BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
Our senior side returned to action on Tuesday night as they hosted the current senior football champions Adare in the first round of the West Senior Football League. After a brilliant hour of football, the visitors came out victorious with a 1-14 to 0-12 win. There were plenty of positives for Ballysteen with David O’Shaughnessy making his debut for the senior side and Pa Ranahan’s return from injury after missing the entirety of the 2020 season. Next up for the lads is Fr Caseys on Friday night in Ballysteen at 7.30pm. Again, 100 spectators are permitted with social distancing protocols to be adhered to.
Team: Brian Neville, Eddie Murphy, Kevin McMahon, Bill Casey, Luke Gammell, Pakie Moran, Cillian Ferris, Jamie O’Sullivan, Sean Whelan, Declan Guerin, Pa Ranahan, William O’Meara, David O’Shaughnessy, Shane Hallinan, Mark Ranahan. Subs: Alan McGrath, Tomas Sheahan, Paul O’Shaughnessy, Shane Gallagher, Eoin Condon
Our second side team kicked off the West Junior League with a narrow 3-7 to 2-11 loss to St Senans in Foynes on Wednesday evening. The sides were level at the break but the hosts held on for a one-point win despite great Ballysteen pressure late on. They now face Mountcollins this Wednesday evening at 7.30pm in Ballysteen. As with the senior game, 100 spectators are permitted.
Team: Brian Neville, Eoin Condon, Paul Doyle, Dec Ryan, Niall Barry, Eddie Murphy, Jonathan Hartigan, David Holland, Cathal McDaid, Sam Duggan, Jack Neville, Kevin Barry, Pakie Neville, Maurice Somers, Jamie Moran. Subs: Fiachra Butler, Darragh Leonard.
CLUB Limerick Draw
The next Club Limerick Draw of the year takes place on June 26.
A huge thank you to all of our members that have signed up for the draw with 50% of all
memberships go back directly to the Club. Each month there is €21,000 in prize money to be won.
The special prize for this month is a 75’ inch television!
There is still time to join for the next draw or the remainder of the year if you missed out on the May draw.
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 Book on the history of the GAA in the parish of Askeaton/Ballysteen will be going to print in July so there are just a few weeks to get your name in to become a patron. It is €50 to become a patron
and for this you will have your name printed on the patrons page and you will receive a book worth €20. Contact Paul Anglim on 0872838990.
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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