New Laochra Óg committee elected
LAOCHRA Óg’s AGM took place in Clondrohid Community Hall on Friday night last. A large group attended. The 2018 season was discussed and any issues going forward for 2019 were seen to. The new Laochra Óg Committee was elected and they are:
Chairperson: John Nash Vice Chairperson: Ian Keoghan Secretary: Marguerite Murphy Assistant Secretary: Mary Kelleher Camogie Secretary: Suzanne O’Brien Assistant Camogie Secretary: Deirdre Duggan Treasurer: Eddie Walsh Assistant Treasurer: Catriona Hickey PRO: Siobhán O’Shea Assistant PRO: Michael McCarthy
The club thanked Liam Slattery and Joe O’Leary who have stepped aside from club officer roles and who will be involved in other aspects of the club. They said their experience and guidance within the club was invaluable.
Poc Fada Launch 2018: This year’s Shane Murphy Memorial Poc Fada launch will take place in Macroom Credit Union tonight, Thursday November 8, at 7pm.
This year’s Poc Fada is in aid of Marymount Hospice. Registration can be done online at www. laochraog.com.
The first 40 teams registered will be entered into a draw on the day and the club greatly appreciates the support of Macroom Credit Union and Board Members for getting behind this worthy cause.
ResuLts Round- uP: Meanwhile on Sunday, Laochra Óg U15 Camogie team played Rockban in the semi-final of the Muskerry Camogie league.
It was a brilliant game from start to finish with nothing between the sides for most of the game. Lochra Óg started off brightly going a goal and a point up. The goal was sheer class from Emma Coombs smashing a ball on the ground into the back of the net from outside the 13.
The game remained tight with Rockban scoring two late goals before half-time. Down a goal in the second-half, Laochra Óg levelled and went a point up from a free from Ava O’Connell in the early exchanges.
The match was end to end with both sides coming close. Donna McCarthy coming on at the start of the second half got a superb goal of similar fashion to Emma’s pulling on a ground ball putting us a goal up with around 10 minutes to go.
Rockban got two more goals and a point in full-time to go four points up before another goal in injury-time to make the final score. Rockban 5-04 to Laochra Óg 3-03.
A seven points win for Rockban and a mighty effort from the Laochra Óg girls who playing a team a grade above them in other age competitions.
Also on Sunday in the U16 county league semi-final, goals made all the difference as the scoreline finished St Marks 5-13 Laochra Óg 1-13.
The U16s played a very entertaining game in Ballyvourney and it’s fair to say the final score didn’t do Laochra Óg justice.
With only two points separating the teams at half-time it was all to play for in the second period but Laochra Óg conceded goals, while a few missed opportunities at the other end were the deciding factor.
From Laochra Óg’s perspective it was an encouraging display as they gear for the higher grades next season.
Well done to St Marks and best of luck in the final.
On Saturday the Laochra Óg U9 boys had a hurling blitz in St Finbarrs GAA in Togher.
They had two five-a-side teams who played three games each. They played two Midelton teams and a St Finbarr’s team and won all their games well and worked hard with great passing and teamwork.
On Monday the latest Club Development Draw took place in The Pub, Carriganimma. Matt drew the winning ticket for Mary Frances Creedon, Kilnamartyra who won €362 and the sellers prize of €25 goes to Dromey’s Centra, Ballymakeera. The next draw takes place on November 19.
Note for the Diary: Laochra Óg table quiz will take place at J.C. Murphy’s, Macroom on Friday December 14, at 8pm. A table of three is €10 per person. 50/50 The Club Development Draw will also take place on the night and great prizes are to be won.