BALLYSTEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
We suffered our first defeat in the championship on Saturday as we lost 1-15 to 1-10 against Galtee Gaels in Claughaun. Our place in the quarter-final was assured prior to throw in with Galtee advancing to the knockout stages as group winners as we finish in second ahead of St Kierans.
Sean Whelan got us off to the perfect start with a goal after two minutes at the Childers Rd venue. But Galtee hit back with a couple to bring themselves back into the game. A couple from David O’Shaughnessy had us one point to the good, 1-3 to 0-7 at the first waterbreak. But in a low scoring third quarter we failed to find the target and a brace from Galtee Gaels saw them take a 0-7 to 1-3 lead into the half.
We traded scores to start the half but four on the bounce had Galtee 0-11 to 1-4 clear before they hit the net on 40 minutes to move seven clear. But we replied with six on the bounce to bring the game back to one point approaching the final ten minutes. But from here Galtee Gaels regained their composure to take the win.
We now move on to face Adare in the quarter-finals on the weekend of September 25/26
TEAM: Jack Neville, Luke Gammell, Kevin McMahon, Jason Daly, Bill Casey, Alan McGrath, Pakie Moran, Jamie O’Sullivan , James O’Meara, John O’Shaughnessy, Darragh Ranahan, Sean Whelan, David O’Shaughnessy, Shane Hallinan, Tomas Sheahan.
SUBS: Paul O’Shaughnessy, William O’Meara, Cillian Ferris, Shane Gallagher, Eddie Murphy.
Our Junior Footballers had a big win over Athea in their championship opener on Tuesday evening in Glin. In the end the boys ran out 4-8 to 0-5 winners. Paul O’Shaughnessy got us off the mark with an early goal with Declan Guerin, Pakie Neville and Roger Somers adding points. We had registered 1-6 before Athea got on the scoresheet. Darragh Leonard grabbed our second goal after being introduced as Joey Rushe and O’Shaughnessy finished off the goal scoring.
We now go on to face Mountcollins in our second game on Wednesday night.
Team: Brian Neville, Eoin Condon, Alan O’Shaughnessy, Dec Ryan, John Blackwell, Roger Somers (0-1), Jonathan Hartigan, Dec Guerin (0-1), Paudi Vaughan, Kevin Barry, Maurice Somers, Fiachra Butler, Jamie Moran (0-1), Paul O’Shaughnessy (2-2), Pakie Neville (0-1)
Subs: Joey Rushe, Paul Doyle, Callum Daly, Darragh Leonard (1-0), Mick Boyce, Joey Rushe (1-2), Shane Hanrahan, Caolan Rushe, Glen O’Donnell.
Club Limerick Draw
The Club Limerick Draw for August took place over the weekend with a couple of winners from Askeaton Ballysteen Bord Na Nog.
The next draw takes place on September 25 with the star prize an Apple Ipad! The top prize every month is €10,000 with 28 other 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.
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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