Ballinagore club notes

April 15, 2019

ACFL Div 4

Ballinagore 1-11  Rosemount 1-12

Our junior side were unfortunate to lose by the minimum margin against visiting Rosemount last Saturday afternoon. Rosemount tore out of the traps to take an early 0-04 to 0-01 lead as our lads struggled to get to grips with the game. Eventually we settled and started to play some nice football. We created three clear-cut goal chances in the first half and normally one or more would have gone in but unfortunately not on this occasion. However we did score some very fine points and lead at the break 0-06 to 0-05. The second half was end to end again but we continued to hold our lead for most of it. Rosemount introduced some strong subs and they made an immediate impact with a well worked goal to take the lead. This was short lived though as a brilliant break from defense by Finian Heeney in a move involving Shane Heraty and Brandon Carey saw Cormac Deegan put through on goal where he calmly finished to put us back in front. However, late pressure by Rosemount created two scoring chances from frees, one a monster effort from far out, and they took them to steal a late victory. While disappointed with the result, our lads gave a great effort and will have learned a lot from this against an experienced Rosemount side. We had fine performances on the day, particularly from Conan Feery, Shane Heraty, Finian Heeney and Cormac Deegan. It was great to see Ciaran Carey make a welcome return to the action and he made a very positive contribution when introduced. Team: Ian Seery, Finian Heeney, Marty Linnane, Robbie Keegan, Tommy Kelly, James Sheerin, Robert Gannon, Brendan Heeney, Enda Claffey, Conan Feery, Cormac Deegan, David Keegan, Shane Heraty, Brandon Carey, Niall Kelly. Subs: Ciaran Carey, Michael Gannon, Nathan Brudell.



U16 League v Coralstown/Kinnegad, Monday 15th April at 18:30 in Ballinagore

U12 League v St. Marys on Monday 15th April at 18.30 in CTG


Croke Park Visit

Well done to five young Ballinagore men who, along with their teammates, represented Castletown Geoghegan at the Littlewoods Go Games in Croke Park on Sunday. Cathal Kiernan, Aaron Kenny, Conor King, Matthew Maloney and EJ Maloney all played well in the win over Skerries Harps and climbed the steps to get a photo with Liam McCarthy.


Scór na bPáistí

Last Tuesday evening, the Scòr na bPáistí county final took place in the The Downs. Ballinagore NS had a number of entrants and everyone did fantasic. Hard luck to our quiz team who just lost out to a narrow defeat for 2nd place. Our instrumental group, consisting of Emma O'Brien, Ellen Daly, Marie Clare Maxwell, Rose Macken and Anne Reynolds, came first, well done to them and also well done to Shane King who came second in the recitation.


Tidy Towns Fundraiser

Ballinagore Tidy Towns are holding a fundraiser on Easter Sunday night in The Bodhrán, Ballinagore. Enjoy 70's, 80's & 90's music from 9.30 onwards .Your support would be appreciated. Earlier that day, there will be a Children's Disco on Easter Sunday from 3pm till 6pm also in The Bodhrán, Ballinagore. All are welcome.


DLBC Community Games

DLBC Atheletics events take place on Saturday 27th April between 4-6pm in Castletown GAA grounds. Children aged between 6-16 years and resident in the DLBC area are elegible to participate. Teas/coffees will be available to purchase on the day to raise funds for our Community Games. All donations of confectionary gratefully received. help will be required on the day to assist with successful running of events. See DLBC Community Games Facebook page for further details.


Wedding Bells

We send our congratulations and best wishes to Ruth Robinson and James McRedmond who got married at the weekend.

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