2016 Adult Teams Review

Once again the Senior Team was managed by Martin Tierney and his selectors Tom Kenny, Martin Campbell and Anthony Kenny with Kevin Molloy the Trainer. Group training began early in January with players anxious to improve on last year’s performance. 
In the league group games we played three games losing to Castlegar and beating Kiltormer and Carnmore all of which were played off in one week from the 12th to the 17th March! We narrowly missed out in going through to the knockout stages on scoring difference. 
In the Championship we were grouped with Portumna, Craughwell, Cappataggle, Ardrahan and Liam Mellows. We got off to a good start beating Ardrahan in the first round but defeats to Craughwell and Liam Mellows and Portumna followed. We defeated Cappataggle in the last match to qualify for the Preliminary Quarter-Final where we were beaten by Tommy Larkins. 
Thanks to Management for their professional approach all year and to all the players who made the commitment in their efforts towards achieving the panels’ potential. 
In Junior ‘B’ Hurling we were grouped with Ballinderreen, Craughwell, Oranmore-Maree, Menlo Emmetts, and Moycullen, losing only one group game. We beat Mountbellew/Moylough in the Quarter-Final and Killimordaly in the semi-final after a replay. We were beaten by Kinvara in the final. Thanks again to Senior Management and Johnny Mullins who also helped with this panel. 
In U21 Hurling We were grouped with Kinvara, Abbeyknockmoy, Ballindereen, and Kiltormer. We beat Kiltormer in the first game and were beaten by Kinvara, who topped the group. Thanks to Senior Management who also managed this panel. 
The Minor hurlers were grouped with Cappataggle, Portumna, St. Thomas’ and Carnmore, qualifying for the semi-final where they were narrowly beaten by Craughwell. Thanks to Manager Cormac Ward and selectors John Raftery and Ronan Bellew. 
Our Junior footballers had a memorable year. They beat Claregalway in the North Board Championship Quarter-Final, defeated Glenamaddy after a replay in the North Semi-Final and beat Oranmore-Maree in North Board Final. They went on to beat Naomh Anna Leitir Móir in the County Final. This was the first title for the Football section of the Club since it’s formation in 2013. They also captured the Division 8 League title. They were in a group of ten, which they topped beating Claregalway in the Final. Well done to Manager Adrian Queeney, and his selectors James Clancy and Noel Burke. Thanks also to Leo Morrissey who looked after the administrative side of all things football throughout the year. 

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