Weekly News May 9th

November 8, 2018

This weeks lotto winning numbers were 3, 21, 26 & 28 and there was no jackpot or match three winners.  Patrick Skerrit Anbally won the promoters prize and next week’s draw is in the Anbally Inn for a €5950 jackpot.
Intermediate Hurlers commence their championship campaign on Sunday next when they take on Oranmore/Maree at 3pm in Pearse Stadium.


We beat Claregalway in Cregg last Thursday evening in the Junior A League by 0-16 to 1-6 after leading at the break by 0-5 to 0-3 we upped our scoring rate in the second half out scoring Claregalway by 0-11 to1-3 , Our best layers were Declan Walsh, Shane Collier, Noel Burke, Ian O’Dowd, Alan Newell and John King.  The team was Declan Walsh, John King (0-1), Shane Collier, Alan Curry, Noel Burke, Alan Newell, Ian O’Dowd, Raymond Newell (0-3), Christy Burke (0-1), P.J. Fahy (0-7), Darren Newell (0-1), Liam O’Flynn (0-1), Neil Joyce, Vincent Small (0-1), Aidan Burke (0-2) Subs Carl Leonard, Thomas Burke and Paul Scully 

 In Cregg last Saturday evening we held out for a deserved draw in the Senior Football League against a dogged Tuam Stars team on the score  0-9 to 1-6. Annaghdown played with the elements in the first half but got off to a poor start conceding a goal and a point in the first ten minutes. A good point by Brendan Dooley settled the nerves and we got on top with points coming from a Mike Melia free along with two from Niall Coleman and a point each from Frankie Burke and Mathias Coleman. At half time we lead by 0-6 to 1-2.   We played some good football at the start of the second half  scoring three points two pointed frees from Mike Melia and another from Mathias Coleman  to give us a four point lead but we faded out and the ‘Stars’ got back in to the game and it was all square going into the last five minutes and only for a solid display at the back we would have suffered our second League defeat. Team was: Padraic Mannion, Shane Collier, Adrian Fitzpatrick, Martin O’Neill, Brian Qualter, Paul Creaven(Capt.), Fergal Doherty, Wesley Fallon, Anthony Pender, Mathias Coleman (0-2), Niall  Coleman (0-2), Mike Melia (0-3), Frankie Burke (0-1), Michael Newell and Brendan Dooley(0-1). Sub used Kevin Keane   We have now played two games in the league and are placed two from the bottom the on one point having scored 16 points and conceded 22 giving us a minus six on the table

Annaghdown 1-11 Monivea-Abbey 2-05 .  Another windy game in Cregg on Bank Holiday Monday results in victory for Annaghdown in the Junior A Football League. Playing against the wind in the first half Annaghdown tore into Monivea scoring a goal by Aidan Burke after 5mins.   Monivea got back into the game when they converted a penalty and half time Annaghdown lead 1-4 to 1-1. Monivea worked hard and got back into the game to leave just two points between the sides with the final quarter to go but Annaghdown pulled away again and led by four before another penalty was awarded and converted. With four minutes to go a point separated the teams but Aidan Burke & Pa Joe Fahey made sure of the victory with good points.   Team was: Declan Walsh, John King, Benny Newell, Alan Curry, Noel Burke, Alan Newell (Capt.), Ian O’Dowd, Ray Newell(0-1, free), Christy Burke(0-1), Cathal Gaffney, Padjoe Fahy (0-3, 1free), Darren Newell (0-1), Neill Joyce(0-1), Vinnie Small , Aidan Burke(1-3). Subs used: John Mannion, Carl Leonard (0-1) & Johnny Murphy.


Next Sunday morning in Cregg from 10.30am our Lotto committee will be targeting the parents of our under-age in a bid to increase our lotto sales and hopefully it will be well supported.


The club monthly meeting is on to night (Wed) in the club House at 9.00pm


Ladies Football


The Under 16’s played Monivea Abbey on Monday afternoon last the weather conditions made it very difficult to play football as strong winds swept the pitch in gusts  however in spite of this, the ladies battled on to win the match. Their next outing is next Tuesday evening in Annaghdown against Mountbellew – to be confirmed at training on Friday evening at 6.30pm.


The under 14’s travelled to Killanin on Tuesday evening where they had a comprehensive win it was a great team effort with everyone working well together.  Their next outing is on Sunday in Cregg at 4 p.m. when they meet St. Michael’s.


Our Under 12’s are due to play Kilkerrin/Clonberne next week and training continues in Corrandulla pitch on Thursday evening at 7p.m . 


Training continues for the under 10’s in Cregg on Sunday at 10.30 a.m.


Well done to the Galway under 14 team last Friday evening in Cregg where they beat Mayo with a scoreline of  7.15 to 2.04. Much of the above shoreline was got by our own Rachel Murphy. A sincere thanks  to Annaghdown G.A.A. for the use of their facilities and to Collette Walsh and Martina Coen for their help with the catering after the match.   Well done to all the Annaghdown Supporters who came out to support our four club representatives on this team.  We wish them good luck in the All Ireland blitz next Saturday 12th May.

If anyone would still like to get tickets for the Galway Ladies County Board draw please contact Mary Killilea re same at 087-7698083.

Registration is up at the end of the month, so if you haven’t registered to date please do so!   
Website will be update later today. We are looking for pictures from games and events to publish weekly.  We would also appreciate old photographs of teams from the past that are not already on the website. 
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