BALLYBRICKEN/BOHERMORE GAA CLUB NOTES
Junior Football: Our junior footballers qualified for the east final after a narrow victory against next door rivals Caherconlish, the game was played under lights in Knocklong and both teams took their time to adjust to the bigger ball with scores one a piece at the first water break a Conor MaCarthy free drawing us level. After the water break we had a lot of possession in the attacking third and this was rewarded when a smart finish by Paul Martin raised a green flag and with Conor MaCarthy getting points in between we led at the break 1-03 to 0-3. Playing with the aid of the breeze in the second half we hoped to push on but the opposition matched our scores in the third quarter and our dominance was not showing on the scoreboard as we again led by three as we headed for the last water break. The decisive score of the match came from the boot of Conor Mac with his effort from the right lobbying over their keeper and ending in the net to leave us leading by six with ten to play. Daniel McGuire soon followed up with an excellent point on the run and midfielder Niall Mitchell produced an excellent bit of skill to beat his man and split the posts leaving us ahead by eight. The final five minuets were a defensive effort and late on the lead was reduced to three but we held out to win 2-7 to 1-7. Team from John Casey, Mark O Dea (c), Eoin Kloos, Jack Owens, Alan O Riordan, Sean Teefy, Patrick Byrnes, Niall Mitchell, Gearoid Mitchell, Aaron O Brien, Jason Cross, Michael Martin, Conor MaCarthy, Paul Martin, Jack Cross, Daniel McGuire, Shane O Neill, Colm O Riordan, Tommy Carroll, Ciaran MaCarthy, Jamie O Donoughe, Conor Grene.
Club notices: Congratulations to St Ailbes on winning the county ladies football championship for the second year in a row with a strong Ballybricken Bohermore playing and management contingent. Our footballers east final fixture is dependant on other results and should take place in the next week or so see club text and social media for exact fixture.