We would like to wish the County Minor's the very best of luck and good
wishes for the Leinster Championship Semi Final Showdown with Meath which
takes place this Saturday in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park at 3.00 pm. We
hope James, Kevin, Peter and all the lads can successfully negotiate a path
to Croke Park for next month's final!!
The Western Gaels Minors resumed their Special League Campaign, after the Exams break, with a resounding victory over Drumlish/Dromard. This sets up a mouth watering final with Slashers which is scheduled for this Sunday, June 28th. (Exact details tbc). It was a great display and the Gaels went in at half time 1-8 to 0-4 up after some brave defending from Niall Keane & Co. in Defence. Shane Maguire was on target in the first half with the goal and some fine points with Daniel Howlin, Iarla O' Sullivan and Niall Nerney amoung the other scorers. In the second half the opposition fought back with a goal but the result was put beyond doubt with two second half goals from Iarla O' Sullivan and Oran Kenny. Sean Campbell impressed on his midfield debut while other players to catch the eye were Stephen Farrell in half back, James Moran midfield and Dan Howlin, Conor English and Iarla O'Sullivan up front.
Our U16's will resume their League campaign in the coming weeks with a Shield Semi Final V the winners of St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers and Ballymahon Forngney Gaels. The quarter final due to take place this Friday and then we await the victors the following week. The Special League will be due to start in the coming weeks with the Fr. Manning Cup due to kick off on July 1st. Again we wish Shane and all the County Juvenile's the very best in their endeavours with this competition!
Grattan’s U10s played a home blitz on wed last 17th june where they hosted Longford Slashers and Southern Gaels, in our first game we played Longford Slashers team 1 and our strength showed all through this game with some great passages of play from our defence right up to our forward line, we ran out comfortable winners in the end, in our second game we played Southern Gaels where once again our height and strength at this grade is really coming to the fore the more we play these blitz’s, in our final game we played Longford Slashers team 2 , this was a good contest against a good balanced team, we again ran out comfortable winners, well done to all our panel on a great effort in all these games, our next blitz will take place on Wednesday 1st July when we travel to Killashee for 7pm , our panel from last wed : Dan Devlin, John McHugh, Kielan Ruske, Stephen Oates, Tessa Tiernan, Sarah Farrell, Harry Mulvihill, Willie Stokes, Niall Hawes, Jack Tiernan, Beau O Connor, Gavin Nulty.
This Wednesday the 24th, the U8's will have an away Blitz, and details of the venue will be advised by text to parents ahead of the game.
Many thanks to all those who took part and sponsored the children on the fun walk Sunday evening. It was a beautiful evening for the canal walk as the children and their parents enjoyed the fun quiz, various spot prizes and events.
If any sponsorship cards remain to be returned, they can be passed onto a committee member.
Our minors, next game takes place on Friday 19th in Clonbony. This will be
the resumption of the special league after the break for the exams. A
victory here could see the lads progress to the next stage of the
The U12s kick off their campaign on Monday 8th but wont have details at
going to print but hopefully for next week will be reporting a win. Best of
luck to the lads.
Last Wednesday the U10's enjoyed 3 games in a blitz in Edgeworthstown, and they played competitively in each game
The club recently hosted an U8 blitz, where teams from Slashers, Shannon
Gaels and Southern Gaels were present. Grattans fielded 3 teams, and
overall 10 teams took part, with 5 games happening in parallel at a time.
It was a wonderful evening with over 100 children taking part in the event.
This Wednesday the U8s will have an other Blitz.
Thanks to all the volunteers who supported the bag packing Fundraiser on
the June bank holiday weekend. There was a number of new faces from the
club who gave up their time to assist and this was much appreciated by the
club and the committee.
The club would also like to thank Dunnes Stores who facilitated the event.
A big thanks to the 9 ladies Mary Conlon, Edel Farrell, Carmel Nearney,
Urusla Hawes, Trish Mc Hugh, Brenda Maguire, Margie Tiernan, Gerorgie Hand & Tina Maguire who gave up their Saturday to complete the important role of first aid trainers on behalf of the Grattan Gaels. The received excellent
training from Colm Ball.
Mary Conlon, Edel Farrell, Carmel Nearney, Urusla Hawes, Colm Ball
(Trainer), Trish Mc Hugh, Brenda Maguire, Margie Tiernan, Gerorgie Hand &