Clara GAA Notes
Mon 23rd May: U16 B Football Competition Vs St. Broughan.s in Walsh Island at 7.30pm Tues 24th May: Div3 Hurling League Vs Kilcormac/Killoughey in Clara at 8pm Wed 25th May: U12 Hurling Go Games Vs Edenderry in Edenderry at 7.30pm
Under 16 C Hurling Championship.
Clara welcomed over Ballyskenagh/Killavilla in the first round of the under 16 hurling championship earlier this evening. In a very entertaining game throughout Clara went in for the half time break leading 2-09 to 0-03. Clara’s fitness and hurling skill showed as the game progressed and we ran out fully deserving winners on a scoreline of Clara 6-13 to Ballyskenagh/Killavilla 2-09. This is an 11 -13 aside competition.
The Clara team and scorers were: Adam Carroll, Steven Falsey, Dean Larkin, Ciaran Ennis, James Moran, Dion Conroy, Cathal O’Meara (1-10, 0-05 frees), Conor Dolan (0-01), Adam McCloskey, Edward Cullen (2-02), Shane Gavin (1-00), Patrick Phelan (2-00) and Kai Dunne.
U14 B Hurling Championship
Clara played Ferbane/Belmont on Friday last in the U14 B Hurling Championship. Losing 4-01 to 3-06, we lost out narrowly on a score line of 3-06 to 4-05. The Clara team was: Conor Doyle, Stephen Falsey, Adam Carroll, Barry Egan, Stephen Roe, Dion Conroy, Eoin Murphy, Adam Kelly, Lee Tierney, Marcus Dalton, Patrick Phelan, Adam McCloskey, Eoin Pillion, Eoin Gavin and Tadhg Dunne. Subs: Sean Delaney, Rocky McDonagh and Liam Dignam.
U8 Hurling Blitz
Our Under 8 Hurlers travelled to Tullamore in good numbers on Saturday morning last in their first blitz of the year. Congratulations to all our players who played their hearts out. Many thanks to their mentors Brendan Clerkin, Larry Carroll, Niall Leavy, Damien McGrath and David Guilfoyle who made sure everything ran smoothly and that the lads enjoyed themselves.
Boys School Hurling Final
St. Francis BNS vs Killoughey Schools, St. Brendan’s Park , Birr on Wednesday 25th May at 5pm
Congratulations to the St. Francis Boys School Hurling team who have qualified to reach the 2016 Offaly Cumann na mbunscol Division 2 Hurling Final. The hard training during lunchtime and after school finally paid off when the boys qualified for the final by defeating Durrow N.S. in a fantastic game of hurling at Clara GAA grounds last Monday 16th May. It was a proud moment for these players and there were fantastic performances from every player in all areas of the field.
There were also great wins over Ballinamere, Scoil Eoin and Killeigh who Clara also defeated in the group stages of the competition.
The school team will now play Killoughey schools in the final , which is due to be played in Birr on Wednesday 25th May at 5pm. Killoughey schools are an amalgamation of three schools in Killoughey – Coolanarney N.S, Mountbolus N.S and Gortnamona N.S.
We would really value your support as a victory in this final would mean these group of boys would become the first school team in over ten years to complete the hurling and football double!
History beckons for these players and with your support we can do it!
Remember Wednesday 25th May in Birr vs Killoughey at 5pm!
Football League Mid Tier 1
Clara played Daingean on Sunday last in the 6th round of the league. Leading on a score line of 3-08 to 0-06 at half time, Clara ran out comfortable winners on a score line of 5-15 to 1-09. This win ensured that we are still unbeaten in the league this year with 6 wins from 6 which is a very encouraging start to the year by our senior footballers.
The draw for the weekly club lotto took place on Sunday night last at Bingo. The numbers drawn were: 6-10-15-17. There was no winner of the jackpot. We had 10 match 3’s who receive €20 each. These were: Patrick Phelan, Mary Jenkins, Tom Delaney, Mary Quinn, Sean Taylor, John Rabbitte, Niamh Mullen, Sean Moran, Gerry Gallagher and Donnie + Celeia..
Next weeks’ jackpot is €5000 and the draw will be held at Bingo on Sunday 29th May.