under 12:

The u12s remained unbeaten in the championship with a win over Shannon gaels on Thursday. Shannon Gaels got the better start wiith 2 early points but after that it was Elphin who played the better football scoring 1-6 without reply to leave the score 1-6 to 0-2 at half time. Elphin picked up where they left off in the second half and despite two late goals from Shannon gaels ran out easy winners 2-12 to 2-2.Team L Monaghan C Beirne C O Connor N Murphy C Fox D Shanagher N Lenehan 0-2 C Beirne 0-4 G Higgins D Kennedy A Murray 1-3 J O Beirne 0-1 D Kelly 1-2. They now go on to play in the final on the 4th Oct


Numbers drawn 01,04,26,28
No Jackpot winner
Lucky dip winners:
Pat Kelleher, Shankill.
Martin Sweeney, Windmill Park.
Conor + John Sweeney, Windmill Park.
Mary Dockery, Ballinagare.

Next weeks draw in McDermott`s


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