23rd July 2019

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin


It’s championship time this weekend with the first rounds of the Senior and
Intermediate championship taking place. First up on Saturday will be our senior lads
who will be in action at 19:00 in Drumshanbo with a match against Dromahaire
followed by our intermediate lads who will be in Cloone at 1330 on Sunday with their
opening match against Leitrim Gaels. We would like to wish all the players and
management the best of luck for the championship and hope as many of you as
possible can come out and support the lads.
Championship time is a busy time in our home pitch even when our own teams are
not in action and this year is no different with two games on Saturday at 1730 and
1900 and one on Sunday at 1700, with all the games taking place we need help with
stewarding whether helping with parking or in the shop and if you are available on
either day please make yourself known to Alan Banks on +353 (86) 820 1001


Everyone at the club would like to pass on our best wishes to Gay Prior on the
announcement of his retirement this summer. Gay has been one of the pillars of our
great club over the years as a player, supporter and as our main sponsor he has always
been there supporting us through the good and bad with many’s a celebration had in
the bar with a tremendous welcome, good food and Craic always on offer from Gay.
Gay is a man in a million and we would all like to wish him well in his well deserved

Club Crest and Cairde Ceannabo
For the first time in many years the club is updating its crest. The old crest has been
worn with pride for many years but it was felt that the time is right to revamp our
The new layout incorporates the original S.O.H. into a sleek, modern design which
works well on all backgrounds.
The new crest incorporates the S.O.H layout of the original crest along with the Club
name and the Club motto (CEANN NA BÓ GO DEO). You will also notice in the
centre of the crest the 3 arches which represent the main bridge in the town at the
canal basin… One of Ballinamore’s most iconic landmarks. Did you know that the
name Ballinamore derives from the Irish Béal an Átha Móir which literally means
“The Mouth of the Big Ford”. The Ford was a crossing point on the river where the
town was first established. Now this landmark crossing point is emblazoned on our
new crest!
The crest is being launched in conjunction with our new supporters club, CAIRDE
CEANNABO! Membership is now open for 2019 Cairde Ceannabo at a cost of €50.

Members will receive a stylish new 2019 car sticker along with entry to a draw for 2
All-Ireland tickets complete with overnight accommodation for 2 in Buswells Hotel,
Dublin. Membership is limited, so ask any member of the executive for details.

Help needed

Folks were looking for people with strummers to assist us at 1900 on Thursday
evening in the pairc at 1900 to help clean up some of the banks if your around and can
help it would be greatly appreciated

Historical display

Seán Ó Súilleabháin and his team have recently completed an historical display of
images in our club rooms which chart all of our successes over the years. There are
some fantastic images and we would recommend all our followers to take a look over
the coming weeks, special thanks to Sean and his team for all the hard work they have
put into this fantastic display.
Senior League Match
Allen Gaels conceded the senior league match at the weekend so with one round to go
we are still top of the league with our final game against Mohill to come

MacDiarmada Gaels

MacDiarmuda Gaels Minors won their third championship game on the bounce with a
comprehensive win at home against Annaduf on Monday evening with a score of 3:22
to 0;07 the win leaves the lads top of the group on 6 points with the next game away
to Leitrim Gaels on Monday at 1930
Our under 13 Black team opened their championship account in Fenagh on Friday in
difficult conditions, the lads were beaten on this occasion loosing by a score of 1:06 to
5:12, both of our u13 teams will be in action again this week with both teams playing
Glencar Manor in the pairc at 1930 on Friday.

Nursery, U9 and U11
Nursery on this Saturday at 10:00 with u11 and u9 training continuing on Mondays at

Club Lotto Monday 22 07 19
Numbers Drawn : 3 7 6 5 0 1 4 2.
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i
láthair ar an oíche:
House Draw Marge McLoughlin.
Sponsored Hugh Mc Tague
€40 each:Una McLoughlin, Fenagh. Seamus Mac Gabhann, Glennanmore.
Gavin Boyle, Aughnasheelin. Sean O Suilleabhainn, Beal an Atha Moir
Next week’s draw takes place in Jackie’s with a jackpot of €3,800


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