Ballymac 0-08, Churchill 1-04
Ballymac Seniors played their first game of 2011 in the St. Brendan’s League against Churchill on Sunday last at Ballyrickard.
A heavy pitch meant that good football was always going to be at a minimium. Great credit is due to both teams for the sporting manner in which the game was contested.
Ballymac were first off the mark with a Paul Sugrue point following a good run by Aiden Breen. After wides from both teams Aiden Breen raised the white flag after good work from Cathal DeLacy. Churchill got their first point of the game and this was followed by another Aiden Breen point. Dermot Leen scored the final point of the half to leave the score Ballymac 0-04 to 0-01
The opening exchanges of the second half resulted in wides for both sides. Shane Reilly got the first point of the half followed by a wide from Aiden Breen. Churchill followed this with only their second point of the game. Points from Aiden Breen (free) and Shane Reilly followed making the score Ballymac 0-07 to Churchill 0-02. Things looked comfortable at this point but then the comeback from Churchill began. A blitz of 1-02 from Churchill tied the scores up at 0-07 to 1-04. Ballymac were under pressure but great work from Sean Brosnan, Paudie Laide and Kevin Shea kept Churchill at bay. Ballymac worked the ball upfield in a great move that involved Paudie Laide, Aiden Breen and Kevin Shea which resulted in the winning point coming from Shane Reilly.
Paudie Laide, Tom Paul Keane, T.J Casey, Sean Brosnan, Adam Jones (Denis Leen), Dermot Casey, Paul Sugrue (Eanna Reidy), Mossie Shanahan, Kevin O’ Shea, Shane Reilly, Dermot Leen, Eoin Sugrue, Thomas Lyons (Bobby Howard), Cathal DeLacy (Micheal Herlihy), Aiden Breen
Next Game Senior Town League: Ballymac V Austin Stacks, Sunday 20th Feb at Connelly Park. Throw in 2.00pm
Ballymac/Churchill minor team played their first St Brendan’s board game last Saturday against St.Pat’s in Blennerville. The game was on at 4 o clock and driving rain and strong wind made conditions very poor. It was definitely a game of two halves. St Pat’s won the toss and opted to play with the strong breeze in the first half.
They notched up a score of 1 goal and 13 points to the combined team’s score of 3 points. In the second half Ballymac/Churchill tried hard to claw back St Pat’s big lead. This looked likely as they laid siege on St Pat’s goalmouth. However they fell short by 1 point. The final score was
St.Pat’s 2.13 to Ballymac/Churchill 1.15
The Lotto draw was held at Glenduff House for a Jackpot of 4950.00.
The numbers drawn were 8,10,23,27.
Jackpot was not won.
The lucky dip winners were:
Sellers Prize: Tom Leen
Next weeks draw will take place at The Halfway Bar for a Jackpot of 5100.00
Please support the Lotto as it is vital for the continued day to day running of our club. Tickets are only 2.00 each or 5.00 for three.The annual ticket is also available at the reduced rate of 60.00
Tickets can be bought by contacting 087 9423832 or 087 6187475
Congratulations to the Ballymac Gaa Quiz team of Ger Collins, Roland Rodgers and Tom Herlihy who finished 3rd in the County Finals in Killarney on Sunday last. Well done lads.
Scor na Bpaisti
Castleisland District section takes place in Currow on Sunday 6th March.
Anyone interested please contact the Club Secretary on 087 2221720
O Breannain National School fundraising Quiz will take place on Wednesday 23rd Feb at 8.30pm. Venue is the Blasket Bar. Table of 4 only 20.00. Lots of spot prizes on offer on the night. A great night assured.
Congrats to the O Breannain school quiz team on their great victory in the Credit Union Quiz recently
Don’t forget Membership is due to be paid before 31st March 2011. Any members not paid by that date are not entitled to vote at the AGM
The Club wishes to extend Sincere Sympathy to Fr. Pat Crean Lynch on the death of his aunt, Maire DeStafort, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary