06 August 2019

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

A great loss
On Tuesday afternoon Tommy “Spike” McCormack Junior finally made his journey
home to Ballinamore after a long and difficult week for his beloved wife Karen and
all of his family and friends.
It has been a long few days since His sad passing last Saturday with the time filled by
all that knew him reminiscing on his past glorious and triumphs and sharing stories of
his varied exploits. It may not be comfort yet but it is clear listening to those stories or
reading the comments on social media that Tommy was loved by all, that his passing
would not go unnoticed and that he will never be forgotten, not just by his family but
by everyone that knew him .
Tommy was an inspirational man in Life and in death with thousands paying tribute to
him in word and action by raising thousands to bring him and in the future others
home from faraway lands.
Our hearts were still breaking on Tuesday evening as Spike made his journey to the
church to begin that final of final journeys.Yellow was his favourite colour and it
could be seen in abundance as he began that journey, it was on those that lined the
streets in a guard of honour that stretched from the bottom of the town to the church
as massive crowds gathered to pay their respects..
Tommy began that final journey flanked and carried by a van guard of men in yellow,
his former team mates who held him in such esteem in life they now carried him
through his home town in sadness. It was a somber sight that brought a tear to the eye
of many of those lining the streets to pay their respects, there was club mates from
nursery to senior, guards of honour from our club, from the boxing club and huge
numbers from his new home in Galway and there was also 5 young boys, club mates
holding a banner with “Spike World Champion” . They will never forgot and either
will we.
Heroes live heroes die but they are never forgotten and Spike is certainly a hero to us
all and will never be forgotten.
Again we would all like to pass on our deepest sympathies and love to his wife Karen,
his parents Tommy and Teresa, his sisters Majella, Elaine, Leona and Emma and all
of Spikes family and friends at this difficult time.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Senior Championship

The senior lads put in another fine display on Saturday in Carrick against
Aughawillian winning by 3 points and a score of 1:12 to 1:09. It was a good display
and the lads were deserving winners. Next up for the lads is a match against St Mary’s
on Saturday in Cloone at 19:00 in what promises to be another exciting match.
Hopefully as many of you as possible can make it out to cheer the lads on.

Intermediate Championship

It was another difficult outing for the lads on Sunday when they played Cloone and
lost by a score of 3:11 to 0:10. The lads played well and will be hoping for a better
result this week when they take on Annaduf at 12:00 on Sunday in Carrigallen, your
support would be greatly appreciated

Oughteragh Gaels

A huge thank you to Freddie and Eamon Walsh of The Commercial & Tourist Hotel
for sponsoring the team a set of tracksuits earlier this year!
Hard luck to the girls who were in action in Sunday in their opening championship
game against Manorhamiltin , good effort but unfortunately didn't go their way. Their
next match is against Dromahair Sunday Aug 18th, time and venue TBC your support
would be greatly appreciated .

MacDiarmada Gaels

The u17 lads have been in fine form and currently sit top of the group on 8 points
after four wins in a row. Next up for the lads is a game against Fenagh at home in
Ballinamore and hopefully another victory
The u13 Black team were also in action this week against St Bridgets in round three
of the championship putting in a fine performance and winning the game by a score of
5:09 to 1:10 to leave them in second position on 4 points, our Amber team were due
to be in action but their game was cancelled. Next up for our Black team is a match
against the group leaders St Mary’s on Friday at 19:00 followed by our amber team
Who are also in action against St Mary’s.

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.
Club Lotto Monday 05 08 2019
Numbers Drawn : 6 3 1 4 0 5 7 2
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i
láthair ar an oíche:
House Draw Brendan Burns
Sponsored Hugh McTagur

€40 each: Carmel Creamer Aughavas, Des Travers, Padraig S Mac Lochlan, Brian
Next week’s draw takes place in @Priors with a jackpot of €4,000


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