There was a large attendance in The Bodhrán on Friday night last, to bid farewell to the Hanrahan family. Pat, Terri and Fiona have been part of our community for the past twelve years and have made a huge contribution in that time. Pat was a selector with the Ballinagore team on two occasions, (most successfully in 2007 when we won the Intermediate championship). He also served as Assistant-Chairman of the club and holds the distinction of being the oldest player to have played for Ballinagore, when he lined out against Ballymore in the Junior B championship Quarter-Final in 2008. Both Pat and Terri were part of the Ballinagore Set Dancing Group in recent years and brought great enthusiasm and interest to the group. These are just some of the ways in which the Hanrahans made a difference to the village of Ballinagore over the years. At the end of the evening Pat said a few words and thanked his neighbours and friends for making their time in Ballinagore a happy and fruitful one. The call of 'The Native Place' is a strong one and its to that place in Ballylooby, Co. Tipperary that the Hanrahans return. Its been forty years since Pat left there to finish his education and begin his working life. In that time he has spent a year in Multyfarnham Agricutural College, another in Mountbellew in Galway, Two years in Wicklow, where he played hurling and football for the county, (something he also achieved with Tipperary), several years in Skibereen with Terri and their family and several more in Limerick, before arriving in Ballinagore in 1999. We will be sorry to see them go but the world is a much smaller place than it was forty years ago, and I'm sure there will be a few journeys made in both directions in the years to come. Slán abhaile agus go n-éirí an bothar libh.
The numbers drawn this wek were 9, 19, 23, 27. there was no jackpot winner and next weeks jackpot will be €1,820.
Under 12 Football
The Under 12's played St. Loman's last Saturday week in Ballinagore where we emerged convincing winners after an excellent display. Well done lads, keep up the good work. Panel: Robbie Keegan, Padraic Kane, Adam Gavigan, Conor Gourke, Aaron Glennon, Fiachra Heeney, Glen Bolger, Eoin Deegan, Ciarán O'Brien, Ryan Ward, Cormac Jackson, Thomas Dalton, Eoin Jackson, Stephen Clarke, Sean McGuinness, Darren Fagan, Finian Heeney, Jamie Fallon, Jamie Hogg.
Under 16 Football Championship
We played host to Caulry last Wednesday evening in Ballinagore on a wet evening for football. Given the conditions, this was a very good game of football which was nip and tuck until the last quarter, when we pulled away with some great scores. At half time we trailed by 2-05 to 2-02 but gradually got more into the game in the second half and we finished very strong. Final score was St. Malachy's/Ballinagore 4-12, Caulry 2-08. Team: Cathal Daly, Andrew Corbett, Alan Kincaid, Liam McNally-Woods, Johnny Birmingham, Liam Varley (0-1), Kyle Dever, Shane Clavin (0-4), Conor Glennon, Stephen Fagan, Michael Heeney (0-1), David Pidgeon (0-1), Liam Cassidy, David Keegan (3-3), Frankie Deegan (0-1). Subs: Dan Glennon, Paddy Doody, Brian Pidgeon, Ryan Wright, Conor Lynch, Padraic Kincaid. We travelled to Ballynacarrigy on Friday night with an understrength side but a gutsy performance was witnessed with Pauric Kincaid doing very well in goals. The home side were the stronger team but we had our chances also. It finished 2-12 to 1-7 in favour of Ballynacarrigy. Panel: Pauric Kincaid, Liam McNally Woods, Alan Kincaid, Andrew Corbett, Johnny Birmingham, Liam Varley, Steven Fagan, Shane Clavin (0-2), Conor Glennon, Conor Lynch, Michael Heeney, Frankie Deegan, Dan Glennon, David Keegan (0-3), Cathal Daly (0-2), Brian Pidgeon, Cormac Deegan (1-0).
Ennell Shamrocks qualified for the final of the premier championship for the second year running when they defeated Shannnon Gaels (Maryland/Tang/Tubberclaire) in the semi-final played at Moate last Sunday. With the aid of a strong wind Shamrocks put up a good score and led at half-time by 0-9 to 0-1. They continued to play well against the breeze in the second half and closed out the match to win by 0-14 to 0-4. Team: Michael Dever, Luke Peppard, Dean McDermott, Niall Gunning (Capt.), Liam Varley, David Lynch (0-3, 1 '45, 1f), David Fennell (0-1), Aonghus Clarke, Shane Clavin (0-2), Kieran Glennon (0-1), Paul Fennell, Eoin Quinn, Neal Kirby (0-3, 1f), Niall O'Brien (0-4f), Alan Clarke. Subs Used: Michael Heeney, David Pidgeon, Seán Mullarkey, Niall Moran, Damien McCormack. Subs: Enda Claffey, David Keegan, Andy Scally, Alan Kincaid, Cathal Tynan, Liam Cassidy, Frankie Deegan.
Congratulations to Martin Crowe and Eavan Gannon who recently got engaged.
The club expresses its sympathy with the Pidgeon family on the recent death of Betty's father, Ned Moran, Ballymore. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
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