Minors went down to Pearses in a Special League match last Friday evening. Next match is a challenge v’s Oran at home on Tuesday at 7:30pm.
U16’s will be notified by text regarding their next training session.
U14s after an excellent win over Boyle last Thursday the team are through to a playoff to reach the semi final of the Championship. Next game v’s Strokestown on Thursday night. Training continues on Tuesday at 7:30.
U12s: played Roscommon Gaels on Monday 20th at home coming out on top by 7-12 to 7-5.
U10s/U8s Football training continues on Sunday mornings at 12:30 to 1:30pm with a warm welcome for all beginners, 5 and 6 year olds.
Under 12 Ladies Football
It has been a very busy week for our U-12 Ladies. On Monday night (20th) the ladies played in the Div 1A Final against Clann na nGael. Clann were going for five in a row, but it was not to be. St.Dominics in the first minute of the game scored a goal which set down a marker for the rest of the game. The game was played at a very fast pace. Half time St.Dominics led by three points. The second half saw a more determined Clann team. Dominics made a few changes in mid field and were up to anything that Clann threw at them. The game was very close and in the end St.Dominics won by 2-4 to 0-7. This was the first time that a St.Dominics Ladies Football team won a Div 1 Title. Well done to all involved.
The Knockcroghery U-12 Ladies Football team participated in the Community Games this week. Having a bye in the first round, their first game was against Kilglass on Thursday last (23rd). The girls were tired from their Final on Monday night but they never gave up and won the game. Now they were through to the Semi-Final and Finals which were played on Sun (26th) in Ballyleague. They first played Tarmonbarry in the Semi-Final which they won with ease. They played some beautiful football. They were now through to the Final against Kilgefin. This was a very different encounter. Although leading for the whole game, the game could have gone either way. In the last five minutes both sides traded goals and points. The final whistle saw the Knockcroghery girls win and this was the second trophy in six days . Well done to all and and to Deirdre who has worked tirelessly with the Community Games.
The U-14s travelled to Ballinlough on Tuesday. They beat Michael Galveys. The Dominics goalie still in winning form from tthe previous night put in a tremondous performance and saved a penalty. This is three out of three for the Under 14s. Well Done. Their next game agaisnt Ballinameen will be in the coming week.
Feile na nGael 2011:
On a wet Friday morning, 24th June, Mick Kilcline, Noel Joyce, John Mc Gloin and Noel Dervan headed off to Michael Cusak’s GAA Club, Beagh/Kilbeacanty, Co Galway with the Roscommon Feile na nGael hurling champions 2011 to participate in the All Ireland Feile na nGael 2011.What a weekend it was for these young Dominics hurlers!. On Friday afternoon they overcame the local club, Michael Cusaks, in their opening game of Division 3, in a great game of hurling. After the game the team, mentors and supporters were treated to a meal in the Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort, compliments of Michael Cusak’s Club. From here they went to Loughrea and were one of 245 teams that took part in the wonderful Feile parade. The teams paraded from the pitch in Loughrea along the Main Street. Dignitaries on the viewing stand included Micheal O Muireachtaigh, Christy Conney, Uachtaran CLG, Joan O Flynn, Uachtaran An Cumann Camogaiochta, Ultan O Conor, Uachtaran, Liathroid Laimhe, CLG na hEireann, Stephen Cahalan , Chaireperson of Feile na nGaillimhe, Gerard Larkin, Chairperson Galway County Board, Cllr Michael Maher, Mayor of County Galway and Michael Nolan, CEO Bus Eireann, Sponsor.
After the parade the players returned to their host families. Their first game on Saturday morning was against Ballindereen Club, home of former GAA President Joe Mac Donagh and Galway hurling stars Noel Lane and Tom Helebert. This was one of the finest underage hurling games played by two very skilled, determined sides. The teams were level at half time St Dominics 1.0 to Ballindereen 0.3. After a few encouraging words from management Dominics took Ballindereen by storm and outscored them 2.7 to 0.1 in the second half.This delighted the large number of Knockcroghery supporters who travelled to support the lads. Their last game was against Carryduff of Down. Carryduff had also won their first 2 games so this game was vital for both sides. Again it proved to be a thriller from the throw in. It was a battle of determination, stamina and skill from the goalie to full forward on both sides. Carryduff, aided by a strong breeze were 2 points ahead at the interval. Again the Dominics lads came out determined to reach an All Ireland Semi Final. The second half was intense and it was only in the final few minutes that Carryduff pulled away.
St Dominics Senior hurlers played the 1st round of the Championship in Athleague last Sunday evening at 7.30pm. Pearses 1-15 St Dominics 1-14. Training continues on Thursday evening at 8pm and all players are asked to attend.
Well done to all our club members that have participated and won medals in the Community Games. More details next week.