Edenderry GAA Club Notes

November 8, 2018


This Sunday 28th September, the finals of the Irish Stationary Supplies sponsored Fr McWey Parish Leagues take place in the GAA field (weather permitting). All players are asked to be in the GAA field for 1 o’clock to get teams ready, and it is hoped to have throw in for the ‘C’ Finals in both Senior and Junior at 1.30pm. The ‘B’ and ‘A’ finals will then follow, before the presentations, which take place in the hall at approximately 3.30pm. The final pairings are as follows:


Junior ‘A’ Final-Thomas Davis v Wolfe Tones

Junior ‘B’ Final- Colonel Perry v Padraig Pearse

Junior ‘C’ Final- Daniel O’Connell v Fr Kearns


Senior ‘A’ Final – Wolfe Tones v Thomas Davis

Senior ‘B’ Final – Colonel Perry v Fr Kearns

Senior ‘C’ Final – Daniel O’Connell v Padraig Pearse


The best of luck to all the boys and girls who take part in the finals, and hopefully they will get plenty of support on the day.


Last Saturday Edenderry under 8 and under 10 footballers travelled to Rhode to take part in a brilliantly organised football blitz by the host club. There were eight teams in under 8 section including Ballinamere/Durrow, Edenderry, Gracefield, Kilcormac/Killoughey, Na Fianna, St Broughan’s, St Vincent’s and Rhode. At under 10 there were also eight teams which included the same clubs, with one exception of The Downs in place of Gracefield.


The under 8’s opened with a good win over Kilcormac/Killoughey, this was followed with a narrow win over Na Fianna in what was a great game of football. And their last game was against St Vincent’s, which they won to qualify for a semi-final spot against Ballinamere/Durrow. Unfortunately after a tight game, Edenderry went down to a good Ballinamere/Durrow side.


The under 10’s played the same side’s as the under 8’s in their group. The first match ended in defeat for Edenderry when they were beaten by Kilcormac/Killoughey. But they recovered well to record great wins over Na Fianna and St Vincent’s to qualify for the semi final. In the Semi Final they played some good football while beating Ballinamere/Durrow, but in the final they were beaten by a very good side in the form of their hosts Rhode.


Edenderry senior footballers retained their Senior status for 2009 after they defeated St Rynagh’s by 1-09 to 0-09 last Saturday in Cappincur. Edenderry needed to win this game by at least two points, after a defeat to Ferbane last week. This game was tied at 9 points apiece with time running out, and it looked like The Reds were heading back to Intermediate, but up stepped veteran forward John ‘Baby’ Mason to score a goal in the dying minutes to save his side, and send St Rynagh’s down to Intermediate.




Last Wednesday evening, Edenderry’s under 16 footballers went down heavily at the hands of Tullamore in the County Semi Final in Geashill under lights.

Edenderry went in at the break three goals down on a scoreline of 3-04 to 0-4 with Edenderry’s points coming from Ciaran Hurley (0-3) and Stuart Cullen.

Edenderry made a bright start to the second half when Derek Kelly goaled after a strong run through the heart of the Tullamore defence. But Edenderry’s joy was short lived as Tullamore hit them with two goals and two points without reply to go 13 points ahead. Stuart Cullen then scored a point before Tullamore hit another goal and two points. Shane Delaney then finished off the scoring in this game with a very good point.

This was a most disappointing performance from a team, who have plenty of ability, but didn’t perform on the night. The club would like to thank Gabriel Gorman, Jack Doyle and Alan Ennis for all their hard work with this team for the past year.

Team: Ciaran Cummins; Gary Blong, Shane Cronin, Sean Doyle; Shane Delaney (0-1), David Hanlon; Daniel Nolan; Derek Kelly (1-0), James Mackey; Pauric Slevin, Ciaran Hurley (0-3), Cian Lawton; Stuart Cullen (0-2), Daniel Ryan, Peter O’Neill.

Subs used: Donal Evans, Declan Fitzpatrick, Stephen Coffey, Eoghan Kelly.

Referee: Martin Carthy.


The jackpot of €3,500 has survived this week’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 01, 14, 21, 25 and the Bonus No 13.
There was one match 3 number winner who received €200, that person was:
Sean Farrell, The Derries.

The jackpot for next week is up to €3,600.
Lotto tickets can be purchased online at or through any committee member.


Edenderry Bord Na nOg have organized a fundraising table quiz for 20th November at 9pm in Donoghue’s. €20 for a table of 4.


Edenderry GAA would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the Carter Family of Castleview Park, Edenderry, and the Abbott Family of Killane, Edenderry on their recent sad bereavements.