County Final Day – Congratulations to neighbours Fenagh on their final win, we look forward to a possible meeting in the senior championship!

Dunnes ACL Division One – The senior lads return to league action on Saturday with a match against Fenagh in Fenagh at 16:00. This is a very important match which will determine who reaches the league final.

Fixtures – 
Best of luck to our u15 lads who will be in action on Friday at 19:00 in the Centre of Excellence. Good luck also our minor lads in the club minor B match against Sligo also on Friday at 19:00 in the Centre of excellence

Indoor Hurling – Indoor Hurling for U10-U13 for 2019 Season is currently on Monday nights 6-7 in the Sports Complex, Full Equipment Provided and this is an excellent introduction to the game.

Comhgairdeas – Comhgairdeas to Ella May Spain and her teammates from Scoil Mhuire in Sandymount who won the All Dublin national schools Gaelic Football final in Croke Park today. Ella May is a granddaughter of John & Evelyn Smith and daughter of Sinead who hails from High Street and she is a regular visitor to Ballinamore .

 Book Launch – “Under the Thatch: Memories of a Longford Childhood” written by our own Seán Ó Súilleabháin was launched on Tuesday evening and is now available to buy, this is a fantastic book that Seán has written about his memories of life in North Longford in the 1950s and 1960s in a most entertaining way.

Club Lotto Monday 22.10.2018 

Numbers Drawn 3 0 6 7 2 5 1 4

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw Brendan Burns

Sponsored Aodhan Mac Samhrain

€40 each. : John Shanley, Keshcarrigan. Brid Plunkett, Mobile No. Gerry Mahon, Church St. Gerry Farry, Lahard.

Next week’s draw takes place in McGirls with a jackpot of €5450

County Final Day – Congratulations to the neighbours Aughawillan on their great senior championship victory on Sunday & commiserations to Mohill, it was a great game for the neutrals to watch and was a great advert for Leitrim football.

Special thanks to the Leitrim County Board for honouring the Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins 50th anniversary three in a row team. It was a fantastic occasion to honour these great players and their families  The men who brought glory to Cannaboe and who were honoured on this very special occasion were   Dermot Gannon, Joe Gormley, Dan Gallogly, Michael Martin, Frankie Beirne, Bertie O’Hara, Thomas Galligan, Noel Flynn, Frank McKeon, Noel Crossan , Tommy McCormack, Patsy Prior, Hughie Smith, Paddy Dolan, Gerry McIntyre, Séamus Hayden, Sean Kavanagh, Berney Crossan.

Well done also to Jacob McTague and Luke Maguire who represented the club at the finals day taking part in the mini-games and welcoming the teams on to the pitch

 

Book Launch – “Under the Thatch: Memories of a Longford Childhood” written by our own Seán Ó Súilleabháin will be launched on Tuesday the 23rd at 20:30 and will be then available to buy, this is a fantastic book that Seán has written about his memories of life in North Longford in the 1950s and 1960s in a most entertaining way.

 

Club Lotto Monday 15.10.2018 

Numbers Drawn 1 6 4 2 5 3 7 0

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw Mary Harte

Sponsored Oliver Flanagan

€40 each. :Evelyn McHugh, Creevy. Eamon Smith, Ballinamore. Kay Maguire, Main St. Annie O’Brien, Ardrum.

Next week’s draw takes place in Jackies with a jackpot of €5400

Ballinamore Three-in-a-row to be honoured at County Final – Seán O’Heslin’s won three senior titles in a row, between 1967 and 1969. The men who brought glory to Cannaboe will be guests of honour at the County Finals and will be introduced to the attendance at half-time in the Senior game. The players who will be honoured on this very special occasion are Dermot Gannon, Joe Gormley, Dan Gallogly, Michael Martin, Frankie Beirne, Bertie O’Hara, Thomas Galligan, Noel Flynn, Frank McKeon, Noel Crossan , Tommy McCormack, Patsy Prior, Hughie Smith, Paddy Dolan, Gerry McIntyre, Séamus Hayden, Sean Kavanagh, Berney Crossan.

Good Luck – Best of luck to our neighbours Aughawillan and Fenagh in the County Championships this Sunday

Book Launch – “Under the Thatch: Memories of a Longford Childhood” written by our own Seán Ó Súilleabháin was launched on Tuesday evening and is now available to buy, this is a fantastic book that Seán has written about his memories of life in North Longford in the 1950s and 1960s in a most entertaining way. Get your copies now !!

U16 Ladies – Well done to our U16 girls who had a 2-15 to 1-7 win over Keeldra Gaels in the opening round of the 15-a-side championship. They played some great stuff and ran out comfortable winners. No game next weekend as we have a bye.

Team: Erin Keegan; Siobhan Flynn, Emma Honeyman, Tara Conway; Mollie Murphy (0-1), Abbi Sweeney, Grainne Prior; Laoise Moran-King (0-1), Megan McGovern (1-1); Emma McKiernan, Niamh Donohoe (1-6), Emma Beirne; Kelly Beirne (0-1), Lily Byrne (0-5), Ruth Creamer.

Subs Used: Aoife Darcy, Alannah McBrien, Ella Van Der Laan, Lizzie O’Connell, Teagan McGloin.

Club Lotto Monday 08.10.2018

Numbers Drawn 7 5 1 2 6 0 4 3

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw Aodhan Mac Samhrain

Sponsored Tom Burns

€40 each. Joe Kellegher, Clenaghoo. David Mc Cabe / Greg Hargaden, c/o Poor Scholar. Edel Mc Keon, High St. Brendan Wisley, Kiltymoodan

Next week’s draw takes place in the Heritage with a jackpot of €5350

Aughawillan Blitz – Special thank to our neighbours Aughawillian on inviting us to their blitz last Saturday. Our u9 and u11 teams took part in a very well organised schedule of games which the players thoroughly enjoyed. Grateful thanks to all the organisers for the excellent welcome and refreshments as well.

Book Launch – “Under the Thatch: Memories of a Longford Childhood” written by our own Seán Ó Súilleabháin will be launched in Ballinamore Community Centre on Tuesday 23 October at 8.30pm. Seán has written about his memories of life in North Longford in the 1950s and 1960s in a most entertaining way. The book will be launched by Ballinamore man, Tommy Moran, and everyone is welcome to attend. Beidh fáilte roimh gach duine.

Connacht GAA Bursary Scheme – Connacht GAA has again reiterated their commitment to the on-going educational development of its players and members by announcing details of the 2018/2019 GAA National Student Bursary scheme. Connacht GAA, in support of the National Student Bursary Scheme, will award bursaries of €750 to students attending Higher Education colleges, closing date for application is the 5th of October and you can download the application form from www.connachtgaa.ie

Stewards – The club needs stewards in the Park for championship games on Sat eve/Sun morn over the next few weeks. If you can help out in any way, please text Alan Banks on 086 8201001

Club Lotto Monday 01.10.2018

Numbers Drawn 3 2 1 5 6 0 7 4

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw Hugh Mc Tague

Sponsored Philip Farrelly

€40 each Martina Farry, Lahard. Mary Harte, Lahard. Mary McHugh, Killaneen. Niall Beirne, Aghawillan.

Next week’s draw takes place in the Commercial Hotel with a jackpot of €5300

Connacht Gold Senior Championship – Our senior team were in action on Saturday against Glencar Manor in our quarterfinal replay, the match ended with Manor coming out on top by a score of 1:21 to 1:06. It was a tough end to this year’s senior championship with the lads giving it their all but failing to hit the levels of the previous week. There was a lot of disappointment at the end but the lads should take heart in their run so far this year where they have served up some great football.  It’s easy to forget that our lads  are young and that you’re playing  a team that’s made a habit of winning championships with a wealth of experience. Hopefully the lads can dust themselves down and put this defeat down to experience and come back stronger next season. Best wishes on a speedy recovery to Peter Reynolds who was injured in the match

Ladies Minor Championship Winners – A huge congratulations to our St Felim’s minor ladies who put on one of the best team performances of 2018 to halt Glencar/Manorhamilton’s three-in-a-row Championship bid on a scoreline of 4-13 to 3-6. It was a tough, close fought game throughout in which we trailed by a point at half-time but despite a brilliant start to a second half – we scored 1-3 to Manor’s solitary point within the first five minutes to lead by four – nine minutes later the opposition had put away 2-2 to no score and all of a sudden we were in arrears by four. However, over the final quarter of the game our girls we absolutely outstanding, driving home an unanswered 3-5 to lift the cup. It’s impossible to name names after such a wonderful display of football and massive credit goes to the whole panel, from number one to thirty-plus, for their efforts over the past couple of years. They are a credit to our clubs and get a chance to showcase their ability once again on the weekend of the 20th/21st October in the Connacht semi-final. Day, time, venue & opposition to be confirmed.

Team: Eadaoin Casey; Emma Honeyman, Grainne Casey, Mollie Murphy; Grainne Prior, Abbi Sweeney, Laoise Moran-King; Celine Shortt (0-1), Megan McGovern (0-4); Niamh Donohoe (0-1), Megan O’Rourke, Rachel McIntyre (1-2); Lily Byrne (2-3), Ciara McGoldrick (1-2), Genevieve Canning.

Sub Used: Aoibhin McGoldrick.

Connacht GAA Bursary Scheme – Connacht GAA has again reiterated their commitment to the on-going educational development of its players and members by announcing details of the 2018/2019 GAA National Student Bursary scheme. Connacht GAA, in support of the National Student Bursary Scheme, will award bursaries of €750 to students attending Higher Education colleges, closing date for application is the 5th of October and you can download the application form from www.connachtgaa.ie

Plunkett Cup – Well done to our U13 players who won this year’s Plunkett cup against Aughawillian, there was some fantastic football played by the lads during the game and they came out on top against the hosts by 1 point at the end. Special thanks to Aughawillian for inviting us out and for organising such a great match.

Team: Kaylon Murray, Neil Sweeney, Paul Honeyman, Dara Gavin, Harry Prior, James King, Mark Ahern, Gavin D’arcy, Tommy Smith, Naoise McManus, Rian McManus, Louis Quinn, Colum Gartland, Michael McBrien, Cian McGovern, Dessie Wisely, Michael Keegan

Stewards –  The club needs stewards in the Park for championship games on Sat eve/Sun morn over the next few weeks. If you can help out in any way, please text Alan Banks on 086 8201001

Club Lotto Monday 24.09.2018

Numbers Drawn 3 6 2 7 1 5 0 4.
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:
House Draw Sharon Sweeney
Sponsored Kevin Turbitt
€40 each Johnny Markey, Effrinagh. John P Harte, Lahard Claire McGirl, Main St Patsy Creamer, Lahard
Next week’s draw takes place in An Bhainc with a jackpot of €5250

Connacht Gold Senior Championship – The lads were in action on Saturday in Paric Sean against Glencar Manor in a titanic match to determine who would progress to the Semi Finals. It was a great a game with the lads putting in a big performance for the large crowd that were in attendance. It was a game that had it all with great scores from both teams, end to end football. And a fantastic point to level the score in injury time. Hopefully as many of you as possible can get to the replay in Pairc Sean on Saturday at 17:30, it promises to be a mighty match with the winners playing Mohill in the semi final.

Best wishes on a speedy recovery to Keelan McHugh who was injured in the match

Smith’s Monumental Leitrim Intermediate Championship – Our Intermediate team were in action on Sunday against Leitrim Gaels in the quarterfinal of the championship. They put in a great performance against a very good Leitrim Gaels team but were unable to progress to the semi-final losing the game 2:14 to 0:10. Over the course of the campaign these lads have played some great football and have certainly shown that they deserved to be in this competition defeating some first team squads and playing a good brand of football. Were sure they will be back in contention next season.

U15 – Our U15s had another good win last Friday evening away to Fenagh. In difficult conditions we eventually prevailed with a scoreline of 4:09 to 3:06.

Our next game is at home this Friday at 6.30pm against Annaduff. Please come and support the lads.

Connacht GAA Bursary Scheme – Connacht GAA has again reiterated their commitment to the on-going educational development of its players and members by announcing details of the 2018/2019 GAA National Student Bursary scheme. Connacht GAA, in support of the National Student Bursary Scheme, will award bursaries of €750 to students attending Higher Education colleges, closing date for application is the 5th of October and you can download the application form from www.connachtgaa.ie

U11 Blitz – Special thanks to Bornacoola GAA for hosting an excellent blitz on Saturday for our u11 teams it was a brilliant and well-run event with lots of football for the players. Special thanks also to the mentors and parents for supporting and bringing the players

Stewards – The club needs stewards in the Park for championship games on Sat eve/Sun morn over the next few weeks. If you can help out in any way, please text Alan Banks on 086 8201001

Nursery and U9 – Special thanks to everyone for attending our end of season party in the club rooms, it was fantastic to see all the children having a great time after a fantastic season. Special thanks to SuperValu, Kathryn Mctague, Marios and Fresh Today for their sponsorship. Special thanks to our senior club mates Luke and Peter for joining us on the night to pass on words of wisdom to the players, and most of all thanks to all the mentors for training the children, we hope to see you all back next season

Club Lotto Monday 17.09.2018

Numbers Drawn 2 6 5 0 7 1 3 4.

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw Aodhan Mac Samhrain

Sponsored Walter Sharpley

€40 each:. Carol O’Connor, Killaneen. Michael Costello, Ardrum. Eamonn Smith, Ballinamore. Alan Banks, Willowfield Rd.

Next week’s draw takes place in Smyth’s Siopa Ol with a jackpot of €5200

Connacht Gold Senior Championship – The lads were in action on Saturday in Pairc Sean against Mohil in a match to determine the final positions in the table and establish who are opponents would be in the quarterfinals. It was a tough game played in difficult conditions with Mohill winning the match with a score of 0:14 to 1:07. The loss means that we finished the group on 5 points in fourth place and will now play Glencar Manor in the quarterfinals with this game due to take place on Saturday in Pairc Sean at 18:00, your support for the lads in this massive game would be greatly appreciated.

Smith’s Monumental Leitrim Intermediate Championship – Our second team were in action on Sunday against Annaduff losing a tight game by two points with the final score 1:12 to 0:13 in favour of Annaduff. The loss though unfortunate does not stop us from progressing to the quarter-final stages after finishing fourth in our group on 4 points just ahead of Carrigallen. We have now been drawn against Leitrim Gaels in a match to be played on Sunday in Pairc Sean at 18:00, this promises to a titanic match against a team that has won four and drawn one, your support for the lads in this match would be greatly appreciated.

Connacht GAA Bursary Scheme – Connacht GAA has again reiterated their commitment to the on-going educational development of its players and members by announcing details of the 2018/2019 GAA National Student Bursary scheme. Connacht GAA, in support of the National Student Bursary Scheme, will award bursaries of €750 to students attending Higher Education colleges, closing date for application is the 5th of October and you can download the application form from www.connachtgaa.ie

Minor Ladies reach Championship Final – Well done to the Ballinamore & St Joseph’s minor ladies who had a 3-7 to 0-7 win over St Brigid’s in the last round of the Championship. They’ve now qualified for the final against Glencar/Manorhamilton – date, time and venue to be confirmed as soon as possible. Team: Eadaoin Casey; Mollie Murphy, Abbi Sweeney, Grainne Casey; Laoise Moran-King, Grainne Prior, Laura McIntyre; Celine Shortt (0-2), Megan McGovern (0-1); Genevieve Canning (1-0), Megan O’Rourke (0-1), Rachel McIntyre; Ciara McGoldrick, Lily Byrne (1-0), Eadaoin Murphy (1-0). Subs Used; Niamh Donohoe (0-2), Shannon Dolan, Aoibhe McCabe, Michaela Harte, Aoibhin McGoldrick (0-1).

Championship Winner – Well done to former player Shauna Gray who won the Toronto senior ladies championship with her new team Durham Robert Emmets

U11 Blitz – Special thanks to Swanlinbar GAA for hosting an excellent blitz on Saturday for our u11 teams it was a brilliant and well-run event with lots of football for the players. Special thanks also to the mentors and parents for supporting and bringing the players

Stewards – The club needs stewards in the Park for championship games on Sat eve/Sun morn over the next few weeks. If you can help out in any way, please text Alan Banks on 086 8201001

Nursery and U9 – Training will be on Monday night at 19:00

Club Lotto Monday 10.09.2018

Numbers Drawn 3 5 0 7 1 2 6 4
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:
House Draw €40: Paddy Prior
Sponsored: Tom Foy
€40 each:. Alan Prior, Galway. Alice Costello, Ardrum. Noel Dolan, Clenaghoo. Michael Dolan, Callowhill.
Next week’s draw takes place in @Priors with a jackpot of €5150

Championship – Best of luck to the lads this Saturday in Pairc Sean at 1700 where they take on Mohill your support would be greatly appreciated. Good luck also to our Intermediate team who are in action on Sunday against Annaduff in Pairc Sean at 1200, again your support for these lads would be appreciated

 Newtowngore Engineering U17 – Our u17 lads were in action on Monday evening in Pairc Sean in the County Final against St Mary’s. The lads worked very hard and gave their all on the pitch but were unable to stop a very experienced and strong St Marys team. The match ended with a score of  1:07 to 1:23. All credit to the lads for showing a great deal of courage on the pitch, they continued to fight for every ball right up until the death, this is a young Ballinamore team with the majority of them still able to tog out next season at this level, defeats are difficult to deal with at anytime and hopefully this one will push the lads on for next season. Special thanks to the large crowd that travelled to support the lads, their mentors and parents and of course the players. Hold your heads up high there will be plenty more finals to come.  Team: Aidan McCormack, James Creamer, Danny Smyth, Aaron McBrien, Eoghan Shanley, Dillon Beirne, Seamus Wisely, Senan Harte, Francis McGovern, Eoin Curran, Paul Moran, Tom Prior, Michael McKiernan, Barry McWeeney, Jakub Kaminski, Conan <cCarthy, Euan McManus, Ciallian Murphy, Mark McCaffrey, Mickey Reilly, Ryan Morris, Sean Christy and James Honeyman

U13 Final – Our U13 lads were in action on Saturday in Cloone in the county final against Gortletteragh. The lads have played very well all season and put in a good performance on the day, unfortunately it was not enough and Gortletteragh won the match with a score of 1:15 to 0:12, the young lads should be very proud, they played good football and worked hard in match with the opposition keeper making some good saves. Special thanks to the lads and their mentors on a great season and of course their parents and supporters for coming out on the day to cheer them on. Team: Kaylon Murray, Cian McGovern, Dessie Wisely, Paul Honeyman, Michael McBrien, Mark Ahern, Cathal McCarthy, Gavin Darcy, Naoise McManus, James King, Tommy Smith, Darragh Gavin, Louis Quinn, Neil Sweeney, Harry Prior, Rian McManus, Colum Gartland, Michael Keegan,

Stewards – The club needs stewards in the Park for championship games on Sat eve/Sun morn over the next few weeks. If you can help out in any way, please text Alan Banks on 086 8201001

All Ireland Final Draw – Special thanks to everyone that purchased a ticket for out GAA all Ireland final draw which took place in @Priors on Friday night. The winners were as follows

1st prize all Ireland final trip for two Paula Quinn
Second prize €200 euro Michelle Mcloughlin,

Third Prize A night in Sligo Park won by Louis Creamer,
Fourth Prize an iPod won by Shane Moran

Thanks to Gay and all the staff for hosting the event

Nursery and U9 – Training will be on this Wednesday night at 19:00

Club Lotto Monday 03.09.2018 

Numbers Drawn 4 3 6 5 0 1 2 7

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw €40: P S Mac Lochlann

Sponsored: Philip Farrelly.

€40 each:. Felix Gallogly, Aghavas. Margaret McKeon, Aghatawney. Breege McGovern, Lisacarn. Meave & Michael Quinn, High St

Next week’s draw takes place in the Poor Scholar with a jackpot of €5100

 

Connacht Gold Leitrim Senior Championship – In a match with plenty of goals it was our neighbours Aughawillian that came out on top in Saturday’s Senior game with the score 3:09 to 3:11. Its always disappointing to lose to the neighbours and hopefully we can get back to winning ways in the quarter finals.

Smiths Monuments Intermediate Championship – A massive win for the lads on Sunday against Mohill with the lads scoring 0:18 to 2:09, it was a close game with some big scores coming at the end.

Junior Championship – Best of luck to the Junior team who play Aughawillan in a play off game this Saturday Sept. 1st at 6pm in Fenagh. Your support would be greatly appreciated U9 Blitz

Blitz – A fantastic day in the pairc on Saturday for our blitz against Mohill, it was a great game enjoyed by all. Special thanks to Mohill for coming over on short notice and of course to all the Parents, Mentors and Players for making it happen

U17 – Well done to our u17 lads who had a great win against Drumkeeran on`Sunday winning by 2:09 to 1:07, next up for the lads is a massive game against St Marys in Carrick at 18:30 on Monday evening, your support for these great lads would be greatly appreciated.

U13 Semi Final – Our lads had a brilliant week of football with two games in 4 days. First up was Fenagh, in a highly contested game in the firat half our lads really lifted the intensity and took over the game in the second half running out winners 5.10 to 1.11. That game seen the lads through to the semi finals where they met Drumkeeran in Drumkeeran on Monday. The game itself was a brilliant match, we lead all the way through the game but Drumkeeran never gave up and our lads held on by sheer grit and determination to book their place in the final. These young lads have put so much work into getting this far and are a credit to the club. They are such a young enthusiastic group that certainly deserve all the success they have had so far , so please get behind these young men and show your support in the final !!

Stewards – The club needs stewards in the Park for championship games on Sat eve/Sun morn over the next few weeks. If you can help out in any way, please text Alan Banks on 086 8201001

GAA Cup Cakes – GAA cupcake topper workshop 8-12’s.The workshop will have the Children making their own personalised cupcake toppers using their own club colours. These will include :an O’Neill’s ball, club flag, jersey, scarf, rope along with their club or county crest. They will go home with a box of 4 cupcakes with their handmade toppers on them. Where – In Ballinamore GAA Clubroom, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim Dates – Wednesday 29th August, 2018 Time – 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Cost – €30 Numbers are limited so please book early by ringing Sharon at 0719644778 or 0868319022

All Ireland Final Draw – GAA all Ireland final draw tickets are on sale now from club members, a great opportunity to win tickets to the final with various other prizes on offer as well. If you require tickets please contact Michael on 0863806791

Nursery and U9 – Training will be on this Monday night at 19:00

Club Lotto Monday 27.08.2018

Numbers Drawn 2 1 0 7 6 5 3 4

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw €40: Criostoir MacCondubh

€40 each:. Maureen Heslin, Cloone. Sylvia Dolan, Ballinamore. Michael Brady, Lahard. Michelle Reynolds, Pairc Fea.

Next week’s draw takes place in Reynolds Bar with a jackpot of €5050

Oughteragh Gaels – Well done to the Oughteragh Gaels team that put in a fantastic effort against Aughawillan in the relegation decider. The ladies secured their place in the top flight with a fantastic  3.12 to  1.09 victory. It was a  Hard fought game in poor conditions but the girls dug deep to remain playing senior football for 2019. Well done to all the players and mentors on a great victory

Festival – Well done to the Ballinamore festival committee on pulling off another wonderful festival for the town. The hard work and dedication of this small committee means so much to all the people of Ballinamore and the many visitors that make the annual pilgrimage to take part in the many events on show. Thanks to you all

Festival Blitz – A fantastic day in the pairc on Saturday for our annual Ballinamore Family Festival blitz. We had 13 teams in total from Fenagh, Dernacreive, Aughnasheelin Gaa, Kiltubrid, Leitrim Gaels, Garadice Gaels and Ballinamore with players from nursery right up to u11 playing . It was fantastic to see so many players togged out and was a great opportunity for some of our visiting kids to play for their ancestral teams. Special thanks to Fresh Today for sponsoring the fruit and water, the festival for supplying the ice cream, our own club for the crisps and drinks and last but certainly not least our local Garda for supplying and presenting nearly 200 medals to all of the participants. Thanks also to all the mentors, parents, helpers and referees for making it a fantastic success- role on next year !!!

A special word of thanks to everyone that took part in the GAA skills events that took place during the festival. It was great to see so many children taking part each evening in St Felims, special thanks to everyone that took part and assisted in making this a great success

U17 – Well done to our u17 lads who had an excellent victory against a Leitrim Gaels on Monday evening. The lads win by a score of 2:15 to 1:14

U13 – Well done also to our u13 team who had a great victory on Thursday evening when they defeated Drumkeeran by a score of 2:14 to 3:05

Stewards – The club needs stewards in the Park for championship games on Sat eve/Sun morn over the next few weeks. If you can help out in any way, please text Alan Banks on 086 8201001

All Ireland Final Draw – GAA all Ireland final draw tickets are on sale now from club members, a great opportunity to win tickets to the final with various other prizes on offer as well. If you require tickets please contact Michael on 0863806791

Nursery and U9 – Training will be on this Monday night at 19:00

All Ireland Community Games – There were 5 fabulous kids representing Leitrim in the All Ireland Community games Finals at the University of Limerick at the weekend, Mark Ahern, Sinead Martin Thianna Regan, Aisling Maguire and Lucy Murphy. The kids were fantastic and put in an exceptional performance on the day and were worthy representatives for Leitrim. Well done to them all

Paddy RIP – Tuesday the 7th of August will be remembered by the people of Ballinamore as the day we heard of the passing of an icon, legend and possibly one of Leitrim greatest., ever players, a sporting genius akin to the Best, Ronaldo, Messi, Rock, Connolly and Cooper of their day.

As the news started to seep through the town and hinterland of Ballinamore, even though tinged with sadness it was an opportunity which was grasped by those that knew or saw Paddy to regale those that didn’t of his exploits, we heard of the scores, the individual and team accolades bestowed on him over the years, the skill he had, the matches he won, the legend grew and was passed on to a new generation.

Children asked parents and grand parents who paddy was and why he was the greatest, in a time when YouTube can be searched for every snippet it was a joy in a way to step back from technology and think for a moment about what those favourite moments were and to be able pass them onto those unfortunate not have seen the great man in action, a legend was reborn for those that had never seen him play.

It was evident on the night of Paddy’s removal that his was the case, young and old gathered from the pitch to the church to guard Paddy as he was making his final journey. There were club colours in attendance all along the route and not just O’Heslins. Our current players all too young to have seen the great man play stood sombre and proud as they walked from the pitch in a touching tribute to the great man, guarding the great forward as he made his last run. The cortege stopped at high street at Paddy’s bar and a touching tribute as his number 11 jersey hung proud in his former residence. The cortege moved on with current players, family and friends carrying Paddy as he made his way to the church where large crowds gathered to pay their respects to one of Ballinamore’s Greatest.

One’s passing is never the end, and nor will it be for Paddy as I am sure he will now be lacing up his boots for a game with some of those great men that have gone before and cracker I am sure it will be.

To Paddy’s family, friend and all that knew him, our deepest sympathies, Paddy may have passed but maybe a legend has been born.

Connacht Gold Leitrim Senior Championship – A comprehensive win for the lads against Dromahair on Saturday in Carrick with lads putting up an impressive score of 4:12 to 0:8. The result leaves us top of the group on 5 points ahead of Mohill and Aughawillan

Smiths Monuments Intermediate Championship – A fantastic win for our second team lads on Sunday as they defeated Carrigallen by a score of 0:18to 1:12

U17 – Our under 17 lads continued their fine form on Monday evening defeating Allen Gaels by a score of 1:17 to 1:14, the win leaves the lads on 8 points behind St Marys

Stewards – The club needs stewards in the Park for championship games on Sat eve/Sun morn over the next few weeks. If you can help out in any way, please text Alan Banks on 086 8201001

Nursery and U9 – Due to the Festival the next training session will not be on till the 20th of August. – fear not we will be having some skills evenings Monday to Friday of the festival in St Felims from 1700 till 1900 and the festival blitz will be on the 18th at 16:00 with medals and refreshments etc. all welcome to these events

Club Lotto Monday 13.08.2018

Numbers Drawn 7 2 1 5 3 0 6 4

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw €40: Tom Mc Caffrey

Kindly sponsored: Mike Martin

€40 each:. & Aiden Mc Govern, Lahard. Walter Sharpley, Aughayowla

Next week’s draw takes place in Jackie’s with a jackpot of €4950

Connacht Gold Leitrim Senior Championship – It was a hard-fought draw for the senior lads on Saturday in Cloone when they took on our neighbours Drumreilly in the second round of this year’s championship. As was expected Drumreilly were a stern test and led by 1 point at half time with the score 0:07 to 1:05. The second half started well for Drumreilly with the adding a couple of quick points to give them a three-point lead, the lads rallied and after 10 minutes the sides were level. Both team continued to trade points before Drumreilly scored an important goal to lead by three with 14 mins of the second half gone. It was nip and tuck for the rest of the game with the lads levelling and then taking the lead only for Drumreilly to level near the end, with the final score 1:12 to 2:09. The result leaves the lads on second in the group on 3 points level with Drumreilly and one point behind Mohill, the next match is on Saturday in Pairc Sean against Dromahair at 1730

Smiths Monuments Intermediate Championship – The second round of the intermediate championship took place on Sunday and this time the lads were up against Kiltubrid who proved to be very strong team winning the match with a score of 3-22 to 0-10. Next up for the lads is a match against Carrigallen in Cloone on Sunday at 12:00, your support for these great lads would be appreciated.

Ballinamore Hurling – Well done to our young hurlers who were in action in the Tain u13 final against a very good Warronpoint team. It was a tough match for the lads who eventually lost to this very experienced team, the lads never gave up and fought to the bitter end and showed how far they have progressed over the last year and it was fitting that Kian McGovern received the man of the match award at the end.

The tournament was a massive success which gave the lads some very competitive games and they picked up some excellent skills in these last few months.

A huge thanks to their great management team of Niall Connelly and Paddy O’Connor for their dedication to these young hurlers.

Well done to all the organisers of the Tain Og league for putting Hurling on the map in the weaker counties and encouraging all players of all abilities to play our national game.

Under 12 Girls Championship Final – Well done to our u12 girls who were in action on Sunday in the Championship final against St Bridget’s in Pairc Sean. The girls put in an excellent performance and were just beaten on the day by a very strong team. The final score was 1:07 to 0:14 with St Bridget’s goalie denying a couple of goal scoring chances at the end. All credit to the girls for their performance and hopefully they will not be to disheartened as I am sure there will be plenty more finals for them in the future. Special thanks also to the management team of Adrian Murphy, Mollie Murphy and Katie Duignan for all their hard work and support for the girls

Team: Lily Reynolds, Aoife Donohoe, Aoibhinn Keegan, Ellen McTeague, Ella Van Der Laan, Emma McKiernan, Lucy Murphy, Aishling Maguire, Romy Mcallister, Dearphla O’Connell, Katie Beirne, Nicole Kellett, Thiana Regan, Sinead Martin and Niamh Christy

Stewards – The club needs stewards in the Park for championship games on Sat eve/Sun morn over the next few weeks. If you can help out in any way, please text Alan Banks on 086 8201001

Nursery and U9 – Due to the Festival the next training session will not be on till the 20th of August. – fear not we will be having some skills evenings Monday to Friday of the festival in St Felims from 1700 till 1900 and the festival blitz will be on the 18th at 16:00 with medals and refreshments etc. all welcome to these events

Club Lotto Monday 06.08.2018

Numbers Drawn 6 1 5 4 0 2 7 3

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw €40: P S Mac Lochlann

Kindly sponsored: Gerry Mahon

Spot Prizes: Tom Burns & Paddy Mc Gourty.

€40 each:. Spot Prizes: Tom Burns & Paddy Mc Gourty.

Next week’s draw takes place in @Priors with a jackpot of €4900