Leinster Special Jr. Hurling Competition

November 8, 2018

This Sunday 15th November Edenderry’s hurlers will make the journey to Borris In Ossory in County Laois to take on Kyle in Leinster Special Junior Hurling Competition. Throw-in time will be 2.30pm.
The Club wishes Declan and the lads the best of luck in their Leinster venture, and we urge fans to make the trip to Borris In Ossory to give the team support.

Cumann Na mBunscol Final Replay


Last Saturday Edenderry Boys National School lost by a single point to St Patrick’s of Portarlington on a scoreline of 3-01 to 0-09. Over the hour Edenderry played much the better football as shown in the scoreline with their nine scores to Portarlington’s four. Edenderry also hit the crossbar in the first half, while the Portarlington goalkeeper made a superb save from Stephen Osborne in the second half.

Cian Farrell opened the scoring for Edenderry with an excellent point. But that lead didn’t last long as Portarlington scored a goal from a free which they won from their first attack of the game. Cian Farrell responded with a point from a free, before Portarlington scored a great point from play. Edenderry nearly took the lead when a long ball was sent in to Stevie Osborne who cleverly fisted the ball first time, but he was unlucky to see his effort rebound off the crossbar. However from Edenderry’s next attack they scored a point when a good Peter McNamara shot was tipped over the bar by the Portarlington goalie. Edenderry levelled the scoring when Cian Farrell won possession and sold a wonderful dummy to a Portarlington defender before sending the ball over the bar. Edenderry took the lead for the first time just before the break when Conor Farrell sent over a free, awarded for a foul on Jack Foran.

Halftime, Edenderry 0-05 Portarlington 1-01.

Immediately after the restart Portarlington regained the lead with another goal directly from a free. Edenderry very nearly cancelled out that score when Stevie Osborne beat the last defender, and raced towards goals and hit a good shot, but unfortunately for him the Portarlington gaolie got down brilliantly to make a great save. Portarlington then got their last score of the game when they scored a very good goal to go five points clear. Cian Farrell pulled a point back for Edenderry from a free, before Shane Cummins was introduced into the action for Jack Foran. Conor Farrell then scored his second point of the game from a free to reduce Portarlington’s lead to three points. Conor Groome scored an excellent point from play off his left boot, before Cian Farrell reduced the lead down to a solitary point with a good score from a free. With minutes remaining Edenderry tried hard to get the levelling point, but sadly it didn’t happen. With the last attack of the game Portarlington nearly grabbed their fourth goal, as Edenderry had pushed forward. But the alert Jason McNamee made an excellent save to deny Portarlington.

Congratulations to all the Edenderry players for reaching yet another final. All the team played exceptionally well, and they deserved more from this game, but it was not to be. On another note, it was a very sad to see a section of adults from Portarlington booing the Edenderry boys as they entered the field before the game had even begun!

Team: Jason McNamee; Conor Groome (0-1), Aaron Holt; Callum Roche, Darren Quinn, Peter McNamara (0-1); Lee Hyland, Andrew Moloney; Cian Farrell (0-5), Eoin Farrell, Jack Foran; Stephen Osborne, Conor Farrell (0-2).

Substitutes: Shane Cummins, Oisin O’Grady, Matthew Beatty, Alex Dinkin, Donie Groome, Jordan Farrell, Cathal Farrell, Patrick Rickard, Eoin O’Reilly, Brendan Lynch.

Lotto / Bingo

The jackpot of €3,000 has survived this week’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 17, 28 and the Bonus No 15.

There were five match 3 number winners who shared €200, they were:
T&L Cummins, c/o Bingo;
Kitty & Bridie, c/o Bingo;
M. Redmond, c/o Bingo;
S. Loughlin, c/o V. Allen;
E&L Cox, c/o S. Farrell.

The jackpot for next week is up to €3,100.
Lotto tickets can be purchased online at or through any committee member.

Bingo jackpot now stands at €2,300 in 45 calls or less.

Edenderry GAA – Vodafone Deal

Vodafone is offering a great deal to all GAA Clubs and Edenderry GAA is now registered.

Vodafone will donate 5% of all you spent either on a Pay as you GO phone or a Monthly Bill phone

It’s easy for Vodafone Ireland customers to support your Club. You simply go to and get Vodafone to donate 5% of your monthly bill or Top Up to Edenderry GAA Club. It takes less than a minute to register and remember – it won’t cost you anything at all!

If you re not an existing Vodafone customer…you can switch!
Switch to Vodafone

The more Club members and supporters that switch to Vodafone Ireland, the more money your Club makes. Every time a member or supporter switches to Vodafone and signs up at your Club will automatically receive an extra €5 from Vodafone. There’s also an additional €10 bonus per switch if your Club gets enough members and supporters to join Vodafone Ireland and sign up.

Deepest Sympathy

Edenderry GAA would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the Finnegan Family of JKL Street, and the Gorman Family of Ballycolgan on their recent sad bereavements.

Indoor Hurling Commences

Last Thursday evening indoor hurling training for 2010 commenced for the U12s & U14s (children born in 1996, ’97, ’98 and ’99). In an effort to maintain the fantastic work done over the last couple of years with these players, it was decided to extend the indoor hurling programme to these age groups.

There were many new drills introduced to their training sessions with the use of new equipment such as ‘The Rebounder’. This piece of equipment is a 3ft x 4ft aluminium frame with a spring loaded net, which provides excellent target practice for children, and it also improves the their catching and control, as the Sliothar returns to each player at their own pace.

It is aimed to have these sessions in fun and safe environment, as the sessions are supervised by experienced qualified coaches. Indoor hurls and helmets are provided on the night, although the club recommends that in time, each hurler would have their helmet.

These training sessions will continue each Thursday at 6pm in St Mary’s Secondary School Hall, all new players are welcome. Each player is requested to bring €2 each week for the rent of the school hall.

Leinster Club Championships

Well done to Walsh Island who defeated Glynn-Barnstown of Wexford in the Leinster Intermediate Club Championship to advance to the semi-final where they await the winners of Tubberclair of Westmeath and Palmerstown of Dublin. Well done also to a 14-man Clara side that defeated Rathvilly of Carlow in the Leinster Senior Club Championship to advance to the semi-final where they will play Portlaoise.

The best of luck to the Tullamore when they face Clonkill of Westmeath in the Leinster Senior Hurling Club Championship this Sunday 15th November at 2.30pm in Mullingar.


Last Friday night Edenderry GAA held their Annual General Meeting in the Pavilion. Excellent reports were presented by Secretary Enda Plunkett, Treasurer Ellie Mooney and Bord Na nOg Secretary Tracy Hyland. Chairman Seanie Farrell addressed the members at an AGM, and thanked all who helped him out in his first year at the helm of the Club.

The entire executive was returned to their positions unopposed, and they were as follows:

President: Eddie Kenny

Chairman: Seanie Farrell

Vice Chairman: Colm Cummins

Secretary: Enda Plunkett

Assistant Secretary: Cyril O’Neill

Joint Treasurers: Ellie Mooney and Garrett Reilly

PRO: Darren Nolan

Registrar: David Farrelly

Health & Safety Officer: Aidan Burke

Players Rep: John Hurst


As a result of the AGM the membership for 2010 will be as follows:

– Adult Player – €50 (incl. registration to player’s injury scheme)
– Underage Player – €20 (incl. registration to player’s injury scheme)
– Adult (Non Player) – €20
– O.A.P. – €5
– Family Membership – €50 (2 Adults and any number of children)

Underage Disco

Edenderry Bord Na nOg have organized an underage disco for Friday 20th November 2009. The disco commences at 8.00pm and finishes at 10.00pm sharp. The disco is strictly under 14’s.