The rearranged fixture with Gortletteragh was played in Cornageeha on Saturday last. Having built up a six point lead with a few minutes remaining, we held on for a two point victory following a late Gortletteragh onslaught. Having finished level with Annaduff on points, it was agreed to toss a coin for the right to play Allen Gaels in the Shield final. In our second victory over Annaduff in a few weeks (!) we now play in the Shield final next weekend. Somehow though, this time I don’t think Annaduff were too disappointed.
The team and scorers against Gortletteragh was: Feargal Mc Gill, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Shane Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Gary Mc Closkey (0-1), Michael Duignan (0-1), Trevor Howard (0-2), Colm Farrell (0-1), David O Connor, Niall Mc Gowan (0-4), Robert Moran and Brian Conroy (0-1). Sub used: Mark Mc Closkey
Next Saturday club player, underage coach and referee Brian Mallon walks down the aisle to tie the knot with Edel Hughes from Ballinalee, Co Longford. We’d like to extend our best wishes to a very popular couple for a great day on Saturday and long life and happiness together.
You’ll all be aware by now that the GOAL mile will be taking place at our club grounds on New Year’s Day. Former player and mentor Noel Mahon is again the man in charge and Noel has a list of celebrities lined up for the day which includes Eleanor Shanley, Charlie Mc Gettigan and Mick Flavin.
Sponsorship cards are currently in circulation around the parish and further afield and in the context of the hundreds of euros that will be spent on the trimmings of Christmas this year, we’d ask you to dig deep to help those less fortunate and contribute to the GOAL cause. Music, a Monster Raffle and Charity Auction will follow in the Copper Still with The Rodeo Man, Sean Mahon, conducting proceedings and I hear that among the many top class items that will be up for auction is a signed hurl from Kilkenny’s master hurling craftsman DJ Carey.
If you would like to make a donation, feel like walking or running the mile, or require any additional information, give Noel a call on 087 2646931 and he’ll set you straight.
The Division 1 Shield Final against Allen Gaels will be played on Sunday afternoon next in Annaduff at 1pm.
The club draw was held in Peter Reynolds’ on Saturday night week last. Winners on the night included Feargal Mc Gill, Angela Tighe, Ciaran Hanley, Paula Kenny, Orla Bohan and Jason Conroy. Our thanks to the Reynolds’ family for their usual hospitality and also to ticket sellers extraordinaire Kevin and MC Jackie.
Our Sympathies are extended to Michael Mc Guinness and family on the death of Michael’s mother Rose the week before last. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Scór na nÓg
Congratulations to our Tráth na gCeist team of Niall O Connor, Damian Mc Gowan and Paul Dockery who have qualified for the County Finals of Scór na nÓg. Unfortunately our entries in Solo Singing, Ballad Group and Recitation did not make the final, but well done to all who participated and those who gave of their time to prepare our participants for this years competition