01 - October 2019

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

Senior Championship Final 21 years in the Making!!
The excitement had been building all week in the run up to our semifinal clash with
Mohill with good look wishes and images of BSOH flags flying high coming in from
all Corners of the globe, we had messages from supporters in Australia, Canada,
California, and the Middle East and all over Europe and Ireland.
It was fantastic to see such great support and well wishes from all our fans and to see
the large numbers that were in attendance at the game with many players who took to
the field in our last final 21 years ago there on the day to cheer on the new stars,.
Support for these great lads is what we wanted and certainly what we got and we are
sure it helped the lads in this stern test against Mohill.
Speaking to our own fans before the game there was certainly excitement and a bit of
nervousness thrown in for good measure, it’s alright people saying your favorites but
as many critics have told us you haven’t been tested, not something we would agree
with and Mohill certainly brought a test on Sunday, a team with a wealth of
experience at this level who have contested and won many a semifinal knocking out
the Willies this season on the way to our game..
If you were to call Sunday a test its one the lads certainly passed with flying colors,
they played with determination, believe, skill and heart showing that they were
worthy of a place in a county final and certainly proving that they are ready to give it
their all.
We are not going to call out any individual performances this was a fantastic team
effort from everyone on the pitch and off; football is a squad game now a days and
even those not involved on the day play their part on the training pitch helping the
team prepare.
Some things have changed since we were last in a senior county final 21 years ago.
21 years ago there was no social media or internet, On Sunday we went live on social
media for the last 10 minutes of the game and had over 150 Ballinamore fans from
around the globe join us to watch the lads secure their deserved place in the County
Final. Social media doesn’t make up for being at the game but it certainly helps when
you’re on the other side of the world.
After Sundays result we could already see the messages of support coming in from
around the world as Ballinamore fans near and far began to plan their trips home to
support the lads in person, they’ll certainly be a few extra in attendance in a couple of
weeks’ time !
Well done lads enjoy the buildup and good look in the final you deserve to be there.
For all our fans home and away get the flags out and show your support.


Special thanks to Bryan Cribbin and Emer Mc Devitt of Mc Devitts Pharmacy
Ballinamore for their very generous sponsorship of zip tops for the team. All the lads
would like to thank Bryan and Emer and wish them well with the launch of their new
loyalty scheme which is available in store now.
Special thanks also to Chef ! Niall and Karen Of Gallogly OutdoorCatering for their
generous sponsorship of Murphy’s socks for the senior team

MacDiarmada Gaels

Our Black and Amber u15 teams were in action in the second round of their
Championship matches at the weekend with the Black team at home to St Marys in a
tough match in which we were comfortably beaten, all credit must go to the lads their
heads did not drop and they kept fighting to the end and hopefully all the hard work
they have put in on the training ground will pay off in their next game
Our Amber team followed on their first round win against Mohill with another
impressive win this time against St Marys in Ballinamore on Saturday, the lads put in
a good display and were deserving winners by a score of 5:06 to 3:09

Nursery, u9 and U11s

Our season came to an end on Monday evening with a fantastic party in the club
rooms for all of our nursery , u9 and u11 kids, it was certainly noisy with a sea of
yellow every ware to be seen. The children have been fantastic all season and it was
fitting to give them a good send off, special thanks to the senior players that attended,
it certainly gave the kids and I am sure the players a great buzz after Sundays result to
hear the chants of Ballinamore reverberating around the stand. Special thanks as ever
to all the Mentors and Coaches who give up their time to train the kids and to
everyone that helped out over the season and on Monday night

Club Gear

We will be taking orders on Wednesday night for the new black zip tops from 20:00
till 22:00 in the club rooms, please note we have been advised they will not be here in
time for the final ! so if you want one and your okay for it not be here on time please
come down. Gear is available direct from O’Neils – if you Google Ballinamore and
O’Neils you will reach the store.

Only a couple of weeks to get the flags and bunting out to show your support for the
team in this year’s county final. If you do not have a flag check out Murphy’s
newsagent they have a wide range of flags, scarfs and headband.
Club Lotto Monday 30.09.19
Numbers Drawn : . 1 0 4 6 2 5 7 3.

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i
láthair ar an oíche:
House Draw: Philip McHugh
Sponsored Tom Burns
€40 each: Kay Maguire, Main St. Aodhan Mac Samhrain, Trathnona.Samuel &
Oran Dolan & Chloe Creamer, C/o Mona Creamer. Kevin Prior, Drumrane
Next week’s draw takes place in McGirls with a jackpot of €4,800


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