The Juniors recorded their first win of the season against Kilglass Gaels on Saturday. It was an evenly contested game played in a good spirit. Playing against the wind Elphin started slowly but recovered and trailed by just a point at half-time. A Kilglass goal straight from the throw-in meant that Elphin had it all to do. A fine team performance and a Man of the Match display from Cillian Fox, including a personal tally of 0-9 kept us in the game and we ran out winners on a scoreline of 0-13 to 1-8. On Saturday they are away to St Barrys at 8pm. We wish Brendan Rock a speedy recovery from the injury sustained in the game.
The Seniors host St Brigids on Sunday at 12pm, best of luck to new Manager Johnny Maher and the team.
Elphin-Ballinameen Underage Round-up
The Elphin-Ballinameen Minors suffered a 0-11 to 3-16 defeat to Oran. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. It’s a busy week for the U16s – this on Tuesday they are away to Oran at 6:45pm and on Sunday they are away to Padraig Pearses at 11am.
The U14s played Oran in a very sporting and entertaining challenge on Sunday, prevailing on a scoreline of 6-7 to 5-8. The stand-out performances came from Captain Cian Beirne, James McNamara, Alan Gormley, Henry Dowd, Adam Fitzpatrick, Declan Main, Adam Dwyer and Jack Durr, who scored 2-2. Their next game is away to Strokestown on Sunday at 10am.
Everyone Coaching / assisting with under-age teams must be a registered Club Member and must be Garda Vetting. An application for vetting can be completed at vetting.garda.ie
Elphin GAA Lotto
There was no winner of Saturday’s Club Lotto Jackpot, the Numbers drawn were 2, 3, 4 and 30. The Lucky Dip winners of €25 were Garry Flanagan, Strokestown; Coman & Joanne Brady, Carnular; Eileen Burke, Lahausk and Anne Sheerin, Balyfarnon. The Jackpot now stands at €11,700. Entry is just €2 and envelopes are available in local shops or you can play now here.
GRMA Membership Card
Club Members can apply for the GAA’s GRMA Membership Card which entitles the bearer to discounts and offers. The current offer includes a 25% discount at Elverys. For further information contact Geraldine O’Connor on 086 3258222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org / send a private message to the Club Facebook or Twitter profiles.
AIB Insurance Offer
AIB will give Elphin GAA €50 when supporters take out an AIB Home Insurance policy and choose Elphin GAA as their Club. The offer is also open to anyone who purchased Insurance since October 3rd 2016. Full details are available on www.aib.ie , code 932558 may be requested.