Secondary Schools Football
Hard luck to Mercy Secondary Kilbeggan in the All Ireland C Schools final played in Templemore last weekend. On the day they faced a very strong opposition in St Michael's, Listowel. The Kerrymen had a very strong lead at half-time and they increased it early in the second half with two goals. Most of the Listowel team were in their final year at school while many of the Kilbeggan men have a couple of years left to go and will hopefully be back to fight another day. Well done and thanks to all for an enjoyable journey and a wonderful achievement in winning a Leinster Senior Title for the first time and reaching an All-Ireland for the first time. Final Score St. Michael's Listowel 3-18, Mercy Secondary Kilbeggan 1-07. Team: Liam Hanevy, Michael Dever (Capt.), Shane Clavin, Michael Heeney, Conall Ennis, Liam Varley, Stephen Nally, Eoin Quinn, Kieran Glennon, Paul Fennell 1-1, Aaron O'Brien 0-3 (2 frees), David Fennell, David Gaye, Niall Kelly 0-1, Jack Glennon 0-2. Subs used: Christopher Gorry for Eoin Quinn, David Keegan for Conall Ennis. Subs, Paul Daly, Pietro Scarnicchio, Jamie Egerton, Niall O'Connor, Glen Parnell, Nigel Scally, Anthony Brady. team Management Garrett Farrell and Mark Corrigan.
Don't Be a Fool on April 1st
Our annual table quiz takes place in The Bodhrán, Ballinagore on this Friday April 1st, with our regular quizmaster, and club Treasurer, Seán Delaney. This is one of the main fundraisers for the year so come along and show your support. Table of four is 40 euro. Juvenile tables 20 euro. Prizes for winners of both. Contact Seán on 086 3315686.
ACFL Division 7
Ballinagore played their first game in this division on Sunday last in Lakepoint Park. Ballinagore opened the scoring with a pointed free after 5 minutes. This was followed by a goal where the St. Loman's keeper dropped a long distance Ciarán Carey shot. St. Loman's scored the following two points but from there on Ballinagore took control with some great points from Ciaran Carey, Declan Claffey and Shane Heraty along with another goal from the fist of William Gavin, following a long delivery from Brian Sheerin. This left the half time score at 2-05 to 0-02 in our favour with the breeze to face into in the second moiety.
The second half was a tighter affair and St. Loman's had the majority of the possession for large parts. They goaled from a penalty shortly into the half and slowly whittled away our lead. A good goal with ten minutes left reduced the margin to one point. Shortly after the sides were level. Things were not looking good for us, however some good passages of play followed and Ciarán Carey was on hand twice to put two points between the sides, the second a lovely kick from a tight angle. With time almost up, St. Loman's persevered and they were rewarded with two late points to snatch a draw. There were some sterling peformances in the full and half-back lines and we would expect this team to build on this result and have more belief in themselves.
Team: Mark Doyle, Robert Gannon, Pat Heduan, Mark King, James Keegan, James Sheerin, Kieran Deegan, Pierce Corcoran, Ciarán Carey (Capt.) 1-3, Brian Sheerin, Shane Heraty 0-2, (1 free), Kevin Gannon, William Gavin 1-0, Ian Seery, Declan Claffey 0-2. Subs: Jason Kiernan for William Gavin, Paul Seery.
Training continues every Tuesday and Friday at 8pm.
Last week's winning numbers were 14, 20, 23 and 30. There was no jackpot winner and next weeks jackpot will be 12,060 euro..
Ballinagore Ladies Football
The Junior team were beaten by Athlone in the league last Sunday. They were missing a few regulars due to County committments. Their next match is in a fortnights time against St. Josephs. Training is on Wednesday evenings and everyone is welcome. It would be great to see a few more adult ladies donning the Ballinagore jersey, as many of the junior team are also minor and under 16.
Bon Voyage to Padraic Durkan
The club wishes Padraic Durkan the very best of luck on his travels to Australia. Pass on our good wishes to James, Rory and the rest of the local lads when your there and have a great time!
Happy birthday and best wishes to Mrs. Mary Heeney who recently celebrated her 80th birthday. We wish her many more happy years.
Congratulations to Ballinagore clubman Stephen Ennis on his recent good luck on Winning Streak. This was Stephen's second appearance on the popular National Lottery programme and we hope that he will enjoy his winnings.
U8's, 10's and 12's started back training on Monday last (28th). Training for these age groups will be at 6pm every Monday evening in Castletown Geoghegan. Details of upcoming registration evening and competition fixtures will be circulated shortly.
Thought For The Week
Give a little, get a lot..
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