Loughmore/Castleiney GAA Club Weekly Notes 20th July 2020

Playing activities returned to a blistering start over the weekend with three of our teams engaged in championship action.
On Friday night in Cahir our senior footballers faced Ballyporeen in a group 1 first round game and despite a sluggish first half performance in which we trailed 0-06 to 1-04 at the break a big step up in the second half saw them run out 1-16 to 1-06 winners.  Our remaining games are v Ardfinnan and Moyne/Templetuohy with only one team going forward.
On Saturday night our intermediate team travelled to Killenaule to play Clonmel Og in group 2 round 1.
 Holding on quite well in the first half we trailed 1-04 to 1-07 at half time.  However, a very slick and strong Clonmel side upped their game for a comfortable 4-12 to 1-07 victory, putting severe pressure for our next two outings.
Minor B Hurling:  Also on Saturday evening in Castleiney our minor hurlers had a big victory over Gortnahoe 3-21 to 1-12 in the Mid championship.  This was a good result for this team in a competitive championship.

Fixtures:  On Saturday July 25th July at 3pm in Semple Stadium a huge fixture for our senior hurlers who face a first round group game v Moycarkey.
While we are in a no better or worse situation than any other team due to the restrictions our group leaves no room for errors at all and is a must win all game to emerge to quarter final.
Minor hurling v Upperchurch in Drombane this Wednesday evening at 8pm.

Sympathy:  The club offers its sympathy to the Allen family, Templemore on the sudden passing of Brendan recently.  The Allen family have been great supporters of the club for many years.  May Brendan Rest in Peace.

Late Margaret Healy-Nolan:  It was with deep regret the club and parish learned of the passing on July 7th of Margaret.  Although unwell in recent months her passing was unexpected.  Margaret was a member of the ladies football team of Loughmore/Castleiney who won County titles in 1974/75.
To her sons Shane and Patrick, her brothers Pat, Jim, Michael, John and extended family our deepest sympathy.

Photographic Book:  This book is progressing despite the handicap of the restrictions that prevail for the committee.  However, as stated previously the price of the book is 50.00 euro and in order to have the quantity required we are asking for 50 euro payments for those interested in its purchase.  Names will be inserted as patrons in the volume.  Payments to be made to Eamon Connolly.