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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Seniors: Ballinaglera’s championship campaign came to an end on Saturday evening against Carrigallen on a score line of Carrigallen 3-10 Ballinaglera 1-10. Team and scorers: Conor O’Brien, Rory Mc Partland, Brendan Mc Gourty, Padraig Clarke, Patrick Mc Grail, Tomas Cornyn, Padraig Cornyn, Enda Maguire (1-4), Seamus Mc Govern, Seamie Mc Morrow (0-5), Luke Bradley, Gerard Clarke, Fergal Wynne (0-1), Barry Maguire, Wayne Reynolds, Colm Maguire, Ciaran Cornyn, Anton Mc Gourty, Niall Mc Gourty, Ryan Crawford, Shane Mulvey, Barry Gilmartin, Hugh Gilmartin, Oisin Mc Gourty, Gerard Mc Gourty, James Mc Dowell, Philip Mc Gourty, John Crawford. While the championship is over, the season is not as there is still a league final to contest at some point this year so keep working hard lads.

Wedding Bells: The club would like to congratulate former ladies player Rosaleen Mc Hugh on her wedding to Declan Costello at the weekend.