LOUGHMORE/CASTLEINEY G.A.A. CLUB Weekly Notes 10th March 2020

Senior Hurling:  On Sunday morning last in Castleiney our senior hurlers commenced the 2020 season with a round 1 County league outing against Drom/Inch.
Played in dry but heavy underfoot conditions and a stiff downfield breeze this a fine contest from start to finish with two very committed teams striving for victory.
At the interval we trailed 0-07 to 1-09.  However, three minutes into add on time the sides were level at 1-15 each only to see Drom gain the winning score to see them victorious on a 1-15 to 1-16 score line.

U/21 B Football Final:  It was onto Templemore at 4pm for our Mid final v Upperchurch.  Played in dry but bitterly cold conditions we certainly came up against a very good Upperchurch side as we trailed 0-05 to 1-05 at the interval.  However, despite our best efforts of the second period we were unable to contain the strong running of the opposition who ran our 0-07 to 1-13 victors.  We wish them every success in the remainder of the championship.  Special thanks to our management team who put in a huge amount of work with the lads and with a lot of very young players on board the future looks very promising indeed.

Fixtures:  Sunday next 15th March senior hurling league round 2 away to Toomevara.  Check time.
Our junior B footballers had a walkover from Moycarkey on Sunday last.  It is expected that a fixture will take place this weekend.
See diary for fixtures.

Congratulations:  We say congratulations to Kevin Stapleton who was married recently.  We wish Kevin and Helena many years of happiness and success in the future.

On behalf of the club we offer our sympathy to the families of the parish who suffered bereavements recently.  R.I.P.