BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
We had a huge win to kick start our 2021 Championship campaign in the Bog Garden on Sunday evening as we beat St Kierans by a point in a thriller. After letting a big lead slip in the third quarter, we ground out a 1-15 to 3-8 win.
David O’Shaughnessy kicked us off with a score from a free but inaccuracy in front of goal let us down as Kierans took the lead with the first goal of the game inside the opening five minutes. To our credit, the boys retained their composure and four on the trot had us 0-5 to 1-1 ahead at the first waterbreak with James O’Meara grabbing the lead score. Shortly after the restart, a long range O’Shaughnessy free dropped into the net to move us four clear. Kierans responded with a point but we hit back with two of our own from Darragh Ranahan and O’Shaughnessy. A Tomas Sheahan 45’ with the final kick off the half had us 1-9 to 1-3 clear.
The first two points of the second half went our way as we moved eight points ahead. Kierans would then hit a purple patch and 2-3 without reply prior to the waterbreak had them one in front heading into the final quarter. But the boys never gave in and three in a row after the restart had us two clear with a minute to play after some heroic defending. Kierans had one final chance but could only muster a score from a free as we held on for a winning start to the season.
We now face Galtee Gaels in the second round knowing a win will assure us of a place in the quarter-finals.
Club Limerick Draw
The Club Limerick Draw for August takes place on Saturday 28 August. This years exclusive prize is two nights bed & breakfast in a Corrib room At Ashford Castle, table d’Hote Dinner in the George V Dining Room on one night and Corrib Cruise for two aboard the Isle of Innisfree. There is also 29 cash prizes every month with 50% going back to clubs!
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.
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.
A designated webpage for “Win A Kuga” is now live at www.winakuga.ie. Supporters can also keep in touch with the progress of the raffle on all official social media platforms for Limerick GAA.
Best of Luck
Everyone at Ballysteen GAA would like to extend their best wishes to the Limerick Senior Hurling team in this weekend’s All-Ireland Final!
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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