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Caulry GAA PRO Notes 24th March 2014 -

posted 28 Mar 2014, 11:36 by Caulry Admin
All-County Football League Division 1 
Caulry played host to Mullingar Shamrocks senior team on Sunday last and made a winning start to life in Division 1. Both teams were slow to settle, with Caulry having the aid of the
tricky breeze in the first half. While there were some good passing movements, the shot selection was not up to a required standard. However some good free taking from the ever reliable Peter Smyth (inset on right) got Caulry off the mark. Two superb scores from Stephen Woods and Alan Fitzpatrick left us leading 5 points to 1 at the interval. 

Both sides were guilty of early misses on the resumption before an inspirational point from county man, Damian Dolan lifted the crowd and team. The inevitable goal for Shamrocks arrived and one would have felt that the greater experience and guile would see the town side home. However, instead it was the men in red and white who upped the tempo and showed the greater tenacity. A great point from young Alan Daly, who was excellent when introduced kept Caulry in the driving seat. Anytime Mullingar, got a score, Caulry were able to reply to keep their noses in front and collect a very valuable two league points. 

This was a good all round display by the home team and the manner in which they closed out the game against highly rated opponents will stand them in good stead for the year ahead. Philip Dully proved an excellent and safe goalkeeper, behind a rock solid Michael McMahon. In the half back line the class and county experience of duo, Damian Dolan and Kevin Maguire (inset on left) was to prove crucial time and again. Gary Flanagan and Alan Fitzpatrick held sway against a variety of combinations in the vital midfield sector, with Peter Smyth and Stephen Woods showing well in attack. 

Caulry’s next league outing in this division is scheduled for April 6 away to Tyrrellspass.

Team & Scorers: Philip Dully, Jack O Kelly-Lynch, Michael McMahon, James Pettit, Damian Dolan, (0-1), Kevin Maguire, Eoin Donoghue, Gary Flanagan, Alan Fitzpatrick, (0-1) Eoin Grennan, Peter Smyth, (0-4), Ernie Buckley, Stephen Woods, (0-1), John Maguire, Robbie Hickey (0-1)
Subs used: Alan Daly (0-1) for Eoin Donoghue, Ian Malynn for Michael McMahon (inj).

Under 14 League
Caulry are fixed to play Maryland/Tang in the Under 14 League at home on Saturday next at 12.30.

The Caulry Ladies football continue the Gaeliic4Girls Initiative on Sunday at 12 noon on the Caulry pitch. This is for girls aged 8-12 years of age who may not have played gaelic football before, but want to try it out in a fun, none competitive environment. So girls just come to the pitch on next Sunday and join in. 

All teams are now back in training and practise. 
The Under 10 recommenced on Sunday last and will continue each Sunday at 12 noon. Contact Niall Shortall  086 8208339 for further details.
Under 8s and Under 6s contact Bernard Corcoran 086 2835491 or John Madden 087 7950045 with any queries.
All mentors are asked to follow strictly the training timetable for the park.

Please note that all players in every age group must be registered in order to train and play. Please contact underage registrar, Hugh Clavin 087 1249137 or the relevant lead mentor in your age group for further details. 

Club Lotto
There was no winner of the jackpot in our draw held on 18th March last. 
Numbers drawn were 7,15,20,25. 
Weekly winners of the €30 were:  Dobsey Prendergast, Martina Grennan, Michael Allen, Jack & Mick Tyrell, Helen Shortall. 
Sellers prize €30: Michael McMahon.  
Thank you for your support.
Next Jackpot is €2600 on March 24th.