Ballyvaughan / Fanore GAA Club 2006 Season Review
2006 will go down as a long and productive season for the Intermediate
footballers of Ballyvaughan/Fanore. January started with fitness testing
of all adult players and programmes to work on before the start of the league.
Tom Newell of Kilconly was appointed to work with the present management
team as physical trainer/coach. Ballyvaughan/Fanore began the league in
a positive manner winning at home against Kilmurry Ilbrickane, Clondegad
and Eire Og and away wins against St Josephs Doorabarefield and Cratloe.
Even though we lost away to Corofin and Wolftones we reached the semi final
stages. The 25th June will be remembered as the biggest step so far when
we beat Wolftones thus qualifying for the final and more importantly promotion
to Division 2 football for the first time. We beat Doorabarefield in the
The Championship was so near and yet so far away, being beaten by Ml Cusacks
(1 point), Corofin, winners (5 points) and Clooney Quin (3 points). Our
best was yet to come with a 5 point hard fought win over a fancied Kiladysart
side to retain our Intermediate status for 2007.
In the North Clare Corn an Cead competition Ballyvaughan/Fanore had wins
over St Breckans, Ennistymon and Corofin to set up a semifinal date with
Liscannor. Ennistymon await the winners in the final.
We wish to thank Paul Connole Trading for their continued generous sponsorship
of our adult teams and all of those who supported us throughout the year.
Ballyvaughan/Kilfenora played in U21A grade in 2006. After a brilliant
first half, leading Doonbeg by 5 points, it wasnt enough as always
they came back strongly to win by the minimum. Many of this team are underage
again in 2007 and will look forward to playing in A again.
Ballyvaughan/Fanore also competed in U21C. With a very tight panel of players
we beat the Banner and Meelick to qualify for the final against O Callaghans
Mills. However, a more spirited and hungry Mills team captured the title
on a day when Ballyvaughan/Fanores best wasnt enough.
Ballyvaughan/Fanore U12s had a great run this year and won all their games
to the semifinal in Division 4 where they were narrowly beaten by Coolmeen.
We would like to thank all the mentors, trainers and parents who gave so
generously of their time, it was really appreciated.We would also like to
thank Patrick O Donoghue, Ballyvaughan for his generous sponsorship of jackets
for the underage teams