BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
Our Senior footballers kicked off their West League campaign with a hard fought 2-9 to 1-10 win away to Drom Broadford on Saturday afternoon. A slow start allowed Drom into an early 0-4 to 0-1 lead with Willie O’Meara getting our opening score. Darragh Ranahan got his first of the day before Tomas Sheahan palmed to the net for 0-4 to 1-2 lead. Danny Neville and Darragh had further scores before the half to leave it 0-4 to 1-4 in our favour at the turn of ends. Pakie Moran and Willie had scores early in the second half but Drom then found a well taken goal to make it a one point game. Darragh replied with a brilliant goal, starting the move before finishing to the net. Danny had two more and Colm O’Flaherty pushed us six clear with a score on his adult debut. Drom hit four in row down the finish but the work was done at that stage. Next up we take on Adare at home on Wednesday April 6 at 6.45pm.
TEAM: Jamie Moran, Shane Hanrahan, Luke Gammell, Jason Daly, Pakie Moran, Jamie O’Sullivan, Cillian Ferris, James O’Meara, Willie O’Meara, John O’Shaghnessy, Darragh Ranahan, Sean Whelan, Danny Neville, Shane Hallinan, Tomas Sheahan. Subs used: Paul O’Shaughnessy, Colm O’Flaherty, Sam Duggan
We continued a good weekend of football with a second win over Drom in as many days with a 1-13 to 1-5 victory at the field in the Junior A League on Sunday morning. Lining out with a very strong side, Dec Guerin got us off the mark with Eddie Murphy and Colm O’Flaherty joining him in that regard for a 0-3 to 0-0 lead. Drom hit back with a pair but we had the last four scores of the half for a 0-7 to 0-2 lead, Guering and Darragh Cong Leonard with a brace each. We continued in this vein at the start of the second half with Maurice Somers (x2) and Shane Gallagher finding the target. Drom hit their third point shortly after but Niall Barry and Mick Boyce then added their names to the scoresheet. Colm, put the game to bed with an excellently taken goal that had us 1-12 to 0-4 clear. Mick Boyce had our final score as Drom got a late consolation.
TEAM : Jamie Dolan, John Blackwell, Eoin Condon, Jonathan Hartigan, Eddie Murphy, Roger Somers, Callum Daly, Niall Barry, Shane Gallagher, Dec Ryan, Maurice Somers, Colm O’Flaherty, Declan Guerin, Cathal McDaid, Darragh Cong Leonard. Subs Used: Mick Boyce, David Holland, Glenn O’Donnell, Tadgh Hanley, Shane Hanrahan.
Well done to Darragh Ranahan and the Limerick Senior Footballers who were promoted to Division 2 of the National Football Legaue with a win over Fermanagh at the weekend. Best of luck to the team in the Div 3 final against Louth this Saturday.
Club Limerick Draw
A huge thank you to all who entered the Club Limerick Draw for March and the year in full. It is a huge boost to the club with 50% of the money going back to the club.
The first draw of the year took place on Saturday morning but there was no winners from the club. The next draw takes place at the end of April.
Online Entry Portal https://limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw-signup/
Contact Alan Kehoe (0871237562) or John Neville (0876505469) for more information if you want to sign up directly.
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