Our U15’s summer of discontent came to an end on Saturday last in Blackhill. For the duration of their league campaign they were at the sharp end of some severe drubbings against the other teams in the division. However, they had now found their level, steadied the ship and entered the final of the shield against Clan na Gael. This team had but in a serious effort in recent weeks with their training regime and made excellent strides as they had showed in their semi final win over Tyholland. As usual the team had not read the memo for the final regarding their underdog tag and they tackled into the job in hand like a pack of starving wolves from the throw in. The opposition were strong and they proved their worth by banging in a goal and a couple of points in quick succession following the Seans opening point. However, the lads settled into their own tempo and slowly began to pick off scores throughout the first half. A of few notable incidents in the opening period probably sealed the fate of the opposition. Injuries, a black card and the under estimating of the unbridled perseverance of the Seans lads instigated their downfall. By half time we had established a substantial lead which given the attitude and style that the Boys were showing was not out of place. The second half gave Clan na Gael a little more room to play but by end of the third quarter the cause was lost for them and the Cup was bound for Pairc Sheain Mhic Dhiarmada. A thirteen point victory for the Seans was recorded at the final whistle but much more than that the team had final reached a new level on which they could be judged fairly and show their talents as a unit. The nineteen players that dawned the saffron and white jersey did so with pride and passion and it was unimportant who took to the field of play on the day as this was a complete team effort. Joint Captains, James Mc Cabe and Odhran Larkin, received the cup from John McArdle of Monaghan County Board, on behalf of their fellow players, and in accordance with restrictions they celebrated quietly. This was a rollercoaster journey for this team from their first outing, in July at home to Latton , where they managed to score a total of five points in the whole game. They have turned things around in style and under the guidance of Coaches Brian McPhillips, Adrian Forde, Paraic McGuirk , Fergal Clerkin and Oisin McKenna they have proven to themselves that hard work does pay off. We would like to thank all parents who attended and the way they observed the restrictions both at the game and when we returned to the complex. Also to all who helped with the serving of the food , the preparation of the home baked goods and the clean up we are most grateful. This concludes our juvenile competitions for the year and not a minute too soon by the looks of things. It's always good to have some silverware to show for your endeavors but this year we have three juvenile cups for ours. Not a bad a return in the grand scheme of things. Well done The Seans
New Look Bingo
Unfortunately, once again, our expected return for bingo has been halted by the new government restrictions. However, hopefully, this will not be for long and the new look drive in bingo will make a debut as soon was we have the green light from the Authorities. Please keep in touch with our social media platforms for the updates.
Why not play our totto at www.seanmcdermotts.net, via our club app and at McEntees or Lynchs shops in the village.
This weeks jackpot was €6500, and we had no correct predictions of the number sequence. The numbers drawn were : 2,3,1,5,6,7,4,8, Our lucky dip winners were: Danny Clerkin, Threemilehouse, Aine Grant, Threemilehouse, Nigel Lynch, Threemilehouse, Derek Mc Mahon , Gortmore, Kevin McCarron
Next weeks jackpot will be €6600.