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Caulry GAA PRO Notes 29th July 2018-

posted 29 Jul 2018, 14:09 by Samantha Carroll
Headlines This Week:
Lotto Results, Wedding Bells, Minor Championship, IFC Fixture and Fixture

Club lotto
There was no winner of the jackpot of €7,800 in our draw held on 23rd of July last.
Numbers drawn: 1, 7, 13, 20
Weekly winners of the €30: Pat Healy, Sarah Eagney, Ann Smyth, David Donnelly, Anne Marie Flynn
Sellers prize €30: C Geoghegan
Thank you for your support.
Next Jackpot is €8,000 on 30th of July 2018.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to John Burke & Jenny Cooper who were wed recently. John, a key member of last year’s successful minor winning team’s management, and Jenny are wished many years of wedded bliss.

Minor Championship
Caulry vs. Mullingar Shamrocks
Caulry 2-12 
Mullingar Shamrocks 3-11
Caulry travelled to Springfield home of Mullingar Shamrocks for their first minor championship encounter on Monday, July 16 last. The Mullingar team were quickly out of the blocks as our lads proceeded to serve up a lack lustre and listless performance compounded by numerous errors. Three perfectly avoidable goals left the home side leading 3-6 to 0-6 at the half time break. They quickly added another three points to go twelve up, before our lads awoke from their slumber. Some changes which now saw, Colin Murphy and Thomas Dunning rule the airwaves provided scores and much needed possession to the forward division, where Matthew Nally was proving a handful for the opposition rear guard. A brilliant solo goal from Zach Nolan and a penalty provided further inspiration. Suddenly the deficit was down to a point coming to the final whistle. However, with possession secured, Mullingar turned it over and drew a final free to copper fasten the victory on the above score line.
This was a very disappointing display by our lads and leaves them with the onerous task of having to defeat reining county champions Athlone in their next outing to stay in division 1 championship contention. On the evening Eoin Shortall was our most consistent player along with Matthew Nally in attack and Colin Murphy and Thomas Dunning in the second period.
Team & Scorers: James Clavin, Glenn Carolan, Eoin Shortall, Dylan Lowry, Adam Mullins, Sean Fox )-1), Zach Nolan (1-0), Darren Browne, Neil Clinton (0-1), Colin Murphy (0-5), Matthew Nally (0-2), Paddy McHugh, Adam Donoghue (1-0), Thomas Dunning (0-2), Liam Doyle (0-1), Olan Healy, Roan Sweeney, James Carey, Rian Rasmussen, Ciaran Geoghegan, Jack Sheehan, Luke Buckley, Ciaran Gaynor, Alan Malynn, Sean Murphy, Shane Lawless, Shane Hynes, Ruairi Casey.

Caulry vs. Athlone
Caulry 1-10
Athlone 1-9
Caulry and Athlone minors served up an exciting battle in the local park on Thursday evening last in a vital championship fixture.
Both sides were slow to settle with James Clavin bringing off a number of vital intercepts early on. Despite playing with a strong breeze on their backs, it took Caulry 9 minutes to register their first score of the game coming courtesy of a free from Colin Murphy. Murphy then doubled his tally soon after. A fine ball in from Sean Fox found Adam Donoghue who left three between the sides. Athlone’s first score came on the 18th minute with a fine effort from play. However, the opposition struggled against the strong breeze with numerous shots falling short, testing the Caulry defence. Fox stretched Caulry’s lead on the 23rd minute. A fine catch from Luke Buckley set Thomas Dunning up for his first score of the game. Caulry spurned some goal chances as Donoghue kicked the next two scores of the game. The opposition then regained some control after a fine ball in dropped into the back of the Caulry net. The teams then shared three points before the break to leave Caulry leading 0-9 to 1-3.
Athlone raced out of the tracks in the second half and drew level on the 39th minute after a quick brace of wind-assisted points. Rory Mullins done well when introduced and won a vital free, which was neatly converted by Murphy to edge Caulry in front. A superb run from Olan Healy enabled Luke Buckley to rattle the Athlone net on the 50th minute. This was soon followed by an Athlone point. The Athlone goalie then denied Caulry a goal on the 58th minute with his brilliant block on Donoghue’s penalty attempt. Two late points for Athlone then saw Caulry escape with the win on a scoreline of 1-10 to 1-9.
Team & Scorers: James Clavin, Glen Carolan, Eoin Shortall, Adam Mullins, Zach Nolan, Neil Clinton, Luke Hamilton, Colin Murphy (0-3, 3f), Thomas Dunning (0-1), Adam Donoghue (0-4), Olan Healy, Luke Buckley (1-0), Liam Doyle, Sean Fox (0-2), Matthew Nally
Subs: James Carey for Luke Hamilton, Rory Mullins for Glen Carolan, Roan Sweeney for Liam Doyle

Caulry vs. Kilbeggan/St. Josephs
Caulry 11-18
Kilbeggan/St. Josephs 1-2
Our minor lads had a comprehensive win over a much depleted Kilbeggan/St. Joseph’s side on the following Saturday evening to ensure their place in the knock-out stages of this year’s championship.
Paddy McHugh opened the scoring tally with his fine point from play on the 2nd minute. Adam Donoghue and Colin Murphy followed suit with fine points of their own. The Caulry boys worked well as a team with goals from Matthew Nally and Luke Buckley helping our lads to build up a commanding lead. Kilbeggan/St. Josephs’s converted a penalty on the 12th minute to get off the mark. The opposition then kicked a fine point from play. However, our lads responded well with fine scores from Nally, Donoghue and McHugh. The Kilbeggan/St. Joseph’s goalie must be accredited as he brought off a myriad of fine saves throughout the first half in an attempt to keep the deficit low. However, late scores from Thomas Dunning, Sean Fox and Murphy left Caulry in front at the interval.
Our lads took charge of proceedings early in the second half with a trio of goals from McHugh, Nally and Donoghue. The opposition’s goalie brought off a great save on the 35th minute as McHugh had to settle for a point. Kilbeggan/St. Joseph’s drew one back with a pointed free. Ultimately, our lads dominated throughout and ran out worthy winners on the evening in what was a must win game for the lads.
Team & Scorers: James Clavin, Glen Carolan, Eoin Shortall, Jack Sheehan, Sean Fox (0-2), Luke Hamilton, Colin Murphy (0-3, 3f), Neil Clinton (0-1), Adam Donoghue (3-2, 1f), Thomas Dunning (1-3), Paddy McHugh (2-4), Luke Buckley (1-0), Matthew Nally (3-2), Zach Nolan, Liam Doyle, Ruiari Casey, Olan Healy, Ciaran Geoghegan, Roan Sweeney (0-1), Rory Mullins, Ciaran Gaynor, Rian Rasmussen, Darren Browne (1-0)

IFC Fixture
Our lads make the journey to Hogan Park, Moate on Sunday evening next for their second game in this year’s intermediate championship. The opposition for his eagerly awaited clash will be provided by St. Malachys. Both sides have met a smattering of times in championship football in recent years, the most memorable of which is the 2013 intermediate final where the two evenly matched sides forced the game to a replay, which was ultimately won by St. Malachys. However, with both sides failing to pick up points in the opening round of this year’s IFC, this game promises to be an exciting encounter and our lads will be hoping to push on from their brave opening performance and notch up their first win in this year’s campaign. Kick-off is at 6pm and all supporters are encouraged to get behind the team. Good luck lads!

IFC Round 2 vs. St. Malachys in Hogan Park, Moate on Sunday at 6pm