Couch to 5km Fundraiser:
The Couch to 5km will begin tomorrow, April 3rd, and will take place 3 evenings per week starting at 8pm each evening in the Orchard. It’s open to everyone, young and old, the more the merrier!
We are not charging an entry fee but we are giving everyone a sponsorship card, which we are hoping that the participants might be able to fill. Anyone who raise over 50 euro will receive a t shirt at the end of the 8 weeks, and you will also become a member of Elphin GAA club. The couch to 5km will finish up the week before the Women’s Mini Marathon so this is the perfect event to help you along with your training. All money raised will go towards the development of the Orchard Walkway, we will also be hosting an event on the final day of the couch to 5km to celebrate the great achievement of finishing it.
We look forward to seeing you all at the club dressing room’s on Tuesday at 8pm.
The Agility, Balance and Coordination (ABC) programme for 4-7 year olds continues this Friday the 6th of April from 6:30- 7:30pm in Elphin Community Centre. All children in the parishes are welcome to attend.
The U12 Spring League commences on Sat 7th playing Kilbride in the Orchard. Can all parents please return the registration forms on Wednesday evening at training as no child is insured to play if not registered.
U14’s of Elphin /Ballinameen played St Michaels in Orchard Park Elphin last evening at 6pm,with us prevailing on a scoreline of 3-6 v 1-4. This was a great panel performance as we started without 5 regulars, Notable Stand out performances from,Elphin/Ballinameen were,Casey Durr,Adam Dwyer,Henry Dowd,Darragh Gilligan,Evan Murray,Colin McGrath and John Finnerty to name just a few. Every single player can hold their heads high on retrieving what looked like a bad situation after 23 minutes,when St Michaels led 1-4 to no score.St Michael’s contribution to a pulsating game didn’t go unnoticed and can consider themselves unlucky,not to have added a lot more scores. Well done to everyone involved!
Wishing our U14 player Dylan Scott a speedy recovery from his illness.
Elphin/Ballinameen U16s defeated St Ciarans last Monday evening on a scoreline of 5-11 – 2-6. They take on Roscommon Gaels on Sunday 8th at 11am in the Orchard.
U12 girls training continues on Saturdays in the Orchard Park, follow our Facebook page Elphin LGFA for updates on times. The U12’s play St. Michael’s next Sunday 8th, in the Orchard Park at 6pm.
U8 and U10 girls training commences this Thursday 5th, in the Orchard Park at 6pm. Please bring gum shield and gloves.
Congrats to Lauren Shanager and Natasha Munnelly on their terrific performances in the u16 Roscommon V Sligo game at the weekend in Kilmore where Roscommon defeated Sligo 6-12 to 3-08. Lauren is the captain of this u16 county team for 2018 and we wish her and the team every success.
The junior team got there league campaign off to a good start with a 3 point victory over St Croans. Goals from Killian Fox, Kieran O’Donnell and a spectacular one from Gavin Higgins 2 minutes from time won it for Elphin. Eoin Monaghan at cornerback and Jack O’Donnell in goal had two fine performances in there first games for the junior’s.T his was an all round good team performance. Final score Elphin 3-11 St Croans 3-8. Well done all.
The club also wishes Dillon Beirne a speedy recovery whom was carried off with leg injury during the game.
Elphin GAA Lotto:
There was no winners of the club lotto. Numbers Drawn were 19, 20, 27 & 29. The Lucky Dips winners were, Owen Caulfield; Michael Connellan, Dublin; Vivian McDermott; Rose Morris. This weekend’s jackpot will be €5,700 and the Draw will take place in the Tower Inn. Entry is just €2, Envelopes are available in local shops or you can play here.