Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s GAA Club Notes 27/03/2018

Leitrim Football – Well done to the Leitrim lads on a great win against win against Wicklow in the national league, the team won by a score of 2:15 to 0:10. A special well done to the Ballinamore lads Dean McGovern and Matt Murphy who both started.

Leitrim Hurling – Comhghairdeas – After the Leitrim hurlers excellent performance against Cavan in the last round they earned a final place against Lancashire who they met on Sunday in Ballyconnell. Despite a tremendous performance by the Leitrim team taking the game into extra t,ime they were unfortunate to lose. We would all like to congratulate them on doing so well and wish them well in the Championship

Dunnes Bar ACL Division 1 – A busy weekend of football ahead with the Senior team launching their league campaign this Saturday at 1830 in Ballinamore. The opening fixture is against Leitrim Gaels and promises to be a great match and hopefully as many of you as possible can make your way to the Pairc to cheer the lads on.

Dunnes Bar ACL Division 2 – Our Division two team start their campaign on Sunday when they take on Cloone at 12:00 in Ballinamore, we would like to wish the lads the best of luck for the season ahead.

Newtowngore Engineering U17 League – Hard luck to the U17 lads who were beaten by Fenagh at the weekend, next up for the lads is a match against St Mary’s on Saturday in Ballinamore at 12:00

Barna Recycling U13 League – Our U13’s had a great win against Dromahair in the park on Sunday last. We hit the scoreboard first with brilliant points from Paul Honeyman and our Captain of the day Naoise McManus. Dromahair fought back level with two great score of their own. For 10mins the game was stale mate with end to end action with neither team able to take the advantage due to fine defending from both sides. Gavin Darcy finally broke the deadlock with a might long range effort which sailed over the bar. We began to pull ahead after a well worked team goal finished brilliantly by Paul Honeyman. Further scores from Louis Quinn and Michael McBrien and yet another goal this time by Naoise meant we had a comfortable lead of 2-6 to 4 goin into the second half. All of which came from hard work and pressure our midfielders Gavin and Tommy Smith put on the Dromahair kick out. In the second half, we continued our dominent spell without reward however we held on and ran out winners 2.9 to 1.7. Hard shifts were put in by every man especially in our back line, Cian McGovern and Michael

McBrien in particular. Team Darragh Gavin, Cian McGovern, Michael McBrien, Mark Ahern, Neil Sweeney, Michael Keegan, Paul Honeyman, Kaylon Murray, Gavin Darcy, Tommy Smith, Louis Quinn, Colum Gartland, Cathal MCarthy, Rian McManus, Harry Prior, Naoise McManus

Next up for the lads is a match on Monday away against Glencar Manor at 18:00

Leitrim GAA Coaching – Leitrim Coaching and game are seeking to recruit additional coaches to join our existing academy coaching teams at u14,15,16 and 17 grades. We feel this is a great opportunity for ambitious coaches to become involved and gain experience working with intercountry squads. Coaches who feel they would like to get involved are asked to contact County coaching officer Hughie Clinton (083-8575304) or County games manager Thomas Keenan (087-6591049) and will need to have completed the award 1 youth/adult coaching course, the safeguarding 1 (code of ethics) course and be Garda vetted through the GAA

Club Lotto Monday 26/03/2018

Numbers Drawn No’s 0 1 5 4 2 7 6 3

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

House Draw Tommy Prior

Kindly sponsored Padraig S Prior

€40 each – Philip Murphy, Cornacreagh. Darren & Geraldine, Pairc Fea. Niall Connolly, Riverside. Philip Cassidy, Lahard.

Next week’s draw takes place in the Heritage with a jackpot of €3950