Ballycumber GAA Club notes

August 20, 2019

Ballycumber GAA Club.

Tullamore Court Hotel Senior B Football Championship.

Ballycumber 1—13   Ferbane  2---8.

Ballycumber travelled through Ferbane to play Ferbane in Shannonbridge on Saturday evening and came home with a very valuable two point victory. Playing with the wind in the first half Ballycumber played some outstanding football and had a 1—7 to 0—2 lead at half time. Ferbane opened the scoring with a point from play to which Sean Hackett replied after receiving a pass from Clive Keena. Cormac Quinn went on a run through the heart of the defence and passed the ball to Joe Lowry who quickly drove the ball to the back of the net. Cormac scored the next point from play and Ferbane replied with a point from a free. Ballycumber added points from Sean Creevy, Gary Larkin, Joe Lowry and two from Sean Hackett. Sean got the first score of the second half after being put in the clear with a series of hand passes. Joe Lowry pointed a free and Cormac Quinn punched the ball over the crossbar. Ferbane got their first of the half from a free and followed up with a goal, when a shot from out the field found its way into the net. This score energised Ferbane and they added two points to narrow the gap to five points. Joe Lowry pointed a difficult free against the wind and Ferbane got a similar score. They got through for a second goal which was bundled into the net after a shot from out the field was prevented from going wide and hand passed across the goalmouth. Joe Lowry got another point after receiving a good pass from Gary Larkin and he added another to stretch the lead. But Ferbane kept attacking and were rewarded with a point from a free and another from play and with just two points separating the sides, the last few minutes were hard on the nerves of supporters.

Ballycumber’s last game in the group is against Bracknagh on Friday 30th August.

Team. Ritchie Dunne, Donal Lynam, Alan Flanagan, Ethan Keena, John Egan[ Captain] Karl Daly, Emmet Kelly, Shaun Creevy, Jack Quinn, Marcus Keena, Sean Hackett, Clive Keena, Gary Larkin, Cormac Quinn, Joe Lowry, Tom Corcoran, Nigel Grennan, Adrian Kelly.

Tullamore Court Hotel Junior B Football Championship Play Off.

Shamrocks 4—10 Ballycumber 1—8.

An under strength Ballycumber team travelled to Mucklagh to meet Shamrocks in a play off to decide first and second place in the group. A younger and fitter home side ran out convincing winners. Two points from Conrad Casey and two from Andrew Grennan and one from Mel Guinan accounted for Ballycumber’s first half total while Shamrocks had 2—5 on the board. A goal and a point from Conor Connelly and a point each for Conrad and Leo Guinan completed the second half tally and again Shamrocks added 2—5 to their score.

Team. Leo Guinan, Paul Egan, Colin Daly, Jamie Cornally, Corey Tyrell, Kenneth Delaney, David Ayres, John Corcoran, Paddy Molloy, Conrad Casey, Paul Kelly, Andrew Grennan, Conor Connelly, Mel Guinan, Ben Odd.

Ballycumber will play against Ferbane in the quarter final on Tuesday in Pullough.

Doon GAA.

Congratulations to our fellow parishioners Doon who qualified for the Junior A Football Final after defeating Kilclonfert in the semi final on Sunday. They will play Edenderry in the Final.

Cemetery Sunday.

Sunday next 25th August will see the usual large crowd attend Mass in Boher Cemetery at 11 o’clock. All members are asked to help with stewarding from 10 o’clock on Sunday morning.


The numbers drawn this week were 17,26,30,32. No jackpot winner or match three winners. Next week’s draw will be held in The Gav Inn on Monday night at 10 o’clock for a jackpot of 20,000 euros.                                                                                                                                                       Play lotto on line at until 8pm on Monday or buy tickets from local shops, pubs and from usual lotto sellers.

Ballycumber Dance Classses.

Learn how to Jive, Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot and Line dance. Dance Classes every Monday night from 8pm in Ballycumber Community Centre.  Beginners class 8 - 9, Improvers from 9 - 10 and dancing for all from 10 - 11pm.  Great exercise and good fun, no partners required.


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