U12 Football: Ballinahinch won the Under 12 'C' football final last Saturday in Newport. It has been six years since we last won it and hopes were high going into the match that we could reverse the result against Lorrha from the group stage match. We made a great start in the first half and built up a lead of 1-5 to 0-1 at half time. A goal by Sean Carolan and points tagged on James Lynch (2), Adam Ryan, Brain Keane and Karl Kelly put us in a healthy stage. Lorrha made an excellent come back and started to control the game. Cathal Ryan scored a goal and Brian Keane added a point to complete our scoring Lorrha eventually pulled the lead back to one point but the final whistle was a relief to players and supporters from our side as we held out to win 2-6 to 2-5. Well done to all players and to Ger O'Reilly and Michael Keane for the great work they had done with them. Brian Keane was captain on the day and accepted the shield from North Chairman Michael Flynn. Well done to Newport who had everything organised for the day for all finals. Team: Cathal Cooney, Joey Kelly, Michael Talbot, Cathal Ryan, Lian King, Brian Keane, James Lynch, Brendan Quinn, Sean Carolan, Karl Kelly, Adam Ryan. Subs used at half time: Shane McSheeragh, Shane Harrington, Sarah Hennessy.
Intermediate:We lost out to Newport in Dolla last Saturday in the first round of the hurling championship. Final score of 4-08 to 1-14. We play Ballina next on the June Bank Holiday weekend.
First Goal Competition:The club are running a first goal competition again and this year's match is Tipperary Vs Limerick in the Munster Senior hurling championship on 27th May. Paidi Berkery and Pat Jones will be distributing the tickets at €2 each, please contact 087-1906931 if you wish to purchase tickets. The winning time will be published on Ballinahinch GAA website and on local newspapers. The prize money for the winning ticket is €500 and if it is not claimed within 21days of the match the prize fund will be donated to Milford Hospice.
Ballinahinch Community Games:took place in Shallee last Sunday evening in very cold & windy conditions. Well done to all the boys & girls who participated & congratulations to all the medal winners in all the various events. Best of luck to all these athletes who will represent the parish in the County Community Games in Templemore in a few weeks time. Thanks to everyone who helped to make these games possible.
County Community Games (Swimming):Our local swimmers had a fantastic weekend at the County finals in Clonmel last weekend. Well done to all the girls who performed so well on Saturday. On Sunday it was the boys turn & they really excelled this year. Congratulations to the following medal winners: Brendan Quinn 25m Free Style (Silver). Adam Ryan 50m Brest Stroke (Silver). U-13 Relay team won Bronze. Team: Cathail Ryan, Michael Talbot, Donnie O'Brien, Adam Ryan & Brendan Quinn.
Munster Schools Athletics:Congratulations to Tom & Emma Hennessy who competed in the munster schools athletics championships last weekend. Tom was fourth in his 400m & second in his 800m (with a new p.b.). Emma won gold in her long jump. Well done to Tom & Emma on their great achievements.
Munster Junior & U-23 Athletics :Congratulations to Eimear & Patrick Lynch who competed in these championships in Castleisland recently. Patrick won gold in the 200m & silver in 100m. Eimear won gold in her 400m & gold in her 200m.
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