So yesterday was the first match for my son Ryan’s local Gaelic football team. The U-6 had their first game of the year against Ellistown and what a match it was. Needless to say the kids are only learning how to play Gaelic football, so the rules are not always observed. Their were some moments when play went off the field or some fine rugby tactics were used. If the IRFU have any sense they should be scouting out the underage Gaelic teams for up and coming talent.
There is currently two GAA clubs in Monasterevin, both with a long history however the Ballykelly club was formed by players whom broke away from the club in Monasterevin,This earlier club had been formed because some players felt that they were being unjustly dropped from the Monasterevin team of the time. Ballykelly was formed officially back in 1953, but has a history which goes back to the 1930’s.
I think a great game was had by both teams, with the local side being the out right winner, I think that they stopped keeping score after half time as the scores kept coming in. A big thanks must go to the teams trainers who give up their free time to train the kids so well, and without their dedication we would not have such a great facility for the local children.