Geevagh GAA Club notes

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For the third weekend in a row, silverware has been captured by one of our club’s team, this time our U. 14 Girls, the “great entertainers” captured the “C” Championship title defeating St John’s by 2 scores on last Saturday lunch time. Going into the final our Girls were the underdogs, but this talented bunch don’t believe in doing things the easy way. Testament to this would be their first championship game away to Balisodare, finding themselves 8 points down at half time, they turned on the style in the 2nd half to win by 6 points in the end. Despite being well beaten by their opponents in an early group game, our Girls knuckled down to the task in hand. Our girls opened the scoring in this exciting final with 2 points from the boot of Ruth Killoran. John’s replied with two points of their own, to leave the score at 0.2 each after two minutes, John’s were enjoying the lion’s share of possession at this stage, however their shooting let them down on a few occasions. Our midfield pair of Ellie & Ella were winning a lot of possession and supplying our eager beaver forwards with plenty of ball, they duly obliged with another goal and a point from Ruth to leave to score at 1.3 to 0.2 at the first half water break.

Our girls were well in the grove at this stage and restarted the game with the first score, a goal from the hard working Ella O’Reilly. Our opponents ended the half on the up again with the two final scores to leave the half time score at 2.3 to 0.4.

This was a great first half performance from our girls considering they were playing into a stiff breeze. Niall & Declan’s half time words of wisdom worked a treat as our girls started the brighter of the two teams with an early goal from sharp shooter Ruth Killoran. Our girls were working really hard all over the field, with no player sparing themselves in effort. Further 2nd half points from Ella saw our girls stretch their lead further. To their credit John’s never gave up the ghost and rallied with three quick scores in quick succession to reduce the margin somewhat, the final water break of the game arrived shortly after, the scoreboard read; Geevagh 5.5 to St John’s 1.6.

John’s started the final quarter of the game with two quick goals but to their great credit our girls replied with a point from Ruth to settle our supporters’ nerves, some great defending from our crew kept John’s at bay, and the final nail in our opponents’ coffin arrived moments later with another goal from the clinical Ruth Killoran, a move that started in our girls’ full back line.

The final whistle blew shortly after our girls 6th goal of the game and was met with great excitement from all the Geevagh supporters. Commiserations to St John’s who contributed hugely to a very exciting, skilful game.  

This group of players thoroughly deserved this championship victory, they are a credit to their families, no doubt a great crew to work with, they have stared defeat in the face on a few occasions during the season, but have shown fantastic character to emerge victorious from most games, they were defeated by Drumcliffe & St John’s in the group stages, but turned the tide on both of those sides in the semi and the final.

Well done to coaches Niall & Declan, thanks to all the parents who helped out at training and on match days  

Great to see members of our senior ladies’ team at the game also, watch yere backs Ladies there’s a talented bunch waiting in the wings.

Final Score: Geevagh 6.6 St John’s 4.6.

After the final whistle joint captains Millie Ryan & Laura O’Reilly thanked all the match officials on their handling of the final, they thanked their coaches, Maureen, Orla, all the parents and supporters and lastly gave three cheers to St John’s. A convoy of beeping cars travelled the length and breadth of the parish to celebrate their victory. They were greeted by flags, bunting and good luck wishes along their route.


U.14 Squad was; Laura O’Reilly, Rachel Moran, Jade Gabiddon, Jessica Gray, Ailbhe Corcoran, Grainne Smith, Ava Duggan, Ella O’Reilly, Ellie Harte, Michelle Mc Donagh, Mille Ryan, Ruth Killoran, Aine Mostyn, Leanne Egan, Emma Costello, Chloe Egan, Susie O’Grady, Hannah Hunter, Aoibhe Mc Donagh.


Our senior lads ended their season with a semi-final Benson Cup defeat at the hands of Curry on Saturday evening last. They maintained their senior status for 2021 which was a big plus for the club.


Our senior ladies are away to Naomh Anna Leitir Mor (Contae na Gaillimhe) on Sunday afternoon next in the Connacht Championship semi-final. The game has a throw in time of 2pm. Best of luck Ladies.


Our U.12 Boys are in “B” Championship semi-final in the coming weeks. They had a useful workout of the weekend, their game is fixed for Geevagh on Sunday October the 10th at 12 noon. They have been unlucky with injuries of late, hopefully a few of the lads will be back for the semi.


Great credit to all our club teams & mentors who represented the club over this difficult season, hoping 2021 will be a little less stressful from a regulatory point of view.


Congratulations to Tomas & Donna O’Reilly on the birth of their baby girl recently.


Commiserations to Arthur, George & Aaron who were part of the Naomh Eoin side who were narrowly defeated in the county Senior Hurling Final on Sunday last.


We appeal to all our supporters not to try and gain entry to the grounds and respect the guidance in the interests of public health.

Thanks for your understanding and patience in supporting all of the public health guidance over the last number of months.