Friday, October 30, 2009
Deepest sympathy’s to the Nugent family on the passing of Pat. Pat was a keen follower of both Ballymore and Kildare football and loved keeping up to date with all the action.
Condolences to the Kennedy family on the death of Des who was heavily involved in the village and will be missed by all. The club wish to also express their sympathy to the family of Mickey Nolan. Mickey will always be remembered in the club as he donated the young player of the year trophy twenty years ago. May they rest in peace.
The club are holding a monthly draw starting from the last Thursday of July. Only 100 tickets are available and the first two months will feature 2 All-Ireland hurling tickets for one month and 2 All-Ireland Football tickets for the other, with €50 for second and third and a signed Kildare jersey for fourth. The following month’s prizes will be 1st €150, 2nd and 3rd €50 and 4th a signed Kildare jersey. Tickets are €10 each so don’t be shy!!
The Leinster Final
Hard luck to James and Kildare in the Leinster final. In what was described as one of the best games of football over the past few years Kildare came so close to ending the Dubs dominance in the province. James acquitted himself well scoring two first half points and it looks like everyone will be trying to avoid the ‘Lillywhites’ in the qualifiers. Hopefully we will all get at least one more day out in Croke Park before the summer is out with the future looking good for Kildare football!
Well done to everyone involved in making the competition such a success. With a team from as far away as America it was great to see everyone was made so welcome and the festival was an overwhelming success.
A special thanks to all the volunteers who gave up their time to raise some funds for the club. By the club carrying out the stewarding along with Naas GAA over the festivals four nights, the club will receive a substantial sum for their efforts. A special mention to Steve Deegan and Eoin Barrett for organising everything, covering shifts and making sure everyone was ok!!
With Kildare now set for the qualifiers it is anyone’s guess when the first round of the championship against Eadestown will be played. The Seniors have finished their league campaign in mid-table and are pushing ahead in training in preparation for the championship. The Junior team has two league games left against Ellistown (away) and Kill (home). The team has put in some good performances this year and with a full team will be hard to beat in the championship.
The Plunket minors are too waiting on the county minors so they can start their championship. The Plunket u16 teams managed by Paul Woods has six Ballymore players on board and are in training for the league/championship.
Senior League Division 2
The Seniors finished up their league campaign with two local derbies against Eadestown and Two-Mile-House. Ballymore beat Eadestown by 13 points to 8 in a tight game with a rematch in the championship in a few weeks time to look forward to. In the final game of the league Two-Mile-House took the points to ensure they remained in division 2 next year. The final score Ballymore 1-09 Two-Mile-House 1-12.
Guess the Year!! And win a Kildare Jersey. Entries to Ballymore Bugle, Barrack Street, BME before Aug 4th!