BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
Both our adult football clubs are in West League action this week. On Friday night, the seniors welcome Drom Broadford to the Sportsfield at 7.30pm. The game will round out our league campaign as we seek a first win of the season. Our Junior footballers take on Glin on Wednesday night in Ballysteen at 7.30pm. A win could be enough to secure a place in the knockout stages. 100 spectators are permitted to attend both games with social distancing protocols to be adhered to.
Best of Luck to Limerick
Best wishes to all club men who will be representing Ballysteen with the county teams during the week. On Saturday, Danny Neville will be part of the Limerick Senior Football team who take on Cork in the Munster Senior Football semi-final. Seamus O’Donnell is part of the backroom team.
On Thursday, the Limerick U20 Football team face Tipp in the Munster quarter-final. There are four Ballysteen men in the panel with Alan McGrath, Luke Gammel, Paul O’Shaughnessy and Tomás Sheahan amongst the squad.
Club Championship Draw
The Draw for the 2021 Club Championships took place last Tuesday evening. We were drawn in Group 1 of the Limerick Senior Football Championship with St Kierans and Galtee Gaels. We will face St Kierans in the opening round with the losers then facing Galtee Gaels the following weekend. The winners of the opening day clash will face Galtee Gaels in their final group game. The club championship campaign is scheduled to start after the conclusion of the All-Ireland intercounty championships.
Club Limerick Draw
The Club Limerick Draw for July takes place on the 31st of this month. The star prize this month is a dilusso bathroom. 50% of all memberships go back directly to the Club. Each month there is €21,000 in prize money to be won.
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.
Win A Kuga
Limerick GAA in association with Lyons of Limerick Ford Store have teamed up to give one lucky supporter the chance to follow their county team in style. An all new 212 Ford Kuga Titanium Hybrid Automatic, is up for grabs for the winner of an exciting raffle with tickets on sale this morning.All proceeds from the “Win A Kuga” draw with Limerick GAA will be reinvested in county hurling and football teams representing Limerick from minor right through to Senior grades. Tickets are being sold online at winakuga.ie at €20 each and the single lucky winner will be announced on 25th September where they will be presented with the keys to a brand new Ford Kuga Titanium.
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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