BALLYBRICKEN/BOHERMORE GAA CLUB NOTES
Junior A Hurling: On Saturday the 02/10/21 the lads played round 4 of the JAHC against Crecora Manister in Fedamore. Crecora came out of the blocks with all guns blazing and inside the opening minute saw them having scored 1:01. Eoighan O’Neill responded with a point from play to settle the lads. Conor McCarthy added two more points before Enda Frawley gave the Crecora keeper absolutely no chance with a rocket of a shot after some fantastic build up play. Crecora pulled it back to a one point game with a free from long distance before Conior McCarthy and Micheal Martin added more scores before the water break to see bally leading 1:06 to 1:03. The second quarter was a tight and physical affair with both sides getting really stuck in. with bally only getting one point in that quarter and Crecora scoring two frees. Half time scoreline was Bally 1:07 Crecora 1:06. Bally started the livelier of the two teams after the break and Enda Frawley made no mistake again to punish a mistake by the Crecora defence to get his second goal of the day. Both Cathal O’Neill and Conor McCarthy traded points for the rest of the quarter to leave it 2:09 to 1:11 going into the last quarter. Crecora levelled it up quickly before ball hit back with two scores, one from Alan O’Riordan to put our noses in front. a brace of points from Conor McCarthy saw us leading by two going into added time. Disaster then struck as a high dropping ball in around the square was dealt with by confusion by the Bally defence and somehow managed to end up rolling over the line. Crecora finished it up by adding another point to see them win out on a scoreline of 2:15 to 2:13. A sickening blow for the lads at the death as they had fought brilliantly all evening and did not deserve to loose. The lads now play Templeglantine on Saturday 09/10/21 at 3pm in Feenagh in the final group game. This is a massive game as Bally, Caherline and Crecora are all going into this round joint top of the group on 6 points each. Please come out and support the lads.
Junior B Hurling: Our Junior Bs played the east semi final against Fedamore on Sunday in a very wet Cappamore. The first score of the game was a goal by Colm Teefy who used all his experience to get in behind the defender under a high ball to make it one on one with the keeper and make absolutely no mistake. The conditions were very testing for both teams and a lot of frees were given. David Grimes was on absolute fire from the frees with saw him add six points to the score board in the first half. Half time scoreline Bally 1:06 Fedamore 0:03. Fedamore came out a different team in the second half in this do or die clash. They clawed the game back to four points before some fantastic play by Seamus Bourke to keep a ball that was going wide in play and he teed it up lovely for Denis Stack who pulled first time to put the ball in the back of the Fedamore net again. Fedamore responded brilliantly with a point which saw bally lead by 6 going into the last quarter. David Ryan with a monster of a point to really get the crowd going was responded with 1:01 from Feadmore who were clawing themselves back into the game. David Grimes again gave bally a bit of breathing room from the dead ball, but Fedamore would not go away and continued to added some score in the final moments. The bally defence remained defiant to see out a very well earned victory on a scoreline of Bally 2:08 Fedamore 1:09. The lads are now in the East final against Cappamore. Fixture details to be announced later.
Underage: On Saturday our U13 Footballers became county champions when they beat Shannon Gaels 2:20 to 2:03. This is a fantastic achievement for this group of players and Management have only become county hurling champions three weeks ago. The future looks bright for Fedamore and BallybrickenBohermore. The panel of players is Rory & Michael Hanly, Cillian Murphy, John Pratt, Matthew Cox, Daniel Barry, Oran Barry, Ronan Connelly, John Humphreys, Conor O’Brien, Taigh Hathaway, Ryan Martin, Donagh O”Callaghan, Robert Nash, Dean Daly, Sammy O”Donoghue, Shane Wharton and Thomas Hartnet.
Club Notices: There was no winner of the Bally club lotto which was held on Monday night in the clubhouse. Congratulations to John Lyons, Monica Bonner, Matt Rea and Denny Laffan on their lucky dips. The next draw will be held on the 4th October 2021 and the jackpot is €10,700.