BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
There was a disappointing night at the The Bog Garden on Tuesday as we lost out 1-5 to 1-4 against Rathkeale in the 3rd round of the West Senior Football League.
Having trailed by 1-4 to 0-0 early on, we had the gap back to 1-4 to 0-2 at half time with Mark Ranahan and Shane Hallinan pointing.
Two points in a row after the break had us within a goal with David O’Shaughnessy duly obliging to level proceedings with a fantastic finish
The goal came minutes after Hallinan was sent off for a second yellow card as we lost Eddie Murphy to a black card late on. Rathkeale with their two extra men kicked the last score of the game in injury time to claim the win.
On a positive note, there was a Senior debut for Paudie McMahon who made a big difference on his introduction at half time.
Next up is a clash with Drom Broadford in Ballysteen on Friday week (July 9) at 7.30pm. 100 spectators are permitted with social distancing protocols to be adhered to.
Team: Brian Neville, Jason Daly, Kevin McMahon, Eddie Murphy, Luke Gammel, Shane Gallagher, John O’Shaughnessy, Jamie O’Sullivan, Tomás Sheahan, Sean Whelan, Mark Ranahan, Sam Duggan, David O’Shaughnessy, Shane Hallinan, Pa Ranahan. Subs: Declan Guerin, Pakie Moran, Paudie McMahon, Eoin Condon.
U20 & Minor County Football
Well done to Luke Gammell, Alan McGrath, Tomás Sheahan and Paul O’Shaughnessy who were selected on the Limerick U20 Football team. Ballysteen are the best represented on the 34-man squad with players chosen. They play Tipperary in the Munster Football quarter-final on July 8 in Semple Stadium.
Congratulations also to Calum Ryan and Matt Moane who were both chosen on the Limerick minor football team. They entertain Tipperary in the Munster quarter-final on July 21.
Our Junior footballers suffered a 3-13 to 1-9 defeat to Athea in the third round of the West Junior League in Ballysteen on Wednesday. We started the brighter and had the opening three scores of the game in brilliant conditions at the Sportsfield. Injuries to Paudi Vaughan and Paul Doyle dampened our progress and Athea began to grow into the game scoring the first goal of the evening before the waterbreak. At the half, the visitors were six points ahead with a 1-7 to 0-4 lead. Taking full advantage of the half-time break, Athea hit their grove straight from the throw in a quickfire goals put the tie beyond doubt. However, a youthful Ballysteen battled to their credit and were rewarded when Brendan Hayes bundled home late on.
Team: Cathal Anglim, Eoin Condon, Paul Doyle, Jonathan Hartigan , Niall Barry, Eddie Murphy, David Holland, Paudi Vaughan, Paudie McMahon, Sam Duggan, Jack Neville, Kevin Barry, Pakie Neville, Maurice Somers, Jamie Moran. Subs: Mick Boyce, Darragh Leonard, Brendan Hayes, Glen O’Donell
Club Limerick Draw
The Club Limerick Draw for June took place on Saturday afternoon. There were no club winners of the draw but Martin Whelan of Askeaton Ballysteen Bord na Nog was the big winner collecting the top prize of €10,000.
50% of all memberships go back directly to the Club. Each month there is €21,000 in prize money to be won. There is plenty of time to enter next month’s draw which will take place on July 31.
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 –