BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
We resumed our Senior Championship campaign last Friday night when we took on Adare in the Bog Garden. Despite a poor start which saw us down 8 points to 3 at half time, we battled through out the 60 minutes. Unfortunately, we couldn’t make inroads into the defecit even after Danny Neville’s predatorly finished goal. The full time score was 1-14 to 1-9.
Team: Kevin Walsh; Jason Daly, Patrick Ranahan, Kevin McMahon; Bill Casey, Matthew O’Meara, John O’Shaughnessy; Jamie O’Sullivan, James O’Meara; Sean Whelan, Shane Hallinan, Patrick Moran; Mark Ranahan, Shane Gallagher, Danny Neville.
Next up is Fr. Casey’s this Sunday evening in Newcastle West. Throw in is at 7pm. Last year we came out on top following an exciting game of football. All support is welcome.
Ballysteen GAA are hosting our Annual Golf Classic on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th of August at Newcastle West Golf Club. The event has been a massive success over the past number of years and hopefully we can build upon that this year. Teams of three costs €100. Businesses wishing to sponsor the event can do so for €50. Contact John Neville (0876505469), Alan Kehoe (0871237562) or any club member to register your interest.
All Ireland Semi Final
Disappointment for the Limerick Senior Hurlers last Saturday evening when Kilkenny defeated them by one point. The loss means Limerick’s reign as All Ireland Champions comes to an end. However, there have been many special moments throughout the last 12 months, none moreso than when the Liam McCarthy Cup was brought to the clubhouse soon after the victory over Galway. 2019 was not without success, however, with William O’Meara making his competitive debut in the National Hurling League and with the team annexing League and Munster titles. Well done to all involved and we look forward to what the 2020 campaign will bring.
Club Limerick Draw
Well done to Jamie O’Sullivan and Kevin Holland who both won €100 in the Club Limerick Draw last week.
Club Limerick Membership
Ballysteen GAA Club is now promoting the Club Limerick Draw for 2019. Cost €100 for 10 monthly draws first draw April 6th. By joining the draw, you have a chance to win 31 prizes monthly ranging from €12000 to €100. Your membership of Ballysteen GAA Club entitles you to be included in a draw for tickets for matches where demand exceeds supply i.e. Munster & All Ireland Finals etc. Your subscription of which Ballysteen GAA receives €50 will be used to run the club and facilitate the training of our teams.
Contact Alan Kehoe (0871237562) or John Anglim (0862362642) for more information.
For anyone who doesn’t want to join the Club Limerick Draw cost of Club Membership for 2019 will be €50 (Adult) & €25 (Minor). This will cover training and insurance costs for players and give priority for All Ireland tickets when necessary. Members can also join together to take part in the Limerick Club draw by combining their €50 membership and be in with chance of winning cash prizes every month. For more information contact Alan Kehoe (0871237562) or John Anglim (0862362642).
Parish GAA Book
The Club will be releasing a book on the history of the GAA in the Askeaton-Ballysteen parish. If anyone has old photographs or stories regarding GAA in the parish, contact Paul Anglim.
New items have been added to the club shop and can be purchased from the O’Neills online store at the following address
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