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Scéalta na Seachtaine 24 Deireadh Fómhair 2016
Junior A Championship Final against Aughavas is in Páirc Seán on Saturday at 4.00pm.
Div 1 League game against Leitrim Gaels is on Sunday at 12.00 in Páirc Sheáin Uí Eislin.
Under 12 replay on Saturday. Venue and time to be decided
Juniors in County Junior A Championship Final
On Saturday evening our juniors will attempt to bring a championship double to the town when the face Achadh an Mheasa in the Junior A Final. Supporters please come out in numbers. Saturday at 4.00pm in Páirc Seán.
Minor B Championship title comes to Ballinamore
This certainly seems to be the year of firsts for Ballinamore. Two weeks ago we won the Intermediate Championship for the first time. On Saturday last we won the Minor B Championship for the first time. This was the first time ever that Sean O’Heslin’s took part in the Minor B Championship. We were always in the A grade, either on our own or as an amalgamation. In any case, it was another great victory. The first half was very close, but we led at half-time by 0-3 to 0-2. Glencar Manor got the first three points of the second half to put us behind 0-5 to 0-3. The gap was still the same when Barry McGovern scored a great goal to put us ahead again. When a boost was needed, Niall McGovern pointed a great free from 45 metres, but we were still only a point ahead 1-6 to 0-8. How the game was so close was hard to believe because we should have been way ahead at this stage. Several goal chances were missed plus some great saves from the Cluainín goalkeeper. Then man-of-the-match, Barry McGovern, scored another great goal and that ended it. Mark Maguire pointed to make sure. Overall, a great performance and we were worthy winners. It ended Sean O’Heslin’s 2-7 Glencar/Manorhamilton 0-8. Foireann; Jack Gallogly, James Hamill, Damien Creaven, Daire Gleeson, Adam Goldrick, Nathan McCartin, Mark Maguire (0-1) , Darragh Murphy (0-2), Darren Maxwell, Barry McGovern (2-1), Jamie Sweeney, Niall McGovern (0-3f), Tom Prior. Subs used; Matthew Morris for Darren Maxwell. Francis McGovern for Daire Gleeson. Other panel members: John Conway, Conor McGrath, Joe Sweeney, Cathal McHugh (injured). Comhghairdeas to Bainisteoir, Ronan O’Rourke and his assistants; Daryl McFarland and Tom Burns.
U12 Boys Group 2 Championship Final
The GAA finals drama will continue for at least another week after extra time failed to separate the sides in a thrilling encounter at the Leitrim Centre of Excellence in Annaduff on Sunday. Both sides served up a high octane affair to the delight of the large crowd present. This high scoring affair displayed the full range of GAA skills from high fielding to long range points, to last minute block downs, to teak tough defending, to sublime skills as both sides battled manfully for the upper hand. In the end, a draw was a fair result and both sides go to battle again this weekend for hopefully another exciting chapter in this local derby. Final score , after extra time, Ballinamore SOH 2-15 Aughnasheelin 4-9.Squad: Adam Kaminski, Liam Reynolds, Gavin Darcy, Thomas Brady, Michael McBrien, TJ Quinn, Killian Maguire, Patrick Leonard, Cian McGovern, Dylan Reynolds, Naoise McManus, Paul Moran, Sam Cullen, Cathal McCarthy, Eoin Connaughton, Oisín McCarthy, Brian Sweeny, Paul Honeyman, Tommy Smith, Akin Talibi
Leitrim Co Board GAA is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge. These grants are open to registered and paid-up members of Leitrim GAA clubs, boys or girls.
Application forms can be printed from the Leitrim GAA website www.leitrimgaa.ie under Scor section or can be had had from the Secretary of any GAA club. The closing date for applications is Friday 11 November 2016.
Sympathy is extended to the Cumiskey family Main St, on the death of John Cumiskey at the weekend. Sonas síoraí do.
St Rynagh’s won Offaly Senior Hurling championship yesterday for the first in 23 years. Some of the names might be familiar as Seán O’Heslin’s hosted them for Féile about ten years ago. Their captain yesterday was Sean Dolan and he stayed with the Banks household while here. Comhghairdeas to Mickie Graham who managed Mullinalaghta to the Longford senior title last week. Mickie managed Sean O’Heslin’s for one year in 2013. Comhghairdeas to Gaeil na Meilge who won the Minor A Championship on Saturday. This is a historic achievement because they are the first club to lift the title for a first time since Kiltubrid in 1972. (That’s apart from amalgamations). The Gaels were only in the final once before and that was in 1959. And who beat them? Yes Ballinamore!!.
Club Lotto Monday 24 Deireadh Fómhair 2016. Numbers Drawn: 35640721.
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar an Luan seo caite.
Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche: Christopher McNiffe, Church St.
Prizes sponsored by Terry Shortt; Christopher McNiffe and John Turbitt.
€40 an duine; John Leonard, Páirc Feá; Margaret Maguire, Corramahon; Gerard Farry, Lahard; Tom McCaffrey, San Francisco (on-line entry). Next Week’s draw takes place on Monday night in Jackie’s. Jackpot €13,900. Folks don’t forget you can play online, make sure you do not miss out!!! Visit ballinamoresoh.com to play- If you’re not in you cannot win!