W/E 16th July 2017

Under 12;
Despite a brave and committed performance  a depleted Annaduff u12 side exited the Longford Leitrim League at the hands of a stronger Drumahaire side on Monday nightlast.  Nevertheless this was a satisfactory exercise for the lads with many making their competitive debuts.  Well done to all.

May they Rest in Peace.

Works:
Our thanks to Alan, Terry and to all their crew, who have put in so many hours over the past few weeks, improving the access to our playing area.  Their work continues the process of ongoing ground improvements to Pairc Ui Choilig. We are indebted to all of you who have planned, worked at, and supported these developments for many years now.

Family Fun Day:
We will shortly be announcing details of this years fundraising draw.  The prizes are very impressive, and in association with Tesco and the North West Hospice, tickets will be on sale shortly at Tesco Carrick on Shannon or will be available from any Club Member.  Anyone wishing to be associated with this event is welcome to contact a Committee member.  Remember, if you have surplus autobiographys, gardening, sports, childrens, or other quality books we would be delighted if you could donate same to our book sale. We look forward  to the big day on August 13th, which features the biggest football blitz in Leitrim, music, food, games, plus the inaugural home debut, of the recently formed Annaduff Mothers and Others team.  More details next week.

W/E 9th July 2017

Sympathy;
Our sympathy is extended to Nancy, Sean, Gerard, Maeve and Dermot  Reynolds, on the death of Nancy’s Mum in Sligo at the weekend.  Geraldine was a welcome visitor to Annaduff for many years, and was always a pleasure to meet.

Also last week we lost another good friend of the Parish, when Fr George Balfe passed on.  An accomplished sportsman, and a loyal pastor, Fr George ministered in this area, for many years  In latter years he was a familiar face in Dromod, where he had so many good friends.

May they Rest in Peace.

Works:
Our thanks to Alan, Terry and to all their crew, who have put in so many hours over the past few weeks, improving the access to our playing area.  Their work continues the process of ongoing ground improvements to Pairc Ui Choilig. We are indebted to all of you who have planned, worked at, and supported these developments for many years now.

Family Fun Day:
We will shortly be announcing details of this years fundraising draw.  The prizes are very impressive, and in association with Tesco and the North West Hospice, tickets will be on sale shortly at Tesco Carrick on Shannon or will be available from any Club Member.  Anyone wishing to be associated with this event is welcome to contact a Committee member.  Remember, if you have surplus autobiographys, gardening, sports, childrens, or other quality books we would be delighted if you could donate same to our book sale. We look forward  to the big day on August 13th, which features the biggest football blitz in Leitrim, music, food, games, plus the inaugural home debut, of the recently formed Annaduff Mothers and Others team.  More details next week.

Congrats:
This week saw our own Peter Moran captain an outstanding Carrick-on-Shannon Community Games side to Connaught glory on Saturday last.  Peter is a modest young man who leads by example, and we wish him,  his team, and their management every good luck going forward.

On the same day Aisling Shanley and Maeve Newton were panelists on a superb Leitrim under 14 girls team, who comprehensively best Armagh in the All Ireland B Final in Drumlane, Cavan, on Saturday last.  This well prepared team were within a score of the eventual All Ireland A competition winners Galway, in the Connaught Final.  On the day their football was a joy to watch. They were a credit to their management and to County Leitrim.

Well done to all.

W/E 21st May 2017

Division 2
Our Division 2 team had two outings this weekend the first of which was Friday evening last we were host to  Carrigallen very Wet and slippery conditions throughout the first half with Sean Duignan getting the Annaduff men on the score board  from a free in the first 5 mins nothing much between the sides in the first half finishing Annaduff 0-7 Carrigallen 0-5. Carrigallen seemed to get the better start to the second half with a point from play in the first minute followed by a goal following a penalty 3 mins later but no doubt the Annaduff lads put there heads together and scored the next unanswered 5 points to keep the lead. the rain cleared off and the Annaduff lads finished with a good strong performance with a 3 point win and a full time score of Annaduff 0-15 to Carrigallen 1-09
Team; Shane Cox, Gary Bohan, Dermot Reynolds, Dean Gill, Hugh Moylan, David Duignan, Mattie Cox,
Kenny Cox(0-1 from free), Conor Reynolds, Eoghan Gill(0-1), Sean McNabola(0-7)(5f), Frank McNabola(0-3), Gavin O Brien(0-1), Sean Duignan(0-1 from free), Adam O Hagan
Subs; Chris Farrell for Dermot and Ray Cox(0-1) for Adam.
Our second game of the weekend V Leitrim Gaels on Sunday last again a very strong performance from the Annaduff lads. Annaduff had the breeze in the first half and some cracking scores from play and frees by Sean McNabola and Alan Glancy. Leitrim Gales didn’t get on the score board until the 16th min with a point but followed up a min later with a goal to bring the sides level. After a free from Alan, Leitrim Gales found the net for the second time to go 2 points ahead followed by 2 points from Sean Mc before the break Leitrim managed to find the net for the third time leaving the half time score Annaduff 0-9 to Leitrim 3-02
The second have was quite intense with Leitrim getting the first 3 points followed by 2 from Sean Mc and 1 from Alan. Annaduff were unlucky to have a goal disallowed by the ref in the dying mins and unfortunately not enough to close the gap on the host side finishing Annaduff 0-13 to Leitrim Gaels 3-06
Team; Shane Cox, Gary Bohan, Chris Farrell, Dean Gill, Hugh Moylan, David Duignan, Mattie Cox, Kenny Cox, Conor Reynolds, Dillon Keane(0-1), Eoin Gill, Gavin O Brien, Sean Duignan, Sean McNabola(0-6)(4f), and Alan Glancy(0-5)(3f), Subs; Donal for Mattie (injured 10 min) Joe Cox for Sean Duignan(HT) Frank McNabola(0-1) for Gavin (HT) Ray Cox for Eoin (45th min) Nigel Cox for Dean(56th min) Ronan McCormack for Sean Mc (injured 57th min)
Annaduff GAA Club wish to thank the Leitrim Gaels for their co operation in re-scheduling this fixture, and for their post match refreshments.

Academy

U6,u8 and u10s continue to train each SAT MORNING between 10 and 11am, all are welcome.

Blitz

U8 and u10 boys blitz takes place in St Mary’s ib Carrick, this evening the17/5/2017 starting at 7 pm sharp. Come along and cheer the lads on.

U13s

Congrats to players and management on some top class performances during our recent outing against Kiltubrid, next up for this team will be a final v Leitrim Gaels.

U15s

This squad is making great progress under coach Joe, all players are working hard on improving their game.

Clothes collection

We have extended this collection for next few weeks to accommodate more donations and the Community Centre will be open between 10am and 12 midday for next 2 Saturdays.

Family Fun Day

Once again on Sunday the 13th of August , we team up with our friends in Tesco Carrick on Shannon to stage our annual fun day.  This years charity is Temple Street Children’s Hospital, and preparations are already underway for same.  Out thanks to a wonderful organising Committee who make it happen.

W/E 14th May 2017

Thursday last, was the day of Joanna’s funeral.  So hard to comprehend.   Early morning brought bright sunshine, which seemed appropriate.  For Joanna always radiated warmth, brightness and giving, to all of us who were lucky enough to have known her.  Her gentle touch, generosity, and selflessness, made her truly unique. She had achieved so much during her short life.  We were immensely proud of her, as a team-mate and a friend.  At the Church in Annaduff, young and old from far and near, gathered to bid her a last farewell.   A cold easterly breeze blew as the Guards of Honour assembled. Their sense of loss, their confusion, their love, was palpable. In the Church, Fr. Wall spoke eloquently of the importance of finding Peace.  The music softened our pain. Ciara spoke movingly, and so bravely, about her cousin and friend.  Her message is so important.  Daniel broke our hearts when he read out Joannas treasured poem.  Joanna  was laid to rest, beside the National School playground, where she spent her formative years.  On Thursday night, the sun set, as it always does. The moon appeared, and was soon joined by a single bright star.  Then, thousands of stars emerged. Joannes star will always shine brightly, amongst us.  We will never forget her.

May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Our heartfelt and deepest sympathies are extended to the Phillip, Teresa, Aaron, Daniel, Keith and the extended Duignan Family, and to the O Rourke Family in Fenagh.
As a mark of respect, Pairc Ui Choilig was closed for the past week.

 

W/E 23rd April 2017

Division 2

Annaduff 2:14 Aughavas 2:6

Another win for Derek Cox’s men on Saturday after an extremely competitive game of football. Both teams goaled in the opening two minutes giving an indication of the attacking football which was to follow. Annaduff had built up a three point lead by the twenty minute mark when Shane Cox’s net was breached for the second time to bring the sides level at 1:5 to 2:2. Aughavas then took the lead before points from Sean Duignan and Hugh Moylan gave the home side a two point lead at the interval. Aughavas had the better of the opening six minutes of the second half, scoring two points without reply and taking a one point lead, the visitors would score only one more point over the next 25 minutes as the Annaduff defence shut up shop for most of the second half. As the match entered the final ten minutes and the scores even, Annaduff scored three points without reply from Sean Duignan and Adam O Hagan. With five minutes remaining Kenny Cox went on an unstoppable solo run, passed to Alan Glancy who hit the onion bag for the second time in the game. Another point for Adam and a long range effort from Birthday boy and Captain Eoin Gill completed the scoring. Next up Ballinamore.

Annaduff: Shane Cox, Gary Bohan, Dermott Reynolds, Deane Gill, Keith Duignan, Dillon Keane, Donal McNabola, Conor Reynolds, Kenny Cox (0:1), Eoin Gill (Capt) (0:1), Hugh Moylan (0:1), Gavin O Brien, Sean Duignan (0:5), Frank McNabola (0:2), Alan Glancy (2:2). Subs used: Adam O Hagan (0:2),

Under 17s

U17s were host to Rinn Gaels on wednesday last. The visitors got the first couple of scores but the Annaduff men got stuck in before the break with jonathan finding the back of the net, nothing between the sides half time score Annaduff 1:01 Rinn Gaels 1.01. In the first minute of the second half Rinn Gaels got a penalty which they converted into a goal which gave the visitors the edge, despite a good all round team effort Annaduff didn’t close the gap finishing out Rinn Gaels 5:05 Annaduff 2:05
Team: Caolan Quigley, Francis Shanley, Joe O Carroll, Colm Fitzpatrick(0:1), Jack Kelly, Martin Earley, Jack Hughes, Michael Cox, Jason lyons(0:1), Liam Taylor(0:3), Daniel Hamilton, Jason Ward(1:0), Declan Gill, Subs: Jonathan Harte(1:0), Keelan Lynch, Padraig Kane and Cormac Kane. We play Allen Gaels in the next round.

Under 13s

U13s were home to Leitrim Gaels on Tuesday last . The Annaduff boys continue their good run and work ethic on the field, a kick of the ball between the side for most of the game half time Annaduff 2:3 Leitrim Gaels 2:2
The Annaduff lads edged ahead in the second half with 4 points from Darren 1 from play and 3 from free’s which probably gave the Annaduff lads the drive to keep the winning margin to the end finishing out with a full time score of Annaduff 3:9 to Leitrim Gaels 3:5
Team: Liam Mc Namee, Eoghan Ridge, Mel Fitzpatrick, Darren Cox(0:8)(5f), Cian Dockery(1:0), Adam Maxwell, Senan Mooney, Ewan Morgan, Craig Mc Guinness, Niall Quigley(0:1), Tommie Taylor(1:0), Callum Mc Cormack(1:0), Josh Gill, and Eamonn Healy. We are away to Fenagh on Tuesday (18th) for the next round.
Clothes Collection

Clothes & shoes collection at the pitch on Saturday 10 – 12am and continuing for a few Saturdays, we can take all types of clothing, shoes, boots, football boots, old bags, belts, curtains, bed linen etc the only items that we cannot take are DUVETS and PILLOWS, please support.

Welcome

A big warm Annaduff welcome to Gerry and Patricia Boyce and family to the parish, wishing you all the best of luck in the Brandywell and hoping to chat to you at an Annaduff game soon.

W/E 16th April 2017

D2

Kiltubrid 1:8 Annaduff 0:14

Our first Division 2 outing of the season resulted in a good win away to Kilturid on Saturday.

Our hosts started the brighter and were denied a goal in the opening minutes by a fine save from Tom Flanagan, the goal was breached soon after however, Kilturid opening the scoring with a goal in the fourth minute. Eoin Gill opened Annaduff’s account after 8 minutes but Kiltubrid continued to have the better of the opening exchanges and led by 1:4 to 2 points after twenty minutes. Sean Duignan and Frank Mc added first half points to leave us trailing 1:6 to 5 at the interval. Annaduff stepped up a gear in the second half and played with more pace and intensity. Our defence held Kiltubrid to just two points over the closing half hour while points from Alan, Frank, Gavin, Eoin, Kenny and Sean moved the Annaduff return to 14 points.

Annaduff: Tom Flanagan, Dermot Reynolds, Keith Duignan, Dean Gill, Gary Bohan (Capt), Hugh Moylan, Mattie Cox, Donal McNabola, Kenny Cox (0:3), Conor Reynolds, Gavin O Brien (0:1), Eoin Gill (0:4), Sean Duignan (0:3), Frank McNabola (0:2), Alan Glancy (0:1). Subs Used: Dillon Keane, Adam O Hagan

D3

Allen Gaels 1:11 Annaduff 1:10

Our second team lost by the narrowest of margins away to Allen Gaels on Sunday. Allan opened the scoring for Annaduff but Allen Gaels scored 5 points without reply over the following 7 minutes. With 10 minutes gone and Annaduff trailing by three, Adam O Hagan collected the ball in his own half, charged up the field at pace and blasted the ball to the back of the net to level the match. Conor Reynolds then gave Annaduff the lead but the Drumshanbo men continued to point from distance and added a goal after 20 minutes, by half time the margin was 5 points in favour of Allen Gaels. Like our D2 performance, our backs shut up shop in the second half and for 28 minutes conceded two points while Alan and Frank added 7 to tie the game with two minutes remaining. Gaels got the final point of the match with 90 seconds left on the clock to take the win.

Annaduff: Kevin Ludlow, Keith Duignan, Gary Bohan, Tom Flanagan, Adam O Hagan (1:0), Owen Reynolds, James Riordan, Mathew Reynolds (Capt), Conor Reynolds (0:!), Sean Duignan (0:1), Gavin O Brien, Frank McNabola (0:4), Johnny O Connor, Alan Glancy (0:4), Aaron Duignan. Sub Used: Nigel Cox.

U 17s

Our U17s Were in action twice last week we were host to Kilturbit on Tuesday the 4th, a game that had been postponed previously due to the bad weather. The first half the sides were fairly even, point for point with the Annaduff lads edging slightly ahead at the break 1-7 to Kilturbit 1-5. The second half started with 2 goals in quick succession from Michael Cox in the 6th and 8th minute. Kilturbit were in no doubt they had a hill to climb. The Annaduff lads stuck at it to see the game out finishing with a full time score of Annaduff 3-12 to Kilturbit 1-09 Team : Caolan Quigley, Francis Shanley, Joe O Carroll, Jack Kelly, Jonathan Harte, Martin Earley, Jack Hughes(0-2), Colm Fitzpatrick(0-2), Jason Lyons(0-2), Michael Cox(3-1), Daniel Hamilton, Jason Ward(0-1), Liam Taylor(0.4),

U17s Were away to Leitrim gaels on Thursday 6th. Leitrim seem to hit the ground running scoring 1-3 before Liam Taylor got the Annaduff men on the board from a free. The half time score Leitrim 3-13 to Annaduff 0-3 The Annaduff lads kept working throughout but not enough to close the gap, full time Annaduff 2-04 to Leitrim Gales 5-25 Team: Caolan Quigley, Joe O Carroll, Francis Shanley, Colm Fitzpatrick, Jack Kelly, Martin Earley(0-1), Jack Hughes, Jonathan Harte, Jason Lyons, Michael Cox(1-0), Liam Taylor(0-1), Jason Ward(1-0), and Declan Gill(0-2), Subs :Padraig Kane, Cormac Kane, Keelan Lynch and Michael Murray.

The U17s are due to play Rinn Gaels this evening (Wednesday) at 7pm

Best Wishes

Wishing TP and Eileen many happy years of retirement from the Brandywell, thanks for all the support over the years and looking forward to seeing you both at an Annaduff game soon.

W/E 9th April 2017

U17s

Our U17s travelled to Mohill on Wednesday last as part of their League, A good team performance overall but Mohill coming out deserving winners full time score Annaduff 4-8 Mohill 6-13 team as follows; Caolin Quigley, Francis Shanley, Joe O Carroll, Martin Earley, Colm Fitzpatrick, Cormack Kane, Jack Hughes(0-1)(f), Jonathan Harte(0-1), Jason Lyons, Michael Cox (2-2), Daniel Hamilton, Declan Gill, Jason Ward, Subs; Jack Kelly, Liam Taylor (1-4), Padraig Kane(1-0), Keelan Lynch. We play Kilturbit this evening (Wednesday) home game @ 6.30pm

U13s

Our U13s Travelled to Glencar on Saturday last to play Glen Gaels, Our lads continue there good work on the field in the second round of the U13s league with a strong performance in north Leitrim with full time score of Annaduff 5-17 to Glen Gaels 0-5 We will have a couple of tougher games to come as we face Leitrim Gaels & Fenagh in the coming weeks team as follows : Liam McNamee (0-1), Mark Bonnici, Darren Cox (0-4), Cian Dockery (1-0), Mel Fitzpatrick, Josh Gill, Eamonn Healy, Daniel Lyons (1-2), Adam Maxwell, Ewan Morgan, Callum McCormack (1-1), Craig McGuinness, Niall Quigley (1-4), Eoghan Ridge (1-2), & Tommie Taylor (0-3).

Division 3

Our D3 team were host to Fenagh St Caillins on Saturday last in round 4 of the league.
Fenagh got the first score on the board with a point in the second minute followed by a goal from a penalty in the forth minute, Annaduff settled into the game after this with points from S. Duignan, S. Quigley, and A. Glancy left the sides at H/t Annaduff 0-4 Fenagh 1-3
The second half started with a point from S. Duignan and S. Quigley but Fenagh followed with four unanswered points which was enough to get them accross the line with a two point win Full time score Annaduff 0-10 Fenagh 1-09 Team :Kevin Ludlow, Thomas Flannagan, Gary Bohan, James Riordan, Niall Tighe, Johnny O Connor, Donal McNabola, Adam O Hagan, Conor Reynolds, Mathew Reynolds, Sean Duignan (0-4), Gavin O Brien(0-1), Frank McNabola, Alan Glancy (0-2), Sean Quigley (0-3), Sub used Aaron Duignan for Sean Quigley (46min)

Sympathy

The Club extends it’s sympathy to Karen Dockery and family, on the recent passing of her Mum, Susan Lennon, Fenagh.

May she Rest in Peace.

80’s Night

A memorable inaugural night was had on Saturday Night last in Coxs Dromad. Big thanks to everyone who took part, attended, and organised, to DJ James King, and to the management and staff of Coxs for their hospitality.

Wedding

Best Wishes are extended to Karl (Foley) and his bride Emma (Conlon) on their recent marriage. We wish them a long and happy life together.

Clothes Colletcion

We have a clothes collection commencing Saturday next at the pitch from 10am – 12 midday, unwanted clothes duvets shoes belts etc gratefully accepted, any enquiries to Denny 087 900 7217 or Niall 087 985 2113.

Jersey

Finally, a big thanks to the more than 100 people who participated in our unusual jersey selection vote on the website on Saturday, Born a Duff, Always a Duff.

W/E 2nd April 2017

Underage Training
Training commenced for the year ahead in brilliant sunshine on Saturday morning last. Remember we will be out each Saturday morning at 10am, and new members are always welcome. The club extends it’s thanks to all of the Coaches who devote so much of their time and energy to the children, and to the Bord Na Og officials who make it all happen. A special mention goes to our new coaches who started on Saturday last.

Under 10:
Our U10 squad took part in a mini-blitz at half time in the Leitrim-vs-London game really enjoyed the experience. Our thanks to James Glancy and his team for his assistance, and to Gortlettragh who provided the opposition.

80’s Night

Our 80’s Disco nIght takes place in Coxs Dromod on Saturday Night, April 1st. Local celebrity DJ James King will be spinning the discs. Already air- guitars are being dusted down, shoulder pads fitted, and outfits for the occasion chosen. There will be spot-prizes galore and valuable prizes for best dressed on night. Tickets on sale now from any member of the exec and a great night is guaranteed.

U15
Annaduff v St Bridgets under 15 (13 aside). Played in Annaduff on the 25/03/17. Final score Annaduff 2.06 – St Bridgets 4.06.
A goal with the last kick of the match by St Bridgets sealed their win but Annaduff were very much in contention for much of the match in which both teams led for spells but a number of wides on the second half allowed St Bridget to pull away in the last ten minutes. There were a number of fine performances throughout the field from goal keeper to the forwards but as Joe Brolly loves to tell us “goals win matches” and St Bridgets took their chances. Scorers for Annaduff D Cox 5pt, u Kelly 1 goal, C McNabola 1 goal, J Hughes 1pt.

W/E 26th March 2017

U13s

Our U13s got there league off to a good start with a win on Saturday last when we were host to St Patricks Dromahair
Ft score 4-13 to 1-5 Team as follows: Liam McNamee, Kyle Russell, Eoghan Ridge, Niall Quigley (0-3), Craig McGuinness (1-1), Ewan Morgan, Tommie Taylor (0-2), Darren Cox (0-3), Daniel Lyons (0-1), Cian Dockery (3-2), Mark Bonnici, Josh Gill, Eamonn Healey, Sub; Senon Mooney(0-1),
Next round we are away to Glen Gales
Pitches unplayable

Our U17s were due to play Leitrim Gales on Sunday but this match was postponed due to adverse weather conditions, our second team game against Allen Gaels also fell foul of the weather.
80’s Night

Please mark in your diaries our 80’s Disco nIght which takes place in Coxs Dromod on Saturday Night, April 1st. Local celebrity DJ James King will be spinning the discs. Already air- guitars are being dusted down, shoulder pads fitted, and outfits for the occasion chosen. There will be spot-prizes galore and valuable prizes for best dressed on night. Tickets on sale now from any member of the exec and a great night is guaranteed.

W/E 6th March 2017

Under 17s
Our under 17 team kicked off their league campaign last week with a home defeat against Drumkeerin. Annaduff: C Quigley, F Shanley, J O Carroll,
Daniel Hamilton,K Lynch, M Earley, J Harte, J Hughes, J Lyons, M Cox, M Murray, J Ward, D Gill.

80’s Night:
Please mark in your diaries our 80’s Disco nIght which takes place in Coxs Dromod on Saturday Night , April 1st next. Local celebrity DJ James King, will be spinning the discs. Already air- guitars are being dusted down, shoulder pads fitted, and outfits for the occasion chosen There will be spot-prizes galore and valuable prizes for best dressed on night. Tickets will be on sale in near future and a great night is guaranteed.