Elphin 2-8 Strokestown 1-11
Frankie Cregg scored 1-1 in the last three minutes to secure a 2-8 to 1-11 Draw for the Seniors against Strokestown in the League. Elphin opened the scoring through a Fintan Cregg free in the 3rd minute but moments later Strokestown put the ball in the Elphin net. The lads didn’t panic and by the 6th minute were ahead by double scores. Gerry and Frankie Cregg pointed and a shot from Gerry took a deflection and went in to the Strokestown net. Strokestown then scored three without reply to equalise before a free from Frankie put us in the lead again. Gerry made it 1-5 to 1-3 midway through the half. Strokestown again slotted over three points without reply and at half-time they led by 1-6 to 1-5.
Strokestown made it four in a row with the opening point of the second half before a Fintan Cregg free in the 37th minute halted the run. Frankie Cregg equalised a minute later from a free and for the third time in the game Strokestown scored three unanswered points. An 11 minute scoring drought followed and Strokestown may have thought that victory was in their grasp. With a minute of normal time remaining a Frankie Cregg goal tied the game. Strokestown edged ahead in additional time but in the last minute Frankie converted a free to leave it Elphin 2-8 Strokestown 1-11.
Best for Elphin were Frankie Cregg, Shane Beirne, Fintan Cregg and Shane Killoran. Best of luck to Fintan, Shane and the Roscommon Seniors against Mayo on Saturday at 7pm in Castlebar.
The Junior’s game against Clann na nGael was rescheduled for this Friday at 8pm. Best of luck to new Junior Manager Marty Brady.
Elphin GAA Social Night
Our Social Committee are hosting a Club Night out on Saturday March 4th in An Bothar Rua. There will be Music, Fun and Games. Full details to follow!
Elphin-Ballinameen Underage Round-up
Training for the Elphin-Ballinameen Minors continues on Wednesday at 7pm.
The Elphin-Ballinameen U16s suffered a 3-4 to 3-14 defeat to Castlerea in Round 1 of the League. They host Oran this Sunday at 11am.
This Saturday’s Agility, Balance, Coordination (ABC) programme for 5-8 year olds, in the Elphin Community Centre, will be held at the later time of 11-12am for this week only. The Club wishes to thank new Coaches Vincent Burke and Adrian Conroy who are now assisting the existing Coaches with the programme. Membership Fees are now due and players must renew before they play a match.
Elphin GAA Membership
Membership Fees are now due and players must renew before they play a match. The rates for 2017 are as follows: Family (Adults and all School-going children) €100, Adult Player €50, Third Level Player €30, Underage player €20 and non-playing Adult €30. Senior, Junior and Minor Team players are reminded the Membership Forms can be downloaded here: Full Member Form or Youth Member Form and will be collected at training this week. For further information contact Geraldine O’Connor on 086 3258222. Non playing Members and Juvenile players can pay their Membership at the ABC event mentioned above or here.
Elphin GAA Lotto
There was no winner of Saturday’s Club Lotto Jackpot, the numbers drawn were 8, 20, 21 and 23. The Lucky Dip winners were Oisin O’Connor, Fr Jim Tighe, Mary & Padraig Duke, Willie Lyttle, Strokestown. This week’s Jackpot now stands at €11,100 and Saturday’s Draw will be held in The Central Bar. Entry is just €2 and envelopes are available in local shops or you can play now here.
National GAA Draw
Thank you to everyone who bought or sold Tickets for the National GAA Draw. The Club gets to retain all income from the Tickets.