Ballycumber club notes

April 10, 2018

Ballycumber GAA Club.

Tullamore Court Hotel Offaly Senior B Football Championship.

Ballycumber 1-10   Tubber 0-12.

A dour first half finished all square at three points each. Two pointed frees by Cormac Quinn and a long range point by Colin Daly made up the Ballycumber total. While Tubber replied with three points from play and were unlucky not to have added at least one goal to their total. Leo Guinan prevented a goal bound shot from entering the net with a good save.

Ballycumber started the second half brightly and Cormac Quinn pointed two more frees in the first five minutes. Clive Keena replaced the injured Ritchie Dunne at half time and he added pace and determination to the half back line.

Tubber scored the next four points with two frees and two from play to regain the lead. Joe Lowry pointed a free for Ballycumber to stall the Tubber momentum briefly. An outstanding display of accuracy by Seanie Farrell added three more points to the Tubber total and they looked destined for victory leading 0-10 to 0-6.

Joe Lowry scored another point from a free to which Tubber replied with a point from play.

The introduction of Karl Daly and the Corcoran twins -Tom and John swung the play in favour of Ballycumber. Sean Hackett scored a great point while under severe pressure. Joe Lowry pointed a free and John Corcoran scored a badly needed point to narrow the gap to one point. A high ball into the Tubber goalmouth fell kindly for Nigel Grennan and he drilled the ball into the roof of the net with his right foot to give Ballycumber the lead. Tubber quickly moved the ball down the pitch and were awarded a free which was kicked over the bar to leave the final score at 1-10 to 0-12.

Team. Leo Guinan, Jack Quinn, Luke Gavin Mangan, Emmet Kelly, John Egan, Ritchie Dunne, Ethan Keena, Chris McDonald, Nigel Grennan, Gary Larkin, Sean Hackett, Adrian Kelly, Joe Lowry, Cormac Quinn, Colin Daly, Clive Keena, Karl Daly, Tom Corcoran, John Corcoran.

Ballycumber will face Shamrocks in Tubber on Thursday week 19th April at 7pm.

Compliments to St Rynaghs [Football] who did a great job of hosting the two games on Sunday in Cloghan.

Leinster Under 13 Football League Final.

Castlemitchel[Kildare] 3-6. Ballycumber Tubber 1-8.

Ballycumber Tubber players played their hearts out in an attempt to win the Leinster title but, it was not to be as their Kildare opponents proved just a bit too strong in this game played in Tubber on Sunday at 1pm

Players. Simon Bradley, Adam Fox, Jamie Rigney, Enda McLoughlin, Cathal Guinan, Harry Champ, Dylan Daly, Donal Shirley, Padraigh McLoughlin, Conor Fox, Hugh Murphy, Jack Daly, Jimmy Bracken, Greg Daly, Cillian Kelly, Colm Egan, Conor Daly, Hugh Flynn, Daithi Shirley.

Holiday in the Sun.

The Island of Crete is the destination for the 20th Anniversary Holiday in the Sun.

Further details from Jacinta Halligan 0863186849 and Ann Larkin 0863803463.


Best wishes to Brosna Gaels who play against Drumcullen in Kilcormac on Saturday 14th April at 6.30pm in the Molloy Environmental Systems Offaly Senior B Hurling Championship.

On Sunday evening in Tubber at 6pm Brosna Gaels will take on Kilcormac Killoughey in the Molloy Environmental Systems Offaly Junior Hurling Championship.

Dance Classes.

Dance Classes continue in Ballycumber Community Centre on Monday nights.  Starting at 8pm for Beginners continuing at 9pm for Intermediates and concluding with Dancing for All from 10pm to 11pm. Dance Instructor is Christopher Beirne.

Match in pitch.

Ballycumber pitch will be the venue for the Tullamore Court Hotel Offaly Intermediate Football Championship Round 2 game between Shannonbridge and St Brigids on Wednesday week next 18th April at 7pm. Stewards will be needed from 6pm.


Ballycumber GAA History Group are still looking for information on some of the 80 people with connections to Ballycumber who fought in World War 1. If you have any information, please come to The Barracks on Tuesday evening next 17th April from 8pm.

Lotto Results.

The numbers drawn this week were 9,14,24,32. No jackpot winner. One match three winner. Next week's draw will be held in Flynn's of Grogan on Monday night at 10 o'clock for a jackpot of 3200euros.

Play lotto on line at until 8pm on Monday or buy tickets from local shops, pubs and from usual lotto sellers.


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