Senior Football Championship
Garrycastle 2-12 St Lomans 5-14
Round 5 of the championship pitted Garrycastle against St Lomans with Garrycastle looking assured of a semi final spot barring a miracle. Well that miracle almost happened when they lost by eleven points to Lomans and Mullingar Shamrocks beat Tyrellspass by 15 points. These results ended with Garrycastle making the semi final with a one point better score difference than Shamrocks. Playing without the absent Mark McCallon, Garrycastle were slow to start with Lomans getting two early points before Alex Gardiner opened the scoring with a point followed by two more for Lomans before Garrycastle got their second. Four points were shared in the next 7 minutes before Lomans got their first goal, followed by a point. Garrycastle replied with similar scores in the 22nd and 23rd minutes, the goal coming from James Sheeran. This left Garrycastle trailing by two points, 1-7 to 1-5, after 23 minutes. Between then and halftime Lomans added 1-2 to Garrycastle’s 0-2, to leave the score at the break 2-9 to 1-7. A five point lead didn’t look insurmountable but during the first five minutes of the second half Lomans added 1-3 to their tally and suddenly the game was slipping away fast. Worse was to follow with Alex Gardiner getting a second yellow card followed by a red in the 40th minute. The floodgates opened and two more goals followed for Lomans soon after. At the three quarter stage Lomans led by 16 points. In fairness to the Garrycastle lads they rallied and a goal from Tom O'Halloran and three points in the last ten minutes proved vital in the eventual deciding who got the semi final spot. This was an untypically poor performance after four solid performances in the earlier rounds. At the end of the day the scoring was at the level of previous games but the concession of 5-14 has certainly left management with plenty to work on in the coming weeks.
Team: Sean Brennan, Matthew Guiheen, Jack Donoghue, Eoin Mulvihill, James Dolan, John Gaffey, Gary McCallon, Justin Barrett , James Sheerin(1-0) ,Tom O’Halloran (1-0) , Doron Harte, Ger Heneghan (0-1), Conor Cosgrove (0-2), Alex Gardiner (0-3), M ichael Monaghan (0-3). Subs: Andrew Monaghan for Conor Cosgrove, Jason Nugent for Ger Henaghan, Eoin Monaghan for Justin Barrett , Dessie Dolan (0-3) for James Sheeran
On a blustery Saturday morning, the Garrycastle Under 8 squad travelled the short distance to neighbours Caulry for the Westmeath GAA Go Games Centralised Blitz. Taking on their counterparts from Caulry, Tubberclair, Athlone and Castledaly, the Garrycastle team faced strong competition in all games as they continue to build up their Gaelic football and teamwork skills. The next round of the Westmeath GAA Go Games takes place on Saturday 31th August when Garrycastle play host to Castledaly and Mullingar Shamrocks.
Training for the Under 8 group continues Wednesday evening 6pm on the Garrycastle Astro, and Sunday morning 11am on the training pitch.
Garrycastle Reds: Aaron Costello, Aidan Martin, Brian Feeney, Callum Lowe, Daragh Dolan, David Dolan, Harry Doran, James Cahill, Kealan McCormack, Senan Kelly, Tyler Conlon
Garryastle Greens: Daniel Murphy, Daniel Sleator, Darragh Donegan, Eoghan McCormack, Jamie Costello, Jan Pozarowski, Jason Doolan, Oliver Costello, Robert Connor, Senan Keena.
Lotto (Aug 12th)
The Lotto numbers for Monday August 12th 2019 were 10, 17, 21, 23. The Jackpot was not won. There was one match-3 winner, who wins €100 - John Daly. The Jackpot next week (Aug 19th) is increased to €5,750. Play Garrycastle GAA Club Lotto online, with a safe and secure online payment.