Club Notes 06.03.17

The minor team suffered a very heavy defeat in their second league outing as they were decisively outgunned by a much sharper Teemore side on Sunday afternoon at the latter’s venue.

The team could point to the fact that they were to field a lineout which was well short of what could be considered as a first choice selection but still this was a lacklustre all round performance and by the interval the team was well adrift of a confident opposition who never took the foot off the pedal over the second half.

Two defeats in the opening two fixtures leaves the side well off the pace in regard to securing a high divisional slot at the end of the opening segment of fixtures.

Next up is a home tie this Sunday at 12-00 with Lisnaskea the opposition.

There was disappointment for the under 14 side whose scheduled game away to Devenish on Saturday afternoon was postponed due to a waterlogged Garrison pitch. Next on the list for them is a home tie against St Patricks.

The pre preparation season for the senior squad took a step forward on Sunday when the panel made the short trip to Fintona to play the Pearses in a challenge game. Obviously a lot of rustiness evident but this was a necessary warm up and overall the team performed quite well winning the game with something to spare.

Last Monday evening’s Co Board meeting will have finalised details for the commencement of the adult leagues, mid April the probable dates with the Erne Cup presumably the first competition to get underway. Plenty of time still for the senior panel to get better tuned up for the campaign to climb back out of the second division.

The Lotto jackpot was not won last Saturday the numbers drawn being 5 12 21 and 22. Winners of the two £25 prizes were Violet Moan and Joe Leonard , Maguiresbridge. The jackpot for this coming Saturday stands at £3 400. The team on duty for Saturdays March 11th and 18th is Damian and Declan Campbell, Anthony Traynor and Niall McCusker.

Games sessions continue on Thursday at 9-00 in the Community Centre with a possible prize of £2 000 on game ten. Admission is £10 and support from club members would be appreciated in ensuring that this long standing club fund raiser is able to continue.