Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA PRO Notes

November 8, 2018



Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA Club Notes May 24th 2010




The league fixture against Curry was postponed last weekend due to the death of John Higgins of Broher, Curry. We extend sympathy to the Higgins family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.



Division 5:


Our second game in this division takes place against Castleconnor away on Wednesday May 26th at 8pm.



Minor Final:


The Division two Minor final took place last Friday evening between Coolaney/Mullinabreena and St. Farnans at Dromard in ideal conditions with the mercury sitting at a balmy twenty degrees Celsius. Raymond Connolly opened the account for C/M with two good points from frees. St. Farnans soon settled however and with their forwards on top they went four points to two ahead. The game was now in free flow style with both sides trading scores. A point from Joe Henry and three from Connolly kept them in touch. C/M had a good spell before the break with two goal chances spurned, one a fine save from Criostoir Davey and another off the crossbar from the lively Eoghain O’Dowd. Connolly added another to leave it nine seven to Farnans at the interval.


C/M dominated from the off in the second period and hit four points on the trot, two from Connolly and two from substitute Darren Coleman to leave it 11 to 9. C/M were reduced to 12 men with James Henry dismissed after 10 mins. St. Farnans hit three points in a good spell interjected by a Conor McCormack point following great work by Stephen Barrett. The sides were now level at 12 each. The next five minutes saw C/M dominate midfield and in defence but were unable to convert five chances, among them two more goal opportunities. Eoghain O’Dowd finally found the range before the decisive score of this game. A speculative ball was launched into the C/M box, somehow broke off the unlucky Cian O’Dowd and was fired to the net to leave it 1.12 to 13. C/M again responded through Connolly followed by another point from St. Farnans. In one last gallant effort to find a goal C/M broke up field in a fine move only for the unlucky Colin Marren to miss narrowly by the upright. This entertaining encouter was whistled up at 1.13 to 14 points. 


Team: G Lynch, A Coleman, C O’Dowd(cptn), Joe Henry(0.1), C Gorman, S Barrett, R Connolly(0.9), D McCormack, C McCormack(0.1), James Henry, E O’Dowd(0.1), K McDonagh, C Davey. Subs: D Coleman(0.2) for K McDonagh, C Marren for C McCormack, S Wimms, F Gallagher, B Kennedy.


This will be viewed as one that got away from C/M after dominating for long periods but the old adage of converting chances when on top in a game rings true for this team. Lessons to be learned, no doubt, but this talented bunch will have better days and better results ahead.





Our U-14 team play St. Molaise Gaels in the league semi fianl on Wednesday May 26th at 7pm in Grange.





Our U-12 team were defeated by Easkey last Tuesday. They play away to Calry on Tuesday May 25th at 7pm.





We extend sympathy to the Finan family on the death of Seamus Conlon (brother of Margaret Finan), Mullaghanary.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.



Code of Ethics Course:


A code of ethics course will take place on Monday May 31st and Tuesday June 1st. The course is mandatory for all club coaches and those who have yet to complete it should make themselves available on the dates given.




Kelloggs Competition:


The club is making an appeal to all supporters to collect the relevant Kellogg’s tokens from cereal packs relating to the ‘Field of Dreams’ promotion competition. Tokens can be given to any committee member over the coming two months. The winners of the competition will receive a prize fund of €100 000 to go towards improvements of local sports facilities.





We continue our appeal to all Vodafone customers to support their club by signing up to the Vodafone offer on or visit and follow the link. Alternatively, text your name to Shane O’Brien on 086 3097483 or Ollie Lee on 087 7981827. Thanks to all who have signed up to this valuable fundraiser to date.



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