Four Masters GAA

Weekly Notes 30th July 2018

Senior Camogie

 

Four Masters Senior Camogie took part in the first senior blitz for many years in Donegal last Thursday in Convoy Centre of Excellence – was as much an evening for catching up as playing with the skills being a bit rusty for some!  The second of three blitzes takes place this Thursday in Convoy with training on Tuesday evening 8-9pm at Four Masters pitch – all senior players welcome to join.

 

Congratulations … Four Masters Southern Board U15 Og Sport Champions.

Played in Gerard Gallagher Memorial Park Mountcharles Saturday 28/07/2018.

With 10 teams taking part in the tournament and two groups of 5, saw our boys won their group.

Four Masters boys first game against Killybegs saw them win by 2-6 to 1-4. Second game played Ardara winning by 3-6 to 2-4. Third game against Naomh Muire won by 6-2 to 0-3. Fourth round game against a very good Aodh Ruadh team saw them win by 6-3 to 3-5, a very exciting match. Four Masters topped their group.

Played a strong Dungloe team  in semi finals which was neck and neck at half time, but Four masters boys pulled away in the second half to win 6-2 to 3-5. Played Naomh Ultan in the final with a comfortable win of 7-2 to 0-4 .

Andrew Monaghan accepted the cup on behalf of the 10 players in squad. Andrew had an excellent day in goals with some brilliant saves. Diarmuid O’ Domhnaill and Jamie Gorrell controlled the back line with some great interventions and setting up play and Jamie scoring a solo super goal in the final.

Senan Quinn and Frank Cornyn played a big part in midfield with good tracking and good scoring. Dermot Slevin and Mark Jordan beavered away, worked hard in the forward line with great of the ball running and some great scores from both players.

Ross O’ Keeney, Josh Mc Crea, Ethan Potter played there part in every game and played excellent as the youngest players in the team. Good work rate and some very good scoring.

Thanks to Eamonn Gorrell and Tony Cornyn who managed the team ,as Damien and Oisin Mc Callig are on holidays.. Also thanks to C.L.G. Naomh Naille for their hospitality and the running of a well organised tournament.

 

 

 

Four Masters’ Ladies –A Touch of Class!!

Maybe it was the earlier kick-off of 10.30 or maybe it was the welcome return of Kate Keaney but when Four Masters Ladies took to the pitch on Sunday morning to meet top-of-the-table Convoy, there was a definite sense of purpose about this team whom Lady Fortune has not shone too brightly for this season. Indeed, the small crowd who gathered to cheer them on held their breath in the opening few minutes as Convoy pinged in two quick goals before Four Masters had time to settle. But settle they did and with some determined defending from the Brady sisters and full back Rosa Devaney, Four Masters soon found their rhythm. Kate Keaney was immense in midfield, ably supported by Orla Mackel, and soon got the home team on the scoreboard with a left footed point. Convoy added five points before half time as did the Masters and when the whistle blew for half time Convoy led by 2-5 to 0-6.

Encouraged on my managers Matthew Shovlin and Deirdre Dillon, the plan going back to play was to feed long, quick balls into Rachel Crawford and Aine McGroarty. Half forwards Grace Nolan and Ellie Muldoon stepped up their game and supported the mid field players very well. Four Masters was really to the fore in the second half and with some tenacious defending especially by Dionne Carr and Katie O Donnell,  Convoy was held to a mere 4 points in this half. In contrast, Four Masters found their shooting legs and with goals firstly from Kate Keaney and then two from Rachel Crawford the supporters began to hope that a victory was imminent. Grace Nolan struck over some fine scores, five points in total and when at last the final whistle blew, it was the home team that emerged victorious on a score of 3-12 to 2-9. Overall, this was a great team performance, with everybody giving their utmost, right up to the final whistle. Rebecca Faulkner proved a feisty sub for Amy Jordan and Dionne Carr replaced the much improved Jennifer McIntyre, who is as comfortable in the forwards as in the backs. A huge well done to these players who have shown tremendous commitment and determination all year. Hopefully this will be the start of a steady climb upwards from  down the league ladder.

Four Masters Ladies