Club PRO Notes
The intermediate team were in action in the fourth round of the intermediate championship against St. Michaels last Saturday in Markievicz Park. It was a close hard fought contest with St. Michaels running out winners on a scoreline of 1-9 to 1-5. The first half saw St. Michaels in the ascendancy and they took a half time lead of five points courtesy of better finishing in their use of possession and a goal just before half time. Cloonacool scores came from an excellent long range point by Joseph Neary and efforts from Packie McIntyre and Paul Kilcoyne. The second half possession was shaded by Cloonacool but we failed to turn our possession into scores, losing out by four points in the end. This defeat consigns us to the relegation playoffs. It was a disappointing defeat but we must focus on the immediate challenge of maintaining our place in the championship. We have one group game remaining against Eastern Harps on Saturday the 20th of August at 5.30pm in Ballymote. It is an important game as we look to return to winning ways ahead of the relegation playoffs. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm. The Cloonacool Community Park members draw for August took place last Saturday night in Brennans. Winner of top prize of €200 was Eileen Kirrane, €100 went to Enda McCarrick and €50 went to James McCarrick and Eddie & Bernie Mullarkey. Consolation prizes went to Billy Henry, Padraig Cully, Michael Gallagher and the syndicate of Wilfred Brennan, Gerry Perry and Chris Marren. The Cloonacool Community Park committee are launching their fundraising lotto draw for next year from September 2011. More funds are needed to finish the construction of the new gym, meeting room and kitchen facilities. The new facilities along with the newly laid sand carpet pitch will prove an excellent and valuable facility for all in the community. As one of the main users of the park Cloonacool GAA would like to thank the committee for their work and thank the people in the community for supporting these efforts to provide top class facilities for the playing of gaelic games.