Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s GAA Club Notes 27/09/2018

Connacht Gold Senior Championship – Our senior team were in action on Saturday against Glencar Manor in our quarterfinal replay, the match ended with Manor coming out on top by a score of 1:21 to 1:06. It was a tough end to this year’s senior championship with the lads giving it their all but failing to hit the levels of the previous week. There was a lot of disappointment at the end but the lads should take heart in their run so far this year where they have served up some great football.  It’s easy to forget that our lads  are young and that you’re playing  a team that’s made a habit of winning championships with a wealth of experience. Hopefully the lads can dust themselves down and put this defeat down to experience and come back stronger next season. Best wishes on a speedy recovery to Peter Reynolds who was injured in the match

Ladies Minor Championship Winners – A huge congratulations to our St Felim’s minor ladies who put on one of the best team performances of 2018 to halt Glencar/Manorhamilton’s three-in-a-row Championship bid on a scoreline of 4-13 to 3-6. It was a tough, close fought game throughout in which we trailed by a point at half-time but despite a brilliant start to a second half – we scored 1-3 to Manor’s solitary point within the first five minutes to lead by four – nine minutes later the opposition had put away 2-2 to no score and all of a sudden we were in arrears by four. However, over the final quarter of the game our girls we absolutely outstanding, driving home an unanswered 3-5 to lift the cup. It’s impossible to name names after such a wonderful display of football and massive credit goes to the whole panel, from number one to thirty-plus, for their efforts over the past couple of years. They are a credit to our clubs and get a chance to showcase their ability once again on the weekend of the 20th/21st October in the Connacht semi-final. Day, time, venue & opposition to be confirmed.

Team: Eadaoin Casey; Emma Honeyman, Grainne Casey, Mollie Murphy; Grainne Prior, Abbi Sweeney, Laoise Moran-King; Celine Shortt (0-1), Megan McGovern (0-4); Niamh Donohoe (0-1), Megan O’Rourke, Rachel McIntyre (1-2); Lily Byrne (2-3), Ciara McGoldrick (1-2), Genevieve Canning.

Sub Used: Aoibhin McGoldrick.

Connacht GAA Bursary Scheme – Connacht GAA has again reiterated their commitment to the on-going educational development of its players and members by announcing details of the 2018/2019 GAA National Student Bursary scheme. Connacht GAA, in support of the National Student Bursary Scheme, will award bursaries of €750 to students attending Higher Education colleges, closing date for application is the 5th of October and you can download the application form from

Plunkett Cup – Well done to our U13 players who won this year’s Plunkett cup against Aughawillian, there was some fantastic football played by the lads during the game and they came out on top against the hosts by 1 point at the end. Special thanks to Aughawillian for inviting us out and for organising such a great match.

Team: Kaylon Murray, Neil Sweeney, Paul Honeyman, Dara Gavin, Harry Prior, James King, Mark Ahern, Gavin D’arcy, Tommy Smith, Naoise McManus, Rian McManus, Louis Quinn, Colum Gartland, Michael McBrien, Cian McGovern, Dessie Wisely, Michael Keegan

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

Club Lotto Monday 24.09.2018

Numbers Drawn 3 6 2 7 1 5 0 4.
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:
House Draw Sharon Sweeney
Sponsored Kevin Turbitt
€40 each Johnny Markey, Effrinagh. John P Harte, Lahard Claire McGirl, Main St Patsy Creamer, Lahard
Next week’s draw takes place in An Bhainc with a jackpot of €5250