Ballycumber club notes

April 24, 2018

Tullamore Court Hotel Offaly Senior B Football Championship.

Shamrocks 0-23   Ballycumber 2-11.

Thirty six scores in sixty minutes of football indicates that this game was played without any negativity and for the most part, forwards had the better of defenders. Shamrocks got the first point of the game inside a minute. Chris McDonald replied for Ballycumber with a well taken goal. Adrian Kelly 's point cancelled a second Shamrocks one pointer. After Shamrocks had added two points, Sean Hackett was on hand to put the ball in the net to give Ballycumber a three point lead. The Rahan parish side then scored five points from play and one from a free to lead by three approaching half time. Ballycumber fought back with points from Joe Lowry and Sean Hackett to leave the minimum between the sides at the break.

Shamrocks added two points from frees, to which John Egan and Cormac Quinn replied to with points from play. A Nigel Grennan point drew the sides level at 2-7 to 0-13. Gary Larkin had a good goal bound shot well saved and Joe Lowry had another attempt saved at the expense of a 45 which was missed. Joe Lowry scored two outstanding points after long runs. But, Shamrocks were finding it easier to get scores and as fatigue set in, a number of  passes went astray and were punished on the scoreboard. In this period Shamrocks kicked six points from play to lead by 0-20 to 2-8. Nigel Grennan got two more points and had a good attempt for a goal saved on the line and Gary Larkin finished the Ballycumber tally, while Shamrocks had time to add three more points before the final whistle.

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

K Buggy Coaches Division 5 Football League.

Ballycumber 4-13  Daingean 1-6.

This game was played in glorious sunshine in Ballycumber on Saturday evening and goy off to the perfect start for the home side with goals from Emmet Kelly and Paddy Cosgrove in the first five minutes. Andrew Grennan added a point before Peter Dunne drove a penalty to the corner of the net and the same played scored a point to extend the lead to 3-2 to 0-1. David Ayres and Peter Dunne added points before Daingean got two points from play and a very well worked good goal. Paul Kelly and Conrad Casey completed the first half scoring. In the second half Paddy Cosgrove scored two more points, Conrad Casey got two more and David Ayres raiding from half back scored 1-2 in a four minute spell to leave the home side clear winners after an enjoyable and competitive game of football.

Team. Kyle Cornally, Paul Egan, Brian Halligan, Aaron Daly, Kenneth Delaney, Colin Daly, David Ayres[Captain], Michael Egan, Shaun Creevy, Andrew Grennan, Peter Dunne, Conrad Casey, Paddy Cosgrove, Paul Kelly, Emmet Kelly, Diarmuid Daly.

Under 13 Football League.

St Manchan Gaels 8-11 Ballinamere Durrow  1-4.


Congratulations to Ailbhe Kelly[Castlearmstrong] and Alec Mooney[Doon] who were married in Boher on Thursday. We wish them a long and happy life together.

Division 2 Football League.

Ballycumber will travel to Geashill on Thursday evening to play against Raheen at 8pm.

Division 5 Football League.

Ballycumber v Erin Rovers in Pullough on Friday 27th April at 8pm.

Dance Classes

Learn how to Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot and Line Dance. Classes held every Monday night in Ballycumber Community Centre. Beginners classes from 8pm to 9pm. Intermediates from 9pm to 10pm and dancing for all from 10pm to 11pm.

Weekly Lotto Draw.

The numbers drawn this week were 9,23,25,26. No jackpot winner, one match three winner. Next week's draw will be held in Gussies on Monday night at 10 o'clock for a jackpot of 3600 euros.

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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