The Michael Cooney & Sons Ltd sponsored minor team finished off the year in fine fashion with a hard fought win over Roscommon Gaels in the division 2 minor championship final played on Saturday evening last in Knockcrogery. The team won the toss and opted to play with the wind in the first half. Both teams settled well but the elements ensured that scores where hard to fine, Western Gaels went in at the break 2-01 to 0-1. The opening period of the second half was the turning point of the game Western Gaels played their best football in this period and took control of the game all over the field through their hard work and team spirit, they led well going into the final quarter but Roscommon Gaels never gave up and fought their way back with two well taken goals and some fine points. Western Gaels weathered the storm and worked hard to get the insurance score.
Final Score Western Gaels 4-04 Roscommon Gaels 2-06. See inside for full match report.
The club would like to express their sincere thanks to team sponsor Michael Cooney & Sons Ltd for their continued support.
The club thanks all the panel :P. Dwyer, J. Devine, A. Dowd, M. Greevy, M. Carroll, T. Devine, A. Cummins, B. Morahan (Captain), Ian O’Reilly, S. Conry, D. Cafferky, J. Duffy, J. Tansey, J. Higgins, D. Kennedy, A. Beirne, A. Carlos, A. Beirne, R. Higgins, R. McGarry, T. McCann, J. Brady, O. Hestor, J. Burke, L. Kelly, J. Duffy, C. Egan, D. Gaynor, A. Fannon, C Sampey & D. Nolan, and team management P. Casserly, F. Egan, G. Shannon, L. Reynolds & J. Ryan for all their efforts during the year.
U 21 Team:
The U21 team commence their campaign on next sunday when we travel to Ballintubber to face Castlerea in Rd 1 at 1pm. Please support on the day.
U-14 Ladies Team:
The U-14 ladies travelled to Strokestown on Sunday morning to play Kilbride in the division 2B championship final and capped off the weekend with a fine team performance. The game was played in very windy conditions. Western Gaels played with the wind in the first half and got off to a great start with two early goals, these scores settled the team and they added a further 2-05 to the score board before the break. Kilbride came back into the game in the second half but with some fine defending and hard work the girls managed to hold they out and secure the win on a final scoreline of Western Gaels 4-05 Kilbride 1-07. The club would like to thank the management and panel for all their efforts during the year.
Panel: S. McDermott, A. Flanagan, E. O’Connor, S. McDonagh, K. Hanley, C. Naughton, L. Flynn, C. Sampey, E. Lavin, J. Timon, S. Lavin, H. Heald, S. Timon, H. Heald, C. Timon, T. Devine, K. Beirne, R. Flanagan, R. Lavin, B. Carney, N. Brennan, D. McGarry, C. Cogan, C. Roddy, N. Thompson, A. Kukharenka & C. Cogan. Team management: Aoife O’Callaghan, Sharon Bruen & Danica Lavin.
Next Saturday sees the final coaching morning for 2014. There will be lots of activities for all kids on the day so we hope to see a big crowd there to close the year on a high.
Club Lotto Results:
Lotto results for draw dated 18/10/2014
Number Drawn: 01 – 06 – 09 – 33
No Jackpot winner of €6,900.00
- John & B Coleman
- Mary Harrington
- Gerard Nolan
- R & S Coleman
- Bernie Killoran
Next Draw Venue: Into The West
Next Draw Date: 01/11/14
Next Jackpot: €7,000.00
Club Merchandise Gear:
We have a range of Club Gear for sale at the moment for adults and children. Orders are being placed on an ongoing basis and the current stock of club gear will be available for sale every Saturday morning in the Clubhouse between 10.30-12Noon or alternatively in Cooneys Hardware in Tibohine every day during opening hrs. If there are any items of Western Gaels gear that you are looking for please contact James Ryan 0868293783 or John Freeman 0868320107.Visit our facebook page for images of our new unique club designed training top which is available to purchase now.Share