first_imgFour Masters GAA News:Coaching Academy The coaching academy for 4-7 year old boys and girls continues on Saturday morning in Tír Cónaill Park from 11am to 12:30pm. The academy coaches the basics of hurling, camogie and football alongside drills in agility, balance and co ordination. Thanks goes to all the TY’s, parents, coaches and club members that help out each week with the coaching, administration, car parking and the tea room.Mini LeaguesThe mini leagues for 4-7 year old’s continues on Wednesday night from 4:45pm to 5:45pm in Tír Cónaill Park. The league consists of small sided games, new players always welcome.U12 Boys Football Training for next years U12 boys football team continues for the next five weeks on Wednesday night (6pm to 7:15pm) in Tír Cónaill Park. The club has excellent numbers at this age group with up to 40 boys attending each week which bodes well for the future.U13 Girls FootballThe U13’s play Glenswilly this Sunday morning at 11am in the County Final. The game takes place in Tír Cónaill Park, all support welcome for the girls. There are two other girls finals on afterwards as well on the pitch.U13 Boys FootballThe U13’s finished fifth in the Southern League after two wins, two losses and one draw. The lads improved as a team from the start of the league to the finish, being competitive in all their games.U14 Boys Football The U14’s played Kilbeggan from Westmeath last weekend in a challenge game in Tír Cónaill. Local man and former club player Michael Murphy manages the Kilbeggan team and was delighted to play his home club in a game. Thanks goes to Ian McKenna, John Sinclair and the U14 players for helping ensure game the game happened at short notice.U16 Boys FootballThe U16’s lost out to MacCumhaills 4-13 to 0-11 on Sunday morning in the County Semi Final in St Mary’s Convoy. The lads didn’t perform to their capabilities which was the biggest disappointment on the day. A physically strong MacCumhaills team scored a number of goals and points from turnovers and mistakes in the first half which left us chasing the game. Best performers on the day for were Bryan Fegan at fullback who won the ball ahead of his man on numerous occasions, Ben Sweeney in the full forward line who did well when the ball was kicked inside and Colum McDonnell who tried hard throughout. Thanks goes to all the players, coaches Enda Bonner and Aidan McGroary for their continued hard work and commitment throughout the year.Pauric Harvey (U16 manager) Reserves win wellThe reserves didn’t let the disappointment of last week’s championship county semi-final defeat linger too long producing a strong league victory against Glenswilly on Saturday.  Both squads had players unavailable so it was a chance for others to shine.  Two players in particular demonstrated to the home team management that maybe they should have been in the championship team last week, these being Ray Balougan who had a storming game demonstrating his pace, power and score-taking to notch 3 very good points.  Ryan Muldoon also hit formscoring six points from wing-forward; 3 placed balls and 3 from play.  However, this was an all-round team performance with Charlie Gallagher patrolling the defence Conor Rooney and Darren Walsh controlling midfieldand all six forwards testing the opposition at every opportunity.  Special mention must go to our goalkeeper and captain on the day Paul Cannon who has had a great season with the Reserves with his shot-stopping, assuredness under the high ball and diversity of kick-outs impressive. Glenswilly, with one eye on the Reserve Championship county final, kept going until the end, but it was the Masters day.Paddy Muldoon (Reserve coach)Seniors defeat GlenswillyFour Masters 4.13  Glenswilly 0.06Four Masters collected 2 valuable league points on Saturday evening with a convincing win against Glenswilly. Both teams were missing a number of regulars but served up an excellent game, which wasn’t decided until the final quarter, when Four Masters scored 2-08 without reply.Michael Doherty and Sean o’Kennedy were early on the scoring register with 1-03 between them before Oisin Crawford opened the visitors account. On 15 minutes an excellent counter attack from Four Masters resulted in Danny McGarrigle squaring to the busy Sean Meehan to fist to the net and open a comfortable lead of 2-03 to 0-01 for Four Masters. Meehan was to go on and have an excellent game. Glenswilly then responded with 3 on the bounce from Gerard McGrenra, Conor Harkin and Caolan McFadden, with Michael Doherty also adding to his tally. Half time 2-04 to 0-04.Gerard McGrenra was having a great battle with Barry Monaghan and set up Brian Farrelly to reduce the deficit to 5. Philip O’Donnell had left his net minding duties at half time to move to the opposite square and pointed a free after Michael Doherty had added another. This however was to be Glenswillys final contribution as Four Masters gave one of their better performances of the season to score 8 points without reply, added to by 2 goals from Michael Doherty and Dillon Muldoon.A good all round performance from Four Masters with Ryan Haughey in particular making some excellent saves to keep another clean sheet. Conor Breslin, after shining in the reserve game made his senior debut which will no doubt be one of many senior outings in years to come. Gerard McGrenra proved that he is still an intelligent player and was assisted by Leon Kelly and Joe Gibbons in giving good performances for the visitors.Four Masters – Ryan Haughey, Daire Quinn, Kevin Breslin, Ryan O’Donnell, Enda Bonner, Barry Monaghan, Josh Lacey (0-01), Leo McHugh (0-01), Dillon Muldoon (1-00), Sean O’Kennedy (1-03), Michael Doherty (1-05), Danny McGarrigle, Raymie McGroary (0-01), Patrick Reid, Sean Meehan (1-03). Subs used – Conor Breslin, Conor Rooney, Darren Walsh Charlie Gallagher.Glenswilly – Philip O’Donnell (0-01), Ciaran Hunter, Eamon Ward, Gary McDaid, Oisin Crawford (0-01), Leon Kelly, Conor Harkin (0-01), Joe Gibbons, Caolan Kelly, Ryan Diver, Gerard McGrenra (0-01), Brian Farrelly (0-01), Darren McGinley, Caolan McFadden (0-01), Ethan Sweeney.Report by Kieran Espey (Senior mangement)Ongoing work in Tír CónaillThe main entrance on the dressing room side of Tír Conaill is closed due to tarmacking. Coaches, parents and players are asked to use the front car park on the revlin road before going in the gates nearest the town.Club LottoThere was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €2,700 in Week 12 of the 2015/2016 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday October 5th. The €25 winners in the Lucky Dip were John Timoney, New York, Nick Ruck, The Glebe, Gerry Timoney, Doonan and Garry Martin, Clar. The numbers drawn were 7, 8, 22 & 24 with the jackpot now standing at €2,800. New members are still welcome so why not play online now at www.fourmastersgaa.comBord na nÓg AGMThe Bord na nÓg AGM takes place next Tuesday night (October 20th) in the Abbey Hotel at 8pm. All parents, coaches, managers, and club members are asked to come along on the night for this important section of the club.Bord na nÓg Awards NightThe Bord na nÓg awards night takes place on Sunday November 22nd in the St John Bosco Centre from 6pm to 8pm. All coaches and managers are asked to be there from 5pm to help set up the venue.‘Come Cook With Us’ FundraiserThis vitral fundraiser for Bord na nÓg takes place on Thursday November 19th in the Abbey Hotel from 8pm. Tickets are available from all underage managers and are priced at €10. Contestants on the night include Austin O’Kennedy, Odie McBride and Davy Crawford amongst others. There will also be a comedian on the night alongside the cooking. All club members, parents, players and locals are asked to get behind this fundraiser, with all money raised on the night being reinvested in the underage of the club.Jamesie O’Connor to visit Tír CónaillFormer Clare hurler and Sky Sports analyst Jamsie O’Connor will be visiting the club on Saturday 24th October. Jamesie will be handing out medals and certificates at the Academy’s last day of 2015 before taking a coaching session with the underage camogie and hurling teams. His honors include All Ireland titles (two with Clare and one with his club Doora-Barefield), four All Stars, and Hurler of the Year in 1997. All welcome on the day.Coaching MeetingThe club held a review meeting last Friday with all underage managers in the Abbey Hotel. A number of new ideas and areas for improvement were highlighted including a restructuring of the clubs underage teams, new leagues, and improving our links with our primary schools.AVS seniors defeat KillybegsWell done to the AVS senior boys football team who comprehensively defeated Killybegs to reach the county quarter finals. Ten club players started on the team with a number also comingGAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS U14’S LOSE OUT TO WESTMEATH SIDE KILBEGGAN IN CHALLENGE MATCH was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAASportlast_img

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