Collegeland GAC Notes – 15 April 2013


Collegeland hosted St Michaels Newtownhamilton on Sunday 14th April at the Fr Mc Knight
Memorial Park in a Junior Football League Div 3A Fixture. The overnight rain left the
ground just about playable following a pitch inspection prior to the throw in.

The wind was blowing left to right into the Charlemont end of the pitch. St Michaels playing
with the wind at their backs opened the scoring with a point after 2 minutes. Collegeland
replied with points by Jack Mc Geary and Brian Mc Geary ( 2 ) to lead 3 to 1 after eleven
minutes of play.

The Newtown men then added four points in a row to lead by 2 after twentyfour minutes
of play. Two Collegeland scores by Ruairi Mc Geary and Tom Murphy tied the scores at the
break 0-5 to 0-5.

With the strengthening wind and variable gusts the second half saw scores even harder to
come by. A Tom Murphy score nudged the home side in front after six minutes. However
eight minutes later St Michaels drew level around the three quarter mark. Brian Mc Geary
hit two difficult frees in the 16th and 21st minutes to edge Collegeland in front. The St
Michaels men did float over a great point but Collegeland held on to win by the narrowest
of margins 0-8 to 0-7.

Both teams found it tough going at times the conditions made good football a lottery.
Well done to all the players of both teams who tried their best and made it a competitive and
entertaining game. A special word of thanks to Referee Rory Robinson for dealing well with
the difficult conditions and allowing play to flow where possible.


Wed 17th April regular weekly training for all ages from 6.30 to 7 30.
Special training session on Thurs 18th April for under 14s from 5-45 to 7pm with county
Camogie Development Officer.
Parents, especially mothers or maybe aunties, or older sisters or cousins, we really do need
more help at camogie training – with around fifty girls on a Wednesday night it’s not always
easy. We understand if you don’t want to coach but then maybe you can help the girls with
out with helmets, boots, water, toilets etc. Please don’t wait to be asked individually,
please just come along, introduce yourself to the coach and ask what they need you to do.
Thank you.

Thurs 18th April u-16 Naomh Eoin v Madden in Clonmore at 6.45pm.
20th April u-10, u-12 training in Clonmore at 10. 30am
Mon 22nd u-6 , and u-8 Gaelic start in Annaghmore at 6.30pm.

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