We had a busy weekend of hurling championship fixtures with mixed results. Our first team are competition at Junior A this year and our opening game was at home versus Ballinteer Saint Johns. Kevins started strong & raced into a 2-5 lead before Ballinteer registered a few frees. Karl Walsh & David Reid hit early goals to get us in front and points from Adam Mitchell, Karl Walsh, David Reid and Jamie Tracey extended our lead. We lead 4-14 to 0-4 at half time. Ballinteer came back at the start of the second half and registered some early scores, but Jack Fenlon stood up and scored 3 great points from play from near the side-line to regain momentum. Karl Walsh added another goal along with a few more frees from Adam Mitchell, with a point from Dan O Brien and captain Cathal Minogue before the final whistle. Final score 5-26 to 0-10. Kevins top the group on score difference. Our next game is away to St Oliver Plunketts / Eoghan Ruadh which is currently scheduled for the 25th July. You can keep up to date on the tables by clicking here.
Our second side are competing at Junior D this year and got their championship campaign off to a start against local neighbours Crumlin in Pearse Park. This team is a blend of youth and experience with both playing well in their opening game. Veteran’s Iarla Nolan, Sean Mooney, Robbie Mc and Conor McGovern hurled well throughout as did the comeback kid Gar Cully who has been out of action for 12 months. An unfortunate injury to our goalkeeper meant that Robbie Mc had to step in between the sticks. It was nip and tuck throughout, just like a local derby should be and it ended all square at 4-10 to 2-16 with Kevins grabbing the 4 goals. They play Castleknock next on the 25th July at home. For more more on the Junior D championship tables click here.
Our third side are a relatively new outfit and are competing at Junior G championship level. They’ve been going very well in the AHL10s league and are in the running for promotion. They started their campaign out in Bohernabreena on Monday night against last years runners up in the championship St Annes who are also performing very strongly in the AHL10s league. The lads played well throughout but were beaten 3-10 to 1-10. They play another top side and local neighbours St James Gaels in their next outing at home on the 27th July. For more more on the Junior G championship tables click here.
Our adult camogie side are currently playing the Dublin 7 aside series so no championship games to report. For a full list of the upcoming Kevins adult hurling championship fixture click here. Get out and support our lads when you can, especially for the home games!
Our adult Rounders squads are also at the business end of their championship. The Senior Mixed team travelled to Adamstown in Wexford for a 4pm game. A crucial game for both sides. A loss for Kevins would seriously diminish our chances of qualifying for the semi-finals as it would mean we were reliant on other teams to loose. a loss for Adamstown would end their season at this grade. Kevins started well in miserable conditions and led 5 runs to 0 after the first innings, but as the weather improved so too did the home side. A few running errors by Kevins allowed Adamstown pick away at our lead and as momentum gathered the Wexford outfit pipped Kevins 12-10. A total of seven teams can still qualify for the semi-final stages, but next Sunday will decide our faith as we travel to Mayo to take on a high performing Breaffy side.
For more on the championship tables click here. Our Intermediate Ladies team were due to play Sporting Limerick next Sunday, but have received a walkover which should guarantee our girls a place in the semi-finals. However, their last game on Sunday the 30th July will decide the semi-final placing. For more on the Intermediate Ladies championship tables click here.
In other news the summer hurling and camogie sessions are going well as we welcomed Naoise Waldron to Loreto College on Monday night gone for a master class in striking. We had over 100 girls and boys of all ages and abilities who really enjoyed the sessions. Some of our younger members even learned what a phone box is as Naoise explained the importance of wrist work. However, they all knew what YouTube was 😀 You can click here to check out Naoise’s social media for more tips and tricks.
Our annual Golf Classic is coming up this Friday and also the Annual Summer Social that’s been held in The Lower Deck from 8pm. All are welcome for some music and entertainment. you don’t have to be a golfer!
Next weeks Lotto draw will be for a jackpot of €3,000. You can play online using the secure Clubforce link by clicking here. Funds raised go towards the running of the various club activities. Many thanks as always for your continued support! All funds raised go towards the great initiatives we run for the benefit of the local children and members.
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