D1 Annaduff 3:8 St Marys 1:11
We came out on top in the first of our two weekend encounters with the neighbours in Annaduff on Saturday. This was an even contest for much of the game and the sides were level with one minute remaining. St Marys opened the scoring and led by three before Sean McNabola opened the Annaduff account. St Marys registered two more points before Sean hit the back of the net for the first of his two goals, three points the margin at half time. An intense second half opened with 4 more points from Sean’s boot, one in particular to be savoured to a single St Marys over which brought the sides level with 20 minutes remaining. A frantic and entertaining final 19 minutes featured Ray Cox rattling the onion bag, and 3 more Annaduff points from Ray and Joe, all canceled out by St Marys scores.
In the 59th Minute Sean Mc sent in a wickedly curling long range free which evaded the Carrick keeper to give Annaduff the game.
Annaduff: Darragh Burke, Chris Farrell, Dean Gill, Nigel Cox, David Duignan, Matthew Reynolds, Mattie Cox, Dillon Keane, Kenny Cox, Hugh Moylan, Frank McNabola, Sean McNabola (2:5), Joe Cox (0:2), Ray Cox (1:1), Alan Glancy. Subs used: James Cox, Aaron Duignan
D3 Semi Final St Marys 0:19 Annaduff 1:11
The weekend’s second tie against St Marys brought our D3 season to a close. St Marys had opened up an 8 point lead by half time and despite some good individual performances including one of the finest points that Noel Ward has ever scored, we didn’t manage to reel the lead back in.
Annaduff Jim McCormack, Noel Ward (0:1), Gary Bohan, David Duignan, Dean Gill (0:1), James Doherty, Chris Farrell, Matther Reynolds, Gavin O Brien (0:1), Frank McNabola, Adam O Hagan, Dan Duignan, Sean Duignan (0:3), Alan Glancy (1:2), Colm Cox. Subs used: Keith Duignan, Aaron Duignan (0:1), Eoin Reynolds, Niall Tighe (0:1), Johnny O Connor, Stephen Murray.
Our under 21 championship campaign which was shoehorned into a week between two knockout D3 games for the club lasted just 60 minutes. A depleted Annaduff side went down to a well organised Melvin Gaels outfit on Wednesday. The under 21 grade is now played, unlike all the other club championships in the county in a straight knockout format and will be wrapped up in haste three weeks after the first ball was thrown in, pity really.
Annaduff: Shane Cox, Eoin Moylan, Donal McNabola, James Doherty, Hugh Moylan, Daire Guckian, Eoin Reynolds, Kenny Cox, Adam O Hagan, Sean Duignan, Ciaran Egan, Ronan Egan, Eamon Reddan, Cian O Loughnan.
Regulars attending games or training at parc ui Choiligh will have noticed ongoing ground improvements in the recent past. These works form part of the clubs 5 year strategic plan which is focused on securing and underpinning the development of Gaelic games in the Parish, for the foreseeable future. as part of those works, we look forward to the official dedication of the Paddy Fox Training ground, which takes place during the Family Fun Day on August 7th next.
We are indeed indebted to all of our members and friends, home and away, for your loyalty to our Club and for your continuing support.
Eanach dubh Abu.
Bord Na Og
the bord had a well attended meeting on Tuesday night last, and plans to build on the foundations laid over the past few years are beginning to take shape. It is hoped that this plan will bring us on to the next phase of this process. Due to the inclement weather, training on Saturday last was cancelled. Cplements to our chairman Ronan on his excellent communications. fortunately the children have a full weeks football to look forward to, as we welcome the Annual Cul Camp to Annaduff this week. Heres hoping you all have a great time and the weather is kind. finally commiserations to Peter Moran, Senan Mooney, and Jack Highins who were part of the ck on Shannon area Community Games Team who were narrowly defeated recently in the Regional finals. by all accounts the lads acquitted themselves excellently. our thanks to Fergal Reynolds and his crew for looking after the lads so well.
By now you will be aware of Annaduff Does Lip Sinc in the Landmark on the 25/11/2016. as we speak, alternative rock, country and boy bands are being ‘formed to preform’, along with the odd stand-out solo artist. Already there are some interesting line ups.
Remember for one night only – it could be you!
more in course.
Family fun day
Tickets for Annaduff GAA/Tesco/temple Street FFD raffle are presently on sale at Tesco Carrick-on-Shannon and at all of the other usual outlets, for valuable prizes, the first prize being1000 litres of home heating oil. The event is on August 7th and is always a great day out, with something for all of the family . look forward to seeing you there.