U21 Football: The amalgamation of ourselves and Fedamore contested the county semi final on Saturday last played in UL north pitch in cold conditions we won out 1-9 to Bruff/Banogue 0-9 points. Thankfully the rain stayed off for the contest which we started in good order, Jason Cross got us of the mark with a sweet strike from distance followed up by his younger brother Jack who kicked a free to leave us two up after ten minutes. We played a lot of the first twenty minutes in the attacking zone thanks to hard work from midfield and the front six leading to turnovers, an Owen O Neill point and two further frees from Jack Cross leaving us to 0-5 to 0-1. We next struck for the all-important goal with the ball falling to Adam Shire inside the thirteen he finished to the net, as the half wore on Bruff fought back into game and got a couple of points in reply closing the gap to four points. Jack Cross slotted another free and shortly before half-time Darragh O Keefe kicked a score from distance to leave us leading 1-7 to 0-5 at the break. Playing into a varying wind in the second half the opposition came on strong and pinned us back in the early stages they closed the gap to three with 15 gone with our boys struggling to get the score board ticking, but tough tackling in defence frustrated the opposition leading to some in discipline helping us to maintain our lead. Jason Cross finally got us off the mark with a pointed free leaving us a goal up with ten minutes left, we fluffed a couple more chances as the contest was going end to end late on before Darragh O Keefe kicked a fine point meaning we won out by three points. Plenty to work on for our lads from the second half but an excellent result leaving us with a county final to look forward to against Shannon Gaels next weekend. Team from Thomas Moyles, Colm O Riordan, Eoin Kloos, Jack Owens, Colin Haigney, Patrick Byrnes, Michael Martin, Darragh O Keefe (0-2), Niall Mitchell, Eoghan O Neill (0-1), Adam Shire (1-0), Daniel Owens, Jack Cross (0-4), Jason Cross (0-2), Darragh Hogan, Dylan Conway, Cian Enright, Hugh O Donnell.

Fixtures and club notices: Ballybricken Bohermore/Fedamore have qualified for the U21 A county football final were they will play Shannon Gaels (Glin and Gerald Griffins) this is down to be played in Rathkeale Mick Neville park next Saturday at 19.00 see club text and club social media for any further updates. Please come and support the team. Recent East board hall of famer John Keogh has further reason to celebrate after winning top prize in the Limerick GAA draw, well done to John on his good fortune and we look forward to the celebrations.