St. Loman’s Mullingar 1-16 Mullingar Shamrocks 3-10
Despite a flurry of last-minute player withdrawals for the final game of 2018, St. Loman’s 3rd side still departed Springfield safe in the knowledge that they had once again secured their Division 5 status for 2019.
In what was an entertaining game throughout, St. Loman’s knew beforehand that they simply had to avoid defeat to stay up, but with Shamrocks racing into a 9-point lead early in the 2nd half, the signs looked very ominous indeed.
However the Blues never panicked, and gradually clawed themselves back into the game under the guidance of the sides more experienced players, players like the evergreen Joe Matthews, Johnny Brady, Tommy Lambden, Darragh O’Keefe and captain Adam Carroll who led by example throughout the game. Tristan Johnson, Shane Cleary and Kyle Smith repeatedly snuffed out opposition attacks from their defensive positions, Sam McCartan was excellent in midfield and scored a superb goal to go with his 2 points, whilst upfront Andy McKenna worked tirelessly securing several free kicks for which the very impressive Conan O’Hara duly converted.
Apart from the result, the most refreshing aspect of this game was the performances of the younger players, several of who only acquired the North Leinster Senior schools football title last week with Coláiste Mhuire Mullingar. Oisin Hogan seems to go from strength to strength with each game he plays, Tristan Graham never seems to have a bad game, whilst both James Baker and Frank Kavanagh were excellent throughout the game. Several of the aforementioned players will surely feature into Luke Dempsey’s plans for the senior side in 2019.
When Mick Gordon blew the final whistle, the draw-result meant that St. Loman’s were staying up and that it would be Ballynacargy who now joined Mullingar Shamrocks in relegation to Division 6. Congratulations to the management team of Richie Cleary, Declan Cox and Gary Devine for devoting their time and effort to the team throughout the year.
Team ; Joe Matthews, Johnny Brady, Darragh O’Keefe (0-1), Tristan Johnson, Kyle Smith, Adam Carroll (C), Shane Cleary, Sam McCartan (1-2), Tommy Lambden, James Baker (0-2), Frank Kavanagh (0-2), Oisin Hogan (0-2), Andy McKenna, Conan O’Hara (0-5), Tristan Graham (0-2).
North Leinster League Final:
Congrats to Colaiste Mhuire on winning the North Leinster League Final represented by St Loman’s players Oisin Hogan, Sam McCartan, Kyle Smyth, Daire Smyth, Enda Gaffney, Conan O’Hara, Rory Sheehan and Cian Cleary. Well done Lads!
On Sunday the 9th of December the Annual General Meeting took place in the clubhouse. Chairman Aidan Davitt, Secretary Declan Cox and Treasurer Tony Plunkett all read out their respective reports for 2018. All in attendance wished all of our respective teams the best of luck in 2019. Thanks to everybody who attended.
The Following positions were filled for 2019; President; Paddy Flanagan, Chairman; Aidan Davitt, Vice Chairman; Pat McCartan, Secretary; Declan Cox, Assistant Secretary; Rodney Martin, Treasurer; Tony Plunkett, Assistant Treasurer; Christy Martin, Registrars; Pat McCartan and Paul Devine, Irish Language and Culture Officer; Caoimhin O’Hara, PRO; Andrew McKenna, Club Children’s Officer; Therese Russell, Club Designated Person; Maeve Dempsey, Healthy Club Officer; Nigel Hogan, Club Schools Link Co-Ordinators; Lorcan Sleator, Gerard Graham and Alan Bracken, Club Development Officer; Tony Robinson, Injury Claims Officer; Kevin Mulvee, Delegate to County Board; Joe Martin.
Draw Date 13/12/18
Numbers Drawn 3,19,24,27
There was no Jackpot winner this week. Winners of the € 50 consolation prize are as follows;
Next week’s jackpot stands at €6500.
Remember It Could Be You!
Change in PRO:
Finally Paul Devine has decided to step aside as Club Public Relations Officer after Six years. On behalf of everybody at the Club I’d Like to thank Paul for his tremendously hard work over the last Six years and wish him the best of luck in his new role as Club Registrar. For any future PR matters contact me, Andrew McKenna. You can reach me by E-mail or by phone which are listed below.