On Sunday morning our junior team played their second league match in Manorhamilton and despite a spirited performance we suffered a defeat by a strong Glencar/Manor team on a scoreline of 3-17 to 2-06. Declan Shanley and Fergal Howard found the net for us . It is heartening to see these two young players along with Ollie Vaughan and Conor McCauley putting in solid displays in the adult ranks.
The team was as follows: Kevin Mallon, Gerald Moffatt, John Bohan, Ray Hanley, Edward Moffat,, Conor McCauley, John Shanley, Richie Bohan (Capt), Brendan Duignan, Jackie Conboy,, Aidan Reilly, Fergal Howard, Declan Shanley, Declan Conboy, Ollie Vaughan: subs Brian Reilly, Dessie Dobson.
Under 16 Football League
On Friday evening the under 16 team won round 2 of the league against Aughavas . The final score was 4-13 to 2-04 and the team lined out as follows: John Hackett, Sean Ryan, Darren Faughnan, Kevin Canning, Damian McGowan (2-2), Anthony Mulligan, Paul Hackett (0-2), Sean McKeon (0-5), David Mulligan (1-1), Mervyn Howard (0-1), Daniel Farrell, Allan Croghan (1-1), Darren McGushin. Subs: Harry Comiskey (0-1), Roy Keenan, Tony Shanley, Bernard Hackett, Damian Moran, Niall O Connor..
All adult players should note that they must pay their club membership if they intend to play in 2006 - €30 payable to Shane Reynolds, Jackie Conboy or Pat Farrell.
Pride of place this week goes to our Scór winners in the in the Connacht final of Scór Sinsear on Sunday night last in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo . With the club representing Leitrim in three disciplines, we secured two Connacht titles in Recitation and Question Time. Aidan Dockery performed to his usual high standard to win the recitation.
Our Question time team matched his feat and won the title after a tie-breaker round and well done to the team of Aidan Dockery, Liam Rabbitte and Marie Therese Dockery who deputised for the absent Feargal McGill.
Despite a lively display from our Set Dancing team of Philomena Mulligan, John Reynolds, Martina Hackett, Seoirse Reynolds, Mary Mallon , John Shanley, Lorraine Reynolds and Peter Mallon, the title went to a very polished Roscommon team.
Hopefully they will return stronger next year. Also, well done to the Ballad group from Aughnasheelin and Figure dancing team from Glencar/Manor on winning Connacht titles. We wish Aidan and the Question time team the best of luck in the All-Ireland finals in Killarney in early April.
The winners in the club draw held in The Bridge on Saturday night were €100 M Hester c/o Fionnuala Howard, €20 Philomena Doyle c/o Mary Mallon, Orla Sheehan, Chris Gavigan, Joe O’Gorman and Orla Bohan. The winner of a bottle of whiskey , kindly donated by Mary Reynolds, The Bridge , was Breege Duffy.
The ladies team game on Sunday was postponed at late notice due to a waterlogged pitch in Carrick. Training continues for all panel members.
The County minor team was defeated by Roscommon in the Connacht league in wet conditions on Saturday evening in Dromod. Well done to our clubmen of Conor McCauley playing a full back , Niall O Connor at centre back, David O Connor operating at centre forward and Declan Shanley lining out at corner forward on their respective performances.
Division 1 League
The first team commence the Senior league division 1 on Sunday away to Aughawillan at 2.30pm.