Churchill GAA Club News

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Senior: Churchill defeated Lispole in Lispole on Saturday evening to avoid being drawn into a relegation dogfight and thus securing our Junior Premier Status for next season.

Churchill started brightly and looked to be well in control in the first half but some wasteful shooting in front of goal meant we only led by 4 points at half time, 1-07 to 0-06.

The goal came from Sean Donnellan, who had a great game scoring 1-03 overall and was full of running throughout.  Lispole came out full of vigour in the second period and when Churchill were reduced to 13 men mid way through the half the result was looking in jeopardy.

However, as bodies started to tire we were able to call on the likes of Cathal Rogers, Mikey Brennan, Thomas Lenihan and Gareth Walsh from the bench and their experience and quality ensured we held on for the win.  Churchill now have a three week break until our next Co League game away to Duagh on the weekend of 11th/12th May.

U16 Central Region:  John Mitchels 5-16; Churchill 2-10.

Even though the scoreline suggests a one sided game, most of the damage was done in a blistering first half performance by John Mitchels who scored 4 of their goals by half time. Churchill found it difficult to get any foothold in the game, with passing errors and poor decision making gifting John Mitchels some easy scores to put the game out of reach at the end of the first half,  Churchill 0-5 John Mitchels 4-9.  Churchill to their credit performed better in the second half with some of the younger u14 players, Cian O Gara, Billy Walsh and Ronan Kelly (1 goal) playing their part.

Minors: Churchill came up just short in the League Final on Friday night in Blennerville, where they were 6 point losers to Keel/Listry, 3-09 to 1-09. Missing a couple of regulars this was always going to be a tough game against a Keel/Listry side that we had narrowly defeated in the earlier group stage. Full credit is due to the team and mentors for a great run in the league.

Membership: The deadline for general club membership is the end of April and everyone interested in joining the club are asked to hand in their fee of €50 to any member of the Executive.  Only members that are registered by this deadline will be eligible for the draw for All Ireland Football tickets later this year, subject to availability, should Kerry reach the final.

Summer Variety Show: Preparations are coming along nicely for our Churchill GAA Summer Variety Show, which takes place this May Bank Holiday Sunday in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Check out our dedicated Facebook page “Churchill GAA Summer Variety Show” for more details and to meet the Acts.  Demand for tickets has been strong so avoid disappointment and pick yours up from any member of the executive, priced at €20.

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