Under 20 Championship:
St Loman’s Mullingar 0-13 Maryland/Tang 2-11
St Loman’s under 20’s quest to win the under 20 championship came to an end last Sunday morning in Tang. The Blues opened the scoring, when Adam Lynch expertly pointed in the first minute. The Hosts responded however with a fortunate goal after goalkeeper Dano Fitzsimons’ clearance was blocked down and ricocheted into the net to give Maryland/Tang the lead. The lead was stretched to four points afterwards with two free kicks. Sam McCartan responded with two excellent points either side of a point from the hosts, one from play and the other from a placed ball.
The Saints went onto level the match momentarily with three unanswered points. TJ Cox opened his account with a free, then Fionn O’Hara pointed brilliantly pointed from an acute angle before another McCartan free restored parity. The Blues were then denied a goal but Conor Regan was denied from close range by the Home keeper. The Hosts regained the lead on the stroke of half-time with a goal from a rebound after Fitzsimons pulled off a fantastic save. Tang’s point just before the half-time whistle left the Saints four points down at the break.
The Visitors struggled to get to grips in the early stage of the second half, conceding three points in a row to leave the deficit at seven points. TJ Cox then pointed from a free but Maryland/Tang responded with two pointed frees of their own to leave the gap at eight points. Two well-taken points from the aforementioned Cox brought the margin back to six points. Both teams then scored a couple of scores each, with Adam Lynch and TJ Cox on target for the Mullingar men. Lynch’s point was the pick of the bunch, a fantastic long-distance score off his left boot.
The Blues were relentless in attack in the final moments of the game. TJ Cox brought the deficit back to five points before he was denied a goal when his thunderous strike was saved well by the Maryland/Tang Goalkeeper. Our own keeper Dano Fitzsimons made two fantastic saves himself to give the Saints a fighting chance. Conan O’Hara pointed late to reduce to deficit to four points but this was to be the final score of the game. The full time whistle left the final score at 2-11 to 0-13 in favour of the hosts. Ultimately the old adage ‘goals win games’ proved decisive. It must be said that our lads kept going until the final whistle and covered every blade of grass in their attempts to get back into the game.
On the day The Saints had some stand-out performers with Tristan Graham and Rory Sheahan performing well on the day. TJ Cox was the main man in attack with six points. Adam Lynch and Fionn O’Hara were also influential in the game with both men getting on the scoresheet. All of these players have bright futures and many will be there or thereabouts when pushing for a place on the senior team in 2020. On a final note a big thanks to the Management team of Joe Maleady, Ciaran Kilmurray, Garrett Hickey and Gary Devine for their hard work on the training ground and on match days with this team.
Team; Dano Fitzsimons, Kyle Smith, Oisin Hogan, Daire Smyth, Rory Sheahan, Tristan Graham, Andrew Daly, Sam McCartan (0.03), Frank Kavanagh, Conan O’Hara (0.01), TJ Cox (0.06), Oisin Tyrrell, Conor Regan, Fionn O’Hara (0.01), Adam Lynch (0.02). Subs Used; Cian Cleary, Stephen Sheridan, Hugh Mulhern.
Minor Ladies Championship:
St Loman’s 2-13 Rochfortbridge 3-08
St Loman’s minor ladies welcomed St Marys Rochfortbridge in the championship semi-final on a wet Friday night under the lights. Games between these 2 groups of girls have been great battles throughout the years so everyone knew this game would be no different.
Early exchanges were tight with defences on top until the blues hit a purple patch scoring 1-5 without reply. The bridge were always dangerous on the break and themselves scored 2-4 without reply. Loman’s ended the half on the front foot to go in at the break all square at 1-10 to 2-7. Scores were at a premium in the second half on a greasy surface with some great defending from both teams with the blues edging it 1-3 to 1-1. St Loman’s showed tremendous heart and never say die attitude the girls simply never gave up and left everything on the pitch as now look forward to the final.
Squad for the night was; Jane McKenna, Saoirse Cunningham, Niamh McKenna, Emma Keena, Ciara Quinn, Ellen Kilmurray, Elysia Greene, Keelie Mulderry, Vicki Carr, Annie Kilmurray, Evie Daly, Annie Graham, Niamh McGinley, Niamh Egerton, Renee Mc Tiernan ,Rachel McKenna ,Emer Murphy ,Chloe Devine, Caoimhe Kilmurray, Meabh Killelea, Paige Matthews, Alysha Browne, Hannah Dorr. Well done girls
Draw Date: Thursday November 21st
Numbers Drawn: 1, 10, 13, 26
No Jackpot Winner
€50 Consolation Prize winners each are as follows:
1. McCartan 4
2. David Walsh
3. Philip Mulligan
4. Joe Lynch
Next draw: Thursday November 28th
Next Week’s Jackpot: €10,500.
Remember it could be you
The Annual General meeting will take place on Sunday December 8th at 4pm in the clubhouse. All members are asked to attend.
St Loman’s Mullingar wishes to extend their deepest condolences to the following families after their recent bereavements;
The Clarke family following the passing of Mary (May) Clarke - Beechgrove, Mullingar, Co Westmeath
The Cleary and Frayne family following the passing of Michael Frayne, Rathconnell, Mullingar
The Sharry family following the passing of Marie Sharry - Harold's Cross, Dublin and late of Cullionmore, Mullingar, Co Westmeath
Ar dheis dé go raibh a n-anamacha.