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.