BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
Our Senior Footballers were in action this past Saturday when we faced St.Senan’s in a do or die encounter in Newcastle West. The prospect of our season ending at the hands of our near neighbours provided the motivation for our lads. The team that lined out to start saw recalls for Conor Ranahan in goals, Kevin McMahon in defence and Darragh Ranahan in attack. The first half was an even affair with both Danny Neville and Ian Ryan carrying the scoring threat for both sides. We retired to the half time break ahead by a point, 0-08 to 0-07.
The second half saw us dominate from the throw in and with Cilian Ferris nullifying the threat of Ryan, we pressed home our advantage. Two goals from Danny Neville were the silver lining on the display. The second goal coming from a perfect assist from Shane Hallinan. The bench was emptied with time running out with Luke Gammell, Bill Casey, Maurice Somers and Cian O’Connell all seeing action. The full time score saw us run out 2-19 to 0-12 winners and qualify for the knock out stages of the competition for the second successive year. Well done to all players and management involved. Attention will now turn to our Quarter Final encounter against Newcastle West on Saturday, September 7th in Mick Neville Park. Throw In Time is 3pm.
Team: Conor Ranahan; Jason Daly, Pa Ranahan, Kevin McMahon; Matt O’Meara, Cillian Ferris, John O’Shaughnessy; Jamie O’Sullivan, James O’Meara; Sean Whelan, Mark Ranahan, Shane Hallinan; Danny Neville, Shane Gallagher, Darragh Ranahan.
Subs Used: Luke Gammell, Bill Casey, Maurice Somers and Cian O’Connell
Our Minor Footballers are back in Championship action this weekend when we host Mungret/St. Paul’s at Ballysteen Sportsfield. Throw in time is yet to be confirmed at time of print. All support welcomed for our young footballers.
Junior B Footballers
We play Granagh/Ballingarry in the West Junior B Championship on Monday, September 2nd at the Bog Garden, Rathkeale. Throw in is at 6.15pm. All support welcomed.
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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