BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
Last Man Standing
Our Last Man Standing competition has come to an end with Pakie Moran and Eimear Nelson both falling at the final hurdle over the weekend. The pair will split the prize money after an eventful couple of weeks.
A huge thank you to all who participated in the competition with plenty more to come from the club in the next few months with Cheltenham just around the corner.
CLUB Limerick Draw
Unfortunately there were no local winners in the final Club Limerick Draw for 2020 which took place at the end of January. However, you can now sign up for the 2021 draw.
The first draw for 2021 will take place on March 27 and the last Saturday of every month from there on in. Each month there is €21,000 in prize money to be won. 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), John Neville (0876505469) or Mary Ranahan (0876205165) for more information if you want to sign up directly.
Askeaton-Ballysteen GAA Story: 1884-2020
The upcoming book on the history of the GAA in the parish by Paul Anglim is at the final draft stage. The book will be over 400 pages and there are nearly 300 photos included from the very early days of the GAA in the parish up until 2020. A print date and launch date is not certain at the moment due to the ongoing pandemic but hopefully the situation should be clearer in the Summer time.
Sincere thanks are due to all the people who have become patrons of the book.
There are 160 patrons at the moment and there is still time to have your name associated with this worthy cause. For €50 you will become a patron and have your name printed on a patrons page. You will also get a book worth €20. Printing costs are quite substantial for such a big book and all the money collected will go towards printing costs. If you want to become a patron, contact Paul Anglim on 0872838990 or pay through Revolut.
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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