BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
Preparations for the opening two rounds of the Senior Football Championship continued last weekend as we played St. Kieran’s. Once again this was a good workout for both teams and we would like to thank St. Kieran’s for making their way down to Ballysteen for the match.
All roads lead to Kilmallock (3pm throw-in) this Saturday as we begin our Championship campaign against Ballylanders. The last time we played Ballylanders was in the County Quarter Final stage last year where a last-minute goal denied us a place in a County Semi Final.
Best of luck to our panel of players, led by Anthony Ryan, Danny Fitzgerald, Cathal Anglim and John Neville, with John Blackwell as S&C coach, and co-captained by Danny Neville and Mark Ranahan. The players have put in a massive effort over the last number of months and deserve support for the coming Championship.
Round 1 versus Ballylanders, Saturday 30th, 3pm, Kilmallock
Round 2 versus Monaleen, 05/04/2019, 8pm, Kilbreedy
Premier Minor Football Championship
Round 1 (05/04/2019) versus Monaleen
Round 2 (12/04/2019) versus Father Casey’s
Further details will be published on our Twitter and Facebook feeds as soon as they are confirmed.
Club Limerick Draw
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).
Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stake
Unfortunately, our greyhound LEBUDGIESMUGGLER, failed to advance from its heat in the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stake this past weekend.
Well done to William O’Meara and the Limerick Senior Hurling team, managed by John Kiely, who reached the National Hurling Final after defeating Dublin this past weekend. Limerick will now face Waterford in the League Final this coming Sunday. Throw in for the big match is set for 2pm at Croke Park. Best of luck to all involved from the Club.
The Limerick Senior Footballers concluded their League campaign on Sunday when they lost to Antrim on a score line of 2-12 to 1-11. Focus will now turn to the Munster Championship in the summer.
Limerick Minor Football
Congratulations to Tomas Sheahan and Eddie Murphy O’Connor on making the Limerick Minor Football Panel for the forthcoming Championship season
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.
A wide range of club merchandise can be purchased from the O’Neills online store at the following address
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