Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s GAA Club Notes 24/10/2017

County Champions It was another mighty day for the club on Sunday as we were crowned the Pyramid Book Makers Junior A Champions, 20 years after our last win in the competition it was highly enjoyable to sit in the stands with a number of players from that team and watch this young team with a few old heads be crowned County Champions. Special thanks as ever must go to the players, management team and of course their families who have helped the club claim this very important title. There was a large crowd in attendance at the game with young and old filling the stands hoping for a great game, and a great match we got.

The Ballinamore lads started the game well with Luke Murphy and Steven McTague knocking over a couple of points before Manor added one of their own. It was nip and tuck with Manor drawing level before Luke again with a free saw us regain the lead only for Manor to keep pegging us back. Steven Mctague scored another impressive point to take the lead with Mark McCrory adding another to leave Ballinamore winning by 2. Next up was Barry McGovern who scored an excellent goal followed by a Manor point two further frees from Luke and a great Ryan Gavin point to leave the scores Ballinamore 1:08 to 0:04 and in control. Manor were then awarded a penalty which was brilliantly saved by Dennis only for the referee to order a retake which was scored, this proved to be the final score of the half and we went in leading by 4.

Manor started the second half well scoring 5 points to our one free to level the match, what followed was an excellent save by Dennis to what looked like a certain goal before Mark McCrory scored a late free to put Ballinamore back in the lead and Ronan O’Rourke point claimed an excellent victory.

With the final whistle, all that was left was to celebrate a great victory, with the players congratulated on the pitch by young and old and followed up with a victory parade through the town.

Well done to Luke Murphy who was named the man of the match There are some excellent videos, pictures and comments on our Facebook page for any of you that may have missed it live if you want to take a look !!

Strictly Come Dancing Please join us for a night that will live long in the memory, the Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins Strictly Come Dancing nite, which will take place on Saturday the 18th of November starting at 1930 in the Slieve Russell Hotel Ballyconnell. With 20 couples vying to be crowned the inaugural Ballinamore Strictly Champions this promises to be a night of unrivalled entertainment with our couples hoping to put their best foot forward and provide a fun-filled night not to be forgotten. Tickets are still available and cost €20, please note the ticket price includes entry to our annual draw with the chance to win a top Prize of €3000. Specials thanks to our main sponsors @Priors High Street and Gordon Hughes Estate Agents

U16 Girls Semi Final Congratulations to our u16 girls who had a fantastic 5-16 to 2-4 victory over St Joseph’s in the Championship semi-final on Saturday afternoon. The whole team performed to a brilliant level throughout and hopefull, that’ll continue on into the final. It is against Dromahair with the date and venue to be confirmed in the near future. Best of luck to all of the panel and any support for the final would be appreciated by everyone.

Team: Erin Keegan, Emma Honeyman, Gracie Reilly, Mollie Murphy, Abbi Sweeney, Megan McGovern (1-1), Laoise Moran King (1-1), Niamh Donohoe (0-1), Grainne Prior, Lily Byrne (1-4), Eadaoin Murphy (2-4). Subs Used: Joely McGovern (0-3), Michaela Harte (0-2), Siobhan Flynn, Tara Conway, Clare Smyth.

Minor Ladies Fixture vs Manorhamilton in the Championship final. Saturday, 28th October at 3pm in Leitrim Village.

Club Lotto Monday 23/10/2017

Numbers Drawn 6 5 3 7 1 2 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 Philip Mc Hugh

Kindly sponsored Mary Harte

€40 each – Barbara Gunn, c/o Prior’s. Aisling Maguire, Corramahon. Philip Dolan, Aughnasheelin. Gerry Tyrell, Treanmore, Mohill

Next Week’s draw takes place in the Heritage bar on Monday night the Pota Oir €2900