Ballycumber GAA Club Notes (February 20) - Put in Gaelic Games Section


Offaly Express Reporter


Offaly Express Reporter


Ballycumber GAA Club Notes

Ballycumber GAA Club Notes

Ballycumber GAA Club.

Division 2 Football League.

Ballycumber 7—9  Bracknagh 1—9.

The visitors to Ballycumber on Saturday afternoon got off to a bright start and had two points on the board before Sean Hackett got the home sides first point. Sean got the sides level just before Cormac Quinn and Gary Larkin scored a goal each. Three points in arrow from Sean, Gary and Joe Lowry extended the lead further. Three goals in a row from Chris McDonald, Joe Lowry and Sean Hackett made the result secure by the 20th minute. Tom Corcoran scored a point from long range and Joe Lowry finished the first half scoring with a goal and a point. Bracknagh added one point to their total to leave the half time score at 6—7 to 0—3.

The scoring rate for the home side dried up in the second half, with only Cormac Quinn and Nigel Grennan adding points and the score of the match came from a young man making his debut. Clive Keena demonstrated great bravery and tenacity to force the ball into the net after a flowing move up the pitch involving a number of players. Bracknagh added 1—6 to their total in a better performance in the second half.

This game was played in ideal conditions on Saturday afternoon and was a good start to 2018 for the home side.

Round 2 will be against Tubber in Tubber.

Team. Leo Guinan, Alan Flanagan, Luke Gavin Mangan, Karl Daly, Jack Quinn, Chris McDonald, Ethan Keena, John Egan, Tom Corcoran, Gary Larkin, Sean Hackett, Adrian Kelly, Cormac Quinn, Joe Lowry, Colin Daly, Clive Keena, Aaron Daly, Michael Egan, Shaun Creevy, John Corcoran,Nigel Grennan, Peter Dunne, Conrad Casey,

Charity Table Quiz.

Please support the Table Quiz in Flynn’s of Grogan on Friday night in aid of I.H.C.P.T. Cycle to Lourdes 2018. The cycle which is undertaken by the Irish Pilgrimage Trust raises funds to provide special holidays for children and young people with disabilities and special needs. Cycle 2018 will take place in France from Saturday 24th March to Good Friday 30th March.

Local lady June Robbins will undertake the cycle and deserves all our support.

Please note that the Quiz will start at 8pm.


Membership fees are now due and should be paid to Committee members as soon as possible. To facilitate collection of fees, committee members will be in attendance in the Clubroom every Friday night from 8pm to 9pm.

All members must have their fee paid before the 31st March and all players and mentors who play football or hurling must be paid up members of the Club. No injury claim will be considered by the Insurance Company for non members.

Walking Track.

Membership fees of 30 euro per person for use of the Walking Track are now due and should be paid to committee members or on any Friday night in the Clubroom.

The Walking Track is for the use of members of Ballycumber GAA Club only.


The History Group again wish to express their thanks for all the information about men and women who fought in World War 1. The number of those involved has increased from 72 to at least 79. If anyone has any information on the following names, the group would be pleased to receive it, Owen Coghlan, W. Coyne, C. Fox, P. King, U. Purdy, P.Clavin and W Gray.


The numbers drawn this week were 7, 23, 31,32. No jackpot winner, one match three winner. Next week’s draw will be held in Stewarts on Monday night at 10 oclock for a jackpot of 6600 euros. Play lotto online Here until 8pm on Monday or buy tickets from local shops, pubs and from usual lotto sellers.

Dance Classes.

Dance Classes continue in Ballycumber Community Centre on Monday nights.  Starting at 8pm for Beginners continuing at 9pm for Intermediates and concluding with Dancing for All from 10pm to 11pm. Dance Instructor is Christopher Beirne.