Barna GAA Notes Sept 7th 2004

Barna GAA Notes Sept 7th 2004

Barna GAA Notes Sept 7th 2004

 The Barna Ladies Junior Football

Team, scored a fine a County Semi Final win over St Gabriels on Sunday last and
now qualify for the County
Final , an all Ladies day,
scheduled for Oct 10th. Winning by the score of 5-5 to 0-6 this was a
gallant win for Barna who took an early lead , that they battled to sustain
throughout in this tough clash with the Killconnell /Balinasloe

Barna who won the toss elected to
play with a strong wind advantage and from the throw in put major pressure on
the St Gabriels goalmouth and ,within two minutes had the ball in the Gabriel’s
net from the boot of Sarah Daveran, followed by a point from Collette Butler. The move that switched
Grainne Flaherty from Full Back to Full forward had an immediate effect on the
game and within minutes , she had another goal for Barna. Barna continued to put
on the pressure and Caitlin Friel had Barna’s third goal. However Gabriels
fought back bravely for two points from Lindsay Newton and Caroline Keely.. The
score at the break was Barna 3-5 to Gabriels 0-2. The Barna scores in the first
half came from Grainne Flaherty (1-0), Sara Daveran (1-0), Caithlin Friel (1-1)
, Helen Geraghty(2) and Collette Butler (2)

In the second half was Sarah Jane
Grehen was the star of the Barna defence, as they fought hard as a team to
defend their lead against the strong breeze now favoring St Gabriels. However it
did take the Killconnell / Ballinalsoe seven minutes to find the goals to narrow
the gap with more points from Lindsay Newton and Linda Gormerly. However back
came Barna who returned the compliment with another goal from Helen Geraghty.
Gabriels did hit the crossbar from a 21 yards free before, Barna had their final
goal from the boot of Emer Geraghty that expanded the gap further beween the two
teams Gabriels did reply before the finish with their final , two points from
Linda Newton and Gillian Gormerly.  Barna however,  went on to enjoy a
great victory and now qualify for a first ever County Final
spot against either Glenamaddy or Ballygar, two of the more successful Ladies
Club teams in County
Galway. Barna second half
scores came from Emer Geraghty (1-0) and Collette Butler

The Barna Team, was Breda Flaherty,
Maura Mulkerrins, Grainne Flaherty, Maura Folan, Caoimhe Friel, Sinead Geraghty,
Sarah Gill, Breda Daly, Emer Geraghty, Fiona Flaherty, Sarah, Jane Gregan,
Collette Butler, Caithlin Friel, Helan Feeney and Sara Daveran, Sub Noreen Flaherty
for Fiona  Flaherty.

Best for Barna were Breda Flaherty
in Goal, Sarah Gill, Sinead Geraghty, Emer Geraghty and Brenda Daly in fefence,
In the forwards Collete Butler ,Fiona Flaherty, Sarah Daveran and Caitlin Friel,
but over all it was a fine Team victory.

On Thuresday, the high flying Tuam
Stars Under 12 girls team, beat our gallant Barna Under 12  team by 2-10 to
1-6 in the County Semi Final C grade. There is no doubt Tuam are an up and
coming in Ladies football . Best for Barna were Aisling Flaherty, Rachel Smith,
Sinead Heskin, Kitty Kilbane, Ella Mintor. This Barna team , who are in thir
first year at Under 12, will now put this behind them are also to the Quarter
final of the league, against Na Pairsaig ( Rosmuc)

On the Male side of the club, our Seniors were out at the week-end in the Sweeney Oil Cup and not the league as
the the newspapers mentioned. Either way both teams fielded teams that bore
little resemblance to the two starting teams that will face each other when this
crucial Division A league game, between these two, next door neighbours and arch
rivals, is played.

The Barna Under 12 Boys Team beat Oranmore /Maree in the City League by 5-10 to 0-7 on Sunday morn last in

The Under 13 Team Manager a County Mayo man himself, took  his panel down to Ballintubber Co Mayo, as guests of the home club, in what was a return fixture , they having come to the Barna/Furbo parish last
year. Barna won this came in fine fashion by the score of 4-11 to 3-7. I hear
that the lads from Barna Parish, were highly treated down Ballintubber way by
their Co Mayo counterparts and are  looking  forward to further
twining of these two parishes in the future. On Friday night this fine Under 13
Team beat An Spideal in the City League Semi Final and are now through to play
Ml Breathnach’s of Inverin in the Final, date to be

The Under 15 City League is
scheduled to commence with the next week or two.

The Barna Lotto Jackpot was not won
on Sunday night, when numbers 3, 5, 8, and 23

However these are popular numbers
with the punters , no doubt , as there was 10 Match three

Next Sunday we are at the 12 Pins

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