Ballinamore Club Notes – 16/08/17

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin


Connacht Gold Senior Championship


It was another good performance by the seniors in Cloone this time against Aughawillian our old adversaries. Having won our first two championship games, it was certainly another important match especially when it’s our long-term adversaries and neighbours, victory would ensure our quarterfinal berth and banish memories of the league defeat. The lads started well playing some excellent football with no shortage of skill and power. The high tempo start from the lads was to much for Aughawillan and in the space of the opening 10 minutes we were leading by a score of 1:4 to no score, with Niall McGovern scoring a cracking goal, Ballinamore continued to push forward winning the majority of knockdowns and 50/50 balls with their controlled football leading to another excellent goal this time for Paddy. The good football was to continue and the lads went in at half time leading by 2:08 to 0:3. The second half started differently with a renewed Aughawillan taking to the field and showing why they were county champions , they went on to kick 5 unanswered scores at the start and were certainly much improved on the first half. Keelan McHugh grabbed an important third goal for Ballinamore and the game ended with a great victory by a score of 3:11 to 0:13

Pyramid Bookmakers Junior A Club Championship

 Our Junior A lads also put in a great performance at the weekend beating Kiltubrid by a score of 2:17 to 3:08

Ballinamore Festival

Well done to Aobhinne Boyle and the u14 Girls Leitrim Team who officially opened this year Family festival on Sunday gone. The rain stayed away and they helped launch this years packed calendar which includes a number of GAA related events such as the over 40’s football which should give the youngsters a glimpse of some of the stars of the past and the Childrens Blitz which is on this Thursday at 1600. One of the new events this year was Ballinamore Ninja style which was on Monday night and had teams from all the local GAA clubs taking part in a very fun and exciting event- there will be more heats over the coming week and this mini county championship is not to be missed. Special thanks must be given to the festival committee and all the organisers who give up their time to organise this brilliant week of entertainment and we would like to thank them all




Well Done

Well done to Dillon Beirne on winning the Golfing Union of Ireland
Connacht Junior u16 title, Dillon is an accomplished footballer as well as golfer and everyone at the club would like to congratulate him on this great achievement.



Cairde Liatroma


Cairde Liatroma is a new Development Draw being organised to support Leitrim GAA and is like fund-raising ventures in many other counties. Supporters of Cairde Liatroma are asked to make a monthly contribution of €10 by way of bank standing order, or a yearly contribution of €100. There are monthly draws for individuals and club prizes also. There will also be yearly draws with 5 club prizes of €1,000 and to individual prizes of €1,100.  Entries are available from County Senior Players, Club Officers or Seán O Suilleabháin


Vacancy for Grounds person/Caretaker

Ballinamore Seán O’Heslin’s have a vacancy for a Grounds person/Caretaker, at Páirc Sheáin Uí Eislin.
Persons eligible for CE Scheme are asked to ring 071 9644513 for details.


Club Lotto Monday 14/08/2017


Folks don’t forget you can play online, make sure you do not miss out!!! Visit to play- If you’re not in you cannot win!


Numbers Drawn 6 1 2 4 3 7 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 Tom Burns

Kindly sponsored by Gay- Aodhan Mac Samhrain twice !!

€40 each – Brendan Sammon, Aughnasheelin. Sylvia Dolan, Ballinamore. Conor Mc Hugh, Killaneen. Annie O’Brian, Ardrum


Next Weeks’ draw takes place in the Heritage Bar on Monday night the Pota Oir €240