CARDS RESULTS: Winners with 11 games Dano Murnane & Mike O’Dwyer and with 10 games each DJ Ryan & Denis Walshe and Mary Catherine Buckley & James O’Leary. Table Prizes; Pat & John Ryan, Brendan Bourke & John McNamara, Noria Winters & Kathleen Barry, Peggy & Paddy Luddy. Raffle: EUR50 Martin Troy, EUR25 Mary Catherine Buckley, EUR20 Mary Sheedy, EUR10 Chrissie O’Sullivan, EUR10 James O’Leary, EUR10 Mary Sheedy. Raffle Ticket - Brendan Bourke.
KNOCKAINEY GAA LOTTO: Knockainey GAA would like to congratulate Louis Moloney. Kyle, Bruff on winning the jackpot of EUR5900 last week. The winning ticket was sold by Ged O’Shea. Next week’s jackpot is EUR1000.
MONSTER 45 DRIVE: The fundraising for Knockainey National School continues on the 27th of January at the Community Centre with a monster 45 Drive. Play commences at 8:30pm and we are hoping for a good turn out. Prizes worth winning will be attainable on the night.
For those who are unlucky in play there will be a chance to win prizes in a raffle. At the end of the night there will be an opportunity for tea and talk with friends and neighbours. All proceeds from the night will go towards the school development. Looking forward to seeing you all on the night. Also a draw will take place for those who buy tickets and do not attend. Tickets EUR10 available from committee member
ART CLASSES RESUME: with Bobby Ryan in the Honey Fitz Theatre, Lough Gur and Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock on January 28th 29th and 30th. Further details from Bobby at 086 8812929, or on www.robertryanireland.com.
LOUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY: DVD & Discussion- ‘The Irish in America’, part of ‘The Gathering’ series, in the Honey Fitz on Thursday 24th January @ 8.00 p.m.
SET DANCING: resumes in the Honey Fitz Theatre on Monday January 7th for Juniors at 6pm and for seniors at 7.45pm. All are welcome.
BOOTCAMP CLASSES: returning to Knockainey Community Centre every Tuesday commencing January 8th @ 8.30pm and every Thursday commencing January 10th at 7.30pm. Pay as you go EUR5 per class. All level of fitness welcome. Contact Brid at 087 4199615 for further information.
KNOCKAINEY AFC: Last Saturday our under 11’s travelled to Charleville where maximum points were needed to keep us in contention. Knockainey started the game well with good team work and movement on the field. Eoin Cleary scored our first goal with a well struck shot from 20 yards. Our defence did what was asked of them with Ethan Dorney, Oisin Feely, Brian Blackwell and Evan Doody all playing well.The second goal was a result of some nice play from our mid field players, with a good cross from the right wing from Patrick Reale who found Thomas Ryan, who made no mistake by finding the back of the net.
Daniel Frape was on target with a well placed strike from far out to find the top left corner, to score Knockainey’s third goal. There was a good performance from Stephen O’Donnell on the left wing. Knockainey brought on Aidan O’Riordan and David O’Donovan at half time and they both played their parts. Knockainey conceded a goal late in the game. Squad: David Cooke, Ethan Dorney, Oisin Feely, Brian Blackwell, Eoin Cleary, Daniel Frape, Stephen O’Donnell, Thomas Ryan, Patrick Reale, David O’Donovan, Evan Doody & Aidan O’Riordan.
U13 First Division Shield: Knockainey 5 Hospital 1, Saturday 12th January The under 13 team had a fine win last Saturday morning when they played Hospital in the first league game in the first division shield.
Played in Knockainey, on a crisp day both teams served up a good game showing some good skill and determination from start to finish.
Both teams had some good chances early on in the half but failed to take their opportunities. Knockainey were rewarded for their hard work mid way in the first half when they took the lead with a well taken goal scored by Dylon O’Leary. Hospital were on the attack but were stopped on their tracks by a solid defence who worked the ball to midfield where Alan Buckley went on a surging run and calmly scored a well taken goal to the delight of his team mates. Knockainey third goal was courtesy of an own goal by the hospital defender who was most unlucky. Knockainey would score twice more before the half time whistle when Dean Burke and Ciaran Mallory added to the tally. As the second half began it was Hospital who had the lion’s share of possession and pulled a goal back after a well struck free kick went straight to the back of the net. To the credit of both teams they played their hearts out in the second half as every one gave their all and the game finished on a 5-1 scoreline. Squad: Darragh O’Connell, Conor Byrne, Cathal Kirby, Darragh Cunningham, Cian Englishby, Brian Dooley, Alan Buckley, Dean Burke, Ciaran Mallory, James Frape, Dylon O’Leary, William Carroll, Christian O’Connell & Gearoid Cleary.
Lawson Cup: Holycross 0 Knockainey A 2, Sunday 6th January.
Knockainey travelled to their close neighbours for this cup game and a good crowd turned up to see the first match since the Christmas break, The pitch was firm but very uneven and both teams found it difficult to control the ball but the game was played in a good spirit and there was some good spells of play. Knockainey had the edge in most positions and were rewarded when a well struck corner by Shane Finch was met by Brian O’Connell who volleyed against the crossbar, Nick Hayes was on hand to slot home the returning ball. Holycross had two chances from set pieces after this but failed to score on each occasion. Nick Hayes released Padraic Barron down the left wing just before half time and Padraic whipped in a low ball at speed and the centre half struck it into his own net trying to clear it under pressure from the Knockainey attacking players. The second half will be remembered for missed chances as our lads failed to convert four easy shots from close in. Overall it was a good win and look forward to the next round of the cup. Squad: Mal Hayes, Shane Finch, Ricky Hartigan, Noel Hickey, Mark Hartigan, Padraic Barron, Brian O’Connell, Ed Dooley, Kevin Moloney, Liam O’Shea, Nick Hayes, Jonathan Cosgrave, Rory O’Connor & Michael Meehan.
Open Cup: Abbey Rovers 6 Knockainey B 0, Sunday 16th December 2012 The B team were handed a most difficult task last Sunday with an away trip to Division 3A table toppers Abbey Rovers in round two of the cup. The task was made all the more difficult when minus five regulars but the advantage of having a big squad plus hard working players meant the B team didn’t’t let the disadvantage get the better of them and also give a few players the ideal opportunity to impress and push for a starting position in future games. The home side started brightly and were on the mark after three mins thanks to a set piece but the next half hour to the their credit the B team more then held their own and didn’t’t leave the Abbey team who fielded eight players with premier league experience from last year, have it all their own way and it was most unfortunate that we conceded two goals in the last few minutes of the first half. In true B team spirit their heads never dropped and got on with things in second half by taking the game to home side but lady luck didn’t’t shine when conceding a goal mid way through the second half and with the pace up Abbey were in control but with a few positional moves and the B team were back pressing the game again and finished the stronger side. Best on the day for Knockainey were Alan O’Connell, Kieran Madden and Lar Small. Squad: Derek Greene, Christy O’Dea, Martin Hickey, Kieran Madden, Alan O’Connell, John Ryan, Jason Murphy, Joey Hayes, Lar Small, Paul Crotty, Dave Roche and David Hedderman.
There is a new format to the Under 10 league. There is now a requirement for an official referee to officiate over all under 10 games so we now have to travel into University of Limerick on alternative Saturdays for three weeks, we will play two games each week and we will then be finished our league after three visits.
Eoghan O’Donnell and Martin Hickey will give full details to the children and parents involved at a later date.
Knockainey AFC Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto last week which was held in Moloney’s Bar Knockainey last Friday night. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 17 and 24. Lucky dip winners 4xEUR20: Frankie Naughton Knockainey, Nell Kennedy Kilballyowen, Cathy Quinlan Baggotstown & P.J Lynch Knockainey.
Seller’s prize EUR20: Dan O’Brien Elton The next draw will be held in Reardon’s Bar Holycross on Friday 25th January for a jackpot prize of EUR3200. Tickets on sale from the usual outlets and also online at www.knockaineyafc.ie. So if you are going to see the Field which is being produced by the Lough Gur Drama Society that night in the Honey Fitz why not come along to Reardon’s afterwards for a drink and you might walk away with EUR3200.
Knockaineyafc.ie: Knockainey AFC is proud to announce the launch of the new website www.knockaineyafc.ie, please check out the website for match reports & photographs, soccer lotto and club shop.