It was a busy, busy, busy weekend that saw our club in action all over Clare, in Galway and even in Croke Pk.

Kicking things off were the Minor hurlers who had a fine win against Wolfe Tones on Friday night by 0:19 to 0:8. This puts them into the championship quarterfinal which will be at home V Tulla on Friday evening. Paudie Guilfoyle; Stephen Casey, Jack Enright, Darragh Whelan; David Frost, David Hall, Kieran McMahon; Darragh Burke, Eanna Crimmins; Jason O’Neill, Eoin Guilfoyle, James Barry; Tom Nedelec, Shane Lynch, Peter Power (Subs) Jason Duggan, Owen McCoy, Ronan McCarthy, JJ Hanton, Oisin McInerney, John Duggan, Feidhlim Barry, Cian Foley, Sol Frost

Next up were our Senior hurlers who took on Whitegate in a relegation semi-final. Two years ago we had lost this fixture at the same stage, but this time there was no complacency and we prevailed 1:16 to 0:11. Although this championship campaign has not gone well, this team can still look forward to the semi-final of the Clare Cup which will be against Inagh/Kilnamona. Cathal Hayes; Eoin O’Brien, James McInerney, Evan Keogh; Shane O’Brien Snr, Ronan Good, Liam O’Connor; Padraic McMahon, John Feehily; Sean O’Connor, Noel Frawley, Enda Barrett; Colin Ryan, Colin Guilfoyle, Stephen Kelly (Subs)  Eoin Hayes, Liam Clancy, Shane O’Brien Jr, Martin O’Hanlon

On Sunday morning our U13s played Crusheen/Tubber and pulled off an excellent win by 2:10 to 0:10 John Lynch; Andrew Costello, Michael Caldwell, Jack Jennings; Darragh Jones, John Hogan, Cathal Crimmins; Ronan O’Rourke, Aaron Moroney; Che Burke, Michael Power, Sean Arthur; Mark Kelly, Shane Reale, Danny Meehan (Subs) Darragh Meehan, Sean Gough, Aaron Hogan, Lee Freeman, Brian Jones

Then our Intermediate Hurlers took on Killanena. Like the seniors, they too were threatened with relegation but they too, dug deep and won their semi-final. NOF 2:17 Killanena 2:9 Brian Tierney; Greg Collins, Jordan Collins, Eoin (Smiley) McInerney; Alan McInerney, James Freeman, Martin Frawley; Frank Melody, Cathal Finucane; Paudie Conway, Darren Duggan, Cathal (Malachy) Noonan; Jack O’Connor, James Liddy, Neil Ryan (Subs) Shane Lynch, James Warren, James Power, Oisin Pender

The last match of the weekend saw our U16 hurlers play Broadford/Smith O’Briens in the Shield semi-final. Early in the second half our lads trailed by 9 points but then came a remarkable comeback which included the last seven points without reply. NOF 2:18 Broadford 1:18. Cian Foley; Dylan Crowe, JJ Hanton, Oisin McInerney (Ballycar); Harry Frost, Darragh Whelan, Seadhna Liddy; Sol Frost, Mark Delaney; Jamie Power, Peter Power, Oisin McInerney (Clonmoney); Philip Connellan, Feidhlim Barry, Conor Meehan (Subs) Conor Freeman, Adam Enright, Luke Mann, David Morrissey, Michael Costello, Aaron Moroney

On top of all that we had great performances from our U11 hurlers in Sixmilebridge, our U10 and U9 in Craughwell, Galway and our U8s hosted Cratloe and Kilmaley for a blitz. Oh and also our U16 Camogie girls did us proud in Croke Pk on Sunday at the halftime skills competition.



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