GALBALLY GAA CLUB NOTES
Tickets for the upcoming Limerick vs Cork Munster Championship game are now available at a discounted rate online through tickets.ie and through Centra and Super Valu. However if paid up members wish to order tickets through Galbally GAA Club, they must pay club secretary Karen O’Dea (086 -3921328) in advance for the tickets by Friday 3rd May. Tickets will not be ordered from the County Board unless they are paid for in advance.
The Galbally Junior Team hosted Camogue Rovers on Monday night last and won an entertaining game by 2-17 to 1-10. The game marked a return to the Black and White colours after a long absence for Conor Henebry who had been UK based since 2015. Indeed in a week when the Connacht Centre of Excellence at Bekan made the news for the planned Indoor Dome, it was notable that four of the Galbally Junior team, Cathal Flynn, Calum Sheehan, Ryan Tobin and Peter Morrissey played at that very Connacht venue in the 2014 Feile Peil Competition. It is encouraging to see these young players emerging and playing with competence and confidence in the Galbally jersey.
The team was Conor Henebry, Cathal Flynn, Tony Henebry, Aidan Sheehan, Billy Donoghue, Eoin Bourke(0-1), Calum Sheehan (0-2), Danny Hayes, Owensie Sheehan (0-6), Ryan Tobin (0-2), Pa Murphy (0-2), Conor O’Mahony (1-1), Jonathan Scully (1-0), Quinn Perry (0-1), Tom Cussen (0-1). Subs: Niall Kearney, Peter Morrissey, Jack Hogan (0-1). James Hickey of Mount Leinster Rangers and Carlow, a relative of the late referee Seamus Murphy, attended the game and he is famously known for his role in the AIB All Ireland Club Championship ad.
The Limerick Minor Footballers drew a second consecutive away game in two weeks against Tipperary at Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary Town on Wednesday last, having drawn with Waterford at Dungarvan a week earlier. Shane Hanrahan started at full forward contributing well as a ball winner and distributer and Peter O’Dwyer entered the fray as a second half substitute. Josh Dineen and Eoin McGrath were also part of the squad and James Ryan was selector/coach. Unfortunately the draw was insufficient in terms of progression to the next round and Limerick bowed out gallantly.
Kevin Denihan is the Limerick Under 15 Football manager and he took his team to Dungarvan to face Waterford in the Dermot Earley Cup. This game was also a draw and Cathal O Mahony started at Centre Back and Conor Finn started at Midfield while Owen O’Sullivan was unable to start due to injury. The Limerick Minor Camogie team drew their All Ireland Final with Laois. Aishling Ryan, Emma English, Roisin O’Carroll were part of the squad. Congratulations to their Galbally Camogie Manager Jack Dillon and his doubles partner Jimmy Fanning on winning All Ireland Handball title in Kingscourt, Cavan on Sunday last. A man of many talents!
The latest Split the Pot winner was Tony Poynton of the Foxes Den who was the lucky winner of €330. Next Draw in O’Connell’s Bar, Galbally on Saturday night next 4th May. We would sincerely like to thank all the local people for supporting this venture. We had one Club Limerick Draw winner for April, JP Ryan who won €100.
The Galbally GAA Golf Classic will take place at Ballykisteen on this coming Friday 3rd May. Galbally GAA club would sincerely like to thank the huge effort made by the Golf Classic committee in ensuring that the event is going to be a very successful fundraising venture. Johnny Morrissey, Denis Ryan, Seamie Morrissey, Joe McGrath and Declan Wallace have ensured that over 30 teams will be competing for excellent prizes. The first prize is a €300 entry into a JP McManus Pro-Am qualifier and there are many more prizes.
With Brian Chaplin allocating the tee-times, Fiona Kiely-Ryan and Mairead Morrissey collecting the entry fees, distributing refreshments etc., this event will run very efficiently. We would like to thank our 50 tee-box sponsors, and encourage people to shop local at these businesses as they keep our locality thriving.
We are extremely grateful to all our golfers, who should have an enjoyable day as there is an excellent weather forecast. There are still some tee-times available, contact Brian on 086-6088160 or Denis on 087-2259744 if you fancy a game.
Marian Riordan and all the staff at Ballykisteen have ensured that the course is in excellent condition, and they, like us, are looking forward to a great day.