Ballinagore club notes

February 18, 2019

All Ireland Final

Last Saturday our table quiz team took part in the Scór na nOg All Ireland final in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Our team consisted of Erin Heeney, Darragh Seery, Peter and Philip Reynolds. The team had worked really hard over the last few months and had prepared diligently but as in any quiz , it really is all on the day and the quizmaster! As it turned out, on the day,  one team, last years champions, Cornafin, from Cavan, stood apart from the rest and were deserving champions. Our team were part of a very tight group of teams fighting for runners up positions but we fell short by a few marks. Great credit has to go to the team and their mentors, Shane Heraty and Oliver Reynolds, for the huge preparation that they have put in over the last number of months. They  truly have been great ambassadors for our club. 


U16 Football League

Lilliput Gaels 7-13 St Mary’s Rochfortbridge 1-03

On Sunday last we played our first game in the league in Ballinagore. We played against a strong breeze in the first. We settled very well with some fine scores from our forwards. We went in with a comfortable lead at half time. In the second half we kept our excellent work rate up. With very disciplined defending we came away with a great win. Team: Peter Dalton, Cathal Kelly, Ryan Boyne, Sean Kincaid, Luke Seery, David Maloney, Shane Doran, Tiernan McMahon, Cody Finnane, Cathal Elliffe, Warric Kirby, Odhran Gavigan, Shane Corcoran, Killian Bolger, Peter Murphy. Subs used: Max Ripley, Conor O’Malley, Jack Gannon. Niall Claffey, Ian Kiernan.



Sunday 24th February, U16 vs Moate in Moate at 11:00


Scór Sinsear

The senior Scór county final takes place this Saturday, 23rd February at 19:30 in The Downs. Ballingore have entries in solo-singing, recitation, Leiriu and set dancing. Our table quiz team take part in the county final on Thursday, 21st Feb, at 20:00 in the Greville Arms. Best of luck to all involved!


Townland League

Our annual townland league takes place this Sunday 24th February. The junior games start at 12 midday followed by the senior games at 2pm. We hope to see another large turnout of young and old on Sunday where refreshments will be served and fun will be the order of the day. You can renew your 2019 club membership on the day and any of our juvenile players who missed registration last week can do so on the day.  


Club Membership

Membership for 2019 is now due. Rates are unchanged from last year with options available to suit individuals and families for gym, full and social membership. Membership can be renewed at our townland league on Sunday 24th February.  Juvenile players who missed registration last week can do so on the day. 


Planning Ahead

Although it's still in the early stages of 2019, Ballinagore GAA is already planning ahead for 2020 when the club will celebrate its centenary. The club is preparing to embark on exciting developments at our grounds to coincide with the celebration of 100 years of gaelic football being played in and around our village. A lot of work and planning has already taken place and we intend to hold an information night with an official launch of our plans over the next number of weeks. We hope that our club membership, past and present, and our community will rally behind us, get involved and support us. Details will be included in our club notes and on Facebook so keep an eye out and get talking!


Club Lotto

Last weeks winning numbers were 4, 6, 20 and 24. We had no match three winners. Next weeks jackpot stands at €12,300. 


Fitness Classes

Classes continue this week with the following schedule in place:

Monday - BodyTone at 7pm

New participants welcome. 


Walking Track - Operation Transformation

Our lights will be on again on Thursday night and it's open to all, you don't have to be a member for this walk so just turn up and bring your friends! You can now go for a walk or run on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings between 7pm and 9.30pm.



The club extends its deepest sympathy to Charlie Kelly and family on the sad passing of Charlie’s brother, Tommy. May he Rest In Peace. 

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