Club Notes 08.05.17

Things are beginning to look decidedly promising for the minor side as they collected another solid league victory their latest success being against Devenish.The team were to rack up an impressive scoreline, choc a bloc with goals, and they finished well clear of the opposition. Among the players who stood out in this well balanced team effort were Ronan McCaffery in the full back line, Peter Rafferty in the middle of the park and Conor Magee in the attack. Next up for the team is a tie with Belcoo.

Not so good however for the under 14side who lost out to Enniskillen Gaels by a five points margin. They found it hard to get their game up and running and found themselves with chase on their hands as they headed into the second half. Still they did make a stronger impression over the closing thirty minutes, two goals from Declan Monaghan a spur and they made a spirited contest of it.

Others to shine for them included wing half back Dermot Corey and forward Rhys O’Hara.

There was frustration on Saturday afternoon with the non appearance of a referee causing the postponement of the home tie with Erne Gaels. The teams played a short challenge instead.

On the senior front there was to be something of a shock upset when the team’s three match unbeaten run was rudely halted by neighbouring Brookeboro on Friday evening at the latter’s venue.

Right from the outset it was evident that the home squad were in up for the contest, Tempo on the other hand looking distinctly flat.

The team did grind out a lead as the game moved into the final minutes but they were to be overhauled by a very spirited finishing burst of four unanswered points by the home side who rightly celebrated an excellent and well deserved success.

The defeat is a jolt and it will emphasise the fact that this division will not be the straightforward run the opening hat trick of victories might have initially suggested.

Following on from collecting their first league point the previous week the Erne Cup side went one better on Saturday evening when they registered their first win with a reasonably comfortable home success over Newtownbutler.

Lotto jackpot for last weekend was not won the numbers drawn being 4 5 14 and 16. Winners of the two £25 prizes were Eamon Fee and Rita King. Jackpot for this coming weekend stands at £4 300 and team on duty for May 13th is Declan Owens, Damian and Ignatius Meehan and Neil Rodgers. Team on duty for Saturdays May 20th and 27th is Declan McCaffery, Matthew Jackson and Conor McNally.

Finally there will be a cleanup operation on the grounds this Saturday morning at 9-30 and volunteers are asked to attend bringing, if possible, suitable equipment, strimmers, chainsaws etc.