Diarmuid Barron
All at Ballysteen GAA are saddened at the passing of Diarmuid Barron. Diarmuid was a proud GAA man and his love of our national games was clearly evident throughout his life.

Before heading to New Zealand, Diarmuid played football with the Club, starring in goals at Minor, U21, Junior and Senior level on many occasions. Despite living on the otherside of the world, Diarmuid followed the fortunes of our games closely and was always on hand to congratulate our victories and sympathise our defeats.

This past year has seen Diarmuid battle bravely against his diagnosis and indeed the strength and courage he showed throughout was most evident during the weekend that was held in his aid earlier this year as people from all walks of life came out to show their support for him. It truly was a testament to how much Diarmuid was respected in our small community.

Ballysteen GAA extends it’s sincere sympathies to his wife Jenna, father Séan, brothers Séan Óg and Mikey, sister Michelle, his extended family of in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and his many friends both at home and abroad.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Senior Football Championship
While the dust has barely settled on the 2019 season, we can already look forward to our 2020 Championship with the draw completed on Monday night at the Limerick GAA Convention. We have been drawn in a tough group which includes current champions Newcastle West, along with Drom/Broadford, Fr. Casey’s, Monaleen and newcomers Galtee Gaels. Fixtures will be published in the coming weeks.

Our AGM will take place in the coming weeks, confirmation of a final date will be published as soon as known.

County Convention
The Limerick GAA convention was held on Monday night at the Woodlands House Hotel. Congratulations to all officers who were elected to their respective positions for the next term including Paul Foley (Central Council Delegate), Seamus Twomey & Denis Carroll (Munster Council Delegates).