Churchill GAA Club News

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There was no winner of the club lotto on Friday night in the Oyster Tavern, with the Jackpot standing at €2,300. The numbers drawn were 1-2-10-27. Lucky Dip winners were Margaret Murphy, Scrahan Cross (€50), Paul Dowling, Listrim (€25), Oisin Nolan, Fenit (€25), Pat O’Connor, Knockenagh (€25).


Our minor team drew against John Mitchels in Churchill on Tuesday evening in their final round of the County league, final score 2-11 to 2-11. We struggled with our form at times in the first half putting our defence under severe pressure and trailed by 3 points at half time. We started the second half with a well worked team score, however Mitchels rallied back and dominated the remaining 3rd quarter of the match.

As we have seen with the other round matches the team’s bounce back ability came alive in the final quarter. The Churchill wing backs, midfield and wing forward lines all dominated their opponents resulting in Mitchels not being able to get the ball out of their half. Churchill notched score after score eating into the Mitchels lead. We finally equalised 2 minutes into injury time and the referee was happy to blow for a draw. We now have home advantage for the semi final on the week commencing 11/04/16, opponents TBA. Details, once finalised, will be posted on the website -all support welcome.


Our Seniors, short a few regulars, were defeated away to Scartaglin on Saturday evening. In difficult conditions on a heavy pitch the home side settled quickest and registered 5 points before we got off the mark. Scartaglin scored again, before Churchill’s Neil Collins-O’Brien punched a dropping ball into the net to leave the halftime score 0-06 to 1-01. The third quarter was an even affair with both teams exchanging points, Churchill’s scores coming from Mike O’Brien, Collins-O’Brien (2) and Ivan Parker.

Moving into the final quarter Churchill trailed by one point, but this was to be as close as we would get to the hosts. Scart scored 6 points more before the final whistle, interrupted by a Parker point. The final score of 0-15 to 1-06 was a little flattering on Scart, who kicked there points in injury time. Churchill will have little time to dwell on this defeat as the focus switches to next weekend and the Junior Championship away to Beale.

1916 Commemoration.

Churchill GAA have the distinction of being named after the 1916 Patriots Padraig and Willie Pearse. The club will commemorate 1916 on Monday April 25th at the Community Centre at the Spa at 7.00 pm.The event will include the reading of the proclamation, the Raising of our National Flag, the singing of our National Anthem, music, song and poetry associated with 1916. An exhibition of club photos and memorabilia will be presented by James Wrenn. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

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