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Junior A Football: Following a lapse of thirty nine years our junior A footballers overcame the strong challenge of a fine Knockavilla Kickhams side to take the 2017 County junior A title on a 2-07 to 0-08 score line.

Having lost the Mid final to Gortnahoe in disappointing fashion, they certainly were out to make amends and this they achieved having led 1-05 to 0-04 at half time. In a closely fought second half it was down to the wire at the finish with a late Shane Hennessy penalty putting the issue beyond doubt. Captain, Shane Hennessy accepted the cup from County football board Chairman Joe Hannigan amid scenes of great jubilation.

Great credit is due to this bunch of players and mentors for as a second team have to withstand the loss of players to senior status during a long spell of championship campaign. Well done to all.

U/21 A Hurling: Our U/21 hurlers bowed out of the championship with a heavy defeat to Gortnahoe 10-5 to 2-25 compounding our feeling that we were not at this level presently.
Our thanks to the players and mentors for their efforts during a difficult assignment.

Late Sean Webster: The death occurred in Westmeath last weekend of Sean Webster late of Tinvoher, Loughmore.
Sean as in ill health over a period but when well enough always returned to the parish on many occasions. Sean played football with the club in his early days and was rated highly on the playing fields. His departure to England finished a short career but he always maintained an interest in the club.
The club flag was draped on his coffin with many from the parish making the journey for the removal.
To his family, his sister Mary, brothers, Robert, Eddie and Michael our deepest sympathy. R.I.P.

Photographs: A reminder that the committee are still seeking parish photographs of teams or any historic GAA photos down the years. Photos will be scanned at owner’s homes.

Meeting: A meeting of the five year plan committee along with club officers will take place at 8.30 in Stapletons bar followed by a photographic committee meeting.

Loughmore Castleiney juvenile club are holding their bag packing fundraiser in Dunnes Stores in Thurles on Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th of August. John O Connell is organising the time sheet and he still needs volunteers for Saturday from 12 o clock. If you can do an hour or two please call John on 0862754270.

County Scene: We say hard luck to Noel and John and the Tipperary senior hurlers on their defeat after an epic encounter on Sunday last.

With the County team out of all competitions it is now ready to resume the club scene. On this Saturday at 7pm in Dolla our senior hurlers play Kildangan in a final group game which is a huge fixture for us. This is a game we need to win to top the group. No doubt this will take a huge effort from all to do so.
Spectators please note that this is a double header at the venue so make plenty of time for travelling.

Junior Hurling: On Sunday evening at 6.30 in Castleiney we play Thurles Sarsfields in the championship. All panel to attend on time.

Sympathy: On Saturday night last 29th July we sadly learned of the passing, following a long illness, of Donal Young, The Ragg. Donal and his wife Rose were our local publicans during the nineties in Loughmore. They were most generous to our club over the years and later when in The Ragg we were always looked after for many a function. May Donal Rest in Peace. To Rose, daughter Rosemary and granddaughter our deepest sympathy.
Also to the Lynch family, Castleiney on their recent bereavement.

2017 Loughmore-Castleiney GAA Golf classic Results :
1st: Ted Kennedy , Pat Looby, Dessie Hennessy, Paul Kennedy
2nd: Eddie Stapleton, Colm Ryan, Tommy Ryan, Barry Murphy
3rd: Angela Dunne, DJ Fahey, Noel Maher, Dermot Carol
4th: Cyril Bourke, Criostoir Croke, John Byrne, Billy Fogarty
Men’s Long Drive – Kieran Kennedy
Ladies Long Drive – Josie Bourke
Nearest To Pin – Christy O’Shea
The club would like to thank everyone who participated on the day and all of those to kindly donated to the event. A big thanks to Stephen Ryan Auto & Agri Loughmore for sponsoring the classic.

Loughmore Castleiney GAA Club News 10th July


We say congratulations to our players on the County teams who were victorious over the weekend in both hurling and football.

Minor Hurling:

On Sunday afternoon our minor hurlers travelled to Templetuohy where they face Templetuohy Gaels in a first round minor B championship game. While they put in a fighting display they had to give best to a very strong Gaels side on a 0-16 to 1-20 score line.


Junior Football:

On Sunday evening last our junior footballers faced Clonakenny in a second round championship fixture in Castleiney where they had a convincing victory.



Minor B hurling on July 13th v Na Sairsealaigh Og at 7.30pm in Castleiney.


Golf Classic:

Our fundraising Golf Classic in Thurles Golf Club takes place this Saturday.  A large amount of teams are expected to participate.  We would be most grateful for more sponsorship of tee boxes at a 50.00 euro cost.  This was a huge success last year with great prizes on board again it should make a fine outing.


Juvenile Club:

Our sports and cultural week takes place from Monday 17th July to 21st July from 2-5pm.  All children from junior infants to U/14s are welcome.


Late Joe Sweeney 1961-2017:

On Sunday July 2nd Joe Sweeney, Tinvoher and formally Whitefield, passed away following an illness bravely borne. Joe was an excellent dual player with the club and with his job taking him away at a young age all his honours came with the club at juvenile, minor and U/21 grades and also with Templemore CBS.  He was part of the all conquering U/14 team of 1975, where they won all Mid and County titles and Feile na Gael in the County.  He also went on to win minor hurling and football Mid and County titles and U/21 football with the club. With Templemore CBS he won many honours, with 1978 the year in which he was part of the first ever Harty Cup and All Ireland Colleges titles coming to the school. Perhaps it was ironic that during his illness earlier this year that feat was repeated by Our Lady’s, Templemore. A huge crowd attended his removal on Tuesday morning to Loughmore Church, where a large guard of honour from the club and his many team mates from that Harty and All Ireland teams along with members of this year’s victorious team flanked his remains draped in the club flag, along with the cups for his funeral Mass and burial.

On behalf of the senior and juvenile clubs our deepest sympathy.

May Joe Rest in Peace.


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