TUAM and DISTRICT SPORTS NOTES (Tuesday, 19th June 2018)

Abbeyknockmoy Handball Feile

Covering local sports news in Tuam and the surrounding areas including Glinsk, Abbeyknockmoy, Milltown, Killererin, Kilconly, Claremorris, Williamstown, Sylane, Cahergal, Corofin, Dunmore, Kilkerrin, Clonberne, Cortoon, Moylough, Glenamaddy, Garrafrauns and Ballymoe.



U10 girls played out a thrilling game with CP Ajax on Wednesday despite the inclement weather.  Éadaoin Hynes, Emily Stephens & Amy Boyle were all on target for Kilkerrin.

U12 girls lost out 2-1 to CP Ajax despite Niamh Feeney’s goal.

U9 boys took part in a blitz hosted by Shiven Rovers on Saturday. Well done to all involved in making it an enjoyable afternoon.



Our Masters team drew 2-2 last weekend with Skyvalley Rovers. Ciarán Trautt and Michael Gallagher were the Glen Celtic goal scorers. 

It was a quiet week due to Byes, Kennedy Cup and exams for boys and girls teams last week.  However, some matches were played.  The U9 Boys had a fantastic time at Saturdays RYDSL blitz in Shiven.

The Champions team came up against Lough Harps, Roscommon Town and Dunmore White. Goalscorers for the day: Connor Brennan, Alex Dolan and Patrick O’Hagan.

Champions Team: Tommy Parsons, Jack Ganley, Jack Brosnan, Philip Donlon, Connor Brennan, Alex Dolan, Patrick O’Hagan, Denis Juskevics, Sean Mannion.

The Europa team came up against Lough Harps, Ballaghadereen and Ballymoe. Goalscorers for the day: Jack Giblin, Craig Connelly, Jakub Ceglarz and Lee Hegarty.

Europa team: Sam Parsons, Lee Hegarty, Thomas Ganley, Stephen O Dowd, Martin Juskevics, Gary Hegarty, Jakub Ceglarz, Craig Connelly and Jack Giblin.

Our U11 Boys Champions and Europa teams played Skyvalley.   Leo Keadin scored a brilliant goal from a corner kick for the Europa team.  And Iarlaith O’Toole scored a screamer of a goal for the Champions team.

Our U7 Boys played their first League match against Dunmore. There were some great skills shown against strong Dunmore teams.

Our U8 girls played Dunmore in a friendly. The 2 teams had enough soccerettes to play 3 mini games. Thanks to Caroline Kennedy for help this evening and to Dunmore for a fun evening

Well done to all teams and their management.

The Glenamaddy Community Lotto jackpot is now €6,500. Only €2 for your chance to win the jackpot. Tickets on Sale at: Heneghans SuperValuRaftery’s OaklandHartes Corner House, CK Hair Studio and Glenamaddy Credit Union Ltd.



Day Two of the Connaught outdoor track and field finals took place on Saturday in Claremorris for the U14-Masters athletes.  It was another very successful day for many of our athletes with numerous qualifications across the different age groups and events.

The U14 girls 4 x 100m relay team were first to qualify for the National finals finishing just outside the medals in 4th position. Team members Jenni Reidy, Emily Kenny, Aoife Hession and Sarah Oifoh all ran superbly with Sarah almost clenching the bronze medal in the final stages of the race.

More relay success followed in the girls U15 4 x 100m event where team members Emma Morrow, Isabelle Moynihan, Shannon Daly, Aoibheann Phelan and Shauna Burke finished in 3rd position thereby securing their place at the National finals in Tullamore next month.

There were numerous individual qualifications for members in both track and field disciplines. Megan Devaney clocked 5:47:60 in the U17 girls 1500m finishing in 3rd position overall. It was double gold for the club in both the U15 girls and U16 boys high jump event.

Isabelle Moynihan continued her winning ways in the U15 girls high jump clearing 1m 46 in very challenging conditions to take the gold medal while Jack Mannion secured the gold medal in his event clearing 1m 53.

Ella Rafferty had a superb day winning a silver medal in both the U15 girls discus with a throw of 22m 65 and in the shot putt event. Ciara Maguire finished in 2nd place in the girls U17 100mH.

Ross Cosgrove also had a very successful day finishing in 3rd place in the boys U14 long jump (4m 39) and in 2nd place in the 80m sprint. Another double medalist was Ryan O’Connor who won a bronze medal in the U16 boys 100m hurdles and again in the long jump.

Jack Hession competed in the U15 boys 100m event where he finished in 2nd position and again in the long jump where he won the bronze medal.

Congratulations to all the athletes who competed over the weekend and we wish them and their coaches well over the coming weeks as they prepare for the National track and field finals in Tullamore in July.

In Milltown, the annual Run for Ollie 10k race was an enormous success with over 500 athletes supporting the event. Congratulations to Eva Burke who won the junior category of the race in a fantastic time of 46.19.



Abbey had another successful weekend winning the Boys 2018 Feile Division 1 title. This is the first time that a Galway team has won and we did it with a mixed team. For the first time, girls were allowed to be part of boys team, the only stipulation being that they play in a Boys division.

As our girl, Emma Kinane is a dual National title holder and another member of our team Mikey Kelly , is also a National and All-Ireland holder, we ended up in Division 1.

As you may know this was going to be a tough task but they, along with their team mates David Collins, Gavin Kelly and Darragh Maloney were more than up for it. In a dramatic final Abbey came out in front by 27 to 24 with the last score coming with 3 seconds to spare.  

Check the link below to get a flavour of a historic weekend for Abbeyknockmoy Handball Club


Abbeyknockmoy Handball



CBE Sponsored Day Results 

1st    Mark Killeen 43 pts 

Cat 1       Eoin Prendergast 42 pts

Cat 2        Matt O’Donovan 41 pts

Cat 3         Connor Mc Loughlin  40 pts

Cat 4        Tommy Hynes   35 pts

Birdie Pool 

Andrew Finn, Sean Mc Guinness, John Donnellan, Brian McGuinness, Enda Gurren, Mark Killeen


1st Marie Healy 34 pts Bk9

2nd Riana Kean 34 pts Bk9

9 Hole  

1st Cora Judge 17pts (Bk 3)


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