The Heath are gearing up for two All-Ireland Rounders finals this weekend after incredible victories.
Last Sunday saw the Senior Mixed and Senior Men’s teams of The Heath GAA Club in action in the GAA Rounders All Ireland Semi-Finals in Ballymahon, Longford.
First up was the mixed match where they took on defending champions Limekiln Rounders.
A close competitive match throughout, some strong fielding and batting from both teams on display.
The Heath took the lead on a score of 5-3 in the First Inninngs and this was the platform for their victory.
The Heath managed to add on runs in every inning while keeping Limekiln to the few scores each time.
The match wasn’t without its high points. These including Home Runs from both James Kavanagh of The Heath and James Dillon of Limekiln, we saw some great fielding from both teams especially Adam Riordan of Limekiln, making six catches from Centre Out Field.
Some fine bowling from Dwayne Keane of The Heath was a cornerstone of their victory.
The Heath maintained their composure throughout and saw out a tight affair winning on a score line of 18-11.
Next up it was the turn of the Men’s team who took on last years beaten finalists Carrickmacross Emmets.
Having only faced off two weeks ago in the league these two teams were familiar with each other.
Again a good start from The Heath in the first innings was the platform for their victory.
Leading 6-0 from the first innings The Heath kept it going throughout the match & managed to score a total of 19 runs.
Once again the fielding on display from both teams was outstanding.
Outstanding pitching from Dwayne Keane coupled with a fantastic display of catching from Donnagh Treacy were some of the key areas which The Heath used to guide them towards victory, add in an some excellent fielding from team captain Damien Keane and things were looking good for The Heath.
Carrickmacroas had their own stand out fielders in Oran Kiernan and Patrick Birmingham who pulled off some great catches between them.
The Heath players managed to keep composed & win the match on a score line of 19-8.
Next up for both teams are The GAA Rounders All-Finals which take place on Sunday August 27 in The GAA Centre of Excellence in Abbotstown Dublin.
In these finals the mixed team will take on Breaffy Rounders at 12pm, whilst the men’s team will take on Limekiln Rounders at 4pm.