The Road to Croker
Our unique fundraiser is being held during this years Midland Home and Garden Festival in Belvedere House, Gardens and Park, on Saturday 11th June. This very popular festival attracts over 40,000 people from Friday to Sunday. We are going to simulate a road trip from Belvedere to Croke Park, with Google Street View displaying the journey on a big screen. This will be done by playing panels kicking/handpassing/soloing the footballs over and back between two lines, the distance being recorded and updated simultaneously on the screen. It promises to be an exciting event with various GAA celebrities lined up for a full 'Sunday Game' style production to cover the event, novelty road-trip encounters for the players on their journey, a closest time competition and lots more. We launched 'The Road to Croker' at Belvedere House, Gardens & Park recently with the assistance of Bartle Darcy, General Manager of Belvedere, and Alan Collins, Midlands Home and Garden Show promoter. We also had County Chairman, Tom Farrell, and County Senior Football Manager, Pat Flanagan, lending their support for the launch, along with some of our own players from various grades. Our thanks to all who participated in the launch. Tickets are now on sale for our event in Belvedere House, Gardens and Park on Saturday, June 11th. They cost €10 and include entrance to the festival for the day. Kids go free. You can buy your tickets from any club member, through our event website www.theroadtocroker.ie or email email@example.com. Advertisement slots for local businesses are available for the big screen at 50 euro each. Please come along for a great day out. Tickets valid for Saturday 11th only.
Last weeks winning numbers were 5, 14, 21 and 27. There was no jackpot winner but Paula Ennis and Eileen Roche matched three numbers. Next weeks jackpot will be 14,940.
Under 8, 10, 12
St. Malachy's/Ballinagore Under 10's played in the Finals of the South Westmeath League in Athlone last Saturday. We fielded two teams. Team 1 played Rosemount and came away with a good victory. The team was Conor Murphy, Michael Costello, Conell Fagan, Mark Killian, Cian Gavigan, Eoin Glennon, Zack Wright, Morgan Gavigan, Jack Gallagher. Team 2 played a strong Athlone outfit and despite putting in a very good performance in the second half, they lost out by a few points in the end. This squad is improving in every game as the year goes on, and they have a number of games left now in the North Westmeath League. Team: Ciarán Gourke, Shane Seery, Paddy Doran, Dylan Clarke, Barry Bulger, Darragh Seery, Fergal O'Brien, Ryan Corcoran, David Jackson and Shane Corcoran.
Our Under 8 team played their third blitz of the year last Friday evening in Lakepoint Park, St. Lomans. We fielded two teams again and both teams played St. Loman's and Ballynacargy. Both teams put in great performances in their games, winning both to maintain their 100% record this year. The teams were : Team 1: Conor O'Malley, Jack Fitzpatrick, Killian Bulger, Killian Jackson, Warwick Kirby, Ryan Boyne, Adam Cassidy. Team 2: Peter Reynolds, Philip Reynolds, Peter Murphy, Cody Finnane, Eaibhe Cassidy, Stephen Doran, Odhran Gavigan, Shane Corcoran. Well done to all the lads on this panel.
Training for U8, U10 and U12 panels continues on Monday's at 6pm in Castletown Geoghegan.