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Multyfarnham Handball Pitch n Putt Classic!!

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Multyfarnham Handball will be a holding a Pitch N Putt Classic in aid of the new alley on this Saturday in Lough Owel.

The fundraiser is aimed at finishing off the 40×20 court in the new centre to add to the current two One Wall courts. Handball is a fast and fun game that anybody can play no matter what the age and is fast become very popular again in Ireland. Multyfarnham has a long tradition of competitve and successful handballers. Many players in the village are holders of All Ireland medals albeit from long ago!

Hopefully with the right amount of support we will see Multy players back on the winners podium once more.

Entry for the  Pitch N Putt Classic is just €30 per team and anybody interested is asked to contact Noel Murphy on 0876089912.for start times.

2014 Irish National Road Cycling Championships come to Multy

2014 Irish National Road Cycling Championships come to Multy published on

Matt Brammier winning last year's Senior Men's Elite     photo courtesy Flickr Sean Rowe
Matt Brammier winning last year’s Senior Men’s Elite ~ photo courtesy Flickr Sean Rowe

The 2014 Irish National Road Cycling Championships will be held in Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath on June 28th and 29th.

The National Road Race is organized by Cycling Ireland and is the premier event in the Irish cycling calendar. This year the Lakeside Wheelers club in Mullingar are hosting the race and are putting a huge amount of effort into ensuring that the event will be a success. The National Time Trial, which is also being hosted, will be starting and finishing in nearby Rochefortbridge.

Lakeside Wheelers have managed to secure Grange Motors Toyota Mullingar as the main sponsor of the championships. The Mullingar club have a history of organising and running races of this scale as they hosted the National Criterium Championships in 2011 and 2012; with a history of success it was easy to see why the club were picked to host the 2014 National Road Championships.

The Championships will be held from Thursday June 26th to Sunday June 29th. The TT will be held on the Thursday with all four categories of Veteran, Women, Under 23 and Elite Men racing on the same day. On Saturday the Veteran’s and Women’s Road race will be held, with the Veterans race starting first. On the Sunday the Under 23 and Elite Men’s race will start at 11am. The 19km circuit starts and finishes in Multyfarnham then goes through the nearby townland of Ballinafid then onto the village of Crookedwood. The riders will have to complete ten laps to be declared champion and get the right to wear the Irish National Champions Jersey for the next year.

Last year’s champion Matt Brammeier will face a difficult task if he hopes to retain his title. Dan Martin, who won a 2013 Tour de France stage, and Nicholas Roche, who finished in the top ten at last year’s Vuelta A Espagna, have both indicated that they intend to take part in this year’s Championship along with Martyn Irvine who won gold in the 2013 UCI World Track Championship. So with a stellar field in place and beautiful surroundings to match, what promises to be an exciting race is eagerly awaited.

Notes week of the 10th March

Notes week of the 10th March published on

Father Ted Table Quiz

Thanks to all who supported our Father Ted Table quiz on Friday the 7th March. A good night was had by all with great tunes played by Colly aka 240 Pounds of Funk.

Junior Cup

St Pauls 3-9      Multyfarnham 1-11

The junior team were unfortunate to lose out in a battling performance against St Pauls in the Junior Cup. A couple of early goals from Pauls put Multy on the back foot and in truth we were chasing the game after that. The goals really were the deciding of the game but Multy did put in a decent performance. Leo Blake was strong at the back alongside Rory Boyce and Brian McLoughlin.

Pauls were kept to just a solitary point in the first half while Multy got some great scores from Chris Cannon, Emmet Feerick and Mark Fallon. At halftime the score was 3-1 to 7. In the second we rallied well and Lee Casserly managed to punch home a goal when the ball came back off the post from a Mick McDonnell free kick. But Pauls came back with three unanswered points and spent the rest of the game holding us at arm’s length. We never really got within touching distance after that and the most it came to was within two points. Pauls had a full bench to call on and we were missing a good few players but that is no excuse.

We will have to wait and see if we get into the qualifiers but that is now out of our hands.

Division 7a

Multyfarnham 0-10     Mullingar Shamrocks 0-10

On a wet and miserable morning in Multy, we welcomed Mullingar Shamrocks in the rescheduled Division 7a encounter. This was our first game in a division where we had a good showing last year. Several players had been involved in the Junior Cup match the previous evening but that did not stop them togging out and once more putting their bodies on the line for their club.

Great teams are built on a solid defence and today’s effort by our backline showed why there is hope for the future in Multyfarnham. Leo Blake, Ian McGovern, Damien Grifferty, Paul Moran, Rory Boyce and team captain Paul Smith put on a defensive display that any team would have been proud of. Ably led by Smith our back line dominated a very mobile and physical Shamrocks forward selection.

Jason Tighe was putting in some great fielding at midfield while Jimmy Keary was covering acres of ground in his running game. He was assisted by Ger Feerick and Ian McGovern who constantly drove at the Shamrocks backs. Johnny Orme slotted over a couple of points while Feerick, Smith and Mick McDonnell wrapped their feet around a few.

The second half saw Mullingar creep into a three point lead but they were never able to kill the game off with Blake and Smith marshalling the troops so brilliantly at the back. Jason Tighe was a terror under the high ball in midfield with no Shamrocks man able to touch him. But it was the constant running by Smith, McGovern and Feerick that eventual broke the Shamrocks defence down. Orme had struck free before two booming points from way out, by McGovern, had brought the game level. Disaster then struck when Shamrocks got an easy score and looked to be holding out for the win. Again and again we broke down the field but the radar was not working and we just could not seem to find the mark before up stepped young Keith Read. In only his second game at this level the minor player bravely took aim and pulled the trigger on his left peg and slotted the ball beautifully over the bar.

The referee blew the whistle shortly afterwards left us ruing our missed chances.

Training continues Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm.

Underage

Minor and Under 16 training continues on Friday evenings at 8pm in Centre €2 per player.

Club Meeting next Friday at 9.30pm in Community Centre.

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