Weekend Matches

The Junior football team will play Bunclody at 6.45 pm (not 7.30pm as previously advertised) on Friday in Monageer.

The Intermediate hurling team have a practice match on Sunday against Rathnure at 5pm, in Rathnure.

The Junior hurling team have a practice match on Saturday against Oulart at 6pm in Monageer.

Weekend match reports for weekend of 25th of March

The third hurling team were our first team to play this weekend and they won well against Marshalstown’s second team in Farmleigh on Saturday. The final score in this match was Monageer Boolavogue 4-14 to Marshalstown 1-12. We started well with three points from Morgan Rowsome but it was the first goal of the game from Walter Christopher which had everybody talking. A ball was played in towards the square from the right wing, when Walter made a terrific one handed over head pull to send the ball crashing into the net leaving the goal keeper helpless. Moments later we had a similar score from Micheal Somers, who made a one handed pull from a long ball sent in from midfield which ended up in the roof of the net. Barry Millar completed a great run of three goals in the space of a few minutes and by this stage we were looking very comfortable. The half time score was 3-09 to 0-06. Marshalstown fought back in the second half but our half time lead was too large for them to get closer than 10 points and we eventually ran out 11 point winners.


1. Larry Carthy 2. Maurice McGrath 3. Robert Rowsome 4. Martin Sweeney 5. James O Loughlin 6. Michael Ivory 7. Anthony Dempsey 8. Sean McCabe 9. Paddy Walsh 10. William Murphy 11. Colin Hawkins 12. Morgan Rowsome 13. Walter Christopher 14. Micheal Somers 15. Barry Millar Subs: Conor Doyle for Walter Christopher, Ed Rowsome for Robert Rowsome,  Walter Christopher for William Murphy

Scorers: Morgan Rowsome 0-07, Micheal Somers 2-00, Barry Millar 1-01, Walter Christopher 1-00, Paddy Walsh 0-02, Ed Rowsome 0-02, Michael Ivory 0-01, Conor Doyle 0-01


Our first team played against Buffer’s Alley’s second team on Sunday and lost by 1-12 to 1-11. Our lads didn’t perform very well on the day but were still in with a shout right until the end, we probably deserved a draw because Buffer’s Alley’s last point went wide.

Team was:

1. Sean Murphy 2. Brendan Carton 3. Tommy Breen 4. Sean Doran 5. Liam Gahan 6. Brian O Loughlin 7. Liam Gahan 8. Bertie Gahan 9. Dean Fenlon 10. Niall O Loughlin 11. Ger Daly 12. Niall O Reilly 13. James Sweeney 14. David Breen 15. Mick Sweeney Subs; Peter Mernagh for Mick Sweeney, Mark Walsh for Brendan Carton, Matthew Dunne for Ger Daly, Denis Walsh for Dean Fenlon, Damien Fenlon for James Sweeney

Scores: Niall O Loughlin 1-8 frees, Bertie Gahan  0-01, Peter Mernagh 0-01, Mark Walsh 0-01.


The Second team played Shamrocks second team on Sunday evening and lost out on a scoreline of 0-10 to 1-04. Our lads never really got going and many chances weren’t taken during the game.


1. Morgan Gahan 2. Mick Ivory 3. Denis Walsh 4. Sean Doran 5. Damien Fenlon 6. Chris Daly 7. Colin Hawkins 8. Aidan Gahan 9. Liam Gahan (Ballysimon)  10. Ed Rowsome 11. David Breen 12. Patrick Walsh 13. Niall Finn 14. John O Loughlin 15. Laurence Murphy Subs: Morgan Rowsome for Niall Finn, Brendan Carton for Mick Ivory, James Sweeney for Patrick Walsh, Sean McCabe for Aidan Gahan

Scores: Ed Rowsome 0-03 (0-02 frees) Laurence Murphy 1-00, David Breen 0-01

Lotto Results for 20/03/2012 draw

Winning numbers : 2, 4, 12, 15

No winner. New jackpot €7,700

4 Match 3 Winners (Share €160)

John & Catherine Fenlon, Carmel Leacy, Niall O’Loughlin and John Stamp

Next draw on Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at 9.30pm in GAA complex. All are welcome.

Weekend League Match Reports

Monageer Boolavogue beat Ballyfad in the league today by 0-09 to 0-05. It was a low scoring game played in very bad conditions but our lads were well deserving of their win.


1.Sean Murphy 2. Liam Gahan (Ballyorley) 3. Tommy Breen 4. Denis Walsh 5. Dean Fenlon 6. Brian O Loughlin 7. Damien Fenlon 8. Mark Walsh 9. Bertie Gahan (0-01) 10. Shane Kehoe 11. Matthew Dunne (0-01) 12. Niall O Loughlin (0-06, 4 frees) 13. James Sweeney 14. Stephen Murphy 15. Mick Sweeney  Subs: David Breen (0-01)for James Sweeney and Ger Daly for Mick Sweeney


Our Second team played Cloughbawn this evening and lost out on a final score of 2-15 to 3-09. Our lads were 12 points down at half time and showed good determination to get within three points by the end.


1. Morgan Gahan 2. Sean Doran 3. Daire Turner 4. Brendan Carton 5. Sean Mernagh 6. Chris Daly 7. Sean McCabe 8. Liam Gahan (Ballysimon) (0-01) 9. Aidan Gahan 10. Ed Rowsome (1-06 frees) 11. David Breen 12. Mick Sweeney 13. James Sweeney 14. Niall Finn 15. Bryan Dwyer (1-00) Subs:  Patrick Walsh for James Sweeney, Peader Lacey for Niall Finn, Colin Hawkins for Sean Mernagh, John Ivory (1-02) for Mick Sweeney, Damien Fenlon for Sean McCabe, Denis Walsh for Liam Gahan, Niall Finn for Morgan Gahan


Our third team also played in Cloughbawn and suffered a big loss. The final score was 3-16 to 3-03. Special Mention should be given to Micheal Somers who bagged 2-01 and William Murphy who got a goal on his debut.


1. Sean McCabe 2. Martin Sweeney 3. Padraig Stafford 4. Anthony Dempsey 5. Colin Hawkins 6. Barry Millar 7. James Gahan 8. Morgan Rowsome (0-2 frees) 9. Micheal Stafford 10. Patrick Walsh 11. Aidan Gahan 12. Laurence Murphy 13. Walter Christopher 14. Micheal Somers (2-01) 15. William Murphy (1-00) Sub: Ed Rowsome for James Gahan.

Hurling leagues start this weekend

Big weekend ahead for our Junior hurling stars, the league kicks off with a double header in Cloughbawn on Saturday (the 17th, yes Paddy’s day !) at 3.30pm and 5.00pm. See the fixtures page on website for further details.

The Intermediates are out too, up in Ballyfad (for their annual trip) on Monday 19th at 2pm.

And to get you in the humour, here’s the famous “You know you are a Junior Hurler when…..” article

  • You spend all winter on the beer speculating on who will be brought in to manage the junior hurling team next year.
  • The hardest tackle you will make all year is in an indoor soccer match in January when you break your brother-in-law’s leg.
  • There are 35 at training under lights on a bitter February night (unfit but enthusiastic) – the average for August is 7 (unfit, sick of training and making silage)
  • The club treasurer spends some time at the AGM lamenting the yearly cost of running a club and especially the bill for hurleys; a month later, the team is being urged to “give ‘em timber lads – we have plenty of hurleys on the sideline…”
  • When you go for a pick-up, you tap the ball at least twice on the hurley before you fumble it
  • Ground hurling is for juveniles and camogie players
  • The full forward has his son and grandnephew in the corners
  • The grandnephew is two years older
  • For a 2.30 throw-in, you start packing your gear bag at 2.40 and still manage to be on the field before the referee even arrives
  • You can get a match called off because your star player is playing divisional under-16 the following week
  • Your tight marking corner back never gives an inch – except of course, when the ball gets inside his own 50 and he charges out after it with all the other backs, forgetting that the other team are even on the field.
  • Your goalie lets in a sitter every second game – this usually happens after you have scored 5 points from play to reel in a difficult half-time deficit or in the first minute if it is a final
  • Your full-forward can’t score but “he’s a good man to bust up the play”
  • Your centre forward can’t score either but “he’ll stop a good man from hurling”
  • Your championship is either a round robin that requires you to play six league games to eliminate one team, or a knockout starting in October
  • Any members of your panel that claim to have back injuries are either lazy or completely daft – unless you can see blood, bruises or bandages, they are making it up
  • Before every match, the forwards are told to stay wide and not bunch – but this is not what happens. The only time any forward goes wide is to take a sideline cut or if they are looking for water
  • Your backs play from behind waving a hurley with one hand whilst resting the other on the forward’s back – this is why all your scores and all their scores come from frees
  • You can’t field a team during the fortnight of the Leaving Cert
  • Your star player always has one other brother “that was even better but he couldn’t stay off the drink”
  • Your left-corner-back plays at No.4 because he can only strike off his left side Ditto No.7
  • The more people instruct you to “let fly if you don’t get it up the first time”, the more you ignore them.

Presentation of cheque to the Hope Cancer Support Center

As part of the registration night, a presentation was made to the Hope Cancer Support Center. A total of €730 was raised during the Liam Cooper Memorial Cup game, held on St.Stephens day.

The presentation was made by Roisin Cooper to Margo Kehoe and Ann Marsh of the Hope Cancer Support Center.

Thanks to both Damien Fenlon and Stephen O’Leary for organising the match on St.Stephens day. Big thank you to all who took part.

Mister and Missus in the Tavern, not to be missed


The ever popular Mister and Missus show is getting a Monageer/Boolavogue GAA makeover !

On March the 17th six (well 5 at the moment) couples will see exactly how much they know about each other (or not), in front of a live audience in the Monageer Tavern.

The couples are:

Aidan & Eleanor Fenlon
Leo & Anita Delacey
Mylo & Ann Fenlon
Liam & Joan Dunbar
Sean & Laura Doran

The show starts at 9pm on St Patrick’s Day in the Monageer Tavern.

Lotto results for 06/03/2012 draw

Winning numbers : 13, 18, 20, 21

No winner. New jackpot €7,600

2 Match 3 Winners (Share €160)

A. Palmer

Ann Gahan

Next draw on Tuesday 20th March 2012 at 9.30pm in GAA complex. All are welcome.


Well done to all our Boxers

Last night saw our lads take on the Shamrocks in the now famous “Hassle in the Castle”. Unfortunately the overall result didn’t go our way, with the lads losing 7 to 4. However, considering we only trained for four weeks and it was our first outing in the “ring”, all our boxers gave a great display and should be proud of their efforts.

Massive respect to our boxers who were

Aaron “Puingeon” Dunne
Brian “Crouch” Dwyer
Gary “Killer” Kelly
Brian “Bro” O’Loughlin
Patrick “The mouth” Murphy
Niall “Horse” O’Loughlin
David “Reggie” Breen
Niall “Smasher” Finn
Stephen “Chesty” Murphy
Paul “Bomber” Farrington
Ray “Fists of stone” Fenlon

A great night, enjoyed by all and who knows with another months training ….