BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
Our senior side were in action on Friday night as they hosted Fr Caseys in the second round of the West Senior Football League. We were very slow out of the blocks and conceded an early goal as we trailed by 1-5 to 0-1 at the break with out only score coming from a David O’Shaughnessy free. David was the only player to score before the half with the Abbeyfeale side dominating the game leading 2-9 to 0-2 at the half. However, Ballysteen were like a new team in the second half. Caseys opened the second half scoring but from here the boys took over. Three quickfire points were followed by a David O’Shaughnessy goal from the penalty spot after Sean Whelan was fouled. A Shane Hallinan point was then followed by a goal as he expertly fisted home from Mark Ranahan’s goalbound shot. That left it at 2-10 to 2-7 in Caseys favour at the final waterbreak. We got the final two scores of the evening but it would prove too late as Caseys held on for a one point 2-10 to 2-9 win.
Up next for the seniors is a tie against Rathkeale on Tuesday night in the Bog Garden at 7.30pm. Again, 100 spectators are permitted with social distancing protocols to be adhered to.
Team: Brian Neville, Eddie Murphy, Kevin McMahon, Jason Daly, John O’Shaughnessy, Shane Gallagher, Matthew O’Meara, James O’Meara (0-1), Jamie O’Sullivan, Sean Whelan, Pa Ranahan, Sam Duggan, William O’Meara, David O’Shaughnessy (1-5, 1p, 4f), Shane Hallinan (1-2). Subs: Mark Ranahan (0-1), Cillian Ferris, Eoin Condon.
Our Junior footballer picked up their first win of the season as they beat Mountcollins 1-12 to 1-8 in a thriller in Ballysteen last Wednesday. We got off to a brilliant start kicking the opening three scores of the game. But the visitors replied with 1-4 on the trot to take control of the game. As he did against St Senans the previous week, centre-back Eddie Murphy was on the end of a flowing move as he smashed the ball into the to corner to leave it 1-3 to 1-4 in Mountcollins’ favour. Corner back John Blackwell levelled the game shortly after the restart as the teams went toe to toe. Mountcollins held a 1-8 to 1-6 lead at the final waterbreak but they wouldn’t score again as Paudie Vaughan eventually pulled us clear with ten to play. Six unanswered down the stretch secured the win while a heroic save from stand in goalkeeper Cathal Anglim kept us in the game with the teams deadlocked late on.
This Wednesday, we play Athea in the third round of the West Junior League in Ballysteen at 7.30pm. As with the senior game, 100 spectators are permitted.
Team: Cathal Anglim, Eoin Condon, Alan O’Shaughnessy, John Blackwell (0-1), Mick Boyce, Eddie Murphy (1-0), Jonathan Hartigan, David Holland, Paudie Vaughan (0-2), Jack Neville (0-7, 4f), Sam Duggan, Dec Ryan, Kevin Barry, Jamie Moran, Fiachra Butler (0-2). Subs: Glen O’Donnell, Brendan Hayes, 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)
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