Apr 6

Danny Noonan

Reporter:

Danny Noonan

MONTH’S MIND: Month’s Mind Mass for Josie for Josie Hanrahan, Ardnamoher, will take place on Saturday night 6th April at 7pm.

MONTH’S MIND: Month’s Mind Mass for Josie for Josie Hanrahan, Ardnamoher, will take place on Saturday night 6th April at 7pm.

ANNUAL 1916 COMMERATION: The Annual 1916 Commeration took place in Galbally on Easter Sunday where a wreath was placed at the memorial in the Square by Mary Shanahan. The National flag was raised by Stan O’Brien and the National Anthem was played by the Liam Lynch memorial pipe band. The Oration was delivered by Tom Sullivan from Doon in the comfort of the Community Centre because of the very bad weather. Anne Lynch read the Proclaimation, Fr. John Ryan recited a decade of the Rosary. Michael McGuire, Lattin, sang Sean South of Garryowen and Tim Ryan was a very competent master of ceremonies.Tea was served and some people took the opportunity to view the exhibition centre upstairs in the community centre.

HANDBALL: the above club will hold its annual Church gate Collection on Saturday and Sunday 6th./7th of April. Your Support will be gratefully appreciated.

SOCCER: Results- U11 Cup Semi Final, Rathkeale FC 1-5 Galbally

Another top performance from this young side that see’s them back in another cup final. Goals on the day came from a Ben Carey hat trick , Nathan Mahoney and Aidan Carew got one each.

Tipperary Cup 1/4 Final- St.Michaels 1-1 Galbally United (Saints won 3-0 on penalties after extra time). Yet again no luck for Galbally in this competition as we bow out to last seasons winners Saint Michaels. After numerous Quarter final and semi final appearances over the past 10 years hopes were high this year of progressing to the the prestigous Tipperary Cup final, but that was not to be.

Galbally started the better and took the game to Saints from the off with Pa Murphy and Jimmyy Barry Murphy linking up well going forward. The richly deserved opening goal came on the half hour with Kieran O Callaghan calmly slotting home. Disaster struck just after half time when the Galbally defence switched off and allowed Saint Michaels in to score a very soft goal. This seemed to galvanise Galbally and for the remainder of the half they gave as good as they got and were maybe unlucky not to win the tie inside 90 mins. In extra time though the Tipperary Town side showed there class and pinned Galbally back in their half. With both sides reduced to 10 men , Saints exploited the vast open space of their home pitch but Galbally just about held on and brought the game to the dreaded penalty shootout. Unfortunatly this is where good fortune deserted us and tired legs resulted in us failing to convert a penalty in the shootout. Current Irish junior International players James Walsh and Chris Higgins tucked away the home sides opening two penalties and subsitute Darren Stokes scored what proved to be the winner. Best for Galbally on the night were the outstanding Aidan Sheehan in goal and Pa Murphy who drove the team forward from midfield throughout the game. Team : A Sheehan, T Davern, F Leonard, C Henebry, D Dineen, S McDonnel, E Halligan, P Murphy, J Murphy, K O Callaghan, Q Perry. Subs : D Gallaghue, D Halligan, K Hogan, S Leonard, J Scully.

Fixtures: Tsdl Division 1, Sunday 7th April 2013, Galbally United Vs St Nicholas Fc. Kick off 3pm