Club Notes: 16-11-2023
It was ultimate heartbreak for our Junior A Footballers who suffered a single point defeat to Barryroe after extra time in the Carbery Junior A Football Final played in Dunmanway on Friday 27th October last. While the defeat was cruel, with a clear head all associated with the club can be proud of the performance the players put in on the night and if only for a little more luck the result could have been more favourable. Now that the season has come to an end, the club would like to thank Shane Crowley and his management team for all their efforts throughout the season and also to Diarmuid O Callaghan and the whole Junior panel who left no stone unturned in their pursuit of success, and don’t forget, the Kilmacs will return in 2024 in search of further success. Kilmacs Abu!!!
After the Juniors championship came to an end it was the turn of our U21 Footballers who began their championship campaign on Sunday 5th as part of the Kililen amalgamation with Ilen Rovers. First up for this group was a home game in Rath against Tadgh MacCarthaigh. A very strong performance, particularly in the second half saw our lads emerge victorious on a final score of: Kililen 4-11 Tadgh MacCarthaigh 2-7. The team on the day was: Edwin Collins, Mark O Sullivan, Ciaran Dwyer, Liam Tobin, Kyle O Sullivan, Simon O Shea, Eoghan O Donovan, Micheal Sheehy, Owen Tobin, Kevin O Driscoll, Paudie Gore, Sean Connolly, Cillian Whelton, Liam McCarthy, Aidan Fahy.
On Sunday 12th the team then travelled to Kilbrittain the 2nd round of the championship and despite trailing by 1-0 to 1-4 at half time another brilliant second half performance saw the Kililen lads emerge winners on a fulltime score of: Kililen 1-9 Kilbrittain 1-6. The team that defeated Kilbrittain was: Edwin Collins, Mark O Sullivan, Ciaran Dwyer, Liam Tobin, Kyle O Sullivan, Simon O Shea, Eoghan O Donovan, Michael Sheehy, Owen Tobin, Kevin O Driscoll, Paudie Gore, Sean Connolly, Adrian O Driscoll, John Keating, Aidan Fahy.
A reminder that the Kilmacabea GAA AGM takes place on Friday 24th November at 7:30pm in the GAA Pavilion. Once again nominations are being taken for the positions of PRO and Assistant Secretary. Nominations and Motions for consideration at the AGM need to be submitted to Club Secretary Narelle Jennings by no later than Friday 17th November.
The club/community council lotto is up and running again since the start of the year, so don’t forget to play as the draw takes place every Monday night. Tickets can be bought at the usual local outlets at a price of €2 each or 3 for €5. Also the Lotto can be played online at www.leaplotto.ie and also on the Club force app by selecting Leap Lotto.
The club merchandise store is now linked to the club facebook page. If you log onto www.facebook.com/KilmacabeaGaaClub and click on the visit website button at the top of the page, this will take you directly to the club merchandise page on O Neill’s.com where all the latest Kilmacabea GAA gear can be purchased.