Club Notes 23rd November 2008

November 8, 2018


 UNDER 21:
   The U-21 team have qualified for the County Final thanks to a hard fought but well deserved victory over their old rivals from Johnstown. Played in difficult conditions the young men of Elphin stuck to their task and worked tirelessly to the end to earn their just reward. The opening period saw both teams finding scores hard to come by but Clann got a crucial score on ten minutes with the award of a penalty against Kevin Beirne, which was duly despatched to the net by Donie Shine. Elphin fought back well but still somehow found themselves behind by 1-3 to 5 points at half time, after having a lot of possession and having three goals disallowed for square balls. The second half opened with nothing to separate the teams but Elphin gradually gained the upper hand. With ten minutes to go and the game carefully balanced Elphin got the break they needed when the umpire raised his green flag after Ronan Brady had kicked in a long ball which the goalie was adjudged to have carried over the line. This left Elphin 5 points up and looking comfortable. But Clann never gave in and fought right till the end. A great save by the Elphin’s Shane Reynolds with five left in the game helped maintain the advantage to the end. Jimmy Reilly refereed what was a tough but sporting affair.
    Team: Shane Reynolds, Kevin Beirne, Kevin Byrne, David Kelleher, Shane Beirne, Kevin Brady, Gerard Brady, Ronan Brady, Fintan Cregg, Eanna Tiernan, Paul Kelleher, Michael Callery, Liam Taylor, Frankie Cregg, Martin McCaffrey.

  Subs: Niall Travers for Kevin Beirne, Gerry Cregg for M. McCaffrey, Ronan Collins for Liam Taylor.

   Elphin will now play St Brigid’s in the County Final on Saturday week venue to be confirmed. Please come out and support the lads.

The numbers drawn last sat night were 3, 5, 9, 12.
There was no jackpot winner.
The four lucky dip winners of €25 are as follows:
Andy Lannon 10 Orchard Grove,
Valerie Byrne Lissduff,
Richard Southam Drumullin,
Joseph Beirne Caldra.
Next weeks jackpot is €3700. Draw in McDermotts.

  The Orchard Park has now been closed for the remainder of the year for essential maintenance work to the playing surface, we would ask all to respect this and refrain from using the pitch. 


 The club jackets have arrived if you have not collected your jacket yet please contact Kevin Beirne on 0868790462 to arrange collection.