Feile proves to be a great day

Post date: Apr 13, 2013 5:54:27 PM

Having travelled to Tynagh the night before and finding Tynagh Abbey Duniry from the A division to hot to handle, Mágh Cuilinn welcomed U14 teams from Meelick Eyrecourt, Portumna and Tynagh Abbey Duniry to contest the final stages of the Group matches in the Toddie Byrne Cup, the A section of the Feile competition, the winner of which would go on to represent Galway in the top section of the National competition. Portumna and Tynagh Abbey Duniry proved the strongest teams with Portumna powered by the next generation of Canning winning out in the end.

The real contest as far as Mágh Cuilinn were concerned was the game against future opponents in the A1 Championship, Meelick Eyrecourt. The game proved to be a contest between Meelick Eyrecourt's point scoring ability and Mágh Cuilinn's ability to score goals. In the end, with Magh Cuilinn about to launch an attack, they were dubiously dispossessed and a goal resulted. There was little time for anymore and Meelick/Eyrecourt ran out winners by four points. Mágh Cuilinn look forward to reversing the result in the Championship fixture.

Great work had been done all week to have the dressing rooms ready with Seán Barrett in command of the painting and Mattie Donohue fitting the benches. Noel Thomas, Liam Hynes, Lal Conneely and Michael McDonagh did trojan work on the pitch. While Aodh Davoren and his Juvenile Committee put in time cleaning and tidying in general, Sadie Davoren and Ann Marie Walsh and helpers provided refreshments throughout the day. Thanks to all who helped to get things ready, contributed food and simply supported.