Annaghmore set sights on championship final
ANNAGHMORE now sit just one win away from glory in the Junior Championship thanks to semi-final success on Monday over Tullysaran at the Morgan Athletic Grounds.
Success arrived on a 2-12 to 3-7 scoreline to set up a return to the venue for the main event on September 29 when An Port Mor will present the final hurdle.
Early errors proved the common theme in difficult weather conditions - with Annaghmore protecting the clean sheet courtesy of Matthew McNeice’s fine block.
John McCormack was then on hand to break the deadlock in Annaghmore’s favour following a free.
A foul on Michael McQuade allowed John McCormack to extend the tally before Oisin MacIomhair combined with Conor McCann for the latter to fire home the opening goal.
Tullysaran hit back to level the scoreboard but Annaghmore enjoyed a strong finish to the first half.
Oisin MacIomhair managed to create one opportunity for Michael McQuade before registering on his own as Annaghmore held a 1-4 to 0-6 half-time advantage.
Matthew Willis was then able to turn over possession and this hard work sparked a scoring spell with Shane Smyth, Oisin MacIomhair, Michael McQuade, Conor McCann and John McCormack key players.
However, Tullysaran managed to equalise at 2-7 apiece, forcing Annaghmore to regroup and rebuild.
Daniel McQuade and Shane McGeown each joined the match from the sidelines and added to the Annaghmore tally before John McCormack registered a free.
A goal for Tullysaran - despite Annaghmore protests - left play tight but a strong closing period resulted in vital scores.
Conor McCann capped his interception with a fisted point before Shane Smyth produced a slick strike from wide right to set the gap at a match-winning two points.
A SPECIAL fund-raising draw for two All-Ireland Football Championship final tickets and overnight accommodation will take place under the guidance of Geraldine Cullen. Tickets cost £5 apiece or three for £10.
Contact 07796641543 for further information.
THE Friend Of The Walking Club will meet each Monday in the clubrooms or on Tuesdays in Peatlands Park from 7.15.
LADIES’ fitness circuits will run every Thursday from 7 o’clock at the cost of £20 across six weeks.
FOR further information on Orchard Fitness membership contact Geraldine Cullen or Gavin McGilly.
TRAINING for Naomh Eoin has been booked in every Thursday from 6-7 o’clock in Clonmore.
IRISH Dancing sessions will be held every Tuesday from 6-7 o’clock.
NAOMH Eoin under sixes, eights, 10s and 12s should meet each Saturday in Collegeland at 10.30.
CONGRATULATIONS go to the under 14s following success in the Division 3B league programme.
‘ZUMBA ON SCREEN’ will start in the clubrooms on Monday, September 17 from 7.30 at the cost of £2 per session.
THE latest lotto numbers are as follows: 14, 18, 19 and 23. The Match Three winner was Theresa Reavey.
A BUS has been arranged for the All-Ireland Ladies’ Championship final to support Clodagh McCann and her team-mates. Full details to follow over the next few weeks.
THE latest lotto numbers are 1, 2, 13 and 19 plus 3, 7, 17 and 27.
The jackpot now stands at £1,700.
The Three-Ball winners are as follows: Paul Donachy, Kerry Shannon, Liam Mathers, Joan Mackle, Joe Lennon, Michael McQuillan.
ANYONE interesting in placing a merchandise order should visit www.ballyhegan.com/downloads and present payment to a committee member or coach.
CONGRATULATIONS go to Dermot O’Hanlon senior on his success in winning two hurling tickets in a recent draw.
ZUMBA Dance sessions will be held every Monday in the Ballyhegan clubrooms from 8.30 at the cost of £5.
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Monday 20 May 2013
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