MONTHLY DRAW RESULTS
€500 Sean O’Neill, Sellers Prize €50 Brendan Connolly, €100 Peter Lowry, €50 Johnny Keenan, €50 Alan Strong, €50 Gavin Gorman. House Prize- Jack & Heinie O’Rourke Mountmellick.
Rathdowney/Errill came to very sunny Cappinrush last Friday evening for the latest round of the Palmer Cup. In a keenly contested game, Ballyfin, very much the underdogs, came out all guns blazing and opened the scoring with a brilliant solo effort from centre forward Ricky Quillinan resulting in a point for the hosts. The game went end to end and was very much on an even keel scorewise until JJ McHugh having won his own free, smashed it to the back of the net to give us a lead of 1-09 to 0-09 at half time.
The second half continued for the hosts where the first left off and had themselves 7 points in from after 15 minutes in the second half following a great goal from Paddy Hyland. This sparked a comeback from Rathdowney/Errill and they battled their way back to a draw match with a minute to go helped by a fortuitous goal from a long free. With seconds on the clock McHugh claimed a puckout and taking on the defence was fouled. He stepped up and took the free himself, pointing it and giving us a great win. Final score Ballyfin 2-14 Rathdowney/Errill 1-16
AHCL DIVISION 4
Ballyfin 6 – 10 vs 0 - 12 Abbeyleix St Lazarians
In what was another resounding win for our Junior Hurlers David Dunphy contributed no less than 5-04 to the scoreline.
ACFL Division 2: Ballyfin 1 – 6 vs 2 - 14 Portarlington
Ballyfin hosted Port senior footballers last Wednesday evening in the latest round of the division 2 football league. Working very hard in the first half Ballyfin played all the football despite a Port goal and went in at half time on a scoreline of Ballyfin 0-06 to Port 1-03 with Ricky Quillinan to the fore as our major threat up front. The second half was a different story as Port started to turn the screw and made their superior fitness show.
Ballyfin by no means gave up, and was it not for the efforts of the Dunphy brothers, Paul & Eoin and Peter Lowry in defence perhaps the winning margin would have been greater in the end.
This year’s field day will be on July 8 and preparations are already well underway.If we get weather like this weekend it should be another great success.
The next disco is in the function room of the Deadmans Inn, Ballyfin on Friday, June 1 from 9pm to 12midnight. This is a fully supervised disco with strictly no alcohol for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Year Students. Admission is €8 to include cloakroom.
The Under 10 Hurlers played Clough Ballacolla last Friday and were narrowly beaten with Eoin Walsh, & Robbie Hoffmeister in top form for Ballyfin.
The Under 12 Footballers put in a very strong performance against St Fintans in Colt last Wednesday and had a great win with Jack Priestley contributing to an overall good team display.
Also last week The Under 14 Hurlers played Portlaoise in their second league match. Na Fianna started well and had a good first half but in the last 10 minutes of the match Portlaoise pushed on to win. Outstanding for Na Fianna were Max Connolly and Jack Balfe.