Southend U-13 soccer - The team resumed their league campaign with a home game against Thomastown last Saturday. Eoin Cody broke the deadlock after eight minutes when his free-kick deceived the Thomastown keeper. Five minutes later Eoin Walsh nearly doubled the lead when he rattled the crossbar with a fine effort. The boys picked up the pace in the second half playing with a strong wind and Eoin Cody grabbed his second with a superb strike from twenty yards after receiving a great pass from Liam Barron. Eoin went on to complete his hat trick and Adham Masood was rewarded for a fine performance with a low strike which found the net. Thomastown pulled a goal back on the break but the lads had the final say when a cross from the right was helped on by James Reid to Luke Dermody who fired home. The boys were superb all through helped by an impressive performance by Jason Devereaux in midfield. Final score: Southend 5 Thomastown 1!
The recent Raffle and Cabaret night was a great success! Ciara Shortall was the winner of the main prize – a trip for two to see Manchester United play at Old Trafford in May.
Kilkenny -The best of luck to the local contingent in the Kilkenny senior Hurling panel, who are due to play Galway next weekend in Thurles in the League semi-final. They will be led out by Captain Colin Fennelly, followed by former All-Ireland winning captain Michael Fennelly.
So far neither TJ Reid nor Henry Shefflin have made the necessary full recoveries from their quite serious injuries, although there is a greater confidence that TJ might be on his way back sooner than Henry. We all wish them the best of luck!
Camogie - The Camogie Club were having a ‘used clothes’ drive last Monday – a fundraising effort which has been very successful in the past. If you missed it I’m sure it will be run again soon!
Ballyhale Camogie are making a significant contribution to the senior, Intermediate, U16 and U15 County panels – with Jacqui and Edel Frisby, Keeva and Mags Fennelly, Kellyanne Cotterell, Lucy Elvidge and Marita Butler among those involved. The seniors and Intermediate County teams are both playing League semi-finals this weekend.
Sheff’s - Ciara and John had a big night last Saturday in Sheff’s, Main Street, Ballyhale as it was their last night in the premises. They thanked everyone who came down to wish them well in their future ventures!