Our 2019 season got off to a fantastic start with our U10 boys winning all three of their games at the U10 Go Games Easter Blitz in the John Mitchels grounds. Our boys put on a fine display of skills and kicking ability and raced into an early lead in all games. The season is looking good for these boys.
Congratulations to Ian O’Connell who was one of the award recipients at the inaugural Garda National Youth Awards in Laois last Saturday. Ian has been recognised nationally for “showing strength in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds”, and his positive attitude and encouragement to others since his life-changing accident in August 2017.
On Easter Monday, Spa u-16s played their third and final game away to Gneevguilla. Both teams started with 15 players on this occasion, which was a positive straight away. We played against a tough breeze in the first half but that didn’t stop us from playing some good football. We scored an early goal after great play from the young duo of Timothy Moynihan and Oran O Neill. We defended superbly throughout the half, although working the ball out of the defence let us down at times. After a superb individual goal by Roiri O Connor, and points from Eoghan Mulvaney and Donagh Fahy had us trailing by only 2 at half time. Spa 2-3 , Gneevguilla 2-5
Spa played with the wind in the second half, but Gneevguilla started the stronger. Their more physical presence around the middle of the field began to sway the game in their favour with some stunning catches of the ball being displayed by their numbers 8 and 9. We continued to cause their defence trouble whenever the ball was kicked up, with the impressive Roiri O Connor finishing with a hat trick. Gneevguilla dominated possession however and one they began to get the upper hand, the game slipped away from Spa’s grasp. The boys tried hard until the end which was very encouraging.
With a good blend of older and younger players, we are excited to work with this group in preparation for the county league.
- Wednesday May 1st: U14 Co League Spa v Dr Crokes (home) at 7pm
- Sunday May 5th: U12 Co League Spa v Cromane (home) at 6pm
- Friday May 17th: Co Junior League Rd1 (details tbc)
Sports Hall & Meeting Room Hire
For bookings and enquiries please contact Eileen on 087 657 7312 (after 6pm only) or Ann on 087 940 3508.
Lotto Results 22/04/2019
Numbers Drawn 1, 7, 12, 24. No winner and €50 lucky dips to: Brian & Michael Kelly, Maura Wynne, Mary O’Sullivan Darcy, Denis O’Donoghue. Draw Monday April 29th in the Arbutus Hotel and Jackpot is now €10,200.
Thank you to everyone who supports our club lotto. Tickets available from the following – Online, by clicking the button in the sidebar; Clubhouse Reception; Dalys Supervalu; Centra, Muckross Rd; Killarney Heights Hotel; Torc Hotel; Killarney Oaks Hotel; McSweeney Arms; Arbutus Hotel; Royal Hotel; Jimmy Briens
Lily of Killarney
The 46th annual Lily of Killarney, sponsored by Killarney Credit Union, will be taking place in the Gleneagle Hotel on Friday May 24th. For anyone, over 18, that would like to take part please contact Spa’s Lily of Killarney Chairperson Marie O’Keeffe on 087 246 8238 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can also be found on their Facebook – https://facebook.com/lilyofkillarney17
The club have set up an online newsletter. Anyone that would like to sign up and receive a weekly email with updated fixtures, club events etc please sign up through this link or contact Deirdre on 085 121 6359.
Club members (over 18 years old) can access the gym through a fob system. CCTV cameras are in operation and members can apply for a gym fob (€25) from the Club Chairman.
The Spa Merchandise Shop is open from 10am to 11am on Saturday mornings for training gear, jackets, hoodies, full zip and half zip tops for all ages. For enquiries contact Mathilda on 087 648 7356.
Walking for Nathan – Darkness Into Light
This year’s Darkness Into Light Walk is happening on Saturday May 11th. The official launch will take place at J.M. Reidy’s on Monday April 29th at 7:45pm with guest speakers and there will be preregistration available on the night. Everyone welcome.
Any items for the club notes please contact Deirdre (085 121 6359) before 8pm on Sundays.