BALLYLANDERS GAA CLUB NOTES
Our senior footballers were in action again last Saturday in an near empty Kilmalock were they faced Oola in round three of the championship. Niall Fitzgerald & his management team were dealt a blow during the week with three of the team that started in the win over Galtee Gaels the previous week were ruled out due to sickness & injury, fortunately they were able to call on the experience of Shane Fox & Tom O’Dywer while Pa Shanahan was making his senior debut. It was a cool but dry evening with a stiff breeze blowing against us in the first half. Oola started the brightest & had 1-2 on the board by the tenth minute before Danny Frewen opened our account with a pointed free & that’s how it was at the first water break. Steve Fox worked his way up the field to take a well worked score to narrow the gap & another free from Danny had us back in the game but Oola finished the half like they started & hit 1-1 inside a minute to make the task all the more difficult. Danny kicked another free but there was still time for Oola to hit the target just before the half time whistle to leave the score at the break 2-4 to 0-4 in favour of the east club.
Points from Eoin O’Mahony & Ciaran Kelly early in the second half closed the gap to four but once again Oola were able to hault the comeback with another two scores, Jimmy Barry hit the final score of the third quarter & Oola were to out score us by two points to one in the final ten minutes to run out deserving winners on a scoreline of Oola 2-08 to Ballylanders 0-08. That concludes the group stages of the championship & next up we face Monaleen in the quarter finals. Team & scorers, Declan O’Connor, Pa Holian, Steve Walsh Shane Fox, Steve Fox (0-1), Shaun Moloney, Killian Meade, Eoin O’Mahony (0-1), Pa Shanahan, Brian O’Connell, Ciaran Kelly (0-1), Tom O’Dywer, Jimmy Barry Murphy (0-1 free), Eoin Walsh, Danny Frewen (0-4,3 frees). Subs used, Jason Leigh, Osin Brown, Darren McCarthy, Shane O’Donoghue, Eamon O’Mahony.
Our Junior B team completed a double of Galtee Gaels last Tuesday evening in the South championship with a comprehensive win in Kilbehenny on a scoreline of 2-12 to 2-05 with Paul Lonergan & Kieran O’Callaghan with the goals.Well done to all involved & great to see such big numbers on the night.
Our minor team were in action on Friday evening but lost out to Naomh Eoin/ Cnoc Gaels on a scoreline of 1-11 to 3-07.
The club Limerick draw took place on Saturday morning but unfortunately we had no winners. The lotto draw takes place this Saturday night for a jackpot of €3,800, tickets available locally or on the smartlotto website.