Churchill GAA Club News

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Senior: Moyvane 2-11 ; Churchill 1-10. Churchill’s quest for promotion suffered a setback on Saturday evening when we were defeated away to Moyvane in the Co League.

Moyvane started well and led by 5 points mid way through the first half. Churchill rallied after that and scored the next 4 points without reply, including 2 from Tommy McCarthy, to cut the deficit to just a point at half time.

Moyvane again started the half well and added further scores early in the half. When they added a goal after 42 minutes the game looked beyond Churchill.

We kept plugging away and when Killian Fitzgerald scored a late goal the comeback looked to be on.  In the end however we just ran out of time and Moyvane ran out deserving winners.

Junior: Churchill B’s have their last game of the Co League at home to Tarbert this Friday evening at 7:30.

U12: There were no games this week, but training continues in Spa pitch at 7pm Tuesdays. There is a Blitz coming up in Fitzgerald Stadium on July 19th so a good attendance is required at training.

U14: Churchill U14s went in hope to Milltown/Castlemaine after our chastening visit to An Gaeltacht last week. Darragh made the return trip from Irish College to give us a boost up front, but Paddy Walsh missed out through injury.

Captain for the night was Mark Brick. We started well, matching them throughout the field and on the score board. Paddy O’Sullivan pulled off a few great saves and there were some key interventions by Ben and Eoghan to keep us in the game.

The tireless running of Cian Kearney, Darragh, Conor and Eddie kept us in touch in the first half as we trailed 1-7 to 0-3 at halftime.

Milltown started the second half with 2 goals, but we kept to our task and David scored a great goal. Eddie added 3 points to get us back in it. We finished with Niall and Conor adding points and Eddie getting 2 more, and almost a third goal, to leave the final score as 5-12 to 3-8.

Liam O’Connor and Dylan Walsh played particularly well when we were under pressure in the second half. We worked hard throughout and fought to the end in a tough game.  Cian, Oisin and Oran from the under 12s have played with us as alot recently and they are gelling well with the team.

Next up is Kerins O’Rahillys this week and then away to Glenbeigh/ glencar/ cromane next Monday.

U16: Our U-16 team were away to Firies on Wednesday night last in the second round of the County League.

We were defeated by an impressive Firies team on the night, on a final scoreline of 5-18 to 1-13. Training goes ahead on this Wednesday night 5th July  in the New pitch 7.15 to 8.30pm.

Ladies u12: Churchill played Duagh in the final of the North Kerry League last Thursday evening, in what was very difficult conditions for both teams, with a very strong wind blowing, Churchill played against it in the first half, however we never really got going and it was during this first half that Duagh gained an unassailable lead, which they never relinquished.

Despite the loss, it was a great achievement for the girls to reach their second final this year having only been together since last March. Keep up the hard work girls & no doubt there will be more finals to come in the future.

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