Russell Rovers News

16 March, 2009

Russell Rovers GAA

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Erins Own 5-14 Russell Rovers 1-5

Our minors travelled to Caherlag last Saturday afternoon where we were comprehensively defeated in the opening round of the Minor A football league.

While we were missing a number of first choice players for one reason or another, it is unlikely that we could have matched the home side for physical strength and ball-winning skills even if we had our full squad available. We had to withstand tremendous pressure from the throw-in but thanks to stout defending by our backs and some excellent goalkeeping by Ricky Walsh, we managed to stay in touch with a score-line of 0-3 to 0-1

with almost 20 minutes gone. But the signs were ominous that the floodgates were about to open and this they duly did in the last 10 minutes of the half in which we conceded 4-3 while Kevin O’Brien and Eoin McGrath added points to Daniel Moynihan’s earlier score.

Any hope of a come-back in the second period were dashed within six minutes of the

re-start when a speculative shot deceived our keeper and ended up in the top corner of the net. A fisted goal by Andrew Hartnett three minutes later and points from Eoin McGrath and Dan Moynihan were not enough to make any impact on the outcome with Erins Own running out convincing winners.

Team: Ricky Walsh; Aidan Beausang, James Walsh, Chris O’Brien; David Whelehan, Daniel Moynihan Paul Lane; Alan Cott, Aaron Beausang; Eoin McGrath Sean Maher, Kevin O’Brien; Kieran O’Brien, Andrew Hartnett, Ciaran Mullins.

Sub: James Moynihan (second half)

Fixtures:

JFL, Div 2: Russell Rovers v. Ballinacurra in Ballinacurra 22/3/09 at 3 pm (time subject to change)

JFL, Div 2: Russell Rovers v. St Catherines in Shanagarry 28/3/09 at 5 pm.

JHL, Div 1: Russell Rovers v. Erins Own in Shanagarry 3/4/09 at 7.15 pm.

Membership:

We wish to send out a reminder that the deadline for acceptance of ordinary membership for 2009 is the 1st May.

Car Boot Sale:

Our first Car Boot Sale of the year will be held in the club grounds on Easter Monday, 13th April. Check your attic and get those priceless possessions dusted down and ready.

Cork Dispute:

I am sure everybody is relieved that the bitter Cork Hurling dispute is over and that peace appears to have been restored. There is no denying that the last four months will be viewed as a regrettable period in our proud history, culminating in the resignation of Gerald McCarthy last week. We all fervently hope there will not be a repeat of this shameful episode ever again as the whole fabric of the GAA, as we know it, is at stake here.