Club Notes 13th August 2023

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Our Senior Men made a winning start to Intermediate group stages with a 1-20 to 0-8 win over Currow in Farranfore last Sunday. The game was a slow burner with it really only opening up in the final quarter when a Will Shine goal put the gloss on the score line. A cagey first half saw the teams retire to the dressing rooms on double scores, 0-8 to 0-4. Peter McCarthy alongside Will, was scorer in chief with three points in the opening half, Eoghan O Sullivan and Ryan O Grady also getting in on the act. Currow struck for the opening point of the second half but it was only a signal for our lads to take control with Jamie Alade and substitute James O Donoghue amongst the scorers. Danny Sheahan stole forward from full back to slot over as did Shaun Keane who made a productive appearance in the second half. The scoring was completed by Cian Gammell and Thomas Moriarty alongside regular contributors Peter Mc and Shine. Tougher tests lie in wait, starting with the visit of Laune Rangers to Direen ,this Sunday at 2pm,  in Round 2 with the final round involving an arduous trek to Kilcummin.
Team :  Brian Kelly, Podge O’Connor, Danny Sheahan(0-1), Rob Leen, Cian Gammell(0-1), Darragh O Doherty(Capt) , Darragh Fleming,  Jamie Alade(0-1),  Eoghan O Sullivan(0-1),  Finbarr Murphy(0-1),  Jonathon Lyne,  Jamie O Sullivan , Ryan O Grady(0-3),  Will Shine(1-5), Peter McCarthy(0-4)
Subs: James O Donoghue(0-1) for Jamie O Sullivan , Shaun Keane(0-1) for Jamie Alade, Darragh Lyne for Ryan O Grady, Kieran O Donoghue for Podge O Connor, Thomas Moriarty(0-1) for Darragh Fleming.


Commiserations to the Ladies team who went down to Dublin in the TG4 All Ireland Championship final in Croke Park on Sunday. Never really getting a handle on the game they fought valiantly till the end. A bus from the club made the trip and aside from the obvious disappointment at the result a good trip was had by all.


The Club Summer Camp 2023 was held last week and for a change this summer the weather co-operated for a feast of fun at Direen. Thanks to all the kids who participated and a huge well done to all our volunteers who ran the camp each day. 

A special word of thanks to our juvenile members who assisted the camp leaders – future coaches in the making no doubt! Take a bow for a job well done namely Andrea Murphy, Claire Lyne, Darragh Moynihan, Eimir Kearney, Eva O’Shea , Evan Cox, Ewan McGillycuddy , Grace Cox , Grace O’Shea, Jack Culloty, Jack O’Grady, James Murphy, Jamie Fleming , Joshua Alade, Kate O’Toole, Kiera Moynihan , Laura Healy , Madison Angland, Mark Looney, Melissa Bowler, Molly Cronin, Niall Maloney , Róisín McAuliffe , ,Ryan Kissane, Ryan Twomey , Sinéad O’Leary, Sophie Duke, Sophie O’Shea. The adult helpers were made up of Amy Grady, Ciara Doolan, Caroline Cox, Brian Looney, Conor Myles, Eimear Scannell, Fiona Ni Chonchubhair, Ger Moynihan, Kieran O Shea, Liam O Toole, Lorna Larkin Myles, Marcus Twomey, Nigel Shevlin, Patricia Quigley, Sean Culloty, Sharon O Grady and Ted Healy. Well done on a great collective effort.