Junior A football: On Sunday night our Junior Footballers commenced their opening game of this years championship against Bruree. Bally started lively in the first quarter with Jack Cross banging in a hatrick of goals and Paul Martin slotting two well taken points. In the second quarter bally picked up where they left off and goal from the boot of Dan Owens followed by a monster point from Paul Martin saw bally leading 4:03 to 0:07 at half time. Conor Mccarthy and Paul Martin again slotted some lovely points before conor Mccarthy rattled the onion sack from a penalty kick. this was quickly followed by goals from Eoighan O’Neill and Micheal Martin to leave bally victorious on a scoreline of 6:06 to 0:08. A special mention to John Casey in goals who made a wonder save in the first half followed by a penalty save at the end to keep his clean sheet intact. This victory leaves us top of group 2.
Junior Hurling: Our junior hurlers will play cappamore in the opening game of the Brian Butler this Thursday night in cappamore at 7pm. all support welcome.
U19s: On Friday night our u19 hurlers played Caherline in round 2 of the B hurling championship and after an enthralling encounter our lads were unfortunate to loose out on a scoreline of 1:17 to 1:12. this Friday night the lads will take on Sarsfields at home at 7pm. please come out and support the lads.
Club notices: There was no winner of the bally club lotto which was held on Monday night in the clubhouse. congratulations to Bernie Leonard, denny laffan, the Keogh Grandchildren and ken Hogan. the next draw will be held on Monday 16th August with the jackpot at wopping E10,000
Sympathies: The club wish to mark the passing of Dave Garvey who died last week. He was truly a great and very knowledgeable GAA man and lifelong supporter of all Limerick teams. A native of Caherelly he played for Ballybricken for many years. During this time the Junior hurling knockout championship had a large number of teams competing in the grade. The club did have a lot of success in Tournaments winning a number of finals at a time when these were very competitive and well supported games. He was also selected to play for the East senior hurling divisional team Geraldines in the county championship. After trying for a long time he was a member of the Ballybricken team that won the East Junior A hurling championship for the first time in 1975 defeating Ahane in the final on a memorable day in Caherconlish. Dave played half forward and was the most senior member on the team. Before he retired he had the unique distinction of playing a junior hurling game with 3 of his sons. After his playing career ended he continued to be involved with the club for a number of years. He was an officer and team selector along with participating on stage at Scor. To his sons Dave, Liam, Andy and PJ along with his daughters Frances and Marie and their families, we extend our sympathies. We acknowledge and fondly remember the outstanding service your Dad gave to the club. A big thank you to all the club members and of course his former teammates that attended and took part in the guard of honour at Dave’s funeral. It was a mark of the esteem in which he was held. May he rest in peace.
The club sends their deepest sympathies to Flan O’Neill and family on the recent death of his wife Noreen. may she rest in peace.