BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
Limerick Senior Football Championship
The draw for the revamped Limerick Senior Football Championship took place recently and we were drawn in a group with Newcastle West & Drom/Broadford. We are not in action in Round 1 but will meet the losers of the Newcastle West & Drom/Broadford match in Round 2 before playing the winner of that match in Round 3.
No dates have been fixed yet for Rounds 2 & 3. Round 1 is set to take place the weekend of August 15th.
Round 1: Newcastle West vs Drom/Broadford
Round 2: Ballysteen vs Loser of Round 1
Round 3: Ballysteen vs Winner of Round 1
Covid Match Day Guidelines
As Limerick GAA returns to competitive action this weekend and in the coming weeks, our teams will also return to Championship action.
Government guidelines for Phase 3 in regards outdoor gatherings are applied to GAA fixtures. This means that no more than 200 people can be in attendance at a Championship fixture. Therefore, admission to upcoming Championship fixtures will be ticketed. This guideline is in place until August 10th.
We are hopeful that this guideline may be eased from August 10th so that as many of our members and supporters will be able to go to our Championship fixtures. However, if demand for tickets exceeds supply of allocation the Club receives for matches, a draw will be necessary to distribute tickets.
We know that this may come as a disappointment to some supporters, however, we are in the fortunate position that our opening Championship match will take place after August 10th.
We will monitor and update on the situation in the coming weeks here on facebook, twitter and weekly club notes when that information becomes available.
Junior Hurling Championship
Hard luck to Askeaton who were defeated by Kilteely/Dromkeen last Saturday evening. Best wishes to players & management who take on Patrickswell in Round 2 this coming week.
CLUB Limerick Draw
No winners in the July edition of the CLUB Limerick Draw. There is still time to enter for the 7 remaining draws left for the year. By joining the draw, you have a chance to win 31 prizes monthly ranging from €10000 to €100. The Club Limerick Draw is vital to the financial well-being of the County along with being a platform to support Clubs. 50% of all memberships go back directly to the Club. Online Entry Portal https://limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw-signup/
Contact Alan Kehoe (0871237562) or John Anglim (0862362642) for more information if you want to sign up directly.
PATRONS FOR PARISH GAA BOOK
First of all, many thanks to all those who have already contributed €50 to become a patron of the upcoming book by Paul Anglim on the history of the GAA in the parish of Askeaton/Ballysteen. We are all the more grateful for your generosity in what is a very difficult period for everyone.
The book will be over 400 pages long and there will be substantial printing costs. There will be a patron’s page in the book and Ballysteen GAA club are appealing for individuals to contribute €50. For €50, the person’s name will appear on the patron’s page and they will receive a book worth €20.
All proceeds will go towards Ballysteen GAA to help cover printing costs.
The book will be going to the printers soon, so if you want to become a patron and have your name associated with this worthy cause, contact Chairman, Alan Kehoe (0871237562), Secretary, John Neville (0876505469), Treasurer, John Anglim (0862362642)
If you want to pay through revolut, send to Paul Anglim on 0872838990.
Let us know what name or names you want to have down in print, i.e. Joe Bloggs and family, Ballysteen,Co. Limerick
Service to the Elderly
Ballysteen GAA along with Askeaton GAA & Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcornan Bord na nÓg GAA wish to offer our services to the eldery and the most vulnerable in our community during this current time and throughout the weeks ahead.
All three clubs are coming together to give back to our community that has supported us throughout good times and bad. We will be offering to help anyone who requires shopping, prescriptions, fuel etc to be collected on their behalf and delivered to their doorstep.
We will support local businesses to help keep our local community going. Listed below are our co-ordinators numbers. You can ring or text these numbers and we will organise assistance thereafter. Best hygiene practices will be used by our volunteers during the deliver of this service.
Thanks to everyone who is volunteering as part of this. Every little helps in the sustainment and sense of community amongst ourselves. Please remember to share this information to people who are not on Social Media so that they know this service is available.
Theresa Kenny O’Connell (087 6497963)
Eamon Purcell (087 9382972)
John Neville (087 6505469)
Alan Kehoe (087 1237562)
Club Gear remains available online to order through O’Neills – https://www.oneills.com/shop-…/…/ireland/ballysteen-gaa.html
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