Coiste na nÓg
Spa U-6, U-8 boys had their last training session for 2016 and ended with a pizza party. Thanks to all the coaches for your excellent work. The ABC nursery for U-5s, which started last week, will continue for another few weeks.
Spa under 12 boys
played their last game of the season at home to Templenoe. They won the game after a very strong battle. The winning point kicked by Daniel Daly. The boys have now earned a rest until the new year. They are a credit to both their families & the club. Best of luck to Rian O’Neill & Jack O’Sullivan who are moving up to under 14 next year. Don’t forget our end of season medal presentation & Quiz this Friday night the 14th of October in the Torc Hotel, it promises to be a enjoyable night. Thanks to all the boys who played with the under 11’s & under 12’s this season.
Sunday October 23rd at 2pm– County Championship Minor Final
East Kerry V Mid Kerry in Fitzgerald Stadium.
O’Donoghue Cup Quarter Final: Spa 2-13 Legion 1-13
A brilliant team performance from our seniors last Saturday earned a magnificent win against neighbours Legion in Direen to progress to the semi-finals of the O’Donoghue Cup East Kerry Championship. It was a game played with high intensity right from the throw in. Spa raced into an early lead with two opening points from Mike Stam O’Donoghue and a lovely point from Evan Cronin, before Ciaran Spillane made a burst through the Legion defence and passed to Evan Cronin who finished to the net. A point a minute later by Dara Moynihan extended that lead to 1-4 to 0-0. Legion started to hit over some scores before a stunning curling shot from Evan Cronin landed between the posts. Then David Spillane worked in towards goal and laid off to Evan who duly hit the back of the net for a second goal, Spa now leading 2-5 to 0-3 after 20 minutes. Mike Stam O’Donoghue hit 3 points on the trot before Liam Kearney saw black for a foul inside the small square, but James Devane expertly saved James O’Donoghue’s penalty shot. Spa were reduced to 14 men shortly before the half time whistle and went in 2-8 to 0-6 ahead at the break.
Legion started the second half well and within eight minutes had reduced that gap to 4 points before Mike Stam hit over 2 good points to settle the side. Another Evan Cronin score had Spa leading 2-11 to 0-11 going in to the final ten minutes. Points by Mike Stam and Dara Moynihan extended that lead but Legion fought to the end and a goal in injury time made for a nervous finish, but Spa edged out deserved winners in the end. Some fantastic football from our seniors, with Mike Stam O’Donoghue selected as the Man of the Match after the game.
Team: James Devane, Eoin Cronin, Matthew Moynihan, Dan O’Donoghue, Shane Lynch, David Spillane, Michael McCarthy, Liam Kearney, Andrew Garnett, Cormac Cronin, Ciaran Spillane, Dara Moynihan (0-2), Evan Cronin (2-3), Mike Stam O’Donoghue (0-8), Shane Cronin.
Subs: Michael Foley, Craig Hickey, Eric O’Donoghue, Alfie Giles.
The ladies contest two finals in the next few weeks.
Final Junior B Final
Sat Oct 15th
Junior ‘B’ final Finuge St.Senans v Spa.
Mary Jo Curran Cup Final
Spa V Kilcummin Oct 22nd/23rd V Kilcummin.
Scór na nÓg and Scór na bPaistí
Club members under the age of 17 years on January 1st 2017 who may be interested in participating in the forthcoming East Kerry Scór na nÓg competitions are invited to contact Eileen on 087 9940594.
Primary school children (club members) if interested in Scór na bPaistí may also contact Eileen on the number above.
Scór categories – Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation/Storytelling, Instrumental Music, Léiriú/Drama, Ballad Group, Set Dancing and Table Quiz.
Numbers drawn in Jimmy’s 3,9,13,18. No Jackpot winner. Monthly/Annual draw John Bowler c/o The Reeks. Lucky Dips Danny Cahill, Clash. Margaret Cahill, Tullig. John Falvey c/o Liebherr. Sinead O’Connell, Rathmore.
Draw next MONDAY at the Arbutus Hotel for €9,400 Jackpot.
A chance de-clutter those wardrobes and support the underage structure in Spa. We collect clothes, shoes, bags etc, all year round. Bags can be left in Spa during the after 5pm in the lobby under the stairs. Further information contact Anne Holland 085 7780883. Collection will take place in the next few weeks so don’t miss your chance to off load unused or unwanted clothing. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Please contact Eileen Casey for availability 087 6577312.
Contact Mathilda for the new range of fantastic gear 087 6487356.
Congratulations to our underage girls coach, Susan O’Sullivan, Park Road, who married Rory Waters during the week.
Sympathy is extended to Ciss McCarthy, Tiernaboul, on the recent death of her niece,
Cicela O’Neill, in Templenoe.
May She Rest In Peace.