21st July 2020

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

Connacht Gold Senior Championship

It was great to see the sun come out on Saturday for the first round of this year’s
championship match where we took on a very strong Mohill team in this eagerly
awaited game.
The crowds were certainly smaller due to the Covid restrictions that were in place
with only 200 people admitted to the venue.

We were lucky to have 293 people at home watching on our social media platforms
with viewers from as far afield as Boston, Sydney and London, there has been 1100
views of the match in total now. Its certainly not as good as being in the ground but
nevertheless it was an outlet for our fans to keep up to date with the match and what a
match it was two teams both putting in an excellent performance.

Mohill started the game very well and duly took the lead with some impressive scores
leading by 7 points to 2, our Lads certainly dug in and started to claw back at 5-point
deficit just before the water break scoring 4 unanswered points to get them back into
contention. It was a very tight match with both teams going in level at half time on 8
points apiece.

Mohill started well after the break but again the lads lifted themselves
and scored some cracking points with Dean, Wayne and Tom adding big scores to
leave us winning the game by a point and a final score of 0:16 to 0:15
It was a very good performance from the lads who put in a lot of hard work and they
certainly did not look like the forced breaks had done any damage.
Next up is a home game against Aughawillian in a very exciting and eagerly
anticipated encounter

Help needed

Folks we are looking for help on Thursday with some strimming hill at the back of
the pitch. If you can help please make your way to the pairc with your equipment on
Thursday at 19:00

Cáirde Ceannabó

In conjunction with the start of the senior championship we are launching Cáirde
Ceannabó 2020 The format is the same as last year with tickets priced at €50 The
prizes this year total €1,000 and are vouchers to use in local businesses of the
winner’s choice, we felt this was the best thing to do to try and support the
community who have supported us for so long. Tickets will be available soon please
contact Niall @ 0878221974 or Ruairi @ 0872488875 for any further information.


It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Sean McCartin, Sean was a
fantastic supporter of the club and would help out come rain or shine giving up his
time freely to help the club no matter what the ask.
We would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to Tracey, John, Anthony and Emer,
their mother Bernie, brothers Joe, Gerry, Hugh and Martin, son-in-law, daughter-in-
law, grandchildren, aunt, uncle, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and
friends at this difficult time.

MacDiarmada Gaels

Well done to our u15 teams who were in action in the first round of their
championship games on Friday last. We fielded two u15 teams and both were in
action against St Marys. Team one had a very impressive win scoring 5.07 versus
2.11. Team 2 were also in action and were unlucky not to get a win as well just
missing out by 3 points in a very tight game with the final score of 3.05 to 3.10 in
favour of St Marys.
It was a disappointing evening on Monday for our u17 lads who lost against Mohill
by a score of 0:11 to 2:07. The lads were well in control putting in a good
performance only to lose the match with the last kick of the game with Mohill
claiming a goal at the death
Well done to our u13 lads who has a fantastic victory away to St Bridgets on Monday
evening winning the game by a score of 4:06 to 1:10, next up is a match against St

Underage Training

We had a great morning on Saturday gone with our nursey and u9 platers all training.

It was fantastic to see the all the new children that joined and in total we had 52
children from 4 to 9 split into groups taking part. Special thanks to all the coaches for
their support and help. Same again on Saturday with our Nursey and u9 children on
the back pitch at 10am, our u11 children will be training at 1830 on Monday
evenings. If any parents have any queries about joining please call Michael on
0863906791 or Jenny on 0872958837

Membership for 2020

Club membership is now open for the 2020 season. The Price for this season is €50
for adult members, €30 for Children and €100 for Family membership (Family
membership constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children u17).
Membership of the Gym for non-Playing members will be €100 for the year.
To pay your membership you can please contact Walter on 0861236207 or Shane on


Fri 24 th u13 Championship, MacDiarmada Gaels versus St Mary’s in Ballinamore at
Saturday 25 th Seniors are out at 19:00 against Aughawillian in the Pairc
Sunday 26 th Junior A team versus Aughawillian at 1330 in the Pairc


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