MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURE
Our minors will play the quarter final of the A Football Championship on Saturday next. All players are to attend training on Wednesday. Match details will follow later on in the week. 6th September 2015
SHANDONAGH MINORS QUALIFY FOR QUARTER FINALS
Following two wins in the past week Shandonagh minors have qualified for the quarter finals of the Westmeath Division 1A County Championship. A win over Millmore Gaels at home on Wednesday August 26th followed by a win away to Kilbeggan Shamrocks on Sunday 30th saw the team qualify in 2nd place in the group. Both games were hard fought with Shandonagh putting in strong second half performances in each game. The lads beat Millmore Gaels by 3-11 to 1-9 and Kilbeggan by 3-19 to 5-8. A big effort will be required to prepare for the quarter finals on Saturday September 12th. The draw will not be made until later this week. Well done to the lads on two whole hearted displays. 30th August 2015
MINOR BOYS FOOTBALL
OUR Shandonagh minors played the 5th game of the Division 1 league at home to Athlone last Wednesday. On a fine evening a young Shandonagh outfit played a strong Athlone side losing by 6 points after an entertaining game. The first half was evenly contested with scores exchanged. Athlone finished stronger to lead at the break by 2-8 to 0-7. Shandonagh produced a spirited 2nd half display and out scored their opponents however finished on the losing side by 4-13 to 3-9.
Training is on Monday and the next game is away to Shannon Gaels on Friday next at 7:30. Full turnout needed to secure another league win! 5th July 2015
Shandonagh minors had a very busy schedule last week with 3 matches in 5 days. Great credit is due to the squad for the sustained effort made in a very short period of time.
The first game at home versus Caulry saw the lads emerge with a well deserved victory by 5-18 to 2-5 against a talented Caulry side missing some players. Our team got off to a great start and led by 2-5 to 0-1 after 20 minutes. Caulry finished the half strongly scoring 1-2 without reply.
The second half saw a more balanced game with sides trading scores before Shandonagh extended their lead and finishing strongly.
The second game was also in Shandonagh against a very strong Rosemount side who quickly took control of the game to lead by 2-5 to 0-2 after 15 minutes. A weakened Shandonagh team, missing key players, got into the game in the 2nd quarter. After half time the Shandonagh lads got more into the game and landed some good scores. Rosemount however were too strong and ran out deserved winners by 3-22 to 0-6.
The third game was away to the Downs, a fancied side to land minor honours again this year. An under strength Shandonagh side put in a very spirited performance against a strong Downs outfit on Friday night last. Shandonagh got off to a good start taking the lead while taking the game to their hosts. The game was very even until 10 mins before half time when a blitz of scores saw the home side take control.
The second half was very even with scores exchanged however the plucky Shandonagh lads could not close the gap. The game finished on a score line of The Downs 3-13 Shandonagh 1-9. Well done to all the squad on a physical and enjoyable game 28th June 2015
MINOR BOYS FOOTBALL
Our minors have two home games this week. On Monday we play against Caulry and on Wednesday we take on Rosemount both at 7:30pm. 21st June 2015
Shandonagh minors secured a victory away to Lilliput Gaels in Ballinagore on Wednesday last April 1st in the first round of the Division 1 minor league. Lilliput Gaels are an amalgamation of St Malachy’s, Ballinagore & Loughnavalley.
In a very competitive game played in wet conditions the Shandonagh lads got off to a flying start, playing with the wind, and led by 1-4 to 0-1 after 15 minutes. The second quarter was more even and the half time score was Shandonagh 1-7 Lilliput Gaels 1-1.
The Gaels started the 2nd half strongly and closed the gap and eventually taking the lead with a second goal. Credit to the Shandonagh lads they lifted their game and grabbed the initiative again to score 4 unanswered points before a second goal arrived to leave some daylight between the sides going into the final 5 minutes.
The lads finished strongly and the game concluded on a final score line of Shandonagh 2-14 Lilliput Gaels 1-8.
Well done to all involved in the squad!
The next league game should be at home in the coming weeks and a full turnout is required at training to work on the areas for improvement. 5th April 2015
Our Minor team had a good win away on Wednesday evening in a hard fought game in Ballinagore. Won by 2-14 to 2-8. Lads were in front at half time by 6 points 1-7 to 1-1 after playing with the wind and had to come from behind in the second half to dig out a win. Mixed performance but a good win.This team has potential to do well with full dedication from all. we look to your next outing.
Please note that the venue for the Minor Football League game,
Lilliput Gaels v Shandonagh
Date: 1st April 2015,
Time: 6.30 pm has been changed to