Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA Club PRO Notes

November 8, 2018

Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA Notes May 4th ‘09

Lá na gClub:

Sunday May 10th marks the day that clubs across the country will
commemorate the 125th anniversary of the GAA. ‘Lá na gClub’ as it is called,
is designated a fixtures free day for every club. Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA has plans to celebrate the occasion in our own style. The celebration will begin at 2pm with a re-dedication/blessing of Nace O’Dowd Park by Fr. Peter Gallagher. A ‘Festival of Football’ will follow, showcasing all of our underage players from U-8 to U-18 in a series of exhibition games. This is an opportunity for all players and coaches to exhibit their skills in an uncompetitive and fun environment. A novelty senior match will take place after the underage games. Past players are invited to join current senior players in two combined teams for this ‘not to be missed’ clash! Some legendary comebacks are promised!!!! Volunteers will be required to assist in marshalling and helping out on the day and can do so by contacting any club officer.
A fun day of bouncy castles, face painting, theme balloons and other novelty events will form part of the occasion and it hoped that all parents of the underage players in the club will support this great occasion. Indeed all supporters of the club from
Coolaney, Mullinabreena and beyond are invited to come along for this family fun day. Check our website for further details. Start time is 2pm and all players participating are requested to be at the park at this time.


Our Intermediate side travelled to Dromard to play St. Pats in round nine of the league last Saturday evening. Played in very difficult conditions, the home team won out on a score line of 1.09 to 0.8. With the advantage of the strong breeze in the opening period, Coolaney/Mullinabreena were the dominant team and went 7 points to 2 ahead. However a goal for St. Pats following an error gave them renewed hope at the interval. The second half was a scrappy, error strewn affair in which the home team pushed ahead in the final ten minutes with the aid of the elements. Fianl score: St.Pats 1.09, Coolaney/Mullinabreena 0.8. Despite the result, this game represents considerable progress for our lads and with a notable improvement on recent outings. There is no game fixed for next weekend.

Team: F Brennan, S Kivlehan, P McHugh, A Walsh, C Connolly, B Kivlehan, J McGowan, R Gallagher(0.1), B Coleman(0.1), M Conlon, D Doherty, S Marren, S O’Brien(0.4), K Finan(0.2), O Lee. Subs: M Connolly for B Kivlehan, W Kivlehan for O Lee, K Duffy for C Connolly, J Connolly.


Well done again to our U-16 team as they made it eight wins from eight with a victory over neighbours Tubbercurry last Friday in Kilcoyne park. Final score was 3.17 to 1.11. Panel: Stephen Barrett, Edward Burke, Aiden Coleman, Darren Coleman, Raymond Connolly, Christeoir Davey, Brendan Doddy, Fergal Gallagher, Keelan Gannon, Kieran Gannon, Pearse Gorman, James Henry, Joe Henry, Barry Kennedy, Christopher Lee, Colin Marren, Michael Mulvey, Declan McCormack, Eoin McDonagh, Cian O’Dowd, Seamus Wims. They play the last game league group stage on Monday May 4th against St. Pats in Nace O’Dowd Park at 7pm.


Our U-14 side play away to Geevagh on Wednesday May 6th at 7pm. The play again on Friday May 8th against St. Michaels in Nace O’Dowd Park at 7pm.


Our U-12 team lost out to Geevegh by three points last week. They play against Curry on Tuesday May 5th in Nace O’Dowd Park at 7pm.


The club will host an U-8 blitz on the weekend of May 16th. Coaching continues on Saturdays at 10am.

Schools Competition:

In conjunction with the GAA’s 125 celebration and the school’s day which was held on April 24th, the club has organised an art competition for both Achonry NS and Rockfield NS. It is open to third class through to sixth class and has a GAA theme. Prizes will be awarded to winners in the different groups. This is in recognition of the sterling work carried out by teachers and all coaches in our schools throughout the years. It is hoped to forge a stronger link between the schools and the club into the future.


The Lotto draw for March was held last Thursday evening in St. Nathy’s Hall, Mullinabreena. The numbers drawn were 4, 11, 19 and 34. There was no jackpot winner. Congratulations to Monica and Eugene Henry, Achonry who matched three numbers to win €200. The jackpot for April now stands €6800. Thank 6800. Thank you once again for your support.


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