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Results Roundup - week ending 23rd June   22/06/2017

Juvenile Section

The Joe Delaney Cup

On Saturday last, the 17th of June, the Juvenile Section of Ballincollig GAA Club held the U11 hurling tournament, The Joe Delaney Cup, for the fifth year in succession. Clubs involved were Ballincollig, Dripsey, Na Piarsaigh of Limerick, Ballyboden St. Enda’s of Dublin, and James Stephens of Kilkenny, each Club brought 3 teams with them and in all, approximately 160 boys took part.

The day itself was a fantastic success, the good weather played its part and was a welcome bonus. The conditions were perfect for summer hurling (Joe was obviously beaming down on us). As a Club, we can be very proud of ourselves, with all Clubs going away congratulating us on putting on a thoroughly enjoyable day for everyone. A huge thanks needs to go to everyone who helped make this wonderful day happen, from people making teas, coffees and sandwiches, to the referees, to the grounds staff who had our pitches in perfect order and everyone else who came down to help on the day.

The competition itself it was played at an exceptionally high standard. Watching the skills on display from all Clubs, the future of hurling has nothing to worry about. The final round of games had Ballincollig trailing James Stephens by a couple of wins and although Ballincollig won all of their remaining games against Na Piarsaigh and Dripsey in great style, James Stephens held out against Ballyboden. Congratulations to James Stephens who ended up victorious bringing the Cup to Kilkenny for the third year in succession where it now resides again in Delaneys Bar.  Considering the calibre and traditions of the clubs we were playing against, this was a fantastic achievement for the Ballincollig team and one that bodes well in moving our own Club forward in the GAA world.

Again, thank you to everyone who got involved, there was no shortage of volunteers and supporters, and it was wonderful to see the Club and community spirit working so well together. And of course well done to the wonderful U11 Ballincollig team, who represented the Club magnificently and of who we are all so proud.

U14 Féile Hurling

On Saturday June 17th, Ballincollig Under 14 Hurlers went to Clarecastle, for the Regional Féile na nGael and their Group consisted of St Mary’s, Clonmel and Kilmacud Crokes, Dublin. Ballincollig won the first game against St Mary’s 2-13 to 1-6, in the second game we lost, Ballincollig 0-9 to Kilmacud Crokes 2-5, and as a result had to play in the Plate Final against Clarecastle (hosts of the event), we won the Plate Final on a scoreline of Ballincollig 7-6 to Clarecastle 2-3. The scorers in chief for the day were Shane Burke 4-7, James Dwyer 4-5, Brian Keating 1-5, Dylan Ebile 4 points, Cian O’Driscoll 3 points, Ronan Power 2 points, Dara O’Mahony and Harry Ahearne 1 point each.

A big thank you to the Coaches for the day, Eamonn Keating, Barry Gleeson and John Sheehan. A great day was had by the lads and it was a great experience to play Hurling Teams outside of Cork. The Under 14 Team consisted of Darragh Keohane, Conor O’Driscoll, Aidan Keane, Brian Thompson, Callum Sheehan, Brian Keating, Diarmuid Ward, Doug Healy, Dillon Horgan, Steve Murray, Dylan Ebile, Harry Ahearne, Mark O’Keeffe, Cian O’Driscoll, Shane Burke, James Dwyer, Ronan Power, Brian Moore, Rory Duggan, David Hurley, Ryan McCarthy, Darragh O’Mahony.


On Sunday last, Ballincollig U10 hurlers travelled to Holycross, Co. Tipperary and played 3 tough games against Holycross. It was a great experience for the boys to play outside the County against strong opposition. The Cork Senior Hurling team took to the pitch after the Ballincollig lads for their warm-up preparations before facing Waterford. The U10s then made their way to Semple Stadium to support Cork and had a great day and witnessed a great game. A huge thanks to the coaches and parents who travelled on the day and indeed to the U10 boys who represented the Club admirably in Thurles.


Last Saturday in brilliant sunshine, the U8 Footballers travelled to Nemo Rangers to take part in a Rebel Óg Monster Blitz. 38 Ballincollig boys lined out in five teams and all boys and teams performed admirably against Clubs like Nemo, Douglas, St. Finbarrs, Aghada, Carrigtwohill, Érins Own, St. Michaels and others. The standard of football on display by the Ballincollig boys was very impressive - full of energy on a hot morning and packed full of skill. Each team played 3 matches and by the final whistle the boys were well tired from the massive effort put in. Well done to the U8 boys and keep up the hard work.

3rd Class Hurling Blitz

On Monday, Ballincollig GAA Club was the venue for the local schools Annual 3rd Class hurling blitz. Teams from the three Ballincollig primary schools, namely Scoil Eoin, Scoil Barra and Gaelscoil Uí Ríordáin, aswell as near neighbours Cloghroe N.S. all took part in what was a festival of hurling. This very popular event which has been organised by schools coach John Dwyer over the past 3 years has been growing in popularity year on year and will undoubtedly yield some very good hurlers for their clubs in the years to come.

The quality on show was nothing short of amazing with the highest standard of hooking, blocking, catching and striking being displayed by all teams. After a series of pulsating games Gaelscoil Uí Ríordáin came out as the overall winners by the tightest of margins. A huge thank you must go out to all the boys who played their part and also to the teachers in the respective schools who give up so much of their time to ensure that the day was as successful as it was.

Finally, a big thank you once again to John Dwyer for the enthusiasm and encouragement that he brings to all the schools through his coaching programme during the year in both hurling and football.  We will, no doubt, reap the rewards of this fine work in the years ahead.

Best Of Luck

All in the Juvenile Section wish the Intermediate Hurlers the very best of luck in their Championship game against Douglas on Saturday night. Come to Blackrock and support the lads. Throw-in is at 7.30pm. Up The Village!

Support Our Teams

There are a number of Juvenile Home fixtures over the next week. On these beautiful, bright summer evenings come down and support the boys. Their talents and skills are on show for all to see;

Friday, 23/6, 7pm - Ballincollig v Carrigaline - U12(P1) Football

Wednesday, 28/6, 7.30pm - Ballincollig v Na Piarsaigh - U13(P1) Hurling

Thursday, 29/6, 7.30pm - Ballincollig v Valley Rovers - U12(P1) Hurling

Friday, 30/6, 7.30pm - Ballincollig v Sarsfields - U14(P1) Hurling

Club Shop

The Club Shop is open;

Wednesday evenings 6.30pm-8pm

Sunday mornings 11am-12.30pm

Enquiries contact Louise Wills at 086-8181575

Cúl Camp

Cúl Camp registrations are now been taken at the Club Shop. Camp Leader is John Dwyer (Schools Coach). Cúl Camp is on 3rd-7th July.

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