In the end, we proved too strong for a plucky Ballymac side who eventually succumbed to our greater fitness and recent match practice, to gain a second successive town championship final win over the same rivals.
Fielding 12 of the side who started the county semi final vs South Kerry, this was always going to be a tough ask of the recently promoted side and it proved that way from the outset when Padraig Griffin goaled to open the scoring inside the first minute following a good pass from midfielder Tom Hoare.
Ballymac were on the score sheet immediately but though we found scores hard to come by, we enjoyed the lions share of possession and two quick points from Gearoid & Jack Savage had us 1-03 to 0-01 in front after 14 minutes.
Barry John then added a goal and a point and when Gearoid Savage got on the end of a high ball from Jack to fist over the bar it was 2-04 to 0-01 with 10 minutes to the short whistle.
Cian Sayers then got in on the act when coming up from half back to raise a white flag and further points from Cormac Coffey ( 2) and Gearoid Savage again had us out in front at half time, 2-08 to 0-04. Gearoid in particular was too sharp for his opponent and he was involved in all that was good in our first half display.
The second half resumed more or less in the same fashion as the first half ended with successive scores from sub Rory Molloy and a “50” from Ryan Carroll with these scores followed shortly by a Barry John goal,now 3-10 to 0-04.
The management then ran the bench and there followed some fine scores the pick of them being a goal and a point from the fleet footed Gearoid Dillane, who certainly impressed on his introduction.
Ballymac never gave up however, despite the yawning gap on the score board and their efforts were rewarded with a fine goal towards the finish.
The game ended shortly there after on a final score line of 5-18 to 1-07. Danny O’Sullivan gratefully accepted the trophy and thanked the Austin Stacks club for the use of their pitch, Lee Strand for their sponsorship and his own management and players for their efforts during the year. Gearoid Savage was a deserving winner of the Man of the Match award.
Team: Gary Kissane, Danny O’Sullivan , Ross O’Callaghan ( 1-00), Cormac Coffey ( 0-02), Karl Mullins, Shane Brosnan, Cian Sayers (0-01), Tom Hoare, Con Barrett, Ryan Carroll ( 0-03), Jack Savage ( 0-04), Gavin O’Brien, Gearoid Savage ( 0-03), Barry John Keane ( 2-01), Padraig Griffin ( 1-00).
Subs: Rory Molloy ( 0-02), Gearoid Dillane ( 1-01), John Keane ( 0-01), Shane Foley, Kieran Mangan, Gearoid Hartnett.
The AGM of the club will be held on Friday night 1st Dec @ 8 pm in the club house; nominations for positions should be with the club secretary no later than Friday 17th Nov.
The Juvenile AGM will take place this coming Friday night ( Nov 10th) in the club house at 8 pm; nominations to be handed in to club house by 5 PM on Weds 8th. Everyone welcome, teas/coffees will be served afterwards; we are constantly looking for new ideas/ new people – if you feel if you have something to offer, we would love to hear from you.
Douglas Blitz: There will be a medal presentation in the club at 7.30p.m. this Sunday for the girls who travelled to Douglas a few weeks ago. More details to follow.
Indoor training continues in CBS, The Green at 6p.m. on Wednesday.
The girls have their day out in Cork this Sunday, November 12th. Meeting in the club at 9.30a.m. More details to follow.
The U12s will have their awards night on their return from Cork so a busy day on Sunday for all of you.
Congrats to the U14B team , their captain Ciara Madden, Martin, Tricia, Paddy and Danny on their win over Churchill in The Town League shield final, division 2. Great effort by both teams. Final score 2-10 to 2-01. Thanks to Churchill for their hospitality after the game. Warm teas/ coffees etc. were much appreciated after watching the game on a cold November morning.
We meet Stacks in The Town League shield final, Division 1 this Tuesday. Throw in at 6.30p.m. in John Mitchels. Best of luck to the team and management.
The U14s will have their awards night this Sunday. Text will be sent.
Indoor training continues at 6p.m. in CBS, The Green.
U14 Kerry trials take place this weekend. Venue and time to be confirmed.
U15 Kerry Development Blitz
The girls had an early start last Saturday as they headed off to Mallow. A great day was had by all. Thanks to everyone involved in organising this day out. Thanks to the parents who drove.
Indoor training continues in CBS, the Green at 6p.m. on Wednesday.
U16 Kerry trials take place this weekend. Venue and time to be confirmed.
The U16s will have their awards night this Sunday. Texts will be sent.
Indoor training continues at 6p.m. in CBS, The Green on Wednesday.
Senior Kerry trials take place this weekend. Venue and time to be confirmed.
State of Mind
The first of our information evenings with Drs Martin & Susan Lawlor will take place on Friday night 17th Nov @ 8 pm in the Healy Rooms; all parents and mentors of our under age teams will be receiving correspondence on this shortly and I would earnestly ask you to attend what should be a most interesting and illuminating night – admission is free and refreshments will be served afterwards.
Lotto jackpot was not won last week and next week’s prize will be a whopping €10,000!! There were two match 3 winners being Lynda O’Callaghan and Karen & Hayden and each wins €25. The five entrants for the special December draw are as follows: Terry & Mark O’Brien, Tommy Horan, Pierse Prendeville, Seán Kissane and John O’Connell.
Please note that it is the responsibility of each individual playing our club lotto via direct debit to ensure that direct debit is paid monthly to the club. In the event that we do not receive two consecutive monthly direct debits an individual’s lotto numbers will no longer be valid for entry to our weekly lotto draw. If an individual cancels their direct debit their lotto entry is deemed cancelled
Charlies Bar & Bistro
There a range of activities taking place during the week in the bar and bistro; yoga continues every Thursday night with cards also on a Thursday night. Ballroom dancing takes place on Wednesday nights. If you are considering a function please check out Charlies or give Tom/Eileen a call on 7124956.
Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Margaret ( Peg) Fitzgerald of Kerins Park who passed away recently – ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
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