Well done to our u16 team who had a great win recently over Pairc Charman on a scoreline of 8-8 to 0-1. Our u12s continued their unbeaten run beating Ballyhogue 4-2 to 0-1 and Crossabeg 3-1 to 12. U14s beat Crossabeg 6-10 to 2-2 last Thursday evening. Our senior team are in flying form beating Clongeen 4-16 to 3-8 and St Fintans 3-13 to 1-8. They play Shels and Clonee this weekend.
Our u10 girls have won all their games to date, they have two games this coming week and continue to train every Thursday from 6-7pm.
A huge congratulations to club player Katie Lawlor on her great performance in the u16 Leinster final recently and although the Wexford girls were not victorious on this occasion, Katie had a great game between the posts and also captained the Wexford team for the season, so well done Katie.
Micheal Busher continued his great form when he took the County Junior singles title last Friday, beating JR Finn from Ballymitty 21-9, 21-20. It was a great victory and sweet revenge for his recent loss against the same opponent in the Leinster semi-final. Michéal now moves up to the Intermediate grade next season in both codes, small and big alley, a great achievement. He will not be resting on his laurels yet though with two more doubles finals to play, one in Leinster with Tommy Haughton and the County Junior B final with clubmate Eamon Codd.
The Juvenile County Finals concluded la s t Tuesday and Bridgetown went out on a high at U 16 level. Liam Shannon took the A title with an exciting victory over Bryan Kehoe from Castlebridge. Bryan raced into an 11-0 lead in the first game, only for Liam to make an amazing recovery and take 21 aces in a row to win 21-11. Bryan remarkably turned the tables in the second game with an exhibition of serving to take the second game 21-0. When Bryan took a 6-1 lead in the tiebreak, it looked bleak for Liam but he dug deep and came back to draw level at 7-7, and eventually closed out the game 11-9. Congratulations Liam.
The B final was an all Bridgetown affair with Jack Roche coming out on top 2-0 against Stephen Greene. Jack has finished the season off very well as he also reached the quarter finals of the National One-Wall Championships in Citywest recently.
In Leinster Liam Shannon bowed out at the quarter-final stage when he lost 2-0 to Evan Sheridan from Meath. It was a very tough game and points were hard to come by but Liam kept going to the end and will certainly gain from the experience of playing one of the best Juvenile handballers in the country. Stevie Lawlor and his partner Seamus Sinnott received a walkover from Wicklow, but only after travelling to Tinahely to find out it was off, a very unsatisfactory situation.
The injury delayed Final for the much coveted John Ryan trophy will be arranged shortly. It is between Stevie Lawlor and Richard Martin.
KILMORE GAA CLUB
The time has come once more for the Annual BBQ and Barn Dance. The big night, organised by the Parish, Kilmore United and The GAA club, will take place this coming Saturday night 28th July.
It promises to be an excellent night with live music from the Hot Asphalt and Point Blank. As always it will take place in Fortune's, Ballyhealy. Tickets are priced at €15 and are available from club members and committee members alike. It will be an excellent night with music right through the night, some good food, and great craic.
On the field our Intermediate footballers will play championship on Friday 27th in Hollymount against Marshalstown. This game is vital to win and a big support would be a great help... Throw in is at 7.45pm!
Kilmore AC had three athletes competing at the All Irelands in Tullamore last weekend.
Well done to Fionn Byrne and Sarah Kennedy at their first All Irelands. Fionn competed in the U13 Long Jump and finished 7th with a jump of 4.49m a new pb for him. It was an excellent performance to get a pb at this level. Sarah competed in the U14 Javelin but was unlucky not to get the javellin to mark. Based on her Leinster performance she would have reached the top 8 for an extra 3 throws.
Well done to Saoirse Burke who was 5th in the U17G discus with a throw of 28.09m. Again less than her Leinster performance which would have been 3rd. Unfortunately All irelands bring pressure which you can't reproduce at training but we know our athletes will pick themselves up and train even harder for next year.
Finally we have one more athlete still training for his All Ireland 2k walk. Keep up the good work and good luck Criostoir.
Winners in the Kilmore Quay Festival draw were: 1st prize Ciaran Power, Olinda, 2nd prize Paul Nolan, Bagnelstown, Co Carlow. 3rd prize Helen Burrell, Craft shop Kilmore Quay. Thanks to all who bought and sold tickets.