Saturday next 1st September sees us in first round action in the senior county championship when we take on North Kerry divisional side Feale Rangers in Listowel where throw in is @ 17.30. When we last met in 2016 we had six points to spare on a final score line of 3-11 to 1-11 in a game which we never looked like losing but found it hard to put to bed until a David Moran goal sealed the issue – both Barry John Keane and Jack Savage notched five points apiece that day and we will need more of the same from the aforementioned if we are to be successful on Sat. Best of luck to team and management.
The opening round of the Molyneaux Cup saw us take on Beaufort on Friday night last ( 24th) in Beaufort. We had a whirlwind start to the game with the opening five points inside the first 10 minutes with Gearóid Savage firing over 4 of them all from frees and livewire wing forward Gearóid Dillane getting the other – Beaufort however grew into the game and had the deficit reduced to two points on 24 minutes, 0-06 to 0-04 when they had the first of the game’s goals and they led at half time, 1-06 to 0-08.
In the second half we were fastest out of the blocks and a Gearóid Dillane goal on 9 minutes had us in the driving seat – from here to the finish we maintained a slender lead which we preserved following a good save by Killian Moran from a penalty but Beaufort continued to press and were rewarded at the death with a goal, 1-12 to 2-09 and extra time was required. Despite Beaufort getting the opening score in the first minute a goal from Kevin Johnston Horgan was the decisive score and we finished well to win on a final score line of : Kerins O’Rahillys 2-16, Beafort 2-11.
We await the draw for the semi finals with Gneeveguilla, John Mitchels and Dr Crokes all possible opponents – the semi final will take place on Friday next 31st.
Team: Killian Moran, Gavin Ryan, Thomas McGrath, Aidan Mangan, Rory O’Connor, Rory Molloy, Donagh O’Brien ( 0-01), Tom Hoare, Gearóid Hartnett, Gearóid Dillane ( 1-01), Padraig Griffin, Brian Scannell, Gearóid Savage ( 0-10, 6fs), John Keane ( 0-04), Kevin Johnston Horgan ( 1-0).
Subs: Kieran Mangan, Shane Foley, Thomas Houston.
Unfortunately we were unable to field a team vs Desmonds on Friday night last and had to concede the fixture.
Congratulations to senior player Shane McElligott who won a county senior hurling championship medal with Lixnaw on Sunday – Shane played at wing forward and worked tirelessly throughout capping off a fine display with a late point – well done Shane!
There was no winning ticket in last week’s lotto draw where the winning numbers drawn were: 3, 7, 14 & 17 – there were 4 match 3 winners as follows:
Michael O’Sullivan, Julie Moriarty, Jacinta Hennessy and Jeremiah Greaney – each wins €25.
The five entrants for the special December draw ( 4 X €250) are as follows:
Jeremiah Greaney, D & R Molloy, Seamus Fitzgerald, David Foley and Maurice Kelly.
Next week’s jackpot will be €2,100.
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