Local college Scoil Colaiste Ide agus Iosef will contest the Final of the O`Brien Cup in rugby on Friday 6th December against the Abbey from Tipperary town. The game will kick off @ 1.00pm in Bruff and all support is welcomed.
The new boundary fence between the main pitch and Collins`Park has been completed. The Club would like to gratefully acknowledge the assistance and support given by West Limerick Resources RSS and TUS.
The Munster U18’s girls played their last match on Saturday November 30th at 12.45pm in Sportsground, Galway against a very strong Connaught team. As Abbeyfeale’s Chloe Dalton led the team out as captain for the last time, spirits were high and it was looking good as the sun shone down on them. With forwards putting in some tough tackles and good runs. It was Abbeyfeale’s Meagan Roche who succeeded in giving Munster their first try with Abbeyfeale’s Chloe Dalton closely watching her friend and team-mate with pride. They succeeded in the conversion, making the score 7 to 0 but it was short lived as Connaught came back with two tries and a conversion. The Munster girls had a lot of work to do but in the end it was to be a draw with a last min try from the Munster girls. As the final whistle blow the tears started to flow as the Munster journey ends here for some of the girls including these two extraordinary girls who had done Abbeyfeale proud. If they stay as committed and focused, they can aim for the ladies squad next year. A huge thanks to their parents for their support with a lot of driving to training and matches and to all the other girls from the many clubs represented, friends for life through the bond of a united interest in a sport like no other, well done to you all.
The Abbeyfeale ladies had the pleasure of helping to make history by travelling to Musgrave Park in Cork on Sunday 1st December to play the newly formed Dolphins ladies team, whom had a nice mixture of new and experienced players. They had struggled from the start like most women teams to get numbers and hold on to them. The Abbeyfeale ladies were honoured to be the first team the Dolphins played in this modern era and look forward to meeting them again as they are definitely a team to watch for the future. With another win this sees the Abbeyfeale ladies half way through the league, with all six teams to play again but as it stands at the moment this team is still top of their league table.
There was NO WINNER of this week’s Lotto numbers drawn were 3 – 7 – 21 –24
There was 5 “Match”3’s @ €30
Eddie O’Connell, Collins Park, Abbeyfeale
Kevin O’Connor, Dromtrasna Collins
Maurice O’Connor, Knocknasna,
Joanne Cunningham, C/o Pallas Foods
Josh Ahern, Belfry Heights Abbeyfeale.
4 “LUCKY DIPS” €25 each
Caroline Kavanagh, C/o Pallas Foods,
Mike Neeson, Killarney,
Tom Browne, Killarney Road, Abbeyfeale
Imelda Twomey, Kilmorna Abbeyfeale
Promoters Prize goes to Daphne Gleeson, C/o Pallas Foods.
Next weeks draw on Monday Night December 9th at
The Ramble Inn for a jackpot of €12,050
So make sure to purchase your ticket to be in with a chance! Tickets are available from local ticket sellers and outlets.
ENTRY FEE €5.00
On a cold foggy evening Abbeyfeale travelled to play Cashel on Saturday November 23rd under lights at 8.30pm. It proved to be the toughest match of the season so far as these two teams fought hard as it was all to play for with both aiming to stay on top of their league. It was Abbey’s Marie Keating who was first to go over the line on the right side with a number of Cashel’s players surrounding her as she placed it down. Unfortunately with Abbeyfeale’s lineouts not going their way but recovering well and stealing the ball back. With the second try coming from Abbey’s Irene Dillane going down hard on the left side. Abbey’s Catriona Davis succeeded in converting both these tries, making the score Abbeyfeale 14 to Cashel 0. In the second half, Cashel continued to gain ground but losing possession within metres of their try line. Abbey’s third try was executed from feeding the ball out the line and with Sinead O’Mara landing the ball over the line with a Cashel played following closely. No matter how hard Cashel hit Abbeyfeale, it was Abbeyfeale who won the ball from a lineout being the last play and kicking it out for the final whistle. It really tested both teams but a triumph for Abbeyfeale who came out on top and it sure was not a easy win. Final score Abbeyfeale 19 to Cashel 0. Their next game is away to Dolphins on Sunday December 1st.
Team: Brigid Cahill, Marie Keating, Emer O’Connor, Kit Donovan, Catriona Davis, Anna McMahon, Triona O’Connor, Maura & Fidelma Collins, Janet Garvey, Sinead O’Mara, Hannah Broderick, Irene Dillane, Mary Teahan.
Best of Luck
Best of Luck Meagan Roche & Clodagh Roche who are due to play their next Munster match on this Saturday 30th against Connacht.
The U15 game got underway next with Bantry Bay starting off with scoring the first two tries, one down the left wing and the other down the right wing, succeeding in converting both. The Abbey’s girls got stuck in with Maria Harnett coming back with two tries and a third one came from a pass of Shauna Sheehy to Maria Harnett giving her a nice run to place under the post. Going into the second half with the score Bantry Bay 14 to Abbey 19. As Bantry Bay girls tried hard to come back but Abbey’s Maria Harnett went for another try in the left corner. Next to score was Abbey’s Dyon Keane under the post. Bantry finally got a try in the last few minutes of the game and Abbey’s Aoife Madigan decided to go for a run herself putting her try under the post. These team did well to come back after two tries down to win with a score of Abbeyfeale 32 to Bantry Bay 19. Great day was had by all in spite of the cold resulting in a well-deserved win for the Abbeyfeale U15 team. Thanks to all who helped out on the day and thanks to Bantry Bay for travelling. Their next league game for both teams will be against Thurles at home on the 14th December. So come down and support the girls are it could possibility could be there last home game for the season.
Team: Grace O’Connor, Maria Power, Aoife Madigan, Amy Cullinane, Katie Lane, Jacqueline Murphy, Sarah O’Grady, Maria Harnett (Capt), Shauna Sheehy, Dyon Keane.
Saturday 23rd November was a frosty day and it was looking doubtful that the girl’s game would go ahead but they final got underway as the pitch thawed fairly fast as the sun peer through the clouds. The U18 ‘s started off the day with some fantastic runs first from Rebekah Daly giving Abbeyfeale their first try and she wasn’t finished there as she went for a second one and Emma Cullinane followed with the third try of the game. By half time Abbeyfeale were 21 to South Cork 0. The South Cork team were a mixture of girls from Bantry, Bandon, Youghal and Carrigaline. As they tried hard to organise and get back into the game, Abbeyfeale’s Rebekah Daly went on to give Abbeyfeale’s another two tries. South Cork kept putting in some hard tackles but the next try came from Abbeyfeale’s Kerryann Finucane, followed not long after with Abbeyfeale’s Clodagh Roche scoring her try. Abbeyfeale’s Siobhan McCourt succeeded in converting six of tries. With the last two minutes South Cork came back for a quick try, the last play being the conversion in which they didn’t succeed. Final score was 47 to 5 making their coaches Hannah Broderick and Maura Collins very proud. Fair play to Marie Lane and Chantelle Murphy for coming down and supporting their teammates.
Team: Emma Cullinane (Capt), Rebekah Daly, Siobhan & Sinead McCourt, Kerryann Finucane, Grainne Sheehy, Jackie Leahy, Jojo Lyons, Joann Maynard & Clodagh Roche.
Congratulations to Meagan Roche & Chloe Dalton who also proudly captained the Munster U18 girls on Sat. Nov. 16th at 1pm in Dublin. This first game finished with an extra bonus of Chloe Dalton scoring one of the tries for a well-earned win of 14 – 3 over Ulster. The Leinster game kicked off at 2.30pm, with a very different outcome due to a Munster try being disallowed, resulting in a 3 – 0 win to Leinster. Their next Munster game is on Sat. Nov. 30th