4th October 2021

4 October 2021

Connacht Gold Senior Championship

It was a very good performance by the team on Saturday in their championship semi final against St Mary’s to secure a place in this year's final where we will be taking on Mohill. Every game against Mohill is tough and we are sure the team and management will be preparing hard over the next two weeks for the final. We wish all the players and management team all the best.

Senior Ladies

The senior ladies were in action on Sunday morning away to Glencar Manor in a game played in difficult conditions. The team put in a good performance but unfortunately lost by a goal with the final score 5:09 to 6:09, despite the result the team have a semi final match to look forward to next Saturday at 14:00 against St Francis. We wish all the players and mentors the best of luck. 

Junior A Championship

Another great performance by the Junior A lads on Sunday earning a place in the championship semi final. The lads were in action against Cloone in a game which was nip and tuck with both teams exchanging the lead on numerous occasions before a late point by Jack Cullen secured victory with the final score 1:12 to 1:11. 

U16 championship victory

Well done to our u16 ladies team who won the 13 a side championship on Saturday afternoon in a fantastic game against Allen Gaels. The team managed by Patrick Maguire and Dolores Martin put in a great performance with the match going all the way to extra time where the team prevailed. Final score 

Philip Gilheaney – RIP 

The death took place in Coventry, England of Philip Gilheaney, a former Ballinamore Seán O'Heslins player and Club Rúnaí. Philip was born in Aghadark (where Tommy and Eileen Prior lived later). In 1956, when Ballinamore won the Senior Championship, he was club Rúnaí at eighteen years of age. 

Philip Gilheaney went to live in Manorhamilton, having obtained a job as a postman there and he joined the local GAA club. He won a Junior Championship medal with Manorhamilton in 1958. It was there too that he met his wife, Clare. In the early 1960s, Philip and Clare went to work in England and they spent the rest of their lives in Coventry. 

Philip had been in England with his parents when World War II broke out and he was sent home to live with aunt in Fenagh and there he attended Fenagh NS.  

Philip maintained a great interest in Ballinamore and used to get the Leitrim Observer every week. Until his death, he was the farthest back secretary of the club and one of the few remaining links with the great senior championship winning team of 1956. Grásta ó Dhia ar a anam.   

Congratulations 

Congratulations to Denis Dolan and Roisin Murray on the birth of their new baby Gracie. Everyone at the club wishes this beautiful new family all the best for the future and we look forward to seeing Gracie in a Ballinamore jersey !!

Good luck 

Best of luck to the third team in their relegation play off against Glencar Manor which will be played on Saturday in Ballinamore at 1630. Good luck also to the MacDiarmada u17 lads who will be taking on Gortletteragh in the shield final at 1430

Monthly draw winners

Special thanks to everyone that supported the September draw which took place on Thursday. The winners were as follows 

  • €200 Sheila O’Dowd
  • €150 Babs, Megan and Grainne
  • €100 Sean Óg McKeon
  • €50 Sean and Neela Harte
  • €50 Aidan Harte

Tickets now on sale for October online, from club members and Murphy’s and Priors

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