Ballinaglera GAA Club Notes 13/12/2017

Dinner Dance – The club would like to thank everyone that attended the club Dinner Dance on Saturday night. Well done to the committee who organised a wonderful night. Thank you to The Landmark Hotel for the lovely meal and their hospitality. Thank you to John Lynch who was a fantastic MC and to John O Mahony for attending as our Special Guest and to Leitrim County Chairperson Terence Boyle. Thanks to Lady and the Tramp and DJ Declan Lynch for their entertainment. Thank you to John Flynn for videoing the event and to anybody else that helped out on the night. Thank you to everybody who travelled from near and far to be there and especially those who gave so generously to our draw. We also had several sponsors we would like to thank – Cara Pharmacy, Nevin Maguire, The Landmark Hotel, Scollan’s Gala, Gibbon’s Centra, The Hair Shop, Aidrian Flood, John Nolan, Drumshanbo, Dermot Mc Donagh, SKC, La Belle Fleur, PS Loughlin’s, Melrose Inn, Rynn’s Bar, Monica’s Bar, Lia Hairdressing, Arigna Mines, Noel Mc Morrow, Mc Gowans Westlink Coaches, Mulvey’s Bar, Henry Sorahan, Leitrim Crystal, John Mc Gourty The Gables, Michael Cornyn, Pauline and Seamus Mc Govern and Noel Gilmartin.

Award Winners – The club would like to congratulate all the award winners – U-17 Player of the Year, Aaron Mc Cawley, Ladies Player of the Year, Emma Dunne, Junior Players of the Year, Colm Maguire and Noel Mc Morrow, Senior Player of the Year, Fergal Wynne and Club Persons of the Year, Enda Gilrane and Sarah Loughlin.

Special Thanks – A special thank you to Catherine and Geraldine Mc Morrow who very kindly sponsored the presentation to the 1992 team and travelled from America to be with us on the night.

AGM – Ballinaglera GAA AGM will take place on Sunday, January 14th 2018.

County Convention – Best wishes to all newly elected officers to Leitrim GAA for 2018.

National Club Draw – Club players and officers are now selling National Club Tickets. There are wonderful prizes all provided by the GAA. Tickets cost €10 and all the proceeds go to the club.

Ballinaglera GAA Club Notes 08/12/2017

AGM – Ballinaglera GAA AGM was postponed and will reconvene on Sunday January 14th 2018.

Dinner Dance – We are ready to go for the Dinner Dance in The Landmark on Saturday night. There has been significant interest in the parish and surrounding areas in the Dinner Dance so looking forward to a great night on Saturday night! It will be an evening to celebrate the success of our teams from 1992 and 2017. There is an awful lot to get through on the night so we kindly remind people that dinner will be served at 8:00 pm sharp. There are some limited dinner dance tickets left but Wednesday will be the last day for tickets so do get onto any committee member – Ann Flood 087-2747175, Sarah Loughlin 087-9363862, Ailish Cornyn, James Wynne, John Mulvey and Barry Mc Gourty.

Dinner Dance Bus – A bus is being organised for the Dinner Dance for €10 return. Again to emphasise with a lot to get through on the night, the bus will be leaving on time! It will depart Dowra at 6.15 pm and Ballinaglera at 6.30 pm sharp. If you want to book your name onto the bus please contact Sarah 087-9363862 by Wednesday evening at the latest or you will not be guaranteed a seat.

Club 200 Draw – The December winners were €100 Seamus Galligan, €50 Noel Mc Morrow and €50 Madeline Loughlin.

Ballinaglera GAA Club Notes 29/11/2017

AGM – Ballinaglera GAA AGM will take place on this Sunday, December 3rd at 2pm sharp. It really is important that the AGM is well supported. 2017 was a successful year on the pitch with the club fielding two teams for the first time in several years and also the seniors lifting their first title in 21 years. There was also a lot of work done on the development of St Hugh’s Park. We really are in a great position going forward. However, it is vital that all club members, particularly players both male and female as well as parents of any underage children and anyone using the field in any capacity are present at the AGM.

Dinner Dance – Final tickets for the Dinner Dance will be available at the weekend at the AGM. As most are aware by now it will take place on the 9th of December in The Landmark Hotel. A night of celebration for the 2017 League Winners and also the 25th Anniversary of the 1992 Winning Team with a special guest on the night. Dinner is at 8.00 pm sharp. Tickets cost €30 and are available from committee members Ann Flood 087-2747175, Sarah Loughlin 087-9363862, Ailish Cornyn, James Wynne, John Mulvey and Barry Mc Gourty. They are selling out so please do not leave it to the last minute to get a ticket.

Dinner Dance Bus – A bus is being organised for the Dinner Dance for €10 return. It will leave Dowra at 6.15 pm and Ballinaglera at 6.30 pm sharp. If you want to book your name on the bus please contact Sarah 087-9363862.

Club Meeting – Final club meeting of the year will take place this Wednesday evening at 9.30 pm sharp in Ballinaglera Hall.

Scór – Anyone interested in taking part in Junior Scór please contact Padraig Loughlin 087-2747205.

Congratulations – The club would like to congratulate Michael Cornyn on his Special Achievement award at The Leitrim Sports Star Awards night at the weekend. Very much deserved for all the hard work that he has put in winning his 3 world medals.

Masters – Belated congratulations to the Leitrim/Longford Masters team who defeated Kildare in the Gaelic Masters Plate Final the weekend before last. Colm Maguire represented Ballinaglera.

Ballinaglera GAA Club Notes 22/11/2017

U-21’s – Commiserations to the St Francis U-21’s who lost out to Glencar/Manorhamilton in the final on Saturday last. Ballinaglera was represented by Wayne Reynolds, Padraig Clarke, Niall Mc Gourty, Michael Crawford, Fergal Gilmartin and Oisin Mc Gourty.

AGM – Ballinaglera GAA AGM will take place on Sunday, December 3rd at 2pm sharp. It is important that all club members, particularly players both male and female as well as parents of any underage children and anyone using the field in any capacity are present.

Dinner Dance – Ballinaglera GAA Dinner Dance is getting close now. It will take place on the 9th of December in The Landmark Hotel. A night of celebration for the 2017 League Winners and also the 25th Anniversary of the 1992 Winning Team with a special guest on the night. Dinner is at 8.00 pm sharp. Tickets cost €30 and are available from committee members Ann Flood 087-2747175, Sarah Loughlin 087-9363862, Ailish Cornyn, James Wynne, John Mulvey and Barry Mc Gourty. Tickets will be on sale in Mulvey’s, Rynn’s and The Melrose Inn on Saturday evening between 7.30 pm and 9 pm for anyone looking for them.

Club 200 Draw – November Winners €100 Lily Galligan, €50 Charlotte Convey, €50 Declan Mc Grail.

Scór – Anyone interested in taking part in Junior Scór please contact Padraig Loughlin 087-2747205.

Sympathy – The club wishes to extend its sympathy to the Reynolds family on the passing of Bridgie Reynolds. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Ballinaglera GAA Club Notes 14/11/2017

U21 Final – We wish the St Francis U21’s the best of luck in the 13 a side final against Glencar/Manorhamiliton. The game is due to take place on Sunday at 12pm in Pairc Sean but keep an eye on facebook for confirmation.
Club Meeting – There will be a club meeting Wednesday evening November 15th at 9.30 pm sharp. All club members are asked to attend.
AGM – Ballinaglera GAA AGM will take place on Sunday December 3rd at 2pm sharp. It is important that all club members, particularly players both male and female as well as parents of any underage children and anyone using the field in any capacity are present.
Dinner Dance – Ballinaglera GAA Dinner Dance will take place on the 9th of December in The Landmark Hotel. A night of celebration for the 2017 League Winners and also the 25th Anniversary of the 1992 Winning Team with a special guest on the night. Dinner is at 8.00 pm sharp as there is a lot to go through on the night. Due to demand this is a ticket only event. Tickets cost €30 and are available from committee members Ann Flood 087-2747175 and also Sarah Loughlin, Ailish Cornyn, James Wynne, John Mulvey and Barry Mc Gourty.
Sympathy – The club wishes to extend it’s sympathy to the Feeney family on the recent passing of Mick Feeney. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Ballinaglera GAA Club Notes 07/11/2017

U-21’s – Well done to the St Francis U-21’s who had a 4-13 to 2-12 victory over Kiltubrid yesterday. The team have secured their place in the 13 a side final. There is still a final round of games to be played next weekend to decide who they will play.

AGM – Ballinaglera GAA AGM will take place on Sunday, December 3rd at 2pm sharp. It is important that all club members, particularly players both male and female as well as parents of any underage children and anyone using the field in any capacity are present.

Dinner Dance –  Ballinaglera GAA Dinner Dance will take place on the 9th of December in The Landmark Hotel. A night of celebration for the 2017 League Winners and also the 25th Anniversary of the 1992 Winning Team with a special guest on the night. Dinner is at 8.00 pm sharp. Tickets cost €30 and are available from committee members Ann Flood, Sarah Loughlin, Ailish Cornyn, James Wynne, John Mulvey and Barry Mc Gourty.

Club Meeting – There will be a meeting next Wednesday evening November 15th at 9.30 pm sharp. All club members are asked to attend.

Ballinaglera GAA Club Notes 30/10/2017

U-21’s: The 21’s had an 8-16 to 2-05 win over Bornacoola/St Mary’s on Sunday. They play Kiltubrid next at 12:00 pm on this Sunday in Kiltubrid. Venue TBC.

Good Luck: Best of luck to Mohill as they represent Leitrim in the Connaught Senior Club Championship this weekend against Castlebar Mitchells.

Dinner Dance: There has been work going on behind the scenes regarding a Dinner Dance in December to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Junior Double and our Division 2 League title. All details should be confirmed in the coming days.

New Arrivals: Congratulations to Conor O Brien and his partner Irene who gave birth to a baby boy last week. Also to Enda Gilmartin and his partner Catherine who gave birth to twin girls recently also.

Ballinaglera GAA Club Notes 24/10/2017

Dunnes Bar ACL Division 2 Champions: A 21-year drought finally came to an end for Ballinaglera on Saturday when Padraig Cornyn lifted the Division 2 League Cup in Ballinamore Pairc Seán Uí Heislín. Many of the current group still remember the day in 1996 when the Glera men won their last title with just Colm Maguire still being on the panel today. Huge congratulations to the entire team who put in a tremendous 1st half display with some very fine scores to lead 0-08 to 0-02 at halftime. A ferocious wind in the second half meant Leitrim Gaels were always going to push the lads all the way with Glera’s Gerard Clarke scoring two vital scores in the 2nd half. The final score was Ballinaglera 0-10 Leitrim Gaels 0-09. Congratulations to James Wynne and his background team Joe Mc Morrow, Declan Mc Grail, Damian Mc Gourty, Enda Gilrane who have worked extremely hard with this team over the last 3 years. Thanks also to anyone else that helped out on the day of the final or throughout the year in any way from water boys, umpires, people who travelled with the team to Mullingar to train and Michael Cornyn for his coaching in Dublin, our first aider Verona. To all our sponsors who have supported us throughout the year we are very grateful. Thank you to the supporter that turned out in huge numbers on Saturday and all the year also. Commiserations to the Leitrim Gaels team who have had a tough few weeks in finals. However, they will have their day in the future no doubt. A few years ago, there was a lot of uncertainty about our numbers and the club’s future. However, a small panel of players represented and kept the club going during a very challenging period and it has now ended in us playing Division 1 football in 2018. For a small parish like Ballinaglera, this is a massive achievement. Team and scorers: Conor O Brien, Rory Mc Partland, Brendan Mc Gourty, Padraig Clarke, Patrick Mc Grail, Tomas Cornyn (0-01), Padraig Cornyn (0-01), Enda Maguire (0-02), Seamus Mc Govern (0-01), Seamie Mc Morrow (0-02), Luke Bradley, Gerard Clarke (0-02), Fergal Wynne, Barry Maguire, Wayne Reynolds (0-01), Colm Maguire, Anton Mc Gourty, Niall Mc Gourty, Ryan Crawford, Shane Mulvey, Barry Gilmartin, James Mc Dowell, Hugh Gilmartin, Oisin Mc Gourty, Gerard Mc Gourty, Ciaran Cornyn, John Crawford, Michael Crawford.

Get Well Wishes: We would like to wish a speedy recovery to Leitrim Gaels’ Noel Flynn who sustained an injury towards the end of the league final.

U-21’s: The year has not finished quite yet. The St Francis U-21’s play Bornacoola/St Mary’s on Saturday at 12:00 pm. Venue TBC.

Club Meeting: There is an important club meeting on Wednesday night at 9.30 pm sharp.

Ballinaglera GAA Club Notes 16/10/2017

Dunnes Bar ACL D 2 League Final: The Division 2 League final between Ballinaglera and Leitrim Gaels takes place next Saturday at 4.15 pm in Ballinamore. It has been a while coming but hoping to see as much support for our seniors as possible.

Underage: Commiserations to the Allen Gaels U-17’s who were defeated in their final against Leitrim Gaels on Saturday. Ballinaglera was represented by Enda Keegan, Fergal Gilmartin and Aaron Mc Cawley.

Good Luck: Best of luck to Aughnasheelin in their Connacht Club Championship game against St John’s on Saturday.

Club 200 Draw Winners: September €100 – Conor Flood, €50 Erin Cannon, Dublin and Tony Mulvey. October €100 – Madeline Loughlin, €50 Ciara Reynolds and Lisa Rynn.

Sympathy: The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Mc Tiernan family on the passing of Oliver. Ar Dheis De Go Raibh Anam.

Ballinaglera GAA Club Notes 10/10/2017

County Finals

Congratulations to both Aughnasheelin and Mohill on becoming Leitrim Intermediate and Senior Champions at the weekend. Commiserations also go to Leitrim Gaels and Glencar/ Manorhamilton.

Club Meeting

There will be an important club meeting on tonight (Wednesday) at 9.30 pm in Ballinaglera Hall.

Underage

Good luck to the Allen Gaels U-17’s in their final against Leitrim Gaels on this Saturday 14th of October at 12pm in St Mary’s Park, Carrick.

Ballinaglera GAA Club Notes 03/10/2017

Seniors

Well done to the seniors who had a 2-13 to 0-12 victory over Cloone in the league on Saturday afternoon. The date for the league final still to be confirmed.

Club Meeting

There will be an important club meeting on next Wednesday 11th of October at 9.30 pm in Ballinaglera Hall. Please note the change of date.

Underage

Well done to the Allen Gaels U-17’s who defeated Glencar/Manor in their semi-final yesterday on a score of 2-15 to 4-03. The final against Leitrim Gaels is due to take place on Saturday 14th of October. Venue TBC.

Ballinaglera Club Notes 25/09/2017

Seniors: The senior lads have an outstanding league game against Cloone in Cloone on Saturday at 5pm. Please support.

Club Meeting: There will be an important club meeting on Wednesday 4th of October at 9.30 pm in Ballinaglera Hall.

Underage: Commiserations to the Allen Gaels U-13’s who were defeated in their shield final on Sunday last. Ballinaglera was represented by Mark Reynolds, Liam Mc Gourty, Damian Gilmartin, Fionn Gilrane and Charlie McGovern. Good luck to the u-17’s who play Glencar/Manor in their semi-final on Saturday at 1 pm. Please support.