Elphin GAA Update August 18th

Elphin Ballinameen Underage Round-up

The Minors had their third outing of this year’s championship on Tuesday evening away to Boyle. They came away with 2 valuable points after a well deserved victory on the night. The Elphin-Ballinameen team found themselves ahead in the game early on and never looked back, leading throughout and managing to accumulate an impressive score line of 3-16 to 1-9. However the game wasn’t to be a walk in the park as Boyle forced the young team into making numerous errors throughout the first half. The highlight of the half came around the 20 minute mark when midfielder Ronan Garvin kicked low and hard into the Boyle net to extended the teams lead to 1-6 to 0-4 at the break and give the score line a fairer look after a strong half from the minors.
As the game progressed, Elphin-Ballinameen become more comfortable and seemed rejuvenated after the break. This was rewarded with a stunning team goal finished expertly from Gavan Murray, followed up by a flurry of scores and another goal from Ballinameen man Shane O’Neil after the Elphin-Ballinameen forwards piled pressure on the Boyle defence. Boyle had a purple patch near the end of the second half but the defence stood strong and weathered the Boyle storm to come out comfortable victors on a full time scoreline of 3-16 to 1-9. This was the lads second win of their campaign and they will be out next in September against Strokestown.

Our u14’s played Kilmore-Shannon Gaels-St. Ronans in Kilmore on Sunday morning in a cliched game of 2 halves playing against a stiff breeze we trailed 4-6 to 2-2 at 1/2 time after some strong words of encouragement by the management at the break the lads put in a superb second half performance losing out narrowly on a final scoreline of 5-8 5-4. Training continues Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6:45pm in the Orchard.

Well done to our u6/u8s who put on a great display at half time on Saturday evening.

Adult Football

Congratulations to the Senior’s who had a great 1-14 to 0-14 win over St Brigids on Saturday evening in the Orchard. Scorers: Fintan Cregg 0-6, Shane Killoran 1-2. Gerry Cregg 0-3 Frankie Cregg, Aaron Brady, Damien Cregg 0-1 each.
We play St Croans in Enfield on Sunday next at 4pm.

Pictured are Niall Dockery and John Lee of Kozyhome Construction Ltd, Elphin and Frances Cryan of Cryan’s Hotel, Carrick on Shannon are pictured presenting a set of jerseys to the Senior Football Team. Kozyhome Construction won our Annual Sponsor Draw and their logo appears on the front of the Jersey, with Draw runners-up Cryan’s Hotel appearing on the back of the jersey.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a Ticket for the Draw. The full list of Associate Sponsors can be found here.

Hard luck to the Juniors who were defeated by Castlerea on Sunday last on a scoreline of 0-15 to 2-11. They have a bye this weekend and will host St Brigids on the 31st at 6pm.

Elphin LGFA:

Our U8 & U10 Elphin-Kilmore teams took to the field in Tulsk last Monday evening to play St. Mary’s in the Summer Games. Thank you to St. Mary’s for a fun evening of football.

A great evening was had in the Orchard Wednesday evening where we hosted the 2nd round of the U12 7’s blitz. We had a 4 team blitz between Elphin Kilmore, Shannon Gaels, St. Barry’s and Roscommon Gaels. Big thanks to each of the clubs mentors, players and supporters for coming along. Also a word of thanks to our own U12 mentor Elayne Travers for her excellent organisation of the event and for her fabulous spread of refreshments for everyone afterwards.

The U16 Championship kicked off Tuesday evening where our ladies were defeated by Castlerea. We have a Bye for Round 2 and Round 3 takes place on 27th August away to St. Croans.