ACFL Division 6
Ballinagore 3-11 Loughnavalley 2-10
Our Division 6 side played host to Loughnavalley on Sunday morning and came away with the points following a close and entertaining game. It was great to see a return to action for both JJ Hegarty and Joe Corroon, with Joe kicking two fine points. Team: Marty Linnane, Brian Sheerin, Enda Claffey, Finian Heeney, Cathal Ennis, Kieran Deegan, Nathan Brudell, JJ Hegarty, Shane Heraty, Robbie Keegan, Eoin Deegan, Joe Corroon, Willy Gavin, Cormac Deegan, Paddy Ennis.
U14 Football Championship
Lilliput Gaels 7-09 Cill Oige 3-06
Well done to our U14 footballers on a great win this evening. We were down a few players and could just field a team thanks to Eoin Robinson who played with an injury. After a great weekend of football in the Féile, our lads kept up there good form with some outstanding football played throughout the team. Well done lads. Team: Sean Jackson, Oisin Kiernan, Killian Jackson, Dylan Franzoni, Ronan McLavin, David Maloney, Peter Murphy, Shane Doran, Jack Gannon, Cathal Elliffe, Conor O'Malley, Shane Corcoran, Jack Mulligan, Niall Claffey & Eoin Robinson
Lilliput Gaels 5-02 Millmore Gaels 2-06
Our U12 team had a great victory over a strong Millmore Gaels side in Ballymore on Wednesday evening. This was our best performance to date winning on a score 5-02 to 2-06. Team: Dylan Birch, Conor Maloney, Evan Dalton, Shane Maloney, David O'Malley, David Costello, Rory Quinn, Dylan Corrigan , Eoin Robinson, Sean Bolger, Patrick Maloney, Jack Maloney, Morgan Redmond, Eoin Bolger, Shane King. Subs Aaron Jackson, Cian Corcoran, Luke Robinson, Oisin Mccabe.
Ballinagore travelled to Ballon in Co Carlow to take on Cúchulainn in the third round of the championship on Sunday 29th April. We were late arriving for the game and having received a reprimand from the referee we proceeded to ship a heavy defeat from the home side. After two innings we were fourteen scores behind, our only run coming from Michelle O'Sullivan. We stopped the rot temporarily in the third innings sharing eight runs evenly with Cúchulainn but the home side stretched their lead again in the fourth innings to put the match beyond doubt and it finished 27-7 in favour of Cúchulainn. Team: Shane Heraty (Catcher, 1 Run), Declan Claffey (Pitcher), Enda Claffey (Short Stop, 1 Run), Tally Flynn Capt. (1st Base), Aisling Heraty (2nd Base), Dympna Claffey (3rd Base, 1 Run), Michelle O'Sullivan (Left Outfield, 2 Runs), David Langan (Centre Outfield, 2 Runs), Colette Langan (Right Outfield).
McGrath Park in Bagenalstown was the venue for our fourth round encounter and we needed to win to have any chance of qualifying for the quarter final. It wasn't to be as Bagenalstown took control from the off and it was the third innings before we registered a score through the irrepressible David Langan, the former All Star doing it all on his own and scoring a home run. There was little else to cheer about as Bagenalstown won on a scoreline of 27 runs to 6 but we did find out where the best 99 ice cream was to be had in Bagenalstown - 'The Little Shop', Kilree Street. Team: Shane Heraty (Catcher), Declan Claffey (Pitcher), Martin Furey (Short Stop), Tally Flynn Capt.(1st Base, 2 Runs), Aisling Heraty (2nd Base), Colette Langan (3rd Base, 1 Run), Enda Claffey (Left Outfield), David Langan (Centre Outfield, 2 Runs), Trisha Lynam (Right Outfield). Sub: Kevin Glennon (1 Run).
Last weeks winning numbers were 4,7,12 and 26. Willy Gavin was a local match 3 winner. Next weeks jackpot now stands at €6300.
Club Iarmhi Draw
Congratulations to Gerry Claffey and Sean Delaney who won a prize of a fourball in New Forest followed by dinner in Brownes on the Green in Tyrrellspass in the draw held at the weekend.
Monday 9th: Minor Football Championship vs St. Mary's in Rochfortbridge at 19:30
Monday 16th: Minor Football Championship vs St. Michaels in Ballinagore at 19:00
Wednesday 18th: U12 Football vs Mullingar Shamrocks in Ballinagore at 19:00
Thursday 19th: U14 Football Championship vs Shandonagh in Ballinagore at 19:00
Club footballer, Enda Kenny, and his colleagues on the Irish Garda soccer team recently competed in the European championship finals in Prague where they qualified out of their group for the semi-final of the tournament. Unfortunately they lost this game 2-1 to Germany but they picked it up to beat The Netherlands 6-1 in the 3rd/4th place decider. Well done Enda!