Well done to Charlie Kelly who scooped the first price of €300 in our draw which was streamed live on Facebook on Saturday evening. Peter Deegan Snr and Tommy Claffey were second and third place winners of €100 each. Congratulations to all three!
U17 Football Div 1 Shield Semi Final
Lilliput Gaels 4-07 St. Lomans 4-15
Our U17 footballers were defeated by a strong St. Lomans side last Wednesday evening in Lakepoint Park in an entertaining and sporting game. Panel: Peter Dalton, Shane Doran, Odhran Gavigan, Cathal Kelly, Cody Finnane, Tiernan McMahon, David Maloney, Peter Reynolds, Luke Seery, Peter Murphy, Killian Bolger, Cathal Elliffe, Shane Corcoran, Warwic Kirby, Ryan Boyne, Sean Kincaid, Niall Claffey, Conor O'Malley, Jack Gannon, Sean Jackson, Max Ripley.
U15 Football Div 1 Shield Semi Final
Lilliput Gaels 2-15 Shandonagh 3-6
We hosted Shandonagh in Ballinagore on Sunday in the shield semi-final. On a glorious day for football, we had a very nervous start to the game and that showed on the scoreboard as Shandonagh went eight points clear in the first half. We were also playing against the wind which didn’t help. We created a good few chances ourselves but took the wrong option trying for goals when the point was on offer. We regrouped in the second half and started playing more like a team. Just before the water break we conceded another goal to leave us six points behind. However our lads never gave up and they definitely saved the best till last as we dominated the last quarter and won the game by six points in the end. A huge well done to the team, we will get back training this week and prepare for the final. Team: Ronan Mclavin, Dylan Corrigan, Sean Jackson, Christian Dowling, David Costello, Jack Gannon, Killian Jackson, Dylan Franzoni, Philip Reynolds, Adam Clarke, Shane Corcoran, Jack Mulligan, Adam Cassidy, Oisin Kiernan, Eoin Robinson, Andrew Dalton, Shane King, Morgan Redmond, Sean Macken, Evan Dalton, Jack Maloney, Paddy Maloney, Cian Corcoran.
Under 13 Div 2 Championship Semi Final
Lilliput Gaels 3-08 Moate 7-07
We crashed out of the championship on Saturday against a bigger and more physical Moate team played in Hogan Park, Moate. Playing against a stiff breeze in the first half we found the going tough and struggled to deal with it as Moate pilled on the pressure to lead 4-04 to 0-00 with twenty minutes gone. We looked dead and buried at this stage but two quick goals before halftime gave us hope. Half time score was 5-04 to 2-00 in favour of Moate. The second half was a different story with our boys making a great comeback scoring 1-08 without reply to leave just three points in it. Moate were rattled at this stage and we needed the next score to keep the momentum in our favour but to their credit they rallied again to finish the stronger team in the last ten minutes. Well done to our boys on never giving up and their attitude was excellent throughout. Well done to Moate and we wish them well in the final. Team: Dara Fagan, Shane Maloney, Aaron Jackson, David O’Malley, Fionn McKinley, Conor Maloney, Sean Bolger, Cian Corcoran, Dylan Corrigan, Luke Robinson, Patrick Maloney, Dara Mulligan, Oisin McCabe, Rory Quinn, Gavin Ennis, Ciaran Doran, Eoin Carey, Frazier Young.
Garrycastle Tournament U12 Football
Lilliput Gaels 5-12 St Brigid’s (Roscommon) 1-11
Our under 12’s got off to a great start in the Garrycastle tournament by beating a strong St Brigid’s side in their own back yard. This was a strong performance right from the throw in as our young team got stuck into our opponents chalking up some great scores in the first half leading 4-06 to 0-09 at the break. The second half was nip and tuck right throughout but we continued to play great football to secure the win. Team: Dara Fagan, Daniel Masterson, Fionn McKinley, Billy Whelan, Conor Corcoran, Dara Mulligan, Darren Corcoran, Cian Corcoran, Luke Robinson, Dylan Ward, Gavin Ennis, Aaron Wallace, Tadhg Seery, Ciaran Doran, Frazier Young, Padraig Redmond
A number of local girls were involved in county finals over the last week in underage and adult grades. In underage, hard luck to Castletown U16 camogie and Tyrrellspass U14 ladies football while in Loughnavalley Ladies won the junior football championship at the weekend. Well done to all.
Finally, the best of luck to our neighbours, Tyrrellspass, playing in the county senior final on Sunday against St Lomans.