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TOPIC • 15 February 2018 SPORT 51 NORTH LEINSTER PP SCHOOLS UNDER 14 C HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Brian Gaffney of St Joseph’s is about to drive the sliotar goalwards as Luke Gilchrist of Castlepollard CC closes in during the hurling game last week, in Lakepoint Park. Brian Gaffney of St Joseph’s drives the sliotar into the net for a goal, despite the best efforts of Castlepollard CC goalkeeper, Kealan Poynton, during the hurling game last week in Lakepoint Park. James Connolly, captain of St Joseph’s, is about to drive the sliotar down field during the game against Castlepollard CC last week. St Joseph’s have too much fire power for Castlepollard CC ST JOSEPH’S ROCHFORTBRIDGE 4-18 CASTLEPOLLARD CC 3-3 St Joseph’s Rochfortbridge had plenty to spare when they defeated a very young and inexperienced Castlepollard Community College side in this North Leinster PP Schools Under 14 ‘C’ Hurling Championship group game played on the 3G pitch in Lakepoint Park, Mullingar, last Wednesday afternoon, 7 February. BY PAUL O’DONOVAN On a very cold and wet afternoon, St Joseph’s were always in command and, led by an inspirational display by the talented Eamon Cunneen and Ciaran Daly, they forged open a half time lead of 3-9 to 0-1. Castlepollard had moved up a grade from ‘C1’ last year to ‘C’ this year and it proved a little too much for them on this occasion. Castlepollard relied too heavily on the excellent Darragh McCormack against a very strong Rochfortbrigde side, but Castlepollard will be hoping to perform better against the other sides in this group - Killina and Boyne. St Joseph’s settled early and by the end of the first quarter they led by 0-4 to 0- 0. Dylan Duffy opened the scoring for the Bridge with midfielder Kieran Daly adding a second soon after. Eamon Cunneen then scored a fine point from out of the right wing and by the fifteenth minute he had scored another impressive point after soloing through the heart of the Pollard defence. Castlepollard, for whom Dylan O’Leary had a fine game at half back, then opened their account with a point from Callum Fagan. But almost immediately the goals began to flow for St Joseph’s. Firstly, hesitancy in the Pollard defence allowed Eamon Cunneen of St Joseph’s sets off on a solo run as Aaron McCauley of Casltepollard CC gives chase during their colleges hurling game last week in Lakepoint Park. Harry Judge score a goal from close range. Then Brian Gaffney scrambled a goal home from close range and moments later Eamon Cunneen burst through and rifled home a goal to leave St Joseph’s ahead by 3-4 to 0-1. Further points by Cunneen (2) Daly (2) and Brian Gaffney left St Joseph’s in complete control and leading by 3-9 to 0-1 at the break. Castlepollard did manage the opening point of the second half when Darragh McCormack pointed with a powerful shot, but St Joseph’s replied with seven unanswered points as Ciaran Daly (3), Cunneen (2) and one each from Harry Judge and Michael Doherty left Joseph’s ahead by 3-16 to 0-2. To their credit, a game and gallant Castlepollard side never gave up and after they had introduced a number of subs their first goal arrived when Darragh McCormack scored a fine individual goal. Eamon Cunneen did reply with a Joseph’s point, but yet again McCormack showed his great skill for Pollard by setting off on a mazy solo run through the heart of the Bridge defence before firing to the net. Moments later McCormack added a point to put some more respectability on the scoreboard. Midfielder Michael Doherty responded with another point for Joseph’s and then sub Jamie Fox fired to the net from close range, to the delight of his team mates. Pollard battled to the end though and Callum Fagan kicked the sliotar to the net after a good solo run to bring Castlepollard’s tally to 3-3. However on the day St Joseph’s proved too strong and deservedly took home the points from this group game. Scorers- St Joseph’s Rochfortbridge; Eamon Cunneen 1-7 (0-1 from a free, 0-1 from ’65), Kieran Daly 0-6 (0-1 from a free), Harry Judge 1-1, Brian Gaffney 1-1, Jamie Fox 1-0, Michael Doherty 0-2, Dylan Duffy 0-1. Castlepollard CC- Darragh McCormack 2-2 (0-1 from a free), Callum Fagan 1-2. St Joseph’s Rochfortbridge: Aaron Reidy, Jason Macken, James Connolly (capt), Dara Gorman, Matthew Shaw, Brian Cooney, Luke Leavy; Kieran Daly, Michael Doherty; Liam Daly, Eamon Cunneen, Jack Larkin McHugh; Harry Judge, Dylan Duffy, Brian Gaffney. Subs used: Aaron McElhinney, Robert Manning, Charlie Johnson, Conor Farrell, Jamie Fox, Colm Byrne, Colin Burke, Jamie Ronan, Ian Farrelly, Stephen McNevin, Ruaidhrí Ginty, Evan Cole and Fionn Moran. Castlepollard CC: Kheelan Poynton, Luke Gilchrist, Darragh Kennedy, Aaron O’Leary; Dylan O’Leary, Aaron McCauley, Aaron Moore; Shane Manley, Aaron Fagan; Luke Kelleghan, Darragh McCormack, Alex McCormack; Callum Fagan, Matthew O’Reilly, Tommy McCabe. Subs used: Liam Glynn, Louis Kiernan, Jack Nea, Kyron Skey, Michael Famakwa, Kaelum Morgan, Diamond Abilash. Referee: Barry Nea (Turin). Eamon Cunneen, St Joseph’s, on the attack during the hurling game against Castlepollard CC last week in Lakepoint Park. Darragh McCormack, Castlepollard CC, takes on the St Joseph’s defence during the hurling game last week.

52 SPORT GAA Notes - Nótaí CLG TOPIC • 15 February, 2018 TYRRELLSPASS BEALACH AN TIRIALAIGH NEW MANAGER We would like to welcome our new senior manager, John O Brien, native of Dublin and former Ballyboden St Enda's manager. We wish him and his back room team all the best for the coming season. MEMBERSHIP Club membership is now due. Prices are as follows: Adults €25, Family €30, Underage €20, Senior €70 (includes gym membership). LOTTO There was no winner of last week’s Lotto. Numbers drawn were 15, 17, 22 and 27. The following had three numbers and wins €200 - John Corcoran, Promoter Terence O Brien. The promoter’s prize went to Sean Harte. Always remember there you are able to go on line at to play the Club Lotto. UNDERAGE TRAINING Under 16 training resumes on Tuesday and Thursday next at 6 pm. All welcome. TAKE A CHANCE Take your chance tickets remain on sale. There is still time to be in with a chance of winning €1,500 for as little as 1 cent. Draw to take place on Saturday, 31 March. If you don't take a chance you don't stand a chance! THE DOWNS NA DÚNTA LOTTO There was no winner of the lotto jackpot on 05 February. Numbers drawn were 06, 13, 15 and 21. There were two €100 winners - Deirdre and Aoife, and Ursula Carley. The new jackpot is now €3,000. SYMPATHY The Downs GAA club wish to extend sincere sympathy to Bridie, Paddy, Darragh and Caomihe Monaghan on the passing of Bridie’s mother, Monica. BINGO Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30pm. Come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment. UNDERAGE FOOTBALL REGISTRATION DAY Underage football registration day will take place on Saturday, 03 March from 2pm to 5pm. You can also register online via the club website or through the link on our Facebook page. Family €50, Juvenile Player €20, Adult player €50, student €25 Senior citizens and non-playing adults €10. DINNER DANCE Thanks to all who attended the dinner dance held in our clubhouse last Saturday. Well done to all involved in organising what was a great night. WESTMEATH Well done to Luke and his teammates in their victory over Wexford last weekend. THANKS Thanks to Norma Mullen who has provided photos to the club over recent weeks which have been uploaded to our Facebook page. THE DOWNS LADIES GAA - VALENTINES DASH The Downs Ladies Football 5K and 10K Valentines Dash will be held on Sunday, 18 Feburary. Registration from 11am with the starting time 12 noon. WELL DONE Well done to Loreto College, Mullingar who defeated Claregalway 4-12 to 0-10, last Saturday in the Camogie All-Ireland semifinal. COMMUNITY GAMES Chess and Draughts practice commencing on Sundays in The Downs school 6pm-7pm. Applicable for boys and girls aged from 8-15 years. ST. PAUL’S NAOMH PÓL CLUB LOTTO Please support our club lotto as this supports the day to day costs of running the club. Club lotto envelopes can be got from any of the local shops and pubs, at bingo on Monday nights, or from any of the committee members. The Lotto draw takes place every Monday night during bingo in the local Community Centre. The cost is just €2 a ticket. Currently the jackpot stands at €2,640. There was no winner of last week’s jackpot, where the winning numbers were 6, 14, 18 and 27.Winners of €20 on the night were Avril Ashe, Liz Cahill and Maureen Cruise. Well done to all. CLUB MEMBERSHIP A new year means membership is now due to be paid. Membership for the club for 2018 is as follows and can be paid to any committee member: Juvenile - €20, Adult - €40, Family €75, OAP €25 and walking track use is only €25. LAST MAN STANDING COMPETITION After round three of the National Football League, we are now down to 12 players. Hard luck to Paddy Reilly who bows out gracefully when he went for Tipperary to beat Clare in Ennis but the draw means he's out. Thanks for playing Paddy! JUVENILE COACHING With a new season of juvenile football about to start, we are on the look-out to recruit new coaches for the year ahead. If you are in a position to help out in any little way with any of our teams from under 6's right up to under 18's please contact our Secretary Marie on 086 0530539 or any committee member. Experience is not necessary and training will be given so please come on board if you can for a very worthwhile experience. MINOR FOOTBALL The minor football leagues have now kicked off and we are on the lookout for players to play. If you are between the ages of 16 and 17 and would like to play please contact our Secretary Marie on 086 0530539 or you can PM the club facebook page for details. WELL DONE Well done to the Westmeath senior footballers, who recorded a three point win down in Wexford last Sunday. CONGRATULATIONS It was smiles all round last Friday in St. Bridget's Church, Raharney, as St. Pauls footballer Kenny Higgins tied the knot with local girl Aine Weir in a beautiful ceremony overseen by the local PP Fr. English. St. Paul’s GFC would like to wish the happy couple all the best in their future lives together as Mr. and Mrs. Higgins. UPCOMING BROWN- STOWN DRAMA GROUP SHOW Best of luck to all involved in the upcoming Brownstown Drama production titled "Dance, Rattle and Hum". The committee and cast have put in massive work to bring this show to the stage so please come along to one of the shows. Show times are this coming Friday and Saturday night at 8pm and a Sunday matinee at 3pm. Ticket prices are €10 for an adult and €5 for a child and can be got from any committee member or on the door on the night. Break a leg guys from all of us here at St. Paul’s GFC Clonmellon. NOTES If you have any questions or concerns to do with any footballing matter or if you want any item included in the notes you can contact us through our Facebook page or email us at or call/text us on 086 0530539. KILBEGGAN CILL BHEAGÁIN SCÓR Pride of place this week goes to our Ballad Group comprising Lee Marshall, Saoirse Fleming, Fiona Fennell, Edwina Maloney and Neil Moran who qualified for the county Scór Sinsear final in Ballymore last Saturday night. This is a great achievement in what is our first year back in Scór after a long absence. All support for the quintet in the final in The Downs on Saturday, 24 February would be greatly appreciated. LOTTO Last week's lucky numbers were 07, 19, 23 and 24. There were three match three winners - Josie Smith, Joe Fitzpatrick and Orla Fitzgerald. This week's draw will take place in the Saddler's Inn when the jackpot will be €13,000. Thank you for your continued support. MINOR Last Sunday's scheduled minor league Division 3 game against Inny Shamrocks was called off as the opposition were unable to field. THE LATE MORGAN MCNAMARA We offer our condolences to the family of Morgan McNamara, late of McNamara's Pub on Main Street, who passed away in Piercetown, Co. Wexford last weekend. Morgan's grandson, Morgan Mealiffe, has represented the club at all levels and was also a county minor a few years ago. May he rest in peace. CAMOGIE CAPTAIN Congratulations to our very own Mairead McCormack on her appointment as Westmeath intermediate camogie captain for the coming year. CLONKILL HURLING IOMÁNAÍOCHT BAILE FEARAINN CONDOLENCES Clonkill Hurling Club extends deepest sympathy to the following families on their recent bereavements: the Ryan Family Clonmellon and Rathconnell on the death of Lila Ryan (nee Plunkett), the Yeoman/McInerney Family Billistown Delvin, Cooksborough and England on the death of Martin Yeoman, the Duffy Family Cloughan on the death of Patrick (Paddy) Duffy, the Bracken Family, Mullingar on the death of Peter Bracken, the Poynton Family Archerstown, Delvin on the death of Sandra Poynton, the Dowdall Family, Oisin and Allanagh of Tir Na Nog, Clonkill, Monilea, Mullingar on the death of Daniel Dowdall and the Egerton Family, Mullingar and Cloughan on the death of Paddy Egerton MULTYFARNHAM JUNIOR FOOTBALL ALL IRELAND FINAL Well done to Multyfarham reaching the All Ireland Junior Final. Finals are hard reached and even harder to win. Disappointing on the day not to win but you can rest assured that you have done your family, parish and Westmeath proud with all you have accomplished. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRA- TION Who will ever forget that cold Saturday evening in Croke Park ten years ago, when Clonkill made history? An amazing feeling for the club and all involved. We would like to celebrate and remember this night, so we are having a night in Murrays the Wood, starting at 8pm. The game will be played on the big screen, refreshments served on the night, with a raffle and live music. All welcome come along and celebrate. REGISTRATION EVENING We are holding our Registration Evening on Saturday, 24 February in the Club House. This will be from 4pm to 7pm. All registration can be paid on this evening whether it is for Social Membership, Non-Player, Juvenile Player or Senior Player. We will be in a position to register all. OPERATION TRANSFOR- MATION WALK Our Operation Transformation Walk is now heading in to its fourth week. This has proven to be a big hit. Lights are turned on at our pitch from 8pm to 9pm and we are getting great turn outs. Young and old are attending and enjoying. All are welcome and please feel to join us any night. UNDERAGE TRAINING Underage Indoor Training resumes on Saturday, 10 February at 4pm, See you all there. LOTTO Our lotto prize now stands at €15,400. We would encourage everyone to take a gamble. €2 just might win you a tidy sum. We also offer the facility for a yearly ticket or a direct debit which takes some of the hassle away. If you are interested in either the direct debit or the yearly ticket, please contact one of the following: Declan Leonard, Tommie Keegan or Dee O’Reilly. The following were some of our recent lucky winners: Draw on 28 January, numbers drawn were 09, 12, 15 and 20. The jackpot was €15,100. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winners were Cepta Plunkett and Gerry Hickey. Draw on 04 February, numbers drawn were 03, 04, 06 and 16. The jackpot was €15,250. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winners were David Nooney, Catherine Bardon, Anita Tuite and Marie Dunne. CLUBIFY APP We are now using the Clubify App. This is a great way of keeping up to date with fixtures and what is going on within the club, download this app and never miss a game again. SPINNING CLASSES Spinning Classes are held in the Club House every Monday (2 Classes) 7pm to 8pm and 8pm to 9pm and Thursday (2 Classes) 7pm to 8pm and 8pm to 9pm. Please book in for these classes. For any queries please contact 087 3561086. Thank you for your continued support. It’s celebration time for Meadbh Scally, Aoife Mullen and Aoife Davitt of Loreto, as they reach the All Ireland Colleges Camogie Final. NOTES If you have any messages of congratulations or votes of sympathy which you wish to have included in the club notes, please contact any committee member and we will include them, if at all possible. KILLUCAN CILL LIÚCAINNE UNDERAGE U16's training is on Wednesdays at 7pm with U14's training on Monday and Friday from 7- 8pm. MEMBERSHIP Rates for 2018 are as follows: Adults €30 and juveniles €20. Family membership is available at €50. New members are very welcome. Membership is payable to club registrar Shane Briody or any committee member. GYM MEMBERSHIP Adult - €100 and couple - €150. Family is couple rate plus €50 per additional family member. For further information contact John Duignan on 087 3579401. LOTTO There was no winner of our lotto jackpot held on February 05 last. Numbers drawn were 03, 05, 17 and 27. The following matched three numbers and won €50 each - John Daly, Christie Greville, Nicola Weir and Breda Coleman. The promoters prize went to Declan Weir. This week's draw is in The Hill for a jackpot of €11,400. The funds raised from the lotto goes towards the running of the club. All support is greatly appreciated. COMMUNITY SPORTS HALL The Killucan Community Sports Hall is available to hire for kids birthdays and dance/fitness classes. Please contact Marc on 086 8189540 for more information. WESTMEATH GAA Well done to the Westmeath footballers and our own Frank Boyle as they defeated Wexford 0-16 to 1-10 to make it two wins out of three in Division 3. MINORS Well done to the minor team who started their Division 3 league campaign with a comprehensive 6-17 to 0-04 win at home to St. Michael's. KILLUCAN LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB NOTES SENIOR SCÓR Congratulations to the Killucan Ladies Scór Ballad Group who competed on Saturday night at the Westmeath Senior Scór Semi Final. Well done to Nicola Brady, Beverly Fox, Louise Matthews, Kieran Leavy and Brendan Moran. The best of luck to them in the county final which is taking place on Saturday, 24 February in The Downs. All support welcome on the night. CASTLEPOLLARD HURLING IOMÁNAÍOCHT BAILE NA GCROS U13S Castlepollard U13s have a Leinster league match vs Trim, in Trim on Saturday, 17 of February at 1pm. A text with travel details will be sent out during the week. Their next games will be at home vs St. Columba’s (KE) on Saturday, 03 March at 1pm and at home vs Navan O’Mahony’s (MH) on Saturday, 10 March at 1pm. U14/U15 HURLERS Clan na Gael U14/U15 hurlers have their first match in the U15 Leinster League at home vs The Harps (LS) on Saturday, 17 February at 3:30pm. Their next games will be away vs Maynooth (KE) on Saturday, 03 March at 2:30pm and at home vs Rathoath (MH) on Saturday, 10 March at 2:30pm. FEILE 2108 Clan na Gael will be hosting a team for Feile 2018 which takes place on Friday 08, Saturday 09 and Sunday, 10 June. The online Garda vetting needs to be completed immediately. Hosting families and all mentors and officials who have any contact with underage players must be Garda vetted. For any Féile queries or anyone else willing to help out over the three days please contact Veronica or Seamus. BINGO Our weekly bingo continues every Sunday night at 8.30pm in the Hurling Complex. There was no winner of the main jackpot of €15,000 last Sunday night. Our 2nd jackpot now also stands at €15,000. Other winners were €100 Bonus ball winner #1: Ita Connell and €100 Bonus ball winner #2: Margaret Nea. MEMBERSHIP Membership for 2018 is now due. Fees are €30 for adults, €50 family, €20 for OAPs and €10 for minors and younger. Players whose membership is not up to date are not insured to train or play with the club. Payments can be made to any of the club officers. LOTTO DRAW Our Lotto draw took place at the bingo on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 02, 07, 09 and 18. There was no jackpot winner. The six €25 winners were - Caroline Lancaster, Castlepollard, Jackie McGovern, c/o Bingo, Tommy Finglas, Castlepollard, Larry Masterson, (Yr Ticket) Castlepollard, Mags & Pat Gaffney, Castlepollard and Tyson Finglas, c/o Tommy Finglas, Castlepollard. Our next Lotto draw will take place at the bingo on Sunday, 25 February. The new Jackpot will be €15,000. The Hurling Club would like to thank all sponsors, patrons and ticket sellers for their continued support. CLUB WEBSITE Please feel free to visit us at or find us on facebook. NOTES If anyone would like to have any news items or events added to the site or included in the weekly notes, please email: MILLTOWN LADIES PEIL NA MBAN BAILE AN MHUILINN TRAINING The lads started back training last Friday night and trainer Michael Tumelty seemed to have put them through their paces. Training continues this Friday again at 8pm. There was some new faces down there last Friday so if there is anyone else out there who wants to join, please feel free to come on Friday night. TABLE QUIZ We are holding a table quiz in Mc Cawley’s next Friday, 26 Jan at 9:30pm. Table of four is €40. Your support would be greatly appreciated and it is sure to be a fun filled night. LOTTO There was no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot. Winning numbers were 09, 10, 15, 19. €40 winners were Martina Riggs, Breda and Amy Ballesty, Betty Walsh, Eithne McCawley and Fiona Scally. The next draw is on Monday, 22 January in Mc Cawley’s, with the pot now at €7,800. Don’t forget that you can still play online through the Smart Lotto website and App. MILLMORE GAELS Millmore Gaels player registration takes place in Milltown GAA clubhouse on Friday, 26 January from 7:30 to 8:30pm. It will also be held in Ballymore GAA Clubhouse on Saturday, 27 January from 6pm to 7pm. Everyone welcome, especially any new members. CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Mike, Louis and the Multyfarnham team who have made it to the All-Ireland final of the Junior Club Championship. We believe the game is on Saturday, 03 Feb so best of luck to the lads and hopefully they can bring more silverware back to their parish. SYMPATHY The club would like to extend deepest sympathy to Gerry, Biddy and Stacey Ruddy on the death of Darren. He will be sorely missed by his family, beloved nephew, extended family and friends in the parish and beyond. Ar dheis se go raibh a-nam.

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