U16 Football Championship Semi-Final
Lilliput Gaels 7-16 Multyfarnham 3-05
Our U16 footballers played host to Multyfarnham in the semi-final of the championship on Saturday in sunny Ballinagore and came away with a comprehensive win after a dominant display. Right from the throw in, our lads took the game to our opponents with Cody Finnane scoring an early goal to settle us in. Multy worked tirelessly to keep our forwards at bay and despite hitting the woodwork twice in the opening half, we were in a commanding position at half time, leading 3-07 to 0-02. In the second half, we were a bit wasteful early on with a number of wides but soon got the scoreboard ticking over with a selection of fine points. To their credit, Multy never gave up and were rewarded with well taken goals towards the end. However, in their efforts to close the gap, their back line was stretched and we finished strong with a few well taken goals ourselves to finish comprehensive winners in the end. This was a fine team performance with all the lads playing well and working hard for each other. We now play Inny Shamrocks in the final and with only three points separating the sides when we met earlier in the summer, it promises to be a battle royale. Well done lads! Team: Lorcan Kiernan, Ryan Boyne, Mark Killian, Tiernan McMahon, Zack Wright, Luke Seery, Darragh Seery, Cian Gavigan, David Jackson, Peter Reynolds, Peter Dalton, Cody Finnane, Conor Murphy. Subs used: Mark Kiernan, Cathal Kelly, Sean Kincaid, Warwic Kirby. Rest of Panel: Adam McGoldrick, Jack O'Donnell, Jack Gannon, Peter Murphy, David Maloney, Ian Kiernan.
U12 Football - Garrycastle Trophy Final
Lilliput Gaels 4-11 Milltownpass 3-02
Our U12 team had a great win in the Garrycastle final last Thursday evening against a gallant Milltownpass side. The first half was very even with some great passages of play and we led 2-05 to 2-02 at half time . We upped the tempo in the second half and got some great scores to run out easy winners. This was a great team performance from 1 - 22 with everyone making a huge contribution. Team: Dylan Birch, David Costello, Rory Quinn, Shane Maloney, Sean Bolger, Dylan Corrigan, Conor Maloney, Eoin Robinson, Philip Reynolds, Christian Dowling, Jack Maloney, Adam Cassidy, Patrick Maloney, Eoin Bolger, Morgan Redmond. Subs: Shane King, Evin Dalton, David O’Malley, Aaron Jackson, Cian Corcoran, Eoin Carey, Luke Robinson.
Cumann na mBunscoil Football
Ballinagore 12-11 Castlepollard 1-04
Ballinagore boys national school team played their first game in the group stages and ran out convincing winners against Castlepollard on Wednesday. Played in Ballinagore we were quick out of the blocks and got some early goals which set us up for the rest of the game. We played some very good team football but no doubt we will have tougher games ahead. Team: Aaron Jackson, Shane King, Conor Molloy, Jack Maloney, Patrick Maloney, Eoin Robinson, Christian Dowling, Hugh Carey, Luke Robinson, Gavin Ennis. Subs: Conor Robinson, Peter Daly, Luke Sinomen, Conor Ward, Finn Gannon, Rhys Gavigan, Karl Murtagh.
Ballinagore 11-09 All Saints 1-01
Not to be outdone by the boys, the girls team turned on the style to run out convincing winners over All Saints on Thursday. This was a great team performance and the girls showed great skill levels throughout. Panel: Anna Rose Mullens, Emer Claffey, Emma King, Amy Seery, Anne Reynolds, Lilia O'Brien, Sarah Delaney, Aoife O'Brien, Shannon Corroon, Muireann Ward, Katie Hogg, Rose Macken, Ellen Daly, Emma O'Brien, Aoife Mangan, Caoimhe Geraghty.
Scór na nÓg Information Evening
An information evening takes place on Monday 8th October at 9pm in the clubhouse. If your child is interested in participating we hope to see you there. 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the commencement of Scór within the GAA. Ballinagore GAA has a very proud tradition in Scór over the years and we would love to build on this success. If you have any queries please contact Aisling on 086 8582183 or Shane on 087 7562462.
The club extends its deepest sympathy to Martin and Steph McCann and family on the sad passing of Martin's brother, Sean McCann. May he Rest in Peace.
We send our congratulations and best wishes to Áine Heraty and Joe Casey who celebrated their wedding on Friday.
Well Done Tommy
Just months after suffering horrific facial injuries playing in the opening round of the Dublin Senior Championship, Tommy McDaniel made his return to the playing field last weekend when he lined out against St. Vincent's in the SFC quarter final. It wasn't Castleknocks day as they lost out to Vincent's but Tommy showed that class is permanent when he put in a storming perfomance, scoring 0-03. Great to see you back in action Tommy!
Best of Luck Kilbeggan
We want to wish our neighbours, Kilbeggan Shamrocks, and their manager and former Ballinagore manager, Keith Higgins, the very best of luck in the Junior Championship Final on Saturday where the take on Ballinacargy.