Monthly Archives: May 2013

Collegeland GAC Notes – 28 May 2013

Collegeland had Lissummon as visitors to the Fr Mc Knight Park on Friday 24th of May for this Junior League Div 3A Fixture. The weather was dry and conditions were good for football. Lissummon opened the scoring with a point in the opening minute of the game and added three points in the following ten minutes. Collegeland then had their fair share of possession but could only muster a Brian McGeary pointed free for their efforts. A Collegeland attack which broke down in the forward line saw Lissummon quickly move the ball downfield which saw their forward send to the net.  Half time Collegeland 0-1, Lissummon  1-4.

Lissummon were first to score in the second half, Collegeland then had a Brian Mc Geary point. The visitors then scored another goal after thirteen minutes. Ryan Mc Parland had a point for Collegeland which was poor reward for the chances the home side had including a goal chance cleared of the line. Lissummon tagged on three more points before Brian Mc Geary had the final score of the match, a point in the closing minutes. Collegeland 0-4 Lissummon 2-8

Collegeland went in to this game with five players missing from their previous game due to injury and exams.

Collegeland GAC would like to wish Gary McCann and  Cathal McCracken a speedy recovery as both sustained an injury during the game, Cathal’s was a serious knee injury which will see him out of action for a while.



Next Junior League Div 3A match is on Friday night at 8pm  against St Patricks IIs in Cullyhanna.

Wed night at 8 pm sees the Reserves away to Ballyhegan.



Training continues on Wed at 6-30 and Thurs  at 6 pm.


Naomh Eoin

Well done to the Naomh Eoin U14 team who defeated Tir Na N’Og Seconds.

U16s defeated Clan Na Gael in the Championship and are now through to the semi-finals.

Lost Property

A Gum shield was lost at the Club Grounds during the last week anyone finding it please contact Frank Donnelly thank you.    Two small pups went missing from neighbouring property at the weekend, unfortunately one was subsequently found dead but the other is still missing, again  any information to Frank Donnelly, Chairman.

Collegeland GAC Notes – 21 May 2013

Division 3A League.

Collegeland had Crossmaglen IIs as visitors on Friday 17th of May in a Junior League Div 3A fixture. Conditions were good as it was a dry evening with a slight breeze blowing towards the Bunkhill end of the ground.
Collegeland  opened the scoring with a Brian McGeary point followed by a Tom Murphy goal, and then a point by Jack Mc Geary leaving the home side 1-2 up after 3 minutes. Crossmaglen drew level with a goal and two points after fifthteen minutes. Another goal and two points gave Cross a five point lead. A Jack Mc Geary point for the home side cut the deficit to four at the break, Collegeland 1-3 Crossmaglen 2-4.
A Brian Mc Geary point after ten minutes of the second half left a goal in the game. Midway through the half Crossmaglen scored 2-2 in a five minute spell to forge well in front. Collegeland then added two points by Brian Mc Geary. The visitors then had two points of their own. A Tom Murphy point and a point for Cross ended the scoring. FT Collegeland 1-7 Crossmaglen IIs 4-9.

Reserves Wed.

Next up are the B-team with a Wed 22nd May Reserve League fixture Collegeland  v Madden in Collegeland 7.30
Friday 24th May sees the next Junior League Div 3A  Collegeland v Lissummon in Collegeland 7.45pm.


Training continues as normal on Wed at 6.30 and  Thurs at 6pm.

This Thurs 23rd May sees the U16 Championship  CLAN NA GAEL v NAOMH EOIN IN DAVITT PARK Lurgan at 7.15

Please note that there is a Works Day at the pitch on this Saturday  starting from 11.00am.   A lot of work has been done already with machinery but now it requires people power for a few hours to make the surrounding area safer. Its you Club so please help.

Collegeland GAC Notes – 14 May 2013

Good Luck Simon and Armagh Minors.

Collegeland GAC would like to wish the Armagh Minor and Senior Managements and Players including our own Simon McGeary, member of the Minor Management, good luck on Sunday in the Ulster Championships against Cavan in Breffni Park.
The next Collegeland football Junior A League  fixture sees Crossmaglen IIs  coming to Collegeland on Friday night for a 7.30 start.

Golf Returns. Any outstanding Golf Outing money should be paid by this weekend as Committee Meeting planned for Tues night.
Collegeland Camogie continues on Tues 12th at 6.30 and on  Wed  13th  U14s at 6pm.

Naomh Eoin  u-14 fixture  U14 Div 3  League  Tir Na n’Og Seconds v Naomh Eoin in Portadown at 7.15 on Tues  21st May.

The session planned for this Sunday in the Clubrooms has been postponed to later in the summer. All his many musical friends wish Liam Morrison well with his  continuing recovery.   A message for Liam from all in Collegeland and from music sessions across Ireland  ”Get Well Soon as it’s time you sang another song in Collegeland”.


Collegeland GAC Notes – 5 May 2013

Collegeland had Forkhill as visitors to the Fr McKnight Park on Friday 3rd May for a Junior League Div 3A Fixture.  The Match took placed on  a wet and greasy pitch due to the showery rain which preceded the game.

Forkhill opened the scoring with  a Goal and a point.  Collegeland replied with three points by Paul Cullen, Tom Murphy, and Brian Mc Geary.  Another two points by the visitors increased their lead.  A  Jack McGeary score saw Collegeland trail by a goal after eighteen minutes of play. Forkhill were awarded a penalty five minutes later and found the net. The home side added a point by Tom Murphy to leave the half time score Collegeland 0-5 Forkhill 2-3.

Collegeland needed to start the second half well but it was not to be as two early  points by  Forkhill set the tone for the second half. A third  Forkhill goal after seven minutes killed this game as a contest.  The visitors added a further three points to their tally before Collegeland registered a point by Paul Cullen. Then both sides had  a point  each the home sides final score from Mickey Cullen.  Full time Collegeland 0-7 Forkhill 3-9.

Forkhill were the better team on the day and the timing of those goals clearly made a difference.  Collegeland will be asking themselves what went wrong on the night. The players must put this disappointment behind them and concentrate on their next game which is away to Belleek on Friday night at 7.30 pm.



We need to have  a good turnout off all those looking to play B football  or the Reserves as it is known. Next Reserves fixture is on Wed night away to the Grange at 7.30pm


Naomh Eoin

Thur 9th May U16  Maghery v Naomh Eoin in Maghery 7.15pm



Collegeland held a very Successful Camogie blitz on Saturday in Collegeland. The teams taking part were Clan Na Gael Lurgan, Granemore, Middletown and Collegeland.   We would like to thank the visiting clubs for their attendance.

A word of thanks to our Camogie committee for the organising on the day.

Thanks to Alicia Clancy,  Merissa McGeary, Paula Donnelly, Stephen Clancy,  Kathleen Bullock and to her niece Shannon who was  a Referee and our Camogie stalwart  Mary Coleman who also acted as Referee on the day.



The Players organised  Collegeland Golf Outing to Brackaville was a great success. A real mix of  adults, families and  children. Some good golfers but some really need a little practice before they  go professional.  The general response  was we must do this again.  Thanks to all the businesses and individuals for their sponsorship for their contributions and to all who attended or gave donations.  Well done to the three main organisers  Aaron O’Hare, Matthew Murphy and Mickey Hughes.  We intend doing the presentations of prizes on the night on 19 May in the Clubrooms.

Welcome Home  Session for Liam Morrison. 

The evening of 19 May is also the date of our Welcome Home Session for Liam Morrison who has been some time  in Sligo hospital recovering from an injury.