Weekly Notes for 2nd September 2019

2nd September 2019

Senior hurlers season ends

Our Senior hurlers sponsored by Relate Care season came to an end on Sunday last when they could not overcome a late De la Salle surge afterour team took the lead in the 56th minute. The team showed some great heart, determination and skill to claw back a six point deficit at one stage but the effort came up short with De la Salle converting 1-04 in the final eight minutes of the match.

A slow hesitant start saw us trailing 1-03 to no score in the opening ten minutes with some errant shooting from good scoring chances contributing to the poor start. Our first point came from Billy Nolan pointed free after 12 minutes with our defence were working hard and players such as Dean Reidy, Charlie Chester, Frank McGrath and Conor Ryan forcing De la Salle to shoot from distance and contributed to the De la Salle wide count. We doubled our score when Daniel Murphy fired over after 20 minutes but it was cancelled out shortly after. Billy Nolan fired over another point but two De la Salle points (1f) saw us trail by six as the half drew to a close. Just before halftime Gavin O’Brien fired over a free to see us trail 1-06 to 0-04 at the break.

The team came out at the start of the second half with real determination and the hard-working Eoin Madigan was rewarded for his efforts with a goal after Emmett O’Toole laid off a perfect ball with only three minutes of the half elapsed. Another Billy Nolan converted free saw us reduce the deficit to one. The team kept up the pressure and continued to restrict scoring changes to De la Salle with Gavin O’Brien, Cian Wadding, Eamonn Power and Brian Nolan working hard around the middle of the field. Emmet O’Toole then converted a fine score after De la Salle fired over with the teams level after 40 minutes when Daniel Murphy fired over from a difficulty angle after discussion between the referee and his officials.

De la Salle responded with three quick points (1 x 65) and Jack Chester in our goal had to be alert and saved a powerfully struck shot at out goal. By the 51st minute the deficit was reduced to one again when Billy Nolan fired over two points (1f, 1 x 65) only for De la Salle to score another point. In the 56th minute we were awarded a free 30 meters from goal with Gavin O’Brien’s powerful shot into a crowded goal area ending in the net to see us lead for the first time.

Unfortunately, the effort exerted by the team started to tell and this was the final score that we could convert and De la Salle finished strongly and converted 1-04 (3fs) to finish the game 2-15 to our 2-09.

Congratulations to the team on an entertaining season, for all your effort and commitment. Best wishes to De la Salle in the semi-final and our team will now start planning for next season.

Condolences

The Roanmore GAA club wish to extend our condolences to the family of Mary Delahunty on her recent passing.

Junior C Hurlers

Keep a look out for details of our Junior C quarter-final against Ferrybank this week and try and come along to support the team.

U13s

Our U13s had a fine win against St. Molleran’s last week with an away win on a score of 2-09 to 1-03.

August Lotto Draw

The numbers draw for the August lotto draw were 1, 4, 9 and 19. No jackpot winner and the prize for September will be €2,800. A big thank you to all our patrons that support this important fundraising activity.

Last Man Standing

The popular Last Man Standing competition is once again about to commence. Entry cost is €10 with the 21st September the start date of fixtures.

Function Room

Are you looking for a venue for that special occasion, birthday, anniversary, confirmation, etc? The Roanmore Centre has function rooms that are available for hire and for further details call the Roanmore Centre on 051-358599 after 6pm or email roanmoreclg@gmail.com. Did you know that we have two function rooms available and that smaller parties can be accommodated. Why not call and see if the venue is suitable for your needs