Grattan Notes 26th July 2020
GRATTAN ÓG GAA
We played our first game in the Div 3 league on Sunday last at home in Dunbeggan where we took on our good rivals Legan , played in ideal conditions and with a good crowd in attendance where the club made every effort to have all the Covid Safety Regulations in place on the day , we lead at half time 0-9 to 0-4 our first half scores from the John Hand 0-4 ( 2F ) who was in excellent form throughout , Rory Howlin with 3 excellent points from play along with Reuben Murray with 2pts from play , Legan came back into it more in the second half but in the end we were able to hold out in what was a well deserved and hard fought victory , Final Score Grattan Óg 0-16 Legan 0-11, our second half scores coming from John Hand 0- 2 , James Finn 0- 1 , James Moran 0-1 , Karl Murray 0-1, Reuben Murray 0-2 ( 1 from a brilliant sideline take ) , next up we play Killoe next Saturday evening in Killoe at 7pm, well done to all for a great effort and also to the management who have a tough task of trying to pick a team with such big numbers , the main thing is we all stick together.
Team: Conor Gallagher, Padraig Dennigan, John Balfe, Gary Hewitt, David Trappe, Stephen Farrell, Niall Nerney, Karl Murray, James Moran, Emmet Clarke, John Hand, Reuben Murray, Rory Howlin, Kevin Jones, Gary Gilchrist Subs Used: Jimmy Ruske, Sean Campbell, Jack Finn, James Finn.
Thanks to all on the committee who helped out on the day with Stewarding etc so as to make sure things ran smoothly throughout.
Underage training continues every Monday with brilliant numbers, as always new members are always welcome. Call PJ on 086 8121594 for more details.
We played our first game in the U16 C championship on Wednesday last 22nd July away to Kenagh , played in tough conditions we unfortunately lost out in the end , Darragh Campbell in goals could not be faulted his kick outs were excellent , out fullback line of Willie Duignan & Kielan Ruske did well under extreme pressure at times , our half back line of Ryan Casey & Stephen Oates were solid , our midfield pairing of Matthew Hawes & Harry Mulvihill worked well together and came up with good scores between them, our half forward line of Gary Hand & Eoin Kinlan were in great form throughout we were very unlucky to lose Eoin through injury early in the second half , our full forward line of Daniel Gallagher & Niall Hawes did very well , we introduced John McHugh , Willie Stokes , Peter Farrell & Conor McHugh at different stages throughout the game and they all did their utmost to get us a win which wasn’t to be , we went into the game without a couple of our panel through injuries and holidays , 11 a side is a tricky game to play especially with the running involved on a full pitch , things certainly didn’t go our way on the evening but we learn from it and move on , on another day with a full panel the result would have been different We have still five games left to play so it’s still all to play for , well done to all for the huge effort on the evening and thanks once again for the great support , Final Score Grattan Gaels 5-6 Kenagh 8-10. Next up we are away to Ardagh this coming Saturday.
Our lotto is up and running again. Next weeks Jackpot is €8,250, If anybody would like to buy a ticket or if you would like to pay for a year of half year , please call 086 8077312 for details. Your support is always appreciated and you are in with a great chance to win a lot of money. If there is no winner then we draw out 3 envelopes for a prize of €20 each.
Last weeks results: No Jackpot Winner , Numbers drawn: 6-18-21-28
€20 winners: Mick Burke, Colly Clarke, Nicola Waltron
Once again we would like to thank everyone for their continued support.
NATIONAL LOTTERY BONUS BALL DRAW SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST
This replaces our Grand National Draw which was due to be held in April but had to be postponed due to Covid , Lines are €5 , these can be purchased from any of the Grattan Óg Panel or from a committee member , all support greatly appreciated, for more information contact 087 2908940.
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