Elphin B 0-11 Western Gaels B 2-7
The Juniors were defeated by Western Gaels B in the League on Friday night. Having led for most of the game they conceded some late scores to lose by 0-11 to 2-7. Despite the loss there were good performance from Cormac Beirne, Paul Morris, Gerry Cregg, Darren Lee and Conor Beirne. Their next game is due to be against Shannon Gaels on Saturday at 7pm in Croghan but that may change due to the Roscommon game.
Best of luck to Fintan Cregg and the Roscommon Seniors against Clare in Saturday’s All-Ireland Qualifier and Niall Higgins and the Roscommon U-16s in the Ted Webb Tournament on Friday night.
The Minors are due to play Éire Óg in the Championship this evening (Wednesday) at 7:30pm in The Orchard.
Elphin-Ballinameen Under 12s
There was mixed fortunes for the U-12 Teams in their games against Kilbride. The A team lost to Kilbride A by 4-12 to 9-7. It was a great game with everyone on both sides giving their all. Captained by Sam O’Rourke, who was magnificent and ably assisted by Adam Dwer,John Finnerty, Darragh Gilligan, Evan Gunn, Evan Murray, Adam Twocock, Jude O’Rourke, Darragh Callaghan, Colin McGrath, Dylan Scott, James Brennan and Daniel Christie. We lost concentration for the first 5 minutes of the 2nd half, conceeding 6 goals, but to their credit the team came fighting back and were unlucky not to get another 4 or 5 goals. Still it was a great performance all round.
There was better news for the Under 12 B team as they defeated Kilbride B by 2-11 to 2-2. Our Captain was Shane Gormley who was outstanding. He was ably assisted by Man of the Match, Carl Kilmartin, Alex Kielty who played a blinder in goals, John Anthony Quinn – scorer of 1-4 (off left and right feet) Cameron Oates, Casey Durr, Paddy McTeigue, James Brennan, Dylan Scott, Dylan Butler – another player using both feet with aplomb and Chloe Gilligan who scored 2 Great goals (unfortunately one was disallowed). It was a fantastic performance by all involved.
The U-10s play their latest GoGames Blitz in Strokestown on Saturday at 11am.
Two U-8 team played three games each in last weekend’s GoGames Blitz which was hosted by Castlerea St Kevins. Both teams has three games and all the children played fantastic. A big thank you to all the parents who travelled. Coaching continues in The Orchard on this Saturday at 10am.
Elphin GAA Lotto
There was no winner of last weekend’s Club Lotto Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 17, 19, 21 and 25. The Lucky Dip winners of €25 were Ronan Morris, Jimmy Scott, Padraig O’Connor and Brian Beirne. This weekend’s Draw takes place in Timmy’s and the Jackpot now stands at €8,000. Play now here.