Junior A Football: On Sunday night our Junior footballers played the last game in the group against Na Piarsaigh in Rathbane. The game started evenly with both teams exchanging points before Bally got on a run of scoring points before Alan O’Riordan made a fantastic run up the pitch and buried the ball in the back of the net. This goal seemed to drive the lads on even more and they went to town on Na Piarsaigh for the rest of the half with some powerful scores by Adam Shire, Paul Marin and Dan McGuire saw us leading 1:13 to 0:02 at half time. Thins went from bad to worse for Na Piarsigh when Tommy Carroll and Colm O’Riordan came on at half time. Na Piarsaigh started the second half brightly with three unanswered points before Adam Shire scored for bally to steady the ship again. Bally never looked back and another goal added by Jason Cross and points from David Grimes and Niall Mitchell saw bally cruise to victory on a scoreline of 2:22 to 0:06. The lads top the group and are safely through to the county quarter final.
Junior A Hurling: On Friday the 3/9/21 the lads play the opening game of the championship against Old Christians in Fedamore at 6:30pm. 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 John Hanly, Darragh Browne, Michaela McCarhy and Darragh & Nora on their lucky dips. The next draw will be held on the 30th August 2021 and the jackpot is €10,200.
Sympathies: During the week the club lost a legend in PJ Garvey in a very sudden passing. PJ who had a fantastic career in both hurling and football showed his promise in the early 80’s when he represented Caherelly NS in the county primary schools team and winning an U16 East title in 1986. When the Garvey family moved to Hospital PJ blossomed for them throughout the 80’s and 90’s and during this time he also represented Limerick at the highest level in both hurling and football. in the 00’s PJ returned to the parish and in 05 returned to play for the Balllyricken Intermediates where he won an East Intermediate Medal and continued to play until 07. He then took up as coach/manager of the intermediates but he continued to play Junior B where he played alongside his son, conor. PJ was a massive part of the underage aspect of the club where he trained teams of all ages achieving great success along the way. PJ was a fantastic hurler, footballer, coach and clubman. He will be a huge loss to his family and friends in the locality and beyond. May he rest in Peace.