Tullamore GAA Notes
25 June 2012
Lotto Draw: Saturday 23rd June 2012
Lotto Numbers: 16, 21, 26, 30
No Jackpot winner
1 match 3 winner: Lads & Lassies c/o J Loughman
Prize Money €3,800
Draw takes place on Saturday 30th June in Fergies
Remember you can now play the club lotto online and be in with a chance of winning the big jackpot
Don't forget you can find us on www.tullamoregaa.com or follow us on twitter/facebook
Underage training continues. Please see times below:
U6 & U8 Hurling - Wednesday's 6-7pm
U6 & U8 Football - Saturday's 11am-12noon
U10 Football & Hurling - Monday's: Hurling 6-6.45pm & Football 6.45-7.30pm. Wednesday's: Football 5.45-6.30pm & Hurling 6.30-7.15pm
U12 Football & Hurling - Tuesday's: Hurling 6-7.30pm. Thursday's: Football 6-7.30pm. Saturday's: Football/Hurling 5-6pm(will be advised at training)
U14 Hurling - Monday & Wednesday's 6-7.30pm
U14 Football -Tuesday & Thursday's 6.30-8pm
Underage Fixtures for U8,10 & 12 football and hurling are now available on the website in the Underage 2012 section. Also U14 & U16 hurling & football fixtures for June are now available online.
U14 Hurling: Fri 29th June - Shinrone v Tullamore in Shinrone at 7.30pm
U10 Football: Sat 30th June- U10 Go Games Blitz. Host Club- St. Vincents at 11am
U8 Football: Mon 2nd July - U8 Go Games Blitz. Host Club - Clara at 6.30pm
30 under 8 footballers travelled to Daingean on Monday evening last to take on St. Vincents. Three games were played at the same time so that all players played 45 minutes football. All three teams performed very well and all that took part enjoyed the games. Thanks to St. Vincent's for organising so well. Tullamore Panel: Ben Hensey, Odhran Galvin, Christopher Thornton, Aaron Scully,Howard Yan, Raymond Yan, Adam Bahi, Darragh Bell, Gary Whelan, Jamie Thornton, Eoghan Spain, Liam Aubin, Luke Duffy, Ben Heffernan, Jack Dunican, Dylan Walsh,Kevin Leavy, Samsun Ountayo, Fionnán Redmond, Luke Bourke, Jake Moore, Evan Fitzpatrick, Ben McConville, Jamie Raleigh, Tadhg Clear, Fiachra Carroll, Conor Donnellan, Jack Daly, Jamie Duffy & Max Waters. Well done to all and thank you for all support on the night. Next Bllitz on Monday July 2nd in Clara. Details at training on Saturday.
Wed 27th June - Minor Football Championship: Tullamore v Edenderry in O'Brien Park at 7.30pm
Thur 28th June - Div 1 Football League: St Brigids v Tullamore in Croghan at 7.30pm
Fri 29th June - Minor Hurling Championship: Tullamore v Coolderry in O'Brien Park at 7.30pm
Sun 1st July - Junior A Football Championship: Ballycumber v Tullamore in Ballycumber at 12noon
Sun 1st July - Junior B Football Championship: Daingean v Tullamore in Daingean at 3pm
Mon 2nd July - Division 1 Hurling League: Belmont v Tullamore in Belmont at 7.30pm
Mon 2nd July - Division 3 Hurling League: Seir Kieran v Tullamore in Clareen at 7.30pm
Keep an eye on the website, facebook and twitter for any changes to the above fixtures.
Last weekend Tullamore participated in Division 4 of this years Feile hosted by Laois/Offaly.We hosted Castlehaven GAA Club from Co. Cork. 26 players from Castlehaven stayed on the Friday and Saturday nights with the host families from the club. Tullamore had three games to play in their group, which consisted of Tullamore, Castlehaven (Cork), Rosemount (Westmeath) and Tubbercurry (Sligo). The first round of games were played on Friday evening. Tullamore played Castlehaven in O'Connor Park at 3pm. The Tullamore boys worked very hard throughout the game and played some nice passages of football but unfortunately goals were to be the difference in the end. Final score Castlehaven 4-3 Tullamore 1-6. Following the opening games of the group, Castlehaven and Rosemount looked very strong to progress. Tullamore however got back on track on Saturday morning with a decisive win over Tubbercurry. They trailed at half time but a very impressive second half performance by all saw then win on a score line of 3-6 to 1-2. In the third round of games, Tullamore were up against Rosemount. This was to be the deciding game to see who would qualify for a semi final spot. Tullamore had to win to progress while Rosemount just needed a draw. The opening half was a tight contest. Rosemount were ahead by a single point at half time, 2 points to 1. In the opening seconds of the second half Cian Brennan who had just come off the bench, scored a super goal and to give Tullamore a 2 point lead. Conor Butler extended Tullamore's lead to three minutes later. Rosemount responded with 2 of their own to leave 1 in it going in to the final minutes of the game. As Rosemount just needed the point to go through, the Tullamore backline worked tiresly and defended heroically throughout as Rosemount put on pressure but the blues held on to win. There were great sense of achievement after Tullamore had topped the group to progress to the semi finals in Portarlington that evening. Great credit to all players whom played with true grit and determination to get this result, this was a great outcome for the entire panel and the management team of Ken Furlong, Mervyn Griffin, John Berry and Gerry Fagan. Unfortunately, the semi final proved a step too far for Tullamore whom were beaten by a very strong Killoe Óg team from Longford. Well done to all concerned who really did Tullamore very proud. The Club would like to thank all the panel and management for the work put in for this years Feile. Tullamore Panel:
We would also like to thank the host families for looking after the 26 Castlehaven players for the weekend. The work put in by the families is really appreciated. From the feedback received from Castlehaven Club, all players thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Tullamore and we are sure that our Under 14 players enjoyed the occasion. We would like to thank the members whom helped in any way with the running of this successful event in Tullamore. Special mention to Gerry Conway who never left O'Brien Park all weekend. Finally thanks to all our supporters who cheered on our young Blues!
In the Skills Competition, Cathal Maguire from Castlehaven won the skills competition semi final in Tullamore. Cian Brennan represented Tullamore doing very well. Cathal went to the finals in Portlaoise and came 3rd place in the Division 4 final. Well done to Cathal who was staying in Paul Conlons house for the weekend!
The senior hurlers suffered a two point defeat to Belmont. See separate report.
Tullamore junior hurlers took on Drumcullen in the championship on Sunday afternoon last. After 15 minutes of play Tullamore led 6 points to 3 thanks to scores from Stephen Keogh, Damien Lawlor, Michael Hanlon and Mark Egan. Niall McCabe delivered a fine ball in to Stephen Keogh who was taken to the ground and a penalty was awarded. Damien Lawlor stood up and found the back of the Drumcullen net. Stephen Keogh added a point but the half finished with Drumcullen pointing a free to leave the half time score 1-7 to 0-4 in favour of Tullamore. Stephen Keogh opened the second half with a point. Drumcullen responded but it was Tullamore who dominated the following 12 minutes scoring 3-2. Stephen Keogh, Davin Finnerty and Peter Martin the goal scorers. On the midway mark Drumcullen replied with their final point of the game. Tullamore registered three further points to record an impressive 4-13 to 0-6 win in the championship. Tullamore: J Gavin, J McDonald, P Lawlor, J Coyne, R Hughes, C McNeill, D Bermingham (0-1), P Martin (1-0), M Hanlon (0-1), N McCabe (0-4 1f), D Lawlor (1-1), M Egan (0-1), D Finnerty (1-0), S Keogh (1-5), D Martin Subs used: R Lawlor, P Kelly, J Houlihan, M Grennan
New club shop open - 'The Blue Shop'
We have opened 'The Blue Shop' at the back of the GAA Social Centre. On Sale in the Club Shop: Tullamore Shorts (with crest), Tullamore Socks, Tullamore Club Jerseys, Hurls, Grips and Helmets. Any special requests can be ordered. Shop opening times - Wednesday's 6.30-7.30pm, Saturday's 11am-12noon and Sunday's 10.30am - 12 noon. Any queries please contact Jim on 086-8446566 . Photographs of stock and prices are on the website.
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Membership and Lotto Available Online
We have decided to revamp our lotto and membership payment to make it available to play and pay online. You can play lotto online now at: www.tullamoregaa.com
The online initiative is not intended as a means to get more money out of existing players or members, rather we are providing the means online for our friends and supporters within Tullamore itself, throughout Ireland and indeed worldwide to support the club in a fun way and perhaps win some money. This is a totally secure and confidential system. Log on and take a look
Bingo continues every Thursday evening in the social centre at 8.30pm. The jackpot will be €1000 on the first Thursday of the month and will go on the night. The jackpot on all other Thursday's will be €400. Look forward to seeing you there.
Tullamore GAA Club extend our deepest sympathy to the Monahan Family, Ross on the passing of Joe. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis