Club Notes 22.08.16

A group of over thirty, children and coaches made what was to be a very enjoyable trip to Croke Park last week. The children had the opportunity of playing a mini game on the pitch itself, later joined by youngsters from the Irvinestown club and there was also a stadium tour.

Overall a memorable experience for all concerned and hopefully it will lay the seed of ambition in the youth present that one day they will come back to HQ with serious business to attend to.

There was a lull in on the pitch activity over the past week, the only team in action being the under 13 girls development panel. They had a couple of games against Lisnaskea and St Patricks, losing out on both occasions but there have been clear signs that progress is being made and a breakthrough win cannot be long in arriving.

No firm date for their next outing which will see Newtownbutler as the opposition.

On Sunday the club hosted the ladies junior championship decider between Brookeboro and Devenish and the organisation of the final was extremely smooth. Thanks go to all the volunteers who assisted in ensuring that this was the case.

Next Friday sees the quarter final of the intermediate championship, Enniskillen Gaels the opponents in the fixture which is scheduled for Irvinestown, throw in timed for 7-00.

Needless to say it has been a most disappointing season for the senior squad who will have a relegation scenario to face a few weeks down the line. But for the moment the league troubles can be laid aside and attention focussed on the championship.

Given the poor track record so far it would be foolish to be too optimistic but, taking one game at a time, there should be real sense of conviction that the Gaels hurdle can be crossed. No specific word on the lineout but it is hoped that one of the strongest panels so far will be available for selection and if that is the case advance to the semi final can be achieved.

The Lotto jackpot for the weekend of Saturday August 20th was not won the numbers drawn being 2 21 22 and 28. Winners of the two £25 prizes were Leo Mulligan and Anna Marie Kennedy. Jackpot for this weekend now stands at £4 400.

Team on duty for Saturday August 27th and September 3rd is Gary Leonard, Paul Dolan, Brian and Conor Flanagan.