BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
Senior Football Championship
Well done to our Senior Footballers who reached the semi finals stage of the Championship for the first time since 2012 with a fantastic win over Fr. Casey’s last Saturday.
Played in beautiful sun drenched conditions at Newcastle West, we made the quicker start with a number of early points from play from Shane Hallinan, William O’Meara and Jamie O’Sullivan. Fr. Casey’s responded with two points, one from play and one pointed free. At the water break, the score was five points to two in our favour. The second period of the first half saw the game become more even and Mark Ranahan converted his second free before Casey’s replied in kind to leave the score 0-6 to 0-3 in our favour at half time.
Fr. Casey’s started the second with more attacking intent on their play with two early points reducing the deficit to one. Mark Ranahan extended our lead again with another pointed free to leave the score at 7 points to 5. Both teams exchanged points from play before the water break, with Danny Neville notching his first of the encounter. Two points separated the sides at the water break and changes to our side before and during that break saw John O’Shaughnessy, Sean Whelan and Conor Enright introduced. O’Shaughnessy would contribute to one of the scores of the game following a long build up which seemed to have stalled, John weaved in and out along the sideline of the uncovered stand before hitting a right footed effort that found the target. At that stage we had pressed our two point advantage at the water break out to four and we would continue to press home our advantage with Patrick Moran and Darragh Ranahan popping points over from around the D. Bill Casey’s barnstorming run through the centre of field before being tripped up summed up his and the team’s outstanding performance throughout the final quarter. Danny Neville tapped over the bar to seal a 6 point victory.
Well done to everyone involved for a fantastic performance. We can look forward to a semi final in the Championship next weekend, with fixture details to be confirmed in the coming days. Keep an eye out on our social media accounts for further details.
Team: C. Ranahan; J. Daly; S. Gallagher; K. McMahon; M. O’Meara, P. Moran, C. Ferris; J. O’Sullivan, J. O’Meara; C. Ferris, S. Hallinan, M. Ranahan; D. Neville, W. O’Meara, D. Ranahan.
Subs: J. O’Shaughnessy, S. Whelan, C. Enright, D. Guerin, P. O’Shaughnessy
Minor Football Championship
Limerick Minor ‘A’ Football Championship
Ballysteen versus Croom
Venue Mick Neville Park
Throw in 6.15pm
When Monday September 21st 2020
Our Minor Footballers will continue their journey as the competition moves into the knockout phase. After our three group games finished, we topped our group. Croom advanced in second place behind Adare and at the expense of St. Kieran’s and Cappamore. No doubt a tough match will be in store for the 60 plus minutes.
Per Government guidelines this game will allow a limited number of spectators to attend. If you are interested in going to the game, please forward an expression of interest to Alan Kehoe (0871237562) or John Neville (0876505469). We will do our best to get everyone a ticket but in the event that demand is greater than supply, we will be forced to have a draw.
The latest guidelines have been issued by Government and unfortunately matches are to be played with limited spectators for the foreseeable future. We will update our members if this guideline changes. In the meantime, you can follow our matches on our twitter and facebook pages.
Final chance to become a patron of the Parish GAA Book
The upcoming book by Paul Anglim titled The Askeaton-Ballysteen GAA Story will be going to the printers very soon so act fast if you want to have your name associated with this historic publication. For €50, your name will appear on the patrons page and you will get a book worth €20.
Contact Chairman, Alan Kehoe (0871237562), Secretary, John Neville (0876505469), Treasurer, John Anglim (0862362642)
If you want to pay through revolut, send to Paul Anglimon 0872838990.
Closing date for patrons is 1 October
CLUB Limerick Draw
No winners in the August edition of the CLUB Limerick Draw. There is still time to enter for the 6 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.
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 coordinators 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 delivery 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/…/gaa/ireland/ballysteen-gaa.html
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