Senior Football Championship
Our senior team came up short against a physically strong Ballylinan side in the second of the semi-final double header in O’Moore Park Sunday, going down on a score of 3-8 to 4-10. Played in blustery conditions Port took time to settle while Ballylinan made hay in the opening quarter with the Kildare border side 9 points up 2-4 to 0-1 after 13 minutes.
The second quarter belonged to Port when our forwards sprang into action to scored 3-5 between the 13 minute and half time with goals from Colm and David (2) Murphy to leave the core 3-5 to 2-5 at halftime.
The second half started at a fast pace with both teams throwing caution to the wind in search of a victory unfortunately luck went Ballylinans way with two quick fire goals in the 38th minute. From there on, although not for lack of effort Port found it difficult to make the necessary break through against a resolute Ballylinan defence.
Scorers: David Murphy 2-4, Colm Murphy 1-3 (0-2 frees), Kevin McGrath 0-1.
Team: Brian McAuley; Robert Pigott, Patrick O’Sullivan, Diarmuid Bennett; Hayden Weldon, Graham Weldon, Eoin Kennedy; Jonathon Fullam, Cathal Ryan; Jason Moore, Colm Murphy, Kevin McGrath; Jake Foster, David Murphy, Evan Lyons. Subs: Jordan Fitzpatrick for Lyons (28 mins), Steven Lyons for McGrath (44 mins, inj), Curtis Lyons Carroll for Foster (53 mins)
Scorers: Gary Walsh (0-1 free), Cathail Dunne 1-3 each, Andy McEvoy, Jamie Farrell 1-1 each, Alan Farrell, Seamus Lacey 0-1 each.
Team: Aidan Walsh; Dermot Leonard, Kevin Byrne, Cathal Leonard; Alan Farrell, Richie Ryan, James Redmond; Jamie Farrell, Padraig McEvoy; Seamus Lacey, Cieran Farrell, Larry Kealy; Cathail Dunne, Gary Walsh, Andy McEvoy. Subs: Robbie Donoher for Kealy (half time), Conor Behan for C Leonard (53 mins), John Kealy for Lacey (60 mins), Eric Kenna for D Leonard (62 mins)
Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Courtwood)
The Club wish to extend their thanks to the team, mentors and all those who help with team preparation, for the tremendous effort put in this year. Considerable progress has been made and with Division 1A football to look forward to, we can regroup and advance further in 2018.
Match Reports below from Laoistoday.ie and Leinster Express
Congrats to our U14s who won the U14 Shield on the 29/9/17 when they defeated St Josephs in Kellyville by 2 pts.
Portarlington 4-10 St Joseph’s 5-5
- U21A FC Sarsfields vs Portarlington on 21-10-2017 at 16.00 at venue TBC
- U13A FC Group B St Pauls vs Portarlington on 8-10-17 at 11am at venue TBC
- U17A FC Portarlington Vs Emo/Courtwood/The Rock 7-10-2017 3pm Throw-in Pairc Acragar
Portarlington GAA / Combined Clubs Lotto
Numbers Drawn 10-14-20-36
Jackpot next week €9,000
Results sheets available locally
Tickets available from Burbages, Tynans Butchers, The Railway Bar, Pint Of Port, Luttrell Oil, Spar Station Rd or from any committee member.
Portarlington Bingo McCann Park every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Over €2k in prizes every week.
Potarlington GAA Race night has been scheduled for Friday 13th of October in the Anvil.