The Senior team secured their div 1 league status for 2016 with a hard earned win over Strokestown on Saturday evening last.
Strokestown got off to a flying start with 1-01 scored inside the 1st 3 mins but a goal from finbar cregg got us back on level terms quickly after that. It was nip and tuck for remainder of 1st half with good scores taken on both sides with strokestown holding a slender lead at ht on scoreline of 2-05 to 1-07.
The scores continued to come thick and fast in the 2nd half with niall higgins and tommy gill getting 2 fine points each to keep us in front going into the last few mins. Strokestown pushed hard but could not get the goal that would have won it for them and we won by 3 pts on a final scoreline of Western Gaels 1-16 Strokestown 2-10
Team: A Hardiman, T Mahon, T Devine, A Freyne, B Cafferkey, E Ryan, C C Casserley, C Cregg, S Macdermott 0-1, T Gill 0-2, F Cregg 1-0, S Ryan 0-1, D Moran 0-9,5f, N Higgins 0-2, K Higgins. Subs: B Creighton.
The club extends its thanks to all the players, team management, physio for their work and efforts through the year.
The Drury Oils Ltd sponsored U-14 team play their county final against Roscommon Gaels in Kilglass on saturday afternoon next at either 1.30 or 3pm (time to be fully confirmed). Best of luck to both team and management and please come out and support the team on the day.
The Michael Cooney & Sons Ltd sponsored u-16 team travelled to Boyle on Friday evening last to take on the home side of in the u-16 semi-final. The home side were the stronger and a few early scores strengthen their position, the team worked hard but Boyle had the upper hand and secured the win. The club would like to thank Michael Cooney & Sons Ltd for their continued support, all the players and the management team for their efforts during the year. This is not the end as many of the panel are involved in the minor team who have reached the minor final.
The Kilrane O’Callaghan & Co sponsored intermediate ladies team travelled to Oran on Saturday evening to take on St. Ciaran’s in the semi-final of the intermediate championship. St. Ciaran’s had the upper hand in the opening half and lead at the break by 7 points, 1-03, to 0-12. Western Gaels came out fighting after the break and began to take control of the game and slowly they managed to reduce St. Ciaran’s lead, the sides were level going into the closing stages but St. Ciaran’s managed to get the final score to win by the narrowest of margins, final score Western Gaels 3-05, St. Ciaran’s 0-15.
The U-14 ladies team were beaten by Castlerea in the quarter final of the championship on Sunday evening last. The club would like to thank all the players and management for their work during this campaign.Ladies Football
Club Lotto Results 05/09/2015
Number Drawn: 06- 09 – 18 – 25
No Jackpot winner!
Next Draw Venue: Scotts
Next Draw Date: 12/09/15
Next Jackpot: €10,500.00
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