BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
Senior Football Championship
We played our Senior Championship Semi Final since 2012 on Sunday afternoon. Facing a a familiar opponent in Ballylanders, Danny Neville was a notable absentee from the starting lineup due injury. The opening period saw a chess match unfold with Ballylanders holding the majority of possession but with Ballysteen’s ability to counter and win frees saw us lead at the water break by 2 points. Ballylanders took control following the water break scoring four points, Ranahan kicked another free to leave between the sides at half time. Ballysteen 0-4, Ballylanders 0-5.
The second half saw Sean Whelan introduced in place of Jamie O’Sullivan, Danny Neville was soon to follow replacing Shane Hallinan. Ballylanders continue to hold a point lead through the third quarter and extended it to a two point advantage at the water break. At that stage the scoreboard read Ballysteen 0-6, Ballylanders 0-8. John O’Shaughnessy replaced William O’Meara at the break however, the key score came for Ballylanders. Recovering possession in the middle of the field, they sweeped up the field with their corner forward finishing to the back of net. It left us with a mountain to climb in the last quarter with six points between the sides. Darragh Ranahan and Shane Gallagher had chances to reply to Ballylanders goal, but through sheer last ditch defending and bad luck, the ball didn’t manage to cross the line. We kept battling away trying to reduce the deficit but it was not to be. Ballylanders emerged victourious on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-09.
It was not the result that was hoped for, however, our players and club can take solace from the Championship campaign. We will look forward to 2021 with renewed hope that it might finally be the year to bridge the gap.
Team: C. Ranahan; J. Daly; K. McMahon; A. McGrath; M. O’Meara, P. Moran, B. Casey; J. O’Sullivan, J. O’Meara; C. Ferris, S. Hallinan, M. Ranahan; S.Gallagher, W. O’Meara, D. Ranahan.
Subs: D. Neville J. O’Shaughnessy, S. Whelan, D. Guerin
West Junior B Football Championship
West Limerick Junior ‘B’ Football Championship
Ballysteen versus Adare
Throw in 3pm (ETIN)
When Saturday October 3rd 2020
Our Junior Footballers are in knockout competition when they face Adare this coming Saturday afternoon. No doubt a tough battle lies in store with an Adare side that finished in third place on virtue of scoring difference.
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 September edition of the CLUB Limerick Draw. There is still time to enter for the 5 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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