17th August 2020

18 August 2020

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

Connacht Gold Senior Championship

It was a lovely evening in the pairc as the lads took on Fenagh in a great match which ended level with the final score 1:15 to 2:12. The result left us in third place a point behind Mohill who finished top. The result earned us a quarter final place against Glencar Manor who finished second in their group. The times and dates of the quarter finals have yet to be confirmed and we will update you when the situation becomes clear. What we know at this stage is that we will not be able to stream the match on Facebook, the game will be streamed by Leitrim GAA from their new site https://www.leitrimgaa.ie/live/Please ensure that you register and set up beforehand as there is a charge.  


Ladies Senior Championships

Well done to our ladies team who were in action against Kiltubrid on Sunday morning. The ladies put in another excellent display winning by a score of 4:16 to 1:06 the result leaves the ladies on top of the group along with St Joseph’s. Next for the girls is a match away to St Francis at 11am on Sunday.


Junior A Championship

The junior A team were in action on Sunday in the pairc against St Mary’s, the lads played very well and gained a deserved draw in the final minutes with three unanswered scores to leave the match level 1:11 to 2:08. The result leaves the lads top of the group on 5 points one ahead of Achadh An Mheasa. The lads will be back in action on the 5th of September in a top of the table Glasgow against Aughavas. 


Ballinamore Cul Camps

Our Cul Camp ended on Friday afternoon and we were lucky to have a fantastic day again. We hope the children thoroughly enjoyed it and we hope that it was a fitting end to a great week. 

The sun was shining and the kids had a fantastic time with a game against the coaches and a special team of Leitrim, Ballinamore and Aughawillan star players who attended to pass on their knowledge to the future stars. It was fantastic to see these players give up their time to come and visit so special thanks to Mark McCrory, Senan Harte, Shane Moran, Fergal McTeague, Laura O’Dowd, Rachel Creamer, Ciara O’Dowd, Niamh Donohoe, Katie Duignan, Megan McGovern And Leanne Flynn, you certainly helped to make the kids day and a special thanks to Shane and Fergal for passing on their words of wisdom at the end.

We would also like to thank Ballinamore Family Festival and Ballinamore Christmas lights for providing drinks, crisps and sweets for everyone that was at the pitch today it was fantastic and again great support from our community. Thanks to Aoibhinn Keegan and Ella Van Der Laan who helped give out the treats.

When we decided as a club to go ahead with the Cul Camp the key requirement was that the children were safe and got to have a great time and we hope we achieved this. 

The success of the camp is down to a lot of hard work in the background and we have to say a special thank you to Peter Reynolds, Jenny McTague, Zoe Prior, Enda Lyons and Thomas Keenan from Leitrim GAA for help organising the camp without your assistance it would not have been possible. 

Peter did a fantastic job of leading an excellent team of young coaches from around the area who were a key component in ensuring the young players enjoyed the camp, so a special thank you to Peter and his team of Paddy Connaghton, Cait Connaghton, Aoife Mannion, Edel Shanley, Emmett Moran, Fintan Fitzpatrick, Jack Barnes, Julliette Lockhart, Riordain O'Rourke, Siobhian Flynn, Adam Reynolds, Fergal McLoughlin and Tom Prior - you are an inspirational group of young people!

Special Thanks also to Jenny McTague, Zoe Prior, Siobhain Dolan, Kathryn McTague, Michelle Prior and Deidre Maguire for organising the safety checks, registration and ensuring the organisation of getting the children where they needed to be, this was work which was instrumental in ensuring the safe running of the week and we certainly couldn’t have done it without you.

Special thanks also to our team of  stewards led by Sean O Suilleabhan and Alan Banks and assisted by Diarmaid Keegan, Ciara O’Dowd, Patrick Maguire, Adrian Murphy, Rory O’Rourke, Micky Quinn,John Quinn and Walter. The hard work behind the scenes helped to ensure the children got in and out of the pairc safely.

Last but not least thank you to all the players and parents who attended the week, the children are a credit to you.

Hopefully we haven’t missed anyone so thanks to you all who helped in anyway! And we hope see you next year for a bigger and even better camp!


Cáirde Ceannabó

Special thanks to everyone that supported our Cáirde Ceannabó 2020 draw which took place on Saturday night. The draw was even more important than ever this year with the curtailment of the lotto and other revenue streams due to Covid and we were delighted as a club that our supporters were again right behind us and supported the cause. As you know this year's prizes are in the form of vouchers for the winners choice of businesses in the Ballinamore area as we feel as a club it is important to try and give something back to the people that have supported us through thick and thin.

This year's winners are as followed

€500 Camillus Martin

Sold by Sean O’Suilleabhain

€200 Garrett Moran

Sold by Gordon Hughes 

€100 Mary Deano

Sold by Peter Reynold

€100 Patsy Connaughton

Sold by himself

€100 Elaoise Martin

Sold by Niall Gormley

Thanks again for all your support

Up Ceannabó


Underage Training and Nursery 

Our Nursery and underage training is now in full swing and we now have 74 children signed up, this is fantastic for the club and the children and hopefully over the coming weeks we continue to have such a good turnout, it’s clear the kids are having a great time and we are blessed with the support we have from all of the coaches, parents and mentors, if any more parents would like to get involved with assisting please let the coaches know. If any parents have any queries about their children joining please call Michael on 086 3906791 or Jenny on 087 2958837.

Our u11 training is now going ahead every Monday at 1830 in the pairc. 

We also hope to set up a girls u12 team, if you are interested in joining please come to training on Monday nights at 18:30.


Underage Girls

Our u14 girls are in action on Tuesday as we go to press against Fenagh, the girls have been in fine form of late and can hopefully secure a place in the final as they currently sit top of the table with Fenagh. 


MacDiarmada Gael

Hard luck to our u17 lads who were in action on a wet Monday night in the pairc against St Mary’s the lads played well but went down 0:07 to 5:13. The result leaves the lads on 2 points.

Our  u15 boys were in action on Friday night against Annaduff at 19:00, the lads did very well and won 6:15 to 4:05, this was the lads third victory and leaves them in a strong position at the top of the table. 

Our u13 boys will be back in action away to Glencar Manor on Friday at 18:30. 


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 086 1236207 or Shane on 087 7985069.


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