BLACKROCK GAA CLUB NOTES
The Blackrock Premier Intermediate team completed their Championship today with a two point defeat after extra time to Fr O’Neills of Cork in the Munster Intermediate club competition. After a fantastic team display we lost on a scoreline of 1 20 to 2 19. The team; Richie Murphy Ian O’Brien Richie McCarthy Simon Hennessy Marty Farrell Brian Moloney Liam Walsh David Moloney Paudie Leahy, Captain, Ruairi O’Shaughnessy Gavin O’Loughlin Adrian Cooke Dylan Dawson Kevin Palmer, Vice Captain, Daithi Heffernan, Colm O Keeffe for Adrian Cooke, David O’Flaherty for Colm O’Keeffe, Barry O’Shaughnessy for Daithi Heffernan. Unused Subs Dave Healy Don O’Flaherty Kevin Hosford Callan Ensor Sean Palmer Ben Soundy Shaun Murphy Mikey Duggan Vincent Herbert Mike Heffernan Jordan Soundy. Players not available today were James O’Doherty and Nigel Hosford. We are very very proud of these boys, of all they have accomplished and the huge effort they have put in this year.
The management of the team have left no stone unturned this year to prepare the team for competition and should be very proud of what they have achieved. – Manager Jimmy Quilty, Adrian Gilligan, Aidan Fitzgerald, Eamon O’Sullivan, Peter O’Sullivan, Brendan O’Brien, with the Backroom staff of Declan Gilligan, Ciaran Considine, Adam Heffernan, Aidan Gilligan, Jimmy Quilty Jnr, Sean O’Sullivan. Physio Debbie Carroll, Brid Quaide, John O’Donnell and Cian Ahern.
Today has been a very emotional day for everyone in the club, a guard of honour from our youngsters announced the arrival of the teams, and our fabulous team were given a standing ovation when leaving the field at the end by very proud supporters and family of the very hardworking panel and management. The Club had a big match to host today and huge compliments go to Chairman Fintan Leahy who organised the preparations for the field and facilities today and to everyone in the adult club and Bord na nOg who worked hard to have the place looking so well. Compliments to Hugh Murphy for the programme, and Seoirse Bulfin for doing MC for the day. We were kindly given the use of the playschool facilities today for our Referee and Munster Council officials, many thanks to the Playschool for their excellent facilities. Donie O’Sullivan provided the sound equipment and Cliodhna Moloney and Ciara Flanagan sang the National Anthem. To all the Club members and Committee who worked hard all week to have the Michael Fox Memorial Park in fine order and everyone who stewarded, made sandwiches etc a huge thanks.
The team and management had dinner in the The Old Chapel Rooms and afterwards player of the match awards were given for the Mungret match and the two matches against Kildimo Palliskenry. The man of the match award for the Mungret match was Dylan Dawson, for the drawn County final the award went to Paudie Leahy and the replay went to David Moloney. Beautiful food was served by Molly’s Restaurant and Fintan Leahy and Jimmy Quilty addressed the players, and spoke of pride in the effort and suggested celebrating the county final win.
Thanks to Molly’s and to everyone who helped with the extensive catering during the day a huge thanks.
As a club we are very proud of our County Champions and we look forward to playing Senior hurling next year. As always we must thank our sponsors, supporters and everyone around the county and beyond who have wished us well over the last week.
There was no winner of the lotto held on the 30th Oct in O’Shaughnessy’s bar. The numbers drawn were 2 7 22 23. The €40 lucky dip went to Callan, Erin and Sean Keogh, Ballyhoura Heights. Promotor Brendan O’Brien. The €20 lucky dips went to Mike Duggan, Ballyroe Lower, Promotor Harrys, Amanda O’Dea, Mountain View, Promotor Breda Walsh, Margaret O’Sullivan, St Annes Tce,
Promotor Centra, Linda Torpey, Kilfinane, Promotor Harrys. The lotto on 6th November will be held in McGraths bar for a jackpot of €8750.
There are two finals left to play, the All county league final V Pallasgreen and the South Championship final. Fixture details to follow.
We will shortly have details of the club AGM.