Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA PRO Notes

November 8, 2018

Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA Notes October 12th ‘09





Our minor team capped off a superb year for underage football in the club by capturing the minor B title virtue of a seven point defeat of St. Pats at Markievicz Park last Saturday afternoon. A reasonably strong breeze blew across the park as both teams started nervously, clocking up two wides apiece. Criostoir Davey opened our account with a pointed free after ten minutes. St. Pats responded with a point before Conor Gorman hit a brace of points from play. C/M had the better of exchanges at this stage and went six points to two ahead with fine efforts from Declan McCormack, Eoghan O’Dowd and Sean Gorman. C/M twice went close to netting but St. Pats struck for a point followed by a well worked goal just before the interval. S Gorman hit another point to leave C/M 0.7 to 1.03 ahead at the break.

C/M had the ideal restart with C Davey bravely punching to the net after three minutes from a rebound. A second goal followed within minutes when a speculative shot from Conlon was flicked to the net by C Gorman. St. Pats responded with a free and McCormack was unlucky with a great shot off the post. St. Pats never really gained any momentum in this half and C/M added further points through Raymond Connolly and two from S Gorman. Pats did go close to goaling but C Davey hit the final point of the day to secure a memorable victory for C/M. Final score C/M 2.11 St. Pats 1.07. Overall this was a much merited win for C/M who played some delightful combination football with all but one score coming from play. Credit must go to both sides for a sporting spectacle devoid of any cynicism.

M Healy in goal was solid and made an exceptional save near the finish. Corner backs A Coleman and the classy C O’Dowd were comfortable all through. E Kivlehan at c/b had an outstanding hour foraging and driving forward at every opportunity. Wing backs Kieran Doddy and James Conlon worked tirelessly. Midfielders Raymond Connolly and Sean Davey had a great tussle with their opposite duo and eventually gained the upper hand. All of the forwards performed well on the day with Eoghan O’Dowd and Declan McCormack both hitting a point each. Wing Forward Sean Gorman was in inspiring form striking four splendid points. The two inside men Conor Gorman and Criostoir Davey tormented their markers with both notching 1.02 each. Subs Conor McCormack and Gerard Lynch played their part in retaining possession to see out the victory. Joint captains Enda Kivlehan and Sean Gorman both accepted the cup from Coiste na nóg secretary Martin Seery. Once again, well done to managers Brendan Kivlehan and Eamon Gorman and the full panel on this famous triumph.


Team: M Healy, Aidan Coleman, Cian O’Dowd, Kieran Doddy, Enda Kivlehan, James Conlon, Sean Davey, Raymond Connolly(0.1), Sean Gorman(0.4), Criostoir Davey(1.02), Eoghan O’Dowd(0.1), Conor Gorman(1.02), Declan McCormack(0.1). Conor McCormack for Eoghan O’Dowd(inj), Gerard Lynch for Aidan Coleman, Kevin McDonagh, Niall Gallagher, James Henry and Joseph Henry.



1984 Team Re-Union Dinner Dance:

Planning is now in the final stages for the upcoming dinner dance to mark the silver jubilee of the club’s junior double winning side of 1984. The presentation night will take place on Sunday, October 25th in the Clarion Hotel Sligo. There has been a great response to date with many already committed to travelling long distances for the event. Tickets are now available for the event, priced at €50 and bookings can be made by contacting John Marren, Ollie Lee, Brendan Kivlehan and Shane O’Brien. All are welcome to what promises to be a great celebration for the club and communities alike and a great night’s entertainment. Contact 087 7981827 or 087 6777226 for more information.

’84 Panel & Officials

Pat Coleman, Eamon Gorman, John Brennan, Tom O’Donnell, Micheal Gorman, Kevin Johnston(C), Frank Gilmartin, Benny Wilkinson, James McDonagh, Tom McBrien, Gerry Connolly, Tony Moran, Francie Gallagher, Fr Tom Colleary, Gerry Mullen. Subs: Michael McDonagh, Michael Coleman(RIP), Aidan Walsh, Christy Davey, Frank Gormley, Stephen Gormley, John Gorman, John Mullen, Michael Foy and Padraic Hamilton. The management team consisted of Tom Keane, James Finan and Michael Moore. Benny Wilkinson was club chairman and Walter Kivlehan was club secretary.

Dinner Dance Programme:

The club is currently producing a special souvenir programme for the upcoming ’84 team re-union Dinner Dance. Anyone who wishes to sponsor an advert in the programme should contact Ollie Lee or John Marren. Adverts are priced at €50. Your support is greatly appreciated as the programme can only be produced if sufficient sponsorship is secured.

Hotel Accommodation:

The club has negotiated a special accommodation rate for the night of the dinner dance in the Clarion Hotel on October 25th. For €90 and based on double occupancy, you can avail of one of the hotel’s luxurious suites with breakfast included. Please contact the hotel on 071 9119000 and simply mention the club event.

Vodafone Club Offer:

Vodafone have teamed up with the GAA to establish an official Give-Back Partner programme. If you are a Vodafone pay monthly or prepay customer then Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA Club can benefit. Vodafone will donate 5%(1 euro in 20) of your bill or top-up to the club at ‘no cost to you’. Simply log on to, register your details and nominate your club. Alternatively text club treasurer, Shane O’Brien on 086 3097483 who, with your permission, can register your details. See also the link on our club website. This offer will provide much needed funds towards the daily running of the club. Your support is appreciated.  This is likely to be a limited offer, so hurry!!

St. Nathys:

Well done to the St. Nathy’s U-14 girls team on winning the B championship recently. Congrats to all involved.