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Ballinagore GAA Notes, 27th May 2012

posted 29 May 2012, 14:27 by Ballinagore Gaa

Ballinagore's Big Day Out

The Big Day Out was held in glorious sunshine last Sunday afternoon in the park and was well attended. There were races of all descriptions, penalty shoot outs, pitch and toss, high catch, long kick and aunt sally. A marquee was specially erected in the car park where there were all sorts of fare for sale, including a well stocked Barbeque which had a steady custom throughout the afternoon. It was great to see such a large crowd with smiles all round, and a great sense of community spirit. Well done to all involved in organising the event from Ballinagore NS and Ballinagore GAA, and hopefully we will do it all again next year!


Members Draw

The draw was held at the Big Day Out and Deirdre Sheridan was the lucky winner of the Castletown Geoghegan Development Gala Banquet tickets for Middleton House. The tickets for Kilbeggan Races this Sunday were won by George Alexander, Kevin Deegan and Peter Heraty. Well done to all.


Cumann Na mBunscoil Final

Ballinagore NS played Raharney NS in the final of the Hurling competition, played at Cusack Park last Tuesday evening. Ballinagore opened the scoring with a point from Ciarán O'Brien after two minutes. This was followed by a goal and a point from Raharney despite some great defending by Ballinagore. No score came for a further spell before Raharney struck for another goal following an initial save by Ballinagore netminder Eoin Deegan. The Ballinagore custodian then pulled off a double save in the thirteenth minute before Ciarán O'Brien pointed from a free. This move was quickly followed by a superb point from full forward Pádraig Kane who scored from close to the sideline, having received the pass from Fiachra Heeney. Raharney responded with a goal and a point in quick succession before Ciarán O'Brien scored a long range point for Ballinagore. The game seemed to be slowing down coming up to half time but Pádraig Kane had other ideas and he slipped the ball past the Deelside goalie to leave the haft time score reading Raharney 3-2, Ballinagore 1-4. Raharney began the second half brighter scoring a goal after three minutes but this was responded to with a point by Pádraig Kane. The Ballinagore defence was under severe pressure at this point and three point blank saves from Eoin Deegan and three timely clearances by Jamie Hogg and Finian Heeney kept hopes of victory alive. A ninth minute Raharney goal put some distance between the teams but Ballinagore kept battling in every position on the field and were rewarded with two further points from Pádraig Kane. Ballinagore kept pressing at midfield and in the forwards but it was Raharney who finished stronger and capped a great victory with a well taken last minute goal.  Ballinagore can be proud of their performance with all six class boys giving their all, eagerly backed up by the younger boys on the  team. All in Ballinagore a proud of them and thanks to Pat O'Brien for his help and encouragement over the last few months.