Ballycumber GAA Club notes

June 17, 2019

Ballycumber GAA Club.

Buggy Coaches Division 2 Football League.

Ballycumber 2—10  Bracknagh 0—16.

Ballycumber were forced to play forty minutes of this excellent game of positive football with fourteen men after a player received a very harsh red card. The remaining players really stood up and were counted. The first twenty five minutes were evenly contested with the teams trading points at regular intervals. The sides were level at six points each with Nigel Grennan scoring three in a row and one each from Joe Lowry, Adrian Kelly and Luke Gavin Mangan for the home side. Marcus Keena called for and received a perfect pass from Cormac Quinn to put him clear on goals and he made no mistake with a low shot to the net. Minutes later Nigel Grennan caught a high ball close to goal and he made no mistake with a great shot to the back of the net. Bracknagh replied with a point before the break.2---6 to 0—7.

Early in the second half it appeared as if the numerical advantage would see the visitors run out easy winners. They added three points to close the gap before Joe Lowry scored a point from forty metres out. Bracknagh added three more from frees before Cormac Quinn scored after a move which travelled the length of the pitch. Again the visitors scored three more points to give them a two point lead approaching full time. The introduction of fresh legs on the Ballycumber team worked well with all making a positive contribution. Luke Gavin Mangan who had an outstanding game scored a point to narrow the gap and soon afterwards he went on a run along the sideline and despite being under pressure he kicked the ball across the goalmouth. Cormac Quinn made spectacular catch and in a flash drove the ball over the bar to draw the side’s level. At 2—10 to 0—16.

Before the game a minutes silence was observed in memory of Erin Rovers player Aaron Buckley who died tragically and whose funeral was on Friday. The thoughts and prayers of all GAA people are with his family and friends at this sad time.

Ballycumber’s remaining game is against Walsh Island.

Team. Leo Guinan, Alan Flanagan, Michael Egan, Kenneth Delaney, Luke Gavin Mangan, Karl Daly, Ethan Keena, Tom Corcoran, Shaun Creevy, Emmet Kelly, Cormac Quinn, Marcus Keena, Adrian Kelly, Nigel Grennan, Joe Lowry, Fergal Daly, Sean Hackett, John Corcoran, Mel Guinan.

Table Quiz and Bar B Q.

Congratulations to the organisers of the Table Quiz and Bar B Q in Ballycumber Community Centre on Saturday on the success of the venture. A full house enjoyed the food and all twenty teams answered most of the questions set by Claire, with Conor as Quiz Master and Carragh busy collecting the answer sheets, the Connellys made a huge contribution to the Quiz. The organisers wish to thank all the sponsors of the food and spot prizes and also those who arranged and assisted at the Bag Packing on Friday.

Division 5 Football League.

Unfortunately we had to concede this game to Gracefield as there were were not enough players available to travel to Gracefield on Sunday morning.

Go Games.

Training for all Under 7, 9 and 11 continues in Tubber pitch on Tuesday evening from 6.45 to 7.45 and continues every Tuesday in June. New players always welcome.

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

Ballycumber Dance Classses.

Learn how to Jive, Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot and Line dance. Dance Classes every Monday night from 8pm in Ballycumber Community Centre.  Beginners class 8 - 9, Improvers from 9 - 10 and dancing for all from 10 - 11pm.  Great exercise and good fun, no partners required.

Offaly Football.

Best of luck to Offaly Senior Footballers who will play Sligo in Bord na Mona O’Connor Park on Sunday and well done to Clive Keena and the Offaly Under 20 team who won the Liam O’Connor Tournament with a victory over Westmeath on Wednesday.


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