Sunday, April 19, 2009
Ballymore Manager Jarleth Gilroy with Captain Tadhg Grace
The Club would like to thank the following for their sponsorship of the race night which raised much needed funds for the club - Russborough House, Pat Barrett & Masonbrook Holdings, Paddy Murphy’s Bar and Lounge, Paddy Gallagher, Jim Clarke, Eddie and Nuala Hubbard on behalf of the women’s football, Construction Spares, CLG Developments, Fogarthy’s Quick-stop and Langan Butchers.
All persons wishing to vote in the AGM must have their membership of €40 in by the end of March.
See details of the forthcoming auction in this edition of the bugle.
‘The Murphy Cup’ is scheduled for Friday the 24th of April up in the pitch and will feature Wicklow against Roscommon.
This year the golf classic takes place in Baltinglass on the 29th of May from 12-5pm. Full details will be in next months bugle.
The annual kid’s summer camp is taking place this year from the 6th-10th of July.
Johnstownbridge 5-08 Ballymore 1-04
Ballymore got off to a poor start in the Keogh cup with a defeat to JTB. It was Ballymore’s first game of the year and players were being tried out in new positions which gave a settled looking JTB the advantage. Ballymore gave away four goals in the first half which killed off any hope of victory but they improved significantly in the second half. A goal on the stroke of half time from Keith Conway and points from Gareth Clarke, Mark McCarville and Eoin Kavanagh gave the scoreboard better reading!
Ballymore 3-09 Grange 0-9
Ballymore got back to winning ways against a determined Grange side in round 2 of the Keogh Cup. Ballymore enjoyed the breeze in the first half but it was Grange who struck first with a free. Ballymore then settled and points from Mark McCarville, Kevin Murphy, Shane Kavanagh and a goal from Gareth Clarke gave Ballymore some breathing space. Grange answered back with three points but a fortuitous goal from Paul Browne and frees from Gareth Clarke and William O’ Donoghue, followed by a point from Shane Kavanagh gave Ballymore a comfortable half-time lead. Grange came out fighting in the second half and scored three on the trot reducing the deficit to four points. Ballymore responded with points from Shane Kavanagh (2) and brother Eoin to put some daylight between the teams once more. Mid-way through the half Grange lost Mark Brennan to two yellows, followed by Kevin Murphy of Ballymore for the same offence but this did not deter the Ballymore side and Tadhg Grace was rewarded for his hard work with a goal in the closing minutes. Grange finished with two points but it was the three goals scored for Ballymore that did the damage with Jamie Balfe and Tadhg Grace being most notable players on the day..
Ballymore 2-12 Ballykelly 0-9
Ballymore recorded a second victory in the Keogh Cup against a spirited Ballykelly side. Eoin Kavanagh opened with two points in the first five minutes as Ballymore used the breeze to full advantage kicking good ball into their full forward line. Ballykelly scored on eight minutes but Ballymore responded with a free from Gareth Clarke and a point from Eoin Kavanagh. A lovely move on fifteen minutes resulted in Eoin Kavanagh raising the green flag after good work from Christy Browne and Mark McCarville. Tadhg Grace then scored a fisted point before Kavanagh pointed to stretch the lead. Tommie “Star” Archibald pointed on the half hour mark, followed quickly by a point from full forward Mark McCarville after good work from Jamie Balfe in defence. Ballykelly pointed before half time, leaving a scorline of 1-08 to 02 favouring Bme.
On the resumption of play, it was the home side who struck first with a free from Gareth Clarke and a goal from full-forward Mark McCarville after some lovely inter-changes between Eoin Kavanagh and Tommie Archibald. Ballykelly never gave up and responded with two points. Midway through the half, Christy Browne pointed after great play from substitute Shane Kavanagh to ensure there was daylight kept between the sides. Ballykelly then scored three in a row before Keith Conway scored a great point on the run. Ballykelly pointed before Conway grabbed his second after being played in by Steven Dwyer. The last score of the game went to Ballykelly leaving the final score Ballymore 2-12 Ballykelly 0-09. In a well spirited game, Keith Conway, Colm Browne, Eoin Kavanagh, Colin Clarke and Tommie Archibald stood out for the winners.
Training is going very well at the moment with good numbers. The first round of the league is fixed for the 28th March, no fixtures yet.
St. Oliver Plunkett’s
The Plunkett’s minors have made a great start in Division 2 and are unbeaten following wins against Kill and Round Towers. Ballymore players involved are Mark Nolan, Michael Tutty, Brian Murphy, Cian Murphy and Eddie Davis.