GAA Club Notes
The Under-21s made a good start to the District championship campaign with a preliminary round win away to Blackwater on Saturday.
Well done to the Gaelscoil boys' team on their Rackard League District final win over Barntown, with the victors backboned by club members. Hard luck to The Faythe girls who lost their District decider to Rosslare by a point. Eimear Walker, daughter of John 'Stella' Walker, was part of the Rosslare management team.
Well done to referee Billy Dodd and his umpires who did a good job taking charge of the Junior 'A' football championship final in St. Patrick's Park on Saturday. Oylegate-Glenbrien beat St. Anne's by six points.
The winning lotto numbers on October 19 were 5, 16, 18 and 27. The jackpot was €3,000.
Congratulations to our Senior camogie team on their superb display in the Senior 'B' Co. final which saw them cruise to a 6-13 to 2-5 win over Buffers Alley on Saturday in Bellefield.
The girls led by 1-2 to no score after four minutes and this high intensity really set the tone for the game. At half-time the score stood at 4-7 to 2-2 in our favour and in the second-half the girls continued their scoring rampage to finish on a scoreline of 6-13 to 2-5.
Scorers: Emma Walsh (Polehore) 2-6, Aoife Sheil 1-5, Denise Fitzharris 2-0, Clodagh Jackman 1-0, Annette Moroney and Laura Dempsey 0-1 each.
It was a truly complete team performance and captain Róisín Doyle was on hand to collect the cup - the second cup to be lifted by a member of the Doyle family in under 24 hours - while Aoife Sheil was awarded player of the match.
Well done girls and to manager Sinéad and her backroom team, and thanks to Mary and Declan Roche for their hospitality that evening and continued support of our camogie club.
The O'Brien's Londis local club league for Under-10s had a pulsating game where Waterford beat Limerick by a point to leapfrog themselves into top position in the league. Cork proved too good for Kilkenny.
The next round is this Friday, October 23, where it's Dublin versus Waterford and Limerick versus Kilkenny. Special mention must go to regular referee Ger Sweeney, with any dubious decisions being backed up by wife Olivia who is operating the TMO!
Under lights on Friday night our Intermediate footballers contested the Co. final versus Bannow-Ballymitty. Leading by a few scores and looking the more confident outfit following two excellently-taken goals by Michael O'Regan, the boys were unlucky to be reduced to 14 men 20 minutes into the game.
They went into the interval three points up and at the resumption of play both teams exchanged scores, with Bannow-Ballymitty attacking with great ferocity to push back to make it a one-point margin in our favour.
Demonstrating extreme strength of character and determination, our lads clung on to put four between the sides. A final point from Bannow on the whistle gave us a heroic three-point win and captain Michael Doyle accepted the cup while Michael O'Regan was deemed man of the match.
The title win allowed us a mere 42 hours until our first Leinster championship game versus Kilkerley Emmets from Louth. The venue was Killurin and the boys showed few signs of a team which had delivered a taxing performance just two nights previous to this as they dominated the game to win on a scoreline of 2-14 to 0-12.
The O'Brien's Londis Under-12/14 girls' football league continued with The Blue Belles gaining their first win, defeating Wexford Juniors.
Glynn 'Happy' team fought back valiantly to pip Pink Ladies by a point with the last kick of the game.
Our final games are next week at 6.30 p.m., Glynn Happy v. Blue Belles, and at 7.30 p.m., Wexford Juniors v. Pink Ladies.
The annual Glynn Childline breakfast morning will be held on Sunday, October 25, in Glynn Hall from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Please support this worthy cause.
This week's lotto numbers are 7, 9, 27 and 30. There was no jackpot winner and no match three winners. Lucky dips: Peg Whelan and the Gayer family. This week's jackpot is €5,600.
Hard luck to our Intermediate hurlers, who lost out to Gorey in the county final on Saturday. After a close game we lost out by the narrowest of margins (1-15 to 2-11).
At half-time Gorey led by two points (1-6 to 1-4), with our goal coming from Niall Murphy. Midway through the second-half the sides were level, however Gorey opened up a lead of four points as the game entered injury time.
Then we were awarded a penalty, which Niall Murphy duly scored and we were in touching distance. But it wasn't to be as the referee blew for full-time on the puck-out.
Thanks to the players and selectors for all their hard work during the year. Also thanks to everyone who got out and supported the team.
Best of luck to our Intermediate 'A' footballers who play St. Joseph's in the county final on Friday at 8 p.m. in St. Patrick's Park. Come along and give them plenty of support.
Bunclody Camogie Club are running a fundraising stationary cycle in aid of Home Care Cancer on October 24 - please support generously.
A children's Halloween fancy dress party is on in the Millrace Hotel, Bunclody on October 31 from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome.
The club lotto takes place this Tuesday night in Ballymitty clubhouse, where the jackpot will be €9,500. Please have your tickets in the Centre at 7.30 p.m.