On a sunny Saturday afternoon last in Pearse Park our senior ladies wrote a new chapter in the history of our club and Longford ladies football when they were crowned county senior champions for an historic fifth year in a row. Final score Killoe 3.10 Ballymore 1.11. After a lightning start which saw Killoe lead by 1.03 to no score, Ballymore fought back to level the game mid way through the first half. However Killoe regained the lead and went into the half time break with a two goal lead, 3.06 to 1.06. Ballymore pressured Killoe in the second half, trying to reduce the deficit, and Killoe depended on their goal keeper Dervla Murphy to pull of two great saves in quick succession to retain her teams lead. At the final whistle Killoe had held out to win by five points. We thank Ballymore for a hard and honest game. Our captain Edel Quinn accepted the Allison Smyth cup on behalf her team.
Following the presentation of medals to our 36 strong panel, Beany Hackett was awarded the player of the match award. We congratulate the girls and their manager Paul McGuire and his assistant Eugene Quaine for the work they have done throughout the year to retain this teams position at the top of Longford ladies football. The next competitive game for our senior girls will be on October 4th versus the Louth champions Newtown Blues in Dundalk.
Church Gate Collection
Our church gate collection takes place next weekend, Saturday 20th Ballinalee. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Spot The Ball Results:
This weeks’ spot the ball winners are Mary Donohue, Mostrim, €25 and Gerry Rowley, €100
Mens Junior Team Reach County Final.
Congratulations to the mens junior team who have reached the junior championship county final following a 3 point win over Carrickedmond last Sunday. We wish all the best to our mens senior and junior teams in their respective finals.
The club extends its condolences to Michelle Tully, as well as the Dowd family Glenoughill on their bereavement last week.