Loughmore Castleiney GAA Weekly Notes 23rd August 2021


Mid Tipperary Senior Hurling Final: On Sunday afternoon last in Holycross our senior hurlers, contesting their 26th final since gaining senior status in 1981 faced Thurles Sarsfields.
A quite good first quarter, despite conceding two goals, we were just a point behind 0-08 to 2-03 at the water break. However, from here out we played second fiddle to the Thurles outfit and finished on a disappointing 1-19 to 3-22 defeat.
While excuses will always come about in defeat, in fairness to all, a spate of injuries are at present rampant with first choice and fringe players out with various injuries and with many games ahead we hope the situation will greatly improve.

U/19 B Hurling: On Wednesday night in Drombane our U/19 hurlers put in a fine performance before losing to a very strong Upperchurch team 1-15 to 0-23 in the Mid semi final.

Junior A Hurling: On Saturday evening in Castleiney our junior A hurlers lost out to Holycross on a 0-16 to 4-22 score line. With both sides losing players to senior status we seemed to suffer the most with many of our senior players picking up injuries in recent games. However we remain in contention and must now play a quarter final later.

Best Wishes: We wish a speedy recovery to Paddy Moloney who had surgery on his injured shoulder recently.
Also best wishes to Joseph Nyland who leaves the Country on work commitments this week. Certainly his talents will be missed in both codes for the club.

We say well done to our former team manager Declan Laffan who has guided Clough/Ballacolla to County senior championship honours in the delayed 2020 final.

Congratulations to our girls from the parish on their victory over Waterford in the All Ireland senior camogie quarter final on Saturday evening last in Cork. We wish the every success in the semi final v Galway in Croke Park on Sunday.

Late Denis Dunlea: It was with deep regret we learned during the week of the passing of Denis Dunlea, Kilnesare, a former player with the club back the years.
His remains, draped in the club flag was received for Mass and burial on Friday last in Loughmore Church.
To his sister Kathleen, her husband John and family our deepest sympathy. May he Rest in Peace.

Fixture: On this Friday evening at 7pm we renew our acquaintance with Kiladangan in a first round County championship game in our group which also consists of J K Brackens and Moycarkey.

U15 Feile na Gael: We have to say well done to our young players who acquitted themselves admirably on Saturday last in Division 4. After losing round 1 to Newport they followed with wins over Kiladangan and Knockmealdown Gaels only to be beaten in the semi final 4-04 to 4-08 by Burgess.