Banteer/Lyre juvenile GAA applaud terrific success on the pitch
IT was a night to remember for all involved with Banteer/Lyre Juvenile GAA who recently marked the achievements of its young sporting heroes at a celebration function in Springfort Hall, Mallow.
The occasion had a great atmosphere to it, fitting in a salute to a County U15 Football Championship winning team in addition to U13 hurling and U15 football success in North Cork.
On hand to praise the endeavours of the team was Cork Senior Hurling panelist Conor O’Callaghan from Dromtariffe who praised the run of success in both football and hurling.
“A lot of work goes into preparing teams, that’s a tribute to the players, coaches and the support of parents. Given the amount of silverware, it’s evident that the commitment offered has paid dividends, now it’s so important for the players to go on developing their skills ahead of advancing to Junior ranks in a few years”, said Conor.
Esther Murphy, Chairperson, Banteer/Lyre Juvenile GAA praised the players achievements and wished continued success to the players.
A highlight surfaced in U15 Football Banteer/Lyre bettering St. Dominics and Ballycastle Gaels to land the North Cork title prior to progressing pass Ballygarvan in a county semi final and accounting for Urhan in a county final much to the delight of a management trio of Barry Murphy, Conor O’ Keeffe and Gabriel Tully
The triumphant Banteer/Lyre team included Oisin O’ Leary, Jamie Murphy, Aaron O’ Shea, Dylan Reimens, Gearoid Tully, Oisin Twomey, Kyle Singleton, George Landy, Ian Buckley, Patrick O’Connor, Billy Looney, Evan Vicaire, Clan Cashman, Cathal Foley, Ronan Kiely, Darren Dugdale, Eoin Looney, Kaylum O’ Donoghue, Muiris Reidy, Jack Finnegan, Brian Philpott and team captain Cian O’ Keeffe.
Likewise Banteer enjoyed success on a North Cork U13 hurling title gained at the expense of Buttevant.
The winning panel included Conor Kelleher, Jayden Kearney, Olann Finnegan, Patrick O’Connor, Bryan Buckley, Jack Archdeacon, Evan Vicaire, Darragh Buckley, Tomás Kiely, Morgan McSweeney, Jack O’ Connor, Ben Harte, Conor Óg O’ Keeffe, Callum Thompson, Jerry Murphy, Fionn Bourke, Fionn Corcoran, Luke Ring, Evan O’Sullivan and Billy Looney, Emmet O’Shea,
Individual awards saw Brian Philpott the Hurler of the Year and Jack Finnegan collected the Pat Murphy Memorial Award for Football of the Year, which was presented by Eileen Murphy.