Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s GAA Club Notes 14/11/2017

Jackie Gallagher – Ballinamore and Melvin Gaels Footballer – RIP – The death has taken place of former Seán O’Heslin’s and Melvin Gaels’ footballer, Jackie Gallagher. Jackie was full back and captain when the Gaels won their first ever Senior Championship in 1959 and he was in the same position as they completed a four-in-a-row of titles from 1959 to 1962. He won a fifth title in 1965. That wasn’t Jackie’s only senior title because he was corner back on the Ballinamore Seán O’Heslin’s team that won the 1956 Senior Championship. Ironically, Melvin Gaels beat O’Heslin’s in the 1959 final to take their first title and, in a most unusual scoreline, it finished 1-6 to 0-0. Jackie spent his working life teaching in Ballinamore Vocational School.

Jackie Gallagher was also a prominent county player and, while he started as a corner back, he starred in goals for Leitrim throughout the golden period when they reached four Connacht finals in a row. He was goalkeeper in three of them including the memorable 1958 final against Galway. In 1962, he won a Connacht Junior Championship with Leitrim and also played in the 1959 National League Semi-final against Derry in Croke Park. In times when few goalkeepers took the kick outs, Jackie’s long deliveries were famous and would be eminently suited for today’s “mark”. Jackie was also brother-in-law to Aidan McGowan, who was Uachtarán Comhairle Connacht.

Our sympathy to his wife Tess, daughters Finola, Maureen and Aileen, son Niall, family and friends.

Sonas síoraí d’fhear uasal macánta thar na bearta, mar mhúinteoir agus mar pheileadóir.

Strictly Come Dancing – Its nearly time this Saturday night don’t miss it !!!!!!

Tickets 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, we will be introducing you to the rest of our sponsors over the coming days on our Facebook page, please support our wonderful sponsors when you can.

Bus to Strictly – Adrian Wrynn is taking bookings for anyone wanting to travel from Ballinamore to the Slieve Russell return

(086) 834 9949

Please don’t leave it until the last minute – book it now !

Get Well Soon – A special get well soon to u16 county championship winner Erin Keegan, who broke her hand during the county final. Despite her injury Erin played on in goals and helped her team secure the vital win. Well done Erin and get well soon from all at Ballinamore Sean o Heslins

Under 21 – Well done to the U21 lads who had a great championship victory over St Bridgits by a score of 3:08 to 1:11

Darren Maxwell, James Hamill, Oisin McCaffrey,Mark O’Reilly, Brian Leydon, Adam Goldrick, Cathal Mc Hugh, Dean McGovern, Donal Feely, Daire Murphy, Niall McGovern ,Paddy Connaughton, Mathew Morris, Luke Murphy, Barry McGovern.  Subs John Conway, Daire Gleeson, Jack Gallogly, Conor McGrath ,Jamie Sweeny, Joe Sweeney, Peter Reynolds, Nathan Mc Cartin

Next fixture is against St Manachans at 12:00 on Sunday, in Mohill

Club Lotto Monday 13/11/2017

Numbers Drawn 6 2 7 4 3 0 1 5

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite.

Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw Sean O Suilleabhain.

Kindly sponsored Sean O Suilleabhain.

€40 each – Gerry Mahon, Church St. Jim Dalton, Ballinamore Agri Stores. Joey Smith, Prior View Hse, Ballinamore. Paddy McManus, Aughnasheelin.

Next Weeks’ draw takes place in the on Monday night in McGirls : the Pota Oir €3,050