Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s GAA Club Notes 30/07/2018

Championship – It was a great start to the championship for our senior players who were in action against Gortletteragh on Saturday. The result and performance were much better than the league game last week. The lads put on a fantastic display of football, controlling the game well from the start scoring 1:08 to 0:04 in the first half, the second half was much the same with the lads continuing to press and adding a further 10 points while limiting Gortletteragh to 2 scores leaving the final score 1:18 to 0:06. The next match for the lads will be against Our neighbors Drumreilly a team that wil always put up a stern test, the game is in Cloone at 19:00

Our intermediate lads launched  their campaign on Sunday in  a tough game against Eslin, the lads fought hard to the end but were unable to gain a result, with the match ending 1:07 to 2:13, next match is on this Sunday against Kiltubrid in Cloone at 12:00, your support would be greatly appreciated

Comhbhron Trevor Martin – Footballer and Hurler – RIP
Ballinamore Hurling club would like to express their deep sadness at the news of the death of Trevor Martin at the young age of 36.
Initially, he played underage football with Ballinamore Seán O’Heslin’s, but transferred to the Aughawillan/Drumreilly combination, then under the name Drumreilly. He won a number of underage titles with them and was a key forward in many of their successes. He later returned to play football with O’Heslin’s.
Trevor will be especially remembered as a hurler and his enthusiasm for the game was exceptional. He would never miss a training session and his contribution to many of our successes at underage level was immense. In 1996, Ballinamore hurlers had a memorable win over St Mary’s in the County Under 16 Final, the score being 3-6 to 3-2.  The Leitrim Observer report of the game stated that “what clinched the match was the brilliant goal scoring of Trevor Martin”.
In 2001, Trevor was playing in the Co Senior Hurling Final against St Mary’s in Annaduff and received an accidental but serious head wound early in the game. He was taken to a doctor who stitched and bandaged his head. Trevor returned to the match and wanted to get playing again. Such was his enthusiasm.
A guard of honour of Ballinamore Hurlers and Aughawillan footballers met his remains at Ballinamore Church on Thursday evening, showing the high esteem in which he was held.
Ballinamore Hurling club extends sympathy to his father Peter, brothers Damien and Jason, sisters Caroline, Tracey and Vanessa and his children Benjamin and Sophia.

Sonas síoraí dá anam uasal.

Leitrim U13 Girls development squad – Leitrim U13 Girls Development squad training begins next Sat at 3pm in CoE Annaduff – can you please tell all your 13 yr olds, born 2005 (& any 2006 who wish to attend are welcome).
This is a great opportunity for skills development of players at this age
Please ensure this is passed on to your relevant underage coaches and to ALL 13yr old  players

Hurling – Well done to our young hurlers who had a fantastic day out at the all Ireland semi final on Saturday, it was a very special day out for the lads and special mentionmust go to Niall, Paddy and the Tain Og League for organizing, were sure it is something that will stay with the lads for the rest of their lives.