FEILE NA NGAEL
Ballybrown 2-11 Mungret 2-14 Played in Claughaun on Sunday this was a game that had everything drama, excitement, skills aplenty, honest endeavour and ultimately heartbreak. Barry O Connor got us of to the perfect start with a point from play but Mungret came back at us and scored two goals and two points of their own. It looked like we were in trouble at this stage, and especially when we lost Mark Mulally through injury, but our lads dug in and kept themselves in the game. Two points from frees and then a magical minute from Luke O Connor when he scored 1-01 had us right back in the game. A point for Mungret from a sixty five finished the first half scoring with Mungret leading 2-03 to 1-04. Two early points from Mungret stretched out their lead but Ballybrown who were playing great stuff at this stage just kept hurling and points from Barry O Connor Aidan O Connor and Ethan Keyes set us up for a dramatic final few minutes. With time running out and we down by two points Aidan O Connor picked up the sliother and went on a solo run and from the 21 yard line blasted the ball to the back of the net, only to have the play called back for a free in, which Barry put over the bar to leave a single point in the game. From the puck out Ballybrown worked the ball back into the square where Cian Griffen was fouled and deep into injury time we had a penalty. Ballybrown opted to take the point and take the match to extra time and Cian slotted the ball over the bar to leave the game level at Ballybrown 1-10 Mungret 2-07. A long range free from Barry O Connor dropped into the square and Karl Buckley pounced to score a goal to put us three points up early in extra time, but with Ballybrown visably tiring Mungret clawed their way back and a point from Barry was our only other score in extra time. The Management, the Team and the Parents can be very proud of themselves they played themselves to a standstill against a much bigger and physically stronger Mungret team who had plenty of good hurlers of their own, and we wish them well in the final.
EASTER HURLING CAMP
Ballybrown Juvenile club once again held a very successful hurling camp over the Easter break with almost seventy youngsters taking part. The club would like to thank all the coaches, and the parents who helped out making sandwiches, parking, cleaning up and all the other little things that go into making it such a success. We would also like to thank Tom Morrissey and Barry Nash for turning up on the Friday to sign autographs and to offer words of advice to our young players.
SENIOR CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
Ballybrown 1-22 Patrickswell 1-13 The semifinal of this years city championship was played in Mungret on Tuesday night with Ballybrown recording a nine point victory. Both teams were short players on the night but it is always nice to put one over on our fellow parishioners. Ballybrown now face Na Piarsaigh in the final. Our next outing is away to Doon in the league on Saturday 18th April at 6.45.
Our Senior hurlers were away together for a few days and played two challenge matches against our friends from Faughs of Dublin and Loughgeale Shamrocks from Antrim who we played 25 years ago in the Allireland semifinal. Our lads won both matches and had a great couple of days together in the build up to this years championship.
- City intermediate hurling championship Ballybrown v Crecora on Sunday 19th April in Mungret at 6.30pm.
- City Junior B league Ballybrown v Na Piarsaigh away on Sunday 19th April at 12.00
CLUB BAR RENOVATIONS
The club bar has been given a face lift over the last few weeks and while all the work is not yet complete it has been an exciting time with all the help and advice along the way. Hopefully you will like the changes and apologies for the inconvenience caused.
The Badminton continues every Monday Wednesday and Friday in the club and you are welcome to attend.
BALLYBROWN/PATRICKSWELL GAA CLUB
Lotto Results Tuesday 7th April 2015
No JackPot Winner 188.8.131.52. Bonus 21
………………LUCKY DIP WINNERS……………….
€100 Theresa Kite Corcamore
€50 Noreen Dundon C/o E Carroll
€20 Rob Foley C/o J Griffin
€20 PJ O Grady C/o C O Reilly
€20 John Griffin C/o J Griffin
€20 Patrick Dundon C/o M O Brien
€20 John Hartigan Ballysteen
Next Draw Monday 13th April 2015 in De Bucket Bar
Prize Fund of: €6,000