Ballymore Ladies GAA
Hey all, welcome to another month in the lives of us BME Ladies types................
The Ladies would like to congratulate all the girls who sat their Leaving and Junior certificates at the start of June. We hope their hard work pays off and we can’t wait to have them back training.
Hurry up lads!!! We miss ye!!!1
We would like to say a big thank you to Barry and Georgina O’Sullivan from the Ballymore Inn for their kind sponsorship of our new tracksuits. Which are straight off the O’Neills catwalk. They have already been worn with pride at our recent matches. Check out the pictures to see how hot the girls look in them (insert very loud wolf whistle)
We would also like to thank EBS, Citywest who generously provided us with a first aid kit for the tough matches ahead. Hopefully Sinead won’t get too much use out of it!!
We had an impressive victory over Moorefield in Moorefield on May 6th with Ballymore scoring 5-16 on the night to Moorefields 1-04. Moorefield have been strong opponents in the past but on this occasion Ballymore led from the start and never let the gap close.
Ballymore proved the better side on the day when they took on Rheban at home on 25th May. Rheban got a shock having beaten Ballymore convincingly at home and the home side finished 5 points ahead of in the end.
Until next month........................Jackie & Louise
The last month has been another busy time for hurling and football. The U8 and U10 teams took part in a hurling blitz and the U12's are taking part in the South Board hurling league. The U8 & U9 football teams played in Eadestown. The U12 girls won their first game in Kilcock and played Castledermot in the League semi final. The U11 team had a brilliant run in their league getting through the play off's and to the league final in the County Grounds.
West Wicklow U8 & U10 Hurling blitz
On Saturday 17th May the hurlers travelled to Dunlavin and took part in another very enjoyable hurling blitz. The teams put in a great performance with the U8's winning 3 out of their 4 matches and the U10's won all their games. Taking part were St. Nicholas (Dunlavin), Stratford, Blessington, St. Kevin's (Hollywood) and Michael Dwyer's (Kiltegan). A special thanks to Dunlavin for a great day.
U12 Hurling South Board League
The first game was against St Laurances on Saturday May 17th. Due to previous CLASHES with St Laurances there was some anxiety on how the Ballymore players would respond in this match. They certainly weren’t afraid of them and with excellent team work and scores from Shane Barrett Ballymore won 3-3 to 2-2. The next encounter was against Nurney in Ballymore on Monday 6th June. This match was quite one-sided with Ballymore going 5 goals up within the first 10 minutes. Goals from Thomas Mc Guirk and Joshua Burke Hayes were added on before halftime. Shane and Niall then suggested that they could play for Nurney in the second half to even things up. Despite the lad’s best efforts for Nurney, Ballymore still won the second half. The experience gained from playing the school hurling matches has developed this team considerably over the last few months. The difficulty now is to find decent opposition for them. They are certainly serious contenders in the Southboard league. Watch this space.
The Girls team won their first match v Kilcock (the photo captures the excitement) and played Castledermot in the league semi-final on Tue. 10th June. In the best display of football to date the team (panel of 27) were just pipped by a gallant Castledermot side.
U11 Football league
The U11 boys team beat Milltown and Kildangan to reach the league final. The semi final against Kildangan was a tremendous game of football between 2 evenly matched sides. The game was won with a goal from Ross Fennell in the last minute on a score of 3-5 to 2-6.In the U11 final Ballymore lost to Athgarvan, 1-3 to 1-9, in a game played in the County Grounds. This was a very close game, which was only decided in the last minute when Athgarvan scored their goal. The Ballymore team battled hard to the end despite losing Niall Murphy to injury following a bad tackle and having a goal not given by the referee at a crucial stage in the game. The Ballymore Goal was scored by Harry Murphy with Shane Barrett scoring 3 points. Patrick Murphy, Joshua Burke-Hayes, Tadhg Dooley, Niall O’Neill and Ross Fennell as well as the rest of the lads had fine games.
This Duck Race will now take place on the 29th June at 5:00 pm., ducks are currently on sale (€5 a duck) and proceeds will go to the Ballymore Eustace Community games and the Juvenile Football & Hurling Club.
Congratulations to St Oliver Plunketts on getting to the Division 2 final of the Leinster Football Feile last weekend. Unfortunately the lads were beaten by old rivals St Coco's but beat teams from Laois, Offaly and Kildare on the way to the final.
U8 Hurlers in Dunlavin 17th May 2008:
Back row: Cian Duggan, Kevin Kelleher, Ben Noone,
Tadhg Barrett, Daire Clarke, Darragh GilroyFront row: Jack Murphy, Conor Gilroy,
Simon Murphy, Colm Daly.U10 Hurlers in Dunlavin 17th May 2008
Back row: Thomas Byrne, Mark Daly,
Enda Stewart Byrne, Robbie Noone, Ciaran Kelleher.
Front row: Aaron Deegan, Caolan Halpin Graham,
Tom Carter, Sean Murphy.
Hurling fixtures: West Wicklow U8 & U10 hurling blitz on Saturday 21st June in Blessington
U12 Southboard games on Saturday 14th June and Saturday 21st June
South Board U12 League 2008 (All games at 7:00)
10th June Monasterevin at home
17th June Rathangan away
24th June Castledermot at home
1st July Ballyteague away
8th July Rest
15th July Suncroft at home
22nd July Two Mile House away
South Board U10 League 2008 (All games at 7:00)
12th June Rathangan at home
19th June Monasterevin away
26th June Rest
3rd July Kilcullen away
10th July Two Mile House at home
The U12 Girls in Kilcock
Back row: Eve Maguire,
Grace Kerr, Shannon Brown, Hazel Stewart Byrne,
Lucy Field, Natasaha Murphy, Ellen Carter, Finola O'Connor, Amy Kelly Aoife Murphy,
Shannon Doyle, Siobhan Murphy, Jennifer Mahon,
Annie-mae DeClare, Cody Behan,
Amy Mahon, Ciara Langan
Front row: Amy Horan,
Beth Doyle, Mayah Sammon,
Eve Carter, Ciara Fennan,
The U11 team in St. Conleth's Park for league final on Sat 7th June
Back row: Ciaran Kelleher,
Zak Kinsella, Pascal Thompson,
David McAtamaney, Tom McQuirk, Harry Murphy, Niall O'Neill,
Ross Fennell, Shane Barrett,
Tony Og Sheridan, Joe Hayden,
Carl Jones, Mark Daly
Front row: Sheridan Kearns,
Tom Carter, Conor Lipsett,
Robbie Noone, Caolan Halpin Graham, Patrick Murphy, Tadhg Dooley,
Joshua Burke Hayes, Adam Murphy, Niall Murphy, Enda Stewart Byrne, Rossa Doyle, Ryan Murnane ,
Conor Nolan. Mentors: Johnny Murphy, Noel Thompson, Paul Murphy ( Eoghan Barrett behind the camera)
The U12 Hurlers in St. Laurence's
Back row: Calom O'Doherty Stephen Doyle, Dylan Waters, Kildare Feile Laighean 2008
Shane Barrett, Niall O'Neill Conor Davis, Robbie Boland
Front row: Darragh Kelleher, Stephen Davis, Stephen Murphy, Michael Stewart Byrne
Tadhg Dooley, Tom Murphy (Leinster Final Silver Medal Winners)
St Oliver Plunkett's.
The U14 team have played two league games just loosing out to Sarsfields and a good win over Raheens. They took part in Feile Laighean 2008 (Division 3) and reached the Leinster Final only to come second again to St. Coca's. To reach the final they had great wins over Dunderry of Meath, Rhode of Offaly and Confey of Kildare. Congratulations to all the panel, the BME players were Stephen Murphy, Robbie Boland, Michael Stewart Byrne & Conor Davis.
The U16 team have taken a short break from training due to exams and will restart soon.
Congratulations to the Kildare U15 team on their win over Wicklow in the replay of the Kavanagh Cup. Eddie Davis & Cian O'Neill are the Ballymore players on this squad.