Knocknagoshel 0-10 Valentia 1-6
Knocknagoshel gained two valuable league points when they overcame Valentia by the slimmest of margins in Knocknagoshel on Sunday.
Both sides were missing key players with the visitors having no substitutes available to call on. Valentia started the brighter with a pointed free from John Shanahan followed by a point from play by their full forward Stephen Sheehan.
It took Knocknagoshel a while to settle and their first score came from a Niall Barrett free in the seventh minute. He followed it with a point from play in the fourteenth minute to level matters.
The crucial score of the half came minutes later when a long ball in broke kindly to Ger Lynch and he rattled the net from close range to put Valentia in the driving seat. Niall Barrett soon replied for Knocknagoshel with a long range point from play.
Narrowed the Gap
The visitors extended their lead to four points with a John Shanahan free and a point from play by Kieran O’Donoghue.
Knocknagoshel narrowed the gap to two before half time through a free from Niall Barrett and a point from play from midfielder Conor Sheehan.
Knocknagoshel started the second half with more urgency and had the scores level after two minutes with a pointed free and a point from play – both coming from the boot of Niall Barrett.
Long Range Points
The visitors weren’t ready to wilt and moved two points in front in the tenth minute courtesy of long range points from Stephen Sheehan and John Shanahan.
Niall Barrett then reduced the deficit to one when he slotted over after good work by Michael Brosnan of Knocknagoshel.
With the game entering the closing stages it was Padraig Reidy of Knocknagoshel who stepped up to take control of matters and he swung over two points in the space of two minutes after great runs from his centre back berth.
Valentia had a chance to level from a free but it dropped short and was cleared by the Knocknagoshel defence and so they held on at home to gain their first brace of county league points.
Fixtures and Results
It was heartening for the senior team to have a strong home support for their first league game and we hope this can continue in the weeks and months ahead. Knocknagoshel will travel to Cromane on Sunday March 19th at 2p.m. and will have a home game against Ballyduff on Sunday, March 26th at 2pm.
Knock/Brosna minors defeated St. Michael’s/Foilmore in a high scoring encounter played in Brosna on Saturday. The final score was 4-15 to 2-12. They will play Skellig/Valentia/Sneem/Derrynane in Knocknagoshel on Saturday March 25th at 4pm.
Under 16s Away to Ballymac
Knock/Brosna/Duagh will play their next game with an away trip to Ballymac this Sunday 19th March at 12pm in the Castleisland District league
Knocknagoshel Clothes Collection
Knocknagoshel GAA Club is holding a clothes collection to help raise funds for the club. Bags can be left by the wall inside the entrance gates of the football field. All types of clothes are accepted as well as shoes, handbags, curtains and towels. All bags must be dropped off prior to March 17th.
Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camps
The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps will take place in Knocknagoshel from Monday July 24th until Friday July 28th. We encourage all chiildren in the area to attend this fun filled week of GAA. Each child that attends gets a free GAA Jersey, Training Top and Backpack. For more details and to register visit gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps
€5,900 Lotto Jackpot Draw at Eddie Walsh’s
The next draw will be held in Eddie Walsh’s Bar on Saturday, April 1st at 10pm for a impressive jackpot of €5,900.
Tickets are available from players, officers, local bars, club sellers, The Family Shop and Leahy’s Post Office. Thank you for your continued support.
Membership of Knocknagoshel GAA Club for 2017
Anyone interested in becoming a member of Knocknagoshel GAA Club for 2017 are reminded that all members have to be registered before the end of March. Please contact registrar Jack O’Connell on 086 38 58 096 asap. Benefits of membership are players are insured to play, members can use the track at the field and members can seek tickets from the club for Kerry games. It’s a way to support the club also. Membership can also be paid online at the Knocknagoshel GAA Club website. Please click here to log in: http://www.knocknagoshel.gaa.ie
Scór Na Bpáistí
We would like to say well done to all from Knocknagoshel who took part on Saturday last in Scór Na Bpáistí in Castleisland. Unfortunately we didn’t qualify for the County Scór Finals. Everyone who took part put in a great performance.
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