Ballinamore Hurling AGM – Ballinamore hurling club are holding their AGM this Friday evening at 9pm in the Ballinamore club rooms. Please come and show your support, all welcome.

‘Ireland Lights Up – Well done to everyone that took part in Sunday’s operation transformation walk and special thanks to the guys for providing the refreshments at the end. Join us this Thursday evening to walk, jog or run with two sessions one from 19:00 and one from 20:00. So don’t forget and spread the word and join us for a chat and a bit of exercise as Ballinamore Sean O Heslins and the GAA lights up for operation transformation this Thursday !!!

Scór na nÓg Quiz – Our Trath na gCeist team of Eoin Connaughton, Eoin Hamill, Bernard Sweeney and Brian Sweeney had a great day in Claremorris on Sunday at the Connacht Scor, they did not win but the experience was invaluable and will help prepare them for the all Ireland finals on the 16th of February in Castlebar. Special thanks to all of the team members and also to our super subs Niamh Christe and Lizzie O Connell who are an integral part of the team and also to Sean and Brid for their support and help with preparing the team for the competitions. Hearty Congratulations also to the Connacht winners Kilglass Gaels.

Leitrim Girls U13 Sponsorship – Leitrim Girls U13 Development Squad is the chosen group up for the next 8 weeks in the Community Fund Blue Token box in Tesco Ballinamore starting Monday the 7th of January – please support and spread the word

Clubrooms Historical Display – It is planned to put up a permanent display of photographs and memorabilia relating to the club in the clubrooms. Apart from photos, this could include old jerseys, programmes or any items relating to club players or successes in past years in football, hurling, Scór nó aon rud eile. If you have any items or any ideas, contact Seán Ó Súilleabhain at 087 6821566

Irish Conversation Classes – “Ciorcal Comhrá Irish Conversation Classes begin this Tuesday. In Library at 8.00. Suitable for all levels. Admission Free. ”

Referee Positions – The County Board would like to recruit new referees in 2019.If this is something that is of interest to you this is a great opportunity to get involved with full training provided. Anyone interested in trying it out please contact Chairman Michael Quinn.

Membership – Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2019. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Shane Harte on 087 7985069 to make payment

Club Lotto Monday 14/01/19

Numbers Drawn 4 7 2 6 5 3 0 1

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

House Draw Philip Farrelly

Sponsored Brendan Burns

€40 each. : Jimmie Bohan, Keshcarrigan. Pat Rowland, Ballina. Rebeccalee McDermott, c/o Jackie’s. Sharon Sweeney & Alan Banks, Willowfield Rd Next week’s draw takes place in McGirls with a jackpot of €5950

Leitrim GAA – Hard luck to Dean McGovern and the Leitrim team who put in a fantastic performance on Sunday against Mayo, the lads competed fantastically well and only a penalty shootout could deny them, we would like to wish the new manager and all the players the best of luck for 2019

‘Ireland Lights Up – The GAA, in partnership with RTÉ’s Operation Transformation, and supported by Healthy Ireland and Get Ireland Walking, hope to bring together communities across the 32 counties to enjoy healthy walks in the safe environs of their own GAA club. Do you want to get moving and active this New Year, but you have nowhere to go? Do you find it hard to find a safe and well-lit area to go for a walk during the dark winter months? Well, your local GAA club has the answer!

This is an initiative that helps to promote physical and mental health and is something that can be enjoyed by the whole family and will be launched this Sunday after mass in the pairc an ideal opportunity for a walk with friends and family where you can enjoy a chat and a bit of exercise at the same time, refreshments will be served in the club rooms afterwards and further details of the events over the coming weeks will be discussed, please note there is no charge for this event. .

All are welcome to come to this event, please spread the word.

AGM – Thanks to everyone that attended our annual AGM on the 29th of December which was held in the club rooms. We had 26 in attendance which was slightly down on the numbers from the previous year.

The majority of the current Executive Committee were re-elected to their existing roles with the exception of Scor Officer Brid Sullivan who stepped down to a role as Oilfigeach Cultur agus teanga, the club extended their thanks to Brid for the exceptional work she has done over the years in supporting the club. The club also welcomed a new member to the executive with Phillip Farrelly joining the Coiste to replace Jeanette Hart who stepped down from her role, we would like to thank Jeanette for all her hard work for the club especially for the tireless work she did behind the scenes for our club lotto and wish her well,

On the night Secretary, Patsy Connaughton, produced a detailed report on the Club’s activities and achievements in 2018. This was followed by a report by our Cisteoir John D’Arcy on the club’s current financial position. Micky Quinn then gave his Chairman’s address where he outlined the successes and challenges that we’d faced as a club throughout 2018 paying special mention to the hard work of all the

management, selectors and players of all the teams and wishing our outgoing senior management team of Paul Prior, Sean McCartin, Paddy Prior and Jason Kellett all the best for the future while also introducing and welcoming our new senior management team of Dominic Corrigan, Adrian Dockory and Adrian Smith.

We’d like to thank all outgoing members for their hard work and dedication to Sean O’Heslins and wish the 2019 Executive Committee all the best for the coming year.

Christmas Draw – Congratulations to our main prize winner Adrian Gallogly Drumraine – who wins €3500 a great start to 2019

Well done also to Mary Gallagher Knocknacullion who won €1000 kindly sponsored by Gay Priors @ High St.

Next up we have our €100 winners

Joe Murphy Jnr

Hannah Kevin and Brian Banks

Sean McGovern Cloone

Joey and Mary Smith

G Booth Tully Fenagh Ballinamore

The Mcniff Family Church Street

Liz O’Toole Fenagh

Frankie Reynolds Ballinaglara

Gene Moran

Ciaran McTague Killtymooden

Well done to all the winners and thanks to everyone that supported the draw by purchasing or selling tickets and special thanks to Gay and staff for hosting the event and their fantastic sponsorship of €1000 for the second prize

Comhghairdeas – Congratulations to Sarah McWeeney and John Farrell on the birth of their new baby Óisín , we do realise that there will be a big pull for baby Óisín to play for Mohill but we would like offer the opportunity for him to pull on the Ballinamore jersey in the future !!!

Christmas Club Lotto Results

Our weekly Lotto will return on the 14th of January

The results of out Christmas lotto which was held in Smyths Siopa Ol on the 21st of December

Numbers Drawn 4 5 3 7 1 6 0 2.

House prizes €50 x 4: Philip McHugh: Philip Farrelly: Andy Ralph: Padraic S Mac an Phriora. Sponsored (4 prizes): Walter Sharpley. Gerry Mahon. Elaine Farrelly. Michael & Meave Quinn.

€100 prizes(2) Oliver Flanagan, c/o Shortts’. Mary Mc Nulty, Aghadark.

€40 each: (10) Maggie Mullen, Pairc Fea. Karen Gallogly, Drumreilly. Adrian MacGabhainn, Sraid Ard. Raymond McHugh, Killaneen. Arlene McFarland, c/o Commercial. Terry Short, Ballinamore. Scott & Lucy Bannon, Co Offaly. Sean Quinn, Aghawillan. Pamila McWeeney, Longstone.

Next draw: Jackie’s, 14th Jan. Jackpot €5,900.

A special thanks to Ciaran and Cathy Smyth for their generous sponsorship on the night and for their excellent hosting of the event, thanks also to everyone that sells or buys our lotto tickets the revenue generated is a critical and important part of supporting the running of the club.

Leitrim Girls U13 Sponsorship – Leitrim Girls U13 Development Squad is the chosen group up for the next 8 weeks in the Community Fund Blue Token box in Tesco Ballinamore starting Monday the 7th of January – please support and spread the word

Clubrooms historical display – It is planned to put up a permanent display of photographs and memorabilia relating to the club in the clubrooms. Apart from photos, this could include old jerseys, programmes or any items relating to club players or successes in past years in football, hurling, Scór nó aon rud eile. If you have any items or any ideas, contact Seán Ó Súilleabhain at 087 6821566

Irish Conversation Classes – Ciorcal Comhrá Irish Conversation Classes begin this Tuesday. In Library at 8.00. Suitable for all levels. Admission Free. ”

Referee Positions – The County Board would like to recruit new referees in 2019. If this is something that is of interest to you this is a great opportunity to get involved with full training provided. Anyone interested in trying it out please contact Chairman Michael Quinn.

Membership – Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2019. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Shane Harte on 087 7985069 to make payment

Nollaig Shona romhaibh go léir –On behalf of all at Seán Ó hEislin we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and thank you for the support you have given us throughout the year.

A date for the Diary – Folks date for your diaries – annual AGM will be held in the club rooms on Saturday 29th of December at 16:00 If you have any motions or nominations for officer positions please forward to the club secretary at secretary.ballinamoreseanoheslins.leitrim@gaa.ie

U16 Ladies Championship Final – Hard luck to our U16’s who lost out on a scoreline of 2-9 to 6-4 against Glencar Manorhamilton on Friday night. The girls played some fantastic football in the first half especially but went in level at the break despite dominating the play for long spells. Against the wind, it proved a much tougher task in the second spell and Manor took full advantage to lift the cup for the fifth year in a row. Our girls did the club proud and had a brilliant season.

Ice Breakers – The Ice Breakers Christmas Swim takes place on Christmas Day at 1.30 pm SHARP at garadice lake. Why not come out and swim or join in the fun for NCBI and guide dogs for the blind. Cards available from Paddy O’Connor

Hurling – Indoor hurling is over until January. The Hurling club will have a meeting in early January and any parents and interested coaches will be invited, further details to follow

Christmas Lotto – Folks don’t forget our Christmas Lotto will be on in Smyths on Friday the 21st of December with €800 in prizes plus the jackpot up for grabs as always, this is a great night’s craic with spot prizes and refreshments served

Christmas Draw – Tickets are now on sale from club members for our annual Christmas draw which takes place on the 5th of January in Priors. Tickets are one for €20 or 3 for €50 with the first prize €3500 up for grabs followed by €1000 sponsored by Priors @ High street and 10 prizes of €100

Club Lotto Monday 17.12.18

Numbers Drawn 2 7 6 4 3 0 5 1.

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

House Draw: Padraig Mac an Phriora.

Sponsored Margaret McKeon

€40 each. : Bernie Prior, Glenonmore. Darren & Geraldine, Pairc Fea. Alan Prior, Galway. Margaret Prior, Derrinivver

.

Next week’s draw takes place in Smyths on Friday night with a jackpot of €5850 and €800 in prizes with our Christmas lotto

There will be no lotto draw on the 24th, 31st of December or the 7th of January.

We would like to thank all of our lotto players and sellers for their support throughout the year and wish you all a merry Christmas

Well Done – Huge congratulations t0 Mullinaghta on winning the Leinster senior club championship today led by our former Management team of Mickey Graham and John Denning. A fantastic achievement for the club and all the lads involved

Date for the Diary – Folks date for your diaries – annual AGM will be held in the club rooms on Saturday 29th of December at 16:00 If you have any motions or nominations for officer positions please forward to the club secretary at secretary.ballinamoreseanoheslins.leitrim@gaa.ie

U16 Ladies Championship Final – Best of luck to our U16’s who are in the 15-a-side Championship final against Glencar Manorhamilton on Friday at 7pm in Cloone. Please come out to cheer on the girls.

Hurling – Indoor hurling is over until January. The Hurling club will have a meeting in early January and any parents and interested coaches will be invited, further details to follow

U14/15 hurling training is also taking place on Saturdays on the back pitch at 11am, all gear provided, and everyone is welcome

Christmas Lotto – Folks don’t forget our Christmas Lotto will be on in Smyths on Friday the 21st of December with €800 in prizes plus the jackpot up for grabs as always, this is a great night’s craic with spot prizes and refreshments served.

Christmas Draw – Tickets are now on sale from club members for our annual Christmas draw which takes place on the 5th of January in Priors. Tickets are one for €20 or 3 for €50 with the first prize €3500 up for grabs followed by €1000 sponsored by Priors @ High street and 10 prizes of €100

Club Lotto Monday 11/12/18

Numbers Drawn 0 4 1 2 7 3 6 5

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 Philip Farrelly

€40 each. : Conor McHugh, Kilaneen. Elaine Farrelly, Ardrum. Aodhan Mac Samhrain, Trathnona. Roisin, Cathal & Keelan Mc Hugh, Creevy

Next week’s draw takes place in The Heritage hotel with a jackpot of €5800

Scór na nÓg quiz – Congratulations to our Scor na nÓg quiz team who won the County title on Sunday, the team made up of Eoin Connaughton, Eoin Hamill, Bernard Sweeney and Brian Sweeney put in a fantastic performance to take the title, well Done also to our second quiz team who were strong opposition and performed well on the day, this team was made up of some excellent talent as well with Michael McBrien, Kian McGovern, Niamh Christe and Dearbhla O Connell in action. A special thanks and Well done to Brid and Sean Sullivan for supporting and mentoring our teams in the lead up to the competition. Further details in regards to dates for the Connacht final to follow.

Date for the Diary – Folks date for your diaries – annual AGM will be held in the club rooms on Saturday 29th of December at 16:00 If you have any motions or nominations for officer positions please forward to the club secretary at secretary.ballinamoreseanoheslins.leitrim@gaa.ie

U16 Ladies Championship Final – Unfortunately Sunday’s final against Glencar Manorhamilton had to be postponed – the pitch being deemed unplayable due to heavy rain in the hours leading up to the game. A refixed date, time and venue will be posted on facebook as soon as it is known. Thank you to all of the supporters who had come out in force to cheer on the girls.

Under Age Meeting – A meeting to discuss the set up of our new underage committee and structure will be held on Wednesday 5th of December at 20:00 in the club rooms. Open to all, please share with anyone interested in helping out with our underage players whether in a coaching or administrative role, please note this request is for support for all ages from nursery up to u17 .

Comhbrón – Everyone at Ballinamore Seán o Heslins would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Phillip Cassidy who has sadly passed away. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you all at this difficult time. Go ndeana Dia trocaire air

Hurling – We have indoor hurling on Monday evenings in The Sports Hall. Due to the large numbers of children participating, we need help with supervision and coaching. If you can help in any way please contact Paddy @0879528944

Indoor Hurling is on every Monday evening in the Sports Complex, at 19:00 cost is 2 euro to cover the cost of the hall and all gear is provided

U14/15 hurling training is also taking place on Saturdays on the back pitch at 11am, all gear provided, and everyone is welcome

Christmas Draw – Tickets are now on sale from club members for our annual Christmas draw which takes place on the 5th of January in Priors. Tickets are one for €20 or 3 for €50 with the first prize €3500 up for grabs followed by €1000 sponsored by Priors @ High street and 10 prizes of €100

Club Lotto Monday 03/12/18

Numbers Drawn 1 4 0 2 3 7 6 5

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

House Draw Martina Farry

Sponsored J P Harte

€40 each. : Lily O’Brien, High St. Una McLoughlin, Fenagh. Mary Harte, Lahard. Diarmuid Keegan.

Next week’s draw takes place in The Commercial hotel with a jackpot of €5750

U16 Ladies Championship Final – Best of luck to our U16 team who are in the 15-a-side Championship final against Glencar Manorhamilton on Sunday, December 2nd at 2pm in Leitrim Village. Please come out to cheer on the girls – they deserve it. Well done also to the St Felims girls team that were nominated for junior team of the year

Under Age – A meeting to discuss the set up of our new underage committee and structure will be held on Wednesday 5th of December at 20:00 in the club rooms. Open to all, please share with anyone interested in helping out with our underage players whetherr in a coaching or administrative role, please note this request is for support for all ages from nursey up to u17 .

Hurling – We have indoor hurling on Monday evenings in The Sports Hall. Due to the large numbers of children participating, we need help with supervision and coaching. If you can help in any way please contact Paddy @0879528944

Indoor Hurling is on every Monday evening in the Sports Complex, at 19:00 cost is 2 euro to cover the cost of the hall and all gear is provided

U14/15 hurling training is also taking place on Saturdays on the back pitch at 11am, all gear provided, and everyone is welcome

Christmas Draw – Tickets are now on sale from club members for our annual Christmas draw which takes place on the 5th of January in Priors. Tickets are one for €20 or 3 for €50 with the first prize €3500 up for grabs followed by €1000 sponsored by Priors @ High street and 10 prizes of €100

Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir – Scor na nOg QUIZ takes place in Drumshanbo on December 2 AT 1 pm. The rest of the Scor competitions will follow

We are currently looking for participants for the 2019 Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir.

If you are interested please contact Brid Sullivan on 0 (87) 917 3185

This is a big year to be involved in with Scór na nÓg Liatroma will be part of the celebration of 50 years of Scór this year and we hope to get as many entries as Possible with Leitrim final(s) will take place on December 1/2nd.

Entries can involve any of the following

– Figure Dancing

– Recitation

– Solo Singing

– Instrumental Music

– Ballad Group

– Question Time (4 persons per team-Leitrim winners qualifying directly to the All-Ireland Table Quiz) Léiriú Set Dancing

Club Lotto Monday 26.11.2018

Numbers Drawn 3 1 4 7 5 2 0 6

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 Philip Farrelly

€40 each. : Scott & Lucy Bannon, Ballycumber, Co Offaly. Stella McGirl, Main St. Sean O Suilleabhain, Achadh Dearc

Next week’s draw takes place in An Bhainc with a jackpot of €5700

U20 Championship – Hard luck to our u20 lads who were in action in the Championship semi-final against St Manchans on Saturday. The lads put in a strong performance but were unable to overcome Manachans losing by a score of 4:13 to 2:11

Awards Night – Paddy O’Connor has been nominated for volunteer of the year by Leitrim partnership. A Fantastic achievement and a worthy nomination for Paddy a man that gives 100% of his time and commitment to the club wether it be fundraising or running the hurling club there is certainly no one more deserving than Paddy who has single handily kept hurling going in Ballinamore for the last 30 years.

Tommy Moran will be inaugurated into the Leitrim GAA hall of fame, Tommy a fantastic ambassador and a man that has given everything not just to Ballinamore and Leitrim GAA but also to the community of Ballinamore. This award is well deserved any recognises a life time of work and dedication given by Tommy.

Also recognised will be Tom Prior who has been named the Leitrim GAA county player of the year. A fantastic achievement for a fantastic player

Everyone at the club would like to pass on their thanks and gratitude to these three men and wish them well at the awards night

Tickets are on sale for this event Saturday in the landmark hotel.

Hurling – We have indoor hurling on Monday evenings in The Sports Hall. Due to the large numbers of children participating, we need help with supervision and coaching. If you can help in any way please contact Paddy @0879528944

Indoor Hurling is on every Monday evening in the Sports Complex, at 19:00 cost is 2 euro to cover the cost of the hall and all gear is provided

U14/15 hurling training is also taking place on Saturdays on the back pitch at 11am, all gear provided and everyone is welcome

Christmas Draw – Tickets are now on sale from club members for our annual Christmas draw which takes place on the 5th of January in Priors. Tickets are one for €20 or 3 for €50 with the first prize €3500 up for grabs followed by €1000 sponsored by Priors @ High street and 10 prizes of €100

Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir – We are currently looking for participants for the 2019 Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir.

If you are interested please contact Brid Sullivan on 0 (87) 917 3185

This is a big year to be involved in with Scór na nÓg Liatroma will be part of the celebration of 50 years of Scór this year and we hope to get as many entries as Possible with Leitrim final(s) will take place on December 1/2nd.

Entries can involve any of the following

– Figure Dancing

– Recitation

– Solo Singing

– Instrumental Music

– Ballad Group

– Question Time (4 persons per team-Leitrim winners qualifying directly to the All-Ireland Table Quiz) Léiriú Set Dancing

Club Lotto Monday 19.11.2018

Numbers Drawn 1 5 2 6 4 7 0 3

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

House Draw John Ryan

Sponsored Michael Quinn & Meave Sharpley

€40 each. : John Darcy, Fohera. Seamus Quinn, Aghawillan. John Gilheany, Kiltymoodan. Darren & Geraldine, Pairc Fea.

Next week’s draw takes place in Smyths with a jackpot of €5650

Senior Team Management – The club would like to take this opportunity to pass on our sincere thanks to our senior management team who have made the decision to step down. We would like to thank Manager Paul Prior and his selectors Jason Kellett, Sean McCartin, Paddy Prior and Joe Feeley for the tremendous work they have done for the club over the last three years. During this time we have won an intermediate championship, played in Semi Finals of the senior championship and contested the league final. The management team hhasdone fantastic work developing a group of fine young men into a team that has grown in stature and belief during their time in charge. The brand of football they have developed and instilled in the team was exciting to watch and helped draw new and old down to the Páirc.  We would like to thank them for the time, effort and dedication they have shown the club and wish them well in the future.

Underage Amalgamation – It was announced recently at a club meeting that our underage teams comprising the under 13, 15’s and 17’s would amalgamate with Kiltubrid GAA. The new team will be called Seàn MacDiarmada Gaels with the colours black and amber and the St Bridget’s cross as a crest. Black and amber represent the original Leitrim GAA colours and the St Bridgets cross is symbolic of both Ballinamore and Kiltubrid. We would like to wish the new club well for the coming season and encourage anyone that would like to assist in the set up of the new amalgamation to make themselves known.

Hurling – We have indoor hurling on Monday evenings in The Sports Hall. Due to the large numbers of children participating, we need help with supervision and coaching. If you can help in any way please contact Paddy @0879528944. Indoor Hurling is on every Monday evening in the Sports Complex, U11 training is at 17:30 followed by U13 at 18:30 cost is 2 euro to cover the cost of the hall and all gear is provided U14/15 hurling training is also taking place on Saturdays on the back pitch at 11am, all gear provided and everyone is welcome

Comhgairdeas – Well done to Aughawillian GAA who put up a fantastic performance in the Connacht Championship semi final, they may not have got the result but they certainly gave their all and were worthy representatives of the county

Christmas Draw – Tickets are now on sale from club members for our annual Christmas draw which takes place on the 5th of January in Priors. Tickets are one for €20 or 3 for €50 with the first prize €3500 up for grabs followed by €1000 sponsored by Priors @ High street and 10 prizes of €100

Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir – We are currently looking for participants for the 2019 Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir.

If you are interested please contact Brid Sullivan on 0 (87) 917 3185

This is a big year to be involved in with Scór na nÓg Liatroma will be part of the celebration of 50 years of Scór this year and we hope to get as many entries as Possible with Leitrim final(s) will take place on December 1/2nd.

Entries can involve any of the following

– Figure Dancing

– Recitation

– Solo Singing

– Instrumental Music

– Ballad Group

– Question Time (4 persons per team-Leitrim winners qualifying directly to the All-Ireland Table Quiz) Léiriú Set Dancing

Ladies –  U16 Ladies – Best of luck to our U16 team who play Glencar Manorhamilton at 12pm on Sunday 18th November in Boggaun. The girls are undefeated having won all three games in the Championship so far and can hopefully make it four on the spin.

Fixtures – Our u20 team play St Manachans in Mohill on Sunday at 12:00 with a place in the county final up for grabs, your support would be greatly appreciated

Minor Ladies – Hard luck to the Minors who gave it everything against Kilkerrin Clonberne in the Connacht semi-final on Sunday but unfortunately came out on the wrong end of a 4-12 to 1-8 scoreline. The team made giant strides this year, playing some fantastic football in the process of becoming the County Champions and everyone in the club is hugely proud of their efforts.

Club Lotto Monday 12 .11.2018

Numbers Drawn 4 3 2 6 7 0 5 1

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. : Andrias O’Dubhthaigh, Achadh Dearg. Martina Farry, Lahard. Michael Flanagan, Garadice. Louis Creamer, N41 T694

Next week’s draw takes place in @Priors with a jackpot of €5600

Dunnes Bar Senior League Final – Hard luck to the team and management, they put up a very brave fight and performed well on Sunday. The luck was not with us from the start conceding a penalty after a couple of minutes which Philip brilliantly saved only for the rebound to bounce around before being forced in, Philip was again on hand not long later with a world class save, and again only moments later Glencar scored a goal. The lads did well and continued to fight hard and early in the second half we were level. Philip was called to action again with a harsh penalty which he again saved, this lifted the supporters and the team and we kept pushing forward only to concede. In the end the gap was 4 points and Glencar were champions.

A special thanks to the players and management team, it’s been a long hard season for you and we appreciate the effort and sacrifices you have made to help the club reach the final and to progress this year. Defeats are hard to take but as we saw after loosing two intermediate finals they can often be a spring board for something great and hopefully our time will come

Ballinamore 1-12 (15) Glencar manor 2-13 (19)

Club Meeting – There is a very important meeting being held on 7th November next at 9.15pm at the SOH club house. There will be issues discussed regarding the future of the club and all members points of view are welcome.

Hurling Indoor – Hurling is on every Monday evening in the Sports Complex, U11 training is at 17:30 followed by U13 at 18:30 cost is 2 euro to cover the cost of the hall and all gear is provided

U14/15 hurling training is also taking place on Saturdays on the back pitch at 11am, all gear provided and everyone is wlecome

Good luck – Best of luck to the neighbours Aughawillian in the Connacht Championship this weekend. Commiserations to Fenagh who put in an excellent display in their Connacht Championship match and were unlucky not to progress further.

Comhghairdeas – Congratulations to Carrick Hurling on winning the Connacht Championship, a fantastic result for the club.

Christmas Draw – Tickets are now on sale from club members for our annual Christmas draw which takes place on the 5th of January in Priors. Tickets are one for €20 or 3 for €50 with the first prize €3500 up for grabs followed by €1000 sponsored by Priors @ High street and 10 prizes of €100

Minor Ladies – Best of luck to our Minor ladies who are in the Connacht semi-final action on Sunday against the Galway champions, Kilkerrin/Clonberne. Throw-in at 2pm in Clonberne and any support would be much appreciated by the girls.

U16 Ladies – Well done to our U16’s who made it three wins from as many games with a comprehensive victory over St Brigid’s in the third round of the 15-a-side championship. They have one group stage game versus Glencar/Manorhamilton with the date yet to be confirmed.

Team: Erin Keegan; Ella Van Der Laan, Siobhan Flynn, Tara Conway; Emma Honeyman, Abbi Sweeney (0-1), Grainne Prior; Laoise Moran-King (0-2), Megan McGovern (0-4); Mollie Murphy (1-1), Aoibhin McGoldrick, Niamh Donohoe (1-3); Kelly Beirne (0-3), Lily Byrne (4-9), Emma Beirne (0-1).

Subs: Emma McKiernan (0-1), Laura Maguire (0-1), Ruth Creamer, Alannah McBrien, Aoife Darcy, Brid Murphy, Lizzie O’Connell, Teegan McGloin.

Club Lotto Monday 05 .11.2018

Numbers Drawn 7 1 4 6 2 3 0 5

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

House Draw Gerry Farry

Sponsored A O’Dubhthaigh

€40 each. : Ella Thomas, Riversdale. Tommy Costello, Aughnasheelin. Raymond McHugh, Killaneen. Cyril Smith, Lahard.Next week’s draw takes place in The Poor Scholar with a jackpot of €5550

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