Collegeland GAC Notes – 28 April 2013


The Committee and  Members  of Collegeland O’Rahillys GAC  deeply regret the death of  Bernie Clancy (RIP), Club Vice President. Bernie Clancy and her family have been very active in our Club since its formation through to the present day; her husband Joe ( RIP) was an esteemed founding member; and members of the Clancy family continue their involvement today as Committee members and players so we offer our sympathies to all the family, to  Ann, Mary, Eilish,  Eileen, Deidre, Pauline, and Kevin;  and also to the grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild.    The O’Rahillys were well represented at the funeral and formed a guard of honour along with St Peters School Collegeland pupils .   Many of the older past-pupils in the area will remember “ Mrs Clancy” the kind dinner lady in Collegeland school who knew every child and what vegetables they liked or more often didn’t like and who would often quietly go out of her way to cater for the fussy eaters. As Fr Eugene Sweeney said her apple sponge and custard was  legendary as was her kindness to her neighbours and friends across the community.   Mary Queen of the Gael Pray for her.


Collegeland’s Div 3A league refixture with Derrynoose on Friday 26 th April was played at the Fr McKnight Memorial Park.  The weather for the evening game was dry and  a strong breeze aided the Collegeland men in the fist half.

Collegeland opened the scoring with 3 points from frees by Brian Mc Geary. Derrynoose replied with a point after ten minutes. Collegeland  were dominating the game and added scores by Jack McGeary, Tom Murphy, and Brian Mc Geary. A pointed free from the visitors in the 20th minute was their final score of the half. Tom Murphy and Brian Mc Geary had points for Collegeland to leave the half time score Collegeland 0-8 Derrynoose 0-2.

On the restart Derrynoose had the first score of the before Mickey Cullen had one for the home side. Both sides then had scores, 3 by the visitors and four by Collegeland from Paul Cullen, Tom Murphy, and Paul Cullen, and Brian Mc Geary left Collegeland leading by 7 midway through the  half. Derrynoose then got a grip of the game and a point followed by a goal narrowed the gap to 3 points.  Two points in as many minutes saw Derrynoose just trailing by one point.   A Tom Murphy point in the 23rd minute stretching the lead slightly was enough for a Collegeland win although a late Derrynoose point was not enough to get them a share of the spoils.  FT Collegeland 0-14 Derrynoose 1-10. This was a good win for Collegeland but will be wondering why, with the game won, they let Derrynoose back in to the game. A word of praise to our defence who held firm in the final ten minutes.

This Friday night 3 May in Collegeland sees Forkhill as visitors.   Both teams are off to a great start with 3 wins out of three matches. So it will be a very interesting evening.  The Belleek away game postponed from last Sunday is likely to be played on Fri 10 May.

Saturday 4 May is our Golf outing to the Brackaville Par 3 course so hurry and book your place.  Talk to any player or Committee Member , its only £10 per person with a reduction for couples and families.


Thursday 2nd May U16 Championship Naomh Eoin v O’ Doirnin Blues in Clonmore 7 15.

GO Games:  Saturday  U8 at 10-30am;   U12 at 4.00pm;  U10 TBC