Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s GAA Club Notes 21/08/2018

Oughteragh Gaels – Well done to the Oughteragh Gaels team that put in a fantastic effort against Aughawillan in the relegation decider. The ladies secured their place in the top flight with a fantastic  3.12 to  1.09 victory. It was a  Hard fought game in poor conditions but the girls dug deep to remain playing senior football for 2019. Well done to all the players and mentors on a great victory

Festival – Well done to the Ballinamore festival committee on pulling off another wonderful festival for the town. The hard work and dedication of this small committee means so much to all the people of Ballinamore and the many visitors that make the annual pilgrimage to take part in the many events on show. Thanks to you all

Festival Blitz – A fantastic day in the pairc on Saturday for our annual Ballinamore Family Festival blitz. We had 13 teams in total from Fenagh, Dernacreive, Aughnasheelin Gaa, Kiltubrid, Leitrim Gaels, Garadice Gaels and Ballinamore with players from nursery right up to u11 playing . It was fantastic to see so many players togged out and was a great opportunity for some of our visiting kids to play for their ancestral teams. Special thanks to Fresh Today for sponsoring the fruit and water, the festival for supplying the ice cream, our own club for the crisps and drinks and last but certainly not least our local Garda for supplying and presenting nearly 200 medals to all of the participants. Thanks also to all the mentors, parents, helpers and referees for making it a fantastic success- role on next year !!!

A special word of thanks to everyone that took part in the GAA skills events that took place during the festival. It was great to see so many children taking part each evening in St Felims, special thanks to everyone that took part and assisted in making this a great success

U17 – Well done to our u17 lads who had an excellent victory against a Leitrim Gaels on Monday evening. The lads win by a score of 2:15 to 1:14

U13 – Well done also to our u13 team who had a great victory on Thursday evening when they defeated Drumkeeran by a score of 2:14 to 3:05

Stewards – The club needs stewards in the Park for championship games on Sat eve/Sun morn over the next few weeks. If you can help out in any way, please text Alan Banks on 086 8201001

All Ireland Final Draw – GAA all Ireland final draw tickets are on sale now from club members, a great opportunity to win tickets to the final with various other prizes on offer as well. If you require tickets please contact Michael on 0863806791

Nursery and U9 – Training will be on this Monday night at 19:00

All Ireland Community Games – There were 5 fabulous kids representing Leitrim in the All Ireland Community games Finals at the University of Limerick at the weekend, Mark Ahern, Sinead Martin Thianna Regan, Aisling Maguire and Lucy Murphy. The kids were fantastic and put in an exceptional performance on the day and were worthy representatives for Leitrim. Well done to them all