Junior A football: Our junior a footballers won the east league final which dated back to 2020 against Knockane on Wednesday evening last, played in humid conditions in Fedamore we got off to a solid start with early points from Paul Martin and Daniel Owens leaving us 0-4 to 0-1 up at the first water break. We continued on top and with the aid of a slight breeze extended our lead with Conor Mac and early sub Larry Browne getting on the score sheet leaving us ahead 0-9 to 0-3 at half time. Disappointingly we conceded a goal straight after the break but our response was impressive with Niall Mitchell and Conor Mac kicking fine scores from play. Our opponents discipline was marked absent for the rest of the game resulting in a number of dismissals in the second half. Bally continued to extend our lead with Jason Cross adding a well taken goal late on leaving us running out clear winners on a score line of 1-16 to 1-05. Well done to all involved in securing our first bit of silverware for the year with Jason Cross accepting the trophy from the East board team from John Casey, Darragh Hogan, Eoin Kloss, Jack Owens, Alan O Riordan, Patrick Byrnes, Danny McGuire, Jason Cross, Niall Mitchell, Adam Shire, Conor McCarthy, Jack Cross, Daniel Owens, Paul Martin, Enda Frawley, Larry Browne, Jamie O Donoghue, Tommy Carroll, Kieran McCarthy, Barry Laffan.
Junior A hurling: In the second round of the east intermediate league Bally played neighbours Caherline running out winners 1-21 to 1-09 in Caherconlish on Saturday last. We got off to a blistering start with points from our inside line of Daniel Owens and Michael Martin along with Conor Macs accuracy from placed balls including an excellent side line leaving us leading 0-9 to 0-1 at the first water break. We continued on top for the next 5 minutes and extended our lead including a fine strike from the roaming John Stack but for the remainder of the half we were outscored 0-4 to 0-2 leaving the half time score 0-14 v 0-06. Caherline continued to eat into our lead and with the wind at their backs closed to within four as we headed towards the final quarter our lads pushed on well and a Daniel Owens goal but the game to bed for our second win in the competition. Team from Shane O Neill, Jack Owens, Eoin Kloss, Mark O Dea, John Stack, Patrick Byrnes, Alan O Riordan, Daniel McGuire, Niall Mitchell, Eoin O Neill, Conor McCarthy, Jason Cross, Daniel Owens, Enda Frawley, Michael Martin, Jack Cross, Sean Browne, Eoin Lyons, John Casey, David Grimes.
Junior B hurling: To round off a great run of results our junior b hurlers grasped victory from the jaws of defeat with a late goal to beat Claughan in the second round of the East/City junior b league. Played in Claughans home pitch on hard ground and warm conditions we got off to a rather slow start conceding a goal early Dylan Conway replied with our opening point but we conceded another two goals before Aidan Power struck for a goal from a placed ball keeping us in touch at the break 3-1 to 1-4. Jack Cross and a lovely score from Enda O Callaghan kept the score board ticking although we still trailed by three at the last water break, we closed within one with points from Colm Teefy and Aidan Power but Claughan went three ahead with three to play Jason Cross reduced the lead to two before the last minute all important goal came from one of the trio Barry Laffan, Jack Cross and or Aidan Power. A great win for the lads with a number of younger panellists leading the charge namely Seamus Bourke, James Flannery, Rory Cahill and the naturally aggressive Jamie Keogh. Team from John Casey, Hugh Leonard, Eoin Lyons, Jamie Keogh, Adrian Lennon, Sean Browne, David Grimes, Colm Teefy, Jack Cross, Seamus Bourke, Aidan Power, Rory Cahill, Jamie O Donoghue, Dylan Conway, Tommy Carroll, Jason Cross, Joseph Teefy, Enda O Callaghan, James Flannery, Barry Laffan, Kieran McCarthy.
Club notices: The club lotto is available to play online with the prize money well over €9000. Congratulations are in order to BBs Stephen Frawley and Joe Birmingham who were part of the Brother Pearse’s team who defeated St. Gabriel’s in the London senior hurling final carried over from last year another BB man was involved in the intermediate final Kevin Blackwell whose side Sean Treacy’s beat Fulham Irish well done to the lads hopefully the covid restrictions did not take from their well-deserved celebrations. Bally are out next weekend in junior a against Doon and junior b against Ahane both hurling fixtures exact time and dates to be confirmed.