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Caulry GAA PRO Notes 5th Oct 2014

posted 6 Oct 2014, 05:19 by Caulry Admin   [ updated 6 Oct 2014, 05:20 ]
29 Year Wait is Over – Intermediate Champions Again 
It may not have been pretty, but after a 29 year wait it was certainly beautiful as Caulry were finally crowned Intermediate champions at Cusack Park Mullingar on Sunday last in another nail biting encounter. 

Having come up short in the previous two finals, the burden of expectation which has no doubt led to the tension laden displays throughout the year, was finally lifted. With this shackle now off, the hope is that Caulry will now go on to do themselves justice in the Senior grade once again. 

A great many players have played out their careers in that 29 year span and never managed that elusive intermediate medal . It would have been a great travesty of justice had this fate befallen some of Sunday’s long serving heroes like Peter Smyth, Alan Rigney and Gary Flanagan, whose talent and service deserve to be in Senior grade. Gary’s goal on Sunday gave him the unique distinction of scoring the winning goal in 2006 Junior final, 2014 Intermediate Final and now all is left is for ? Senior final. In a game that was always likely to be low scoring, his goal was hugely significant. While the heart break of previous final defeats was also significant, this painful experience stood our lads in good stead against a young and inexperienced Rosemount side. 

However, all year it has been the contribution of our county players, Kevin Maguire, Damian Dolan, Ben Moran and Eoin Fox has been crucial, and on Sunday it was especially pivotal, as their sheer class was evident for all to see time and time again. We must commend the work and dedication of all the players over a long period of time, as this victory has taken many years in the making. The players, parents, families, all coaches down the years also deserve thanks and praise. Also well done to the committee and management team of Francie Grehan, Jody Malynn, JJ Cattigan and Enda Malone. Hard luck to a fine Rosemount side, no doubt they will be back armed with this final experience. 

Finally well done to our other neighbours Moate on a good win in the Junior decider. With Moate, Athlone, Rosemount, Tang  and Tubberclare in the Intermediate grade next year, there is no shortage of local derbies on offer. Meanwhile we look forward to renewing rivalry with Castledaly, Maryland and Garrycastle in long awaited Senior derbies.

Our thanks to all who supported with our county final efforts especially our sponsors, people who contributed to church gate collection, and our wonderful supporters on the day and throughout the year.

Under 16 County Final
On next Saturday, our under 16 team take centre stage, when they travel to Cusack Park, Mullingar to take on Coralstown-Kinnegad in the Under 16 Division 3 Final. The throw-in is at 2pm as part of a finals day programme. We urge all our supporters to come out in force once again.

Under 14 Shield Semi-Final
The Caulry Under 14 are away to Coralstown-Kinnegad on this Thursday at 7.30 in the Shield semi-final.

Birthday Wishes
Congratulations and best wishes for many more years to lifelong supporter Barney Daly who celebrated his 90th birthday appropriately on Sunday last. Barney’s grandson, Alan was a key member of the Caulry team.

Club Lotto
There was no winner of the jackpot in our draw held on 29th September last. 
Numbers drawn were 2,14,16,22
Weekly winners of the €30.  Joe & Grainne Nugent, Ben Kenny, Jackie Martin, Detti Hayes, Tommy Woods.  
Sellers prize €30: Anthony Allen
Thank you for your support.
Next Jackpot is €8200 on 07/10/2014

The club extends its sympathy to the families of the late Della Murray, Baylin, Michael Carroll Senior, Mount Temple and also to Brid Temple Drumraney on their recent sad losses.