Last Wednesday we had Mt Sion visit us in the latest round of the Minor Championship, after shipping a heavy defeat against Ballygunner 2 nights previous we feared the worst for our lads as Mt Sion came with a reputation of been a fine team, but with a changed emphasis we started very well and were ahead at half time by 2 points, however Mt Sion switched gear in the 2nd half and came away easy winners in the end as we seemed to run out of steam. However this was a much better performance by our minors who have 1 more game away to De La Salle in the league section of the Championship
U13 HURLING (picture)
Last Thursday our under 13 team travelled to Bushey Park to play Cappoquin in the Western Semi Final of the Hurling Championship, this was a wonderful display by our lads and the fruits of all them training sessions during the long winter nights are beginning to pay off. We are awaiting confirmation of a date for the Western Final as well as the Opposition.
Our u16 team headed to Lismore last Friday to take on the local team in the latest round of their Championship and came away with a very poor defeat and to make matters worse 2 of our lads picked up some serious injuries and will be a big loss for the rest of the championship.Best wishes to Brendan Collins and Wayne O Donnell. It is looking like we might need favours from other teams if we are to qualify for the semi finals of this Championship.
We are now in the happy position to launch our latest fund raiser, which the main prize is €5000 worth of Shopping Vouchers from Garveys Super Valu, 2nd Prize is €250 worth of Shopping Vouchers from Garveys, 3rd prize is €150 worth of Shopping Vouchers from Garveys. Draw will take place on Sat 16th of December 2017, Vouchers are in €100 denominations and terms and conditions apply and tickets are €5 and can be got from any committee member and we would ask all our members to give support in the selling of these tickets as well as buying them.
As we all know by now, helmets that are tampered in any way will not be covered by insurance if they receive a facial injury.
Dungarvan GAA Club training Academy for boys and girls aged 5/10 years – Football, Hurling Saturday mornings – 11am to 12:00 and Tuesdays from 18:15 to19:15pm for the youngest groups. 10am-12pm for the older groups.Parents and guardians of the children are fundamental to the successful running of the Academy. Each year we invite parents to volunteer to become coaches/helpers in the Academy.No previous experience is required as the club provides resources, training courses and support through its (Games Promotions Officer)All the Coaches and Kids have been very busy with the past few weeks with training and games and now are supporting ‘Games on the Green’ . The purpose of this project is to bring the club to the housing estates in Dungarvan to meet all the kids and parents and have some fun.
1. Who was the All Star Midfielder , who moved County and Club but stayed with St Marys. JACK O SHEA
2.Which of the 3 Spillane Brothers won the most All Ireland Medals. PAT
3. Kevin Beohane accurate kicking played a key role in which counties All Ireland Success .LOUTH
4.Name the Dublin forward who scored 2-6 in an All Ireland final. JIMMY KEAVENEY
5. Name the Cork born Goalkeeper who won 7 All Ireland Medals with Kerry. DAN O O’KEEFFE
1. How old is the game of hurling
2. How many teams participated in the first Hurling Championship of 1887
3.What was the largest attendance at an All Ireland Senior Hurling Final
4. What is the capacity of Croke Park
5.Who are the only county to win a hurling championship in every decade.
The next Deise draw will take place in Mt Sion on Wednesday 13th of September. Tickets can be got from Catherine Lyons. The Deise draw is a major money spinner for the club and we would ask all our members to support the Deise Draw.
The club Lotto can now be bought online and also at the following outlets, The Country Store, Hallahans Chemists, Paddy Foley’s Bar, Queallys Bar, John Walsh’s Spar, Johnny Lynch’s Fruit and Veg and Graham Nagles Golf Shop. This weeks LOTTO NUMBERS are 3,7,22and 29.NO WINNER, next weeks JACKPOT is 5800E,2 WINNERS of MATCH3 50E each; Annette Geoghegan and Michael Burke Springfield . Next weeks prize is100e
AN EXPRESSION OF THANKS
We would like to thank Daragh Lyons and Patrick Curran and all the Waterford Hurlers for their efforts during the year 2017.September the 3rd was a wonderful day for Waterford as the whole county got behind our team who just came up short in the end of what was a great championship, their parents can be rightfully proud of their 2 sons who gave their all to the cause to bring Liam Mc Carty back to Waterford. As the song says “Its a tragedy to see the dream is over” but 2018 is not that far away and we will be back.Well done lads.