Under 14 Girls Championship Final:
St Lomans Mullingar 5-10 St Josephs 1-08
Last Saturday St Lomans faced St Josephs in Lakepoint Park for the under 14 championship final. It was a brisk, sunny September morning in Lakepoint Park and the football didn’t disappoint. Both teams played tremendously positive football in a truly end-to-end game. Our visitors opened the scoring immediately with a well-taken point from Aoife Keegan. The Blues responded with points from Caoimhe and Katie Kilmurray respectively. Sile Kearney then got the opening goal for the visitors when her long rang effort dropped underneath the crossbar. The Saints responded with a goal of their own when Eve Hickey hit a rocket into the Josephs net to give the hosts the lead. Keegan hit another point for Streamstown but it was cancelled out by a point from Midfielder Caoimhe Kilmurray. Lomans ended the half strongly with further points from Eve Hickey and Caoimhe Kilmurray to leave them three points ahead heading in to the second half.
The visitors got the opening score of the second interval through Sarah Conlon. Josephs then scored two points either side of a Katie Kilmurray point which left the margin at one point in favour of Lomans. However the Blues responded brilliantly and Aoibhe Hogan’s goal gave the Blues breathing space. The Goals didn’t stop there, Meabh O’Hara was presented with a goal chance and when she gets in that position, there’s usually only one outcome! O’Hara fired in the third goal for the Hosts to put them firmly in the driving seat. The Saints continued their purple patch with Midfield duo Shauna Traynor and Caoimhe Kilmurray pointing. Shortly after, Aoibhe Hogan got her second goal to well and truly end the game as a contest. Credit to St Josephs who kept fighting tooth and nail, with Aoife Keegan’s double reducing the deficit. Goal machine Meabh O’Hara then got her second goal when she rifled the ball into the bottom corner to seal the victory for the Blues and give them their fifth goal of the match. Caoimhe Kilmurray got the final point for Lomans before Sile Kearney got the final score for the opposition to leave the final score at 5-10 to 1-08 at full time.
A magical day for our girls who have so often come out on the wrong side of finals. It is now their time to call themselves county champions and every single member of the panel was thrilled and rightly so! Commiserations to St Josephs who gave a great account of themselves. Lomans played excellent football particularly in the second half. It must be said that every last member of the team were absolutely fantastic on the day! However just to mention some, Eve Scally and Lucy Hynes were brilliant at the back. Lara McCartan and Anna Sheehy were fantastic in the half-back line. Caoimhe Kilmurray and Shauna Traynor dominated midfield. Aoibhe Hogan and Katie Kilmurray were constant threats in the half forward line. Eve Hickey and Meabh O’Hara were lethal in front of goal as the score-line showed. Every member of the panel should take great pride in what they have achieved. Well done to the management team of Stephanie Kilmurray, Ted Cronin, Niall Scally and Ger Graham who have devoted their time and effort to this group of girls for the entire year. Also a big thanks to Therese Hogan and Phillip Burke the Covid-officers for their tireless work in coping with the pandemic. Thanks to Calvey Heating and Air for sponsoring their Girls Jerseys, socks and shorts. Well done to all on a fantastic day for our club!
Team; Eimear Doonan, Lauren McCormack, Lucy Hynes, Eve Scally, Lara McCartan, Grace Byrne, Anna Sheehy, Shauna Traynor (0.01), Caoimhe Kilmurray (0.05), Aoibe Hogan (2.00), Katie Kilmurray (0.02), Jayne Charles, Eve Hickey (1.02), Meabh O’Hara (2.00), Keelin Burke. Subs used; Orla McDermott, Caitlin Graham, Lucia Walsh, Niamh Garry, Shannon Byrne. Rest of panel; Molly McGrath, Catherine Finnerty, Edel Sheerin, Grainne Cleary, Kate McDonnell, Sophie Hynes.
County Final Ticket Information:
Members wishing to apply for tickets for the Senior Football Final on 27th September V Tyrrellspass or the Junior Football Final at 1pm on Saturday 26th September both in TEG Cusack Park will need to make application with their name by text or What’s App message to
· Pat Mc Cartan Chairman 086 7732171
· Declan Cox Secretary 086 3805581
before 8pm on Wednesday next 23rd September. Please let us know which game you are applying for
Only paid up members of the club can apply and may apply for one ticket for each game only Club Membership can be paid through our Clubforce account - https://clubforce.com/clubs/gaa-st-lomans-gaa-club-westmeath/#
We had hoped that Government restrictions would have allowed for larger crowds at the finals but the attendance is restricted to 200 spectators so we would ask everyone to bear in mind that we may not be able to accommodate all our supporters that wish to attend.
You will be notified on Thursday if you have a ticket and details of when to collect the ticket.
Under 15 Boys:
U15 Division 1 semi final
Milmore Gaels 4-7 St Lomans Mullingar 4-9
Under a clear blue sky last Sunday afternoon in Ballymore, St Lomans u15 Div 1 team had a tense win against the home team. 2 late goals in the first half from Seanai Bracken and Oisin O'Hara left St Lomans ten ahead at half-time. Things were looking terminal for Milmore Gaels when then had their centre back was sin binned with 20 minutes to go. The game was held up for a bad injury to John Casey who had to be substituted. St Lomans wish him a speedy recovery. This seemed to energise Milmore who came back with a flourish but two late goals were not quite enough and St Lomans held out for the win. Next up Athlone in a repeat of last year's u14 final
U15 Div 3 shield semi-final
St Paul's 2-3 St Lomans 0-11
The coaches are immensely proud of this bunch of boys for the way they performed today in Clonmellon. It was a gutsy performance with lots of leaders on the pitch today.
Under 13 Boys Championship:
Saturday was a hugely successful day for our u13s at Lakepoint Park. What an achievement for the club to field 2 teams simultaneously at u13 level (an achievement repeated at u15 level on Sunday) On the grass pitch the older boys played a highly regarded Garrycastle team in the Division 1 game. St Lomans pretty much scored a goal from the throw and then popped over a couple of points.
But Garrycastle gradually got on top and dominated either side of the water break. However they did not score freely as some brilliant dogid defending from Mikey Weir, Cillian Treanor and Will Gouldsbury kept the goal save. Half time score was 1-05 to 0-05.
The second half started with the home team picking up a couple of early points. A brilliant fingertip save from goalie Graham Duggan was probably Garrycastle's last chance. As they tired the blues took over and finished strongly. Over on the Astro pitch the younger boys were very effective and proved too strong for a gusty St Josephs. Well done to the coaches and boys who now progress to the u13 Div 3 shield final. A quick get well message to young star Hugo Sleator who is currently on crutches.
Draw Date: Thursday 17th September
This Week’s Jackpot: €4300
Numbers Drawn; 12, 13, 19, 27
No Jackpot Winner
Next Week’s Draw: Thursday 24th September
Next week’s Jackpot: €4400
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