Ballinacurra News

09 August, 2010

Junior Hurling League

Ballinacurra 1-19

Dungourney 0-5

The Village banished the ghosts of the heartbreaking defeat to Doneraile in the County Championship with an emphatic victory over Dungourney in the league on Tuesday of last week.

Damien Daly got Ballinacurra off to the perfect start with a point in the 1st minute when he cut in from the right hand side and split the posts with a fine effort. Two minutes later Dungourney equalised but from there on in it was all Ballinacurra. Vincent O’Sullivan, who rolled back the years with a vintage display in midfield soon had Ballinacurra back in front with a monstrous point on five minutes. In the 8th minute a ball from the aforementioned Vincent O’Sullivan found Tony Connolly who made the most of his opportunity to fire over another point. The only goal of the game came in the 10th minute when a great Scott Richards run down the left hand side, who found an unmarked Damien Daly who in turn dispatched the ball to the net to leave The Village 5 points up. A sideline cut by Vincent O’Sullivan in the 16th minute eventually found its way to Damien Daly who fired over. A minute later Dinny McCarthy got his name on the scoresheet when he won a long ball and again pointed. Two frees by Scott Richards in as many minutes put Ballinacurra nine points up after 22 minutes. In the 28th minute, Ger Healy found himself totally unmarked, steadied himself and fired over. Vincent O’Sullivan got the final score of the first half with a fine point in the last minute of the half to leave The Village up by 1-9 to 0-1 at half time.

A mini revival by Dungourney in the opening minutes of the second half saw them score three fine points to give them some glimmer of hope. However Ballinacurra were having none of it and took over from the 11th minute when Scott Richards pointed while Ger Healy got his second of the game a minute later. A free won by Vincent O’Sullivan was pointed by Scott Richards in the 15th minute. A minute later Scott cut in from the left hand side and popped the ball over the bar. Three points in as many minutes from Damien Daly (2) and Scott Richards had The Village fifteen points up with ten minutes remaining. Ballinacurra scored another point in the 24thminute from a ‘70’ by Scott Richards in the 24th minute before Dungourney replied a minute later. Points by Tony Connolly and Scott Richards finished off the scoring for The Village in an all round resounding victory.

Best for The Village on the night were Steve Kane, Trevor Richards, Vincent O’Sullivan and Damien Daly.

Team: M O’Sullivan, M O’Meara, T Richards, S Kane, T O’Meara, I Cahill, T Costigan, V O’Sullivan, T O’Leary, D. McCarthy, K Harty, G Healy, D Daly, T Connolly, S Richards.

Subs used: R Keohane and A McCarthy

Recycling Drive

Ballinacurra GAA Club has launched a new recycling drive in conjunction with

Midleton area Meals on Wheels. All funds raised will be used to support activities in the area.

A drop centre will operate from the club grounds at Geragh Road, Ballinacurra

most Saturday mornings from 11:00 to 12:00.

If you have a large quantity of items to donate and are unable to drop to the

grounds, please contact the club and we will try to arrange for collection directly

from you.

Items Accepted

Inkjet Cartridges

Laser Toners

Mobile Phones


Please note some Cartridges and Toners may not be currently recyclable, please

do not be offended if we cannot accept them.

New Members

Ballinacurra GAA Club would welcome new club members and players for its

Adult Men and Ladies Football teams, and players from 5 years old up for its Juvenile Boys and Girls Teams.

Club Lotto

Tickets for the weekly club lottery can be obtained directly from the club or

purchased online at the club website.

Saturday mornings get-together

The Club would like to invite people from the locality down to the club house on Saturday mornings at 11am for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbours while at the same time get involved in the community. New members are most welcome.

The new club shop will also be open on Saturday on Saturday mornings at from 10.30 till 12. Hurleys, helmets, polo shirts, hoodies , flags etc. for sale on the day.

Juvenile Club

The juveniles are going great guns at the moment . The U8s had a football blitz in Whitchurch last Saturday morning and played very well. Training continues on Thursday evening and Saturday morning. Texts will be sent to Parents to confirm times.

Don't forget the Cul Camp begins on Monday 16th August at the Club grounds.