Round 6 of The Senior County League
Ballymac V Na Gaeil
Referee – Padraig O’Sullivan
It was Na Gaeils turn to host Ballymac in the 6th round of The County League and with great support in attendance for both sides it was sure to be a game full of excitement and the players did not disappoint.
It was 13 minutes before the first point was put on the score board and it was curtosy of Na Gaeils Diarmuid Herlihys right foot. Followed very quickly by a second point from this very hard working Corner Forward.
Ballymac did reply when Gene Griffen put the ball over the net with his team mate Daire Keane following suit to level the game for the first time. A free kick awarded to the host side saw Dara Devine bring his team ahead but it was his skillfully placed goal that followed shortly after that woke the game up. Ballymac were not deterred and when Eanna Reidy found the opportunity to take on the Na Gaeil keeper and in outstanding fashion he scored the first goal of the game for their side. The score was now Ballymac 1-04 to Na Gaeils 1-05.
Both sides defended well for the closing minutes of this first half and with 2 further points from Ballymac’s Aiden Breen and Vinny Horan and 4 points from Na Gaeil the half time score was Ballymac 1-06 to Na Gaeils 1-09.
The second half began with a renewed enthusiasm. Na Gaeil again began the scoring with 2 points from Eoghain Sheehy and Diarmiud Herlihy followed by 2 from Ballymacs Aiden Breen and Cian Counihan . But when Na Gaeils Eoghain Sheehy broke through the Ballymac Defence to score his teams 2nd goal with only 2 minutes of official time to go the score board read Ballymac 1-08 to Na Gaeils 2-13 . As the game went into injury time Ballymacs Aiden Breen scored another outstanding point followed with Padraig McCarthy soaring his way to the goal to over take the Na Gaeil keeper and with great skill planted the ball at the back of the net. With supporters now anxious on the side line knowing that all Ballymac needed was a goal to obtain a draw game they were not disappointed as Thomas O’Connor edged his way towards the Na Gaeil goal and with great support from his team members he gave his side that well needed goal to ensure that draw.
The final score was Ballymac 3-10 and Na Gaeil 2-13.
A very exciting second half with a great result for Ballymac.
Congratulations to team and management on gaining another point on the league table and we wish Na Gaeil every success for the rest of your season endeavors .
Up next in Round 7 is Dromid Pearses and we will keep you posted on fixture times.
Lotto Results 04/06/2018
Venue: Halfway Bar
Numbers Drawn: 2, 16, 18, 20
Lucky Dip Winners ….
1. Robert Leen Chutehall
2. Tony Riordan Ballymac
3. Margaret Fitzgearld c/o Horans fruit & veg
4. Nora O Sullivan c/o H &K Leen
5. Joe Butler c/o D . Lynch
Seller: Mossy Leen
Next weeks Jackpot: €5,100
Venue: O Riadas Bar
Date : 11/06/2018
Coiste Na N’Og
Ballymac made the long journey to Valentia on Sunday evening to play their division 9 League game. The lads showed they are very comfortable playing away from home winning the game 5-22 to 3-02.
Team 1 & 3 play Dr. Crokes in Ballymac this Tuesday at 6.30pm
Ballymac got off to a great start in their U13 town league campaign. They played Ardfert last Thursday evening in their first match. Ardfert got off to the better start. However the lads weathered the storm and started to click towards the end of the first half to lead by the smallest of margins at half time. The introduction of fresh legs in the second half proved the difference with Ballymac running out 5-11 to 5-0 winners. Congratulations to the players on a superb team performance, Great heart, concentration and determination was shown by every one of the players. Our next game is away to Austin Stacks this Thursday at 7pm