Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s GAA Club Notes 10/04/2018

Dunnes Bar ACL Division 1 –It was another fantastic performance by the senior lads on Saturday evening, playing in glorious conditions with a great crowd in attendance. This time the opponents were Gael na Meilge who as ever would prove to be a difficult hurdle to cross. Our opponents started well kicking the first three scores of the games, before Dean McGovern fisted our first point on 10 minutes, this was followed by a quick exchange of points to leave the score 0:2 to 0:4 in favour of the visitors. The next four scores went to us, the first from the impressive Peter Reynolds with a free and an excellent Bryan Leydon point to level the scores, followed again by Peter firing over a couple of frees before two unanswered scores from the visitors left the game tied on 0:6 to 0:6 Peter and Bryan again added a couple of points either side of a Gael na Meilge point to leave Ballinamore leading by one at the break by a score 0:8 to 0:7 The visitors again opened the scoring at the start of the second half to level the scores before Keelan McHugh grabbed an important goal to give us the lead, it was nip and tuck at this stage with first the visitors scoring followed by Luke with a free to leave the score 1:9  to 0:9 with 46 mins on the clock. The next score proved to be an important one with Mark McCrory adding a goal to increase the lead to 6 points, the visitors continued to push forward looking for goals and Denis Dolan made an excellent save to deny them before Mark McCrory rifled in another excellent goal to leave the scores 3:9 to 0:9. The visitors would claim the final two scores of the match to leave the final score Ballinamore 3:9 to Gael na Meilge 0:11. A  big well done to all the players who took to the field and a special well done to the young lads Mathew Morris and Cathal Flynn  who despite their young years put in a great performance when they came on as subs. Next up for the lads is an away match in Drumkeeran at 19:00 on Saturday.

New Referees – Good news for the club is that two club members have completed course for new referees. Darren Reynolds and Brian Beirne will be taking up the whistle at matches shortly. It is some time since anyone from the club has taken up refereeing. Go n-éirí go geal leis an mbeirt acu

Dunnes Bar ACL Division 2 – A good win for the division 2 lads against Melvin Gaels in Sunday by a score of 5:13 to 0:12, next up is an away match against Bornacoola on Sunday at 12:00 

U17 League – Well done to the u17 lads who had an impressive win against Mohill last week. The lads scored an impressive 6:16 to win the match and secure a place in the semi finals.

U13 League – Our u13s were out on Monday night in the shield semi-final. After a great start with goals from Naoise and Paul, we were firmly in control with further points from Cathal McCarthy and Gavin Darcy pushing the score line to 3.4 to 1, but Droimahaire in typical fashion fought hard and after numerous well taken scores were within 6 at the break with a score line of 3.4 to 1.4. In the second half we started well and maintained possession but great defending and pressure from Dromahaire meant we couldn’t capitalise. Dromahaire pushed on deserving winners 6.10 to 3.6. Wishing them the best of luck in the final. Team: Darragh Gavin, Niel Sweeney, Mark Ahern, Cian McGovern, James King, Paul Honeyman (C) , Rian McManus, Tommy Smith, Gavin Darcy, Harry Prior, Naoise McManus, Kaylon Murray, Colum Gartland, Micheal

OUGHTERAGH LADIES  DIV 2 LEAGUE – Oughteragh Gaels 8-23 Manorhamilton B 0-3
Well done to our ladies this morning as they came away with a win in the 3rd round of the league. Team: Chloe Harvey, Lisa Maguire, Ellen Wyrnne, Abbi Sweeney, Leanne Mcgrath, Kirby Gilgunn, Meave Hamill, Ciara O’Dowd, Eilish O’Dowd(C), Ciara McGoldrick, Aoibheann Flynn, Laura O’Dowd, Emma McGovern, Mary Mcnulty, Siobhan Earley Subs used: Tara Fitzpatrick, Leighanne Flynn, Grace Wrynn, Roisin McHugh, Michaela Harte. Next game is against Mohil on the 22nd April, time TBC. It’s our first home game of 2018 so we would really appreciate the support!

Kellogg’s Cul Camp – Folks please note the Kellogg’s Cul camp Ballinamore 2018 will be held in the Pairc from the 2nd to the 6th of July. Booking is essential and can be done on the Cul camp website or follow the link on our Facebook page

Club Lotto Monday 09/04/2018

Numbers Drawn No’s 6 5 0 2 7 1 3 4

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

House Draw Noel Sweeney

Kindly sponsored John P Harte

€40 each – Gavin Brennan, Anvil Court. Bernadette Dowd, Sallyfield, Gorvagh. Scott & Lucy Bannon, Ballycumber, Co Offaly. Michelle Ruddy, Gleann Dara Next week’s draw takes place in McGirls with a jackpot of €4050

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